I was copying music from my computer to a phone using usb-c cable, and because of stupid reasons, the copying process failed. (In short, turns out a new phone requires some dancing around bonfire for the file transfer to work). First 4 songs copied fine, 5th song - process failed, had to start over. That inspired me to ask this question.
So just out of curiosity - is there any realistic (meaning, bigger than winning the lottery on a warm day, with full moon) chance that the original files on my computer could get corrupted because copying process failed for any reason? Bonus question, what would happen if I would be moving the files instead of copying?
Edit: (feel free to skip if you're not interested in the cable situation)
Many people mention the copying situation so here's what happened. New phone came with USB-C cable by default. I tried using it with my USB-C laptop port. The phone disconnects randomly, usually after few seconds, so I can't even browse the files, much less copy them. After playing around with it, the connection lasted long enough for me to feel safe enough, so I started copying music from laptop to the phone. It failed after a few songs, hence my question)
After many tests with other devices and adapters, this is the result. Phone's usb-c port works perfectly fine (charging with different cables, and using a pendrive with adapter works). laptops usb-c port works perfectly fine (tried the same pendrive with same adapter) cable also works fine (it charges the phone without problem, and after THE FIX, it also transfers files). So...
This new phone, when plugged to a computer shows these default settings(forgive me if my translation isn't perfect): controlling device: this phone (the other option is connected device) usb mode: move files - auto android (other options are: charging only, usb router, move pictures and something else) Turns out that what I need to do, is to switch mode to something else (I used "move pictures") and then BACK to "move files". Meaning that the "default options" are not really "default"?
From then on, I could easily move pictures, music and even movies back and forth. I even wanted to create a question how something like that is even possible, but I have to wait for 40 minutes.