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

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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 ...
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Batch - call another batch and have it excuted

Working on getting some batch files working. The first one I have (which works) takes a .rar from one drive to another and give the dir same name as the files put to rar and then copy a rename.bat ...
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How can I copy a DVD to another DVD using a single DVD drive?

I need to copy a DVD to another DVD, but I have only a single DVD drive. How can I accomplish this? I tried copying files to the desktop and then to another DVD. It didn't work out.
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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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copying file from UNC path to startup folder on Windows 7 machines

I have sucessfully figured out how to copy a file to "\machinename\C$\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\startup" however I want to run this as part of an existing startup batchfile. I ...
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Copy from sheet2 to sheet1 based on if values match

The goal of this code is to iterate through a column in sheet1 and check to see if each value matches that of values in a row in sheet2. If the value matches, copy 5 rows of information from sheet2 ...
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Very erratic file transfer speeds in Windows 8.1

This may not have anything to do with the OS but here are the results of copying the same 20GB file between two internal SSDs and over the network. For internal disk transfers, the peak followed by ...
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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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windows 7 copied files from laptop to my high end mobile though usb drive not allowed [duplicate]

Looks like there are no experts in this forum to solve my problem asked this question 2 days , I copied files from laptop though usb drive is not allowed and message and warning flashes , but when i ...
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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 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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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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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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How to copy from couple folders back to the current directory?

I just came to an interesting question in Linux. I want to find a shortcut for copying from multiple folder back in the path to the current path. For example: A/B/C/D/E> cp ../../../example.txt . ...
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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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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 automatically move a file to another PC on the network?

Here is what I am after. I have 2 PCs connected on a network and one of them prints out an excel spreadsheet every night to a specific folder. is it possible to use a batch script to copy that file ...
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Copy .exe to Explorer.exe

What would happen if an ordinary .exe file is copied to explorer.exe? Will it be automatically running as long as explorer.exe is running? This seems like a major security hole... is it even possible? ...
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Copying File lists from Explorer (Windows XP) to MS Word document

I have a long list of research papers listed as files in Explorer. Is there a less tedious way of listing these in a Word document than opening each one and using copy/paste?
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“More than one remote source not supported” when copying files via pscp

I need to copy a file from Windows to Ubuntu 12.04. I have tried using the code below: pscp C:\abc.php username@server: . But it shows an error: More than one remote source not supported How ...
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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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Copy all files in subfolders to single folder on XP

How do I copy all the files in a folder and all of the files in its subfolders to a single folder on XP?
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Cannot copy files from external USB HDD to computer

Hello I have a HDD disk connected with a USB converter to my computer. It consists of two partitions, the first one is mounted automatically and I can grab all the files from it, but the second one I ...
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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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The file name(s) would be too long for the destination folders but I can't edit it [duplicate]

I want to move a file but its filepath/filename is too long. Its context menu only shows a reduced list of options and rename isn't in the list, pressing F2 after selecting the file in the file ...
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PuTTY how to select text and copy text using keyboard ONLY

Is there any way of selecting a text with keyboard the way I do it normally using Shift+arrows.
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How do I physically replace an internal dual-boot hard-disk, without fresh OS reinstall?

On dual boot Win XP SP3 || Lx Ubuntu 14.04 LTS aka Trusty, I need to upgrade my /dev/sda (disk 0) to a bigger disk. /dev/sda has 7 volumes (logical and extended partitions) and 2 OS (XP and Trusty). I ...
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Changing the number in Excel each time I print (and for a range)

Basically I want to add an addittional input box for range printing. Change the code from this thread: Changing the number in Excel each time I print to include another input box to determine the ...
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FFmpeg pass through

I've a number of downloaded FLV files which I would like to convert to MP4. They are already in the correct format so I am told all I need to do is to remux the video and audio streams into an MP4 ...
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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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How do I queue multiple files for copying on a Mac?

When I copy multiple files on a Mac, the system tries to copy them all at the same time. The problem is two-fold. First of all, when you select multiple files and copy them, they all go into one ...
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Windows 8 “Copy As Path” from search

In Windows Explorer, I like to use the "Copy As Path" feature, which is as follows: Right-click on a file while holding down the Shift key, and choose "Copy As Path" from the context menu. This ...
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How to copy content of popup

I want to copy "Recent inbox messages". Is it possible? The thing is, when I move mouse to hover it, popup disappears. I am using Safari 7 on Mac.
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copy /a, copy /b - use of this options

On Microsof Windows Server 2008 (R1), 32-Bit, I have some trouble understanding the use of as well as the difference between copy /a and copy /b The Technet Article on copy doesn't help me much: ...
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Excel: copy cell formatting in equation

If I make an equation: ' on cell A2 =A1 Is there a way to make A2 have the exact same formatting as A1 and not just the value? EDIT: i.e. I want a FORMULA that copies both the value and the ...