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

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App / Script to get extra confirmation before copying files to a folder in Windows

Anyone know any app to give me an extra confirmation (would be great with a custom message) before copying / overwriting files in a directory in Windows? I need this so i do not copy new code to a ...
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Linux - How can I copy text by selecting it, and automatically send it to an application I choose?

I'm browsing the web searching for some information and copying some of them in kile for LaTeX editing. The way I do this is selecting with the mouse the text i'm interested in, move to the workspace ...
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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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How do I copy and synchronize my files from WinXP to Win8?

I'm trying to migrate my files from WinXP to Win8, but they use different paths. WinXP uses C:\Documents and Settings and Win8 uses C:\Users. Plus, WinXP uses Chloe\My Documents\My Music, while Win8 ...
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How do I ignore errors with Unison?

I'm trying to synchronize two directories using Unison, however if it encounters a file with an error, then it skips the entire directory! I don't believe it should skip the whole directory, and ...
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How do I copy the results of a calculation without copying the formula behind it? Open Office Calc

How do I copy and paste only the results of a calculation without copying the formula behind it? I'm learning to use Open Office Calc. I remember other spreadsheets that had a values function, or ...
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Copy one list of files to another

I have a list of files extracted from a table in a SQL database. The file can be either a delimited text file or an excel spreadsheet, whichever works best. The file looks like this ...
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Windows - Check if copy is in progress via command line

I was wondering, is there any way to know via the command line in windows if a copy is in progress? I'm writing a batch script to automatically shutdown all the computers on my network but we do ...
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using dd to copy partition to another partition, while using physical drive

I'm not sure how to explain this in the subject better, so the "question" may not be right. But here goes. I have three hard drives. Drive A is a 320GB drive, Drive B is a 80 GB Drive, and Drive C is ...
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How to insert empty rows in Excel 2013 when I have copied rows in my clipboard?

This seems like something which should be painfully simple to do but I can't figure it out. So with an empty clipboard I can right click on a row header and say insert row, no problem, it inserts a ...
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Using rsync to recursively copy a directory while excluding a sub-directory but including a file in a sub-directory of the excluded sub-directory

I have a file tree that looks as such: in ├── file1 ├── dir1 └── dir2 ├── dir3 │   ├──── file2 │ └──── junk1 ├── junk2 └── junk3 I want to create a sibling of in which looks ...
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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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Copy only files that don't exist regardless of file name?

My dropbox account apparently renames all auto uploaded images. I'm about to clear my phone and I would like to verify that all images are in the dropbox folder before deleting them. If they had their ...
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Can I use HDD Raw Copy to clone a partially used HDD to a _smaller_ HDD?

I have a 500G HDD that came with my Mac. About 30 GB are currently used. I want to replace the 500G HDD with a 256G solid state one. I'm running HDD Raw Copy to do this. It didn't complain about ...
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How can I show values in the formula bar instead of cell references?

Here is what I have in my worksheet: A1=2 B1=3 C1=A1+B1 I want the actual cell to show 5 but when I copy C1 I want the formula in the cell to show =2+3, not =A1+B1 or 5 is there a way to do ...
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How to use Robocopy to copy a folder structure into all (sub)folders located under one directory?

Is there anyway for me to quickly take an empty folder structure I have created on my desktop and copy it to 488 other folders all located on a network drive but in the same folder? My primary ...
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copy single big file to multiple smaller harddrives

If I got a single 1200gb file and need to create a backup / copy it using 3 500GB harddrives, what's the best way to do this using linux?
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Copied C drive contents to external HDD, half of the content is not there, but content size says otherwise

I copied my C drive onto an external HDD. The folder which holds this shows that it has about 20GB of data. However, when I open the folder, and check the sum of all contents, it only adds up to about ...
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Unix: copy files sequentially

As far as I remeber, long time ago I've been using such a thing: in total commander I pressed F2 in copy dialoge - added "copy task" into a "Copy queue". And so, all those files have been copied ...
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How to move all sibling folders into one folder?

I apologize that this seems like such a dumb question, but I can't afford to screw it up. I have a bunch of folders like so: /users/me/foo/oops1 /users/me/foo/oops2 ...
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Copy all files in a folder which have the same name as files in a separate folder

Let me explain: I am going through a huge icon set, and choosing the icons I like. I have chosen maybe 250 out of 3000 icons. The way the icons are split up are like this: Icons -> 16x16 ...
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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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Windows 8 Permissons: Copying a File, Access Denied, Despite Take Ownership

I just wiped my hard drive with Windows 7 and did a fresh install of Windows 8. I backed up my files on an external hard drive. When I tired copying my music over to Windows 8, I got this message for ...
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How to troubleshoot an xcopy crash

I'm trying to copy a recording I made on Canon DC320 to my computer but I keep crashing with the message The parameter is invalid. I've done some troubleshooting using Process Monitor and xcopy and ...
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Copy C Drive, will it start up? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Clone a Hard Disk Content to Another Hard Disk Bit-for-bit copy of hard drive in Windows? I was just wondering, if you simply using something like gparted to ...
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Copy all files from one location to another in Linux, without copying the directory itself

I want to copy some or all files from a directory test/A/ to directory test/B/, but without copying directory A itself. I tried the command cp -R test/A/ test/B, but it copies the directory and the ...
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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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Locally syncing two computers so they are the same

I'm thinking of eventually, when I have more money, buying a laptop, so it's more convenient for me to work at school or wherever I eventually get hired. Eventually, maybe. I don't think I'll have ...
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Do .frm files represent the entirety of a MySQL database?

So let's say I copy /var/lib/mysql and save it somewhere else, then uninstall/reinstall MySQL and put the original /var/lib/mysql back where it was. Will I have all of my databases without any ...
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Excel - how to copy all colums in a row based on a condition

I'm new to macros and hope somebody can help Trying to make a report from a datasheet that meets some conditions. I need to fetch all the data (cells) in a row e.g. that meet the condition <1 in ...
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Cant copy source code from pdf files in ubuntu

How to copy source code from pdf files in ubuntu. No tabs are copied at the beginning of lines. I have tried many pdf viewers: evince, Adobe Reader, xpdf. Is there any solution for it ?
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How to boot a computer with a HDD from another PC?

I need to back up the files of an HDD but the only way I can do that is to plug it into another computer's HDD input. The problem is, now the other computer will not boot. If I try to boot with safe ...
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Copy/paste filtered column in Excel - error message

In short, I have filtered a worksheet by column A, and I want to copy/paste from column B to column C. Obviously I don't wish to copy/paste values from rows that were filtered-out here. The above ...
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Copying only newer files from one folder to another

I have 2 folders with files. These files are the product of some build process. The first folder is the outputs of previous build while the latter is the output of the current build. I would like to ...
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Visual Basic Console Application Copy Percentage? [closed]

I am making a Console Application that will copy larger files (up to 2 GB) (with My.Computer.FileSystem.CopyDirectory) and I would like make a percentage indicator. I just want it to show the current ...
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Copying Windows 8 Users directory, how can I reliably deal with things with very long paths (possibly nested/linked)?

I was trying to move my "Users" folder in Windows 8 as described here and here. But when I try to copy the folder using "xcopy" in Windows Installation Disk Repair Mode, after some files are copied, ...
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backup original CD to play in as Audio CD without problems

I have original CD which I use to teach Aerobic Classes. Every time I play them on the gym they get some scratch, so I make a copy of original and play copy instead. I keep original for a copyright ...
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How can I copy cells in Excel 2007 and paste with formatting

I am wanting to be able to copy cells in a worksheet and paste them elsewhere in the same worksheet while maintaining the original formatting. I also want to be able to paste into Word and Outlook ...
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USB flash drive unreadable after a few minutes on Windows 8

I recently got a new computer with Windows 8. I a have a number of large backup files I am moving from my old PC to my new one. I was able to successfully copy the files to a couple 16 GB flash ...
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MSDOS - computer crashed, how to copy my whole drive?

I got a BSOD on my Windows7 laptop. No options to boot in safe mode and a newbie. How do I copy my whole drive to an external hdd in MSDOS I have attempted xcopy D:\*.* G:\ /s. thinking that this ...
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Special Copy Paste in MS Word

I have some word in a table in MS Word. I also have some word that are not in a table but they are organized serially one by one. I want to paste them in the separate rows of the table. But how? ...
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How to preserve directory structure, dates and attributes when copying dir trees in Windows on FATxx volumes?

Is there a tool (sync, backup or copy like) that can do for directory trees on a FATxx partition what an utility like Norton Ghost does for whole volumes? A tool that, while copying directory trees, ...
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Avoid unselecting region when copying text in Emacs using cua-mode

Is there a way of not deactivating the mark of a region after copying it to the clipboard? (I'm using Emacs 24.2.90 and Cua-mode.)
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How to copy text from Java program?

I am using a Java program called JDownloader v0.9.581 and I wish to copy the full file and link list from main scrolling window. JDownloader has no way to save the full list as a text file. I have ...
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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 do I hide “Extra File” and “100%” lines from robocopy output?

I have a robocopy script to back up our Kiln repositories that runs nightly, which looks something like this: robocopy "$liveRepoLocation" "$cloneRepoLocation" /MIR /MT /W:3 /R:100 ...
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Copy file after change, cmd Windows

I'm using this command to copy a file on a daily basis. COPY "E:\ClipData.txt" "Clipboard\ClipData.txt" But is there anyway without making it complicated, to copy the file after the source file has ...
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Correcting owner/permissions on damaged directory tree in linux

I inadvertently made a backup copy of a directory recursively and forgot the -a (--preserve) switch when doing so. This damaged my backup directory (which contains data we need to access). The ...
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Is it faster to copy 2 things at once or wait till other finishes

Hey guys say I have 2 drives and I am swaping the files in them... Would it be faster to copy files a-d on drive A to drive B then copy files e-h on drive B to drive A or....would it be faster to do ...
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Program to swap files between drives?

Has anyone built a program/script to transfer files between 2 hard drives, but like if both are near full....so one copies 1 file over then the other copies the other file, then they delete the files ...