I need a smarter copy program
Posted on 2005-05-08
I do a lot of drive backups to a tmp drive, then after wiping the original drive and installing a new OS, I copy all the data back into a directory like c:\BACKUP. Let's just always assume it's winXP.
Problem is, sometimes I get a lot of "access denied" messages when doing the copy using windows explorer. The message doesn't give a full path (making it hard to find the problem file), and the biggest pain is, it stops the copy process cold. So I have to subdivide and recopy and narrow down till I get it copied, or do searches for the problem file(s). Usually the problem files don't usually need to be copied, but I am FORCED to find the problem in order to skip copying it, in order to get the rest of the data...whew!
I need a smart copy program that will (1) continue the 'copy' process past the files that won't copy, and (2) when finished, either give a message or write to a log file which files/directories could not be copied if any. OR, I need a program that will set or clear whatever bit is causing "access denied" on all files on the drive, so I can then copy it without problems.
Is there any such progam? I hit this problem constantly and am not sure what's the solution. Thanks!