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What files startup before you even log on

For example. If I took an account on a computer and put a file in the startup, then log off and go to a different account will it work? How do I make it run before I even log on to an account.
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is it safe to save files to the desktop in Windows 7?

I got a dell laptop and recently it got a lot of viruses, so I had to reformat the hard drive. I talked to the Indian dell tech support guy and he said that I shouldn't download things directly to ...
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How to prove that the date of a Word document was not tampered? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to prove a file was not tampered? I have uploaded the assignment on website before and I didn't realize my file is not exist on the website until I found out that ...
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Find and remove all empty files

How can I search all empty files of non-root system and delete them?
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Easiest way to automatically copy files between computers

I am trying to write a script which will essentially copy and file in a certain folder to a folder on another computer. My first thought was SCP, but I don't know if I can automate SCP by adding a ...
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Recovering files from Recycle bin failed and files went permanently missing

I tried to restore a folder from Recycle bin, but it failed midway saying that a bin subdirectory in the original folder location are being used by some process. After I unlocked the bin directory and ...
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Windows network: deny file access to another user if file is currently open

Some users on my network are having difficulties saving files, because the file is open elsewhere. Let's say Lemuel wants to edit a file, but Bernice in the next office over is working on it. ...
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What sort of information is saved in a PSD file

Up until recently I was working for a graphic design office that was closed down. What I want to know is if all the work I have done there and saved as psd can be proved somehow (perhaps by tracking ...
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Changing the owner of file in Windows isn't working

So I recently re-installed Windows to fix some driver problems I have been having, and now the drive that I was storing all of my files on (A different drive not the one Windows is installed on) won't ...
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Show all Dropbox conflicted copies

I'd like some way to see all the conflicted copies from my Dropbox folder. I personally use a Mac mostly, but I welcome Windows and Linux solutions.
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Whats the best online backup solution for backing up files? [closed]

I am looking for a file backup service with at least 10GB of storage and FTP access. It needs Windows support and fast transfer. I want it to be free.
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Need Program To Verify Video Files Integrity [duplicate]

I have a ton of video files that were downloaded from the internet. Most are ok, but some were not completely downloaded. Is there a program that will tell me if a video file is complete? Either a ...
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organize files and projects [closed]

How do you organize your disk for your projects? I find that I spend a lot of time looking for files, which adds extra overhead to my work. I keep trying to implement organization schemes, but they ...
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File system performance: cylinder vs. track

Why is it better for blocks belonging to the same file to be on the same cylinder as opposed to being on the same track?
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How do I stop iTunes from defaulting as browser for pdf files?

I don't know if I'm using the correct terminology, but I'm trying to view a PDF file sent to my email and it goes to iTunes's 'books' and I'm not able to open it or view it, or copy to another file to ...
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Is there a file format equivalent of Wireshark?

I love how Wireshark breaks down every packet by protocol section, explaining what every single bit and byte is for. What I would also love is a program that does the same thing for regular files: ...
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why can't i delete this file on my pc

i am trying to install some software and it requires removing the following file: cd %SYSTEMROOT%\assembly\GAC rename Microsoft.Office.Interop.Outlook Microsoft.Office.Interop.Outlook.Old the ...
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Encrypted avi file (movie) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Encryption of a movie file. I have downloaded an avi movie and I have been asked to look for the video codec in u website
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Inserting multiple files to mysql on command line

I am using ubuntu and mysql. I have a list of many .sql files, like 1.sql, 2.sql, 3.sql ... 100000.sql I need to insert them into the database mysql mydb < *.sql Gives me: -bash: ...
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Ubuntu startup file location

Ubuntu does not use the inittab file any longer so where can one find the set of files that ubuntu executes on start after the init process is started?
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Searching for files which was created at certain date

Is it possible to find files which was created at certain date? I don't remember file name, but I know date when it was created. I am using windows 7.
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Permanently change defult application for a file type?

How can I open all files of a certain type with a specific application? For instance, MacVim? Selecting open with --> other --> select MacVim and checking "always open with" works for individual ...
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672 views

How to find one the latest modified file in directory and subdir?

How to find the latest one modified file by "find" command in directory and subdir ? I need take only one file.
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How Windows arranges files by date

In Windows 7 if I have files arranged by date on the desktop with newest being last, then files are automatically places at the end (i.e. right bottom) as I update them. The exception seems to be ...
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scp a folder to my ubuntu server

I have a folder on my mac that I need to move over to my server. I can ssh in the server but how do i get this folder up.... say I am on my local computer and the folder is named shared and I want to ...
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How to configure FSTAB or SAMBA to allow all Windows users to share read/write access?

I have setup a shared folder on my Ubuntu “file server” (actually just an Ubuntu desktop) called "files" in "/home/tech1/Public/files". Also I have created a user group "PBW" that contains all the ...
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call ant script/java program once a file transfered in FTP

I have a folder on my windows 7 pc, that once a file was copied successful to my folder - I would like to invoke ant script/call java code that will accept the file name and location. How can I do ...
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Is it possible to Color-tag files in Windows 7, like in Finder on a Mac?

On a Mac, you can right-click on a file/folder to give it a color which is then displayed in the Finder (the Mac utility like Windows Explorer) behind the label of the file. Is there a way to do this ...
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Tool to monitor file read/write in unix

Is there any tool/command available in unix to monitor read/writes in a particular file. I also want to collect how much data is being read each time the file is accessed.
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Command-Line File Content Search

The Windows FIND and FINDSTR commands are ok for searching within certain types of files for matching string values, but neither of these works against newer MS-Office formats like DOCX, XLSX, or ...
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Backup files real quick

I am going to re-install WinXP but I have about 4gb of EverQuest files I want to keep which would otherwise be destroyed. I don't have an external drive or an FTP server. What is the best way to ...
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How to remove a “ghost” file icon from the Windows Vista Home Premium desktop

I have a file with a .VOB extension, allegedly of the size .99GB, on my desktop, but I can't get rid of it or do anything with it. It's just stuck there. Is there a painless way to make it go away ...
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Recovering corrupted VB.NET Form file?

Good day. This question is directly related to this one I made here: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4911099/there-is-no-editor-available-for-form1-vb-error There, I was working on my VB.NET 2010 ...
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My Hard Drive isn't Working

I never use Safely Remove Hardware with Windows XP. It has been working for me for years with my SD card, mouse, hard drive and memory stick. My hard drive has a USB cable and power cord so I can ...
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file -i returns wrong mime type for an mp3 with integrated image-thumbnail

If i enter $ file -i music.mp3 it returns music.mp3: application/octet-stream; charset=binary If i wipe all tags and image in this file it recognises MIME type correctly. music.mp3: audio/mpeg; ...
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Windows xp - recover document opened directly from IE

Attempting to help a family member recover a document. The word 2007 document was downloaded and opened directly from a webmail interface using Internet Explorer running on Windows XP. The user saved ...
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Is often “append to file” operation harmful for HDD?

Does hard disk drive get any damage if I open a file, append some short data to it and close it many times in a second? A program actually does that, not me...
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How to force Excel to open CSV files with data arranged in columns

I generate a CSV file with an extension .csv in which every piece of data in one line is separated with a comma: 1,2,3,4 1,2,3,4 The file is sent via email and I want that when a customer opens it ...
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Windows 7, C:\ Saved Files Become Unmovable

I've got an issue that I've had happen on two completely different Windows 7 computers. Basically, I'm accidently able to save a file to C:\, and then unable to do anything with these files later ...
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Move all files from computer hard drive to external USB hard drive, save user settings [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Any recommendations for a seamless 'Robust File Copy' addition to Windows ? I deal with a lot of computers with Windows damaged beyond repair by viruses, ...
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How can I restore my system from WIM files? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I restore my system from WIM files? How can I restore my system from WIM files? base.WIM file is located at my 4th partation of my harddisk.
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Copying files to dropbox via ssh results in a wrong file size

Not really sure about the nature of the problem. I ssh to a remote machine. Issue a cd ~/Dropbox cp -r ~/Documents . and getting messages of No such file or directory for specific files ...
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Preserving data as a home user

I have a relative that has accumulated many digital photographs on their PC. What would you advise to preserve these files so they will still have them in a decade or more?
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Delete all files and folders EXCEPT those with extension .svn and .svn-base

I need to remove all files and folders from a particular parent folder except those which have .svn as the foldername and those which have *.svn-base as their filename. Is there a Windows script that ...
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opening a GUID usb stick in windows 7

so I have a mac which I have files on. I put in a GUID formatted usb stick and dropped some files on to it. took the stick and plugged in to my netbook with win7. In Devices & Printers it shows ...
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How to prepend 8 bytes of data to a binary file in Linux?

I would like to add 8 bytes of data to the beginning of a binary file. Is there a Linux command for this?
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Windows 7, file properties - is “date accessed” ALWAYS 100% accurate?

Here's the situation: I went on vacation for a couple of weeks, but before I left, I took the harddrive out of my computer and hid it in a different location. Upon coming back on Monday and putting ...
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Input and output files for mencoder

What file types does mencoder accept for input, and what kind of output files can it make besides AVI files?
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Download folders from dev server to local drive

I am developing a .net web application on a local environment. I have a dev server that the application is installed on. Within the web application on the dev server I have four folders that I dont ...
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What is the difference between metafile and enhanced metafile?

Simple scenario: Go into Excel. Create a graph. Select it, and copy it. Now go into powerpoint. If you go to the "Paste Special" menu, there are options for Picture (Windows Metafile) and Picture ...