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What does a green colored file name mean? [duplicate]

I downloaded a .zip file the other day and extracted it using 7zip from my desktop to my laptop over my home network, when it finished, its filename and the filename of its contents was green. What ...
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Figuring out a File's File Extension after it's Changed [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I find out the file type without an extension? I am wondering if there is any way for understanding for example a file is a video file after we change it's file ...
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Create comment for files in Windows (7)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where to find a tag based file manager? How can I add a "comment" to files in Windows 7? I can add comments to folders by using Desktop.ini (see here). But how can I ...
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File sharing and syncing solution [closed]

I am looking for a file sync solution. The idea is to have a central repository on my own server, and have several clients (differents users or same user with different devices) syncing automatically ...
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How to find the line containing a string in a file? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to search for a string in a line and return line and line numbers in linux? I have a file myfile. I will search for a string in this file. I want to see the line ...
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Windows Explorer file dates not matching dates shown on file properties [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the โ€œDateโ€ column in Windows 7 explorer? It matches no date column from Windows XP explorer Notice the Date (modification date) column in the Explorer detailed ...
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what does @ mean in linux file [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: what does the @ mean on the output of ls on os x terminal? I found this symbol @ when I run ls -al in my home folder, what does it mean here? drwxr-xr-x 7 yangchenyun ...
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How to get which file is requested to open using a mac application?

I have created a mac application which can be open my file extensions. But when I tested it, I dont get the path of the file requested to open using the application, instead I got the "psn_0_151589". ...
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Can I find out which operating system created a file? [closed]

I have some files. All of them were created in different operating systems. Is there any way to identify from which OS each file was generated?
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How do I find files containing two strings together in Linux? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to Combine find and grep for a complex search? ( GNU/linux, find, grep ) I have a file containing a text: PADLST20120907:D:05B:UN:IBTA+TK4 17 ...
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Samba Permissions

I have Samba set up on a Fedora 15 Machine. All looks well except that there's something nagging and I don't know what exactly is causing it. I have a public share on the server which is accessible ...
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Batch files: Outputting into txt file

I'm trying to output the dir c:/[x:x etc list into a text file as well with the following code DIR >"Input Data".txt The above works but it doesn't display exactly what is output onto command ...
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need toview 2 computers on one monitor [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to connect two computers to one monitor I am using window easy transfer to move files from a Vista computer to a new windows7 computer and only have one monitor. Is ...
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How can I make Total Commander show “size on disk”?

Is there a way to make Total Commander show file sizes in "size on disk" instead of actual bytes in file?
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Update in grub.cfg file for loading new kernel image in Ubuntu 11.04

I am new to Linux. I am compiling Linux kernel (ver: 2.6.34.12) in gcc in traditional manner in VMware machine in Ubuntu (kernel version - 2.6.38-8-generic) 11.04 version. I am unable to find, where ...
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Delete specific line from hosts

I want to delete specific line from hosts file in my home dir: ~$ echo "193.10.1.1 localhost" >> hosts ~$ echo "127.0.0.1 localhost" >> hosts ~$ cat hosts 193.10.1.1 localhost 127.0.0.1 ...
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how does a computer know the extension of a file

Just a curious question, how does a computer work out what file tyue a certain file is. E.G. How does a computer work out that this pages is a type of html? of each file, s there header information ...
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How Do I Troubleshoot Corrupt Downloads

I won't try to get this all documented in this first post, as I am sure you folks will have a ton of questions for me. I am having problems with my home LAN. For several weeks I have been having ...
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System malfunctioning in Windows-7

When I clicking on any folder in desktop of my laptop(Dell-Windows-7), it always points to the first folder(which is MyComputer) and opens it. Why? I scanned system fully, No virus detected. Due to ...
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Utility or technique for swapping files quickly in Windows

I frequently need to swap one file with another, without overwriting the original. Let's say there are two files, foo_new.dll and foo.dll. I usually rename them the follwing way: foo.dll -> ...
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treat c:/name.txt like file:///C:/name.txt in firefox

I am used to open my website links online in Internet Explorer, and then remove the http:// with c:/ where the sitename is the same on my local folders example: http://sitename.com/dir/page1.html ...
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how do I write find expression (atime = ctime) (access time = change time).

I want to find a set of files to remove that have not been access since their last inode change. Files in which the last activity happened when they were moved into the directory they are currently ...
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Automatically Fixing File System Errors

This problem is related to my WD External HDD. It has developed File System Errors. I found that out when I saw that the HDD is taking unusually long time to read the data and whenever I try to open ...
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Delete Remove 0 byte file Windows 7 64 bit

I have a file whose size is 0 bytes, there is no file extension, just says FILE. When I try to remove it an error message appears, saying "Could not find this item". Used CMD.exe, still would not ...
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Opening file:// links in explorer through chrome

I'm switching our company's preferred browser from IE to Chrome and I've run into a problem. When opening file:// links on our intranet, they open in chrome rather than explorer. Is there any way to ...
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GUIs treat /tmp as a file

A friend was having trouble using cp to copy a disk image (a sparsebundle to be precise). I figured out that the line he was using copied all of the /contents/ (sparsebundles are packages, i.e. ...
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Page cannot be displayed CHM / Compiled HTML Help Files

I've started getting "Page Not Found" errors for no apparent reason when trying to view compiled html help files, for some reason (image below). I've seen this thread, of which none of the answers ...
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Windows File Permissions

RE: Windows Server 2003. Windows7 Clients. What I need to achieve is this: Staff need to be able to submit documents/files via 'Save as' in a network location. Staff cannot 'browse' to this location ...
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How do I recursively list the contents of all files in a repository (extension-agnostic) into a single text file?

I know that using "ls -R ." in bash you can recursively list the filenames. Can I use some similar command to list the contents of each file just the way their names are displayed using the ls ...
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Identifiying a zip file that is not really a zip file

I have several files that a 3rd party program generated that have a .zip extension, however neither windows nor 7zip can extract it. In 7zip it does show me the file name of the uncompressed file ...
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Shortcuts to files lead nowhere

I was adding some files to Dropbox and accidently added some I didn't want to. I thought I removed them and put them into a new file back in My Documents, but when I looked, they weren't there. I ...
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Concatenating many files into one

I currently have this command: copy /b *.txt newfile.txt But I want to include all files with folders as well. How can I do this? Is it possible to add this to Apache Ant as well? I also ...
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linux: check if file is being accessed by other process? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I determine what process has a file open in Linux? I have a file in a Linux system that says has been last accessed by the process that created it a couple of ...
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How to force delete a file in Windows 7?

I know this question is asked but there is no solution for me. I tried unlocker, fileassassin, lockhunter and commnd prompt to delete file but it didn't work.
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How to create a file with symbols in its name

Howย can I create a file starting from $SHELL, using quotes like " ",' ', \? I tried, but it's not working.
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How can I open a .alx or .cod or .prc or .sis file on a computer?

I found a .zip file of something, and I downloaded it. Inside it were only a .alx and a .cod file (presumably of the same thing). I don't have a Blackberry. Is there a way to open one of the two of ...
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Delete all files inside a directory over FTP with BASH

I try to delete all files from a directory on a remote FTP server with BASH. I was only able to delete the files and the folder, but not just clearing a folder out.. :/
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Empty “notify” file being created on external hard drive

I recently attached a 1TB USB external hard drive to my Windows 7 Home Premium desktop. I noticed that some program is creating a file on the root of the hard drive called "notify". If I delete the ...
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Is it possible to install Picasa on a user selected file and drive?

I have installed Picasa after upgrading to Windows 7, and now I have quite a mixup. I wouldn't mind reinstalling and building Picasa databases again, but didn't notice any way to select a specific ...
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How to delete *.vmdk files?

I can't seem to delete *.vmdk files and related on Mac OS X 10.6.8 with sudo rm: $ sudo rm -rf /Volumes/Temp/vm/ rm: /Volumes/Temp/vm//MarukoVM/nvram: Read-only file system rm: ...
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Batch file to process the combining of 2 sets of pdf files together in a directory

I am looking for a script that can do the following: I have 500 pdf files with naming convention: SC####.pdf 500 pdf files with naming convention: AB####.pdf I want a batch file to check if there ...
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Messed Up My Computer, Badly

I was testing a file IO thing, and accidentally hit an infinite loop. I was able to stop it relatively quickly (only about 23k files were created). It happened on my Desktop, and when I try to view my ...
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What might cause a file to become corrupt, that is never written too?

I have an image in a folder on my Macbook that is used to store files for rotation as my background. The folder contains about 20 photos, and I haven't moved or modified the folder in nearly a year. ...
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chmod: Set files to different permissions from directories

Is there away that I can run chmod to set the folders at 0755 and the files at 0644, or do I have to apply 0755 to all folders individually?
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Protecting files from being shared

I'm making video files for my students sharing these files with them via dropbox. What I want to do is, to prevent illegal copy of these files. In other words my service is paid, and currently one ...
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Did I find Super Hidden files in Windows 7?

I seem to have found hidden files on Win 7 that have no address location nor can they be opened - they are not even clickable. I used Explorer++ to do a search for the string AT&T to test the ...
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How to bulk rename files from windows in linux with accents?

I've got many files which came from windows zipped file. The files has accents in names like: "partyku?y no.doc" (this is the string displayed in linux terminal) How to unpack or maybe rename with ...
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I have a bunch of CHK files on my USB Drive that used to be my stories that I saved on there. How do I get them back?

Ok, so I am not sure why, but my USB flash drive isn't showing all of my stories that I typed and saved. It might be because I removed the USB flash drive without ejecting it safely. All of the ...
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How to create a batch file to extract information from a file

Someone help me to create a batch file to extract information from a file and create another with that information? The file "version.log" contains only the information "v1.0" I want to create a ...
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Organizing files on my computer into Mediawiki-style categories

I'd like to organize the files on my computer into Wikimedia-style categories, where files can be added to categories and every file can belong to more than one category. Can this be done using a ...