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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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Can I disable an Android app to read write some folders in SD card? [on hold]

So many Chinese Android apps always creates garbage in SD card, like there is their's home. Some apps auto downloads binding apps to SD card, when I deleted them, they come up next time! So is there ...
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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 ...
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Need a fix for MKDIR

I've been using OmniGraffle as a drawing tool for a textbook I'm writing. Up to today I've drawn the drawing, saved it as a graffle. I then, export the same graffle drawing as a png, as per my ...
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How to share configuration files and data across multiple OS?

I'm looking for input on how to share configuration files and data across different OS. Sharing data makes only sense if the data is actually platform independent (e.g. the maven cache ...
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Splitting a large VM

I have a large virtualBox virtual machine 55GB approx. This is currently on my external harddrive. The problem is I am not able to copy it from my external USB hard drive into my pc. At around 75% it ...
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Linux: Should I resist temptation to delete files in /tmp?

I sometimes look at the /tmp directory with all those files taking up disk space, and think "maybe I should go in there and do something about it." On the other hand, in my 10+ years of Linux use, I ...
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Windows media player does not let you save?

I opened a video (mpeg) from a web page link in Firefox and it by default opened it in Windows Media Player. There did not appear to be any save button in the player !!!! Does this mean I have to ...
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How divide a folder of GIFs into animated and static ones

I have a folder with hundreds of GIF images. Some are static, and others are dynamic. How can I separate the static GIFs from the dynamic ones?
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Analyze disk usage based on file type

I want to analyze disk usage by file type, if possible also sort and find. In other words, the output of the file utility as criteria for the analysis or the sort. So regardless of file name, the ...
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Hotkey for “Send to..”

I have a lot of image files. I want to look at files' previews in windows file explorer. Then select files I want, press key combination to send this files to my specific folder. As if I press right ...
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Is there any advantage to using only part of a file in Hide X's library?

I'm not new to Hide X, I've been using it since 0.2.24 (currently running 0.3.46 - July 1 2014), but it's got so many features that I'm always learning new things about it. Today when I was updating ...
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Opening a file when a user double clicks a file

I am wondering how I use an Application bundle to open apps, and I am wondering how I have the following: When I double click a file, it opens up the application. It sends the file path to a bash ...
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Why isn't apache following my symbolic links?

I need to link to a directory from /var/www/html to a directory within the home directory of a non-su user. The operating is CENTos, the server is apache. The config file for the directory is ...
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How to make windows os append a numeric index to filename choosen if file already exists

I am creating a lot of microsoft excel files and backing them up to amazon storage.When i am creating the files,usually on my laptop or desktop computer,i may forget what the filename i had given any ...
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Find all occurrences of a file (by name) and replace them by selected file

So I have some javascript and PHP classes I use when making webpages. They contain some general functions one might need, like translation management, benchmarking and so on. Over time, I'm improving ...
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Use Windows file explorer (file manager) of Win8 in Win7

Is it possible in a Windows 7 OS to somehow install the official file explorer of Windows 8 OS?
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How to effecentily rename a file in linux CLI by inserting new characters into the existing name?

Let's say I have a long file name such as longfilename. And for the sake of brevity, let's say that "longfilename" is actually much more longer, and more complex to type. Anyway, I want to rename it ...
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Export document properties of every file in a folder

I need to obtain the document properties of every Office file in a folder, for about 35k files. The document properties are NOT the filesystem file properties that Windows Explorer exposes, but those ...
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Where are the citatations that zotero or mendeley add to a paper?

I have both zotero and mendeley on one system and micorosoft word. I have a large file with tons of refrences added by mendeley. however, I refreshed it by zotero and it messed the whole thing. Undo ...
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Stop microsoft-ds from responding to hack attempts

I have file sharing and "Client for Microsoft Networks" turned off on my machine (via the Network properties), yet I find that microsoft-ds (directory services) is still listing on ports 445 and 123, ...
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Move *.wav files to new sub folder in multiple folders

On my Windows 7 x64 system, I have in my music folder both *.mp3 and *.wav files in a directory structure similar to this: D:\users\username\Music\Music\Artist\Album\musicfiles I'd like to move all ...
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Batch rename all files in folder to uppercase

Is there a way to rename all files in a specific folder to uppercase? I found this code but it renames files to lowercase, can it be modified to change to uppercase instead? for /f "Tokens=*" %f in ...
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Merging folders in Windows, changing file names

I am using Windows 8 and I was wondering if it's possible to merge folders that contain files with the same name, but instead of overwriting them, changing the name. For example: Folder A, with ...
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Multiple Instances of 1 Program

The project at hand that I am having issues with is that I need to run a set of program models on one computer. Each model has different file configurations, but in the C:\ drive the folders are named ...
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Hide Main PST file in email account list

I recently resetted my Outlook by deleting all PST, OST and temporary files. When I restarted Outlook, it asked me where to store a PST file (Main file, I think), so I put it somewhere. Then I set up ...
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Intermittent write locks on files without obivous cause

Recently I have been getting intermittent (random, sporadic) write locks on recently written files without any obvious cause. The setup: The machine in question is a 2 years old DELL Latitude E6520 ...
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There is a way to move $MftMirr other then using PerfectDisk?

I'm trying to resize a Windows 7 system partition, but I can't move some files placed in the middle of the volume. I'd like to shrink the partition further then by half and I don't like the idea of ...
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How to move back critical folders of my Ubuntu installation?

I messed up with sudo moving some critical boot folders in my Ubuntu 12.04 installation. How can I move these folders back to their original locations? I'd be fine with booting some live system and ...
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Does opening a Windows file in Linux update the file's access time?

I've got two hard drives in my computer, one with Windows and one with Linux (Vista and Mint 16, respectively). If I boot up Linux, I can then mount the other hard drive and access files on it. Each ...
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Install / uninstall GPU drivers in Win7 via file explorer?

Situation: (See also for context: a previous question) Cannot access Win7 (bootcamp) system via screen, as AMD GPU is bust Win7 Safe Mode does not help Can run OSX partition as managed to manually ...
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Show or list newest file in directory.

I'm using Windows 7. I'm looking for a graphical way to show the newest (most recently created or modified) file in a directory, including it's subfolders. I have a parent directory, with a couple ...
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Size on disk of a virtualized folder - How big can ProgramData actually measure?

According to File Explorer in Windows 7 my system's ProgramData folder is 1,6 GB in size for 2541 files in 953 folders. According to Thunar in Debian Linux my system's ProgramData folder is 120 GB in ...
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Organizing files to prevent duplicity (but still automating backup)

In an ideal world, we'd have a "Google File System" right now which would have journaling and even versioning built in, no need for folders and we'd just label files. I believe this is still far to ...
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In linux how can I create a folder from a file?

I ran the following command to find all epubs and move them to a directory: find . -iname "*.epub" -exec mv {} /data/EPUB \; That created a super file with all the epubs concatenated together. Is ...
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Compress 1 TB file collection into standalone archives each size no more than 2GB

I have about 1TB data stored in two drives and I need to compress and encrypt them into independent archives each size must be smaller than 2GB. Exception may be files that are larger than 2GB. Is ...
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The file is no longer located

I want to move a couple files from an external hard disk, I can see the files and I can see how much space they occupy on the volume. If I try to move, rename or open them I obtain this error prompt: ...
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The file name(s) would be too long for the destination folders but I can't edit it [duplicate]

I want to move a file but its filepath/filename is too long. Its context menu only shows a reduced list of options and rename isn't in the list, pressing F2 after selecting the file in the file ...
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Windows 7 folder grouping control

In Windows 7, you can in any folder select the "Group by" option to have the files grouped into neat little categories. However, it seems somewhat limited. For example, if I choose "Group by Name", ...
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Does file copy pre-allocate memory

I'm trying to understand the file copy system for different OS. There are many posts like this that explaine the move/copy mechanism. What i'm trying to understand is is there any pre-allocation ...
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Windows / Create txt files of subfolders with file names in it

I have a folder on my HDD that contains like 1000 or so subfolders. These subfolders contain files and sometimes more subfolders. Now what I want to have is a script that creates a .txt file for each ...
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Is there a way to save and restore a set of tabs in a linux file manager?

For a frequent task, I need a file manager window open with about 8 tabs, each a different location. I'd like to be able to open the tabs once and then save them as a "tab set", so that in future ...
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How do I catalog files on several external hard drives that I want to store off-line? OSX

My partner, an artist, has more than 10 external hardisks both USB and firewire and every 2-3 months a new one has to be added (She's working with videos and pictures) currently its >10TB and growing ...
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Where to install programs in Arch Linux?

I am virtually new to the Linux scene altogether. I recently downloaded Matlab for installation. I unpacked the files and ran ./install to start the wizard. As I was stepping through it asked me for ...