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Moving data from one device to another

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How to stop constant re-upload/re-download of my iCloud files?

I recently acquired a MacBook Pro (Retina), OS Monterey, and turned iCloud syncing on for Documents and Desktop. It had downloaded (made local copies) more than 200GB of files from my iCloud, then ...
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Use MacOS Update file for installation on other volume/partition

I have a M1 dual boot configuration with two installations of MacOS in separate APFS volumes. I recently updated one of them to Monterey. When I boot into the other system running Mojave, it also ...
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Ask me where to save downloaded pdf

When I download a file (such as a PDF), rather than prompting me to ask where I want to save the file, it instead downloads the file to ~/Downloads, then opens the file. I almost always want to save ...
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How can I find files recently downloaded from the Internet?

I sometimes struggle to find the files I downloaded from the Internet. They don't show up in "Recent files" in Finder, and if I'm not aware of the name they are also difficult to find in the ...
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When I download something from any Browser, exsisting files on my mac appear greyed

I am relatively new to macOS and have to download many files daily as part of my job. When I download anything, existing filenames in the finder window are greyed out and it's very hard to read the ...
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Corrupted original source file during copy-paste on Mac

I was copying 100GB of essential documents from my Mac to my pen drive. I had to cancel the copy-paste operation because the process became stuck in the middle. The USB drive was accidentally ejected ...
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MacBook dead; get music from an iPhone?

My mom's MacBook Air recently bit the dust and thus took all her music with it. Since I do not own an adapter for the old SSD, it's been sent to archive first for when I get a proper adapter again. ...
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How to set max download speed on MacOS updates?

My Mac is downloading a new update and it is hogging the internet so I can't work at all. How do I throttle the speed? Here's an example of how it's done in Windows:
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Password not recognized after Apple servicing

After coming back from the Apple center my Mac does not recognize the password. When I try to change it through AppleID, my Mac does not manage to connect to iCloud’s server. Tried to reset it through ...
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USB hub speed vs actual transfer speed

I've been looking through the specs of my 2014 MacBook Air in order to resolve a certain issue. The hub speed cought my attention: BRCM20702 Hub: Product ID: 0x4500 Vendor ID: 0x0a5c (...
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How to preserve date created while moving files to downloads folder?

So I was transferring some files from my old mac to new one using an external drive. I was able to get all the files with their dates preserved to my users folder, however while moving them to ...
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How to connect old Mac mini to new Mac mini as a external drive

I while back I bought a 2018 Mac mini. I'd like to connect my old (2011) Mac mini as an external drive to selectively transfer photos and such. I have found some documentation on how to do this, but ...
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Limit internet access for an app for an specific network

Can I deny Internet access to Transmission.app if the Mac is connected to a mobile network (defined by name) but allow Internet access when connected to a home network?
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Ask where to download on Apple Mail

I am a new user to Macs. I am finding Apple Mail frustrating because it will only let me download attachments to the Download folder. The preferences do not help either, as that only lets me set a ...
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Old iPhone won't charge during "quick" transfer to new phone!

I’m using phone-phone transfer as part of the process of upgrading to a new iPhone, but the old phone refuses to charge. It appears to be in some mode where it won’t take a charge, and now it’s a race ...
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Transfer Time Machine backups to new external drive Big Sur

My existing external drive (SSD) which has my Time Machine backups is getting full, so I got a new larger HD (spinning disk), and I would like to transfer the existing backups to the new one. All the ...
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How to find out why my iPhone uploaded so much data?

All the devices on my WiFi network have a pretty normal download/upload rate (mostly like 90/10). My iPhone 12 mini is a pretty big exception to this. It has a nearly 50/50 upload download rate. The ...
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iPhone Shortcut to save all images in burst as individual photos

I have a large number of burst photos and would like to select which ones to keep on a bigger screen than my phone. If I upload or AirDrop them onto a Mac, only one image in the burst is transferred. ...
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Are Apple OSs vulnerable to the O.MG cable?

macOS and iOS both seem always to ask whether to trust a device before allowing the exchange of data. Warnings about the O.MG cable claim it gains access to your data the moment you plug it in. How ...
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Need current iPhone's visual voicemails to transfer to new iPhone's visual voicemail, same carrier (AT&T)

I am updating my AT&T iPhone XR Pro Max to an AT&T iPhone 12 Pro Max. I need to make sure my visual voicemails get transferred so they can be viewed and opened on the Voicemail app on the new ...
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Is there an alternative to downloading Software Updates via the built in mechanism?

Downloading a Software Update via the built in mechanism is ridiculously slow: My internet connection isn't the fastest, but not that slow either. Furthermore, this Software Update seems to be ...
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How to turn on low transfer mode in MacOS when connected to iPhone

How turn on low transfer mode(if general exists?) in Mac OS (not downloading software update, and system update), when Mac connected to my iPhone hotspot? In county I have not limit transfer, but ...
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Prevent iCloud Drive From Auto-Downloading on Mac

Is there a way to stop the auto-downloading of files in iCloud Drive on Mac, and if so, how? I want the files synced with iCloud Drive, but I don’t want all the files automatically downloaded. I also ...
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Downloads from web browsers randomly bypass my downloads folder and go directly to my iCloud drive (desktop)

When I would download files, they would always automatically go into my downloads folder. I have not done anything recently except fix the indexing on this mac with a sudo command. Shortly after, ...
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Keynote doesn't download

I deleted Keynote because it didn't update. Then I tried to download Keynote again, but it doesn't. The screen still shows 'update' sign which I saw before Keynote was deleted. How can I download ...
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Finding which files the migration assistant failed to transfer

I ran a transfer of about 4 TB of files from my failing Mac to my new Mac. After 62 hours of direct connection transfer time (which seems inexplicable), I was told at the very end of the process that ...
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Getting HTTP error 403 when trying to download macOS Mojave from App Store

When clicking on the link to download the installer for macOS Mojave from the App Store, Google Chrome is giving me an HTTP error 403 "Access Denied", and Safari is just showing a blank page....
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How can I configure my iPad so that it doesn't stop uploads after getting auto-locked?

I'm trying to upload a file to Google Drive and SendAnywhere, which would take over an hour. However, I cannot disable auto-lock on my iPad (iPadOS 13) (the maximum auto-lock period is 15 minutes), ...
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Remove some images from a graphics app to make more space but keep the app. Possible?

In the olden days when you had a lot of files on a computer you just saved them on a hard drive and kept using the software without an issue. I want to do something similar with an ipad. I use ...
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How can I only import the edited ('IMG_E') photos to Windows?

I've imported thousands of photos to Windows and I've ended up with thousands of duplicates. :/ It's importing the originals (IMG_001.jpg) and the file containing the edits (IMG_001.aee) but it's also ...
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Installing SSD on MacBook Pro Mid-2012 with Bootcamp

So, I have a Mid-2012 MacBook Pro with 8GB RAM and 1TB HDD, with Bootcamp installed. I want to replace the HDD with 500GB SSD Hard Drive, but I still have some doubts. Even after surfing the internet ...
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How to cancel a program's large upload happening via nsurlsessiond?

I launched a program (Apple's Feedback Assistant) on Big Sur that uploads files to Apple via nsurlsessiond. I neglected to observe that one of the files was >500MB, and after I submitted it, I ...
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How to download any file to iPad from a cloud drive through the browser?

Is there a way to download files from a cloud drive to the ipad through its browser? I made a dummy text file and uploaded to a cloud drive with a public link, https://tinyurl.com/6whmxito and then ...
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How to know what is backed up in local backup? (esp. Health Data)

I don't use iCloud and want to back up my iPhone on my Mac. I followed this guide to do so and checked the "Encrypt local backup" box, since I also want to back up my health data from my ...
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Safari in Big Sur does not label active downloads with ".download"

I use a custom python script to actively organize my downloads. Since moving to Big Sur, it still works 100% of the time, but about 5-10% of the time on a big download I'll end up with multiple ...
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What type of cable can give the highest data transfer rate for an iPhone 5s?

I have an iPhone 5s and a 2020 Mac mini with Two Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports with support for: DisplayPort Thunderbolt 3 (up to 40 Gb/s) USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10 Gb/s) Thunderbolt 2, HDMI, DVI, and VGA ...
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Tag Privacy on Shared Files

Are tags on uploaded files able to be seen by the recipient once they open and save the file to their own system (Apple or Microsoft)? If so, is there a way to prevent that? (Besides the obvious, &...
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Download iPhone pics via shell (terminal)

I've recently upgraded my iPhone from an SE to a SE2, and notice that the "Image Capture" app has trouble importing some of the photos. I've been holding off from using the "Photos"...
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How can I transfer all data except photos to a different iPhone?

I need to send my iPhone in for a screen repair, which quotes a 5-9 day turnaround time. In the interim, I would like to use my previous, smaller storage capacity iPhone. Ideally, I would want to be ...
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Is there any command to check if a download is in progress on macos?

I want to know if there's a command that let's me monitor whether a file is being downloaded on my mac. I used to use the netstat -s followed by a grep to find all the connections established but ...
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How to download a list of URLs saved in a text file on iOS?

I have a list of URLs saved in a text file separated by spaces, and I would like to download every single one to my iPad as a zip file. How can I do that?
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I'm getting an "iPhone Transfer Cannot Be Completed" message claiming my new phone doesn't have enough storage. It does

I have a shiny new iPhone 12 Pro. It has 128 GB of storage. I am transferring data (or trying to), from my old and busted iPhone X. It has 256 GB of storage, but I'm only using 60 GB of that space. ...
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iPhone 7+ resists 11 methods at having its pictures transferred. What now?

I've always found it difficult to get pictures out of my own iPhone, yet still doable with enough work. But my wife's iPhone is another animal. I am at a total loss with this iPhone 7+ (iOS 13.3.1), I ...
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Transfer 100Gb photos from iPhone to Mac without Photos / Image Capture

I have about 100Gb of photos accrued on my iPhone 6S and would like a workable solution to transfer a (large) selection of them directly to my Mac, preferably via USB. my iPhone does not appear in ...
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How do I sync a directory from Mac to iPad?

How do I sync directory ~/to-sync from Mac to iPad through network or a USB type-C cable? Is there some handy tools like rsync or adb-sync (for Android devices) to do that? I prefer FOSS tools. :)
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Push text files between my phone and my laptop using native OS/apps, not third party installs?

I like to keep track of information with simple text files, and I'd like to push them back and forth (or synchronize them) with native iOS and macOS software. Is there an easy way to do this? Here's ...
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Importing macOS Caching server data from an external Mac caching server

Apple Cache Manager Utility question. We have just bought a second newer Mac mini to act as my school's Primary Apple Caching Server for our ever growing fleet of student iPads (over 500 and counting)....
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How to cancel an iCloud download on macOS X (Sierra)?

The "X" button in the "Downloading" window does not seem to work as clicking it did not cancel the process. It actually finished despite pressing the button repeatedly. Also, where ...
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Why are my iPhone 7 charge & transfer contact & cable less and less reliable (keywords: loose / defective contact, slack joint)?

Why are my iPhone 7 charge & transfer contact & cable less and less reliable (synonyms: loose / defective contact, slack joint)? Of course, the question stands for any iPhone version with the ...
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How can I force a folder and the contents to be downloaded locally and not uploaded to the iCloud?

I am trying to store a folder locally on my Macbook pro. I am running Catalina 10.14.4. Once I download the videos, they eventually all upload to the cloud and I have to redownload them. I am about to ...
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