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Recovering data from a hard drive with bad sectors

A friend of mine recently gave me a laptop that wasn't booting past the Windows screen. I replaced the hard drive with a new one and put the old hard drive in my comp. to try and recover the data. ...
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'copy' always leaves a blank line at the end of a file. Why?

When I use the DOS Copy command to copy multiple files into one file the result always has an extra blank line (cursor return line feed) at the end. How do I avoid creating this blank line?
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Copied directory appears to become larger at destination

I have the following code as part of a shell script: while [ $(ps -ef | awk '{print $2}' | grep -F "$CPPID") ]; do sleep 10 awk -v "usbsize=$(/bin/df | grep -F $DEVICEMOUNTPOINTQ | awk ...
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auto copy newest folders and images in MyPictures folder to USB drive

I drop lots of photos in a day into the My Documents/My Pictures folder. I archive at the end of each day to USB drives, to be stored offsite. What I would like is someway to automate the process. By ...
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Folder transfer over poor sat link

Does anyone know of a tool (exe or script etc.) to manage transfer of large folders over a poor network connection? It would need to be able to handle very slow speeds and network outages, and keep ...
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Why is my file copying slowly?

I am trying to duplicate a folder (around 1GB) in the same directory and the copy rate is quite slow (getting around 600kbps). I can download large files from the Internet faster than that (2/3 ...
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copy on write, less redundant data

I have a folder containing a lot of pictures and a program to update some of the pictures. I want to make a new folder with copy of the old picture and run the program on them but I want to save ...
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Is it possible to copy a set of files, but automatically skip if file already exists?

I know that the copy command has an option to automatically replace a file if it already exists, but I want to know if it is a way to copy the files only if they not already exist (/Y). I do not know ...
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linux cp command with rtorrent

so I`m trying to do the following: When rtorrent finishes download, it should copy files from download dir to another dir called uploads, so the file would be in Downloads dir AND in Uploads dir. ...
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Copy files with filter (XP)

I have a huge folder (over 6GB) with multiple sub-folders that I want to copy onto an external hard drive, however I do not want it to copy any PDF, EXE or ZIP files across to save space. Is there ...
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marking text in Windows 7's command prompt

I use Windows 7's command prompt (cmd.exe) for various tasks. In order to copy text from it, I right click and choose Mark, and then mark the text I want to copy. Sometimes while doing this, the ...
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How to work around Windows error 8x90070057?

So today I was trying to copy a simple .PDF file from a local folder on my machine to a network folder and every time I tried to move the file I would get an error dialog box which would state that I ...
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decrypting a dvd and testing that it is decrypted and playing it locally with its menu?

I have a DVD , it may be decrypted. How do I get it to hard drive decrypt it and see if it is decrypted? I have got it to hard drive... I can get VOB files to play(does that mean it is not ...
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Copying files across hard discs while keeping the original file date?

I copy a lot of files (entire folder hierarchies) from one hard disk to another, or from one SD card to another. The copied files all get the same date (the date when I copied). The original date of ...
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xcopy only copy subdirectories with their contents

As the title says... An example: I have these files & dirs: c:\file.txt c:\a\somefile.txt c:\b\anotherfile.txt And with some magic I want this structure on the destination: ...
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specify the sort order in “copy /b *.dat foo” in Windows cmd

Normally, when I do a copy /b *.data foo in Windows cmd, the *.data files are catenated in the sorted order into the destination file foo. This matches my desired behavior. However, I just met a ...
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How can I clone a protected HD?

I have a copy protected hd. It works perfectly in a kiosk but when I try to clone it using clonezilla, ghost or any other sector to sector copiers I get i/o errors... I think they've ruined some ...
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Why does Outlook crash when trying to copy over calendar events from Facebook?

Sometimes I have events in Facebook that I choose to export. I save the .ics file and then open it which launches Outlook. The event shows up as a lone event in a new calendar. When I open the event ...
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What's the fastest way to generate dir skeleton on win32?

That is, to traverse a dir and create a replica with zero-sized files. I curently use xxcopy /E /TR0 but it's very slow.
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bash script to compare dates within a diven dir (incl. subdirs)

I would like to write a bash script (or just use a command in the CLI) to find all the instances within a given directory and its subdirectories for a given time period copy those files into a ...
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Is it possible to copy my System Preferences to another Mac?

For instance, I want to copy my Expose settings to another mac, as well as power management, appearance, and a couple of other things. Is this possible? If so how do I do it?
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Find document files and copy them to another directory

This is a bit of a basic question but I'm trying to copy all .doc files I find in a directory and copy them to another directory. I know each command: find -name '*.doc' . and: cp filename ...
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How do I copy files from the command prompt?

I need to copy a file from one directory to another and at the same time, change the file extension. How do I do this?
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OSX: copy (command-c) adds to clipboard. How to disable?

Since a while a copy action (command-c) adds the current selection to the clipboard instead of replacing the clipboard. This mostly happens while coding in TextMate but also happened in CSSedit. The ...
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What is the difference between Skip and Don't Copy buttons in Copy File dialog?

This is a silly question. In Windows 7/Vista when a user trying to copy multiple file, it looks like he has five options: Copy and Replace Don't Copy Copy, but keep both files Skip Cancel the ...
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How do I disable the auto-copy-on-select feature of gnome-terminal?

Recently I found the auto-copy on selection feature of gnome-terminal really annoying. However, I tried to look for a way to disable it. As it turns out, there's few documentation for that. I was ...
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How do i copy all the pictures on a website?

I want to copy all the pictures on a site, but I don't know how to do it. Could you please tell me? Shall I use a tool?
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git stash running on crossplatform ntfs folder

I've put my working dir on an ntfs drive so as to be able to work from both windows and ubuntu linux. I've put this one under git. When I try to run "git stash" from ubuntu, I've got the following ...
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OS X file copy fills up the system drive

I have a Mac Mini with a 40GB system drive and the time has come to move all the user data to an external drive, as I only have 750MB left. So I plugged in a 1TB firewire drive and used Finder to ...
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Copy a file from source directory to target base directory and maintain source path

Forgive me, I am probably not using the right terms to describe the problem and misunderstanding the most basic usage for a couple of common commands. I have a simple find statement that is ...
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Whenever I attempt to copy a large number of files to my external hard drive, a blue-screen of death pops up. Is my hard drive fried?

I've been trying to copy a large folder containing hundreds of music files to my external hard drive, which is actually a regular SATA hard-drive inside an enclosure, attached to my laptop via USB. ...
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Tool to copy files with filter and keep folder hierarchy

Required: Option to filter files (regex, extension...) Option to copy directory hierarchy for each file Works on WinXP and Win7 Prefered: Regular expression for file filtering Right click ...
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Nautilus: Copy to same dir name gives a whacky sort sequence: (copy) (another copy) (3rd copy). I want 001, 002

I am using GNU/Linux Ubuntu 10.4 ... the "GNU" should keep Richard Stallman happy; and reasonably so :) The file browser, Nautilus, generates "reading-friendly" names for files which are copied ...
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How can I slow down file-copy speed. (USB drive locks up)

My USB drive (1TB Seagate) locks up whenever I copy a large file (>300MB approx). The computer slowly freezes with not even the mouse working. It seems like an I/O deadlock. However, it works ...
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Why get files changed when copied to external USB drive?

I connected an external USB drive to my computer. According to dmesg it is: scsi 4:0:0:0: Direct-Access DMI WD10EARS-00Y5B1 1.00 PQ: 0 ANSI: 4 The case says its a Sharkoon Rapid Case ...
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HP Officejet 7410 AIO: Scanning/copying output is a solid black field

I recently tried to breathe some life back into an old Officejet 7410 for my parents. The printing is fine, but the scanning and the copying respectively produce images and copies that are mostly ...
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Why is Dreamweaver CS5 so slow to sync files when target is local system folder?

Just curious about the cause and if there is a way to speed it up. I'm running MAMP, so I configured a site in DW CS5 to "Connect using: Local/Network" and pointed it to a folder on my computer. ...
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how to copy a file from linux to windows with scp command?

I would like copy a backup file from image vmware linux to windows but i don't know how to process it ? i tried : scp /source/backup.tar.gz admin@x.x.x.x:/c:\ProgrammefilesC:\Documentsand ...
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Why does it take so long to copy a 900MB vs. 200MB file on windows 7?

If i copy a 213MB file, it copies INSTANTLY - well, within milliseconds If i copy a 936MB file, it takes approx 1min. Both files are located on the Root of my E:\ drive. Why would there be such a ...
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Windows 7 prompts when overwriting a file on copy

This is not an "error" but just a question about convenience. In XP Windows Explorer to overwrite an existing file you were given a simple prompt containing "Yes"/"No". Furthermore, you could use ...
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Copy directory structure without copying files, on Mac OS X

I'd like to duplicate the directory structure in some directory to another, without copying any actual files. In place of the files, I'd like either a blank file with the same name, or a symlink to ...
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Data copy problem in windows

I have some data in my one of the folder. I am Just copy To other Place even in Pendrive but in that Messege showing cyclick redundanc check.I know its probrolm when data is not reachable or ...
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Using Windows cmd.exe and a batch .cmd, can I copy/xcopy/??? a Unicode filename from x:\* to y:\*

I want to do a very simple thing: Copy a file. Copy is a simple (and fundamental) command. It should be easy, but it seems to be complicated when it comes to Unicode filenames (using English XP, ...
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Can Windows' copy command handle multiple files?

On a Unix system, this command copies two files to a folder named folder: cp foo bar folder On Windows, this is not a valid command: copy foo bar folder The syntax of the command is incorrect. ...
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Allow limited cp access to a sudo enabled user

We have several tier2 admins whom have very limited admin rights granted via sudo; As they have limited experience we really want to put them into a tight set of operations they can perform. One of ...
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Need to copy files from cdrom, to a mounted USB drive (TomTom) in Windows XP?

I would like to write a daemon/batch/script...that listens to the HAL for events and then launches a script once a usb device (TomTom gps) is plugged in. This script will be placed on the cdrom disk ...
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Command line tool for copying changed files

Is there a Windows command line tool which will just copy changed files from one directory to another? I do not want to compare file dates, but the actual content. Total Commander has such a function ...
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Windows 7 copy files dialog - option to replace on CRC mismatch?

Started using 7 : nice of them to ask me if I want my files to be replaced/skipped/renamed but very poor implementation : is there a way to tell windows to immediately replace files on CRC match and ...
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Is there a Firefox shortcut to copy the URL of the current page?

Copying the URL of the current page seems to be an extremely common task, and I can't seem to find one in the official list. Are there any tweaks or add-ons?
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How may I copy files from Linux to a Windows machine that is in a domain and requires authentication?

I need a command-line method of copying files from a Linux box to a Windows machine that is in a domain and requires authentication. I cannot install additional software or services on the Windows XP ...