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

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iPad - Transferring files from the "Files" app to the "Photos" app

I would like to transfer all the files in a particular album from the "Files" app to the "Photos" app on my iPad. I used Airdrop from my MacBook to transfer several video and image ...
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Unable to Drag and Drop files/directories from local Mac (High Sierra) to remote Mac (Mojave) via screenshare

I have a user who cannot drag and drop files from her local Mac (High Sierra) to her remote Mac (Mojave). She can copy and paste text but not transfer files. It comes up with a small grey forbidden ...
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directory of transfered files with Feem in Mac OS

Previously, I used iPhone and Linux with Feem V4 to transfer files from one device to another. In Linux and Ubuntu, it worked in such a way that, for example, photos in the default Pictures path, ...
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How to resume unfinished copying files in Finder?

There was some problem with one file when copying from one Finder window (external HDD) to another Finder window (Macbook internal HDD). And the process stopped. Now I have this: And I have to ...
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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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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 access files in folder on iphone 6 IOS 14.8

I recently installed an app on my phone that converts photos to PDF. The PDF is too big to email to my Windows10 PC so I saved it in a folder on my phone and would like to access it via iTunes or ...
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New MacBook Pro will not allow for Bluetooth file push into it from other device

I own two MacBook Pro computers: MacBook Pro built in 2012, running macOS Catalina Version 10.15.7. MacBook Pro built in 2021, running macOS Monterey Version 12.0.1. I have a Bluetooth-capable ...
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Open files from my android device without copying to my mac using android file transfer

I'm a new mac user, and I have an android phone. I use my phone as a usb drive a lot of the time. I simply connect it to my windows pc and start copying files to and from it. Apparently this isn't ...
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Copying files / folders between user accounts

I have 2 admin user accounts on my Mac (both are mine). There is a folder that I'd like to move from one of the accounts to the other. I tried simply locating the folder in Finder and then copying / ...
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Unable to send files using AirDrop from iPhone to Mac

I keep seeing this issue where I am unable to send files using AirDrop from iPhone to Mac. The iPhone does not show Macbook when sharing the file through AirDrop. I have ensured that the Allow me to ...
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I clicked Replace instead of Merge and it wiped the folder. Where did my files go?

I had about 4gb of important files inside 'Folder A' in Documents. I tried to transfer some files from my external drive to 'Folder A', so I copied the whole folder from my external drive, and it ...
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Is there any way to measure Finder file copy performance?

From time to time, I want to benchmark actual Finder file copy performance. Be it to or from a network share, or from one drive to another. I've noticed sometimes that Finder copies seem to perform ...
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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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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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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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