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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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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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For those on 10.7 or newer, 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. If you're still on 10.6 ...


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. In Mac you can use a builtin utility called Image Capture for this (or iPhoto or Aperture if you have those).


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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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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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You have five options: Network transfer through FTP or Samba directly to a NTFS drive on the windows machine External drive with NTFS filesystem, which of course is the one of the best ways to do it on an external drive, [edit-add] though you would need some additional software on the Mac's end to be able to write to the NTFS partition. Multipart archive, ...


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You need to use iTunes to transfer it to the app on your iPhone that will take ownership of it. The simplest solution is to use iBooks, which you can find in the App Store on your iPhone if you haven't downloaded it already: Drag the PDF into iTunes Select your device on in the left hand pane, then select "Books" on the top. Make sure "Sync Books" is ...


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Copying of files in Applescript is best done either through System Events or Finder, using the duplicate … to command, i.e. tell application "System Events" to duplicate sourceFile to targetFolder where both sourceFile and targetFolder need to be the correct object type for the application used – meaning disk item or finder item (both objects can be ...


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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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To make a somewhat educated guess The bar shows "time spent" vs. "overall time expected" "overall time expected" is somewhat dynamic, depending on current throughput. So if you start of with a lot of small files (which usually take longer than a large one) transfer seems to speed up later (and vice versa) I'm not aware of any way to change this PS: 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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There should be no difference. FireWire 800 operates on the physical layer, so it is all just bits of data as far as it is concerned. I recommend moving them both simultaneously, so you don't have to remember to come back and set the second one up to clone after the first is completed. How many drives are you cloning? Personally, I recommend installing the ...


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It could be interfering with existing wifi network, you can use the Airport command line tool to disconnect from other networks: Begin by linking it to a another location: ln -s \ /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Apple80211.framework/Versions/Current/Resources/airport \ /usr/local/bin/airport Then, disconnect from the current network: sudo airport ...



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