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

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Free way to share large files (50MB) over the Internet? [closed]

I need to send a approximately 50 MB ZIP file. My email provider will not allow me to send attachments that big. Is there a free service out there that I can upload my file to and allow someone else ...
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How can I send super large files directly to another computer in the Internet for free? [closed]

I regulary need to transfer very large files (30 GB) to my friend - financial statistics. I don't have any problem with bandwidth: it is very broad here. I did some research in the area, so: 1. I ...
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Why does copying the same amount of data take longer if spread across many separate files?

I noticed that copying 24Mb worth of data from one folder to another took about 30 seconds because (I'm assuming this is the reason) it was over 1,000 separate files. Copying 24Mb shouldn't take so ...
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How can I transfer music from my iPhone to my computer?

I'd like to transfer the (non-DRM) music I have on my iPhone to my computer. Which application can I use to do that? I found several shareware applications but they didn't really work.
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Why am I asked “Are you sure you want to copy this file without its properties?” when copying files from NTFS to a FAT drive?

I have an image file on my NTFS filesystem and get the following message when I try to copy to my FAT32 drive: Are you sure you want to copy this file without its properties? I can't find any ...
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Windows file copy dialog: Why is the estimation so… BAD?

xkcd I know that the Windows copy dialog (in Windows XP) stores the copy in memory first, and it is still copying after the dialog closes, so the time is off, but why is the estimation of the ...
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Parallel file copy from single source to multiple targets?

I have a several large files on optical media I would like to copy to multiple targets - in this case I have two hard drives attached to the same computer. Is there a utility that can function like: ...
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How to move emails from outlook express to outlook on a different computer?

I have an old computer with thousands of emails under Outlook Express on an old Windows XP PC. I'd like to move them to a newer Windows 7 PC which uses Outlook 2010. What's the best way to do this? ...
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Transferring large files (1GB+) over internet, securely, one time only [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Best method of transferring files over internet? Free way to share large files over the Internet? I have been asked to design a system for transfering large files ...
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Best method of transferring files over internet? [closed]

I have a small server(running Ubuntu 9.10) at my (parent's) house and will be leaving it there once I go to college this fall. Currently I'm using samba to transfer files between computers, but I was ...
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What are some options for transfering large files without using the Internet? [closed]

My employer's Internet connection is extremely slow. It's a $6,000 a month, 9 Mb, bonded T1, shared by over 150 users. It's not untypical to see regular file transfer speeds of 20-100 KBps. And ...
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Which is faster, copying everything at once or one thing at a time?

I am transferring a bunch (20+) of large (1GB+) files to my external flash drive over USB 2.0. Is it quicker to just sling them all over at once (as in one at a time but not waiting for the previous ...
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Move files from multiple folders all into parent directory with command prompt

I have multiple .rar files in multiple folders like this: C:\Docs\Folder1\rarfile1-1.rar C:\Docs\Folder1\rarfile1-2.rar C:\Docs\Folder1\rarfile1-3.rar C:\Docs\Folder2\rarfile2-1.rar ...
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Best way to get data off a computer with no support for USB or Ethernet?

A customer has a computer running Windows 98 (I know, cringe) and needs to take some data off the computer to put on a new laptop. I've tried using USB, but Windows 98 doesn't have USB storage ...
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Good solution to sending attachments via email

I have a lot of problems with sending attachments with my email, either the file can't be scanned for viruses so fails, or exceeds the filesize limit (2/5/10MB), or there are simply too many files ...
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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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how do we share files from Mac to Windows?

Is there anyway we can read the files in a Mac laptop using a Windows laptop? Like I have a movies folder in Mac and I want to view those movies in my Windows laptop (without having to transfer those ...
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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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Windows Alternative to Rsync? [closed]

I'm trying to setup a file sync between the file server at my house and the one at my brother's so that we each have offsite backups of important data. Both systems are running Windows (XP on one, 7 ...
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How to move Users folder in Windows 7 to another drive in order to save space in SSD main drive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Moving users folder on Windows Vista/Seven to another partition I've just assembled a new computer and I am using an 120GB SSD as the main drive and a regular 1TB disk ...
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What's the maximum file transfer speed over WiFi 802.11g?

What's the maximum transfer speed you get, (or I can get) for files transfer between two wifi-connected computers ? Im on computer A trying to copy a big file from computer B, they are side by side ...
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Why do file transfers between drives use RAM

I've noticed that whenever I copy or move large files from my SSD, which I use as the system drive, to my HDD or to an external hard or flash drive, the speed graph shown by Windows always looks the ...
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Best way to transfer files over a LAN between two Linux computers

I want to transfer files (a music folder) between two Linux computers. After searching for the best way to do this, I've seen that there are lots of ways of doing this. I know this has been asked a ...
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Inverse multiplexing to speed up file transfer

I have send a large amount of data from one machine to another. If I send with rsync (or any other method), it will go at a steady 320kb/sec. If I initiate two or three transfers at once, each will go ...
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AFP, SMB, NFS which is the best data transfer protocol?

I have a computer with large hard disks running Gentoo. I have to serve med/big files via a wired network to Apple devices (all of them running OS X). Which protocol is the best for the following ...
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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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Moving hidden files/folders with the command-line or batch-file

Question Does anyone know of a way to move files and folders that have the hidden, system, or read-only attribute set from the command-line or a batch file? (No, stripping the attributes first is not ...
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How to split a zip file across INDEPENDENT volumes

I have about 12 GB of image tiles made up of about 2 million files. I'd like to zip these up to make transferring them to a server simpler. I just plan on storing the files in the zip files for ...
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Copying all contents of one computer to put onto another [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What utility can move my Windows boot partition over to another hard drive? I have a laptop running Windows XP, full of work-specific applications, developed in-house ...
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Moving files from one partition to another on an SSD

If a drive doesn't know about partitions and files systems why moving a file from one partition to another takes relatively long time, unlike the instantaneous move on the same partition? Is that file ...
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Which properties are lost when windows says x.jpg has properties that can't be copied to the new location

I have a large collection of jpeg photographs that i'm trying to organise and then archive on a linux based file server. The vast majority copy over to the file server with no problem but for a few ...
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Kindle: File transfer over WiFi?

I can connect my Kindle via USB and transfer files between my computer and my Kindle. How can I do the same using WiFi? For example, from my computer is there a way to browse what's on my kindle ...
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How to use iTunes USB File Transfer to copy files from PC to Apple iPad, e.g. PDF files for viewer app?

I'm interested in reading PDF-format ebooks on my Apple iPad. I have half a gig of PDFs I want to transfer to it, from my PC. I'm familiar already with loading EPUB-format titles through iBooks ...
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File corruption after copying files in Windows 7 64 bit using two methods

I have 5000 pictures and other files in a directory taking up 35 GB. I want to duplicate this directory. Method 1: I do a simple copy and paste of the directory in explorer. I have the habit of ...
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Continuously copy all file changes from one folder to another on change (Windows)

I'm working on a massive Java web application which is kept under centralized version control, but the source files are used to build and run the actual server, which then copies all the files I work ...
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why are local file transfers slower than 1Gbps /100Mbps

I have 2 computers both with 1Gbps ethernet cars (PCI) and are connected to a 1Gbps capable Switch with Cat 5e ethernet cable. Why are file transfers so much slower than 100Mbps let alone 1Gbps. (note ...
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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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Any recommendations for a seamless 'Robust File Copy' addition to Windows? [closed]

I have a new Nettop using Win7 and noticed a weakness with the Windows ‘Copy/Paste’ command. When I download typically large films using JDownloader to the C: drive, JD checks the file MD5 and tells ...
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How to better copy&paste big files over RDP?

Recently I was making a few attempts to copy&paste a big (1.2 GB) file to remote computer over RDP. The remote computer is virtual testing machine with MS Windows Server 2008 Datacenter. First ...
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Can I disconnect a USB drive while copying is paused in Windows 8?

As you all probably know by now, Windows 8 consolidates all simultaneous file copy operations into one single dialog. Also, wonder of wonders, you can now pause any of the operations as well! What ...
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resume a file using curl or wget?

I am unsure why but there's one file on a server which chokes every time when it gets to 10mb. The file reported is 16mb. Can I use wget or curl to get and resume the file? When I used Firefox to ...
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How can I share files from Windows to Mac OS X?

I've got a Windows laptop and another Mac laptop. I'm wondering how should I go about setting up my Mac to be able to read files from my Windows laptop? Let's say I have a file C:\test.txt and I want ...
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Method for transfering large files for newbies

One of my friends is now in China and wants to send me his home-made video files. I have a Linux hosting account on GoDaddy and I've configured an FTP account for him. Unfortunately he's having ...
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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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Windows 7 is very slow when the lid of the laptop is closed

I was moving a file over the local network using wifi connection in explorer. The label said that approximately 10 minutes of time is remaining. I closed the lid and returned after ten minutes. Almost ...
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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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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 do I transfer programs from my old computer to my new Windows 7 computer?

I know about the Easy Transfer tool included in Windows 7 that will transfer all my files but I want to transfer my programs. Also, I don't want to buy any gimmicky program if I don't have to.
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Win 8.1: Made new VHDs/ TXTs & copied to D partition of another machine, on booting C off 2nd machine, files not visible?

Win 8.1: Made new VHDs/ TXTs & copied to D partition of another machine, on booting C off 2nd machine, files not visible? This is plain weird. How and Why? PS: I check Security tab and it ...
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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 :- ...