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Questions tagged [file-transfer]

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

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How to Send a Huge Sized Movie to a TV from a Laptop

I own a Lenovo laptop Windows 10 built-in and a Philips Smart TV 7500 Series. I just wanted to watch a 4K movie on that. Never did such a thing so I need a small help in this case. I've downloaded a ...
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Can a smartphone infect my Windows laptop with a virus? [closed]

Background: Classmate asked me if he could connect his iPhone to charge it. It was USB cable. windows asked me what to do, I chose "do nothing". I have no reason to suspect that any of our devices ...
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SD 64GB Ultra works fine but sometimes goes back in time literally [duplicate]

I have a Sandisk Ultra 64GB card which works fine.. I used it for a few months and it never had problems Short story: New files sometimes vanish. Deleted files sometimes reappear, and they also work ...
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Self expire content in pen drive which can't be copied

My friend has been working on few lectures and study material from past few years and now he want to sell his content. He is worried about his content being stolen or being used without purchase. Most ...
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External's HDD transfer speed permently slows down after transfer of specific files

i bought a external USB 3.0 hdd (Western Digital 3ΤΒ), with independent power supply. Then i copied and pasted some files and the transfer speed was 70 mb/s to 93 mb/s. I have a folder about 100 gb ...
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Apache use SFTP instead of HTTP to serve files

Is it possible to serve files using SFTP instead of HTTP for Apache? I'm trying to host files on Apache and the files are 100MB+.
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Internal drive's role during file transfer between two external drives

I have an external HDD, and a pendrive connected to my Macbook Air. While monitoring the disk usage of my internal SSD, I started to copy a large file directly from one to the other, and noticed a ...
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Windows: Copy files in remoted machine from that machine to local machine

I am on a Windows computer, say "LocalA". I manually RDP into a remote server, say "RemoteB". From RemoteB I run a script which does a bunch of things and at the end it should copy/send files from ...
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WebDAV file upload over 1Gbps LAN is maxing out at 42Mbps

I currently have a Dell PowerEdge R710 server running Windows Server 2016 and have a WebDAV endpoint set up as my family's file server. When transferring a folder to the server via WebDAV I was only ...
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Unexpected Results with Copy Command and Excel Files

I noticed something strange when executing the Copy command from a windows batch file and was wondering if anyone has encountered this before and can explain the cause. I have a line in a batch file ...
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How to change the drive in a symbolic link?

One of the computers went down in puff of smoke and I have connected the HD to a USB adapter to extract all the user data. The USB drive show up as Drive G: but all symbolic links points to the ...
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Copying sequence of files to be physically placed consecutive on hard drive

I have a image files sequence that need to be read as fast as they can as long they are really a video divided on frames. So when the image sequence is not written on the hard drive consecutively the ...
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Linux: execute command on each copied file

What is the best way to copy files to a new location while executing a command on each copied file? The copied folder(s) is expected to have sub-directories. For example, you could be doing a cp -R ...
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SSH Unreachable after large SCP transfer

Recently built a new i9 server; it is running ubuntu 14. This has happened 4 times in the last 2 months, and today it may have caused a loss of a day's worth of experimental data. Here is what ...
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How to efficiently transfer large files between two remote locations on same server?

We have a number of large (>10GB) files on a server that need to be moved to another location on the same server after a review. The users doing the review and file move do not have RDP access to the ...
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Somehow the /var/www/html folder got converted to a binary file? How do I convert it back?

I was trying to transfer some files from home directory to /var/www/html folder. This was not possible due to permission settings as the system was saying I was not the owner of the folder. So after ...
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How to simply keep a file in open status without help of program in C language/etc.. by using windows bare basic features?

Why robocopy still copy an open file, opened by txt editor in windows Further to above question, how could it be the simplest way to keep an file opened in a bare windows env like server 2016 ...
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Why robocopy still copy an open file, opened by txt editor in windows

From wikipedia, it is told that robocopy will skip copying files in open status. However, when it is under test for robocopy behaviour, the robocopy still copy the opened file by the most simple text ...
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Batch file that copies file and rename to IP address in the name

I'm not too familiar with batch files. Most commonly I use VBA/PHP, but I would like to have this one a go :). I would like to: Fetch the user's IP address, Copy a file, and rename that file to ...
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Bulk move via CMD Regex

I have about 15k files in a flat folder. All are named something like blah blah - whatever.png. Basically, I'd like to move them all into folders named blah blah. I don't want to rename any of them, ...
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Find who sends files over the internal network

In my office someone is having fun doing a stupid prank: he creates hundreds of small text files and push them over the internal network on our desktops. There is no firewall or other security ...
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In what order does Konqueror copy files? Is it biggest first? Is this helpful?

I've selected a very large set of folders in Konqueror and copied them from one disk to another. I'm noticing, watching the progress, that it's blatantly not copying in simple depth-first order. ...
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Why the copied folder contains more files than the original?

I was backing up my Skyrim folder coz i had to reinstall windows 7 for some dark reasons. I also backed up other videogames, which all got well copied from windows partition to Linux partition. But ...
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SFTP connection successful but can't transfer large files

I'm using SFTP to transfer files between a server and a node. Session from server to node is fine, there is no permission or path issue either. And between the two devices I can put/get file of size ...
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Is there a USB file copy protocol that makes zip file copy faster?

I apologise that I cannot provide any source other than mentioning a quote from my friend. (This is almost a question for skeptics.stackexchange) He said there is a protocol because of which copying a ...
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Powerpoint troubles

I tried to open one ZIP file in and accidentally set them to save all files in Powerpoint. I left clicked and pressed open with then Powerpoint. I tried to change it back it properties but I can't ...
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If I copy a bootable USB drive to another USB, will it create a duplicate bootable drive?

I thought it's kind of a dumb question but a search with Google seems to indicate that it is not even possible to copy/paste data on a bootable drive to another USB? But even if we were able to copy ...
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How does windows know the file source when I am performing the file paste operation?

After we copy a file, we can wait for long before pasting it to the destination. I have googled but can't figure out where windows store the information of the source file. I don't think it's the ...
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Use list of partial file names in txt to copy files from one folder to another

I have a large number of images stored in a single folder and sorted through them to choose which to copy to certain folders such as "scenery" or "technical" and created a list of partial filenames ...
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Windows 10 - “Restore skipped restoring file: [file] to original location”

I am trying to restore an old computer's contents (from a Win7-style backup, but made under Win10) onto a new (Win10) computer. None of the programs (anything under Program Files, etc.) will copy, ...
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Flash Drive corrupting files, won't copy others, won't format to NTFS

I have been trying to copy photos and video files from my laptop to a flash drive. Every flash drive I've tried seems to corrupt the same said files. I've tried three flash drives, all of differing ...
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Do files copied on a mounted remote server from a shell script have to pass over the network to my computer?

I have access to a remote file-storage server at my work (through a VPN if that matters). I connected to the server, and ran a shell script on my mac at home to copy large files from one location on ...
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Even weirder “Error splicing file: Input/output error”

I know this is the n'th question out there on the "Error splicing file: Input/output error" message, but I'm experiencing some behavior inconsistent enough with the other posts I'm reading to merit ...
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Are two adhoc networks more efficient than one?

I have two computers that generate files that save locally, and the files from each computer needs to be sent to the other one. Is it faster to have computer_1 save its files locally while computer_2 ...
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How to know which files were not transferred when copying large amount of files fails due to path length?

I was trying to copy a large amount of data from one drive to another drive in order to back it up. I did this simply by CTRL+C the top-level directories I wanted from one drive, then CTRL+P in the ...
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How to get all image files on windows 10? [closed]

I´m going to get rid of my computer to buy a new one. I have this computer for over 6 years now. It has 3 different Hard-Drives and all the files and folders are a huge mess. All my important ...
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How to preserve original attributes (modified date, permissions, etc) when copying files (Windows 10)

I have an oldish computer with four ~500 GB 3.5" hard drives installed and there are perhaps a dozen partitions total. What I want to do is make a collated backup of all of these files on a single 2 ...
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Opening a file in notepad and saving without corrupting

I have a music file that I want to open in notepad and then save as to another location, when I do this it corrupts the file. How can I open and save as the file without corrupting? I have tried ...
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What is the purpose/function of “.ßßß” files?

While trying to copy the contents of a 16GB usb drive, I got a warning that there was not enough free space. Checking the properties of the folder tree on the usb drive, I found a large number of "....
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External hard drive (USB 3.0) disconnects after half an hour when robocopy is copying large files

I'm constantly facing the same issue, that I'm not able to successfully copy files from one internal drive to an external drive. I'm using robocopy with this command robocopy D:\ F:\ /e /zb /np /copy:...
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Creating a New file in Multiple folders [closed]

Very new to ISE and scripting.. Looking to create a file in multiple already created folders. I have tried the below but get a could not find part of the path error. $Folders = @(Get-ChildItem -...
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Fastest Way to Move Large Files on NAS

Trying to reorganize my media on my NAS (ReadyNAS), and using windows explorer is extremely slow. I've tried using the command: move "\\NAS\Documents\somepicfolder" "\\NAS\My Pics\somepicfolder" but ...
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“Access Denied” copying file to folder ONLY from phone

Windows 10, copying files (photos/videos) from USB-connected phone (Samsung) using Windows Explorer. I get a plain "Access Denied" Windows error message, no more information. It wouldn't be that ...
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Reliable Windows File Transfer over Slow Network Connection

I wanted to ask if anyone knew of a way to do something natively with Windows or PowerShell. I'd call it a "File Funnel". I want to be able to put files on a machine in a given folder, and have ...
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Copy files via RDP without establishing a UI connection first (for automated jobs/no interaction required)

Is it possible to copy files via RDP without opening a connection via mstsc first (so no shared folders - at least not for manual copying - and no clipboard)? I want to use, similar to FTP, network ...
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failure of file transfer - is it the file or transfer setting (PC to supercomputer)

I tried to upload a big file (4Gb) from my PC laptop, through WinSCP program & Ethernet cable, to a Unix-based institution server. Earlier the same day, I successfully uploaded a 2 Gb file ...
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How do I copy files without searching through them first?

I have about 4 million files I need to copy over the network to a windows 7 computer. I have been searching for a command or software that can do that without listing all the files since there are so ...
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Why large number of files wouldn't copy to an external hard drive with enough space?

I have 4 TB Western Digital my-passport drive. When I copy a folder with large number of files, the copy (or move files) dialog just sits there forever without returning but no further copying takes ...
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How do I use an image URL with no clear file path?

Why do so many image URL's have no clear file path these days? When I use sites like Facebook on my PC, I often want to post an image from the Internet. Instead of downloading the image, it's much ...
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After making a backup using synctoy. robocopy, etc. Is there a way to copy only new/changed files and folders to a different location?

After making a backup using synctoy, robocopy, or other program. Is there a way to copy only new/changed files and folders to a different location? Example: C:\Users\Jake File 1 File 2 Copied to ...