Main Threads:Copying Files and Folders
  • Hello, In the past I used Karen's Replicator to keep files on my External Hard Drives up to date. This worked well until I installed Windows 10. Have now installed AOMEI Backupper Pro. However, so far I haven't managed to achieve what I hoped to. I just want to copy NEW files onto the External Hard Drives. In other words I need to replicate the computer's files and transfer them onto the Hard Drive.

  • Aomei has the ability to copy (synchronize) files and folders in real time, but this is IMHO a bad method for backup. It can easily overwrite your precious copy with a bad version since your destination would be the same as the origin. So if you accidently change the source the copy, the version before the change, is gone too.


    I think in most cases a backup, an incremental backup would be better because it preserves a file history.

  • Did you encounter any problem?

  • Generally, Moving files will be faster because when moving, it will just change the links, not the Actual Position on the physical device.

    While copying will actually read and write the information to other place and hence takes more time.

    But this will not be true in case you want to move file Between Devices or File Systems (Drives in windows). For moving files from a file system to other, it will be same as copying except the added step that original files will be deleted.  Assignment Help



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