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How to copy a file from PE to the local OS

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I have created a PE 3.0 environment and edited startnet.cmd so that it copys a file from my boot environment to the C:\ drive of the local machine. However when i leave my PE environment and boot into windows normally I cannot see the file that has been copied over even tho if I do a directory listing from within PE it shows as present.

Can anyone tell me where I am going wrong



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    The Finder

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While you are booted in the PE, can yousee that file on the C:\ drive if you execute a DIR command?
(Open a command prompt, type in it dir C:\ and press [ENTER])
Boot to the "full system" and try again the above command.
Do you see dfferences in the listed files?

Which EXACT command(s) are included in your startnet.cmd?
And in Winpeshl.ini?
(post a copy of them)

AND check this thread:




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Not knowing your how your OS is setup, it is possible that in the PE, the C: drive is the System Reserved partition. That partition is typically "hidden" when booted into the OS proper.
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codeye, the drive may not be your C: drive when you are booted to WinPE. I suggest you open diskpart and do a 'list vol' command. It should show you all the mounted volumes and their letter. 'list disk' will show all the disks and if you do a 'sel disk #' (# is a disk number from previous command), you can use other commands. Please be careful or you can clean or format a disk/partition. As usual do not enter the quotes (') with the commands. Typing help will list all the commands and exit will close diskpart. Enjoy, John.

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