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Write a design guide, put a "printed" date on each page of [x] years before the new BA started, give it to the dog to sleep on for a few nights, then refer to it whenever he gives you work. Just point out it's non-conformant. When he asks why no-one's produced it before, just say it's so internalised that it's second nature to everyone. But must be adhered to.
If you remove all the folders on the source it'll not only work, but be much faster too.
better yet, try FORMAT - can't think of it right now but there's a switch that'll make it work.
after many otherwise intelligent sounding suggestions that achieved nothing the nice folks at Technet said the only solution was to low level format my hard disk then reinstall my signature. Sadly, this still didn't fix the issue!
I have always used xcopy with the /d for anything with a newer date than the target.
If that's the goal, then this is how I've always used robocopy:
robocopy source target /MIR /R:0
Even though my backup set is measured in terabytes, the above only copies what's actually changed at the source (and deletes what's been removed), and only takes a few minutes. That's been reliable for me and that's what I've been using for nearly a decade.
BTW: If you come across spam, don't edit it or reply to it - just mark it as spam using the red flag and report it and the user in S&A: Spam and Abuse Watch Discussion Boards[^] - once it's closed as spam, someone will clean up the garbage. But that's harder to do if there are replies.
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