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00:42 Oct 26, 2007
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Computers: Systems, Networks
German term or phrase: Umkopieren
I'm using the term backup, albeit in less flowery terms. Am I on the right track?
Pat Novotny
Local time: 11:16

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Peter Hindt

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I do not think that "umkopieren" implies a change in file format. If it is performed manually, then the most common expression used in Englisch is "copy & paste". Otherwise one could also just use "copy". In my opinion, "Umkopieren" simply means that the data in the source folder is deleted after being saved in the target folder. The process could also be referred to as copy-transfer or simply as "transferring the data".

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Peter Hindt
Local time: 16:16
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
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