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DirectoryInfoCopyTo Method (String, CopyOptions, PathFormat)

[AlphaFS] Copies an existing directory to a new directory, allowing the overwriting of an existing directory, CopyOptions can be specified.

Namespace:  Alphaleonis.Win32.Filesystem
Assembly:  AlphaFS (in AlphaFS.dll) Version: 2.0
public DirectoryInfo CopyTo(
	string destinationPath,
	CopyOptions copyOptions,
	PathFormat pathFormat


Type: SystemString
The destination directory path.
Type: Alphaleonis.Win32.FilesystemCopyOptions
CopyOptions that specify how the directory is to be copied. This parameter can be .
Type: Alphaleonis.Win32.FilesystemPathFormat
Indicates the format of the path parameter(s).

Return Value

Type: DirectoryInfo

Returns a new directory, or an overwrite of an existing directory if copyOptions is not FailIfExists.

If the directory exists and copyOptions contains FailIfExists, an IOException is thrown.


Option NoBuffering is recommended for very large file transfers.

Use this method to allow or prevent overwriting of an existing directory.

Whenever possible, avoid using short file names (such as XXXXXX~1.XXX) with this method.

If two directories have equivalent short file names then this method may fail and raise an exception and/or result in undesirable behavior.

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