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Questions tagged [file-transfer]

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

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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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File transfer with VNC

I've tried to search around, but does not found any good solutions. Is there any VNC client that supports file transfer under Mac OS X?
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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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transfer progress bar missing

I am transferring some files to an external disc and somehow I have closed the small window that shows the progress. However the files are still transferring because I can see it in finder. I cannot ...
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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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Large file download behavour

One of my users started a download of a very large (1.2 TB) file using Firefox onto his mac (High Sierra) which had 400 GB free. Firefox did warn that the file was more than the available disk space ...
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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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Transfer WhatsApp chat history from Windows Phone to iPhone

I was trying to restore WhatsApp chat history by method described by "oa-" user here on the forum. But can not ask him directly Transfer the WhatsApp Windows Phone Backup file to Iphone The "...
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Transferring photos between iPhones keeping metadata

I want to transfer all photos from my old iPhone 6 to a new iPhone 7 Plus(both running iOS 10.3.2, if relevant). Since my iCloud is full, I first thought about iTunes, but many photos are shown as ...
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How can I transfer a Live Photo from one .photoslibrary file to another?

While on vacation, I imported my photos to my girlfriend’s laptop to free up space on my iPhone. She now has my Live Photos saved onto her laptop and I can view them when I open her Photos Library (....
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How do I see what applications or services are preventing an external flash drive from ejecting?

I know there are general solutions out there to deal with problems ejecting hard drives, but I'd like to get more specific and understand what applications are causing problems so that I can deal with ...
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Is migrating using a Time Machine backup the same as using the old Mac in target disk mode?

If I migrate to a new Mac using Migration Assistant, when it prompts about connecting a source disk, is using a fresh Time Machine backup equivalent to using my old Mac in target disk mode?
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Wrong operating software. Can I change software? [closed]

My MacBook Air 13” runs on OS X 10.11.6. My iPhone 6 and iPad mini both run on iOS 10.3.1. I cannot connect either one to the MacBook Air to transfer my photos easily. Can I change to iOS 10.3.1 on ...
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how to use hpn ssh with sftp command

I've installed hpn ssh using this command: sudo port install openssh +hpn I want to transfer lost data (100GB at least) using sftp command terminal command. I am wondering, is installing hpn ssh ...
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MacBook stops recognizing Android USB until restart

For years of development I've never had this issue. Today my Galaxy S7 Edge (Android 7.0) suddenly isn't detected via USB connection by my MacBook (El Capitan). AFT, adb, Unity, nothing detects it any ...
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SFTP access to OSX stopped working

I have enabled Remote Login in System Preferences in order to sftp files from my Macbook to my android devices. On those I have AndFTP installed and it used to work without problem. Now I don't think ...
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Error: “The device does not have the necessary services” when using bluetooth to browse files on Galaxy S7 Edge

How do I get the "necessary services" on my Galaxy S7 Edge phone using Android Marshmallow so I can use bluetooth to browse and transfer files between my Macbook Pro and my phone? The error message "...
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Error -36 “some data can't be read or written” when copying files from SD card

I want to copy files from my SD card to my Desktop but for some of the files I get: The Finder can’t complete the operation because some data in “GOPR0054.MP4” can’t be read or written. (Error code ...
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Move using keyboard instead of drag and drop [duplicate]

I wonder how I can move items/folders using keyboard instead of drag and drop. Like sometimes I'm opening a folder and there is an item in it which I want to move it to another location but I don't ...
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Can I use the USB-C cable for my charger to transfer large files between different OS X laptops?

I have more than one Mac Book Pro, and need to transfer large files between them. Can I repurpose the USBC cable for power to transfer between Mac Books? Is there a better/faster cable, or way to ...
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Configuring an SSH tunnel with Transmit

Is there any way to configure Transmit so that it connects to an SFTP server through some SSH tunnel? (without having to launch the SSH tunnel via command line) E.g., with WinSCP on Microsoft Windows,...
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Move programs and games to external storage

I want to move some programs, games from MacBook Pro SSD to the external HDD. With Xcode it was no problem. Because Xcode was under Applications and I could copy it and create link to it. But I have ...
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How to connect iPhone with MacBook using AirDrop?

I have MacBook pro and iPhone 5S. when I tried to send file from MacBook to iPhone using AirDrop my laptop not finding my iPhone. Is there is any solution or additional settings needed?
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Transfer data between two Mac via USB-C

I want to transfer files between two late 2016 MacBook Pros. I have a USB-C data cable from my external USB-C hard drive. Can I connect the Macs using that USB-C data cable to transfer files? Or do I ...
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How to copy thousands photos from Mac/PC to iPhone?

Is there any easy and fast way to copy thousands photos from Mac/PC to iPhone? I tried Dropbox, but I have to export every photo one by one. Also I have tried AirDrop, but my iPhone does not show in ...
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TextEdit El Capitan file-transfer open file text missing

I'm trying to get started on a new work machine. Both my old and new machines are running El Capitan. My problem is when I try to move a ".txt" file from one computer to the other, via usb-stick, it ...