Copy/Paste Fails?

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Subject: Copy/Paste Fails?
Posted by:  SamSpa‚Ķ@here.net
Date: Sun, 01 May 2016

I am experimenting with windows explorer copy/saves to do backups from
internal hard drive to different targets: internal hard drive,
external stick, external mini drive all because I find the back ups
inconsistent, and even lose stuff.

My total file/folder size is close to the stick capacity:
size          29.3GB
size on disk  29.4GB
files          45,093
folders        3,667

The reported breakdown of the 6 main folders & files I want to back up
is:
1 size 113MB size on disk 113MB  files 114 folders 4
2 size 1.86GB size on disk 1.86GB files 1,145 folders 44
3 size 25.2GB size on disk 25.3GB files 41,580 folders 3,587
4 size 1.01GB size on disk 1.01GB files 29 folders 5
5 size 1.31GB size on disk 1.33GB files 9 folders 0
6 size 1.04GB size on disk 1.04GB files 2,216 folders 21

The first thing I see is that the # folders in the six parts do not
add up to what the total is said to be (3561 vs 3667).

The next thing I see is that the # files in the six parts do add up to
what the total is said to be (45,093).

I find I have no trouble copying to internal hard drives in all three
OS's.  The numbers are the same, even tho wrong.  I haven't tried the
USB mini drive yet.

The reported breakdown of the folders & files on the 32GB stick is:
1 size 113MB size on disk 113MB  files 114 folders 4
2 size 1.86GB size on disk 1.86GB files 1,145 folders 44
3 size 25.2GB size on disk 25.3GB files 41,580 folders 3,587
4 size 0GB size on disk 0GB files 0 folders 0
5 size 0GB size on disk 0GB files 0 folders 0
6 size 0GB size on disk 0GB files 0 folders 0

Interestingly, I can copy/paste each of the last three folders one at
a time, and they will all copy and fit onto the stick.

What shud I do - besides toss the sticks?

Oh, I have three OS's - XP, W7, and W10.  The results seem the same.

Help?

Sam

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