Step 1. Open an Command Prompt window.
Press the Windows+R keys on the keyboard and type in “cmd” or go to Start>All Programs>Accessories>Command Prompt.
Step 2. Type into the terminal window, which normally has a black background, the copy command.
For this you will have to know at least 2 things: The full path to the file and the full path of the folder you want to copy it to. If the file was C:Folder1CopyMe.exe and you wanted to copy it to your desktop (C:UsersYourUsernameDesktop) you would enter the command “copy C:Folder1CopyMe.exe C:UsersYourUsernameDesktop” without the quotes.
• To append files to one another you can specify multiple source files with one destination file. Example: “copy c:textspart1.txt+part2.txt+part3.txt” would combine the contents of all three files into the file part1.txt
• To copy all files you can use a * wildcard character such as “copy c:Folder1*.* c:temp”. This will copy all files from C:Folder1 to C:temp
• The proper format of a copy command is: COPY [/A | /B] source [/A | /B] [+ source [/A | /B] [+ …]] [destination] [/A | /B]] [/V] [/Y | /-Y]
o source Specifies the file or files to be copied.
o /A Indicates an ASCII text file.
o /B Indicates a binary file.
o destination Specifies the directory and/or filename for the new file(s).
o /V Verifies that new files are written correctly.
o /Y Suppresses prompting to confirm you want to overwrite an existing destination file.
o /-Y Causes prompting to confirm you want to overwrite an existing destination file.