What I DO have is a 2.5" IDE enclosure that I might be able to modify for a 3.5" drive.
On my side a tool that I NEVER believed I would ever use is my WORMHOLE switch from by j5create. It sat sealed up for probably 2 months before I ever even tried it.
Claimed to have 5 GBPS data transfer rate and don't have to install anything other than the drivers that are built into the ends od the cable The first time I used it I swear I thought it was some kind of trick. Fastest file transfer I have ever seen: Even drive to drive transfer! Won't be without one again!
REQUESTS from all of you who have been so helpful on this:
I have been looking for the fix to the issue that 4WD caught with the "quote marks" and I am sure I have seen one somewhere. it is a patch or setting or something that makes ALL Quotes be the RIGHT quotes for someone who works on scripts not for people typing letters. I am not sure but it may be a windows thing where you tell it not to use "smart-quotes" anywhere. I never want to have to deal with the DUMB QUOTES again. That was too much.
I also need ways to modify the specs on this nifty "junk cleaner" script. What is the right way to tell it to look for all files ending in (for example) .tmp"???"
For this type of Archive I would love to search for/review/(and probably delete) all the ".exe" or ".com" files. I have found during my transfers that there are quite a few and some are being scanned and removed by MalwareBytes or AVAST anyway. OLD viruses and Malware that were, at the time, not in the database but are now.
And there are other extensions that if could find them ALL just like I am finding the zero length files and have the option of removing them ALL Or I could change the first echo command to "xcopy" so I could copy them to elsewhere before I ran the DEL version to get rid of them.
If I had been doing these from the start I hate to think how many junk files I now have in my nice clean 5TB Complete Documents Archive.
I need to come up with list of "JUNK" like that and create a statement to cover each. Another is those files created by WORD with the " ~ " as the first character to be a "ghost" copy of the file you are working on.
Honestly, I have seen some where it looks like the people copied everything on their hard drive including the entire Windows folder plus ProgramfilesX86 etc. (Not many Thank God).
The purpose of this whole effort is to create a massive database of every DOCUMENT type doesn't matter who wrote it. I don't want to get too specific but almost anything that isn't a document is not even supposed to be here. I have been making good use of a program called "Everything" from the people at "Voidtools
" as it is the absolute fastest "search and find" utility I have ever seen. Finding all the ".exe" and removing them.
Still, I like the current scripted setup more because it allows me to have a list of all the files I moved or got rid of and what I did with ( to ) them.
Thanks for all the input this has been an extremely helpful thread.