How to copy large folders or drives unattended

Anyone who has ever copied a large folder or whole disk drive knows how annoying the warning messages from Windows can be. They are annoying because the copying stops until you respond to the warning. That means that you can’t walk away from the PC for a coffee or whatever; you must hang around until it’s finished. Ycopy [1] is a free utility that overcomes this problem by suppressing any messages during the copy and, instead, records them in a log file that’s available at the end of the copy. No, it doesn’t attempt recovery of damaged sectors like Unstoppable Copier [2] but at least it allows you to have that coffee :>) Many thanks to regular contributor JW for the find. Freeware, Windows 98-XP, 659KB.

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