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

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Huge difference in transfer speeds when using separate directories for transfer [migrated]

I was transferring around 12k images (total size around 2 GBs) from my laptop to my Android phone via USB. Initially, it was around 5-6 images copying per second and soon after around 500 images speed ...
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Cyberduck “No login credentials could be found in the keychain” despite being there

I'm using Cyberduck to get a listing/upload/download from S3. The problem is that it prompts me for the Access Key ID and Secret Access Key on every single operation, despite being instructed to save ...
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is it better to use DDR4 Ram Instead of the Old DDR3 to Prevent data Corruption?

I have my Gaming PC which has DDR4 Memory RAM with i7 6700k and my Server Which has DDR3 ram with i5 3570k both running Windows 10 Pro without any kind of RAID now I transferred 4 TB of data from my ...
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Why can't Windows view new files on my USB drive?

I'm trying to transfer files from my chromebook to my PC (windows 10, no internet connection) using a USB flash drive. The files I have transferred to my USB drive show up on my chromebook's file ...
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Download a single identical file from multiple web-servers simultaneously

A long time ago, the download manager FlashGet was able to add mirrors from multiple different URLs and it would download simultaneously (1) from all mirrors. This can speed up connection in case the ...
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Why is the download speed so slow while sharing a file over my home network?

I am trying to transfer a file having size of 700 MB from one of my PC at home to another PC which are both connected to the same Wi-Fi hotspot. It boasts of having a download speed upto 150 Mbps. But,...
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Bluetooth transfer files between android and iOS devices [migrated]

I've been tinkering with this for a while, and am pretty sure it's not possible to transfer files using Bluetooth between Iphones (5s at least) and Android (I've tried with a J2). Please, assume I ...
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Harddisk Transfer Rate Dropped when The Disk Usage Reaches 100%

My Harddisk cannot copy large files , the transfer speed would drop to 0 bytes/sec and the disk usage would go to 100%. I use a WD harddisk 160GB. I have no idea why this happened. It also happens ...
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Windows 10 file copy mechanisms

I have a program that monitors a directoru and then operates on it when placed in said directory. My program seems to have some kind of error when files are large. I dont have any details yet but ...
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Shell Progress Dialogs for a non-existent operation?

I have just made the switch over from Windows 7 to Windows 10 and noticed that while copying files that the Shell Progress Dialogs seemed a bit long winded (taking much longer than Win7). That is to ...
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How do I tell that OSX is done with a file from the CLI?

When you copy a file in the new versions of OSX you get a bunch of placeholders: I'm trying to automate some stuff from shell scripts and want to know when OSX is done with these files, however I can'...
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Limiting number of simultaneous users to a shared folder in windows

This is regarding the option in advanced sharing dialog of windows while enabling folder sharing. "limit number of simultaneous users to" What action causes the OS to take into account as ...
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Working with archives (containers) as if they were usual directories

I need your advice on possibility to resolve the following problem at least in principle (although, any specific solution would be more than welcome). We use this software at work that generates a ...
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Why is Overwriting a File So Slow onto a Thumb Drive?

I use a USB thumb drive to back up my most important data. I have noticed that some files write very slowly and I finally realized what is different about them. These are files that are being over-...
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Is there a way to assign my computer multiple locations to move multiple files?

My current issue is that when transferring photos and videos to my external hard drive, each transfer takes quite a while, and I must wait for the transfer to complete before I can transfer another ...
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Gigabit lan has slow speeds

So I am trying to setup gigabit lan and be able to transfer files across computers at over 100 MB/s. But I can only achieve 20-25 MB/s. My setup is the following: - Two machines: a brand new laptop ...
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WebDAV service mounted as Windows folder doesn't allow uploading files exceeds size of 260k

I built an Apache WebDAV service using Docker and Traefik tech stack. It works fine when I access it from smartphone app or Linux PC. But when I upload a file larger than around 260k from Windows PC, ...
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Internal file transfers to a Windows-7 computer has pauses of 20s

This happens both with file explorer copying and with Robocopy when copying large files from a Windows 10 machine to a Windows 7 machine. The file will start copying, then pause for about 20 seconds, ...
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Magic Wormhole from a website instead of via ssh?

Magic Wormhole seems to be only for transferring files via ssh, but is there a website version where I can upload files from the web and then I can fetch it back down from my terminal via magic ...
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Transferring files via Windows 10 Remote Desktop Copy/Paste does not work

After switching my office PC to Windows 10, the Remote Desktop connection does not allow copying files using copy/paste anymore. Copying text to a remote machine works like a charm though. Steps to ...
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Rsync inflation and hard links

Super simple question here (hopefully). I'm using rsync to copy over/update a large (6TB) directory from one Synology NAS to another. I'm dealing with a size-inflation problem of the source ...
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Why do Windows file transfers severely drop in performance after the initial period?

I have a Windows 10 machine with two SSDs. Sometimes, I'm able to get consistent 1GB/s file transfers between them for hundreds of GBs. Sometimes, after the initial high speed transfer, it drops like ...
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Batch script to move all *.doc and *.docx files to a new folder, while keeping subdirectory structure, when there are PDF files of the same name

I have thousands of word document files, both old and new formats, in a folder with multiple levels of subdirectories. Many of them have been converted to PDF files but I need to keep the original ...
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Is it safe to rely on zip to find data corruption in transmitted zip files?

In one paper I read that we can detect errors in the transmitted file by zipping and unzip, but I have doubts. For data integrity check, what if we do some operations before sending the data ...
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PowerShell move-item to same subfolder name within folders structure

I have folder c:\tmp with a bunch of subfolders e:\tmp\2044998 filled with pdf files. I would like to organize all files in the subfolders containing word 2019 to existing folder e:\tmp*\2019. Meaning ...
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Accessing SFTP server via a web based dashboard

I have a web based dashboard, rendered on a browser, which allows a user to gauge the state of my remote system. Apart from a web server, the system also hosts a SFTP server for file transfers with ...
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Solution to copy only new files from location a to b

For a solution, I'm looking for a basic tool that can copy files from location A to B. There is one major rule for this: Only files in location A that where not there the last time the tool ran, need ...
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Do I lose speed if I extend a 3.1 USB-C cable?

I would like to extend a 0.5m USB-C 3.1 cable with a female to male 2m USB-C 3.1 cable. Do I lose data transfer speed if I do this? If yes, can I somehow quantify the loss of speed?
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How to automatically copy new files to a network file share on Windows?

I have a scenario where on a local C:\ drive a lab instrument creates measurement results. Newly created files should be copied automatically to a directory on a network drive, already existing files ...
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Use NGinX to serve static files or a file server

I am very new to NginX. I wanted to use it both as a web server, and for file transfer operations. I imagined it'd be something similar to the FTP server which can be enabled on IIS, however I ...
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How to update a copy/backup of a folder in Windows 10?

I have a large directory, which I occasionally want to backup to my NAS and to an external hard drive. I work a lot in this folder, but the majority of data (all my photos and videos) does not change, ...
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Transferring multiple files from a single folder to different subfolders to replace their old version - Windows 10

Due to regular updates every month or so I receive a disc with hundreds of files that replace the outdated files on my pc. This is extremely time consuming and I was wondering if there is a shortcut ...
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“The compressed (zip) folder is invalid or corrupted” error after downloading zip file Win10

After upgrading a Windows 7 PC to Windows 10, I get “The compressed (zip) folder is invalid or corrupted” error after downloading zip file when using Filezilla to download the file. If I use Windows ...
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When backing up files and folders, include or exclude thumbs.db?

When backing up individual files and folders (as opposed to creating volume images), are there any reasons to intentionally include or exclude thumbs.db files? The sources of the files are Android ...
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Does SCP between 2 machines copy file to the current machine in the background?

If I am copying file from remotemachine1 to remotemachine2 and I am currently at remotemachine3, will the file from remotemachine1 in background first copy to remotemachine3 and then to remotemachine2?...
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File transfer being handled by a different program

First of all, i'd like to say that i'm not sure that i'm asking this question in the correct section, as i don't know exactly what my problem is. I've never had this issue before but, after copy and ...
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Why does the nvme ssd transfer speed get decrease while transfering large data?

My laptop has PCIe NVMe 512GB M.2 SSD. And when I transfer data under 7 GB it gives me transfer speed from around 400 MB/s to 500 MB/s. But when I transfer large data like 35GB its speed get decrease ...
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Lost files when attempting to move

two folders with identical file names but different contents delete some files in B move all files from A to B conflict emerges with replacing files, press X to cancel move files already moved from A ...
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Robocopy skips folders at first passage, copies them later

I have 2 identical 4TB USB HD connected to my PC (Windows 10 home) The disk G: is full of files and folders, disk E: is brand new. I opened a cmd prompt and sent this command: robocopy g:\ e:\ /s ...
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How to import photos library on a Mac SSD to Windows?

Following the death of my Macbook Pro, I have a SSD with all my photos on it, stored as a Photos library. How can I extract all the photos that are in it and transfer them to Windows ? My photos are ...
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Can't copy large file to SSD even when space is available

I have an Crucial BX100 SSD that has 78.4 GB currently free and I am trying to transfer a folder of size 75.2 GB from an external hard drive. When the copying process is running the drive gets more ...
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“Stale file handle” on CIFS mounted share

So I have a Kali Linux 2019.4 box on which I run a monthly script that mounts 4 CIFS shares from which I go grab a couple of files. That script has always ran well without any issue, but since ...
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Android phone USB preferences do not pop up when connecting to Ubuntu

I have an Android phone (Google Pixel 3). In the past, I have been able to connect my phone to my Ubuntu desktop to transfer pictures. However, after a recent update of Ubuntu, my phone doesn't ...
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How to transfer the creation date of a file with rsync or similar on MacOS

Actually rsync is not able to manage the copy of creation time. Although you use the -a (which includes -t) and -E flags, it still copies all metadata, but in terms of dates it copies only last modify ...
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Transferring Pfaff design of a computer

How do I transfer the contents of a Pfaff Creative Card from my Pfaff 2140 sewing machine to my computer please? There are two card slots in the sewing machine that take the cards and a transfer cord ...
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How to resume a file transfer using netcat or socat or curl?

I have to transfer a 400Gb database consisting of a single file over the Internet from a server where I have full control to an other computer at the opposite border of the ocean (but which uses a ...
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Cutting and pasting (moving) from Android device over USB with “MTP” now silently leaving the original files instead of moving

With both my Android Phones (Redmi 4A and 6) I've been transferring photos and videos to my Windows 10 machine over USB cable. This apparently uses a protocol called "MTP" and has always worked well ...
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File transfer between two HDD seems to slow down other activity on main SSD

I experienced some unexpected behavior trying to install a large program (60GB) on to my primary SSD at the same time as I was transferring a large file (2TB) between two HDDs: the installer slowed ...
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Folder/file write issue on shared drive?

Running Ubuntu 18.04 and have samba setup so that I can access some mounts from other Windows 10 machines. Out of the blue, I can create new folders in the shares via the windows explorer from a win ...
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Installation of software remotely without file transfer

Is it possible to install software on a remote machine WITHOUT transferring the installation file into the remote machine AT ANY POINT in time? I got a comment that the question is very general and ...

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