Methods by which files are managed and organized. Could refer to file management by the OS or by a third party application.

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Windows Explorer: custom order for sorting by type?

Is it possible to modify the exact order in which files are listed when sorted by type in Windows Explorer? Not just choosing between ascending/descending, but sort differently? For instance: 1. To ...
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Someone has copied the files but I need to know what files exactly [duplicate]

How do I find someone has copied what files in my computer I need to know that files locations(addresses) and which devices he used?? I'm using Windows 7.
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delete hidden folder/file with name exceeding 256 characters

I ended up with a folder that cannot be deleted. The issue started out as Windows 7 complained about a deletion I performed in an old recyclebin with a message 'filename too long 434 instead of 256 ...
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Indexing and Searching External Hard Drives When They Are Disconnected [duplicate]

I have a few external hard drives that I use to store various files and media. I would like to be able to index these drives and have that index be searchable even when the drives aren't plugged in; ...
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How would you count every occurrence of a term in all files in the current directory?

How would you count every occurrence of a term in all files in the current directory? - and subdirectories(?) I've read that to do this you would use grep; what is the exact command? Also, is it ...
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Slow file browsing of offline files, Windows 10

I am using Windows 10 and just setup Offline Files for 3 folders I'm currently working from (28 sub-folders, 550 files, 185MiB). I prefer working from local copies of the files for performance reasons ...
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Linux music players that allows to delete current file from disk

Which Linux music players, allow easy deletion of the currently played song from disk using a key combination or a few mouse movements and button presses? The players should accept one or multiple ...
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All folders and files deleted from desktop (Win 7)

6 months back all my files from desktop, folders and files in it were deleted automatically (permanently). I used a browser after reading an article from PC World "The browsers with extra security ...
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The fastest disk search possible [closed]

I currently have windows indexing service and no other disk search/indexing program installed. I want the indexing software to load the entire index database into RAM Is there any way to make ...
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A Bash command to go through a list of files in a directory, find are replicates numbers 1-9, and concatenate them into a new file

I have a directory with a bunch of files Ex: ExperimentA_Rep1.bed ExperimentA_Rep2.bed ExperimentA_Rep3.bed ExperimentB_Rep1.bed ExperimentD_Rep1.bed ExperimentC_Rep1.bed ExperimentC_Rep2.bed . . . ...
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I cannot delete a folder because it has endless folders [duplicate]

It seems some software had a bug and created a endless path of folders like: folderA/folderB/folderC/folderA/folderB/folderC... I cannot delete it because windows says that the path is too long. ...
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Remove a file named “-f” or “-r” [duplicate]

Wondering how to remove a file its name is "-f" or "-r" on Mac OS and on Linux. What is the right way to escape? I did some research and it seems the only way is to remove by inode ID? thanks in ...
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What is the purpose of XAML files in a PHP site?

A client's website is primarily .php based, but I noticed the site contains .xaml files. What is the purpose of a .xaml files in a .php based site structure? Do they have a purpose or would it be ...
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Disable file deletion with numeric DEL key

Is it possible to disable or unmap the DEL key in numeric keypad? Rationale: I normally use the arrow keys with the ENTER key of the numeric for navigating the filesystem (very convenient location ...
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Comparing directories

At some point when there was a software upgrade the previous support person that I took over from made a copy of a directory to the new server for the upgrade. We've kept the old server around ...
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How to show only specific file extensions? [duplicate]

I want to have a folder where I can see all the .pdf files that I have on several different folders. You may have different files on this folder but when you open it it will only show you a specific ...
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Fast, robust access to current files without cluttering the desktop (mac)

In my workflow, I keep current files on the Desktop for ultra-fast access by mapping a keyboard shortcut to "show desktop". Advantages: VERY fast. Nothing is ever opened, the desktop is just ...
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How can I create an empty file in Linux available to all users? [closed]

As the admin, how can I create a file that will be available to all users?
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can't delete bugged file on ext3

I have a file called "Last Tabs" on my ext3 filesystem that I can't delete (created by chromium). It appears to be bugged. If I use ls -l I get ls: cannot access Last Tabs: No such file or directory ...
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How can I find all folders with a specific name and delete all contents except for two files with a batch script?

To clean up a project I need to find all (sub)folders named palette-library starting from the current location of a batch script file and then delete all its contents except for a folder called ...
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understanding some flags in find-command in linux

I wanted to move only files in Linux and I found the answer here as the following: find . -maxdepth 1 -type f -exec mv {} destination_path \; which worked for me perfectly. But my questions are: ...
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Using btrfs cow functionallity to rapidly and efficiently subset large files

[My aim is to use btrfs cow features to subset 30GB to 300GB files into several 10GB files without producing substantial i/o nor using additional disk space. i.e.: 300GB dna_original.fastq 10GB ...
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using btrfs features to rapidly and efficiently combine large files

My aim is to use btrfs features to combine several 3GB files into a single 9GB file without producing substantial i/o nor using additional disk space. If this works for this set of data, I plan to ...
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Why isn't there a clone of Total Commander for OS X? [closed]

Is there some reason why somebody doesn't create pure, clean copy of Total Commander for OS X? Are there some technical, legal problems why all TC clones are so.... weird and not as usable as ...
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Avoiding the “Replace?” dialog on Send To in Windows 8

I use a network share as a backup for work I'm doing locally. Every so often, I switch to Explorer, right-click on recently-edited files, and select Send To | Backup (X:\). However, since the ...
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New files are not sorted automatically by Windows Explorer

Windows Explorer fails to auto-sort files that are modified in the same window or at the same time in the Open/Save Dialog box. For instance saving documents in Word does not affect the "Date modified ...
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How to overwrite one line of local config instead of whole file (icons related)

When I copy /usr/share/icons/Faenza-Green to ~/.icons and change in ~/.icons/Faenza-Green/index.theme [Icon Theme] Name=Faenza-Green Inherits=Faenza-Dark,Faenza,gnome ... long rest of a file ... ...
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How can I efficiently view/validate/delete 1M+ files from data recovery?

I recovered a few TB of data, yielding over a million files. Much of what was recovered is trash, but a small percentage are very valuable files that are buried in the mess. Question: How can I cull ...
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Warning regarding suspicious file on C:\ [duplicate]

I have a strange warning message that happens on startup of Windows 7. It has started only recently and says there is a problem with a file on my computer called C:\Program. It also says renaming it ...
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How to find duplicates of files from set directory in other locations?

I cannot find solution to following problem: There are directories A, B, C and D (with subdirectories) containing lot of JPGs (photos). I want to compare directories B, C and D with A to ...
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ntfs: finding all files sized at 64k intervals

In Windows, is there a tool or way to easily find all files (maybe within a directory tree only) to list all files whose file size is a whole multiple of 64KB? I.e. those files that may have been ...
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How to display recent files per app in Start menu

Windows 10 displays the recently used documents of an app if it is pinned to the taskbar. Windows 7 used to also do this for apps pinned in the Start-menu. Is it possible to enable this behaviour ...
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How to merge folders of the same name when moving without loosing data in any folder, in Windows 7 ultimate x64?

I use Windows 7 Ultimate x64. I want to move folders from my C drive to my D storage drive to save space in C. When the box comes up that asks if I want to merge or replace or skip moving a folder ...
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Preventing downloads of files that may already exist in subfolders (prevent duplicates)

I've seen guides and threads on identifying or removing duplicate files, but what about preventing duplicate files? Example: Thousands of files in subfolders. Files are downloaded and placed in the ...
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Replace GTK+ file dialog with alternative

Is there any way to configure GTK+ programs to use a different file dialog? Reading ancient articles on the default dialog and seeing no difference to the current version does no bode well for it's ...
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Deleted dll file in error [duplicate]

I deleted a licensed application, an sh10.dll file, a $200 program, by mistake and I can't get it back, I can't locate it at all. Resetting to prior date did not work. I called the company and they ...
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Get creation time of file in milliseconds

Is there a way to get the creation time of a file in windows in a higher accuracy? I want to get the creation time of an mp4-video in milliseconds. Is this possible?
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Discrepency in number of files transferred in Teracopy

Over the past few days, I've been using Teracopy to transfer over a large number of files and folders from a small flash-drive (well, 32gb) , to an external hard-drive (4tb). However, I noticed that ...
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How to display byte sizes with binary prefixes?

For as long as I can remember, Microsoft DOS and Windows have been displaying byte sizes with decimal prefixes, instead of binary prefixes. This has plagued at least two generations of computer users ...
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Got a new hard drive and would like to setup file system [closed]

I just finished assembling a new computer. I installed Windows 7 on my 250GB SSD, and everything is working fine. I've now plugged a 1TB HDD, and formatted it to allow windows to place files on it. ...
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How to compress extremely large file in place

I need to compress a 646.4GB file on a 1TB external HDD. This HDD currently has about 238.6GB free. However, since the straightforward compression methods create a new file, I'll not be able to ...
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Is there any way to get a 'Watched' Tag for Video files in Windows Explorer?

Is there any way to add a watched tag automatically on video files in windows explorer for the videos that are partially/completely watched? Something like youtube.com does. If partially watched and ...
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Windows 2012R2 move folders users, ProgramData, ProgramFiles to the D

We would like to place the folders Users, ProgramData, Program Files and Program Files (x86) on the D drive for a non AD integrated server. We have already tried many options; however, we have yet to ...
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Change File Attribute in windows

I have basically two images : 1. one with jpeg and file "attributes" as 'N' as seen below : Now i m trying to create image with same property but whenever i create new image or edit the same image ...
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When were files moved to trashbox?

In my office we run a number of Buffalo NAS drives for file storage. These drives all have the 'trashbox' enabled, in short a recycle bin for the network shares. Periodically I need to clean out the ...
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I am unable to open any files in a directory as they all say they are corrupt

All files in a subdirectory of OneDrive are unable to be opened and the programs report that they are corrupt or file type is not recognized. When I look at them using a raw editor, I see the ...
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Merge folders with similar names in Windows 7

For every folder named "abc & xyz", I have a folder named xyz & abc. I would like to merge folder "abc & xyx" with folder named "xyz & abc". What is the best way to do this? I have ...
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Linux temp files, cache and memory management [closed]

If a linux machine runs for a long period of time without rebooting don't the temp files, cache files and other non-permanent files become an issue (hard drive)? How does linux handle this, also how ...
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Identify latest added or updated files in Windows file folders

In Windows Explorer, I would like to list all the files in a folder, including those in subfolders, and sort them by the time they were added, or the last time they were modified. I am trying to ...
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How to delete a file that's no longer in the directory? [duplicate]

So I downloaded a music file but I was surprised when I saw it had no extension and it was 0kB. I decided to delete it but then I got that terrible error message saying that the file is no longer in ...