Filescrn filegroup export

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

Exports file groups to a file.


To use this command, you must be logged on as an administrator or a member of the Administrators group.

For examples of how to use this command, see Examples.


filescrn filegroup export /file:<Path> [/filegroup:<FgName>] [/remote:<ComputerName>]


Parameter Description


Exports file groups to the XML file at path Path.


Exports only the file group FgName. If the group name contains a space, enclose the name in quotation marks. If the parameter is not specified, by default all file groups in the file are exported.


Performs the operation on the remote computer ComputerName.


  • You can use the XML file created by this command for importing file groups with theFilescrn filegroup import command.

  • The shortest sequence of characters that uniquely identifies a parameter can be used as an abbreviation. For example, the following two commands are equivalent:

    filescrn f e /f:d:\filegroups.xml
    filescrn filegroup export /file:d:\filegroups.xml
  • To perform operations on a remote computer by using the /remote:ComputerName parameter:

    • You must be logged on with a domain account that is a member of the Administrators group on both the local computer and the remote computer.

    • The remote computer must be running Windows Server 2008, and File Server Resource Manager must be installed.

    • The Remote File Server Resource Manager Management exception on the remote computer must be enabled. You enable this exception by using Windows Firewall in Control Panel.


When you export file groups on a remote computer by using the /remote: parameter, the XML file specified by the /file: parameter is saved on the local computer.


  • To export the Log Files group to the file D:\logfiles.xml, type:

    filescrn filegroup export /file:d:\logfiles.xml /filegroup:"Log Files"

Additional references

Command-Line Syntax Key

Filescrn filegroup