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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Error while using copy command to copy files in subfolders

I'm using the folliwing command to copy all files of the same extension from a folder and all its subfolders to a new destination: for /R "f:\" %f in (\*.mp3) do copy %f "C:\Documents and ...
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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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How can I copy a directories contents alone?

I want to copy the contents of ~/old contents to ~/new without the ~/old directory itself However when I do cd ~/new cp ../old ~/new or cd ~ cp -vr ~/old ~/new or cp -vr ~/old/ ~/new/ the ...
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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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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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WD MyPassport copy speed drops to 0

If i try to copy some large files (say around 400MB), it starts to copy, showing speeds around 33MB/sec, then after 5-6 seconds speed drops to 0Mb/sec and later copy error appears. If I copy small ...
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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 copy files from one computer to another without losing any metadata?

Similar to but more demanding than this question : How to copy files while not modifying the file creation times at all? I want to copy files between computers without the "Modified" and "Created" ...
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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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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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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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Cannot copy large files normally

Win 7 64bit. Why do i need to rename a large file say 5gb to be able to copy it over to another drive. No matter if its from a sata drive or a flash drive. First I try to copy the file (we'll call it ...
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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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Can't get file to copy from /sys/ on rooted Android [migrated]

I'm currently rooted on a Samsung S3 i9300 running a custom rom on Kitkat 4.4.2 I use es file explorer to perform root tasks on directories and files, I wanted to permanently turn off the led lights ...
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Is it possible to stream live audio/video safe from duplication/copying?

What I'd like to do is play an audio file exactly once and then it should not be possible to play it again. Is there such a file format or function? The scenarios I had was 1) Some famous music group ...
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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 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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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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How to completely copy all of the Toshiba laptop hard drive contents to another laptop?

I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop and I am buying another one, newer laptop and I have about 200GBs of stuff like games/apps on my hard drive. I could upload it online or do it with a USB drive but ...
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move-item or copy-item then remove-item

I have a list of files that I want to move from one folder to another location and retain the folder structure in the new location for example I have the following files 1.txt 2.txt 3.txt located as ...
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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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sparse file moving/copying over NFS

I created a sparse file with truncate -s 4T image.img on an ext4 file system which I mount over NFS. The following test shows that the system has trouble with the recognition of sparse files: both ...
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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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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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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 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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Any software to resume a copy of a huge file when there is network disconnection? [duplicate]

I would like to know if there is a software for Windows which allows me to copy a huge file from a remote desktop network to my local PC, and if this copy gets interrupted, I would like to resume the ...
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Batch file to copy files from server to desktop according to date

I will explain what I´m trying to get up and runing. I have a folder on the server containing several subfolders and zip archives in those folders. The string of the server is like: ...
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Does file copy pre-allocate memory

I'm trying to understand the file copy system for different OS. There are many posts like this that explaine the move/copy mechanism. What i'm trying to understand is is there any pre-allocation ...
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How to copy a file with a $ (dollar sign) in the name from one folder to another in Linux?

I have a file which I want to copy from one directory to another directory. Suppose that's the file some.txt to copy from folder1 to folder2 cp -r some.txt /folder2 I am able to copy this file but ...
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Copying between a remote share on Win2008R2 and Windows 7 is unbearably SLOW

I manage servers in 3 remote locations. Copying files from my workstation (Windows 7) and the remote servers (Windows 2008R2) is painfully slow. Yes my network card drivers are up to date, yes I can ...
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Is copy speed depends on or vary with file-types?

I want to know is file-copy speed is depends-on / vary-with file-types? For same size file but difference in type of file (Ex: exe, dll, zip, ppt etc.). If It is depends then Why/How?
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Use Ultracopier / Teracopy with Ditto Clipboard Manager

I really like the tool Ultracopier because of the copy acceleration and additional details on Windows. Also the ability to pause the copy is really helpful. Additionally I want to use a clipboard ...
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Limit SymLink level scanning to just 1 when copying files on Windows

Consider the following directory structure: D:\RealFolder1 D:\RealFolder1\RealFolder1A D:\RealFolder1\RealFolder1A\SymLinkToRealFolder2 D:\RealFolder2 D:\RealFolder3 ...
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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 on 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 ...
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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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How can I create a “copy on change” copy of a folder in linux?

I have a set of tools for building a very large project. At several high level stages my tools create copies of the build environment (a directory) to allow the user to roll back to that point. I ...
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Copy from USB drive to USB drive faster

I need to copy big files from one USB drive to another USB drive. Is there a way to accelerate the data transfer by copying passing just into the hub and not in the OS? Something like this : USB -> ...
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Copy all files, folders, subfolders, hidden or not, with long file names [duplicate]

I have 400gb to transfer from my internal drive to an external one. It's a complex hierarchy made of over 60 000 files and folders, with long file names. While creating those files is not a problem ...
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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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Copying folders with cygwin

The folder produced by cp -r myfolder myfolder2 is marked shared as reported by "It is shared with other people. Are you sure that you want to delete it?" dialog in windows when I try to delete the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...