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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 ...
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How to create a bat file to create folder on share and copy specific folders contents of all user profiles

I am trying to create a batch file to create a network folder based on computer name and then copy the desktop, My Documents, Favorites from each profile to that share. So destination should be ...
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How can I un-concatenate a bunch of files?

I accidentally made a backup of folder using "copy folder folder_backup" and got a file called folder_backup. It contains all the bits of the folder. And I accidentally deleted the folder. How do I ...
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Using Mac OS X terminal to copy a selection of folders to a new location, with merge behavior

I have a folder 'foo' that contains a lot of sub folders, e.g. foo |---20101 |---20102 |---20103 |---20111 |---20112 |---20113 There are way more than this, but hopefully it explains the ...
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Copy all files from an HTTP folder location to a local folder

I'm a student and need to pull down lots of stuff from my professor’s website, preferably retaining some of the folder structure. I'm working on Windows boxes and have access to Windows XP, Windows ...
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OSX - Recover original timestamp after command line copy

Is it possible to recover the original time stamp (date added, date modified) of files after copying them (command line, cp -r folder) The original files are gone.
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Copy file from my local machine to itself using network

Is it possible to send a file from my local computer to my local computer through the network? (Linux prefered) It must use the network because my goal is to check the transfer speed. I don't use two ...
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Cannot copy to file share located in D: volume

I have a service running on a machine (Call this Machine A) that generates files and copies those files to a remote share on another machine (Machine B). Machine B, I had two shares set up: One on ...
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linux copy command no destination

I want to just copy some files and paste them somewhere else in another command. The reason is my source and my destination are on two different servers and I need to switch to a new server before ...
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Windows command to copy file forcefully when that file is used by another process

I am copy a file using copy command. But its throwing some error. copy /y ..\BuildLog.htm . Error is : The process cannot access the file because its used by another process XCOPY /Y is also ...
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Copying files cross the network

Two computer is connected via network cable. Comp A and CompB. CompA has 2 GB RAM and CompB has 4 GB RAM. I am trying to copy 50GB data(1 file not many files) from CompB to CompA. 1) Make the ...
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Copy in use files with security Permissions

Is there a free Windows utility that will let me copy folders and sub folder contents with their NTFS security permissions and let me copy in use files?
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Unix command for recursively copying files

I need a unix command for the following: Directory Structure /project /images /products /cup.jpg /laptop.jpg /designs /alpha.jpg ...
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Large files fail on transfer

When transferring files larger than ~17GB to/from a Windows Storage Server 2008, user gets error along the lines of "Could not complete transfer, do you want to try again?" Trying again always fails. ...
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Duplicate SCSI HHD to SATA SSD

I got the Cavalry Dual Bay SATA Hard Drive Duplicator Docking Station and it works great when I Clone/Duplicate SATA Hard Drives but I have a couple of SCSI HHDs that I want to Clone/Duplicate but the ...
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How can i automatically (silently) copy files off removable devices?

I'm looking for a way to automatically have my computer copy all files (or specific files based on extension) from removable devices plugged in (USB sticks/HDDs/phones etc) to a designated folder on ...
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Copy all files from one place to another whilst keeping group permissions

I'm trying to copy files from one place to another, I am using this: cp -R /from/ /to/ However, whilst this is keeping the standard permissions, it is setting the group permissions to 0 0 ...