Questions tagged [file-transfer]

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Does Mavericks Support MTP?

Does Mavericks add support for MTP devices e.g. Android/Windows Phone? I cannot find any mention of it.
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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 move file from one users account to another? Permission denied.

I'm trying to move the file of a virtual machine from one users account to the other. So basically I want to move /Users/joe/Win7.vm to /Users/jane/Win7.vm but I can't figure out how to do it through ...
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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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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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Force USB to accept a large file?

I have a 64GB USB (3.0) drive that is "compatible" with Mac OS. I can copy files from/to the disk at will. However, I want to move a file that is about 6GB to the disk. To my surprise, an error ...
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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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Merging folders when copying & pasting in Finder

I've recently switched from Windows 7. One Windows feature that I'm missing is the possibility to merge folders (the German version of Windows is calling this "integrate") when copying & pasting ...
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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 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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Lost iPhone pictures after uploaded to iPhoto

My iPhone was running out of space and I noticed I had over 1000 photos. Like usual I upload them to my computer using Image Capture then at the bottom I click "delete pictures after" so they aren't ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can timestamps be preserved when copying files on OS X?

I'm interested in combining the files from three Macs by copying the files from each one into a single folder hierarchy of my design on an external hard drive. In my past experience copying files 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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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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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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Exchange files between 2 Macs over wifi

Is there a quick an easy way to share files between two macs (OS X Lion) over wifi?
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Bandwidth shaper or bandwidth controller application for Mac OS X

I'm looking for a bandwidth/packet throttle/shaper program with the following features: Similar to Windows-based Netlimiter. GUI based and not terminal or command line. Shows list of all applications ...
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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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Music files don't copy from iTunes to iPhone, appear grey with a dotted circle

When I drag music files from iTunes (desktop) onto a connected iPhone, many times the files just don't copy to the iPhone - the tracks appear in the list on iPhone, albeit grey and the most-left ...
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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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Auto sync local files to remote

Are there any OSX tools that can watch for file changes in a directory then sync (SFTP) those changes to a remote server? Basically I want to edit files locally (whatever files, whatever program) and ...
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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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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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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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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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Fastest way to transfer a bunch of photos TO iphone camera roll?

what is the quickest way to transfer a bunch of photos (and videos) that come from an iphone to another iPhone's camera roll? Sync with iPhoto/Aperture is not an option: they wouldn't end up in the ...