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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Converting files saved as GIFV

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 ...
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“Size on disk” column missing in Windows Explorer?

I decided to use the "compress this drive to save space" option on my backup drive, which simply houses a Windows Server Backup. I learned that when viewing file properies for files on a drive using ...
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How do I find the largest files and folders on a drive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I visualize the file system usage on Windows? I am looking for a tool to tell me which files and folders are the largest as I need to do some cleanup.
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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, I suppose this is because the ...
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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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Remove all files in specific folder in Linux

I have a particular group of two folders that are in many places on my CentOS server. Let's say these folders look like this: aaa/bbb/cat aaa/bbb/dog The names and structure of aaa, bbb, cat and ...
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What does “preparing for copy” do?

When copying large numbers of files in one sweep, windows requires quite some time to prepare the copy? The same happens when deleting large amounts of files. What is happening here? What preparations ...
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Transparently split file | Hardlink to file part

I have really big file (TrueCrypt container) and I want to save it in some cloud, but it has constraint on file size, limiting to 2 Gb, also it has some tool to sync directory. The idea is to create ...
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Quickest way to see hidden files on Windows?

I have a bunch of folders in my Documents library that were automatically generated by various programs. In order to reduce clutter, I have made these folders hidden, because 99% of the time I don't ...
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How do I “cut” a file on OS X?

I'm a newbie on the Mac world and I'd like to know if it's possible to cut a file using a shortcut (like Ctrl+X on Windows).
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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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Delete all script code when saving an HTML file

I save and archive a lot of Paypal receipts, and the files come with tons of garbage script code not necessary for archival purposes. I would like to come up with a way to strip all that code so I ...
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How to edit Chrome web shortcuts to add 'Rating', 'Description' and 'Notes' in Windows File Explorer?

I add web shortcuts from chrome to Windows (8.1) File Explorer into different folders so that I can access not only the downloaded documents but also the ones I want/need to check online. But I'd ...
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Is there an alternative to git-annex for windows? [closed]

see http://git-annex.branchable.com/ Especially the use case of the archivist. Reproduced below use case: The Archivist Bob has many drives to archive his data, most of them kept offline, in ...
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Cycling through files by filename in Midnight Commander

Sorry if I should have posted this as a feature request to mc developers somewhere. This is such a common and useful functionality I assumed it ought to be there, yet I can't find it. What I want is ...
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Show all my files on Linux like on Mac Os

I would like to know if there is a Linux file manager that features a shortcut displaying every single file on the computer like the "All my files" shortcut on Mac OS X (see ...
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Running time of locating a file in a directory

When you search for a file in a directory with a large number of files (n), what is the worst case running time of locating this file? I mean does the OS (linux) sequentially check all filenames in ...
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How do I make zip files that unzip cleanly on any OS with native tools?

If I make a zip file on OSX 10.6 with the OS native tool, and unarchive it on Windows 7, it's root directory will be doubly nested in another one with the same name, and it will contain all kinds of ...
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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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Inflate multi-file zip files in linux

I just downloaded some zip files that were splited. (The dreamplug rootfs files to be precise). They are called rootfs_dreamplug_v10_Aug-28-20128.zip.001 rootfs_dreamplug_v10_Aug-28-20128.zip.002 ...
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Select full file name when renaming on Windows

Does anyone know if it's possible to change a setting so that the full file name is selected when you rename a file in newer versions of Windows? (i.e. to match the behavior in Windows XP). ...
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How to copy one file to a folder and all its subfolders in Windows 7?

How do I copy one file to a folder and all its subfolders in Windows 7? For example: file.txt will be copied to folder/file.txt folder/sub1/file.txt folder/sub2/file.txt
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The file is no longer located

I want to move a couple files from an external hard disk, I can see the files and I can see how much space they occupy on the volume. If I try to move, rename or open them I obtain this error prompt: ...
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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 can I mass rename files?

I've got a bunch of files named with a the pattern 99 - DescriptiveName.txt and I'd like to remove the number from the front so I just have DescriptiveName.txt. How can I do this? Can I do it from ...
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Project and Business Document Organization

How do you organize, maintain edits, revisions and the relationship between: Proposals Contracts Change Orders Deliverables Projects How do you organize your projects for re-usability? For ...
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How to disallow a specific process from reading a specific file?

Is it possible to block a specific program/process from reading a specific file, supposing I know their exact paths? I know that it is possible to block internet acecss from a specific program, but ...
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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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How can I visualize the folders and files as a tree on Windows?

How can I visualize all sub folders and files of an self-defined root folder on Windows? The result should be something like this:
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How can I keep files from being opened in System?

I have a program (an old version of Delphi) that needs to create a temporary file whenever it is opened. Problem is, it can create that file, but it cannot overwrite it, so whenever I try to open it I ...
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How do I copy specific set of files in one directory structure to another?

Say I've got a directory structure somewhat like this: view | +--- 0001 | +--- 231 | +--- e2341 | ... and so on My problem is that I want to copy a set of files that have the same name ...
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Fedora 17, “Open containing folder”, opens in dolphin, and not konqueror

In KDE, How do I specify which file browser Firefox uses when you select "Open Containing Folder" Fedora 17? This is not a trivial problem, Firefox in Fedora (mine is 14.0.1) seems to hard code the ...
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Deleting large amounts of files via FTP or SSH

Scenario: I have 3 folders on my remote server with a bit less than 2 billion files each and I need to delete them all. I tried to do this via FTP but deleting all files one by one would take more ...
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How can I determine the cause for unknown file deletion

Ok, a very strange thing happened to me this morning. I was using my PC, and a lot of my applications started to hang for some reason. Turns out that a lot of my files (~7gb worth) have disappeared ...
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How can I transfer DotFolders from my Note 3 to my Windows computer?

Okay so I made a hidden folder(Period before it) on my phone with very important photos/videos. Now my Note 3s screen cracked and so is it back light.. I have my phone hooked up (usb) to my ...
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What process manages disk storage in Windows?

Which Windows process is responsible for determining the low level space management and allocation? For example, that the data goes to this block, this segment etc.
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Almost half of disk space unaccounted for on Windows 7 computer

I'm trying to determine what's eating almost half of disk on my Windows 7 Lenovo laptop but haven't been able to determine what. I read some of the answers on this site but none of the causes seems ...
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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 set Photoshop File Associations via command line

I am trying to re-associate .psd files with Photoshop CS6 via command line. I feel like this should work. But it is not. assoc .psd=Photoshop.Image.13 ftype Photoshop.Image.13="C:\Program ...
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Mac OS X: How can I see who is using the files I'm trying to delete?

I have a couple of files that I want to delete. So I select them and then do Move to Trash. However, when I do so I get this message: Some of the items you are moving are in use by another ...
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Nemo: open URI in existing window

The question is about Nemo file manager, which is default for Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon. Is it possible to achieve behavior similar to google chrome or other browsers? When I have an instanve of chrome ...
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How to tell full path of file on Mac?

I have a text file opened up in TextEdit, and I can't seem to figure out the full path of the file. Also, if I search for the file in spotlight, it doesn't seem to tell me the full path of the file ...
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Is there a tool to copy a folder using shadow copy?

Is there a tool similar to Robocopy or TeraCopy that would do a "shadow copy" of a folder? I'm not sure if this is technically possible on Windows 7 but what I'd like to find a utility that, when I ...
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How to prevent accidental removal of certain files and folders in Mac OS X

On Mac OS X, what is a good way of preventing accidental removal of certain files and folders? I still need to be able to read those files and folders and to add new files to those folders, but I want ...
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Delete files modified in last n hours from a folder

I have a folder where I sometimes get a few big files after doing some work. I delete them manually. I know it's possible to delete them after 1 day or more but I would like to delete them if they ...
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Deleting all folders and files underneath it in linux with a certain name?

I have the following structure: /.svn /bla/.svn /hello/.svn /bla/bla/bla/.svn ... etc I want to delete all the .svn folders. How do I do it? It's NOT: rm -rf .svn In windows you use the /s ...
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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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Is there a way to truly delete all deleted files?

I know that on the windows operating system, when you delete a file it's still recoverable. I'd like to avoid simply paving the harddrive with zeros as I would like to keep my OS installation as is, ...
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How to delete files recursively in Windows XP in certain directory

I have many many directories. Let's say dir1, dir2, dir3 and each directory has a subdirectory named tempdir. I want to delete all files in tempdir from dir1 to dir3 without manually going to each ...
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Unlocker tool (website dead?) [closed]

I have used and loved Unlocker in the past. (Helps delete files that are in use by running programs.) The site that hosted it was http://ccollomb.free.fr/ It seems to be dead now. Anyone know a ...