What Is CopyFiles and How Is It Used?

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Question

What Is CopyFiles and How Is It Used?

Facts

All windows based mobile devices.

Answer

CopyFiles is a built-in driver that is used to copy files from non-volatile memory, such as the Platform and Application folders, to RAM-based folders such as the Windows and Program Files folders.  During a cold boot, CopyFiles looks for files with a .CPY extension in the root of the Platform and Application folders.  This process looks for CPY files, first in the root of the Platform folder and then in the root of the application folder.  These text files contain a list of copy commands that specify a source and destination separated by a “>” character.

For example, the following is a line in a copy file:
\Application\ScanSamp2.exe > \Windows\ScanSamp2.exe