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

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Folder that was copied from one PC to a portable HD doesn't show in another PC

I have an HTPC at my living room and it has a 3TB Western Digital portable hard-drive that stores all my media files. The HTPC is running Windows 7 32bit. Yesterday I connected the hard drive to my ...
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Moved tons of files without realizing it and can't undo. Please tell me there is a way to restore the previous file locations

I moved tons of files into a location to then back them up. I thought it was copying but instead they all moved. I undid the last few moves but that wasn't enough to restore all moves and now I have ...
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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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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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How to copy files from one directory to another by dates?

I want to copy files from one folder to another. I go to the command prompt to copy files from one folder to another. I want to copy files based on dates. How do I do that?
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direct file transfer between two remote windows servers

I want to transfer large amount of data from server 1 to server 2. I can mount both servers on my local linux PC using smb or cifs. I can also mount them on my local windows PC. I cannot ssh any of ...
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dos2unix command is corrupting the file with unicode characters downloaded via binary mode

i downloaded an xml file having unicode characters from ftp in binary transfer mode. In order to remove the line ending special characters i used the command dos2unix. But this is making the file ...
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What risks are there in copying files?

I'm trying to get a better understanding of what happens when data is copied from one drive to another. When I selected a file a file from my local drive to be copied onto another drive, what happens ...
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Batch file to copy files from server to desktop according to date

I will explain what I´m trying to get up and runing. I have a folder on the server containing several subfolders and zip archives in those folders. The string of the server is like: \\server1\groups\...
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When moving files to my NAS, the file move dialog doesn't show progress. Why?

I have a Synology DS1513+ NAS that has a shared folder exposed (I think it's using CIFS). I'm moving files from a HDD on my local machine to the NAS. For some reason the dialog doesn't show any ...
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Scheduled large file transfer with transfer time window

I am looking for a way to copy a very large VHD file across a rather slow WAN. Ideally a mechanism where I can provide a window for the transfer, say 8PM to 5AM, and the transfer will pause during ...
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Powershell recursive search and copy from input file

looking for a way to specify a list of possible filenames without extension and to recursively search through a folder tree and then copy found files to a new location.
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Windows 7, how to move file from one folder to a different one

A collection of files that belong in Folder A were mistakenly moved to Folder B. How do I get them, either one by one, or as a group, out of B into A? Windows 7.
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Installation of software remotely without file transfer

Is it possible to install software on a remote machine WITHOUT transferring the installation file into the remote machine AT ANY POINT in time? I got a comment that the question is very general and ...