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The speed of copying a file from a PC to a USB Flash drive started at 30MB/s and decreased to 5.8 MB/s, why?

If I copy a 8GB file from the PC to a USB Flash Drive, the speed will start at around 30 MB/s... maybe 28 MB/s, and then gradually, after a minute, it will go down to 15 MB/s and finally settle down ...
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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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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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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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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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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 can I disable Windows Vista / 7 Explorer's “auto sort” after file copying?

One of the things that really annoys me in Windows Vista / Windows 7 is the new "auto sort" feature. In Windows XP, whenever you copy a bunch of files to a folder, they are all placed at the end of ...
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Copy from remote server to my laptop via ssh

I am on centos server (via SSH) and I don't want to open file manager to copy dump file. What comand whould I use (scp or what) to copy that file from remote server directly to my comp. like cp ...
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How to copy symbolic links?

I have directory that contains some symbolic links: user@host:include$ find .. -type l -ls 4737414 0 lrwxrwxrwx 1 user group 13 Dec 9 13:47 ../k0607-lsi6/camac -> ../../include 4737415 ...
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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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Windows File Copy Dialog: Why is the Estimation So… BAD?

xkcd I know that the Windows copy dialog (in XP) stores the copy in memory first, and is still copying after the dialog closes, so the time is off, but why is the estimation of the time it will ...
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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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Any shortcut or fast way to copy a file or folder to specified/favourite location?

I have a folder called softwares where i copy all the softwares which looks good to me. Now everytime i got new software to copy i have to copy it and then go to that folder and paste it. Its time ...
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Copying folders in Windows

I have the following folders on a Windows machine C:\FolderToCopy C:\Dest Both folders are empty. I want to execute a copy operation from a command prompt so that I have this in the end: ...
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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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Program to Queue Files for Copy/Move/Delete in linux?

I've search the net for Linux's answer to something like Teracopy (Windows)... but could not find anything suitable. The closest things i got are: Krusader. Mentioned in their features but ...
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I disconnected my cellphone while transferring files to its Mini SD card. Now the files aren't there, but I lost the SD disk space

I use Ubuntu 9.10, and the MiniSD card shows as having the space used as if there were files. Baobab (the disk usage analyzer) shows that the card only has 118 MB used (of the 401 Ubuntu claims there ...
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batch copy files with error log on missing permissions

I'm searching for a tool to batch-copy files, that should support the following points: copy files from a net-share report any errors show errors only or filter log on errors don't stop on an error ...
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UNIX command for replace files

on Mac, you know there is no 'merge files' when you command+c/command+v some folder on another one, it actually replaces it. I'm simply wondering on what UNIX is this based? Because correct me if I'm ...
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Windows File copier with hash support

I've looked at a lot of the copy tools available on windows such as RichCopy and RoboCopy but they all seem to use date/time stamp comparisons to determine whether or not do the copy. What I'm ...
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Transfer files between VPC and Host Machine

I have a virtual machine setup and I am able to transfer files from the host to the vpc and from the vpc to the host. I then copied the vpc to another machine and I am not able to copy files anymore. ...
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Copy images back to camera and make the camera recognize them

Is there a way to get jpeg images taken with a digital camera and downloaded to the computer back to the memory card and make the camera recognize them, so that you can view it in the camera display ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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cp verbose alternative

I want to list all of the files that are being copied by a cp command but the -v switch doesn't seem to exist on the servers here at work. I'm not sure exactly which OS this is. I think it might be ...
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How to copy a DVD on Mac

Is there any software (preferred free) which allows me to copy a DVD (Disk to Disk copy)? I have installed Burn, but it does not seem to let me do what I need. Thank you.
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Is there a Windows command line tool to copy files to remote computers?

I'm looking for a way to copy files over to/from remote Windows hosts, and need to provide domain user credentials as part of the process, similar to the way psexec does. I know I can use net use to ...
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Force copy files off CRC error filled hard drive

So I have a dying Western Digital hard drive and I have a new Western Digital hard drive that I want to transfer all the data to. I have the new HDD hooked up by a SATA to USB adapter. I want to ...
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What's a good tool/addin for Windows to copy a file's path?

I often find that I need the full path of file, often when that file is on the desktop/start menu (i.e., not viewing within Explorer). (There's a related question but it's asking for a solution in ...
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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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How do I copy files in Jolicloud from one drive to another

I'm running Jolicloud 1.2 from a USB stick. I clicked the "run but don't install option" at the start up menu and then i created an account. It says I am logged in as guest mode. How can I copy ...
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How do I queue files instead of simultaneously copying them with Windows?

Windows does not allow me to copy multiple files... Well ofcourse it does when the files are in the same folder however it fails miserably when the files are in seperate folders. Is there any utility ...
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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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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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How to copy a file in unix without altering its last modified time?

If I copy some file from some place to another using cp, the timestamp on the copied file is set to the time of the copy. Is there some way to avoid this? I need to copy files without altering their ...
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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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Copy Folders from one Unix server to another?

I would like to copy a folder from one Unix server to another Unix server. Can anyone tell me if there is a method or command to to achieve this?
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Why can't I copy a 7 GB file to an external USB HD with 120 GB free?

Yes, why can't I? I was stashing away some old photography backup zips last night. I could copy 4 of my > 1 GB backup zips to my external USB connected hard-drive when I got the error message "Cannot ...
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How do I copy a list of folders recursively, ignoring errors?

I want to copy a bunch of folders recursively. However, I don't want one error preventing the copy from finishing. Is there any way to do a recursive copy(cp -R), ignoring (but logging) all errors ...
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Any option to change Windows XP default Copy Here naming from “Copy of {name}.{ext}” to “{name}.{ext}.copy”

Is there an option or tool that will allow me to change the default naming convention for files copied into the same directory in Windows (XP) and above. e.g. from: Copy of {name}.{ext} to: ...