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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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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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398 views

Color empty files in Windows

I face a need to show empty (0 bytes size) files in color in Windows Explorer. (I get them over sftp and need to know whether they're empty to prevent data loss - an application creates empty files ...
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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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1answer
156 views

How do I find the codec I just installed?

So I just downloaded CamStudio Lossless Codec 1.5 and ran the setup (http://free-codecs.com/camstudio_lossless_codec_download.htm). I did not see any hints during the setup process as to where ...
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1answer
440 views

File explorer needs to be restarted w/out admin priv. - HOW?

In Windows 8 how do I restart explorer without admin privileges?
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186 views

Collapsing Folders in Windows 8

In Windows 8, is there a quick way to "destroy" a folder, but copy it's contents into the folders directory? For example: Folder F is located in Directory D. Folder F contains File 1 and File 2. ...
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3answers
758 views

Unable to delete file; name is too long

This question has been asked, but unfortunately none of the suggestions worked. Here is the situation--the file is synced to a local folder on my computer in my /users folder from Google Drive. It is ...
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1answer
3k views

Windows cannot find '?.exe' - some apps only

Lately, I've been having this problem where Windows was informing me that a file did not exist. For example, if I were to open up my-image.png from explorer, it would tell me that it wasn't found. ...
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What does a green colored file name mean? [duplicate]

I downloaded a .zip file the other day and extracted it using 7zip from my desktop to my laptop over my home network, when it finished, its filename and the filename of its contents was green. What ...
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67 views

Display different icons for different properties of a file (in the Windows Explorer)

Is it possible to set an icon for files with a specified extension ( .abc ) but not from an icon file? What I mean is if I can have a program (.jar or .bat) to decide the icon of these files. In the ...
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2answers
144 views

How to view long strings in file properties details

I right-click a DLL, select Properties and click on then the Details tab. As you can see in the following screenshots, long strings are clipped (...) and there does not seem to be a way to resize the ...
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1answer
154 views

Copy all files in a folder which have the same name as files in a separate folder

Let me explain: I am going through a huge icon set, and choosing the icons I like. I have chosen maybe 250 out of 3000 icons. The way the icons are split up are like this: Icons -> 16x16 ...
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How do I prevent Excel from locking files by default?

When I double-click on a CSV file on a network share, the file is opened in Microsoft Excel (which is what I want). However, Excel assumes that I'm going to modify the file, and that everyone else is ...
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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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1answer
2k views

Windows Explorer file dates not matching dates shown on file properties [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the “Date” column in Windows 7 explorer? It matches no date column from Windows XP explorer Notice the Date (modification date) column in the Explorer detailed ...
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2answers
4k views

Opening file:// links in explorer through chrome

I'm switching our company's preferred browser from IE to Chrome and I've run into a problem. When opening file:// links on our intranet, they open in chrome rather than explorer. Is there any way to ...
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1answer
778 views

Windows 7; select multiple files, only opens one

Whenever I am in Explorer and try to open multiple files (of the same extension and type) it only opens one. The process is as follows: Select top file Shift Click last file File > Open Only the ...
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1answer
265 views

Photo information in Windows Explorer

How can I see in windows explorer listing if an image is RGB, CMYK, YCbCr. I tried with all available columns, but none seems to give me that informaion. Thanks
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4answers
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How to remove “System File” attribute from a file without Command Prompt?

Is it possible to take away a file's system file attribute without using command prompt? Basically, I want to do this: attrib "folder" -s attrib "file" -s without using command prompt, or a batch ...
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1answer
98 views

No Programs, or Windows Explorer shows .FBX files

Nothing, nothing at all shows up when i try to find my .FBX file. And yes. I am sure it is the right place.
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2answers
1k views

How to determine exactly which file actions will be reverted when doing an Undo in Windows Explorer?

I had a brain fart and forgot which was the last file action I performed in Windows Explorer on XP SP3. Explorer offers an Undo but I am not 100% confident I remember what was the last operation I ...
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2answers
230 views

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 ...
4
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1answer
2k views

Why do my files have a gray X on them?

In Windows Vista, one particular folder and its files have a gray X icon on them. They are from a zip file I downloaded from the Internet (a Wordpress theme). If I copy a file to a different folder ...
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0answers
225 views

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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5answers
3k views

Finding all shortcuts to a file/application

On Windows is there a way to find all shortcuts for a given file/application? This is something I hope to eventually execute programmatically.
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5answers
3k views

How to see file version number like *.ax in Windows Explorer on Windows 7

In Windows 7, it seems it's only possible to view a file's version number in the Properties dialog if it is a DLL/EXE file; if the file name extension is AX, it won't show the file's version number. ...
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Windows “save” dialog listing files in reverse alphabetical order by default

Imagine this: no matter which software, when I hit "SAVE", the file explorer dialog that appears is listing my files in reverse-alpha order. This happens by default on all folders and is just an ...
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2answers
706 views

XP orders files backwards

Windows XP sorts everything alphebetically by name, except that it does it backwards. As it folders are always at the end and then ordered from Z-A. This is not only in Windows Explorer (which is easy ...
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1answer
311 views

Set Vista file view to “details” property listing?

Is it possible to do a global setting so that whenever I open an explorer folder in Vista in details view, I see the file extension and date the file was created?
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2answers
555 views

Windows Shell dialog boxes do not disappear

I've recerntly noticed on my Windows Vista machine often when I copy/delete large files, the transfer will complete (0 bytes remaining or whatnot), yet the Windows Shell dialog box (displaying the ...
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5answers
15k views

How can I open a file as read-only from Windows Explorer?

Is there an easy way to open a file as read-only from Windows Explorer? My inmediate interest is in a Microsoft Access file. I am doing some sanity checks in old MS Access databases and I see that ...
7
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6answers
8k views

What is the easiest way to find and replace text in 20 text files in a directory?

I have 20 text files with various extensions in a directory. I want to replace "nnn" with "ooo" in all files. I could import them into a project in Eclipse or Visual Studio to replace them all but ...