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MBP - Retina, 15-inch, Mid-2015 - Yosemite: Deletes take long over time

More about this laptop: 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, case sensitive file system Using activity monitor, I can see that I am not using any swap space. I noticed recently that over time, deleting even small ...
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Outbox Email Delete before sending email?

Is there a way that I can delete an Outbox email based on the Recipients address? I currently have a rule that delays the email and have created another rule to delete the email but it seems that the ...
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Wireless adapter deleted itself out of the blue?

I was on my computer (Acer V Nitro Black Edition running Windows 10) watching something on Netflix and had to leave so I paused my video. Upon my return, my computer was still on the screen with my ...
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PS4 on PC “wireless controller” and “controller setup”

So, long story short: Got a PS4 controller for my PC. First, I used the standard "controller setup" that comes with windows. I then downloaded DS4. It masks it as a xbox 360 controller. It works. But, ...
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Prevent application from flooding recycle bin

I have the PlaysTV application on my computer for recording gameplay moments. The application has a limited space for saving video before it starts deleting the older video. Unfortunately instead of ...
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robo copy delete files from backup after x days of deletion from source

i want to create a backup of files using robo copy.I want files in backup must be deleted after x days of deletion from source.But it must be avilable in backup for x days.purge /minage:x is deleting ...
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Is there any risk when upgrading Windows 10 to Windows 10 Professional?

I have been using Windows 10 for a long time now and want to upgrade to Windows 10 Professional, but I have a lot of files on this computer I want to keep, most of them are backed up but not all. If I ...
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DaVinci resolve undeletable folders

I have DaVinci resolve, and I need to move my workspace folder. Unfortunately, there are 3 folders called: sanc. s888. s7b4. s3ho. that I cannot copy, move, deleted, or interact with at all. in the ...
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excel, auto sorting/deleting columns that are far apart

I have a long list of people with specific criteria, and i need either a macro, or a function in the background that every month when i update this list (delete old and coy paste info in thats new) ...
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How to use Terminal command srm (or other) to secure delete a folder? Mac OS X El Capitan

When I try to use srm -m to secure delete an empty folder in Trash, I get the following: srm: /Users/tomhughes/.Trash/Recovered files is a directory
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Delete folder without certain content

I would like to batch-delete all folders which don't contain a specific file. It's about a working folder with hundreds of projects. I want to remove every folder that doesn't contain a "main.c". How ...
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How to batch delete files based on their checksum matching an existing list of checksums

I'm looking for a means of deleting files based on their checksum matching a list of previously seen checksums in a text file or some other list. The context is a large photo organization project ...
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Need to create a self deleting EXE [closed]

I'm new to programming. I need to write a Windows executable app, that deletes itself when the task is finished. Any help?
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Windows 8.1 unable to delete nonexisting homegroup

On Windows 8.1 64bit, I am unable to delete non-existing HomeGroup that appears in ControlPanel->HomeGroup, at the same time I am unable to join the same non-existing HomeGroup, what is logical. When ...
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An attempt was made to access an exiting process

We have a directory that we cannot delete because... Cannot remove item C:\myDir: The process cannot access the file 'C:\myDir\' because it is being used by another process. Inside Resource ...
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how to write files to random locations on hard drive?

I bought a hard drive in the store. After some days it broke down. My 14 days return policy is almost expiring (I want my money back, not other unit). Overwriting/Wiping 4TB of data with a broken hard ...
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Unable to delete / move file from HDD

Not a duplicate. I'm only adding this after trying out everything in other questions I recently copied a folder from a friend onto my HDD, and I'm now unable to delete the folder. ( No error message ...
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How to delete insanely large folder in linux

we have a cache folder, that accidentally grow large enough that it break the server. We have 8 GB RAM on server, and when I run simple rm command to delete all files within it consume all of RAM and ...
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Batch Delete User Files every 2 Weeks

I need a Batch-Script which delete Private User Files every 2 Weeks. User Files Admin, Public and a Domain-Account "dJas" shouldn't be deleted. This Script crashes Windows @echo off & setlocal ...
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Administrator cannot delete file [duplicate]

So I created a jar file in IntelliJ and tried to move it, but it said I needed administrative permission to do it. So, as administrator, I clicked ok, but it didn't work. I then attempted to delete ...
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Excel 2015 - Deleting rows that contain a specific string

I have got this huge .csv file that I need to work with (more than 1000000 rows). The problem is that it has got a lot of rows with data that I do not need. Is there a way I can get rid of these rows? ...
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mklink /J created to “Computer”

In trying to create a junction link for my iTunes backup folder, I accidentally pointed to a directory called "Computer/MediaSync" This occurred because I forgot to use quotation marks around the ...
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Deleted files do not show up in the Recycle Bin

I was deleting old utorrent files (using Remove and Delete torrent + data). But unlike usual, the deleted files did not show up in the Recycle Bin and my hard drive space did not increase. Now I can't ...
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How do I get access to a .Trashes file on a USB?

I have a USB which has a few interesting hidden files on it and I want to know what they were. The files are: .fseventsd, .DS_Store, .Spotlight-V100 and .Trashes. When I select the .Trashes, a pop-...
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Delete files with broken file name

I was using NodeJSPortable on a PortableApps flash drive that was plugged into a computer I didn't have administrative access to. I tried running npm install socket.io not only did it not work but it ...
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10.11 rm -rf Facetime

I try to get rid of Facetime (then auto call link on random number is annoying me too much) I've try rm -rf /Applications/FaceTime.app/ but never have enough privilege (operation denied) Sudo is ...
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Deleting 'read only file' [duplicate]

I've modified a file in AppData/LocalLow to be 'read only'. Then I'm trying to undo the 'read-only' and I'm getting that I need the permissions of myself - meaning the permission of my user that now I ...
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folder lock 7.5 — can't find the locked folder

I locked many important personal files with "folder lock 7.5" in a domain that i removed that domain now, but when I logged in as administrator I couldn't find the locked folder neither throw ...
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I cannot delete a folder because it has endless folders [duplicate]

It seems some software had a bug and created a endless path of folders like: folderA/folderB/folderC/folderA/folderB/folderC... I cannot delete it because windows says that the path is too long. ...
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Delete a service? [duplicate]

Having problem with uninstalling a program, what I usually do is delet all its files and folders and then manually clean the registry for remains, and then use ccleaner to rectify remaining obselete ...
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How do I remove the 'Windows.Old' directory in Windows 10?

Besides simply right clicking on the file and selecting delete, is there another way to delete the windows.old folder? Manually deleting the folder has proven to be rather tedious as I have to take ...
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Windows 8 People app without a delete option. [duplicate]

I'm trying to delete contacts in my People app and when I right click, there isn't an option to delete. Only pin to start or edit. Where did it go? How do I delete these contacts?
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How do I bypass “Cannot Delete; file open in another location”?

I've been trying to re-install an application, but of course, you have to delete it first, right? Well wrong in my case. Ive been trying to delete it, even going as far as going directly into file ...
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Remove all old files without removing software on Windows XP

so I recently acquired my old build from my dad, and it is cluttered with a ton of old files that I don't need/want. Is there a way that I can easily get rid of all the old things without deleting ...
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How do I delete scsecsvc.exe which is left after the quick heal uninstall?

I installed the anti-virus - Quickheal trial version and then uninstalled it in order to install another anti-virus. Quickheal seemed to have left this program which runs in the background and simply ...
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Copy linux directory into another one - delete contents

BIG EDIT: I currently have a directory with folders and files inside: -css --addons ---myaddon ----addon -----firsfile.xml -----secondfile.xml ----cfg -----anotherfile.cfg -----lastcfg.cfg ---...
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How to delete a folder from external drives if names are too long (like System Volume Information/content…)?

I'm coming from: How to delete “System Volume Information” folder from external drives? but unlikely that answer couldn't solve my problem. I've a copy of an old "system volume information" in my ...
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get mutt delete behavior to work like apple mail

I am a new mutt user. I would like to have it's delete behavior to be like apple mail. press delete key the mail gets moved to the Trash folder and it sits there. No purge. The screen also immediately ...
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Not able to delete a program

I am using a netbook of samsung with windows 7 starter service pack 1 32 bit. I am exhausted with a program known as 'Plugin.exe' i don't know how it came but whenever i start my program it opens up ...
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Folder is not deleting. How to delete this folder? [duplicate]

I am trying to delete "Games" folder. Folder size is huge. But it's not deleting. Even not showing a message. If I try to delete using cmd. But it shows another error. What should I do now?
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Windows 8.1 VPN connection not deletable

something is really wrong with my Windows 8. I have a VPN connection for my company that can't be deleted. I can also not add any new VPN connections. And when I try to connect to the one configured ...
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How to force windows to delete a directory that is in use? [duplicate]

I have a directory under C:\Users\myuser\.ssh and I need to delete it but Windows won't let me. From Windows explorer: From a Cygwin shell: myuser@mymachine /cygdrive/c/Users/myuser/.ssh $ rm -rf ...
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Batch script to conditionally delete files

Owners of Nokia Lumia 1020 know it can be set to store captured photos at full resolution, but the reduced size photos are also stored. I would like to have a script to automatically delete all the ...
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If the file deleted is not actually deleted, why does it take so long to recover it?

When a file is deleted on your computer, only a pointer to the file is deleted. If so, why does it take so long to recover it? I coincidentally format my flash drive which used to have about 500 GB of ...
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How can I delete folder named C: inside the E:/ drive? [duplicate]

Can anyone help me figure out how could I delete this folder named C: that was in a game folder. I tried deleting using FileShredder, and this created another series of folders that end up in a folder ...
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How to delete half of the data from notepad file quickly

I have a large notepad file and want to delete the first half of the data. I am at the midpoint now, the point at which I must do a trick to delete all the data before it. What command can help me do ...
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Deleting VMWare virtual disk?

Alright, so I think I may have made a mistake. I made a couple virtual machines, allocated them 60 gigs each, and then when I messed up I just went to the Virtual Machines folder and deleted them. Now,...
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Shortcut key for delete

My delete key is not working and I feel happy if I can create shortcut for both temporarily and permanently delete files using other keys.Can any one help me. Thanks in advance
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How to delete a file in all snapshots on a btrfs system?

I've set up a sophisticated backup scheme with hourly, daily, weekly, monthly backups that take up (thanks to the glory of the btrfs cow-filesystem) almost no extra space on the device. But ...
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Delete Windows-RE partitions

After an upgrade to Windows 8.1 in my dual boot system with Arch Linux, my Partition Table contains three partitions of type "Windows RE" (numbers 1, 6 and 11, see the output of gdisk -l /dev/sda ...