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Windows Explorer Won't Transfer Blocks of Files

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by AsheJoe, Apr 5, 2010.

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  1. AsheJoe

    AsheJoe Thread Starter

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    Transfering the contents of the My Documents folder to an external hard drive using XP's Window Explorer is beginning to drive me crazy.

    It never fails; The file transfer process starts, but at some point a single, solitary file is not absolute perfection, and the entire file transfer process stops dead in it's tracks. All because one solitary and insignificant picture file (or other file in the My Documents folder) is less than stellar in it's perfection.

    Is there any type of setting / procedure / third party program that will allow me to transfer files onto an external hard drive without all the hassle ?? So far, the only reliable way I've discovered to do this is to boot from a Ubuntu Linux LIVE CD, and transfer the files that way.

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  3. redoak

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    I use "CobianBackup" to do exactly what you desire. It regularly runs faultlessly. Another often recommended program is "Karen's Replicator," which I also use to copy my primary backup files to a second XHDD so that I have two backups, as one Moderator insists is the only sensible "way to fly." I use "Replicator" in the second instance because my primary backup XHDD includes system backups as well as data files backups.

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