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- From: Hugh Sasse <hgs at dmu dot ac dot uk>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2008 20:01:02 +0100 (WEST)
- Subject: file accessibility and copying/archive/...
Trying to copy a windows XP NTFS drive to a big disk using cygwin tools
I encounter inaccessible files such as ntusers.dat. tar is not
particularly verbose about why things fail so I wrote something in
Ruby, but I only got about 70% of the contents of the disk across.
I suspect this is a common problem, but don't know how to frame it
correctly to extract something useful from Google. The setup in
question only has the one PC so things like rsync are out. Windows
keeps some things in use, but I don't know what. Can anyone point
me at the specific thing I should be reading, or suggest anything?
If you mail me off list then, if there is interest I will summarize
to the list. Thank you.
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