Today I did an XCOPY from one server to another using a file that I had
open on my workstation. The file was created as empty (right-click
desktop, new, word document). I then opened the file and typed in a
sentence. While I had the file open on my screen in word, I did the
XCOPY. It copied the empty version of the file.

I was expecting an error trying to copy an open file, and I would have
preferred an error.

Is this related to C32 and caching somehow? I would like to use XCOPY
to move a few folders and, other than that it seems to copy open files,
it suits my purposes.

Thanks for any pointers on this one.