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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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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How to put conditional formatting in a cell from another excel worksheet

its hard to describe how i want, im not really familiar with excel condition terms but it is basically just like this Worksheet= Dr. castro patient consultations A B C D E ...
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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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Error "cp: will not create hard link to directory in GitBash

I got this weird error when I was trying to copy a folder in Git Bash. The error was cp: will not create hard link /c/repos_copy/Ayrault/modules/path to directory ...
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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 at 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 some ...
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Copy hundreds of thousands files Mac to NAS

I'm trying to transfer my Aperture library to the NAS. It contains few hundred of thousands of files (quite small ones). After OS X finishes copying the big files, the estimated time of the copy ...
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add linefeed when copying Windows 7 files

Am running Windows 7 64-bit with 8 GB of memory. Have a large number of text files that do not have an end_of_line symbol [i.e. LF (\n) or CRLF (\r\n)]. Want to copy the files to a new file to parse ...
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Win 7 home to Win 7 Pro (WiFi) network copy often fails - why?

When I copy files from my Win 7 Home to other computer with Win 7 Pro (push, I open my Win Pro machine from my Home, and drag&drop files to its shared folder), it regularly hangs on "cannot reach ...
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File operation dialogs always appear on top of each other

I just wondered if anyone knew of program that could cascade file operation dialogs (e.g. the dialog that appears when copying files) so that they don't appear in the middle of the screen always on ...
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tool to copy/move files when they appear on network drive (windows)

I have some computers behind firewall that write their data to network drive. I'm looking for the tool that would check every minute or so and if in specific directory of network drive a new file ...
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Copy filelist into a folder and recreate the folder structure (GUI) Win7 64? [duplicate]

How can I copy some files and their related folders and subfolders from a "list_of_files.txt" into another folder? I'm looking for a GUI solution which runs under Windows 7 (64 bit). Example content ...
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Can not copy files from old CD's into new system

I am trying to access some very old CD's I have (8+ years) When inserting into my current OS (Windows 7) I can see the files, and I can also browse the folders. The problem starts when I want to ...
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How with copying file over the network

ALL, I have 2 machines at home: one running Windows 7, one running Windows XP. What I want to do is to copy some files from Windows 7 to Windows XP share. So what I did was to share the folder on ...
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Automatically make or update a copy real-time on another hard drive volume whenever files are saved to a particular folder [duplicate]

EDIT: The main recommendations for Windows that were offered in answers to the question cited as the reason for closing this one as a duplicate, do not work in real-time. I've downloaded Yardis and ...
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unable to copy file to folder, permission denied without explanation

Recently Norton Internet security deleted ml.exe (an assembler I use to program in masm32) off of my computer, thinking that one of the programs I had written with it was a virus (it was most ...
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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 to preserve file-create-timestamp while copying files on OS X from command-line?

On OS X when you a copy a file using Finder, the target file has the same creation and modification times as the source file. However when you do so using cp in Terminal both creation and ...
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How to copy file from PC to Mac, while preserving xattrs on the target file?

I've a file M on my Mac (OS X ML 10.8.4) and file P on my PC (Win7). File P was originally a copy of file M but is now slightly updated. File M has some extended attributes. How can I copy file P ...
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Merging Folders/Moving Files: always replace file if new one is larger

I have a few hundred folders of photos that I was able to recover. It's great since I had to really root around through other sources to build a new archive of these same photos. However, I know that ...
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Copying files cross the network

Two computer is connected via network cable. Comp A and CompB. CompA has 2 GB RAM and CompB has 4 GB RAM. I am trying to copy 50GB data(1 file not many files) from CompB to CompA. 1) Make the ...
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Copying certain files between two SSD's is really slow

I have a couple ~1GB folders that I am copying from my 128GB Samsung 830 SSD to my 250GB Samsung 840 SSD (Brand new). It goes at around 250MB/s as expected for the first half, but then it stalls ...
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Is it slower to copy two files at the same time than to copy one after the other? [duplicate]

My boss was saying it takes longer to copy two files at the same time than doing one and then the other because the hard drive has to keep switching the head between the two locations on disk. Is this ...