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    How to copy 3 TB drive to 5 TB drive in Windows 8?

    I have a almost 3 full 3 TB drive I want to copy the data files from onto a brand new 5 TB Seagate drive. What is the best way to copy ALL the files as is to the new drive? Would a freeware program help the process.

    I'm doing it on an Windows 8.1 laptop.

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    Welcome to the Lounge as a new poster.

    Can you be more specific about the drives and their function/content?

    Are these USB Drives or Internal SATA drives?

    Does the full 3 TB drive have the Operating System and you want to create a new boot drive?

    This will help to determine what type of data transfer software will work best.

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    Assuming you just want to copy all the files you should use Robocopy (built-in to Windows).
    If the 3TB is G: and the 5TB if H:, this will copy all the files and write a log file to %temp%\Robocopy.log.
    Check the log file to see any errors and re-run the command after you fix any issues - it only copies new / changed files.

    Code:
    robocopy G:\ H:\ /e /r:0 /tee /ndl /nfl /np /copyall /log+:%temp%\Robocopy.log
    cheers, Paul

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