Methods by which files are managed and organized. Could refer to file management by the OS or by a third party application.

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Utility to scan a drive and then break out the file types? [on hold]

I'm looking for a Windows utility along the lines of WinDirStat or WizTree that will allow me to create a report based upon found file types. Anyone aware of such a utility?
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When you copy a file , where is it stored?

When you right click and copy a file before pasting , is the file duplicated and stored in some temporary place before it gets transferred to main memory for storage , what actually happens beneath ...
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Why windows 7 search becomes too slow after frequently use?

Situation: We are working on a file management project where we need to generate and sort around 60,000 files per day and burn them in DVD's everyday as the final output. All files have JPG extension ...
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Folder size inside a compressed file

I use windirstat to see the total size of files contained in each folder, but it doesnt support analysis within compressed files. I am looking for a program that report space usage inside a rar file. ...
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Rename new files using old ones

I have a large music collection, and a good number of playlists that I have formed over the years. All the music is neatly organised in a folder hierarchy. I have managed to get my hands on higher ...
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Time stamping of files in Windows 8

I need to know the exact time I shot a video. The video was shot with an iPhone and moved to a Windows 8 PC. The Properties dialog in Windows tells me the following about this file: Created: ...
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Wildcard subdirectory search results moved to a designated location

Could someone provide me with a command or another step in a cmd/bat which would enable me to move all of these .cpps to another file? It would feed my curiosity and save me a lot of time. More ...
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Tools to create a 'GitHub' style index page for files/folder on a fileserver?

My workplace doesn't have a document management system. People just throw files on a shared fileserver, where search doesn't really work. Trying to find information/files for a particular project by ...
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'Listen' to OS X application file writing

I'll make this quick. Sandboxie (for windows) is a great tool that allows the user to place any application in a sandbox (:p). With this tool it's easy to check what files are stored on disk, as it ...
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Inheritance system for folders (symlinks?)

Okay, here's the scenario. I have a base folder "Base" that has a blank, multipurpose template. However, this template is 12 gigabytes. I want to be able to have an inheritance system where linked ...
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Audacity: save just a sound file, not a Project

I commonly use Audacity to make simple edits to a single sound file: trim, filter, fade-in, a few edits, etc. Just one file. Not a full-blown "project" in audacity-speak. Can I then just ...
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File inheritance, or extending a folder, or something

I just had an idea which seems like it would be really useful for things like web development, but I have never heard of it being done. Say I am developing a web project and I want to create a ...
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“Number of files” quota exceeded on 1&1 shared host but I can't find most of the files

I'm on a Linux shared host (with 1&1), but I'm posting this question in SU because the source of the problem may have nothing to do with the particular host, and the problem could be anything so ...
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Making a file accessible only when on a specific computer

We have a system that we would like to protect against xcopy onto another machine. The system consists of MFC app, some .NET components and lots of configuration files. If we were able to make a ...
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The quota path is either invalid or it doesn't exist

Using File Server Resource Manager in Windows Server 2008 R2, i'm trying to set a quota of 1 GB for each user folder. But it seems it doesn't recognize the %USERNAME% variable. When I fill in: ...
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Why does Windows lock the files during installation while linux doesnt lock the files

I noticed when a file is executed on Windows (.exe or .dll)for installation, it is locked and cannot be modified, whereas Linux allows user to modify them by delete/edit. Why does Windows lock when ...
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Is there a way to bypass the MS-DOS(FAT32) drive format to copy large files without reformatting?

On OSX, I'm trying to copy a 7GB file to an external drive whose format is MS-DOS(FAT32), and am getting the Can't be copied because it is too large for the volume's format. message. According to ...
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Copy File List off HDD and Browse it “Offline”

I'm starting to loose track of which files I've put on which drives, and find myself needing to plug them in just to search for the files (by name). Is there a tool that allows me copy and browse ...
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Krusader - case insensitive quick filter

Quick filter in the Krusader file manager is case-sensitive by default, I can't find an option to make it case insensitive. Is it possible?
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File History not working Windows 8.1

I have file history turned on yet no data is saved. When I turn FH off and then on I get an error message: "File History has found files that are encrypted with Encrypting File System, on a network ...
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Windows 8 - rename to overwrite file

Is it still possible if I have files foo bar to rename file bar to foo and overwrite it? My Windows 8 asks me if I want to rename bar to foo (2) and it's driving me crazy. It doesn't bother me on ...
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how to keep number of files in a folder less than a limit

I'm trying to create a bash script to limit the number of files to a limit of 50000. I want to run the bash script on crontab every 5 min so it can keep deleting the old files when the number of ...
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How do I get a Windows folder containing a lot of large .EXE files to resolve quicker?

When I have a folder on Windows (any version from 7 to 8.1) that contains a number of large .EXE files such as installer files like Firefox Setup and CCleaner (usually about 10-100mb), it lags the ...
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Can I create a self healing file or archive

Earlier I backuped data to CD disks which get unusable after some years as CD get damaged (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_corruption). So I made 2 or more copy of that data file so that even if ...
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How can I search for all files on my harddisk in windows 7 within a certain timeframe?

I would like to show all files on my harddrive that were modified in september 2013. And, I would like to exclude a certain folder with millions of java files. The windows search function in th top ...
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Unix - Prevent files with specific name from being in a directory

I need to prevent users from accidentally copy/move files with a certain names into a specific directory. Is it possible ? I need to set something in directory /home/similar2 that will reject any ...
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Linux: How can I delete all files whose file name is more than X characters in length?

I want to delete all files in the current directory and sub directories whose file name is more than a particular length. Is there an easy way of doing this from bash?
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How to avoid permission issues on a secondary drive after reinstalling Windows?

Every time I reinstall Windows on my main drive, everything on other drives breaks due to permissions. I'm unable to do most things on the other drives due to them being 'owned' by the previous user ...
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How move/copy files work in OS?

As the title asks, how in detail do they work? This question is often on my mind because I could not find a good article that explains how it works in detail. The questions is: How does the OS ...
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I'm in need of a program that can detect and move files out of multiple folders at once

I'm looking for a program that can detect and move files out of multiple folders at once. Due to a mishap with a music tagging software, my music library is in a total mess. My files are now spread ...
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compare two directory (each with multiple sub-directory and folder) and find files that are not present in either one of them in windows

I want to compare two directory (including subfolders) for files (for example pictures) in two separate drives. I have thousands of files and are hidden inside subdirectory and folders. Small: ...
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How to customize folder grouping in Windows 7?

I wonder, how to customize folder grouping in Win7? You can group them by Name, Date, etc — but how to create custom groups? Like, I have 30 folders on a disk, and i want them to be grouped under ...
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BitTorrent - Automatically rename files

I have the data files for a torrent but because the file names differ I cannot simply load it into a client and join the swarm. It would be very tedious to manually rename the files so I am looking ...
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Moving directories based on .md5 file to restore original directory structure

I ask for help regarding some scripting. I have a directory "J:\To_Sort" which contains another 1164 directories. Inside the "To_Sort" directory I also have 37 *.md5 files. These MD55 files contain ...
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How do I prevent a program from creating files in a specific folder? (win7)

So my questions is pretty much what the title says. I want to prevent a certain .exe from creating files in a specific folder. I still want to be able to create and delete files in that folder, I just ...
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Is there a way to add a “Contains” column in Windows Explorer?

I'm merging some old backup archives and getting rid of duplicates in the process, and I am frustrated by the fact that Microsoft has made it so difficult to find empty folders in Windows. The ...
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Why do we need /lib in linux in 3.* kernel?

I have a host installed with fedora19 64bit, I saw the directory of /lib and /lib64. In fhs, it says, normally, /lib is a link to /lib64 or /lib32, but it seems not in fedora or other linux dist with ...
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Restrict the amount of space a folder can use

I have a directory I have given write access to everyone and shared it for the LAN (for easy distribution of files within my sharehouse). I want to be able to remove any chance that my drive will fill ...
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After mounting tmpfs to /home/my file manager pcmanfm eat 100%CPU

I add to /etc/fstab tmpfs /home/user/.cache tmpfs noatime,nodiratime,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=100,mode=0700,size=600M 0 0 After mount , my file manager pcmanfs eat 100%CPU all time. How to solve ...
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How long should it take to move 8Gb to my network hdd in this scenario?

I am moving a virtual machine image of about 8Gb from my laptop to my network hard disk and it's taking a long time, windows reports a transfer rate of 840KB/second. I'm wondering if the slow ...
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How to get actual creation time of a file on Unix?

I'm inspecting some files in my dedicated web server via linux cli after a hack attack and found some files have been modified with the 'touch' command to change the dates. I'm willing to get the ...
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How can i browse home computer files remotely or from web interface

I have data on external USB dribe around 5TB. I want that should be able to browse my external drives from web interface and download some files if i need. Is there any software / website to do ...
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Hidden Files In XP Mode

I'm currently using a Windows 7 desktop at work, with an XP Mode virtual machine to access the Netware network our company is currently trying to eliminate. However, I have to archive old files on the ...
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How can I automatically delete the MP4 version of a file if an MKV version exists?

My upstream host has changed the way they send video files and I now have dozens of folders that contain both an MP4 and an MKV version of the same file. I want to keep the higher quality MKV file and ...
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Command or script to paste a file into multiple folders and have the file type overwrite the same of its kind while keeping the original file's name?

The title kind of already explains it but I'll be a bit more specific here. I'm looking to replace a .jpg file in multiple different folders with a different .jpg file, but I want to be able to keep ...
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How to queue up Windows 8 file coping to only have one copying at a time

The new windows 8 file explorer copying is great. I can setup multiple copying tasks. They appear in a single window and I am able to pause them. Is there a way to have the copying only occur one at ...
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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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Prevent a program from creating files in a users home directory

I run an engineering program for class, Quartus 2. The issue i am having is that every time i launch the program, it creates 10 bitmap files in my home directory. This is not so much of a problem, ...
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best way to rename a database field to given pattern if it already exists? [closed]

I have a database table that contains id, filename, userId id is unique identifier filename should also be unique table may contain >10000 records When a user uploads a file it should be ...
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Moving mutltiple documents to a folder in dropbox on a pc [closed]

How can I move multiple documents in my dropbox to folders in my dropbox at one time? Moving them one by one is too time consuming.