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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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How can you circumvent Windows's 260 chars filepath in Dropbox?

Dropbox says it's limited by Windows's 260 chars file path limitation. But almost all Windows programs we use work properly with longer filepaths, so it not a Windows problem after all. Is there any ...
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1answer
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Inheritance system for folders (symlinks?)

Okay, here's the scenario. I have a base folder "Base" that has a blank, multipurpose template. However, this template is 12 gigabytes. I want to be able to have an inheritance system where linked ...
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1answer
59 views

Why does Windows lock the files during installation while linux doesnt lock the files

I noticed when a file is executed on Windows (.exe or .dll)for installation, it is locked and cannot be modified, whereas Linux allows user to modify them by delete/edit. Why does Windows lock when ...
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1answer
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Copy File List off HDD and Browse it “Offline”

I'm starting to loose track of which files I've put on which drives, and find myself needing to plug them in just to search for the files (by name). Is there a tool that allows me copy and browse ...
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1answer
42 views

How to avoid permission issues on a secondary drive after reinstalling Windows?

Every time I reinstall Windows on my main drive, everything on other drives breaks due to permissions. I'm unable to do most things on the other drives due to them being 'owned' by the previous user ...
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2answers
375 views

compare two directory (each with multiple sub-directory and folder) and find files that are not present in either one of them in windows

I want to compare two directory (including subfolders) for files (for example pictures) in two separate drives. I have thousands of files and are hidden inside subdirectory and folders. Small: ...
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62 views

How do I prevent a program from creating files in a specific folder? (win7)

So my questions is pretty much what the title says. I want to prevent a certain .exe from creating files in a specific folder. I still want to be able to create and delete files in that folder, I just ...
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1answer
334 views

Is there a way to add a “Contains” column in Windows Explorer?

I'm merging some old backup archives and getting rid of duplicates in the process, and I am frustrated by the fact that Microsoft has made it so difficult to find empty folders in Windows. The ...
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2answers
40 views

Select files which end with certain characters

Is there any way to select files which end with certain characters in Windows? I have a folder which contains a large number of pictures which have been created but with a resized size, and I'd like ...
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1answer
66 views

Prevent a program from creating files in a users home directory

I run an engineering program for class, Quartus 2. The issue i am having is that every time i launch the program, it creates 10 bitmap files in my home directory. This is not so much of a problem, ...
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4answers
169 views

How are the file metadata stored in Windows?

(I'm using Windows XP but I guess it's similar in all the recent versions of Windows.) When you create for example a new empty text document, you'll find in its properties that it has size of 0 ...
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1answer
635 views

How can I bulk move and rename images/videos in a folder

All my mobile device's photos and videos are backed up to the cloud and synchronized to my laptop using Dropbox's "Camera Upload" feature. All the photos and videos get added to the "camera uploads" ...
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1answer
156 views

Importing and exporting Set Associations (default programs) in Windows

I like using portable programs. As an example, I have sublime text portable stored in D:/Apps/Developer/SublimeText3. For all my .php, .txt, .js, .scss, .css, etc... files, I set them to launch with ...
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0answers
51 views

tools to manage your documents, songs, images with many categories? [duplicate]

Problem: I have collection of many images or books which can belong to multiple categories like C, algorithms, interview, database, OS, windows, for images icons, website headers, awesome, ...
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3answers
295 views

Remove duplicate files, but only if they are in same folder?

I have read the FAQ and I know this comes close to being closed as asking for a product recommendation... I have looked at at least 40 "duplicate files" remover utilities (Windows, OSX and Linux) ...
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1answer
608 views

Automate directory tree creation based on date

Hi and thanks in advance. I'm new to batch scripting and would like to perform the following action daily in my server. I need to make sure the directory path year/month/day exists in a given ...
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1answer
370 views

Custom user interface to act as a replacement for explorer.exe in Windows [closed]

When you go to gpedit.msc > User configuration > administrative templates > system > custom user interface there's an option for setting a different user interface from explorer.exe . I want to do ...
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1answer
81 views

How can I make total commander show actual size instead “size on disk” in the “size” column, while keeping the dynamic view (x.x k/M/G)?

TC shows "size on disk" in "size" column. I can use ShellDetails for instance, but I also want the dynamic size display (x.x k/M/G) that is not provided by the shell
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1answer
383 views

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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0answers
185 views

Collapsing Folders in Windows 8

In Windows 8, is there a quick way to "destroy" a folder, but copy it's contents into the folders directory? For example: Folder F is located in Directory D. Folder F contains File 1 and File 2. ...
2
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3answers
757 views

Unable to delete file; name is too long

This question has been asked, but unfortunately none of the suggestions worked. Here is the situation--the file is synced to a local folder on my computer in my /users folder from Google Drive. It is ...
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2answers
63 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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5answers
228 views

Any method/command/software to perform a relative file move?

I'll explain what's what I'm trying to do. From a project with thousands of files, we want to remove many of them matching a pattern, but we want to store a backup. We are looking for a method to ...
3
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1answer
84 views

Display size of files categorized per extension

I am looking for a Windows(7) utility which displays the space taken up (under a folder) categorized by the file extension, like .obj = 83.5 MB (255 files), .sdf = 87.8 MB (1 file). Does anyone know ...
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1answer
5k views

Browsing Android .apk files on windows

Is there any application or any Windows explorer plugin that can show '.apk' files like when you brows them in android file browsers? I mean showing icon of program, its version, ...
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1answer
71 views

Delete duplicate filenames from filesystem [duplicate]

How would I write a simple script to remove files with the same name and/or md5 checksum from a target filesystem? I'm sure in a Unix like system this is simple but I'm actually trying to get one ...
0
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2answers
4k views

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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0answers
76 views

How to star pictures so that only starred can be exported/copied?

What is an ideal system for starring nice photos that enables to select only the starred pictures in Explorer or other programs? E.g., any software stack where user can go through 2k photos, select ...
0
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1answer
659 views

How can I move files between folders and subfolders using a Windows script?

I am moving .jpg files from a directory and its subdirectories on a daily basis and then deleting them. To make this easier I created 2 batch files: One that moves the files and one that deletes them. ...
0
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1answer
71 views

Checking files on an external drive to whole computer for duplicates

I'm looking to use an external drive for a new purpose and want to see which, if any, files on it are not already on my main pc. I've seen comparison programs that can compare folders or one drive to ...
1
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3answers
612 views

How do I unassociate a program from a file type?

If I have a file.class and I opened it with Notepad, how do I destroy that association so that Notepad is not associated with .class? I do not want to change the .class association to another program ...
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2answers
2k views

Move a file to archive folder in cmd using wildcards

I'm using this command: move C:\folder\*.txt C:\folder\archive\*.txt I'm trying to move multiple files to an archive folder using the *.txt but I get an error that states it cannot find the file ...
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8answers
516 views

PC to PC file transfer over internet

I use a Windows XP PC and have a file of about 700mb, that I would like to copy to another PC (Win XP) over internet. None of the PCs have have a static IP from ISP. How can I transfer the file? I ...
2
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2answers
370 views

Can I give different permission for files and folders?

Is it possible to create difference permissions for subfolders and files in a network shared? Users are allow to modify files but not modify any folder in the network shared. If possible, users can ...
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3answers
225 views

Current alternative to the old CHECKSUM program

I'm looking for an application that does md5/sha hash check on specific files/folders periodically and store an index file per folder for future verification. I remember such application exist in DOS ...
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1answer
156 views

speeding up deleting thousands of files in windows explorer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Mass deleting files in Windows I know, using the command-line but often this is not possible, e.g deleting the result of a search in Windows Explorer or I'm just too ...
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2answers
67 views

Changing the locations shown on the side of the 'open' panel

Sometimes, when accessing documents from within programs on Windows, you have this popup: How can I change the locations that appear on the left side of this popup? (I say sometimes because other ...
1
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0answers
102 views

Backup software. Simple, free, schedulable. Know of any? [closed]

I know of backup software, like Toucan and Acronis, but as I knew them, they don't do what I want. What I am looking for is something keeps a copy of a few files and directories on another hard ...
1
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2answers
3k views

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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2answers
265 views

How to tidy music mp3 files? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Auto-tagging MP3s I have thousands of MP3 files and it is really messy all over place. Some in drive E and F. There are a lot of duplicates files in many different ...
1
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1answer
961 views

Reset Photoshop File Associations

Is there a way to reset Photoshop's file associations without having to reinstall? I had CS6 and CS5.5 installed side by side, and when I uninstalled CS5.5 it removed the file associations. I tried ...
3
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4answers
6k views

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 ...
2
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0answers
104 views

Windows tool to help tag a file by renaming it?

I'm looking for a tool like Tabbles which lets me tag a file. The problem with Tabbles, is that it's very platform dependent and it's not portable. If I tag a file with it and pass on the same file to ...
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3answers
402 views

Program for remove exact duplicate files while caching search results

We need a Windows 7 program to remove/check the duplicates but our situation is somewhat different than the standard one for which there are enough programs. We have a fairly large static archive ...
5
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1answer
314 views

Does a file system like WinFS actually exist?

Did anyone actually release a relational file system like WinFS? I'm aware that different parts of WinFS got implemented into different products but does a relational file system like Microsoft ...
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0answers
209 views

File manager with tags and video preview

Is there a tagged file manager with video previews that you get in the normal windows explorer? I tried these tagged file managers and none of them have a video preview for videos, often showing ...
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1answer
67 views

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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1answer
504 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
81 views

Tool for managing file routing on Windows XP

I would like to be able to see when a file is created/read/edited, and be able to reroute thoughs events to a new location the next time that transaction is executed to another local file path. ...