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Create XLS or CSV from file names in folder on Windows?

I have a few hundred files in a folder on a Windows 7 machine. Is there a way to generate an XLS, or CSV file from the file names in the folder? A text file is fine as well; Just looking for any ...
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How can I move a huge directory with MILLIONS of files?

I have a client that knows nothing about computers, and did a format and reinstall from the recovery partition of his old AMD Athlon II X4 desktop running Windows 7. This was his primary business ...
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How to merge audio and video files using VLC media player

Is there a way to merge audio and video files using VLC media player?
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Merging files with sox sequentially

I have seen posts where people merge multiple sound files into one outfile like: soxmix in1.wav in2.wav in3.wav out.wav. However they are all on top of each other. Is there a way to merge so that ...
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Head of ssh file resource

Sort of an odd question, but is there some way that I can operate on remote resources as UNIX files? E.g. I'm looking for some way to do tasks like the following: head ...
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How to change the ugly looking JavaScript file type icon in Windows 7?

I'm just starting out to learn JavaScript, and I already hate the ugly looking icon that Microsoft uses for this file type. It's old and boring, looks like something that came right out of Windows 95. ...
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Combine .hash files into single .hash file

I am trying to rename all the .hash files in one directory to the same name (or merge all of the .hash files into a single .hash file). I am using Kali Linux - what tool would be best to do this? Can ...
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Win 7. Use the contents of manually updated .xls to create a batch file that deletes files in folder to match spreadsheet?

Win 7.Use the contents of manually updated .xls to create a batch file that deletes files in folder to match spreadsheet? Hi. I have a folder that has a number of subfolders. Each sub contains lots ...
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How to view a linux file?

I am attempting to view a file that has the following permissions -rw-r-xr--. 1 sjc25 domain users 1177 Apr 10 10:12 d_V_g_dt.f However, when I attempt to view the file using: more d_V_g_dt.f, I ...
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MAC Rename files and move them automatically scripting

I want a shell script that runs on a Mac, that when ran, looks for a few things and transfers video files to a specific location on another drive. So when I put in an SD card, I want the script to ...
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Opening/reading a ULW audio file?

Is it possible to open/read a uLaw audio file (extension .ulw) on a Mac? I did a quick google search and found nothing - the application Notch claims to support it but it didn't convert it in my case. ...
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Where does Internet Explorer save the files which I have opened? [duplicate]

I opened an Excel file from Internet Explorer, worked on it for 2 hours and saved it. But now I can't find the file. The file was really important. Is there any way I can retrieve it? I'm using ...
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Windows 7 - Show thumbnails for special image formats

I have several images on my computer some of them are in special image formats like .hdr, .exr, .tif. WIndows shows thumbnails previews for common image formats only, e.g .jpg, .png. How can I get ...
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When you copy a file , where is it stored?

When you right click and copy a file before pasting , is the file duplicated and stored in some temporary place before it gets transferred to main memory for storage , what actually happens beneath ...
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File just showed up on my desktop, but no virus

Yesterday, I turned on my PC to find three new files on my desktop named "emptyness.swf". If I remember correctly, they were actually "emptyness1.swf", "emptyness2.swf", and "emptyness3.swf"; maybe ...
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Recover previous state of saved file

I was editing a file and I accidentally deleted some information, then saved and quit the program. Right after I quit, I realized I deleted that information. That information is extremely important ...
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How to properly use USB sticks on Linux and Windows machines?

I've been a Linux user for about a year (Fedora 20) and have had a persistent problem with USB sticks (USB from now on for short) since then. I use my USB in both Linux and Windows machines, and my ...
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How to Serve Mac Applications?

Can you put a mac application on a home file server, open the app from the client machine in finder, and use it just like it was on the client machine?
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Rename new files using old ones

I have a large music collection, and a good number of playlists that I have formed over the years. All the music is neatly organised in a folder hierarchy. I have managed to get my hands on higher ...
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Way of identifying plaintext file types in bash?

Is there any alternative to the file command that can be used to identify plaintext file types that don't have a magic number? E.g. something I can give a file to that contains JSON and I'll get back ...
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Fast splitting of list of files in chunks of the same size (memory)

See title. Assume I have the following list of files and relatives sizes: cat list_of_files.txt: 1243 001.txt 124 002.txt 4132 003.txt 3000 004.txt I want to be able to split into multiple chunks ...
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Copying File lists from Explorer (Windows XP) to MS Word document

I have a long list of research papers listed as files in Explorer. Is there a less tedious way of listing these in a Word document than opening each one and using copy/paste?
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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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JFileChooser help please java [migrated]

I am trying to use a JFileChooser to get a file and pass it into a class classed TextStatistics. Here is the method. When I click a button this action is performed. public void ...
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Need to rename many files on Ubuntu

I have around 1000 files named "Home Movie - 01 - First Birthday" and "Home Movie 02 01 12" I need to rename these to just "Home Movie". Is there any way to do this? Running Ubuntu 12.04 Thanks, ...
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Linux Unzip with exclusions from .txt file

I have an unzipping script on Linux. It attempts to unzip with the command: unzip file.zip This is obviously successful. I now wish to exclude some files. The manual tells me of the -x option. I ...
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Is there a method of pre-pending one text file to another much larger text file without cat?

I have a 330 Gb file and 10 lines of text I'd like to pre-pend to the file. I don't particularly want to write out all 330 Gb again, just for 10 lines of text. Is there some low level command that ...
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How to edit .STRING files

I'm having trouble finding any results on how to open .string files. I get a lot about programming strings and .strings files but unfortunately they have nothing to do with what I need. It's a binary ...
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Does one really need to use file extensions for files stored on their hard drive?

Most of us always append file extensions to the filename for almost every file we save. However, how necessary is it actually? For instance, most Linux software works with files that do not have ...
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Batch file to automate a task

I run a job that creates 35 text files. The problem is I need to transmit these files after they are created, but before I can send them I need to go into each file and remove a space in order for the ...
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Phantom files at random, all 0kb

One of my clients has been having phantom files being created in the drive locations he's been working in. Let's say for example he's working in C:\Users\John\Documents\Church-stuff\ on a document ...
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CHKDSK: What option DOES NOT delete files and turn them into .chk files?

I had a recent power outage while using my computer, with a 1TB hard drive being directly accessed as the power went out. When the power came back on, and I rebooted my computer, one of my 1TB hard ...
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Removing \dev\nul on Windows [duplicate]

Something (I'm not sure what) created a directory and file named \dev\nul on my C: drive. With a dir command, it appears to be a normal file with a size of 949 bytes, but interestingly, with another ...
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Enable file locking over network for collaborative work

How can we enable file locking on network files to allow us to work on conflict-free collaboration. We would like to be able to access a shared folder containing source code, and when one developer ...
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Windows 7 history of opened files

I opened a document probably a month ago, and I forgot its location. I want to know if Windows keeps a history of files opened that could help me retrieve that file from a list of opened files sorted ...
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(Windows Powershell) How to open a globally defined file with a certain application?

I've added the C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\ directory, which contains the windows hosts-file, to my PATH environment. So if I start the shell at some arbitrary location (C:\ for example) and ...
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Show one folder's content in other folder

My question is about Linux. I have 2 folders - /home/user/first and /home/user/second. In the /home/user/first there are some files. The second folder is empty. What I want to do is to have ...
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Make a zip file, from string

I am downloading a zip file from the internet and I get it as a plain text string. I now want to save this to the disk, but how should I convert this text string to a file buffer? What is needed to be ...
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How to open .RAW file with bizarre custom header

I have a bizarre .raw file in the following format, that I need to open for a class project. It has the following structure using the example of a 487x414 photo: The number of rows is two un-signed ...
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How do newlines in text files work?

When the OS stores a .txt file (for example), how does it denote whitespace or a newline? If I'm not mistaken, all data is stored on the hard drive in binary. So is there a certain binary sequence ...
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Delete files which have almost identical filenames EXCEPT last word (Windows)

I'm trying to sort a directory of files with some conditions but I can't for the life of me figure this out. Here's a little example of some filenames which are to be sorted out (deleted). Turok 3 - ...
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How can I find out what kind of file this is? [duplicate]

I have this file, and I have absolutely no idea what kind of file it is. When I open it in Notepad++ it reads as ð X döS or How can I figure out what this is, and how to modfiy it?
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Is it safe to truncate a TC file volume when I need more space from it?

Unless there's something important at the end of them, I plan on writing a script that extends/shrinks these files as I need them. So could I be wrong to try to extend/shorten a perfectly good ...
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What is a “0-Namespace-http” file and how to delete it?

I am trying to delete some files from a rescued user's profile folder from previous installation of Windows 8. I'm talking about the files that are normally located at C:\Users\Someone. I have copied ...
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Application to split file without making a copy?

I've got a truly humongous file that I want to split (~500GB) and only 200GB of free space left. I obviously can't split it the conventional way, with 7zip or any other splitter utility I've been able ...
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Very erratic file transfer speeds in Windows 8.1

This may not have anything to do with the OS but here are the results of copying the same 20GB file between two internal SSDs and over the network. For internal disk transfers, the peak followed by ...
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write a batch file move a file random to folder?

i need write a batch file: folder A and folder B (empty) exam: files of folder A: *.txt c:\A\a.txt c:\A\b.txt c:\A\c.txt c:\A\d.txt run batch a time, it copy to B 1 file random. Thanks!
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Windows: Test if entry is a file or a folder

I Have to create 5 subfolders under every folder in a folder. This rootfolder contains files as well as folders. In this rootfolder are subfolders for our relations and we need to create 5 subfolders ...
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How to edit Windows .url files

I have some .url file. I know they are simpy plain text files (cfr. http://www.fmtz.com/formats/url-file-format/article) But I cant find a way to edit it. In example, using Notepad++ on Windows 8: ...
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How do I find my files from my Windows account?

I've just installed Linux Mint 16 (Cinnamon) on my laptop from disc, and I cannot find my files ANYWHERE, and I'm new totally to Linux so, rookie alert... Also, it does not allow me to choose between ...