I have a three person Mac OS X office where we need to have remote access to about 4GB of files. I have looked around extensively for a solution and so far have not found an acceptable one. We have tried to use Back to my Mac and Apple Remote Desktop but the other two users are not that technically adept and it seem too complicated for them. Out problem is further complicated by the fact that we sometimes access the same files, so we can have version problems as well. Back to my Mac has never worked period.
Could I use Amazon S3 storage? And manage with Subversion or Git? Are there reasonable clients for Subversion and Git. Drobo with network card seem over the top and too costly.
Having the files on the cloud would be a perfect solution, however a local solution that could be accessed from anywhere will work as well.
To further complicate we are thinking of having one person access via PC.
posted by thinktwice
on Aug 19, 2008 -
How do I transparently share files from a Windows Server 2008 box to several XP computers? I want it to stop asking for a username and password when people try to access files.
Also, can anyone point me in the right direction to solving this weird network issue I've been having? [more inside]
posted by Magnakai
on Aug 9, 2008 -
How can we transfer valuable files from an ancient Macintosh to our Windows PC? [more inside]
posted by davcoo
on Aug 5, 2008 -
I would like to use .htaccess to pull out a specific part of a filename and display it in the "Description" column of a file directory on an apache web server. [more inside]
posted by maxwelton
on Jul 10, 2008 -
Is there some way to bulk rename files from kanji/kana to romaji? Or any other solution to keep some of the Japanese file name while only using ASCII characters? [more inside]
posted by Ookseer
on Jun 24, 2008 -
I'm trying to disassemble an undocumented, proprietary binary image format. I'm looking for the best tools and tutorials available. [more inside]
posted by fake
on Jun 17, 2008 -
Holy Grail of web-based file management needed for girlfriend's non-profit ... so far, no luck. [more inside]
posted by metajc
on Jun 11, 2008 -
How can I share a single file or folder on my Mac? I am always connected to the internet, have seen what gazillions of "upload first" file sharing websites and services can do (MobileMe, Pando, YouSendIt, etc.), but it seems to me there should be a way to right click on a file, choose "share & email link," write & send that email and be *done* with it. My recipient can then download said file straight off my machine. Does anyone know of any solutions which are even close? Thanks!
posted by spinpapi
on Jun 10, 2008 -
I need to send files to a print shop in tiff format. I know I've done it before, but can't seem to figure it out now: How do you convert a MS Publisher file to tiff format? [more inside]
posted by etc.
on May 15, 2008 -
I need to send files (photography, some in archives) to a few people on the internet. I just want to share images quickly, without using something like AIM or email. (Currently trying Pidgin, it keeps crapping out.) What are my options? [more inside]
posted by Phyltre
on May 14, 2008 -
Putting together a course on the history of music as property; I have a lot of the course figured out, but am looking for really well documented and interesting case studies or chronicles of disputes over the ownership of music. [more inside]
posted by fourcheesemac
on Apr 13, 2008 -
is there a way to combine a set of Word documents into one large file without cutting and pasting? I am using Office 2007 and I have a folder of about 20 files, all of which are lists of references. I need to have them all on one document.
Is there a quick or easy way of doing this?
posted by Nayano
on Apr 12, 2008 -
Why would I be able to connect to other Windows computers in a workgroup via IP, but not by NetBIOS name? [more inside]
posted by Ekim Neems
on Mar 18, 2008 -
Is there any easy way to upload a file to one's personal server space and embed it into a Google Calendar event in a user-friendly manner at the same time? [more inside]
posted by stleric
on Mar 7, 2008 -
How do I copy a large number of files in Windows XP without changing the date created/modified? [more inside]
posted by muckster
on Feb 2, 2008 -
How can I save my digicam pics (retrieved from various old CDs and DVDs)
and not spend weeks on it? Currently many of them crash (Windows) Explorer. [more inside]
posted by ClarissaWAM
on Jan 14, 2008 -
windowsbatchfile: Can someone give me the command/script for a simple batch file that will take a file from location A, copy it to location b, then add the current date to the name of the file> Thanks in advance!!!
posted by flipmiester99
on Dec 20, 2007 -
What Mac program would I have been likely to use to write the references section of a scientific paper in 1993 or 1994? I have the file, and I want to open it or convert it. (file link inside...) [more inside]
posted by chr1sb0y
on Dec 1, 2007 -
How do you say the commonly used phrase "raison d’etre"? Anybody have a sound file I could listen to?
posted by survivorman
on Nov 26, 2007 -
There is a file that I want to upload somewhere so that an infinite number of people can download it for free and without having to first sign up/become a member of anything. There should be no download limit and no expiration date. The file in question is less than 1mb in size, and is completely legal.
posted by creative
on Nov 15, 2007 -
I'm using the 'make' utility on a Linux system. Is there a way in a Makefile to set all the intermediate files as PRECIOUS without having to list them individually?
posted by bluefly
on Nov 2, 2007 -
What's the best way to transfer files from a Tiger MacBook to a Leopard MacBook Pro?
I'm looking for easy, straightforward with minimal or no need to buy a peripheral (like a backup drive) or extra software I don't need for other than this project. I'm just looking for file transfer advice, not cloning or transferring software.
I've found this advice
online, but don't know how current or useful it is. I've also read about Migration Assistant but don't know if it's my best option or not...and what type of cable would I need?
Thanks in advance for your help!
posted by tamjl
on Oct 29, 2007 -
I have two old pc's and two things to do with them, but I don't know which machine is best suited for which task. [more inside]
posted by tracert
on Oct 3, 2007 -
Railsfilter: I need to write an addition to an already-existing Rails app to allow it to accept large files (and some trivial metadata) uploaded from a Processing (Java) client I've written. The Rails app already supports this behavior via a web interface. I can see a few of the trees, how do I fit them into the forest and get a pair of working apps? [more inside]
posted by Alterscape
on Sep 19, 2007 -
Any software out there that can match files from a folder based on a list of keywords, and move the matches to another folder? [more inside]
posted by nataaniinez
on Sep 12, 2007 -
What is the lightest, meanest, most-secure image of Windows XP Corporate I can install onto my MacBook Pro that will allow me to use Corporate MS Exchange Email, Visio, and IE-only intranet? [more inside]
posted by crazyray
on Aug 14, 2007 -
Is there such thing as a stand-alone editor for browser bookmarks files? Mine are large and unwieldy with many sub- and sub-sub-folders, they're on several different machines, and it's becoming painful keeping them synced up. [more inside]
posted by jfuller
on Aug 2, 2007 -
Does Windows create temp files on the local disc when copying a large file from an external drive to a network share? [more inside]
posted by DZ-015
on Jul 9, 2007 -
Does anyone know of a company that makes a single file drawer? I mean in metal (or some other sturdy material, ie. hard plastic) like a file cabinet but with only one drawer. I found this
, but this is carboard, so not good for my purposes, but the form is perfect. I've searched and searched on the internet and I can't find anything, but it seems like something that should exist. Can anyone help?
posted by semidivine
on Jun 22, 2007 -
I have what appears to be a word file (no file extension) that was generated on a mac and sent to me via email. I am trying to open it up on a Windows box with Office XP but there appears to be a problem with Office recognizing the file encoding. Is there an easy fix using the PC (no access to a mac) that can be done pretty quickly?
posted by buttercup
on Jun 3, 2007 -
How do I change Extended File Attributes (also known as NTFS File Attributes) like Title, other than one at a time?
posted by EllenC
on May 26, 2007 -
How do I batch rename a group of files so that the new names are all odd numbers? [more inside]
posted by frogan
on May 14, 2007 -
I have a small network consisting of a couple of PC's and a router/firewall/ADSL modem. On one PC, files that are placed in a folder which is shared with everyone else aren't accessible by everyone else. What am I doing wrong? [more inside]
posted by mr_silver
on May 3, 2007 -
So for some unknown reason (probably I hit enter when I wasn't looking), Windows has decided to plunk down a 'Windows Service Pack Setup' file, update.exe on my external, USB, media HDD. I don't want it there. If it were as simple as right click-delete i wouldn't be here, and neither would the file. [more inside]
posted by baserunner73
on Apr 24, 2007 -
Is there a way, when opening a file from a program, to right click within the "File Name:" dialogue box and get a list of the most frequent paths to folders available to choose from? [more inside]
posted by matthelm
on Apr 21, 2007 -
I'm looking for a plugin for VLC (or, an alternate media player) that is capable of handling incomplete video files downloaded from a Bittorrent network. [more inside]
posted by Solomon
on Apr 13, 2007 -
My computer is refusing to let me delete a fairly large file. It's an mpeg movie file I downloaded from Limewire (have mercy, MPAA)! Whenever I try to delete the file, I get a message claiming the file is in use by another program, but I don't see any programs running in task manager that would be using this file. The file is in my documents folder. Any thoughts on how this stubborn mpeg can be deleted?
posted by zembla3
on Mar 27, 2007 -