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Does surface dock save data?

Does the surface dock keep any user data on it that is transmitted through it to a monitor from a laptop? I assume there is no internal ram or storage that would capture any display data, as there is ...
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Is it possible to split a sata connection

I have a computer that I am using for testing custom windows images, and I have needed to access the physical ssd in it a lot, so I wanted to know if there was just a way to split the sata connection, ...
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Using "clone partition" of DiskGenius to transfer data from HDD to SSD copies nothing

My laptop (Acer Nitro 5) had a broken HDD. So I bought a Samsung SSD (with SATA). I inserted the SSD to my laptop and installed windows-11. Then I took the SSD out of the laptop and connected it with ...
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Windows Moving Data Process Details

I've recently gathered a lot of data which I need to move from one Storage Device to another one. The problem is that i am also gathering new data while this procress takes place. My Storage is ...
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Thumb Drive 8GB: slow write rate

I've just benchmarked some memory devices using GNOME Disks and F3. Here's a summary: Device Size Avg Write Min Write Max Write Chart Compact Flash 64 MB 1.1 MB/s 1.1 MB/s 1.1 MB/s benchmark 1 ...
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Lose my data by installing Linux on a separate SSD

So recently I bought a new separate SSD which runs on a 2.5 inch to USB 3.0, i have around 300 Gb of data, no OP system, my main OP is running on M.2 SSD inside my PC, my doubt is could I lose data if ...
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Backing up System Image of Primary Drive to External HDD and Files on Secondary Hard Drive to Same External HDD?

I have a weird use case: I have two drives in my PC: C drive (1TB nvme ssd) and D drive (different 1 TB nvme ssd). C drive has windows, d drive has personal files. I want to create a complete image of ...
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Can anybody explain to me how to copy specific file types from A to B to include their folder structure?

I know that this has been asked and answered before, but I am home sick and my brain just cannot understand anything very well right now. My OS is Windows, and I am looking to copy only the Exchange ...
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Can pcie slots on two hosts transmit data through cables?

Both PC motherboards and server motherboards now support pcie interfaces, which are very fast.If the pcie between two PCS can be connected directly to transfer data, they can be faster than regular ...
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How to salvage data from faulty usb drive

I have a small 64GB usb thumb drive that has valuable files on it, but I can't really get everything off of it. It's recognized by my OS (Manjaro Linux), I can see the contents and even copy some ...
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Automatically transferring a string from a Windows PC to a Linux server

This is my current situation: I have a PC running the latest Windows 10 and a Raspberry Pi running Raspbian. On my PC I spoof my MAC address every other day. I always need the current MAC address of ...
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Searching for a string over several columns in Excel, that is present in several rows and then combining information into a single row

I have one spreadsheet with a series of work numbers - one on each row. Another spreadsheet has a series of treatments with work numbers spread over several rows and columns. I want to search for a ...
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User profile folders data Backup/transfer

looking a simple way to backup/transfer User profile data like Desktop, Documents, Downloads etc before doing any changes on system or installing a windows. Any guides?
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Transfer Outlook contacts with their custom fields

I need to transfer an Outlook 2010 account full setup to a new computer's Outlook 2019: emails + contacts. After setting up the Gmail account, I moved the PST file (full account content selected ...
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PC to PC file transfer with USB-C ↔ USB-C or USB-C ↔ USB ordinary cables. Is it possible?

I have a Win 10 64-bit HP laptop (model: 15-dw0088ca) which has 1 USB-C port and two USB ports. Can I use an ordinary USB-C ↔ USB-C cable, like the one in Pic 1, to transfer files from this HP ...
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How to connect USB to USB-C between laptops to transfer information

I've recently bought a new laptop. My old one has the traditional USB ports and my new one has a USB type C port. If I connect the traditional USB end of my cord into the old laptop and the USB-C end ...
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How to retrieve files from a Microsoft Surface Go 2 with broken screen?

I dropped my Surface (running Windows 10) and broke the screen. I have important files in it. How can I retrieve them? Is it possible to connect it to an external display and then copy the files? I ...
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Transfer Data From Word Table To New Template

I have over 100 Word documents with multiple tables that have been populated with data. The template is being updated, moving the existing tables to new locations and adding additional tables. Is ...
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How to extract all files from a tar.gz with same names, but different content without overwriting repeated files

My tar.gz has multiple files with the same name but each file having different content ex: a.csv, b.csv, c.csv, a.csv, d.csv, a.csv and c.csv. If I do tar -xvf filename.tar.gz | wc -l I'll get the ...
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Google Drive transfer without a full upload

I currently have an iMac and I’m replacing it with another iMac I think the first step I’m going to take is using migration assistant (from apple) to basically make both iMacs a duplicate Can someone ...
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macbook pro Version 10.13.6 (17G65)

I am living with in the same house with an IT man and i think he is hacking my computed and keep all of my data, Please tell me if i ma hacked. I have got these messages on my terminal, [Last login: ...
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How to back-up a folder every 15 minutes without taking up more space than needed?

I'm incrementally backing up my coding project with Duplicity and am finding it's consuming storage faster than expected. The folder I'm backing up consists mostly of gifs, images, and libraries that ...
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Entropy of file in network transfer

If we ignore application layer file compression (such as Mega, or iCloud compressing a file before transfer), does the contents of a file affect the speed of transfer? i.e. - all things being equal, ...
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Prevent chrome from sending device info to servers in Requests

This is what a simple chrome request looks like. GET / HTTP/1.1 Host: example.com Connection: keep-alive DNT: 1 Upgrade-Insecure-Requests: 1 User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) ...
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USB port splitter to transfer data to 2 PCs [closed]

Does anyone know of a USB splitter that can transfer data to excel files on 2 PCs? I am looking to have badge scans using one scanner to record on different files on 2 PCs. In short, I need to connect ...
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MS Outlook : Method to import reoccurring events (i.e. birthday list)

Starting-point is an Excel-List containing the names and dates of birth for a lot of person. Those should be imported to Outlook as event series (yearly reoccurring event). Outlooks CSV-import doesn't ...
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Transfer disk system to another PC

How can I transfer my W10 disk system with my files and programs (200Gb on classic Sata SSD) to a fresh new PC (new motherboard, new AMD processor, new M2 Nvme disk blank)? Should I install W10 on the ...
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USB transferspeed drops

I'm copying a few large files (60GB) to a USB flash drive (formatted as NTFS, selected better peformance in device manager for this flashdrive). It is inserted into my PC's front I/O (USB 3.0, and ...
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I want to combine multiple Excel files

I need assistance with the issue that I have multiple Excel files which are being updated on daily basis but for the analysis part I have to combine them all; and then perform the analysis. Is there ...
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What does serial really mean? Isn't USB3/SATA actually parallel? [duplicate]

As far as I understand. Serial means data is being sent one by one instead of parallel where multiple bits of data are streamed simultanously. Howewer connections like SATA and USB 3 actually have ...
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Converting long data to wide format (and repeating row values into a single cell)

I need a simple solution(s) for transforming long data, including repeating rows for subjects, to wide format (repeating row values are put into a single cell). What may be the simplest option for ...
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How to export Whatsapp chats to pc - without having an unencrypted chat being moved online at any point in time?

It does not matter to me whether a chat is end-to-end encrypted when at the moment of saving or exporting that chat, the whole chat gets exposed in its plain text. The question: How to export Whatsapp ...
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Why do all the Linux ISOs I try to download seem to fail mid-transfer lately?

I've sat here for hours upon hours, repeatedly trying to download the ISO for Linux Mint from numerous of its mirrors. Servers from all over the world. They all stop halfways (not literally exactly ...
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Good one-off throwaway medium/method for offline data delivery instead of CD/DVDs?

I need to deliver a few large-ish data archives (5-20 GB each) to other people in the nearby area, but my internet connection is painfully slow, especially the upload. It takes about 3-6 hours for ...
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How to debug mysterious OS issue

I've had a new computer for less than a year (4cpus intel I5, 32GB ram, 250GB SSD). I fresh installed Debian 10. I've been extremely frugal with what I install - keep the bloat to a minimum so I can ...
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How to use a USB Switch effectively? Data Transfer etc

This is my first time posting here, so feel free to correct me if I do something wrong. I am currently trying to optimize my workflow during the time of home office etc. I had the idea to use a usb ...
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can i connect a Floppy Drive to USB Adapter / copy data, can i emulate a floppy drive and rip?

can i connect a 1.44MB 3.5" Floppy Drive Connector 34 PIN 34P to USB Adapter to somethign and copy the data, *(rather than connecting a floppy drive and copying to floopy and then transferign it ...
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Unable to transfer File History data from older laptop to newer laptop

I got a new laptop, and I'm trying to transfer some data from my older laptop. I've been using File History to store backups on an external hard drive. My new laptop has an 1TB SSD, and I've been ...
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How can I transfer all my Web/Software development files,databases onto a new computer without having to reconfigure everything

I was wondering Is there a way I can transfer all my coding files , databases , software and stuff from one laptop (Windows 10) to another without having to reconfigure everything. I heard that disk ...
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How to extract documents with a certain name from a folder in a systematic way [closed]

I have a very large folder on my Computer containing, among other things, certain pdf files with similar names (B....). Is there a way that I could systematically extract these pdf's and put them in a ...
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Transfer text between two Windows 10 computers using IP address (no network shares) without using external programs

Assume one has two Windows 10 computers in a network without Internet access and with network sharing disabled. The machines can ping each other using the IP address of the other machine (no DNS) and ...
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How to copy a Large disk to multiple smaller ones

So I have a 2TB HDD drive that is about to fail. I have around 1.5TB of used space. Now I want to copy all the files from my Big drive to smaller ones. I have 3 500GB drives. The problem is that there ...
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What could cause Windows Explorer to display the error that data couldn't be read from the source file or disk when attempting to copy a file?

Recently, I was copying a folder containing multiple files from my internal hard drive to an external USB drive - both drives formatted with NTFS. All of the files were successfully copied - apart ...
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Can I put the main hard disk of a PC into another PC/Server as a secondary hard drive to back up files?

I want to back up my files from my old PC. My internet connection is fairly slow so I don't really want to wait to copy all files over through ethernet to my home server. Is it possible to put the ...
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Will splitting my LAN with a lower end router bottleneck transfer speed between devices

I believe I know the answer but wanted to make sure as I'm not very knowledgable with networking. I have a gigabit router as my main router that's connected to a second lower end router (DGN2200v3 ...
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My storage chips work fine for a while then they say the memory is full and cannot be used or reformatted

I am having a problem with the storage chips we're using. They work fine for a while and then they just say the memory is full even though I've deleted every file every time I upload them to my ...
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Is there a way to check data usage per app on Linux?

In Windows 10 I can get to this screen: It tells me the data usage of each process so I can identify which programs are using the most data (opposed to just the total bytes tx/rx for all traffic in ...
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rsync --remove-source-files that exist on remote

I'm periodically calling rsync --remove-source-files -r source/logs/ dest:logs/ to synchronize log files from a mobile unit with inadequate storage to my reliable server with ample storage. Sometimes,...
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Extract rows into a limited template based on multiple criteria

I have an issue in extracting from "Datadump" into several continuous "Template" (as the template can only contain 10 rows of item). Here are my intentions: From the data dump (sample above), is it ...
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File takes up more space on different drive

Ok so I have absolutely no idea why this is happening or what I can do to stop it but the summary is; I have two drives, one that I am currently using and one that I want to use to use as a backup. ...
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