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Windows 7: Is There an Upper File Size Limit on Copy/Cut & Paste?

30 May 2011   #11
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
Drag and drop instead of copy/paste.
Yeah that actually works rather well.

+1 for drag and drop


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30 May 2011   #12
fleamour

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 Retail
 
 

No dice. All down to 1 corrupt file ~ Directory not found error. Must be a dodgy copy or original file corrupt. Will try to copy original across again.
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30 May 2011   #13
fleamour

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 Retail
 
 

Re-ripped offending MP3 files. Copy & paste now working!
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30 May 2011   #14
dsperber

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 (2)
 
 

Just one more suggestion for a file manager related product that I use for syncing my music collection, both between my two PC's as well as to my Cowon J3 music player:

Beyond Compare

Intuititive 2-pane presentation, folder/file compare, text/binary compare, syncing from left-to-right or right-to-left, etc.

Obviously could copy a complete folder from one side to the other, no matter how large.

Interesting how you say it appears to be some corrupt MP3 files which caused your problem. Can't imagine what could have happened.
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30 May 2011   #15
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Use xcopy from a Command Prompt???
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30 May 2011   #16
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Interesting thread! I've copied folders of around 160GB before with copy and paste.
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31 May 2011   #17
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Yeah, there is no limit....copy and paste doesn't even look at the size before doing the job. Neither does drag and drop.
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31 May 2011   #18
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

By the way.....in this thread, I see "copy and paste", and "drag and drop", referred to as two different things.....why is that, when they are essentially the same thing?
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31 May 2011   #19
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by noobvious View Post
By the way.....in this thread, I see "copy and paste", and "drag and drop", referred to as two different things.....why is that, when they are essentially the same thing?
Whwn you DRAG a file/folder into a folder on the same hard disk, the file/folder is MOVED (not copied) to the destination folder. If the destination folder is on a different hard disk, the file/folder is COPIED to the destination folder.

Copy/paste is, well, just that - COPY and PASTE.
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31 May 2011   #20
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Whwn you DRAG a file/folder into a folder on the same hard disk, the file/folder is MOVED (not copied) to the destination folder. If the destination folder is on a different hard disk, the file/folder is COPIED to the destination folder.

Copy/paste is, well, just that - COPY and PASTE.
That's the default action when dragging using the left mouse button. If you click with the right mouse button instead of the left on a drag, when you drop the files at the destination you can select whether to Copy or Move.
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