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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I need a calendar that lets me drag n drop files into it as events

I'll get straight to the point. There's out there a calendar app that: Lets me drag and drop files into it, creating a 'file event' (I'm aware of the file attachments in Google Calendar, but since I'...
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Acess /system of android

I have a Huwaei SCC U21 with Android 5.0 and EMUI 3.0. I wanted to edit the host file in /system/etc using my laptop (Windows 10), but I couldn't find the system files of Android. Take a look at this ...
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Disable specific behavior for [name].html - [name]_files combo in Windows

In Windows (7, at least) there's specific behavior for a [name].html file and [name]_files folder in the same parent folder. Normally when you copy and paste a file/folder in the same parent folder as ...
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Why PCMan File Manager only partially supports Drag & Drop to browser

PCMan File Manager is an extremely fast and lightweight file manager with Drag & Drop support. However, when I try to drag files from it and drop into browser, the most convenient way of ...
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How to see what metadata is changed when copying/moving, especially between Windows and Linux?

When I copy between Linux and Windows, either on local drives, external drives, or mounted network shares, I am sometimes surprised by how permissions and metadata get changed. Is there a way to see ...
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Adding a 'connected file' link to an Excel Workbook

This is fairly specific, and I'm not sure if it can be done, but thought I'd ask. When you save a web page in Windows, you get the HTML file, and a folder called '[Title of webpage]_files'. The ...
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Why are users given the power to manipulate file timestamps?

I have discovered that it is possible to change the timestamps on files. It seems that you can manipulate the Created, Modified, and Accessed date/time. See the MSDN methods: File.SetCreationTime, ...
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How can I make a hard drive copy its contents to another hard drive in real time? [duplicate]

I'm using an old pc as a storage space and I have two 2TB HDD drives. I want to use them in a way that when I place a file or a picture in hard drive 1, the same files are saved in hard drive 2 in ...
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recover folder data like repository commit

I have mistakenly made changes some text file data inside the folder. So is there any way or tool by which i can get files of that folder unchanged till the particular date? Like repository commit or ...
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Windows 10: Can I add 'Move To' to right click menu option for a file in Explorer?

There is a Move To icon in the Explorer Toolbar. Is it possible to add this functionality to the right click menu for each file (somewhat analogous to the 'Send To' option)? I seem to recall there ...
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Remove same-named files from subfolder

Given the following layout, how can I delete files in the Attic folders which have a corresponding file in the parent folder? (The files will have the same name, not necessarily the same contents) /...
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How to set the default program for log4j/log4net log files?

The mentioned log4j/log4net output files look like these: importer-log-file.log.2016-06-09 importer-log-file.log.2016-06-10 importer-log-file.log.2016-06-11 or exporter-log-file.txt.2016-06-09 ...
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Does Microsoft Windows 7's Windows Explorer perform any file integrity check after moving or copying a file?

Does Microsoft Windows 7's Windows Explorer perform any file integrity check after moving or copying a file? For example, Teracopy uses CRC:
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How to retrieve this file property that appears in Windows directory listing?

I would like to extract an unusual file property that a software package (OrcaFlex) adds when it creates a file. In Windows Explorer, when I hover my cursor over the file listing such as ...
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Cannot Delete Folder, Could Not Find Item

I cannot delete a folder from some files shared between my brother and I. When I attempt to delete, rename, or move the folder, it tells me "Could not find this item. This is no longer located in... ...
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Delete files with same size but keep always one file?

I have a directory full of zipfiles, that contain many files. They are created by software and this is currently not fixable. I tried to work with fdupes, but this process took too long, because there ...
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Script to delete folder with time condition [duplicate]

I wrote a command to create a folder named with day's date and copy some file and folders to it. @echo off for /f "tokens=1,2,3,4 delims=/ " %%a in ("%date%") do set wday=%%a&set month=%%b&...
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Can't Find Mac File (Witcher 2 from App Store Save Files)

I need to find the save files for a game I downloaded because now it's loading and saving very slowly. Because it creates a new save file every time you save, I want to go in manually and delete the ...
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Delete folder without certain content

I would like to batch-delete all folders which don't contain a specific file. It's about a working folder with hundreds of projects. I want to remove every folder that doesn't contain a "main.c". How ...
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Linux ssh/terminal program with built-in file browser [closed]

I've moved back to using Linux after a stint on Windows. While there, I had discovered and heavily used MobaXterm for ssh (and the occasional X session). The standout feature for me was that when ...
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how can I get a Batch File to Delete a folder if it doesnt contain a specific file

Hi I'm new here and was hoping someone can help me with a problem I have. Over the years I have acquired a number of ebooks (several thousand). So I have decided to only keep my mobi and Epub books. ...
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How to make some files undeleteable on a pendrive? [duplicate]

I want to give a pendrive to somebody and i want to place some files on it (pdf,txt,png etc...) Can i make it undeleteable somehow? So if its plugged into any computer, these files can't be deleted ...
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How to use exact path in Mac OS X open file dialog?

How do I to use the exact path in the Mac OS X open file dialog? /Users/username/Workspaces/Enide-2015/_ws/atom.ico I have found this answer, but there are still few extra clicks. There is also ...
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What is the point of the .trashes file in Mac Os 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. 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 far:...
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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 sub-...
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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, ...