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Better alternative to Windows' delete function [duplicate]

Windows' delete function has a tendency to stall when it comes to large amounts of material. I'm not necessarily concerned about privacy-motivated overwrites or anything like that, I just want to be ...
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Windows Live Mail 2012 keeps rolling back contacts changes

Sometimes when I load Windows Live Mail 2012, many individual contacts seem to be rolling back by disappearing or showing an old previous email that the contact had. Every time a rollback like this ...
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Getting rid / Moving of pre-set folders in the User folder

So we all know how Windows sets up a user folder, with a few default directories. I am very happy to leave some of them (pictures, Videos etc.) but some are just bothersome and/or useless. I realise ...
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How to remove ubuntu from up's government laptop

I have got HP Pavilion g4 notebook from UP Government and i want to remove Ubuntu from it and only have windows 7 in it and i want to make disk partition (Local disk C,D,E and F). So please help me.
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why delete button is inactive in outlook 2010?

One of my users say that in outlook 2010 the Delete option for removing messages is gray and become inactive. whats caused this problem and whats its solution?
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How can I find out which process deleted a file in a Windows environment?

I use AllwaySync to synchronize a large number of music files across two external drives attached to Windows machines. Recently, several thousand of the files were deleted from one of the drives, and ...
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Windows - Can't delete folder from Recycle Bin and it won't restore

Chain of events: Empty Recycle Bin silently fails. Tried it repeatedly. Selected ranges of items in Recycle Bin and deleted them (some didn't work), narrowing down until only one item was left: a ...
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Delete several directories with a common prefix at the command prompt

I want to delete several subdirectories of the same directory. The directories have "tmp" as the first three characters in their name. This is not working: C:\Documents and Settings\rajesh\Local ...
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Vim on Mac OS X terminal

I'm on Mac OS X 10.9 using Vim 7.4 and I'm looking to find a way to map the key combination behavior "option + delete" to delete a word backwards. Currently, this works on every app in the OS, except ...
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How are defunct networks removed from a LogMeIn Hamachi network?

I have a Hamachi network that I use for work and one that I use w/ friends. For the one that I use w/ friends, I'm the administrator of the network. Occasionally I have to reset my system from time to ...
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When I delete a shortcut folder on my desktop in Win 7, do I actually delete the real folder?

Let's say that I have a folder here C:\Music and I right click on this folder and choose create a shortcut on desktop Now, I have a shortcut Music on my desktop. My question is if I delete the ...
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Some files not appearing in recycle bin

Today I had something very strange happen. I have an Access database which is split into the UI in one file and the data in the other. I had a new version of the UI, so as usual I selected the old ...
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Unable to delete a file, shows path not found error

Due to some malware attack a file named com7.ini.asp got created in my folder and it is hidden when I browse it through Windows. I tried the following: I gave the whole path in the address bar and ...
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How do I delete highlighted syntax in Notepad++?

I have just started learning HTML in Notepad++ and I am playing around with the tags a lot. When my cursor is inside of an open or closed tag both are highlighted automatically in purple. I was ...
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Delete a file that “does not exist” with a strange name

I've read about deleting files which "do not exist" and got as far as del /q /s filename in command prompt. However, the file is named COM^sv3.O[e in the browser. but when i type in dir it = Of ...
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How is free space reclaimed when files are deleted in Windows?

Whenever I delete a large set of files (multiple GB's) I noticed that this doesn't free space as much as I would expect. My expectation is that if I delete a certain amount of data my free space will ...
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delete word and all word after that

this is Url https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=611377065590688&set=a.320150204713377.74079.229899403738458&type=1 I want to be: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=611377065590688 I ...
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How to delete Windows NTFS hard link (mklink /h) while original is in use?

On a Windows NTFS file system, I have a file (say, orig.mp3). I open this file, through this path orig.mp3, in such a way that it is in use (say, by playing it in VLC). Then I create a hard link ...
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How do I delete the Chrome App Launcher?

I'm running OSX 10.8.5 and I can't figure out how to get rid of the Chrome App Launcher. In launchpad when I long click on it and things begin to wiggle there's no X for me to click to delete it. ...
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Selectively deleting files with same filename (raw, JPG)

I am a photographer and generate "raw" and JPG images. At a certain point in my workflow, I need to delete all the JPG images before proceeding. That's easy enough; in Windows Explorer, one can sort ...
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Can windows search indexer prevent file from deleting?

I know that when windows processes open files for reading, they lock them. How does Windows indexer do that? Can it prevent the file from being deleted in addition to slowing everything down? Can my ...
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How to delete corrupt folder?

I have a folder on the desktop which is about 1.6 GB in size. When I try to open it I get a message like this: The file or directory is corrupt or unreadable Fortunately, I have a backup of that ...
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Automator service - deleting last page from PDF

I was reading this post on deleting first page from the PDF. How can I modify the desribed work flow in order to delete the last page from the PDF?
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Mass irretrievable deletion of text

Now and then if I am typing rapidly in Word, I press some key or combination of keys that deletes a large body of as yet unsaved text - and, I think, automatically saved text at times - that cannot be ...
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Delete files older than 7 days in folder and its subfolder [duplicate]

I need to have a windows batch file which does delete all files which are older than 7 days in a folder and its subfolders without deleting any folders.
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Delete all files older than 365 days, but exclude certain folders

Edit: After @Mbu answer I realized that my first approach with leading numbers in folders as criteria to exclude isn't the right way. I decided to use a fixed list of folders to exclude. I want to ...
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Why don't deleted files and folders go away when deleted?

I've got a problem with some of my folders on this PC. At one point I had two folders with exactly the same name too. When I try to delete them I get some odd errors like: Could not find this ...
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Unable to delete File [duplicate]

I'm completely unable to delete a file, which doesn't even show up in Windows, but does in OSX (Mountain Lion) this file was created after uninstalling AppServ (local webserver) Now I need to ...
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How to remove large number of files/folders in linux

We are using hadoop to split a table into smaller files to feed to mahout, but in the process, we created a huge amount of _temporary logs. we have an nfs mount for the hadoop volume so we can use ...
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Can't delete nested libraries file

So, the thing is - I installed Arduino some time ago, and all of a sudden it stopped working. I did som ressearch, but found no answers, until some days ago when I stumbled upon something ...
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Unable to remove specific folder

This issue has been bugging me for a long time. There is a folder on my drive G:\ that used to be a Google Drive folder. After a Windows re-install I can't remove the folder. I tried giving myself ...
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When deleting a profile in win regedit is there the potential to delete profile from network?

When deleting a profile from the Windows 7 Registry is there the potential that it could affect the profiles on the network or is it just on that tube?
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How to delete all files inside public_ftp folder and its sub folders which are older than X days using Cron Job?

I want a way to run Cron job (automatically daily) on server that will delete all files only (not folders) which are older than X days from today's date, in the public_ftp folder and all its sub ...
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Recursively delete folders and files and exclude a specific subfolder

I have the following folder structure: 2013/01/ 2013/02/ 2013/03/ ... I want to delete every folder and file in there except for the following structure: 2013/0x/image/web/mailing How can I ...
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Excel 2010 Delete Rows with Locked Cells

I have a spreadsheet that has formulas that I want to lock, once the information in the row is completed, i.e. there is a discharge date, I want the end-user to be able to delete the row and insert it ...
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Removing files on ZFS does not free disc-space

I'm trying to free space on a ZFS by removing files. They are large (>1GB) so it should show in the numbers. Unfortunately, after unlinking the files, df does not show any increase in available ...
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Emails from Outlook 2010 are still in Start Bar from Windows after removing account

I deleted an account from Outlook 2010 (and I deleted the PST file too) but the emails are still in the Windows Start Bar (if I put any search in this bar, then the emails are displayed there!!!). How ...
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ownCloud sync deleted files

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 with ownCloud 1.4.1 sync client and ownCloud 5.0.12 server on Ubuntu 12.04 VPS. Sequence of events: Installation of ownCloud server on the VPS. Configuration, creation of ...
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How to remove all account information in Windows 8 O/S

I have to return a Windows 8 Acer Aspire laptop to the manufacturer and wish to remove all my account information. I've had the machine for one day only and not much has been installed. What is the ...
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How to delete a folder that is hidden and has no long and no short name

How do I delete in Windows Vista a folder that is hidden and has no "long name", and has no "short name" either. Note that I've already tried to get the short name so I could rename and delete using ...
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How can rm -rf be slower than delete in nautilus?

I had this very surprising situation recently, while trying to delete folders containing many files (think code repo checkout with some 10 thousands files): When I tried to do this via command line ...
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Prevent permanent deletion of files in Windows XP

First, I'm running Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3. Is there any way to disable the permanent delete? Normally, deleted files go to the Recycle Bin. Can I disable the bypass-recycle-bin-delete ...
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How to delete files owned by other users windows 7? [duplicate]

I have an external hard drive that I used to install programs on, I have since formatted my c drive and use the external drive as a storage only drive. There are however two remnants left over from ...
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Service Running under Local System account can't delete a file in system32 on windows 7

I have an executable file in my system32 that I want to remove on startup using a service that I have written. The service that's attempting the deletion is running under Local System account. The ...
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Convenient way to remove html part of multipart/alternative messages on imap server

Is there a convenient way to remove the text/html part of multipart/alternative messages (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MIME#Alternative) on an imap server, creating a non-multipart text/plain ...
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Move files to directory instead of recycle bin

I want all deleted files (with DEL-key or context menu > delete) not to be moved to the Recycle Bin but to another directory (like "Deleted Files" for instance), thus changing the default behavior of ...
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Deleted IMAP account/Personal folder… safe to delete *pst files?

I recently deleted IMAP accounts in Outlook 2007 as well as a Personal Folder that was no longer essential. (Just in case I repented of that decision, the Personal Folder was backed up and transferred ...
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ubuntu remove file with full permissions

I created a file in the /tmp/ directory. The file is owned by mysql user and has full permissions, i.e. -rw-rw-rw- 1 mysql mysql 16 Sep 23 12:44 artists.csv Now I want to delete it, but get ...
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Delete all file except some in bash, without cd to the directory?

I need to make a daily cleanup in a download directory. I have saw this question and tested the answer rm !("test 1"|"test 4") It work great, but require to have cd to the directory before. Since ...
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Need to delete a file I accidentally labeled in quotes in Linux [duplicate]

I have a file which I wrote and not thinking put the actual filename in single quotes like this: 'filename' When I try to remove it using rm -f 'filename' it does not recognize that it is there I ...