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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Sync files from a RDP “local drive”

I have users who remotely log into a terminal server over the Internet. They need the ability to synchronize their local drive (mapped through RDP settings) with their "user" drive on the terminal ...
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Batch file: Change names on files with certain extensions in multiple directories based on the directory name and copy into one directory

I am all new to batch files and DOS, but I hope you can help me anyway. I need to copy files of a specific file type that are now in separate subdirectories, one such file per directory(but more ...
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Why might be file copying on Windows Explorer much slower than Command Prompt

When I copy a file in command prompt, it occurs instantly. But when I copy a file inside Explorer of Windows 7, it waits around 3-10 seconds before starting the copying process. Also the icons of ...
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How can I copy files from A to B, only including files that exist in B?

Maybe could be hard to explain, but I'll! I'm on Windows 7 Professional, and this is my scenario : Folder "Asd" (C:\) Folder "Asd" (D:\) File 1 File 1 File 2 ...
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How can you move (or copy) all files of a certain type to a directory in Unix?

I'm not very familiar with all the tricks of grep/find/awk/xargs quite yet, so be patient with me =] I have a particular file type say *.xxx, in random places throughout a certain directory. How can ...
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How to copy files through a Remote Desktop Connection over VPN

I need to connect to a client's server through VPN. I'm using Windows 7 but the VPN from the client is compatible only to Windows XP. I installed a VM (Windows XP) on my Windows 7. After I installed ...
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Change the default 'naming scheme' for copying files

When I copy a file, name.txt, in Windows Explorer and paste in the same directory, a new file appears. Its default name is name - Copy.txt. Is there a way to customize the default name for a new ...
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unable to copy folder from desktop to external hard drive

I am on Windows XP and I am trying to copy a folder from my desktop to my external hard drive. Both drives are formatted NTFS. When I try to copy and paste the folder, I get an error message pop-up, ...
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How does one troubleshoot Windows hanging copying large files from external HDDs?

When I copy large file (for example over 4GB) from external WD MyBook USB 3.0 HDD to internal SATA2 HDD all of Windows just freezes. Copying files of any size on internal HDD is fine. Today I copied ...
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How do I quickly copy 900,000 files?

I need to copy some data that includes 900,000 tiny files totaling around 30 gigabytes to a windows computer. However, it needs to be able to be copied and set up in under an hour and a half, and it ...
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Synchronous copying to USB drive in Windows?

I've been copying a bunch of files between Windows 7 computers using a USB 3.0 thumb drive. I've noticed that copying multiple files together in one copy attempt is significantly faster than copying ...
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Copying folders in Windows 7 without changing created/modified date?

When you're copying a folder with subfolders in Windows 7 file explorer (and possibly in earlier versions of Windows) all subfolders get their "date created" and "date modified" changed to the current ...
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Copy files from remote Unix machine to windows

I have a remote Unix machine which doesnt have SMB installed and I cannot install it. However there are some files located on that server that I need on a windows machine. What I need is a way to ...
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Why is my computer taking so long to copy from one drive to another?

I have two disk drives in my computer of about 120GB each. The 'C' drive has about 50Gb of data and the other drive (E) is almost empty. When I try and copy a large directory (65gb) from the 'C' drive ...
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Multi-core and copy speed

What i want to do is to copy 500K of files. I want to copy within server from one destination to another.It includes emails mostly so many small files. Its over 23 GB only but takes so long (over ...
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Windows incremential copy files keeping all versions with datetime in filename

I need to track changes to folders with files like jpg or docx, and make a copy to another folder. I need to make a copy of the file when it changes, keeping the filename and adding the current ...
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Can a file being copied over my LAN be sniffed?

I'd like to know if a file (PDF, JPG, or whatever) that I copy with .NET code between two computers in my LAN can be easily sniffed and obtained. If so, what would it take to do it? How trivial would ...
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How to copy files and create hardlinks instead of copying when files are identical

Are there any tools for Windows that can copy one dir to another read copied content generate MD5 if the current file is identical to a previously copied one, create a hardlink in destination dir ...
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Why does copying the same amount of data take longer if spread across many separate files?

I noticed that copying 24Mb worth of data from one folder to another took about 30 seconds because (I'm assuming this is the reason) it was over 1,000 separate files. Copying 24Mb shouldn't take so ...
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On mac, how to copy a networked folder from a Windows machine?

I can see the (XP) shared folder on my Mac (10.6.8). If I try and drag/drop the folder in finder, I get an alias to it. How do I copy the folder itself?
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copying a directory tree to another location, with optional compression

What I want to do is to copy a directory to anther position (on Linux), and compress some files (with a certain extension) with GZip on the destination, while other files are just copied. Could this ...
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Don't copy files that cause an input/output error

When copying files from a faulty hd with cp, rsync, or scp, the faulty files which can't be read anymore are also partly copied to the destination directory. Is there an option to automatically skip ...
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Easiest way to copy a directory recursively creating 0-length files

I need to copy a file/directory structure recursively but without copying file contents (creating 0-length files). Is there any way to do that without custom scripting? Windows 7
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How can I copy my Mac's entire hard drive to an external hard drive?

I want to copy my entire hard drive to an external hard drive of equivalent size. I'm using a Mac, and I was thinking about booting Ubuntu so that I can use dd, but I'm not sure how to do that. If ...
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What's the cause of the lag when I try to copy 200 GB of file?

Why is my computer lagging everytime I try to simply copy (or move to another disk which I think is the same as copying anyway) 200 GB of file from my C:\ drive to the E:\ drive (external hard disk) ...
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How do I queue multiple files for copying on a Mac?

When I copy multiple files on a Mac, the system tries to copy them all at the same time. The problem is two-fold. First of all, when you select multiple files and copy them, they all go into one ...
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Can no longer copy or move files

I can no longer copy or move files with Windows Explorer. This affects local drives as well as network drives. Neither Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V nor drag and drop works. I don't get any response from Explorer; ...
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Does It Make Hard Drive More Fragmented When Having Multiple Copying Dialogs?

To make copying quicker from my hard drive to external hard drive and the other way around, I sometimes have several transfers windows together transferring multiple files/folders. Does this method ...
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Why is transfer between two SATA HDDs so slow?

I have plugged in my Macbook Pro's SATA hard drive into my PC, and downloaded MacDrive in order to access it. I'm trying to copy about 100GB onto my PC's hard drive which is also SATA, the slowest ...
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How to copy information from 1 .PST file to another

I have been using an Outlook Data file for a long time now and have many calendar events, tasks, notes, and contacts. I recently got an exchange account set up and would like to know if there is a way ...
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Robust file copy application

I'm trying to recover music from some pretty scratched CD's and DVD's, in both CD audio and MP3 format. Windows copy is not my friend here, because often the read process will hang indefinitely, so I ...
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copy to XPMode very slow

When copying files (~1MB) from the host machine (W7 x64 Ultimate) to XPMode, the copy is very slow - ~8KB/s. Copying the file to an actual network share (using explorer running on the host machine), ...
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Files copied from USB drive to any directory on OSX Lion disappear on complete

So, using Finder, I can locate a backed up file on an external USB drive, copy it or drag and drop it to a folder such as Documents or Downloads on OSX Lion and the progress bar will tick along till ...
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How to copy directory into another preserving specific directory structure?

I would like to find the command that copy my eclipse options to another workspace: /home/me/myWorkspace/.metadata/.plugins/org.eclipse.core.runtime/* There is only one directory ...
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Is there a .exe out there which takes a file as input and then searches your filesystem replacing anything with the same name?

Before I commit to the 5 minutes it should take to write this I figure I should ask if it isn't already out there as part of something I may not have heard of. I'm looking for a program that takes a ...
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How to move emails from outlook express to outlook on a different computer?

I have an old computer with thousands of emails under Outlook Express on an old Windows XP PC. I'd like to move them to a newer Windows 7 PC which uses Outlook 2010. What's the best way to do this? ...
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“Invalid MS-DOS function” error message when copying a file

I have Windows 7 PC. When copying a movie file (mp4) from a DVD to my PC's hard drive, in Windows Explorer, I'm getting the error: Invalid MS-DOS function. The error message pops up, I cancel ...
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How can I copy file recursively ignoring destination directory structure?

I have the following content on the source directory: source/foo.txt source/bar/another_file.txt source/bar2/and_another.txt I want copy those files to a destination directory which, after copy, ...
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Can I copy files automatically from a hard-drive when it is inserted?

Is there a way to start coping all the files from a external hard-drive to another external hard-drive automatically when it's inserted? I don't know the drive letter of both drives before. Is this ...
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Copying a 300 Gig file between two ext. hard drives via laptop

I have two external hard drives and a laptop. I want to copy a single very large file, which is around 300 GB, from one of the external hard drive to the other. What is a practical way to do that? ...
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Copying data from DVD with bad sectors

If a DVD Video object file (.vob) was burned on DVD which was ended up with having one or two bad sectors, would you be able to copy that file from DVD? I heard video files can still be played even if ...
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How to see (Command line) when a file has been created/copied

I need to find a way to get the date of a file that has been copied from the network on a given workstation. I see some info when I right-click the file but I know that it's not 3 months ago (The file ...
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In what order are files and directories copied when using Linux cp -R?

If I execute the following command: cp -R /myfiles /mydestination If myfiles contains several sub-directories and files, in what order will they be copied? For example, directories might be named ...
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Good file copy or transfer tool for win vista/7

An SSD drive crashed on a win7 x64 machine. So I brought it over to my win vista machine and tried to drag a particular folder over. But there are some files that give strange errors or restart ...
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File numbers do not match after copying

I have about 3GB of files/folders (47k files, 15k folders) on a server and am trying to copy it to another in the same domain via LAN. Every time I finish making a copy, the number of files being ...
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Can you move/copy a multipart 7z file while it still is compressing?

If you are compressing a 7zip archive and creating split archive, do you need to wait for the entire compression process to complete before you start copying the completed pieces out of the folder? ...
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Do fast copy programs work?

Do any of the programs that purport to copy files faster than the built-in Windows Explorer file copying, really do what they claim to do? I am thinking of using ExtremeCopy and am wondering if it ...
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How to efficiently update a copy of a large binary file

I have a large file (~20 GB, VirtualBox VM of Windows XP) that I would like to clone to a second computer and then keep synchronized, 1-way, from the primary computer. Is there a generic way of ...
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Adding trec format tags to thousands of file

I need to add tags like text of file in thousand of files in a directory and I tried it using cat and outputing it to a stream of file using for file in * do cat ../gau > temp; //gau contain ...
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Which tool to use when making a complete dump of the sysvol in Windows XP

I have tried both robocopy and hobocopy. Robocopy lacks the use av shadow volume copy so it always gets stuck on system files, you need to supply an ever growing list of filenames/directories to ...