File transfer/copy

By SurgeonG
Apr 24, 2013
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  1. Hi,
    I used my computer to transfer back up files from an old hard drive to a brand new one. I did not open the individual files, just cut/pasted them onto the new drive. Well the new drive dies on me and I no longer have the old drive.
    I was wondering if my computer copied the files onto itself during the transfer process and if it did, is there any way I can recover them?
    Any assistance you can provide will be appreciated.
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 14,684   +486

    Ouch; Especially for large transfers, file movement from media{a} -> media{b} use no intermediate cache or temp files. IMO, unless CHKDSK c: /F /R can fix the new drive, I think you're in deep dodo.
  3. SurgeonG

    SurgeonG TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 32

    I figured as much. Thanks for sharing your knowledge jobeard. Think I will go drink some scotch now. :)

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