Destination not the same size as source

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Kadoendra
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Destination not the same size as source

Postby Kadoendra » Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:40 pm

I have copied my video's folder on my external (3TB drive) to my new internal drive (4TB) using a mirror profile. When i look at the properties my video folder on the new internal drive shows a couple of more files than the source video folder. How is this possible? It is a folder of 888GB so I cannot manually check if all the files are present.

For the exact numbers:

Source video's folder: 888 GB, 6079 files, 853 folders

Destination video's folder: 888GB, 6074 files, 853 folders

I know that it is only 5 files that make the difference, but how do I explain this?

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Re: Destination not the same size as source

Postby cliffhanger » Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:22 am

Hi, it's probably because of the default Filters in a profile - for example, DESKTOP.INI & THUMBS.DB are not copied by default. If you Modify your profile and click Filters button on Simple settings page you can read/edit the list of default Filters. A quick way of testing is to select the 'Do not use Filters...' option at the foot of the dialog, OK out and do another run (or a Simulated Run) and see which if any files are now proposed for copying. It will probably now list your 5 'missing' files.

It is also possible that some folders/files have been specifically de-selected from being copied (see the File & Folder Selection dialog that opens 'underneath' the Filters dialog; you can also open this dialog independently of Filters by clicking its own button on the Simple page). But,if you have not already manually set any folders/files to be deselected, it is virtually certain you do not need to worry about this aspect (IOW, if this was the reason, you would presumably know about it already, because you would have changed settings to make this happen, so you would not be asking here).


Press F1 with the various dialogs open/in-focus for more detailed Help. Please be aware that Filters and De/Selections work 'in tandem' so that you can (for example) Filter out *\*.log files in general but specify (having navigated to it in the tree) that VeryImportantLogFile.log is included. Or, you could set *\*.MP4 as 'to be copied' in general (i.e do not filter out *.MP4) but set HugeVideoFile.MP4 (having navigated to it in the tree) as specifically de-selected because it takes up too much room on your flash drive. It is for this reason that any editing of your Filters will provoke a cross-match review between Filters and De/Selections as & when you try to OK out, and flag up any 'clashes'. If these were deliberate (similar to above examples) you can opt to keep these clashes (in which case you can think of them as 'overrides'* instead), otherwise you should agree to any proposals to change settings so that they do cross-match. Note that there is also an option to switch off de/selection settings 'wholesale' on the File & Folder Selection dialog.

* If in doubt, De/selections always override Filters, because the former are 'specific' (and thus presumably 'intentional'), the latter are 'general'.

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Re: Destination not the same size as source

Postby Kadoendra » Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:51 pm

Thank you very much for your clear reply. The filter option did the trick. Mystery solved!!


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