I attempted copying and pasting all the files in my Desktop computer to back them up. (basically, go into C: and selecting the first item in the list (.jagex_cache_32) and then holding shift, scrolling to the bottom and pressing the last item to select everything then right click > copy.)
It seems the total sum of the size of all the files in C: is roughly 500 GB. However, after hitting paste to put the files in the appropriate external HDD, it says 'discovering files' for a rather long time until it eventually starts transferring only a total of 80.2 GB worth of files. THIS DOES NOT REFER TO TRANSFER RATE (honestly, how would one get that high of a transfer rate?). 80.2 GB refers to TOTAL SIZE of files discovered. This puzzles me because:
1) the external HDD is a new one and has 1 TB total capacity
2) the computer's internal HDD is not at maximum capacity
3) I basically selected everything, but it is only choosing to copy and paste some files.
Can anyone help? Why is this happening, how do I get around it, are there any faster solutions to backing up my data? (even just the estimated copying time for 80.2 gb was already 4 days).