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

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Why can’t I seed a torrent if I have peers?

I’ve tried it before on a torrent site a few weeks ago and it never worked. I tried it again right now and it still doesn’t work. I make the torrent file on Transmission, I upload it to the tracker ...
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How can I access a block device file as a regular file with defined size in Linux?

I need to transfer all the data from an external hard drive through the internet, including its partition table, boot sector - everything -, but I don't have space anywhere to copy that entire hard ...
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Is it safe to access files while they are being copied?

I'm making a very large backup of some game files to another drive, but I still want to be able to play my game while the copy process is happening. Is it safe to access files while they are being ...
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What could be causing pics and vids transferred from an iPhone 11 to a Windows 10 laptop via Explorer to occasionally have 0 bytes after the transfer?

I copy some photos and videos from an iPhone 11 to my laptop running Windows 10 via Windows Explorer. The iPhone Is connected via a lightening to USB-C cable. From time to time, the copied photos and ...
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FTP server maxes out at 4Mbit upload speed, despite the internet connection being 50Mbit. Why?

Server ISP connection is 50/50 Mbit fiber (verified with speedtests) Remote ISP connection is 100/100 Mbit fiber (verified with speedtests). Only large files are transfered (1GB+) All ethernet ...
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Make rsync show the ammount of data to be transfered per file

Sometimes you want to have information about the synchronization job that you are about to start, perhaps a job will take so much time that it is better to run it over night, rather than at once. You ...
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Linux file access on external drive using Windows 10

I have multiple machines (3 Windows 10 and 1 Ubuntu Bionic Beaver). I back them up, or back up files/folders using drag and drop. The external drive is all NTFS and is not set up as a NAS device. ...
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Terrible performance while performing IO operations on system drive

I'm having very poor performance on newly installed windows 11 with basic IO operations using explorer. This happens when I'm copying archive from other solid drive to my m.2 where my fresh system ...
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How to stop windows file transfer consuming all network bandwidth

When I initiate any file transfer from my laptop, over wifi, to my network drive, immediately all other network traffic is interrupted until the file transfer is complete. For example, if I am ...
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Error -36 when copying certain files from an old HDD to my macOS

I'm trying to copy some MKV files from an old HDD (exFat) to my macOS Sonoma (Version 14.1.2), but I'm getting error code -36. Most files can be copied without issue, but some are causing this error. ...
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Is it safe to delete or move a file immediately after copying it? [Windows especially]

I understand that sometimes when copying a file the system will 'cache' the process of copying, or will 'delay' the process: i.e., it takes a little longer for the copying-process to actually complete ...
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File transfer: Windows WinSCP orders-of-magnitude faster than Linux scp/rsync

My goal is to transfer a large file from a remote HPC to my local machine. My experience is in Windows, but I recently got a workstation with Fedora. On my Windows machine, I use WinSCP. Downloading ...
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Copying files in network share from folder to folder

I'm trying to copy files on a network share from one folder to another, so I'm just doing copy and paste, I have TeraCopy installed and it shows a speed of 2KB/s to 7KB/s. I'm working from home and ...
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Transfer speed between distant computers A and B differs wildly from speed tests

For almost 15 years I've suffered the following problem (sometimes chronically and sometimes only rarely), across multiple machines, router hardware, and ISPs at both ends of the connection: My home ...
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Transfer 90 GB of photos between two Google Drives which are both personal

How do I transfer files between two Google Drives, both personal? By personal I mean that neither is a work or school account. The reason My wife and I used to both be on the 100 GB plan. We’ve run ...
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Arch linux: How to exclude files from subfolder while using rsync for copying

I wanted to make a copy of files from one directory (folder "test2") to another directory (folder "Destination") while using rsync in linux console. The only problem? I want to ...
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SD Card transfer abysmally slow on older laptop with Windows 11

I have a SD card: SAMSUNG Evo Plus microSDXC 512GB I also have a laptop: Dell Inspiron 15 Gaming 7577 with Windows 11 Pro I also have a phone: Asus Zenfone 8 Flip And, of course, I have a problem: ...
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Logging files that are unable to transfer in powershell

I'm trying to log some files that are unable to transfer when I'm recursively copying over one folder to a different location. When I right click, copy, and paste the folder, I get an error message &...
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How to prevent massive fragmentation when copying large files to NTFS HDD?

I have some virtual machines, and for example the first one I'm looking at is 89gb. Unfortunately when I try to copy it to a new drive it forms around 100,000 fragments (more than 1 per mb.) I don't ...
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USB Drive (Dual, Type C and USB) doesn't show any of my files when plugged in to my Ubuntu laptop, yet shows all files on my Android

I've got a 128GB dual USB drive (type C and USB) which has around 34 GBs of data on it initially (was using it for backup). I transferred some files from my android to the drive, all video files in ...
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How to debug why LAN file copy speed is slow between 2 Apple machines on same LAN?

I've got two fast Apple machines on the same LAN (they are ethernet wired, plugged into the same switch, sitting next to each other). The router is a UniFi Dream Machine Pro. Access to the outside ...
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Why can't I copy files to a remote PC via clipboard using the Remote Desktop application?

I have two machines running Windows 10. With this version of Windows a new version of the "Remote Desktop" utility was added, replacing the older "Remote Desktop Connection" ...
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SSD freezes when trying to copy particular file off of it

I have an external NVMe SSD formatted as APFS (Encrypted) that I store all my files in. I noticed that it started hanging a lot when trying to use it, so I decided to transfer all the files to another ...
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How can I copy a folder so that Windows Explorer takes into account file overlap before computing if there's enough storage space to copy the files?

As I was copying a few files between two external hard disks with Windows Explorer, my laptop running Windows 10 crashed. I restarted Windows, and I am trying to reinitiate the file copy operation. ...
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Copy Program Files folder to another volume

I want to copy C:\Program Files to D:\Programs and place a junction instead. If I run robocopy "C:\Program Files" D:\Programs /e /copyall /sj /secfix from WRE or any other external ...
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Can I copy paste 200GB+ from one disk to another in Windows?

I'm trying to make a backup of my 1TB SSD (80%) to a 1TB HDD, which is empty. To do so, I'm trying to move 200GB from one to another, so I can format / recover (I don’t know yet), installing Ubuntu ...
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How to emulate rsync into cp to copy all files from source that dont exist in destination disk and update existing ones?

Rsync is halting when reading bad sectors, then the hdd is going in a very bad mode than needs special rescue. It is the 3rd time that this happens to my disks. The disk was very functional except for ...
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Can MacOS Airdrop files between accounts on the same machine, logged in remotely?

I have a situation where multiple users will log in to different accounts on the same machine, and use remote screens. is it possible for one such account to airdrop to another user, who happens to be ...
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How to transfer very large folders from a server which I access sudo and ssh to another server with ftp access?

I have some big folders (each around 1T) on a server which I have sudo access to that. I want to transfer them to another server which I have ftp access (with username and password). What it came in ...
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Does the host USB speed affect data transfer between two external ports on USB hubs?

When traveling, I want to transfer RAW files from my camera (on CFExpress cards) to an external SSD (as a backup). Due to limited space, I am not taking a laptop with me, but only a tablet. The ...
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Preserving Quick Access Pins and Libraries with Robocopy

So I've had an external drive that I kept plugged into my laptop that later started having connection issues. I decided to use Robocopy to transfer the files over to a new drive with (effectively) the ...
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Does Robocopy's /ZB option switch modes on a per file or per transfer basis?

Robocopy's command guide describes /zb as an option that "Copies files in restartable mode. If file access is denied, switches to backup mode." However, this is somewhat ambiguous. When ...
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Which protocol to send the most possible data through satellite?

I am working on a project with an Internet connection through satellite with only 130kB/day (if I use more it is very expensive). I want to send as much "useful" data as possible every day, ...
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How can I copy data/installation files between drives? Windows 11

I have 4 different SSD's in my workstation and after doing some file management/moving things around I have decided to designate 1 drive for installations and use the others for Windows Installation ...
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lftp: How to list transfer size before (mirror) operation?

I have an lftp job that is going to transfer a large amount of data (30GB) to a slow remote FTP server. For various reasons, it won't work in one shot (which probably will take days anyway) but has ...
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How to recover lost data through transfer?

I have made a terrible mistake when transferring photos from a microSD card to an external HDD. I connect the microSD card and the external HDD to my iPad. I could see all the photos from SD card. I ...
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How to monitor and move files to different directories one by one and in sequence on Windows?

How to monitor when files are created and then move them to different directories one by one and in sequence on Windows? For example, I have files in C:\Temp File names are random like File545.tmp ...
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How to prevent Windows from throwing an error everytime it tries to copy a file named with illegal characters?

I'm extracting a medium sized ZIP file which contains thousands of tiny files with different names. Some of these files have names which include illegal character like ":". This causes ...
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How to overcome problems with a password requiring at transfering a file from a Linux Centos 7 to a Linux Synology?

I try to transfer a file from a Linux Centos 7 machine to a Linux Synology. No problems are with using the scp command with this way: scp example1.txt [email protected], where a password will be prompted ...
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Transfer files from windows 10 computer to Linux server in the same machine?

No samba server. Any alternatives? Problem statement: While installing ssl certificates, I need to copy paste in vi editor, where there's chance of extra space. That's why I want to transfer files ...
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Problems transferring photos and videos from iPhone to PC

I have an iphone 12 mini that won't easily transfer photos and videos to free up space. As a result, I can't install any new apps or use the camera, and I'm constantly deleting thing I don't really ...
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Move Linux system to new SSD alongside with Windows

I've got a new PC with a new SSD #2. They preinstalled the Windows on it and I'm cool with it. However, I have a Linux system on my old SSD #1 and I want to keep that data. The problem is I've only ...
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How can Windows move a newly compressed file so fast across different disks

Disk 1: HDD, non-OS disk Disk 2: SSD, non-OS disk On Disk 1, I compress a 2 GB folder with 1000+ files into a zip file (no-compression mode). Then I move the zip file from Disk 1 to Disk 2. The ...
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Transferring photos and videos in bulk from Pixel 4a to Windows PC

Every few months I transfer photos and videos from my Pixel 4a phone to my Windows computer over USB. The process is slow, which I can somewhat tolerate. But it is also labor intensive and prone to ...
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Copy all files except those already present

So my problem is I have to move a folder with 120k files from a to b via c. (As a and b are not on the same system, but c is available to both) The systems are debian-based. However c is limited in ...
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"Unspecified error" when copying file via Remote Desktop Protocol [duplicate]

A have a file with size 4.638.646.348 bytes (4.31 GB). When I try to copy it from Windows Server 2016 (1607) to Windows Server 2019 (1809), I get an "Unspecified errror" as soon as I use ...
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Drag and Drop to Move Original File and Create Copy in Current Folder

Summary: I need a solution so that when I use Windows Explorer (or something similar) to drag and drop files, it actually moves the original file to the new location and creates a copy in the original ...
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How long do it take to fully format USB drive 2TB 2.0?

Since I can't find any answer from the internet, I hope someone will help me here. I have just bought a 3.5$ USB drive 2TB 2.0. When I transfer my video file to the USB, the 3 first video is working ...
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Remote uploading File from Linux terminal to Drop Zone Attachment [closed]

Actually i have the file on google colab and i need upload to site that only have a drop file zone, excuse me for not being explicit honestly i'm a noob
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Very slow transfer speeds from and to SD cards on my high end PC

A friend just came over and wanted me to copy a video I made on my Smart Phone Camera to his SD card. So I popped his SD card into this Anker USB hub and connected it via USB C port to my computer, ...
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