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Questions tagged [file-transfer]

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

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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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How to pass files between two computers? [on hold]

We have a computer at work that creates PDF files. We are not allowed to install any software on it but we need to be able to split the PDF files it produces. I have found an appropriate software ...
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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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Rsync copy folders to different destinations based on content of a file

iam trying to backup some folders to a remote NAS. In every source folder there is a file with the started year of the project. i want to sync those folders to a corresponding folder year name. ...
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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 ...
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How to print contents of a directory and save it NOT in the directory?

I have a folder which freezes the whole system when I open it (probably there is a corrupted file). Luckily, I'm just interested in the names of the files in the folder. So, how do I create a dirlist....
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Can unlinked FTP folders be discovered?

I use my FTP hosting account for my website. My website's files are stored at the root level (index.html, etc). However, I need a folder on that same FTP to keep more "private" files such as ...
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Why do Windows file transfer speeds top out at around 1.5 gigabytes /second?

I noticed that file transfers on the same machine between a fast nvme m.2 ssd (general read speed 3.2GB/s and writes 2.7 GB/s) and a ram disk top out at around 1.4-1.5 GB/s. Why is that the case? I ...
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How can I copy(or move) and rename multiple files from different directories using the unix cp command?

Let's say, under this directory: /home/data/ There are 100 folders, the name of these folders are 24538_7#1, 24538_7#2, 24538_7#3 ... to 24538_7#384. In each folder, there are many files and ...
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Windows: copy files and change extension without duplicates

I have a directory that has image files without extension. Let us say it to be D:\initial\. Now I want to copy those files over to D:\final\ directory and change the extension to .jpg for each file. ...
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Lost free space in external hard drive after a crash when copying a file

I'm using Linux. I was copying a huge file into my external hard drive (NTFS) when my computer crashed. After booting up again, I realized the free space on my external hard drive has dramatically ...
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Updating game backups without moving the entire folder again

I have an External HDD for my game backups, but every time there's an update I have to move the entire game folder again and choose "Replace all files". Is there a way I can only copy the changed/...
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Cant copy a file in Linux: cp: target '/.local/lib/python3.6/site-packages/certifi' is not a directory

I am using Ubuntu 18. I want to copy two files in a directory from the desktop to the following directory: home/me/.local/lib/python3.6/site-packages/certifi I executed this command: ~/Desktop$ sudo ...
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Need help recovering files from a Laptop with broken screen

I have a laptop with important data stored on it. Unfortunately, the LCD of that laptop is broken, thus unuseable. I would like to recover files from a specific directory, but that laptop lacks an ...
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How to copy tracks from Quod Libet to a USB stick?

I’m using Quod Libet 3.2.2 in Debian (Jessie). How can I copy tracks from Quod Libet to a USB stick? The recommended package "udisks2" is installed. I expected to find the USB stick under "View → ...
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Copy from a cd specific file types to a new folder on a usb stick Windows

Trying to make a batch file that will copy a specific file type from a CD and put it in a new folder with a prompt for choice of destination folder name. I've had a hard time explaining how to find ...
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Copy a structure (including the subdirectories) of a directory to another location and move a percentage of files

I have a folder with all data inside with this structure: Data -> Group 1 -> Group 2 ... -> Group n In each subdirectory have a number of files. Now I want to create another directory with ...
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Windows 10: Most efficient way of getting around “The library, drive, or medial pool is empty” errors while copying photos from Android?

I have a Google Nexus 5. The camera app seems to like to generate corrupted jpg files. Maybe 1-2% of the files seem to be corrupted. Usually I wait several months before transferring the photos to ...
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ELK stack file beat configuration issue

I have configured an ELK stack in my local environment by following up the below document (link to the document) As per the documentation and per my understanding I have successfully completed the ...
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Monitor folder and move files automatically [duplicate]

Is it possible to create a batch file or a PowerShell script that can monitor a folder every 'x' minutes and move files in that folder to another folder automatically if the name of the files have a ...
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How can I set up a high speed connection between two Windows computers to transfer large files?

I want to be able to send folders ranging from 10 to 50 GBs from a Windows 10 computer to a Windows 7 computer. Both are connected to the same modem/router with Cat6 cables. I tried using the Windows ...