Tuesday 28 June 2016

ERROR 3 (0x00000003) Getting File System - Robocopy

Robocopy Error:
Started : Tuesday, June 28, 2016 10:15:37 AM
2016/06/28 10:15:37 ERROR 3 (0x00000003) Getting File System Type of Destination Z:\MyFolder
The system cannot find the path specified.

The Solution worked for me is, I have given full path of destination folder instead of giving mapped drive path of destination folder.

Examples (1):
ROBOCOPY E:\MyFolder Z:\MyFolder /E /ZB /SEC /R:3 /W:3 /TEE /LOG+:C:\FileServerCopy.txt

Its failed with above error, because I was using destination shared path as a mapped drive (Z:\).

Examples (2):
ROBOCOPY E:\MyFolder \\myipaddress\sharedfolder\MyFolder /E /ZB /SEC /R:3 /W:3 /TEE /LOG+:C:\FileServerCopy.txt

It worked like charm, because  I am using full path of my destination shared folder.

Update: 12/05/2017

IMP Notes: In most common scenario, we get encountered by errors in two conditions:

1. Not using CMD as (Run as Administrator).

What to do? Yes, you should use robocopy command on CMD prompts with "Run as Administrator".

2. The folder path we are using is having some space in folder name (like  folder name Finance Department, Production Daily Report etc..).

What to do? If you are having folder path with some folders name having space, you should try to quote the source and destination path with commas.

ROBOCOPY "\\myserver\public folder\shared folder name" "\\myipaddress\sharedfolder\My Folder"

Cheers, Please write me back if you have any query or feedback..


  1. I keep getting no summary no matter what version of robocopy I used.

    Just some untitled numbers:
    1 0 0 0 17 17 0 0 0 0 4.21 m 4.21 m 0 0 0 0

    When I google around, all I see is others have same issue go read the switches and output log. I already read word by word everywhere. Even I took just the default:

    robocopy "from" "to"

    Still no summary. What am I missing?

    I try batch, if I have multiple start robocopy in my batch, some work, some doesn't. Why?

  2. I got this error too make sure that share has the account being used to Copy within it