Continuously moving files with windows commands

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    Continuously moving files with windows commands

    Alright, let me explain what it is I want to do:

    1) On a computer, pretend there is an H:
    2) I want to copy all files from the H: to a folder in the C: (like every 10 seconds)
    3) Then, every ten seconds I want to put INTO the H:, all the contents of a certain folder on the C:, overwriting any file with the same name, but don't delete anything else. And the file would be cut not copied so it doesn't stay there.

    I could see how to do it with system commands, but then you would get the black cmd box popping up. How would I go about this with windows commands so the command prompt box doesn't pop up when moving files?

    Thanks.
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    so.....nobody knows what functions you use to cut, copy, or paste files?

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    ...or perhaps people get suspicious if you're making a program to copy and overwrite files every 10 seconds without the user knowing...
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    so just because you're suspicious means you're not going to help me with some windows functions? what a great windows programming board. just because people are suspicious of you means they refuse to help you out with telling you windows functions to cut copy or paste files.

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    any plonker can go to msdn stick WM_TIMER and File functions into the search box and there will be plenty of information for you. Any reasonable compiler will also have documentation in the helpfiles. Have you actually done any research yourself?
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