Best Way To Copy Hard Drives on Win10

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  1. Steve C's Avatar
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       #11

    From an admin command prompt try XCOPY <Source Path> <Destination Path> /E /H

    Run XCOPY /? to see all of the command options
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  2. Posts : 1,382
       #12

    Can XCOPY generate a log afterwards for the thread-starter?
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  3. Steve C's Avatar
    Posts : 6,278
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #13

    There is the XCOPY /L switch which lists the files to be copied - this will be exceedingly long if copying an entire drive!!! There is also the /F switch which lists the files as they are copied.
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  4. Rocky's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro,
       #14

    Steve C said:
    There is the XCOPY /L switch which lists the files to be copied - this will be exceedingly long if copying an entire drive!!! There is also the /F switch which lists the files as they are copied.

    For me that keeps over 90,000 songs and over 30,000 photos on one drive, that would be a huge file. Drag and drop works wonderfully copying the contents of one drove to another.
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  5. NavyLCDR's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro
       #15

    I just used FreeFileSync to copy 1.5 TB of movies from network storage to USB 3 external drive and it did it in one 12 hour long session. Just make sure the sync is set for one direction only, source to destination.

    FreeFileSync - Free Backup and File Synchronization Software
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