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Questions tagged [data-transfer]

Moving data from one device to another

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The screen of my macbook suddenly broken down how can I do to recover

It suddenly turned to have two light bars on the top of the screen how can I fix it and get the files back. I needed to use the Macbook for 3 years for school and I can't afford a new one
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Not enough space error prevents me to download even though there is enough space

I had a game on my ipad and since something wasn't working in it their support team recommended I delete it then reinstall. So i deleted it, but now when I want to reinstall it I get an error message ...
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What is a good way to move my MacBook life to a temporary computer, and back to primary computer?

I use my MacBook Pro extensively, for work and pleasure. I have a lot of apps and settings. I have a ton of data in my Calendar app and Contacts app. I have a sequence of year-based project ...
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Cannot sync iCloud on OSX due to endless upload process

I have a big problem: my iCloud account on my computer is almost collapsed. I found that I can use the Terminal command rm to remove all the directories from CloudDocs but I am afraid to lose ...
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Is there a way to save a note as a txt file onto the iPhone and then transfer it to a computer via USB?

I'm pretty sure the process is quite simple, but I'm not being able to do it. I wrote a rather long-winded note on my iPhone 6S Plus, and would like to save it as .txt file so I can keep working on it ...
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How do I move files to external HD via Terminal?

I am trying to move a couple of folders from my Desktop to an external Hard Drive as Finder is not working. When I type command mount, I get the HD listed, but when I try to use command ls or cp I ...
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Is there a way to reroute files downloaded from a specific domain to a new folder?

This seems like a really simple issue and perhaps I'm overthinking it. My specific use case for this is: I've downloaded a pdf/image/etc. from a website I'd like to take that file and move it from ...
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My Passport Ultra transfer speed

I bought this device to replace an older HP external drive. This WD drive comes with a USB 3C cable and a USB 3 adapter. Im using it on a MPB - USB3 port. WD will only give me "theoretical" speed ...
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How to see the full error message for Safari downloads?

When downloading different things, in Safari, I sometimes get errors. As a developer, seeing the error is helpful to debug and resolve. But it is often cut off and unable to be seen (see below). How ...
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How to force iPhone to upload to iCloud over mobile data

Using iPhone 10.3.3 with no possibility of WiFi. Is there a way to force the use of mobile data to upload to iCloud? I understand why the phone will not update using a potentially insecure signal but ...
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“Date created” on hard drive; cloned?

Can I tell whether my hard drive has been cloned? I had a repair done and do not know what they performed on the computer; they may have replaced my hard drive with the same model and cloned my ...
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How can I track the progress of dd after I've already started it?

I'm migrating my HDD to an external hard drive so that I can do a clean install of OS X Mojave. I'm using dd if=/dev/disk02 of=/dev/disk15s2 to accomplish the task. disk02 is the Macintosh HD (SATA-...
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where to download imovie 10.1.6?

can you please give me the link to download imovie 10.1.6 version aside from apps store?I am having issue downloading imovie on my 2009 macbook pro.pleas e help?
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My icloud photos won't upload onto my new macbook air 2018

I just got this computer 2 days ago and the number of photos its trying to upload keeps climbing, but the bar won't show it's loading. It did at one point and it seemed to be done after a bit, but ...
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Transfer some photos/videos from one iPhone to another

I want to add some photos and videos from someone else’s iPhone to my iPhone’s photo library. I want to keep the photo’s dates so that they appear at the right time chronologically in my library. I ...
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Meaning and origin of this error upon transferring photos from iPhone onto Photos on Mac?

From time to time I would like to be able to save WhatsApp photos (on my iPhone) into Photos (on my Mac). Here is how I proceed: On my iPhone I allowed WhatsApp to access my Photos (read and write). ...
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Transfer big videos from iPhone to Windows PC

To transfer files from my iPhone 8 (running iOS 11 and iOS 12) to my Windows 10 PC, I use a USB cable and simply copy the files with Windows Explorer. If I try to transfer a file over 500MB in size, ...
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How to confirm iOS device has uploaded/synced all photos+videos to iCloud Photo Library?

How do I confirm an iOS device has uploaded/synced all photos+videos to iCloud Photo Library? Details I have yet to find a way to determine explicit status of the iCloud upload/backup/sync similarly ...
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Use an old iPhone 6 just for audiobooks - Cannot transfer file from iTunes to iPhone

I have an iPhone 6 that I want to use for one purpose: listen to audiobooks. When I connect the iPhone to iTunes on my PC, I can see the iPhone. But when I try to drag-and-drop an audiobook onto the ...
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Fastest data transfers between volumes of a server connected via AFP

I connect to a server via AFP. The server has two RAID volumes. When I transfer files between the mounted volumes, do the files "go through my system" or are the files transferred directly from one ...
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Download epub that's on iCloud

I have an epub that I unfortunatley deleted from my pc. It is however, still on iCloud and available to me on iBooks (when it's synced with icloud). I would like to download that epub again to my pc, ...
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How to move my OmniFocus data from old Mac to new Mac?

How can I move my data entered into OmniFocus 2.12 on macOS from my old computer (or hard drive) to my new computer (or hard drive)? Should I just locate and move a data file? If so, where is that ...
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Prevent Spam Downloads on Safari

Background A new spam page has started to appear throughout many "questionable" sites (movie sites, etc.). This new spam page fits in to the category of fake scans, MacKeeper, "YOU HAVE A VIRUS", etc....
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iCloud Files refusing to upload

So I’ve got 40 gigabytes a bunch of stuff on my disk that I’ve been trying to upload to iCloud so I don’t have to worry about it. Most of it is footage from my libraries in Final Cut Pro. Because it ...
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How do I copy my pics on icloud to an external hard drive?

I'm trying to figure out how to back up my pictures on iCloud to an external hard drive. Do I seriously have to do this one pic at a time?
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iMac won't recognize my iPhone to upload pictures

When I plug my iPhone into my iMac via USB, Dropbox tries to access the pictures, but won't download them. iTunes recognizes the iPhone, but doesn't have a selection to import pictures, only videos. ...
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Offline transfer contacts and text messages from Android to iPhone

I would like to transfer text messages and contacts from an Android phone to an iPhone, but: No jailbreaking No online services (including iCloud or Google) No third party apps (at least not GUI-...
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Files “can not be copied to the iPad because they can not be played on the iPad”

I have added some PDFs on iTunes: When I tried to drag the files into the Stephen's iPad on the left nav the following message appears: I have tried the other PDFs and all result in the same error. ...
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Extracting data out of an old app on iOS

I have an app from which I'd like to extract some data, it's no longer being updated and will stop working as soon as I upgrade to iOS 11 due to sun setting of 32 bit support. The app contains two ...
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One USB-port on MacBook Pro late 2011 doesn't work.

I have a problem with one of my USB-ports on my Macbook. I can plug in my charger for my Jaybird X3 headphones and charge them, but I can't charge my iPhone for example. And no data from the iPhone is ...
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Does syncing files through the Files app on iOS require the device to be awake?

Last night I was using the iOS files app on my iPad to download music from the external hard drive to my iPad using the Files Explorer app, then exporting those music folders, by artist, to the ...
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Trouble transferring photos from PC to iPad

I am trying to download photos from my Windows PC onto my iPad. I don't want to use iTunes. I am trying to download wirelessly. I used VLC app. I dragged my pictures into the designated area in the ...
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Apps No Longer Download

When I click an app to download it, It’ll start spinning and stay like that for a while. Eventually it’ll turn into the little cloud icon. If I click the cloud icon it’ll say the app has been ...
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How do I disable the prompt to discard or keep downloads in Google Chrome on Mac OS?

I have seen other posts asking similar questions to this but they were for Ubuntu and Windows. All answers were exclusive to the respective operating system. I have not seen something that will work ...
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Finder window on top of full-screen safari?

I wish it were possible to press a keyboard shortcut while in full-screen Safari, have a finder window appear in the middle of the screen, and then drag+drop files from that finder window to safari. ...
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How to upload photos from iPhone to iCloud Storage without being “managed” by sync?

I'm not sure why I can't seem to find a simple answer to this question online, but here's what I'm trying to accomplish. I have 9.5GB of photos and videos on my iPhone that I want to back up to cloud ...
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Is there any danger to relaunching Finder while external drives are connected?

I tried to do a very large copy (2TB) by copy/paste to two external drives. It hung up on the "Preparing to copy" dialog. After about 20 hours of waiting, I cancelled and that also seems to hang. Can ...
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Is there a way to download, from iPad mini, videos created in an app?

I am trying to download 7+ gb of videos that my daughter has on her iPad mini. The videos were made in the app musical.ly and I would like to get them from the iPad to my Macbook. I cannot figure out ...
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How do I download macOS High Sierra for offline install [Spectre edition]

Yes, I found Download macOS High Sierra for offline install [duplicate] and macOS High Sierra media installer but they don't fit my use-case. I need to update a number of Macs to High Sierra to ...
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Migrate Photos projects to a new Mac

How to migrate Projects from Photos to a new MacBook?
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Slow speeds when moving data to an encrypted image. Method for speeding it up?

With a new harddrive purchase I decided to encrypt it before moving all the data there. I have followed some tutorial regarding encrypting the drive and have used disk utility to create and encrypted ...
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Can a thunderbolt 3 cable be used on MacBook 12inch for data transfer?

I just got a new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touchbar and I need to transfer my data from my old MacBook 12 to it. While using migration assistant over wifi, it always has errors or got stuck so I'm ...
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Transfer speed of USB-C to Lightning on latest iPad Pro 10.5?

Has anyone experience or estimates on what transfer speeds are to expect when transferring data to / from the latest gen. iPad Pro 10.5 using a USB-C to lightning cable? Scenarios might be creating ...
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Download photos from digital camera to iCloud

When I connect my Sony digital camera to my MacBook Air, photos go Dropbox instead of going to iCloud. I have enough space in my iCloud account, which is almost empty.
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WhatsApp chat history transfer different Apple ID

I lost my WhatsApp chat history from my phone, but discovered that it was backed up on another device. Both iPhones have different Apple IDs for iCloud, so I am unable to just restore it in-app. Is ...
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Upload 'Waiting File' to iCloud

I got dragged a PDF into an iCloud folder on my mac and since then it status is: Waiting to upload I already tried to put the PDF move the folder into a local folder and back into the iCloud, but ...
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How to force files saved to the system's Downloads folder to be stored on an external drive?

I tried using symbolic links but they make me lose the default's Downloads icon which I don't want. Is there a way I can just made files saved or downloaded to the system's Downloads folder be ...
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SQL to extract messages from backup

We know that iPhones will backup Messages in a SQLlite-accessible database called (of course) 3d0d7e5fb2ce288813306e4d4636395e047a3d28. So I'm browsing that using DB Browser for SQLlite, and it's not ...
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How to transfer app documents from Mac to iOS on iTunes 12.7

iTunes 12.7 removed the apps section. I've been pushing multi-gigabyte videos from my Mac to my iPad's VLC's application documents folder using iTunes. How do I transfer app documents from Mac to iOS?...
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Apple Music downgrade from family plan keeping music

I currently have a family plan with myself and 4 family members. Only my daughter is actively using Apple Music with over 2000 songs. I would like to downgrade the service to a single user for her to ...