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How do I preserve date and time when moving single files?

How can I preserve the date and time information when I move files to another disk drive? I would like to preserve the last modified date and time, and also the creation date and time. I want to ...
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Shortcuts to files lead nowhere

I was adding some files to Dropbox and accidently added some I didn't want to. I thought I removed them and put them into a new file back in My Documents, but when I looked, they weren't there. I ...
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“Windows cannot find” file when opening Excel spreadsheet

For all of my Excel spreadsheets when I attempt to open them (by double-clicking in explorer) I get the message "Windows cannot find C:...". The files are there, and are valid zip files as seen by ...
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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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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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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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How to remove a “ghost” file icon from the Windows Vista Home Premium desktop

I have a file with a .VOB extension, allegedly of the size .99GB, on my desktop, but I can't get rid of it or do anything with it. It's just stuck there. Is there a painless way to make it go away ...
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Delete all files and folders EXCEPT those with extension .svn and .svn-base

I need to remove all files and folders from a particular parent folder except those which have .svn as the foldername and those which have *.svn-base as their filename. Is there a Windows script that ...
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Vista Passwordless Printer Sharing

Is it possible to share files over lan with password protection turned on for file sharing but at the same time have the printer not prompt for password? The OS is Vista.
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Windows Vista Basic - I cannot copy file from CD

I have windows vista basic laptop. There were two antivirus programs Symantec Norton Antivirus and Avast. Both were removed. So there is no AV software at all. I am trying to copy file (probably ...
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Find out where Data is stored in Windows Vista [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What’s using up my disk space? Best program to visualize file system usage on Windows? I've recently hit the cap on my 450gig HD and I can't seem to figure out ...
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Windows Batch Scripting: Newest File Matching a Pattern

This would be lightning quick in linux, but I'm not familiar enough with windows flavour of batch scripting. Basically I want to look for a series of files matching a certain wildcard, and get the ...
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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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Finding open files

I'm using Windows Vista with an external (USB) hard drive. Sometimes I need to disconnect the hard drive, but when I try to disconnect USB devices, Windows tells me that an application is using the ...
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Why is deleting files so slow on Windows Vista?

Why is deleting files on Windows Vista so slow even with small files?
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Task scheduling Batch Files in Vista

Wondering if there is some trick to scheduling a batch file to run in Vista. I have tried almost every setting/arg I can think of with no result other than an error, or the command window opening ...
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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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Vista - Can't Delete Network Files or Folders

On my Vista system, I have some mapped drives that I would like to delete some files and folders from. However, if I delete something it goes away, but if I refresh the folder it will reappear. Is ...