Questions about copying in the context of file managemenent and backing up.

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Copying File lists from Explorer (Windows XP) to MS Word document

I have a long list of research papers listed as files in Explorer. Is there a less tedious way of listing these in a Word document than opening each one and using copy/paste?
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“More than one remote source not supported” when copying files via pscp

I need to copy a file from Windows to Ubuntu 12.04. I have tried using the code below: pscp C:\abc.php username@server: . But it shows an error: More than one remote source not supported How ...
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How can I stop JavaScript from modifying the clipboard?

More and more I find that when I copy text from a news site, the site adds in its own advertising/footnote link to my clipboard, so that when I paste, I get "[Text I copied] FOR MORE, GO READ AT ...
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Copy all files in subfolders to single folder on XP

How do I copy all the files in a folder and all of the files in its subfolders to a single folder on XP?
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Cannot copy files from external USB HDD to computer

Hello I have a HDD disk connected with a USB converter to my computer. It consists of two partitions, the first one is mounted automatically and I can grab all the files from it, but the second one I ...
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File copy with filter

How can I copy all files with a certain extension from one location to another? For example, I want to copy all my music files onto my mp3 player, but my music folder on my hard drive contains cover ...
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Parallel file copy from single source to multiple targets?

I have a several large files on optical media I would like to copy to multiple targets - in this case I have two hard drives attached to the same computer. Is there a utility that can function like: ...
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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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PuTTY how to select text and copy text using keyboard ONLY

Is there any way of selecting a text with keyboard the way I do it normally using Shift+arrows.
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How do I physically replace an internal dual-boot hard-disk, without fresh OS reinstall?

On dual boot Win XP SP3 || Lx Ubuntu 14.04 LTS aka Trusty, I need to upgrade my /dev/sda (disk 0) to a bigger disk. /dev/sda has 7 volumes (logical and extended partitions) and 2 OS (XP and Trusty). I ...
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Changing the number in Excel each time I print (and for a range)

Basically I want to add an addittional input box for range printing. Change the code from this thread: Changing the number in Excel each time I print to include another input box to determine the ...
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FFmpeg pass through

I've a number of downloaded FLV files which I would like to convert to MP4. They are already in the correct format so I am told all I need to do is to remux the video and audio streams into an MP4 ...
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Disable confirmation questions when copying mass files on Windows XP

Where in Windows XP (SP2) can one disable questions, or the confirmation dialogs that pop up, before copying a large sum of files? I want to be able to set up a mass copy and not be bothered by or ...
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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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How do I queue multiple files for copying on a Mac?

When I copy multiple files on a Mac, the system tries to copy them all at the same time. The problem is two-fold. First of all, when you select multiple files and copy them, they all go into one ...
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Windows 8 “Copy As Path” from search

In Windows Explorer, I like to use the "Copy As Path" feature, which is as follows: Right-click on a file while holding down the Shift key, and choose "Copy As Path" from the context menu. This ...
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How to copy content of popup

I want to copy "Recent inbox messages". Is it possible? The thing is, when I move mouse to hover it, popup disappears. I am using Safari 7 on Mac.
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copy /a, copy /b - use of this options

On Microsof Windows Server 2008 (R1), 32-Bit, I have some trouble understanding the use of as well as the difference between copy /a and copy /b The Technet Article on copy doesn't help me much: ...
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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 professors website, preferably retaining some of the folder structure. I'm working on Windows boxes and have access to XP, 7, and Server 2008 ...
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Excel: copy cell formatting in equation

If I make an equation: ' on cell A2 =A1 Is there a way to make A2 have the exact same formatting as A1 and not just the value? EDIT: i.e. I want a FORMULA that copies both the value and the ...
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Windows 8.1 - Howto copy user profile?

In Windows 7 I was able to copy user profiles by renaming the C:\User\userprofile folder to "Default" and then copy the temporary "Default" profile to any other existing profile in System -> User ...
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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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How to copy only new files AND only those that are modified after a certain date?

I would like to copy files from one drive to another, but I only want to copy source files that are newer than the destination file. BUT, I also want to only copy source files that have been changed ...
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Batch copy gives errors, xcopy works fine

I am writing a general file backup program. It searches the drive for files matching a set of types and then writes them to a folder on the desktop. I wrote it using xcopy on Windows XP but upon ...
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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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Is copy speed depends on or vary with file-types?

I want to know is file-copy speed is depends-on / vary-with file-types? For same size file but difference in type of file (Ex: exe, dll, zip, ppt etc.). If It is depends then Why/How?
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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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Copying files with SSH

I am trying to copy a file from my other computer, to another computer. (both running Ubuntu 9.10) So say: I've ssh'ed into the other computer; i 'cd' to the directory; and i entered cp File.zip ...
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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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cp verbose alternative

I want to list all of the files that are being copied by a cp command but the -v switch doesn't seem to exist on the servers here at work. I'm not sure exactly which OS this is. I think it might be ...
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Files deleted in mac?

I was going to move my files by copying and pasting them to another drive but the system said that there are not enough space to do that and after all of my files which were pictures has been deleted. ...
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ZFS + dedup: copy many small files fast

I'm running a ZFS backup server (with deduplication) to backup websites and store them with retention. To do this, I transfer all files to the backup server during the first backup, and make a copy of ...
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Fastest way to copy 1TB safely over the wire [duplicate]

I want to transmit a 1TB file over the internet. I have control over both machines (sender unix, receiver linux). I can open FTP, OpenVPN, NFS, ... So far resuming for some reason is not stable on ...
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how to append to screen buffer file

If I have multiple log files open in several screens and I want to copy all useful traces to a single file. So I initially copy them to screen scrollback buffer file. Doing ">" after selecting text ...
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Notepad++: Copy Folding Group

Id like to copy the contents from HTML for a certain html-element and all the inner elements via notepad++. I know ctrl+B in Notepad++ from here: Notepad++: Select/Copy Collapsed Folding Group but it ...
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How to copy a DVD on Mac

Is there any software (preferred free) which allows me to copy a DVD (Disk to Disk copy)? I have installed Burn, but it does not seem to let me do what I need. Thank you.
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tmux copy mode - select text block

I'm using tmux with vi keys, and copy/paste works fine as long as you're selecting one line of text, or if you have only one window. When I want to select a block of text (multiple lines, but not full ...
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How to preserve file attributes when one copies files in Windows?

On Linux, we can simply do: cp -pr directory How to do that in Windows? Can it be done in Windows Explorer? Any GUI tool suggestions? It would be the best if I can keep the NTFS permissions and ...
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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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Copy a file to a new directory path in DOS

How can I copy a file using DOS commands into a directory structure that may not yet exist? I need to be able to force the creation of the directory path to the target file location if that location ...
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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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My copy & paste no longer works on my laptop [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: copy and paste in windows XP just stops working I have already done full AV and malware scans and I am clear. Using mouse right-click and/or keyboard commands it gives ...
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Is there a way to trigger a copy via command line that uses the progress dialog on Windows 8?

I'm writing a batch job that needs to copy a directory of database backups from a network drive to the local machine. When I manually move these files in Windows 8 I get a nice copy dialog that shows ...
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Is there a Windows command line tool to copy files to remote computers?

I'm looking for a way to copy files over to/from remote Windows hosts, and need to provide domain user credentials as part of the process, similar to the way psexec does. I know I can use net use to ...
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How to yank or delete multiple lines in Vim, all in different ranges?

I've seen a couple of questions about yanking and deleting a range of lines in Vim, for example, from line 5 to line 10. However, I haven't found (in documentation and googling) about how to ...
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(x)copy a directory, not only files

I want to copy a directory to another one. Let's say we have following structure: DIR src\ FILE file DIR dest\ This copies src\file to dest\file, but I want dest\src\file. xcopy /E src ...
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Recursive, Non-Overwriting Copy

I've got a directory that contains a bunch of other folders containing CoffeeScript/ JavaScript files. I'm able to compile the CoffeeScript files into a new folder with the same folder structure ...
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How to disable copy in shared folder

I am trying to make folder that everyone can view and can't copy,modify. For all answers.I thinking about specially ms office files. I tried following methods Software - copy protect - anti ...
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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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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 ...