Questions tagged [file-transfer]

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

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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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(SOLVED) - 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 ...
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L2TP/VPN data corruption issue on macOS 10.12

I am experiencing a strange data corruption issue while working on a L2TP VPN, after upgrading from macOS 10.11 to 10.12. Random corrupted data occurs in the middle of somewhat "larger" downloaded ...
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Send very large files through Ethernet between two Mac computers

My coworker uses a MacBook Pro, I use an iMac, both running El Capitan. We need to send a file from her computer to my computer very quickly. The file is over 200Gb. We don't have an external hard ...
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How to change timestamp of movie on iPhone?

When I recorded a movie with my iPhone, the date was not set correctly. So now the video shows up in the wrong order in the Photos app. It seems the video date is inferred from the file created/...
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Mac app shrinks when copied to USB

I have a Mac app that is 443,245,675 bytes. When I copy it to a flash drive, the copied version is only 443,239,527 bytes and the app package becomes invalid (spctl -a fails). This difference (6148 ...
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Bluetooth file transfer between Mac and android phone

I am trying to transfer a couple of images from android device to mac. As per the following links it seems that this transfer should be possible: Apple support HowToGeek - how-to-use-bluetooth-file-...
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Can't move one folder from external HD to internal HD

So there is one folder that can't move from my external HD to my internal HD. There are many other folders that I have successfully moved, but this one is stubborn. Every time I try to move it, I get ...
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Mount Android Phone on Desktop

Is there a way to mount my Android phone on my Mac Air desktop in order to transfer files like images and music?
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Transfering PDFs to ipad on windows?

I got about 300 PDFs which I need to transfer to my iPad Mini 2 but when I press the add folder to library in iTunes on windows I am unable to get the PDF's on, I only get the .epub files up... Any ...
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How can I get photos in iPhone by wire?

I need to get photos from my Mac to my iPhone, but best way I found was by AirDrop, but it is too slow (I need to transfer lot of photos). I would think that it would be faster by wire, but I didn't ...
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Transfer Word and pdf files between PC and iPhone

How can I transfer Word and pdf files from iPhone to PC and PC to iPhone without using iTunes? Also, when no internet access is available, how smart and slick is iPhone in reality? Android phones ...
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Estimated copy time?

Copying Finder folders of JPEGs from new iMac 10.11.5 to new SanDisk 256GB flash drive, USB 3.0. 129 GB is taking three hours. Seems slow to me, does this sound right?
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“Operation can't be completed because item with name already exists” error with Paragon NTFS

I reinstalled Mac OS X El Capitan 10.11.5 on my 2013 MacBook Pro, today, and I've been having an issue copying files from my NTFS formatted external drive using Paragon NTFS. This issue was not ...
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Import wav files to iPhone using SD card reader

I have the below SD card reader that imports photos and videos to iOS photos app. Is it possible to import .wav files onto my iPhone using the Apple lightning port SD card reader?
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How to move movie files from iMovie library to Photos library

I have imported my movie files to the iMovie library (imovielibrary) but want them moved to the Photos library (photoslibrary). What is the easiest most efficient way to do this without reimporting ...
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How to add file(s) to an iPad in offline mode and read it in an app

I would like to know if it is possible to add files to iPad (or iPhone), while offline, and be able to read those files in an iPad app. Maybe this is possible by connecting the device to a computer? ...
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How to transfer movie from android to ipad

I have a movie on my android external sd card. I would like to transfer it to play on my ipad. What is the simplest way to do this? I have a very slow internet connection but both computers are on ...
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Move or transfer only all the Screenshots from iPhone iOS 9.x to Windows PC?

These few links/ answers do not satisfy my question because Screenshots folder was introduced only in iOS 9.x as per: http://www.theverge.com/2015/7/8/8914505/apple-ios-9-beta-photos-screenshots ...
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copyfile errors and dot files using rsync

I read @SwisherSweet's question of the fastest and safest way to copy massive data from one external drive to another, along with @GrahamMiln's excellent answer. I'm in a similar situation where I ...
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what is the name and password for transfer server?

I want to transfer files between my Windows 7 unlimited computer and my Mac VirtualBox machine. I followed this tutorial. I did not set a password for my Windows computer While connecting, it asks ...
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Scripted SFTP command line file transfer Mac OS X

I'm working with someone who's been doing simulations on various computers and FTPing the results to a website using a script and the basic mac ftp command basically something like (this is not exact ...
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How can I manage apps with File Sharing within iOS (without using computer)?

I want to know if I can manage (copy MEDIA (music or video) from it and paste MEDIA to it) the File Sharing folder of iOS apps using iOS devices (iPhone, iPad ...) without plugging the device to a ...
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Should I verify copied files and with which software?

I would like to move/copy a large size of files from on hard drive to another. Do I need to verify the moved files to be on the safe side or is that over-kill? If not, what software should I use? On ...
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Finder copying dialog freezing from time to time during transfer

I'm trying to backup 2tb drive I have connected to my mac to another drive using this enclosure via firewire 800: http://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/M3QX2KIT0GB/ The problem is that from time to time ...
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Why do file transfers take a long time to stop?

I encounter this problem a lot, and I've also had it on Windows. It doesn't matter if it's over a network, or locally on a hard drive, but file transfers never stop when I click the stop button. They ...
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How to move files between Ubuntu and iPhone [duplicate]

I recently got an iPhone 6s. At home I do not have Windows or Mac computers, only Ubuntu. Is there a way to transfer files (music, photos, PDF, or really anything actually) between the PC and the ...
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What is a software or app that extracts old flip phone data to a Mac via USB?

UPDATE, here is how I got the photos out. I'm looking for a software, preferably free, that can extract old flip phone data to a MacBook Pro. I have some photos and sound recording saved on my ...
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How do I copy files between OS X and Android 6 over USB cable?

I want to copy files from OS X (El Capitan) to my Nexus phone (which uses Android 6) and vice versa. And I just mean copying locally, i.e. over USB cable, I want to avoid overcomplicating things with ...
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Installing bbcp on OS X Yosemite

I'm trying to install bbcp (which is a fast scp alternative) on MAC, I tried with brew: $ brew install bbcp Error: No available formula for bbcp ==> Searching formulae... ==> Searching taps... ...
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How to copy video files from iPhone 6 onto computer?

If I plugged my old iPhone 4 into a computer, all the files would automatically come up. But when I plug my new iPhone 6 into a computer, nothing happens. Did they change something in the iPhone 6, ...
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Cut files in ForkLift 2

I decided to give ForkLift 2 a try, since it is currently on sale in MAS. I've been using XtraFinder to enable normal (Cmd+X) file cut operation in Finder. Now that I'm trying to move to ForkLift I ...
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How to change file names in different folders?

I have lots of files with identical name, say "hello.jpg". They are located in many folders, say \aaa\hello.jpg \bbb\hello.jpg \adaage\hello.jpg I want to change their name to \aaa\aaa_hello.jpg \...
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Best way to split large media files for sharing

I have a large .mkv file that I am looking to share with a friend. My Dropbox limit is 2GB so I am looking for a simple way to split the file in to chunks of say 1gb, send them individually and the ...
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Setting background image to dropbox file doesn't update background

Im trying to have my desktop background be an image stored on my dropbox account. My dropbox folder is linked in my home directory. When i set the background to this photo and then change the photo ...
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Importing Photos from Lion to Yosemite Photo Library to External Storage Device

I recently upgraded to Yosemite. Before that, I used to have my library stored on my external hard drive. Now I am panicking because while I was able to move my Yosemite Photo library to my external ...
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Finder copies files in two steps and does it as a transaction

I need to organize thousands of files between different locations and there is an unpleasant issue with file copying from a local computer to a NAS. The problem is that Finder copies large bunch of ...