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10101
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Dos Command doesn't work in Power Automate desktop - Dos Command with "%" error

- I need to copy Images into a folder

- I use a list because my Images are in multiple locations

+ I have a list with all filepaths/filenames called imagelist.txt and an output folder

 

This dos command works in command Prompt, but I get a syntax error in power automate desktop:

So this works in command line :

FOR /F "USEBACKQ TOKENS=*" %F IN ("C:\.....Input\imagelist.txt") DO XCOPY /F /Y "%~F" "C:\...\Output\"

 

But I get a syntaxerror with the same command in PowerAutomate desktop.

I think I get the error because of the red parts.

PowerAutomate thinks I want to declare a Varaible or something.

FOR /F "USEBACKQ TOKENS=*" %F IN ("C:\.....Input\imagelist.txt") DO XCOPY /F /Y "%~F" "C:\...\Output\"

 

Is there a work around?

 

THANK YOU M8s

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VJR
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Hi @10101 

 

Try using 2 percent signs next to each other and check what happens.

 

Another option put your command inside a variable and then pass that variable to the "Run Dos command" action of PAD.

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VJR
Super User
Super User

Hi @10101 

 

Try using 2 percent signs next to each other and check what happens.

 

Another option put your command inside a variable and then pass that variable to the "Run Dos command" action of PAD.

10101
Frequent Visitor

You are a genius!!

Two %% and everything works 🙂

Thanks m8

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