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

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Flash Drive corrupting files, won't copy others, won't format to NTFS

I have been trying to copy photos and video files from my laptop to a flash drive. Every flash drive I've tried seems to corrupt the same said files. I've tried three flash drives, all of differing ...
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Do files copied on a mounted remote server from a shell script have to pass over the network to my computer?

I have access to a remote file-storage server at my work (through a VPN if that matters). I connected to the server, and ran a shell script on my mac at home to copy large files from one location on ...
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Even weirder “Error splicing file: Input/output error”

I know this is the n'th question out there on the "Error splicing file: Input/output error" message, but I'm experiencing some behavior inconsistent enough with the other posts I'm reading to merit ...
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How to know which files were not transferred when copying large amount of files fails due to path length?

I was trying to copy a large amount of data from one drive to another drive in order to back it up. I did this simply by CTRL+C the top-level directories I wanted from one drive, then CTRL+P in the ...
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How to get all image files on windows 10? [closed]

I´m going to get rid of my computer to buy a new one. I have this computer for over 6 years now. It has 3 different Hard-Drives and all the files and folders are a huge mess. All my important ...
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How to preserve original attributes (modified date, permissions, etc) when copying files (Windows 10)

I have an oldish computer with four ~500 GB 3.5" hard drives installed and there are perhaps a dozen partitions total. What I want to do is make a collated backup of all of these files on a single 2 ...
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Opening a file in notepad and saving without corrupting

I have a music file that I want to open in notepad and then save as to another location, when I do this it corrupts the file. How can I open and save as the file without corrupting? I have tried ...
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What is the purpose/function of “.ßßß” files?

While trying to copy the contents of a 16GB usb drive, I got a warning that there was not enough free space. Checking the properties of the folder tree on the usb drive, I found a large number of "....
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External hard drive (USB 3.0) disconnects after half an hour when robocopy is copying large files

I'm constantly facing the same issue, that I'm not able to successfully copy files from one internal drive to an external drive. I'm using robocopy with this command robocopy D:\ F:\ /e /zb /np /copy:...
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Fastest Way to Move Large Files on NAS

Trying to reorganize my media on my NAS (ReadyNAS), and using windows explorer is extremely slow. I've tried using the command: move "\\NAS\Documents\somepicfolder" "\\NAS\My Pics\somepicfolder" but ...
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Reliable Windows File Transfer over Slow Network Connection

I wanted to ask if anyone knew of a way to do something natively with Windows or PowerShell. I'd call it a "File Funnel". I want to be able to put files on a machine in a given folder, and have ...
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Copy files via RDP without establishing a UI connection first (for automated jobs/no interaction required)

Is it possible to copy files via RDP without opening a connection via mstsc first (so no shared folders - at least not for manual copying - and no clipboard)? I want to use, similar to FTP, network ...
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failure of file transfer - is it the file or transfer setting (PC to supercomputer)

I tried to upload a big file (4Gb) from my PC laptop, through WinSCP program & Ethernet cable, to a Unix-based institution server. Earlier the same day, I successfully uploaded a 2 Gb file ...
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How do I copy files without searching through them first?

I have about 4 million files I need to copy over the network to a windows 7 computer. I have been searching for a command or software that can do that without listing all the files since there are so ...
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Why large number of files wouldn't copy to an external hard drive with enough space?

I have 4 TB Western Digital my-passport drive. When I copy a folder with large number of files, the copy (or move files) dialog just sits there forever without returning but no further copying takes ...
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How do I use an image URL with no clear file path?

Why do so many image URL's have no clear file path these days? When I use sites like Facebook on my PC, I often want to post an image from the Internet. Instead of downloading the image, it's much ...
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How to print contents of a directory and save it NOT in the directory?

I have a folder which freezes the whole system when I open it (probably there is a corrupted file). Luckily, I'm just interested in the names of the files in the folder. So, how do I create a dirlist....
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Why do Windows file transfer speeds top out at around 1.5 gigabytes /second?

I noticed that file transfers on the same machine between a fast nvme m.2 ssd (general read speed 3.2GB/s and writes 2.7 GB/s) and a ram disk top out at around 1.4-1.5 GB/s. Why is that the case? I ...
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How can I copy(or move) and rename multiple files from different directories using the unix cp command?

Let's say, under this directory: /home/data/ There are 100 folders, the name of these folders are 24538_7#1, 24538_7#2, 24538_7#3 ... to 24538_7#384. In each folder, there are many files and ...
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Windows: copy files and change extension without duplicates

I have a directory that has image files without extension. Let us say it to be D:\initial\. Now I want to copy those files over to D:\final\ directory and change the extension to .jpg for each file. ...
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Lost free space in external hard drive after a crash when copying a file

I'm using Linux. I was copying a huge file into my external hard drive (NTFS) when my computer crashed. After booting up again, I realized the free space on my external hard drive has dramatically ...
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Updating game backups without moving the entire folder again

I have an External HDD for my game backups, but every time there's an update I have to move the entire game folder again and choose "Replace all files". Is there a way I can only copy the changed/...
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Cant copy a file in Linux: cp: target '/.local/lib/python3.6/site-packages/certifi' is not a directory

I am using Ubuntu 18. I want to copy two files in a directory from the desktop to the following directory: home/me/.local/lib/python3.6/site-packages/certifi I executed this command: ~/Desktop$ sudo ...
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Need help recovering files from a Laptop with broken screen

I have a laptop with important data stored on it. Unfortunately, the LCD of that laptop is broken, thus unuseable. I would like to recover files from a specific directory, but that laptop lacks an ...
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Copy from a cd specific file types to a new folder on a usb stick Windows

Trying to make a batch file that will copy a specific file type from a CD and put it in a new folder with a prompt for choice of destination folder name. I've had a hard time explaining how to find ...
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Copy a structure (including the subdirectories) of a directory to another location and move a percentage of files

I have a folder with all data inside with this structure: Data -> Group 1 -> Group 2 ... -> Group n In each subdirectory have a number of files. Now I want to create another directory with ...
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Windows 10: Most efficient way of getting around “The library, drive, or medial pool is empty” errors while copying photos from Android?

I have a Google Nexus 5. The camera app seems to like to generate corrupted jpg files. Maybe 1-2% of the files seem to be corrupted. Usually I wait several months before transferring the photos to ...
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How can I set up a high speed connection between two Windows computers to transfer large files?

I want to be able to send folders ranging from 10 to 50 GBs from a Windows 10 computer to a Windows 7 computer. Both are connected to the same modem/router with Cat6 cables. I tried using the Windows ...
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FTP: Increase transfer speed

I have a VPS with symetric 100mbps speed (guarantee). My connection can up to 300mbps. But when I transfer files per ftp (FileZilla), I cant transfer more than ~2MB/s per file. So if i transfer four ...
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Windows7 to Winserver2016 large file transfer timeout with error

Upgraded a Windows 7 computer acting as a server to Windows Server 2016 Essentials. Made it a Domain Controller. Copying large (>100gig) files FROM the server to other machines works fine at around ...
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Slow network speed in one direction only between two devices

I have an odd situation which I can't find a reason for this behavior. I've created this graphic for ease of explanation, but to be clear, the Desktop is connected via WiFi to the switch, Server and ...
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Can someone download files from your personal computer when you're using public WiFi? [closed]

Scenario: You are using your laptop computer, connected to a public WiFi network at a Starbucks, airport, etc. Question: Can a stranger connected to that same WiFi network download the files from ...
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Use Picasa to copy non-duplicated photo's from DVD to hard drive

As a result of changing PC's over the years and not placing much value in photo organization, I have about 50 DVDs/CDs with photos which are very poorly organized using inconsistent directory ...
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Windows 10 PC cannot detect certain folders from my Android phone

I am trying to upload files from my Android (Huawei P9 Lite) phone onto my PC. So, I plug in my phone, Click on the device, And then click on the SD card (as that's where the files are that I want ...
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Can this find and copy command be made faster?

I'm currently using the following command to copy a subset of a co-worker's logfiles over to another location for my own records and further analysis. find . -name '*somestring*' -type f -exec cp -v ...
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What is the best way to resume a crashed copy using Windows Explorer?

I started to copy about 1TB of files, but explorer.exe crashed 80% of the way through. I cannot simply restart it as some of the files had the same name and I chose the rename all option. I do not ...
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Saving files safely from an infected computer

How can I save important files from a virus/malware infected computer and put them on another computer without spreading the infection further? I have Windows machines.
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File transfer suddenly has slowed [duplicate]

What would cause a pendrive to 1. Suddenly start "writing"(copy) at less than half it's original speed 2. Cause lags/stalls while transferring data? Oh, BTW...the drives are not dead...run just about ...
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Move file between my PC and Laptop

I have a 2GB file I need to move from my PC to my Laptop. I have no USB drive available, I don't have WiFi on my laptop, however I do have a small windows server in my house sitting right next to my ...
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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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Is there a way to connect to UltraVNC server and use built-in file transfer in Linux

Is there a Linux VNC client that can use UltraVNC server's file transfer option? I tried my KDE default KRDC and Remmina, Java client TightVNC ... I tried to install UltraVNC client via wine also. No ...
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What happens if you delete a file while it was moving from one filesystem(ext4) to another(NTFS)?

this has been bugging me since yesterday. I was using GNOME Files (Nautilus) to move a video file from the 'Downloads' folder to an NTFS drive. Now when I cut and pasted the file it instantly appeared ...
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How to transfer files between not directly connected computers

I need to transfer files between two computers, but they are not directly connected (they are in different networks). I have used TeamViewer for this task before, but (AFAIK) in the version 13 the ...
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File Management with PowerShell

So, I've run into an interesting issue. I am writing a PowerShell script to Check folder "A" for identical file names as found in folder "B". If they are found in folder "A", they are moved to folder ...
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Copy several files and send each to a specific subfolder

I have a folder containing CD covers in .jpg and another folder containing subfolders, each with the corresponding CD. I want to send each CD cover to its corresponding subfolder. They are already ...
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Quickest way to move files between two external drives

I am aware of this question, and this one, but my circumstances are different as I do not have a USB hub. I have two USB 3 external hard-drives, one 4tB and one 8gB and a laptop with two USB 3 ports....
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Windows 10 keeps crashing on file copy disk to disk

I have 8TBs worth of data I am trying to copy from DISK to DISK. I reinstalled Windows 10 and that allowed me to copy 8TBs over the network initially because it was doing the same thing. But now it ...
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I have 3 physical hard drives in a PC with critical systems files spread between all 3, how can i consolidate without file loss?

PC Info: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3 GB of RAM I have 3 physical hard drives. They are separate logical drives (C:\, E:\ and F:\). The primary drive has the recovery partition ...
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ctrl+c on local machine terminates the file copy being done on RDP connection

I have been getting this problem only recently(since two weeks ago). I connect to a remote server on Remote Desktop connection. Then I copy some huge files (~40 GB in total) from the remote server ...
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In bash, how do I compare two folders to ensure they contain the same sets of files?

I've copied a massive folder from a Windows machine to a Linux machine and due to some files names being too big (and some other errors which I've skipped), some files could not be copied. I'm ...