I have an old hard-drive that unfortunately contains a few files that can't be read. When I try to copy the 300 GB with the default Windows file copy utility it stops when it comes to a file that can't be read and thus can't be copied.

I heared that robo-copy is a command line utility that allows me to copy the files but it would be nicer to have a software with a nice UI. Is there one that does the job for me?

  • By "nice UI", do you mean "graphical UI"? If so, edit the question. Sep 30, 2017 at 18:47
  • Is it acceptable if the app informs you of the first problem and you click "skip all", or does it have to run totally unattended?
    – Mawg
    Oct 1, 2017 at 9:18
  • @Mawg : It's completely fine when the software asks me about how to proceed.
    – Christian
    Oct 2, 2017 at 13:36

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You can use FreeFileSync, a powerfull tool wich inform you the files that are unable to copy.

It has several features, included the portable version.

  • I tried to use it to sync but it seems to hang on a file it can't read instead of skipping it.
    – Christian
    Sep 30, 2017 at 20:39

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