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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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 am I ask “Are you sure you want to copy this file without its properties?” when copying files from NTFS to a FAT drive?

I have an image file on my NTFS filesystem and get following message when I try to copy to my FAT32 drive: Are you sure you want to copy this file without its properties? I cant find any ...
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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 ...
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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?

I'm on Windows 7 Professional, and this is my scenario : Folder "Asd" (C:\) Folder "Asd" (D:\) File 1 File 1 File 2 File 3 File 3 ...
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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 ...