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51 views

The file name(s) would be too long for the destination folders but I can't edit it [duplicate]

I want to move a file but its filepath/filename is too long. Its context menu only shows a reduced list of options and rename isn't in the list, pressing F2 after selecting the file in the file ...
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4answers
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what is the fastest way to copy all data to a new larger hard drive?

I was certain this would have been covered before, but I cannot find an answer amongst all the almost-duplicates that come up; sorry if I've missed something obvious. I have a full 320gb disk inside ...
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0answers
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Fast way to sync HDD and Flash Drive?

I need to manually sync my HDD to my Flash drive. What I mean by sync is, the HDD must be an exact copy of the Flash drive but not vice versa. Currently every time I need to sync, I simply erase my ...
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0answers
356 views

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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2answers
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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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1answer
892 views

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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3answers
120 views

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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1answer
1k views

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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2answers
55 views

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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2answers
1k views

How can I extract files with names more than 260 characters in windows 7

I am downloading lot of stuff in rar files on windows. But when I extract I get 260 character limit problem. Is there any extraction tool which can handle this problem. I can make the path shorter. ...
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2answers
106 views

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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4answers
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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 ...
0
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1answer
549 views

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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2answers
234 views

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 ...
0
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3answers
189 views

Copy files with a certain extension into a folder

I want to find all the PDF files from the computer and put them into a folder. So far, I have this: mkdir d:\test chcp 65001 d: FOR /f "tokens=*" %%a in ('dir /s /b *.pdf') DO copy "%%a" d:\test\ ...
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2answers
2k views

XCOPY not copying directories

I am trying to copy one directory to another directory. It seems I can copy a file but directories won't copy. Running this at cmd: XCOPY C:\Drivers C:\Users\lenovo\Desktop Gives 0 File(s) ...
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1answer
1k views

how to throttle file copy

I need to duplicate a 3TB disk by copying from one to another. They're housed in separate docks (no fan). It will take at least 8hrs to copy this much data through USB 2.0 and im concerned about disks ...
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1answer
528 views

Explorer.exe Shutdown when copy or cut files and folders

I'v a problem with my Windows 7 Pro that is when i copy or cut any file from any folder to another it crashes and close then relaunch explorer.exe how could i solve this problem ? any help? Thanks
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5answers
2k views

File name too long to copy but doesn't say which one

I was copying a bunch of files but wasn't able to copy some because there name was too long. Is there an easy way to shorten the names or can I at least know the path to where the file name becomes ...
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3answers
6k views

Windows bug? Freeze while copying files. Parallel another copy may unfreeze

How to debug problems with simple copying files? I often have a problems when just copying many files from one disk to another. Probably the problem occurs only with ONE of hard drives, installed on ...
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1answer
156 views

How do dynamic buffers reduce seek times?

From Wikipedia: TeraCopy uses dynamically adjusted buffers to reduce seek times. I have no clue what that might mean. Which buffer is being dynamically adjusted? How does that reduce the seek ...
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1answer
2k views

Why does cancelling a copy-operation take (long) time?

Scenario: I'm copying a couple of large files from a DVD onto my desktop (Windows 7 Pro, in case that matters). After a while I realize that it is going to take too long time, and I press "cancel". ...
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0answers
74 views

Does Windows 7 have limitations on search/copy functions?

When you're trying to search and copy multiple files within Windows 7, is there any type of limitations that I should be worried about? When I say that, I mean things like memory, processor, etc... ...
2
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1answer
260 views

What's wrong with my XCOPY line?

I'm trying to write a batch file that will copy all new files from a source to a destination without prompting (it will be running on a server). This script will not copy files that already exist in ...
2
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2answers
369 views

Make hard links as I copy a directory

I would like to create a bat file to copy a directory, with everything in it (sub-directories, including hidden directories) - by making hard links. I tested xcopy %source% %destination% /E /C /R /I ...
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1answer
112 views

copying files with certain extension and overwriting

I do this often and I've seen similar questions but not quite the same. I want to copy from z:\foo to c:\bar all .cfm files and overwrite any conflicts. I also want to keep the directory structure ...
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4answers
5k views

Copy lots of files ignoring errors

I am trying to copy files from a corrupted hard drive. Not all of them will copy - some have CRC errors and will stall. I would like to skip those files and continue with the rest of the copy - but ...
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4answers
2k views

Any way to auto-overwrite when copying files?

When copying files in Windows 7, is there a button I can hold to skip the overwrite confirmation dialogs? E.g. if I know the files exist in the destination folder and I already know I want to ...
2
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1answer
3k views

Copy files of certain type in directory and subdirectories preserving structure

Simply put, my question is the same as this but for Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. Note that I want to copy only files of a specific file type, and that I must preserve the directory structure and names. ...
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1answer
1k views

Why does copying a backup folder over HomeGroup say 0 bytes?

Why does copying a windows backup folder to a different computer using HomeGroup look like this? What I mean is, it says its 0 bytes, and the speed is 0 bytes per second, I don't understand how this ...
2
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12answers
3k views

What's the fastest and automatic way to transfer 2GB of data between 2 PCs every night?

While it's fast (less than 2 minutes) I hate having to copy files from PC #1 onto a USB stick, and then manually popping it in PC #2 to copy the files to PC #2. Dropbox is too slow in uploading and ...
3
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1answer
510 views

Windows 7 same folder file copy naming pattern

On my Windows 7 machine, when I make a copy (Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V) of a file in the same folder I get the new file created with " - Copy" added to the file name: 1st copy: "foo.txt" -> "foo - Copy.txt". ...
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5answers
655 views

How can I copy files from A to B, only including files that exist in B?

Maybe could be hard to explain, but I'll! I'm on Windows 7 Professional, and this is my scenario : Folder "Asd" (C:\) Folder "Asd" (D:\) File 1 File 1 File 2 ...
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3answers
2k views

Clone External Hard Drive Without Leaving a Record on the Drive Itself

I have an external hard drive which I need to make an exact copy of, but I need to do so without leaving any trace of the operation on the original drive. I'm primarily a Mac user, but I suspect the ...
1
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4answers
7k views

How can I export my extensions in Chrome 15?

In Google Chrome 15, how can I export my extensions to another computer? This question doesn't apply to Chrome version 15. I'm trying to copy an extension that no longer exists in the webstore.
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1answer
24k views

How to prevent long file name error copying from an external drive?

I have an external hard drive with many files (800 GB). I want to copy the entire contents of the external hard drive to my local drive. get many errors about long file name or long file path. ...
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2answers
921 views

How to copy one file to a folder and all its subfolders in Windows 7?

How do I copy one file to a folder and all its subfolders in Windows 7? For example: file.txt will be copied to folder/file.txt folder/sub1/file.txt folder/sub2/file.txt
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1answer
37k views

Can I copy a CD in Windows 7 without 3rd party software?

Does Windows 7 have a function to copy CDs? I know I can rip data CDs by just copying their contents to a folder, and audio CDs using the Media Player. I know I can write data CDs directly through ...
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3answers
297 views

When Explorer copies a file, where is the resulting data stored during the copy process?

When I copy a large file using Explorer in Windows 7, the resulting file appears empty until the copy process is completed. Where can I find the contents of the file copied so far?
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0answers
310 views

Windows Junction / Move File Issues

I am working on a computer where I am moving C:\Users\User to D:\Users\User and I am going to create a junction. All files moved successfully during the move except: My Pictures My Videos ...
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3answers
280 views

Copying a software RAID 1 to a normal SATA II disk

I need to copy my software RAID 0 (GA-P55-UD5, intel controller) to a normal SATA II disk. I've tried Clonezilla but it won't recognize my RAID volume; just the single disks that are part of it. How ...
2
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1answer
3k views

how to copy file if it is locked by another process

I have some strange behaviour in Windows 7, I can't copy my file or folder if they are locked (some process is using them) how can I disable this feature?
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4answers
6k views

How can I copy files and only overwrite if filesize differs?

What I'm looking for is something that seamlessly works within the windows GUI, not a command-line utility like robocopy. I do lots of small copy/pastes of various files and I'd like windows to just ...
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1answer
143 views

Windows 7 (home) - How To Select Text In Links

I have seen many duplicate questions like this, this and on the Windows 7 Forums, but none of them have a satisfactory and perfect solution. Here's my problem: I was reading this article; in the ...
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4answers
23k views

How can I disable access denied when copying from network drive to program files?

I have a mapped network drive (to samba on local network) and when I try to copy a file from it to Program Files or other "secure" folders UAC pops up I confirm, and it still gives me access denied. ...
6
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1answer
3k views

How can I disable Windows Vista / 7 Explorer's “auto sort” after file copying?

One of the things that really annoys me in Windows Vista / Windows 7 is the new "auto sort" feature. In Windows XP, whenever you copy a bunch of files to a folder, they are all placed at the end of ...
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7answers
278k views

How can I copy a DVD to another DVD using a single DVD drive?

I need to copy a DVD to another DVD, but I have only a single DVD drive. How can I accomplish this? I tried copying files to the desktop and then to another DVD. It didn't work out.
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3answers
4k views

How to copy partition from one disc to another (boot partition keeping all the vital data)?

I have bought a new laptop but the HDD, which runs at 5400 rpm, is not sufficient for me. The laptop runs Windows 7 64-bit. I have my 'old' one (a better one - Seagate Momentus 7200 rpm) and I would ...
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2answers
3k views

How can I get command prompt to merge my files in name order?

I'm using the copy command in command prompt to merge all the files in a directory, for a number of directories. The problem is, I need to edit the first file in each directory before I merge. This ...
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2answers
629 views

Ways of file copy

I sometimes found that when using simple right-click and copy-and-paste, some files/directories are not copied completely or not at all, because of various reasons, such as some saved webpage ...