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Bulk move large numbers of large files

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July 28, 2014 9:18:00 AM

I will shortly need to move a large number (20,000) very large (20-30Mb) image files and associated tiny xmp sidecar files from one internal SATA6 hard drive to another.

MS file explorer will make a meal of this so any suggestions for alternatives please? I have several folders each containing many thousands of files.

ps I wonder if a live boot Linux would be faster???
a b * Windows 8
July 28, 2014 9:41:02 AM

try syncback to do your file transfer. You can select multiple directories so if it is scatted accross your hard drive that is not a problem, and it has many compare options for you as well.
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a b * Windows 8
July 28, 2014 9:53:44 AM

Use robocopy, it's built in.
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