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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Replace GTK file dialog with alternative

Is there any way to configure GTK programs to use a different file dialog? Reading ancient articles on the default dialog and seeing no difference to the current version does no bode well for it's ...
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Deleted dll file in error [duplicate]

I deleted a licensed application, an sh10.dll file, a $200 program, by mistake and I can't get it back, I can't locate it at all. Resetting to prior date did not work. I called the company and they ...
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Get creation time of file in milliseconds

Is there a way to get the creation time of a file in windows in a higher accuracy? I want to get the creation time of an mp4-video in milliseconds. Is this possible?
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Discrepency in number of files transferred in Teracopy

Over the past few days, I've been using Teracopy to transfer over a large number of files and folders from a small flash-drive (well, 32gb) , to an external hard-drive (4tb). However, I noticed that ...
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How to display byte sizes with binary prefixes?

For as long as I can remember, Microsoft DOS and Windows have been displaying byte sizes with decimal prefixes, instead of binary prefixes. This has plagued at least two generations of computer users ...
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Got a new hard drive and would like to setup file system [closed]

I just finished assembling a new computer. I installed Windows 7 on my 250GB SSD, and everything is working fine. I've now plugged a 1TB HDD, and formatted it to allow windows to place files on it. ...
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How to compress extremely large file in place

I need to compress a 646.4GB file on a 1TB external HDD. This HDD currently has about 238.6GB free. However, since the straightforward compression methods create a new file, I'll not be able to ...
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Is there any way to get a 'Watched' Tag for Video files in Windows Explorer?

Is there any way to add a watched tag automatically on video files in windows explorer for the videos that are partially/completely watched? Something like youtube.com does. If partially watched and ...
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Windows 2012R2 move folders users, ProgramData, ProgramFiles to the D

We would like to place the folders Users, ProgramData, Program Files and Program Files (x86) on the D drive for a non AD integrated server. We have already tried many options; however, we have yet to ...
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Change File Attribute in windows

I have basically two images : 1. one with jpeg and file "attributes" as 'N' as seen below : Now i m trying to create image with same property but whenever i create new image or edit the same image ...
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When were files moved to trashbox?

In my office we run a number of Buffalo NAS drives for file storage. These drives all have the 'trashbox' enabled, in short a recycle bin for the network shares. Periodically I need to clean out the ...
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I am unable to open any files in a directory as they all say they are corrupt

All files in a subdirectory of OneDrive are unable to be opened and the programs report that they are corrupt or file type is not recognized. When I look at them using a raw editor, I see the ...
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Merge folders with similar names in Windows 7

For every folder named "abc & xyz", I have a folder named xyz & abc. I would like to merge folder "abc & xyx" with folder named "xyz & abc". What is the best way to do this? I have ...
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Linux temp files, cache and memory management [closed]

If a linux machine runs for a long period of time without rebooting don't the temp files, cache files and other non-permanent files become an issue (hard drive)? How does linux handle this, also how ...
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Are there any built in tools in Windows 8 that can split and join a binary file?

I have a ZIP-file that's 8 GB, and would like to split it in two parts using only the built in tools of Windows 8. Is this possible? How?
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Identify latest added or updated files in Windows file folders

In Windows Explorer, I would like to list all the files in a folder, including those in subfolders, and sort them by the time they were added, or the last time they were modified. I am trying to ...
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How to delete a file that's no longer in the directory? [duplicate]

So I downloaded a music file but I was surprised when I saw it had no extension and it was 0kB. I decided to delete it but then I got that terrible error message saying that the file is no longer in ...
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How to add metadata (source of the dataset) to a file (dataset)?

I usually have to download datasets from websites through a point-and-click system that is difficult to replicate in a Makefile. In these cases, I want to include as much metadata about how I ...
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Undo Creating Symbolic Links by copying back the original, rename the file and deleting the link

I used a windows 7 utility to delete exact byte per byte duplicate files and replace them with a symbolic link before I knew that the symbolic link type is not allowed in our corporate domain. I need ...
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How to make uppercase all files and folder on a directory?

How does one rename all folders and files in a folder into UPPERCASE? (if it is possible in its subfolders too) I have this code, but it converts only files, not folders. @echo off setlocal ...
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How do I create a directory with a trailing space?

I'm using Windows 7 and need, for reasons outside my control, to create a directory ending in a single space. It will contain various files and subdirectories. I have attempted md and rename, also ...
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How to prevent read access to a person but not the pc?

I'm not sure if this is possible but here goes. I have a proprietary file (.kct extension) for use on a program I created. It has sensitive information in it but unfortunately, a user on the other ...
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What are the downsides of having files with one or more spaces at the beginning of the file name?

In Windows 7 and later, what are the downsides of having files with one or more spaces at the beginning of the file name? It seems like a bad idea, but does it actually cause problems? If so, what ...
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How to remove undeletable USB drive partition

I received a free 2 GB USB from my school and was wondering if I can remove the small partition of 6 MB that they reserved to store a html file that will take me to a website link for information ...
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Disk capacity in Windows [duplicate]

I have a disk which has the capacity of 476 GB. I'm running Windows 7 64-bit. I want to check how much storage I've used on the C:\ drive. The normal thing is to go to the "computer", and check the ...
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Enabling “last accessed files” feature for only some selected directories?

I want to enable "last access timestamps". But not for every files in my PC, because it is unneeded and may cause slowness. Can i enable this feature for only selected directories or files? Actually, ...
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File stored outside of any disk drive on Windows

When saving a file in MS Word under Windows 7, I accidentally saved it to the \\Computer\ location, rather than on a specific partition or removable. And to my astonishment, it ended up saved there. ...
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Converting files saved as GIFV [duplicate]

I have a bunch of files I've saved as gifv, and now I can't find any programs to open them. Is there anyway to take the gifv files and convert them either into gif or MP4 files so that I can view ...
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“Size on disk” column missing in Windows Explorer?

I decided to use the "compress this drive to save space" option on my backup drive, which simply houses a Windows Server Backup. I learned that when viewing file properies for files on a drive using ...
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Remove all files in specific folder in Linux

I have a particular group of two folders that are in many places on my CentOS server. Let's say these folders look like this: aaa/bbb/cat aaa/bbb/dog The names and structure of aaa, bbb, cat and ...
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Transparently split file | Hardlink to file part

I have really big file (TrueCrypt container) and I want to save it in some cloud, but it has constraint on file size, limiting to 2 Gb, also it has some tool to sync directory. The idea is to create ...
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How to edit Chrome web shortcuts to add 'Rating', 'Description' and 'Notes' in Windows File Explorer?

I add web shortcuts from chrome to Windows (8.1) File Explorer into different folders so that I can access not only the downloaded documents but also the ones I want/need to check online. But I'd ...
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Delete all script code when saving an HTML file

I save and archive a lot of Paypal receipts, and the files come with tons of garbage script code not necessary for archival purposes. I would like to come up with a way to strip all that code so I ...
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Cycling through files by filename in Midnight Commander

Sorry if I should have posted this as a feature request to mc developers somewhere. This is such a common and useful functionality I assumed it ought to be there, yet I can't find it. What I want is ...
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Show all my files on Linux like on Mac Os

I would like to know if there is a Linux file manager that features a shortcut displaying every single file on the computer like the "All my files" shortcut on Mac OS X (see ...
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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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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? [duplicate]

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, but if I copy the same file ...
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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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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 ...