Last week I posted the excellent news that the Robocopy in new versions of Microsoft Windows is multi-threaded and thus much (much!) faster. Then I tried to actually use it on a Windows Vista machine. Redmond, we have a problem.
Spot the Problem
Let’s play a little game, shall we? Let’s see if you can spot the problem!
Now let’s run “robocopy /mt” so see if multi-threading is supported!
There you have it. Two executables with the same version number but substantial differences in functionality. Thanks, Microsoft!
It turns out that only the “6.1” versions of Microsoft Windows (Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2) include multi-threaded robocopy. And my buddies tell me you can’t just move the exe to older versions.