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

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Update (incorrect) timestaps of copied files with original date from the source file

I copied a rather large folder using Ubuntu (in the magnitude of a few million files, and a couple of terabytes, so synchronizing takes about today). I forgot to set a switch so the copying process ...
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How do I configure my Windows 10 so I can get read and execute rights but not copy rights on two .exe files, assuming it's possible?

I want to have in my user account read and execute rights on a couple of executables but without the ability to copy them. Searching in internet it doesn't seem possible with regular permission ...
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Linux how to move n files out of nested subodirectories from a directory to another one

I have a directory invasive/ which contains 60000 files. I want to move only 1000 files out of nested sub-directories from invasive/ to invasive2/ I tried to do the following: find invasive/ -type f -...
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Why does copying a (large) file to USB report that it is done when it is not?

I have a Ventoy USB which I copy ISOs to and, when I copy it using my file manager (I use GNOME, so Nautilus) it tells me 100% but it is not, because the image gets corrupted. Same thing goes for ...
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Large data transfer from supercomputer to local computer extremely slow

I am working with a supercomputer to perform complex calculations that generates several GB of data. I then need to transfer the directory containing all of the files back to my local computer in ...
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File transfer speed : SCP vs Copy-Paste over SSH

Recently, I've been transferring some files between a device on my local network and my computer, and I've noticed something. For a text file of approximately 2.5Mb Transfer using scp file.txt user@...
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Why do directory properties differ between a Win 10 machine and a Synology NAS?

I copied a large directory from a NAS to an external drive that will be used with a Win 10 machine by connecting this USB drive and the NAS directly. When on the windows machine I tried to verify in a ...
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What happens to currently transfered file between two separate drives when power goes out?

All is in the title but here is the full explanation: I just got a new hard drive and I was trying to transfer Terabytes of data but because the house can't handle too many high wattage devices the ...
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Is there Windows copy command that mimic Unix `cp -r` behavior?

I don't know how to name this behavior vividly, just call it loyalcopy. Two figures will illustrate it clearly. I'd like to issue two commands to copy two filesystem nodes (regardless it is a file ...
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Slow File Transfer via 10GbE

I have two machines locally connected via 10 Gigabit Ethernet. System Information: Machine A: Intel Core i7 8700K, 32 GB DDR4 memory, Intel X550-T2 10GbE NIC, Arch Linux Machine B: AMD EPYC 3101, 256 ...
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SCP recursive copy with illegal Windows filenames

I've been looking all morning, and I can't seem to find a straightforward answer to this. I have a remote Linux box, and a local Windows one, executing: scp -r blah@remotelinux:/somewhere/else ./ ...
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Is DRAM on a SSD managed by the OS or by the firmware?

I am using a SSD connected to a Mac over a sata to usb bridge to archive relatively big files. After I transfer it to the SSD, I unmount it and and unplug it. This SSD has a DRAM cache. From my ...
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Remote update of MS-Access frontend applications

We are doing quite many changes in our ms-access front-ends, so we need to update the ms-access applications often. I have tried to use PSEXEC for the remote updates, but it seems to be a problem with ...
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Damage Source File due to Cancelling Copy Paste

I was copying some 20gb of important documents to my usb drive from my mac. The process got stuck midway and I had to cancel the copy paste operation. Second time doing so the usb drive got ejected by ...
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Ca running OS from corrupted drive cause data corruption

I have a slightly bad 1TB drive (2 bad sectors, that cannot be read). I would like to use it anyway as an OS drive in my spare machine. I would not put any critical data on that drive, it would be ...
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Copying between 2 network mounted folders very slow

I have a NAS which has 4 volumes with shared folders. I have a Raspberry Pi 4 (running RPI OS Bullseye) which uses docker and various containers for various purposes. I have mounted essential network ...
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Fastest way to clone a 128gb usb stick with over 100k files

I have a 128gb usb 2.0 stick and it has many small files. In total about 100k files and it takes at least 6 hours just to copy all these files onto another usb stick. What is the fastest way to clone ...
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DSLR camera image transfer using USB over IP

I am working on a 3D body scanner using 40 Canon 100D cameras. For image transfer, I tried USB hubs and cables, however, I got the error if I connect more than 26 cameras to the PC (Windows 10). ...
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How can I transfer multiple files+folders at once from the Acrobat app on iPadOS to Windows?

iTunes on Microsoft Windows doesn't see that the iPad is connected to my computer via USB:
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Why does Windows Explorer change the 'Folder Modify Time' when first accessing a folder after a robocopy?

I am attempting to use Robocopy to mirror a directory structure (/e) and keep created/modified/accessed times. This should be fairly simple with '/copy:DAT /dcopy:DAT' and appears to preserve the ...
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Copying file from server is slow but is fast when copying to server

I have a Samsung 970 Evo+ in the built-in M.2 slot of the HP 290-p0043w and have a gigabit network cable connection directly between it and an gigabit port on an Asus X99 Deluxe motherboard. Both ...
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Making a bootable usb that automatically moves files to windows, from the usb stick

The goal is to make a usb stick i can boot from. Once it boots, the files I put on the usb stick, when making it, are automatically transfered to the computer in questions windows partition. I thought ...
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Can you transfer a .py file from windows to Linux via flash drive

I have been considering switching from windows to Linux sometime in the near future. But I do not want to lose or have to reprogram my python projects. Right now I am considering uploading said files ...
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Unable to copy file using Force-copy.ps1

I can't copy my file from drive with bad sectors to healthy drive using your "force-copy.ps1" script when i try to copy this appears:- PS C:\Users\ACER\desktop> .\Force-Copy.ps1 -...
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How to tranfer files with SSH from PC to iPhone over USB

DISCLAMER : Stack Overflow closed my question and told me to post here so do not be mad at me please Hi I am trying to tranfer files from my windows computer over to my jailbroken iPhone using openssh ...
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How to access a samba share from Ubuntu

I have a tiny retro console and I can activate the samba share. On windows it's extremely easy to connect, I just put //hostname on the file browser and it works, and I can transfer games from windows ...
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What's special about the History.IE5 folder?

I had trouble moving the AppData folder from one disk to another. The error I got was The bad thing about this error is: it does not only interrupt the move action, but it will prevent it from going ...
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Copy folder structure in r without its files

I want to copy some folders with their subfolders but not the files in these folders with R. All i found is file.copy but this also copies the files.
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Cannot copy any larger files to a Google Pixel 4a with Win10 PC, other files work

I have connected a Google Pixel 4a (latest updates installed, USB debugging enabled via developer options and USB file transfer enabled in the dropdown menu) to my Win10 PC (also up to date, ...
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Struggling to copy files together, issue downloading voxceleb on windows [duplicate]

copy /b vox1_dev_wav_partaa+vox1_dev_wav_partab+vox1_dev_wav_partac+vox1_dev_wav_partad vox1_dev_wav.zip Trying to use this to merge 4 files into a compressed file, but it keeps saying that 'The ...
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How to upload folders to Google Cloud VM instance?

There is option to upload file when SSH from the browser but no option for uploading folders . I'm new to linux please help me and please forigive me if my question is silly.
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Missing files after transfer HDD to SSD, but the size is correct in SSD

I just transfer my files from HDD to SSD (simple Cut & Paste). During cutting and pasting HDD was the primary disk and SSD was the secondary external disk. The data (files, folders, images, videos,...
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Should I replace My internal hardisk to a new external one? [closed]

My old internal 1TB HDD becomes so slow suddenly, and I'm afraid that it's about to die, so I will try to copy my data to external HDD. I have two Questions: What's the best tool to copy all the HDD ...
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How can I ask TeraCopy 3 to retry all failed copies?

When I use TeraCopy 3 to copy files, sometimes some file copies fail: How can I ask TeraCopy 3 to retry all failed copies at once? On TeraCopy 2 I can retry all failed copies with: Click on ...
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How can I configure TeraCopy 3 so that it copies small (< 10 KB) files faster?

TeraCopy 3.6 copies small (< 10 KB) files very slowly (10 files ~= 3 secs): I didn't have this issue with TeraCopy 2. How can I configure TeraCopy 3 so that it copies small (< 10 KB) files ...
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How can I configure TeraCopy so that it doesn't copies files when I'm simply moving them?

I dragged and dropped some folder on the same disk and saw the message: How can I configure TeraCopy so that it doesn't copies files when I'm simply moving them?
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How can I set up some timeout in TeraCopy so that it skip files on which it gets stuck?

TeraCopy sometimes gets stuck on some problematic files, as shown below. How can I set up some timeout in TeraCopy so that it skipped the problematic files and other file transfers are made? I use ...
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Poco x3 cannot transfer files to PC?

I'm on a Poco x3 NFC, and I tried transferring files to PC via USB cable. The phone charges in USB 3.0 ports but in USB 2.0 ports, it just blinks the LED once, shows the charging screen briefly, then ...
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Weird encoding in image files after copy to another drive

After copying some image files to a new drive (including jpg, psd and tif), none of them can be opened anymore. Checking the code, I see there's weird encoding, something like this: The same goes for ...
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How to copy files according to their extensions

I have a java project with about 200 modules, as: C:/ROOT1/module1/p1/p2/C1.java C:/ROOT1/module1/p1/C2.java C:/ROOT1/module1/R1.properties C:/ROOT1/module2/p3/p4/C3.java C:/ROOT1/module3/p4/p5/p6/C4....
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Keep explorer file transfer window open when completed (100%)

When I copy a large file with Windows Explorer, I want to keep the file transfer window when the transfer is complete. Can I do that?
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Can I use a usb hub to transfer images from my phone into another device?

I looked at a number of USB hubs (not powered ones) and I see it written that the hub should not be used to charge a wireless device. But can I connect a phone to tranfer files? Is there a risk to the ...
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Does Windows end a file transfer after an RDP session times out?

If a large local file transfer (intra-system) needs to happen in an environment where RDP will time out if there is no user interaction, can one expect the file transfer to continue after RDP ...
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File Explorer Move shows comparison window, despite files having same Name, Date, Size. Does it mean the files have internal difference, or corrupted?

Screenshot: File Move Operation.jpg attached. I initiated Move operation within File Explorer, between two distinct folders. I have multiple identical files in them, hence this dialog box was expected....
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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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How to transfer Groove playlist to another computer with the same library?

I have two computers with identical local music libraries; how do I transfer a playlist from one to the other?
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Transferring a 28GB directory with lftp:mirror was slow and caused 4 TB of bandwidth usage

I'm writing this post in hopes to learn what I did wrong. Linux isn't my forte, but I am comfortable with it and do read the man pages when I don't remember how to perform a task. Hopefully someone ...
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Windows 10: Fastest way to move millions of tiny files from one directory to another

I have 16 subdirectories which all contain somewhere between 1m-1.5m files each (roughly 18m files in total), but I need all the files to be in a single directory. Each file is tiny (35-100 bytes each)...
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How to make the transfer window closes when the data is really fully copied ? (windows fakes speed, and continue copy in background)

When I copy a 50GB file from my SSD to a HDD, Windows shows the transfer window, it shows transfer speed at 800MB/s and closes the transfer window once at 100% except I know my HDD can't copy at 800MB/...
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Using smb share on windows

I enabled th SMB1 feature in my windows 10. How to use it to transfer files between my android and windows-10 I have a filemanager+ android app which asks to enter url, usernames password for smb ...
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