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

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Windows 7 file transfer, safe usb unplugging

In Windows7 64bit (first version, before SP1), when transferring files from hard disk to a usb thumb drive : Is the transfer truly fully and perfectly completed once the transfer window is gone by ...
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How to transfer folder and subfolders with files and symbolic links?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04, I have a folder and structure I need to copy to a memory stick the folder contains lots of symbolic links. I've tried: cp -RP ~/name . Which I execute from the mounted ...
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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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How would I run this on a chromebook?

I have made a text adventure game for windows but would like to expand to other operating systems. I have people on discord helping me with converting it to Macintosh OS, but I would like to have it ...
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Is there a way to drop(paste) file in to the directory using the keyboard?

I'm organizing a lot of files and directories, so for example, within directory A there is directory B, C and file X, Y DIR A - DIR B - DIR C - file X - file Y - file Z I want to move ...
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How to fix Error 8007003B when transferring files from Windows to a local CentOS server?

We have project files to be transferred to the local server with the same network. We have transferred several files before, but now the server fails. The said server uses Samba for file sharing and ...
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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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Same file has different content depending on the method used to open it

Intro I am trying to setup a batch file that can backup some AppData folders to a network location using robocopy. The wincmd.ini (a file used by Total Commander) is giving me issues though: ...
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scp from remote server with pmrun

I want to copy file/s from remote server to central server and then to localhost The way I access is from localhost I connect to central server using SSH Then I connect to required remote server ...
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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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Win10 File copy speed over network drops to 0

Copying files from desktop to drive attached to my router starts fast but quickly slows then stops. How can I fix this?
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uTorrent file only partially transfers when doing manual transfers

uTorrent completes a download and transfers ok to folder "completed downloads" and then starts seeding. Later, I do a manual transfer (from within uTorrent) from this "completed downloads" to my ...
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How can I make a file date modified static (not changeable)?

I want to sort the songs in my phone by date. The sort option that's available in my phone is on picture.. But the file modified time gets changed when i copy the songs to my phone and in the ...
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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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how can i copy file in order to MTP (Android phone)?

i am trying to copy .mp3 files in order to my phone but it windows copies them from the first one (the one on the top of the list ) to the last one so in searching for a solution i found this ...
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Want to use windows network shared folder directly from ec2 instance (local)

I want to transfer files from network folder to S3 buckets by using ec2. For that I want to map the network folder in ec2 directory. PS : I have an ec2 instance created along with its private key.
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How to copy from a source location that is being changed?

I have a huge build workspace with source and binaries come to ~200 GB. I want to copy the whole build workspace to another location (network mount) and start copy operation when the sync (of the ...
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IIS 10 & PHP 7.3 - I cant send files having 2M+ in one POST request

I have changed the maxfile size in the php.ini settings, but i do not know how to change it in the IIS 10 config. My hphinfo: I am getting the error 1 in the $_FILE array (which as I understand ...
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Is there an equivalent of cd - for cp or mv?

In Bash and similar shells cd - changes the current directory to a previously visited one. It's often very handy. I wonder if there is similar shorthand for copying or moving files, like: ~/project-a/...
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How can I receive files via Bluetooth without first requesting to receive them?

I have found that to receive files on my PC, I must first right-click the Bluetooth icon in the taskbar and select "Receive a file". Then I can send the files from the phone by selecting `Share > ...
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Will a transfer that has been cancelled mid way through have complete data up to that point?

Hi I wanted to copy 2 very large folders containing many subfolder and files each to a USB memory stick. I set this going but when I came to check back later it was only 60% complete. I decided I no ...
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Why can't I send files from Android to Windows 10?

With versions of Windows before 10, I could simply send files from any of my Android phones by selecting Share > Bluetooth > [PC Name] and at then the PC would show a dialog asking if I want to ...
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Batch to move file into sub directories excluding parent directory

I have a *otf file that I would like to copy into all the sub directories of the parent folder. This is what I have attempted. for /R %%x in (.) do copy "file.otf" "%%x" This works for the most part ...
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How to copy with -t and keep time

I accidentally removed a file in Ubuntu 16 (Terminal), used photorec to restore it but I've got so many results that I can hardly check manually which is the latest. So I use the command find -name "...
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Robocopy: copying files without their directory structure

I have a network fileshare called \\SMWEB\MSDS which contains hundreds of sub-directories named MSDSnnnn (i.e., MSDS plus a number).  Inside each sub-directory MAY be numerous files — some .html, .jpg ...
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Is there a better way to avoid linux page cache when using pv?

I can't seem to find information about bypassing Linux page cache when using pv. I was hoping for a better alternative than using sync mount option or Linux drop_caches? With dd, I would fallback to ...
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Install filezilla under linux mint

I'm trying to upload some files on my website and I'm running Linux Mint latest version. So, they told me i need a ftp client to do this, and also read about an hour - "top ftp clients". For me ...
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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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Download many files from RStudio (or Compute engine persistent disk) to local PC

I have a LandSat data set with 321 timesteps. I have sliced the data into 321 CSV files, one file per timestep. I can now work with a single timestep locally rather than using Google Compute Engine VM ...
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How to recover removed xubuntu system(VirtualBox)

I started using VirtualBox just a few weeks ago and I came across a fatal error that fried my xubuntu system, it was because I deleted the python2.7 file folders . I was able to remove some file ...
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Is moving a file equivalent to copying and deleting a file?

In my Windows PC, I was copying an .iso file from my computer to my expansion hard drive and after some time it throws a warning stating the file is in use (it was mounted). As soon as I unmounted and ...
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Mixed Gigabit And Non-Gigabit Devices

Suppose Say I have a Wifi Router which Has DHCP enabled in its LAN ports. Its LAN max Speed Is 450Mbps I have an Unmanaged Switch Which Has 5 Gigabit Ethernet Port. And I have a Desktop and a NAS ...
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XCopy script where “name contains” value from external list

Very similar to this issue. I have a DFS with subfolders I need to selectively copy. The folders have names that contain reference numbers from a list I have, but they are not an exact match. (e.g. ...
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Why is IIS sending tiny files (under 500B) with a file size over 60000+B?

I don't know which of the following details matter or not; I'd guess some (but hopefully not all) are not. First, it's IIS on Windows Server 2012 R2, on a virtual machine. The data drive is NTFS with ...
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How do you copy a folder tree with invalid characters and too long paths from a network drive?

I've tried robocopy /E /256 z:\source c:\target but that doesn't rename files with invalid characters. I tried dragging the folder to my desktop and 7zipping it but it also fails on invalid ...
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I need some advice as there are files that I cannot move with Windows 7 [duplicate]

It appears that I own the files and I also added them to the ‘Everyone’ group and I don’t think there are any read only attributes attached but there are some hints that I can give you in helping me ...
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Data transfer rates differing due to file size?

Today I was testing out my new 1Gbps network switch when I realized that the data transfer rates were different from file to file. First I tried to get a 3,86GB file from my NAS and I got about 49,...
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Copy file if timestamp is updated

I'm searching for a script which can copy a file ONLY when the timestamp is updated. Thanks in advance! Kind regards, Mike
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Attempt To Use Batch Files While Keep Structure

I wanted to use robocopy, but it is not possible due to my text file has filenames attached. I ended up have to use copy instead. I wanted to copy files like this... Source: S:\folder\A\B\C\D\E\...
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Transferring a large folder into a pen drive [duplicate]

I have a compressed folder of size 13.3GB containing a folder of 57000 images. I want to transfer the images into 16GB pen drive. But strangely I could't transfer the compressed folder(It says the ...
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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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Windows 10 file transfer stuck at 100%

When trying to copy files from my external drive or a network drive, the file transfer dialog often stays open after the file transfer has presumably been completed. The dialog window is entitled "...
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Disk usage spikes to 100% & Transfer speeds drop to 0 then computer locks up whenever doing a file transfer

I've done a bit of searching but haven't been able to figure out what I can do that works. My HDD seems to be on the fritz so I am trying to backup my emails (2GB) to an external drive so I can swap ...
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What is the easiest way to send a file or a text message from a server to a client if SSH is not an option?

What is the easiest way to send a file or a text message securely from a server to a client if SSH is not an option? Hello, I am working on a cloud server and I want to send a small file or text ...
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How to perform wired local file transfers with router

I have an old Linksys WRT160N V3 router and two laptops that are hooked into it through ethernet. I want to learn how I can use that physical connection to transfer files between the two laptops. The ...
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Copying Files without Data and Just Names and Extensions

Is there a way to copy files so that to show a client our file structure and what files we have available but the files are essentially just shells of the actual files? Meaning that they just contain ...
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Image size huge after transfer from phone to computer

Images taken on an iphone (iPhone 7, up to date) seem to store with normal file size (several MB). When connecting the phone through USB cable to a windows computer, some of the copied files/images ...
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Windows 10: NTFS-Mounted External Hard Drive Disconnects During File Transfer

I have several external hard drives connected via USB 3.1 (type c) that continually disappear midway through moving or copying files to another drive. This a temporary problem, and the drives normally ...
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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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cp: cannot overwrite directory with non-directory

Running the copy command as sudo cp -v -r -f source destination, for few directories and files, getting error as cp: cannot overwrite directory with non-directory.