Dragging a file to copy/move it from one location to another used to be simple. Now it’s complicated by iCloud, dropbox behaviour in AirDrop and Universal Control, and more.
Summary of AirDrop, network file sharing, target disk mode, and sneakernet, explaining how to use each and what they’re best at.
AirDrop is quick, convenient and as slow as you’ll get. Ethernet all too often runs at only 1 Gb/s. Here are the fastest solutions involving M1 models.
AirDrop is very convenient, but sets the quarantine flag, which can break Apple’s installer apps. Here’s how to remove those flags in a couple of minutes.
Some files rely on these to work properly. What happens when you share such a file using your iCloud account? The answer isn’t simple, but here are full details.
Its very convenient and quick to transfer files between Macs, but also sets the quarantine flag on everything it transfers. This can cause problems.
Do you use third-party command tools? Are you using or planning to use Catalina? This explains how 10.15 changes first run checks on those tools, and their effect on all users.
Sharing docs between Macs, or with iOS devices, need not be complex or messy. You may even find OS X Server a help.
Whilst you are busy downloading today’s updates – so far I count iOS 9, Xcode 7.0, and iTunes […]