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Posted 6 Nov 2011

Recursively Copy folder contents to another in C#

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How to recursively copy folder contents to another in C#.
private bool CopyFolderContents(string SourcePath, string DestinationPath)
   SourcePath = SourcePath.EndsWith(@"\") ? SourcePath : SourcePath + @"\";
   DestinationPath = DestinationPath.EndsWith(@"\") ? DestinationPath : DestinationPath + @"\";
      if (Directory.Exists(SourcePath))
         if (Directory.Exists(DestinationPath) == false)
         foreach (string files in Directory.GetFiles(SourcePath))
            FileInfo fileInfo = new FileInfo(files);
            fileInfo.CopyTo(string.Format(@"{0}\{1}", DestinationPath, fileInfo.Name), true);
         foreach (string drs in Directory.GetDirectories(SourcePath))
            DirectoryInfo directoryInfo = new DirectoryInfo(drs);
            if (CopyFolderContents(drs, DestinationPath + directoryInfo.Name) == false)
               return false;
      return true;
   catch (Exception ex)
      return false;


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GeneralThere is no need to add \ on SourcePath and DestinationPath ... Pin
ivanicin8-Nov-11 8:46
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GeneralIf the SourcePath do not exists, it returns true. I think th... Pin
InCodeVB7-Nov-11 22:05
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QuestionYour string.Concat benchmark is WRONG!!! Pin
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AnswerRe: Your string.Concat benchmark is WRONG!!! Pin
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