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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Moving Files from Local Drive to Network Drive

Windows Environment Scenario: Program is writing files to a local directory (e.g. c:). Issue: We want users to only use network shared drives. It is not possible to configure the program to write ...
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What is the point of the .trashes file in Mac is x?

What is the point of the '/.trashes' file in Mac os x? It appears to be useless. I've never seen it being used by programmers. And would it be bad to delete it?
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How do I remove file extensions from all files on Mac?

I have a bunch of files with arbitrary extensions OVER (i.e., after) the old extensions; e.g.: a10.lua.c76c8a36-6f80-4b5e-b6a4-ed7c6817ca2e boneaxe.gif.e65e71e9-69e6-4d64-8648-1d6a9c8c7a1f All of ...
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Folder size discrepancy

This is a bit weird. I have a particular folder that reports: 12,274 Files, 806 Folders when i right click and go in properties. and 12,164 Files, 791 Folders if I do Ctrl-A and do properties in the ...
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Manjaro root almost full

I'm using Timeshift tool for backups. So today during backup I've noticed that I have selected /dev/sda3 (mounted as /) for backup and stopped backup process. Timeshift stopped responding and I had to ...
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How do I correct Quick Access folder links?

I am using Windows 10 and I have moved my Documents, Pictures, Downloads and Videos folders to D:\ by changing their location properies within file explorer. Now, if I click the quick access folder ...
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Copy all files contained in a *.mpcpl (Media Player Classic Playlist) file

I have a Windows Media Player Classic Playlist file with thousands of songs selected from many folders on HDD. I want to copy all of those files to my USB flash drive. How can I do that? Is there an ...
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Find Duplicate Files Between HDD (for ex: Total Size:500Gbs) AND HDD Image only Files Hash(3mb)

Any way to find duplicate files between a files/folder group and image hard disk (files content hash database)
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Preventing ransomware attacks by detecting suspicious levels of file system activity

Assume a Windows 8/10 home/small office system with 3-4 users and a few TB of file share (say 6TB in a suitable RAID). Most files are static, but sometimes files get moved round or modified. But if ...
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Bash script to edit file name, and move the file.

I've some music that is all named 1 - (song author) - (song name).flac and I want to change the file name to just (song author) - (song name).flac then move it to a directory. Heres what I have so ...
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List folders by date modified

Normally if I want to list everything in the folder by date modified I would type the expression datemodified:‎<16/03/2014 into the search bar at the top. This expression lists everything in that ...
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How to delete all files that don't have a certain string in their name

I have seen Deleting all files that do not match a certain pattern - Windows command line However, I have not seen anything regarding how to delete everything that does not contain a certain string ...
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How to refer to a file with name beginning `--`? [duplicate]

How can I rename or open or do anything with this file? Everything I try (rm, mv, cat, less, vi) gives unrecognised option '--.html' So far, only a full ls piped to grep has been useful, or even ...
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How can you modify the file size property or read more bytes than it indicates?

A friend of mine saved a file when her computer (a Mac) crashed. She assumed the file was saved and didn't worry about it too much, but now she saw the file size is 0 bytes and the file is empty for ...
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How to change filetype color in Windows 7 explorer?

I'd like the extensions (.exe, .bat, etc.) to be either greyed out, or displayed in a different color in explorer, so that the filename would stand out more. I don't want to hide the filetype ...
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Prevent “new app for this file type” notification

I'm on Windows 10 and I'm working in Visual Studio 2013 to make a metro/windows-store app. The app that I'm making is set to allow permissions to use certain file types (like .png, .bmp, .txt etc). I ...
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Create soft links of files that are inside subfolders that contain spaces?

I have a folder that has several folders with ISOs in each. Some names of the files and folders have spaces. Here is an example folder structure: /ISOs -CentOS --Centos6 ---Centos6_x64.iso ...
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Differentiate two files and overwrite the larger?

This might be a strange question but... How can I differentiate two folders and overwrite (bidirectional or one directional, It doesn't matter) the larger of the two over the other if the same ...
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How can I change the default file window parameters for window 7?

This How can I change the default file presentation for Windows XP applies to XP and the directions and link in the answer are not applicable (Link broken). I would like windows to come up set to ...
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What is the other alternative technique of RAID? [closed]

I've been searching about this topic but I keep getting RAID only. I was told that there is another technique for data recovery and redundancy that replaces RAID. Kindly, can someone enlighten me. ...
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Copy files mentioned in List one by one only after completion

I have a list of file names in a text file files.txt which are listed one by one in next line ie. file1.txt file2.txt file3.txt file4.txt ... ... ... I have to execute the following command for ...
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Status of file that is deleted while another process writes to it

I have a WAMP that writes (very often) the logs in a file. If I delete that file (using Shift + Delete) it disappears for a moment, then it appears back (having the same size, not 0). When I try to ...
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Negative consequences of disabling thumbnail cache on SSD?

A common tip for SSD users is to disable thumbnail cache for 2 reasons: first, the SSD is fast enough to load thumbnails near instantaneously without the cache (disabling the cache doesn't disable ...
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Get the file's content creation date until its millisecond in windows

Is there a way to get the content creation time of a file in windows until its millisecond? I tried the wmic method from cmd, but it could not retrieve the content creation date, only creation date. ...
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Can I hardlink my desktop folder to a different partition so I can put big files on it?

Correct me if I'm wrong, but a hardlink is esentially like a shortcut that can trick applications to think it is a real folder. It allows you to specify an application to point to a shortcut to save ...
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How do I delete all files with a certain extension in Windows 8?

A while ago I turned my laptop (Windows 8) over to "Geek Squad" to fix a few minor issues. When I got it back, I found many folders in my drive with some sort of placeholder file in each of its ...
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virtualize user-specifed path on windows?

windows has "file virtualization" feature, which protects its system folders(windows, program files, ...). If an application tries to write on system folder, it redirects I/O to a folder in user ...
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Windows freezes when dealing with a large (200 GB) file but OS X does not. Why?

I have one very large file (around 200 GB) that I have interacted with on both Windows 10 and OS X. I ran into the following issue: Windows freezes for a minute after opening the folder in Explorer, ...
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Keeping track of files across two drives

At work, there is a 450GB network drive (X:) which has served as a dumping-ground for 3 of my underfunded NGO's biggest departments. It needs to be reorganized. Depending on a manager's opinion, a ...
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rm: cannot remove 'file': No such file or directory

I need to delete some files under Linux, but when I try to do so, I always get the same error: rm: cannot remove 'file': No such file or directory. The problem is that the said files are visible with ...
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Total commander vertical tab view

I need to open tens of similar folders on different remote machines (like log folders for 30 servers). I wrote a script that opens all these folders in TC, but it opens them in horizontal tabs. I'd ...
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hide hidden files on NTFS shared drive on linux

I have my computer set up to use the same home folder / user profile for Linux and Windows. As a consequence I have files like NTUSER.DAT that are hidden on Windows showing up when I ls and in my file ...
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How to find out which application opened a handle to physical drive on Windows?

I want to find out which application are using System Reserved Partition. As I understand, Process Explorer and Handle from sysinternals can only find such applications for specific file, but I want ...
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Windows shared folders - Limiting what users can see through shortcuts

I have over 100 file share mappings and some users have around 10 drives mapped to their computer. To limit this we created a network drive that has all the mappings in a one folder and created ...
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Dual boot advice, should I copy win files?

So I was using windows 7 on my computer and recently installed linux. Now windows is in c: partition and debian (linux) is in another partition. I'm interested in seeing the c: files from debian. And ...
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brew doctor errors - safe to remove files?

It seems that I made a mess as the brew doctor returns a number of errors: brew doctor Please note that these warnings are just used to help the Homebrew maintainers with debugging if you file an ...
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Separate files by name into different folders

If I have a folder containing various files with the same pattern, for example: file1a file1b file1c file2a file2b file2c ... Is there a one-liner for separating them into folders named: ...
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Is it possible to avoid using this terrible file browser in Windows 7?

When I'm saving or opening files in certain programs in Windows 7, such as when using Save for Web in Photoshop, or Open Animation in FCheck; I'm only able to use a ridiculously basic and inefficient ...
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Easy way to check what files are missing

I have 2 hard drives, I copied everything from one hard drive to a fresh drive, but some files didn't copy as they were corrupted. Is there an easy way to check what files from one hard drive are not ...
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Windows Explorer: custom order for sorting by type?

Is it possible to modify the exact order in which files are listed when sorted by type in Windows Explorer? Not just choosing between ascending/descending, but sort differently? For instance: 1. To ...
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Someone has copied the files but I need to know what files exactly [duplicate]

How do I find someone has copied what files in my computer I need to know that files locations(addresses) and which devices he used?? I'm using Windows 7.
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delete hidden folder/file with name exceeding 256 characters

I ended up with a folder that cannot be deleted. The issue started out as Windows 7 complained about a deletion I performed in an old recyclebin with a message 'filename too long 434 instead of 256 ...
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Indexing and Searching External Hard Drives When They Are Disconnected [duplicate]

I have a few external hard drives that I use to store various files and media. I would like to be able to index these drives and have that index be searchable even when the drives aren't plugged in; ...
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How would you count every occurrence of a term in all files in the current directory?

How would you count every occurrence of a term in all files in the current directory? - and subdirectories(?) I've read that to do this you would use grep; what is the exact command? Also, is it ...
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Slow file browsing of offline files, Windows 10

I am using Windows 10 and just setup Offline Files for 3 folders I'm currently working from (28 sub-folders, 550 files, 185MiB). I prefer working from local copies of the files for performance reasons ...
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Linux music players that allows to delete current file from disk

Which Linux music players, allow easy deletion of the currently played song from disk using a key combination or a few mouse movements and button presses? The players should accept one or multiple ...
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All folders and files deleted from desktop (Win 7)

6 months back all my files from desktop, folders and files in it were deleted automatically (permanently). I used a browser after reading an article from PC World "The browsers with extra security ...
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The fastest disk search possible [closed]

I currently have windows indexing service and no other disk search/indexing program installed. I want the indexing software to load the entire index database into RAM Is there any way to make ...
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A Bash command to go through a list of files in a directory, find are replicates numbers 1-9, and concatenate them into a new file

I have a directory with a bunch of files Ex: ExperimentA_Rep1.bed ExperimentA_Rep2.bed ExperimentA_Rep3.bed ExperimentB_Rep1.bed ExperimentD_Rep1.bed ExperimentC_Rep1.bed ExperimentC_Rep2.bed . . . ...
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I cannot delete a folder because it has endless folders [duplicate]

It seems some software had a bug and created a endless path of folders like: folderA/folderB/folderC/folderA/folderB/folderC... I cannot delete it because windows says that the path is too long. ...