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

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Copying a hyperlink so that it works with a series

OK, this should be a no-brainer, but I cannot find anyone to help me with this: Example A5-K5 On worksheet 1 contains info relating to one specific item. I want to have a hyperlink in L5 taking me to ...
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Copy Linux server software (Ubuntu)

We have a private server set up by a stranger. Now I'd like to make a server with exact same configuration and software (for localhost virtual machine - VirtualBox). Is there any simple way to ...
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Disk-to-disk copying speed

If a computer has two different physical internal hard-drives, whether a desktop, or a laptop that has a primary hard-disk and another internal drive connected say in place of the CDROM, would it be ...
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limit of 21842 files in a directory?

Copying files using Fedora 16 from EXT2 to a NTFS 2TB drive. Discovered that when recursively copying directories of many files, copying stops at file 21842 in each directory... then cp -r moves on ...
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How do I copy a file and append a number inside?

This one has baffled me – I'm actually trying to make a Thunar custom action to copy the selected file into the same directory appending a number before the extension, e.g. cp file.ext file_1.ext ...
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Laptop motherboard died. Need to copy hard-disk info to my desktop

Bought a cable (sata to usb). took out the hard drive from laptop. connect the hd with the cable with my desktop pc (which has 2 high speed good hard drive. each 2 tb). I ran a copy-item from ...
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Permission denied in Amazon EC2 while accessing tomcat7 folder

I am trying to copy a log file from a Amazon EC2 instance to my local machine (Windows 7). I am using WinSCP438 which is able to connect to the remote server i.e Amazon EC2 instance. I am trying to ...
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What do different patterns mean in Windows 8 file copy dialog

When copying or extracting files, Windows 8 shows the chart with the speed of the operation. I noticed several patterns: Randomness, High speed at the beginning, then low speed during the most part ...
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How can I copy my Tomcat Catalina.out files from Amazon EC2 to my local machine?

I want to copy my Catalina.out from my Amazon EC2 instance to my local machine. How can I do it?
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How can I select text in the Mac OS X Terminal without a mouse (for copy and paste, emacs)

In the Terminal I can mark text with the mouse, copy it with cmd-c and paste it with cmd-v. This is all I need and it works great, even within emacs. Which is important for me, since I'm still not ...
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Copy & Paste in VIM

When I copy some lines in the VIM by marking and then right clicking sometimes there are some insert operations that happen and the letter 'p' is added to the file. How can I copy & paste without ...
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Sending files through ssh

I need to send files to a server using ssh. I have never used ssh so this is being really frustrating to me. Mention the client (me) is using windows and the server is using Ubuntu. I connected to ...
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Files missing after copying from one sdcard to another using Ubuntu 12.04

I have two Kingston sdcards 8GB and 32GB. The 8GB for HTC Sensation and 32GB for my Tablet (Chinese). I soon ran out of space on my phone and decided to swap the data between the sdcards. I copied the ...
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TeraCopy error message: “Operation did not complete … file contains a virus”, yet my antivirus did not prompt me about any detected viruses

When I was moving a certain file, TeraCopy outputted this error message: "Target: Operation did not complete because the file contains a virus." Screenshot: My antivirus (avast!) did not alert me ...
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taking Image of HDD with reallocated bad sectors [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Tool to copy files of HDD with bad sectors My main hdd has some bad sectors that have been reallocated. I haven't lost any files (from what I have seen) but it has ...
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Is it possible to exactly duplicate a paragraph in Word?

I have a document in which I'd like to make an exact copy of the conclusions in the beginning of the document, just after the abstract. What I'd like is that if I modify the text in the original ...
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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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backup MS office CD

I have a legal CD of MS office 2007, I try make a backup copy CD of this. In mac, with Disco, the burner say me, this CD are encryption. In linux, with brasero, read and read many minutes but don't ...
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Copy every file with a certain extension (recursive)

I need a script (may it be bash, ksh, or whatever) which copies, for backup purposes, all the sub-directories and files of a directory: .znc - but .log files. The structure is like this: ...
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CMD - Prevent user copy files in a directory to somewhere else

Would be happy to know if there's a way to prevent users to copy files from a directory under local file system to somewhere else(e.g. to USBs, or to another folder in the same local file system)? ...
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1TB hard drive issues

I have a problem with my secondary 1 TB hard drive. When I copy large amounts of video files to it for storage it "disappears" after a bit. I have to re-boot to see the drive again. The drive always ...
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Large file copy from NFS to local disk performance drop

I'm trying to copy a 200GB file from an NFS mount to a local disk. The local disk is an XFS filesystem on a LVM on top of a RAID 5 system (hardware RAID controler). I'm using rsync to monitor the ...
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Copy-on-write folder? (Am not an admin)

On Solaris, is there a way to make a "master folder" from which I can fork off any number of light weight copy-on-write clones? In my home folder I have a number of sub folders that contain nearly ...
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VMware copy a VM machine

I have VMware Workstation ver 8. I created a VM for Win7 (name: W7_64). Tried to copy it to another directory. It did not work. It could not find the file W7_64.vmdk I assume that some files need to ...
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Copying from WHS 2011 backup very slow

I'm setting up a new computer to replace one of my old ones, and part of doing so is extracting my Home folder from a backup I made just before wiping the old one. However, copying from the mounted ...
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Copying/backing up data from an encrypted hard drive while connected via USB

I need to be able to create a copy or backup of a hard drive that I have connected via USB -> SATA. The hard drive is from a MacBook Pro and it appears to be fully encrypted (disk management says the ...
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How to copy a file on machine B(which I am ssh to) to my local laptop A(running Ubuntu)

I use my own laptop(Ubuntu) to ssh to my school server(linux). And I do my assignments remotely like this. But I have an habit of putting all my files on Dropbox so that I can gain access of them ...
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How to copy only certain files and subdirectories

Hi let's say I have a directory like this: / my_work /dir1 keepdir1.ddd keepdir2.ddd file.cfg (lots ...
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DOS copy recursive, but squash directory structure

Similar to How can I copy file recursively ignoring destination directory structure? but in DOS. I'd like to copy all files recursively, but in the destination folder I'd like to squash the directory ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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Copy all files with a certain extension into a single directory (w/o directory structure)

I have been trying to copy all files in the various subdirectories that have a jpg extension located on C: into a single directory on D:. I don't want to preserve the directory structure. This is as ...
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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 ...
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Move data from discs to hard drive with robotic changer device?

How can I? What can I buy? Is it made? A robotic disc-changer that allow a stack of already burnt discs to be read, taking simple PC data from the discs and off'ing it to the hard drive. Would ...
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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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Copying drivers from the “System32” folder? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: BootCamp drivers - lost my Mac OSX CD Is it possible to copy the drivers from another WINDOWS folder? I have re-installed my computer only to find that none of the ...
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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 copy and paste a Windows Media Player 12 playlist tracks to another location

I'm using Windows Media Player 12 and really like it. I have many playlists and I want to copy the music inside to another place on my hard drive. "Open file location" menu of these tracks is not a ...
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How do I move files between computers while preserving file dates?

I have a lot of files that I often search for based on creation date. When I copy files from my old computer to the new one, all of my creation dates are set to the current time (i.e. I lose the ...
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Tool for collecting, managing, copying & pasting clipboard snippets for windows ( or linux )

I think of some simple way getting stuff into clipboard. Instead of digging into files all the time, I would like to have something like this: When I would move the mouse on the right edge of my ...
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Copy vertical text block in Vim on Mac

How do I copy a vertical text block in vim on a Mac? On a PC on would just do ctrl-c at starting point and ctrl-c at the end point and it would copy between these two coordinates. How do I do that on ...
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Copying large files on the same disk - increasing the buffer

I'm on OS X, and I'm copying a large amount of data from one partition to another. Because of the nature of a magnetic disk, I feel this would go much faster if I can get 'cp' to use a huge buffer of ...
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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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Native .iso generation in Windows CMD?

Is there some way to natively create a .iso file from a partition or directory via Windows CMD? From what I gather the answer is no, but coming from Linux, where dd accomplishes this so easily, it ...
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How should I copy data from HDD to SSD ? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Copying an HDD to an SSD? I am going to buy a SSD for my laptop. For now I have 500GB HDD drive and I am thinking about buying 128GB or 256GB of SDD. I would like to ...
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Does Robocopy Keep a Log File by Default?

I copied a huge number of files using Robocopy, and recived a note at the end that two files failed. I didn't set a switch to save a log file. Is there a log file saved in a default location ...
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What is the benefit of copy over xcopy on the command line?

I know that xcopy has more options however is there some benefit to using copy rather than xcopy?
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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 ...