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1answer
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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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2answers
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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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2answers
43 views

How move/copy files work in OS?

As the title asks, how in detail do they work? This question is often on my mind because I could not find a good article that explains how it works in detail. The questions is: How does the OS ...
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1answer
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How to queue up Windows 8 file coping to only have one copying at a time

The new windows 8 file explorer copying is great. I can setup multiple copying tasks. They appear in a single window and I am able to pause them. Is there a way to have the copying only occur one at ...
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2answers
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How do I move files out of nested subdirectories into another folder in ubuntu? (Trying to strip off many subfolders)

How do I move files and not directories into another folder/parent folder? I have a folder structure that is extremely ugly, with some .mp3 files buried 6 levels deep in a sub-folder. I want to ...
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1answer
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Is it possible to log file system events in Windows or Linux? [duplicate]

Is it possible to log file system events like copy, modification, deletion and creation of files and folders on a workstation? I primarily use Windows, but I would like to know if this is possible in ...
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2answers
65 views

Start download automatically when files are copied completely

I am trying to create a utility which can initiate download when files are copied on a FTP folder. I get these files from my another team. They copy new files during their day time and I start ...
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0answers
278 views

Prevent copying from specific network locations [duplicate]

A tad unusual question! I need to prevent users from copying (via Ctrl+C / Ctrl+V, Drag+Drop, Edit>Copy / Edit>Paste) from a folder on the local machine. I won't go into details of why, as it's ...
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5answers
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Transfering about 300gb in files from one server to another

I have about 200,000 files that I am transferring to a new server today. I haven't done anything on such a large scale before, and wanted to get some advice on how I should go about this. I am ...
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0answers
182 views

How to prevent file copy, restricted by file size?

I am the administrator of about 800 PC under Windows XP/7 with Active Directory. To limit the exchange of Divx, I'm looking for a software which prevents the copy of all file of more than 400 MB. ...
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2answers
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Continuously copy all file changes from one folder to another on change (Windows)

I'm working on a massive Java web application which is kept under centralized version control, but the source files are used to build and run the actual server, which then copies all the files I work ...
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2answers
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How can you move/copy all files of a specific file extension to a directory in windows vista?

How can i move all files of the same extension into another folder using cmd?
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4answers
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Move all files of type to a new folder in windows 7

Can anyone help on this. I have mp3 files all over the shop and therefore a lot of duplicates. What i need is a command line function that will move all files of type mp3 to a new folder. I'm not ...
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1answer
113 views

Methods of moving all of my local files into cloud storage [closed]

I have a large amount of data that I would like to move into cloud storage. Some of the files (~30 GB) are archived, but uncompressed, files (text, documents, images, videos, and other media). Other ...
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2answers
8k views

How to safely move all my Picasa folders to another drive

My c:\camera directory contains about 150Gb of photos and videos, with many years worth of Picasa edits. Generally I haven't used the "save edited photos to disk" function, so what's on disk is ...
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1answer
181 views

Move files based on list of old and new file paths

What is an efficient way to rename files in OSX/BSD from a text file for files assumed to stay in original folder, but in the format of; /path/old file name.ext\tnew file name.ext There may be ...
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1answer
511 views

Find and move hidden files from sub-directories with batch file not working

I'm trying to use this batch file to find and move files... but it does not work on hidden files. What's missing? @echo off setlocal set root=E:\backup set dest=E:\Tmp for /f "delims=" %%f in ('dir ...
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2answers
2k views

win 7: copy all files from a complex folder structure to one folder

I have a complex folder structure similar to: h:\folder1\folder2\folder3 h:\folder1\folder2\a h:\folder1\b h:\folder1\folder3 h:\folder1\folder4\d Except with probably hundreds of folders and a ...
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3answers
705 views

How can I move files from 2-level folders to 1-level folder

I have a bunch of files stored in a file directory as such root_folder -- folder1 --folder1_2 --bunch of files here -- folder2 --folder2_2 --bunch of files here -- ...
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1answer
160 views

Moving one large archive, or many individual files and folders?

Is it faster to move files between media in large pieces (i.e. many files and folders within an archive) or move them file-by-file? Is there a significant difference, considering that the file ...
0
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3answers
100 views

How could I transfer files to a PC, but not allow to download them again?

I'm looking for suggestions on setting up a Windows 7 PC so that a remote worker can upload any type of file TO the PC, but must never be able to download or transfer any files from the PC, including ...
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1answer
493 views

Copy all files from multiple subfolders into a folder on Ubuntu

I have downloaded over 7000 ebooks from Gutenburg, but the issue is is that they are all in zip files. and each of these zip files is in its own folder. I am trying to move all of the zip files into a ...
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1answer
85 views

Efficient way of handling file management?

So I work for this small company and what they currently have is a bunch of files on server being move from one place to another. They are in pdf, wpd, doc and xls format. Initially what happens is ...
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2answers
596 views

Linux regex file move

Im trying to move files into subfolders based on a regular expression. For example im trying to move tv shows into the correct show and season folder. All files follow the pattern "Show ...
0
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2answers
134 views

How to recursively find RAR and Rxx files and copy them with zsh

I have my downloaded directory with many rar files and I'm trying to move them. How would I do that?
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1answer
247 views

Unable to move file in a folder with the correct permissions

I've got a problem with a sata hdd, it is mounted in fstab like this: UUID="089DD5F442991363" /home/lex/media/archive1 ntfs rw,users,suid,uid=1000,gid=1000,umask=000,exec,utf8 0 0 ...
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4answers
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How to move multiple files in OSX

In OSX, when I click on a file while holding down the command button, I can move it to another drive. The problem is trying to do this with multiple files. If I press command-A to select all the ...
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votes
2answers
426 views

Moving folders in OSX

Let's say I have a particular folder I want to move to a different drive. On that drive is a folder of the same name. Both folders have things inside them. In Windows, when I move the folder, the ...
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2answers
1k views

How can I move folders that contain a file with a specific extension to a destination folder?

Many years ago, I converted a portion of my files to an arbitrary format with a specific extension. i no longer desire to have them in this format and i would like begin the process of replacing them ...
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4answers
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UNIX shell scripting: how to recursively move files up one directory?

I have a large number of small files, f, arranged in a directory structure like so: /A/B/C/f There are 11 directories at the level of A, each with about 100 directories at the level of B, each with ...
4
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6answers
10k views

Move files from multiple folders all into parent directory with command prompt

I have multiple .rar files in multiple folders like this: C:\Docs\Folder1\rarfile1-1.rar C:\Docs\Folder1\rarfile1-2.rar C:\Docs\Folder1\rarfile1-3.rar C:\Docs\Folder2\rarfile2-1.rar ...
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1answer
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linux mv command weirdness

can anyone tell me why when I type: mv -f ./tmp/members ./ I get: mv: cannot move `./tmp/members' to a subdirectory of itself, `./members' And moreover the correct way to move this directory? ...