How can I make sure my files are copied correctly?

Paranoid September 18, 2011
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How can I be certain that each file is copied correctly when moving a large number of important files, such as photos and videos to a new hard drive?

  1. Anonymous
    September 21, 2011 at 5:49 am

    thanks for the answers. very helpful!

  2. Jeffery Fabish
    September 18, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    Just get the MD5 sum of the folder/contents and compare it to what should have copied. If they match, they copied correctly. 

  3. Anonymous
    September 18, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    There are some file copy software that once finished  the job creates a log file.

    Teracopy
    http://www.codesector.com/teracopy.php

    Extremecopy
    http://www.easersoft.com/product.html

    you can also create a file liste from the files thar are copied on hard drive so tocheck it.

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