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Windows 7: Transfering over 1TB of data?

12 Jul 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
Transfering over 1TB of data?

I recently had the opportunity to transfer over a terabyte of data onto a network attached storage device. I used windows explorer to transfer the data.

I found that once all the data was transferred that there was a discrepancy of about 8GB so I started looking through the file system and found that some directories in the source had more files than the same directory in the destination.

I am wondering if there is a more solid way to transfer that much data than using Windows Explorer.

Thanks in advance for any replies...

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13 Jul 2013   #2

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601

For serious file transfer I use FastCopy. It gives you more control on what is going on and can verify that stuff was transferred correctly.
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13 Jul 2013   #3

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM

Robocopy is a more robust tool that may be better suited for a task such as yours.
I use it when I need something better than the standard Windows Explorer copy, and never had any problems with it.
Robocopy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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