2216Re: [NTO] Directory Sizes/Copying Files
- Aug 17, 2001Hi Jim,
Thanks for the tips. I think some Clips could come in handy too.
I won't be doing Windows and programs that use files outside
their structure because I want it all clean. I know I must have
a lot of registry entries and dll's that I don't use. (I have
utilities to clean it up, but they are not perfect.
>> > I still think my best bet is to crank up this drive, actuallyThanks!
>> > two, on the other machine and just drag/drop what I want.
>Personnally I do it this way myself because it is so much easier
>Mostly it is very straight forward and most files copy across
>with no problems.
>BUT, there is a small problem here that one wants to pay
>attention to in 2 areas.
>1. You want to drag and drop with the RIGHT MOUSE BUTTON, and
>select Copy Here. Else you can end up with a lot of shortcuts
>that you didn't want (for.exe files). It isn't supposed to do
>that, copying from drive to drive BUT.....
>2. Although it is slower, it is a good idea to transfer small
>groups at a time and start at the top and copy one directory at a
>time. One file in a subdirectory in the directory that can't be
>copied stops the whole process, and it doesn't necessarily copy
>files in alphabetical order.
>When it screws up you have to try to figure out what didn't get
>copied and select the rest and compare the number of files in
>each dir etc.
>Usually when it screws up, it is due to contaminated files,
>overly long file names, or files currently in use.
>Normally I Delete what I just copied last and break it down into
>smaller increments and copy a little at a time.
>All in all though it is much faster and quite dependable to just
>go disk to disk.
>At one point in time I even had the Win98 CD on an old 500MB
>drive and I just put it in to use to install Windows on a new
>drive. It is a lot faster than a CDROM. :-)
>BTW You can copy all files over and then reload Windows and it
>will rebuild your registry and add all registerable files for you
>and you can basically have a clone of your old drive in no time.
>Unfortunaltely you still have to arrange your desktop and copy your .pwd and .pwl files over again after
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