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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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? [on hold]

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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Github Clones: Where Do They Belong? [closed]

Github Clones: Where Do They Belong? Where should I store all my git clone repositories? Obviously, I can put them anywhere I like; I'm just not sure where is best. Typically, they all just end up in ...
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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 to enable Android apps to browse user mount points in /mnt [migrated]

I want to access and work on my remote documents (such as .docx, .xlsx, etc... and pdfs) from within my apps. For this, I have created a cifs mount point from a network sdcard (NTFS v3.1) to my ...
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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. ...
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Remove a file named “-f” or “-r” [duplicate]

Wondering how to remove a file its name is "-f" or "-r" on Mac OS and on Linux. What is the right way to escape? I did some research and it seems the only way is to remove by inode ID? thanks in ...
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What is the purpose of XAML files in a PHP site?

A client's website is primarily .php based, but I noticed the site contains .xaml files. What is the purpose of a .xaml files in a .php based site structure? Do they have a purpose or would it be ...
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Disable file deletion with numeric DEL key

Is it possible to disable or unmap the DEL key in numeric keypad? Rationale: I normally use the arrow keys with the ENTER key of the numeric for navigating the filesystem (very convenient location ...
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Comparing directories

At some point when there was a software upgrade the previous support person that I took over from made a copy of a directory to the new server for the upgrade. We've kept the old server around ...
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How to show only specific file extensions? [duplicate]

I want to have a folder where I can see all the .pdf files that I have on several different folders. You may have different files on this folder but when you open it it will only show you a specific ...
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Fast, robust access to current files without cluttering the desktop (mac)

In my workflow, I keep current files on the Desktop for ultra-fast access by mapping a keyboard shortcut to "show desktop". Advantages: VERY fast. Nothing is ever opened, the desktop is just ...
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How can I create an empty file in Linux available to all users? [closed]

As the admin, how can I create a file that will be available to all users?
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can't delete bugged file on ext3

I have a file called "Last Tabs" on my ext3 filesystem that I can't delete (created by chromium). It appears to be bugged. If I use ls -l I get ls: cannot access Last Tabs: No such file or directory ...
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How can I find all folders with a specific name and delete all contents except for two files with a batch script?

To clean up a project I need to find all (sub)folders named palette-library starting from the current location of a batch script file and then delete all its contents except for a folder called ...
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understanding some flags in find-command in linux

I wanted to move only files in Linux and I found the answer here as the following: find . -maxdepth 1 -type f -exec mv {} destination_path \; which worked for me perfectly. But my questions are: ...
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Using btrfs cow functionallity to rapidly and efficiently subset large files

[My aim is to use btrfs cow features to subset 30GB to 300GB files into several 10GB files without producing substantial i/o nor using additional disk space. i.e.: 300GB dna_original.fastq 10GB ...
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using btrfs features to rapidly and efficiently combine large files

My aim is to use btrfs features to combine several 3GB files into a single 9GB file without producing substantial i/o nor using additional disk space. If this works for this set of data, I plan to ...
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Why isn't there a clone of Total Commander for OS X? [closed]

Is there some reason why somebody doesn't create pure, clean copy of Total Commander for OS X? Are there some technical, legal problems why all TC clones are so.... weird and not as usable as ...
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Avoiding the “Replace?” dialog on Send To in Windows 8

I use a network share as a backup for work I'm doing locally. Every so often, I switch to Explorer, right-click on recently-edited files, and select Send To | Backup (X:\). However, since the ...
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New files are not sorted automatically by Windows Explorer

Windows Explorer fails to auto-sort files that are modified in the same window or at the same time in the Open/Save Dialog box. For instance saving documents in Word does not affect the "Date modified ...
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How to overwrite one line of local config instead of whole file (icons related)

When I copy /usr/share/icons/Faenza-Green to ~/.icons and change in ~/.icons/Faenza-Green/index.theme [Icon Theme] Name=Faenza-Green Inherits=Faenza-Dark,Faenza,gnome ... long rest of a file ... ...