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

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Why does copying the same amount of data take longer if spread across many separate files?

I noticed that copying 24Mb worth of data from one folder to another took about 30 seconds because (I'm assuming this is the reason) it was over 1,000 separate files. Copying 24Mb shouldn't take so ...
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Free way to share large files (50MB) over the Internet? [closed]

I need to send a approximately 50 MB ZIP file. My email provider will not allow me to send attachments that big. Is there a free service out there that I can upload my file to and allow someone else ...
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Windows file copy dialog: Why is the estimation so… BAD?

xkcd I know that the Windows copy dialog (in Windows XP) stores the copy in memory first, and it is still copying after the dialog closes, so the time is off, but why is the estimation of the ...
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Parallel file copy from single source to multiple targets?

I have a several large files on optical media I would like to copy to multiple targets - in this case I have two hard drives attached to the same computer. Is there a utility that can function like: ...
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Transferring large files (1GB+) over internet, securely, one time only [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Best method of transferring files over internet? Free way to share large files over the Internet? I have been asked to design a system for transfering large files (1GB+) ...
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Corrupted NTFS files (no such file or directory); can I fix them under Linux?

I am trying to copy files to my external hard drive using PartedMagic. My computer won't boot, so we are sending it in to get repaired. I've tried EVERYTHING but can't get it to boot into any desktop ...
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How can I transfer music from my iPhone to my computer?

I'd like to transfer the (non-DRM) music I have on my iPhone to my computer. Which application can I use to do that? I found several shareware applications but they didn't really work.
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Move files from multiple folders all into parent directory with command prompt

I have multiple .rar files in multiple folders like this: C:\Docs\Folder1\rarfile1-1.rar C:\Docs\Folder1\rarfile1-2.rar C:\Docs\Folder1\rarfile1-3.rar C:\Docs\Folder2\rarfile2-1.rar C:\Docs\...
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I want to copy all images on my computer to a single folder

I want to copy all images of any file extension like .jpg, .png, .gif, etc. from all folders and subfolders in my PC hard drive (which has two partitions) to a single folder. The total number of ...
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What are some options for transfering large files without using the Internet? [closed]

My employer's Internet connection is extremely slow. It's a $6,000 a month, 9 Mb, bonded T1, shared by over 150 users. It's not untypical to see regular file transfer speeds of 20-100 KBps. And ...
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Which is faster, copying everything at once or one thing at a time?

I am transferring a bunch (20+) of large (1GB+) files to my external flash drive over USB 2.0. Is it quicker to just sling them all over at once (as in one at a time but not waiting for the previous ...
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Is there a way to transfer thousand of small files faster on Windows 7?

I noticed that if I transfer a few large files between two hard drives, it's pretty speedy, at around at least 30 MB per second, but if I transfer thousands of files less than 5 KB, it is ...
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Best way to get data off a computer with no support for USB or Ethernet?

A customer has a computer running Windows 98 (I know, cringe) and needs to take some data off the computer to put on a new laptop. I've tried using USB, but Windows 98 doesn't have USB storage ...
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Good solution to sending attachments via email

I have a lot of problems with sending attachments with my email, either the file can't be scanned for viruses so fails, or exceeds the filesize limit (2/5/10MB), or there are simply too many files (+...
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How can I copy files from A to B, only including files that exist in B?

I'm on Windows 7 Professional, and this is my scenario : Folder "Asd" (C:\) Folder "Asd" (D:\) File 1 File 1 File 2 File 3 File 3 ...
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Best method of transferring files over internet? [closed]

I have a small server(running Ubuntu 9.10) at my (parent's) house and will be leaving it there once I go to college this fall. Currently I'm using samba to transfer files between computers, but I was ...
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Copying folder to multiple destinations in parallel [duplicate]

I have to transfer roughly 250gb of data from a Master Drive to lots of USB drives, all of identical size and brand. When I copy using the GUI in Mac OSX, it waits to copy all the files to one drive ...
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how do we share files from Mac to Windows?

Is there anyway we can read the files in a Mac laptop using a Windows laptop? Like I have a movies folder in Mac and I want to view those movies in my Windows laptop (without having to transfer those ...
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Best way to transfer files over a LAN between two Linux computers

I want to transfer files (a music folder) between two Linux computers. After searching for the best way to do this, I've seen that there are lots of ways of doing this. I know this has been asked a ...
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What's the difference between SCP and SFTP?

Usually, I use the scp command to transfer files on *nixes. What's the difference between SFTP and SCP? Don't they both work on SSH?
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Windows Alternative to Rsync? [closed]

I'm trying to setup a file sync between the file server at my house and the one at my brother's so that we each have offsite backups of important data. Both systems are running Windows (XP on one, 7 ...
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How to copy files with an option for skipping stuck files?

I have a corrupted CD from which I want to copy files. The problem is that the default Windows 7 copy utility gets completely stuck when it encounters a corrupted sector of the CD. Can you recommend ...
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How to move Users folder in Windows 7 to another drive in order to save space in SSD main drive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Moving users folder on Windows Vista/Seven to another partition I've just assembled a new computer and I am using an 120GB SSD as the main drive and a regular 1TB disk to hold ...
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Is it possible to use HDMI cable to transfer files between notebooks?

HDMI 1.3 bandwidth is over 10G. Notebook nowadays has HDMI port available. Is that possible that we use HDMI cable to hook up 2 notebook and perform file copy operation?
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Moving files from one partition to another on an SSD

If a drive doesn't know about partitions and files systems why moving a file from one partition to another takes relatively long time, unlike the instantaneous move on the same partition? Is that file ...
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Why do file transfers between drives use RAM

I've noticed that whenever I copy or move large files from my SSD, which I use as the system drive, to my HDD or to an external hard or flash drive, the speed graph shown by Windows always looks the ...
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Copy (almost) entire filesystem with minimal effort

A couple months ago I switched from VPS to dedicated server, however all this time I haven't found the time to actually go through all the files I might need again, copy them and shut down the VPS. ...
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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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How do I move files out of nested subdirectories into another folder in ubuntu? (Trying to strip off many subfolders)

How do I move files and not directories into another folder/parent folder? I have a folder structure that is extremely ugly, with some .mp3 files buried 6 levels deep in a sub-folder. I want to ...
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AFP, SMB, NFS which is the best data transfer protocol?

I have a computer with large hard disks running Gentoo. I have to serve med/big files via a wired network to Apple devices (all of them running OS X). Which protocol is the best for the following ...
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Moving hidden files/folders with the command-line or batch-file

Question Does anyone know of a way to move files and folders that have the hidden, system, or read-only attribute set from the command-line or a batch file? (No, stripping the attributes first is not ...
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Why am I asked “Are you sure you want to copy this file without its properties?” when copying files from NTFS to a FAT drive?

I have an image file on my NTFS filesystem and get the following message when I try to copy to my FAT32 drive: Are you sure you want to copy this file without its properties? I can't find any ...
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Continuously copy all file changes from one folder to another on change (Windows)

I'm working on a massive Java web application which is kept under centralized version control, but the source files are used to build and run the actual server, which then copies all the files I work ...
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Which properties are lost when windows says x.jpg has properties that can't be copied to the new location

I have a large collection of jpeg photographs that i'm trying to organise and then archive on a linux based file server. The vast majority copy over to the file server with no problem but for a few ...
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How can I copy a big file from one Windows machine to another limiting speed transfer?

Because of traffic reasons I am not able to transfer big files inside my network, unfortunatelly, I need to do such thing everyday. I usually transfer these files by coping and pasting from my ...
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Cancelled cut and paste, what happens?

I cut and paste an 80GB worth of files and folders. At about 80% I cancelled it. Are some of the files deleted and gone forever? Does the files that were successfully transferred gets deleted? If yes, ...
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How to move emails from outlook express to outlook on a different computer?

I have an old computer with thousands of emails under Outlook Express on an old Windows XP PC. I'd like to move them to a newer Windows 7 PC which uses Outlook 2010. What's the best way to do this? ...
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Best way to transfer files from Windows to Windows via Internet

I’m looking for the best way to transfer files from my computer to another person’s computer. We both use Windows and I can use some external programs like TeamViewer for file transfers but I found ...
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How to use iTunes USB File Transfer to copy files from PC to Apple iPad, e.g. PDF files for viewer app?

I'm interested in reading PDF-format ebooks on my Apple iPad. I have half a gig of PDFs I want to transfer to it, from my PC. I'm familiar already with loading EPUB-format titles through iBooks &...
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why are local file transfers slower than 1Gbps /100Mbps

I have 2 computers both with 1Gbps ethernet cars (PCI) and are connected to a 1Gbps capable Switch with Cat 5e ethernet cable. Why are file transfers so much slower than 100Mbps let alone 1Gbps. (note ...
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Any recommendations for a seamless 'Robust File Copy' addition to Windows? [closed]

I have a new Nettop using Win7 and noticed a weakness with the Windows ‘Copy/Paste’ command. When I download typically large films using JDownloader to the C: drive, JD checks the file MD5 and tells ...
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resume a file using curl or wget?

I am unsure why but there's one file on a server which chokes every time when it gets to 10mb. The file reported is 16mb. Can I use wget or curl to get and resume the file? When I used Firefox to ...
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Why is file transfer speed decreased when copying multiple smaller files?

Let's say I'm copying a portable apps directory from PC to an external HDD. An application.exe file is around 4 megabytes in size, but most other files are only tens of kilobytes in size, and most of ...
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How can I share files from Windows to Mac OS X?

I've got a Windows laptop and another Mac laptop. I'm wondering how should I go about setting up my Mac to be able to read files from my Windows laptop? Let's say I have a file C:\test.txt and I want ...
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How to take FileZilla credentials from the software's interface?

Hi I use FileZilla to transfer files to the server via FTP. I connected to FileZilla from my computer months ago. I entered the server address, port & administration password on to the startup ...
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How can I copy all files with a certain extension into a single directory (without the directory structure)?

I have been trying to copy all files in the various sub-directories that have a JPG extension located on C: into a single directory on D:. I don't want to preserve the directory structure. This is as ...
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Windows 7 is very slow when the lid of the laptop is closed

I was moving a file over the local network using wifi connection in explorer. The label said that approximately 10 minutes of time is remaining. I closed the lid and returned after ten minutes. Almost ...
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How do I access folders created on Ubuntu with Windows?

I have an external hard drive on which I back up my files, and I've moved some files from an Ubuntu laptop to it as well. However, I can't find a way to open the folder containing these files with my ...
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How to retrieve files to local machine when logged in to SSH?

I know that you can grab files with scp like this: scp user@remote_machine:/path/to/source /path/to/destination However, I'd like to know if there is an easier way to do this, when I'm already ...
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How do I transfer programs from my old computer to my new Windows 7 computer?

I know about the Easy Transfer tool included in Windows 7 that will transfer all my files but I want to transfer my programs. Also, I don't want to buy any gimmicky program if I don't have to.