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How to remove the requirement for administrator permission from a file in Windows 8.1?

I have recently launched TrueCrypt in Administrator Mode and created a encryped file container. Now when I want to move the file, rename the file or do anything it requires me to approve the action ...
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What are “:ms-properties ” files?

Due to a failure of a partition managing software, I had to recover the files from my local hard drive with TestDisk on a live Ubuntu drive. Afterwards, I encountered several files named ...
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Of all things… (in-depth and NTFS-related)

I was using 7-Zip and found some files that I was wanting to take a look at the hex dump of (out of curiosity) prefixed by a dollar sign. I used it to copy the files to a directory that I knew that ...
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Attributes of a file - followup for Windows and Linux

I found a question that lists the (quote): attributes are of a regular file (as opposed to a symbolic link, etc.) on Mac OS X with Mac OS Extended (Journaled) (HFS+) Does such a list exist for ...
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Multimedia files changed in size for no apparent reason

I synchronize my data between my laptop's SSD and a pendrive. A few days ago my sync software (FreeFileSync) reported that hundreds of files has changed in size, despite that i haven't done anything ...
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Overwriting a files in place on NTFS

Let's say I have a Python program that opens a file and overwrites it with zeros, and I run it on a Windows 7 computer formatted in NTFS. If this is done on an HDD (not an SSD) will the file be ...
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Copying Windows 8 Users directory, how can I reliably deal with things with very long paths (possibly nested/linked)?

I was trying to move my "Users" folder in Windows 8 as described here and here. But when I try to copy the folder using "xcopy" in Windows Installation Disk Repair Mode, after some files are copied, ...
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Copied a file with winscp; only winscp can see it

I recently copied a 25.5GB file from another machine using WinSCP. I copied it to C:\beth.tar.gz, and WinSCP can still see the file. However no other app (including Explorer) can see the file. What ...
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How to hide desktop.ini files without hiding other hidden files/folders?

Is there anyway to hide desktop.ini files, but unhide them when I need them? They get in the way when I'm moving files and such but I do use them so deleting them isn't an option.
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File locked / read-only

On a networked computer, I have a file which is coming up as read-only because someone else has it open. This is not true. This is a file stored locally on the computer and it is not being used by ...
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Verifying file integrity on NTFS under linux

I have an NTFS volume that I share between a linux machine and a windows machine. Recently I have had a couple of strange problems where files have become corrupted. This has affected some media ...
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Looking to report on last file access for our archives

We are looking to generate a report that would let us know when files in our archive were last accessed. We are trying to determine which files can be moved to lower cost and slower storage devices, ...
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How to delete file that has invalid name? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Files with illegal filenames I've accidentally created -?.tgz file on my NTFS hdd (working under linux). And I'm just curious is it possible to delete it under Windows 7 ...
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Recover locations of moved files

I'm desperately looking for a solution to my problem. A Windows virus moved all my ebooks from their sorted out folders to the parent directory. an example of what I mean is: ORIGINAL LOCATIONS ...
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How to find out which files are stored in a certain section on the disk [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I determine what file occupies a given sector? My hard drive recently spit out bad sectors. I used ddrescue to clone it onto a another drive. Unfortunately there ...
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Make file undeleteable but accessable

Iam having a problem with denying current user from deleting file on desktop. I tried to use icacls with: icacls file /grant:r %username%:(X,AD,WD,RD) from site but it didnt help I tried to deny ...
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How to copy files to read-only NTFS hard drive on a Mac

I want to copy my some files from Mac (Macbook-Air) to a USB external hard drive, formatted as NTFS. How is it possible? Because when I do copy my files from the Mac and go to paste them on the ...
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Remove ALL NTFS ACL's except time stamps - for data migration

I am migrating some data (2TB) off of a Windows NTFS server file share to a Mac OS X file share. I need to strip all the NTFS permissions, except for the time stamps. Any good scripts out there with ...
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What's a good free tool to determine the newest file in a folder?

My office keeps all files for a given project in folders on a shared network drive. When a project's files haven't changed for a few months, I archive the project folder to another shared network ...
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Associating/Grouping a file with a folder in Windows so that they both are moved together

I saved an HTML web page using Google Chrome. An HTML file along with a folder containing the images was saved on my computer. Now when I move the HTML file to a different location or delete it, the ...
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What are “reparse records”?

My computer just did a chkdisk, and when it finished processing file records, it said it had processed 44 reparse records. What exactly are they?
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Recover files from corrupt filesystem

My situation: I have an older 80GB IDE internal hdd, with a few files on it that I would like very much to recover: some word documents some latex documents (text files) and pictures (png, jpg, eps ...
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On a Mac, how can I find all files on a NTFS partition that have the same name, given case *in*sensitivity?

Here's the deal, I have a huge mess of files on an external drive that is formatted as NTFS. I wish to copy all of these files onto my MacBook Pro. NTFS, like sane filesystems, is case sensitive. HFS ...
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How to change file creation time in the different file systems

Is there a tool that would allow me to change the file creation time and file modified time on a list of files? Must be able to work in the NTFS and FAT32 file systems.
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Does NTFS overwrite file on the same physical location (sector)?

I want to recover an overwritten file on a NTFS partition. Let's say I have file named A in a directory. I made another file but I saved this new file with the same name, "A". Will the new file ...