What is faster on DOS and Windows xcopy or copy?
XCOPY is similar to the COPY command except that it has additional switches to specify both the source and destination in detail. Note before we start: Xcopy has been deprecated under Vista and Windows 2008, this means that while still available now it may disappear in a future OS release. To ensure your scripts are ‘future proof’ use other tools (such as Robocopy) instead of xcopy. Partical use cases: XCOPY is particularly useful when copying files from CDROM to a hard drive, as it will automatically remove the read-only attribute.