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

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Copying files using MTP leads to 99% disk utilization

Since Android phones are no longer mounted as an external drive I'm having an issue with a copying of large amount of photos from the phone (no matter what - LG G3, Galaxy S7) to the laptop (Windows ...
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Why file copy speed is initially higher than in average?

What is the explanation of the following phenomenon observed in local file copy speed? As you can see, it keeps stable at 120 MB/s, but at the beginning, it was nearly double of that. Is there some ...
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Copying from WHS 2011 backup very slow

I'm setting up a new computer to replace one of my old ones, and part of doing so is extracting my Home folder from a backup I made just before wiping the old one. However, copying from the mounted ...
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Resuming segmented file transfer

When I run an lftp command like this: mirror --use-pget-n=10 "My Directory" sometimes I find myself in a situation, that the computer was unexpectedly shutdown, say, during a blackout. After that, ...
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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 way I can be notified when Windows Explorer is done copying / moving a file?

Obviously, this is a very common operation, but I'm annoyed that Windows will not tell me when it is done. I either need to see if the copy / move progress bar still exists, or (worse) look to see if ...
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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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Unable to transfer files from handycam to PC

I have a Windows 7 PC and Sony DCR-SR88 handycam. I need to transfer all my videos from the handycam to my PC. When I try to connect to the PC via USB, it detects the handycam's drive on my PC and ...
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How does one troubleshoot Windows hanging copying large files from external HDDs?

When I copy large file (for example over 4GB) from external WD MyBook USB 3.0 HDD to internal SATA2 HDD all of Windows just freezes. Copying files of any size on internal HDD is fine. Today I copied ...
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copy file only if file size is different with wget paying no attention to timestamp

wget -N http://host/path/file.jpg will retrieve the file if the file exists at target but either file size or its timestamp has altered. My problem is that the source server alters timestamps but ...
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Bluetooth file transfer says “The request could not be honored”

When I try to send a file to my DROIDX phone using the default Windows bluetooth file transfer utility, I get a message that reads "The request could not be honored" and I am unable to transfer the ...
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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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How to Get Folder Shortcuts/Links to Work When Copying Template Folder Contents to New Folder

I have a lot of 'template' folders, the contents which I use to copy into new folders that I create. My problem is getting shortcuts within the copied folders to point back to object the folder that ...
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Why are Windows file transfers so incredibly slow?

I am running Windows 10 Pro, set up 2 separate Ram Disks on the same machine, each getting over 30GB of space. I then copy a single file that is around 12GB in size onto one Ram Disk. Then I clear the ...
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Remove middle number from multiple files and copy

I have the multiple PDF files in the specific format in a specific folder and for those particular files I need to trim the middle number using bat file and move to the destination folder with the new ...
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MacOS: A shortcut to bypass “duplicate file” warning?

When moving files between directories, and a file of the same name already resides in a directory, the MacOS presents the Duplicate file warning asking if you want to Keep Both, Stop, or Replace. If ...
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Why do the same files show as different sizes on a USB and the hard drive?

I copied the folder on the right (which is on a flash drive) to my desktop (the folder on the left). Both have the same number of items, and there were no errors during the copy so I'm assuming that ...
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Enabling pause button in windows 7 copy dialog

Today, while sniffing around with Spy++, I found a hidden pause button in windows 7 copy dialog box. Is there any way to enable it like a registry tweak or something?
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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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File transfer tools for linux with support of zero-copy transfer

Are there small and simple file transfer tools for Linux, which can use "zero-copy" style of transferring files from HDD (SSD) to tcp socket, and back? I want to often send huge amount of ...
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Transfer speed systematic variance

I've been trying to copy a one single large file from my internal HDD to a USB drive. There's something strange I found: The speed kept constant to 5 MB/s and then at regular intervals went down to ...
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How can I add the Windows 8 style copy / move dialog box (detailed view with a real-time throughput graph) in Windows 7?

Windows 8 added a detailed view with a real-time throughput graph to the copy / move dialog box (video): Is there anyway to add such a graph in Windows 7?
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Files get corrupted frequently while copying to external hard drives

I'm running Windows 7 64 bit (updated all important updates yesterday) and have several external usb hard drives (self powered 3.5 inch). I recently noticed while copying files to the external drive ...
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Is there a way to remotely copy something from one shared folder to another shared folder without relaying through my system?

I have a remote Windows 7 host with several shared folders. \\foobox\shared1 = c:\FooFolder \\foobox\shared2 - d:\FooFolder If I connect to \\foobox via explorer on a remote windows system and try ...
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Copying certain files between two SSD's is really slow

I have a couple ~1GB folders that I am copying from my 128GB Samsung 830 SSD to my 250GB Samsung 840 SSD (Brand new). It goes at around 250MB/s as expected for the first half, but then it stalls ...
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swish sftp: Hide hidden files

I want to mount a directory with SSH. Is it possible to hide dot-files in swish sftp? Is it possible to dislay folders on top of the list?
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How can I use Android 4.1 with my Mac OS X 10.5?

I cannot connect my Galaxy Note 2 (running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean at the moment) to my Macbook (running OS X 10.5.8). Can someone please give me some advise as I tried Android File Transfer and this ...
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Automatically renaming duplicate filenames in Windows 7 when copying to a folder?

Is there a way of automatically renaming duplicate filenames in Windows 7 when copying to a folder? The only two options that show are effectively cancel copy and overwrite, which is infinitely ...
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How to copy files from Linux to Windows with RDP (Vinagre)?

I'm able to log in to my EC2 instance with Vinagre but can't figure out how to copy files from my (Ubuntu 12.04) machine to that (Windows Server 2008) slice. Some googling yielded this which ...
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Where did my rsync'd file go?

I just copied a very large file (> 10 gb) from one EC2 server to another using rsync: rsync -asv -P xtrabackup_2012_07_08_21h20m.tar.gz staging:/mnt/backups This took a couple of hours. Then, after ...
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Ubuntu: Network connection seems to fail after some time

I just bought a Shuttle XS-35 barebone mini-PC and put a 1 TB WD hard drive and 2 Gigs of RAM into it and installed Ubuntu onto it. The machine will post as a media server (streaming videos to my PS3) ...
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Why can't gif images copy at a reasonable speed on this dell laptop with XP?

I've got this somewhat old Dell Latitude D810. Strangest thing... If I try to copy anything that has gif files in it the gif files take forever. Like a few minutes per gif regardless of size. ...
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Add files/folders/Apps to a new User Account

I have created a new user account for my roommate. I/we don't really care much for IE, and I'd like to add Google Chrome, and FF for her, to let her choose her own browser. Plus I'd like to add some ...
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Using ZModem inside command-line on Windows for file transfer over Serial

I need to transfer large files from Windows to an embedded Linux system over Serial port. People seems to be recommending ZModem to do this task. Using TeraTerm's file transfer feature, I was able to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to auto-pause / -sequential copy multiple files in Windows 10 copy queue?

If I copy multiple files in separate copy processes they will be performed parallel (total 72,5 MB/s): But as my target drive is a HDD it reaches more transfer speed if I pause the other copy ...
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Transfer a program from one computer to another without an installer

I have an ancient windows 2000 laptop linked to medical equipment, but I'm uneasy about running such old hardware with a vulnerable, antiquidated OS. I'm looking for guidance for either transferring ...
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remove files when receiving with teamviewer

When I receive files in team viewer I would like to remove them from the remote host. I usually do this in other file transfer programs by pressing shift key. But team viewer does not appear to ...
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NAS file transfers stuck at 11mb/s

Can anybody tell me why two different desktops get stuck transferring files at 11mb/s to and from the NAS? If both desktops are transferring our speeds from to 5mbs/s each. I was using a Dlink NAS ...
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When transferring data from my Android phone to my Microsoft Windows computer, why are there large disk space variations?

I am transferring data (photos and videos) from my Android phone to my Microsoft Windows computer. Each file is between 2 MB and ~30MB. I see large disk space variations: in my case, when I look at ...
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Get checksum over http or ftp

I am looking to provide a upload feature for my application that accepts a uri like http or ftp, which would be downloaded by the server and stored. I know that the files uploaded would be large (>1GB)...
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How does Physical RAM affects file copy?

My setup: Source and destination Servers (installed in M1000e Dell enclosure): Dell Poweredge M620 (Blade servers) 2x Intel E5-2650 @ 2GHz processors 192GB RAM (DDR3, 1333Mhz Perc H310 Raid ...
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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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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 ...