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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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 ...
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Cannot format 8GB USB Drive Partition

So, I have a 8GB USB thumbrive I am trying to format so I can use all 8 (or 7.27 to be exact) GB in a single partition. The drive already has a 943 MB partition, which I figured I could extend to ...
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Ubuntu/Nautilus - connect to server: is it possible to disable moving folders?

Sometimes I use Nautilus on Ubuntu to connect to a remote SSH server. I can browse folders easier and open and edit files remotely in my local editor. One thing I'm concerned about is accidentally ...
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how do I on OSX copy a folder from an external drive to my hard drive and only add the new files?

say I have on the external drive: A/file1.txt B/file2.txt B/file3.txt and on my hard drive I have: A/file1.txt B/file2.txt I would like to drag and drop the whole folder over to the hard drive ...
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Are there File Managers where I can show connections between files in the same directory?

Without creating new directories, is there a file manager that can illustrate relationships between files/folders in the same directory? For example, I would like to turn something like this: ...
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Delete duplicate filenames from filesystem [duplicate]

How would I write a simple script to remove files with the same name and/or md5 checksum from a target filesystem? I'm sure in a Unix like system this is simple but I'm actually trying to get one ...
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Show only modified files in Finder

Is there any way to make Finder in Mac to only show files that were recently updated within a particular folder? I'm working on a web project and there are lots of loose HTML files that are nested ...
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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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What is the oposite of the root direcory in a path?

What do you call the opposite of the root directory in a file path, for instance: /home/stephenm/somedir/ How would you refer to the directory /somedir/ in a generic way and it is not the ...
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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 ...