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!
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]
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]
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]
Help me reduce the file size for Adobe ImageReady CS animated gif. [more inside]
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]
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]
Software filter: looking for a free program to rename lots of image files... [more inside]
Does Windows create temp files on the local disc when copying a large file from an external drive to a network share? [more inside]
Tell me about your personal filing system. How you organize your file cabinets, that is. [more inside]
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?
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?
How do I change Extended File Attributes (also known as NTFS File Attributes) like Title, other than one at a time? [more inside]
How do I batch rename a group of files so that the new names are all odd numbers? [more inside]
I'm looking for an online file browser program for my company. [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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?
Should we use save our Illustrator files as .ai, or .eps? [more inside]
Where can I host a few files online? Preferably with no bandwidth limit and ideally for free! [more inside]
I need to create a website to upload and share files with colleagues. I want it to be open source (or cheap or free), and be easily customizable (think wordpress). We all teach Social Studies and want to share things like powerpoints, worksheets, lesson plans, rubrics, etc. Is there something out there that would work? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a file manager for windows that can handle directories with hundreds of millions of folders/files?
5mb file on old computer needs to get transferred to new computer. Of course there is [more inside]
So, I've got my lady an iPod for christmas, and I'd like to preload it with some vids - help me understand Apple's way of doing things... [more inside]
What can I file in a file drawer... other than files? I want to store [more inside]
In OSX how do I get files without extensions to be recognized by something other than Excel? Ideally I'd like them to be opened by the shell, or perhaps a new session in iTerm but iTerm is greyed out in the Choose Application menu.
Non-Java open source methods to convert flat files to XML? [more inside]
After Effects - Where did my file go? [more inside]
In a Windows environment, what's the best way to keep a folder with large files sync'ed across multiple pc's? [more inside]
Is there anyway to boot your mac off a disk image? Or something that can be closely watched in terms of changes? [more inside]
I have a Partition on my Hard Drive that is telling me it needs formating. The thing is, it shouldn't. Is there a data recovery program that can help me get what I can off it? [more inside]
Is there a program for my Treo 650 running Palm OS that will download a file and then tell me how long the download took? [more inside]
Having read this thread, I downloaded several *awesome* box sets... but then I download Itunes which resulted in this annoying problem. What can I do?! [more inside]
Can someone point me to a resource that will help me configure file sharing properly in XP? [more inside]
Well, the makers of Kazaa just paid out a decent chunk of change to recording industry in a settled lawsuit. My question is -- how come limewire/morpheus are still ok? Kazaa news link: http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/technology/AP-Downloading-Music.html [more inside]
Help me figure out the best solution to this problem: File sharing between 3 laptops and 1 pc (no server software). [more inside]
Read/write permissions on an iBook. [more inside]
My old Dell just died, bought a new toshiba, am able to get some but not all files from old computer. Help me get the rest! [more inside]
Help me recover a seemingly corrupted Microsoft Word 6.0 file. [more inside]
I just know I can't be the first person to ever do this, but I haven't been able to find an answer. I religiously back up my files from my local drive to my network every day, but it appears that yesterday, while I was in a hurry, I actually copied the files from my network drive down to my local drive, thus overwriting a very full day of work on one particular file. Is there anyway I can get back the version that was stored on my local drive or am I, as I fear, screwed? Also, when I try to search my local drive for all the files with the same extensions (*.as) in hopes that I actually just saved it in the wrong place, Windows XP tells me I have no files with that extension, even though I can see that I do. Is it possible that my problems are bigger than my own incompetence?
I have a folder of 300+ files with three digit file names. I also have a tab-delimited text file which has the current file name and the corresponding desired file name. How can I use the text file to properly rename all my files? (This is on Mac OS X)
What is any easy way to securely share a newsletter online to my fellow club members?This would entail 100 members downloading 20-30 mb newsletters quarterly. [more inside]
I'm looking for some software to be run under Windows XP that I can set to move or remove files which are past a certain date after specified intervals. Ideally the software will have a small footprint and relatively easy to use. Is this the sort of task that can be done through some sort of Windows based CRON program? Ahhhh help me Mefi!
Batch unzipping and file renaming on UNIX or OS X? All_ my_ files_ look_ like_ this!_.gz [more inside]
How can I change/append an extension of a large number of files at once? [more inside]
Help me batch-strip resources from thousands of image files. [more inside]
Windows XP crashes whenever it accesses a specific file. The problem: I don't know what file it is. What would cause such a serious error and how do I fix it? [more inside]
I have lost File Menu in MS word. [more inside]