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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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 ...
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Folder that was copied from one PC to a portable HD doesn't show in another PC

I have an HTPC at my living room and it has a 3TB Western Digital portable hard-drive that stores all my media files. The HTPC is running Windows 7 32bit. Yesterday I connected the hard drive to my ...
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Script to move files created before a certain date to another network location

Ok, this is a simple question I am sure but I'm a novice when it comes to batch scripting and programming so I hope I can find the answers I seek here. Machine Specifications OS - Windows Server ...
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How to prevent file copy, restricted by file size?

I am the administrator of about 800 PC under Windows XP/7 with Active Directory. To limit the exchange of Divx, I'm looking for a software which prevents the copy of all file of more than 400 MB. ...
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System files missing after copying an SD card in OS X

I copied all my files from a 4 GB to a 16 GB SD card via OS X Finder, and lost quite a bit of system files that my Android can't find. Is there a trick to get everything to transfer?
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how do I on OSX copy a folder from an external drive to my hard drive and only add the new files?

say I have on the external drive: A/file1.txt B/file2.txt B/file3.txt and on my hard drive I have: A/file1.txt B/file2.txt I would like to drag and drop the whole folder over to the hard drive ...
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How to force copy/move dialog in Windows 8 to be always launched in the foreground?

When I copy or move files in Windows 8, the copy/move dialog is sometimes launched in the foreground and sometimes in the background of other open file explorer windows. I have found out that: The ...
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Change default copy renaming in Windows 7

I am trying to enable the solution to this question to work in Windows 7 but so far with out luck: Any option to change Windows XP default Copy Here naming from "Copy of {name}.{ext}" to ...
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Copying files to multiple USB flash drives

Does anyone know of any software or hardware (or both) that will copy a certain set of files to multiple USB flash drives? We have a project where there are some PDF's that need to be copied to about ...
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batch file to copy files keeping originals in other folder

For example I have folder: F1\F11\some files... F1\F12\some files... F1\F12\F121\some files.. And I have another structure F2\F21\some files... F2\F22\some files... F2\F22\folder\some files... ...
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How does copy and paste for large files work

I am curious to know how computers execute "copy" and "paste" of large folders. I've read that copy and paste of text between different processes or same process is achieved by saving the content into ...
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Finding out time that was taken to copy a set of files

I recently copied a large set of files (about 6 GB) into my Pen Drive. Is there any way to determine the time taken to complete copying from any of log files. I am using Mac OS Mountain Lion Operating ...
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File copy stops to ask about properties that can't be copied to new location [duplicate]

I'm copying files from my Windows Home Server (v1) to a new Windows 8 box. So far when copying certain music and movie files the copy process has stopped to ask if I want to continue on because some ...
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rsync between to local directories

I am trying to do rsync between two directories I have in two filesystems connected to the same computer. I want to do it without deleting the extra files in b. I though a simple rsync -a a/dir b/dir ...
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How to copy files to disk with Windows 8

I'm struggling with, it seems, basic task: I have an old HDD with Windows 7 & plenty of data, and I want to move some of it to my new SSD drive with Windows 8. So I took Windows 8 SSD drive, and ...
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Copying file from NAS to same NAS extremely slow

If I copy a file from a NAS to another folder on the same NAS, copying process is extremely slow ( several minutes for a few MB ). It's even faster if I copy the file from NAS to client PC and back to ...
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Why do move dialog can contain or not contain size information in Windows?

Trying to investigate Windows copy problem, I found that file move dialogs can be absolutely different. Here is an example. Sorry it is in Russian, so I translated some words in red: You see, that ...
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File copy utility or file manager with each byte report while copying?

Please suggest copy utility or file manager program, which reports each byte copied. I have a problems while copying. Copying process hangs, and I want to see how it happens, so I want to see how ...
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File copy program that generates checksums of the data while copying too

My question in short: is there a tool that copies a file from directory A to B while, simultaneously, generating the checksum of the file it has copied/read, without doing an extra read/pass just to ...
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Copy a list of files contained inside a txt file into another folder

Do you know a freeware (for Windows 7 64) which can copy a list of files (contained in a txt file) into another folder (folder structure preserved or not) ? Filelist.txt contents: M:\DVD1\00\09.pdf ...
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File corruption after copying files in Windows 7 64 bit using two methods

I have 5000 pictures and other files in a directory taking up 35 GB. I want to duplicate this directory. Method 1: I do a simple copy and paste of the directory in explorer. I have the habit of ...
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USB flash drive unreadable after a few minutes on Windows 8

I recently got a new computer with Windows 8. I a have a number of large backup files I am moving from my old PC to my new one. I was able to successfully copy the files to a couple 16 GB flash ...
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How to disable time calculation when copying files in Windows 8

When I copy large files on Windows 8, it always takes a long time to calculate the time remaining. How can I disable this feature?
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SSD Copy gets slower and slower with large files

I have a OCZ SSD drive, and I was duplicating a 16GB VM on the drive and noticed when I started the copy it was working at approximately 180MB/s, by then end of the copy this had dropped to ...
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Cannot copy files from external hard drive to desktop hard drive in Window 7

I'm trying to copy some old files from one of my external hard-drives to the hard drive of my desktop PC. Some files can not be copied but giving the error like 'Cannot read from source file or disk'. ...
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Why I am not getting prompt while copying hidden files in Windows 7?

Whenever I copy files on my OS Windows 7, I usually not get prompt about hidden files as in windows XP. The problem I have that I need to check whether hidden files get copied or not each time by ...
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Slow copy operation to Samsung 830 SSD

I have a 128 GB Samsung 830 SSD installed on my Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit machine. I tried to copy a folder from my C: drive to the SSD drive. And I have found out that copy speed is very slow. ...
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100% reliable directory copy on Windows systems (NTFS)

Is there a directory copying method for NTFS that can copy a directory 100% accurately, every time, with every single file, sub-directory, permission, attribute, and symbolic link / junction intact ...
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Can I disconnect a USB drive while copying is paused in Windows 8?

As you all probably know by now, Windows 8 consolidates all simultaneous file copy operations into one single dialog. Also, wonder of wonders, you can now pause any of the operations as well! What ...
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Automatically renaming duplicate filenames in Windows 7 when copying to a folder?

Is there a way of automatically renaming duplicate filenames in Windows 7 when copying to a folder? The only two options that show are effectively cancel copy and overwrite, which is infinitely ...
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Advanced merge directory tree with cp in Linux

I need to: Copy all of a tree's folders (with all files, including hidden) under /sourcefolder/* preserving user privileges to /destfolder/ If there is a conflict with a file (a file with the same ...
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Cannot copy files from a read-only data DVD

I have a data DVD that contains several little programs, videos and a bunch of presentations. When I try copying something from this disc, I get an error message that looks like this: I don't ...
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Internal drive bottleneck for usb to usb transfer?

Say, I want to copy the contents of a USB 3 hard drive to another USB 3 hard drive. My computer has USB 3 ports, so that's ok. Would the internal drive be a possible bottleneck? I.e: While ...
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Midnight Commander copy/rename with replaced characters

I would like to copy/rename (F5/F6) with regex (regular expression) mask all the tagged files or directories with names containing space or á or é characters replaced with underscore and a and e ...
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How can I download a copy of an S3 public data set?

i was naively assuming I could do something like s3cmd sync s3://snap-d203feb5 /var/tmp/copy but I seem to have the wrong idea of how to go about this. I cannot even get a simple thing to work; ...
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Replace scattered files from archive

I have many files scattered through multiple directories in a hierarchical fashion. I have some of these files copied to a single directory without all the subdirectories. I need a way to update all ...
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How to prevent files from opening on “Unauthorized” computers

I've researched around quite a bit, with no luck. What I need in a nutshell is a way to protect my company's intellectual property. Some AutoCAD drawings walked out the door with a disgruntled ...
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How to copy files with window remote desktop?

I can do clipboard copy inside RDS client and then I can do paste on local computer. This will initiate copy process via RDS. Normal copy dialog with flying papers will appear. Is it possible to ...
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Copy all files from a directory tree into one directory

I'm running on Windows but have Cygwin so Windows or simple Linux versions are both OK. My camera-phone stores images in a directory tree based on date, but still appears to name each file uniquely. ...
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Copying to Pendrive freezes at 100%

I have a Sandisk Cruzer Blade 16 GB pendrive with me. Previously I had 4 GB Transcend. I had copied number of file >700MB into Trancend without any problem. But Now, when I try to copy a 700Mb media ...
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What do different patterns mean in Windows 8 file copy dialog

When copying or extracting files, Windows 8 shows the chart with the speed of the operation. I noticed several patterns: Randomness, High speed at the beginning, then low speed during the most part ...
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How can I copy my Tomcat Catalina.out files from Amazon EC2 to my local machine?

I want to copy my Catalina.out from my Amazon EC2 instance to my local machine. How can I do it?
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TeraCopy error message: “Operation did not complete … file contains a virus”, yet my antivirus did not prompt me about any detected viruses

When I was moving a certain file, TeraCopy outputted this error message: "Target: Operation did not complete because the file contains a virus." Screenshot: My antivirus (avast!) did not alert me ...
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is there a way to prespecify to overwrite files with same name?

Connections to network drives are ridiculously slow (e.g. 15kb/sec on really good days) and when I'm copying files I leave my desk. My problem is when there is a file with the same name to be ...
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Recover affected text files from damaged hard disk (bad sectors)

One of my coworkers dropped a laptop about 5 feet onto a hard surface. Miraculously, nothing appears to be damaged except the hard disk, and even that isn't a total loss. It is still recognized by ...
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How to copy files with an option for skipping stuck files?

I have a corrupted CD from which I want to copy files. The problem is that the default Windows 7 copy utility gets completely stuck when it encounters a corrupted sector of the CD. Can you recommend ...
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rsync: copy tree including only one file on each level

I want to copy all files "pom.xml" from a big tree to a new tree: On each level of the src tree I have this file. I want to get the same tree structure, but ignore empty directories. sounds like a ...
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Scripting repeated file copy operation for OSX content backup

Scenario: Record content using camera to CF card. Copy contents of CF card to local HD in named folder (e.g. 20120311-D01). I don't mind changing script to update the name I want to use, doesn't ...
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How do I transfer a file from to another computer using WinPE command line?

I want to develop a custom image for Windows 7 and I am following this guide I am having a problem with the last step. After I create the "install.wim" image at the root of my hard disk I need to ...
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why doesn't explorer copy files when control-dragged?

In one of my systems, when I drag and drop a file it does not honor the pressing of the control key. That is, when dragging in the same drive, it always moves files and does not copy them. And when ...