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Microsoft and Skype appear to have made a final decision to totally remove any fast peer-to-peer file transfers, as of at least version 6.18, released in August, 2014. Your only option for FAST LAN file transfers is to downgrade to a previous version, before 6.18. Version 6.14 appeared to be more stable than 6.16; but I need to confirm. Further, there ...


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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 responsible sites like Google, the computer runs extremely slow, there are a number of weird problems with it, and it’s main user basically downloads ...


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It depends on the performance of the USB device, the USB subsystem, the storage system and the computer you're connecting the USB device to. Theoretically USB 2.0 has a bandwidth of 480 Mbit/s, which is about 57 MiB/s. However, due to encoding overhead and inefficiencies in the protocol this speed is not obtainable and ideal conditions would probably yield ...


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If Explorer crashes, the files might be corrupted, correct (although it's more likely the file simply wouldn't exist or be empty, since the copying is handled by the OS layer rather than Explorer). Your game ran a lot slower simply due to the fact that both the game and Explorer copying the files would access your hard disk as well as your CPU, RAM, etc. ...


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If there are not many individuals who need these files then you do not necessarily need a tracker. Especially if there would be at least one persistent (24/7) peer with a fixed IP address in the "swarm". Most BitTorrent clients support adding a peer to connect to. Simply set up one peer with a fixed IP which would be connectable, then distribute the torrent ...



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