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Copy Complex Directory Structures Without Copying The Files Within

Miroirs is a new tool in town that allow users to clone a complex directory structure without having to copy the files within. It has a minimalist interface but the downside is the lack of portability. You can can consider using this neat little app if you need to copy the directory structures frequently.

It can only copy one directory structure at a time. Additionally there are two option given – “Clear target location before copy” and “Also copy files to target location”. Checking the first option will delete any file inside the target directory while the second option makes sure the files too are cloned along with the directory.


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It works on Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7.

Update: If you are a command line geek like Willem(read his comment), then you can try using Xcopy /t /e command as shown in the screenshot below. But this method is for advanced users only, beginners can resort to using Miroirs.


  1. Obviously Mirror is an option to resolve the above issue. I’ve been a user of that myself, but has now been inconvenienced by several arbitrary error messages when copying folders or directory structures. Although I used to repeat the steps again and again taking care of everything, but I still used to get the same error. My friends suggested GS RichCopy 360, and for several months it has been working perfectly fine for me. This leaves the files behind and copy. It also gives me the advantage of scheduling the copy and it also have a feature to notify you through a mail when your job is done. You might want to give it a try if you are looking for a reliable software. Hope this helped.

  2. Errr… xcopy /t /e?

    “Creates directory structure, but does not copy files. Does not
    include empty directories or subdirectories. /T /E includes
    empty directories and subdirectories.”

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