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01-03-2009, 12:40 AM
When I want to move a lot of files in quantity and disk size I don't really trust XP's drag and drop not to crash or do something weird.

If I want to move GIGs worth of files from some place to another on my computer or to an external HD is there a better way than more drag and drop?

Thanks in advance for any ideas.

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01-03-2009, 12:54 AM

01-03-2009, 01:01 AM
Not that I know of. :shrug:

01-03-2009, 05:06 PM
If you dont trust Microsoft for your basic file management, i would suggest a different operating system.

01-03-2009, 06:03 PM
Command prompt?

01-03-2009, 09:55 PM
Command prompt?

Thats probably the best option for him.

I believe the XCOPY command?

01-03-2009, 10:03 PM
Drag and drop, copy/paste and even the copy function in a command prompt do the same exact thing within Windows XP. As long as you don't CUT and paste you will be fine.

01-03-2009, 10:05 PM
We use Total Commander at work.
I hated it at first, but learned to love it.

01-06-2009, 04:45 AM
hmm, no.

take the external out of its case, hook it into your cpu using the SATA cable and transfer your data at a much higher rate. I think its 3gb/sec, maybe 30gb/sec. Moving in larger chunks might keep it from freezing or fucking up... thats all Ive got.

01-06-2009, 07:37 AM
Thats probably the best option for him.

I believe the XCOPY command?
xcopy is still controled by the Windows kernel. If you don't trust Windows then why trust xcopy?

Copy and paste is your best option.

I've got a 300 GB external HB and 1 terabyte on my pc. I'm using Vista to drag and drop without an issue.