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Can't delete files with special (and odd) filename characters

I was cleaning up my NAS and found this odd situation. $ pwd /Volumes/Backup/NoteHP/Outras/Ed Motta $ ls -larit total 12932 7786751625 -rwx------ 1 rjdsantos staff 3388293 Feb 2 2005 Ed Motta ...
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Files don't disappear after being deleted unless Explorer window is refreshed? [duplicate]

Seemingly at random, deleting files from Windows Explorer in Windows 7 does not cause the deleted files to disappear unless the window is refreshed. This appears to be a well-known issue according to ...
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Diff between two directories and keep only the unchanged ones

I need to diff two directories: A: /path1/ B: /path2/ The directory A contains all files and subdirectories that are also contained in B. The files in A (and in its subdirectories) can have ...
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Accidentally deleted all Visual Studio 2012 Win32 files. I need advice

So, I have Visual Studio 2012, and I found that there was no windows form application. No problem, I found that I could download the files and follow the instructions, to get the windows form ...
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Batch file to move/compress/delete files

I am trying to write a batch script that will run automatically daily to do the following: Move files older than 2 days to from the main directory (Jason) to an archive directory. Zip files in the ...
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Deleting multiple files in terminal

I am using Python to develop on a particular project. But one thing's disturbing is the .pyc files that crop up. % find `pwd` | grep '.pyc' This returns a list of files in my current directory. How ...
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I am unable to delete a registry key

1-2 years ago I accidentally corrupted a program. I was unable to uninstall it so I delete all of its folders and the registries that I could find. Now I have come upon some registries of that same ...
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Why does this file apparently not exist when attempting to delete it?

A month or so back, I untarred the Linux source in a folder in Cygwin (I was curious as to whether or not it would compile with MinGW 'cause my other computer running Linux is a slow single core ...
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Automatic forward-deleting

First and foremost... please forgive my somewhat approximate English. (I'm French.) Oh and my loooooong sentences too (I need lots of words for little meaning when speaking foreign languages... plus ...
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Linux, How to delete a folder with more than 1 million files?

I'm working on a website for a client, and I just see a folder containing more than 1 million cache files. I need to delete him, but i can't, i have this message : Argument list too long I started ...
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Delete/Clean PATH variables on Mountain Lion

I tried to install PhoneGap on my osx and accidentally set a bunch of PATH variables wrong, so now it looks like this: ...
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Debian - deleting thousands of files

I have machine running Debian Squeeze with apache, mysql, php... In one of the directories there are some other dirs and way too much files more than 500k files, I tried deleting via WinSCP but it ...
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ncftp - recursive deletion

I would like to recursively delete a folder and his subfolders. I use ncftp. This application provides rm and rmdir. I already looked up the manpage, but it doesn't help.
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Recovering Shared Files

I was sent a folder through dropbox that is supposed to contain several deleted files. My job is to restore them. The person who sent them to me can click the trashcan icon and retrieve these files. ...
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Disc image Windows 8

I've tried to download a disc image via torrent and now I can't delete it. Every time I click delete I can tell from my task manager that it opens the file which appears to be why I can not delete ...
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Can't delete folder from old Windows installation not even with disk cleanup

I'm trying to delete a old Windows folder from my old HDD but I always get access denied for an old USB camera's ProgramData folder (with Admin CMD) and not even the the Disk Cleanup was able to ...
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how to delete FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl

I'm trying to delete the file C:\Windows\system32\FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl because of this link to do a clean Flash Player install. However I am having problems deleting it. It says: cannot delete ...
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Filename too long - IMPOSSIBLE to delete/move/rename [duplicate]

I can`t delete a folder because it has LOTS of folders inside it. Believe me, it is really lots. ...
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How can you delete a file as a different user in Windows 7?

I am looking to delete a bunch of folders and files that I think was created under a different account with admin privalages. I don't want to log out of my current user and re-login under that admin ...
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How to find which files and folders were deleted recently in Linux?

I am having one particular folder (/home/sam/officedocuments) which is having hundreds of folders and files. I think I deleted some files and folders by mistake but I'm not sure. How to find which ...
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How to make sure to have always enough disc space by deleting files from directories that are the oldest

I want to make sure that the server we use for logging certain things never runs out of disc space because of too many logs. The oldest logs shall be deleted when disc space is running low. Are there ...
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Interaction upon deletion between Thunderbird and Yahoo webmail

I'd like to be able to delete some messages from my Inbox in Thunderbird without having those messages deleted from my Inbox on the Yahoo server. How do I reach this result ? Thank you ! Xiana
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Delete OSX partition and join remainder to Windows 7 partition

I have an iMac 27" with a SSD that has OSX installed on it. I used Boot Camp to install Windows 7 partition. I found myself using Windows 7 more then OSX because I have a PC at work so I would like to ...
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How to manage cookies when GPO prevents history delete

I've disabled history deletion in the default GPO. Works great. However, now when I have a user who does nees to clear cookies (buggy website), I can't figure out how to clear them. Is there a ...
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Windows 7 how to purge entries in Run command window

I would like to know, how to delete the entries in the Run Command prompt/window in Windows 7, for a normal user i.e. that does not have administrative privileges.
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How to delete all folders that have the same name as their parent folder?

Somehow I got a copy of every folder inside itself. What is the shell command I could run to delete all folders that are inside folders of the same name? For example in the above, running the ...
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Delete set of files using find command

Background Delete a set of files, scattered across different directories. Problem The following code does not work (the unescaped | causes issues); for %i in (dir /s/b | find "lock") do echo del ...
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Can't delete file

There's a file on the desktop that hangs when I try to rename it and when I try to delete it the message "Preparing to recycle: discovering items" shows up and hangs there. I also can't access the ...
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rsync command deletion error “IO error encountered — skipping file deletion”

I use rsync command to take backup of files from one of my ubuntu server to another ubuntu machine. Backup server trigger a script that use rysnc command. Here is the command I use rsync -rltvh ...
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Deleting Windows.old folder?

I have recently re-installed my Windows 8 Release Preview, and it has left a Windows.old folder in my C Drive. I am trying to delete this folder, but I am getting lots of errors: After ...
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Trying to delete large, redundant user file 166MB. Recycle bin hold up

Using Win 7, 64 bit. Recently Dell had to create a new user file for me, to solve a corruption problem. All good, but when I try to delete the original user file (166MB) I get the error msg about ...
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How to delete a file containing dots and backslashes in Fedora 17

I'm using Fedora 17 and I generated a folder named .\data\ from code How can I delete this file from the command line?
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Delete a word in MS Word while retaining the preceding space?

I'm using MS Word 2011 on Mac OS X but I assume that it's got very similar functionality to its Windows counterpart. If I delete a word in MS Word (using ctrl-delete on Windows, and cmd-delete on ...
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Sublime Text mac shift-delete (backspace)

In Sublime Text (2), I can't find the shift-delete that I had in BBEdit, where shift delete removes one character from the right of the cursor. I can't turn on this keyboard shortcut. How can I do ...
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Deleting a file with question marks in the name (another encoding) in Debian

I have a file with the name like ?????????????????????? ???????????????????????? ??????????.png in my directory. It seems to me that file was created under windows with russian name. I pulled it with ...
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mails deleted from thunderbird while system formatting

I am screwed and really disturbed. Since 1 year i am using Thunderbird and receiving & sending emails using it. I have a godaddy hosted webmail account. Now today i re-installed windows in my ...
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How to delete undeletable long-filename file from HD?

I have 2 files from internet saved pages that have an extremely long name in my external HD. I can't delete those. I tried schedule deletion on boot but it didn't work. Any idea?
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Why don't I have permission to open a file in my documents?

In Windows 7, I am trying to open a file in my documents. When I do, I get the error message: You don't have permission to open this file. Contact the file owner or an administrator to obtain ...
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Why is the file deleted not actually deleted from the hard drive?

From an article on file recovery I read, that when a file is deleted on your computer, only a pointer to the file is deleted and the space occupied by the file is marked as free to use. Is the only ...
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Remove a persistent background photo in slide show sent to me for editing

I've been sent a slide show to edit but I can't remove the background photo from Slide 1 and it doesn't show up in slide masters either. If I deselect slide backgrounds in the format background tab, ...
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Excel 2007: How do I make a formula to automatically remove (partially) duplicate rows of data?

I am wanting to automatically delete any rows of data A#:C# which have duplicate dataset combinations in columns A (alphabetical text) AND B (numeric text) so that every row has a unique combination ...
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Folder refuses to be moved to Recycle Bin under Windows 7

I have a folder with files for the project I work with. I move it from my desktop to laptop and back, almost every day, depending on which machine I use it on at the time. The process of the move is ...
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How to delete a file ending in a dot in Windows 7?

After installing Cygwin on Windows 7 and realizing I'm better of with using Linux on a different partition, I wanted to uninstall it. However, Cygwin has no uninstaller so I was left with the option ...
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Two Windows 8 HDDs, but I can't delete the contents on one of them if booted from another. How could I delete one of them without reformating?

On my machine I have two HDDs and in both I have a Windows 8 x64 installed. I booted from one of them and tryed to delete the contents of the other one (D:\Windows for example), but Windows 8 don't ...
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Unable to delete a file or take ownership on Win7x64

I'm a developer and as part of the build process, a Microsoft dll is copied to a certain folder. That file copy is now failing as the target can't be overwritten. I decided to delete it by hand ...
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Why can I rename a running executable, but not delete it?

Everything is in the title, but more officially : Why does Windows let me rename a running executable, but not delete it?
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Delete files from one folder if a similarly named file does not exist in another folder

I need to delete files from folder A if a file with the same name but different file type does not exist in folder B. For example: FOLDER A file1.gif file2.gif file3.gif file4.gif file5.gif ...
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how to delete a file with colons in its name

this one is odd: I have two partitions on my computer, one for linux (ubuntu 12.latest) and one for window 7. I use grub to choose the system to boot. I made a Screenshot in Linux and saved it on the ...
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Skype chat archive - permanently delete

I would like to ask if it's possible to delete permanently the Skype chat archive, and if it is possible, then how should I do it? The Conversations -> Clear recent... menu option clears only the ...
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Getting “GRUB loading … no such partition”?

I am having a dual os, windows 7 and linux, the c drive have 20 GB, in which 5 GB is allocated for windows 7 (original) and 15 gb for linux since the spacing for windows is very low i used EaseUS ...