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

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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 Synchronize Directories in two different external hard disks?

I have few big folders "cosmo_sim_9", "cosmo_sim_10".... in one of my external hard disk, and a old copy of this on another external hard disk. I want to Synchronize old directories with the new ...
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bat file to move parent folder ONLY containing PDFs into a new location and then delete the old parent folder

I need the bat file to scan a directory and look at all of the subfolders. If a subfolder contains any PDFs then I need that parent folder to be moved into a new location and then deleted from the old ...
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Avoiding users to corrupt and use a script

Is it possible to deny the right to copy files? I have a script which should be executable by others. They are also allowed to read the file (though it would not be a problem to forbid reading). But ...
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Copy all files from an HTTP folder location to a local folder

I'm a student and need to pull down lots of stuff from my professors website, preferably retaining some of the folder structure. I'm working on Windows boxes and have access to XP, 7, and Server 2008 ...
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How to optionally copy and rename a file in Windows?

Basically, in an automated batch file, I want to copy and rename a file if the destination file is missing or older. There are several variants, which do not quite work: copy /Y c:\source\a.file ...
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Copy file in batch script?

I have a folder called HUD and it needs to go to c:/.../Steam/. Can't find how I need to do it. This is my script: @echo off title[*] Yannick's Gui's installer :a: echo [*] Yannick's Gui's ...
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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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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 can I export my extensions in Chrome 15?

In Google Chrome 15, how can I export my extensions to another computer? This question doesn't apply to Chrome version 15. I'm trying to copy an extension that no longer exists in the webstore.
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How to distinguish folders from files in a batch script? (Or how to copy & rename-timestamp them indiscriminately?)

I want to create a batch file to copy files or folders in a specified directory and append the date and time to their names. Here's my actual code: @echo off Set _bpath=T:\Backup\ if [%1]==[] goto ...
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Microsoft Word 2010

I'm trying to copy a built in style (Heading 1) which has been edited from one document to another using the import/export style. I get no errors, but the style does not copy across.
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CMD copy specific file types from one location to another

Hi guys im currently working in a school and Ive created a script to scan all student folders for sepcific file types, I was wondering if there was a way I could have it make a copy of the specific ...
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How do I copy all these e-mail addresses, and only the address is at once? [closed]

I want to email ALL of my state representatives on an issue of great importance to me. Instead of tediously copying and pasting each email address one at a time, I would REALLY love to just copy all ...
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How to preserve file attributes when one copies files in Windows?

On Linux, we can simply do: cp -pr directory How to do that in Windows? Can it be done in Windows Explorer? Any GUI tool suggestions? It would be the best if I can keep the NTFS permissions and ...
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copy works where xcopy and robocopy does not work

Network admin allowed me to read-access only 1 file from a subfolder of a shared folder on a server and I don't have permissions to even view upper level folders, but when I open that folder I can see ...
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How to copy all files of a certain type into a folder from command prompt?

I want to copy all files of a certain type (like .docx, .pdf, etc) on my PC into a folder. How can I do that?
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“Can’t read from the source file or disk” when I try to copy files from my C:\ to another drive

When I try to drag & drop files from my C:\ onto my Mac hard drive (I use MacDrive for HFS support), Windows reports: Interrupted Action Can’t read from the source file or disk Specs: ...
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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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In Excel, how do I copy a formula down or over, skipping cells?

Ex: =A1+A2 next cell down A3+A4 next cell down A5+A6, not A1+A2, A2+A3, A3+A4. I am trying to net cells, some are exact duplicates, some are not
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when copying an image from android cell phone to window7 i got a msg “a device attached to this system is not functioning”

When I copy a camera image from my android cell phone (samsung grand) and paste it to my PC ( window 7) it is not pasting a message appears" A device attached to this system is not functioning" ...
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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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Powershell Network Copy Script very slow

We have a main files server for a local office, I placed a ESXI host in one of our data centres, I used the recursive copy function to create a small powershell script, and scheduled this for 9pm. For ...
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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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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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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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How can i automatically (silently) copy files off removable devices?

I'm looking for a way to automatically have my computer copy all files (or specific files based on extension) from removable devices plugged in (USB sticks/HDDs/phones etc) to a designated folder on ...
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Is there any way a user can view or copy non-editable GUI controls' contents at runtime?

Here are two examples of what I mean: I am sure you all too have experienced this frustration before. A dialog box opens that displays only part of a long string (e.g. a file path), but won't allow ...
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Cannot copy to file share located in D: volume

I have a service running on a machine (Call this Machine A) that generates files and copies those files to a remote share on another machine (Machine B). Machine B, I had two shares set up: One on ...
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Copy file from my local machine to itself using network

Is it possible to send a file from my local computer to my local computer through the network? (Linux prefered) It must use the network because my goal is to check the transfer speed. I don't use two ...
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DOS command to remove file_001.* copies, but only if file.* exists

Didn't find the answer, hope it has not already been answered here. I have a tree of directories containing files and sometime a copy at the same location. This copy is identified by some string, ...
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Windows - Delayed Write Failed error on USB hard drive

I've got a new Verbatim 1.5TB USB hard drive (Samsung HD154UI) and I'm finding myself completely unable to fill it. I'm using Windows XP. Whenever I try to copy a load of files over, it works for ...
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How can I un-concatenate a bunch of files?

I accidentally made a backup of folder using "copy folder folder_backup" and got a file called folder_backup. It contains all the bits of the folder. And I accidentally deleted the folder. How do I ...
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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 can't one of my files be copied?

I have this mp4 video file on one of my portable hard drives, which could not be copied. It could be played perfectly directly from my portable hard drive but when I copy it to my internal hard ...
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Usage reported by Copy App is a lot less than actual usage?

I have recently signed up with Copy (the cloud storage app) and installed the Windows Desktop client. I copied approx 110MB (13,200 files / 3,000 folders) to my Copy folder and everything appeared to ...
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How do you copy the value from one cell in one worksheets to two cells in consecutive rows in another worksheet by dragging down?

How do you copy the value from one cell in one worksheets to two cells in consecutive rows in another worksheet by dragging down? Example: Worksheet 1: 1 2 3 Worksheet 2: 1 1 2 2 3 3
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How can I prevent file copy in my usb stick?

I want to prevent other users of copying my files from my usb stick. Is there any method to do that?
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Excel 2011 conditional formatting, problems w/ adding deleting rows

I have a standard form I use that requires an row to be highlighted one of 7 colors when a condition is met in a cell in that row. The form varies wildly in length. Currently, I am using conditional ...
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OS X: Copying only files without a special string in filename

I have to copy only files from a folder that don't have following string in its filename: NNNNxNNNN (a 3 or 4 digit number followed by the character x followed by a 3 or 4 digit number again -> it's ...
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Copying File From One User To Another

So I have this file stored in my account. It's postgres dump. To be able to use postgres it seems that I have to execute the following command. sudo su - postgres Once I do this I am now working as ...
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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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How can I copy a folder from the Linux command line (ssh)?

Say I'm in the / folder in a remote Linux machine I connect to over ssh. There's a folder called testapp. /testapp I want to create an exact copy of this called: /testapp-staging Using a GUI I ...
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What program/app is renaming files with “yyyy-mm-dd hh.mm.ss” as the filename?

My pictures folder has a bunch of renamed pictures and movies, with many duplicates all the sudden. All the renamed files are named with this date/time format: yyyy-mm-dd hh.mm.ss. Original files ...
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Windows 8 safe file copy?

Does Windows 8 64-bit copy files safely in the explorer (safe = write + verify the write) between folders? If not, is there a built-in or 3rd party tool that can? I want to leave no doubt that the ...
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Copy folder structure on Windows except for one folder with files

I need to copy folder structure without files except for one sub-folder. That is I want to copy the folder structure without files plus only one of the sub-folder to be copied with its content. I can ...
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How to copy a file to a directory in DOS, and create directories if necessary?

How can I copy a file using DOS commands into a directory structure that may not yet exist? I need to be able to force the creation of the directory path to the target file location if that location ...
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Why does cancelling a copy-operation take (long) time?

Scenario: I'm copying a couple of large files from a DVD onto my desktop (Windows 7 Pro, in case that matters). After a while I realize that it is going to take too long time, and I press "cancel". ...
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How to prevent long file name error copying from an external drive?

I have an external hard drive with many files (800 GB). I want to copy the entire contents of the external hard drive to my local drive. get many errors about long file name or long file path. ...
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Tagging - copying name files to tags

I have started digitizing my vinyl collection to MP3 and have to type in the name of each track. Is it at all possible to automatically copy the name of the file to the "TITLE" section of the tag ...