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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to Search & Copy All Pictures on the PC into a single folder while preserving Directory Structure?

I want to transfer all the pictures on the PC which are scattered into so many locations and drives to a single location to any one of the hard drives. Let's call the new location "folder9". In ...
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Start-bitstransfer job network limitation ( policy not taken in account )

I'm having issue with BITS transfer Im lauching job: Start-BitsTransfer -Source D:\testfile \10.10.20.20\F$\TEST -Asynchro nous -Priority low Everything is good so far, job is ongoing etc. Case is ...
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Ubuntu - FTP file edit permission denied

I have been trying to make an Unturned server for my friends, and I cannot edit ANY files in it. What I've Tried: I can't delete or upload to the FTP server; when I try to change the file ...
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FileZilla transferring MP3 and MP4 files reduced in size

I am transferring files from a Linux SFTP to FTP on Windows. And I am checking my windows file system and I see that there is larger free space than on linux, so I started checking each folder ...
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What causes asymmetric file transfer speed?

I have the following setup (excuse "ASCII Art"): laptop SSD (attached via SATA) <-> 1Gbps wired ethernet <-> server HDD (attached via USB3.0) Where laptop and server both run Windows Server ...
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How to download a SSL certificate from Ubuntu 16.04 server

I am currently trying to setup a SSL certificate for my website. I used certbot and the certificate got successfully saved to: /etc/letsencrypt/live/mysite/fullchain.pem. I am also using Cloudflare ...
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mounting drives between Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 machines

Anyone experienced in mounting a folder on a Windows8.1 machine to a Windows10 machine or vice versa ? My only goal is to copy a lot of user data from one machine to the other, maybe there is a better ...
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How can I use Ubuntu live session to transfer password protected files (admin acct) to another account and make them accessible?

As I've mentioned elsewhere last week, I've accidentally changed my administration username/password, and I am not having success figuring it out or deleting it, having spent half a dozen hours on ...
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Is transfer speed for transfers on local network affected by distance between computers?

I am currently doing a big scp transfer between two computers on my local Wi-Fi network (approx. 80 GB). I am transferring from a laptop running Linux to a stationary iMac. Where should I physically ...
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does google chrome save the details of pinned tabs anywhere on windows?

My laptop has recently died, and foolishly i had saved all the websites i regularly use as pinned tabs rather than as bookmarks. I'm curious whether or not chrome saves the data on these tabs ...
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Why has onedrive renamed all my photo files?

I run a charity and we have a library of 3,500 photos which were beautifully sorted. When I have moved all my photos from my old laptop into my new one and they have appeared re-named with the date ...
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Copying file from network folder over VPN extremely slow

My coworker and I both have the same type of laptops, connecting to the same wireless network at work. There is a 32GB SQL Server data file we are copying on our local machine from a network folder ...
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How do i fix cyclic redundancy check error and cant read source from disk error?

I copied a a game to a partition on my external hard-drive. Then i tried to copy the game back to my PC. every file in the game folder except the ones with a ( .bin) extension were copies successfully....
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How to Wirelessly copy files in a folder in batches (simultaneously 2 or more files are being copied)?

I didn't meant to say to use a batch file like I saw on a search on Google. What I mean is to copy a file in a folder while the other files are copying that are also in the folder... Because I'm ...
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(OSX Bash) Can't mount or cd to external USB device (Camera)

Tried the usual suspects system_profiler SPUSBDataType can see the camera listed under USB 2.0 Bus: ioreg -p IOUSB -w0 | sed 's/[^o]*o //; s/@.*$//' | grep -v '^Root.*' gives me just the camera ...
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Copy speed 745Kb/sec :(

Slow copy speed. Changed settings in Device Manager USB properties. Puter wants to reboot to apply the changes. The download is running. Q: If I "safely remove" and reboot the puter, will the ...
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Copying files on hard drive use double space

Under Windows 10, when copying/downloading/moving files on/from/to my second hard drive (a WD750GB wdc wd7500bpkx-80hpjt0), the disk space is changing by twice the size of the file. So for example, ...
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Fastest method to automatically transfer large encrypted files over 40Gbit LAN?

Building on a couple of threads like this or this I am looking for the fastest way to regularly copy files in an encrypted fashion between two Linux computers. This has some special limitations which ...
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How to Copy files between two Linux partitions which is located in server from my local windows machine?

I want to know how to Copy files between two Linux partitions which is mounted in server . Currently I am using my local windows machine to do it but want to make automatic by using commands from ...
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How to literally exchange two files on different partitions?

I have two very big database files (more than 100 GB each). They are stored on different partitions. Now I have to exchange these files, that is moving FileA from PartitionA to PartitionB and FileB ...
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Linux Block Device FileSystem:Store/Save & Load on reboot

Scenario: Created a Block file system, mounted [mount /dev/sbd0p1 /mnt] and echoe'd[echo Hi > /mnt/file1] [http://blog.superpat.com/2010/05/04/a-simple-block-driver-for-linux-kernel-2-6-31/comment-...
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Why can't I use my Cat5e crossover cable to transfer files between two computers at high speeds?

I bought a 2m Belkin Cat5e crossover cable as a solution to transferring large amounts of files between my desktop PC and my Dell Latitude D530 as quickly as possible. Both are running Windows 7, but ...
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how can copy contents of a folder which is does not have a folder name using CMD

Due to virus when I open a pen drive it shows like this: I want to make a .bat file to copy contents of this folder to another directory. I can use open cmd and usingxcopy D:\" " /s D:\ to do that ...
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Switching users of same group in linux

My environment is like: I have two users 'user1' and 'user2' both are in same group (say group name is 'abc') in server 'server1'. Now I have another server 'server2' which have user 'user2'. User2 ...
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Does port number affect peers when using torrents?

Does port number have any affect on the selection of peers when using torrent software, and if so what affect does it have?
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sftp onto mac local machine from remote server

Posted this on SO but that was deemed off topic so re-posting it here. I am trying to download a dataset from a private remote server through sftp onto my local macbook pro machine. I was informed by ...