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

Simply install VLC app from the app store and use its wifi transfer feature (in the sidebar of vlc app) to transfer videos(in all formats recognizable by vlc) into your vlc library.... UPDATE: This ...
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Image Capture takes a long time to import and convert photos and videos from iPhone to MacBook

iPhone settings -> Photos -> Transfer to Mac or PC -> Switch from "Automatic" to "Keep Originals" There's also a "Keep Originals" option in the OSX Image Capture app, I'm not sure how the two options ...
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Transfer data between two Mac via USB-C

You needs to put one of the computer in Target Disk Mode (Press T on startup) and connect another USB-C equipped Mac with a USB-C cable (or USB-C to USB Adapter/Cable for older computer) Note that the ...
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Best way to copy all files, ignoring errors?

I like using rsync in order to copy files from a corrupted source to a functional destination: rsync -auv --delete --ignore-errors /path/to/source/ /path/to/destination/ Where: -a = "archive mode" =...
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How can I copy files from my Mac to PC via Microsoft Remote Desktop?

Try copy pasting the whole folder. It is easy and quite flexible at the same time It worked like a charm for me. Mark the folder in the macOS Finder and press Cmd+C In the Windows Explorer in the ...
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How can I transfer large files from Linux to iPad over a cable or wifi?

For me on Ubuntu 18 all I had to do was install libimobiledevice-utils with sudo apt-get install libimobiledevice-utils and then reconnected the iPad, I can now browse my dam file and grab em just ...
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How can I use bluetooth to transfer files between my iPhone 6 and my Windows 10 laptop?

iOS 11.x does not support sending files using the Bluetooth OBEX protocol. So unfortunately you can't transfer files using this method. You may be able to transfer files over Wi-Fi with apps like ...
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Mount Android Phone on Desktop

Use Android File Transfer, created by Google itself, and it gives you a Finder window to at least transfer files via USB connection. I noticed, however, that you have to use the Samsung cable they ...
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Send very large files through Ethernet between two Mac computers

Yes, you can use an ethernet cable to quickly transfer files from one computer to the other. It's really quite simple. Plug in the cable Go to System Preferences, and make sure that Ethernet is ...
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How can I transfer large files from Linux to iPad over a cable or wifi?

Since iOS 13, you are able to access SMB shares with the Files app. Just set up your share in the Linux system (I recommend usershares), create the user on samba (while samba allows you to have the ...
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Music files don't copy from iTunes to iPhone, appear grey with a dotted circle

Ignore all the rest of this crap, all I did was change the name of one of the songs that wasn't syncing. After I did that I hit sync and they all started syncing. Hope this works for whoever reads.
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copyfile errors and dot files using rsync

I was using the -E option to copy alias files on macOS (as without -E option alias files copy as executable files). The -E Options worked for copying the Alias files, but caused the same error as here ...
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Fastest and safest way to copy massive data from one external drive to another

The "fastest" way would be to physically move both drives to be internal to a single computer, do the copy (or rsync), and then move them back. I'd still use rsync, because if interrupted for any ...
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Music files don't copy from iTunes to iPhone, appear grey with a dotted circle

You guys. I solved this. I don't know if this is the right or only way to fix this problem but it worked for me. It took forever, but it worked. Delete all of the songs of your iPod/iPhone that have ...
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Move programs and games to external storage

There are two ways developers can make their apps for Mac. The recommended way is to put everything the app needs into a "bundle". Apps created in this way enclose everything they need in the .app. As ...
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Move using keyboard instead of drag and drop

You can Cut, Copy or Paste using the keyboard - though as Finder has no actual Cut command, you move files in a slightly different way from how you would do it on Windows. Copy is Cmd ⌘ C Paste ...
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How do I add music files to my iPhone without iTunes?

Sadly, but there is no way you can add music to Music app on iPhone without iTunes unless you have a jailbreak (as far as I know there is none for 10.3.3). Songs are added to some database, thats why ...
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How to transfer app documents from Mac to iOS on iTunes 12.7

Oh, to answer my own question: It has been renamed to "File Sharing" on the connected device's tab. I didn't see it on the first try.
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Can I delete the system and application files on old MBP 2009 hard drive and still access the files in users?

I wouldn't put much faith in an 11-year-old drive, long-term. I certainly wouldn't put the only copy of any data on it. That said, so long as you never expect to boot from it again*, then the old ...
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How to copy an application folder (.app) using terminal

I assume you don't need the application in ~/Downloads afterwards, so mv ~/Downloads/NAME.app /Applications/ should do. If you get a "Permission denied" error, add sudo in front and enter ...
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Fastest and safest way to copy massive data from one external drive to another

If you would like to copy drive A to drive B exactly you can do this with Disk Utility. We will be using Disk Utility's restore function. Some background on the different between Restoring vs copy ...
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How can I copy files from my Mac to PC via Microsoft Remote Desktop?

Good news, copy and paste seems to work now (and for single files even)! But drag and drop does not seem to. At all. copy and paste: copy (command + c) in OS X Finder, then open an explorer window ...
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Send very large files through Ethernet between two Mac computers

This is how we ended up doing it (other answers might work, and are welcome). I will write this here because it worked and was somehow faster and simpler (meaning without modifying complex settings) ...
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Can I use the USB-C cable for my charger to transfer large files between different OS X laptops?

The charger included with the 2016 MacBook Pro is a standard USB Type C cable. It should achieve speeds of up to 10gbps. If you'd like speeds of up to 40gbps, I'd buy an official thunderbolt 3 cable ...
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Error -36 "some data can't be read or written" when copying files from SD card

Not true; it's a privacy issue with the xfat format. You can copy the files via terminal: mv plus space, drag the file, plus drag the destiny. If that doesn't work, you'll have to change the format of ...
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Can I transfer 100 PDFs files from Windows to Acrobat Reader on iPad without going through iTunes?

Provided you have space on your iCloud Drive, you could upload files via a browser on Windows to iCloud, then download those files/folder to your iPad using the "more locations" function in Adobe ...
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