network file copy Win7 > Vista - Dies

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Networking' started by frumbert, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. frumbert

    frumbert New Member

    Oct 29, 2009
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    I'm trying to copy DVD's and other large files from one win7 pc where I process and them over to my vista based mediacentre box.

    I have a Win7 box (source) and a Vista SP2 box (dest). I also have a QNAP TS-209 NAS box on the same network (which is gigabit).
    Source has a Realtelk PCIe GBE family adaptor (gigabit)
    Destination has a Realtek RTL8168B/8111 Adaptor (gigabit)
    Switch between them is a TPLink TL-SG1008D

    I can open a folder or share on the vista machine from Win7 and browse as normal.
    When I try a file copy it starts the process and then says "The networth path was not found". The file copy fails.

    I have tried robocopy using this option:
    robocopy e:\dvd \\mediacentre\DVDs *.* /S /Z /XN /TBD /R:10 /W:10 /V

    I get a 0.0% screen and then it times out.

    The specified network name is no longer available.
    Waiting 1 seconds... Retrying...
    New File 1023.9 m VTS_01_4.VOB
    2009/12/20 10:13:37 ERROR 53 (0x00000035) Copying File e:\dvd\CALIFORNICATION_S1_D1\VIDEO_TS\VTS_01_4.VOB
    The network path was not found.

    When copying from Win7 to the QNAP NAS box it works fine just using windows file copy, and better using robocopy.
    When I copy from the Vista box from the QNAP NAS box it works file just using windows file copy, and better using robocopy.

    So I do have a work around

    Win7 -> to -> NAS (Linux based)
    Vista <- from <- NAS

    But this is a pain in the ass.

    Windows should be able to copy directly from machine to machine without having to go through a linux based intemediatary.

    I have also found it is faster to copy 8GB files to a memory stick, walk it to the other machine, and pop it on there. I thought Gigabit Ethernet was supposed to make things faster?

    Tips? Ideas? Things in the network card properties I should be setting?
  2. Mitchell_A

    Mitchell_A Excellent Member

    Feb 7, 2009
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    Have you tried Windows Easy Transfer?
    It's not the fastest, but it gets the job done.

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