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

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Is it faster to compress files before copying? [duplicate]

I have around 80 GB of data I need copy to an external hard drive. Would it be faster to compress all the files first and then copy over? Or would the time it takes to compress and decompress take ...
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Bulk copy files from CD, and rename disallowed filenames along the way

I have an old CD with Amiga files on that I want to copy to my modern Windows 7 PC. Most files are read fine, but when Windows finds a file with a problematic filename, it only allows you to skip ...
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Script to automate copy files with a pattern over network

I am trying to automate some tasks... I have to do some development work on one machine and other parts on another machine, with communication through a network share. I would like to copy certain ...
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Skip previously faulty files on a robocopy restart

I'm copying large amount of files from a cloud drive. Over TB totals with file sizes around ~10mb. A lot of them became corrupted with time. My network is unreliable and I have to restart robocopy ...
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Transfer large amount of data in chunks

I need to copy data from one server to another however the only median we have is a small HDD. What is the best way to split up the data and merge it back on the other end without creating archives as ...
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What does registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Wbem\CIMOM\ThrottleDrege do?

What does registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Wbem\CIMOM\ThrottleDrege do? Background to this is that one of our users is experiencing abnormally slow copy of files on his Windows 8 ...
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Did Microsoft remove the option to send a file with Lync 2013?

Until recently we used the Lync option for sending files to transfer big files between our work team members. Today I was looking for this option to send a 30MB file to my colleague, but could not ...
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How can I upload files to my computer from my smartphone via FTP without WWW?

Basic FTP works like this: upload files to a server login to the server via an FTP client from another device download the uploaded file However, what if I want to transfer files from my ...
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How can I copy a file from a usb drive to a directory on the hard drive in windows 7 using command prompt

How can I copy a file from a pen drive to particular directory on the hard drive in windows 7 using command prompt in quickly compare to ordinary copy paste. Scenario 1: need to copy the files from ...
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Receive files securely over the Internet [closed]

Presently, I receive e-mail attachments from many different senders. Due to the contents of the file attachments, I want them to be protected (i.e. encrypted) while in transit to me. How can the ...
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sudo cp with wildcard syntax doesn't do anything in Linux

I have a directory containing files that are owned by root, from this directory I wish to copy all the files ending with errorAll to another directory. My wildcard syntax is correct because performing ...
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Splitting a large VM

I have a large virtualBox virtual machine 55GB approx. This is currently on my external harddrive. The problem is I am not able to copy it from my external USB hard drive into my pc. At around 75% it ...
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How can I set a count down timer in perl for doing a function repeatedly?

I am copying a file from one file to another. I want to check whether the source file is available or not repeatedly in every 10 secs. How can I check it in between copying?
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Windows CURL download file- special char in URL

I need to download .xls file with Windows cURL and I have got a problem with URL of that file, because it contains special char "Č". That URL is: http://www.ccs.cz/data/141001_Seznam_ČStxt14196.xls ...
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How to take server credentials from FileZilla client installed in my pc? [duplicate]

Hi I use FileZilla to transfer files to the server via FTP. I connected to FileZilla from my computer months ago. I entered the server address, port & administration password on to the startup ...
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How to take FileZilla credentials from the software's interface?

Hi I use FileZilla to transfer files to the server via FTP. I connected to FileZilla from my computer months ago. I entered the server address, port & administration password on to the startup ...
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Script to scan through several directories, look for a file and copy it to a new name

Hopefully someone can help me out here. I need to clean up some data on a regular interval but short of doing it manually I haven't come up with a good solution. Here is the flow that I go through ...
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Not getting all files when copying Users folder

I have a friends laptop and I took her hard drive out and put it in an external HD enclosure. I plan on wiping it so that I can reinstall windows. Problem is that when I plug the external HD to my ...
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Download system file with PermitRootLogin no

I have a remote server with root and regular user access to it, however the direct root access is forbidden using PermitRootLogin no in the ssh configuration file. So I'm left with no option to ...
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Copy file by type with folder structure

I have a big tree of file something like folderA folderB file.any file.txt folderC folderD folderE file.txt file.any I need to copy all *.txt files with folder tree. ...
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Can the “Are you sure you want to copy this file without its properties?” halt be stopped when copying files?

When I copy data on my computer, I get a dialogue box with the message Are you sure you want to copy this file without its properties? I know why this message pops up, but it does not make it ...
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Network info when copying files from USB drives

When I copy files from USB flashdrive to another USB flashdrive file using a PC linked to a local network, is the network owner able to check/view the content of the files in transit? Particular ...
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How to copy files and keep the structure?

I have a text file with a list of filenames c:\superawesome\lame.mp3 c:\noyoucant\wujuu.mp3 d:\bottle\water.obj And I want to copy the same file structure in a different location (e:\backup). The ...
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Can you start the Explorer copy dialog from the command line?

Is it possible to trigger an Explorer style file copy in Windows, such that the copy file dialog is displayed? I'm aware of copy, xcopy and robocopy commands but I'm specifically looking to spawn the ...
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How do I remotely copy a gnome panel configuration from one computer to another?

How do I remotely copy a gnome panel configuration from one computer to another using the commmand line?
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Is it possible to remove the 'Are you sure you want to copy this file without its properties?'

'Are you sure you want to copy this file without its properties?' Yes, I'm sure, I'm certain... I never want to be asked again. Once a month I need to copy small .mpg files [for in-store advertising ...
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I Want to Copy all Images from my Whole Computer to a single folder…?

I Want to Copy all Images In Any Format like .jpg .png .gif ect. from my pc Hard drive that is in 2 Partition c: , D: to a Single folder. (From Folders & Sub folders Both) Note:- No of Images :- ...
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Transferring from one external hard drive to another: Use RAM and local storage?

If I connect two external hard drives to my PC/Mac, and I transfer a file from one to other, is my local hard drive involved somehow and to what extent? Or is it 100% buffered through RAM? Thanks!
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Which is faster, copying from remote or pasting to remote, over domain?

I see many questions regarding copying large files over a network, for example How to better copy&paste big files over RDP?, but I'm asking a slightly different thing. Also, not involving remote ...
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Why does copying individual files take so much longer than one large file? [duplicate]

I was copying a few very very large files to my computer. In total, 28 files and roughly 200GB (meaning each one was . I noticed that it was going at more or less the same speeds the entire time: ...
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Why Does Transfer Of Music To A 32 Gigabyte Micro SDHC Card Keep Failing?

I have a large number of music files on my hard drive, and am trying to transfer them onto a 32 gigabyte (31.2 usable) micro SDHC card so I can listen to them using my cellular phone; the transfer ...
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Can't read from the source file or disk

I'm having a two WD external hard disk with capacity of 1 TB. I'm trying to copy SAP file(capacity - 250 GB ) in the extension of .vmdk from one hard disk to another hard disk. But when ever i'm ...
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Error while using copy command to copy files in subfolders

I'm using the folliwing command to copy all files of the same extension from a folder and all its subfolders to a new destination: for /R "f:\" %f in (\*.mp3) do copy %f "C:\Documents and ...
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Replace FTP with SFTP to transfer files - PSFTP.EXE ONLY

I am currently FTP'ing file to a unix box from a windows server. I want to change the following section of the script and migrate the ftp process to be sftp. @echo off echo user %user%> ...
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Copy specific file types from one location to another

Hi guys im currently working in a school and Ive created a script to scan all student folders for sepcific file types, I was wondering if there was a way I could have it make a copy of the specific ...
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WD MyPassport copy speed drops to 0

If i try to copy some large files (say around 400MB), it starts to copy, showing speeds around 33MB/sec, then after 5-6 seconds speed drops to 0Mb/sec and later copy error appears. If I copy small ...
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How to find out who is receiving files or cancel old transfers in Skype?

Every once in a while I hear the sound "file received" in Skype. I haven't sent any files recently but there are probably files I sent earlier to group chats and it's probably some members of group ...
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Fastest way to transfer folders of +/- 300GB between a desktop and a laptop

I'm buying a pretty beefy laptop and I was wondering whether or not I could carry over video files from my desktop to the laptop and render videos on that to take the load off of the desktop. Since ...
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Poor performance with Ethernet Network Card when transferring files

I am having a performance issue I have not been able to solve and hope you guys can help me with it. I bought a NanoPC (small computer with ARM processor) and I have it running Ubuntu 13.10. It has a ...
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How to copy files from one computer to another without losing any metadata?

Similar to but more demanding than this question : How to copy files while not modifying the file creation times at all? I want to copy files between computers without the "Modified" and "Created" ...
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Cannot copy large files normally

Win 7 64bit. Why do i need to rename a large file say 5gb to be able to copy it over to another drive. No matter if its from a sata drive or a flash drive. First I try to copy the file (we'll call it ...
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Is it possible to stream live audio/video safe from duplication/copying?

What I'd like to do is play an audio file exactly once and then it should not be possible to play it again. Is there such a file format or function? The scenarios I had was 1) Some famous music group ...
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Which option is better for faster file transfer?

If I have a dual band wireless router and two computer connected to it (wirelessly), and I need to transfer a big file between the computers, would it be faster for both computers to use the same band ...
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Network/Server optimization with Samba Server and clients

So I have been trying to have a successful samba server for my home for a few months now, but it has just never really performed well. I am now getting serious about making it work correctly. To ...
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Using scp to transfer files to an android device

SSHDroid lets an android device function as an ssh server. vSSH is an ssh client for android devices. I have a file on a remote server that I want to transfer to my android device over ssh, only ...
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How to completely copy all of the Toshiba laptop hard drive contents to another laptop?

I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop and I am buying another one, newer laptop and I have about 200GBs of stuff like games/apps on my hard drive. I could upload it online or do it with a USB drive but ...
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How can I efficiently transfer a large file using a smaller external disk?

I need to transfer a large (multi-terabyte) file from one Linux computer to another. I have a 1TB external SSD drive that seems like it's the fastest way in terms of bandwidth. My best guess right now ...
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Why is it slower to transfer small files over the Internet

I'm using scp to transfer files from one host to another over the Internet. Assuming that the transfer speed is 2Mb/s, it takes around 1.5 seconds to send 3Mb size between 2 hosts. However, if the ...
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The file is no longer located

I want to move a couple files from an external hard disk, I can see the files and I can see how much space they occupy on the volume. If I try to move, rename or open them I obtain this error prompt: ...
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The file name(s) would be too long for the destination folders but I can't edit it [duplicate]

I want to move a file but its filepath/filename is too long. Its context menu only shows a reduced list of options and rename isn't in the list, pressing F2 after selecting the file in the file ...