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The Data Mover is formally supported for macOS, Windows 10 (Windows 7 also works) and Linux.  Data Mover is built using Java, so you can see the system requirements for OpenJDK 17.0.2 for a precise list of supported platforms.  In addition to those listed, we know that Windows 7 does currently work.

  1. Download the Data Mover manually and Install 
    1. Preparation
      1. When doing a new install, remove any .jar files that you may have downloaded (part of the auto-update process see section 3) in your .Arcitecta/DataMover/updates folder (under your home directory).
      2. If you don't remove these, they will conflict with the newly installed version.
      3. Uninstall the old version of the app (or just install over the top of it).
      4. Do not rename the old application to something else as this will cause conflicts. If you want to keep an earlier version, then zip up the old application first.
    2. Download 
      1. The URL is
      2. From there you can download the version for your operating system (OSX, Windows 10 and Linux)
      3. If you'd like to download a specific version with a tool like curl or wget the URLs are:
        1. macOS :
        2. Windows :
        3. Linux :
    3. Install
      1. macOS
        1. Double click on the file Mediaflux Data Mover.dmg file to install
          1. If you encounter an issue where macOS complains that the .dmg file is damaged, you can resolve that by removing the extended attributes.  Start the Terminal (Command line) Application, change directory to the directory where you downloaded the .dmg (in the example it's the Downloads directory) and issue a command like this

            Code Block
            cd ~/Downloads
            xattr -cr Mediaflux\ Explorer-1.5.0.dmg

        2. Using the GUI that is presented, drag the Data Mover to /Applications
      2. Windows 
        1. Double click on the file Mediaflux Data Mover.msi to install.
      3. Linux
        1. Unpack the file.  Note that the resulting directory mediaflux-data-mover must not be stored in a directory that contains bin as one of its elements due to a Linux Java bug (avoid /usr/local/bin or ~/bin for example).
        2. Set the binary to be executable with a command like:

          Code Block
          chmod +x mediaflux-data-mover/bin/mediaflux-data-mover

        3. Optionally, add  <path>/mediaflux-data-mover/bin to your PATH variable
        4. Optionally, read the README.txt for instructions on setting up your web browser to automatically open arcio links with the Data Mover\
      4. Check
        1. After you install, start up the Data Mover and make sure the version running (see bottom left of GUI) is the version you expect.
  2. Use a Shareable link to download and install
    1. Paste a Shareable (upload or download) into a browser
    2. It will be detected whether you have the Data Mover already or not. If not, it will download the correct operating system installer (Windows 7/10, MacOS, Linux)
    3. Execute the installer (for whatever platform you are on as in Section 1 above)
  3. An optional XML configuration file called settings.xml can be created in the  .Arcitecta/DataMover (beneath the home directory) folder. This file controls varies Data Mover behaviour. Details are found on this page.