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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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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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2answers
164 views

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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46 views

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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1answer
802 views

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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4answers
200 views

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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1answer
158 views

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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2answers
644 views

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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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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1answer
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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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2answers
800 views

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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2answers
8k views

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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126 views

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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1answer
101 views

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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2answers
689 views

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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1answer
123 views

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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12answers
3k views

What's the fastest and automatic way to transfer 2GB of data between 2 PCs every night?

While it's fast (less than 2 minutes) I hate having to copy files from PC #1 onto a USB stick, and then manually popping it in PC #2 to copy the files to PC #2. Dropbox is too slow in uploading and ...
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3answers
2k views

How do I move files between computers while preserving file dates?

I have a lot of files that I often search for based on creation date. When I copy files from my old computer to the new one, all of my creation dates are set to the current time (i.e. I lose the ...
2
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1answer
506 views

shell scripting: iterating through directories and moving/renaming files

(FYI, I have very little shell scripting knowledge) I have a ton of files and directories that look something like -root -dir1/a.txt -dir2/a.txt -dir3/b.txt -dir4/b.txt -dir5/c.txt I would ...
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1answer
412 views

Copying files across computers in different networks using scp Mac Lion

I forgot how to do this and I found this other StackOverflow post about it but now I'm getting this error: ssh: connect to host xx.xx.xx.xx port 22: Permission denied lost connection I am ...
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1answer
1k views

copy same file into multiple directories - permission denied error

Please help me in solving the below issue: I want copy a file say info.txt into multiples directories and their sub-directories . I used this command: go to parent directory. find . -type d -exec ...
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1answer
1k views

How to avoid XCopy run into the error: The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process?

I am xcopying data from my local directory to a shared windows drive. Once in a while i get an issue where in the middle of copying i see the following error: The process cannot access the file ...
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1answer
1k views

Cannot copy large file from external hard drive to hard drive

I have a large file on an external hard drive (about 10 GB. Exactly 10,543,768 KB). On my Windows XP machine, my C drive is showing me that I have 19.7 GB free. I drag the file to my desktop and ...
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4answers
11k views

How do I copy a file/folder from another user's home directory in Linux?

I want to copy a file/folder from another user's home directory to my home directory in Linux. I cannot access his directory, because it says permission denied. I'm 100% sure that a file can be ...
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1answer
760 views

How can I copy large number of files from one Ubuntu machine to another effectively?

I have two Ubuntu machines, one of which has a large number of files. How can I copy the files from one machine to another effectively? I would like to copy only the delta files and not all the files ...
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3answers
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Linux: Copy all files matching pattern from dir and subdirs into a single dir

If I wanted to copy all *.so files from src to dst I'd do: cp src/*.so dst However, I want to copy all *.so files from src and it's subdirs into dst. Any clues?
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How can I disable access denied when copying from network drive to program files?

I have a mapped network drive (to samba on local network) and when I try to copy a file from it to Program Files or other "secure" folders UAC pops up I confirm, and it still gives me access denied. ...
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0answers
285 views

Copy busy file in OS X Lion

How can you copy a file in OS X Lion when it says it is busy? I am trying to copy Photoshop brushes from an external hard drive. Photoshop is not running and I'm not sure why OS X says that the file ...
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2answers
231 views

Invoking Windows Explorer file copy dialog from shortcut

I want to have a shortcut on the desktop that, upon being clicked, copies files from a network share to the local disk. This is easy enough with xcopy or the like, but is there some way to use the ...
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1answer
707 views

How move files through text (base64, etc)?

Why don't these work when trying to copy a file from one location to another? 1) Base64 encode the file at source, write (binary or ascii) base64 decoded at destination. 2) Open file in notepad, ...
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1answer
1k views

Remove write protection in Windows

Why do I always get "cannot write please remove the write protection" when I copy files on C: ? I selected that my account have full control, but i still get this error. What can I do ?
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2answers
9k views

How can I copy a file from my machine to another machine from command line?

Something like cp \\target_machine local_file.txt c:\dest_file.txt
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3answers
583 views

Check which files in a folder are missing from another folder?

When copying photos from varying sources to my main archive, I'd like to copy only the files that are not already in the archive. rsync or file comparing applications like WinMerge and Meld can't seem ...
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6answers
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How to detect differences between folders? (after copying) - on win 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Compare directories on Windows Hi all, I copied many many) files from one hard drive to another. During the process some of the files where skipped. I now want to find ...
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1answer
693 views

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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1answer
91 views

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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1answer
92 views

copy files tool with limiter?

for testing some stuff i need a tool that can copy files from location a to b. but i need to tell the tool how many files it should copy per second. does any one know a tool that can do this?
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2answers
126 views

Why can't gif images copy at a reasonable speed on this dell laptop with XP?

I've got this somewhat old Dell Latitude D810. Strangest thing... If I try to copy anything that has gif files in it the gif files take forever. Like a few minutes per gif regardless of size. ...
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1answer
358 views

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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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 ...
2
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2answers
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Is there a way to append files efficiently using the DOS copy command?

Using the DOS copy command syntax to concatenate files: copy file1.txt+file2.txt all.txt I know I can do this... copy file1.txt+file2.txt file1.txt Is this efficient? Is it doing what I'm ...
2
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2answers
596 views

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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2answers
563 views

Windows Shell dialog boxes do not disappear

I've recerntly noticed on my Windows Vista machine often when I copy/delete large files, the transfer will complete (0 bytes remaining or whatnot), yet the Windows Shell dialog box (displaying the ...
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2answers
581 views

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 ...