Transfering files between locations on the same computer, or between seperate computers

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Merging folders when copying & pasting in Finder

I've recently switched from Windows 7. One Windows feature that I'm missing is the possibility to merge folders (the German version of Windows is calling this "integrate") when copying & pasting ...
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TeraCopy like for Mac OS X? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a file copy utility for OS X that's similar to TeraCopy for Windows? Is there any OS X app similar to TeraCopy in Windows? I like where I can resume copy ...
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Simple File Transfer Logs

This may be a general Unix question rather than a OS X question. I want to log general file transfers on OS X, whether it be from and to the same system or to another system, but to keep it simple ...
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iPhone save PDF file and view it

I have a PDF file on my Mac and I want to copy it into my iPhone and then read it. How can I do that? I already tried to plug the iPhone cable into my Mac, but it seems Finder doesn't let me save a ...
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How can I keep copies of my iCloud documents in Dropbox?

More and more of my favorite apps are beginning to include support for document syncing via iCloud. I like the idea of using iCloud to store my documents, but for several reasons I'm not ready to ...
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What does preparing to copy mean?

I'm trying to copy a large amount of files from a hard drive to a time capsule. Around 200 GB. Normally copying files in OSX is quite fast and simple, but I found this unmanageable, as before it ...
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A file exists in guest Windows XP (under Fusion), can I open the file in an OSX program?

So the text editor on Windows is crap. I realize I could find a fancier text editor that works within Windows but I'm happy with TextMate on my Mac and I'd rather not have two "fancy" text editors ...
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Copy Video from Mac to iPhone

How can I copy my video from my Mac and send it to my iPhone via a cable or wireless?
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Exchange files between 2 Macs over wifi

Is there a quick an easy way to share files between two macs (OS X Lion) over wifi?
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Looking for a tool to automatically two-way sync SFTP with local folder

I use OS X for development and I want to push changes to dev server on every ⌘+S. When I check out a different branch, I want the local folder to update accordingly. So I figured I need an ...
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Songs refuse to transfer to iPad

I'm copying an album of non-DRM songs from iTunes (where they all play just fine) to an iPad. Three of the songs on the album were downloaded through the Bandcamp purchase interface (let's call it ...
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Best way to copy all files, ignoring errors?

I have a partially corrupted HD that can not be repaired by Disk Utility, but which can be mounted read-only making the data on it accessible. I am trying to copy all the recoverable contents onto a ...
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Lion always explicitly moves files to and from external drives

In Lion, whenever I drag and drop a file to or from an external drive to the local drive it always moves the file. If I'm not mistaken the default behavior is to copy the file right? Does anyone know ...
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What's the best way to transfer ALAC files between computers when subscribed to iTunes Match?

I've pretty much uploaded everything to iTunes Match now, but my collection is across two computers and so it has merged everything together... Which is fine. However, I was planning on moving some of ...
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Reliable, Simple Transfer of Really Large Files?

I want to be able to move really large video files (think 60 - 90 GB) between Macs in different cities on a closed network. I'd like to be able to go point to point, so no single-server or cloud-based ...
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Can I send files using bluetooth to a device that is not discoverable but previously paired?

I can send files using the built-in Bluetooth File Exchange on OSX Lion just fine, except it requires me to put my phone in a discoverable state. However, since this is an Android phone, it stops ...
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How can I automatically upload files to remote server when I make changes

I want to automatically upload files to a remote server when I make any changes in them using some editor. Is there some app which I can use for this purpose? I know that this kind of thing is ...
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How do I use FTP via the command line to download all files?

I tried to use Filezilla and Cyberduck for file transfer over a simple FTP server. The problems I have is: Filezilla: When I use it for file transferring, I check the "Activity Monitor", the "% CPU" ...
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Can I set my Mac to auto-accept Bluetooth file-transfers from my phone?

Transferring photos from my Android smartphone to my laptop via Bluetooth is really easy, but the laptop always pops up an "Incoming File" dialog asking if I want to accept the file-transfer. I can ...
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Connect to an UPnP Server as guest

I can connect to my UPnP file server (the server is my ASUS router actually) via Connect to Server (⌘+K) diagram in Finder (By the way this server don't show up in Network folder). I don't have write ...
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Copying data from PC to MacBook Pro

I am going to purchase a 15.4" Macbook Pro by this month. I have a Windows laptop at this moment. Can I transfer my data from from a NTFS formatted disk on my PC to a Mac?
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Auto sync local files to remote

Are there any OSX tools that can watch for file changes in a directory then sync (SFTP) those changes to a remote server? Basically I want to edit files locally (whatever files, whatever program) and ...
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Prevent Apple Double Format Files on Remote Share/Disk

I have a web application on a local Linux Apache server that scans a folder for new files and then processes them. I have an SMB share to this folder and I use Path Finder to copy files over from my ...
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Lion deletes files after copying to shared folder on AFP

I have an iMac 27" (late 2009) running Lion OS X with all latest patches. There is an external USB drive (Mac partition, journalled), on which I have created a network share using AFP. Since ...
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Multi threaded file copy?

I was wondering if there exists a method or tool to copy a lot (thousands) of small files/directories using multiple threads? Such a tool exists for Windows: RichCopy, Robocopy or vXCopy. Cheers, ...
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How do you add books to the Kindle app for iOS?

I might be overlooking something very obvious here but I cannot see any of the books I add to the Kindle app. Listed below are the steps I follow to add the books. 1. Connect the iPod Touch to my ...
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Transfer files between bootcamp partitions

I am using Snow Leopard and Windows 7 with bootcamp. I would like to be able to save some files to my OSX partition from Windows. I would also like to have files (say, photos, source code, etc) that I ...
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iPhone 4 space used but not allocated

I've been using the (iPhone) app Flash Drive, which you can use to start a http:// server on your phone and connect to it using Finder and transfer files. I recently transferred a .mkv file of over ...
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How can I transfer non-paid music from my iPod back to my PC? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Transferring music from iPod Touch to PC? I have some music ripped from my own CDs on my iPod Touch. Recently, I lost those CDs (well, I still have one but it's too ...
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How to copy video files from OS X to iPad over Wi-Fi?

I'd like to copy video files from my computer (OS X) to iPad over WLAN. I'd prefer simply share a folder on OS X and then be able to copy files from that folder when iPad is connected to the same ...
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iChat: Very slow transfer speeds/Port Restricted

I have a 12mbps connection, so I know that my ichat transfers should be super fast. When I receive files from some people, my transfer rate is about 1k/sec, which is horrible. Why would this be ...
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Why is my ethernet connection between two Macs so slow?

I'm currently trying to port all my old stuff from an old Power Mac G4 (MDD) to a newer Power Mac G5 (Late 2005). Both have gigabit ethernet and so I decided to connect the two via ethernet cable ...
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Is iTunes required for file management on the iPad?

Is it possible manage files on an iPad directly, or do all file transfer (music, movies, etc), have to go through iTunes?
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Downloading movies from TiVo Series 3 HD Recorder to Macintosh

Background: I have a TiVo Series 3 HD Recorder purchased in Dec 2006. For the past few years, when I have wanted to archive something from the TiVo to my Macintosh, I used iTiVo. However, this ...
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Why are my browsers only downloading some files but not others?

My 12 month-old MacBook Pro just suddenly seems to not want to download certain files. This sounds like a silly noob PEBKAC but it's not! For the past few weeks, most files that I click on in my ...
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Moving files >4GB from a Mac to a Windows box

Normally, when I want to take video files from my Mac to friends who use Windows, I move the files on a FAT32-formatted flash drive or external hard drive, but FAT32 cannot handle files larger than ...
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Accessing files from Mac OS X in VMWare Fusion?

I'm running VMWare Fusion on a Boot Camp partition. When I launch the virtual machine, I see the C:\ drive which is the BOOTCAMP partition, but I don't see the other hard drive (D:) which is visible ...
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How can I copy files from my Mac to PC via Microsoft Remote Desktop?

I installed Microsoft's Remote Desktop and connected to a PC. How can I share files between my Mac and PC? When I use RDP on Windows, I can simply add a file to the clipboard and paste it inside the ...
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bandwidth shaper or bandwidth controller App for Mac OS X

I'm looking for a bandwidth/packet throttle/shaper program with the following features: Similar to Windows-based Netlimiter. GUI based and not terminal or command line. Shows list of all ...
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How can I transfer large files from Linux to iPad over a cable or wifi?

I am looking for a way to transfer large files to the iPad without using iTunes or pushing to and pulling from a remote server. I run an Ubuntu laptop as my only OS at the moment and want to be able ...
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Fastest way to transfer a bunch of photos TO iphone camera roll?

what is the quickest way to transfer a bunch of photos (and videos) that come from an iphone to another iPhone's camera roll? Sync with iPhoto/Aperture is not an option: they wouldn't end up in the ...
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How to completely remove Folx on Mac OS X?

I installed Folx download manager on my MacBook Pro. I didn't like it, so I removed it from the Applications folder. I also searched for its dependent files in /Library/Preferences, but I found ...
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How do I transfer video to iPad and password protect it?

Is there a way to transfer videos to iPad but at the same time password protect it? Or password protect a folder so that only people with a password can go into that folder?