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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Is there any way to get a 'Watched' Tag for Video files in Windows Explorer?

Is there any way to add a watched tag automatically on video files in windows explorer for the videos that are partially/completely watched? Something like youtube.com does. If partially watched and ...
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How to preserve file attributes when one copies files in Windows?

On Linux, we can simply do: cp -pr directory How to do that in Windows? Can it be done in Windows Explorer? Any GUI tool suggestions? It would be the best if I can keep the NTFS permissions and ...
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Got a new hard drive and would like to setup file system [on hold]

I just finished assembling a new computer. I installed Windows 7 on my 250GB SSD, and everything is working fine. I've now plugged a 1TB HDD, and formatted it to allow windows to place files on it. ...
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How to compress extremely large file in place

I need to compress a 646.4GB file on a 1TB external HDD. This HDD currently has about 238.6GB free. However, since the straightforward compression methods create a new file, I'll not be able to ...
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Copy file in GNU/Linux with progress bar and rate limiting

Is there any good tool in GNU/Linux that copy files like cp, but also shows progress and limits speed (and changes limit without interruption) like pv? Prototype: find source_directory | cpio -H ...
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Copy directory structure without copying files, on Mac OS X

I'd like to duplicate the directory structure in some directory to another, without copying any actual files. In place of the files, I'd like either a blank file with the same name, or a symlink to ...
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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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Windows 2012R2 move folders users, ProgramData, ProgramFiles to the D

We would like to place the folders Users, ProgramData, Program Files and Program Files (x86) on the D drive for a non AD integrated server. We have already tried many options; however, we have yet to ...
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Why copying takes time across partitions on the same disk? [duplicate]

This is a possible duplicate of Moving files from one partition to another on an SSD When I copy files from C:\...\Downloads\ to C:\...\Desktop\ it happens instantly, but if I copy the same file ...
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Change File Attribute in windows

I have basically two images : 1. one with jpeg and file "attributes" as 'N' as seen below : Now i m trying to create image with same property but whenever i create new image or edit the same image ...
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What's a command-line way to move a directory's content to another directory in Vista?

I usually love Vista but I've found its file moving facilities are just bad. I have these two directories C:\dir1\ C:\dir2\ They both contain a number of subdirectories, which themselves contain ...
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When were files moved to trashbox?

In my office we run a number of Buffalo NAS drives for file storage. These drives all have the 'trashbox' enabled, in short a recycle bin for the network shares. Periodically I need to clean out the ...
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I am unable to open any files in a directory as they all say they are corrupt

All files in a subdirectory of OneDrive are unable to be opened and the programs report that they are corrupt or file type is not recognized. When I look at them using a raw editor, I see the ...
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Search all files except a certain file type in NetBeans?

With NetBeans, how can I search for text within all files except for a certain file type? I have an option called "File name patterns", but I can't see how to exclude a certain file type.
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Rename files from 1.jpg to 001.jpg

I have several .jpg files named 1.jpg, 2.jpg, 3.jpg, ..., 21.jpg, 22.jpg, 100.jpg, 200,jpg I want to rename them to 001.jpg, 002.jpg, 003.jpg, ..., 021.jpg, 022.jpg, 100.jpg, 200,jpg Can ...
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Merge folders with similar names in Windows 7

For every folder named "abc & xyz", I have a folder named xyz & abc. I would like to merge folder "abc & xyx" with folder named "xyz & abc". What is the best way to do this? I have ...
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Linux temp files, cache and memory management [closed]

If a linux machine runs for a long period of time without rebooting don't the temp files, cache files and other non-permanent files become an issue (hard drive)? How does linux handle this, also how ...
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Are there any built in tools in Windows 8 that can split and join a binary file?

I have a ZIP-file that's 8 GB, and would like to split it in two parts using only the built in tools of Windows 8. Is this possible? How?
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Windows 7, file properties, date modified, how do you show seconds?

Anyone know a way to immediately show the seconds of a file's date modified property in the GUI? So if you create a file, any file in any directory, right-click and choose Properties, the date ...
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Undo Creating Symbolic Links by copying back the original, rename the file and deleting the link

I used a windows 7 utility to delete exact byte per byte duplicate files and replace them with a symbolic link before I knew that the symbolic link type is not allowed in our corporate domain. I need ...
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Modifying value of “Rating” column within Explorer for arbitrary file types

Basically, I have a large body of assorted media (text, images, flash files, archives, folders, etc...) and I'm attempting to organize it. Windows Explorer has a rating column, but there seems to be ...
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Identify latest added or updated files in Windows file folders

In Windows Explorer, I would like to list all the files in a folder, including those in subfolders, and sort them by the time they were added, or the last time they were modified. I am trying to ...
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Move all files of type to a new folder in windows 7

Can anyone help on this. I have mp3 files all over the shop and therefore a lot of duplicates. What i need is a command line function that will move all files of type mp3 to a new folder. I'm not ...
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How to delete a file that's no longer in the directory? [duplicate]

So I downloaded a music file but I was surprised when I saw it had no extension and it was 0kB. I decided to delete it but then I got that terrible error message saying that the file is no longer in ...
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Move Folders Containing Certain File

I'm trying to sort out a bunch of folders in Windows 7. I have a bunch of folders and some contain a file index.txt and some don't. What I want to do is move the folders that do have index.txt into a ...
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Alternative to Windows Explorer for long path names

Update: I found that not only Windows Explorer but also other software suffers from too long path names. For example, in Firefox, when I save a webpage into a directory, I still cannot do it if its ...
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How to add metadata (source of the dataset) to a file (dataset)?

I usually have to download datasets from websites through a point-and-click system that is difficult to replicate in a Makefile. In these cases, I want to include as much metadata about how I ...
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Is there a sort of SVN for files from laptop and external HD?

I have a collection of files on laptop, with many folder and subfolders. At the same time, I'd like to do a backup of this collection on my external HD. But browse both path every time is ...
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How to make uppercase all files and folder on a directory?

How does one rename all folders and files in a folder into UPPERCASE? (if it is possible in its subfolders too) I have this code, but it converts only files, not folders. @echo off setlocal ...
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How do I create a directory with a trailing space?

I'm using Windows 7 and need, for reasons outside my control, to create a directory ending in a single space. It will contain various files and subdirectories. I have attempted md and rename, also ...
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How to disable automatic opening of PDF files in chrome [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Stop PDFs from displaying inside Google Chrome Chrome is opening the PDF files automatically and don't give option to save the file. How can i change this behavior?
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Copy full file path in Windows XP

I've often the need to copy the full file path of a file or directory from the file explorer in Windows - is there any easy way of doing this ?
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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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Multi commander: clean start-up state?

I want multi commander to be in a clean state when I start it: only a single tab at each page. Currently it has the same number of tabs there were when I closed it last time. I unchecked everything ...
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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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How to prevent read access to a person but not the pc?

I'm not sure if this is possible but here goes. I have a proprietary file (.kct extension) for use on a program I created. It has sensitive information in it but unfortunately, a user on the other ...
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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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What are the downsides of having files with one or more spaces at the beginning of the file name?

In Windows 7 and later, what are the downsides of having files with one or more spaces at the beginning of the file name? It seems like a bad idea, but does it actually cause problems? If so, what ...
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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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An Explorer replacement for Windows with dark theme support

I'm trying to move to Windows 8. My problem is that I'm using a custom Visual Style that turns my OS to dark and it's not possible in Windows 8 for now. For that reason, I'm looking for a Explorer ...
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Why am I unable to delete an album in the 'My Music' folder?

I'm new to this and got Windows 7 the other day. What I am wanting to do is simply delete an album from the 'My Music' folder but I can't seem to be able to do this - if I right click, there is no ...
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How to delete huge number of files on Windows

I have a directory that contains millions of sub-directories and trillions of files. And now I have to clear it. Saying trillion, I'm not talking about file size, but the number of files. I've tried ...
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How to remove undeletable USB drive partition

I received a free 2 GB USB from my school and was wondering if I can remove the small partition of 6 MB that they reserved to store a html file that will take me to a website link for information ...
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How can I view pdf meta-data in Windows Explorer?

I unsuccessfully used the "pages" feature in Windows Explorer, as well as in Directory Opus 10 and Free Commander XT (which I installed just for that reason, to try it out) to display the page count ...
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Disk capacity in Windows [duplicate]

I have a disk which has the capacity of 476 GB. I'm running Windows 7 64-bit. I want to check how much storage I've used on the C:\ drive. The normal thing is to go to the "computer", and check the ...
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Enabling “last accessed files” feature for only some selected directories?

I want to enable "last access timestamps". But not for every files in my PC, because it is unneeded and may cause slowness. Can i enable this feature for only selected directories or files? Actually, ...
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How to find the ten largest files in Windows 7?

How can I find the ten largest files on the D: drive in Windows 7?
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File stored outside of any disk drive on Windows

When saving a file in MS Word under Windows 7, I accidentally saved it to the \\Computer\ location, rather than on a specific partition or removable. And to my astonishment, it ended up saved there. ...
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Converting files saved as GIFV [duplicate]

I have a bunch of files I've saved as gifv, and now I can't find any programs to open them. Is there anyway to take the gifv files and convert them either into gif or MP4 files so that I can view ...