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Copy 20 files at a time from drive G to drive H

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Running Windows 7 Pro on a Dell T3400.

I need to copy a large number of files from drive G to drive H.  Both drive G and H are usb drives.  They are connected to the T3400.

Drive G contains files in multiple directories.

Currently drive H has no data on it.

The T3400 is not a fast computer.  Drive G has about 20,000 files on it.  If I use Robocopy to copy all the files on drive G to drive H, the I/O is going to slow down the computer considerably.  

I'd like to somehow copy say 20 files at a time from drive G to drive H

My knowledge of system programming and scripting is limited.  
I thought if I could create a simple batch file containing file names on drive G then I could edit the batch file and make sure only 20 files were listed in the batch file.

I tried creating a list of files to be copied by using the DIR command:

Dir *.* /b > c:\filelist.txt

This produces a list of files but some of them are listed as:

I don't know how I would be able to write a script which would remove the <Dir> from the list.

There must be a simpler way to do this.

What process would you create to perform this task?   Please give me a DETAILED answer.

Thank you.
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