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Sossity

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I want to copy contents from one external hard drive to another external hard drive, is it best to use the mac finder os to do this or a dedicated app like carbon copy cloner?
 

Kissmyne

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I typically use either the built in Finder or Terminal(utilizing the CP command)

Terminal I typically use for more mission critical copy functions.. and keep in mind it is faster... though... there will be no GUI interface or loading bar.
 

simon lefisch

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For large files I use either the cp or rsync commands from Terminal. I prefer rsync as if there is a prob with copying some files, rsync will skip the prob files and continue with the rest. If you drag n drop from Finder and you have prob file, Finder will stop and you will have to copy all the files from the start.
 

Sossity

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I typically use either the built in Finder or Terminal(utilizing the CP command)

Terminal I typically use for more mission critical copy functions.. and keep in mind it is faster... though... there will be no GUI interface or loading bar.

do you mean command paste? when you describe cp command from terminal? how do I use cp from terminal?
 
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