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Utility or technique for swapping files quickly in Windows

I frequently need to swap one file with another, without overwriting the original. Let's say there are two files, foo_new.dll and foo.dll. I usually rename them the follwing way: foo.dll -> ...
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OSX Document Package on Windows ? Or hiding the contents of a directory as a single file?

On OSX there's the concept of a Document Package, which is basically a directory that is shown to the user as a single file. This is the Apple documentation about it: If your document file formats ...
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Recover partially download file auto deleted by Chrome

Where can I find partially completed download file (from chrome ) on my system as(chrome and chromium) it delete them in event of interruption (NET ISSUE). I need the file so that I complete download ...
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Is there a Windows GUI application that can perform file management functions on my Linux box?

Is there anything like an FTP program available that will allow me more control over file management on my Linux box? I'd like to be able to do things like create archives and unzip archives. At the ...
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44 views

Extracting .rar files in Windows with current datetime

One thing I like about Windows zip files is that the extracted files automatically have the current time (as opposed to the original time). I have yet to find a way to apply the same for extracted ...
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744 views

How do I monitor the size of a file?

Is there a program that constantly checks a certain file size on hard drive, like every 5 minutes or something? If the file size stops increasing, I would run some action X (X set by the user – like ...
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Restore file dates by contents comparison

I have two folders A and B that contain files and other folders (no links though). B has a bit more up to date conent (extra files, modified files etc). However, B has wrong file modification dates ...
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What does the computer have to do to move some files around?

I was trying to move some files into a folder (E: to E: so i'm pretty sure it's moving and not copying) but it's taking like minutes just to move some 60k files. I was under the impression that file ...
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193 views

How can I change the directory a command thinks it is running in?

How can I run a command that is in a different directory so that the command thinks I've ran it in the current directory? If a command is using basename() or argv[0] (or whatever it's called) to get ...
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How can I merge two directories in Windows and have the result contain the most recent files and directories?

I believe this question to be very simple however I want to triple check before I screw myself up. My testing has shown this process to work (I think, but I may be missing something) but again I'd ...
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2answers
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How to see (Command line) when a file has been created/copied

I need to find a way to get the date of a file that has been copied from the network on a given workstation. I see some info when I right-click the file but I know that it's not 3 months ago (The file ...
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522 views

Tool/code/extension for tagging files

There are a lot of articles on how you can tag files in Windows 7, such as: http://lifehacker.com/#!232891/tag-files-and-save-searches-in-windows-vista Furthermore there are some tools like ...
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How do I close a file that I created using cat > command?

I learning how to use git on a Mac and I'm trying to add a file in one of my branches by using the "cat > " command. The problem I'm having is that I want to end editing the file in the terminal but I ...
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Why do different du versions report different file sizes?

at our organization we have a windows file server, which I use to store a large number of files. This file server is mounted using smbmount on 2 clusters. Cluster A runs CentOS 4.8, and du version ...
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Using Robocopy for file rotation

I am looking for a way to use robocopy to rotate log files. Currently I have a batch file using robocopy to copy files and log the results to a specified folder location. What I would like to do is ...
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714 views

How to change extensions?

In Windows 7, I want to change an .ai (Adobe Illustrator) file extension to a .pdf extension...How do I do this? I have tried renaming the file, but Win7 still thinks it is a .ai file...how do I ...
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2answers
231 views

Application that arrange files in the whole computer

Do you know of any application that works like this: Allows you to create folders where the files in number 2 will be placed. Allows you arrange all/any of the files in the computer according to ...
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527 views

Are there any issues with having huge folders?

My site requires 10,000+ 1-2 seconds mp3 clips, saved as individual files. They are each about 12Kb in size. Are there any potential issues with storing them all in one huge folder as word_1.mp3, ...
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How to change file creation time in the different file systems

Is there a tool that would allow me to change the file creation time and file modified time on a list of files? Must be able to work in the NTFS and FAT32 file systems.