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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Remove same-named files from subfolder

Given the following layout, how can I delete files in the Attic folders which have a corresponding file in the parent folder? (The files will have the same name, not necessarily the same contents) /...
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Windows 10: Can I add 'Move To' to right click menu option for a file in Explorer?

There is a Move To icon in the Explorer Toolbar. Is it possible to add this functionality to the right click menu for each file (somewhat analogous to the 'Send To' option)? I seem to recall there ...
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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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delete hidden folder/file with name exceeding 256 characters

I ended up with a folder that cannot be deleted. The issue started out as Windows 7 complained about a deletion I performed in an old recyclebin with a message 'filename too long 434 instead of 256 ...
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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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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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Need to delete all the files with one extension on a drive in Windows 7

I have a drive filled with 1000's of files spread across hundreds of folders. I was using a sync program that created many placeholder files throughout the drive. I need to delete all the placeholders ...
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Where is Flash player installed?

Flash develop requires flash player path I cannot find it.
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Shortcut key for “Open file location” in Windows 7

I'm new to Windows (former Mac user) and using Windows 7 for about two months now. I almost exclusively use the taskbar to navigate to files (i.e., I press the Win/meta key and start typing... my ...
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How do I delete a folder that's in use?

Sometimes when I'm working in Windows I'll get this prompt when I try to delete a directory: Folder In Use The action can't be completed because the folder is open in another program Close the ...
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How to set the default program for log4j/log4net log files?

The mentioned log4j/log4net output files look like these: importer-log-file.log.2016-06-09 importer-log-file.log.2016-06-10 importer-log-file.log.2016-06-11 or exporter-log-file.txt.2016-06-09 ...
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Does Microsoft Windows 7's Windows Explorer perform any file integrity check after moving or copying a file?

Does Microsoft Windows 7's Windows Explorer perform any file integrity check after moving or copying a file? For example, Teracopy uses CRC:
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How to retrieve this file property that appears in Windows directory listing?

I would like to extract an unusual file property that a software package (OrcaFlex) adds when it creates a file. In Windows Explorer, when I hover my cursor over the file listing such as ...
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Cannot Delete Folder, Could Not Find Item

I cannot delete a folder from some files shared between my brother and I. When I attempt to delete, rename, or move the folder, it tells me "Could not find this item. This is no longer located in... ...
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Delete files with same size but keep always one file?

I have a directory full of zipfiles, that contain many files. They are created by software and this is currently not fixable. I tried to work with fdupes, but this process took too long, because there ...
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How to merge (and not replace) folders when copying on the Mac?

There's a similar question about windows. This is the same, but for mac. By the way, it's odd there's no question on this yet, since it seems like it's the most hated thing on Mac OS X. If I try ...
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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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Script to delete folder with time condition [duplicate]

I wrote a command to create a folder named with day's date and copy some file and folders to it. @echo off for /f "tokens=1,2,3,4 delims=/ " %%a in ("%date%") do set wday=%%a&set month=%%b&...
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How can I visualize the file system usage on Windows?

How can I visualize which folders and files are taking up all of the space on my hard drive? I'm getting some conflicting reports on the size of hard drive contents. Namely what is and isn't there ...
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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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Delete folder without certain content

I would like to batch-delete all folders which don't contain a specific file. It's about a working folder with hundreds of projects. I want to remove every folder that doesn't contain a "main.c". How ...
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How do I move files and directories to the parent folder in Linux?

In Linux (Ubuntu), how do you move all the files and directories to the parent directory?
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Find current Windows 8 desktop background

When I had Windows 7, I used this thread to add a functionality that lets me right click the desktop and click to find the background that is currently being used. However, ever since updating to ...
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Can't Find Mac File (Witcher 2 from App Store Save Files)

I need to find the save files for a game I downloaded because now it's loading and saving very slowly. Because it creates a new save file every time you save, I want to go in manually and delete the ...
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Linux ssh/terminal program with built-in file browser [closed]

I've moved back to using Linux after a stint on Windows. While there, I had discovered and heavily used MobaXterm for ssh (and the occasional X session). The standout feature for me was that when ...
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how can I get a Batch File to Delete a folder if it doesnt contain a specific file

Hi I'm new here and was hoping someone can help me with a problem I have. Over the years I have acquired a number of ebooks (several thousand). So I have decided to only keep my mobi and Epub books. ...
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Is there a way to batch rename files to lowercase?

I need a way to rename all files in folders and subfolders to lowercase. I'd like to know if there is a way to do that using only windows (XP or 7)
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How to use exact path in Mac OS X open file dialog?

How do I to use the exact path in the Mac OS X open file dialog? /Users/username/Workspaces/Enide-2015/_ws/atom.ico I have found this answer, but there are still few extra clicks. There is also ...
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How to make some files undeleteable on a pendrive? [duplicate]

I want to give a pendrive to somebody and i want to place some files on it (pdf,txt,png etc...) Can i make it undeleteable somehow? So if its plugged into any computer, these files can't be deleted ...
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What is the point of the .trashes file in Mac Os X?

What is the point of the '/.trashes' file in Mac Os X? It appears to be useless. I've never seen it being used by programmers. Would it be bad to delete it?
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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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How to find all files that consist only of null bytes (any number of them)

I need to find all the files on my HDDd that contains only (any number of) NULL bytes. How can I do it on Windows machine. Or with Linux tools live CD? Background: Something has malformed a bunch ...
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Copying large number of files from one directory to another in Linux

I have a directory containing around 280,000 files. I want to move them to another directory. If I use cp or mv then I get an error 'argument list too long'. If I write a script like for file in ...
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How can I create a new folder within a nested folder hierarchy using Finder?

Here's a thing that's been annoying me for a long time: Using OS X 10.6, when you navigate through folders, expanding them to see their content, you sometimes want to create a new folder at the bottom ...
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How do I remove file extensions from all files on Mac?

I have a bunch of files with arbitrary extensions OVER (i.e., after) the old extensions; e.g.: a10.lua.c76c8a36-6f80-4b5e-b6a4-ed7c6817ca2e boneaxe.gif.e65e71e9-69e6-4d64-8648-1d6a9c8c7a1f All of ...
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Folder size discrepancy

This is a bit weird. I have a particular folder that reports: 12,274 Files, 806 Folders when i right click and go in properties. and 12,164 Files, 791 Folders if I do Ctrl-A and do properties in the ...
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My account is in administrators group, but doesn't honor permissions for administrators group on remote share?

I am on a home network and not using a domain controller. My username is in the administrators group and I have UAC turned on. I have a share on a network computer that has certain rights for users of ...
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Add the extension, jpg, to a lot of files

I have a folder with a lot of folders with a lot of files and maybe more folders with more files, where some files lost their extension. I believe they are all jpgs, but I could be wrong. Any ideas ...
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Manjaro root almost full

I'm using Timeshift tool for backups. So today during backup I've noticed that I have selected /dev/sda3 (mounted as /) for backup and stopped backup process. Timeshift stopped responding and I had to ...
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How do I correct Quick Access folder links?

I am using Windows 10 and I have moved my Documents, Pictures, Downloads and Videos folders to D:\ by changing their location properies within file explorer. Now, if I click the quick access folder ...
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Copy all files contained in a *.mpcpl (Media Player Classic Playlist) file

I have a Windows Media Player Classic Playlist file with thousands of songs selected from many folders on HDD. I want to copy all of those files to my USB flash drive. How can I do that? Is there an ...
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Find Duplicate Files Between HDD (for ex: Total Size:500Gbs) AND HDD Image only Files Hash(3mb)

Any way to find duplicate files between a files/folder group and image hard disk (files content hash database)
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Preventing ransomware attacks by detecting suspicious levels of file system activity

Assume a Windows 8/10 home/small office system with 3-4 users and a few TB of file share (say 6TB in a suitable RAID). Most files are static, but sometimes files get moved round or modified. But if ...
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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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Bash script to edit file name, and move the file.

I've some music that is all named 1 - (song author) - (song name).flac and I want to change the file name to just (song author) - (song name).flac then move it to a directory. Heres what I have so far:...
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How many files can a windows folder contain?

How many files can a windows folder contain? This question is asked here but then the question text pollutes the question with issues of "rules of thumb" So to be clear, this question is: How many ...
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New files are not sorted automatically by Windows Explorer

Windows Explorer fails to auto-sort files that are modified in the same window or at the same time in the Open/Save Dialog box. For instance saving documents in Word does not affect the "Date modified ...
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Keeping track of files across two drives

At work, there is a 450GB network drive (X:) which has served as a dumping-ground for 3 of my underfunded NGO's biggest departments. It needs to be reorganized. Depending on a manager's opinion, a ...
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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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How to delete all files that don't have a certain string in their name

I have seen Deleting all files that do not match a certain pattern - Windows command line However, I have not seen anything regarding how to delete everything that does not contain a certain string ...