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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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Windows Server 2012 Can't Delete Folder/Files

I've got a folder with two ISO files in it and I don't need them anymore, however I can't delete the folder! I am an administrator and also the owner of the files. When I try and delete using windows ...
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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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How to delete origin/master in Git

I cannot remove origin/master from my server. No idea why. The error message is the following remote: error: By default, deleting the current branch is denied, because the next remote: error: ...
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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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How to Delete Old Audio Drivers

I have installed many inf-modified audio drivers for Conexant 20585 to make the stereo mix appear. (Failed though..) And now there are so many installed audio drivers in the system driver store. So, ...
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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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How to delete a file with invalid characters in Windows 8.1 (not even Cygwin helps)

After a problem I've encountered with the Windows 8 Store I had to delete a system folder. Unfortunately, inside it there's a file with invalid characters (filename as it's displayed via ls or dir): ...
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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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Delete contacts in windows 8 that are not in the People app

Using mail app in windows 8 I type the first letter of the name and several addresses show up. I want to delete some of these addresses but they are not in the People app. How do I delete some of ...
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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 ...
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Find and delete line in .htaccess file

I am trying to figure out how could possible a command do search and delete line from .htaccess file . the following line is the line i want to search and delete RedirectMatch ...
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How to delete a folder that is being used by the system [duplicate]

I am trying to delete this folder, C:\Windows\System32\catroot. I am using the application, LockHunter and it is telling me that it is being used by the system and the svchost.exe and it is preventing ...
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Is there a quick way to delete all your large files on your Mac?

I know how to use the "all my files" thing and sort by size, but it seems that the largest file that appears there is around 1GB. I suspect there is some other way to list all large files (apps, ...
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'rsync -vr --delete' Replaces existing files, not just extraneous files

I have this: rsync -vr --delete /Volumes/source_hdd/folder_to_sync /Volumes/destination_hdd My intention is to have the 'folder_to_sync' on the 'destination_hdd' to be synced with the folder using ...
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Delete multiple files in one command

On the Linux command line, I want to delete 3 files in one command, how would I do it? For instance, I want to delete: public_html.tar.gz dbapp.sql dbwp.sql
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Windows 7 Delete heavily nested folder structure

I was running a node script that went awry and created a folder structure like so: \myfolder \myfolder \file.txt \myfolder \file.txt \myfolder ...
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How can I remove a text from a PDF file? [duplicate]

I have a PDF file in which there are some text parts that I want to remove. Is it possible? How can I do this (preferable a free option)?
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dropbox--safely deleting a shared folder to clear up space

How can I delete a shared folder on my account, without another user, who was the original administrator of the file, losing their files? I am trying to clear up space on my account being used by ...
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Options For Deleting A Folder, Which Won't Seem to Delete? [duplicate]

I'm trying to delete a folder unsuccessfully. When I try to delete it or move it to the Recycle Bin, the following message appears: As far as I can tell, it is not open in another program or ...
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How to get back or restore deleted data from recycle bin? [duplicate]

Basically I have deleted all the data which had tons of documents and now I want to get those data back. I use Windows 7 ultimate (fake version) - used backup, restore data files through control panel ...
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Issue deleting mails from server

I have a backup email address on my Mac Os X Server that catches all emails sent to my company. There are now over 100.000 emails in the mailbox. I would like to delete all emails but the mail ...
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Create a folder in Win 7 where files will be deleted after a specified period automatically

I would like to have a folder to put items for temporary use. Is this possible in Windows 7? Some sort of .bat file in startup? But I would prefer doing it without restart. Any hints?
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A mysterious folder on my computer [duplicate]

There is a mysterious unidentified folder C:/users/public/L001 where this L001 is the folder bothering me. It has a size of 41 GB . It's size is constantly increasing , about 0.1 GB every 3-4 days. ...
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Unix delete with find: Delete all files that are listed in a file

In my root directory, I have a couple folders named something like AA, BB, CC etc., each containing files in the format AA1001.txt, BB1002.txt etc. In my root folder, I also have a file all_to_delete ...
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Adding a new (hidden) “Delete” Context Menu item to Windows 7

I would like to add a new "Delete" context menu item such that I can delete large amounts of files and folders with a single right click without using explorer because of how slow it is. I have ...
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How do I remove the Chrome App Launcher in Windows 8?

I made a huge mistake and enabled the app launcher on my Windows 8 Chrome installation. Now I cannot get rid of it. I already tried removing Chrome and installing it again.
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VirtualBox - VHD not accessible, not attached to VM, says image cannot be deleted.

I've have read & read trying to find a solution to this: I may have deleted the VHD file directly from the file location & not released it from the virtual media manager. I was able to ...
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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?