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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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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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1answer
443 views

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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1answer
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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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1answer
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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 ...
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52 views

copy or move files and create folder with the original modified date

i was doing do a big mistake and move alot of files to 1 folder ( more then 15000) i want to make a batch file thet copy the files to a folder. the folder need to call by the modify date from the ...
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1answer
368 views

Wrong date created for files in Windows when copying files, if the file has already existed

I'm having a problem when copying files (or creating new files) on Windows 7. If I copy a file, I expect the date created to be correct, but sometimes it's not. Usually it works, but here is an ...
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14 views

Data corrupted or file not sync properly

I've two sync servers but from secondary data is not opening or corrupted. All kinds of files are not opening, but data restore works successfully. Server name: windows 2003 server
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How to open files with colons in their names in Windows?

I have some files on my C drive with colons in their names. I'm pretty sure they were created in some Linux distro I used before. I know Linux supports colons in file names, while Windows does not. ...
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367 views

Windows 7 - delete all files+empty folders with with specific extension recursively

I have tried to follow the advice here: Need to delete all the files with one extension on a drive in Windows 7 But if I want to delete all files in a specific folder, with a specific extension, that ...
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0answers
27 views

virtual link between file

I have couple of Chromium/Opera versions, and I would like that all of them use same certain files and folders from user profile (like bookmarks, passwords... files and maybe extensions, themes, ...
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0answers
37 views

How do I retrieve a wireless router password off of my laptop when the router is 1000 miles away? Windows XP [duplicate]

I helped a family member set up their wireless router. I wrote the password down and now they cannot find it. I connected this laptop i'm using to the wireless network when I was at their house. ...
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2answers
49 views

Remove Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit backup file

I upgraded from Vista Home to Windows 7 Ultimate. There is a backup file left on partition 1 which is occupying too much space. Can I manually remove a backup file without using backup/remove?
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1answer
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this file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action

I start up my mother in laws computer and she has not start menu no icons nothing. I can acess task manager and commpand prompt. She thinks she has gotten a virus where it has hidden everything as ...
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1answer
72 views

How to see if a folder contains a file at a glance?

I have a directory in Windows containing many folders. I have to place one file in each folder, so I'd like to see at a glance if each folder contains a file. I tried enabling 'File Count' (see below) ...
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1answer
66 views

Does the Windows-folder contain personal files?

I'm currently going through hard drives of my previous computers (Win 98 through Win 7). The goal is to identify personal files, communication, or programs to keep before I throw away the drives. ...
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0answers
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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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1answer
1k views

Why can't you use special characters in a filename, like “?” or “;”?

When I try to save a file, if I use special characters in the name (such as a colon, question mark, or exclamation point) in Windows I get a message saying that the file name is invalid. Why is that? ...
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1answer
128 views

Why won't Windows hosts file block websites?

I'm trying to block a website because someone keeps downloading crap from this website and it's spyware. I tell them it's spyware and they download it anyway. So I'm trying to block it via the hosts ...
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2answers
147 views

Is there a mac2unix utility?

This question is directly related to another question I asked here. Linux/Unix have nice utilities dos2unix and unix2dos for moving files between the two OSs. Are there similar utilities for Macs ...
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1answer
36 views

Windows File Server audit

I would like to know that how to check out the logs of files and folders deletion on windows server 2008 as well as who did it from where and when?
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1answer
35 views

Check if a file is scheduled to be deleted

In Windows, a program can schedule a file to be deleted when the computer restarts. Is there a way to know if a file is scheduled to be deleted, short of restarting the computer, and checking if the ...
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2answers
99 views

A method to find two strings within distance

I have a large text file collection. I'm looking for a way to find two strings that are on the same line (in the same file) in the collection where the distance in characters between those two ...
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2answers
103 views

Are there any issues of have huge files in HD in a 32 bit system?

I know that in 32 bit systems the largest memory we can have is 4GB (2^32). But I am not clear what is the implication of this in terms of files. I think that we can have files of arbitrary size in ...
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1answer
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Do symbolic links work both directions?

I created a symbolic link between a folder on my local computer and DropBox. If I modify files in the linked folder on Dropbox from another computer, will those new/modified files also be pushed into ...
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2answers
40 views

Select files which end with certain characters

Is there any way to select files which end with certain characters in Windows? I have a folder which contains a large number of pictures which have been created but with a resized size, and I'd like ...
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1answer
31 views

Random IO error with NAS

We currently have really mysterious error with our NAS (Synology DSM). We have multiple workstation with Windows 7 64 bits / Windows 8 64 bits. In multiple program we have IO error or file not found ...
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1answer
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Multiple File Splitting in Windows or Linux

We have a 21TB LUN full of images that are approx 600K in size in multiple sub folders on the disk. We are trying to split the 21TB LUN into 8 smaller LUNs that are about 2.6TB a piece in order to ...
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2answers
78 views

How can I find the FULL PATH for a file that is located in the “Program Files” (Win8)

I'm having trouble finding the full path for an executable file in Windows 8. I tried the "hold shift, right click, and copy as path" method. But that doesn't seem to work with .exe files in the ...
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1answer
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how to use dir and copy together to search directories and copy to a folder

I need to search a specified folder and its subdirectories for file(s), then copy them to a specified folder somewhere else. Is it possible to use dir and copy with a pipe? dir /s foo???.txt | copy ...
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I can't answer my Windows drive from PCManFM

I have a Windows installation and a Windows installation. I'd like to get onto my windows drive and copy some files over to linux without rebooting, but when I open up my file manager (PCManFM), and ...
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1answer
194 views

File with illegal character in name

I need to access a file on a network drive, but the file has a : in its name. This makes Windows rather unhappy. I cannot rename the file through any method on Windows, so I tried a Mac computer. It ...
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0answers
31 views

Is there a delete trigger called on deleting an html file?

How is it that when I delete the file, say Stack Overflow.htm, the folder Stack Overflow_files is automatically deleted along with it? And does this user have control over this? Strictly talking for ...
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1answer
55 views

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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3answers
705 views

Should I compress hard drives containing large video files?

I have a media computer that stores large video/movie files of about 8GB per file... It is also used for media playback. Is it a good idea to compress the hard drives? how much space would I gain with ...
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1answer
90 views

Where is file that saves Environment Variables?

I am a developer and usually do stuff with the PATH variable. However, now there are too much path in it, and using a short textbox of Windows is a pain. Before I happen to jump into a text file, ...
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4answers
342 views

Check if a file has been changed

I have the following scenario: A certain process (A) creates files and I want to write a program which reads these files to generate some statistical data. The problem is simple. I want to be sure ...
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0answers
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Check if a file has been changed [duplicate]

Ok I have the following scenario: A certain process (A) creates files and I want to write a program which reads these files to generate some statistical data. The problem is simple. I want to be ...
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2answers
1k views

Can having too many folders slow down a computer?

Someone on a non-technical forum recently told me that storing files nested in too many subfolders can slow down a computer. Is this at all true? It kinda makes sense, since the computer would have a ...
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3answers
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Changing lots of file names in windows [duplicate]

I have 1900 files that I'd like to edit their name. The files contain the title of the file but also have unneeded characters that I'd like to remove. For example, one file might be titled Hello ...
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1answer
660 views

One Way Sync with Dropbox?

Is there any way I can mirror a dropbox folder to my C drive by just running a portable file? Extra background information because I know you guys hate it when you don't get the entire situation: I ...
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2answers
90 views

Random files appeared , what to do?

It seems some random files appeared in my C: drive: Not sure how to proceed, it seems they showed up after installing xampp, however they are not in the xampp folder, and it says Microsoft Corp in ...
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0answers
45 views

Drag and drop multiple files that d/l as same filename in Windows 7

I'm trying to drag and drop multiple photos into a folder. My problem is that they will download as the same filename, i.e. photo.jpg. Windows only gives me two options. Either replace one of them or ...
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0answers
44 views

Opening file hangs folder

I've a problem with my computer. When I'm opening a file thats in a folder (also in desktop folder) this folder hangs (I can't interract wih other files in folder or close or minimalize it), and the ...
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2answers
229 views

How to open .csf files?

I downloaded some .csf file types, I cannot seem to be able to find a program capable of opening this format. Where would I be able to find a viewer for this file type?
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1answer
216 views

How upload files larger than 5GB to Amazon S3 in Windows?

I need to send some SQL Server files from my Windows Server 2008 to Amazon S3. After doing some researches I found some programs that do that, but it (the freewares) can't : send files larger than ...