Refers to any method of transferring a file from one device to another, whether that be via FTP, share sheets, an attachment in an email, or Airdrop

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Can an iPhone 5 or later be used as a Bluetooth drive?

This question is prompted by this question on Ask Ubuntu, but before I make myself look like an idiot, I should do better research. Basically, can an iPhone (5 or higher) be used as an external ...
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OS X Lion SMB shared folder lost execute permission

After updating from 10.6.8 to Lion 10.7.0, my shared folder (shared over SMB) begin having strange problem with my Windows VM. When I create a .exe file from my Delphi compiler or create simple test ...
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How can I mount Microsoft OneDrive as a network drive in OSX?

I have a 50GB OneDrive account which is basically full. I'd like to store/access stuff directly on/from my OneDrive by mounting as a network share, rather than syncing with my Mac, and therefore ...
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Yosemite File Sharing preferences lost on restart

I am running OS 10.10.5, Yosemite, and my Sharing preferences won't save. Each morning on restart, I have to click DVD, Screen Sharing, File Sharing, and Printer Sharing. In earlier versions I could ...
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Access HDD connected to Time Capsule from another AP on the LAN

I have the following setup: Basically: Internet is hooked up to the Time Capsule; USB HDD is hooked up to the Time Capsule; Linksys Router is hooked up to Time Capsule by cable; Everything works ...
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How can I copy files from a RDC PC to my Mac

I need to copy some files from a RDC PC to my MAC. I can copy files from RDC to a PC but not to a mac. How can I do this? Thanks
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Set Mac to use Wifi for Internet, Ethernet for local file transfer

Is there a way to make my Mac always choose Wifi for Internet browsing, and Ethernet for local network browsing and file-sharing? My Wifi Internet download speeds are approaching 100Mbps, but when ...
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File Sharing Mac-PC results in Permission Changed and Locked Files

Recently I decided to recycle one of my old Macs into a home-file-sharing-server. The Mac running Yosemite is connected to a router with Ethernet and is running PLEX server. A hard drive is also ...
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How to share files with an iPad app in El Capitan itunes?

I have this iPad app called AVPlayer. I used to plug-in the iPad and copy files to the app using iTunes. However, this doesn't seem to work in the newest version of iTunes. There used to be a feature ...
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Seeking a clean way to mount a directory on one HFS+ drive as a directory on another such drive on same machine

I need to seamlessly mount (and automount, e.g. via fstab) a directory (folder) on one drive to appear at the commandline and GUI level as a directory on another, on the same machine. This is to ...
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Cannot Connect to Windows Server Shares

For years now, I have managed a mixed-device shop, with Windows 2008/2012 servers. Typically, connections are made using smb://share_name, users authenticate, and file shares are then selected. For ...
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File share exposes user home and main volumes even if I share only one folder [duplicate]

Two Macs (A and B) on the same LAN, both running 10.11.3. I am trying to share A's Documents folder only, and want user-password access so only B can read/write to the share. However, no matter ...
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Why is my Hard Drive and User folder shared when I turn on osx file sharing?

I decided to try file sharing on a mac mini, and noticed something odd. When I go to settings > Sharing, and enable File Sharing, then add ~/Shared. Now ~/Shared is the only item listed. When I go ...
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Why can't my Mac Pro connect to an SMB share over the network?

I have a really weird problem. I have a Raspberry Pi running an SMB server that shows up in the sidebar of the Finder. I usually can just click on it and connect. Just today, it stopped working and ...
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Where should I place shared folders on an OS X Server?

What is the appropriate/reccomended location in the drive hierarchy to place the folders shared by the users accessing the server (as fileserver) ? Is it in /Groups /Users/Shared or ~/Documents/ ? ...
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How can I combine two or more folders into one AFP or SMB network share in OS X 10.11?

I have two media directories that each have a similar top-level folder structure. I'd like to share them over my network, using either AFP or SMB, in such a way that I can access both of them using ...
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Is it possible to create an Apple login script which maps two folders to the dock?

We use a special software which maps the drives as CIFS network shares upon login to the mac (El capitan). Users at the company like to keep their "shortcuts" to these drives in their dock, but in ...
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Windows 7 Client to OSX Server 5 (Password Error)

I have OSX Server 5.0.15 running and am having trouble getting Windows 7 clients to connect to share via SMB. The file server is running and SMB is turned on. Accounts and groups are set up. The users ...
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Copy files between two Macs via AFP and UID

I have a problem during copy files from one Mac to another via AFP. AirDrop or Share/Drop Box folder doesn't work well for me, so I need copy files between two my Macs to the exact folder via AFP (...
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Transferring Files Between Two Separate (not connected to the same network) Computers?

I need to send a colleague a relatively large application (>5GB), and was thinking of how I could go about sending it. Cloud-based services such as DropBox won't work because the file is much bigger ...
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How to pair data disks and Time Machine disks?

I want to setup my MacMini as a fileserver (similar to a NAS). I have 6 USB-HDD drives. My plan is: 3 drives - Data Disks 3 drives - Time Machine Backup How can I configure a 1:1 Time Machine ...
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Connecting to password protected AFP server from terminal?

I have one Mac set up with file sharing on the desktop, and I am trying to connect to it from my other Mac from the Terminal. I made a folder mount in /Volumes/, then I used the following command. ...
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Can an HFS+ formatted drive be shared with Windows

I have a Mac Mini that I'm using as a media server. I just put together an external RAID enclosure and I'd like to format it as HFS+, primarily so I can use it for Time Machine backups. 75% of ...
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User with read-only permission can still write

I have a share that has the permissions: User "K" -> read/write Group "Home" -> read only. However, when a user other than K, member of group Home connects to this share she can still create files ...
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SMB share can't rename files/folders

On occasion cannot rename or delete files & folders on a Windows Server 2012 R2 SMB share from a Macbook. Mac OS X 10.10 build 14A389a The SMB share has granted "Everyone" with Full Control ...
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AFP over the internet?

I'm using my MBP as a media server, and I'm connecting to it via my MBA through AFP (settings can be found in "File Sharing" tab in System Preferences). This works fine if I am connecting locally, ...
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How can I transfer a Large (450Mb) file between two Mountain Lion Macbook Pros?

I have two identical Macbook Pro Retina laptops. How can I transfer files between them? I have looked at the AirPort utility, but don't see a way to "create a new network" let alone make it ...
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File sharing authentication problem

I have enabled file sharing. When I try to login via other PC or mobile. The username & password for this IP address doesn't match. I tried whoami, its my username: abhimanyuaryan I am using my ...
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How can I manage apps with File Sharing within iOS (without using computer)?

I want to know if I can manage (copy MEDIA (music or video) from it and paste MEDIA to it) the File Sharing folder of iOS apps using iOS devices (iPhone, iPad ...) without plugging the device to a ...
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Problem sharing via email in Photos app on Mac

As of yesterday, I can't send a photo from Photos app on my Mac via email (through the 'share' feature). I've been sharing this way all week and now, nothing. No message, it just doesn't do anything. ...
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SMB and AFP work for guest and Administrator but not other users

I'm having a problem getting file sharing to work between my MBPr and Mac Mini, here's a history of what I've tried: I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013) running El Cap 10.11.1 (15B42) ...
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Google Drive as a local storage folder (iOS)

I want to know if I can use Google Drive's File Sharing folder to store files offline and that with the new "open in..." feature (WiFi OFF so copying files to that folder with NO UPLOAD)
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OS X Server File Sharing - Airport Extreme Disk via VPN

I have a 3 TB disk mounted on my Airport Extreme, which I can access locally just fine. However, I would like to be able to mount it over VPN outside of my network. I am able to do so with any drives ...
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How to stream video with subtitles from computer to Ipad? [closed]

I would like to stream some movies with downloaded subtitles from my hard drive to my IPad mini. What are some ways I can achieve that solution? I use Ubuntu 15.10 or Windows and my IPad is updated ...
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Drobo file listing no showing

I have a Drobo that has a ton of my personal information on it. I've recently had some issues with it and it had to rebuild its entire structure I believe. It took about 2 days before it finally ...
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Accessing/Viewing iTunes File Sharing Folders Locally on iPhone without Computer

I use a music application called Vox on my iPhone. Usually, when I want to transfer my iTunes music to it, I go on my computer, plug in my phone, open iFunBox, and put the music in its iTunes File ...
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How can I change permissions of mount point of a network resource on Mac OS X 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard)?

I want to give another user permission to a mount point of a network resource. The directory mode is 700 and the owner is, of course, the logged in user who created the mount point. I have programs ...
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How can I make all files created in a shared directory inherit the permissions and ownership(If possible) of the directory it was created in?

Is there a way to set inherited permissions automatically on shared files, so everyone can work off the same shared directories? I've spent hours searching for solutions and talking with Apple support ...
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How can I split a 60 GB file into 5 GB pieces on a Mac?

I would imagine using a Disk Utility partition, but I didn't see the option in Disk Utility to split a larger partition into several. How can it be done on a Mac? I am doing this because I would ...
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How can I share a large, 60 GB file with iCloud Drive?

I pay Apple for 200 GB of storage with iCloud Drive. What are the steps to share a 60 GB file with someone?
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XAMPP error figuring out?

I am using Google Drive to sync files for web projects that I am creating. I have a PC (Windows 7 and windows Vista) and a Mac (10.11.1). XAMPP allows you to run PHP programs and databases on your ...
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Backing up the Settings of the File Shares on OS X Server 10.10

I have an OS X 10.10 Server serving out about 20-25 shares that rest on a RAID device. What I'd like is to have a second server on standby in case the first server fails but the RAID device doesn't. ...
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Strange bug with Google Drive on Mac OS X?

It seems as though for random files after what seems to be a random amount of time, the file permissions are somehow changed. I have the app set up on a PC as well (running windows 7). This is ...
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Macs can’t see each other after upgrading to Mavericks

I have an iMac and a MacBook Pro. I recently upgraded both of them from Mountain Lion to Mavericks and now neither of them can “see” each other, despite both having File Sharing and Remote Login ...
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Mac Mini Invisible File Problem

I've got an issue where after moving a file from the desktop a shared location (mac mini) the file doesn't appear. After duplicating the file, both the copy and the original file appear so it's not ...
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Google Drive OSX app automatically upload files from various root folders

I'm trying to sync folders from my computer to Google Drive using the OSX app, but the folders aren't in the "Google Drive" folder. I made a symlink in the "Google Drive" folder to the folder that ...
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Internet, screen and file sharing over USB between two Macs

I can physically connect two Macs with a simple USB cable, easily. How can I make actual use of this link? USB is supposed to be used for master/slave or host/client scenarios. It is, however, the ...
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How do I mount a sparsebundle disk image that was created on another machine attached to the network?

I have a NAS drive attached to my router that is configured as Raid5. I also have three Mac's attached to that same router. In the Public folder on the NAS drive, I created a sparsebundle disk image ...
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How can I access files on my network from my iPhone?

I am attempting to access a PDF file on my network from my iPhone and I know how to access these files from Windows OS. However since I have an iPhone 5, I don't have the knowledge to make that ...
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How to copy video files from iPhone 6 onto computer?

If I plugged my old iPhone 4 into a computer, all the files would automatically come up. But when I plug my new iPhone 6 into a computer, nothing happens. Did they change something in the iPhone 6, ...