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Move Files Across Drives

By M*Lenium ·
It has been my experience, since switching to 2k, that the MOVE function in explorer does not behave properly when moving LARGE blocks of files.
in win98 i could MOVE gigabytes of files from one drive to another, since win2k anything over 200mb errors out with a share access violation, note this is only when moving files from within one drive to another. On the same drive it is just a pointer redirect which works fine.

If you have any ideas I'm open! Thanks

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by Matt Duggan In reply to Move Files Across Drives

I avoid moving files unless it's absolutely unavoidable. I also avoid using Windows Explorer to do large copies - it just isn't reliable enough for me.

Personally, I stick to using xcopy /z /h /e /c - it's a lot faster, never seems to fail, and if you lose connectivity for some reason, it's restartable.

There are also options in it to copy NTFS permissions cleanly, which comes in handy all the time.

BTW, the reason I don't move files is that when it fails (for whatever reason), cleaning it up is more pain than it's worth.

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by Keyokee In reply to Move Files Across Drives

Great answer Matt, another option is to COPY the files and then delete the Original. That way if there IS a problem with loss of connectivity or even errors on the local system, the original file should remain integrous. But I DO like your answer Matt!

James

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