176

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 ...


171

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" ...


38

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 ...


33

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


28

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 ...


24

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 ...


18

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 ...


16

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


15

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 ...


13

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 ...


13

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 ...


10

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 -...


10

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.


9

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 ...


9

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 ...


8

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 ...


8

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 ...


8

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 enabled. (it should be in the "Network" list.) Unlock the "Network" preference pane, and click on "Ethernet" Click on Advanced, and select "Manually" from the "...


7

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.


6

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.


6

If the USB stick is formatted as FAT32, the maximum file size is limited to 4,294,967,295 bytes (~4 GB). This limit is a consequence of the file length entry in the directory table and would also affect huge FAT32 partitions with a sufficient sector size. If so, try to format USB thumb with exFAT it will increase the maximum file size to 16 EiB :)


6

It could be interfering with existing wifi network, you can use the Airport command line tool to disconnect from other networks: Begin by linking it to a another location: ln -s \ /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Apple80211.framework/Versions/Current/Resources/airport \ /usr/local/bin/airport Then, disconnect from the current network: sudo airport -...


6

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 ...


5

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 like normal folders thats just wonderful!!!


5

Image Capture works with movies as well, so no need for iPhoto BUT this only works with videos that YOU shot on the device. If someone sends you a video and you save it to your albums, then Image Capture ignores it.


5

The only point to add to xalexownzx's answer regards the partition style. For compatibility with Windows, all FAT32 partitions are MS-DOS style. Use the Mac OS Extended (Journaled) format if you don't care about accessing the drive from a Windows machine. If you might want to be able to boot a Mac sometime in the future with this drive without having to ...


5

I answered a similar question here a while back. My answer is copied below. 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 = ...


5

I used bittorrent sync to sync 8TB between my Drobo and QNAP.


5

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.


Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible