Trust but verify

You’d like to copy some pictures from an SD memory card to your hard drive, but you want to be sure the files copy without any problems. Which COPY command flag should use you use to check that the files are written correctly?

A) copy /check

B) copy /v

C) copy /y

D) copy /validate

E) Get an electron microscope and examine the source and destination media at the molecular level

The answer: B) copy /v

The /v flag will verify that all of the files are written properly to the destination media. This may take a little bit longer, but it will confirm that the destination files match perfectly to their source.

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