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

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Fast, fault-tolerant program/utility for massive file transfer

I'm copying 2 TB from one Thunderbolt external hard drive to a USB3 external hard drive. I started the process using command line program rsync with option -avz but this was very slow. I'm wary of the ...
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Merging two systems?

I'm not too sure if this is the right title but anyway... I have an old macbook early 2009 that I bought through my school and purchased the digital software as well- I have no disks and I don't know ...
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Music files don't copy from iTunes to iPhone, appear grey with a dotted circle

When I drag music files from iTunes (desktop) onto a connected iPhone, many times the files just don't copy to the iPhone - the tracks appear in the list on iPhone, albeit grey and the most-left ...
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“Android File Transfer” process keep forking

I installed the "Android File Transfer" App on my Mac OS X 10.9.5 https://www.android.com/filetransfer/ When I open my activity monitor, I always see many "Android File Transfer" process (about 40 ...
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Migration assistant to specific folder

I have a 290gb of data on my old mac. It won't boot up. I have a firewire cable and am going to transfer the data to my MacBook pro which has 590gb of free space. I want to use migration assistant, ...
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How to “archive” iTunes files with all metadata?

I recently decided to do a big cleanup of my iTunes library. I am low on disk space and have quite a bit of music that I haven't listened to since I was a much younger man, but I can't bring myself to ...
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Macbook Air - Deleting large files but not getting back the space

I'm running 10.6.8 on my Macbook Air. I have been archiving lots of large files to an external drive, but after doing so, my computer doesn't recognize that the files/data are gone. Even after a ...
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Android vid clips to my mac

I have Android file transfer on my Mac, And pictures transferred ok, the videos i took with my phone didn't. So installed VLC media player, and tried to transfer some mp3 files to the Mac. when i ...
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How to mirror one folder to another using rsync 3.x?

I have compiled rsync 3.0.9 just because the one included in Mavericks is so old. Anyway, I am trying to mirror a folder in my main HDD in another HDD. I don't think it matters but both are connected ...
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How to batch import a large number of data CDs/DVDs (with eject)

I need to import the contents of a large number of data CDs/DVDs into my Mac for later processing. The discs are simple data discs with no conversion, compression or the like to be done. This is the ...
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How to zip/unzip while keeping lock attribute?

When I zip/unzip a locked file, I lose lock attribute. Is there any way to keep the lock attribute while zip/unzip files? If there's no way, is there any other compressing file format which can keep ...
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Cant see the bundle folder on iOS 8

I'm a developer and usually I need to see my app folders with programs like iExplorer or iPad File Explorer and I installed the released to the public version of iOS 8 into a device and now I can't ...
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How to move file from one users account to another? Permission denied.

I'm trying to move the file of a virtual machine from one users account to the other. So basically I want to move /Users/joe/Win7.vm to /Users/jane/Win7.vm but I can't figure out how to do it through ...
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What are good bi-directional, real-time synchronization utilities between Mac local folder and web server?

I have an iMac that is connected to my local network (and, subsequently, the Internet) that has a folder named DocShare. I have a web server hosted off-site through a hosting company, with a similar ...
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some file system operations very slow, ssd

(macbook air 2012, noticed before I upgraded to mavericks) on my SSD, newly downloaded files or newly created folders take a very long time to be moved, viewed, or examined. I have 1/5th of the free ...
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Loading purchased music onto my iPhone 5S

I have purchased a lot of music from iTunes on my MacBook. Whenever I select that music to be moved to my iPhone, it appears (on the iPhone) with a "Cloud" icon beside it. As far as I can tell, the ...
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File sharing between Mavericks and non-Macs

I am using a MacBook running Mavericks and my brother is on a Linux box; and we often need to exchange files between each other. Both the laptops are Wi-Fi enabled and I also understand that Mac does ...
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Best way to transfer over 40 GB of files from Windows to OS X

A while ago I made a copy of my Aperture library on my Windows machine in case my Time Machine drive failed. My Time Machine drive failed last night and now I would like to restore this backup. When ...
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Throttle local file transfer speed in OS X

I have two high speed disks (250MBps) attached to my Mac Pro. For testing purposes, I want to copy files from one disk to another, with a defined speed limit, for example 100MBps. In other words, I ...
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Fastest and safest way to copy massive data from one external drive to another

I need to be able to copy about 2TB of data from an external drive (single USB external disk) to a another external drive (Drobo attached via Firewire). Finder is not an option. If it hits any ...
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Playlist Folder unable to transfer music to my iphone

I'm having hard time figuring out and i gone through lots of youtube videos and finally i decided to post my issue: I'm using 11.1.3.8 IPhone 5S I connect my IPhone and go to the Music tab and I ...
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Does an AirPort access point as bridge allow communication between Macs?

I am planning to make this network : ⎡ Internet modem ⎤ ⎡ AirPort ⎤ <--> [ PC ] ⎢ & ⎥ <--> ⎢ access point ⎥ ⎢ router ⎥ ...
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Get video from iPhone Videos app onto Mac/PC

So a friend of mine has a video in the "Videos" app under "Home Videos" that was created using iMovie on his Mac. His mac has since been wiped and he's lost the video. It is however still on his ...
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Do the wi-fi communications from Mac to Mac travel through the access point?

Let’s put two Macs MAC1 and MAC2 on the same table. They are connected to the same AirPort (wi-fi) network. They are connected to the access point AP, which is far away, at 10 meters. The Macs are ...
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Move Microsoft Office 2008 to new hard drive

I am installing a new hard drive on my Macbook Pro. I have a legitimate copy of Microsoft Office 2008 installed on my computer, but I've long since lost the install disk and license information. ...
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Speed up transfer of 145 GB to USB 2.0 drive

I have about a day to move my 145 GB Aperture file from my 2009 iMac to a USB 3.0 drive. However, my iMac doesn't have USB 3.0 yet. According to Finder, the transfer is expected to take 2 days. So I ...
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The simplest way to transfer photos from an iPhone to PC selectively (not sync-all)

Windows 7 user here, though access to a Mac (in case that'd be the only way to do this) wouldn't be impossible. I know I could download iTunes and sync all the photos, but I have nearly 4000 of them ...
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Resume file move after Finder crash (unmoved items appear washed out)

I was moving a large amount of data to an external drive. The Finder crashed (or appeared to restart) in the middle of the operation. Now the files appear as "washed out" in the external drive ...
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Errors when transferring Time Machine to a new drive

I tried transferring my Time Machine volume to a new drive using the instructions provided by Apple, where it requires that I drag-and-drop via the Finder, but I got a ton of errors. At least a dozen ...
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Copying 85000 files…(takes literally for ever)

So I have these 85000 files (totally 2.5gb) that I wish to copy from my Mac to my ReadyNAS NV+ [X-RAID] with RAIDiator 4.1.10 [1.00a043] It's a bunch of Matlab files. Anyway, it's like it cannot be ...
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Transferring an iTunes library between Apple IDs, users AND computers?

Okay. So I finally got my own MacBook Pro after a few years of sharing my mother's Mac. I have my own Apple ID and everything. The thing is... I spent hours, if not Days uploading music onto her ...
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What is the best way to move lots of photos between two iPads?

The business I work for currently has two iPads: One third generation and one fourth generation. They are each tied to a separate Apple ID. The third generation iPad currently has tons of photos and ...
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How can I transfer pictures from a USB flash drive with the Camera Connection Kit?

I would like to transfer a bunch of photos onto my iPad without syncing through iTunes. I had the idea of using a USB flash drive and the Camera Connection Kit, but simply dumping the pictures into ...
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file transfer from Tiger (10.4.11) to Mountain Lion (10.8)

Will Migration Assistant let me transfer my files from my old Mac running Tiger 10.4.11 to Mountain Lion? I've read that it does not support moving files from 10.4 to Mountain Lion and didn't know if ...
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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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Large copied folders. Byte sizes same, but file counts different

I have a few very large folders copied that have the exact same byte size as their originals, but different file counts (off by 1-10 items) than what they should have. No errors were reported during ...
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Lost iPhone pictures after uploaded to iPhoto

My iPhone was running out of space and I noticed I had over 1000 photos. Like usual I upload them to my computer using Image Capture then at the bottom I click "delete pictures after" so they aren't ...
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Is there a speed difference between copying files at the same time or after one another

We got a new Mac Pro server and I am faced with cloning 4TB of data from one, to the other via. Firewire 800 cable and Target Disk Mode. Oh for Thunderbolt. Is there an impact on the total speed of ...
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I want to upgrade my mac but not my microsoft package - can i transfer it?

I'm going to get a new machine but would rather invest my pennies in new illustrator software than Office - can I transfer my MS package? Thanks
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Can timestamps be preserved when copying files on OS X?

I'm interested in combining the files from three Macs by copying the files from each one into a single folder hierarchy of my design on an external hard drive. In my past experience copying files in ...
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Large files in OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion

I have constant problems moving large files in Mountain Lion. When I say large I would say roughly 2GB or larger, which means nearly every iso and vmdk I touch. This can occur moving a file to or ...
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Force USB to accept a large file?

I have a 64GB USB (3.0) drive that is "compatible" with Mac OS. I can copy files from/to the disk at will. However, I want to move a file that is about 6GB to the disk. To my surprise, an error ...
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Open an encrypted HDD/USB on Leopard?

Is it possible to access an external HDD or USB drive encrypted on Lion, through a Mac running Leopard? In other words, is FileVault 2 encryption on volumes/partitions backwards compatible? (It ...
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Copy video files as is from iPhone 5 to Mac

Is there a simple way of copying video files (taken with the camera, so they are .mov) from iPhone 5 right to desktop using the USB cable? I thought of adding them to Goodreader, but Goodreader ...
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muCommander: copy files excluding?

I run muCommander on Mac OS X 10.7.5. I would like to set a copying options when I copy a folder/files: file mask, attributes(hidden). P.S. The problem is when I copy one project to a different place ...
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Transfer files from computer to iphone without using iTunes [closed]

Is there any way I can transfer files(songs) from my computer to my iPhone without using iTunes?
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Moving a folder with “sudo mv”, how to preserve ACLs?

I'm moving a whole folder from one volume to another (both HFS+), using sudo mv, and thought ACLs would be preserved. However at the end of transfer I see that they haven't been kept, and since mv ...
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Is there a way to force Finder to attempt to move something from a read-only folder?

Usually, if you hold down command while dragging a file (or folder), the Finder will move it rather than copying. This works if you want to quickly move something between volumes (the default is to ...
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Can Coda 2 be made to uploads to locations other than the root of a website?

I am using Coda 2 coming from Dreamweaver, and it all seems great. However, uploading a file or 'publishing' (what's actually the difference here?) seems to stick the file in the root. Even when the ...
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How do I move GarageBand to a new Mac?

I have a copy of GarageBand 4 (I think it's branded as "iLife 08" in the retail box) on an old Mac. I bought a new Mac, and want to transfer the app to it. (By my reading of the license, this is ...