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Windows 7 - What is “Date Created” file property referring to?

I usually find it more appropriate to use "Date Created" rather than "Date Modified" for sorting files chronologically for searching/browsing in big shared drives within my organization. Recently I've ...
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How to preserve the Extended File Attributes in linux?

I'm working on a project where i rely mostly on the file's extended attribute that i set when i create the file. But i'm facing problem while modifying the file. Solid Example: When i edit the file ...
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Changing File Attribute

I have two files in my documents currently with the A attribute, but I need them to be -rw-r--r--. Trying to modify them in command line like I would normally just gives me an invalid switch error ...
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Windows 8.1 x64 Cannot change Video Folder attribute from read only (Neutral State)

I am using Win 8.1 x64. What I am trying to accomplish here: I am using Magix Movie Edit Pro 2015 Premium and trying to utilize the Proxy Rendering facility on the application (helps process video ...
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Remove the “Copy This File Without Encryption” confirmation box

I have a Windows EFS drive, and an unencrypted USB, and a TrueCrypt virtual drive (on the USB). When I copy files from the HDD to the USB or the virtual drive, I get a Windows confirmation box warning ...
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Files attributes in Vagrant (VirtualBox) Linux guest, with Windows as a host

By default Vagrant (via VirtualBox) has a share /vagrant, which is a perfect place for project source code, as this is a root directory where Vagrantfile is located on host. The problem is my host OS ...
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Is there any way to verify the age of a file

Is there anyway of verifying the genuine age (date created) of a file. I know that when you copy and paste from one system to another the date can change, and dates change when files are attached as ...
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How can I compare the versions of two executables from the command line?

I have two executables (file1.exe and file2.exe). Both are the "same" file, but one is a newer version from the vendor than the other. When I open up the properties for one of them, I get the ...
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ack.pl tool and ack.pl flags + how to ignore files with S attr

I am using the ack.pl tool in order to search string or IP’s in files The official site of ack.pl is - http://beyondgrep.com/documentation/ Example of ack.pl CLI ( want to find the string ...
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How to confirm the file attributes of a document [duplicate]

Is there a way of confirming that the file attributes of a document are correct/genuine. For example, the date created, modified etc.
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Modify file date-time attributes

I want to modify the date-time file attributes "Created", "Modified" and "Accessed". The file is located in NTFS filesystem on Windows 7. I have found several freeware utilities that promise to do ...
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Can you show/list all extended-attributes and how?

Can you show/list all extended-attributes and how?
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Make hidden folders invisible sftp

My client needed sftp server for sharing files, so I created sftp server on a amazon ec2 ubuntu machine and added different users. Now their need is when user login to sftp server either via winscp ...
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Prevent a file/folder being invisible [duplicate]

Is there a way to prevent a file or folder being set invisible ? I am working on an infected machine (which I cannot disinfect) that constantly makes the files and folders in my usb stick invisible. I ...
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How to remove mac extended attributes from a file?

I have the following special attributes on my pdf file: -rw-r--r--@ 1 Barnabas staff 18227 Oct 9 11:34 myfile.pdf com.apple.metadata:kMDItemWhereFroms 331 ...
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Which file attributes are stored in the directory entries and which in the inodes?

I want to do some deduplication of old files, replacing duplicates with hardlinks. To minimize loss of metadata, I want to set the directory entry attributes of each new hardlink to the attributes of ...
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How to set file timestamp to timestamp from within file, for MP4 and JPEG?

I have many pictures which I take from my windows phone. When I copy the pictures onto my hard drive, it changes all the dates "created" to the date they were "copied" over. However the date created ...
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Weird File Attributes in Excel Save Dialog

I vertically re-sized my excel Save As dialog today and found a bunch of strange file attributes that I've never seen in the dialog before. They only appear when the dialog is resized small enough ...
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Remove attributes to sub folders and files

i hide my folders and files through hidden attributes of command prompt,i am struggling to unhidden all sub folders and files, how i hide the files in command prompt attrib +s +h "foldername" ...
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All Images on HD marked as Hidden

Just got a real scare, all my image files spread across several hard disks suddenly disappeared. Fortunately, I discovered that they had all somehow been set to hidden. I don't really want to leave ...
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Copying folders with cygwin

The folder produced by cp -r myfolder myfolder2 is marked shared as reported by "It is shared with other people. Are you sure that you want to delete it?" dialog in windows when I try to delete the ...
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macos extended attributes xattr -d not removing extended attributes

For a simple local file owned by myself the following is having no effect: 1:37:51/spark-training-scripts:113 $ll /shared/sparkeast.pem -rw-r--r--@ 1 steve staff 1692 Mar 7 11:30 ...
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How to restore a file's Windows “Date modified” from an Office or Acrobat metadata date?

Due to an FTP-related oversight in creating a system backup and following a recovery operation, all of the modified dates (per the system, Windows 7) of the files were reset to the date of the backup, ...
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Can I find files through the extended attributes

In Linux can I find files through the extended attributes I define? Since I can find files through its basic attributes like the file's type and others, I wonder if this is possible (because in ...
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How “tar” command manages to “see” changed files between two incremental backups

How tar command checks whether a file is changed or not? How tar "knows" that this file is changed and it has to go in the next incremental backup? I have some assumptions: it may compare "mtime"; ...
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How to store file attributes like permissions and timestamps and reapply them later on linux?

Is there an easy way to store the usual file attributes like modification time and permissions of a tree to some file, and reapply them later? This would be useful in many situations where ...
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Software to change file creation/modified date in Windows [closed]

Is there any software that lets me change file attributes like creation/modify date of a file in Windows? If there are multiple, then which one is the best?
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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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How to copy file from PC to Mac, while preserving xattrs on the target file?

I've a file M on my Mac (OS X ML 10.8.4) and file P on my PC (Win7). File P was originally a copy of file M but is now slightly updated. File M has some extended attributes. How can I copy file P ...
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cmd > attrib - Unable to change attribute

I'm following this tutorial because I'm having problems with the Task Scheduler service: http://technicallyeasy.net/2010/10/how-to-fix-keyset-does-not-exist-for-scheduled-tasks-in-windows/ Basically ...
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What is the difference between the read-only attribute and the access control list read-only flag on Windows?

I'm looking for a technical answer, not a general answer, pertaining to how Windows actually handles these properties. For example, there are some programs that recognize the read-only attribute and ...
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Windows attrib command changes file timestamp

I have some batch file running that does the following on a directory tree with several thousand files: change file attributes, turn OFF readonly do some stuff, add new files. change file ...
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Windows 7 - Cannot remove read-only attribute

I am logged in on my admin account. When I was trying to edit a python project using PyCharm (an IDE), it told me that the folder was marked as read-only (square box). I open the folder in explorer, ...
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Cannot delete attribute file in mac os X

Suddenly some *attributes files started to appeared in the trash folder of my mac os x (snow leopard). The problem is I can't delete them. // 1. See there is a file with an invalid name MAC:libs ...
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Black-clock icon overlay?

While I was cleaning up some (very) old files, I decompressed a .zip file which contained some old files from 1989. I was surprised to find that some of the files are showing a black clock icon ...
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Automatically remove encryption when copying to removable device [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove Encrypted flag when copying a file from a HDD to a USB drive? Windows OS (8 64-bit). This question has already popped up in How to remove Encrypted flag ...
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What is the “N” folder attribute on windows?

As far as I have ever known, files could have any combination of four attributes: (R)ead-only, (A)rchive, (S)ystem and (H)idden. I have researched and found out there is also the +I attribute ...
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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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Windows 7 x64 explorer and MS Office 2010 “recent authors” issue

How to remove recent authors entries that show up as soon as you start typing in windows explorer on .docx files?
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Some files in C:\ hidden even though hidden attribute is not set, how to identify them?

I found this on a Windows XP machine and as well as a Windows 7 machine. That is certain files in C drive (not anywhere else yet), are hidden, though their hidden attribute is false (or unchecked). ...
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Unable to set read-only property on temp folder

I'm trying to make the \documentsettings\user\temp folder as read only to prevent files from writing files into it ( I have reasons to do so). But I've tried all the basic methods of doing so, from ...
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NTFS file attributes from deleted file applying to new one with the same name

I created two files at around the same time through Windows Explorer (on Windows Server 2008 R2). a.xlsx (Created at 16:42) b.xlsx (Created at 16:42) I then duplicate a.xlsx using copy-paste, to ...
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How to make Windows 7 desktop read-only?

I have Windows 7 Professional on my home computer, 1 windows account, multiple users and... huge mess on desktop. I want to force other household members to save their temporary files and documents on ...
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How to make a file non-deletable on an USB drive?

Somebody used my USB drive and upon returning it to me, I found a autorun.inf that is undeleteable. I tried changing it's file attribute which is only H (not even set as a system file) but it keeps on ...
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Will removing the System Attribute from ALL files break anything on Windows 7?

If I run the command: C:\>attrib –s –h *.* /S /D This will remove the hidden and system attributes from ALL files on the C drive (It had been infected by a virus that has marked files as system ...
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Are there attributes that 'spicy' files tend to have which 'clean' files don't? [closed]

This question got me thinking about another project I've got on my 'to do' list. It's a 'multimedia' (blarg) piece with dynamically-generated video projection. I've run an early version of it, but I'd ...
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Viewing all file attributes in Windows 7 Explorer

Where is the File Attributes column in Windows 7? I desperately want to see all the extended attributes -- System, Append-only, Immutable, nodump, etc -- but just am not seeing any besides the usual ...
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Decrypt EFS files

Here's my situation. Was using EFS on my Vista laptop - had a backup of my certificate. HD crashed...managed to recover some of my files (Encrypted) - but they "lost" the "Encrypted" attribute in ...
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attrib -s-r C:\<folder path>/d/s Just wont work?

I'm trying to change a file within a game I have installed on my computer, but the read only attribute won't change. I've researched this and found a way using the Command Prompt where I can change ...
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Is there an archive tool (that runs on Windows) that I can set the “execute attribute” in an archive file or zip file?

I have a small set of files I develop on Windows but need to extract and run on Linux. One of those files is a script, StartApp.sh. I'm packaging the files as a zip archive, passing it to my admin, ...