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Transfering files between locations on the same computer, or between separate computers

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Is file sharing to iOS no longer available on iTunes for Windows? How can I transfer files from Windows to an app on an iOS device

I have some files stored on a Windows system that I'd like to transfer to an app on my iPad. Apple still has a page about using iTunes to copy files to an app on an iOS device. However, this option ...
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Sort files into folders based on first two digits of filename?

I constantly get hundreds of .pdf files I would like sorted into folders based on the filename. The filenames are made up of a couple elements, although only the first string of letters and the first ...
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Copy directory recursively without copying the file contents

I'm working on organizing my files and I want to have a clone of my drives so I can deduplicate files. However, I will not be able to connect the drives to my laptop all the time. I know that it is ...
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How can I transfer a video file from Manjaro Linux to my iPhone through usb?

I have very slow wifi, so I need to send a file from my laptop to my iPhone through usb so I can then upload it, how can I do this? If I have to use Windows I can, but I would prefer to use Linux ...
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In a copy operation why does macOS Big Sur send a lot of packets to the hard drive it is copying from?

Copying a large file from an external hard drive to a Mac, shows a lot of packets first going to the hard drive. Then there is a period of no disk activity. Then what I expected happens, packets ...
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Unable to transfer video from Mac to iPhone 6

I've tried AirDropping it to my phone said that it failed. I've tried downloading through Google Drive and that worked yesterday but today it didn't for some reason. I tried connecting my phone to the ...
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The exact steps for adding an audiobook to iPhone 2020 SE

On contrary to what I wrote half a year ago and what someone wrote ten years ago this is again not working. I think I have passed all the prerequisites: I am using the same account on both my PC (...
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Copy Desktop folder and preserve layout

How can I copy the Desktop folder from machine A to machine B and preserve the current icon layout? I want to replicate the Desktop contents and layout in both machines. I mean the actual Desktop, not ...
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Slow transfer between two external drives

Copying data to a USB external drive is much slower than expected. I have a 6TB external RAID drive that holds my photos, and I'm trying to do an archive copy of this data to another external USB ...
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How can I move my photos from my iPad storage to my Windows 7 computer without a USB cable, AirDrop and iCloud?

I tried to select all the pictures, which is rather tedious, and upload them to Google Drive, but if >100 pictures, Google Drive won't upload all the images. to SendAnywhere, but this would take ...
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Corrupt Photos in Photos_Private.photoslibrary

When I try to open a photo in Photos_Private.photoslibrary, its corrupted. However, if I select Show Package Contents and open the Originals folder, everything is fine. So the question is, where do I ...
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How to export photos from Photos.app library to Windows, and retain all metadata?

I want to transfer my entire photos library from my MacBook to a Windows 10 PC. I am using an external hard drive to transfer, since there is large number of photos (~8k). Is there any way to do this ...
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Transfer private MP3 files from my PC to my iPhone SE 2020

tl;dr: I want to add my own .mp3 files (and audiobook etc.) to my iPhone SE 2020. After selecting File > Add to Library and selecting file in iTunes for PC, files are added, but nothing happens ...
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Using apps to transfer files from Android to apple device like ipad is safe?

Question: I just transferred some pdf documents from my Android phone to my ipad using app jiostwich(there are other apps also available). Is safe to use? Can such app cause any problem to my ipad? As ...
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Migrate old files (with date created) to new mac

I am considering buying a new macbook of a different model. Is there a way I could migrate the files ALSO keeping the original "date created" intact?
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Are foreground applications allocated more system resources than others?

Sometimes it seems like Time Machine backups, file transfers, and software updates speed up after focusing their windows. Is this just psychological or an actual feature?
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Any free way to transfer pictures from an iPhone X to any other PC via wifi

I've attempted to do task of just downloading all of an iPhone's pictures to a PC over WiFi. Is there a way to do this for free over WiFi without going through iTunes or at least with very lightweight ...
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Can I delete the system and application files on old MBP 2009 hard drive and still access the files in users?

I have an old MBP hard drive that has my old photos and documents stored on it. I have put it in a case and can connect it to my new MBP but it runs quite slowly presumably as it's so old. If I ...
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How can an iPod touch play mp3 transferred as files on storage instead of Apple sync using iTunes?

I am currently looking for ways to transfer files from my Linux machine to my version 6.1 iPod Touch. Following this guide, I have been able to use the ifuse package to treat my iPod Touch like a USB ...
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How can I move files by USB between a version 6.1 iPod Touch and a Linux machine?

I've recently dug out my old 5th Gen (A1421) model iPod Touch and put it back to factory settings. It's currently running version 6.1 (10B141) of its OS. I don't want to find that a software update ...
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How to sync videos between a PC and an iPad?

I have edited a video on my computer and I want to upload it to my Ipad. The problem is that the video does not end up on my photos/videos library, hence I cannot reuse it in an ipad application or ...
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Is there a way to send a music file from Finder to an iPhone's music library?

I have files in, for example, ~/Downloads/music that I'd like to have on my iPhone's local music library. Is it possible to do this via Finder or some Terminal command, rather than having to connect a ...
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Path to iOS ‘On My iPod folder

I have a iPod touch 6 running the latest version of iOS 12. I want to somehow copy a local folder onto my laptop. The folder have about 3800 images on it and it takes up about a gigabyte of storage. I ...
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Tools to compare/diff resource forks?

I'm trying to determine if any data corruption has occurred on my old recording archives, which include copious quantities of Sound Designer II (SD2) files. In the SD2 file format, the resource fork ...
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How to send photos from iPhone to Windows PC without cable and Internet

I am trying to send the pictures (and videos) I have to my Windows PC, but don't want to upload them to any cloud services. I cannot use USB because there is a problem with the socket. I can only ...
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Listen to my audiobooks on iphone6 that are not bought from itunes [duplicate]

Total Apple noob here. I have a macbook running yosemite 10.10.5 and an iphone six. I have some audiobooks in mp3 format on the macbook. How can I listen to these audiobooks on the iphone? -I plug ...
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Time Machine backup fails after copying some files

My Time Machine backups started consistently failing, but only after copying a certain number of files to the backup disk. Repeated attempts to back up would fail more quickly, almost as if a ...
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Freeware includes ssh terminal and file transfer support for Mac OS? [closed]

I am looking for a freeware (like Bitvise SSH Client on Windows) that keeps track of servers/connections via a GUI and support some features: SSH terminal. File transfer (FTP, SFTP, SCP ...). Port ...
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How to copy all content of a folder excluding one filetype?

I have a folder containing 74 subfolders, that has a number of aliases strewn about within it. I'm trying to copy the entire top-level folder (and all of its contents, obviously) over to Google File ...
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How do you move ALL the data from an old drive to a new drive

So, I'm going to replace the drive in a mid-2012 macbook pro with an ssd. What would be the easiest way to transfer all the data (files) from the drive to the ssd? Is it possible to have all the ...
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Where are Photos projects stored on the drive?

I've asked Apple Developer Support, regular Apple Support, and high-level Apple Support. They all said to ask on the Apple Developer Support Forums. I figured I'd ask here as well because I have much ...
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JPG & RAW file transfer iPad to MacBook

How can JPG & RAW files be transferred from iPad to MacBook Pro & still maintain the albums built in iPad? In the iPad Photos app I've put my photos in different albums. On iPad I'm using ...
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Got a iPhone/ a pc without iTunes/WiFi - Needs to transfer files from iPhone to pc. How?

Like the title says Got a iPhone/ a pc (w10) without iTunes/WiFi- need to transfer files (photos,zip,exe) from iPhone to pc. How? Got usb cable and acces to WiFi on phone. Would be very grateful ...
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Prevent files in a folder from being moved?

On a Mac, is there a way to prevent files in a folder X from being moved by any means (by the Comd+C then Comd+Opt+V on Finder, or by mv command on the command line, or by other apps etc.) to another ...
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Copying mp3 files to an iPad or iPod without iTunes? (from Windows, Mac or Linux) [duplicate]

I'm looking for a way to copy a set of mp3 files to my iPad, and/or perhaps even my old iPod. A long time ago I used to do this with iTunes which I strongly dislike, but it seemed to be the only ...
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Search folder, copy to new folder and change names of the files!

So I'm trying to recursively search folder, and as you might imagine it will be the "Photos"-folder in MacOS. And in the process, I would like to change the file name, why you might ask? Because ...
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Why won't transferred video files get detected in PlayerXtreme iPad app?

I just bought an iPad. I have been Windows and Android user all my life. In Android I could just transfer a video file to the device and any video player such as VLC or MXPlayer would automatically ...
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Best way to transfer files between iPhone and Windows PC

Is there a software in Windows that will make file transfer between an iPhone and PC easier? I have tried iMazing. It's kinda great, but the problem is that when I am transferring files from my ...
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How do I free up space on my Mac?

I'm confused regarding what options I have to be able to keep working on my work computer. According to DiskSweeper, this is how my 500GB disk space is used: Besides from things that cannot be ...
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Permissions for file transfer over target disk mode

I have a 2015 iMac that no longer boots. I want to recover the ~1 TB of data on it and transfer to a brand-new iMac. (Through a comedy of errors, my Time Machine drive isn't available.) I can ...
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How to transfer audio files directly from Android device to iPhone 5s

I have some audio recordings on an Android device that I wish to transfer to my iPhone 5s. I don't get a solution using iTunes. I have to say that there are a ton of files and i don't want to have ...
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Easiest way to transfer files from iPhone to Linux?

What's the easiest way to transfer files from an iPhone to a non-Apple computer such as one running Linux?
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General computer slow-down while transfering files

I frequently need to transfer files between 10 GB and 1 TB as part of my work, typically between external drives and network servers. Whenever I transfer files, the computer slows down to being ...
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How to exchange simple text files with Messages, WhatsApp with any recipient

I often have to send simple text files to recipients working on Mac, iPhone, PC running Linux, Windows, mobile running Android. These files are slightly formatted (just tabs and returns) to be easily ...
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Automator: Move files into new subfolder based on file's name

Disclaimer, this may not be something Automator can do. I have a large directory of movie files. In order to use a piece of software, each movie needs to be in it's own folder. I'd like to create ...
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Transfer non-purchased Kindle e-books

I have an old iPad mini with the Kindle app that my brother downloaded e-books on. Now I have a new iPad mini 4 and I can't seem to transfer the books to it. I haven't bought these books on Amazon ...
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Transfer files to iPad via USB from Android

I'm sure this question has been asked many times but I find it surprisingly hard to find a clear answer on the internet by searching it. Is it possible, yes or no, to transfer files to my iPad with a ...
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See/read Mac mini hard drive from MacBook Air?

My Mac mini crashed during an OS upgrade and my display simply looks a bit like my opening screen but is refreshing (jumping around?) rapidly with no way to make any keyboard input. I'd rather not do ...
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Image Capture takes a long time to import and convert photos and videos from iPhone to MacBook

On a MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017) running macOS High Sierra I have connected an iPhone X via a Lightning cable and am transferring all the photos and videos taken with the iPhone to a folder I created ...
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Error Code -36 Copying Files from Windows NT Formatted Drive to exFAT Drive (select files only)

The gist of the problem is this: I have a large amount of video and audio footage that I need to consolidate from multiple drives - namely this Windows NT Filesystem formatted Seagate Expansion Drive ...

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