bcp won't install

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I just got a new laptop and am I running Office 365.  I installed SQL Server Management Studio V18.4 on my laptop.  However, I no longer have the bcp utility. I have searched the internet in trying to successfully install bcp and have not been successful.  I hope you can assist me in getting the bulk copy program installed on my laptop.

Thank you.

2 Replies

Hi @Vinita_P ,


I checked out the bcp.exe and found it’s not a part of SSMS. That file is bounded SQL server installation thus you can find it under <...\SQL Server\Client SDK\ODBC\130\Tools\Binn\.

If bcp.exe on your side is under that folder but cannot work, could you re-copy it or just post the error message you get in this stream?


Hi @Vinita_P --

It sounds as though you are missing the Command Line Utilities.  These can be downloaded from the link below.  Hope that helps.