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Windows 7: Recycle bin on external HDD interferes with sync

29 May 2015   #1
timotb

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
Recycle bin on external HDD interferes with sync

Basically Im using Windows7 with two attached USB HDD full of videos. I want to sync the 1TB HDD to the 500GB HDD and have a mirrored backup. Ive been using Toucan for this sync. The problem happens because windows insists on adding a recycle bin to each of the independent HDDs. Toucan fumbles with the Recycle bin on the sync saying it can not "enumerate" Videos copies to second HDD is corrupted.

Ideas?


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29 May 2015   #2
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You should be able to exclude certain files/folders. But I don't know that software. I use FreeFileSync and it works great. Give it a try if you can't sort Toucan.
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29 May 2015   #3
timotb

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
You should be able to exclude certain files/folders. But I don't know that software. I use FreeFileSync and it works great. Give it a try if you can't sort Toucan.

Im going to try freefilesync. Might be the best advise I get.
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29 May 2015   #4
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

FreeFileSync excludes these by default (you can delete any of them if you so wish):

\System Volume Information\
\$Recycle.Bin\
\RECYCLER\
\RECYCLED\
*\desktop.ini
*\thumbs.db
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29 May 2015   #5
timotb

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Interesting finding: I completely reformatted destination HDD and used the copy paste command to copy all the videos over......got the same kind of corruptions, video pixilation and sound cutting in and out intermittently. Video and sound is great on source HDD.
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29 May 2015   #6
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

That's a different problem than what you originally asked, right ?

For "large" file copying operations i use Robocopy.
For me, that is more reliable than Windows Explorer "copy & paste".

ROBOCOPY - Create Backup Script
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29 May 2015   #7
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You may want to verify health of that USB drive.
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29 May 2015   #8
timotb

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

The source HDD is new only a few months old.....the large files might be the issue......going to try robocopy.

I downloaded freefilesync and after the install I got realtimesync, what happened?
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29 May 2015   #9
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I mean the backup one. And no, your assumption about large files should be wrong.

Nothing should get corrupted copying from one drive to other unless there is some faulty component. I might even think the RAM (need hardware people comment on this )

Maybe zeroing the drive may help, not just a reformat. Search the term while others comment.
Note: Zeroing doesn't repair a drive but may help as in isolating bad sectors afaik.
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29 May 2015   #10
timotb

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Anyhow......freefilesync fixed all problems......everything is working as it should.....thanks
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