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Why does copying files from one partition to another of the same disk take time?

Applying my general understanding if partitioning is done within the same physical hard drive, copying data from one partition to another should involve only changing indexes to where the GUI ...
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Find files with data errors

I have to back up a lot of files from DVDs. I am encountering cyclic redundancy check errors for some of the files. I am wondering if there is a Windows command line utility that will find all files ...
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Excel: How can I copy cell contents from multiple sheets at once?

I would like to select cells in each sheet in my workbook and then copy them all at once, is that possible? Or even better, if I could mark those cells (group perhaps) so that I could get the SUM of ...
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Simple find and copy script for linux [closed]

I'm quite a newbie to scripts in Linux. What im trying to get is a simple script that finds a file by its exact name, then copy that file to a different folder. So Essentially it should work like ...
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Copy folder and all therein to parentParentParentFolder

i have the following structure: NASEN/Backup/CRON/2014 i want the folder "2014" to be copied to NASEN/2014 How to do this considering i am in "NASEN/Backup/CRON/" or root "NASEN" to input the ...
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How to I determine the bottleneck for a mapped drive that points to a physical drive on the same server

So, I know that if I copy from machine A to machine B it will be slow over a mapped drive. because it's over the network. But I'm sitting in front of a server that is setup with a mapped drive that ...
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How can I make multiple copies of an e-mail without cutting and pasting each time?

I want to send the same basic e-mail to 10 different people with minor changes to each one. Presently I set up 10 e-mails and copy, cut and paste to the subject and information that will be ...
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PowerShell script to copy files is having issue with directory path with spaces in it

I have a list of files to copy to/from different locations. Unfortunately, one of them has spaces in the subdirectory. Not all of them have subdirectories, and not all have spaces. This is a ...
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How to Copy File and Folder permissions but not folders and files?

I have two copies of same folder in windows. but the permissions of one of them are missing. How can I copy permissions of the original source to other? I know I can use the xcopy command but the data ...
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How can I add the Windows 8 style copy / move dialog box (detailed view with a real-time throughput graph) in Windows 7?

Windows 8 added a detailed view with a real-time throughput graph to the copy / move dialog box (video): Is there anyway to add such a graph in Windows 7?
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How much faster is copying files though TeraCopy vs. Windows 7 native copy function? [closed]

Teracopy's official page says "TeraCopy uses dynamically adjusted buffers to reduce the seek times.". Wikipedia points to some tests: In a test conducted in 2008 by lifehacker, Fastcopy was ...
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Admin's permission to copy a file into Program Files folder

I tried to copy some files into a subfolder in 'C:\Program Files' folder but it failed with an error message 'You'll need to provide administrator permission to copy this file'. I am the only user of ...
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What is the equivalent of “cp --verbose” on windows for copy?

I 'm using the command copy in a build script to export apk files in a specific folder on the network and rename it by adding the release number as a suffix. I tried giving the option -v but I'm ...
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Tagging - copying name files to tags

I have started digitizing my vinyl collection to MP3 and have to type in the name of each track. Is it at all possible to automatically copy the name of the file to the "TITLE" section of the tag ...
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Input/output error reading file

I have a file that is 6.6GB, it just so happens to be a video file, and I'm trying to copy it to an external drive since its quite important for me to keep, however when I try copying it whether with ...
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How can I keep XCOPY from copying more than it should?

I have a script for copying files from one folder to another. The XCOPY command looks like this: XCOPY /E /Y /V /D:%date% %reportsDataPath% TMP\ The date flag is supposed to make it copy only ...
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Copy folder structure on Windows except for one folder with files

I need to copy folder structure without files except for one sub-folder. That is I want to copy the folder structure without files plus only one of the sub-folder to be copied with its content. I can ...
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In Excel, how do I copy a formula down or over, skipping cells?

Ex: =A1+A2 next cell down A3+A4 next cell down A5+A6, not A1+A2, A2+A3, A3+A4. I am trying to net cells, some are exact duplicates, some are not
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Synchronize email accounts

I'd Like to synchronize 2 email accounts. One empty and one with a bunch of emails. How do I do this without any loss? I know thunderbird lets you MOVE emails but it won't let you COPY them, IF I ...
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How to optionally copy and rename a file in Windows?

Basically, in an automated batch file, I want to copy and rename a file if the destination file is missing or older. There are several variants, which do not quite work: copy /Y c:\source\a.file ...
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What program/app is renaming files with “yyyy-mm-dd hh.mm.ss” as the filename?

My pictures folder has a bunch of renamed pictures and movies, with many duplicates all the sudden. All the renamed files are named with this date/time format: yyyy-mm-dd hh.mm.ss. Original files ...
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Windows 8 safe file copy?

Does Windows 8 64-bit copy files safely in the explorer (safe = write + verify the write) between folders? If not, is there a built-in or 3rd party tool that can? I want to leave no doubt that the ...
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How can I copy a folder from the Linux command line (ssh)?

Say I'm in the / folder in a remote Linux machine I connect to over ssh. There's a folder called testapp. /testapp I want to create an exact copy of this called: /testapp-staging Using a GUI I ...
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Use dd to copy 2 partitions to ISO

I have a bootable 16GB USB with three partitions, I want to copy the first 2 to an ISO file. Found this question but it wasn't helpful to me. +-------+-------------------+-------------------+ | ...
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Windows: perform copy/move file operations while ensuring data integrity?

I've got a huge amount of family photos stored on a NAS drive that I would like to move to my Windows computer, edit, and then move back for archival purposes. However, I'm a bit paranoid about data ...
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Copying image from Dropbox to NAS results in property loss warning

I get a warning every time I try to copy any image (JPG, PNG, screenshot, camera photo, etc.) from my Dropbox to an external NAS (NetGear ReadyNAS NV+), stating: Are you sure you want to copy this ...
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FTP - how to upload multiple files to FTP from linux server?

I have for example database backups in my linux server and I would like to write a script to upload it to remote FTP. I tried put command, but it can only transfer one file at a time. Then tried mput ...
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Command to Xcopy folders across the network and rename the folder at destination as the date

I'm using Xcopy to copy a folder across a network XCOPY "C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\File\Output*." "C:\new" /s /e /c I want the folder at the destination to be named with ...
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Moving files while they are copied?

I am copying about a terabyte worth of data composed of several thousand files. Windows estimates about 7 hours left, however, while it is copying, I moved a file to a different location. Windows has ...
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Moving the 'Windows' folder onto another hard drive?

I need to move the main Windows folder (About 22Gb) off it's current hard drive and onto another one. Is it as simple as copy and paste while the computer is running and booted up? (I'm guessing it's ...
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force copy when -i is used in bash alias

I have an alias (like most people do, i think) that makes cp cp -i to prevent overwriting. Is there a way I can "cancel" this to force overwriting on a copy function? cp -f does not work... Thanks
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Copying File From One User To Another

So I have this file stored in my account. It's postgres dump. To be able to use postgres it seems that I have to execute the following command. sudo su - postgres Once I do this I am now working as ...
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How to copy MS Windows symlink files as is?

I made some symlinks in MS Windows using mklink /D command. But when copy it, Windows Explorer always perform deep copy instead copying symlink itself. How can I just copy the link? I need to send ...
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Copy Windows directory, including specified directory

I want to copy the directory itself, not only the contents. For example I have C:\DirA\SubDirA\FileA I want to copy DirA into DirB so that I have C:\DirB\DirA\SubDirA\FileA Here's what I've ...
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Microsoft Excel Copy one row to another worksheet if cell contains specific data

I have never written a macro in excel before. I am trying to organize my PTAs spirit wear orders for ease of placing the order. I have entered all orders into a master worksheet titled "spirit wear". ...
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Copy formula with changing references

Need your help because I am not sure of the correct formula to use (if ever there is one!) in Excel 2010. Say in column A, I have my figures (A1 to A1000). Suppose in column B I need to get the ...
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How to copy all the files from a folder but the symlink

I'd like to copy everything recursively from a folder but the files symlinked from an other directory, how can I achieve that?
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How do I copy multiple files from multiple directories to a single directory, but only copying new or edited files?

I work on my laptop to create a number of files of varying formats in nested sub-directories. Other files also exist in these directories that I am not interested in copying. Essentially, I want to ...
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Automatically retrieve a set of files from all domain computers

Is there any PowerShell script or piece of free or commercial utility software that could be run on a server on demand and which would copy a particular set of files from a particular location on all ...
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How to append a CR to end of all .txt files in a directory

Is there an easy way to do this? I'm actually combining about 500 files using copy *.txt myoutputFile.txt. The problem is, that command inserts the new/next file at the current/end position of the ...
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How to copy from couple folders back to the current directory?

I just came to an interesting question in Linux. I want to find a shortcut for copying from multiple folder back in the path to the current path. For example: A/B/C/D/E> cp ../../../example.txt . ...
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Does having “More details” on when copying a file make the copying go slower?

When I turn "More details" on: Does it go slower than having "Fewer details" on: In this case, I'm copying from my internal drive to my external, but what would happen if I was copying a file ...
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Copy all files, skip those already existing, and delete those in destination not in source

I imagine this could be done with Robocopy - I want to copy my music library from its folder on my PC to my mp3 player. I have ~5000 songs, and I'll probably run the copy every time I add an album. ...
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Windows :command copy usage

I want to copy files(type .scr files) to my network (domain connected ) connected using command prompt or through copy command; is it possible? How do I copy files or share the files throughout ...
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windows: copy a selected file in a subdirectory and preserve directory structure

I want to copy selected files in a sub directory from the source folder to a destination folder, at the same time, preserve the directory structure. Source source_dir sub1 file_1 file_2 sub2 ...
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Linux Copy Files in Mount Location Very Slow

In RHEL 5.5 Linux, I have a Folder //ELG which is a Mount location on shared Directory //AMC [ type cifs (rw,mand)] Inside //ELG/X1/SMART001 there are 3 files of 200 MB size ...
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Cygwin responds with Permission Denied when I try to copy a file

I am a complete beginner to Cygwin and am trying to copy a file. cp /cygdrive/c/Users/name/Downloads/file_name . Cygwin responds with cp: cannot create regular file `./file_name': Permission ...
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Using Batch File to Transfer files to flash drive when connected [duplicate]

I have about 1,000 flash drives that I need to move a set of files onto. I'm looking for a way to reduce the amount of time this will take. Thoughts: Attach task to the event of connecting flash ...
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Why can't one of my files be copied?

I have this mp4 video file on one of my portable hard drives, which could not be copied. It could be played perfectly directly from my portable hard drive but when I copy it to my internal hard ...
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How to copy a btrfs filesystem

How can make a full copy of the contents of a btrfs filesystem? By full copy I mean not only the current data, but also different subvolumes with their snapshots, ideally preserving their CoW ...