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

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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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Mac OS. Can't zip or copy a folder?

It is a folder with xcode project. Previously it worked normally. Now on both duplicating and zipping it shows an error. It is in other language but sounds something like this "Error on zipping ...
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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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RoboCopy - Moving Data with Preservation

Robocopy D:\ Z:\c /E /Z /B /COPYALL /DCOPY:T /SECFIX /MIR /SEC /xd "RECYCLER" "$RECYCLE.BIN" "System Volume Information" "Thumbs.db" Some files I get the access denied error even when running as ...
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excel macro to look up data from a database and copy it to another excel file or sheet

I have an excel file which looks up and calculates data for a given date. It works as follows: You enter the date in a specific cell (input) and in the same sheet the required data appears (20 cells). ...
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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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How to make PuTTY display tabs within a file instead of changing them to spaces?

I have a problem with PuTTY: whenever I SSH into a UNIX computer using PuTTY on my Windows PC and I try to browse files, everything looks fine, but my tab delimited files appear to have spaces instead ...
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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 a large directory tree crashes my PC

Windows 7. I have been happily using PT replicator, which is a backup program with some good features, but since I got an external 2TB and a 4TB drive, I can't copy a whole directory tree. The PC ...
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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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how can I pass a windows path to Putty pscp?

how can I pass a windows path to Putty pscp? pscp -C -load sessioname c:\program files\some folder\some file.pdf username@anotherWindowsHostname:c:\program files\other folder. all the examples out ...
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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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File modified date changed on copying files

In a windows server 2003 R2 when files are copied from one path to another path i found some files for which modified date is changed to older than the actual modified date.I found that modified date ...
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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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Putty cuts off paste of command

In putty if I try to paste the following for i in {a..m}; do echo sd$i; hdparm –t --direct /dev/sd$i; done Putty will cut off the command giving me for i in {a..m}; do echo sd$i; hdparm ...
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Copy Files from One Drive to Another and Keep Hard-Link in Windows

I have drive A: with 16G Space and plenty of files, due to the Hard-link feature in NTFS, the files together is 15G but only takes 2G of real space. I like to copy all those files to drive B: which ...
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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 one copy the contents of a btrfs filesystem? This would include snapshots, subvolumes, etc. dd is not enough, since it duplicates the UUID, and there isn't a way to easily change it, ...
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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 professors website, preferably retaining some of the folder structure. I'm working on Windows boxes and have access to XP, 7, and Server 2008 ...