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

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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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How do I copy files between OS X and Android 6 over USB cable?

I want to copy files from OS X (El Capitan) to my Nexus phone (which uses Android 6) and vice versa. And I just mean copying locally, i.e. over USB cable, I want to avoid overcomplicating things with ...
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Scripted SFTP command line file transfer Mac OS X

I'm working with someone who's been doing simulations on various computers and FTPing the results to a website using a script and the basic mac ftp command basically something like (this is not exact ...
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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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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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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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Should I verify copied files and with which software?

I would like to move/copy a large size of files from on hard drive to another. Do I need to verify the moved files to be on the safe side or is that over-kill? If not, what software should I use? On ...
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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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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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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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Finder copying dialog freezing from time to time during transfer

I'm trying to backup 2tb drive I have connected to my mac to another drive using this enclosure via firewire 800: http://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/M3QX2KIT0GB/ The problem is that from time to time ...
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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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Why do file transfers take a long time to stop?

I encounter this problem a lot, and I've also had it on Windows. It doesn't matter if it's over a network, or locally on a hard drive, but file transfers never stop when I click the stop button. They ...
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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 to move files between Ubuntu and iPhone [duplicate]

I recently got an iPhone 6s. At home I do not have Windows or Mac computers, only Ubuntu. Is there a way to transfer files (music, photos, PDF, or really anything actually) between the PC and the ...
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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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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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What is a software or app that extracts old flip phone data to a Mac via USB?

UPDATE, here is how I got the photos out. I'm looking for a software, preferably free, that can extract old flip phone data to a MacBook Pro. I have some photos and sound recording saved on my ...
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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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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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Installing bbcp on OS X Yosemite

I'm trying to install bbcp (which is a fast scp alternative) on MAC, I tried with brew: $ brew install bbcp Error: No available formula for bbcp ==> Searching formulae... ==> Searching taps... ...
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Cannot transfer files over 80MB to hard drive from dying external hard drive

My Seagate external hard drive is dying. I have been able to (finally) mount the drive and transferred smaller file sizes (Word docs, files under 50MB), but I cannot transfer any files over 50MB - ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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Setting background image to dropbox file doesn't update background

Im trying to have my desktop background be an image stored on my dropbox account. My dropbox folder is linked in my home directory. When i set the background to this photo and then change the photo ...
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Cut files in ForkLift 2

I decided to give ForkLift 2 a try, since it is currently on sale in MAS. I've been using XtraFinder to enable normal (Cmd+X) file cut operation in Finder. Now that I'm trying to move to ForkLift I ...
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Time capsule wired backup transfer slow with fast “bursts”

This has been asked already by someone else here, but there was no answer so I like to ask myself again. I got literally the same behavior, a slow down in read mode from initially like 50MB/s to like ...
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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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How to change file names in different folders?

I have lots of files with identical name, say "hello.jpg". They are located in many folders, say \aaa\hello.jpg \bbb\hello.jpg \adaage\hello.jpg I want to change their name to \aaa\aaa_hello.jpg ...
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How can you transfer movies from vlc to cinexplayer

I have some movies on my ipad which I downloaded using vlc from my local PC. I would like to play them with cinexplayer (or any other player anyone can recommend) as vlc isn't as good as I was hoping ...
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Best way to split large media files for sharing

I have a large .mkv file that I am looking to share with a friend. My Dropbox limit is 2GB so I am looking for a simple way to split the file in to chunks of say 1gb, send them individually and the ...
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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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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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Importing Photos from Lion to Yosemite Photo Library to External Storage Device

I recently upgraded to Yosemite. Before that, I used to have my library stored on my external hard drive. Now I am panicking because while I was able to move my Yosemite Photo library to my external ...
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Finder copies files in two steps and does it as a transaction

I need to organize thousands of files between different locations and there is an unpleasant issue with file copying from a local computer to a NAS. The problem is that Finder copies large bunch of ...
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I need to batch move files from one location to another, and put them in pre-existing folders with the same first 7 characters

I am looking to automate moving large amounts of files. Basically I have one location on our network full of .zip files. They are all named like "12-3456.zip" etc. I need to move each of these .zip ...
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How to fix Quicktime error -2048 (doesn't understand file format)?

I recently transferred a movie made on iMovie from my iPad to my PC. It's a big file I transferred with Photo Transfer App. On the PC, Quicktime refuses to play the file. It gives error -2048 ...
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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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How do you access shared folders on a Windows machine from a MacBook Air?

How do I connect to my Windows machine from my MacBook Air? I have tried using the Finder but it doesn't see the Windows machine.
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Transmit temporary file structure

Transmit normally stores files at: ~/Users/esemrow/Library/Caches/Cleanup At Startup/Transmit/300C3B29-9684-443B-9784-9316236D5795/index.php Is there a way to have it mimic the remote file structure? ...
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Trying to transfer photos from iPhone 5S to Windows 8.1 machine; only about 25 of the 1000+ photos show up in file explorer

My wife and I are heading to Europe tomorrow and want to free up space for pictures on her phone. I use iPhoto on my mac, but we want to transfer her pictures from her iPhone 5S to our Windows 8.1 pc ...
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Sending books to kindle

This is what I currently do to read books on my kindle paperwhite using my android phone.i want to perform the same activity using my ipad. Can you please help or provide a way to do the same on ios ...
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Securely, wirelessly transfer files between OS X, Android and Windows without benefit of internet or external network?

So, I can create an ad-hoc network on the MBP, but there's no security there. (I'm on Yosemite, which has removed the WEP option that existed on previous versions, not that WEP really provided any ...
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File from email on phone to computer

I have a large .mdb file attached to an email which I can only access on my phone, as it's being blocked by webmail on my home computer. I need to get it to my computer but when I try to forward the ...
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Downloading movies from TiVo Series 3 HD Recorder to Mac OS X

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 application has ...
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OSX 10.9 Sending files to a windows network drive

I have a mapped network drive on a windows tower. I can connect to it, I can read from it. I can't send files to it, though. When I try and drag them from the finder window into the network drive ...
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webdavfs_agent: unexpected statusCode 500

I have set up a WebDAV server running Arch Linux 3.19 and Apache 2.4, according to the Arch Wiki [1] [2]. /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf excerpt: Alias /webdav "/srv/http/webdav" <Directory ...
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Moving iTunes folders from W7 to W 8.1

I can't seem to get any of the myriad of approaches offered by Apple's sites, or others, to successfully get my 80gb of iTunes files moved from a Windows 7.0 to 8.1 PC. Using a Toshiba 500gb usb ...
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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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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 ...