copy files to external HDD

O. Sinclair o.sinclair at
Mon Jan 12 10:45:33 UTC 2015

On 12/01/2015 12:18, Thomas Blasejewicz wrote:
> Good evening
> I am trying to copy some of the folders in my "home directory" to an
> external HDD.
> Though not with those incomprehensible terminal commands ...
> I select the folders I want to back up (copy), choose the destination
> and then select "paste".
> However, only a very small portion of the folders / files are actually
> copied.
> And I get 10 million times the question, whether I want to overwrite or
> skip exisiting files
> IN SPITE OF marking the little checkbox "apply to all".
> Can somebody please explain, why copying a few files has to be such an
> ordeal?
> And is there a way to convince the computer to do as told?
> That would be really helpful.
I dont know what is causing your problem as I myself regularly do this -
but if you want a good backup then install Luckybackup

Kind regards,

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