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Recommend a nice basic Robocopy command line for drive to drive copy?

Question: Recommend a nice basic Robocopy command line for drive to drive copy?

I have been fooling around with Robocopy now for a while and the amount of switches it features is a tab overwheleming

Can anyone recommend a bone stock "go to" command line specifcally for copying files from an old drive to a new drive - with the following requirements?

1. Maintaining the same folder structure (old to new) while persevering existing directory timestamps (/DCOPY:T?)

2. Ensuring that the destination files inherit the permissions of the new dest directory. (Confused here?)

3. Multithreaded (MT:8?)

4. Copy all subdirectories (/e?)

5. Give me basic info on screen (TEE/?)

6. Write a log file that's not overly huge

7. Cut the retries etc to a minimum

Anything else you think might be relevant.

Really want an easy go to command that I can reach for again and again without wondering if it works or not

Cheers!

VP

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Preferred Solution: Recommend a nice basic Robocopy command line for drive to drive copy?

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I'm trying to use a scheduled task to copy (edit: 'move' not 'copy') the contents of a folder and their subfolders into another folder on the same drive.

I'm a novice, so I found advice to try the 'robocopy' command. The code I tried was:


Code:
ROBOCOPY "E:\New Discs" "E:\New Discs2" /E:/move
This works. However, it actually makes a copy of the file in the new location and then deletes it from the original location, rather than just moving the file. I am trying to move around Blu-Ray isos, so this is a lot of hard drive activity.

How can I execute this without copies being made? I want the folders and their files to be moved as if I dragged them into a new folder on the same drive (no time-consuming copy step).

Thanks for any thoughts.
 

Answer:Robocopy to move folders within a drive - avoid long copy??

I don't know what the command you want may be but your narrative seems to be conflicting so to clarify, what you want to do is copy and paste rather than cut and paste, which it appears to be doing at the moment - correct?
 

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I'm guessing this is a bad sign...

I'm using Windows XP SP2 on a Dell Dimension 8300, and I was having problems with various things (see below) so I tried repairing Windows... big mistake.

Everything was going fine until it encountered a fatal error during setup ("The signature or Windows XP Home Edition Upgrade is invalid. The error code is 426".). Now if I try booting up without the CD it tells me to put the CD in so it can finish repairing the OS. I put the CD in. It gets the same fatal errors. It reboots. Repeat ad insanity.

Safe mode doesn't help -- it just says "I can't complete the repair in safe mode, so I'm going to reboot. HA!", or something like that. So I can't get a command line or anything. My (uninformed) guess is that it's got something to do with the bios: Before I tried repairing I couldn't boot off the floppy drive, and for the repair I had to put the cd in the DVD drive because it wouldn't boot off the CD drive. So it looks like it just can't recognize these bits of hardware. It's been suggested that I try replacing components -- RAM chips, hard-drive, floppy drive, etc. But I can't see how a fault in any of those components could cause the other problems. Surely it has to be the motherboard. Reloading the bios would be nice, but since I can't get it do aything other than run around in a death spiral that doesn't really seem to be an option. Some people have sugges... Read more

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I'm guessing this is a bad sign...

I'm using Windows XP SP2 on a Dell Dimension 8300, and I was having problems with various things (see below) so I tried repairing Windows... big mistake.

Everything was going fine until it encountered a fatal error during setup ("The signature or Windows XP Home Edition Upgrade is invalid. The error code is 426".). Now if I try booting up without the CD it tells me to put the CD in so it can finish repairing the OS. I put the CD in. It gets the same fatal errors. It reboots. Repeat ad insanity.

Safe mode doesn't help -- it just says "I can't complete the repair in safe mode, so I'm going to reboot. HA!", or something like that. So I can't get a command line or anything. My (uninformed) guess is that it's got something to do with the bios: Before I tried repairing I couldn't boot off the floppy drive, and for the repair I had to put the cd in the DVD drive because it wouldn't boot off the CD drive. So it looks like it just can't recognize these bits of hardware. It's been suggested that I try replacing components -- RAM chips, hard-drive, floppy drive, etc. But I can't see how a fault in any of those components could cause the other problems. Surely it has to be the motherboard. Reloading the bios would be nice, but since I can't get it do aything other than run around in a death spiral that doesn't really seem to be an option. Some people have suggested it might be a compatibility thing -- SP2 on the computer but... Read more

Answer:No floppy drive, no cd drive, no command line, no OS, no...

This is a possiblilty:

CAUSE
This problem may occur if the Setup program does not delete all the files in the WinDir\System32\Catroot2 folder during the removal of the earlier version of Windows.

Note WinDir is the Windows installation folder.
RESOLUTION
To resolve this problem, rename the %WinDir%\System32\Catroot2 folder. For more information about how to rename folders by using the Windows XP user interface, click Start, click Help and Support, type renaming folders, press ENTER, and then click Change the name of a file or folder.

To rename the %WinDir%\System32\Catroot2 folder at a command prompt, follow these steps: 1. While the Setup program is running, and while the error message still appears on the screen, press SHIFT+F10 to start a command prompt.
2. At the command prompt, type cd\windows\system32\, and then press ENTER.
3. Type rename catroot2 catold, press ENTER, and then restart the computer.
4. Try again to finish the upgrade.

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I want to copy the contents of pen drive to E drive. The pendrive drive is F. Now i want all the folders and files to have the same date it was as in the pen drive, when i stored .
Normally when i copy, all the files retain original date but folders get todate. Meaning less if date specific creation of folder is needed.
I heard that robocopy feature in command would give me a way to it. Reading in microsoft or in other forums, including in this forum would not solve my problem. as it is total technical in nature of using switches in command.
My specific need is date of the folders and folder in the pendrive F to be copied to E: in one new folder, say Eendrive copy .
Dcopy is one of the sub command. I want total command for this . There may be experts in this commands. Please let me know , how to accomplish this. The command help of microsoft only know to the tech experts, who knows all /\ switches. As a newbie to this subject, i do not know how to issue the command prompt command.

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Hi,
Please anyone knows what is the command for checking the Drive "A", if it is ready for use (read or write)?
Thanks
 

Answer:Visual Basic command for drive A

Use the IsReady property of the FileSystemObject

I found this code online. It refers to VB Scripting edition but porting it to VB6 should be fairly straightforward
Code:
Sub ShowDriveInfo(drvpath)
Dim fs, d, s, t
Set fs = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set d = fs.GetDrive(drvpath)
Select Case d.DriveType
Case 0: t = "Unknown"
Case 1: t = "Removable"
Case 2: t = "Fixed"
Case 3: t = "Network"
Case 4: t = "CD-ROM"
Case 5: t = "RAM Disk"
End Select
s = "Drive " & d.DriveLetter & ": - " & t
If d.IsReady Then
s = s & vbCrLf & "Drive is Ready."
Else
s = s & vbCrLf & "Drive is not Ready."
End If
MsgBox s
End Sub

 

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how do u open C drive or any other drive from CMD?

Answer:open C drive from command line?

explorer c:

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Hi,

When I look on the Security tab of the drive's properties I see:
Group or usernames:
Authenticated Users SYSTEM Administrators (MyComputer\Administrators) Users (MyComputer\Users

Now if I click on "Advanced" option.
I get a page where I can change permissions for the users in the ACL.
Suppose I click on "Edit".
I get a page named Permission Entry for Local Disk, where I can change permissions.
On the same page we have "Apply to" option, which we can use if we want to apply those
permissions specifically on folders or subfolders or only files.

My question, what command we need to use if I want to change the permission and apply them
to specific folders or subfolders or files for a particular user in ACL. using command line.

Any help is appreciable.
Thanks
Prince

Answer:How to change drive access permission using command line.

Would this be what you re looking for?
How to grant permission to users for a directory using command line in Windows? - Stack Overflow
NOTE the first comment below the main part in the link re depracated code.

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I want to use the wbadmin command to perform a backup from the command line in Win7 Pro. I can do it through the network, but just not via a mapped drive. When specifying the targetlocation (where it saves the .vhd), I can't get it to backup to that mapped drive (for example, H. I know the command/routine for backing up to a network share, but is there anyway to simply do it by specifying a mapped drive, just because I'm a little stubborn and would like to do it that way? I'd just like to, if I want to.

You know it could backup that .vhd to a network share, but it doesn't *seem* to. Can you at all? or do you have to specify the full network path, etc? Thanks guys...

I just think if you could ALSO do it this way, sometimes it'd be easier just to map a shared folder to a drive, and then specify that drive just as you would a physical one. You'd think they'd make it pretty versatile and allow you to do this... but I guess there's probably a good reason that I'm not aware of. Again, thanks guys (and/or gals).
 

Answer:Win7 command-line backup to .vhd via mapped drive

And what command are you running?
 

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cannot copy to CD RW drive.However the drive plays music CDs,CD Roms and plays DVDs.When you instruct to copy to that drive  a small window says F:\ is not accessible incorrect function.Any ideas?Thanks :-? :-?

Answer:CD -RW drive does not respond to copy command

What kind of burning software is loaded? Are you trying to use it like a big floppy?

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Hello!

Are there any command line switches for the "Optical Drive Power" - TPSODDCtl.exe software? This software is part of toshiba power saver package. I would like to set it up to turn off my optical drive power on windows startup.

Thanks,
Milos

Answer:Optical Drive Power software command line switch

Hello Milos

I use Toshiba notebook over 10 years now and something like this is not known to me. I think the answer to your question you can get from Toshiba software development department only.
I don't believe you will ever get any info about it.

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i want to use the "net local group administrators (username) /add comand but it wont work.

Answer:in the boot drive repair command line how to make it work.

Exactly, word for word, spelling for spelling, what was the command you tried?

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Hello. I have a virus infection on my computer and i can't seem to deal with it.

Basically, it is many procesess claaed "windows basic command line compiler" in task manager's procesess. Path it is run from is "C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\vbc,,ėxe"
OR
"C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v2.0.50727\vbc,,ėxe"
(I corrupted the path with [,,] so i don't accidentaly open it.)
I'm not sure which path is correct but Framework64 has alot of less files and folders in it.


Virus slows down my pc heavily. I believe that it creates internet problems too (internet randomly disappears, but only for my pc). I ran malware bytes and it didn't detect the virus.

So I went to MSCONFIG and disabled all unkonw publishers programs. There vere a lot of them called like "INFINITY" and "DriverUpdate165161" etc.

So basically I need to remove those viruses (I believe the original virus downloaded more copies of itself to my pc or something similar)

I need your advice. Should I try to delete those viruses by hand since I know theyr adress in temp files or should I use some sort of program?

Picture of how startup in MSCONFIG looks:



I'm sorry for my bad enlish. It's not my native language. I tried to be as specific as possible.


DDS:
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.16428 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.51.2
Run by TonyG at 15:29:19 on 2014-02-09
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Answer:visual basic command line compiler VBC.exe virus

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Please explain why this computer has no antivirus program installed and running. This is an open invitation for infection.

It can take as little as eight seconds to infect an unprotected computer.

Please keep this computer offline except when downloading tools and posting in the forum until we get one installed.

Let me know your intentions for an antivirus program.

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What makes you think vbc.exe is a virus? Those 2 filepaths you listed are the legitimate locations for those files.

However, some malware can use those legit processes.

Rename those 2 files back to their original names.

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Please download SystemLook from one of the links below and save it to your Desktop.
Download Mirror #1
Download Mirror #2Double-click SystemLook_x64.exe to run it. (Vista/Win7/Win8 users, right-click > Run as Administrator)
Copy/paste the contents of the following codebox int... Read more

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I have an HP pc running windows 7 and am trying to copy files from my hard drive to my dvd drive using command prompt. my profile has been corrupted and this is the only way I can possibly salvage my documents & pictures before restoring factory settings

Answer:how do I use command prompt to copy folders to dvd drive?

It may be possible to do that if a number of things are true. Basically you'd have to insert a pre-formatted dvd. I forget the name of the format but it is for using cd/dvd's like removable or hard drives. You can read, write and delete from them. I never tried it before so dunno.Personally, I'd use a usb flash or hard drive. or use networked media. It would be a snap to do all this with a live cd/dvd or usb. Could even boot to a floppy to boot from internet.A Pit Bull is like a gun you can pet. And there is no safety on it.

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I used to use the xcopy command to copy data from a CD or DVD to the server and I forgot the last line of the command.  I listed the instructions I remember, but I'm stuck on the xcopy command line.  These are the instructions I remember,
as they apply to the computer I am working with now and the file path (at rows 5 - 7 below).  I will be copying from the D: to the L:

1. Start
2. Run
3. cmd ("Return" key)
4. L: ("Return" key)
5. cd Active ("Return" key)
6. cd Case Name ("Return" key)
7. cd Disclosure ("Return" key)
8. xcopy d:__________________ ("Return" key)

I remember using forward and back slashes and an "s" (and maybe and "e"), but I don't remember the

order, and where to use spaces.

Thank you.

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In David Karp's book Windows 7 Annoyances he shows how to move your System Restore files to your DATA Volume or Drive - Command prompt in Administrator mode - My OS (W7 Home Premium x64) is on C: and my data is on drive D: - so the Command is as follows -

vssadmin add shadowstorage /for=C: /on=D:

I have tried this with both the C: and D: turned ON (in System Protection) - with just the D: drive turned on - used the installation disk and the repair disk with the Command Prompt to no avail - Maybe this only works with the Prof or Ultimate versions??? -

Any help appreciated as this would free up space on my system drive - John

Answer:Using vssadmin command line to store Restore files on the DATA drive

This is only working on server versions of Windows. Not on desktop versions.

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Recently my computers harddrive suffered a logic error, dont know where, all my music files are still in tact i ran a check for this, i have music that was recorded by myself and a few friends on the laptop and it is important that i retrieve it and can copy it. Is it possible for me to use a seperate computer, attach the bad hard drive to it as an external source, and then somehow use a command line from an elevated command promt to maybe copy all mp3 files on my hard drive to the fully functional computer? If so what command line do i use? If no, what should i do in order to retrieve my mp3 files??? Keep in mind i dont know the specific file names, however they are all saved onto windows media player. I have no objection to having all mp3s relabled and disorganized if thats the only way, ill sort the music out later, pllease help me, thanks.
 

Answer:Command line to copy all MP3 fules

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I'm trying to get Vista to load. When I try to load normally with boot logging enabled, the first driver it has trouble with is NDProxy.sys. It says loaded and then it says did not load (seems to try twice).

I copied a more recently updated driver from a working Vista machine (the old one was 2008--new one June 2010) and deleted the old one. (I saved a copy to removable drive.) The new file is about 50% bigger.

Now when I load normally the boot log shows that the driver again tries loading twice, but fails both times. With boot logging enabled on the donor machine there is no problem loading it.

Am I missing a step? Does something need to be changed in the registry? I searched all occurances of NDProxy in the registry and recorded the details. Nothing changed after reboot. The entries in the donor machine's registry were also very similar.

I doubt that this driver is preventing Vista from loading, but I want to get the hang of it before attempting to replace any others.

Note: Safe mode won't load either. Only command prompt is available (or Linux live DVD--no bootable Vista disc).

Answer:Copy drivers from command line

Safe mode does not load, may be your hard drive. Did you take a hard drive diagnostic test?

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I am using a Toshiba Satellite P200 with Vista Home Premium. Can I utilise the Line input jack to transfer music from a tape deck to the Hard Drive in some way or does this just let me access the speakers? I have a number of old and valued cassette tape recordings and no way of taking proper advantage of them.

Answer:Using Line input to copy music to the hard drive on a Satellite P200

Hi! You can use any recording program - also choose file format you need. Maybe you can even use 'Recording' program from 'Programs-Standard' (I've been using some other). I've been recording from my mini hi-fi: playing tape and from tuner, too. It's easy.
(Sorry for my English.)

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Is there fast copy tool at command line?

I want to copy several folders and files at command line as fast as possible.

I tried fastcopy, but it opens windows and need to confirm.

Answer:Is there fast copy tool at command line?

There are two command line commands that copy files: copy and xcopy. Open a command prompt and type copy /? and xcopy/? to get instructions on how to use them.

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Hi there

Is there a Windows command that can copy files from say directory A to directory B but skip any with the same name I don't want to update even if say directory A has a newer version than directory B --simply use existing names --if it exists skip.

I'm trying to replicate the Linux command :

rsync -a -v --ignore-existing <src> <dst> where src is source directory and dst is destination / target directory (or device etc)

(This command also has options to OVERWITE target directory with newer file -- I don't want that option yet - the example I gave will ignore existing files if they already exist in the target directory. Note also - this doesn't CARE what's in the files - it's purely on the NAME - no dates / attributes /size etc considerations are checked - simply the NAME - which is why this job can be lightning fast even for quite a lot of files.

What I'm trying to do is automate sending files to a NAS server every so often (say once a day / week) from WINDOWS clients when new files have been created --I don't need to backup all the windows clients - users can do that themselves - There's a job on the Clients that can backup / restore their desktop in entirety which is run on demand.

Any ideas --shouldn't be too hard but I don't really know too much of Windows possibilities from the CLI.

Note I don't want a GUI --need a command as this will be (eventually) an automated background process on the Windows clients.

I did see there's an... Read more

Answer:command line to copy files from dir A to B but skip existing ones

SyncToy is the app that comes to mind - If it's still available. Not command line but simple GUI

What I've done in the past is create backup/update/copy routines until they are reliable and fine tuned to meet all eventualities then create a shortcut for each, (option is included in software), and this is all the user gets access to

Download SyncToy 2.1 from Official Microsoft Download Center

There is the robocopy command which may be of use if you have to use command line Try robocopy /?

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Hi everyone,
I'm using this command line to copy from a folder to a network folder.

Xcopy C:\Dome\*.xls Z:\\Test\
How can I modify it so that it will only copy files that has the Last Modify Date?
 

Answer:command line to copy files of Last Modified date.

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I found several suggestions to map a drive letter to the site then simply perform a DOS COPY or XCOPY but my share point document folder is located on a server using a distinct port (e.g., http://asdfgh101p:14676/personal/Reports/) so I can not use the "net use" command to map a drive letter. It gives me a, "System error 67 has occurred. The network name cannot be found" error.

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After a lot of searching i have only found two possible tools that might do this. The one that seems rated best is called CopyQ. While it did install and appears to be available, I cannot seem to state to function correctly to get it to copy an image (test.png) to a word document (test.docx) or even paste it to paint .
Has anyone here seen this or a similar function that would allow the same thing as right click copy on a picture and right click paste it to a document? It seems this should be a native Windows capability but if it is, i am unable to find it.

I need this to work from command line to be used in a script that performs a number of other functions with other files in the same folders.

Answer:Command-line method using clipboard to copy multiple images

I just click on the top bar and do a Select all and copy.

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I want to hide this. I'm running a python progam (if that matters) and it always has that open on my taskbar. I want to hide it. I don't care where it goes or how much time it takes, I just want to hide it. So I never have to deal with it. Maybe make it a system process or something? I don't know.
 

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I'm backing up everything from my C: drive to drive F: using ntbackup, but first, I'm formatting the F: drive. For the formatting part, I want my script (simple batch file) to make it just happen--I don't want to respond to two prompts before formatting each time I run it. Any ideas?When I do this:format f: /fs:ntfs /v:"Backup_160"It prompts me to enter the volume label for this drive. Then it asks if I really want to erase the thing. I am thinking a "/Y" tacked onto the end will suppress the prompting about whether I want to erase it. What about the volume label prompt? I thought the "/v:"Backup_160"" was supposed to answer this question, but it doesn't seem to. Whether I remove the "/v:" parameter or leave it there, it always prompts. (Note that in this case, "Backup_160" was both the old and new name of volume F:; that's what I want it to always be called when I backup.)Also, what's the best way for me to overwrite the old backup file (Backup.bkf) each time with the new one, via batch file? Is this what the /T and /G switches are for--to overwrite an old backup file?Here's what I used last night:format f: /fs:ntfs /v:"Backup_160"ntbackup backup c:\ /n "Backup.bkf created 10/16/2006 at 1:08 AM" /v:yes /r:no /rs:no /hc:off /SNAP:on /m normal /j "Weekly System Backup" /l:s /f "F:\Backup.bkf"Thanks,Hotshot309

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Greetings!
I have a Windows 7 Professional PC with a backup routine that runs on boot-up in a batch file. It copies various files to a USB hard drive, then sends me a message on another PC saying the backup is complete.

I need a command to put in the batch file to safely remove the USB drive after the copying is done and before the "finished" message is sent.
I want the "Safely Remove Hardware" process to run, but I don't want to have to log in to the PC to click the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon. I already have the "Optimize for quick removal" set.

I have seen this thread:
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itprogeneral/thread/a163abeb-f4d6-425e-b30b-e900ab118f0a and do not need to show a missing box. I'd like to have the whole thing happen in the batch file without my interaction.
I realize there isn't an actual command line command, like COPY or DEL, but there must be something the OS runs when the "Safely Remove" icon is clicked and a choice from the popup menu is chosen.
Example: there's no command to lock the PC, even in Shutdown.exe. But this text in a command line:
%windir%\system32\rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation
locks the PC.
What's the line of text needed to eject a USB drive safely, preferably with feedback (if %Errorlevel% style) to show success or failure? (VBscript or WMI commands would be fine, too)

Answer:Command line to "Safely Remove a USB drive"?

I did ask on the Scripting Guys forum (http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/ITCG/thread/964f7d82-8810-4c18-93a3-0e5de1a3f006) and the answer is that there isn't one. No Microsoft-only command can eject a usb drive just like "Safely Remove Hardware"
does it.
I finally settled on "RemoveDrive" (http://www.uwe-sieber.de/drivetools_e.html) because it returns an %errorlevel% in a batch file, based on whether it was successful in ejecting the USB hard drive or not. My batch file now works perfectly, and it automatically
ejects the drive after writing the backups to it.

Thanks to All for your help!

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Anybody know the command to copy a disk? Like Linux = cp /dev/sda /dev/sdb , or dd xyz -> xyx

What's the Windows command line syntax for this copy task?
 

Answer:Command line to clone disk? COMMAND line; NOT 3rd party app.

No. Don't believe that is built in. The latest Windows versions have imaging software built in with a GUI.

Or, DD For Windows

Free system imaging/backup software:

Macrium Reflect (Free)
O&O Disk Image Express
Comodo Time Machine
Clonezilla Live (A bootable CD of Debian with Clonezilla.)
Paragon Backup & Recovery
Drive Image XML
PING (Partimage is not Ghost)
Partition Saving
Clonezilla
 

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I am backing up an entire drive to a external hard drive using Robocopy. Is it safe to use /mir on root drives? I've read somewhere that it's not recommended as it copies the hidden folders $RECYCLE.BIN and System Volume Information and may cause issues on the destination drive. Is there anything truth to this or is it just a myth?

Answer:Is it safe to use Robocopy /mir on root drive?

Hi,

I am not familiar with robocopy, but you can try this link to help you with your issue: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/.../ee851678.aspx

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Apologies if the solution is found in another thread, but I have been unable to solve my problem so far.

I'm attempting to use Task Scheduler, to backup a folder of my projects to a 1 Tb USB drive via robocopy. I've been at this off and on for several days now, and I have had varying degrees of success. I work at a corporate company where IT can be strict. I have admin rights to my machine but I feel like I am still fairly restricted.

Currently, I have a .bat file, that when I run, it fails because I do not have backup and restore file user rights. Great. I get that. That is not my main problem. I know I need to change permissions some how. As far as I can tell, I have admin rights to all of the appropriate folders. I checked by right clicking, looking at security and seeing my user name in the groups and seeing that I have Full control, modify, read & execute, etc.

C:\Users\"MyUserName"\ - Full control
C:Users\"MyUserName"\_Projects - Looks like I have inherited full control rights

Side note, This may seem very noobish but I don't remember all of the folders being -Read Only- before. Not sure if this is a problem or if I did something to cause this.

Back to my main problem. At some point, I was able to run an iteration of my .bat file successfully, when I ran it manually. It copied all of the files I wanted to the correct USB drive. It was only once I tried to add it to Task Scheduler, the .bat file would fail. I... Read more

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I am using robocopy to mirror folder as a backup, using the /mir command, it does work on my home server, but on my external drive it wont do anything with certain folders, even if they were drastically changed on the source.

I have tried changing the owner of the folder and basically allowing anyone access to any file or folder on the drive with no luck.

Does anyone has another idea?

Thanks,
Raf

Answer:Robocopy does not mirror folder on USB external drive.

Does it give you an error message? If so, what does it say?

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ok, i need a new mouse.. my microsoft ball mouse just aint cuttin it for my precise movements i need for my photoshop designs..

i need a GOOD optical mouse.. under 10 bucks, preferably, but 20 is my ceiling. (not incl. shipping).

i was just looking on newegg (and i still am) so if i find something, ill post it here for review..

(ill take suggestions from other sites too.. just as long as they dont charge like 10 bucks shipping.. newegg seems to manage with about 4-5 dollars shipping)
thanks so much

-ram
 

Answer:recommend a nice mouse?

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I recently installed an SSD in my system, as I was clearing off my secondary disk I messed something up on it. My secondary drive is a 1tb WD Black that had 3 partitions. It had the 100mb System Reserved, a 75gb partition that contained my Windows 7 install and all necessary drivers, and the remaining 856gb was a Data partition that contained everything else (games, pics, music, files...)

I went through my Windows partition and got everything out of it that I needed. When it came to the System partition, i figured I didnt need it anymore so I deleted the volume and extended the 856gb partition. This turned the drive into a Dynamic drive. When I saw this it didnt look right to me so I tried to me so I deleted the 100mb volume again.

This is where everything went wrong. The file system is gone and both the 100mb and 856gb volumes are unusable. Disk Management says they are unformatted and are RAW.

I have tried a bunch of different programs, partition managers, recovery programs, lots of them. Im not really sure what Im doing though, Im not sure the steps that I need to take to fix this.

I think I need to convert it back to a Basic drive, then rebuild the MBR. Ive never had hard drive issues like this so its all brand new territory for me.

My original post about this issue was on another forum and can be found here with more pictures and steps that I have taken.
Deleted NTFS file system, need to restore

Answer:Converting Dynamic drive to Basic drive without data loss.

Hell Reverse, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if you may be able to use OPTION ONE or OPTION TWO in the tutorial below to be able to convert the disk from dynamic back to basic without losing any data.

Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn

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How to remove the "Authenticated Users" "Create Folders" permission from the root of the C Drive via command-line?
I know this question has been asked many times before, but nothing works for us!
We tried the following:
Take ownership: I cannot take ownership using the Administrator account (local and Domain Admin accounts) of the root C:. Error Access Denied
Cuurent root C: owner is TrustedInstaller and acnnot be changed.
We cannot change or remove the Create Folders permission of the Authenticated Users of the root C: . Error Access Denied.
Drive C: is hidden via GPO, but many users can enter it from the File-Explorer and create folders in the root C:.
We do not want -for many reasons- to Block/ Prevent Access to C: via GPO.
We also tried to run cacls and/or icacls under the system-account (PSEXEC -i -s -d CMD). Error Access Denied.
icacls C:\ /deny *S-1-5-11:(NP)(AD)
Error Access Denied.
icacls C:\ /remove:g *S-1-5-11
Error Access Denied.
cacls c:\ /e /c /R "Authenticated Users"
Error Access Denied.
Also using GPO "Computer Configuration\Security Settings\Restricted Groups ..." does not work!
Now we have this issue on over 450 pc's on our network. Nothing work. Please help! How to remove the "Authenticated Users" "Create Folders" permission from the root of the C: Drive on command-line?


win_builder

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Started using robocopy to do my backups. In my command lines, i can specify directories on a external drive to backup to.Some directories show up and i see everything. My most important directory " my documents" DOESNT SHOW UP. I have confirmed a backup is occuring, via log file and properties on the backup folder. I edited it down to a backup of only that folder. Log file shows good, external drive shows the "backup" root directory and properties ( size, number of files) match log file. Open up the backup folder, NOTHING LISTED. I have to run the script as adminstrator , my user is admin also, but if i run it as myself, it cant access the folder. I think im dealing with a right issue, i have edited security on the external drive, even reformatted it , still nothing shows up.

Answer:Robocopy / view backed up files on external drive

Andy,

Please provide system specifications as per tutorial - this make it so much easier to help.

Regards,
Golden

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Windows 8 is the default and only OS on this laptop. Please do not suggest restore or backups - they do not exist.

I am trying to reinstall a fresh Windows 7 back into this laptop for dual boot purposes. I have a Win7 ISO all ready to go on a flash drive. The problem is... I cannot get the 20GB "Windows Seven (S " drive to convert from dynamic to basic. THere is no data to backup, Im tryiong to do a fresh install. Ive been trying for two weeks.

Why am I trying to do this? Because I just want to get a copy of Win7 back on here to fall back upon when Redmond pulls the auth key for Win8 Dev

This is the status of my drives. Theres one.. its 465GB System has 200MB and Win8 is on C with 465GB. THIS is a Dynamic Drive. I know C cannot be made basic. I know Windows wontr install on anything but Basic.

How do I either 1. Fix this so I can install Windows 7 onto a new partition of 20-25GB OR 2. create a new drive for this?

I know how to create and shrink and delete all that Ive tried all this Data Partition - Windows 7 Forums and its other tuts but I cant get around the Dynamic. I dont want to pay 30 bucks for a tool either -- there must be a way to do this and I put my hopes in the Windows community to bail me out (if you have android troubles, i may be able to help )

I want to keep Win 8 as default, I know my way around this machine its just this dynamic drive is troublesome.

I am cross posting this in Win8 forum as well, not sure which place is more a... Read more

Answer:Trouble creating basic drive for Windows 7 reinstall Dynamic to Basic

Use free Partition Wizard bootable CD version 4.2 which still has non-destructive Dynamic>Basic conversion as a free feature: pw422.zip ISO - Windows Live

Backup a WIn8 System image and your files, Boot CD, Rightclick on the HD to convert. Create/Resize your partitions as you wish.

Adapt these tips for getting a perfect Win7 reinstall: Reinstalling Windows 7

Win7 should configure a Dual Boot menu, if not use EasyBCD to add Win7 after install. Earlier versions of Easy are still free.

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Windows 8 is the default and only OS on this laptop. Please do not suggest restore or backups - they do not exist.

I am trying to reinstall a fresh Windows 7 back into this laptop for dual boot purposes. I have a Win7 ISO all ready to go on a flash drive. The problem is... I cannot get the 20GB "Windows Seven (S " drive to convert from dynamic to basic. THere is no data to backup, Im tryiong to do a fresh install. Ive been trying for two weeks.

Why am I trying to do this? Because I just want to get a copy of Win7 back on here to fall back upon when Redmond pulls the auth key for Win8 Dev

This is the status of my drives. Theres one.. its 465GB System has 200MB and Win8 is on C with 465GB. THIS is a Dynamic Drive. I know C cannot be made basic. I know Windows wontr install on anything but Basic.

How do I either 1. Fix this so I can install Windows 7 onto a new partition of 20-25GB OR 2. create a new drive for this?

I know how to create and shrink and delete all that Ive tried all this Data Partition - Windows 7 Forums and its other tuts but I cant get around the Dynamic. I dont want to pay 30 bucks for a tool either -- there must be a way to do this and I put my hopes in the Windows community to bail me out (if you have android troubles, i may be able to help )

I want to keep Win 8 as default, I know my way around this machine its just this dynamic drive is troublesome.

I am cross posting this in Win7 forum as well, not sure which place is more appro... Read more

Answer:Trouble creating basic drive for Windows 7 reinstall Dynamic to Basic

Check out this post by Jaidyn and see if it'll help you:

http://www.eightforums.com/hardware-...html#post40357

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I had the motherboard die on a machine running XP Pro and a Raid1 system. The board is an Intel D915PBL and I believe the Raid system was implemented in hardware on the board. I had 1 of the drives fail shortly before the motherboard went down. The system was working off the remaining drive until the board failure. The surviving drive (Seagate ST3160827AS) will not boot in another non-similar machine but it is readable and usable as a slave drive D: in another machine. I do not have another machine configured like the original in which to run the surviving drive..

My question is how can the surviving drive be converted to a normal bootable drive so it ca be used in another machine. It has some old applications on it for which I do not have installation disks and I am trying to salvage those apps. The data has already been retrieved and saved but the apps do not want to run in a new machine with it set up as a D: drive.

Thanks.
 

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How do I reverse this problem? I moved my downloads, documents, desktop and music before realizing that these files were merging instead of doing what I intended.By which I mean the desktop, documents, downloads and music files have now all been named D:\ and the contents of each file are now the same. Meaning my desktop for instance is cluttered with everything from my downloads file. I cannot delete them from my desktop as it says they will be permanently deleted nor can I move them into the original download file because it to consists of the same files! Is there a way I can restore them to the original state? I can't move them back using the same process which is frustrating.
I was following instructions as I wanted to move my basic files from my SSD to my Hard Drive. The process of which was searching "C:\Users\MyName" > Right click on a folder (i.e Downloads) > Click "Properties" > Click "Location" Tab > Click "Move" > Select your secondary hard-drive and so on for each document. But in doing so they have now become merged (all displaying the same files) How do I fix this?
Your help would be much appreciated. Thanks!

Answer:Tried to move basic files from (C) drive to (D) drive and now they have merged!

First thing to do is to make a back up of all your user folders contents on to an external drive preferably. Then if anything (will?) goes belly up you will still have your data. Have a read here , especially option two.
You should then be able to delete the folders on the D drive and start again.
My setup I don't use a redirect switch. I simply create folders on the D drive. Download2 for instance and use my browser to change the destination of downloads to Download2 on the D drive. If I've downloaded a music file I can then check the file is ok and copy and paste to my music2 folder on the D drive. Photos, etc. you can save the same way.
If I've downloaded a program installation file, say, Ccleaner for instance, I'll create a ccleaner folder (D) and install to it. The shortcut on your desktop still works. It's all manual but easily done and takes no time.
That leaves Windows in a default state with no redirecting switches so if I need to reinstall or upgrade Windows both drives are independent.
That's my theory and it works for me.
Good luck.

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Hi everyone,Using windows 2Kpro. Want to copy drive C to drive F but software ie Paragon says I only have one hard drive C. I have 2 drives C&F both of which I can access and both show in my computer window. If I plug in an external drive I can copy to that but it wont recognise my internal F drive (it is in a caddy & set as slave if this means anything)

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Hell0need help,I need the dos commands to copy my c drive onto a portable USB drive.Any help greatly appreciated,dave

Answer:Copying hard drive to external drive using msdos command tool

If you are thinking this will back up your system, it won't. You would need a drive imaging tool such as Paragon Backup And Recovery Free Editionhttp://www.paragon-software.com/home/db-express/

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Hi,
I've been wanting to transfer my files from an old HDD to a new one exactly as they are, with the time stamps the way they are currently on the old HDD and all, and I heard that using Robocopy via the command prompt can help me do that. However, I don't want to delete everything on the old HDD. I've been looking around the internet, and anything I can find is just confusing to me.

The old external HDD that has all my files and folders is J: and the HDD I want to transfer them to which is a new internal HDD is Z:

What would be the proper command for copying everything on J: exactly as it is to Z: ? I hope I put this question in the correct section, lol, and as always, thanks for everyones help.
- Guru
- Windows 7 Home Premium 64x, 16gb ram, 4.20GHz AMD FX quad-core cpu,
 

Answer:Solved: Right command for Robocopy.

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i want start a Run a scheduled task via command line like this:

Code:

%SystemRoot%\system32\taskschd.msc /Run /TN "RegIdleBackup"
when i run the cmd in the prompt as admin the shedular task GUI pop up but the task not start.

Is there a solution?

Is the problem related to windows 10 ?

Answer:Run a scheduled task via command line via command line

Hi, assuming you want to set up a scheduled registry backup, why not take advantage of this free tool, which also offers various repairs?

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I have a client with a Windows 7 laptop, which I can access via command prompt without disturbing her. We recently had a technician go into her home, while the client was there, in order to physically install a new, pre-formatted NAS drive as a back-up drive. Although that is done, the actual software side is still not properly set-up. I know NAS enclosure's IP Address, but I do not know its hard drive's network path

Our service prides itself on servicing the customer in the background, so they stay uninterrupted and productive.

How do I map the NAS drive as a network drive when I only know the NAS enclosure's IP address and I can only use command prompt to complete this task without disturbing her?

Answer:How do you map a NAS drive as a network drive when you only know the IP address and you can only use command prompt?

Can't you RDP into the clients computer and network with it that way?

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Hello,
I need to solve the following problem and I would like to know if I can to this with Copyrobot, I am asking here, because I have never done anything with Copyrobot before. 
I have one network drive and X computers from which I need to move data to the network drive. The folder structure on PC1 could look like this:
-/root
--/project1
---/name1
----/date0101
-----/file1.x

On PC2 it could look like this:
-/root
--/project1
---/name1
----/date0101
-----/file2.x
--/project2
---/name2
----/date0102
-----/file1.x

Now on the network drive I would like to save the following:
-/root
--/project1
---/name1
----/date0101
-----/file1.x
-----/file2.x
--/project2
---/name2
----/date0102
-----/file1.x
This this possible with CopyRobot ? And if yes, how would I start. Thanks in advance

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When installing a larger main drive, how do I get the drivers copied onto the slave before I take out the main one?

I wonder is there a simple way of doing this, I am using Windows XP home edition, the PC is an oldish one and isn't any specific make, so I can't get any clever programs from the manufacturers site, any idea?

Thanks

I had just had this recommended, I wonder is it a safe site, safe program?

http://sourceforge.net/projects/drvback/

Thanks
 

Answer:How do I make a copy of my drivers onto a slave drive, when upgrading hard drive?

Yes sourceforge is safe.

That is where I get many programs myself.

.
 

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I recently bought an old used PC (Dell XPS Gen. 2 ? Pentium 4 3.0 GHz, 2 GB RAM), installed my 1 TB SATA hard drive and a new install of Windows XP SP3. I?ve also got an IDE hard drive in there with lots of media files on it. I?ve been trying to copy or move files from an external USB hard drive to the IDE drive, but nearly every time I try to do so, Windows Explorer (or Q-Dir) will lock up, with the progress bar showing very little progress. I have been able to copy a few small files successfully, but anything else seems to crash it. I?ve checked for DMA/PIO status and have found that it has reverted to PIO several times, and I?ve deleted the primary IDE channel in device manager so that it would reinstall with DMA mode. The problem persists. My device manager shows two primary IDE channels and one secondary IDE channel. I have the 1 SATA hard drive, 1 IDE hard drive, and 1 SATA DVD burner installed.
Any ideas?

Thanks

Answer:Windows XP locks up when I try to copy or move files from external drive to IDE drive

can you write a file to the drive?
any files you can open on the drive? Or do you get access denied when you try to open a file?

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Hello
I want to using BitLocker Drive Encryption and  if you copy these files to another drive or a different PC, they're automatically decrypted but i want to restrict automatically decrypted so that user can't use data to other laptop. 

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I've seen a similar problem in this forum, but I can't find the identical problem or a solution.

Simply stated, I made a copy of my w2k hard drive using ghost and when I try to boot to it, I get an error to the effect that the page file is missing or too small. Safe mode doesn't work either.

Read on for more details. I have also posted this to Western Digital and am awaiting an answer from them.

I want to install my new drive as my master because I believe I am having errors with my existing drive.

I have a master drive (C: ) and a slave (F: ). Most of the data on the slave got there by running the drive to drive copy (not the install new drive) selection from data lifeguard (Western Digital utility).

Because I learned in the past that I cannot successfully boot from the copy made by data lifeguard, I used Norton Ghost (version 10.0) to copy from my old master to the new drive. Ghost has an option that says it can be used to install a new drive.

I'm pretty sure I kept the jumpers and physical drive locations straight through all of this. Here is where I am at. I was careful.

If I try to boot from the new drive as master with no slave, the boot fails. It tells me the paging file is missing or too small. I do not have this problem booting from my old master with no slave. In both cases the slave is physically disconnected. If I attempt safe mode with the new drive, I have the same problem.

If I boot from the new drive with the existing F: (created by... Read more

Answer:Can't boot to hard drive copy - no pagefile & drive letters confused

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Does the HELP, /?, /help or ? work in the CMD Prompt of Drive X:\ (Windows Recovery Environment on Windows 10)?

It doesn't on my computer, concerned it might be tampering if not simply a quirk of Windows RE.

Answer:What's the help command in drive X:\ (Recovery Drive) CMD Prompt?

No, it doesn't work for me either. The recovery environment only seems to contain a sub-set of commands, those that would be of most use in a recovery situation, help.exe is not included though. Those commands that are included do come with their own help, try Xcopy /? for example.

Edit: In fact, it is possible to copy help.exe and its associated help.exe.mui file to a USB and run it from the recovery environment command prompt. It's not worth doing though, as all help does when you type something like 'help xcopy' is run the command itself and tell it to display its own help.

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Hi All,

I have one folder A and have another folder B in the same drive E: I need to move all the content from folder A which are more than 2 years old to folder B. Hence when I ran the robocopy it just copied and I lost all disk space in drive E.

My question is even though I used /MOV command why it is not copied and deleted from the source?

robocopy E:/A E:/B /e /MOV /MINAGE:730

Please suggest..

Answer:Robocopy /MOV command copying but not deleting from source directory

I created folders Test and Test2 on drive E:, copied some files over and under two years old and tested with command

Code:
robocopy E:\Test E:\Test2 /e /mov /minage:730
Works perfect. All files older than 730 are moved, copied to destination and deleted from source. I can only think of two possible causes for your issue:System considers files to be newer than 730 days old
A syntax error in your command
Please run the command, take screenshot of the last part of summary (under the dotted line, highlighted in screenshot below) and post it here.
Kari

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I'm tired of external HDDs, i'm thinking about getting 32 or 64GB flash drive and doing my back-ups on it.
But since i don't know much about them, have few questions

1 - How does the encryption work? I see that some advertise that they support encryption other doesn't mention anything. Does that mean that some have hardware support (and how does it work) for encryption? And for the others you will have to count on software and do it much slower?

2 - What software you would recommend for automating the back-ups as much as possible. For example auto back-up upon insertion of the drive of pre-selected folders would be great! Encrypted of course

3 - Can you split in couple of partitions (encrypted and not) any drive or you need to get specific one supporting it?


4 - Can you recommend a specific model that's small enough to fit comfortable on a key chain but is 32 or more GBs and good enough for the tasks?


Thanks

Answer:Looking for a nice flash drive to do encrypted back-ups on it?

Use any flash drive plus this TrueCrypt - Free Open-Source On-The-Fly Disk Encryption Software for Windows 7/Vista/XP, Mac OS X and Linux Its FREE.

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I'm tired of external HDDs, i'm thinking about getting 32 or 64GB flash drive and doing my back-ups on it.
But since i don't know much about them, have few questions

1 - How does the encryption work? I see that some advertise that they support encryption other doesn't mention anything. Does that mean that some have hardware support (and how does it work) for encryption? And for the others you will have to count on software and do it much slower?

2 - What software you would recommend for automating the back-ups as much as possible. For example auto back-up upon insertion of the drive of pre-selected folders would be great! Encrypted of course

3 - Can you split in couple of partitions (encrypted and not) any drive or you need to get specific one supporting it?


4 - Can you recommend a specific model that's small enough to fit comfortable on a key chain but is 32 or more GBs and good enough for the tasks?


Thanks
 

Answer:Looking for a nice flash drive to do encrypted back-ups on it?

I have moved your thread to the hardware forum where you may get more answers to your questions.
 

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in the stupid stellar phoenix, the target drive has to be bigger than the source. I want a disk cloning s/w that doesn't care whether my target drive is bigger or smaller
 

Answer:Can Macrium Reflect copy larger drive to smaller drive?

Yes, it can.

http://kb.macrium.com/KnowledgebaseArticle50081.aspx
http://kb.macrium.com/KnowledgebaseArticle50079.aspx
 

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I have a 300 gig SATA drive on my computer. Stats in my profile.

I bought a 500 gig SATA drive to replace it with.

When I get done, I want the repair/recovery part and the C:\ part to be on the new drive.

I have an external hdd SATA USB holder to hooking it up to start the process isn't a problem.

But I'm not sure of the exact method as the times I've cloned a drive in the past, no recovery partition was there, and the drives were the same size.

I look through the tutorials and didn't see one that fit. I searched for 'clone hard drive' and 'clone boot drive'.

Thanks for your help.

Answer:clone/copy boot drive to larger replacement drive ?

This free software has a drive cloning component. I've not used it myself. (I am using it for image backup.)

Free Hard Disk Copy/Clone Software for PC & Server Hard Drive. Disk clone, disk backup, disk image and partition copy freeware.

As far as the recovery partition, if you still have the option, I would make the recovery DVD set. I don't know if these are hard wired to expect to be on certain disk sectors. Maybe someone who has Acer can chime in. But according to Easus user manual, the disk clone will copy the entire drive as long as the new one is of equal or larger capacity.

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Hi, I have an issue, my main hard drive is about to die, and I need to try to copy it to my other drive so I can take it out and just use my other drive as my main drive and boot windows etc. from it.Is there a way to do this? I already have stuff installed on my second drive which I don't want to lose so I don't want to have to format it in order to install windows onto it.If there any way at all of just copying everything from my dieing drive to my other drive so I can just take my main drive out and use the other as a main drive.My main drive was a temporary replacement for my last hard drive that died, it is only 40GB IDE, and my secondary drive is  a 250GB SATA (if that helps) I am also running windows XP pro SP3.If you need any more info, I will do my best to tell you anything you need to knowThankyou in advance.

Answer:master hard drive dieing, can I copy it to slave drive?

http://www.dtidata.com/resourcecenter/2007/04/23/how-to-slave-hard-drive/

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I need help. I was trying to clone my laptop drive to my new drive using Copy commander but when I had the new drive partitioned, it will not allow me to clone my drive. But if I do not partition it, it works. Any input would be appreciated......!!
 

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Hi,

My Fujitsu Amilo Li1705 laptop has been reaching full capacity (80gb) for a while so I decided to get a new hard drive.

I've updated the RAM from 1gb to 2gb with no problem.

My hard drive has arrived but with no cables, instructions etc. and searching the web has proved just as unfruitful as most sites refer to external hard drives.

I don't have an external disc so was wondering if there's any way of copying everything over. I've heard of temporarily taking the CD drive out to have the two drives at once but wouldn't know where to start.

Any help/ instructions would be much appreciated.

Many thanks,

Dale
 

Answer:Replacing Fujitsu hard drive - how to copy without external drive?

Obviously you did not build a Recovery Disc originally?

You can just order a Recovery Disc from HERE

If your machine is not supported, then then sometimes the Fujitsu forum members will help, at Their Forum

That's 3 ways of getting your Recovery media. I hope it helps
 

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Hello,

I'm thinking about getting a new WD VelociRaptor 300GB HDD. My old HDD is a Seagate 160GB drive. Is it possible to copy all of the data from the old drive to the new drive including the Master Boot Record and keep the new drive size 300GB?

Can anyone give me recommendations on software that can do this?

Thanks for your help!
 

Answer:Solved: Need to copy data from smaller old drive to larger new drive

You can get free cloning software from the hard drive makers website.
If you want a hassle free cloning experience then I recommend Acronis True Image, its a whole lot more than just cloning software its a complete backup suit.
It will also let you try before you buy, IMO worth every penny
http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/products/trueimage/
 

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I recently bought a faster 2TB hard drive to replace my old 1TB 'games' hard drive. Unfortunately, the software that came with the drive (Seagate Disc Wizard) will not clone my 'games' hard drive onto the new hard drive. Every time I try the clone, the software tries to reboot the PC, thinking that I'm trying to clone the OS onto the new drive, and I'm not.

Will copying everything from the old drive onto the new drive and then renaming the new drive letter (I to the old 'games' drive letter (E (after removing the original 'games' HDD) work the same?

Answer:Can't clone a new drive; can copy and rename drive letter work?

When cloning software asks you to reboot it's because they notice that some of the stuff you want to clone is used by Windows somehow. Even if you were just copying files or whatever. Maybe Steam was active or some kind of background program.

Anyway, in case that utility is just dumb, you can try with the program I use all day, EaseUs Partition master. Once installed, just clik on Wizard and then on Clone disk wizard, follow the wizard and you're set. Click on Apply when ready.
In case it asks for a reboot, let it do so (it takes a bit of time for so big drives though, so do it when you have something to watch on TV or whatever). If you selected the right drives in the wizard it won't screw with C, maybe it just needs everything to be sleeping while doing its job.






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Will copying everything from the old drive onto the new drive and then renaming the new drive letter (I to the old 'games' drive letter (E (after removing the original 'games' HDD) work the same?


Yes it will work fine. FastCopy is an utility that will help you transfer so much data quickly and efficiently (more than copy-paste), and can check that all files were copied successfully (just to be sure), and stop/begin again the transfer without a lot of fuss.

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Hello All,

Am pretty new with robocopy, am getting below error when I'm trying to copy folders from one server to another server using robocopy below are the error I'm receiving in the log file.

Error 1 -- .1.txt:274352:2017/10/30 07:59:44 ERROR 1463 (0x000005B7) Copying File \\<IP>\d$\-=BNO-GRPS\BNO - Common\IT\Rock \master\Exceptions\AdobeMuse7.0-mul\Install Adobe Muse.app\Contents\Resources\Adobe Muse\Contents\Resources\META-INF\AIR\extensions\com.adobe.linguistics.extensions.HunspellNativeExtension\META-INF\ANE\MacOS-x86\HunspellNativeExtension.framework\HunspellNativeExtension
Error 2 -- .1.txt:274447:2017/10/30 07:59:45 ERROR 32 (0x00000020) Copying File \\<IP>\d$\-=BNO-GRPS\PKS-DATA\NHSD Documents  Documents du DGLHN\HSMBC   CLMHC\HSMBC Plaque Images  Images des plaques de la CLMHC\National Historic
Persons  Personnages historiques nationales\COSBY_~1.JPG

OS in both servers in Win2k8

Thanks in advance,
Samojit

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I want to copy an access database from a zip drive to a hard drive. Can I simply just select the database and do a copy and paste or is there anything else involved? Also, what would be the easist way to make changes to the database on the hard drive and have them update on the zip drive and vice versa?
 

Answer:copy access database from zip drive to hard drive

That should do it.
Copy/paste or click and drag.

To "back up" the database regularly?
Copy and paste over.
There is no EASIER way without getting very involved.
Since the drive is just for a simple backup, I would keep it simple.

Please make sure you're compacting your Access DB on close (Tools-Options, General tab, in 2000 and above), so that it doesn't unnecessarily get bigger and bigger.
 

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I have 3 hard drives and boot options of windows 7 64bit or Vista 32bit.
Drive 1.
E: 74gb
Windows 7 64bit bootable.
Drive 2.
D: 186gb
Only used for documents.
Drive 3.
232gb Partitioned into C: 64.45gb and K: 168.43gb
C: Vista 32 bit bootable.
K: is just for documents.


I want to copy my E: drive (windows 7) to my C: partition (wiping out Vista) and keep my K: partition intact.
If successful I will boot from C: then format my E: drive.

Can I do this using windows 7 backup?

Answer:Want to copy a system hard drive to one partition on another drive.

You can use the "create a system image" feature in Backup and Restore to make an image of your drive 1, but first you would need to shrink the size of the drive , because it is larger than the partition with Vista on it and to restore the image the partition has to be equal or greater than the Windows 7 installation. Before attempting to move Windows 7 to your Vista partition, I would back up all your data on the K partition as a precaution. If you do that, then you wouldn't have to resize the Windows 7 partition. Then after restoring the image to your Drive 3, you can always recreate the K partition and move your data back to. Either way, back up that data on the K drive first, before doing anything. It is always better to be safe than sorry.

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I have a Dell Latitude laptop, 4 gb hard drive, 128 mb memory, I have no back up disks to restore the laptop. Can anyone tell me how to copy a drive image of the hard drive laptop to my external 40gb hard drive please?

Answer:copy drive image to external hard drive?

You need software that can create a snapshot image of your laptop hard drive.Acronis "True Image", Norton "Ghost" are betterknown ones. Try EBay or Amazon for deals.

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I want to copy my data on my Dell that wont start and I can enter command prompt. So can I copy my data to my external drive??
Thank you for any advice..

Answer:How do i copy my data from the failing drive to my external drive?

Depending on the accessibility status of the hard drive and presuming that its a non booting Windows (not mentioned), try using a Puppy Linux bootable disc and then connect or mount your external to access and copy your data. The tutorial link would give you all the needed information when  working in Linux OS environment.

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Hi All,

I am trying my best to copy all my entire C: pics, files and programs.

I thought it would be easy, map network drive, drag and drop! Bob's your Uncle. But, alas... is wasn't to be.

Can anyone please help? after waiting 24 hours, thinking it was copying all my files... it didn't.

Thanks

Craig
 

Answer:WD Network Drive copy FULL Local drive?

Are you trying to make a backup that could be restored? You need an imaging application like Acronis True Image if you ever expect the programs to run after they're restored.

What exactly are you trying to do? What is the exact model of the WD disk you're using?
 

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I currently have an HDD which I intend to use as a slave drive, replacing it with an SSD that will be booted with a Windows 10 ISO disk.I am planning on copying the C drive to an external drive, and once the SSD is up and running, copying only the files I want from the external.The HDD will be formatted.How do I simply make a copy of the files on the HHD to the external drive? message edited by craigdk

Answer:How do I simply copy C drive files to an external drive?

Thanks for any help and guidance :)message edited by craigdk

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I use a SSD Crucial 128GB drive as the boot and main storage for program files storage. I have two more drives, a WD 1 TB and a 2 TB Seagate.

How do you Ghost, or whatever term is used, my SSD boot drive and Windows 7 settings to one or both of my HDD's?

I'd like to make it so that if things crash I simply switch over to the Copied or Ghosted HDD without a hitch.

How and what software does this for me?
 

Answer:Need to Copy My Drive in case Drive Crashes? What Software to use?

If you purchase a Seagate, WD or Maxtor, you can get the Acronis Trueimage software (free) and make an image of your OS and

put it on your other hdds.

If you need to recover your OS ( including programs, updates, etc) you can do it with a few clicks.

You can also use Easeus for free and any hdd will work.

Seagate - http://www.seagate.com/support/downloads/discwizard/

WD - http://support.wdc.com/product/downloaddetail.asp?swid=119

Easeus - http://www.filehorse.com/download-easeus-todo-backup/

:wave

See you have a Seagate hdd - you can download Trueimage (discwizard) and with few clicks, you can restore your saved image.
Same goes for WD.
 

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Hi i have a Leader pc win 10.1 pro Intel i7-3770 non k nvidia gt 630 4gb edition 24gb ram. Im having trouble trying to copy my stuff off of my pc to a external hard drive my write speed is usually 100mbps+ but now it will start as 300kbps then go to 0 and completely stop and repeat every 5 minutes so i cant copy from any drive on my pc and it keeps freezing from time to time.
 

Answer:Cant copy from c drive or d drive no disk write speed

Hi @ScottCooper89!

The issue could be related to the connection, which is why I'd suggest to try the basic troubleshooting steps in such situation:

1. Try a different USB cable, and
2. Plug the external in a different USB port as well.

See if this will help and let me know how it went.
 

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What is the difference between Powerquest Drive Image and Drive Copy?
I know that PDI makes images and PDC copies, but...

You can't boot from image, can you?

I know that when you copy partition to another partition ( or HDD ) and if you make it active, you will be able to boot from this copy (providing it has OS on it).

But how do you boot from an image? You have to restore it but that is not enough for it to boot, is it?

So, let say for backup purpose how do you properly restore image so it is bootable? Are there any other steps but restoring that you need to do?

Thanks
 

Answer:What is the difference between Powerquest Drive Image v. Drive Copy?

If the image is of an active partition, when you restore it to the same partition or another HDD it will be active and will boot.
 

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Can anyone tell me how to copy the entire contents of my 3gb UDMA hard drive, including XP home- to my new 80gb SATA hard drive.

Answer:How do I Copy UDMA Hard Drive to new Sata Drive

Save all your documents to a CD or DVD and re-install XP

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My daughter's PC has an 8.4GB HDD which is almost full, I have bought a 20GB disk, which I have set up as the slave, to replace it, as I want to transfer everything across to that disk. Having studied this forum it seemed that Drive Image 7.0 would be the easiest solution, but I don't seem to be having much success as the PC now won't boot - something to do with the PQRE but it's all a bit beyond me! I have loaded XP PRO on to the new HDD, can I just drag across the programmes that I want and load any programmes that I have the disks for, or is it not that simple? All advice appreciated.

Answer:Best way to copy full hard drive to larger drive?

but I don't seem to be having much success as the PC now won't boot - something to do with the PQRE - Give some more details?can I just drag across the programmes that I want and load any programmes that I have the disks for, or is it not that simple? - you would to reinstall programs.

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"C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\App Launcher Gadget" F:\Backup\Common\App_Launcher\AppLauncherSettings /i

I want to copy "App Launcher Gadget" folder to "AppLauncherSettings" folder. I have tried several ways and only get the files copied or invalid directory.

Answer:Cannot get Xcopy or Robocopy to copy folder

xcopy /h /e "C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\App Launcher Gadget" F:\Backup\Common\App_Launcher\AppLauncherSettings /I

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I am moving alot of things around on my server at work, and to make along story short, i need to copy a bunch a files from one place to another, but i need to keep the date created the same. Normally when we move stuff, it changes the date created on the copy of the file. I need this not to happen. Ive notice that windwos comes witha program called robocopy and it seems like i could use this to do. any body have any expreiance on this?
 

Answer:weird copy question/or help with robocopy

Shit.....drop me a PM to remind me, and add your e-mail address. I have a Word file at work that is basically the help and readme for Robocopy.
 

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Hello,
I'm trying to do the equivalent of xcopy /t /e in robocopy.  That is, I only want to copy the folder tree, not the files themselves. 
-Charlie

Answer:using robocopy to copy folder structure only

It looks like the  /e /xf * switches are what I want.  /e copies empty directories.  /xf * tells it to exclude all files.

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I am trying to redo some 250GB hard drives and all have worked except one. When I go into Manage and Disk Management, it shows this one hard drive as a "simple (volume?)" and all of the others showed "basic". How can I get this one drive to change to a "basic" drive? basic was not even an option when creating a partition. I am guessing that "simple" is a RAID term since the other options were stripped, mirrored, etc. I had the drive on a SATA adapter when it was first hooked up, but now want to use it on an IDE cable. Any ideas on how to get it back to a "basic volume"?? Thanks in advance!
 

Answer:simple drive / basic drive ??

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My T410i hard drive died, I have Windows 7 Home Basic OA key, but how to install on new hard drive? I had to replace the hard drive, I realise from the help pages I should have written down the error messages before replacing... Either way I am unsure how to obtain the Windows 7 Home Basic software to re-install.I have the key, where should I go - the microsoft site says it came pre-installed so I need to contact the supplier - Lenovo, but on the product list T410i is too old and not listed. Thanks in advance for you time.CheersPaul

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I want copy a list of folders (a few hundred) to a new location. I tried using robocopy but can only get it to either copy the selected folder or all folders with subfolders. What I want is to only copy one level of folders and not the subfolders within.
Example:
C: Drive (the source) ->Clients->Client 1
->Order1 ->More SubFolders
->Order2
->Order3
->Order4
->Client 2 ->Order1
->Order2
->Order3
->Order4
->Client 3
->Client 4
So I would want to copy over just the first level of folders (the list of clients), but none of the subfolders within each client folder.

any help would be great.
thanks.

Answer:Robocopy? Copy Directory Structure 1 level

Hi,

Try using the /LEV:n switch in your robocopy command.

From robocopy /? at command prompt

Code:
::
:: Copy options :
::
/S :: copy Subdirectories, but not empty ones.
/E :: copy subdirectories, including Empty ones.
/LEV:n :: only copy the top n LEVels of the source directory tree.
It should look similar to this:


Code:
robocopy C:\Clients G:\Backup\Clients /LEV:2
Perform some tests to make sure it works OK.

Regards,
Golden

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I am wanting to periodically copy files from one pc to another pc across the lan.
I was reading about robocopy, and wikipedia says there is a gui.

Anyone have a link to something I can use?

Answer:automated scheduled file copy? robocopy gui?

file lite move?
FileMove Lite - SDW Software

What I want to do is move the files, not copy. So they will be gone from one PC an be on another.

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Good evening

This is very frustrating now...Yes, I know it?s because of my lack of knowledge about Windows 7 and security/permission rules and settings. But still.

Hopefully someone is kind enough to help me out a bit here and maybe I?ll understand better (hopefully)

I?ve just installed Win7 and this is what I want to do:
Copy my old Favorites-folder (Win Explorer 8) from the old harddrive to my new folder in Win 7.

I had some problems accessing my old folder in My Documents on the old harddrive but i changed permission and ownership and finally I could access it and copy the folder. But. It seems impossible to copy it into c:\Users\xxxxx\Favorites
It just says "You?ll need to provide administrator permission to copy this folder"

I?ve disabled the built in admin account and tried every fix I?ve found but I still receive the same message. How can I fix this??? Seems like a simple thing to do but i just cant get it to work.

Help?

//Tom

Answer:Copy old Favorites from old drive to Windows 7 drive?

Hello Tom,

Are you doing this from within an administrator account?

If so, then are you allowed to apply permission to have them copied into that folder?

If not, try copying them to the desktop, then to the Favorites folder.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hello,
My PC was somehow configured so that I cannot copy files from the internal hard drive to a USB pen drive (e.g., to make a back-up).

When I try to do this, I get the following message:
"Destination Folder Access Denied
You need permission to perform this action."

There is definitely enough room on the USB drive.
The USB drive is configured with a password, which I entered correctly after plugging in the drive. After doing this, I am able to see the files from the drive. The configuration is such that I can copy files from the USB drive to the PC's hard drive, but I can't copy in the other direction, which is what I need to do.

This sounds like a Windows permissions issue to me. I have taken ownership of the file in question, and I have assigned full control to that file. That has not solved the problem.

Any ideas?

Many thanks.

Keith

Answer:Can't get permissions to copy from PC hard drive to USB pen drive

Quote:
"Destination Folder Access Denied


That is obviously a problem of the USB Stick.
Are you sure it doesn't have a lille switch that prevents writing to it.
Or ask the person who set it up with password access and all if he also installed some sorts of write protection?
-DG

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Hi,
I have a problem with drive image 2003 v7.00.

I am running winxp pro.

Before I install the sp1a I tried to use drive image 7 to copy drive with the new hard disk as slave.

Both new and old disks are Maxtor 120GB HDD each with a single NTFS partition. The new disk was just formatted. I had about 40 GB of data on the old disk.

I followed the procedure as outlined in the powerquest user guide and checked the selection to make the copied partition active, i.e., bootable. I even checked "copy MBR".

After the disk had been successfully copied I switched the new disk to be drive c: and made it the master. During boot up it showed the usual win xp startup screen with a horizontal animated bar then it proceed to show a "windows XP" screen and hanged there without getting to the winxp "welcome" screen. Simply, the disk could not boot!

I checked and found that all files had been copied over.

My hardware platform:
AMD AthlonXP 1600+, Asus A7V8X motherboard, Asus 7100 pro AGP card, Creative Audigy sound card, Yamaha CDRW drive.

All updated drivers were already installed. The win xp on the old hard drive runs beautifully.

Why could not the new disk boot? Could somebody help please!
 

Answer:drive image copy drive problem

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My loaded xp computer is worth keeping but I am currently having intermittent problems with the C drive: After running error checking on the system drive, when it restarts I get a file missing message and the system wont boot. It is then that I have to run the original xp dvd and boot from that
and quit by pressing F3 and restarting. Then, the system boots.
Sometimes a different file is missing and I have to resort to the same routine.
I cant use the "R"epair option because it wants the administrator password
that I have lost somewhere. Is there some way to get around that?
If not I would like to know how to copy my "C" drive with all its' system files, programs and data (an exact copy) to a new hard drive so I can use the new hard drive as a replacement for the old drive if the old drive should fail (it is old and I need something with a larger capacity).
Can you recomend a utility program that will let me copy the old drive to the new one? Can it be done in the same computer with just one ide connecter from the board or does it need two (both) seperate connectors on the board?
I just bought a new hard drive so I am looking for CHEAP software to accomp-lish this.

Answer:I want to make exact copy of C drive on a new drive

It sounds like your old HDD is beginning to Fail. We suggest backing up all your User files to an external HDD, or CD/DVD. After you have backed up, You can diagnose your C: drive by going to Start/Run and type chkdsk C: /R in the command prompt type a Y for Yes and restart. Check Disk will run at next bootup. It may take a long while. This will try to fix Bad sectors
You can clone your whole HDD to another HDD making a mirror copy, but if files are corrupted because of bad sectors, then it wouldn't work very well.
We suggest backing up your user files (eg) C:\Documents and Settings\[UserName] to an external device, replacing the HDD and installing XP fresh. Then restoring your User files to the new HDD.

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How do I (in one operation) copy my HP Pavillion "C" drive with Windows XP over to a Toshiba Canvio 320 external hard drive??? It would seem that this must be a simple operation.

Answer:copy the c drive to an external hard drive

"What would be the use of this copy operation?"I was going to ask something similar. What would be the point of copying the entire C: partition to an external?

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I want to copy a file from my network drive onto a PC and over write the one on the PC. I have been trying to do it with XCOPY but when I point to the network drive it says that it is invalid.. However if I go through the steps (copying the file from the network drive to the local drive) the drive is there and is valid.

Answer:I need to copy a file from a network drive to my c drive

Why not just copy and paste in Windows Explorer?By the way, your post doesn't make a lot of sense. In your first sentence, you say you can't copy, in your second sentence you say you can. If you have spaces in the file name, you need to encompass the file path with quotes IE - "C:\my file.exe" or "\\fileservername\my file.exe"

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Hi Everyone,

I am having an issue with a "missing" dll file - the effects of this error (shown below) is that many programs are not behaving.

I removed the drive containing the error from my laptop and plugged it into an external drive bay and then scanned with various anti - virus programs.

All viruses have been removed from the disk, and I now want to copy a healthy netapi32.dll file (from my desktop) over the "infected" one that is on my laptop computer.

However every time that I attempt to copy and paste I am presented with the screen below:

How can I go about "forcing" the copy operation. I am very hopeful that a "healthy" dll will get me going again.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards,

Davo
 

Answer:Trying to copy healthy dll from one drive over infected dll on another drive

log on as admin

you may have to take ownership
 

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recently installed 10. need to copy a file from USD in E to D Unsure how to go a copy command. Can anyone help with this situation

Answer:Need commands to copy file from USB drive E to Drive D

Why bother learning copy command. Windows 10 GUI (graphical user interface ) Copy or Move Files and Folder is much more user-friendly. Try it herehttp://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/...i_Xp/Vista/W7/W10 Usermessage edited by XpUser

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Just did a fresh install of Win on a brand new SSD (old WD raptor died). Upon installation, and some moving of files, I went to use the built in imaging of a drive to back the installation up. When I go to do that, it recognizes another HD as a system drive (160gb drive only for music) and lumps that in with the backup. I even went so far as using Acronis to wipe the data from this (non-system) drive. There is absolutely nothing on this drive, and yet, when I go to it in the Disk Management Snap-in, there it is listed as a "system" drive and Windows still tries to back it up as part of the image.

Thoughts? This is driving me crazy.

Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Win7 recognizing basic storage drive as "System" drive

cfetter79 said:


Just did a fresh install of Win on a brand new SSD (old WD raptor died). Upon installation, and some moving of files, I went to use the built in imaging of a drive to back the installation up. When I go to do that, it recognizes another HD as a system drive (160gb drive only for music) and lumps that in with the backup. I even went so far as using Acronis to wipe the data from this (non-system) drive. There is absolutely nothing on this drive, and yet, when I go to it in the Disk Management Snap-in, there it is listed as a "system" drive and Windows still tries to back it up as part of the image.

Thoughts? This is driving me crazy.

Thanks in advance.Click to expand...

Hi, cfetter79,

Try going to Disk Management, select the SSD, right click and select "Mark partition as active."

BTW, did you have the 160 GB drive connected when you intalled Win7 on the SSD? If you did that is where the boot loader was installed and why it is shown as active. So making the SSD active will result in the system not booting until you fix the situation.

When installing Win7 it is best to disconnect all drive othre than the drive you are installing the OS on. You can test this by shutting down the system, disconnecting the 160GB drive and restarting the system. If it doesn't boot you know the boot loader is on the HDD.

In "Help" type "Mark partition as active" to get more information on this.

Hope this helps.

Chuklr
 

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Somehow the line that you put web sites -- after the http --has disappeared. I'm sure that there's a simple way to get it back but I'm new to WIN XP. Can someone help.
 

Answer:Lost command line -- line with site addresses WinXP

I think you are talking about the address bar in a web browser???

You did not mention what browser you are using. For Internet Explorer 6, right click in any other visible menu bar and then make sure that "Address Bar" is checked in the box that pops up. This may work for other versions of Internet Explorer.
 

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