When I try to do the following on Windows 10:

  1. go to a directory, set it as the target directory using mt
  2. go to a different directory, mark a file in that directory using mf
  3. use mc to copy the file to the target directory

I get the following error:

(netrw) tried using g:netrw_localcopycmd<C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe>; it doesn't work!

Is there a fix to this? Or am I doing it wrong?


The output of :echo g:netrw_localcopycmd is C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe

  • Welcome to Vi and Vim! Can you hit edit and put the output of :echo g:netrw_localcopycmd ?
    – D. Ben Knoble
    Oct 12, 2019 at 13:04
  • Thank you :) I just added the output of that command.
    – mbl
    Oct 12, 2019 at 19:27


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