Copy files to Windows 10 devices using Microsoft Endpoint Manager

Hello Readers! I was working with a client last week who was looking to place some folders and files on a specific location (C drive) on their managed devices. The way we achieved it was, deploying a Win 32 package with the neccesary docs and a cmd file. Please keep reading and find out our results!♥

Below the steps:

Prepare your files to copy

Prepare a folder and add all the necessary files that you want to copy to managed devices.

Create a cmd file

Next, create a cmd file with the instructions to copy all the files previosuly added and place it on the same folder.

For our deployment we used the files as shown below:

The copyFiles.cmd file contains the following lines:

copy /Y .\Windows_EnrollmentTypesIntune.pptx %systemRoot%\
copy /Y .\Windows_AzureADRegistration.pdf %systemRoot%\
copy /Y .\IOS-iPadOS_EnrollmentTypes_.jpg %systemRoot%\

Run the Intune Utility to prepare the intunwin package

Download the Microsoft Intune Win32 App Upload Prep Tool and extract it to C:\Temp\ IntuneAppTool. You can download it here.

Create the output folder for the .intunewin package. For this example, we used the folder: C:\Users\gianelliadmin\Documents\ImportantFiles

Run powershell as admin and move to the directory where IntuneWinAppUtil was extracted to. For this example, the utility was located in C:\Temp\Microsoft-Win32-Content-Prep-Tool-master\

Run the utility using the directories accordingly.

Please specify the source folder: C:\Users\gianelliadmin\Documents\ImportantFiles
Please specify the setup file: copyFiles.cmd
Please specify the output folder: C:\Users\gianelliadmin\Documents\ImportantFiles
Do you want to specify catalog folder (Y/N)?N

Create a Windows (Win32) app in Endpoint Manager

Upload the package and use the commands below:

1.Select the intunewin package and add the app information

2. Specify the install and uninstall command. This should be the name of the cmd file.

3. Specify the requirements

4. Add the detection rules. The path to place the files, File or Folder to add the name of at least one file and the Detection method select file or folder exists.

5. Scope the managed devices

Sync the managed device from the Endpoint Manager console and wait for the files to populate on the location.

Follow the steps above to test it on your end and don’t forget to post your questions, comments and results! ♥


If you want to copy a folder not only single files, use the xcopy command on your cmd file. Example: Xcopy C:\source C:\temp /E /H /C /I

23 thoughts on “Copy files to Windows 10 devices using Microsoft Endpoint Manager

  1. Thank you very much for this Skill! Thats so easy and works fine! This was the solution for my Problem!
    Very nice, i ve learned one Skill more!

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  2. I think this CMD solution does not work because Intune will “run as admin” an the origin path will begin at c:\windows\system32\ and you receive a message “Cannot find specified files”.
    Anyone else with this obstacle?


    • I use this Command to copy missing icons in a Application Folder.
      C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Horizon View Client\rc
      This works great!

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  3. Not working for me. Getting error code: 0x0 unknow in Intune portal. Here is my bat.cmd file

    copy /Y .\Test.txt %systemRoot%\


    • I used this command:

      xcopy /y .\file.txt “c:\temp” and this works great…maybe the missing ” ” in your command?


      • Xcopy works…thank you…
        However, I have noticed that Azure portal gives me two different errors on two different batch file. One error is App installation failed. Error Code: 0x0. The second app has failed error as well. But error code is
        Error code: 0x87D1041C
        The application was not detected after installation completed successfully
        Suggested remediation
        Couldn’t detect app because it was manually updated after installation or uninstalled by the user.

        In both cases, the required files are getting copied to the correct location. It’s just an eye sore to see failed messages in the portal. Plus, it will be hard to tell which one is genuine failure.


      • I think the Problem is your Detection Rule. The Endpoint Manager cant check and verify the Rule. What is your Rule? Look for an File or Registry Entry?
        The Application would installed?

        (Sry for my English…my German is better🤣)


      • Got it. Thank you for your help. My problem was due to detection rule. I saw your reply to Laxminarayana. The example of detection rule was very helpful.


  4. How do I copy entire folder with some 50 files inside it , I can copy one file but I want entire folder with many files within that , it throws error like 0x000004 unknown pls guide


    • Look in Gianelli G Tutorial under “Tip” She says:

      …”If you want to copy a folder not only single files, use the xcopy command on your cmd file. Example: Xcopy C:\source C:\temp /E /H /C /I”


  5. i have confusion with c:\source and c:\temp the detection rules what folder do we need to specify? the source is it where you have the files and what is destination as my XCOPY for folder and files failing with error 0x000004


    • this is the content of my copyicons.cmd:

      xcopy/Y .\filename “destination path”

      xcopy /Y .\server.png “c:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Horizon View Client\rc”
      xcopy /Y .\validated.jpg “c:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Horizon View Client\rc”
      xcopy /Y .\view_48x.png “c:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Horizon View Client\rc”

      Install command: copyicons.cmd
      uninstall command: copyicons.cmd

      Detection Rule:

      Type: File
      Path: C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Horizon View Client\rc
      File or Folder: validated.jpg
      File or folder exists


  6. Thanks for your reply, the above is for copying individual files to the destination laptop, did you try copying entire folder was it successful.
    For example Xcopy C:\source C:\temp /E /H /C /I
    what is source here is it the location of the file were you have the folder on the machine and destination is where you want to move the file to the workstation?

    i tried this command but it didn’t work unfortunately.


  7. I ve tested only copy files. But Maybe:

    xcopy /Y .\yourFolderInIntunewinpack “c:\yourPath”

    Important!!! Dont forget the ” ” in your Pathname


  8. Hi,
    i was able to zip the folder into .zip format and followed the copy procedure and it works fine. Folder cannot be copied as per confirmation from microsoft it is by design it wont work.

    so zip the folder and make the copy.

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  9. Hi,
    I am getting “Access denied” error msg in Intune after I tried to save images on Microsoft Teams background folder. I use “%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Teams\Backgrounds\Uploads” but no success. I can copy the images to C:\temp and also to %systemroot%.
    Need help with this, thanks


    • You can try the following approach that makes us of a scheduled task:

      Script #1 – Copies the source files (thump.png) to a cache folder on the client device and creates a scheduled task that will run at user logon. This is the script that will be called by the Win32 app.

      IF NOT EXIST “C:\ProgramData\MDMManagedApps\BrandTemplates\Teams” MD “C:\ProgramData\MDMManagedApps\BrandTemplates\Teams”
      IF NOT EXIST “C:\ProgramData\MDMManagedApps\Scripts” MD “C:\ProgramData\MDMManagedApps\Scripts”

      copy /Y .\thumb.png “%programdata%\MDMManagedApps\Teams”
      copy /Y .\CallMSTeams.cmd “%programdata%\MDMManagedApps\Scripts\CallMSTeams.cmd”
      copy /Y .\CRSTeamsBackground.xml “%programdata%\MDMManagedApps\Scripts\TeamsBackground.xml”

      tasklist /FI “IMAGENAME eq TeamsBackground ” 2>NUL | find /I /N “TeamsBackground”>NUL
      if “%ERRORLEVEL%”==”1” Goto SCHEDULE

      SCHTASKS /create /XML “%programdata%\MDMManagedApps\Scripts\TeamsBackground.xml” /TN TeamsBackground
      del “%programdata%\MDMManagedApps\Scripts\TeamsBackground.xml”


      Script #2 – Runs at user logon and copies the file thump.png to uploads folder if it does nor exist

      IF NOT EXIST “%userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Teams\Backgrounds\Uploads” MD “%userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Teams\Backgrounds\Uploads”

      IF NOT EXIST “%userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Teams\Backgrounds\Uploads\thump.png” copy /Y “%programdata%\MDMManagedApps\CRSBrandTemplates\Teams\Thump.png” “%userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Teams\Backgrounds\Uploads”

      Finally package the 2 batch files and Scheduled task XML file into an IntuneWin app and create a Win32 package.

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