Moving data from one device to another

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how do I transfer my iOS developer profile to another computer?

I got a new MBP and would like to transfer my certificates and profiles from my old computer. According to TN 2250, under "Transferring Your Identities," I need to transfer three sets of items: all ...
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How do I find out the status of a large download from the Mac App Store?

I just started downloading OS X Lion, and it's 3.49 GB. This is the extent of the user interface for the download process: Is there a place to see the download progress? Can I pause and/or resume ...
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How do I remove the iCloud-first behavior in Mountain Lion?

In Mountain Lion, I have iCloud activated for Documents. I'd like document-saved-in-the-cloud to be an option, but not the default, as in "if I choose iCloud from the dropdown, save in iCloud, else ...
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How to figure out what app is sending/receiving huge amounts of data on an iPhone?

I have an iPhone which has suddenly (last two months) started going way over the 200mb data plan it was on. Prior to this it wasn't even close to the limits. The only information the phone company ...
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Can I transfer or sync purchased as well as non-purchased songs from my iPhone to my computer?

So, I wiped my drive clean on my MacBook and reinstalled the OS. Happily the best of my music was safe on my iPhone and I figured it would easily flow back to my iTunes library. Not so happily, I ...
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Time Machine backup is slow. How can I speed it up?

My time machine is backup is very slow. Connection is FireWire 800. Transfer is around 5 Mb/s or 0.5 MB/s, which seems slow. I've seen plenty of mention online of very slow Time Machine backups. What ...
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Can I cancel a download of a Mac Store app?

I just got a really large Mac App Store app, (2GB), but Im having some trouble with my diskspace... Is there a way to completeley cancel the download of the app? I mean not just pause it but cancel ...
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What's the fastest connection speed / shortest elapsed time using Migration Assistant?

When using Migration Assistant to move users, files, and folders from an old Mac to a new one, you have a few different choices, depending on the Macs involved. Presuming that both Macs have ...
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Where are FLV cache files stored?

I want to download some videos which are streamed through a Flash player. Since the website does not give me the option to download the video, I would like to know where are the FLV files stored when ...
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How can I move my data to the new harddrive?

So I am planning to upgrade my Macbook pro's harddrive to a SSD. I don't know much Mac OS X tools, so I was wondering if anyone could let me know how I can copy my entire harddrive (including OS) to ...
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Can I move data from old to new Time Capsule through USB?

The Apple knowledge base note on this question says to hardwire the Time Capsules and a computer together through ethernet, and transfer the data from TC1 to the computer to TC2, all through ethernet. ...
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How do I download photos from my iPhone?

I find it very complicated to move photos taken with my iPhone into my pc's photo library. I used to take photos with a compact camera, and pc applications could very easily import the photos ...
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Is it possible to upload files to a website from Safari on iPhone?

I'm trying to upload a photo from my iPhone 4 to a website. However, the browse button to display the select file dialog is disabled. Normally this works fine on my Windows PC. Should I be able to ...
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Exchange contacts do not appear in iCloud

On my iPad and iPhone I have several email accounts: three Gmail and one Exchange account. I stopped using the Exchange account and tried to remove it from the iPhone, but also all my contacts were ...
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Can I download apps larger than 50MB while using Personal Hotspot?

Can I download apps larger than 50MB while using Personal Hotspot? If so, isn't the limitation on iOS itself rather arbitrary? I can just use personal hotspot to download larger files to my computer ...
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How can I wirelessly transfer video from iPhone to Mac?

I took some video on my iPhone and would like to transfer it to my Mac. However, it happens that I don't have my iPhone-to-USB cable with me today, so how I can I do it? If it was a photo I would just ...
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Is there any way to upload a screenshot from an ipad to this site (or other StackExchange sites)?

So I capture a screenshot with my handy "[HOME]-[POWER]" combo, and draw freehand arrows on it in Adobe Ideas (because I like their line smoothing) to highlight my problem, but: I can't find any way ...
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Transferring contacts from iCloud to Android

I have a Samsung Android phone and need to transfer my iCloud contacts to that phone. How do I accomplish this?
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How can I see what bandwidth each App or process is using?

I see suddenly that my downstream bandwidth is 400 KBps which is the maximum my ISP gives me, so there's an application downloading at its top capacity. The thing is I didn't start any download, so ...
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OS X Lion - download once and install on multiple computers

I have multiple computers which I will be installing Lion on. Is it possible to download it once and install on those computers?
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How do I get Windows to assign a drive letter to my iPhone?

I want to be able to move photos and videos from my iPhone onto my Windows PC, but the iPhone doesn't present itself like a compact camera. Because my existing import process works so well with normal ...
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What does “iTunes err = -3259” mean?

I am downloading some iTunes U content in iTunes and am getting stopped (err = -3259) on a number of the downloads. I was hoping to find a list of err codes, but no luck. Found a lot of forum ...
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Best rsync options to transfer data between two Mac

I am about to move my data from my old iMac to a brand new MacBook Pro. I would like to start over with a fresh install on B and copy just a subset of my data, reinstalling applications from scratch, ...
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Can I download all pictures on a page?

Is there a way I can run a script with a certain web page as the argument that will download all the images from there?
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Transfer video from iPhone to Mac without cable?

I'm at my job and I have no cable, so connecting my iPhone with my computer is not possible. I have tried emailing the video, but the iPhone is compressing the video. It is not jailbroken. Is it ...
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How to transfer large videos from iPad 2 camera roll to Windows XP?

iPad 2 16GB WiFi iOS 5.1.1 Windows XP SP3 All updates installed I have one video on my iPad 2 that is 24:13 in length that I filmed myself and stored in the camera roll. My goal is to upload it to ...
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Can I download updates for another computer?

I have a Mac Pro that needs a lot of updates, but my home internet is very slow. I have a laptop, however, with access to better internet. Is it possible for me to access the updates on my laptop, ...
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How can I automatically download multiple sites through Coda?

I have several sites in Coda that I would like to automatically re-download when I tell it to. The sites are collaboratively managed, and I'd like to download a fresh copy of the sites automatically. ...
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How can I upload HD video from iPhone 4 directly to web?

How can I upload HD video from iPhone 4 directly to web?
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Upload file directly from a URL in upload (File/Open) dialog

On Windows, if I go to a web site that needs a file upload, I can paste a URL into the "Open" dialog box that pops up, and Windows will download the file and upload a temporary version of it to the ...
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How can I synchronize old notes with an email account on the iPhone?

I had hundreds of notes on my iPhone before I upgraded to OS 4.0. Now there is the new feature which allows me to sync the notes with an email account. I added my email account, but rather than sync ...
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Tagging Faces in Aperture 3 and syncing with Facebook tags

When I tag someones face in Aperture, it lets me either choose a name from Facebook (with the FB icon), or from my Address Book. Sometimes, these names may differ. One of my issues with uploading to ...
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Can I transfer backups when replacing a Time Capsule?

If I get a new Time Capsule, how can I transfer the backups from the old Time Capsule to the new one. I see an option to Archive the Time Capsule from the Airport Utility, but I don't see any way to ...
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Figuring out what Photo Stream is uploading exactly

Even though I have unchecked the Automatic Upload of Photo Stream on Aperture (same on iPhoto), I can see through Little Snitch that it is hogging my upload bandwith constantly. When I wait (hours, ...
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Purchased music keeps appearing (iPhone 5, iOS 7.1)

I have downloaded music directly from iTunes onto my iPhone from the app. The problem is some of the songs I don't want on my iPhone and I just do not have the space for it, and I would like to add ...
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Is there a way to export syntax color settings from one Xcode installation to a new one?

I have installed a new XCode 4 on a machine and I'd like to copy/paste the syntax coloring settings from the first one to the new one. How may I do this ?
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Is it possible to automate FTP in Terminal?

I want to add an FTP command to my crontab to automatically download a file. How do I do this?
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Can all music and playlists/ratings be transferred back from an iPod Touch to a PC?

How can I get my songs from my iPod Touch to my PC? Some of the songs were purchased through iTunes, and others were ripped from CDs. This is what happened: The iPod Touch was set up to sync with ...
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Transfering iPhone4 pics to iPad2?

there I know there's many ways to transfer multiple pictures from an iPhone to an iPad,but i want to transfer them using only the iPhone and iPad, without a PC or Mac. I was wondering if there was an ...
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What's the Way to clean out my mac ahead of giving it out?

I recently got a retina MBP and I would like to give my former MBP to my sister, How do I clean it out the "Apple way" rather than just manually deleting all my files. I would prefer if it ran ...
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How do I download folders through FTP in Terminal?

How do I download a whole folder through FTP in Terminal?
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Upgrading and selling my MacBook, how do I clean install Lion and iLife?

I have a Unibody MacBook (late 2008) which shipped with Leopard (specs here). When I sell it, I know I can move my data and settings to my new Laptop through Migration Assistant; for the new owner, ...
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Quick, automated way to verify the copy of a folder?

I have a lot of files that I've been transferring around my network and to external hard drives. For example, I just copied a folder with files representing an old laptop's disk image (created with ...
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Limit my upload speed at OS level ?

I know my upload speed is limited at about 100/110KB/s, sometimes I reach this limit and it impacts the connexion of other computer of my home network. Is there a way to tell OSX to limit its upload ...
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How do I save flash videos from Safari?

A long time ago, I found this post online with some tips for finding files in the browser cache. Specifically, Flash videos. However, I'm currently running OS X 10.7.2 and Safari 5.1.2 and this ...
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Internet download manager alternative for OS X? [duplicate]

I was a longtime windows/linux user and just purchased a Mac, everything is great except that I need a good download manager for Mac which works like Internet Download Manager for Windows, I know some ...
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Why won't iCloud let me download Pages documents uploaded from a computer?

It often happens that I create a Pages document on my home laptop, upload it to iCloud, then want to download it from iCloud at school. For some reason, iCloud doesn't support this—I need to, at some ...
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How can I move my local e-mail folders in Mail.app from my old Mac to my new Mac?

Including all e-mail messages contained in these local folders ofcourse.
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What's the fastest way to get data off Time Capsule and onto an external drive?

I plugged an external drive into Time Capsule using the USB input on the back. Then I used Finder to move data from the Time Capsule's drive to the USB drive. Finder says it'll take over 24 hours to ...
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Transfer iPad games to external hard drive?

I have a 16gb iPad 2. Most of the space is taken up by games and it's hard figuring out what games I want to remove to open up space. Is there a way to transfer the games wirelessly to an external ...