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If you are under 10.6.5 or later and Windows Vista or above, you can format your memory stick or usb hard drive to exFAT, a newer version of FAT with large file support and almost unlimited partition size. It has no permissions to speak of so it's perfect to transfer files around. Older systems will not see it however. I use this file system on my external ...


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AirDrop Open Finder on both Macs, on the left you'll see the AirDrop icon with the parachute and box. Click that on both macs and you should see each other. Then just drag files to the other computer's picture. You don't even have to be on a wifi network at all, you just have to have wifi enabled on both Macs. Edit: As mentioned below, not all Macs have ...


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remote sync, rsync, is a reliable choice for copying large amounts of data. You can prepare the command and perform a dry-run before committing to the copy; add --dry-run to simulate the copy. Your final command will be fairly simple: sudo rsync -va --progress /Volumes/SourceName /Volumes/DestinationName The flags are: v increases verbosity. a applies ...


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For those on 10.7 or newer1, the easiest solution to the bandwidth limiting part of the question is Apple's Network Link Conditioner (NLC), a free utility that was originally included with Xcode. Then Apple got all sandbox-happy, so now it's a separate download from Apple's developer web site, called the Hardware IO Tools for Xcode. The important points ...


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Troubleshooting steps for the inability to copy between a Mac and PC - http://mac2.microsoft.com/help/office/14/en-us/rdc/item/2aae839c-7f91-4738-aea7-9ffb25dbfe2e?category=ff488916-8b5e-4a0c-af96-37d065645612. I think this answer will likely fix it: Solution: Before you start the Remote Desktop session, make the Mac disks available to the Windows-based ...


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In your case, the problem is the file system on the drive as opposed to how it is connected to your Mac. The drive is most likely formatted as FAT32 system. This is a typical partitioning format that is supported by practically all computers (windows, linux and mac os). FAT32 limits file sizes to 4GB and device sizes to 2TB (or 16 TB for 4 KB sectors). For ...


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rsync (from Terminal) has an option for that (--ignore-errors). However crafting the right command line arguments may be somewhat complicated. A nice rsync GUI is Carbon Copy Cloner (donationware) After you are satisfied with the cloning setting, launch clone in CCC and immediately after run from terminal ps axuww| grep rsync and you will see the right ...


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Depends on how you plan to play it on the iPhone. Both following ways require iTunes and an iPhone connected to it by cable or wireless. If you want to copy it to your Media library and play it natively you will need to: Select your device Click on Movies tab Check Sync Movies and check the desired movie from your iTunes library If you use an app (such ...


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Because of a lot of complaints of people used to the Windows way, merging folders is now a feature in OSX Lion : This merge dialog will only show up if: destination folder isn't empty destination folder contents are different from to be copied one So the way to merge folders in an officially supported way is to upgrade to Lion :-)


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There are a lot of alternatives for iTunes which will allow you to manage your iDevice. Floola, Songbird and Yamipod are three popular alternatives for iTunes. Then there is software which will allow you to treat your iDevice like a external hard drive, like iTransfer or SyncPod (not for Lion or iOS5). But my overall favorite is Bigasoft iPad 2 Transfer. ...


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I recommend using the Shared Folders feature in VMware Fusion. I have a Boot Camp partition as well running Windows 7. When I need to access files that are on the Mac OS X side from within Windows, I go the VM preferences and enable each folder I want to share (you can share multiple folders form different locations). All shared folders will then be shown ...


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Thought I threw my two cents in. Being both a Mac and Linux user - I find that once a SAMBA share is created on a Linux machine (browseable option on Linux samba turned on with or without a login - you can "connect as" from the Mac to the Linux machine), my Mac would pick it up and list in on Finder's left pane. Here's a quick SAMBA setup for the Linux ...


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Windows 7 should see your connected iPhone as a Photo Camera. Just use the same software that you'd use for importing individual photos from a regular USB-connected camera. Also make sure to have your phone "trust" your computer by turning on the phone and selecting "trust" from the pop-up. On OS X, you can use the built-in Image Capture utility (or ...


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As mentioned in the Apple Discussion Forums, like this post for example, the iPhone does not have (and never has had) support for file transfers over Bluetooth. Here are the Bluetooth profiles supported by iOS listing the types of operations possible.


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Use rsync in terminal: rsync -arvu SOURCE_DIR DEST_DIR --ignore-existing The --ignore-existing flag will ensure that you do not overwrite files in the dest folder that are already there. Incidentally, if you want to sync with an external hard drive or USB drive look under the folder /Volumes (All external hardware is mounted there)


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If you can transfer the document to a general-purpose app that "knows" about files (like GoodReader, Air Sharing, or iBooks), you should be able to access it from the file-handling dialog from within iTunes. Most computers can create an ad-hoc WiFi network; using this, you'd use a network-sharing app (like Air Sharing) to mount a disk from your iPhone and ...


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The PhoneView program can read files from iOS devices through USB and get them to your mac in most cases.


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If your Macs are on the same network and the one you want to connect to has File Sharing enabled you should just be able to connect to one from the other in the sidebar under the shared menu. After you connected and select which volumn to mount it will mount it as a volume on the Mac you are using and then you can drag and drop to or from that volume. ...


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Phoneview - is a great option. It's fast too. Connect iphone, copy the files to your desired directory, disconnect. Connect other iphone, copy files to desired location on iphone. Boom! Drag n drop ease. Free download, and cheap too. edit: it allows you to see entire disk media folder :)


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The Kindle iphone app does not read pdf or epub files without conversion. There are various tools you can use to convert from pdf and epub to the mobi format that the Kindle app can read. The one I use is Calibre, and it works pretty well. Epub files generally convert without problem, but pdf files might be harder, depending on how complex the pdf is. If ...


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The simplest solution is not to use the Kindle reader for epub or pdf files, but instead of use iBooks for those. It will display both of them very well without any conversion required, and it's free.


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Yes, files can be transferred from a NTFS drive to a Mac. Apple provides documentation on the process. This is a relatively straightforward process. The bigger challenge is not reading files from a different disk operating system, but rather proprietary formats used by particular programs. Common formats like jpeg, html, etc. will pose no problem, and ...


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The curl program could help you download an FTP file, but it specializes in one-off URLs (http, ftp, etc). It is possible to use Perl to script something up to list then download, but its much easier to use wget! However, wget is not a standard program of OSX so you will need to manually download, compile, and install it (relatively easy task, as long as ...


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With the Mac hosting the share point, here's what you need to do. I can provide basic instruction to connect from your Linux box to the Mac, but you'll have to research your particular distro if you run into any issues: Like YoshiBotX said, turn on "File Sharing" in System Preferences > Sharing. By default, you should see your own Public folder already ...


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Old question, but here's my answer: I use a Unix tool called Unison. This is a command-line tool that allows for two way sync. The good is that it's highly configurable: ignore certain file names, directories, synchronize multiple folders, which side wins in a conflict, many other things. The bad is that you have to not be scared of the command line and ...


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No - OS X older than Lion cannot read or comprehend/mount/use a Core Storage volume such as used with FileVault 2. Someone could reverse engineer the protocol and write drivers for older OS or different OS, but I haven't even seen a start towards that effort in any open source project.


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If the USB stick is formatted as FAT32, the maximum file size is limited to 4,294,967,295 bytes (~4 GB). This limit is a consequence of the file length entry in the directory table and would also affect huge FAT32 partitions with a sufficient sector size. If so, try to format USB thumb with exFAT it will increase the maximum file size to 16 EiB :)


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I use rsync to do this sort of copy for example rsync -aE source_dir target_dir The option -E copies the ACLs and -a preserves the unix permissions and times. rsync can also be setup to copy to remote machines without mounting drives. There are some GUI front ends for rsync e.g. aRsync. For other directory synchronization tools see this question.


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The "washed out" items are basically just placeholders that the files were meant to be copied into. Those files aren't anything until the copy finishes and the real files are there. You can safely delete them and start over. Step one, I would just reboot. This makes sure any copy operations are ended and you know it's safe to delete the placeholders once ...


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This Macworld hint suggests using dd to make a bit-by-bit copy (ignoring errors) then mounting the resultant image in Finder to recover your files. I've not tried it, but it sounds like it might work.



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