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I'd like an alternative to XPs file copy and paste function


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#1 sentry1

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 03:55 AM

Hi,

I run Windows XP Home on an Intel Duo Core 3GHZ

I want to shuffle my directory structure about across 3 disks - two internal and one external.

This means using copy and paste in Explorer. However, if this process ever hits an issue (e.g. filename too long etc etc) then I have to restart the process again as I can't be sure what has already copied across and what hasn't. There has to be a better, more robust way to carry out this procedure (and if it was quicker too that would be a benefit!).

Can anyone help?

Thanks in advance,

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 04:12 AM

Ok. I think that last post was a little vague. Here's a clearer explanation.

Problem: If I use XP to copy a few directories and paste them somewhere else (e.g. another disk), then sometimes I get an error message that one of the files couldn't be copied. Annoyingly, if this happens the paste process is aborted rather than continued.

Question: Is there a 3rd party app, or a method in XP, to ensure that the process continues to completion, with a log file of the issues that occured along the way that I can manually clean up?

Thanks,

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 10:11 AM

There must be someone out there who knows of a useful utility...... no?

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 10:31 AM

I think you are looking for synchronizing software...

Allway Sync is the one I use. :thumbsup:
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Posted 28 April 2010 - 11:39 AM

Hi Keyboard Ninja!

I'm not really looking for sync. I just want an everyday tool that is better at copying and pasting.

As an example. If you give me 300 letters and ask me to post them and then I come back having randomly posted half of them saying "sorry mate, I couldn't post this one cos the address doesn't exist....oh and by the way I don't know which I've posted and which I haven't and even if I did know, I'm not going to tell you" I would think you'd be pretty pissed off.

All you want is a postman who keeps track of what he's posted and if he comes across a dodgy address then continues posting all the others until he's finished. At the end of his round he can then come back to you and say "all posted! apart from this one...what do you want to do with it?"

Anything out there like that for XP?

I know a sync progra could do this but I just want an everyday lightweight tool, not a synchronisation solution as I will never sync the same directories again.

Cheers,

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 12:22 PM

Hi sentry1,

Is this what you're looking for?

http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=utility+t...lient=firefox-a

Unfortunately i don't know any of the programs, so be careful and maybe upload them to virustotal before you try to install any........ http://www.virustotal.com/ ,

Or see if they are on CNET....... http://download.cnet.com/windows/

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 12:29 PM

Try TeraCopy: http://www.codesector.com/teracopy.php

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Posted 30 April 2010 - 07:42 AM

Now that seems to fit the bill exactly. Thanks I'll give it a go and get back to you!

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Posted 30 April 2010 - 07:10 PM

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