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Different permissions when navigating to a remote server folder via UNC path w/ Explorer than when I remote in via Remote Desktop?

Here at work, we connect to remote servers when we need to deploy our production code. I often use Windows Explorer to navigate to a server folder directly via UNC path to delete, rename, or copy ...
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What does the computer have to do to move some files around?

I was trying to move some files into a folder (E: to E: so i'm pretty sure it's moving and not copying) but it's taking like minutes just to move some 60k files. I was under the impression that file ...
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Any faster scp or rsync?

How can I transfer a large file quickly, when I don't really require a secure connection? Often I would like to copy a large file from local machine to remote machine. The file does not already ...
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Does anyone know what key combinations do we need to press to select all the text while renaming a file?

When renaming a file, I tried to do Ctrl-A (I wanted to select all then Ctrl-C copy). However to my shock that shortcut doesn't work. Does anyone know what key combinations do we need to press to ...
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When is the data in the journal written to the disk?

(1) mentions that "With a journal the file is first written to the journal, punch-in, and then the journal writes the file to disk when ready. Once it has successfully written to the disk, it is ...
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Mac OS X tool to sync / copy ONLY timestamp rather than data of a file? No file data transfer, only filesystem metadata gets synced

This is my current situation (simplified, in fact of course many and large files): Dir1/ a b c Dir2/ a b c d This has happened before: a b c were copied from Dir1 to Dir2. Within Dir2 the ...
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Setting the last file status change time

stat will report the last access time, last data modification time, and last file status change time. utimes will allow one to set the last access time and last data modification time. Is there a ...
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Attributes of a file

I am trying to determine what all of the attributes are of a regular file (as opposed to a symbolic link, etc.) on Mac OS X with Mac OS Extended (Journaled) (HFS+). Here is my current list: ...
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How to restore file to some earlier stage?

I have a windows application whose data is stored in xml file. Due to insufficient knowledge of the program, my employee deleted the entire data/records in the xml file by running clear command in the ...
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Track file opening attempts from a process

I am running an Ubuntu(10.04) box and I am attempting to understand an error in a program. I don't have access to the source of this program, but I know it isn't working properly because it cannot ...
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Transcoding digital camera generated MOVs to AVI to reduce file size without compromising the quality further

My older digital camera used to make low quality 100MB+ (for 5 - 6 mins of video) MOV files for videos I took I have around 70GB of these videos and I would like to bring them into a managable size ...
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How can I disable the “Open File Security Warning” when I want to run downloaded executable files?

I would like to disable the "Open File Security Warning" that says "Do you want to run this file?" whenever I double click on an .exe I download. I have Windows 7 Home Premium, so I don't have the ...
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How can I change the directory a command thinks it is running in?

How can I run a command that is in a different directory so that the command thinks I've ran it in the current directory? If a command is using basename() or argv[0] (or whatever it's called) to get ...
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What's a free Windows application to convert audio files like WAV or MP3 to video files that I can upload to YouTube?

I have about 15 WAV files that I want to upload to my YouTube channel, but YouTube only accepts video files. I know that I can open each file up in Movie Maker or some other video editing software ...
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Problem deleting files in Windows 7

Happens sometimes but frequently enough to be a pain in the bum. I press Del or Shift + Del but the file stays there. Then when I try to delete it again, it says that I need permission from the Admin. ...
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How do I find out what opened the file I try to remove on Windows 2000 Server? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: How do I delete a 'locked' file? Tool to determine what has locked a file While trying to remove an empty directory on Windows 2000, I am told that I can't do ...
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How do File Joiner, File Binders work

http://www.file-joiner.com/ This software seems to good (and nasty) to be true. I'm aware of other options of hiding files like NTFS streams but to join multiple files and have them all execute at ...
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How do I recover a corrupted .txt file?

Recently I often edited a txt file with Notepad++ on Windows XP and gedit on Linux (Mint). During shutdown on windows, it seems, that file was corrupted. This is the second time that this happens and ...
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need batch files script for Copy files from one directory into multiple directories

in our regular work we have 500 to 600 hundred voice files we need to distribute in user so we are doing copy past one one files manually we have list of files copy source and destination. now we need ...
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How can I drag and drop from Spotlight search results on Mac OS X?

I'd like to hit Cmd-Space, type my query, and then from the list, drag a file to my Desktop or my browser or whatever. The best I have is that with the file highlighted, I can hit Cmd-I and then drag ...
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If you cancel a file transfer in the middle of transfer, then can you read the partial parts of the file that were transferred?

If it's a text file, can you do it? Maybe after using a HexEdit to edit out a few digits on the header or footer? What if it's any other type of file?
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FINDSTR to search string in files in a specified set of extensions

I want to search for a string in files which end with .asp, .config, and .txt. In other words I want to query asp, web.config, or text files for that particular string. I found that the /G switch ...
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How can I read Skype log files (chatsync)?

I've got Skype log files in the current chatsync/**.dat format. How can I read them? They are from a Skype user account for which I don't have the password, and if I try to move them and all ...
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Simple file manager with version control

As the title suggests, I am looking for a simple file manager script that has some form of version control system built into it. My needs are: It needs to be web based (written in PHP using MySQL ...
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How to open a .HM file in Windows7?

I've been sent a document as a .HM file, this is most likely an "Unknown Apple II File" rather than "Windows Help Context IDs" (used by MAKEHM.EXE.) Are there any other applications that save ...
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Monitoring text file and adding edit time on every line [Windows]

We have special measurement devices which connect through USB to a Windows PC. There's very limited software for those devices which only lets you configure the .txt file where the measured values are ...
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Searching for a word to pdf converter that will handle special fonts

I have a 500-page Word document made in MS Office 2007. While making this file I have imported 487 types of fonts. However, now it is really tough to convert the file to pdf. I have tried various ...
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What is encryption loss when unzipping?

When I drag files from a .ZIP file my friend sent me, I get this: Do you want to copy this folder without encryption?` A problem is preventing that folder from being encrypted. Can ...
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Is there a way to view files saved to a previously inserted USB key?

Is there any historical information stored in Windows 7 that would allow me to see if files from the machine have been saved to a hard-disk or memory key recently?
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Vista: setting file permissions

I have a server running on Windows Vista and am having problems setting file permissions. I want to set a folder to 777, but when unselecting read-only from Explorer, after going back to it read-only ...
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Linux: Copy all files matching pattern from dir and subdirs into a single dir

If I wanted to copy all *.so files from src to dst I'd do: cp src/*.so dst However, I want to copy all *.so files from src and it's subdirs into dst. Any clues?
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Can't transfer file to external hard disk

I hit My computer and there I can see that my external hard disk has 147 GB free of 232 GB. I tried to transfer a 5 GB file. Does anyone know what's wrong? I can't transfer 5 GB over even though ...
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Is there a way to recover files after an OS X app crashes?

I think some unix programs will keep a temp file somewhere deep within the guts of the system, and after a program crashes you can go hunt around for them and possibly recover something. (a) i ...
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USB Hidden files

A number of files and folders show up on the screen when I plug my usb drive into a different computer. But when I plug it into my computer, I only see "regular" files and folders. What can I do to ...
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How can I low level format a USB drive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the best way to completely reformat an USB stick? How can I low level format a 16GB USB drive? I've already confirmed it has bad sectors, so I reckon a low ...
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Windows 7 x64 how to verify integrity of ALL files on an NTFS disk?

Looking for a tool that would verify integrity of ALL files on a Windows 7 x64 NTFS disk reliably? This is for testing of experimental defrag software, so it really needs to be secure and foolproof. ...
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Create a stream file from online radio stream URL

I have an URL from an online radio stream. I use it in VLC to listen to it. However every time i want to listen to it I need to manually input it in the "Media -> Open Network Stream...". I want to ...
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ISO file is in wrong format or is corrupted?

I have 30 rar files (part01 to part30) and i select them all and do Extract Here. After that I'd had an ISO file but I tried to open it with WinRar it tells me that "file is in wrong format or it is ...
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Is there any problem opening 300MB+ audio files on Windows?

I just recorded about 6 hours of AAC streaming into a file, resulting in 300 MB approximately. The file doesn't play. I wonder if there was any problem with the file format and content, or it is just ...
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Harddrive issues dual boot ubuntu

I'm not familiar with how dual boot systems work. I was told I had to defrag my hard drive so that when I installed ubuntu it would have it's own virtual space. This raises the question: If I delete ...
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How to re-save web.config using command prompt

I'm using a simple cmd batch file to deploy my Asp.net MVC web application to server network share. The problem I'm having is that my DLLs can't be simply replaced by new files since existing ones ...
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How can I disable access denied when copying from network drive to program files?

I have a mapped network drive (to samba on local network) and when I try to copy a file from it to Program Files or other "secure" folders UAC pops up I confirm, and it still gives me access denied. ...
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when i send someone a file, are the details (Date created / Date modified / Owner / Computer) sent as well (by default)?

I have created a file asd.asd: I want to know when i email this file directly to other people, what kind of information (Date created / Date modified / Owner / Computer) will be exposed. I am ...
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How can I restore a CSS file?

I have a huge CSS file that I was editing in Notepad++ when my computer restarted. My CSS file was saved, but after the restart it changed. The CSS code disappeared and there is a long line with ...
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Change file open command in Windows 7?

When I install Paint .NET, it creates the Edit in the context menu file for .PNG and other file types. However, when I install ACD See, it suddenly change the program for Edit command. Windows Paint ...
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Copy busy file in OS X Lion

How can you copy a file in OS X Lion when it says it is busy? I am trying to copy Photoshop brushes from an external hard drive. Photoshop is not running and I'm not sure why OS X says that the file ...
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What exactly is a binary file? Is a JPEG file (.jpeg) a binary file?

Sorry if this question seems simplistic or overly broad. I would like to clarify what a binary file is. I know that a binary file is a binary encoded file -- is a file format like JPEG classified as ...
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How to easily share files/directories remotely under Windows?

I am looking for an as-easy-as-possible solution to share files and directories using Windows XP and Windows 7. Requirements: direct connection, no upload to 3rd party servers (e.g. Dropbox) easy ...
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Invoking Windows Explorer file copy dialog from shortcut

I want to have a shortcut on the desktop that, upon being clicked, copies files from a network share to the local disk. This is easy enough with xcopy or the like, but is there some way to use the ...
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How To Print Any Document/Image To File?

I want to print .TXT, .RTF, .DOC, .PDF, .HTML, etc. to file so the file will be in graphical format and will be able to be read by any imaging program (Windows Paint, Photoshop etc.). How to do that? ...