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I have a windows 7 machine and I need to get an 8gb(virtual machine file) file from a network drive. I have to connect through a vpn and then copy it.

I have tried to copy the file to my desktop twice but both times I lost connection to the vpn for a brief second or my internet connection.

So when that happen there goes hours and hours of waiting for the file to download. Is there something I can quickly setup or use so that when I lose connection for 5 seconds I don't have to restart and try to recopy it over?

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Please provide more detail about the network itself. For instance why do you need to connect to a VPN in order to connect to the network. I assume you are connecting to a coperate networking at remote location? Have you tried to archive the file? –  Ramhound Jun 27 '12 at 19:10
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RoboCopy built in to Windows 7 is supposed to be able to resume after a lost network connection.

From a command prompt (Start, Run, "Cmd") enter 'Robocopy \Server\Folder\File.xxx C:\Downloads\File.xxx"

That should do it, you may need to authorise if the remote server users a different log on to your current one, that can be done with "net use \Server\Folder /User:Sam password".

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It might be a duplicate, this super user question seems to answer your need. You can try robocopy.

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