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Originally Posted by Z Overlord View Post
Well guys, I'm not transferring any programs or software, the HDD I'm copying is literally nothing but media files.
Oh, lol.

Well in that case, yes. Copy & paste is the best and easiest method for plain old documents like you stated.
post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by E-Peen View Post
It's not recommended, though. You DO get performance loss. You can't just drag programs from one hard drive to another. Programs write to the registry, and without the entries they will not function properly.
Not if the new drive is the same letter as the old one. In such a case, the computer wont have any issue with a copied over program as, to it, it never moved.

@Z Overlord

Even if you did have programs on there, as long as the new drive had the letter the old drive did, then you wouldn't have had a problem.
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Not if the new drive is the same letter as the old one. In such a case, the computer wont have any issue with a copied over program as, to it, it never moved.
Really? That's interesting information. Thanks man, the more you know
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Excluding system related imaging type copies I would use Teracopy to copy important files to another drive. Teracopy integrates into windows and replaces the standard copy mechanism with one that copies, crc's the original file, compares it to the one copied and if it matches it will delete the original (or keep of you chose copy not move).

Its a sure fire way to make sure that everything is as it should be and there have been zero copy errors.
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