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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Running time of locating a file in a directory

When you search for a file in a directory with a large number of files (n), what is the worst case running time of locating this file? I mean does the OS (linux) sequentially check all filenames in ...
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Inflate multi-file zip files in linux

I just downloaded some zip files that were splited. (The dreamplug rootfs files to be precise). They are called rootfs_dreamplug_v10_Aug-28-20128.zip.001 rootfs_dreamplug_v10_Aug-28-20128.zip.002 ...
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Maintain folder size in Windows by deleting oldest contents [closed]

I've searched high and low for a solution to my setup, so this is my last stop to see if someone has already invented this wheel. I have a directory full of subfolders which are automatically ...
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How to disallow a specific process from reading a specific file?

Is it possible to block a specific program/process from reading a specific file, supposing I know their exact paths? I know that it is possible to block internet acecss from a specific program, but ...
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Why copying takes time across partitions on the same disk?

This is a possible duplicate of Moving files from one partition to another on an SSD When I copy files from C:\...\Downloads\ to C:\...\Desktop\ it happens instantly, I suppose this is because the ...
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How can I visualize the folders and files as a tree on Windows?

How can I visualize all sub folders and files of an self-defined root folder on Windows? The result should be something like this:
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How can I keep files from being opened in System?

I have a program (an old version of Delphi) that needs to create a temporary file whenever it is opened. Problem is, it can create that file, but it cannot overwrite it, so whenever I try to open it I ...
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Deleting large amounts of files via FTP or SSH

Scenario: I have 3 folders on my remote server with a bit less than 2 billion files each and I need to delete them all. I tried to do this via FTP but deleting all files one by one would take more ...
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How can I determine the cause for unknown file deletion

Ok, a very strange thing happened to me this morning. I was using my PC, and a lot of my applications started to hang for some reason. Turns out that a lot of my files (~7gb worth) have disappeared ...
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set download directory to same as url path

I am using Internet Downlaod manager for downloading the files such as mp3, videos, documents and much more. Basically every time when i started downloading from a website he asks us to set a path, ...
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How to set Photoshop File Associations via command line

I am trying to re-associate .psd files with Photoshop CS6 via command line. I feel like this should work. But it is not. assoc .psd=Photoshop.Image.13 ftype Photoshop.Image.13="C:\Program ...
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Search all files except a certain file type in NetBeans?

With NetBeans, how can I search for text within all files except for a certain file type? I have an option called "File name patterns", but I can't see how to exclude a certain file type.
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Is it possible for Windows 7 to differentiate between files created by a process run by a user and files created by a user?

A File Created by a Process that is Run by a User For example, I use my user account to run a process which creates a bunch of files. A File Created by a User I copy a file, or create a file using ...
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Multi commander: clean start-up state?

I want multi commander to be in a clean state when I start it: only a single tab at each page. Currently it has the same number of tabs there were when I closed it last time. I unchecked everything ...
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How to merge directories of hardlinks potentially pointing to the same files?

I've used a file deduplicator on a large folder with hundreds of thousands of files. The deduplicator created hardlinks for all duplicate files that it detected. If I was to attempt to merge some ...
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How to delete duplicate files of two folders?

I'm just getting to grips with the Linux Terminal but I still make mistakes: I recently erroneously managed to copy all of the files contained within a directory (including all sub-directories) into ...
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Excel cannot open the file [duplicate]

Windows 8 I scanned and fixed an external usb drive and lost an excel file The file did not want to open as it had the following message : Excel cannot open the file ... because the file format or ...
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Unable to Move/Copy files - Cannot find the specified file

Got this really odd issue whereby I'm unable to copy/move any .tif files from multiple locations on two file servers to a new server. Whenever the copy reaches a .tif file it fails with the error ...
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Accidentally removed my “Documents” from my “Libraries”

By mistake I removed the my "Documents" folder from my "Libraries" The folder still exist however under C:\Users\user\Documents, I didn't delete any files. How can I restore the my "Documents back to ...
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Should I archive old folders

I have many folders on my hard drives that contain many media files and logs for old websites I have created for clients that I rarely ever access now. I want to know aside from compressing them what ...
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Delete a folder that won't let me even take ownership?

Windows 8.1. Admin account. I have a hard drive installed that I use for media (ie. not system files, etc). I was testing various screen capture programs and one of them created a couple of folders ...
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Use regex to change (reorganise) multiple filenames in Bulk File Renamer

I have a few thousand MP3 files nested in folders which I would like to bulk rename. The files currently have the following naming convention: "tracknumber_artistname_-_songname_MP3COLLECTION.mp3" ...
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categorizing files like that of Wikipedia

Is there any tool to put each of our files in a certain category like Wikipedia so we could call them with that category? there may be several category for one file (so we could not use a simple ...
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122 bytes added to mp4 files

I have 1200+ files in my hd, mostly videos, which I backup to an external drive. I sync these files with WinMerge. I have noticed that in one specific folder WinMerge now detects the 4 mp4 files there ...
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What character can be prepended to the front a file or folder name to move it to the bottom?

If we stick an ! character to the front of a directory name, it will be at the top of other directories when sorted. Is there a character which has the opposite effect? Logically, a tilde (~) should ...
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Automatize file transfer to a windows server

I'm looking for a simple way to copy files over internet to a remote server using a tool that would work in the commant line, for automatization purposes. So no RDP. All I've come up is FTP. Are ...
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Default permissions on OS/X when downloading from Chrome

When I download an image or a file from Chrome, there are no Read rights on the Others group. Would it be possible to change that, or would there be a way to make all files in a specific folder ...
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How can I transfer DotFolders from my Note 3 to my Windows computer?

Okay so I made a hidden folder(Period before it) on my phone with very important photos/videos. Now my Note 3s screen cracked and so is it back light.. I have my phone hooked up (usb) to my ...
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how do i browse the file in any location to put into my attachment

As you see in the image.On the right side. It is the mail app on "WIN 8.1 METRO MODE" I try to find the file that i want to put into my attachment but when i press go up to "this PC" I cannot see ...
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Organizing documents in a big hierarchy

I'm on a task of organizing documents ( like images, .docs, etc ) of all kinds of knowledge in life in such a way that i can later quickly access each category of knowledge and its documents. I ...
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How can I save a file to two locations at the same time?

I have a lot of files that I create on my Windows 8 computer and save in my files, but I want to save them to my USB flash drive too. I usually just save the file in my computer and then save it again ...
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Linux command line/app to compare sets of folders against one another

I have many photos organised in folders. I also have an "Uncategorised" folder for photos before they are organised. I've found that many (but not all) photos in Uncategorised have now been organised ...
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Find current Windows 8 desktop background

When I had Windows 7, I used this thread to add a functionality that lets me right click the desktop and click to find the background that is currently being used. However, ever since updating to ...
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Why is Windows not warning about file in use for certain programs?

When you open a text file in Notepad on Windows, you can move the source file to the Recycle Bin or even permanently delete it. The same is true for WordPad. Why is it that Windows doesn't give you a ...
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Video files show incorrect video

I had a drive fail a while back. While it was failing, I made a back up to another drive. Now when I try to access those files (they are video files), the video played is a segment from another video ...
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Copy multiple target files from shortcuts in windows 7

Is there a way to select and copy a bunch of target files located in different folders by selecting their shortcuts from one folder in windows 7?
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Drag files out of Browser and into filesystem [duplicate]

I understand that Gmail users in Chrome can drag attachments out of their email and into a sensible place in their filesystem (rather than what normally happens, which is that you get a link on your ...
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How do I keep open a target file

I normally add many pdf files to a scan folder and then save and rename them as a pdf file in a selected target folder. In the 2003 version of Word, I would then go back, scan folder, and pull the ...
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“Close” file tab missing in Word 2010

In 2010 Word, my symbol tab for "close" does not show up in the advanced options - customize quick access tool bar. I am used to using the "close" tab to close out a file. How do I close out a file ...
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NAS and Linux filing system

I'm thinking about making a NAS for my home network and hosting it on a Linux machine, but I was thinking: Since Linux has different file naming limitations than Windows, what will happen when I host ...
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Automatically generate filename using bash

Let's assume i have such files: out-1.avi I want to have a piece of bash code which will give me the next filename for such list: out-1.avi out-2.avi out-3.avi etc. Edit The thing i need to ...
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How to find all files that consist only of null bytes (any number of them)

I need to find all the files on my hdd that conains only (any number of) NULL bytes. How can I do it on Windows machine. Or with Linux tools live CD? Background: Something has malformed a bunch ...
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What is l type of directory with `->` and how to navigate these file

I was listing directory , it display few file/directory with l on just ahead of permission columns and these have two names separated with -> with asterisk *(that means executable) . What means of ...
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Nemo: open URI in existing window

The question is about Nemo file manager, which is default for Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon. Is it possible to achieve behavior similar to google chrome or other browsers? When I have an instanve of chrome ...
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Viewing Only One Folder At A Time In Code Editor

I use FL Studio for music production, and one of the best features that it has is the ability to "View Only One Folder Content At A Time", such that if I expand a folder in the integrated file ...
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pyRenamer default directory with Nemo

I use Nemo as file manager and pyRenamer to rename multiple files in batch on Linux. Whenever I want to rename multiple files I select the files in Nemo and then press F2: this will make pyRenamer ...
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Managing huge Songs collection in PC with DIfferent Names but same content

I have got a huge collection of songs something like 75k numbers but there are hundreds of songs which are same in content but have either the different name or the different bitrate and lying in ...
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How to test out Windows 7 applications to see if you like them? [duplicate]

When a portable version of a Windows 7 application is not available, what is an effective way to test it out to see if you like it? I define effective as: Not time consuming Leaves no (or minimal) ...
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Terminal command to show lines of a text file n characters long?

Is there a way to output only the content of lines in a text file that are 'n' characters long? Ex: 1.txt a aa aaa aaaa aaaaa "Print lines(5)" would return "aaaaa" Maybe some grep magic can do ...
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Can I download a folder or multiple files with CKFinder?

I can upload multiple files to a single folder with one operation, but can I download an entire folder with CKFinder? As a poor alternative to that, could I download multiple selected files in a ...