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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strange file ownership changes

There seems to be a process that changes the file ownership on my corporate Windows 7 laptop. I have the same account name on two different domains, say GLOBAL\hemal and CORP\hemal. I login to my ...
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How to add command to Unreal Commander context menu

I don't have 7-zip context menu entry in Unreal Commander, and I'd like to add it. Is this setup from registry editor or somewhere else?
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How do I efficiently generate and validate file checksums?

I'd like to be able to capture and validate checksums for large-scale collections of files, typically nested within a complex directory hierarchy. Does every single file need a checksum? Are there ...
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How does Dropbox work in Windows?

When a file is dropped into Dropbox's sync folder, is that file actually still stored locally on my hard drive, or is it some type of hologram? I keep a number of ebooks synched across devices with ...
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Continuously copy all file changes from one folder to another on change (Windows)

I'm working on a massive Java web application which is kept under centralized version control, but the source files are used to build and run the actual server, which then copies all the files I work ...
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File manager that uses tags/labels instead of folders for GNU/Linux

I love the way emails are organized in GMail. I have long wanted something similar for my local files. The ability to have one file located under multiple hierarchies is a great advantage, and links ...
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Explorer / browser for offline file system [closed]

I am looking for an application that browses an offline representation of a file system with a representation as close as possible to Windows Explorer (or another file browser). Ideally It should ...
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Copy only files that don't exist regardless of file name?

My dropbox account apparently renames all auto uploaded images. I'm about to clear my phone and I would like to verify that all images are in the dropbox folder before deleting them. If they had their ...
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Windows 7 File Associations .mov

I created a new windows 7 SP1 base image. Everything is all fine and dandy with that. So i am now installing standard applications I would like Quicktime to manage .mov files. The only problem is ...
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Why chrome use a temporary file and then rename it when downloading files? [closed]

I'm now impelmenting a simple download utility. I don't know why chrome need a temporary file when downloading from the Internet and then rename it, instead of downloading the file directly with its ...
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Convention on directory of file outside /var/www

By /var/www I am generically referring to the document root for Apache. Often times you want to work with files, but don't want them inside the doc root (PHP examples come to mind). The general ...
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Can't copy files from remote hard drive

I'm transferring data file from an old computer to external. Some of the file names appear green on the external hd and I cannot open them. When try, get Word error message: Word canot open the ...
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Copy all files in a folder which have the same name as files in a separate folder

Let me explain: I am going through a huge icon set, and choosing the icons I like. I have chosen maybe 250 out of 3000 icons. The way the icons are split up are like this: Icons -> 16x16 ...
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How to star pictures so that only starred can be exported/copied?

What is an ideal system for starring nice photos that enables to select only the starred pictures in Explorer or other programs? E.g., any software stack where user can go through 2k photos, select ...
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sed without regex

I am using GNU SED for find and replace functionality on large files(upto 2GB). Find and replace characters can contain any characters, hence I want find and replace parameters to be treated as plain ...
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why would my device manager be empty?

I have tried several apps trying to clean up my registry hoping that that would straighten out my driver issues and none of them helped. I was also hoping that would help me diagnose my lack of info ...
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How can I move files between folders and subfolders using a Windows script?

I am moving .jpg files from a directory and its subdirectories on a daily basis and then deleting them. To make this easier I created 2 batch files: One that moves the files and one that deletes them. ...
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How to separate files based on type?

My music folder is a mess with some files being protected by DRM and others not. Is there a way to automatically separate all files within the subfolders of my music folder based on file extension? I ...
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File copy utility or file manager with each byte report while copying?

Please suggest copy utility or file manager program, which reports each byte copied. I have a problems while copying. Copying process hangs, and I want to see how it happens, so I want to see how ...
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Delete all folders and files except for specified files?

Situation: I have multiple folders and files, which looks like this: C:\Users\myname\Desktop\project1\english\folder1\file1 C:\Users\myname\Desktop\project1\english\folder1\file2 ...
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How to automatically recover lost file extensions?

We're recoverying bunches of data from a crashed partition of which we had no backup, using a data recovery software. Files are getting recovered, but file names are lost. Is there any software or ...
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Delete contents of multiple folders except for specified files?

How do I delete the contents of multiple folders except for specific files? For example, I have multiple folders which contain the same files, as below: Folder1: File1 File2 File3 Folder2 ...
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Checking files on an external drive to whole computer for duplicates

I'm looking to use an external drive for a new purpose and want to see which, if any, files on it are not already on my main pc. I've seen comparison programs that can compare folders or one drive to ...
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Sort files based on their meta-data

At a local storage (ext3/ext4) I have thousands of files of various types. I need to sort them, however I can come up with the criteria to do so as long as it's possible to get an overview again. I ...
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Windows file manager with last visited folders history

Is there a file manager for Windows that has a running history of the last X folders you visited?
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What is function of $$PendingFiles?

I have been searching for the answer, but couldn't find any that would explain it completely. It is more complicate to google because somehow it ignores those $$ marks even when entered with quotes. ...
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Moving the dropbox folder

I am trying to move my Dropbox folder to a different location in the same drive, but am unable to do so. It keeps saying: Now I have closed every program and have also checked with Process Explorer ...
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Easiest way to extract the contents of many folders at once?

In Windows 7, I have a directory of folders which each contain files as their contents. Is there any way to extract all of the contents of each the folders to a separate location other than cutting ...
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Why Does Explorer.Exe hold open file handles to files in C:\Windows\Installer?

I wanted to use Junction Master to move the files in C:\Windows\Installer off of my SSD and onto a normal HD to save space. When JM complained that there were files in use (on a freshly rebooted / ...
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How do I unassociate a program from a file type?

If I have a file.class and I opened it with Notepad, how do I destroy that association so that Notepad is not associated with .class? I do not want to change the .class association to another program ...
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Modern UI file picker not displaying

I have a problem with modern UI apps. After investigating a bit, I narrowed it down to the file picker not appearing. This results in a number of problems, as: unable to open file in Music app ...
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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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Move a file to archive folder in cmd using wildcards

I'm using this command: move C:\folder\*.txt C:\folder\archive\*.txt I'm trying to move multiple files to an archive folder using the *.txt but I get an error that states it cannot find the file ...
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Windows 7 Ultimate x64 alternative Programs directory

I have a PC with multiple hard drives. One is for the Windows installation (C:), one which I would like to use to install ALL programs (D:), and the rest for data (E:, F:, G:, ...). I want to move the ...
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How can I create persistent symlinks to my other drive?

When I create soft links within my /home folder to my other hdd (sdb) they no longer work when I restart my system. Do I have to mount my hdd to say /mnt/sdb on boot?
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PC to PC file transfer over internet

I use a Windows XP PC and have a file of about 700mb, that I would like to copy to another PC (Win XP) over internet. None of the PCs have have a static IP from ISP. How can I transfer the file? I ...
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Archive format allowing efficient extraction of specific files.

Is there a file format that handles the following use case... I'd like to create a tar file (or whatever - I'm just using tar here b/c it's a well known file format for containing multiple files) ...
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More performant Windows Explorer when accessing remote servers

Using Windows Explorer to access Remote servers is horridly slow. It must be making a million hops, particularly when multiple files are simultaneously selected. I sometimes resort to the command ...
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How does copying a file from your PC to external drive work? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does copying files work with regards to RAM, and can I speed this up? When I copy a file from my PC to an external hard drive, is it copied in RAM first and then ...
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Can I give different permission for files and folders?

Is it possible to create difference permissions for subfolders and files in a network shared? Users are allow to modify files but not modify any folder in the network shared. If possible, users can ...
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Cannot rename a file containing spaces and special characters on NTFS partition from Linux

I have both Windows 7 and Kubuntu installed on a computer. They both have access to a NTFS partition. I don't know how that happened, but I now have a directory containing weird characters: Bases de ...
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Current alternative to the old CHECKSUM program

I'm looking for an application that does md5/sha hash check on specific files/folders periodically and store an index file per folder for future verification. I remember such application exist in DOS ...
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Alternate file manager for Windows 7 [closed]

Is there an alternate file manager for Windows that would let me have a complete two-pane view like Pathfinder does on the Mac? What I'm looking for is a window that is split in two down the middle, ...
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creating “.project” file in windows 7

I just downloaded an eclipse .project file from outlook but was not able to find it. I figured that this might be an issue because the file does not have a name and has only an extension. thus I ...
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Word document lost without a trace

My friend experienced something I can't understand. She had a document saved locally on a Macbook Air using Office 2011, went in today and found it gone. The only sign it once existed was in Word's ...
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Naming a file so it appears at the top when listing files

What I want to do is make it so a particular file is listed at the top when using ls or browsing via file manager like Nautilus. I want this to work without any system configuration as the files will ...
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How does “Force Re-check” work?

I have been using uTorrent for a long time. I have used its "force recheck" feature countless time. Every time it surprises me how uTorrent successfully detects which parts of the file had been ...
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What is this visual directory navigator called in linux?

at mark 0:56 from http://blip.tv/bogdan-vatra/necessitas-qt-suite-for-android-platform-4819643 I remember dos used to have that kind of file system navigation too. wondering if it exists for linux. ...
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speeding up deleting thousands of files in windows explorer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Mass deleting files in Windows I know, using the command-line but often this is not possible, e.g deleting the result of a search in Windows Explorer or I'm just too ...
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“mv: cannot stat file” in for loop

I wanted to rename a lot of files with a pattern so I tried this for loop: $ for f in *; do mv \""$f"\" \""HouseMD-S06E${f#*Episode }"\"; done But I got this error: mv: cannot stat `"House MD ...