Questions tagged [file-transfer]

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

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Copying files: Does Windows write to disk if files are identical

I have a directory with a lot of books in pdf-format (around 2GB in size). While reading I often leave notes and annotations in the files. Occasionally I make a backup on an external hard drive. ...
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HPE RDX removable disk cartridge

I have a problem and there is no way to solve it or I know I am doing wrong. For a few seconds the transfer rate is normal 100MB / s approximately then goes down to 300KB / s. The firmware is updated,...
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Why do file copy operations in Linux get slower over time?

I have 12 ~200 MB files. Copying one of them to another drive takes 20 seconds. When I try to copy all of them at once, it first says it's going to take 5 minutes, then it keeps slowing down into the ...
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Copying folders with cygwin

The folder produced by cp -r myfolder myfolder2 is marked shared as reported by "It is shared with other people. Are you sure that you want to delete it?" dialog in windows when I try to delete the ...
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Advanced folder/file comparison based on checksums [on hold]

I'm searching for a software for testing which files of one folder (slave) exist in another folder (master) including all subfolders of both by comparing checksums of files. Example: Think of an ...
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how to transfer files stably in linux

I am trying to transfer large data from windows to linux by using SCP. scp GEOS* username@ip:/path/to/destination It works. But it is pretty slow and the connection would be reset two hours later. ...
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Cannot copy DVD

I am trying to copy five of the wedding DVDs to my computer. I could easily copy the first DVD. I cannot copy the other four discs. All the four discs struck in the middle. All the discs are clean and ...
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Corruption of zipped CSV Files when transferred via FTP from vessel

I would like to describe a problem with a Windows Service application that is installed and runs in a Server (Windows Server 2016 Standard) which is located in a vessel. Its main functionality is to ...
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Apple-Mail: Migrating offline IMAP account contents to new server

Scenario: The old IMAP Server is no longer reachable. There's one Mac that has had access to all company accounts and holds copies of all emails, fully sync until the minute the old mail servers have ...
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Retrieving / Exporting Progress Chart of Windows File Processing

In newer window systems, a progress chart is shown when you process a large amount of files (transfer / copy, etc.). Is it possible to retrieve information of these graphs? Can it be done somehow? Is ...
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How to copy files from one folder to another that has different hierarchy?

I have many files that are stored in a deep hierarchy like this: F:\Files\FX\Water\APX\Build\Setup\myfile.mp4 F:\Files\FX\1\2\3\4\otherfile.mp4 and I want to copy them into another drive that has ...
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Can a file be partially copied on Windows?

I was in the middle of copying a lot of files on my Windows 8.1 system when suddenly the explorer process was terminated and restarted by itself. Afterwards I went to copy all the files again. Some ...
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Copy files in order of date modified to an MTP device

I have loads of files that need to put in order correctly when they are sent over to my Android phone. However, I have noticed Windows just seems to copy them in a random order. I do not need the ...
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One drive syncing deleted local files

Some folders and files were copied from local C:\ to OneDrive. After (or during) the copying process, I deleted some folders and files from C:\ . Now OneDrive forever shows a blue circular arrow ...
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Filezilla network error: Software caused connection abort

I have been struggling with a weird situation in the past 2 weeks. the problem: I bought wordpress hosting on godaddy and they don't provide cpanel, that's why I am using Filezilla for transferring ...
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Linux - Copy only new and larger files

I have two directories with thousands of files which contain more or less the same files. How can I copy all files from dirA to dirB which are not in dirB or if the file exists in dirB only overwrite ...
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transferring files without duplicate

Lets say I am hosting servers where users put files and at the end of the day all these files are retrieved into a storing server. The problem is that lots of those files will be duplicate and I want ...
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Existing OS drive into different computer to restore files

I have an older desktop computer (pc1) with a 1TB SSD with windows 10 pro on the hard drive and it won't load windows. I bought a new desktop (pc2) with windows 10 pro. I would like to remove the SSD ...
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Ubuntu - FTP file edit permission denied

I have been trying to make an Unturned server for my friends, and I cannot edit ANY files in it. What I've Tried: I can't delete or upload to the FTP server; when I try to change the file ...
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Can I transfer 2 Terabyte's worth of personal data and stuff to a hard drive? [duplicate]

I have a 2 TB internal hard drive with all of my files and information. Can I, or if I can, how do I transfer it all to a new computer? I am going from Desktop to Desktop computer and I have tons of ...
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windows 8 can't see “Replace or Skip Files”

I have a Windows 8 machine, and I'm trying to copy a folder from c:\ drive to a network mapped folder. On the taskbar, I see that there's a “Replace or Skip Files” confirmation popup. BUT I can't ...
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Copying file drops to 0B/s

I wanted to restore my data from a backup (HDD to HDD) but this one file (a movie >11GB) drops the transfer speed to 0B/s at 33%. I guess a movie with some missing bytes should work anyway? I guess ...
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Is there a file syncing service with something like `.gitignore`?

I've used Google Drive and Dropbox for syncing basic files, but I have a number of programming projects (Node.js using NPM) that install a node_modules directory containing thousands of tiny files ...
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Copy files from one disk to other using local disk as staging

My question is about copying files off from an external disk to another with using local disk as staging. I have my files on a USB disk (total size: 800 GB), which I need to copy to another USB disk (...
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Transfer files from Windows to Linux over the network?

I have a Windows machine and a Linux machine both hooked up to the router via Ethernet cables. What is the easiest way for me to transfer files from the Windows machine to the Linux one?
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Script to automate copy files with a pattern over network

I am trying to automate some tasks... I have to do some development work on one machine and other parts on another machine, with communication through a network share. I would like to copy certain ...
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Able to transfer files from phone to PC via USB, but not vice versa

Just as the title states, I am encountering a very strange issue with USB transfer between my PC (Win10) and android devices. While I am able to transfer files from my android devices to my PC, I am ...
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How can I send screenshots more quickly in Skype?

It's so long and complicated to open Paint/Photoshop/whatever and saving a file somewhere, then dragging it to Skype just send a screenshot to a friend through Skype! How can I speed up the process? ...
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USB bitrate: Are these speeds normal?

Setup and Theory I'm testing my USB connection from my Laptop to an external USB 3.0 drive and vice versa by copying a ~3 Gigabyte folder back and forth. Natively my laptop does only have USB 2.0 ...
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Data transfer through wifi (without internet) between PC and Laptop

What is the easiest way to transfer data without internet through WiFi. I have a WiFi router. Windows XP SP3 PC Windows 7 Laptop.
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Multiple files copied to Windows corrupted, each appear to fill HDD free space

I am facing an issue where pictures copied from a Samsung smartphone (Android) to a PC have somehow been corrupted. The pictures are in JPG format, and appear as such in the folder they were copied to....
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Is there a windows batch command that can copy files from a Linux server to my local machine?

I have been using the following SCP command: SET cfolder=c:\temp\%currentdate% scp -r username@servername.com:/opt/logs/test.log %cfolder%\test_K1B.log The problem with the above is that it keeps ...
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Skipping unreadable files from damaged USB harddisk (Windows)

I have a USB connected harddisk of which many (1000s) files can not be read. The problem is, these files seem randomly distributed over the drive, and it takes a very long time (over an hour) before ...
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ROBOCOPY - Compare two directories to check which files are missing on the destination path?

I have two directories with the same name and same sub-folder names. I am running `ROBOCOPY “Source 1” “Source 2” . /L /NJH /NJS /NP /NS /log:reconcile.txt but it shows me new files from Source 1 ...
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disable bluetooth file transfer on ubuntu host for a specific user

I'm running ubuntu 18.04 and I need to keep bluetooth and the applet running as it's required but I want to disable file transferring via bluetooth for a known user or disable it system wide. I need ...
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SFTP/SCP command re-prompts for passphrase

I'm logged into remote unix server and want to transfer file to sFTP. Issue is that entered passphrase is not accepted and constantly re-prompted. This is my setting of folder and RSA file ...
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Deploy website from local machine to webserver

I want to copy my website to the webserver. These files should be transferred from my local computer to my Windows server. I am running Windows 10 version 1709 (build 16229.431) on my local machine ...
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How to move VirtualBox files?

By default VirtualBox stores all data in a directory below the home directory. I know how to change it but how can I change the location of existing images (without editing VirtualBox.xml manually)? ...
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Windows says my folder containing music is 61.3TB even though my hard drive is only 500GB

I recently moved all of the music from my phone onto my pc, so I could do a factory reset of my phone. After resetting my phone, I am now trying to move the music back onto it, but whenever I try, it ...
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Very slow *.txt file copy in Windows 7

This is an issue I searched quite extensively on the web, but could not find an answer to. So probably it is not a known/common issue. I'm on Windows 7 (I could specify more about the system, if ...
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Folder that was copied from one PC to a portable HD doesn't show in another PC

I have an HTPC at my living room and it has a 3TB Western Digital portable hard-drive that stores all my media files. The HTPC is running Windows 7 32bit. Yesterday I connected the hard drive to my ...
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Windows 7 stuck discovering files/Items remaining when copying from NAS to PC (WD myworldbook)

My WD MyWorldBook is pretty old as you can tell, so I've taken it upon myself to transfer everything to my PC before it inevitably keels over, but when I go to copy everything, Windows gets stuck ...
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WS_FTP Pro: How to transfer multiple files at the same time?

I have WS_FTP Pro 12.6, and I am wondering how can I transfer more than one file at the same time? (upload or download). The Options > Transfers has only options of "Maximum number of concurrent ...
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What is the correct tool to automate file-transfer across a local network?

I am a developper, and I have to replicate some code to our test server to run my code. I am using Ubuntu 18.04.2. I have developped a mix of inotify-tools and rsync : rsyncWrap(){ rsync -avzq -...
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Reasons for irregular—sporadically slow to fast—USB flash drive transfer speeds

One of my USB flash drive (Sandisk 256 GB USB 3.0) is showing quite irregular transfer speeds for larger files (~4GB per file), on my Surface Pro 6. There are no other resource-intensive processes ...
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Transfer file from windows machine to another windows machine via command line?

I need to be able to transfer a file to a remote windows box, OS of windows vista or higher. I am transferring this file from one windows machine to another windows machine. The target machine isn't ...
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What is backup mode in Robocopy

I am trying to copy a large database backup file over network. The traditional program copy or xcopy failed with different binary resulted. Also tried robocopy without parameter, and resulted a ...
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Hard disk freezes copy programs after copying certain files

I am trying to rescue the data off a failing external hard disk, but I am running into a number of problems. The file transfer will consistently freeze up on specific files, and the program being ...
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error 0x8007045d the request could not be performed because of an I/O device error

I am trying to copy files from D: partition to USB drive, but I get message error 0x8007045d the request could not be performed because of an I/O device error I google it, and I found a couple of ...
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Preserve all timestamps when moving data from one NTFS drive to another

I want to move a folder—containing many sub-folders and files—from one NTFS drive to another but I need the metadata date and timestamp attribute values preserved from the original source on the new ...