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Windows 7: Missing files after copying folder to another drive

02 May 2014   #1
spartan

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Missing files after copying folder to another drive

Hello all,

I'm running a genuine copy of Windows 7 Ultimate. I just completed a fresh install (with MS's help) and now I'm reinstalling all my files and programs. I have copied the "My Documents" folder from a backup drive to another drive. However, I noticed that in the source drive there are "214 items" but in the destination drive there are only "144 items". This is my second attempt at trying to move the files from one drive to another. The first time I copied the times, only 114 items copied over.

This doesn't make sense. Maybe because there are too many files or it's too large of data for the clipboard? What am I doing wrong?

Thanks in advance!


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02 May 2014   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Copy the data in smaller chunks, if you try to copy something that`s already been copied it will let you know.
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02 May 2014   #3
spartan

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thank you Addram. I have done as you have advised however, I'm seeing that even the subfolders are missing files. I'm litterally going to have to only do a few at a time and even that, I still hope all the folders, sub folders and sub sub folders get copied over. This is really a bummer and should be unncessary. I still don't understand why these files are not carrying over.
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02 May 2014   #4
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
WinMerge

Consider comparing the contents of "My Documents" with the backup you made using:

WinMerge

If you decide to install WinMerge - just right click "My Documents" folder and choose WinMerge from the context menu then add the location of your backup to compare for differences. You'll see a list of anything that's different between the two locations.

If anything changes between the two in future you could choose to use the software mentioned in this post:

http://www.sevenforums.com/software/...ml#post2746679
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