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

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some file system operations very slow, ssd

(macbook air 2012, noticed before I upgraded to mavericks) on my SSD, newly downloaded files or newly created folders take a very long time to be moved, viewed, or examined. I have 1/5th of the free ...
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Move Microsoft Office 2008 to new hard drive

I am installing a new hard drive on my Macbook Pro. I have a legitimate copy of Microsoft Office 2008 installed on my computer, but I've long since lost the install disk and license information. ...
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How can I keep copies of my iCloud documents in Dropbox?

More and more of my favorite apps are beginning to include support for document syncing via iCloud. I like the idea of using iCloud to store my documents, but for several reasons I'm not ready to ...
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Loading purchased music onto my iPhone 5S

I have purchased a lot of music from iTunes on my MacBook. Whenever I select that music to be moved to my iPhone, it appears (on the iPhone) with a "Cloud" icon beside it. As far as I can tell, the ...
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What does preparing to copy mean?

I'm trying to copy a large amount of files from a hard drive to a time capsule. Around 200 GB. Normally copying files in OSX is quite fast and simple, but I found this unmanageable, as before it ...
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Does an AirPort access point as bridge allow communication between Macs?

I am planning to make this network : ⎡ Internet modem ⎤ ⎡ AirPort ⎤ <--> [ PC ] ⎢ & ⎥ <--> ⎢ access point ⎥ ⎢ router ⎥ ...
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Do the wi-fi communications from Mac to Mac travel through the access point?

Let’s put two Macs MAC1 and MAC2 on the same table. They are connected to the same AirPort (wi-fi) network. They are connected to the access point AP, which is far away, at 10 meters. The Macs are ...
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Songs refuse to transfer to iPad

I'm copying an album of non-DRM songs from iTunes (where they all play just fine) to an iPad. Three of the songs on the album were downloaded through the Bandcamp purchase interface (let's call it ...
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iPhone's Bluetooth - What? Why? How?

I googled a lot and read many documents. But I can't understand the concept behind iPhone's Bluetooth technology. In my knowledge, Bluetooth was used for: Transferring files between devices Wireless ...
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file transfer from Tiger (10.4.11) to Mountain Lion (10.8)

Will Migration Assistant let me transfer my files from my old Mac running Tiger 10.4.11 to Mountain Lion? I've read that it does not support moving files from 10.4 to Mountain Lion and didn't know if ...
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Large files in OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion

I have constant problems moving large files in Mountain Lion. When I say large I would say roughly 2GB or larger, which means nearly every iso and vmdk I touch. This can occur moving a file to or ...
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Speed up transfer of 145 GB to USB 2.0 drive

I have about a day to move my 145 GB Aperture file from my 2009 iMac to a USB 3.0 drive. However, my iMac doesn't have USB 3.0 yet. According to Finder, the transfer is expected to take 2 days. So I ...
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Errors when transferring Time Machine to a new drive

I tried transferring my Time Machine volume to a new drive using the instructions provided by Apple, where it requires that I drag-and-drop via the Finder, but I got a ton of errors. At least a dozen ...
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Transfer files from computer to iphone without using iTunes [closed]

Is there any way I can transfer files(songs) from my computer to my iPhone without using iTunes?
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Copying 85000 files…(takes literally for ever)

So I have these 85000 files (totally 2.5gb) that I wish to copy from my Mac to my ReadyNAS NV+ [X-RAID] with RAIDiator 4.1.10 [1.00a043] It's a bunch of Matlab files. Anyway, it's like it cannot be ...
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Is iTunes required for file management on the iPad?

Is it possible manage files on an iPad directly, or do all file transfer (music, movies, etc), have to go through iTunes?
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How can I transfer pictures from a USB flash drive with the Camera Connection Kit?

I would like to transfer a bunch of photos onto my iPad without syncing through iTunes. I had the idea of using a USB flash drive and the Camera Connection Kit, but simply dumping the pictures into ...
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Transfer images to iPad from a second computer

I will be travelling this weekend and I will be carrying my iPad as well as my office laptop. Now, the iPad is set to sync with my home computer. I want to transfer images I click while on travel to ...
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What is the best way to move lots of photos between two iPads?

The business I work for currently has two iPads: One third generation and one fourth generation. They are each tied to a separate Apple ID. The third generation iPad currently has tons of photos and ...
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Why is AirDrop so slow?

I am trying different solutions to transfer some 1 GB size files between two Macs on my local wireless network (typically between me and a guest, both being physically in the living room). Here are ...
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Large copied folders. Byte sizes same, but file counts different

I have a few very large folders copied that have the exact same byte size as their originals, but different file counts (off by 1-10 items) than what they should have. No errors were reported during ...
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Is there a speed difference between copying files at the same time or after one another

We got a new Mac Pro server and I am faced with cloning 4TB of data from one, to the other via. Firewire 800 cable and Target Disk Mode. Oh for Thunderbolt. Is there an impact on the total speed of ...
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TeraCopy like for Mac OS X? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a file copy utility for OS X that's similar to TeraCopy for Windows? Is there any OS X app similar to TeraCopy in Windows? I like where I can resume copy from ...
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Open an encrypted HDD/USB on Leopard?

Is it possible to access an external HDD or USB drive encrypted on Lion, through a Mac running Leopard? In other words, is FileVault 2 encryption on volumes/partitions backwards compatible? (It ...
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Can Coda 2 be made to uploads to locations other than the root of a website?

I am using Coda 2 coming from Dreamweaver, and it all seems great. However, uploading a file or 'publishing' (what's actually the difference here?) seems to stick the file in the root. Even when the ...
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Moving a folder with “sudo mv”, how to preserve ACLs?

I'm moving a whole folder from one volume to another (both HFS+), using sudo mv, and thought ACLs would be preserved. However at the end of transfer I see that they haven't been kept, and since mv ...
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Lion always explicitly moves files to and from external drives

In Lion, whenever I drag and drop a file to or from an external drive to the local drive it always moves the file. If I'm not mistaken the default behavior is to copy the file right? Does anyone know ...
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Is there a way to force Finder to attempt to move something from a read-only folder?

Usually, if you hold down command while dragging a file (or folder), the Finder will move it rather than copying. This works if you want to quickly move something between volumes (the default is to ...
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iPad 2 vob files after FTP transfer

I've transferred some VOB files to my iPad via FTP—I used UbiDisk, which stores the files in a “local” folder. Anyway, now that I have the files on my iPad and I’m trying to play them with viPlay ...
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On what basis does the Finder update the file copy progression bar?

I want to know that the progression of the progress bar in OS X is based on which factors by the Finder? Time (passing or estimated) Number of files remaining Size of files remaining If possible, ...
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How can I transfer pictures from a Macbook Pro to an iPad I don't own?

My parents would like to have a copy of most of the photos that are stored within iPhoto. I can't find the files on the hard drive, and don't know the best way to transfer them to an iPad that isn't ...
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What is the best way to copy 1000 pics from my PC to my ipad3?

I don't want to copy all of my pictures and i dont want to setup ongoing sync. I simply want to do a one time transfer of pictures in a certain folder from my windows PC to iPad
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Getting a file from my non-syncing Mac to my iPad?

My professor posted a reading assignment via PDF, and my iPad isn't rendering the website he set up so I can't download the PDF to iBooks. I have my MacBook with me, but it's not the main computer to ...
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disk copy software, imperfect disk

I didn't find this question, but if it is here let me know. I have a problem disk. I want to copy as much as possible from it before I scrap it. But there are many thousands of files, so manually ...
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Prevent Apple Double Format Files on Remote Share/Disk

I have a web application on a local Linux Apache server that scans a folder for new files and then processes them. I have an SMB share to this folder and I use Path Finder to copy files over from my ...
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Playback during Copying

When I copied a movie over the Network, via Finder, back in 10.5 I could simply open it in VLC during copying. However on 10.7 it tells me the file is used by OS X and could, therefore, not be opened. ...
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Transfering files from PC to ipad 3 with out using itunes [closed]

Just got an Ipad3 and want to transfer files from PC/Win7 to Ipad 3 with out using Itunes.
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iPhone save PDF file and view it

I have a PDF file on my Mac and I want to copy it into my iPhone and then read it. How can I do that? I already tried to plug the iPhone cable into my Mac, but it seems Finder doesn't let me save a ...
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Automatically Mount a Network Drive and Copy a File to a Network Folder (AppleScript)

I've a rather complex task to solve. I don't use OS X, but now I have to provide some colleagues with a simple application that automatically copies a certain file to a network folder. Normally I'd ...
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Simple File Transfer Logs

This may be a general Unix question rather than a OS X question. I want to log general file transfers on OS X, whether it be from and to the same system or to another system, but to keep it simple ...
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A file exists in guest Windows XP (under Fusion), can I open the file in an OSX program?

So the text editor on Windows is crap. I realize I could find a fancier text editor that works within Windows but I'm happy with TextMate on my Mac and I'd rather not have two "fancy" text editors (...
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Why are my browsers only downloading some files but not others?

My 12 month-old MacBook Pro just suddenly seems to not want to download certain files. This sounds like a silly noob PEBKAC but it's not! For the past few weeks, most files that I click on in my ...
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How to copy video files from OS X to iPad over Wi-Fi?

I'd like to copy video files from my computer (OS X) to iPad over WLAN. I'd prefer simply share a folder on OS X and then be able to copy files from that folder when iPad is connected to the same WLAN....
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What's the best way to transfer ALAC files between computers when subscribed to iTunes Match?

I've pretty much uploaded everything to iTunes Match now, but my collection is across two computers and so it has merged everything together... Which is fine. However, I was planning on moving some of ...
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Can I send files using bluetooth to a device that is not discoverable but previously paired?

I can send files using the built-in Bluetooth File Exchange on OSX Lion just fine, except it requires me to put my phone in a discoverable state. However, since this is an Android phone, it stops ...
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Reliable, Simple Transfer of Really Large Files?

I want to be able to move really large video files (think 60 - 90 GB) between Macs in different cities on a closed network. I'd like to be able to go point to point, so no single-server or cloud-based ...
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How can I automatically upload files to remote server when I make changes

I want to automatically upload files to a remote server when I make any changes in them using some editor. Is there some app which I can use for this purpose? I know that this kind of thing is ...
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How do I use FTP via the command line to download all files?

I tried to use Filezilla and Cyberduck for file transfer over a simple FTP server. The problems I have is: Filezilla: When I use it for file transferring, I check the "Activity Monitor", the "% CPU" ...
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Can I set my Mac to auto-accept Bluetooth file-transfers from my phone?

Transferring photos from my Android smartphone to my laptop via Bluetooth is really easy, but the laptop always pops up an "Incoming File" dialog asking if I want to accept the file-transfer. I can ...
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Connect to an UPnP Server as guest

I can connect to my UPnP file server (the server is my ASUS router actually) via Connect to Server (⌘+K) diagram in Finder (By the way this server don't show up in Network folder). I don't have write ...