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41 views

Moving directories based on .md5 file to restore original directory structure

I ask for help regarding some scripting. I have a directory "J:\To_Sort" which contains another 1164 directories. Inside the "To_Sort" directory I also have 37 *.md5 files. These MD55 files contain ...
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55 views

Hidden Files In XP Mode

I'm currently using a Windows 7 desktop at work, with an XP Mode virtual machine to access the Netware network our company is currently trying to eliminate. However, I have to archive old files on the ...
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0answers
32 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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1answer
217 views

Windows 7 Folder-Merge function for XP

Is there a way (program?) that can let you safely merge two folders in Windows XP? Obviously this can be done manually by opening the source and destination folders and moving everything, selecting ...
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1answer
126 views

Use Windows Explorer to list files by pattern?

Can Windows Explorer list a subset of the files in a folder? For example, I want to see all the files with "summary" in the name. Specifying "H:\Documents*summary*" gives me a 'file not found' ...
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1answer
67 views

Find missing data files which are generated every day

I receive a lot of data files from my clients which are named in date time format. Example File Name: 20121029153045.txt, which means year 2012, month 10, day 29, hour 15, minutes 30 and seconds 45. ...
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2answers
318 views

Is there a free Windows Explorer (XP) replacement that is able to display file sizes to 1 byte precision?

The reason for the question is this: I was trying to find the location of a file and the only thing about it I knew was the exact size. So I search for all the files in the top of the folder tree ...
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2answers
142 views

Is there a tool that can Unlock and Delete a file? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I delete a 'locked' file? I'm looking for a tool that can help me Force unlock a file and then be able to delete it. Any suggestions?
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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. ...
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2answers
1k views

Delete files that don't exist in another directory

I have two directories, such that directory B is at least a complete mirror of A. For example: A/ directory1/ file1 directory2/ file2 file3 B/ directory1/ ...
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1answer
255 views

Best way to folder copying tasks on Windows XP

Here is my dilemma: I have a bunch of folders with dates at the end of the folder names (i.e., 2.28 for February 28). When the date in the folder name is reached, I want to copy the folder to a ...
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1answer
81 views

How can I set the file menu to always show details?

How can I set the file menu to always show details of files?
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1answer
85 views

How to get file in the order that the user moved them?

I have a user that "sorted" a network folder full of photo by dragging each photo and dropping it before another photo. He did not rename the file at all. On his Windows XP, the Windows Explorer shows ...
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1answer
77 views

What could give inconsistent figures on the number of files in a folder?

In Windows XP, when I clicked "Properties" on a folder, it said Size: 788 MB (826,867,591 bytes) Size on disk: 806 MB (845,590,528 bytes) Contains: 8,772 Files, 0 Folders When I entered the folder, ...
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4answers
913 views

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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2answers
2k views

Moving a user profile to a different drive letter in Windows XP

Can someone please give me the right procedure to move a USERPROFILE from C drive to D drive in Windows XP? I found two questions on this forum and in one question the link is dead: How do you move ...
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3answers
528 views

Moving Files out of an illegal folder (ends with a period) in XP

I'm trying to move some files over from an old hard drive. A couple of folders refuse to be copied. When trying to access the folders, the following error message appears: [directory name] refers ...
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3answers
1k views

XP, CMD, Move file to folder with the files DATE

I want to use a files date to move sort the file. Say I have file test.txt created on 5/10/2011, I want to be able to move the the file to C:\2011\05\10\test.txt. You ca do something like I guess ...
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1answer
758 views

Why are files not accessible from Windows 7 while accessible from XP?

I have a removable hard drive formatted to NTFS and hooked into a media streamer. When I unplug the drive from the streamer and plug it into my windows 7 system (the same one I used one format that ...
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3answers
838 views

How do I change a character embedded in file names to another character?

In a directory with multiple sub directories, I need to change file names that have the _ character to a another character: ., for example: ABC12345_DEF --> ABC12345.DEF I need to do this ...
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1answer
224 views

batch identify files filled with zeros

I have some folders which contain files (old temp P2P files saved wrongly apparently) which are just filled with zeros - any program/batch that can verify this ? I do not want to open each one with a ...
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1answer
79 views

Can I delay selection of a file name?

XP SP3 I have my folder options set up so that I do not need to double click on an item to open it. However, I find that items are selected when I move over them swiftly. This is a problem when I ...
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3answers
524 views

Backing up all pictures from a harddrive

My uncle gave me a harddrive to recover from. The harddrive is perfectly intact and no problems with it. I plugged it in and XP allowed me to go in using My Computer. Now the thing is the data is ...
2
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1answer
121 views

Need a file tagging and linking system to replace folders, suggestions?

Looking to get away from folders and be able to tag and link files so that I'm able to create views based on my needs at the time, and to be able to rediscover files based on selecting one or more ...
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1answer
2k views

How do I avoid saving Excel files in the temp directory in Windows XP?

How do I make sure that I don't save files (Excel in this case) in C:\Documents and Settings\u.sername\Local Settings\Temp? (Apart from having my brain in gear!) It's kind of disconcerting to save a ...
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3answers
2k views

Windows XP: how to tell who is using a file [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I delete a 'locked' file? Sometimes it happens that I can't delete a file because it appears to be in use by some program. Of course there is no obvious ...
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6answers
9k views

Where is the startup folder in Windows XP Professional SP3?

I want to manually remove a certain program from starting automatically, and I cannot find a "Startup" folder any more. The program I am referring to is uTorrent, if this will help.
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2answers
354 views

How to get Documents and Settings/username/Local Settings/Temp mapped on another drive

I have a very fast SSD secondary drive, which I"d like to use for my temporary files. I have a program I cannot change that I need to run all the time, and which uses Documents and ...
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1answer
335 views

Tools can get full file path (including filename)

OS: Windows XP SP3 Is there tool that can get the selected file full path (like c:\PathToFile\target.file) to clipboard? And which be added to windows file context menu. So that can get path by right ...
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2answers
784 views

Tool to delete files and skip files which are in use (Windows XP)?

Using Windows XP. File Explorer stops deleting files when it hits a file which is use. Is there a way to make it skip all files which are in use and just delete the others? If you will recommend a ...
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1answer
129 views

System files not hidden Win XP

I recently copied my win xp install from one hard to another(via ubuntu live cd) Everything went well, except that all the hidden system files(boot.ini, ntdlr, io.sys) are no longer hidden. I tried ...
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2answers
328 views

File permissions in Windows XP

Is there any software that can be installed in Windows XP to set file permissions for guest accounts? So that they would have to input a valid administrator password first before they can access the ...
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4answers
6k views

Renaming long file name with illegal characters [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to force Windows XP to rename a file with a special character? I have a 2GB file in windows which has a long file name ...
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3answers
2k views

How to delete files recursively in Windows XP in certain directory

For example I have many many directories, let's say dir1, dir2, dir3 and in each of that dir has subdir named tempdir. I want to delete all files in tempdir from dir1 to dir3 without manually going ...
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2answers
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WinXP - putting user directories on secondary partition?

I'm refurbishing a computer for my brother and his family. The main drive is split into 4 partitions: WinXP C: drive; Ubuntu system partition; Ubuntu swap partition; NTFS data partition (currently ...
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2answers
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Disable confirmation questions when copying mass files on Windows XP

Where in Windows XP (SP2) can one disable questions, or the confirmation dialogs that pop up, before copying a large sum of files? I want to be able to set up a mass copy and not be bothered by or ...
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2answers
103 views

Getting the “Open With” Box When I try to Open Any Folder

I hope someone can help me with this problem that's just occurred, I've never seen it before and I'm stumped as to what's causing it. Basically whenever I try and open any folder on the PC, whether it ...
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3answers
2k views

Sorting through photos and deleting duplicates

I'm looking to easily find duplicate photos of what's already on my laptop and delete those photos from my external hard drive. Before I got an external hard drive with 160GB to dump photos from my ...
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17answers
106k views

How do I find the largest files and folders on a drive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I visualize the file system usage on Windows? I am looking for a tool to tell me which files and folders are the largest as I need to do some cleanup.
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9answers
3k views

How can I speed up the deleting of very large directories on XP?

I regularly check out incredibly huge directories onto my XP machine. When it comes down to deleting and finally trashing them, it takes forever. Is there any way to speed this process up?
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15answers
23k views

Copy full file path in Windows XP

I've often the need to copy the full file path of a file or directory from the file explorer in Windows - is there any easy way of doing this ?
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2answers
1k views

How can I delete files on a PDA using CMD/Batch file

A customer's users are using PDAs (HP iPAQ, different models) with a CRM-Tool on it. If the application and database need to be reinstalled there are some files in different folders on the PDA which ...
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2answers
450 views

How to Create New Folder in Windows XP and Add a new text file in the folder

I want new folders created on my Windows XP machine to automatically contain a text file. Is there a way to perhaps add a new context menu on the right click menu which runs some sort of bat file?
9
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2answers
5k views

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 ...
2
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5answers
2k views

Fixing/Extending Standard Windows File Open/Save Dialog [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Change left side link of the Save As Dialog for a DropBox one? Almost every time I use the standard Windows (XP) File Open/Save Dialog I get frustrated in how long it ...