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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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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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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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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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Downloaded file from IE is locked for a while?

I made a web site that converts a file into another file. The converted file is downloaded via Internet Explorer and imported to another program. The problem is that sometimes the file can't be ...
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Can't see some files in Windows 7

I have application which saves some files. When I use the open inside the program it shows the files in open file dialog. However, I can't see these files from Windows Explorer. There is a small lock ...
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Tool/code/extension for tagging files

There are a lot of articles on how you can tag files in Windows 7, such as: http://lifehacker.com/#!232891/tag-files-and-save-searches-in-windows-vista Furthermore there are some tools like ...
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Windows 7 batch: Change to program folder before starting program

My program opens nicely with a Windows 7 shortcut. I want that in a batch file. Contents of shortcut [full path] copied into *.bat opens program minus needed hidden parameters. I tried preceding with ...
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Files do not show in Windows XP

I have an external hard which is full. My windows 7 shows all of the files and there is no problem, but in Windows XP none of the files are visible (it also shows that the hard is full). I enabled ...
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is it safe to save files to the desktop in Windows 7?

I got a dell laptop and recently it got a lot of viruses, so I had to reformat the hard drive. I talked to the Indian dell tech support guy and he said that I shouldn't download things directly to ...
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Changing the owner of file in Windows isn't working

So I recently re-installed Windows to fix some driver problems I have been having, and now the drive that I was storing all of my files on (A different drive not the one Windows is installed on) won't ...
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Searching for files which was created at certain date

Is it possible to find files which was created at certain date? I don't remember file name, but I know date when it was created. I am using windows 7.
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How Windows arranges files by date

In Windows 7 if I have files arranged by date on the desktop with newest being last, then files are automatically places at the end (i.e. right bottom) as I update them. The exception seems to be ...
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call ant script/java program once a file transfered in FTP

I have a folder on my windows 7 pc, that once a file was copied successful to my folder - I would like to invoke ant script/call java code that will accept the file name and location. How can I do ...
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Command-Line File Content Search

The Windows FIND and FINDSTR commands are ok for searching within certain types of files for matching string values, but neither of these works against newer MS-Office formats like DOCX, XLSX, or ...
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Recovering corrupted VB.NET Form file?

Good day. This question is directly related to this one I made here: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4911099/there-is-no-editor-available-for-form1-vb-error There, I was working on my VB.NET 2010 ...
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Is often “append to file” operation harmful for HDD?

Does hard disk drive get any damage if I open a file, append some short data to it and close it many times in a second? A program actually does that, not me...
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Windows 7, C:\ Saved Files Become Unmovable

I've got an issue that I've had happen on two completely different Windows 7 computers. Basically, I'm accidently able to save a file to C:\, and then unable to do anything with these files later ...
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Remove write protection in Windows

Why do I always get "cannot write please remove the write protection" when I copy files on C: ? I selected that my account have full control, but i still get this error. What can I do ?
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opening a GUID usb stick in windows 7

so I have a mac which I have files on. I put in a GUID formatted usb stick and dropped some files on to it. took the stick and plugged in to my netbook with win7. In Devices & Printers it shows ...
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Notepad++ Load langs.xml failed (Windows 7 home premium)

I tried to make notepad++ the default program I used this .bat: rem START BATCH COMMANDS rem PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT USER ACCOUNT CONTROL (UAC) IS TURNED OFF AND PC HAS BEEN REBOOTED FIRST! rem If you ...
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How to know the last file I have deleted on Windows 7

I was intending to delete a file using Shift + Del. I did that, but I discovered that the file is still there, and I deleted another one, but I don't know which file is gone. Is there a log or ...
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Why can't I delete a file that I can still see but is no longer on disk?

I've got a 0 byte, errorous pdf file, which I can't delete. Neither in normal nor in safe mode. I can't run format on the partition where the pdf file is because I have no room to move all the files ...
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How to make a new file on Windows in CMD?

I need a .cmd file that creates a new type of file when I click it. Is this possible? For example: Click .cmd file CMD pops up asking what file do I want to create...(eg: .css, .html) Then creates ...
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Certain files do not show up in Windows Explorer or cmd, but exist

I have a folder of MP3 songs. In Windows Explorer and when doing "dir" in cmd, I see: 01 One More Time.mp3 ... 14 Too Long.mp3 However, there exists a file folder.jpg and I can access it by simply ...
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when I try to delete file in my PC it gives the error “Item not found”

when I try to delete file in my PC it gives the error Could not find this item this is no longer located in c:\users\1600\Downloads verify the item's located and try again File shows 0KB size. ...
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Can I pin a file to the taskbar in Windows 7? If I can, how?

For example, I have a password protected .ODT file that I use to manage login information. I would like to pin this file to the taskbar so I can click it to open the file in OpenOffice.org (or ...
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Is it possible to change the maximum folder+file length? (on win 7) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Extend maximum file path size in Windows 7? Hi all, I wish to allow my computer (on windows 7) to work with longer folder+file names. Is it possible?
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How to change extensions?

In Windows 7, I want to change an .ai (Adobe Illustrator) file extension to a .pdf extension...How do I do this? I have tried renaming the file, but Win7 still thinks it is a .ai file...how do I ...
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How to detect differences between folders? (after copying) - on win 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Compare directories on Windows Hi all, I copied many many) files from one hard drive to another. During the process some of the files where skipped. I now want to find ...
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How can I get write permission for the Web (Inetpub) directory on a new Win 7 machine?

I mirror my Web site on my laptop, and am trying to move the mirror site to a new laptop. I copied the files to the Inetpub directory, and can view them perfectly, but they are read-only (the ...
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Windows 7 recreate my .exe/.dll files

i have a few programs that check if file exist, and if its old version delete him and paste the new one. However under Windows 7 Professional i can't delete the file some System process is always ...
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How do I remove file properties like 'user' and 'computer'?

How can I remove file properties like 'user' and 'computer' in Windows 7? I think this is 'personal information' and don't want the file to have this information when I share it.
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How to change the address at FAT(or similar) to change the location of file?

I have a huge file which is about 67 GB is size. It takes a long time to move this file from one drive to another. So is there a way, from which I can change its memory address(I dont know the ...
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Windows 7 and xampp - unable to write files using codeigniter

I am on Windows 7 using XAMPP and am trying to write file to the default install location of C:\xampp\htdocs using a PHP script but I am getting write failures. I can write to my own user area. How ...
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Real time writing to disk

Is there any software out there that can help me track, in real time, files being changed and/or created on my Windows (Windows 7) system? I'm trying to figure out all files being changed when ...
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Hosts file resetting on Windows 7

Recently I've noticed my hosts file resetting itself. D:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc (OS installed on D drive) First time it reset it to the default, and now for the first time its completely ...
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TicTac Photo and Windows 7

My wife has been creating a tictac photo album. I had to upgrade to Windows 7 as I had enough of Vista so I backed up the tic tac photo file and the photos to an external hard disk and performed a ...
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set image for file extension

On windows 7 instead of opening GIF on IE8 (The default) I set it to FF. When viewing the image on 'details' setting GIF images has a firefox logo instead of what they had before. How do i set it ...
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What executable files can run on Windows?

What kind of executable files can run on Windows XP through Windows 7? I know of PE, but I don't know if there are any others. I'm also interested in knowing different kinds of interpretive ...
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Windows 7, files reappear after deletion

I'm trying to delete some files from a folder. I've taken ownership of the files and the folder. When I delete these files Windows doesn't report any errors and deletes them. BUT, after I press F5 ...
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Advanced Problems with file/folder permisions on Windows 7 - ownership?

Well in short i messed up with some folder's right click>Proprieties>Security Tab. Those folders are in an external HDD. The outcome of such a thing like (like messing with stuff you don't fully ...
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How do I delete Windows 7 directories from a previous install?

Running NTFS, I have an old Vista install on a secondary drive that left a lot of files and directories behind that I am attempting to clean up. The files in question were writable for the old ...
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winload.exe.mui file location in Windows 7 CD

Where can I find the file winload.exe.mui on Windows 7 Enterprise installation CD and how can I extract it from there? The file location on the installed system is C:\Windows\System32\en-US