Difference in files/folders from backup of files

  1. Posts : 23
    Windows 10

    Difference in files/folders from backup of files

    I copied the contents from my main hard drive to a backup hard drive and want to verify if I am missing any files.

    I copied my files with teracopy and verified that all files transferred and were successful. When I click on the root folder from both drives they have a difference of 16 folders and a couple dozen files. When i go inside the root folder and select all the contents then click on properties windows says I have the same exact files/folders on both drives. It even shows the exact same amount of bytes.

    Am I missing files/folders? Why does windows display a different amount of files/folder when viewing the properties of the root folder then it does when I go inside the folder and select all the files/folders manually and view the properties?
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  2. Posts : 43,247
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    A program such as this (free) compares the contents of two folders:
    Difference in files/folders from backup of files-1.jpg
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  3. Posts : 14,050
    Windows 11 Pro X64 22H2 22621.1848

    If you are trying to backup your C: drive, Teracopy is not the way to do it. Use a program like Macrium Reflect Free and do an image backup another internal or external hard drive. It will be a bit for bit copy and noting will be lost. You can then use the Macrium Rescue disc/flash drive to restore the image if you ever need it or use Macrium to mount the backup image to copy back specific files or folders.
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