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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Multiple Instances of 1 Program

The project at hand that I am having issues with is that I need to run a set of program models on one computer. Each model has different file configurations, but in the C:\ drive the folders are named ...
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Hide Main PST file in email account list

I recently resetted my Outlook by deleting all PST, OST and temporary files. When I restarted Outlook, it asked me where to store a PST file (Main file, I think), so I put it somewhere. Then I set up ...
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Intermittent write locks on files without obivous cause

Recently I have been getting intermittent (random, sporadic) write locks on recently written files without any obvious cause. The setup: The machine in question is a 2 years old DELL Latitude E6520 ...
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There is a way to move $MftMirr other then using PerfectDisk?

I'm trying to resize a Windows 7 system partition, but I can't move some files placed in the middle of the volume. I'd like to shrink the partition further then by half and I don't like the idea of ...
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How to move back critical folders of my Ubuntu installation?

I messed up with sudo moving some critical boot folders in my Ubuntu 12.04 installation. How can I move these folders back to their original locations? I'd be fine with booting some live system and ...
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Does opening a Windows file in Linux update the file's access time?

I've got two hard drives in my computer, one with Windows and one with Linux (Vista and Mint 16, respectively). If I boot up Linux, I can then mount the other hard drive and access files on it. Each ...
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Install / uninstall GPU drivers in Win7 via file explorer?

Situation: (See also for context: a previous question) Cannot access Win7 (bootcamp) system via screen, as AMD GPU is bust Win7 Safe Mode does not help Can run OSX partition as managed to manually ...
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Show or list newest file in directory.

I'm using Windows 7. I'm looking for a graphical way to show the newest (most recently created or modified) file in a directory, including it's subfolders. I have a parent directory, with a couple ...
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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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Organizing files to prevent duplicity (but still automating backup)

In an ideal world, we'd have a "Google File System" right now which would have journaling and even versioning built in, no need for folders and we'd just label files. I believe this is still far to ...
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In linux how can I create a folder from a file?

I ran the following command to find all epubs and move them to a directory: find . -iname "*.epub" -exec mv {} /data/EPUB \; That created a super file with all the epubs concatenated together. Is ...
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Compress 1 TB file collection into standalone archives each size no more than 2GB

I have about 1TB data stored in two drives and I need to compress and encrypt them into independent archives each size must be smaller than 2GB. Exception may be files that are larger than 2GB. Is ...
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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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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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Windows / Create txt files of subfolders with file names in it

I have a folder on my HDD that contains like 1000 or so subfolders. These subfolders contain files and sometimes more subfolders. Now what I want to have is a script that creates a .txt file for each ...
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Is there a way to save and restore a set of tabs in a linux file manager?

For a frequent task, I need a file manager window open with about 8 tabs, each a different location. I'd like to be able to open the tabs once and then save them as a "tab set", so that in future ...
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Where to install programs in Arch Linux?

I am virtually new to the Linux scene altogether. I recently downloaded Matlab for installation. I unpacked the files and ran ./install to start the wizard. As I was stepping through it asked me for ...
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Copy-protecting files on an HDD [duplicate]

I have an HDD, with files that I don't want to be "stolen". The HDD is used by my employees. They need the files (pdf-s, some portable program and html files) for their work, but I don't want them ...
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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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Back up (save) the same file at periodic intervals

I am saving a stream in my HDD. I'd like to copy the file periodically into a subfolder backup such that the older versions of the the file are not deleted. Simply put Assume the original file is ...
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Detect file size decrease

I am saving streams from browser cache into my home folder. I wrote a script that takes the specific data type and saves them into disk, and names them as data.1, data.2 , data.3 and so on, creating ...
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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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How do I compare two folders recursively and generate a list of files and folders that are different?

tl;dr and an example I'm looking for a way to compare two folders recursively and output the relative paths all files (and folders) that are different (by size or by timestamp, à la rsync). For ...
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When you copy a file , where is it stored?

When you right click and copy a file before pasting , is the file duplicated and stored in some temporary place before it gets transferred to main memory for storage , what actually happens beneath ...
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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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Folder size inside a compressed file

I use windirstat to see the total size of files contained in each folder, but it doesnt support analysis within compressed files. I am looking for a program that report space usage inside a rar file. ...
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Rename new files using old ones

I have a large music collection, and a good number of playlists that I have formed over the years. All the music is neatly organised in a folder hierarchy. I have managed to get my hands on higher ...
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Time stamping of files in Windows 8

I need to know the exact time I shot a video. The video was shot with an iPhone and moved to a Windows 8 PC. The Properties dialog in Windows tells me the following about this file: Created: ...
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Tools to create a 'GitHub' style index page for files/folder on a fileserver?

My workplace doesn't have a document management system. People just throw files on a shared fileserver, where search doesn't really work. Trying to find information/files for a particular project by ...
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'Listen' to OS X application file writing

Sandboxie (for windows) is a great tool that allows the user to place any application in a sandbox. With this tool it's easy to check what files are stored on disk, as it places everything within the ...
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Inheritance system for folders (symlinks?)

Okay, here's the scenario. I have a base folder "Base" that has a blank, multipurpose template. However, this template is 12 gigabytes. I want to be able to have an inheritance system where linked ...
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Audacity: save just a sound file, not a Project

I commonly use Audacity to make simple edits to a single sound file: trim, filter, fade-in, a few edits, etc. Just one file. Not a full-blown "project" in audacity-speak. Can I then just ...
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File inheritance, or extending a folder, or something

I just had an idea which seems like it would be really useful for things like web development, but I have never heard of it being done. Say I am developing a web project and I want to create a ...
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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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The quota path is either invalid or it doesn't exist

Using File Server Resource Manager in Windows Server 2008 R2, i'm trying to set a quota of 1 GB for each user folder. But it seems it doesn't recognize the %USERNAME% variable. When I fill in: ...
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Why does Windows lock the files during installation while linux doesnt lock the files

I noticed when a file is executed on Windows (.exe or .dll)for installation, it is locked and cannot be modified, whereas Linux allows user to modify them by delete/edit. Why does Windows lock when ...
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Is there a way to bypass the MS-DOS(FAT32) drive format to copy large files without reformatting?

On OSX, I'm trying to copy a 7GB file to an external drive whose format is MS-DOS(FAT32), and am getting the Can't be copied because it is too large for the volume's format. message. According to ...
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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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File History not working Windows 8.1

I have file history turned on yet no data is saved. When I turn FH off and then on I get an error message: "File History has found files that are encrypted with Encrypting File System, on a network ...
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Windows 8 - rename to overwrite file

Is it still possible if I have files foo bar to rename file bar to foo and overwrite it? My Windows 8 asks me if I want to rename bar to foo (2) and it's driving me crazy. It doesn't bother me on ...
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how to keep number of files in a folder less than a limit

I'm trying to create a bash script to limit the number of files to a limit of 50000. I want to run the bash script on crontab every 5 min so it can keep deleting the old files when the number of ...
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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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Can I create a self healing file or archive

Earlier I backuped data to CD disks which get unusable after some years as CD get damaged (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_corruption). So I made 2 or more copy of that data file so that even if ...
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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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Unix - Prevent files with specific name from being in a directory

I need to prevent users from accidentally copy/move files with a certain names into a specific directory. Is it possible ? I need to set something in directory /home/similar2 that will reject any ...
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Linux: How can I delete all files whose file name is more than X characters in length?

I want to delete all files in the current directory and sub directories whose file name is more than a particular length. Is there an easy way of doing this from bash?
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How to avoid permission issues on a secondary drive after reinstalling Windows?

Every time I reinstall Windows on my main drive, everything on other drives breaks due to permissions. I'm unable to do most things on the other drives due to them being 'owned' by the previous user ...
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How move/copy files work in OS?

As the title asks, how in detail do they work? This question is often on my mind because I could not find a good article that explains how it works in detail. The questions is: How does the OS ...
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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 ...