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MigrationFilter: PC and Mac can't see each other over Ethernet cable

I finally broke down and got a Macbook Air today. In trying to use Mac Migration Assistant to move files from my PC to the Mac, I went with best practices and connected them with an Ethernet cable. They can't seem to see each other. They see each other fine on my wifi (estimated wifi transfer time: 89 hrs), and both the Ethernet cable and the Mac Ethernet converter are working. Hope me, hive mind!
posted by Atrahasis on Dec 17, 2014 - 14 answers

Need to copy files from netbook to PC.

Just got a new internal hard drive for my PC and would like to copy files from my netbook to my PC's new hard drive. [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Nov 28, 2014 - 9 answers

Trying to organize my files/text/life, is tagging the answer?

I'm looking for a singular tool (or chain of tools?) that will help me keep track of digital files, links, text within both of those and have a tagging system (or something functionally similar) so that my collection of these is searchable. [more inside]
posted by Reasonably Everything Happens on Oct 1, 2014 - 8 answers

Help me convert 20-year-old word processing files into a current format

I have a bunch of old word processing files created in the early to mid 1990s. I can no longer open them without turning them into a jumble of unformatted text and symbols, and I'm hoping there's some kind of amazing program that can both identify old file types and then convert them to a current program. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by bassomatic on Sep 13, 2014 - 24 answers

Every time I load Firefox, it tries to download a non-existent PDF

I typed a bad PDF name, and the download failed. Now every time I load Firefox, it tries to download the file again, and it fails again. How do I get the file name out of the "to do" list?
posted by KRS on Jul 23, 2014 - 9 answers

App for organizing tons of pdf and other files into a research library?

1. I don't want to have to upload anything to the web. 2. I'd like to have one and the same file show up under multiple different categories. For instance, if there's a book about the math of baseball, I'd like to be able to have it show up in a category called "math" and also show up in a category called "baseball." 3. It would be cool if it could allow for the feature of associating a given file with an image, such as a book or DVD cover (so that browsing them could be like browsing on Netflix) or a book or DVD binding (so that different collections could appear in a graphic way as looking like items on a bookshelf).
posted by Eiwalker on Mar 17, 2014 - 10 answers

Where are virtualBox guest data saved in the host system?

Where are virtualBox guest data saved in the host system? [more inside]
posted by pack2themoon on Mar 12, 2014 - 6 answers

Parsing unknown, Pine-related text files

I inherited a bunch of text files that correspond to e-mails, probably generated using Pine or a variant. I know nothing about Pine. More inside! [more inside]
posted by Napoleonic Terrier on Feb 4, 2014 - 5 answers

Does this file search application exist?

Is there an app that will take a set of files in one folder (wildcarded) and find probably references to those files within the text of the files within the same, or another folder (recursively)? Although I could probably write this app fairly quickly, I don't want to reinvent the wheel if I can help it.
posted by hanoixan on Jan 17, 2014 - 8 answers

Find me my perfect PDF organizer!

In my line of work (doctoring), there are a lot of PDF files that I use, for example, handouts for patients, copies of guidelines, referral forms for particular clinics, etc. I'd love to be able to organize them hierarchically but also access them in a way that lets me search for keywords or tags and returns results quickly and dynamically, with the ability to easily print said PDF results. Are there any programs (for Windows) or cloud-based sites that might make this easy? Ideally it would be great to have a little search bar that could just sit on my desktop, but that would just be icing on the cake. Oh, and I've tried Mendeley - it works somewhat well for this, but it's a hassle to print files unless you open them up in Acrobat Reader or another external program.
posted by greatgefilte on Nov 28, 2013 - 6 answers

How to transfer files between PCs in the new remote PC app in win 8.1?

Is there a way to transfer files using the remote PC app in windows 8.1? If not, what is the best way to transfer files flawlessly and fast? Thank you. [more inside]
posted by omaralarifi on Oct 21, 2013 - 4 answers

Why macbook wifi file transfer so slow?

Copying files between a macbook and a macbook pro over wifi is slow. Why? [more inside]
posted by SueDenim on Aug 1, 2013 - 10 answers

Need Help Shaping Nails

What's the secret to trimming & filing your fingernails? I can't seem to do it right. [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero on Feb 20, 2013 - 11 answers

Program to download an XML file

We are trying to manually download a dropshipper's XML file of products. The file size is over 22MB and I can't open it in my web browsers Internet Explorer or FireFox (both latest). I tried asking them if they could allow me to read the directory the file's on so I could right click on it and download it manually but they refuse to do so. They told me I need to use an external program to download this XML file. I tried looking but with no luck. Could someone please help me. Thank you so much...
posted by Bacillus on Jan 23, 2013 - 8 answers

Undeletable File in Windows 7

I have a phantom file on my desktop that I cannot delete. It's there and yet it does not exist. Help me get rid of it. [more inside]
posted by dephlogisticated on Dec 1, 2012 - 12 answers

What can replace Newzbin2?

My favorite site when down yesterday, Newzbin2, what is a safe alternative? [more inside]
posted by birdlips on Nov 30, 2012 - 11 answers

Some people never seem to actually type their own thoughts.

You're on Facebook and many of your contacts are expressing their opinions, frustrations, affirmations and wit by means of shared and reposted .jpgs with some sort of text sentiment on them. Sometimes they're simply text, sometimes there is a background photo or illustration. What are these things called? Have we got a collective term for these graphic motto things?
posted by Lou Stuells on Nov 21, 2012 - 25 answers

I have a bunch of undeletable podcasts on my iphone 4s that I would like to get rid off but can't.

I have a bunch of undeletable podcasts on my iphone 4s that I would like to get rid off but can't. this is what it looks like: http://imgur.com/oiNKY this happened because the downloads failed (blame the craptastic chinese mobile connections). I cannot redownload these episodes, I cannot play them, I cannot swipe-to-delete them, I cannot see them in itunes. a restore was no help because my last backup already had these "ghost files" on them. I don't want to wipe the iphone because maps in ios6 is even worse in china. do you know how I can still get rid of these unusable files?
posted by krautland on Nov 14, 2012 - 6 answers

How to recover files deleted from Mac trash and also deleted from CF card during reformat?

Is there a way to fully recover files from emptied trash on Mac 10.8.2? Or from a formatted Sandisk Compact Flash card? [more inside]
posted by slowtree on Oct 8, 2012 - 8 answers

How can I automate an SFTP file upload to my web server?

I want to automatically upload a file via ssh or sftp to a web server whenever it is modified. [more inside]
posted by Devils Rancher on Sep 1, 2012 - 12 answers

How do I move files *from* my Mac *to* my iPhone?

MacBook -> iPhone Filter: I have a MacBook Pro (running 10.6.8), and I have an iPhone (the last model before Siri; not jail broken and would prefer to keep it that way). Since I spend more time on the Macbook, I generate most of my files there, besides .mp3s (such as documents/text files, PDFs, and .jpegs found on line or taken with Photo Booth, etc.), whereas except for listening to iTunes and making actual calls, I mostly use the iPhone for killing time, or would like to anyway, only I haven't found a good way to move my text files, PDFs, and .jpgs from the MacBook over to the iPhone. How do? [more inside]
posted by 5Q7 on Aug 28, 2012 - 9 answers

Media hoarder ISO new home for files.

What are the best practices for transferring files to a new computer in 2012? [more inside]
posted by PhoBWanKenobi on Jul 23, 2012 - 10 answers

Securely delete files - Android

How can I securely delete files on my Android phone? I want to be sure that deleted files can not be recovered, i.e., photos, email, email attachments, evernote notes, etc. [more inside]
posted by theora55 on Jun 7, 2012 - 7 answers

Need help deleting a folder at "C:\Program" on my Windows machine.

Need help deleting a folder at "C:\Program" on my Windows machine. [more inside]
posted by JPowers on Apr 28, 2012 - 6 answers

C++ filter: How do I get a filename from a FILE * pointer?

Is there a way to find out the filename associated with a specific FILE * pointer? (OS: Red Hat EL 5) [more inside]
posted by tckma on Apr 12, 2012 - 28 answers

Simple PHP download script!

I need a simple PHP script to force download a file. Something like download.php?file=/path/to/file or download.php?id=43. Can someone help me out? [more inside]
posted by ascetic on Apr 5, 2012 - 12 answers

I have an issue with a UTI... on a Mac.

My Macs have decided suddenly to merge the information on two kinds of files into a single file listing. As I use separate programs for these, switching back and forth is really not an option, and manually setting things is going to eventually drive me crazy. Help! [more inside]
posted by mephron on Mar 24, 2012 - 2 answers

File organization for fools

How can I rename all of my files with the same prefix? Specifics inside [more inside]
posted by Angel of Khaos on Mar 7, 2012 - 4 answers

Music and file server with archlinux

Music and file server with archlinux [more inside]
posted by beshtya on Feb 11, 2012 - 2 answers

Need help decoding an Ioncube file...

I need help decoding an Ioncube file... [more inside]
posted by Bacillus on Nov 7, 2011 - 17 answers

How to undelete a file

How to undelete a permanently deleted file (Windows edition)? [more inside]
posted by sardonyx on Oct 20, 2011 - 14 answers

Outlook .pst file crashes and burns

How should I handle a POP 19.6GB Outlook 2007 .pst file that is bugging the heck out and crashing daily? I believe I need to: a) Reduce the file size now, and b) implement a better strategy for the future [more inside]
posted by Debaser626 on Sep 21, 2011 - 11 answers

I've been working in the nose hole

Where can I find an audio file of (Ren and Stimpy?) singing "I've been working in the nose hole, pfft phbbt phbbt pfft pfft"? [more inside]
posted by Addlepated on Aug 11, 2011 - 2 answers

How do you organize your e-books?

Any tips and advice on how to manage your e-book files and library, especially on calibre? [more inside]
posted by pleasebekind on Jun 25, 2011 - 9 answers

Batch File

Help me write a batch file to print directory information. [more inside]
posted by MechEng on May 18, 2011 - 6 answers

List of links?

I'm looking for a sniffer, but one that only reports links that are accessed behind the curtain, and not a true packet analyzer. [more inside]
posted by CarlRossi on May 15, 2011 - 9 answers

Help me figure out how to back up iWeb files.

Does anyone have any ideas on how to save iWeb page content on another computer? [more inside]
posted by msk1985 on May 10, 2011 - 3 answers

Motion Detection for Video Files

Is there a program or set of tools, preferably free / open source, that can take a video file as input, analyze the video, and output the parts of the video which contain motion above some threshold? The output could either be a video file or a series of still images.
posted by Juffo-Wup on Apr 11, 2011 - 7 answers

My thumb drive is bad at math

Why won't a 5 gig .avi file fit on my empty 8 gig thumb drive? [more inside]
posted by msalt on Apr 5, 2011 - 18 answers

New scanner, same settings, PDFs 4x bigger. WTF?

New network scanner/copier. Scanned files (PDF) are 4x larger than old model for same settings. What? Why? [more inside]
posted by bartleby on Mar 23, 2011 - 9 answers

Please make my life easier with file shuffling

Is there an easy way to transfer and rename files automagically from a micro SD card? [more inside]
posted by Brockles on Mar 21, 2011 - 3 answers

Computer says no one more time, it's going out the Window^W Linux

Why can't I delete these files from my Linux server? [more inside]
posted by twine42 on Feb 18, 2011 - 27 answers

My kingdom for a simple upload-file-to-URL script.

There HAS to be a simple, free, file-to-URL script bangin' around out there somewhere. Please? [more inside]
posted by bhance on Jan 20, 2011 - 8 answers

Mac OS application for downloading AND batch renaming...on the cheap!

Simple Mac OS application for downloading AND batch renaming...on the cheap! [more inside]
posted by MiggySawdust on Jan 17, 2011 - 6 answers

Selling zipped files

How do I sell a large zipped file on the Web? [more inside]
posted by Toekneesan on Jan 6, 2011 - 6 answers

Renaming a whole bunch of files at once, in bash

Please help me rename ~1300 image files in bash, en masse. [more inside]
posted by Asparagirl on Dec 12, 2010 - 8 answers

Scanning family photos: The Best Way.

What is the best way to digitize old family photos yourself? [more inside]
posted by Carius on Nov 17, 2010 - 12 answers

Why is AVG suddenly freaking out?

Is my AVG Resident Shield warning me of something important, or is AVG itself the problem? I've been running AVG on my computer since I bought it (in August). In the last two hours, every time I open a new program, Resident Shield pops up and tells me "the file could not be scanned, probably due to invalid file structure". The programs I'm opening are not new (games I've downloaded weeks ago, Google Chrome) and my computer is otherwise not acting wonky. What's going on?
posted by epj on Oct 24, 2010 - 9 answers

I want to automagically convert my video files to iTunes friendly files

I want my videos to show up in iTunes. iTunes only seems to play nice with mp4. Is there any program out there that will monitor a folder, convert the video that shows up, and add it to iTunes? I'm on a Windows 7 machine. [more inside]
posted by allthewhile on Oct 22, 2010 - 4 answers

Why are my file sizes so different?

I'm having a problem with screen recording software on Windows XP. [more inside]
posted by DiscourseMarker on Sep 10, 2010 - 12 answers

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