Well, let me try to be more clear. I should post better.
I have a computer I use for disk drive copying between many different hard drives with various operating systems. My needs change for each situation. Sometimes I use Finnix and sometimes I use Windows.
I highlighted all the folders and files in the root directory of one hard drive using MS Explorer. I clicked Copy. Then I clicked in the root directory of another drive and selected paste from the menu.
The error message did indeed say the file exists. You would think it would say the file does not exist.
I eventually solved my problem. The offending file has the exact same size as another one in the same directory. One has a shortened name with a ~1 at the end. The other has the same name except that it is not shortened. I wonder how this happened? Well, I am guessing that Windows got confused. When I copy each file separately it works fine for some reason.
Now I have to figure out why I have two of the same file!
I checked both drives after I got everything copied over. Windows reports each has the same number of files.
Is it OK to post Windows stuff like this here? I am a newbie user, so if I am doing something wrong, then somebody please tell me.
Goodbye for now,
a resu xunil