The operation of creating a file in another location that is identical to the source file. This may be in a different directory, drive, or even computer over the network.

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How to copy files from one computer to another without losing any metadata?

Similar to but more demanding than this question : How to copy files while not modifying the file creation times at all? I want to copy files between computers without the "Modified" and "Created" ...
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Cannot copy large files normally

Win 7 64bit. Why do i need to rename a large file say 5gb to be able to copy it over to another drive. No matter if its from a sata drive or a flash drive. First I try to copy the file (we'll call it ...
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Can't get file to copy from /sys/ on rooted Android [migrated]

I'm currently rooted on a Samsung S3 i9300 running a custom rom on Kitkat 4.4.2 I use es file explorer to perform root tasks on directories and files, I wanted to permanently turn off the led lights ...
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Is it possible to stream live audio/video safe from duplication/copying?

What I'd like to do is play an audio file exactly once and then it should not be possible to play it again. Is there such a file format or function? The scenarios I had was 1) Some famous music group ...
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How to completely copy all of the Toshiba laptop hard drive contents to another laptop?

I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop and I am buying another one, newer laptop and I have about 200GBs of stuff like games/apps on my hard drive. I could upload it online or do it with a USB drive but ...
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sparse file moving/copying over NFS

I created a sparse file with truncate -s 4T image.img on an ext4 file system which I mount over NFS. The following test shows that the system has trouble with the recognition of sparse files: both ...
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Any software to resume a copy of a huge file when there is network disconnection? [duplicate]

I would like to know if there is a software for Windows which allows me to copy a huge file from a remote desktop network to my local PC, and if this copy gets interrupted, I would like to resume the ...
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Batch file to copy files from server to desktop according to date

I will explain what I´m trying to get up and runing. I have a folder on the server containing several subfolders and zip archives in those folders. The string of the server is like: ...
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Does file copy pre-allocate memory

I'm trying to understand the file copy system for different OS. There are many posts like this that explaine the move/copy mechanism. What i'm trying to understand is is there any pre-allocation ...
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How to copy a file with a $ (dollar sign) in the name from one folder to another in Linux?

I have a file which I want to copy from one directory to another directory. Suppose that's the file some.txt to copy from folder1 to folder2 cp -r some.txt /folder2 I am able to copy this file but ...
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Copying between a remote share on Win2008R2 and Windows 7 is unbearably SLOW

I manage servers in 3 remote locations. Copying files from my workstation (Windows 7) and the remote servers (Windows 2008R2) is painfully slow. Yes my network card drivers are up to date, yes I can ...
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Is copy speed depends on or vary with file-types?

I want to know is file-copy speed is depends-on / vary-with file-types? For same size file but difference in type of file (Ex: exe, dll, zip, ppt etc.). If It is depends then Why/How?
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Use Ultracopier / Teracopy with Ditto Clipboard Manager

I really like the tool Ultracopier because of the copy acceleration and additional details on Windows. Also the ability to pause the copy is really helpful. Additionally I want to use a clipboard ...
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Limit SymLink level scanning to just 1 when copying files on Windows

Consider the following directory structure: D:\RealFolder1 D:\RealFolder1\RealFolder1A D:\RealFolder1\RealFolder1A\SymLinkToRealFolder2 D:\RealFolder2 D:\RealFolder3 ...
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How can I create a “copy on change” copy of a folder in linux?

I have a set of tools for building a very large project. At several high level stages my tools create copies of the build environment (a directory) to allow the user to roll back to that point. I ...
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Copy from USB drive to USB drive faster

I need to copy big files from one USB drive to another USB drive. Is there a way to accelerate the data transfer by copying passing just into the hub and not in the OS? Something like this : USB -> ...
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Copy all files, folders, subfolders, hidden or not, with long file names [duplicate]

I have 400gb to transfer from my internal drive to an external one. It's a complex hierarchy made of over 60 000 files and folders, with long file names. While creating those files is not a problem ...
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move-item or copy-item then remove-item

I have a list of files that I want to move from one folder to another location and retain the folder structure in the new location for example I have the following files 1.txt 2.txt 3.txt located as ...
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Copying folders with cygwin

The folder produced by cp -r myfolder myfolder2 is marked shared as reported by "It is shared with other people. Are you sure that you want to delete it?" dialog in windows when I try to delete the ...
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Lenovo IdeaPad y510p, MATSHITA DVD-RAM results CRC error while coping 7GB file from Double Layer DVD

I Have Ideapad y510p with MATSHITA DVD-RAM UJ8DB. While I tring to copy 7GB file do HDD almost in the middle (after 42%) it stucks and after a while it prompt that file can't be copied due to error. ...
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When you copy a file , where is it stored?

When you right click and copy a file before pasting , is the file duplicated and stored in some temporary place before it gets transferred to main memory for storage , what actually happens beneath ...
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Win7 x64 large copy File creation error - The semaphore timeout period has expired

I have spent all day trying to copy a 680GB file from an NTFS USB3.0 drive (Disk #2 below) to an NTFS USB2.0 drive (Disk #3 below) with plenty of free, unfragmented space. I have tried it in both ...
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Why is it faster to copy than overwrite?

I noticed this in general: its faster to copy a large file from my computer to my USB than it is to overwrite it. For example, I have a file a.txt thats 10 gb. If my USB is blank and I copy my file to ...
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Extract identical files from two directories

I am looking for a linux solution for the following problem: Given two directories with a large number of files. All file names are random and different in both directories. The contents of some of ...
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how to compare two large folders (>2G, 196,000 files)

I have to transfer >2G folders with 196K files from one external hard drive to another. The older drive has some problems and so I get an error while transferring. I skip the files which have the ...
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Copying files from external HDD to USB stick - will files remain anyhow on the computer's system drive?

Just wanted to see if you could help me out with something. I moved some files (all in one folder)from an external HDD to a jump drive using my work computer. This HDD was old, and I wasn't sure of ...
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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 a folder using the command line?

How can a folder be copied using the cmd.exe shell? Using Explorer, this is easy to do. Right-click the folder to copy, drag it to the destination folder, and then select "Copy here." Suppose we ...
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File copy and paste over RDP stopped working

I use Remote Desktop from a Window 8.1 Pro 64 bit PC to a remote Windows XP Pro SP3. Recently I noticed copy&paste of files does not work in either direction. Copy&paste if text and images ...
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Copying all files from one folder to an other with command line in windows

I have two folders src and dest: src --new.txt --style.css dest --text.txt --install.bat I would like to copy all files inside src into dest. I have tried copy src dest but that destroys ...
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What's the best way to copy data without leaving a trace? [closed]

I was wondering if uploading data from system disk onto a file sharing online service, but it seems like the system logs these and they could be traced by the cookies of that website. Is it the same ...
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Backup Folder with files but leave behind empty files/folders

I see this asked in linux and ubuntu forums/sites but could never find one for xcopy or Windows x86/64 platform (or an application) I wish to back-up a folder to another drive, but I would like to ...
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Win7 moving files and folders from dir to dir makes all my files empty

I have read this post but it's not the same issue. I am facing a critical problem. I lost all my source codes. The causes : I logged in my user account, i noticed that windows created a new user ...
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How can I add the Windows 8 style copy / move dialog box (detailed view with a real-time throughput graph) in Windows 7?

Windows 8 added a detailed view with a real-time throughput graph to the copy / move dialog box (video): Is there anyway to add such a graph in Windows 7?
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Can't copy files from Skydrive local synced folder when not connected to internet - and when connected copying is slow

When I attempt to copy files from my local synched copy of SkyDrive, it seems to refuse or take forever (didn't wait) to copy files, when not connected and then is slow when I am connected. See screen ...
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How can I keep my file copy speed consistent?

I sometimes have big files (like the Bitcoin blockchain or a virtual machine disk image) that I want to copy to a flash drive so that I can move it to another computer. My flash drive is a SanDisk ...
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Files get corrupted frequently while copying to external hard drives

I'm running Windows 7 64 bit (updated all important updates yesterday) and have several external usb hard drives (self powered 3.5 inch). I recently noticed while copying files to the external drive ...
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Mac OS. Can't zip or copy a folder?

It is a folder with xcode project. Previously it worked normally. Now on both duplicating and zipping it shows an error. It is in other language but sounds something like this "Error on zipping ...
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Does copying files in multiple dialogues slower than in one?

When you select some files and copy them, the file copying dialog appears with progress bar and speed indicators. But when you select some other files and copy them, another dialog pops up and both ...
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Linux: What is the best way to copy from a damaged HD, only the files that can be completely read?

I am copying from a damaged HDD (not SDD) where about 15% files would cause I/O error. I only want the rest of the 85% complete files, and get a list of damanged files. How to do that? cp stops on ...
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Duplicate file via copy/paste no longer works

When I try to copy/paste a file in Win Explorer, instead of duplicating the file and adding "CopyX" to the new filename, I get an error message stating "The Source and Destination Files are the same". ...
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Copy new files from a monitored folder to another in debian

I have directory a and directory b. Directory a has new files and folders copied to it periodically. I would like to monitor folder a for those new files and automatically copy them to folder b. ...
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RoboCopy - Moving Data with Preservation

Robocopy D:\ Z:\c /E /Z /B /COPYALL /DCOPY:T /SECFIX /MIR /SEC /xd "RECYCLER" "$RECYCLE.BIN" "System Volume Information" "Thumbs.db" Some files I get the access denied error even when running as ...
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How to queue up Windows 8 file coping to only have one copying at a time

The new windows 8 file explorer copying is great. I can setup multiple copying tasks. They appear in a single window and I am able to pause them. Is there a way to have the copying only occur one at ...
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Can't copy files from network drive

I have weird problem with copying files. When I copy file from network drive into C drive nothing happens but when I copy file from network drive to desktop I can copy the file. Also if I copy files ...
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How can I copy a folder from my machine to another machine from command line?

I have tried :- c:>xcopy \192.168.1.12\Share\IT\ But it copies only files not the folders.
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Weird popup when I try to copy a file [closed]

Here is the popup I get: Now before I get this popup, It says something like:"Copying 39.785 files" and then immediatly shows me this. How come I get this and how can I make it stop?
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Copying USB files to local Linux folder

How do I copy files from a USB flash drive in Ubuntu Linux from command line? When I copy these files from USB to a local folder I get "permissions denied" using the GUI. On the command line I can ...
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Get Windows to copy the first file of a selection first

When selecting a bunch of files in Explorer, either by dragging or shift-selecting, if you copy that selection and go to paste it somewhere the Windows decides it'll copy the last file in the ...
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Is is possible to copy files over the network using an software installer?

Basically, I need a software installer to overwrite files which reside on a few PCs that are in the same network. Example: I have PC A. I run this installer and it will copy and overwrite files to ...