Transferring files from one storage to another local or remote storage.

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Transfer large amount of images (30GB) to virtual server from slow, old, linux machine?

I need to transfer 200,000 images to a windows EC2 instance from a really old linux machine. I don't have much experience with linux, so I haven't tried straight up FTPing because I don't think we ...
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Where is data corruption during copying files likely to happen?

Assuming both the source and target devices are in good working order, where is corruption most likely to happen (if it does)? For example, suppose that I'm backing up stuff from an internal HD to an ...
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Executable file cannot be downloaded or copied to computer

Today, I tried to install a patch for a game on my Windows 8.1 computer. However, when I try to download, the connection is immediately interrupted. When I try to download the file on another ...
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Hard disk freezes copy programs after copying certain files

I am trying to rescue the data off a failing external hard disk, but I am running into a number of problems. The file transfer will consistently freeze up on specific files, and the program being ...
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What is a “semaphore timeout period?”

I have some personal experience with the semaphore timeout period error. I was able to get the error resolved, but that still left me asking, what in the world is a "semaphore timeout period?" How can ...
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Windows to Windows USB network/file share?

I have a Windows 10 PC and a Windows 10 Tablet with micro USB port. I want to know if it is possible to use a USB cable to share files between them. I currently use my Wi-Fi and Windows File Sharing, ...
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Data not visible after unsafe removal

I have a little problem. I had a laptop with Ubuntu on it. I copied approximately 100gb of data to a external harddisk. Then when the copying was finished I removed the harddisk without fist ...
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Copying files while SSHed onto a computer

I am trying to upload some website files to a computer I am SSHed into and I'm not sure the correct command to use. I've tried looking up the cp command instructions but I can't work out what to put ...
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Linux - Copy a folder including the subfolders, BUT don't copy any file that is over 5MB

I'm managing 2 linux servers and looking to copy the data from one to the other. I'm looking to just copy these files on one server first then zip it and then scp it over. I need to copy a 100GB ...
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My computer recognizes the flash drive but I cannot open the files

My computer recognizes the flash drive but I cannot open the files. I got a prompt showing USB name, date modified and time, type(shortcut) and size (0KB). What can I do?
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copy files from directory/subdirectory listed in text file (Mac)

I'm looking to search and then copy all files with filenames matching in a text file from a directory (with subdirectories) on a server to another directory. I've found a great solution (though quite ...
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sftp - skipping non-regular file error

I get skipping non-regular file /home/local/dir/dir2 while using: put -P /home/local/dir/dir2 /www/dir3 Sftp connects on non-default port, with ssh key and no-password, transfers normally ...
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Copy video to phone from PC without Windows harping about converting to WMV

I don't do buffering so when I want to show someone a video I download the source file and copy it from my PC/Windows 7 to my phone via a USB cable. Every time I copy a video file Windows harasses me ...
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Display scp progress in zenity window

I would like to graphically display the scp transfer progress of several files from a remote server to the local machine. I thought using Zenity for example. Browsing the net I found the command pv ...
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How can I monitor file transfers between PC and NAS?

I use the Windows 10 file history and it copies original and changed files to my Synology NAS through SMB. Now I like to know which files windows is transfering to the NAS. Because it produces a huge ...
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Backup data from failing drive on Mac OS X… while preserving hardlinks

Long story short - I've got ~200 GB of data to copy off a failing hard drive (mostly Library and Application files are broken, user data intact) and I want to copy any intact file after I've managed ...
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Drag and drop won't select on VMWare Workstation 12 Pro (12.1.0 build-3272444)

I am attempting to enable drag and drop into the VM for an openSUSE distro (latest Tumbleweed) I have running in VWWare Workstation. However, when I attempt to enable the setting in Workstation it is ...
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Copying folder to multiple destinations in parallel

I have to transfer roughly 250gb of data from a Master Drive to lots of USB drives, all of identical size and brand. When I copy using the GUI in Mac OSX, it waits to copy all the files to one drive ...
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Transfer file to Windows Server 2008 R2

In a LAN, I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine; access to server through Remote Desktop is granted both 1) from a LAN host 2) from the internet, thanks to a virtual server configured in the ...
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Copy all files contained in a *.mpcpl (Media Player Classic Playlist) file

I have a Windows Media Player Classic Playlist file with thousands of songs selected from many folders on HDD. I want to copy all of those files to my USB flash drive. How can I do that? Is there an ...
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Can't Connect To Ftp Server

I tried connecting ftp server using both active and passive mode even behind router and direct connection, none worked. I tried disabling firewall,AV still nothing is helping. Status: Resolving ...
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Windows 7, how to move file from one folder to a different one

A collection of files that belong in Folder A were mistakenly moved to Folder B. How do I get them, either one by one, or as a group, out of B into A? Windows 7.
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File moved from SSD to HDD in splits of seconds

When moving big files from a SSD to a HDD on my local computer, I sometimes see the first part of a big file (several GB) being moved in literally milliseconds. However, I haven't been able to make a ...
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Possible to copy files and directory structure but don't copy file contents (i.e. 0 byte file size)?

I'm wondering if it's possible to copy files and directory structure, but don't actually copy file contents. I want to copy over file names and extensions but have each individual file be 0 bytes in ...
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How to rsync files from machine A to machine C via machine B?

I need to rsync files from machine A which is not accessible from my machine (machine C) and it can only be accessed from machine B. How do I rsync files via another machine? files (machine A) ...
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How to copy a directory on Windows, preserving timestamps of all directories being copied

I want to copy a directory tree while preserving timestamps of any file and directory that is being copied. The source directory is on a data DVD (ISO-9660 filesystem). I am copying to an NTFS ...
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Filezilla won't transfer 10 files simultaneously

I can't recall when I noticed the problem/change but I used to be able to always transfer 10 files at the same time if I wanted but something has changed where it will never do that. Sometimes it is 6 ...
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File transfer in ad hoc network

I'm trying to transfer files within ad hoc network. Is there any other way that I can transfer files since I've tried homegroup and apps such as AirDroid, ShareIt and MoveIt. I'm using Windows 10 and ...
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Send large files to server through low bandwidth connection

I'm trying to send large files (> 200Mo) to a remote server with a limited bandwidth using rsync. For now, it doesn't even start sending, only dry-runs succeed. My tests are working on other servers ...
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Moving files from one host to another (VNC)

I wonder if it's possible to make file transfers through VNC using only the command line. This question illustrates how to copy text from one window to another, but I haven't found a way to move files ...
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How do I find files or folders with a certain name length? [duplicate]

I'm helping my uncle transferring all his photography images from a Windows machines internal and external hard drives to his newly bought NAS and we stumbled across a little problem (happening to ...
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how to copy a folder and its contents to another folder using xcopy?

So I've been trying to copy a folder to another folder. But whatever I do, it only copies the file(s) inside the source folder. I've looked at numerous examples like: ss64 example microsoft example ...
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Why does large file transfers stop at 99% for a few minutes?

I've been meaning to ask this question for a long time. While trying to copy/move files(large sizes say over 10GB) in Windows from or to any external drive, I notice that the transfer activity remains ...
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Why does moving/deleting files “stall” on my PC?

My PC is Windows 10, 8GB RAM and a 2.8GHz processor. Basically, to give you an idea, whenever I drag any item onto the desktop or into a folder the file takes a long time to appear and I have to ...
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dos2unix command is corrupting the file with unicode characters downloaded via binary mode

i downloaded an xml file having unicode characters from ftp in binary transfer mode. In order to remove the line ending special characters i used the command dos2unix. But this is making the file ...
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I need to move Windows 10 from a hard drive to a solid state drive [duplicate]

I recently built another desktop computer with 3 drives, one of which is from my old computer. I want to move my Windows install to the new solid state drive without losing all of my files on the old ...
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What risks are there in copying files?

I'm trying to get a better understanding of what happens when data is copied from one drive to another. When I selected a file a file from my local drive to be copied onto another drive, what happens ...
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how to improve speed of File transfer operation

I'm using windows 7 64 bits with the following performances: CPU Specification : Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4200U CPU @ 1.60GHz L1 Data cache 2 x 32 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte ...
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Why file copy speed is initially higher than in average?

What is the explanation of the following phenomenon observed in local file copy speed? As you can see, it keeps stable at 120 MB/s, but at the beginning, it was nearly double of that. Is there some ...
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Why is my Wi-Fi File Transfer speed slow?

I have made one Windows 10 PC FTP server and using another Windows 10 PC to push files on server. Here are details about network speed: Wi-Fi router is 802.11n with speed 300Mbps. Both PCs show ...
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How can I see which files are preventing a duplication in OS X?

I'm trying to make a simple backup of an external disk onto my macbook using the Duplicate function: It's a few hundred GB so it takes a while, but fails close to the end without a lot of detail: ...
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How to save one file to multiple locations simultaneously

I am currently doing my GCSE Computer Science coursework and save it to my One Drive. However I have already had one occasion where something happened to my account and all data was lost. To prevent ...
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How to force copy default for drag-n-drop to a folder on Windows 7? [duplicate]

As described here, on Windows 7 machines, by default, when you drag a file to another folder on the same drive, it moves the file there. This can be overridden by holding down the control key on the ...
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How to copy files/folders securely between two Windows machines? [closed]

Is copying between Windows machines secure (encrypted) by default when using either command line (via mapped network drives) or Windows shared folders? If not, is there better way of securely copying ...
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How to quickly copy *specific multiple* files?

Say I have a list of filenames like these, file01.001 file02.abc fiAl.12x ect. All with full extensions. They are all in the main folder C:\ABC. Some files will be in subfolders or even in ...
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Differentiate two files and overwrite the larger?

This might be a strange question but... How can I differentiate two folders and overwrite (bidirectional or one directional, It doesn't matter) the larger of the two over the other if the same ...
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is there a way to prevent data in a flash drive from being copied [duplicate]

I want to give a USB flash drive to a friend but I don't want him to copy the data in USB or add anything to it is it possible so he could only read the files without the ability to do anything else?
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Computer goes to blue screen everytime i try to transfer a file over wifi?

My pc goes to this screen as seen below. I am trying to transfer songs folder from my pc which is of 10.5 GB size to my SD card in my mobile with android 4.4.2 installed. I am using the android app ...
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Copy Dialog Box is not shown while copying

I seem to have a peculiar problem in Windows. So let's get straight to the point, A few days back i've attempted to copy a 10GB folder between my desktop and an external hard drive. When I copied the ...
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Why When I transfer video from my canon camera to my computer the quality is bad?

I have a canon EOS 700d and I record HD 1080p video at 25fps on it but when I transfer it to my computer via usb cable the quality is terrible. I use Sony movie studio platinum to edit my videos. When ...