Solved How do I handle this copying dilemma?

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January 10, 2019 at 02:12:44
Specs: Windows 7, 4096 D MMb
Copying files without their properties. Hi guys. Need advice please. My back-up system consist of copying files from C drive to say H drive. A lot of times I'm getting asked the question: Are you sure you want to copy this file without it's properties? This is where I'm bowled over. sometimes I choose YES and sometimes SKIP. What is the consequence of choosing any one of these. Thanks for responding.

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January 10, 2019 at 08:42:15
Straightforward reformat will lose access to the data. There are various rather convoluted ways around this using software, such as:
https://www.easeus.com/partition-ma...

The other way is to copy files onto another drive then copy them back after formatting. This will not work with installed programs but is OK for Pictures, Videos and Audio files

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January 10, 2019 at 02:40:59
Fix: Are You Sure You Want to Copy This File Without its Properties?
https://appuals.com/are-you-sure-yo...

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January 10, 2019 at 07:30:50
Thanks J. I'm copying to a flash disk. Does it make a difference? Secondly, when I reformat that disk to NTFS do I loose all information(files) on it?

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January 10, 2019 at 08:34:29
It's just icons and whatnot - not important. Skip means they are not copied at all.

Go ahead and copy them without properties.

It usually applies to things like links and webpage saves.

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January 10, 2019 at 08:42:15
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Straightforward reformat will lose access to the data. There are various rather convoluted ways around this using software, such as:
https://www.easeus.com/partition-ma...

The other way is to copy files onto another drive then copy them back after formatting. This will not work with installed programs but is OK for Pictures, Videos and Audio files

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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January 10, 2019 at 08:52:25
Hi Derek. Thanks. That's what I thought of doing. Damn cumbersome to transfer all my p--sy and videos twice?

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January 10, 2019 at 09:20:26
"I'm copying to a flash disk"

What are you backing up & for what purpose? Flash drives are not recommended for long term storage or backups. They are the least reliable of modern data storage devices.


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January 10, 2019 at 09:39:55
Hi R. You're right. But I don't have much of extreme importance so I'm happy with a flash disk. I might add I have same files on two other HDDs. So ample precautions.

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January 15, 2019 at 08:25:22
I got it right this time. I salvaged this post. Thanks Derek you're the one that put me on easeus to convert FAT files to NTFS. I successfully did it. But thanks to all for the input.

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January 15, 2019 at 08:31:00
My problem now is to save this webpage. I see nowhere the option to save it as mail, only all files, webpage, text files,etc. Help please. I use Windows live mail 2012.

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January 15, 2019 at 14:45:37
You should be able to save it as a Favorite (Link) using your browser or as an offline webpage from the same place. The exact method depends on what browser you use. Your email program is not the place to do this sort of thing.

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January 16, 2019 at 05:48:05
I use Firefox but don't see Favorites at all. If I click "Save as..." I get the options I explained above. Nothing really works.

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January 16, 2019 at 05:57:02
I have managed to find a "Reader View" in the address bar. That displays just text. I managed to save it through that process but with nothing else except text. Gues something is better than nothing.

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January 16, 2019 at 10:15:22
Aha, it's Firefox. They use the term Bookmarks rather than Favorites but it is the same thing. See this:
https://www.wikihow.com/Bookmark-a-...

Also, for info, if you right click the very top bar in Firefox there are options for a Menu bar and a Bookmarks toolbar. They could be useful.

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