Questions tagged [file-transfer]

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

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How can I transfer large files from Linux to iPad over a cable or wifi?

I am looking for a way to transfer large files to the iPad without using iTunes or pushing to and pulling from a remote server. I run an Ubuntu laptop as my only OS at the moment and want to be able ...
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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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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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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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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 can I copy files from my Mac to PC via Microsoft Remote Desktop?

I installed Microsoft's Remote Desktop and connected to a PC. How can I share files between my Mac and PC? When I use RDP on Windows, I can simply add a file to the clipboard and paste it inside the ...
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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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Fastest and safest way to copy massive data from one external drive to another

I need to be able to copy about 2TB of data from an external drive (single USB external disk) to a another external drive (Drobo attached via Firewire). Finder is not an option. If it hits any ...
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Carbon Copy Cloner - Bad files that are unrecoverable. What should I delete and should I reformat?

I just used Carbon Copy Cloner (CCC Version 3.5.7, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion). Everything copied to my external backup drive except for about 500 random files - most of which are in the same folders and don'...
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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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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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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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What is the best way to transfer a large number of files between an iMac and a Macbook Pro?

I am currently using a desktop iMac, and I recently purchased the 15" Macbook Pro with retina display. What is the best way to transfer all my files to the new laptop? I was going to use airdrop, but ...
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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 completely remove Folx on Mac OS X?

I installed Folx download manager on my MacBook Pro. I didn't like it, so I removed it from the Applications folder. I also searched for its dependent files in /Library/Preferences, but I found ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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Transferring an iTunes library between Apple IDs, users AND computers?

Okay. So I finally got my own MacBook Pro after a few years of sharing my mother's Mac. I have my own Apple ID and everything. The thing is... I spent hours, if not Days uploading music onto her ...
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Where does Transmit 4 store temporary downloaded files?

If you have two remote locations in Transmit 4, say an S3 and an FTP location, and you move a file between these two locations, Transmit will automatically download that file, and then upload it. ...
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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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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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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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Macbook Air - Deleting large files but not getting back the space

I'm running 10.6.8 on my Macbook Air. I have been archiving lots of large files to an external drive, but after doing so, my computer doesn't recognize that the files/data are gone. Even after a ...
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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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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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Best way to copy all files, ignoring errors?

I have a partially corrupted HD that can not be repaired by Disk Utility, but which can be mounted read-only making the data on it accessible. I am trying to copy all the recoverable contents onto a ...
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Why is cp command 4 times slower than copying in Finder in OS X 10.6?

I accidentally stumbled upon this issue: Copying a 119 MB zip file took 4 times longer in Terminal (cp) than in Finder! I copied a file of 119 MB size in Terminal with time cp file.zip file2.zip ...
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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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Multi threaded file copy?

Windows os has tools to spin off multiple threads for copying files: RichCopy, Robocopy or vXCopy. I was wondering if there exists a method or tool to copy a lot (thousands) of small files/...

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