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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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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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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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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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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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 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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100% reliable directory copy on Windows systems (NTFS)

Is there a directory copying method for NTFS that can copy a directory 100% accurately, every time, with every single file, sub-directory, permission, attribute, and symbolic link / junction intact ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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How to prevent file copy, restricted by file size?

I am the administrator of about 800 PC under Windows XP/7 with Active Directory. To limit the exchange of Divx, I'm looking for a software which prevents the copy of all file of more than 400 MB. ...
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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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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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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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Copy a list of files contained inside a txt file into another folder

Do you know a freeware (for Windows 7 64) which can copy a list of files (contained in a txt file) into another folder (folder structure preserved or not) ? Filelist.txt contents: M:\DVD1\00\09.pdf ...