Copy files from Mac to external drive

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I have roughly 25 million files on my Mac (there's roughly 1 million files in 25 folders). I have to copy all of these files to an external drive. What's the best way to do that? Thanks so much.
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You would do it like any other copy function. It does not matter if it is 10 files or 25,000,000. The only difference is the time it will take.

But 25 million files on top of the OS files ?? Depending on what kind of data are you keeping and how often you update it you may want to look a a cloud storage solution.

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