Windows 10: Copy data from HDD to HDD

Discus and support Copy data from HDD to HDD in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; I need to copy 1.5TB of data (audio/video) onto a new 4TB drive and wondered if anyone had recommendations. I need to keep the data on the source... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by Sikorski5689, Dec 21, 2020.

  1. Copy data from HDD to HDD


    I need to copy 1.5TB of data (audio/video) onto a new 4TB drive
    and wondered if anyone had recommendations. I need to keep the
    data on the source drive. Free is good.


    I did read a post here that suggested Robocopy, but that seems
    a bit daunting for an old fogie like me. There must be something
    that's more user friendly.

    BTW, I just want to <copy> Data ... not partitions or disks.

    Thanks!

    :)
     
    Sikorski5689, Dec 21, 2020
    #1
  2. Kem Mon Win User

    unlock hdd

    Hi Johan,

    It is possible that your
    HDD was unreadable
    causing the error message to appear. We recommend that you perform these troubleshooting steps and check if there are any changes:


    • Shutdown
      your
      PC.

    • Unhooked
      the
      HDD
      and
      turn on
      your
      PC.

    • Reconnect
      your
      HDD
      and
      restart
      your
      PC.

    If the issue persists, we suggest that you contact your
    laptop/computer's manufacturer
    for further assistance.

    Update us on how it goes.

    Regards.
     
    Kem Mon, Dec 21, 2020
    #2
  3. Johankaan Win User
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    Johankaan, Dec 21, 2020
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  4. jumepp Win User

    Copy data from HDD to HDD

    WIN10 vs removing HDD and copying data

    After WIN10 upgrade update fail, I've decided to backup data and make fresh install.

    So I've removed laptop HDD, connected to my PC, copied data, put it back and booted from USB, installed fresh W10.

    After installation and all first steps, it booted up, so I've installed some drivers, rebooted it and after everything went well, removed the HDD, connected

    to my PC a copied backuped files back where they belong Users/<username>/Desktop etc. and created folder in the root called "data".

    Put some other data in it so I don't have to copy it over network.

    Removed it from my HDD and put it back in the laptop, booted up and

    what an surprise!, after I've booted up the windows I expected to see files on desktop, in Documents etc but there was nothing in it.

    Looked up in the root, there was nothing, it was the same like it was before the shutdown.

    So I've put it back to my PC and there was really no data, everything was wiped like the first time I have connected it.

    So once more I've copied it there, put in laptop and the situation is the same.

    This is absurd !!!

    Now I am copying it over network (which will be much longer).

    Anyone has the same experience?
     
    jumepp, Dec 21, 2020
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