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Can't copy over user folder to another drive

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    Can't copy over user folder to another drive


    My user folder seems to have some corrupt files in it. It's 8 GB after a significant reduction in junk building up over the years. Now I want to copy it to another drive but it hangs at 40% through. Can't figure out why but suspect corrupt file names (too long) and possibly other corrections. Can I run an analysis against the user folder to try to identify possible suspect files? (Note: I am not logged into the drive I am copying to or from)

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    Windows 8.0 x64


    You can check for paths longer than 260 with this tool:
    TLPD / Discussion / Open Discussion:Update for Unicode?

    You need to download AutoIt3 to run it and/or "compile" it.

    Or you could try RichCopy
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    Thank you ! Rich copy was a good tool.
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    Windows 8.0 x64


    You are most welcome.
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Can't copy over user folder to another drive
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