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Detect duplicate file name with different extension

I used Office File Converter (OFC) to convert my old Office documents to the newer format with a an X (docx, xlsx, pptx). OFC did not provide an option to delete converted documents. Now, I need to ...
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Trouble deleting TIFF images

I am doing some processing of TIFF images and experiencing some trouble deleting them when I am done. I make sure that I close all the processes that may be locking the file, but still the explorer ...
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Remove and delete certain local accounts [duplicate]

How can I delete a user from the command line? I am just starting working at a college and I'm inheriting a unintelligible mismash of local and domain accounts across a span of computers ranging ...
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How to safely shred unlinked files on a Unix-based file system?

Scenario: After working with a confidential file (e.g. PDF a bank statement), you typed: rm my-confidential-file (or the famous Shift-Delete action in a GUI-based file browser such as nautilus) ...
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How to remove directory with invalid name on running system root partition without third party software? [duplicate]

Somehow, most probably from one or another usb-born Linux, I got cute little directory named C: located on my C: NTFS partition, due to its peculiar name I can not operate on its directory tree as ...
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Agent.txt in User Folder

I just got a new laptop with Windows 8.1 and under the user directory (e.g. C:\Users\USER_NAME\) there is a file called: agent.txt I ran a Virus Scan and didn't find any malware... Does anyone know ...
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How do you stop the process of deleting an account on Mac?

My mac is in the process of deleting an account. So far it's taken like 5 hours. I thought that isn't how long it should take so I was wondering if their is a way to stop deleting the account. I ...
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Is there any way to undelete files not in the recycle bin on Windows? [duplicate]

Hit Shift-Delete on one directory off from the one I wanted to. The work can be redone, but it is laborious to say the least. Any recovery tools, like the old days before the recycle bin?
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To remove linux directories ending with build numbers

I have a path where there will be build directories copied, so i need to keep only latest 3 directories and delete others, not by date but with the latest build number. If i have the following ...
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Corrupt folder won't delete in Trash

My Mac Air runs both OS X 10.9.4 and Windows 7. There is a folder that won't delete in Windows, but I successfully put it in Trash in Mac. However, I can't delete it from Trash. I have tried pressing ...
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What happens if I delete the files from Desktop synced folder?

I am using windows 7 Desktop. I want to delete files from my cloud storage. If i delete the unwanted files from desktop synced folder, Does it delete them from cloud or retains the files on cloud and ...
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How to automatically move contents of Recycle Bin to a directory in my hard drive?

Few months back, I paid a visit to my friend's house. I love deleting things from other people's hard drives. Shift & Delete are two of my favorite keys in the keyboard. To make some space, I ...
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Windows 7 deleted media folders on boot

A weird thing happened to me tonight. I installed serviio on my computer and needed to reboot. On the reboot the 2 folders with my media in them deleted all the files and it took forever to log on . ...
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How to delete a file with a bad file name?

I had a file downloaded from torrent by a media center device on an external hard disk. The file has an invalid filename such as "Movie ** 480p ** NEW.wmv" (without the quotes). I cannot delete or ...
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How can I delete root users?

This is my passwd file: root:x:0:0:root:/root:/bin/bash m:x:0:100::/home/m:/bin/bash masoudjjgh:x:1000:100:masoudjjgh:/home/masoudjjgh:/bin/bash I try to delete user m that I am created: ...
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Unable to delete emails because mailbox is full

I just realized my email mailbox is full. (I'm using imap) I looked at my emails and saw two with a size of 21MB. I wanted to delete them but whenever I try to delete I get this message from sever ...
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BAT file: Delete all files in directory older than 5 days except one file

I have a directory with many temp files. All files older than 5 days can be deleted except one file 'DoNotDelete.txt'. Therefore I should add an extra argument to my current script: forfiles /p ...
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In windows, filter and delete image based on dimension(or any search filters for that matter)

In windows explorer, I can filter a folder based on the dimension criteria, say: width:<800 height:<600 (so that I filter small images) height:>2000 (so that I filter portraits) and then delete ...
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Delete All The Offline Files That S.E.P. Is Filling Up My Hard Drive With?

I have a folder containing 120GB worth of files generated by S.E.P. (Symantec Endpoint Protection), and after some searching I found this Symantec KB article supposedly answering a similar issue. It ...
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Can I delete all data/files definitively from my computer? [duplicate]

I have a couple of very important personal files, that I don't need anymore. But the problem is that even I delete these files using default Windows 'delete' command, the files can be restored using ...
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How can I delete a Folder Lock “.flkb” file for which I forgot the password?

I want to delete a .flkb file, which was created through Folder Lock 7 software. This requires a password which I have forgotten. Now this file taking 20 GB space of my drive.
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cannot delete windows executable files [duplicate]

i have created a file named test.bat on my desktop named it "test.bat" and sent it to notepad, written "REM" and saved it. then i closed notepad and reopened it, added another "REM" and saved the file ...
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Make files which starts with a dote visible for every user

I'm trying to delete an uploaded Dropbox directory, but only receive "550 Access Denied" and i don't know why. I already tried to set the directory permissions to 777 but nothing changed. On the ...
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Cannot delete a file: System cannot find the file specified

I want to delete a file but it shows an error: "System cannot find the file specified" what's the problem? the file which I want to delete: when I delete the file: the file name is : ...
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I can't delete a folder that's on my desktop, even after I've tried many different methods [duplicate]

Could not find this item. This is no longer located in C:\Users\(censored)\Desktop. Verify the item's location and try again. I have tried different solutions from people who have also had ...
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No delete option when right clicking people windows 8.1.

Finally got contacts into people in Windows 8.1. Finally learned how to delete contacts, but with some, there is no delete option, only edit. These contacts are not on social media because they are ...
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How can I delete the oldest directory in a directory?

I am writing a backup programm, and I need to execute a bash command to delete the oldest directory in a specific directory. I have found this command to print the oldest directory: find -type f ...
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Unable to delete folder on Windows 8

I am struggling to delete a directory using Windows 8. There is a directory that is used by Eclipse/ADT to developer android apps. It is in my user folder (c:\Users\Mark.android). I have tried the ...
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Linux: Deleting old log files recursively

I have a directory /home/projects/ with several nested sub-directories. How to recursively delete all files older than 1 week inside any logs directory starting from /home/projects/ ? A schedulable ...
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Can't Delete Folder/Files on Windows Server 2012

I have a folder with two ISO files in it that I don't need anymore but I can't delete the folder. I am an Administrator and owner of the files. When I delete using Windows Explorer the files ...
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Delete files from shared folder

I am trying to safely delete files from a shared folder hosted on the server. However file doesn't move to the recycle bin when deleted because I'm not the owner. How do I force the file to be moved ...
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If I delete a windows 8.1 user, will remain family safety active?

I have an user which has family safety enabled by the second user. If I delete the second user, will family safety remain active on the first user? I am using Windows 8.1. Also, I'm not sure if the ...
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Can't delete folder as admin, asks for Admin User that doesn't exist - “You'll need to provide administrator permission to delete this folder”

I am having a similar issue to the user who posted here. Basically, a folder in my Downloads (which shouldn't have any special permissions) won't allow me to delete it. When I try, I get a message ...
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Is rm reversible?

On a Windows Server 2012R2 environment, is the PowerShell cmdlet rm undoable? The TechNet manual for Remove-Item states that it deletes an item (multiple types), but no specification about the ...
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How do I erase a Samsung Magician encrypted solid-state drive (SSD)?

I need to securely wipe a Samsung 840 solid-state drive (SSD) of a co-worker that's leaving the company. My colleague ran into a problem he can't find the answer to. The drive is encrypted with ...
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Can you delete all users but specified accounts in Ubuntu?

I am trying to find a way to quickly delete all user accounts except for the ones I specify in Ubuntu. Is there a good way of doing this? Perhaps a bash script that could do this function? I ...
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Can not delete Outlook 2013 mailbox folder

When I try to delete mailbox folder in the Outlook, it gives this error: Cannot delete this folder. Right-click the folder, and then click Properties to check your permissions for the folder. ...
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How to get rid of 'Network' menu item in Windows Explorer

I tried to delete it from context menu > Delete and it pops up Confirm Delete dialog and when I am pressing Yes - nothing happens. I am using Win7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit.
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Files “exist” long after being deleted

I am using Windows 7 x64. Now, there's this bunch of three jpegs that I deleted permanently from my computer a long time ago. There are no references to these files anywhere in my system - I have ...
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Windows XP - found.000 folder on external drive, access denied, can't delete and there's no Security Tab

I tried to run a disk defragmentation, but it said there is this folder called found.000, corrupted, on my external hard drive (FAT32), it came after a chkdsk, when I try to access it, it says "access ...
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How do I delete symlinks from a Windows folder with a batch file/script?

How do I delete all symlinks and only all symlinks from a folder with a batch file/script? The folder is c:\wamp\www, and this is what I've tried: Content files delete.cmd for /f "delims=" %%D in ...
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Delete sixteen million lines of an eighteen million line Unicode 24 Gig Windows XML file?

Any ideas on how to delete 16 million lines of a 24 GIG file from line 3 onwards. The traditional UNIX command line text tools, recompiled for windows, won’t handle the Unicode aspect of the file nor ...
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File deletion bypassing trash on OS Mavericks

Deleting files in finder is now permanently deleting the files (i.e. basically doing rm filename) and is not moving the items to trash. How do I fix this behavior? I like being able to undo my ...
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Why are “ghost files” accumulating in my Recycle Bin? (Detected via SequoiaView)

Over the past several months my available Hard Drive space has seemed to gradually decrease faster than my actual usage. I finally noticed in SequoiaView that "ghosts" of many of the files that I had ...
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UNIX command for deleting / removing files on today's date

I want to remove all the files in the directory I am in currently in that were created today. So if today is April 3rd then the UNIX commond I am asking for would remove someFile2, someFile3, ...
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I've run wipe programs, yet recovery programs can still recover my pictures. Why? How do I wipe these pictures? [duplicate]

I have some images on my drive that are persisting after an operating system install and multiple high strength drive wipes. Programs like Cipher and CCleaner aren't effective. The partition is small ...
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How to delete all .txt files in Windows 8?

How can I delete all text files (only) from a parent folder and all its child folders (without deleting any of the folders)? I am using Windows 8 but the answer shouldn't be too different for other ...
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Cannot delete folder or files inside

I have a rather strange problem. I have encountered a folder with a file in it, that I can neither see or delete. This is, I believe, a rootkit and I am desperate to get it off my machine. I am logged ...
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Something deleted java.exe, how to find what it was?

On Windows 7 Pro SP1, the files java.exe, javaw.exe and so on are being automatically deleted by something, how can I find out what it is? When I uninstall and re-install java I see these files being ...
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Bulk-deleting inbox mails managed by POSTFIX

Had an issue several hours ago with a client mail account, which got compromised. As a result, he had hundreds of thousands of spam queued in postfix, which lead to several issues. Everything's fixed ...