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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compare two directory (each with multiple sub-directory and folder) and find files that are not present in either one of them in windows

I want to compare two directory (including subfolders) for files (for example pictures) in two separate drives. I have thousands of files and are hidden inside subdirectory and folders. Small: ...
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How to customize folder grouping in Windows 7?

I wonder, how to customize folder grouping in Win7? You can group them by Name, Date, etc — but how to create custom groups? Like, I have 30 folders on a disk, and i want them to be grouped under ...
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BitTorrent - Automatically rename files

I have the data files for a torrent but because the file names differ I cannot simply load it into a client and join the swarm. It would be very tedious to manually rename the files so I am looking ...
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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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Is there a way to add a “Contains” column in Windows Explorer?

I'm merging some old backup archives and getting rid of duplicates in the process, and I am frustrated by the fact that Microsoft has made it so difficult to find empty folders in Windows. The ...
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Why do we need /lib in linux in 3.* kernel?

I have a host installed with fedora19 64bit, I saw the directory of /lib and /lib64. In fhs, it says, normally, /lib is a link to /lib64 or /lib32, but it seems not in fedora or other linux dist with ...
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Restrict the amount of space a folder can use

I have a directory I have given write access to everyone and shared it for the LAN (for easy distribution of files within my sharehouse). I want to be able to remove any chance that my drive will fill ...
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How long should it take to move 8Gb to my network hdd in this scenario?

I am moving a virtual machine image of about 8Gb from my laptop to my network hard disk and it's taking a long time, windows reports a transfer rate of 840KB/second. I'm wondering if the slow ...
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How to get actual creation time of a file on Unix?

I'm inspecting some files in my dedicated web server via linux cli after a hack attack and found some files have been modified with the 'touch' command to change the dates. I'm willing to get the ...
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How can i browse home computer files remotely or from web interface

I have data on external USB dribe around 5TB. I want that should be able to browse my external drives from web interface and download some files if i need. Is there any software / website to do ...
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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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How can I automatically delete the MP4 version of a file if an MKV version exists?

My upstream host has changed the way they send video files and I now have dozens of folders that contain both an MP4 and an MKV version of the same file. I want to keep the higher quality MKV file and ...
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Command or script to paste a file into multiple folders and have the file type overwrite the same of its kind while keeping the original file's name?

The title kind of already explains it but I'll be a bit more specific here. I'm looking to replace a .jpg file in multiple different folders with a different .jpg file, but I want to be able to keep ...
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How to queue up Windows 8 file coping to only have one copying at a time

The new windows 8 file explorer copying is great. I can setup multiple copying tasks. They appear in a single window and I am able to pause them. Is there a way to have the copying only occur one at ...
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Select files which end with certain characters

Is there any way to select files which end with certain characters in Windows? I have a folder which contains a large number of pictures which have been created but with a resized size, and I'd like ...
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Prevent a program from creating files in a users home directory

I run an engineering program for class, Quartus 2. The issue i am having is that every time i launch the program, it creates 10 bitmap files in my home directory. This is not so much of a problem, ...
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Moving mutltiple documents to a folder in dropbox on a pc [closed]

How can I move multiple documents in my dropbox to folders in my dropbox at one time? Moving them one by one is too time consuming.
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How are the file metadata stored in Windows?

(I'm using Windows XP but I guess it's similar in all the recent versions of Windows.) When you create for example a new empty text document, you'll find in its properties that it has size of 0 ...
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How do I move files out of nested subdirectories into another folder in ubuntu? (Trying to strip off many subfolders)

How do I move files and not directories into another folder/parent folder? I have a folder structure that is extremely ugly, with some .mp3 files buried 6 levels deep in a sub-folder. I want to ...
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How to reach Windows filesystem from Virtualbox?

I have a VM running Ubuntu in Windows 7. Is it possible to open a file that a have on the windows filesystem in a program that is run in the VM? Or do it Have to use dropbox or something like that?
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Is there a web-based file viewer (not manager)?

I have a directory of files that I want to make accessible by web browser. I'd like to see them exposed in a classic two-pane layout: a tree navigation on one side, letting you browse the folder ...
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Adding tags in files in Windows 7

Is it possible to add tags in files in Windows 7 so that when I search for a particular tag, I get the file I'm looking for? I have a lot of .psd files of different businesses in a single folder ...
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How can I bulk move and rename images/videos in a folder

All my mobile device's photos and videos are backed up to the cloud and synchronized to my laptop using Dropbox's "Camera Upload" feature. All the photos and videos get added to the "camera uploads" ...
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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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How to organize files in accordingly named directories from command line under Linux

I have a directory filled with various files, differently named (i.e. not named with a specific pattern) and with different extensions, and I want to put each file in a newly created subdirectory ...
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RoboCopy and length of file paths

I'm using RoboCopy to back up between two hard drives. I have noticed that the log is highlighting files that its copied to the destination folder even though they haven't changed since the last back ...
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Impossible to delete a file in Windows 7 (2) [duplicate]

I'm aware of similar posts on this, but they haven't fixed my issue. I have an .iso installation file previously mounted with MagicDisc that I am now unable to delete. I have of course unmounted the ...
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Importing and exporting Set Associations (default programs) in Windows

I like using portable programs. As an example, I have sublime text portable stored in D:/Apps/Developer/SublimeText3. For all my .php, .txt, .js, .scss, .css, etc... files, I set them to launch with ...
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Windows XP style compact path in Windows 7 file browser window

I do lots of navigating between folders trying to keep projects synced and I've tried using things like winmerge but they're too clunky and slow. I switched back to old fashioned windows explorer but ...
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tools to manage your documents, songs, images with many categories? [duplicate]

Problem: I have collection of many images or books which can belong to multiple categories like C, algorithms, interview, database, OS, windows, for images icons, website headers, awesome, ...
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How do I delete all files smaller than a certain size in all subfolders?

I have a folder with many sub-folders containing small tif files (less than 160kb) which have been merged together in bigger pdf files, together with some big multi-page tif files. I want to delete ...
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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 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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How do I split files in place (delete original as new files are written)

I have a filesystem that is full, and I have several very large files that need to be split (so that some of them can then be archived with tar and the others examined). Is there a way to split with ...
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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 ...