Windows 10: Win 10 will not let transfer files from one ext hdd to another via des

  1.    05 Jul 2017 #1

    Win 10 will not let transfer files from one ext hdd to another via des


    Hi,
    Can't seem to find a answer, I am trying to transfer video files from one external usb portable drive to another via a desktop PC, all using windows 10.
    I have tried bulk transfer's and individual transfers, sometime it will do individual files, but mostly it will not.
    Any ideas on a solution, for a software program to use
    Held is appreciated
    May thinks
    Bob
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  2.    05 Jul 2017 #2

    I prefer to use Free File Sync:
    FreeFileSync - Free Data Backup and File Synchronization Software

    Set the synchronization setting for update for a one-way file copy.
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    Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.5
       05 Jul 2017 #3

    What is the error message that you are getting? How was the drive formatted and does it have Windows or Linux installed on it?
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  4.    05 Jul 2017 #4

    If your video files are larger then 4GB each and the file system on either External HDD is FAT32 you will not be able to transfer files that large, unless you convert FAT32 to NTFS
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  5.    06 Jul 2017 #5

    Hi,
    Thanks for the replies, ok, my portable HDD are formatted in NTFS, and I don't get any error messages. Have both USB Hdd connect to the desktop and use it to transfer the files from one portable hdd to another. Well that was the idea., but no luck so far.
    Bob
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    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       06 Jul 2017 #6

    metro5053 said: View Post
    ...I am trying to transfer video files from one external usb portable drive to another ... tried bulk transfer's and individual transfers, sometime it will do individual files, but mostly it will not.
    Any ideas on a solution, for a software program to use...
    That is something I do regularly. I keep my videos on a USB HDD, and back up copies on another, usually copied with 'xcopy /s' from a command prompt, sometimes using file explorer. Either way, you should have no problems. As you do, I would suspect it's likely to be a permissions or ownership problem on the destination drive. Was it formatted by another PC, or the destination folders created by another PC's user account?

    Another possibility is corruption on one or both external HDDs. Try running chkdsk on them.
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  7.    06 Jul 2017 #7

    Is one of the devices connected via a hub?
    A hub can be external or in the PC such as that which is used to present ports on say the front of a PC.
    Try again with both devices connected via rear USB ports (these will be directly off the mobo)
    Failure to do this can result in errors when reading/writing large files, e.g. creating backs ups etc. (worse if using USB 3.0)
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  •    07 Jul 2017 #8

    Hi,
    not connected to a hub and formatted by the same PC. I decided as recommended to use free file sync, it worked perfectly, so this will be OK for me.
    Thanks for all your advice it is definitely appreciated
    REegards
    Bob
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