Solved Copying files stopped by file access denied

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March 3, 2013 at 09:26:58
Specs: Windows XP Pro SP3, 3.0 Mz/1.0Gb
I was copying files from a hard drive to a USB flash drive. The copying stopped due to a file that had an access denied error message. I found a solution from Microsoft and was then able to copy that file. Is there a way that I can determine which files have access denied error messages before I start the copy procedure? There are approximatel 20K files so a manual search is not practical.

Thank you.
Brian W


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#1
March 3, 2013 at 11:35:51
What sort of files were these? Your own files should not be "access denied" unless there is something wrong with them or you have set them that way.

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#2
March 3, 2013 at 17:05:08
Derek,

Thank you for response. The files are documents from Word, Excel and PowerPoint and they were never set to deny access.

Brian W


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#3
March 3, 2013 at 17:08:46
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I use a program called teracopy, it will give you much more control over file copies and copy failures. And a copy failure will not stop the entire copy from completing.

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#4
March 3, 2013 at 17:23:21
Odd that they have become access denied.

It can be done from a command prompt using xcopy, like this:

xcopy "c:\source" "f:\destination" /C /E /Y

This will copy source to destination including all sub directories, continuing past errors.
It assumes the source folder is on the C drive and the destination folder on the F drive, so change it accordingly. You will obviously have to use your own folder names too.

The access denied ones will be left where they are.

EDIT:
Overlapped with #3 - I was putting this together when it came through.
Choose whichever solution best suits your experience.

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#5
March 5, 2013 at 07:01:29
Gretti and Derek,

Thank you for your assistance. I used Teracopy and it worked perfectly. It copied all of the "good" files and did not let the "bad" ones stp the copying process.
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Brian W


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March 5, 2013 at 07:05:26
Thanks for popping back to let us know.

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