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

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How do I transfer a partition to a smaller partition on a different computer (windows 7)

I want to move data between two laptops. The source is a dying windows 7 machine, with one partition being windows 7, and one partition being user data. The destination is a donated, older laptop, ...
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web interface for server-to-server file transfer [duplicate]

I'm looking for a way to transfer files between two servers. I currently ssh into one server and use rsync inside a screen session to initiate a transfer from the other host. This works, but I'm ...
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Why is it faster to copy than overwrite?

I noticed this in general: its faster to copy a large file from my computer to my USB than it is to overwrite it. For example, I have a file a.txt thats 10 gb. If my USB is blank and I copy my file to ...
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Extract identical files from two directories

I am looking for a linux solution for the following problem: Given two directories with a large number of files. All file names are random and different in both directories. The contents of some of ...
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Cannot boot from primary hard drive when second hard drive is installed

Firstly, a bit of background: My 7 year-old laptop recently died, and I have now bought myself a PC. I want to transfer my files from the old laptop hard drive to the new one inside the PC. To do ...
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Secure file transfer: VPN vs SFTP

We have a client who needs to transfer small, secure data files between customer sites and a central server. They wanted us to develop an application for them that would make use of a VPN to send the ...
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how to compare two large folders (>2G, 196,000 files)

I have to transfer >2G folders with 196K files from one external hard drive to another. The older drive has some problems and so I get an error while transferring. I skip the files which have the ...
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Error codes when trying to manually backup iPod

I'm attempting to backup all of the music from my 80GB iPod Classic to my Windows Vista computer. My old computer (originally linked to this iPod with a backed up copy of all music) died on me, so ...
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Copying files from external HDD to USB stick - will files remain anyhow on the computer's system drive?

Just wanted to see if you could help me out with something. I moved some files (all in one folder)from an external HDD to a jump drive using my work computer. This HDD was old, and I wasn't sure of ...
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Very erratic file transfer speeds in Windows 8.1

This may not have anything to do with the OS but here are the results of copying the same 20GB file between two internal SSDs and over the network. For internal disk transfers, the peak followed by ...
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When moving files to my NAS, the file move dialog doesn't show progress. Why?

I have a Synology DS1513+ NAS that has a shared folder exposed (I think it's using CIFS). I'm moving files from a HDD on my local machine to the NAS. For some reason the dialog doesn't show any ...
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Copy a folder using the command line?

How can a folder be copied using the cmd.exe shell? Using Explorer, this is easy to do. Right-click the folder to copy, drag it to the destination folder, and then select "Copy here." Suppose we ...
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File copy and paste over RDP stopped working

I use Remote Desktop from a Window 8.1 Pro 64 bit PC to a remote Windows XP Pro SP3. Recently I noticed copy&paste of files does not work in either direction. Copy&paste if text and images ...
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Tab Completion Broken on SCP with OpenSSH 1:6.2p2-6ubuntu0.1

Here is my scenario: I want to transfer ~/foo.txt to a server aoneill@bar. I start typing in my command line: aoneill@aoneill-Laptop:~$ scp fo At this point I hit <tab> to complete the file ...
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scp from remote server to local computer?

Ok, very very basic and simple question, but I'm a bit confused. After ssh'ing to remote server, I want to transfer a file back to my computer... The syntax is simple, of course: scp ./foo ...
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Copying all files from one folder to an other with command line in windows

I have two folders src and dest: src --new.txt --style.css dest --text.txt --install.bat I would like to copy all files inside src into dest. I have tried copy src dest but that destroys ...
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Batch or VBS to log transfer file type & paths from file share

Would anyone know how to record/write a log based on what the user has transferred from a file share?. I know I could use Wireshark, but all I need to do is write a line to the log everytime the ...
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What's the best way to copy data without leaving a trace? [closed]

I was wondering if uploading data from system disk onto a file sharing online service, but it seems like the system logs these and they could be traced by the cookies of that website. Is it the same ...
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Backup Folder with files but leave behind empty files/folders

I see this asked in linux and ubuntu forums/sites but could never find one for xcopy or Windows x86/64 platform (or an application) I wish to back-up a folder to another drive, but I would like to ...
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How can I copy a big file from one Windows machine to another limiting speed transfer?

Because of traffic reasons I am not able to transfer big files inside my network, unfortunatelly, I need to do such thing everyday. I usually transfer these files by coping and pasting from my ...
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Portable HD transfer speed decelerates to 0 KB

I have a western digital 2 TB portable HD. My laptop is running windows 8.1. I'm having trouble transferring files from on to the other. On occassion transferring files works fine but sometimes I see ...
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Automatic transfer large files between 2 sites behind fire walls

I thought this will have an answer on this site, but after some searching I couldn't find anything useful. Here is my situation. I want to setup an automatic way to transfer some backup from one ...
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Delay in FTP when transferring to a network storage

I'm having trouble with an FTP server, the FTP server is running on CentOS. The FTP server being used is VSftpd 2.0.5 ( I believe this is the default server that was installed with CentOS ). Prior to ...
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Deliberately throttle network file transfer speed (Windows Explorer)

I want to transfer a large amount of data between Sydney and Perth (opposite sides of Australia), using Windows Explorer, and network drives, in a Windows Server terminal services session. I don't ...
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Is system drive involved when transferring files between external sources?

I often transfer files from my external HDD to my USB flash drive. Sometimes I use my computer which has the OS in the SSD and sometimes the other computer with the OS in HDD. Are these file ...
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How move/copy files work in OS?

As the title asks, how in detail do they work? This question is often on my mind because I could not find a good article that explains how it works in detail. The questions is: How does the OS ...
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Win7 moving files and folders from dir to dir makes all my files empty

I have read this post but it's not the same issue. I am facing a critical problem. I lost all my source codes. The causes : I logged in my user account, i noticed that windows created a new user ...
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Mac OSX 10.9 resume folder copy to NAS

I have a really big folder (174GB) that I wanted to move to a NAS using Ethernet. I started the transfer and when it was neary finished the computer stopped (I accidentally disabled caffeine) and the ...
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How can I transfer photos and files from Nokia 2760?

I need to transfer files from an old Nokia 2760 to another device. I connect the phone via Bluetooth with a notebook and an Android smartphone, but I have not find the solution. Many of these ...
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How can I transfer files from Window 8 to Windows 7 (since Easy Transfer won't work)?

I am trying to transfer files from my Acer Windows 8 computer to my new Gateway laptop with Windows 7. I have finally learned that Easy Transfer program will not work in this direction. Please ...
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How can I add the Windows 8 style copy / move dialog box (detailed view with a real-time throughput graph) in Windows 7?

Windows 8 added a detailed view with a real-time throughput graph to the copy / move dialog box (video): Is there anyway to add such a graph in Windows 7?
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Windows surface pro file-transfer extremely low

I've had my surface for a couple of days and I noticed the transfer speeds are extremely low. I'm just copying some files on the ssd. The transfer starts at about 50mb but quickly plummets to 100kb/s ...
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Resume interrupted file transfer to harddrive

I was copying my whole user folder over to a harddrive for backup, but I had to plug out the disk because I had to leave. I got about 160 of 220gigs transferred, and now the file is sitting on the ...
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How to send files via lan between two computers

Does anyone know a software which allows you to send files between two computers connected directly via lan cable (machines run WinXp and Win7)? I've already tried to use shared files and folders ...
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Looking for a fast and reliable way to copy files to SFTP

I always used SFTP for copying up CMS systems, modify system/user files, or files related to sites and similar. Small things. Even if the file was larger, I could just wait it out. But now I have ...
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Sharing file using torrent

I have a large file (~1 TB) I want to share with a friend. I found that the best way to do that is to make a private torrent and share it with my friend. The problem is I am inside a university ...
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How can I keep my file copy speed consistent?

I sometimes have big files (like the Bitcoin blockchain or a virtual machine disk image) that I want to copy to a flash drive so that I can move it to another computer. My flash drive is a SanDisk ...
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Using Terminal to copy Aperture files from external hard drive to Mac

I'm a novice Mac user who inherited photo equipment from my photographer Dad. He used Aperture to manage his thousands of photos. I tried copying a 20 gB file to my computer but it's failed each ...
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Files get corrupted frequently while copying to external hard drives

I'm running Windows 7 64 bit (updated all important updates yesterday) and have several external usb hard drives (self powered 3.5 inch). I recently noticed while copying files to the external drive ...
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How to download a file using scp over two hops

As the title says, how can I download a file using scp over two hops? Preferably, the files must not be stored (written to disk) at any point in the first server, just transfered through.
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Mac OS. Can't zip or copy a folder?

It is a folder with xcode project. Previously it worked normally. Now on both duplicating and zipping it shows an error. It is in other language but sounds something like this "Error on zipping ...
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Does copying files in multiple dialogues slower than in one?

When you select some files and copy them, the file copying dialog appears with progress bar and speed indicators. But when you select some other files and copy them, another dialog pops up and both ...
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Linux: What is the best way to copy from a damaged HD, only the files that can be completely read?

I am copying from a damaged HDD (not SDD) where about 15% files would cause I/O error. I only want the rest of the 85% complete files, and get a list of damanged files. How to do that? cp stops on ...
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Duplicate file via copy/paste no longer works

When I try to copy/paste a file in Win Explorer, instead of duplicating the file and adding "CopyX" to the new filename, I get an error message stating "The Source and Destination Files are the same". ...
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Copy new files from a monitored folder to another in debian

I have directory a and directory b. Directory a has new files and folders copied to it periodically. I would like to monitor folder a for those new files and automatically copy them to folder b. ...
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SMB file transfer speeds too low over local LAN

I have built a file server for my home network. It has a 3TB Sata 3Gb/s HDD on a Dual Celeron Mini ITX mobo with 2GB DDR3 RAM. I have installed Ubuntu minimal runing off a flashdrive. I installed ...
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Moving files unattended with cmd prompt

I'm trying to move over 500GB+ and it will take about a day. Is there a way under Windows 7 to move all these files using a command line that will answer yes to any pop-up dialogs? For example, ...
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Windows 7 Transfering File

I use windows 7 and i was transfering (cut+paste) quite big file from flashdisk to my doccument. I accidentally press exit, so I transfer the rest of the file. I checked them in my doccument but some ...
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How to queue up Windows 8 file coping to only have one copying at a time

The new windows 8 file explorer copying is great. I can setup multiple copying tasks. They appear in a single window and I am able to pause them. Is there a way to have the copying only occur one at ...
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Cross platform WiFi enabled folder access on linux embedded device

I have a device, we'll say it's a laptop running Ubuntu 12.04 with a stripped kernel that can only run a single program. This device does not have a keyboard or a mouse, but two joysticks and four ...