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I cut and paste a huge and important file from a hdd to another. I know it's a mistake. The process took hours, but before completion, explorer crashed (windows 7 at the time), and the progress bar was gone. I would like to know how Windows behave in that case.
Is there a chance of data loss, or is windows 7 smart enough to "close and cancel" the current file ? I have doubts. If data was lost, does the source of the cut and paste matter (from the external hard drive, or from the system hard drive) ? I'm really interested to know how a potential data loss can translate, assuming it crashed while copying a txt file of a few bytes - missing file ? Corrupted file ?
Thank you for any information.