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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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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Mac Permission Editing

I copied over some old files of a time machine backup on a USB drive. When I try and access a user's Desktop for example I get a "can't be opened because you don't have permission to see its contents" ...
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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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What's the proper name of that symbol to collapse/expand nodes in a directory tree?

I'm pretty embarrassed to admit I don't know this one...I just realized I've always just described it, not actually named it :) So, that folder/directory collapse/expand symbol thingy, you know, ...
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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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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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find: Find Files (Strictly) Older than Another File

When I deploy my software, I ship a zipped file to the target server and extract it's contents. In addition to this, at the same time I also place a metadata file in the directory, detailing what was ...
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Automatically Filing Chrome (Mac) Downloads By Source

Is there a way on the Mac (Chrome extension, Mac app, script, or otherwise) to automatically file Chrome downloads into folders by source / website?
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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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Linux - How to copy a list of files with special characters to new directory

I have a list of files with paths, some of the files have special characters such as spaces, hyphens, single or double quotes like the following: /Music/Allman_Brothers/Filmore_east/The Allman ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Scan for Unencrypted Data

I need a program that scans for unencrypted files. The files are encrypted with PGP, GPG, and WinZipAES256, so the program needs to be able to recognize these formats as encrypted. Since I need to ...
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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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Classifying, organizing and deduping files scattered across hard disks [closed]

I have hundreds of thousands of files scattered across the hard drives of multiple systems, all running Linux, and I need to organize them (classify, dedupe, etc.). I have all sorts of files, audio, ...
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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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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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What controls the native/default file chooser that applications use in linux?

So in any application I use that has a "Choose a File" (or similar) dialog, it's always the same one (excluding small java apps that use Swing's builtin File Manager and similar situations). It's been ...
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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. ...
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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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Simplest way to erase and replace content of multiples text files

I'm trying to do quite a simple thing. I have 40 text files in which in need to delete everything and replace with the content of a template text-file. What is the easiest/fastest way? NB: I don't ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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How do you stop file renaming in file server?

I have installed windows server 2008 r2 and configured FSRM role properly. I have enabled file screening there and blocked all types (*.*) of files to be saved there and have created an exclude lists ...
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Adding more than one folder at once to the Music Library in Windows Media Player

I was adding folders to Windows Media Player Music Library (via Manage Music Library) and since I have too many music folders, I wondered if there is a way to add them all at once to the Library. It ...
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Find, prune and delete files under Linux

find . -path '/mnt/ftp/ben/brc' -prune -o -iregex '.*\.\(docx\|xls\|txt\|pdf\|xlsm\|doc\|xlsx\|CVS\|csv\)$' -mtime +730 -delete I need all docx, xls, txt, xlms, doc files older than 2 years from ...
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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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How to create files named after lines in a text file under Linux

I have a text file which contains a list of items (one for each line) and I need to create, in a given directory, a file for every entry in the said list; each one of these files should be named with ...
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Prevent copying from specific network locations [duplicate]

A tad unusual question! I need to prevent users from copying (via Ctrl+C / Ctrl+V, Drag+Drop, Edit>Copy / Edit>Paste) from a folder on the local machine. I won't go into details of why, as it's ...
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How to delete a file in linux that does not have any/garbage file persmissions?

How do I delete a file that does not have any file permissions ? I am not able to delete file forcefully or as superuser. Please refer the screenshot:
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du which counts number of files/directories rather than size

I am trying to clean up a hard drive which has all kinds of crap on it accumulated over the years. du has helped reduce disk usage, but the whole thing is still unwieldily not due to the total size, ...
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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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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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Is there an alternative to git-annex for windows?

see http://git-annex.branchable.com/ Especially the use case of the archivist. Reproduced below use case: The Archivist Bob has many drives to archive his data, most of them kept offline, in ...
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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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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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Specify new patterns for hidden files

Is it possible to specify a new pattern to match files and folders I wish to hide from an OS's file manager (Explorer, Finder, etc.)? When using some editors (in my case Emacs), automatic backups ...
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Change the filestructure in linux

I am currently using manjaro and I have the following problem. My root partition is 7gb and my home partition is 100gb big. Now packages always get installed on the root partition. I tried to resize ...
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Transfering about 300gb in files from one server to another

I have about 200,000 files that I am transferring to a new server today. I haven't done anything on such a large scale before, and wanted to get some advice on how I should go about this. I am ...
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Binary file search on Windows 8?

I'm in a weird situation. I need to find a file based on its contents, not the name because the name is not unique... For example, I have a file named "cat.jpg". It is a picture of a cat. I happen to ...
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How can I show files only in Total Commander?

You know that feeling when you search for a specific file but don't remember its exact directory path (you have many subdirectories), and don't want to use standard SEARCH (AltF7 in Total Commander)? ...
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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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How to prevent file copy, restricted by file size?

I am the administrator of about 800 PC under Windows XP/7 with Active Directory. To limit the exchange of Divx, I'm looking for a software which prevents the copy of all file of more than 400 MB. ...
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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 ...