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When copying files from Mac to PC using Microsoft Remote Desktop I prefer to share a subfolder, not the entire drive. Here's how: In Remote Desktop on your Mac select your PC in the "My Desktops" section. Click the "Edit" button (pencil icon). In the popup click the "Redirection" button (folder icon; see image below). Check the "Enable folder redirection" ...


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remote sync, rsync, is a reliable choice for copying large amounts of data. You can prepare the command and perform a dry-run before committing to the copy; add --dry-run to simulate the copy. Your final command will be fairly simple: sudo rsync -vaE --progress /Volumes/SourceName /Volumes/DestinationName The flags are: v increases verbosity. a applies ...


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In your case, the problem is the file system on the drive as opposed to how it is connected to your Mac. The drive is most likely formatted as FAT32 system. This is a typical partitioning format that is supported by practically all computers (windows, linux and mac os). FAT32 limits file sizes to 4GB and device sizes to 2TB (or 16 TB for 4 KB sectors). For ...


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AirDrop Open Finder on both Macs, on the left you'll see the AirDrop icon with the parachute and box. Click that on both macs and you should see each other. Then just drag files to the other computer's picture. You don't even have to be on a wifi network at all, you just have to have wifi enabled on both Macs. Edit: As mentioned below, not all Macs have ...


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I use cp -Rfv sourcefile destinationfile with success on a pretty regular basis. cp = copy R = maintains file hierarchies f = if an existing destination file cannot be opened, remove it and try again v = verbose mode, displays files transferred as it progresses sourcefile = data you want to copy destinationfile = directory/drive you want to copy to


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For those on 10.7 or newer1, the easiest solution to the bandwidth limiting part of the question is Apple's Network Link Conditioner (NLC), a free utility that was originally included with Xcode. Then Apple got all sandbox-happy, so now it's a separate download from Apple's developer web site, called the Hardware IO Tools for Xcode. The important points ...


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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 interact with each other. From my brief testing, if the box is ticked in either place then imports will be super-fast and you'll get the original .heic images ...


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Try Gnu ddrescue -- it's a data recovery program that does block-based copying with corrupt data recovery during the copy operations. You can get it for OS X if you're using Homebrew by typing in an Terminal window: brew install ddrescue A guide on arstechnica describes how to rescue a failed disk using ddrescue. Make sure you read through the guide, as it ...


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Pull down notification menu. Tap "USB for charging / Touch for more options" Tap "Transfer files (MTP)"


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Depends on how you plan to play it on the iPhone. Both following ways require iTunes and an iPhone connected to it by cable or wireless. If you want to copy it to your Media library and play it natively you will need to: Select your device Click on Movies tab Check Sync Movies and check the desired movie from your iTunes library If you use an app (such as ...


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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 method not only works for audio/video formats but pretty much all file formats. Ofcourse, VLC won't show these files but one could access them using any decent ...


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I just ran across this myself, and the built in cp command actually handles it. I discovered a bunch of old CF cards that I wanted to harvest the pictures from. My processing scripts will look at the file mtime to put it in the correct place so I needed it preserved. From the man page: -p Cause cp to preserve the following attributes of each source ...


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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 provide to power the phone, and not some cheap knockoff USB cable. It would be nice to have a way for the icon to mount on the desktop via a Bluetooth connection -...


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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 USB-C cable that come with your MacBook Pro 2016 does not work. There are a more complicated method (and this requires a Thunderbolt 3 Cable (or use a ...


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I use rsync to do this sort of copy. However note the version supplied by Apple is 2.6.9 and has bugs on this. So you need to get a third party built one either build yourself or via a package manager for example rsync -aE source_dir target_dir The option -E copies the ACLs and -a preserves the unix permissions and times. (well it did on rsync 2 rsync 3 ...


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Windows 7 should see your connected iPhone as a Photo Camera. Just use the same software that you'd use for importing individual photos from a regular USB-connected camera. Also make sure to have your phone "trust" your computer by turning on the phone and selecting "trust" from the pop-up. On OS X, you can use the built-in Image Capture utility (or iPhoto ...


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I fully accept the warnings other people have given here regarding running finder as root... but in a limited scenario it is very useful. The OP had a problem using the: sudo /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/MacOS/Finder I suspect he/she may have also been using something like TotalFinder or XtraFinder If so, then use the options in ...


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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 FileExplorer.


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Because of a lot of complaints of people used to the Windows way, merging folders is now a feature in OSX Lion : This merge dialog will only show up if: destination folder isn't empty destination folder contents are different from to be copied one So the way to merge folders in an officially supported way is to upgrade to Lion :-)


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The opensnoop program is remarkably useful, but to answer the actual question in case somebody is in a quick bind, for Transmit 4 the location of the temporary files is: /Volumes/<Macintosh HD>/Users/<current user>/Library/Caches/Cleanup At Startup/Transmit/server-to-server-B18AC7A9-81C6-4AAD-8F2C-6CD70E65D7FD/data-file-being-transferred ...


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Mavericks does NOT support MTP natively. You can use Android File Transfer for MTP file system access or one of many other apps like Dropbox, or AirDroid for file sharing that does not use MTP.


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If your Macs are on the same network and the one you want to connect to has File Sharing enabled you should just be able to connect to one from the other in the sidebar under the shared menu. After you connected and select which volumn to mount it will mount it as a volume on the Mac you are using and then you can drag and drop to or from that volume. ...


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There are a lot of alternatives for iTunes which will allow you to manage your iDevice. Floola, Songbird and Yamipod are three popular alternatives for iTunes. Then there is software which will allow you to treat your iDevice like a external hard drive, like iTransfer or SyncPod (not for Lion or iOS5). But my overall favorite is Bigasoft iPad 2 Transfer. ...


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As mentioned in the Apple Discussion Forums, like this post for example, the iPhone does not have (and never has had) support for file transfers over Bluetooth. Here are the Bluetooth profiles supported by iOS listing the types of operations possible.


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Thought I threw my two cents in. Being both a Mac and Linux user - I find that once a SAMBA share is created on a Linux machine (browseable option on Linux samba turned on with or without a login - you can "connect as" from the Mac to the Linux machine), my Mac would pick it up and list in on Finder's left pane. Here's a quick SAMBA setup for the Linux ...


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The curl program could help you download an FTP file, but it specializes in one-off URLs (http, ftp, etc). It is possible to use Perl to script something up to list then download, but its much easier to use wget! However, wget is not a standard program of OSX so you will need to manually download, compile, and install it (relatively easy task, as long as ...


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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" = recurses into directories, copies symlinks as symlinks, preserves permissions, times, groups and special files, also preserves owner (when owner = root) and ...


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Old question, but here's my answer: I use a Unix tool called Unison. This is a command-line tool that allows for two way sync. The good is that it's highly configurable: ignore certain file names, directories, synchronize multiple folders, which side wins in a conflict, many other things. The bad is that you have to not be scared of the command line and ...


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Use rsync in terminal: rsync -arvu SOURCE_DIR DEST_DIR --ignore-existing The --ignore-existing flag will ensure that you do not overwrite files in the dest folder that are already there. Incidentally, if you want to sync with an external hard drive or USB drive look under the folder /Volumes (All external hardware is mounted there)


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