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 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 ...
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How to take a snapshot of a directory on Linux as it was at a particular point in time?

I have a directory containing a lot of result log files (directory size ~ 4GB), and a set of processes running that keep on writing to these files. To be able to correctly analyze the results at a ...
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How can I copy a (big) directory over another changing only the files that differ?

I have directory a and directory b. They are big. b is almost identical to a. "almost" means that 4-5 files differ, and I don't know which they are. I want to copy b over a, but only the files that ...
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File copying utility like rsync with error handling like ddrescue, for data recovery from a hard drive with bad sectors or hardware failure

I have a hard drive with either bad blocks or sectors that are failing to read due to potential mechanical issues, such as a bad disk head, bad motor, or some other issue that is causing the hard ...
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teracopy and archive bit?

I like how when I do a copy and paste in windows, teracopy intercedes. can I get it to do what /M of xcopy does and /A ? turning off the archive bit at source end.. after a copy. and only ...
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cp copying more than what is asked

I go with the following in bash cp -r "/wordpress/3.0.1/" "/mySite/" and the result is /mySite/3.0.1/ but I don't want nor understand why the 3.0.1/ appears in the target destination. What am I ...
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Any recommendations for a seamless 'Robust File Copy' addition to Windows?

I have a new Nettop using Win7 and noticed a weakness with the Windows ‘Copy/Paste’ command. When I download typically large films using JDownloader to the C: drive, JD checks the file MD5 and tells ...
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merging all files into one folder from different folders

I want my files to be copied in one folder, the files came from different folder but in the same location. I run this code in CMD but it copies the folder into new directory. xcopy "D:\NBS ...
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Manually place file at end of partition

I have an 80GB disk, which has a 50GB VM disk image on it. This image is currently in 220,000 fragments, and is killing my drive's performance (and preventing a defragmentation). I'd like to copy it ...
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Windows 7 long filenames change to 8.3 when copying to a NAS drive

My setup: Windows 7 Pro (locale: Polish) and a NAS drive (D-Link DNS-323) attached via a router. Just recently upgraded from XP to 7. The NAS drive reports an NTFS partition. The problem I've just ...
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How to copy a damaged file? (windows 7)

I am trying to copy a 1GB .vob file, and in the middle of copying it says "can't copy the file - retry?" I can open the file and play it (at least part way). I imagine the file is damaged, is there ...
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Windows Vista Basic - I cannot copy file from CD

I have windows vista basic laptop. There were two antivirus programs Symantec Norton Antivirus and Avast. Both were removed. So there is no AV software at all. I am trying to copy file (probably ...
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Large file copy slows down to a crawl

I have Windows 7 Pro 32 bits, attempting to copy large files (over 1 GB) from one of my external USB drives to another does not work. Same thing from the USB drive to the pc drive. The file transfer ...
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Why every OS still can't resume file transferring? [closed]

I mean, Windows 7, Ubuntu 9.10 and Snow Leopard... All newest and top of line desktop operating system still use regular copy to transfer files, as it seems to me from experience. Instead of using ...
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How do I copy specific set of files in one directory structure to another?

Say I've got a directory structure somewhat like this: view | +--- 0001 | +--- 231 | +--- e2341 | ... and so on My problem is that I want to copy a set of files that have the same name ...
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Any freeware like Piky Basket? [closed]

Piky Basket is one tool that allows you to copy files from various sources and paste them to a single destination. Are there any such freeware tools that do the same functionality and adds itself to ...