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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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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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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Copying files cross the network

Two computer is connected via network cable. Comp A and CompB. CompA has 2 GB RAM and CompB has 4 GB RAM. I am trying to copy 50GB data(1 file not many files) from CompB to CompA. 1) Make the ...
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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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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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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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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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File operation dialogs always appear on top of each other

I just wondered if anyone knew of program that could cascade file operation dialogs (e.g. the dialog that appears when copying files) so that they don't appear in the middle of the screen always on ...
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Copying file from NAS to same NAS extremely slow

If I copy a file from a NAS to another folder on the same NAS, copying process is extremely slow ( several minutes for a few MB ). It's even faster if I copy the file from NAS to client PC and back to ...
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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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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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batch file to copy files keeping originals in other folder

For example I have folder: F1\F11\some files... F1\F12\some files... F1\F12\F121\some files.. And I have another structure F2\F21\some files... F2\F22\some files... F2\F22\folder\some files... ...
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Why do move dialog can contain or not contain size information in Windows?

Trying to investigate Windows copy problem, I found that file move dialogs can be absolutely different. Here is an example. Sorry it is in Russian, so I translated some words in red: You see, that ...
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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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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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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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Can't copy files from network drive

I have weird problem with copying files. When I copy file from network drive into C drive nothing happens but when I copy file from network drive to desktop I can copy the file. Also if I copy files ...
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How to copy file from PC to Mac, while preserving xattrs on the target file?

I've a file M on my Mac (OS X ML 10.8.4) and file P on my PC (Win7). File P was originally a copy of file M but is now slightly updated. File M has some extended attributes. How can I copy file P ...
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Folder that was copied from one PC to a portable HD doesn't show in another PC

I have an HTPC at my living room and it has a 3TB Western Digital portable hard-drive that stores all my media files. The HTPC is running Windows 7 32bit. Yesterday I connected the hard drive to my ...
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Script to move files created before a certain date to another network location

Ok, this is a simple question I am sure but I'm a novice when it comes to batch scripting and programming so I hope I can find the answers I seek here. Machine Specifications OS - Windows Server ...
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System files missing after copying an SD card in OS X

I copied all my files from a 4 GB to a 16 GB SD card via OS X Finder, and lost quite a bit of system files that my Android can't find. Is there a trick to get everything to transfer?
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USB flash drive unreadable after a few minutes on Windows 8

I recently got a new computer with Windows 8. I a have a number of large backup files I am moving from my old PC to my new one. I was able to successfully copy the files to a couple 16 GB flash ...
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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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Duplicate file via copy/paste no longer works

When I try to copy/paste a file in Win Explorer, instead of duplicating the file and adding "CopyX" to the new filename, I get an error message stating "The Source and Destination Files are the same". ...
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Files get corrupted frequently while copying to external hard drives

I'm running Windows 7 64 bit (updated all important updates yesterday) and have several external usb hard drives (self powered 3.5 inch). I recently noticed while copying files to the external drive ...
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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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How can I add the Windows 8 style copy / move dialog box (detailed view with a real-time throughput graph) in Windows 7?

Windows 8 added a detailed view with a real-time throughput graph to the copy / move dialog box (video): Is there anyway to add such a graph in Windows 7?
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Copying certain files between two SSD's is really slow

I have a couple ~1GB folders that I am copying from my 128GB Samsung 830 SSD to my 250GB Samsung 840 SSD (Brand new). It goes at around 250MB/s as expected for the first half, but then it stalls ...
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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 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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Files copied from USB drive to any directory on OSX Lion disappear on complete

So, using Finder, I can locate a backed up file on an external USB drive, copy it or drag and drop it to a folder such as Documents or Downloads on OSX Lion and the progress bar will tick along till ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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Backup Folder with files but leave behind empty files/folders

I see this asked in linux and ubuntu forums/sites but could never find one for xcopy or Windows x86/64 platform (or an application) I wish to back-up a folder to another drive, but I would like to ...
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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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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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RoboCopy - Moving Data with Preservation

Robocopy D:\ Z:\c /E /Z /B /COPYALL /DCOPY:T /SECFIX /MIR /SEC /xd "RECYCLER" "$RECYCLE.BIN" "System Volume Information" "Thumbs.db" Some files I get the access denied error even when running as ...
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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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Win 7 home to Win 7 Pro (WiFi) network copy often fails - why?

When I copy files from my Win 7 Home to other computer with Win 7 Pro (push, I open my Win Pro machine from my Home, and drag&drop files to its shared folder), it regularly hangs on "cannot reach ...
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Merging Folders/Moving Files: always replace file if new one is larger

I have a few hundred folders of photos that I was able to recover. It's great since I had to really root around through other sources to build a new archive of these same photos. However, I know that ...
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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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Automatically renaming duplicate filenames in Windows 7 when copying to a folder?

Is there a way of automatically renaming duplicate filenames in Windows 7 when copying to a folder? The only two options that show are effectively cancel copy and overwrite, which is infinitely ...
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Cannot copy files from a read-only data DVD

I have a data DVD that contains several little programs, videos and a bunch of presentations. When I try copying something from this disc, I get an error message that looks like this: I don't ...