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how do i share files between windows computers on a local network?

We are trying to set up a home network where all computers can see shared files on all other computers. So far we've got two computers connected via a wireless router/modem, connected via ethernet ...
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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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How do I preserve date and time when moving single files?

How can I preserve the date and time information when I move files to another disk drive? I would like to preserve the last modified date and time, and also the creation date and time. I want to ...
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“Access is denied” warning message when trying to view C:\Users\All Users\Desktop

When I try to access C:\Users\All Users\Desktop, it gives me "Access is denied", even though I'm using an administrator account. So what I did was I right click the folder >> Properties >> Security. ...
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Where are essential Windows files located?

I am using a Vista but I would like the answer for XP, Vista and Windows 7. I am writing a program where I want to count the Important or Essential files of the Windows PC. It looks like the ...
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Unable to move or delete files

Just today I got the following error while trying to move/delete several files: The action can't be completed because the file is open in another program. The file wasn't open, but just in case, I ...
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How to (easily) copy protect files when being an administrator in Windows Vista

I have a hard drive I need to backup. In the hard drive is of course things like Documents and Settings which is set to not allow other people to see inside someone's personal folders. I am an ...
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Enable File sharing in Windows Vista

There seems to be a problem in my Windows Vista.. In the network and sharing centre only the network discovery is visible. I cant find a option for file sharing as mentions in other websites. There is ...
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Vista stuck on “Calculating” when deleting or moving files

Sometimes when I try to delete or move files, the window reporting the operation progress gets "stuck" in the Time remaining: Calculating phase and never continues. When I press Cancel in the ...
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1answer
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What's a command-line way to move a directory's content to another directory in Vista?

I usually love Vista but I've found its file moving facilities are just bad. I have these two directories C:\dir1\ C:\dir2\ They both contain a number of subdirectories, which themselves contain ...
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Replace, not merge, folders when copying

In Windows Vista, when I try to move a folder to replace an existing folder, Vista asks me if I want to merge the folders or cancel. How do I get the old XP behavior where the old folder is just ...
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How to force Vista explorer to display reasonable columns?

I have four .zip files in a directory. Vista Explorer displays them and gives me the columns: Date taken (???) Tags Size Rating I want, however: Date last modified Size I know I can ...