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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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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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1answer
24 views

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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1answer
25 views

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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Red X shown for connected drives

I am getting a red X on drives that are connected and accessible. It only happens to network drives, not local drives. Here is a screen shot: Any ideas how to correct this problem?
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Why windows 7 search becomes too slow after frequently use?

Situation: We are working on a file management project where we need to generate and sort around 60,000 files per day and burn them in DVD's everyday as the final output. All files have JPG extension ...
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0answers
32 views

Making a file accessible only when on a specific computer

We have a system that we would like to protect against xcopy onto another machine. The system consists of MFC app, some .NET components and lots of configuration files. If we were able to make a ...
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1answer
34 views

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
32 views

How do I get a Windows folder containing a lot of large .EXE files to resolve quicker?

When I have a folder on Windows (any version from 7 to 8.1) that contains a number of large .EXE files such as installer files like Firefox Setup and CCleaner (usually about 10-100mb), it lags the ...
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1answer
31 views

How can I search for all files on my harddisk in windows 7 within a certain timeframe?

I would like to show all files on my harddrive that were modified in september 2013. And, I would like to exclude a certain folder with millions of java files. The windows search function in th top ...
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2answers
100 views

I'm in need of a program that can detect and move files out of multiple folders at once

I'm looking for a program that can detect and move files out of multiple folders at once. Due to a mishap with a music tagging software, my music library is in a total mess. My files are now spread ...
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2answers
66 views

How to customize folder grouping in Windows 7?

I wonder, how to customize folder grouping in Win7? You can group them by Name, Date, etc — but how to create custom groups? Like, I have 30 folders on a disk, and i want them to be grouped under ...
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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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2answers
66 views

Restrict the amount of space a folder can use

I have a directory I have given write access to everyone and shared it for the LAN (for easy distribution of files within my sharehouse). I want to be able to remove any chance that my drive will fill ...
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1answer
59 views

How can i browse home computer files remotely or from web interface

I have data on external USB dribe around 5TB. I want that should be able to browse my external drives from web interface and download some files if i need. Is there any software / website to do ...
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1answer
308 views

Command or script to paste a file into multiple folders and have the file type overwrite the same of its kind while keeping the original file's name?

The title kind of already explains it but I'll be a bit more specific here. I'm looking to replace a .jpg file in multiple different folders with a different .jpg file, but I want to be able to keep ...
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116 views

Windows File Manager Like on Mac: Displaying Several Folders Hierarchically at Once + Combining Best of Both Worlds (User Experience)

I am doing some work with template files which are found in various folders on the system, all falling under a common ancestor directory, but not always within the same parent directory. I am looking ...
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2answers
208 views

Adding tags in files in Windows 7

Is it possible to add tags in files in Windows 7 so that when I search for a particular tag, I get the file I'm looking for? I have a lot of .psd files of different businesses in a single folder ...
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34 views

Win 7 not reading all files from XP HDs

I loaded windows 7 - 64 on a new ssd, fresh install (C: drive). I then added 3 HDs from my old XP, SP3 - 32bit (new drive letters F:, G: and H:) computer as secondary drives. Win 7 opens and runs ...
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Impossible to delete a file in Windows 7 (2) [duplicate]

I'm aware of similar posts on this, but they haven't fixed my issue. I have an .iso installation file previously mounted with MagicDisc that I am now unable to delete. I have of course unmounted the ...
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1answer
104 views

Windows XP style compact path in Windows 7 file browser window

I do lots of navigating between folders trying to keep projects synced and I've tried using things like winmerge but they're too clunky and slow. I switched back to old fashioned windows explorer but ...
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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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2answers
1k views

WinDirStat Save Report Option

When running WinDirStat against a drive, I'd like the option to save the report so that I can look at it later while "offline" away from the system it was run on. I've looked around the program and ...
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0answers
147 views

Javascript FileSystemObject::CopyFolder error

I have an old Javascript ..er..script that we run on installs here (with cscript) that stopped working properly somewhere after the beginning of last year. I'm trying to figure out why. It looks like ...
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83 views

Keep track of external files

what is the most elegant way of keeping track of your external data (archives)? I don't want to download a file which is already somewhere on my external USB drive. Right now, I use "dir /s ...
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1answer
337 views

File's permissions change when moved to Music Library - Windows 7

I've had a problem with my system that I discovered after I tried to add some songs to my music collection. I keep all my music files in the default Music folder. All of these files come from another ...
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1answer
67 views

Is there any way to get an ext4 drive to register in the first place in Windows 7?

I have looked all over the place for a decent solution to this dilemma, including exhaustive Google searches, and I have not found anything useful at all. I don't want a separate, independent program ...
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0answers
76 views

Windows file saving conflicts between machines on a USB flash drive - very weird?

I have encountered an issue with saving/modifying files on a single USB flash drive. We got a program called "Deep Freeze" and the windows user has no admin rights on the PC. When the student used his ...
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2answers
2k views

How to view full path in search results?

I really hate the way Search Results works in Windows 7. You get something like this: ...and, wanting to see the full path (why doesn't it show you that automaticlly, either by making that column ...
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votes
1answer
748 views

My Desktop is in my Favorites folder instead of my home directory

This is really weird. I don't know why this is. In every win7 computer I've ever used my desktop is located in C:\Users\username\Desktop but on my laptop, it is in C:\Users\username\Favorites\Desktop ...
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2answers
184 views

How to batch-delete folders with only one file in it?

So I apparently have hundreds of "albums" in my music folder with only one music file in it. I don't like that, I want only complete albums in that folder. Is there an easy solution to this? In ...
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0answers
161 views

Changing the color of compressed items in explorer search results

I have enabled both of options to compress NTFS files, and to show affected items with an alternative color under Exprorer->Tools->Folder Options. The issue I'm having is with the default color. To ...
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1answer
191 views

Write a dummy file into every subdirectory?

I want to copy a dummy text file into every subdirectory of a given directory on a network drive (Windows). Because we're looking at hundreds or thousands of subdirectories, I can't do this manually, ...
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1answer
824 views

Windows explorer menu File / New / does not contain New Folder option

In the Windows Explorer, the menu File -> New ... does not contain a New Folder option. Other options such as new textfile or new shortcut are available, though. Similarly, creating a folder from a ...
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0answers
593 views

Handbrake output directory to include Title folder

I am using handbrake to convert my DVD's to .MP4 and have set the default output path Tools -> Options -> Output Files In here there is Default Path: which I have pointing to my Movies folder ...
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Reflecting changes to a file in a different location

I have five different folders which share a number of common data files between them. That is to say that the same data file may be present in more than one of the above mentioned folders. Each of ...
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1answer
82 views

strange file ownership changes

There seems to be a process that changes the file ownership on my corporate Windows 7 laptop. I have the same account name on two different domains, say GLOBAL\hemal and CORP\hemal. I login to my ...
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184 views

How to add command to Unreal Commander context menu

I don't have 7-zip context menu entry in Unreal Commander, and I'd like to add it. Is this setup from registry editor or somewhere else?
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1answer
584 views

How does Dropbox work in Windows?

When a file is dropped into Dropbox's sync folder, is that file actually still stored locally on my hard drive, or is it some type of hologram? I keep a number of ebooks synched across devices with ...
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2answers
2k views

Windows 7 File Associations .mov

I created a new windows 7 SP1 base image. Everything is all fine and dandy with that. So i am now installing standard applications I would like Quicktime to manage .mov files. The only problem is ...
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1answer
162 views

Can't copy files from remote hard drive

I'm transferring data file from an old computer to external. Some of the file names appear green on the external hd and I cannot open them. When try, get Word error message: Word canot open the ...
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2answers
319 views

How to separate files based on type?

My music folder is a mess with some files being protected by DRM and others not. Is there a way to automatically separate all files within the subfolders of my music folder based on file extension? I ...
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3answers
171 views

File copy utility or file manager with each byte report while copying?

Please suggest copy utility or file manager program, which reports each byte copied. I have a problems while copying. Copying process hangs, and I want to see how it happens, so I want to see how ...
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1answer
334 views

Delete all folders and files except for specified files?

Situation: I have multiple folders and files, which looks like this: C:\Users\myname\Desktop\project1\english\folder1\file1 C:\Users\myname\Desktop\project1\english\folder1\file2 ...
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5answers
512 views

Delete contents of multiple folders except for specified files?

How do I delete the contents of multiple folders except for specific files? For example, I have multiple folders which contain the same files, as below: Folder1: File1 File2 File3 Folder2 ...
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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 ...
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2answers
206 views

Windows file manager with last visited folders history

Is there a file manager for Windows that has a running history of the last X folders you visited?
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1answer
941 views

What is function of $$PendingFiles?

I have been searching for the answer, but couldn't find any that would explain it completely. It is more complicate to google because somehow it ignores those $$ marks even when entered with quotes. ...
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4answers
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Easiest way to extract the contents of many folders at once?

In Windows 7, I have a directory of folders which each contain files as their contents. Is there any way to extract all of the contents of each the folders to a separate location other than cutting ...