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

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Is there log of filenames skipped when copying files in ubuntu and having clicked “Skip All” for errors?

I've recently copied, via ctrl+c and ctrl+v, about 200GB of files from an external drive to my new Ubuntu machine. Because these files were from an old Windows machine, many of them triggered errors ...
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How to avoid synology file operations being routed through macos host?

When I use Finder (or Path Finder) on macos to do file operations (copy/move) on my Synology the files get first downloaded to my macos machine and then uploaded again to Synology. E.g. : I move file ...
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copy file from a remote PC by means of Powershell using UNC Path

I need a way to copy file to local disk from a remote PC using Powershell v2.0, trying with admin rights of that remote PC. By means of below cmdlet we can copy a file: Copy-Item -Path C:\somefile....
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In Windows, given a new file “foo.txt”, can I recursively search a directory for files matching that filename and replace them with my new file?

If I have the file C:\foo.txt, I want to recursively search C:\OtherDir for files matching foo.txt and replace them with C:\foo.txt. Is this possible?
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How to save ipconfig output to text file when `tee` isn't available on Windows?

I want to save ipconfig /all to text file.I am on Windows 10.When I try this in cmd ipconfig /all | tee file.txt I got 'tee' is not recognized as an internal or external command,operable program or ...
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Can my Windows 7 computer read a Windows 10 HDD as external storage?

I'm creating a new computer and intend to go back to Windows 7. My current computer is Windows 10. Is there a solution so that I can access files from my old computer on my new one by attaching it ...
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Windows FTP client getting error as Connection closed by remote host [duplicate]

I am using Windows server 2012 R2 and have wndows default FTP client applications working. However, when I use command-line FTP, I can get connected, log in (after entering user name and password), ...
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Is is good idea to store long term data in Zip format? [closed]

Situation I have huge amount (around 1 TB) of mixed data (photos, documents, pdfs and other kind of file formats). All data is arranged in many folders. As my laptop drive is keep filling , I have to ...
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Why does FastCopy create exact copies of files that have different folder counts?

I use FastCopy everyday to backup all the files on my D drive to an E drive of the same capacity. But when I select and compare the files, everything matches up except for the folder count. What is ...
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Can motherboard USB 2.0 port be used to move files between two USB 3.0 devices connected to 3.0 hub?

If I purchase a powered USB 3.0 hub (ie: http://a.co/dAHmCOv) and connected it to my PC (which currently only has a USB 2.0 capable motherboard/ports) will I be able to drag and drop files between two ...
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How to copy photos from PC/USB drive to an iPad with preserved folder structure

My dad has a lot of photos on his windows surface laptop, and some others on a USB drive. They don't all fit on the laptop at the same time for space reasons. The goal is easy: copy the photos from ...
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file transfer from windows to linux is slower than from linux to windows

I have a linux workstation connected directly through 10G to a Windows machine. Strangely, file transfer from linux to Windows is fast (600 MB/s) whereas file transfer from windows to linux is slow (...
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Transfer Files Between Users

Situation: Two user accounts, userA and userB Both accounts are on the same physical machine Need to move files from userA to userB Files can't be exposed (to the internet/other users, so can't use ...
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FTP server file being locked during upload

An application regularly polls a directory for input csv files which arrive by FTP, so there is an FTP server (currently Filezilla Server) running on that computer. The problem is, that if a file is ...
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Windows - Copying Multiple Large Files to NTFS Partition With Sufficient Free Space, Partition Gets Full Midway

I have run into this issue multiple times in Win10 (I don't think this issue is OS-specific, though) on both SSD and HDD partitions. They were all formatted to NTFS partitions and had compression ...
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Windows 10 - copying lnk file to all users desktop

I have a batch file that performs certain operations and at the end, it copies (using a simple "copy" command) an .lnk file to "%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Desktop". It used to work just fine, up until Windows ...
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Easily send files to indirect ssh server

I have the following situation. I am working on my local computer A. I need to run code on a remote server C, which i can only access from remote server B. So to access C from A, i first connect with ...
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Samsung Memory Card MicroSDXC 128GB PRO Plus UHS-I Grade U3 Class 10 is only Writing at 23 MB/s. How come?

I have a Samsung Memory Card MicroSDXC 128GB PRO Plus UHS-I Grade U3 Class 10. When testing it using CrystalDiskMark 5.5.0 x64 on Windows 10 using the Conceptronic Card Reader (product code ...
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How do I transfer data between two old PCs using parallel or serial?

Recently, I found an old Gateway 2000 Colorbook laptop with MS-DOS6.22/Win3.1 that had no ports but PS2, parallel, and serial ports. My modern computer doesn't have any of these ports, so I am trying ...
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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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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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folder access without Ethernet connection

I am currently working a project that requires one computer to transfer data to another computer. However, due to security policy, they are not allowed to be on the same physical network (i.e no ...
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Transfer large file from remote server to remote workstation

I have a large file on one of our servers that I need to get onto someones workstation. If (on my own workstation) I open the server folder and also open another window with the admin share (c$) of ...
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Connecting two PCs with laplink cable without additional SW on one of them

I have an old laptop running Windows 95, a quite clean installation. Its floppy drive recently died and since it has no CD drive, ethernet or USB, I am almost out of options how to get data into it. ...
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Is there a way to transfer files from a large amount of damaged CDs? [duplicate]

I'm trying to pull a lot of files off of a lot of old CDs, and I'm getting all kinds of errors and hangs. The CDs are old and covered with scratches, so it's to be expected, but I have still been able ...
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Copying Files with Invalid Characters from CD [duplicate]

Recently I was asked to talk to a group about some work I did 20 years ago. I've had to go to backup CDs to get content. The company worked on Macs and many of the filenames have illegal characters ...
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How to easily copy 502.000 thumbnail images from one hard disk of a VPS to another?

For a university-project, I am working on a web-service that crawls certain images and shows them in the interface. I now hit a little scalability-issue: The 150 GB SSD of the VPS is full. Luckily, I ...
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Why is throughput speed determined by the end system with the slower throughput?

I have been researching throughput speed of packet transfers and have been confused about the total throughput from one end system to another. For example: say a server is sending a packet to a client ...
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Moving files begins fast then slows down dramatically at the end [closed]

Moving files begins fast then slows down dramatically at the end. Any idea why?
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How to copy content from broken card [duplicate]

I need to copy 50Gb info from 64Gb broken flash card. Sometimes I need to ask Windows 10 system to retry copy the same file for several times. How to achieve that?
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Share between Windows and Ubuntu issues?

Am running Ubuntu 16 Desktop and also Windows 10. I am having a tough time sharing files between no matter which tutorials I look up. Is there a best and easy method to achieve that I may not have ...
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What would be faster, transferring a zipped file to flash drive then decompress there or transferring the unzipped files?

Taking in consideration the time it would take to decompress the zip folders once copied to a flash drive, what would be faster? Copying the compressed folders to a usb flash drive then decompress ...
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scheduled bash script : how to transfer a file from HTTPS web server to FTP server

I need to automate a task that downloads an XML file on a https:// web server (with authentification) and upload it on an FTP server (with another authentification). So I think the best approach is ...
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Backing Up Symlinks

I may have dug myself a deep hole ... I am running Windows 8.1. I can ask for temporary administrator privileges, but some requests get denied for policy reasons. Media in question is on a single ...
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Files which I copied to ext4 formatted partition appear to have “disappeared”. Do they still exist / what happened?

Just an hour ago I used the ext2fsd tool to copy photos from a FAT32 formatted SD card to an ext4 partition on a 2TB HDD while running Windows 10. After the copy operation completed I made the mistake ...
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Fastest way to process and transfer around 600GB of data between two external hard disks

sudo fdisk -l : will give me this following output. Disk /dev/sdc: 4000.8 GB, 4000787029504 bytes 256 heads, 63 sectors/track, 484501 cylinders, total 7814037167 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = ...
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Copying Files with Certain Names from a List

I have a directory with thousands of files named as number.jpg (ex: 100152.jpg, 100153.jpg). I don't want to copy everything in this directory — only the files with the exact name as the names in a ...
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Is it possible to install USB 2.0 on an old PC?

first time asking question sorry if this is noobish or the wrong place to ask. I have an old PC from 2002 that I use for old games. I have no issue with it except the transfer speed is really bad (...
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Selective file sharing remote and local between multiple computers

I would like to set up some kind of a network that can achieve selective file syncing across a number of devices ie home computer, laptop, tablet and android phone, either over a local network or over ...
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How do I see the file transfer speed in Windows 7?

I just noticed that Windows 7 does not display the actual data transfer speed when copying/moving a file from one directory/disk to another. All it shows is a progress bar and their guess as to the ...
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Windows 10 cant copy

I have created an image for my freshly installed Windows 10 last year, I want to format my laptop now. I am trying to copy this image (11GB) to an external harddisk so i can use it to resotre windows....
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Rsync for syncing 4TB from SMB to USB Volume 'Hostnameproblem'

I've got a problem with rsync (3.1.2.) on a MacOS 10.11.6, because I don't know how to enter the hostnames correctly. My approach was this: $ sudo rsync -vaE --progress smb://company-nas/old_Projects/...
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How to overwrite the destination file with netcat as opposed to appending?

I have two ubuntu servers and will be using a script (although I have not written it yet) on the sending server to send file abcd.txt whenever it changes using: nc 10.10.10.4 3333 < abcd.txt ...
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Fastest way to duplicate or copy or back up a directory with TB of data (image files) in it

Hi can you suggest an very efficient and high performance option to copy files (TB of data in the form of images are present) from one disk to another. I saw options like cp, rsync etc., but would ...
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Powershell: Copying iPhone Camera Images to Computer, separate from screenshots, etc

I want semi-automate copying and categorizing DCIM files from my iPhone to my computer, keeping "related" camera images together and separate from screenshots, downloaded jpeg's, gifs, mpeg's, png's, ...
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Is it possible to know filename after moving it?

I know that when you delete a file, you can still recover it until such time it's overwritten and can't be recovered(I know this is a oversimplification of what actually happens). However, is it ...
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Transferring File Properties

I found an answer here (from 7/2012) to a question via Google. However, I have a follow-up question. The question was about losing file properties when transferring files to a new location. The error ...
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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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I get higher than normal CPU usage from “System” whenever transferring or downloading files

Whenever I am downloading something, or I am copying files from one place to another, I get higher than normal CPU usage (10% - 25%) from the "System" process (NT Kernel & System). If I pause the ...
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Upgrading secondary HDD - Copy/paste sufficient?

I have my OS on an SSD and my 'storage' on a spanned volume spanning two 2TB HDDs. I'm looking at moving everything from the 'storage' volume onto a single 6TB HDD. As it's a spanned volume, it isn't ...