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Slow NAS file copy - Win 7 vs XP

Q: Slow NAS file copy - Win 7 vs XP

I have data from an accounting program that I back up from 1 QNAP NAS to a Buffalo NAS every day. The files total 167MB.

If I use a Windows XP computer on the network (24 port Gigabit switch ) all computer have Gigabit, the copying will be finished in about 2 minutes.

If I use Windows XP mode on a Win 7 machine the same copy takes about the same time.

If I use Win 7, it will take about 2 - 3 mins to calculate the copy and then about 2 mins to do the copy.

Is there some way to make Win 7 behave the same way as Win XP and do the copying without the calculating.

If this topic has already been covered, can some kind soul please direct me to the correct thread.

I like Windows 7 in all respects, but it seems to be very slow in network file copying compared to XP or other previous versions of Windows.

A: Slow NAS file copy - Win 7 vs XP

I have this issue as well. My win7 machines take an extremely long time to copy files over the network compared to our XP machines. It seems that it takes almost as long to calculate the the copy as it does to actually perform the copy.

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Few days ago, Suddenly My Windows XP started operating very slow. I uninstalled some program such as : AVG PC TUNEUP to reduce the load on the system. I also checked my Task Manager for pointing out memory eating processes but found none. My CPU Usage was dribbling around 0% to 3%. But PFUsage was near 788MB. Then I started searching for virus. Scanned with AVG, Avast, Zemana, Hitman PRO, Antimalwarebytes several times.
When they didn't solve the problem I gave a repair installation of my system to see what happens. It fixed the problem. But started again after some moment. I gave the repair installation once again and its running smoothly now.
I did some search over net and found out this problem can be connected to my harddrive. I scanned my Harddrive with HDDScan, Crystal Disk Info. They both showed error for
1. Current pending errors count [ Num 197 - vlaue 200 - worst 200 - RAW(hex) 0000000000-000E - Thershold 000 ]
2. Uncountable errors count [ Num 198 - vlaue 200 - worst 200 - RAW(hex) 0000000000-000F - Thershold 000 ]
3. UltraDMA CRC errors [ Num 197 - vlaue 200 - worst 200 - RAW(hex) 0000000000-0002 - Thershold 000 ]
System Specification:
OS: Windows xp Professional
Processor : Intel Pentium® Dual Core
Motherboard : Foxconn G41MX-F (2.0)
Harddisk : 298GB Western Digital WDC WD3200AAJS-00YZCA0 (SATA)
I want advise on what should I do now!

A:Very slow Windows XP with slow internal file copy speed

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy,  taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.
   Go to Piriform's website, and download the free version on the left.  Click Download from (the FileHippo link requires an extra click). Or if you want to use a portable version of Speccy (which doesn't require installation), click the builds page link and download the portable version. You will now be asked where you want to save the file. The best place to put it is the Desktop, as it will be easy to find later.
    After the file finishes downloading, you are ready to run Speccy. If you downloaded the installer, simply double-click on it and follow the prompts until installation is complete. If you downloaded the portable version, you will need to unzip it before use. Right-click the ZIP file and click Extract all. Click Next. Open up the extracted folder and double-click on Speccy.
     Once inside Speccy, it will look similar to this (with your computer's specifications, of course):
     Now, at the top, click File > Publish Snapshot. You will see the following prompt:
 &#... Read more

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System specs:
M/B: Gigabyte EP45 UD3p rev. 1.6
Chip: Intel Core 2 Duo P5 2.4GHz 4mb
Ram: (4 ea.) 2GB GSkill DDR2 800 pc 6400
Pwr Supply: 750 w
Video Adaptor: NVidia GeForce 7300 GS
Dual Boot: Win 7 / Win XP with /3GB switch (in the Properties dialog the computer has 3.5GB???)

Test: Win 7__Copying of 350GB library from SATA to SATA
Result: 14GB completed in 24 hrs.
Test: Win XP__Copying the same 350GB library from SATA to SATA
Result: 350GB completed in about 40 minutes.
Test: Win 7__Copying 3GB file from SATA to SATA
Result: Estimated 4 hours?.cancelled
Test: Win XP__Copying 3GB file from SATA to SATA
Result: 3GB completed in 90 seconds.
Large files from optical drives copy equally fast in both OS?s. (ex. 3GB in approx. 5 minutes)

System crashes from both OS?s.
Win 7__Crashes frequently to a blue screen: sometimes during boot, or from the desktop, or while using various softwares?.nothing consistent or reproducible.
Win XP crashes much less frequently to a instant blackscreen and a automatic reboot.
Nothing consistent or reproducible.

Computer: Homebuilt as a audio workstation. Hardware interface is Yamaha n12 (Firewire 400). XP was the only operating system used with this software over the last couple of years. None of these problems occurred during that time. Upgraded hardware to above and software to Win 7. (Same Intel chip and NVIDIA graphics PCI as before. Added RAID 0 but it is not connected for these te... Read more

A:Slow slow large file copy in win 7

Hi -

Run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor -->

Boot into SAFEMODE (NO Networking) and see if file transfer is any faster.

Regards. . .



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I am running windows 7 on an asus pc.
I think I got a virus at one point when I was trying to upgrade my itunes.
I downloaded malware bytes and avg in addition to my norton security.
I ran scans for a while to try to make sure I got it cleaned up.
The computer seems to work ok right now except if I try to copy photos from my c drive to a thumb drive, it is unbelievably slow. It will give me estimates like 24 hours for a block of photos. It will take forever to copy just the first one, so I abort the operation. Went and did it on my wife's computer (identical pc with same os), it operated fine.
I'm not sure if I had a virus that left this legacy behind or if I have two antivirus programs that are fighting. I did remove malware bytes and I think I removed avg.
Is it possible a virus did something to my pc that will make copying and pasting files very slow?

A:very very slow file copy

Your problem is you have AVG running With Nortons. You can not have two anti virus programs running it will cause system instability and also to run very slow. The reason for this is because you have two anti virus programs running in real time reading the same files. Like two dogs fighting over the same piece if meat.

Pick Nortons or AVG and stick with only one. Uninstall the other and also use the AVG or Nortons removal tool.

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Just wanted to know if anyone else is having this trouble. I have a NDAS network media player, my speed sending files to the drive are 4.1 mb/sec. Copying files from the drive to the computer is 10.1 mb/sec.
I have tried every patch or fix I can find. Nothing works.

Vista ultimate 32
Belkin N1 router
Asus P5N-E SLT


A:very slow network file copy

Hi Starfox101,

Welcome to the forum.

You might use this tutorial to test and see if it is a TCP/IP Auto Tuning issue.

How to Test the TCP/IP Receive Window Auto Tuning in Vista

You might also try turning off the Windows feature Remote Differential Compression. This tutorial will show you how. You can always just turn it back on.

How to Turn Windows Features On or Off in Vista


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I've been researching this issue and have found 2 possible fixes:1) Disable Remote Differential Compression (Go to Start...Control Panel...Uninstall a Program...Turn Windows Features On or Off...and remove the check mark from Remote Differential Compression).2) A possible issue with network copying: can get the hotfix from MS, or you can try this link (I haven't tried it myself): post more once I see how this works for me.

A:Slow File Copy In Vista

Hey usama
I am not sure if this is the same prob I am experiencing... I recently tried to copy all of my home pics from my desktop to my new laptop. The older desktop is a dell inspirion 3000 (i think its a inspirion). any way I bought it in 04. Now I just got a new HP tx1120us laptop w/ Windows Vista installed.
I have since noticed 2 very aggrivating probs:
1. I tried to download the pictures I have to a CD then move them to the laptop. I know there a re other ways to do this - including Esy File transfer - but do not have the cable reqd - besides I figured that since it burned these files (@ 700mb worth -enought to fill a CDR) on my old desktop in @ 4 min - that it should really copy to my new laptop w/in @ 2 min due to the fact the laptop has increased memory / RAM (i think). Why then is it getting stuck and failing to copy these files it starts - gets about 3/4 of the way done and then just locks up - will do nothing more. I have tried multiple times with different CD's and even transfering diff info (in case one of the photos was corrupt- which I doubt since i took them all) . So again I am curious as to why this prob is happening.

2. Is the fact that since I have noticed this, I have also noticed that I have downloaded pics/ files to my docs folder (I am a professional photgrapher) and when I go back to view them - the folder that i placed them in is there - but the picture is not anymore. This prob (as with the other is about to force me t... Read more

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I'm a new Vista user and I've been struggling with extremely slow file copies between my Vista 64 Home Premium SP1 system and my XP SP3 system. I've searched and searched and tried a number of suggestions in posts that I have found. None have worked.

I'm running a Wireless G (54mbps) network. My Internet access from both system is very fast (FiOS 20mbps download), so no issues there.

When I say extremely slow I'm talking less than 200 KBps. I get the same slow response using Explorer and Robocopy. I have disabled autotuning and RSS with these commands.

netsh interface tcp set global rss=disabled
netsh interface tcp set global autotuninglevel=disabled

I'm at a loss. I don't know what to do to solve this problem. If anyone out there can help I would greatly appreciate it.


A:Extremely SLOW file Copy Vista 64 to XP SP3

Originally Posted by TomTama

I'm a new Vista user and I've been struggling with extremely slow file copies between my Vista 64 Home Premium SP1 system and my XP SP3 system. I've searched and searched and tried a number of suggestions in posts that I have found. None have worked.

I'm running a Wireless G (54mbps) network. My Internet access from both system is very fast (FiOS 20mbps download), so no issues there.

When I say extremely slow I'm talking less than 200 KBps. I get the same slow response using Explorer and Robocopy. I have disabled autotuning and RSS with these commands.

netsh interface tcp set global rss=disabled
netsh interface tcp set global autotuninglevel=disabled

I'm at a loss. I don't know what to do to solve this problem. If anyone out there can help I would greatly appreciate it.


try using a wire, wireless will never be as fast as wired connections, even using wired connections will be slow, about 3Gbps but its a lot faster than 200Kbps

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Copy and paste operations over the network in Vista are terribly slow. The 'Calculating time remaining' blurb just seems to slow the entire process down and then I get transfer rates less than 2mb between machines on my network. Here are my relevant specs:

Belkin N1 Wireless Router set to A/G/N

Machine A: Vista Ultimate, P4 Duo Core, 2 GB Ram, Belkin N1 PCI desktop wireless card, 7200 RPM Sata HDD

Machine B: Vista Ultimate, AMD Athlon 3800+, 1 GB Ram, Marvell Yukon Gigabit Ethernet, 7200 RPM Sata HDD

The wireless Router has updated firmware supporting Vista, the N1 PCI desktop wireless card is still running on XP drivers but I get GREAT download speeds on the internet. Machine B has multiple HDD's and when I perform copy/paste from one drive to another, the transfer rate is very fast. I have read some tips that disabling 'Remote Differential Compression' has improved transfer speeds but that just increased my speed very slightly - hardly noticable at all. If not for the fact that I get great download speeds on the internet, I would assume that the XP driver on my N1 desktop card is at fault.

I setup Machine B as a FTP server and downloaded the same files that were so slow from Machine A and transfer rates are significantly faster than the copy/paste operation.

As more people get their hands on Vista, I'm sure someone smarter than I will find a cure to this annoying problem!

A:File copy and paste extremely slow

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I try to copy a 700mb file and it says 447 days remaining and the pointer crawls in explorer and on the desktop. It has something to do with my video driver, I re-installed Windows XP then the video driver and I had all sorts of problems then it eventually worked but now theres all these problems.

A:File copy and pointer are extreamly slow

Few questions for you:
1.Where are you copying the filles to?
2.How much RAM do you have on your PC?
3.What's your Hard Drive RPM?

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i am trying to copy from XP home laptop to Vista Desktop.
The the copy is real slow almost 200KB/s same as my internet download speed(sometimes my interenet speed is faster than n/w copy).
Copy operaion on same drive on desktop is real fast almost 20MB/s
i read lot of posts about it & tried following thing
1)installed hot fix KB931770
2)Disabled Remote differential compression feature
3)tried stopping ip helper & Computer browser service
4)tried disabling firewall & anivirus program
5)auto updated the windows vista from MS site

i dont know what to do now. i have already wasted lot of money & time figuring this thing out
any help is appreciated. otherwise i have to uninstall & install some different OS
is there any way i can return the windows vista & get my money back?


A:Vista network file copy slow

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I've been trying to recover as much data from what I think is a failing HD, most of the data being images.

I've been using Windows Explorer (XP Home) to cut and paste file from the failing drive to the new drive, both on the same machine. The OS is already on the good HD. Both are SATA.

With the exception of dealing with a slew of bad files (failed cyclical redundancy check..or something like that), everthing was going well. BUt now the files are being transfer at a snails pace. They still transfer, but way too slow.

And when I check the system performance, no program seems to be running and I seem to have plenty of resources left. Once in awhile I get a spike on the CPU usage chart.

So do you think that this drive is beginning to go south or could it be something else?

I just did a clean XP Home install and don't have much loaded onto the new HD yet. Running Avast! virus and Spywareblaster...oh...and the XP SP2 upgrade with it's firewall. I have Auto Updates turned off as well as the help/services thing....(saw that here a bit ago)

Oh.....and I got a new Antec case/PS when I installed the new HD, just in case my old PS was dying as well.....whew!

Thanks in advance....


A:slow file transfers (copy/cut/move)

As it turns out, it appears that if I try to move, or copy, files from the damaged HD, the files are moved quickly untill a corrupted file is encountered. At that point, things slow to a crawl until I get the error message and can delete that file and start over again.

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Just over the last days all of a sudden my PC has started having issues copying files from my HDD to a USB drive, or from an external HDD to PC HDD etc. Also when it opens a HDD that has video files on it it takes along time to open, with the green bar over the top slowly moving across the top. If I start to open files it will then say "not responding" and needs to be left alone to come right again. Infact I tried to burn a data DVD of some video files from an external HDD to the burner and that also slowed so badly it only burnt 10% of the data in 30 mins. If I then try to close the files or burner etc it freezes and sometime I have to turn the power off to get it to reboot.
I have a 64 bit Win 7 OS, an i7 2600 CPU, 16 Gig RAM.
It hasn't been a problem before but now is.
Have ran virus scan and seems ok.
Other small files are ok, surfing the net is ok, other programs are ok. Just file transfers, burning etc.
Any tips would be great, its doing my head in.

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Lately, when I move files from one folder to another OR create a new folder, Explorer hangs for up to a few minutes.


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I just wanted to post this as an FYI. I thought users that read this forum may benefit. I won't include the gory details, the TCPDumps, SMB analysis, etc - but here's the synopsis.

Over VPN, WAN, or any link that increases latency between nodes above typical "LAN" speeds - CIFS/SMB file access for Windows systems can be typically slow.

This is a constant support question. "Why can I achieve 70Mbps when I copy the file locally, but across my [insert super fast connection across the planet] I'm only seeing 3-5Mbps"

Answer: TCP windowing, and SMB block size negotiation. Microsoft has published it's myriad of Windows releases to achieve decent performance across the lowest common denomination of users. Therefore tuning is required whenever latent connections are introduced.

Case study:
Customer with GigEthernet LAN and Layer3 metro switched access. Everything inside the Metro area was 1-3ms MTTR. File copies/general SMB access was great. Typically any one user could open a file upwards of 60-70MBps.
Customer introduced some national offices. Serial DS3's, and POS OC-3's were installed across Cisco 7200 and 3800 series routers.
Customer immediately started complaining about file access across WAN. Even if WAN was unutilized (less than 1Mbps of traffic), file copies would never exceed 5-6Mbps.
Solution: RTFM
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Hey guys/gals, newbie here.

Ok I am not the most computer literate guy, but I know alittle, definitely more than any of my friends though, thats why I have come here

So, I have been burning dvd's for some time now with no problems. I got a 500 gig ext hd and formatted it NTFS to store multiple 4+gb files. So file transfer back and forth to ext hd (F:) and internals (C:) and (D:) was going just fine. So was burning. Then...

I backed up all files on F: and I reformatted C: and D: because my rather old pc was bogging down. In the meantime I switched C: and D: from master to slave and reinstalled winxp on the now new C: drive. So my OS is now running on an 80 gig Hd instead of a 20 gig hd.

Since then any cut/copy/paste or drag/drop of these 4.6 gig .iso files from F: to C: or any combination of the drives, be it internal to internal, ext to int or int to ext, my PC Usage spikes to 100% and the time remaining says 45 or so minutes. That is not right, as you know. Before I could copy a 4 gig file from F: to C: (or D:) in about 10 minutes, maybe a little less and then burn the 4.6 gig image in about 10 minutes, maybe a little more or less. Now its 45 min to an hour just to get from F: to int HD. Plus the transistion isn't smooth, so the .iso file is all choppy and won't even burn properly. What I mean by not smooth is PC usage spikes to 100% then retracts to about 20% (only for split sec) then spikes back to 100%.

Just a few minutes ago took the ext HD to ... Read more

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I want to copy many JPGs, average size 1.5MB, from CD to a C: directory. Using Windows Explorer, the popup window tells me 5 hours and 30 minutes for (5 files) 5.25MB. When I tried to copy 114 files, it said more than one day. What might be going on?

A:Copy from CD to internal hard drive slow: one hour per 1MB file

Is that actually how long its taking or just what Windows tells you? I've copied files that Windows would tell me takes "x" time but in reality it was much less.

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Hi all,

I am using a machine with Windows XP and a RAM of 512 MB.

It worked well until a few months back. But now when I try to open All Programs menu, it takes ages to open up. A blank menu opens when i click on "All Programs" and after a long time the actual menu items appear.
When i do a Ctrl + C on any file, ot try to open a file, the cursor converts to a busy sand-timer and after about 10 seconds comes back to a pointer.

The Windows Explorer is very slow as well. While navigating, when i click on any folder, it takes ages for it to open. Can someone help? Please?


A:Explorer, All Programs menu, file copy-open is slow

Post Computer Specs...

Run a Scan With Malwarebytes... Spybot and a Good A/V

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Whenever I try to do a completely normal (explorer) copy of large files between two ordinary internal disk partitions, explorer reports (and takes) 90% of infinity to do it! It starts out telling me it'll take 20 mins, then 40, then 60, then 240, and on and on. Obviously, I usually cancel them, since I don't have weeks or months to copy a single file!

We're talking about a 4 GB or so file or folder, so it really shouldn't be a big deal. I am NOT copying from a CD/DVD or to/from a network; these are ordinary files on ordinary disks.

I have gobs of memory available (1GB installed, very little in use at the time). My disks are quite fast (10,000 RPM SATAs). My CPU is quite fast (3.2 GHz, hyper-threaded Intel P4). Every other copy of smaller files completes very quickly. I have only an ordinary anti-virus util running, and I've tried completely disabling it and it made no difference.

What is going on??

System Config:

Motherboard: Abit IS7 -- Socket 478
Processor: Intel Pentium 4(c) CPU 3.2GHz (Northwood), hyper-threaded
Chipset: Intel i865-ICH5 chipset (Intel 865/848 Springdale)
Storage Controllers: Intel(R) 82801EB/ER Ultra ATA (x2)
Total Memory: 1GB Micron/Crucial DDR-SDRAM
Video Adapter : RADEON 9200 Series
Audio: Auzentech X-Meridian 7.1

Hard Disk : WDC WD3200JD-22KLB0
Hard Disk : WDC WD740GD-00FLC0
Hard Disk : WD External HDD Device IEEE 1394 SBP2 Device
CD/DVD : _NEC DVD_RW ND-2510A FW: 2.19

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A:SUPER-Slow large file copy on internal hard drives!

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I'm currently in the process of copying files back from the cloud in the exact same location where I had them before and now it says that the file name is too long and prompts to see whether I want to skip the file or not. The error message given does not
give the full file name or the path so it is impossible to see which files were copied successfully or not. This never happened with XP! Then afterwards I found that some of the files with long names did copy successfully whereas others didn't. I find this
to be a very user unfriendly process and I'm totally confused! These are critical files and I'm sure I haven't exceeded 260 characters or whatever. This is soOoO frustrating!!


A:file copy error message not sufficient + file name too long will not copy

Hi ,

There is a limit of filename length within Windows Explorer. In the Windows API (with some exceptions discussed in the following paragraphs), the maximum length for a path is MAX_PATH, which
is defined as 260 characters.
The shell and the file system have different requirements. It is possible to create a path with the Windows API that the shell user interface is not able to interpret properly.
This means that your long filename can only be handled at the command prompt level and you cannot drag and drop an illegal length filename within Windows Explorer.

Please simplify your folders and titles.

More information, please check the part of Maximum Path Length Limitation in the link below. Cai
TechNet Community Support

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My computer contracted wmupdate virus the other day and wiped my computer. I system restored and had to run a couple disk checks and eventually managed to get the majority of my files back in order (albeit as hidden folders, which i manually changed back).

However, a few of my programs now won't run properly; for instance when i try to open Google Sketchup it loads but then immediately exits the program. Also, Photoshop throws up a runtime error:
An unexpected and unrecoverable problem has occurred. Photoshop will now exit.

Runtime Error!

Program: C:\Pro...

This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way.
Please contact the application's support team for more information.

I have uninstalled both programs and reinstalled and the errors still occur.

I figure the best thing to do would be to backup my files and reinstall Windows. I dont have enough room on my external hard drive for a complete backup, so i have been trying to copy files from it onto another external hard drive, but when i try to move my files over the copy speed slows down to around 50kb/sec and seemingly freezes.

So i have a dilemma. I can't copy my files, so i can't backup my computer in order to wipe it in order to try and fix it.

Being an architect it just so happens that the two programs i predominantly use are the ones that get shafted! Any advice that could be given to solve my problem would be greatly greatly appreciated.

A:Post-wmupdate virus issues: slow file copy, photoshop runtime errors

Please do a Hitman Pro and MBAM scan.

Hitman: Home - SurfRight
Mbam: Malwarebytes : Free anti-malware, anti-virus and spyware removal download

And report back if it did find any viruses

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I'm trying to copy a VHD (22g, dynamic I think...)

I tried richcopy. It says copy started, but then stops....

I saw someone mention xcopy /j, to achieve the unbuffered I/O perf. you get with richcopy...

it's running, but no indication as to how long it takes (EDIT: just finished, > 10 mins),

what's the syntax for single files?

Can't you just paste the path into the source?

(starts, and stops... any logs?)

A:how do I copy a BIG single file (using richcopy?) big file copy

Use this command if the VHD is sitting on C:

robocopy "C:\Users\yourName\VHD Folder" "S:\Storage Folder" *.* /COPY:DAT /E

Change yourname and replace VHD Folder with the name of the folder where the VHD resides. S:\Storage Folder is where you want to store it.

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Hi Techies ,

I have been looking to find a macro to help me sort out my excel file. I am new to macros so the one I am looking for has to look for a text , copy another column of that row(eg lets say E11) where text is found , find this text (E11 text) , copy another column of a row where E11 is found ( say F21 ) , find F21 and copy another coulmn of a row where F21 was found and print all these ( text , E11 , F21 etc. ) on a new sheet in a single row.

examples are all highlighted fields in the attached file.

Can someone help me with creating a macro!!! ?

A:Macro : Find > Copy > Find > Copy > Find > Copy > Print all found in File

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Hi all,

Any idea how to write Batch File .bat to copy file from File Sharing & FTP Hosting to local directory.

Current the File Sharing & FTP Hosting is SMARTFILE.

I don't want to use WINSCP as the connector.


A:Batch File .bat to copy file from File Sharing & FTP Hosting

Hi Chacha,

Give this batch file a try. All text in red, you should adjust before running.

@echo off
echo.lcd C:\Some\local\directory /Some/server/path
echo.get Some_file_to_download.txt
) > "%TEMP%\_%~n0.ftp"
ftp -s:"%TEMP%\_%~n0.ftp" ""
del "%TEMP%\_%~n0.ftp"

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I'm in the process of repair/recovery of my machine (Dell Inspiron 8500 with Windows XP Home, Service Pack 2). I'm following exactly the instructions in:, but a problem has developed. The "software" file (which is the file that the original blue screen error message says is "corrupt, absent or not writable") will not copy to the new tmp directory to create the backup. My understanding from the article is that this backup file (software.bak) will later be used to restore correct settings for various software applications. Since I can't copy it, it appears that I am screwed, no? Or is there a way out somehow?

Thanks to anyone who's been there and can help...

BTW I have the XP installation disk that came with, and a diagnostics disk which I have not yet run.


A:Blue Screen: Registry File Failure; can't copy corrupted file to tmp directory

Never mind, I had it wrong--didn't read the document referred to above carefully enough. The procedure worked like a charm, and the document is very easy to read and entertaining to boot! (pun intended).

The document describes a procedure that closely follows a Microsoft KB document (which I now can't find) but does not contain any warning regarding whether the OS is an OEM (original equipment manufacture) install or not. The Microsoft doc says not to use the procedure on an OEM-installed OS, but I just did it on my Dell, so that warning seems to be incorrect.

Many many thanks for the help provided by this document and this site.

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I cannot copy or paste jpeg files from my computer to my SD 2GB cards. Also, I get this msg when I try to print jpeg files. Using Adobe Elements I am able to archive these files. Oddly enough I can attach and send these jpeg files via email. Prior to August '08 was able to do these tasks without a problem. I suspect that there is a software compatibility problem since this problem came on suddenly (maybe iTunes?). No problems importing jpeg files from SD cards. I've looked at several sites on the internet but none seem to have the right solution for my problem. THANKS for any help that you can provide! -Stu

A:Error copying file or folder; cannot copy img the directory or file cannot be created

This has caught me more than once.

The problem is a limitation on the number of files and folders allowed in the root folder of a FAT16 file system (as for a memory card) of 512. (Note, this number is reduced much further if longer file names than 8 characters are used, as most people will want to).

When transferring the files onto the card, new files will be rejected when you hit this limit.

So keep your files in separate folders, so they are not all in the root folder.

For files and folders in root it might be worth keeping your filenames under 8 characters in length so you can use the full 512 files on root folder.

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I would like to create a .bat to copy files from source folder to destination folder.
Some files in source folder already exist in destination folder (Same name)
What I would like is that files existing in destination folder to be rename to f.eks filename_BAK.extension.
Source folder include. FileOne.asp - FileTwo.exe - FileTree.txt
Destination folder include. FileOne.asp - (NO FileTwo) - FileTree.txt
Result. FileOne.asp (version from source)(Existing renamed to FileOne_BAK.asp) - FileTwo.exe - FileTree.txt (version from source)(Existing renamed to FileTree_BAK.txt)
Now in desination folder.: FileOne.asp - FileOne_BAK.asp - FileTwo.exe - FileTree.txt - FileTree_BAK.txt
Files in source folder are placed in different folders, but in same structure in destination.

Kind regards
Sψren Kromann

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How can I move/copy a file from one disk to another without changing the file's creation date?

A:Copy/Move File from One Disk To Another w/o Changing the File Creation Date

You can use a utility called "Set File Date" to change a file's creation date to whatever you want.

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Hi Guys,

I want to make one batch file which daily copies yesterday's files from one folder & paste it to another folder.

C:/111 folder has following files. had yesterday's date had yesterday's date had last sunday's date

now, when i will run batch file today, it only copies & & move to another folder C:/222

So C:/222 contains following had yesterday's date had yesterday's date

Please note , i have to run this batch file daily which should not require any changes.

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When I use the XCopy command in Windows 2000, I can copy any file I like; however, when I use copy-and-paste or drag-and-drop in either Windows Explorer or PowerDesk, I get the following error:

Cannot Copy File: Cannot Read from the Source File or Disk

I searched the Microsoft Knowledge Base and came up with only one article, Q224378. This article seems not to apply to my situation because it applies to Windows 2000 Server. I am running Windows 2000 Professional with Service Pack 2. I did attempt to install the fix that article Q224378 suggested anyway; but, I got an error message that I was attempting to upgrade a program that didn't exist on my system.

I have also learned that this error applies when copying from either of my SCSI CD-ROM drives, not when copying from hard disks or floppies.

Any Suggestions?

A:[Solved] Cannot copy file: Cannot Read From the Source File or Disk

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Hi all,

Please help!! I'm having a problem to copy some files from a folder.
My folder have lots of files and is there any way for me to write a batch file to copy only files according to "date modified"? For example last week files or yesterday files.

Please help!! Urgent!!!
Thank you.

A:Urgent!! Copy file by date modified using Batch File.

Take a look at XXCOPY:

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Hi All
I have a rather large file system with lots of folders & subfolders. When I want to save previously on Xp operating system I'd search in explorer open the folder I want then copy the address (e.g c:\customer records\client name\job address).
In windows 7, when I copy the folder address i get this "search-ms:displayname=Search%20Results%20in%20electronic%20files&crumb=location:S%3A%5CSEQ%5C011_Estimating %5Celectronic%20files\CHERMSIDE , 17 smith ST"

As you can imagine I cant paste that into a save as field and expect it find the folder location.

Does someone know if it can do what I want? keeping in mind this is about time saving and productivity exercise so I need a simple solution. It is also on a work computer so a lot of settings are locked.

Appreciate any help

A:Copy file address after doing a file search in windows explorer

Find solution myself
Hold down shift right click and select "copy as path"

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I have Windows XP-Pro SP2 installed on a P4 1.8GHz CPU with 768MB RAM

I would like a script that opens a commamd window and calls for a file (icon file) to be copied to a specific folder on 5 different drives. I would like to be able to either paste in the file path or drag and drop the file onto the command window. The icon file will always come from the same folder "C:\WINDOWS\system32\00 ICONS\System Folders" and be copied, sometimes replacing a file with the same name, to these 5 folders:

"W:\WINDOWS\system32\00 ICONS\System Folders"

"X:\0 aAPPS\00 a Install First\00 ICONS\System Folders"

"W:\WINDOWS\system32\00 ICONS\System Folders"

"N:\0 aAPPS\00 a Install First\00 ICONS\System Folders"

"D:\0 aAPPS\00 a Install First\00 ICONS\System Folders"

I apologize if I am using incorrect terms. I don't know if a batch file could do this or if it would have to be done with vbs. I would appreciate the help. I know nothing about writng vbs script and only a little about writing batch files.
Thank you.

A:Script to call for a file then copy file to specific folders

My question was answered on a different site.

Here is the link:

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Does anyone know how to write a script that would specifically
copy a file "File.ext" to the clipboard and paste it to this
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I do not mean editing the VBScript file. I currently right click
"File.ext" select "Copy" then right click "My Script.vbs" and
select "Paste".

I would like to know if I can do that with a script. I have included
an example of the code used in "My Script.vbs" I have chosen these
file names and directory paths to use as examples for my post.

I thank you for reading this.

My Script.vbs
On Error Resume Next
Const OverwriteExisting = True
Set objArgs = WScript.Arguments
Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")

If objArgs.Count < 1 Then
End If

For I = 0 to objArgs.Count - 1
Arg = objArgs(I)

objFSO.CopyFile Arg, "C:\Desktop\", OverwriteExisting
objFSO.CopyFile Arg, "D:\Desktop\", OverwriteExisting
objFSO.CopyFile Arg, "E:\Desktop\", OverwriteExisting
objFSO.CopyFile Arg, "F:\Desktop\", OverwriteExisting
objFSO.CopyFile Arg, "G:\Desktop\", OverwriteExisting

objFSO.CopyFolder Arg, "C:\Desktop\", OverwriteExisting
objFSO.CopyFolder Arg, "D:\Desktop\", OverwriteExisting
objFSO.CopyFolder Arg, "E:\Desktop\", OverwriteExisting
objFSO.CopyFolder Arg, "F:\Desktop\", OverwriteExisting
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A:Solved: Script to copy and paste a file on to a VBScript file.

This is what worked for me:
I converted the vbs file to an exe file using ScriptCryptor.
I use a script to open the file I want copied using that exe file.

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i have a .jpg file attached to an email: can i copy the .jpg file to a file/folder ? someone took a picture of me using an iphone, then he uploaded it to my email; i'm trying to make a backup copy, get it into a folder, so i can upload it to facebook; thanks

A:copy .jpg file (email attachment) to file/folder?

Save the attachment to what ever folder you want.

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I have the game 'Crysis' on two backup DVD's. I had to put the installation files in a .rar and split them so I could back it up (I downloaded the game digitally from EA)

So when I insert disk 1 and try to copy 'Crysis.part1.rar' to D:/Crysis (D: is my data drive, C: is strictly the OS and maybe 2 or 3 applications installed on it) it copies most of it, but when it gets to '5 seconds remaining' it comes up with this error. It takes like 6 minutes to copy it and then it errors out when it's almost done! I've tried 3 times and the error popped up every time. The disk is spotless... I mean it looks brand new. Not even a speck of dust or any smudges at all.

Why am I getting this error?? I don't know what to do! If I can't copy it I'll have to redownload the entire 6gb installation package from EA, which will take probably 4-5 hours.

Please help!

Additional file info from within the error window:
"Can't read from the source file or disk."
Name: Crysis.part1.rar
Size: 4.37gb (4,588,544KB)
Date Modified: 11/2/2009 12:25PM

Other additional info:
I am running Windows 7 Ultimate x64
I have all the latest updates via Windows Update
There is only one account on this computer, mine, and it has full administrative privileges

A:Copy File: Can't read from the source file or disk.

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The small files are zooming right along, the issue is the larger files (the ones that are hundreds of MB or even several GB).

From time to time, I briefly lose network connectivity for a second or two, when that happens, the files currently being copied abort and once connectivity is restored, Richcopy just moves on to the next files. So when Richcopy advertises that it 'resumes', it seems it is talking about resuming a file copy queue, and not resuming partially copied files. Those have to start over from the beginning.

Is there a tool similar to Richcopy with the functionality I'm looking for?


A:Need a file copy recommendation with partial file resume

I'd look at some of the Download Manager choices on this list found by Google Search:

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• I have a network directory that stores photos of individuals in jpg format. There may be only 2 pics of each person, or there may be 7 pics.
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• Each time a person comes in and their picture is taken, the program: (i) creates the random directory (ii) stores the pics (iii) creates the "B.TXT" file with the persons information (iv) generates several other program specific files that I have no need for.
• The program names each of the pictures with the exact same names, which is why they are stored in different directories, so they will not overwrite. The retention period on each individuals directory, pics and files is approximately 40 days.

MFXX0000.jpg (Forward facing)
MLXX0000.jpg (Left facing)
MRXX0000.jpg (Right facing)
STXX0000.jpg (Identifying marks picture 1)
STXX0001.jpg (Identifying marks picture 2)

• As stated above, sometimes there is only the MFXX0000.jpg and MRXX0000.jpg files,... Read more

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Wow, no takers yet ? I see there has been a few lookers, but no one - just a bump on the thread to get another look

many thanks to anyone that will give me a hand

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since about 10 minutes, I do get the error-message, "while trying to finish a dowloald and after it reached 100% and tries to write the file on the harddrive"

cannot copy file: Cannot read from the source file or disk

Anyone any ideas what the problem could be? It;s my C drive and everything else works wihtout problems.

OS WinXP Pro


A:Cannot copy file: Cannot read from the source file or disk

What are you downloading with? Do you have any history cleaner? Like HistoryKill or Windows Washer?

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It works fine if I drag from Outlook to my desktop, then from desktop to Paperport. But it does not work from Outlook to Paperport directly.
Can anyone help? Thank you

A:Cannot copy file: cannot read from the source file or disk

Sorry, I can't answer your question directly but as an alternative can you copy and paste using Control + C and Control + V or other method?

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I am new to batch files and have read up a little on xcopy and robocopy. 
We currently have a folder which new builds are copied and compressed to .zip files and stuck in a  folder. Dozens of zip files are created every day
What I want to do is the following:

I want to copy the newest zip file from folder 1 to folder 2 and extract it. 

What is the simplest way to find and copy the newest zip file considering multiple zip files are created each day?

A:using a batch file i would like to copy the newest file to a new location.

Try this:
@echo off
for /F "delims=" %%a in ('dir  /b /od "d:\My Files\*.zip"') do set Youngest=%%a
xcopy /y "d:\My Files\%Youngest%" "Folder2\"

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I have a user for whom shares and permissions on the server are working just fine.
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But do this for 3,000 files/directories in a tree, no can do.
I'd like to take all the share and privilege information for Suzie and give them to Tom.
Can do?

A:Copy shares and permissions on file x to file z? Is this possible?

What usergroups are they assigned to? Also you say you have a server? Is it a domain controller?

I would copy the usergroups that are assigned to Suzie and give them to Tom rather than editing the share permissions themselves.

Just my opinion,

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Hi, I have a file with no extension called simply, D:\file

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sometimes there will already be an older version, so I would like it to overwrite the file.
Is this possible with a bat file?
I tried a simple copy command in a bat file, but it wouldn't copy at all.


A:BAT file to copy file to multiple locations?

Have you tried 'xcopy' with the /y flag. This should copy the files and overwrite without it prompting you.... Would this suut your needs?

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PC1 = Source
PC2 = Destination

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A:How to copy a file from 1 pc to another pc in network using batch file

Yes I want to copy files from PC1 to PC2 over the network...

PC1's Drive E:\Online Games\Battle of Immortals\Battle of the Immortals
PC2's Drive E:\Online Games\Battle of Immortals\Battle of the Immortals

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Thank you!


A:Cannot copy >file<: cannot find the specified file...

Have the names of any of the files been changed?

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A:error message "cannot copy file. cannot read source file or disk"

Get a new disk or provide a whole lot more details about what you're trying to do and what program(s) you are trying to do "it" with.

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I have a question  that how to copy file from remote desktop user drive to my local machine using  xcopy or any other protocol.

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How can i give this is in my batch file. I have used this
net use "\\Trail01" "[email protected]" "/USER:ashique.sheikh"
XCOPY /Y \\Trail01\c:\users\ashique.sheikh\Desktop\Day2.R  "D:\VMI"
But its not working. It is give path error.
How can i download this or is there any other way to do it?

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A:file copy

Hi and welcome. Easiest way would be to slave the other hard drive to the computer where you wish to transfer files.

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Friends: Somehow my favourite screensaver got deleted and I am trying to copy it from another PC. I copied the .SCR file from this PC to a floppy, but when I try to copy this file onto the System32 directory I keep getting the message it cannot be copied. Any ideas how I can fix this? The website I got the screensaver from is no longer available. Windows XP Pro. Thanks for any help.

A:Cannot copy .SCR file

The only thing I can think of is permissions. Are you trying to do this from an admin account and do you have any security software that might be blocking system folders from access?

Also, can you copy it off the floppy somewhere else first like your documents, and then try moving it to System32?

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i recently copied and pasted a quickbooks 2007 company file, in the quicken world its a .qbw
even though i only selected the .qbw the operation resulted in 2 files being copied, the .qbw i selected and a .qbw.nd
the .qbw.nd is self described as a 'quickbooks configuration' file.
i was just wondering how this happens? from somewhere, somehow, the copy utility knows that when copying file 'x' to also copy file 'y'
is this a windows feature or somehow done by intuit?

A:copy 1 file get 2

Those are created by Quickbooks. It is a Network Descriptor, it is basically a file to help Quickbook users on a network access the Quickbooks file.

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I have just bought a new keyboard (Saitek Eclipse), and very nice it is too, but I cannot get it to work, since Device Manager tells me I need a copy of kbdhid.sys. I know this can be found on XP SP2, but I don't have a hard copy of this, since I downloaded SP2 from Windows Update, originally.

Does anyone know where I can download a copy of this file for free, please?

Any help most gratefully received, coz I am sitting here looking at noo keyboard and I can't damned well use it!!

Many thanks!


A:Need a copy of a .sys file

Do you still have the SP2 install file that you downloaded?
You can extract all of the files in the service pack using something like WinRAR.

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Although I can copy small files from my Win7 machine to my wife's XP, copying larger files consistently results in the error: 'There is a problem accessing (the particular target dir) Make sure you are connected and try again"

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A:Copy file to XP

Hi, this problem is probably caused by an inconsistent WiFi connection.

It could be on either computer.

Make sure the network drivers are are all completely upto date on both of your PCs and then try again.

Post back with any results.


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i have a .jpg file attached to an email: can i copy the .jpg file to a file/folder ? someone took a picture of me using an iphone, then he uploaded it to my email; i'm trying to make a backup copy, get it into a folder, so i can upload it to facebook; thanks

A:Copy .jpg file ?

Yes. Open it and save it. Or, depending on what you're using for e-mail, right-click it and Save As.

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I am trying to install Arcsoft Greeting Card Creator. When I am set to install it, it gives me an error message, "System Error" "The Win 16 Subsystem was unable to enter protected mode DOSX.EXE must be present in your AUTOEXEC.NT and present in your path" I googled this and gave me a help topic with microsoft. have found that I am missing the rasapi16.dll and mapi.dll how do I copy it from my CD to my System folder. Please use steps as I am very new to this, but I am catching on quick. Thank you very much for any assistance you can provide.

A:How To Copy A File

You can download the file here.rasapi16.dllmapi.dll

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I recently bought a Lexar 4 GB jump drive intending to use it as a backup for a documents folder with 3 GB of data.

When I try to copy the folder, the copying starts but a second or two later I get a message "Error Copying File or Folder---Cannot Copy File".

A Lexar technician went through various operations and tests (including reformatting) with me and his conclusion is that one or more of the files is/are corrupted. (We tried to copy the folder to my C drive and got the same error message.)

There are a lot of sub-folders and I suppose I could go through one by one and find which ones won't copy but is there a simpler way of locating the file(s) that are corrupted and correcting them?

Thanks so much!

A:Cannot copy file

Well, I don't know about a "much simpler way", but you don't have to go thru one by one. Basically, you can select half of the folders >copy and paste > if it goes thru fine, then it's not in that half.

So you're left with the "other" half, just select half of that...well, you get the picture.

That's basically what I did when I was trying to locate a corrupted video file. It didn't take too long.

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i am santosh. i want to copy a photo wich is in gif format. i had paste on word document from internet but image does not there. it gives message unavalable link.
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A:gif file copy

Right click on the image and do a "save as" to your hard disk. You can import that image into Word.

FWIW, I just right clicked on a graphic on a web page and selected "copy" from the drop-down menu, I was able to paste that image into a Word 2007 document.

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Any ideas?


A:Cannot Copy File

Try copying while in Safe Mode.

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I also tried closing zone alarm and my avirus prog, still
no go.

Can anyone help me with info on how to move this file?
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Thank you

A:Can't copy file

Try it in safe mode.

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I recently backed up a Microsoft Access file. I formatted my domputer and reinstalled all software. I am trying to copy the file back to it's source directory. I am getting this Error messeage. (Cyclic Redundancy Check) Is there another way to copy this file to where I need.

Thanks Tim

A:File Copy

A CRC problem means that either the original file was corrupt or the archived one is corrupt. You should always check the backup logs after you complete your backup. I think you might be out of luck.

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I have a backup script I created using Robocopy to always keep a fresh backup of some of my most important data but just noticed one of my files fails to be copied to my backup disk.

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If I launch the file in it's original location the utility starts up just fine so the file doesn't seem to be corrupt.

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Many thanks in advance for what could cause this, never seen this before!!

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A:Can't copy a file

My thought was copy protection. Try via command prompt. But I bet it doesn't go.

Edit: the way to back it up for disaster avoidance is to make an image of the disk partition. Macrium Reflect Free is good. There are other free imaging programs. Look on

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A:C++ Copy from File

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does magiciso do the trick.....if so how ?
the gooner.

A:udf file copy ?....

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Hi everyone,

I'm new to this site, I have a problem and I hope you guys can help me out.

I usually backup my weeks work on Friday afternoons. What I do is run a "search" for all files created or modified within the last 7 days and then "copy" all relevant files to a folder on an external hard drive, and then burn a CD.

Everynow and then, I get the following message. "Cannot Copy File: Cannot Read From the Source File or Disk"

Do you guys know why this happens? There are no problems with me copying and dragging files individually over to the new folder, but the problem arises when i copy a bunch over.

Last night, I ended dragging my entire work folder (21GBs) onto the external hard drive. It took a few hours, but it worked.

This morning, I was able to run a search for all documents and files that were created or modified over the past week. But when I tried to copy only those files to a separate folder I again ran into this error message.

Does anybody out there know what's going on? Or better yet, does anyone out there have a better way of backing your week's work?

Thomas Lee

A:Cannot Copy File

Microsoft Word (for example) locks current temporary files (in your C:\Documents & Settings\{your username}\Local Settings\Temp file and may not allow you to copy them.

When "Copy", "Move", or "Delete" runs across these files, it quits the operation.

Other programs may have "locked files" in other locations.

If you are on XP and if you want a simple backup, use Windows' NTBACKUP. Just go to your START menu, choose RUN and type in NTBACKUP. Be sure to look at the "options" settings.

It provides for full backups; differential backups (all files changed since last full backup); incremental backups(all files changed since your last incremental backup) and for copy (just a copy - doesn't set archive bits.

I'm sure others will reply with comments of their favorite backup programs.

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Hi All,
I have 2 m/c, say m/c A and m/c B.
I took RDP of m/c B from m/c A.
everything is working fine. now I want to copy some files from m/c A to m/c B.
I am not able to do that because RDP session.
How can i do that.
Another point is that that 2 m/c are not in the same network.
Please help

A:Copy file using RDP

both m/c are having win Xp OS and i took RDP via VPN

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Replacing that old software should probably be Plan "A" but it's only Plan "B" at this point (or possibly Plan "C").

Bruce Cavenaile
Keremeos, BC

A:Copy a VHD file from Win 7 Pro to Win 10 Pro?

See if this post on TenForms helps

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A:Copy file via LAN

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i think my windows and hdd are going to crash soon. i want to back up my files. but i could not. i could not copy the files as they are taking a awful lot of time. and sometimes it just stops copying and my pc freezes. what can i do?
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A:cannot copy file

Go here to download Ubuntu 10.04 ( There is a newer version, but I am going by my existing setup, so follow along and choose 10.04 ) Save the iso file.

Then download ImgBurn from here:

Install ImgBurn and run it.

Choose "Write Image to Disc"

At the top of the Imgburn window, where it says "Source" click on the folder with maginfying glass icon; Then navigate to where you saved the ISO file.

Then click on the bottom area of the window depicting hd write to CD.

That should create the CD.

Now you want to boot with the CD on your PC. Check your BIOS so that it chooses to boot using the CD first. You are looking for the Boot menu, boot priority, or something along that line.

Once you boot into Ubuntu, pull down the Places pull down menu. Choose the ## GB Filesystem. That would be your hard drive. You will be able to see all folders in your drive. Now copy off the files you want to a USB memory stick.

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Here is my problem

My previous OS was Win 98. My HD was 80 Gb partitioned in to the following C: 20Gb, D: E: F: G: H: I: 10Gb each.

I formatted C: in NTFS and clean installed XP pro.
All the other partitions are FAT32.

I am trying to copy a 4Mb .exe file from a CD-r onto one of the partitions, but I keep getting an error message

"Cannot copy file invalid MS-DOS function"

In explorer if I right click -> properties on any folder the folder attributes are set to Read Only. I set the attribute to Archive or remove the Read Only but this doesn't to work. The attribute is always reset to Read Only.

I log on as administrator but makes no difference.

I am new to Xp but this is doing my head in.

Any help would be appreciated.

A:Can't copy exe file from CD-r to HD

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and this messege appears:
you need permmission to perform this action
you require permission from everyone to make changes to this file

trying again wont help obviously ...
i have windows 10 installed

i ve been searching online for hours about taking ownership and other staff
the thing is that i am really amateur with computer (know only basic staff)
so if someone could help providing me an easy to follow solution i would be more than thankfull

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Hello all , i am new to batch programming.

I wish to have a batch file to read .apk file from folder and then copy it to another folder. Then it should rename the copied apk file to test.apk

i have a file in folder e:\apps\angrybirds.apk , I want to copy this angrybirds.apk to d:\apps and rename it to test.apk

Here the file names in the e:\apps\ will be changing. So what ever may be the name , it should read the name of the file from e:\apps\ folder , copy it to d:\apps\ and rename it to "test.apk" . Test.apk is a fixed rename

A:Solved: Batch file to copy a file from folder and rename it in another folder

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I do Copy file(12GB-backup PC) from HDD PC to external USB HDD (iOmega 1TB) - speed is about 980kbytes/s, but when I do Copy same file from iOmega to HDD PC - sped is about 49000kbytes/s. I do copy with Total Commander. Why is different copy speed?

A:Slow Copy speed

Quote: Originally Posted by sigbart

I do Copy file(12GB-backup PC) from HDD PC to external USB HDD (iOmega 1TB) - speed is about 980kbytes/s, but when I do Copy same file from iOmega to HDD PC - sped is about 49000kbytes/s. I do copy with Total Commander. Why is different copy speed?

Hi and welcome to SF. we need a bumch more info before we can help you much. thins like computer make, model, ram, OS, TC version etc.

Let me know Il pop back in later


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I see this complaint all over the internet and no answers other than for users to look at drives and use Tera Copy, disable windows firewall, virus protection, adjust some settings like encryption, fetch off, etc., get drivers, hot fixes. I have done all those like other people suffering problem and like others did no good.

I have 2 internal 1 TB SATA III drives and for all practical purposes cannot copy large files between them at most times. Windows 7 professional with all updates (I presume, have auto-update on). I can copy a 700MB file from an XP machine to either of the Win 7 drives in 15 -20 seconds and if I try to copy the same file from Win 7 machine either way between the drives it estimates 30 min - a day or more and goes from 1/mb per second down to bytes/sec. If I go to XP machine and from attched folders there move a file from one of the Win 7 drives to the other Win 7 drive, the move is again < 30 seconds.

Task manager shows virtually no cpu activity during the copy done on Win 7 machine. Note, from Win 7 machine, if I copy from attached folder from xp machine to local folder, speed is fine for main drive (c) but slow on secondary drive.

What possible driver or hardware problem could cause snail pace from Win 7 machine drive to drive, but normal (100MB+/sec speed) when copying drive to drive from XP machine over local net?

To complicate things: this morning, after 3 or 4 days working on this problem, computer woke up and speed normal for all ... Read more

A:Very Slow Copy From one hardrive to another

If your system is Intel chipset based it may be worth ditching the Win7 Microsoft SATA drivers and trying out the latest Intel RST ones, they work fine on my multi HD setup (no SSD). I couldn't get the Intel site to work ATM so here's a news item instead.........
Intel to Bring TRIM Support to RAID SSDs with RST 11.5/11.6 Driver - Softpedia

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I've been running Vista on my desk top machine for several months now without too many problems. The thing I have just noticed though is that it is EXTREMELY slow to copy from one directory to another.

I have been trying to copy about 3GB of data to my DVD/R to burn it but at the transfer rate it is going at it will take something like 12 hours to copy across before being able to burn.

Since installing Vista I haven't installed any burning software. I've just used the in-built burning utilities and they've been OK, although I've only used them once or twice. This is the first time I've tried to use it with any large file sizes.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


A:Vista Slow Copy

Not an uncommon issue, here's some additional data. MS has a hotfix that you can ask for it would appear.

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Can anyone explain why my system (running VISTA) suddenly started taking several seconds to copy to the clipboard and a similar time to paste from the clipboard? It only seems to happen when I am using WORD or EXCEL. I had been using VISTA (and WORD / EXCEL) for about a year before this, with no such problem.


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I have a dell dimension 9200 which copy very very slow from internal drives to usb after upgrading the ram from 1GB to 3GB. I have tried changing the rams, installing fresh windows 7, and all I could but the problem seems not be solved. the worse part of it is that as much as it copies slow, it's not continues copying. It copy and then stops then it will continue again and stop repeatedly until the copy ends. When it starts copying, it starts at 10MB/sec then gradually drops to 3MB/sec. This speed rate gradual reduction happens to only flash drives and micro chips but as for the occasional stopping ithappens even if I'm copying between internal drives but for the internal drives the speed is between 25MB/sec to 51MB/sec. The problem is that it wasn't copying like that before I purchase the 2GB ram. Please any help.

A:Usb copy slow after ram upgrade

Quote: Originally Posted by Priceless

I have a dell dimension 9200 which copy very very slow from internal drives to usb after upgrading the ram from 1GB to 3GB. I have tried changing the rams, installing fresh windows 7, and all I could but the problem seems not be solved. the worse part of it is that as much as it copies slow, it's not continues copying. It copy and then stops then it will continue again and stop repeatedly until the copy ends. When it starts copying, it starts at 10MB/sec then gradually drops to 3MB/sec. This speed rate gradual reduction happens to only flash drives and micro chips but as for the occasional stopping ithappens even if I'm copying between internal drives but for the internal drives the speed is between 25MB/sec to 51MB/sec. The problem is that it wasn't copying like that before I purchase the 2GB ram. Please any help.

You could try running a memory test to check for ram issues;

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Hi, can anybody tell me how can I get a .txt file out of the screen list from winnmx (without using an OCR) ?
Thank you. MIke

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If I use copy and paste to copy files, does XP automatically verify that the file copied exactly matches? I have googled this to death and the information is not consistent.

There was a website I found that said:

"To check that files are saved to disk correctly; the system can re-read the disk when saving and verify (compare) with the data in memory.

VERIFY [ON | OFF]By default the CMD shell has verify OFF
Windows Explorer will always copy with verify ON"

That means that it always verifies the copy? And that I do not have to get third party software to do this?


A:File copy verification

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I can not copy a file to either the Program Files or Program Files(x36) folders.
My account is suppose to be administrator. How do I set up sharing so I can use
my computer and not be told I can not do certain things. I am on a home group
what ever that is. When I try to share the folders I am told I do not have permission to share that folder. And I do not have permission to share or stop sharing the folder.
I am confused by Win 7

A:can not copy a file to folder

what you can do is copy the file you want to share into an already shared folder. If you prefer an option free of windows 7 then is a wonderful fileshareing option. just have you and the person you are trying to share with create an account and upload the file.

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Hello everyone here on this lovely forum

I have some questions I really hope you can help me with.

Create (save as) an file (A = 10.10.2015)
Makes changes (save) to the file (B = 20.10.2015)
Copy the file from 20.10.2015 to another harddrive (C = 30.10.2015)

What happens to the original file (A) when I make changes to it and ?save? the changes (B)? Will the original file from 10.10.2015 be deleted or is it saved somewhere else on the computer?

Is there any connection between the file first made 10.10.2015, and the new file that is created with ?copy? (30.10.2015)? There is only a connection between B (20.10.2015) - C (30.10.2015)?

Is there any info on the copied file to the hardrive, about the first file (10.10.2015)? No data, not even a the date (the date is 10.10.2015)?

Should I perceive it this way: When you ?copy? a file to a new hardrive, the copied file ONLY contain the changes last made and the date it was last changed, and there is no connection to the original version when the file was CREATED?

Best regards

A:What happens to a file when you 'save' and 'copy'?

When you save a file. The original is changed and cannot be found again.
When you save as, you have two files the original and the copy.

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Im receiving this message when I tried to click to open my C drive
"windows cannot find copy.exe file.....

Please help me ,


A:copy.exe file missing

Hello and welcome to TSF
Would you be able to post a screen shot of this?

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Dear All,

One of my user is facing copy paths issue in window 7 enterprise . User get the following error.

Thanks & Regards,
Kashiram Sawant

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Hi! I'll try to be schematic, brief and as clear as possible.
I have two PCs, A and B.I have set a Home Group.Windows 8.1.

Working in PC A: I can copy a file from PC B into PC A but if I try copying a file from the computer I'm in into the other one I get a message saying

"Access to the destination folder denied. You need permission to perform this action."

Why is this?

(click to enlarge and thanks for your time ^^)

A:Cannot copy a file from PC A to PC B in homegroup ??

Hello ThunderRoad, and welcome to Eight Forums.

See if this may help for the computer you are copying to.

Add the Public folder to each library. For example, the "C:\Users\Public\Public Videos" to the Videos library.Make the added public Videos folder the default public save location for the Videos library.

Library - Add a Folder to in Windows 8

Library - Set Default & Public Save Locations in Windows 8

Afterwards, see if you are able to copy the folder over.

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So I created a backup of a friend's laptop on my external hard drive because she didn't own one yet.
Now she's bought one and I'm trying to copy the backup file to it.

When I drag the file to copy I get a message saying I will need admin permissions to copy, but when I just click continue it appears to work (I set myself as the admin).

However, then a prompt comes up that says "Copying 1 item (0 bytes)" and the task bar just keeps flashing green across it. If I right click the file in my first HD and go to properties it says that the file is 0 bytes...
Did I not backup the laptop correctly? Or is this normal? Or is there an issue copying the file? I've tried going directly from HD to HD or from my HD to my desktop, and have the same results.

A:Trying to copy backup file from one HD to another

Why don`t she just create a backup from her pc ?

What would be different from the older backup you have ?

How big is the backup on your external drive ?

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I am trying to copy files from a source directory to an output directory when the output directory already has a file with the following:

I already have the following:
findstr /s /i /m "\<../reusable_components\>" *.xml > results.txt
This will return a list of filenames with the text in it.

Now I want to parse the list of files and take out the filename after ../reusable_components. I tried:
for /f %%a in ('findstr /s /i /m "\<../reusable_components\>" *.xml') do (echo %%a)
but that didn't work any ideas?

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Experiencing very poor performance copying files from DOS client to Win2K server. File copies to NT and XP take about 10 minutes, but the same copy can take up to 4 hours on Win2K. MS Knowledge Base Article Q244826 discusses the issue and suggests a registry change/entry for TcpWindowSize, but this has not solved the problem. Any other Win2K Server tweaks I can make to improve performance. The issue seems to revolve around packet size negotion between the client and server, and a sniffer has confirmed this.

A:MS-DOS to Win2K file copy

You never posted any of your network specs as far as hardware. (NIC's, hubs, switches...stuff like that). Some of that info might also shed some light on the situation. Packet size and negotioation however are on the software layer and would seem to be a driver issue.

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I have this problem on Vista 64 edition. We have a html file ( index.html ) that is under the root of our IIS web server.

When I edit this index.html file ( in Notepad++ ) I make changes to the file, save and everything looks fine. But when I browse to http://localhost/index.html I'm not seeing the changes that I have made in the file.

So I check the file again, its as I saved it, with my changes correctly. So I made a copy of it ( copy + paste simple ) then I open the copied file ( Copy of index.html ) and it DOESN'T have my changes.

I originally thought it must be a problem with IIS caching the page, but after coping and pasting in the file system and then having 2 files, that have different contents I now think that it must be either an OS error, or a problem maybe with Notepad++.

Does anyone have any ideas? Or experienced this problem before?

A:File copy problem!?

No one has any ideas on this problem. It's very annoying as it basically means I can't edit my file.


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I want to have some redundancy for our backup. At the moment our Windows Server 2003 system is being backupped by NT backup, it stores the backup on a different computer (through a UNC pad).

The system the backup is being stored on, is a Windows XP Pro (SP3) Machine.

Problem is I want to copy the newest BKF file to a external harddisk on a daily basis. I have found a script for this:
@echo off
setLocal EnableDelayedExpansion

pushd "E:\TGI-Backup\Backup Files"

for /f "tokens=* delims= " %%a in ('dir/b/od') do (
set newest=%%a
copy !newest! J:\Test
tested the script with a startfolder C:\Start and a Finish folder of C:\Finish and put several txt files in there. When I run this script the newest txt file was copied from c:\start to c:\finish.

Problem is the line: "E:\TGI-Backup\Backup Files" is not recognized. This has to do with the Space in the folder "Backup Files". Adding or removing the " characters around a pad does not work as well.

The server is configured to store the backup in \\JESUS\TGI-Backup (local foldername E:\TGI-Backup). But is automaticly adds the folder "Backup Files" and stores the BKF files in there
-Is there any way to get the pushd command to recognize folder/file names with spaces?


-can I let NT backup store the backup in a folder without the subfolder "Backup Files"?

Tnx in advance,

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I want to enter information into one worksheet and then once I have entered all of that information, using a macro or command, have the information transfer into an already established document.

For example...I will type it into E8, it will need to transfer in to the 2nd sheet at I11, if it is > than $0.00. Another amount will be typed into D11, it will need to transfer into I12.

I think I just need help getting started with this macro, it's been awhile since I created code.

With the attached files....treasurer is the 1st file that I will need enter information into and GR is the file it needs to copy into

A:EXCEL Copy from one file to another

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Story: Friend has Dell WinXP machine that won't boot. (Corrupt Config sys error message). Anyway, Tech support goes thru the numbers with him and decides his only choice is a full wipe & reinstall.

Question: I want to save one of his files first. An Excel file to be exact. problem is he tells me he can't get to a DOS prompt which is the only way I know to get the file?

So: How do we get the file out??

Note: I already mentioned the possible RESTORE and BOOTDISK options and was told that he had been there done that with Techsupport.

A:Copy a file from an unbootable XP

start the pc with a windows98 bootdisk, and see what you can save from there

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Could someone please advise me how to copy the info in a dos box to a text file? I remember it was something to do with adding the | character somewhere in the command but the rest escapes me.

Must be Alzheimers, my memory ain't what it used to be I'm running XP Pro SP2.


A:How to copy info in 'dos box' to txt file

If you want to cut & paste from a DOS window, right click on the title bar, Edit, Mark. Use the mouse to highlight the text you want to copy, and hit Enter (yes, Enter).

If you want a command line app to direct it's output to a text file, use the > character. For instance, to capture the output of the DIR command:


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