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

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Can I rely on CDs and DVDs for storage when I copy them without errors?

I have old CD and DVDs. I am copying the files I have on these discs to my hard drive, but can I be sure that these files are not broken? I copy these files with no errors and don't want to keep the ...
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Windows xp/ Windows 7 copy command behavior

We have a folder to which a lot of people copy files. Instead of over writing the existing file on the folder, I would like to rename the original file first, and then copy the new file. Example: ...
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how do I copy DVD with basic linux command to get iso no bigger than the original?

I'm trying to copy a SUSE 9 DVD using basic linux commands. The ultimate goal is to modify the DVD content before creating the new image. It works after a fashion except the new .iso is a bit larger ...
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Create new empty directory tree from existing tree with files

I have a large directory tree with lots of files. I would like to re-create the directory structure in a new location, but only the directories, not the files. I've checked cp's man page, but don't ...
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Command/script to copy files with certain ext, which may have the same name, from folder structure to singe directory and rename

From a source directory structure (multiple folders), I need to copy all csv files to a single target directory. I found a command to do this, though files of the same name exist within different ...
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Ctrl+C does not work in chrome, but works outside of it

I could not use Ctrl+C to copy texts in Google Chrome from some days ago. But I can do it outside of Chrome. What's the matter ? It happened after installing an extension. I removed it, but the ...
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Make hard links as I copy a directory

I would like to create a bat file to copy a directory, with everything in it (sub-directories, including hidden directories) - by making hard links. I tested xcopy %source% %destination% /E /C /R /I ...
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Copy Files over unstable connection

I need to copy a large number of files to a hard disk drive over USB, but the connection to the drive will randomly fail, causing the drive to appear as though it is unplugged and immediately plugged ...
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Network Copy Paste

Is there a easy way to share your clipboard over network. Basically I work on multiple machines simultaneously and constantly need to copy and paste between machines, is there a tool that can help me ...
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Copying/Creating files on TimeCapsule/Mac using Ubuntu 12.04 and afp

I have a TimeCapsule that I am currently just using as an external hard drive (not using time machine) and a Mac laptop. Using a fresh Ubuntu 12.04 installation, I am able to connect to the hard ...
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How to copy only small files

I am using Windows. I have a folder with many subfolders. Inside are a lot of unorganized files. Some are a few KB's. Others a few GB's. I want to copy only those files smaller than 100mb. Is that ...
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Copying many files without stopping on errors on OSX

I need to copy several Gb from an external HD to my moan hd and some files will cause errors. If I do this with the finder, it will stop on the first error. Is there a way to copy everything no ...
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Why is the physical size of a .dylib file smaller than it's logical size?

There is a behavior I cannot explain in OSX Lion (might be on other versions too). When I copy or duplicate some applications, for example iTunes, that contain some dynamic libraries, the physical ...
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How can I copy a list of 500,000 files from windows server 2008 to a seagate NAS?

I have a text file that has ~500,000 full paths. I want to copy them to a NAS once. It's about 1TB of data. Should I make a zip file with all the files or copy them individually? How can I do either ...
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ZIP and copy backup from Windows server to Unix

I have a Windows application server which is working on weblogic. Everyday backup is happening for the server itself – it is increasing the load on the server. I have an HP Unix server for backup ...
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Can I make a bootable copy of one drive onto another, smaller drive?

I'm wanting to make a bootable copy of my Mac's hard drive in preparation for the upgrade to Mountain Lion. My Mac's hard drive is 320GB; I have an external hard drive that is 250GB. Is there a way to ...
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Copy a picture in a scrolling flash window

I'm trying to copy pictures of a product (camera: Sony NEX-5N) Found here ► http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16830179468&Tpk=NEX5NK When clicking on the picture, a window pops ...
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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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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 ...