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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Which copies faster, one big file, or several smaller files? [duplicate]

When doing backups, I have noticed that it seems as though copying one large file (e.g. a video) is much faster than copying thousands of small files with the same total size (e.g. a GIT repo). I have ...
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Can't copy data into NTFS-formatted external HDD from Macbook [duplicate]

I have copied my whole HDD into a Macbook Pro. Now I formatted the HDD from FAT32 to NTFS. Macbook is not allowing me to copy the data back to the HDD. What do I do now?
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rsync between two 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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Windows 7 file copy: Setting to ask about overwriting files / merging folders BEFORE copy starts?

I am not expecting there to be a registry setting or way to do this, but is it possible (without a third-party filecopy handler) to have windows search for conflicting folder or file names before the ...
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Is it faster to compress files before copying?

I have around 80 GB of data I need copy to an external hard drive. Would it be faster to compress all the files first and then copy over? Or would the time it takes to compress and decompress take ...
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Script to automate copy files with a pattern over network

I am trying to automate some tasks... I have to do some development work on one machine and other parts on another machine, with communication through a network share. I would like to copy certain ...
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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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Can't transfer files in linux from my 1 TB Volume

So once I was just going around in the internet, and I noticed that Windows was working very slowly, so I shutted it down and it shutted down very quickly for some reason. I turned it on and I see a ...
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How can I copy a file from a usb drive to a directory on the hard drive in windows 7 using command prompt

How can I copy a file from a pen drive to particular directory on the hard drive in windows 7 using command prompt in quickly compare to ordinary copy paste. Scenario 1: need to copy the files from ...
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Not getting all files when copying Users folder

I have a friends laptop and I took her hard drive out and put it in an external HD enclosure. I plan on wiping it so that I can reinstall windows. Problem is that when I plug the external HD to my ...
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Copy file by type with folder structure

I have a big tree of file something like folderA folderB file.any file.txt folderC folderD folderE file.txt file.any I need to copy all *.txt files with folder tree. ...
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copy files tool with limiter?

For testing I need a tool that can copy files from location a to b. However, I need to tell the tool how many files it should copy per second. Does any one know a tool that can do this?
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Can the “Are you sure you want to copy this file without its properties?” halt be stopped when copying files?

When I copy data on my computer, I get a dialogue box with the message Are you sure you want to copy this file without its properties? I know why this message pops up, but it does not make it ...
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Should I worry about corruption during Windows file copying?

Does Windows XP do checksum validation after a file copy? If I copy all my pictures and videos from one disk to another using Windows file copying, is it a best practice to verify the checksums of the ...
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Is there a way to append files efficiently using the DOS copy command?

Using the DOS copy command syntax to concatenate files: copy file1.txt+file2.txt all.txt I know I can do this... copy file1.txt+file2.txt file1.txt Is this efficient? Is it doing what I'm ...
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Why can't gif images copy at a reasonable speed on this dell laptop with XP?

I've got this somewhat old Dell Latitude D810. Strangest thing... If I try to copy anything that has gif files in it the gif files take forever. Like a few minutes per gif regardless of size. ...
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How move files through text (base64, etc)?

Why don't these work when trying to copy a file from one location to another? 1) Base64 encode the file at source, write (binary or ascii) base64 decoded at destination. 2) Open file in notepad, ...
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Check which files in a folder are missing from another folder?

When copying photos from varying sources to my main archive, I'd like to copy only the files that are not already in the archive. rsync or file comparing applications like WinMerge and Meld can't seem ...
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How to detect differences between folders? (after copying) - on win 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Compare directories on Windows I copied many many files from one hard drive to another. During the process some of the files where skipped. I now want to find who they ...
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Remove write protection in Windows

Why do I always get "cannot write please remove the write protection" when I copy files on C: ? I selected that my account have full control, but i still get this error. What can I do ?
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Network info when copying files from USB drives

When I copy files from USB flashdrive to another USB flashdrive file using a PC linked to a local network, is the network owner able to check/view the content of the files in transit? Particular ...
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Can you start the Explorer copy dialog from the command line?

Is it possible to trigger an Explorer style file copy in Windows, such that the copy file dialog is displayed? I'm aware of copy, xcopy and robocopy commands but I'm specifically looking to spawn the ...
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How do I remotely copy a gnome panel configuration from one computer to another?

How do I remotely copy a gnome panel configuration from one computer to another using the commmand line?
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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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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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Mac OSX 10.9 resume folder copy to NAS

I have a really big folder (174GB) that I wanted to move to a NAS using Ethernet. I started the transfer and when it was neary finished the computer stopped (I accidentally disabled caffeine) and the ...
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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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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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Why Does Transfer Of Music To A 32 Gigabyte Micro SDHC Card Keep Failing?

I have a large number of music files on my hard drive, and am trying to transfer them onto a 32 gigabyte (31.2 usable) micro SDHC card so I can listen to them using my cellular phone; the transfer ...
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Can't read from the source file or disk

I'm having a two WD external hard disk with capacity of 1 TB. I'm trying to copy SAP file(capacity - 250 GB ) in the extension of .vmdk from one hard disk to another hard disk. But when ever i'm ...
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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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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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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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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 ...