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Copying folders in Windows

I have the following folders on a Windows machine C:\FolderToCopy C:\Dest Both folders are empty. I want to execute a copy operation from a command prompt so that I have this in the end: ...
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How to copy a file in unix without altering its last modified time?

If I copy some file from some place to another using cp, the timestamp on the copied file is set to the time of the copy. Is there some way to avoid this? I need to copy files without altering their ...
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How can I copy multiple textboxes from one instance of an application to another?

for example see this I want to copy all text at once from text box and want to paste in same way in a same blank dialog box in same fields and i also want to save sets of the selection for future ...
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iWork Numbers: how to copy only filtered values?

I'm using Apple's iWork Numbers to look through some big spreadsheets of economic data. I used the Sort & Filter Panel to filter out just the rows of data I need, and now I'd like to copy just ...
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How to copy files while not modifying the file creation times at all?

Just like the cut and paste works: it doesnt modify the file creation times at all. Where to get such program? I dont want to lose the info when my files were createn, and i dont want to cut/paste ...
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Any shortcut or fast way to copy a file or folder to specified/favourite location?

I have a folder called softwares where i copy all the softwares which looks good to me. Now everytime i got new software to copy i have to copy it and then go to that folder and paste it. Its time ...
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Moving large files between Windows machines

I need to move a large file from one laptop to another. Can I just join the two machines with an ethernet cable and create a shared folder on my desktop or is it more complicated than that? Update ...
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What is your favourite file copy manager/replacement for Windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Intelligent file copy/move software ? We're all aware of how bad Windows file copy is. From copies in progress dying if network connectivity is lost, to poorly managed ...
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The speed of copying a file from a PC to a USB Flash drive started at 30MB/s and decreased to 5.8 MB/s, why?

If I copy a 8GB file from the PC to a USB Flash Drive, the speed will start at around 30 MB/s... maybe 28 MB/s, and then gradually, after a minute, it will go down to 15 MB/s and finally settle down ...
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What's a good tool/addin for Windows to copy a file's path?

I often find that I need the full path of file, often when that file is on the desktop/start menu (i.e., not viewing within Explorer). (There's a related question but it's asking for a solution in ...
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How do I copy a list of folders recursively, ignoring errors?

I want to copy a bunch of folders recursively. However, I don't want one error preventing the copy from finishing. Is there any way to do a recursive copy(cp -R), ignoring (but logging) all errors ...
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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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What is the best Windows Multiple Buffer Manager that supports pasting and custom shortcut keys?

I'm looking for an app that would let me specify a bunch of pregenerated replies and/or strings that I'd be able to paste ideally like this: by assigning specific shortcut combos to specific ...
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Copy files to a Laptop

I have an urgent requirement to copy files from one laptop to another laptop which are not connected in any way. Is there any way of doing this?
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Transfer files between VPC and Host Machine

I have a virtual machine setup and I am able to transfer files from the host to the vpc and from the vpc to the host. I then copied the vpc to another machine and I am not able to copy files anymore. ...
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Why can't I copy a 7 GB file to an external USB HD with 120 GB free?

Yes, why can't I? I was stashing away some old photography backup zips last night. I could copy 4 of my > 1 GB backup zips to my external USB connected hard-drive when I got the error message "Cannot ...
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How can I get the “dir” and “copy” commands to operate on “*.xyz” but not “*.xyz~”?

When I use copy *.txt somefolder\ the system seems to copy all *.txt~ files too, which is not what I want. A similar same effect can be seen with dir: C:\Users\Paul\Documents\Programs\Proffy>dir ...
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Automatically copy files from desktop to USB drive when connected

My problem is similar to Automatically copy files to USB drive when connected. However, the path of source of the file, which is the desktop, isn't static, so I want the solution to be able to ...
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How to copy a partition in OSX?

Is there some easy way to copy my boot leopard partition to another internal harddisk?
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What is faster cutting or copying a file?

To get large file from one place to another what is faster cutting or copying a file ? What factors can influence the result? I've heard it matters if they are on the same drive and the speed of the ...
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Very slow copying files on a SD-memory card

Can someone explain to me why copying some files (10 to 20 folders with average 6 files of 5MB) takes so long - about an hour. I'm downloading some free music from www.jamendo.com. These are ...
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Copy installation files that Novell Application Launcher uses

I'm on a network where each workstation has some Novell software installed, including the Novell Application Launcher. The Novell application launcher uses specially crafted files that are stored on a ...
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What's a normal copy speed between two internal hard disks?

I have a PC with two internal SATA 7,200 RPM harddisks: one is a 1 TB Western Digital, and the other is 750 GB. I'm copying data between them, but it seems to be very slow: for example, ...
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Copy photos from memory card (How do I manually start the wizard?)

I want to copy photos from my camera's memory card using Windows photo copy wizard, however I'm not connecting the camera directly (I lost the cable) rather I'm inserting the camera's SD memory card ...
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Single unix command to correctly transfer a large file?

I am trying to transfer a large (~3GB) file between two unix machines. I can use scp or rsync, but sometimes the transfer is corrupted. (I have to check manually.) I can split the file into pieces ...
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Clipboarding Firefox RSS Links

How can I copy the RSS link which is behind the button in the addressbar into the clipboard? Left-clicking allows me to subscribe to the Feed with Firefox and right-clicking brings up the toolbar ...
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Windows File copier with hash support

I've looked at a lot of the copy tools available on windows such as RichCopy and RoboCopy but they all seem to use date/time stamp comparisons to determine whether or not do the copy. What I'm ...
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Windows File copier with hash support [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows File copier with hash support I've looked at a lot of the copy tools available on windows such as RichCopy and RoboCopy but they all seem to use date/time stamp ...
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Copy rectangle selection in firefox

How do I select a rectangular area of text in firefox? My goal is to copy some columns from a html table. I would like to select only the b and c columns (b1,c1,b2,c2 values) for this table: ...
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Is there a way to tell if a file is done copying?

The scenario is this: Machine A has files I want to copy to Machine C. Machine A can't access C directly, but can access Machine B that can access Machine C. I am using scp to copy from Machine A to ...
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Windows File Copy Dialog: Why is the Estimation So… BAD?

xkcd I know that the Windows copy dialog (in XP) stores the copy in memory first, and is still copying after the dialog closes, so the time is off, but why is the estimation of the time it will ...
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How can I copy iPhone photo album to new machine?

I lost my laptop and all need to sync all my photos (both in camera and photo album) in the iPhone to my new machine (with iTunes 9) Is there any way I can do this? Is there any freeware that ...
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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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How do I queue files instead of simultaneously copying them with Windows?

Windows does not allow me to copy multiple files... Well ofcourse it does when the files are in the same folder however it fails miserably when the files are in seperate folders. Is there any utility ...
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Program to Queue Files for Copy/Move/Delete in linux?

I've search the net for Linux's answer to something like Teracopy (Windows)... but could not find anything suitable. The closest things i got are: Krusader. Mentioned in their features but ...
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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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Copy images back to camera and make the camera recognize them

Is there a way to get jpeg images taken with a digital camera and downloaded to the computer back to the memory card and make the camera recognize them, so that you can view it in the camera display ...
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Linux equivalent to robocopy?

It's kind of funny, there are a lot of ways in which Linux command line tools are vastly superior to Windows ones, but one thing I have not found an equivalent to is robocopy. Robocopy is way more ...
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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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What's a fast way to copy a lot of files from an internal hard-drive to external (USB) storage?

I have a large amount of data - about 500 GB - on the internal hard drive of a desktop PC. This includes music, videos, PDFs... you name it. I want to copy everything to an external USB hard drive ...
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Copy & Paste in Vista / Explorer broken (not MS-VPC)

On vista copy & paste has recently stopped working in "explorer" or whatever the hell they call their file manager, it is limited to only files / directories, copying text/graphics/random junk ...
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Copy directory contents using 'cp' command

How do you copy all the contents of one directory into another? For example: $ cd /home/newuser $ cp -a /backup/olduser/* . The problem with the above is that the globing pattern '*' matches the ...
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How can I automatically copy files to a USB drive when I connect it to my computer?

I am looking for a solution for copying all the files from a specific directory on the hard drive, to a specific directory on a USB memory device, once this device is connected. I have a program that ...
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How to port VirtualBox machines with the recent snapshot?

I've ported a 'hard disk' using the 'clonehd' advice given on How to easily port VirtualBox machines? But it's not at the latest state, it's probably before any 'snapshot' was taken. I have only ...
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How to copy XP service log file during reboot or shutdown using command prompt?

Anybody know of a quick way of copying a log file used by a Windows XP service either before the service starts (during boot) or after the service has stopped (during shutdown)? Preferably using the ...
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xcopy files into single directory

I'd like to use xcopy on a windows machine to pull out all files with .png extension into a single directory. I tried xcopy C:\folder\*.png /s C:\png\ But its keeping the subdirectories inside ...
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Trying to copy 4Go from windows XP to VISTA/7 takes ages

I'm trying to move a 4Go file from a pc running under windows XP to another runing windows Vista / 7, but the copy speed never go beyond 1Mo/sec. Both computers were connected to a router via wifi, ...
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How to easily port VirtualBox machines?

I have used VMware for a long time. VMware saves all information for one machine in one diretory. This means it is easy to zip and copy. Now I switched to VirtualBox. VirtualBox seems to save the ...
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Homeserver for the command “scp user@server:file localhost@server:mycomp/”?

Problem: to get the cammond "scp file user@server:" (source) work vice versa. I need a server on my local machine so I can copy files to-and-fro like: ROOT+SERVER+FILE <---- Commands? ...