Cannot copy vmdk vmWare file in Windows.

I am trying to copy a vmware folder from External 5TB disk to an NTFS Windows 2008 R2 Server disk.
The file is called "MyVM-flat-vmdk" and size is exactly 200GB.

This is the error I receive:
"Can't read from the source file or disk"
José PerezAsked:
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Mark GalvinManaging Director / Principal ConsultantCommented:

have you run any checks on the external drive? 


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Kash2nd Line EngineerCommented:
possible faulty drive.
Had a similar issue on drive on its way out. had to resort to recovery from backup
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
I would scan the disk for errors.
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José PerezAuthor Commented:
If I click "skip this file" it continue copying.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
either disk subsystem is timing out or error.

you will find out when you try to use the VMDK.
José PerezAuthor Commented:
I made an scandisk with option to repare/fix any issue. The result was everything is ok.
Even though I run a defrag to this this then try to copy this file again, same error.

I think this can be an issue of copying/pasting from 5TB external disc to Windows 2.3 TB disk.
I can remember that windows used to have issues with huge files.... haven't you heard about something like this?

Or at least, can someone to suggest another way to copy a virtual machine 200GB disk file? for example, DOS commands, or whatever software it may be?
Please need help :(
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
NTFS to NTFS should be no issues with large files!
Is the destination server a VM? If so you could connect the USB drive to your workstation the connect it to the vm using the console and see how it goes. In the past when I have had this issue it usually came down to something odd with the source device
José PerezAuthor Commented:
Finally, after trying everything, it worked.
What I did was:

On the source disk (5TB):
Scandisk with 'fix errors' option enabled

This fixed, so I assume first comments were right.
Thank you all.
José PerezAuthor Commented:
Apparently, It was the source disk and 1 specific file, the 200GB file.
Thank you all.
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