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I have an old 2009 MacBook that recently crashed. I can't boot into safe mode, but I can boot into Single User mode, verify my disk, and mount a USB drive and copy files to that USB. However, my problem is that transferring large amounts/numbers of files times out and doesn't allow me to get all of my files back. Please help. Thanks!

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How are you transferring the files exactly? – slhck Oct 2 '13 at 11:58
    
Using "cp -av /Orig/path /New/path" or "cp -R /Orig/path /New/Path" – iphonedev7 Oct 2 '13 at 16:39
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A firewire (1394) disk may offer your better performance for bulk transfers like this. You can also try rsync or copying smaller portions of the filesystem at a time. – Noah Hafner Oct 2 '13 at 22:02
    
I'd second the rsync option. – user3463 Oct 2 '13 at 22:06
    
Thanks so much for suggesting the rsync option, everything is going mostly fine now, minus trying to copy files from areas with bad sectors. :) – iphonedev7 Oct 3 '13 at 15:52

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