Copy File

This action will create a copy of a specific file in another folder.



  • Source File: set the file to be copied; either a variable or directly the file name (including the complete path to file e.g. C:\\Source Folder\\Test.xls).

  • Destination File: set destination file (including the complete path of the destination folder and file name e.g. C:\\Destination Folder\\Test_Copied.xls).


  • Display Name: action display name in your implementation project.

  • Wait Before: number milliseconds robot to wait before executing the action.

  • Wait After: number milliseconds robot to wait until moving to the next action.

  • Abort on Error: True/False

  • Retry Times: Specifies the number of times to retry an action if it doesn't end successfully. Default value 0 (no retry); Use -1 if you want to retry indefinitely.

Use Case

Potential Use Cases

  • Copy a template file to a new location before manipulating its content

  • Copy learning materials on students' stations

  • Copy induction materials on new joiner's station

Examples of Using Copy File


In this example, the robot will copy a file from the folder "FROM" in the folder "TO".


  • Create 2 folders: FROM and TO.

  • Create a file in the folder FROM.

Watch the robot in action:

You can see how Copy File activity is used in an example that incorporates multiple activities. You can check and download the example from here:

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