Questions tagged [file-transfer]

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

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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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iphone: move all pdfs generated from Safari page prints (which I frequently pdf-export using iBooks) from iBooks to pc in one go

I often save mobile Safari pages as ibooks which are then automatically saved (very quickly and well-formatted) as pdfs. On a website opened in Safari, you can choose the "send to"- button ...
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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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Android File Transfer gets stuck in an infinite loop

This has been asked in other forums but with no clear answer or solution. I have a folder with ~1000 JPEGS (each about 4-5MB in size). My Android phone connects just file with my Mac and I can ...
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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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._File created on USB [duplicate]

When I transfer my photos from MAC to USB, a ._file is created as duplicate. Is there a way to prevent this from happening? I can only see the file on my digital photo frame not on the USB
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Can no longer drag files to the tab bar in Finder since updating to Mojave/Catalina

This is a very small pet peeve of mine. In High Sierra, you can drag a file to the tab bar in Finder, and it'll move/copy the file whilst putting it perfectly into place. However, in Mojave and ...
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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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A Lightning and USB drive that enables drag-and-copy transfer of images and video clips to and fro between iPhone and Windows PC?

I've looked at the File Manager and iTunes route, and also at iMyFone, and neither is especially user-friendly. It would be so nice if there were a thumb drive with male USB and Lightning connectors ...
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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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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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Can I transfer 100 PDFs files from Windows to Acrobat Reader on iPad without going through iTunes?

Can I transfer 100 PDFs files from Windows to Acrobat Reader on iPad without going through iTunes or transferring the file one by one?
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Microsoft RDP 10 File Transfer - Specifically .mtw files in Minitab 17

Does anyone know how to open files from Mac in Microsoft Remote Desktop 10? I'm specifically looking to open .mtw in Minitab 17. I tried changing the folder to my "Macintosh HD" folder and also tried ...
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How should I migrate my iTunes library to a larger external disk while preserving metadata?

I currently have a set up where my default iTunes Library (of ~550 HD movies) resides on a 2TB external HD. I share this library and use it to serve my Apple TV/other LAN devices. The drive is close ...
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When moving a file to another volume, where does the original go?

Today I moved (CMD-Drag) a folder from my laptop to my desktop across my LAN. The resulting file (an Ableton Live project file) opened on the desktop but is missing things that were present when it ...
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How can I use bluetooth to transfer files between my iPhone 6 and my Windows 10 laptop?

I had the (possibly mistaken) belief that one of the functions of Bluetooth was to easily transfer files between two nearby devices. I could certainly do this with my Android phone and my Linux laptop....
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Cannot copy a large file; space available

Trying to copy (drag and drop) an ISO file from SSD1/MacOS Extended to SSD2/FAT32 (two physically different and internal SATA drives): ISO file size: 4.7 GB Space available on SSD2 partition: 20 GB ...
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Keyboard Shortcut For Replacing File Within Finder?

Lets say that I just captured a screenshot called "screenshot.jpg" and I have a folder of screenshots called "screenshots". Screenshots └ Work.jpg └ School.jpg └ Misc.jpg I want to take this ...
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Macbook Pro can only boot into EFI, how can I transfer files to my Macbook Air?

I have recently upgraded Disk Utility on my Macbook Pro. Now my device only boots into Recovery Mode and when I hold alt/option I can only see EFI. When I try to get into safe mode, I see a "No Symbol"...
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How to copy a transparent PNG file to iPad from a Mac

When copying a PNG file with transparent background to an iPad or an iPhone using an application like iTunes, the image is copied to the device but the transparent background turns white. I have ...
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USB 3 data transfer very slow (around 8MB/sec.) - How to find the bottleneck?

I am transferring data from a backup to a 15" Macbook Pro mid-2012 (Non Retina). The backup is a clone of a drive of another MBP done on a 2.5" Hitachi Touro drive with a USB-3 interface. The drive in ...
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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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Create new folder for each file

I have been trying to create some kind of script to automate the move of around 408 items sizing about 1.5 TB. What I am wanting to do is create a folder based on the filename, but exclude the ...
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Check log files for file transfer [duplicate]

I would like if there is a way to capture in a log file all the transfer file activities in a given time period. Let me give you an example. Let's say that on 16 Aug 2017 13:35 I copy/move a file/...
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How do I add music files to my iPhone without iTunes?

I am using Ubuntu Linux 16.04 for which Apple does not provide iTunes. So I connected my iPhone SE running iOS 10.3.3 to my laptop using libimobiledevice and ifuse. This enables me to access the files ...
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Corrupt .photoslibrary file in Photos app. Any way to get photos back?

I am using Apple's Photos app on macOS El Capitan. When trying to copy my Photos Library.photoslibrary file (44 gigs) from old external drive to new internal drive, I get a -36 error. Apparently the ...

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