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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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....