Windows 10: Best Way To Copy Hard Drives on Win10

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    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)
       14 Aug 2016 #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.    14 Aug 2016 #12

    Can XCOPY generate a log afterwards for the thread-starter?
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  3. Posts : 1,526
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)
       14 Aug 2016 #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.    14 Aug 2016 #14

    Steve C said: View Post
    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.    14 Aug 2016 #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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