Questions tagged [file-transfer]

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

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rename all jpeg files sequentially in all nested subfolders and move to a new folder

My question is similar to this one https://stackoverflow.com/questions/54811336/rename-jpeg-files-sequentially-in-multiple-subfolders but my folder structure is like this ├── mainfolder | ├── ...
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Slow transfer with memory stick (819 kb/s)

What do I do to optimize the file transfer rate of a Memory Stick Duo? The file transfer was not like this when it was still new. Can reformatting give new life to a memory stick? It takes about 20 ...
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Direct transfer of a file between two computers on the Internet

I'm looking for a simple but direct way to transfer a file of any kind and any size between two people. If possible, having only a web browser, without having the file stored on a third machine ...
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Inverse multiplexing to speed up file transfer

I have send a large amount of data from one machine to another. If I send with rsync (or any other method), it will go at a steady 320kb/sec. If I initiate two or three transfers at once, each will go ...
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Is there a queue copy program available for Windows 7?

When copying a lot of files all from different locations to the same location, using Windows Explorer, Windows always creates multiple copy processes, slowing everything down. How can I queue copy ...
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rsync --remove-source-files deletes source files one by one or after rsync completes?

I have a rsync command in an application that copies the contents of a folder to another machine. I have the option --remove-source-files because I'm only interested in having the files on the ...
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Easiest way to send 20GB folder

What's the easiest way to give someone a 20GB folder? I've thought about starting a bittorrent, but it seems like there must be a simpler way. It's too big to email or upload to any free filesharing ...
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What's the fastest way to transfer files between 2 computers? [closed]

Let's say that I have 80Gb of data to transfer from one computer to another. What's the fastest method to transfer that files? Network transfer? DVD Recording? Copying in a pen drive? Removing one HD ...
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Why is moving files between btrfs subvolumes an expensive operation?

From what I understand, btrfs subvolumes share the same file system "storage", so I was surprised to know that moving files between different subvolumes is an expensive operation, like moving between ...
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Why does my flash drive speed slow down when copying?

After a few minutes of copying, it just gets slower and slower. Why? e.g. It starts with 20 MByte/sec, and when it finishes with it, it's @10 MByte/s. Various files, big, small, etc. UPDATE: ...
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Best way to send large files point-to-point? [closed]

I'm looking for a way to send a 10GB file to a friend. I really need to send it over the internet, but e-mail or uploading sites are not really an option. I remember using MSN messenger and having a ...
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How to copy files and create hardlinks instead of copying when files are identical

Are there any tools for Windows that can copy one dir to another read copied content generate MD5 if the current file is identical to a previously copied one, create a hardlink in destination dir ...
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How to better copy&paste big files over RDP?

Recently I was making a few attempts to copy&paste a big (1.2 GB) file to remote computer over RDP. The remote computer is virtual testing machine with MS Windows Server 2008 Datacenter. First ...
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What's the maximum file transfer speed over WiFi 802.11g?

What's the maximum transfer speed you get, (or I can get) for files transfer between two wifi-connected computers ? Im on computer A trying to copy a big file from computer B, they are side by side (...
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Slow network file transfer (under 20KB/s) on newly built x64 Win7

I am getting <20KB/s for local network file transfer. If I transfer a very small file (less than 100KB) it would start quickly then slow down to <20KB/s. all subsequently network file transfer ...
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Why does the speed decrease while copying from an external harddrive?

I have an external hard drive that I needed to copy about 30 GB from. 8 DVD image files. The copy started out at 160 MB/s, quickly went down to around 80 MB/s and then slowly during the process it has ...
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Why every OS still can't resume file transferring? [closed]

I mean, Windows 7, Ubuntu 9.10 and Snow Leopard... All newest and top of line desktop operating system still use regular copy to transfer files, as it seems to me from experience. Instead of using ...
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How can I move files from 2-level folders to 1-level folder

I have a bunch of files stored in a file directory as such root_folder -- folder1 --folder1_2 --bunch of files here -- folder2 --folder2_2 --bunch of files here -- ...
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Copying a file on Windows 8 gives “not enough memory” even with plenty of memory and disk space

I had this problem when copying a large (50GB) disk image file (Macrium Reflect) from my Flash Drive to my computer. "Out of Memory. There is not enough memory to complete this operation." I had ...
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For file transfer, does ftp perform better than http?

When I have http as well as ftp options (like the Hadoop download page), should I prefer ftp? I have tried ftp before and did not notice any significant difference. Is it supposed to perform better?
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Why transfer speed over Fast Ethernet (100mbps I think) is only ~1.5MiB/s

Checking Google, 100mbps (Fast Ethernet, wired) is ~12MiB/s but in reality, transferring a file over the network (home LAN) is only ~1.5MiB/s. Why might that be? I am on Ubuntu 11.10 transferring to ...
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How to increase the speed between two external hard drives on my laptop?

I own Sony Vaio Z laptop with two external USB ports. It's quite new and has USB 2.0 support. I'm using Vista x64 on it. I also have two external usb hard drives, Iomega 500GB and WD for 1TB. Every ...
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Move all files of type to a new folder in windows 7

Can anyone help on this. I have mp3 files all over the shop and therefore a lot of duplicates. What i need is a command line function that will move all files of type mp3 to a new folder. I'm not ...
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How to copy files and keep the structure?

I have a text file with a list of filenames c:\superawesome\lame.mp3 c:\noyoucant\wujuu.mp3 d:\bottle\water.obj And I want to copy the same file structure in a different location (e:\backup). The ...
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How to use Dropbox with Truecrypt?

I have some files that need to be accessible from multiple computers, but encrypted on each computer. Something like the 'shared folder' feature on Dropbox, but with the folder encrypted locally on ...
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What might limit data transfer rate to NAS?

I have two NAS (Buffalo Linkstation Pro, WD MyBook World), which are connected to 2 PCs with a Gigabit LAN connection. All devices are in "Gigabit mode", meaning all show that their connection speed ...
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merging all files into one folder from different folders

I want my files to be copied in one folder, the files came from different folder but in the same location. I run this code in CMD but it copies the folder into new directory. xcopy "D:\NBS Contents\...
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When I transfer files between servers on my desktop is my computer an intermediary?

For example, on a Windows based system I have two windows explorer programs opened and in each explorer window I am viewing the contents of two server's files. Now, if I were to transfer files ...
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How does Windows determine how long it takes to perform a given action on a file?

I wanted to know if there's an equation that Windows uses to determine how long it takes to perform an action on a file, say delete, to copy, to erase, or to install. For example, when I'm deleting a ...
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Best way to transfer huge files over internet?

I have a set of audio/video files that I want to distribute to about ten people. There will be weekly additions to these sets of files. They are about 125MB total in size. What is the best method ...
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Automatically make or update a copy real-time on another hard drive volume whenever files are saved to a particular folder [duplicate]

EDIT: The main recommendations for Windows that were offered in answers to the question cited as the reason for closing this one as a duplicate, do not work in real-time. I've downloaded Yardis and ...
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How to copy a directory on Windows, preserving timestamps of all directories being copied

I want to copy a directory tree while preserving timestamps of any file and directory descendant that is being copied. The source directory is on a data DVD (ISO-9660 filesystem). I am copying to an ...
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Move files between two windows file shares on the same server

Using Windows 7 I have a server with shared folders set up. If I open one of them and take a file and move it to a subfolder it's instant - the file is obviously only being moved on the server. The ...
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File corruption after copying files in Windows 7 64 bit using two methods

I have 5000 pictures and other files in a directory taking up 35 GB. I want to duplicate this directory. Method 1: I do a simple copy and paste of the directory in explorer. I have the habit of ...
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Do fast copy programs work?

Do any of the programs that purport to copy files faster than the built-in Windows Explorer file copying, really do what they claim to do? I am thinking of using ExtremeCopy and am wondering if it ...
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Why robocopy still copy an open file, opened by txt editor in windows

From wikipedia, it is told that robocopy will skip copying files in open status. However, when it is under test for robocopy behaviour, the robocopy still copy the opened file by the most simple text ...
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Win7 x64 large copy File creation error - The semaphore timeout period has expired

I have spent all day trying to copy a 680GB file from an NTFS USB3.0 drive (Disk #2 below) to an NTFS USB2.0 drive (Disk #3 below) with plenty of free, unfragmented space. I have tried it in both ...
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Paragon ExtFS can't write files to Ext4 drive from Windows 10

Windows 10 Home version 1607 64-bit Product link: http://www.paragon-drivers.com/extfs-windows/ I seem to be able to read files but I can't write files. I get the error: An unexpected error is ...
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Why would some folders be copied with the wrong timestamp?

When copying folders from a FAT16-formatted microSD card onto an NTFS volume, why would some (but not all) of the folders have a modified timestamp of the current date/time on the destination? Some ...
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Fastest way to copy 1TB safely over the wire [duplicate]

I want to transmit a 1TB file over the internet. I have control over both machines (sender unix, receiver linux). I can open FTP, OpenVPN, NFS, ... So far resuming for some reason is not stable on ...
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How can I perform copy/move file operations while ensuring data integrity?

I've got a huge amount of family photos stored on a NAS drive that I would like to move to my Windows computer, edit, and then move back for archival purposes. However, I'm a bit paranoid about data ...
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Is it possible to remove the 'Are you sure you want to copy this file without its properties?'

'Are you sure you want to copy this file without its properties?' Yes, I'm sure, I'm certain... I never want to be asked again. Once a month I need to copy small .mpg files [for in-store advertising ...
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Why is it faster to copy than overwrite?

I noticed this in general: its faster to copy a large file from my computer to my USB than it is to overwrite it. For example, I have a file a.txt thats 10 gb. If my USB is blank and I copy my file to ...
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Copying data from DVD with bad sectors

If a DVD Video object file (.vob) was burned on DVD which was ended up with having one or two bad sectors, would you be able to copy that file from DVD? I heard video files can still be played even if ...
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Is it possible to log file system events in Windows or Linux? [duplicate]

Is it possible to log file system events like copy, modification, deletion and creation of files and folders on a workstation? I primarily use Windows, but I would like to know if this is possible in ...
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Program to swap files between drives?

Has anyone built a program/script to transfer files between 2 hard drives, but like if both are near full....so one copies 1 file over then the other copies the other file, then they delete the files ...
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How can I copy protect an executable file on a USB flash drive? [duplicate]

So I went through coding a python application, which I will put on a flash drive (maybe a few of them) and give it to a person, I'll probably use py2exe to convert it to an executable file as a way to ...
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Can I disconnect a USB drive while copying is paused in Windows 8?

As you all probably know by now, Windows 8 consolidates all simultaneous file copy operations into one single dialog. Also, wonder of wonders, you can now pause any of the operations as well! What I ...
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Why does copying individual files take so much longer than one large file? [duplicate]

I was copying a few very very large files to my computer. In total, 28 files and roughly 200GB (meaning each one was . I noticed that it was going at more or less the same speeds the entire time: ...
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What do different patterns mean in Windows 8 file copy dialog

When copying or extracting files, Windows 8 shows the chart with the speed of the operation. I noticed several patterns: Randomness, High speed at the beginning, then low speed during the most part ...