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

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How to move VirtualBox files?

By default VirtualBox stores all data in a directory below the home directory. I know how to change it but how can I change the location of existing images (without editing VirtualBox.xml manually)? ...
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Copy data from PC secretly to USB /Portable Hard disk? [closed]

Can you name any free ware by using which you can copy specific data automatically when you plug in the USB or Portable Hard Drive secretly without alerting the Anti Virus or Malware? I know one such ...
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Images from usb to pc / emulating usb thumb drive [on hold]

I have a device, which can save files to a usb thumb drive. Can I anyhow get these files straight to my pc automaticly? For example can I somehow emulate USB thumb drive with my pc and connect the PC ...
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Safely getting a file from a Mac computer with malware

A family member has a MacBook Pro with a file I need on it, but it’s pretty clear the Mac has some sort of malware on it. Regular Internet browsing—mostly via Google Chrome—opens up ad tabs on ...
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How to copy files and create hardlinks instead of copying when files are identical

Are there any tools for Windows that can copy one dir to another read copied content generate MD5 if the current file is identical to a previously copied one, create a hardlink in destination dir ...
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Torrent Tracker for Private Downloads

I've recently come across the problem of having to share several large files with multiple individuals (data collected from experiments, nothing shady). Distribution through torrent seems the best ...
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Multi-core and copy speed

What i want to do is to copy 500K of files. I want to copy within server from one destination to another.It includes emails mostly so many small files. Its over 23 GB only but takes so long (over ...
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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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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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How do I move files out of nested subdirectories into another folder in ubuntu? (Trying to strip off many subfolders)

How do I move files and not directories into another folder/parent folder? I have a folder structure that is extremely ugly, with some .mp3 files buried 6 levels deep in a sub-folder. I want to ...
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boost application process in ubuntu

Are there other ways to boost an application process in Ubuntu other than "nice"? I want to backup a database without using import and export method and just use push and pull method instead. I tried ...
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How to make Windows 2008 Server ignore existing files on a RDP shared folder during copying?

I'm trying to copy files (a task which you might think an operation system should be able to handle) on a network resource representing a shared folder of the RDP session (started on Ubuntu 14.10 with ...
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Why copying takes time across partitions on the same disk?

This is a possible duplicate of Moving files from one partition to another on an SSD When I copy files from C:\...\Downloads\ to C:\...\Desktop\ it happens instantly, I suppose this is because the ...
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How to estimate the time needed for transferring files between internal and external drives?

My laptop usb port is usb 2.0. my external hard drive is usb 3.0. Wikipedia says Due to bus access constraints, the effective throughput of the High Speed signaling rate is limited to 35 MB/s or ...
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“Path is Too Deep” error when copying files from PC to NAS

I keep getting a "path is too deep" error when copying files and folders from my PC to a NAS device over the wireless network. Anybody else had this? When I try from Windows command prompt, I get ...
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Copy files with partial resume support? (Win/Cygwin)

Just curious if anyone knows of a tool that'll copy files, and should the file get interrupted, have it resume where it's left off the next time it's invoked. I'm basically trying to copy something ...
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How do I copy specific set of files in one directory structure to another?

Say I've got a directory structure somewhat like this: view | +--- 0001 | +--- 231 | +--- e2341 | ... and so on My problem is that I want to copy a set of files that have the same name ...
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Parallel copy from one source to multiple destinations simultaneously [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Multiple USB HDD (ext2 ) copy simultaneously Parallel file copy from single source to multiple targets? Is any program (Linux /Windows) can copy large data (60 - 80 GB) ...
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Delayed Write Failed error on USB hard drive

I've got a new Verbatim 1.5TB USB hard drive (Samsung HD154UI) and I'm finding myself completely unable to fill it. I'm using Windows XP. Whenever I try to copy a load of files over, it works for ...
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Fastest way of copy files from Ext3 to NTFS?

I’m right now on a Ubuntu Live CD and need to copy 500GB of several big files (videos) from an Ext3 file system to a NTFS file system (it’s an emergency backup since the Ext3 is doing weird noises). ...
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Why can't I copy all files to the root of an SD card?

I have 4GB SD card that I want to put tons of small photos on for a digital photo frame but I cannot copy all the data into the root of the SD card. About half way though the copy it just fails and ...
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How to automatically move a file to another PC on the network?

Here is what I am after. I have 2 PCs connected on a network and one of them prints out an Excel spreadsheet every night to a specific folder. Is it possible to use a batch script to copy that file ...
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Intelligent file copy/move software?

Is there any intelligent (and-well integrated in the system) replacement for file copy/move ? By intelligent, I mean: on conflict, do not prompt the user while stopping the copy but prompt and, in ...
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Is there a queue copy program available for Windows 7?

When copying a lot of files all from different locations to the same location, using Windows Explorer, Windows always creates multiple copy processes, slowing everything down. How can I queue copy ...
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TeraCopy error message: “Operation did not complete … file contains a virus”, yet my antivirus did not prompt me about any detected viruses

When I was moving a certain file, TeraCopy outputted this error message: "Target: Operation did not complete because the file contains a virus." Screenshot: My antivirus (avast!) did not alert me ...
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Permission denied in Amazon EC2 while accessing Tomcat 7 folder

I am trying to copy a log file from an Amazon EC2 instance to my local machine (Windows 7). I am using WinSCP438, which is able to connect to the remote (Amazon EC2) server instance. I am trying to ...
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What is the benefit of copy over xcopy on the command line?

I know that xcopy has more options however are there any benefits to using copy rather than xcopy?
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How to retrieve files to local machine when logged in to SSH?

I know that you can grab files with scp like this: scp user@remote_machine:/path/to/source /path/to/destination However, I'd like to know if there is an easier way to do this, when I'm already ...
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How can I copy files from A to B, only including files that exist in B?

I'm on Windows 7 Professional, and this is my scenario : Folder "Asd" (C:\) Folder "Asd" (D:\) File 1 File 1 File 2 File 3 File 3 ...
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Native .iso generation in Windows CMD?

Is there some way to natively create a .iso file from a partition or directory via Windows CMD? From what I gather the answer is no, but coming from Linux, where dd accomplishes this so easily, it ...
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DOS copy recursive, but squash directory structure

Similar to How can I copy file recursively ignoring destination directory structure? but in DOS. I'd like to copy all files recursively, but in the destination folder I'd like to squash the directory ...
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How can I copy a file on a network share using a different login with powershell or batch file?

I have a file in a shared location that I want to copy over to my local hard drive. However I will not be running as a user that has access to the share. So I want to be able to authenticate under a ...
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rsync --remove-source-files deletes source files one by one or after rsync completes?

I have a rsync command in an application that copies the contents of a folder to another machine. I have the option --remove-source-files because I'm only interested in having the files on the ...
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Copying/backing up data from an encrypted hard drive while connected via USB

I need to be able to create a copy or backup of a hard drive that I have connected via USB -> SATA. The hard drive is from a MacBook Pro and it appears to be fully encrypted (disk management says the ...
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Move data from discs to hard drive with robotic changer device?

How can I? What can I buy? Is it made? A robotic disc-changer that allow a stack of already burnt discs to be read, taking simple PC data from the discs and off'ing it to the hard drive. Would ...
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Why does copying a backup folder over HomeGroup say 0 bytes?

Why does copying a Windows backup folder to a different computer using HomeGroup look like this? What I mean is, it says it's 0 bytes, and the speed is 0 bytes per second. I don't understand how ...
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How can I copy all files with a certain extension into a single directory (without the directory structure)?

I have been trying to copy all files in the various sub-directories that have a JPG extension located on C: into a single directory on D:. I don't want to preserve the directory structure. This is as ...
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Copying from WHS 2011 backup very slow

I'm setting up a new computer to replace one of my old ones, and part of doing so is extracting my Home folder from a backup I made just before wiping the old one. However, copying from the mounted ...
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How can I copy a file from the machine I'm ssh'd into? [duplicate]

I use my own laptop running Ubuntu to ssh to my school server (which is running another Linux distribution). I do my assignments remotely like this, but I have an habit of putting all my files on ...
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Copy-on-write folder? (Am not an admin)

On Solaris, is there a way to make a "master folder" from which I can fork off any number of light weight copy-on-write clones? In my home folder I have a number of sub folders that contain nearly ...
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copying files with certain extension and overwriting

I do this often and I've seen similar questions but not quite the same. I want to copy from z:\foo to c:\bar all .cfm files and overwrite any conflicts. I also want to keep the directory structure ...
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Large file copy from NFS to local disk performance drop

I'm trying to copy a 200GB file from an NFS mount to a local disk. The local disk is an XFS filesystem on a LVM on top of a RAID 5 system (hardware RAID controller). I'm using rsync to monitor the ...
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Copy lots of files ignoring errors

I am trying to copy files from a corrupted hard drive. Not all of them will copy - some have CRC errors and will stall. I would like to skip those files and continue with the rest of the copy - but ...
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Prevent users from copying files in a directory to somewhere else

Is there a way to prevent users from copying files in a directory on the local file system to somewhere else – including removable media (e.g., "thumb" drives) or to another folder in the same local ...
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Sending files through ssh

I need to send files to a server using ssh. I have never used ssh so this is frustrating to me. I am running Windows and the server is running Ubuntu. I connected to the server using ssh2 IP, and ...
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Disk-to-disk copying speed

If a computer has two different physical internal hard-drives, whether a desktop, or a laptop that has a primary hard-disk and another internal drive connected say in place of the CDROM, would it be ...
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What do different patterns mean in Windows 8 file copy dialog

When copying or extracting files, Windows 8 shows the chart with the speed of the operation. I noticed several patterns: Randomness, High speed at the beginning, then low speed during the most part ...
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How can I copy my Tomcat Catalina.out files from Amazon EC2 to my local machine?

I want to copy my Catalina.out from my Amazon EC2 instance to my local machine. How can I do it?
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How can I keep copying after a “NT_STATUS_SHARING_VIOLATION” error with smbclient?

I have a directory of files that need to be copied every night as a backup. I am using 'smbclient' to backup the files to a Linux machine but I am seeing an issue where if a file is locked the entire ...
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How do I copy a file and append a number inside?

This one has baffled me – I'm actually trying to make a Thunar custom action to copy the selected file into the same directory appending a number before the extension, e.g. cp file.ext file_1.ext ...