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Copying a folder from a Mac to an external hard drive using Terracopy: if you delete the source file does the destination file get deleted too?

When copying a folder from a Mac to a backup external hard drive using Terracopy? If you delete the source file or folder does the destination get deleted too? This happens using Carbon Copy Cloner ...
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What is the technical explanation for why Archive Utility can break certain apps, while other unarchivers won't?

I just experienced this issue described in this answer. I had downloaded a zip file containing a macOS app, and first unzipped it with Archive Utility, when trying to open the app, I got the error ...
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Can I use iCloud for offline archive?

I want to take about 50 Gb of files off my computer but have them stored in iCloud. (I will also keep a local offline hard drive archive of the same files – the iCloud piece is to give me an ...
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How to prevent MacOS from adding dot underscore files (._whatever.html )in zip archives?

Our organisation receives zip files from Mac users which contain a ._ file in addition to the file we expect. In the past this was due to resource fork and data fork encoding limitations on other file ...
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Download Entire iMessage History with One Person as Plain Text

I am doing some archiving after a loss and would like to preserve a chat thread with one person in plaid text/pdf (not .HTML by date). The thread goes back 2.5years, so there is a lot. I have accessed ...
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Is there an app for iOS that can create split zip or rar files?

I'm looking for an app for iOS that can create a split zip or rar file. For example, instead of creating one big zip file (e.g. test.zip, 90 MB), it would create two smaller zip files (e.g. test.zip....
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How do I use Mac Mail as a searchable archive of past emails and delete emails on Gmail?

Can I use Mac Mail.app as a searchable archive of emails stored locally? How can I set this up? I use Gmail as my primary email and interface. I'm out of space. I have mac Mail.app linked with Gmail, ...
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I am not able to open a .tgz file on a Mac

I am not able to open a .tgz file on a Mac. I tried unarchiver, stock software, commander, stuffit. What can I do?
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Archive Utility Error 13 - Permission Denied attempting to create archive

I want to compress a Time Machine backup folder to a Zip file on another drive. I've set what I believe are the right preferences for Archive Utility. But when I try to run it, I immediately get "...
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Compress $HOME Directory Using tar.bz2 | macOS 10.15.7

Not interested in using Time Machine in this case. Trying to backup the $HOME directory and am producing an error at the same location no matter the command so far: ~/Library/Containers/com.apple....
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Recommendation for method to archive email

I use Apple's Mail application. I have IMAP email through an ISP, which comes with a limited amount of server space, which I am near filling (before greater payments are required). I therefore have ...
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Why is Time Capsule archive taking forever?

I've got a Time Capsule, which I use to back up two machines in my house, over WiFi. Backups have started failing, so I decided to archive what's on the disk now, wipe the disk, and start from scratch....
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Compress file as .tar.gz instead of .zip

If I right click a file and I compress it I obtain a file.zip. Is it possible to set right click-->compress to produce a file.tar.gz as output? I always have to do it through terminal but many times I'...
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Disk image creation from folder: error 28 - no space left on device

I wanted to create a full copy of my MacBook Air in a disk image for archive. I can't save the disk from the booted system, so I restarted my Mac in Recovery mode (keys Command and R) on boot. From ...
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Archive in Xcode11 not showing in organizer even though status is succeeded

no (scarcely found) solutions from other threads helped, reason being (I think) that they were about different versions of Xcode. The issue seems prevalent throughout the versions, but solutions are ...
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Why does archive utility always expand into the 'downloads' folder regardless of where the file is?

The title sums it up. For as long as I can remember if you open an archive, it expands into the current folder. Recently they all started going to my 'Downloads' folder. I figured there's a setting ...
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"Compress file" in Catalina sets wrong permissions on ZIP file

When zipping one or more files via Finder (Right click on file → Compress) the created the ZIP file has permissions set to rw------- / 600. When I use the zip command in Terminal, permissions are set ...
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Folders add up to more that total disk size

This is driving me nuts, on my new MacBook it initially had iCloud turned on by default and when I started copying the couple hundred gigs of files from my old MacBook to the desktop of this one it ...
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How can I store 15 years of older MacOS Mail on an external drive?

I started with Eudora files and converted them to Mac Mail files. Now I have the Eudora files, which I can easily locate onto an external disk because they're flat files. But I also have that decade+ ...
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How to configure Archive folder for Outlook in iOS Mail

I have an Office 365 email account configured as an Exchange account on my iPhone with iOS 13. When I archive an email, it is moved into the "Archive" folder (in English) even if my account is ...
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Zip the contents of every sub-folder in a folder in Mac automatically

I have this folder/file structure parent folder --subfolder1 -sub-subfolder -file1 -file2 --subfolder2 -sub-subfolder -file1 -file2 ... I want to: create zip files from the contents of ...
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Archival style backup software or online service

I have some folders that I need constantly backed up. I need to have the backup in archival mode where nothing is ever deleted. That is, new files are backed up, backed up files are never deleted, ...
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How can I archive email offline in an indexable format?

When my emails reach a certain "age" I do want to keep them, but I do not want them cluttering up my Mail.app and taking up space on my server. My current strategy is to: filter them by sender, then ...
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Xcode 11 hangs during Archive on CocoaPods task

After updating Xcode, when archiving my iOS app, it hangs on a specific CocoaPods task (GEOSwift). Archiving just continues for an indeterminate time (I can let it work for hours without results). ...
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What is the difference between a local Mailbox and an archive in Apple Mail?

In Apple Mail in MacOS High Sierra I move all old sent and received mails out of the IMAP folders into a folder that is displayed as "Local" in the sidebar: That way I archive all my old mails and ...
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Where is Apple Health data "Exported"?

After chasing the "Export Health Data" option in Apple Health, and waiting a long time without feedback or any notification the initial dialing that is presented (see below) disappears, and nothing ...
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Archive email to selfhosted cloud

Our users have a very small mailbox. Increasing it's size is out of the question and they're using only iPhones and iPads. There is a big possibility of them losing/destroying their devices (don't ...
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Is an Archive Mailbox just a regular mailbox? Or is it special?

Apple Mail 9.3 has an archiving feature. I'd like to better understand what this feature does, how it works, and why someone would want to use it. Unfortunately, I'm having a hard time finding ...
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Preview an archive contents without extracting it

less command on Ubuntu allows to peek inside different kinds of archives from terminal. For example, all of these commands would show me the list of files in each of the four archives: less archive....
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How to use fiber-optic LC connector with my MacBook Pro for access to LTO-5 tape drive?

I'd like to use an LTO-5 tape drive to provide long term backup storage for files on my MacBook Pro that I wish to archive. It appears the drive uses a fiber-optic LC connector. Is there a way to ...
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How to create an IPA file (non-payload folder method)

I'm trying to create an iOS IPA file using Xcode. I have archived it (Product → Archive) and it is visible under my archives (Window → Organiser), but Xcode says I can't Export it unless I have an ...
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Trouble extracting zip file in macOS

I downloaded Signal desktop app from this URL: https://updates.signal.org/desktop/signal-desktop-mac-1.24.1.zip However, when attempting to extract the zip archive using unzip command, this is what ...
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Is xar preinstalled on macOS? [duplicate]

$ which xar /usr/bin/xar It's in /usr/bin. Does that mean it's preinstalled on mac?
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Bug with Archive utility and Column view

On OSX Mojave, version 10.14.2. Related to this post, which does not solve the issue reported here. Step 1. Configure Archive Utility to prevent opening new Finder windows: Close all Finder windows. ...
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Splitting Zip Files Based on Number of Files, Not Size

I'm looking to setup an automater script on my Mac. On a daily basis I'm compressing thousands of files into groups of 75 files by manually selecting the 75 and compressing them. Is there a way to ...
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How does macOS store Unix file permissions in ZIP files

I am trying to extract a ZIP file in Java which was created on a Mac using the built-in archive functionality of the Finder. As the ZIP file contains an application bundle, it is important to retain ...
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Compression / archival utility which stores the most metadata?

I recently did a backup of a FAT32 disk which contained a lot of diverse data. It contains many media files, many big binary files, and as usual with FAT32, it has all kinds of odd (but potentially ...
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Need a zip program for advanced power users [closed]

I need a comprehensive solution for several thousand downloaded files which will often require passwords, including .PART files, rar files, and zip files. I've tried UnRarX, 7zX, and Stuffit. ...
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How do I export Apple Health data?

Though there are are some old answers here about how this was once accomplished, it's not clear what the current procedure for exporting Apple Health data is, and though there is indeed an export ...
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Where is the "Send to Archive" option in High Sierra

I have recently updated to Mac OS X High Sierra and noticed that there is no longer a archive or compress option in the context menu in finder. Has this feature been removed or is a there a setting ...
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View/extract embedded archives with RAR

So I have something like this: I got this with rar l file2.rar This basically is one archive inside of another. Is there any way to list/extract the contents of file.rar that is inside file2.rar ...
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iMessage export to PDF [duplicate]

I am looking for advice for an iMessage program/app that can export threads with dates/times in conversation style, preferably to PDF. I have researched this quite a bit, but most results seem ...
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Trying to copy archive from one network share to another while ignoring the tilde character

I've been trying to copy an archive volume from one network share to another. Because most of these files are Mac files, I am using Mac Terminal to do so. I've tried every combination of cp, rsync, ...
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Archive mails in Apple Mail plus Office 365 setup

I am using my company mailbox since 2011. It has 18gb and >120.000 emails. I feel it very slow since several weeks and would like to archive a bunch of mails. Whats the right approach for archiving in ...
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Apple Mail: Adding two or more standard actions

I am happily using Apple Mail and have ordered my mail chaos into a great structured tree of certain archive directories. I use apple Mail rules to organize a lot of the incoming traffic to be ...
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Create tar archive with xz compression?

I'd like to create a tarball using the xz compression tool. According to google, as of 10.10 there is an undocumented "--xz" switch for tar but I can't get it to work. On linux there is a "-J" switch ...
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macOS Sierra Archive Utility compress popping up new windows

After updating my macOS to Sierra I've started experiencing a strange bug. When trying to compress some stuff to a zip (via the Archive Utility) it pops up a new Finder window after each compression. ...
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Program Icons bounce, but won't open on Apple MacBook Pro [closed]

I just got an Apple MacBook Pro that is 5 years old and I have no idea how to use it or if something is wrong with it. I have 10.9.5 and it's supposed to be compatible and it didn't work. Since then, ...
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Define Archive Folder in different account

Following the question, How to change the Mail “Archive” folder for email accounts in El Capitan: I have several mail accounts in macOS Sierra and would like to archive all mail in one folder in one ...
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Looking for crossplatform solution to sharing sensitive files

Is there a cross platform solution similar to a volume like with some DMG application installers when double clicked, they open with a prompt which pops up and asks if you agree with the terms or ...
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