Moving data from one device to another

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El Capitan: Appstore says “downloaded” and “there's been an error” (stuck)

In order to download El Capitan, I clicked the "download" button in the highlighted banner of the Appstore. The "busy" wheel began to spin in the upper left, and I thought to give it some time. After ...
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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 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 program should I use to transfer 20TB data across the network?

I need to copy 20TB of data onto a thunderbolt array. The box where the data exists does not have a thunderbolt connection, so I will need to utilize the local 1GB network for this. (Yes, it will take ...
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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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Make Dropbox app upload in background without having to open every 10 minutes

Is there any kind of workaround to get Dropbox on iPhone iOS to work as well as it does on Android? Installing Dropbox on the iPhone requires manually triggering the upload process instead of it ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Importing photos without using the OS X Photos app

I would like to import my photos off my camera without using the OS X Photos app and locate my photos direct in the Finder so I can store them in folders, edit them in Photoshop etc. (i.e. do whatever ...
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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 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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Recover iPhone backup manually from iCloud

I had the misfortune of a stolen iPhone 4 a few months ago. In the interim I've decided not to get a new iPhone. I can view my iCloud storage page and see there is a 1GB file there. There are random ...
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Why is AirDrop so slow?

I am trying different solutions to transfer some 1 GB size files between two Macs on my local wireless network (typically between me and a guest, both being physically in the living room). Here are ...
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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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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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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 do I download folders through FTP in Terminal?

How do I download a whole folder through FTP in Terminal?
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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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“file not sent” from Android to Macbook, whereas they're paired

I'm trying to send a file from Android to Macbook via bluetooth. I pair them successfully and when I'm sending a file from Android, it just ends up saying "file not sent". In the Macbook does happen ...
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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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Transfer Data between Macs

I have a local web development environment setup with Brew, Nginx, PHP, MySQL, Ruby, Gem, Sass, and so many other packages out there that it would probably be a nightmare to set it up again with the ...
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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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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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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 extract application data from an iOS device?

I have a third party application on my iPad (Stanza FWIW) which has some data that I'm interested in doing some analysis of (on my Mac). Is there any way to get the data that the application has ...
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change download folder based on website from which I download

Is it possible to change Downloads folder in Google Chrome (or any other browser) on the fly, based on the website from which I download? Example: I start downloading on facebook.com and it downloads ...
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How to download any iOS manually?

I'm still stuck on iOS 7 because iTunes and the blessed updaters don't work. iTunes will start the download, but always drops the connection before finishing. It appears to be incapable of resuming ...
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Show download speeds in Safari

When downloading files in Safari you can see your current downloads in View -> Current Downloads or AltCommandL If my memory serves me right, this window also showed the download speeds as well ...
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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 to download an MP3 to an iPod Touch? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to download free music from the internet to itunes on the iphone/ipad without using a mac/pc? I have a new (4gen) iPod Touch. There's an MP3 on the web that I want ...
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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 ...