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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How to find all files that consist only of null bytes (any number of them)

I need to find all the files on my hdd that conains 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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Sorting through photos and deleting duplicates

I'm looking to easily find duplicate photos of what's already on my laptop and delete those photos from my external hard drive. Before I got an external hard drive with 160GB to dump photos from my ...
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KDE's dolphin for Windows

I like using KDE's Dolphin on Linux. Two important things that it can do are: Open FTP and other locations like regular folders, including opening files for editing Split the explorer window into ...
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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 safely move all my Picasa folders to another drive

My c:\camera directory contains about 150Gb of photos and videos, with many years worth of Picasa edits. Generally I haven't used the "save edited photos to disk" function, so what's on disk is ...
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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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Move files using just keyboard in Mac Finder?

As a Windows user in previous life, I kind of miss moving files using just keyboard. Is this possible with in Mac OS X? Edit: Related problem is navigating in finder using just keyboard without that ...
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How do I reset my Open File dialog box on Mac?

Every time I open a file in any application, the open dialog box looks like this. The divider in the center is pulled all the way to the right. How can I reset this so that it is centered by ...
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Can I disable an Android app to read write some folders in SD card? [closed]

So many Chinese Android apps always creates garbage in SD card, like there is their's home. Some apps auto downloads binding apps to SD card, when I deleted them, they come up next time! So is there ...
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What is l type of directory with `->` and how to navigate these file

I was listing directory , it display few file/directory with l on just ahead of permission columns and these have two names separated with -> with asterisk *(that means executable) . What means of ...
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gvim Cannot make changes, 'modifiable' is off issues with file explorer

In gvim using netrw(the file explorer), I usually middle click a file to open it in the last active window. This just leads to an error stating "Cannot make changes, 'modifiable' is off". 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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Deleting $NtUninstall Folders from Windows directory

Can I safely delete old (i.e. 6 months or more) $NtUninstall folders from the Windows directory of my XP box? EDIT: thanks for the feedback everyone - does this also apply to the stuff in ...
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Viewing Only One Folder At A Time In Code Editor

I use FL Studio for music production, and one of the best features that it has is the ability to "View Only One Folder Content At A Time", such that if I expand a folder in the integrated file ...
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Intermittent write locks on files without obivous cause

Recently I have been getting intermittent (random, sporadic) write locks on recently written files without any obvious cause. The setup: The machine in question is a 2 years old DELL Latitude E6520 ...
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How can I get around “error 0x80070522” when creating files in the root of the C drive (C:\)?

One of our customers has just found a problem when trying to create a file on the root of the C Drive (C:\), on a Windows 7 Professional PC. I know they shouldn't be keeping files here, but there is ...
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Ignore in-use files when mass-deleting in explorer

In explorer, If I select a large number of files/folders in explorer and hit 'delete,' it will delete files until it encounters an in-use file. If this happens, it brings up an 'error' dialog and ...
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pyRenamer default directory with Nemo

I use Nemo as file manager and pyRenamer to rename multiple files in batch on Linux. Whenever I want to rename multiple files I select the files in Nemo and then press F2: this will make pyRenamer ...
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Managing huge Songs collection in PC with DIfferent Names but same content

I have got a huge collection of songs something like 75k numbers but there are hundreds of songs which are same in content but have either the different name or the different bitrate and lying in ...
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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 test out Windows 7 applications to see if you like them? [duplicate]

When a portable version of a Windows 7 application is not available, what is an effective way to test it out to see if you like it? I define effective as: Not time consuming Leaves no (or minimal) ...
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Are there any issues with having huge folders?

My site requires 10,000+ 1-2 seconds mp3 clips, saved as individual files. They are each about 12Kb in size. Are there any potential issues with storing them all in one huge folder as word_1.mp3, ...
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Remove duplicate files, but only if they are in same folder?

I have read the FAQ and I know this comes close to being closed as asking for a product recommendation... I have looked at at least 40 "duplicate files" remover utilities (Windows, OSX and Linux) ...
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Organizing the Mac OS X Applications directory

By default, whenever an application is installed in OS X, it gets dropped into the /Applications directory. At the moment I have 85 items in /Applications, and if I want to open up a particular ...
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Move files from multiple folders all into parent directory with command prompt

I have multiple .rar files in multiple folders like this: C:\Docs\Folder1\rarfile1-1.rar C:\Docs\Folder1\rarfile1-2.rar C:\Docs\Folder1\rarfile1-3.rar C:\Docs\Folder2\rarfile2-1.rar ...
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Terminal command to show lines of a text file n characters long?

Is there a way to output only the content of lines in a text file that are 'n' characters long? Ex: 1.txt a aa aaa aaaa aaaaa "Print lines(5)" would return "aaaaa" Maybe some grep magic can do ...
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Using underscore in file names?

I use the command line frequently to navigate my files so I try not to have spaces in file names. Typically I have used an underscore to connect words but it was recently suggested that I should use ...
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Where on a Linux file system should someone put media intended to be accessible by all user accounts?

If I have photos, mp3s, books and other miscellaneous stuff that I want all users to able to access from a common directory, where on a Linux file system should I put that directory? In /usr/share, or ...
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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 - Move only files of a given extension while preserving folder structure

I'm trying to move only a certain type of files, *.txt, from their current location to another folder. I know that can be done in Windows Explorer with the search feature + drag and drop. However, ...
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With good search and tagging, is there any benefit to hierarchical folders for managing information?

I was having this debate with someone about our company's WIKI as well as our email system. We were trying to decide, now that we have tagging and pretty good search, if there is ever a case where ...
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Utility to view how much space folders are taking in your hard disk? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Best program to visualize file system usage on Windows? Is there any free utility that will allow you to see how much space each folder is taking in your hard disk?
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how to install software in a different location?

When I am installing software, I usually like to choose where it installs to, other than C:/Program Files...However, from time to time, I come across software that does not let you choose the install ...
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How to change extensions?

In Windows 7, I want to change an .ai (Adobe Illustrator) file extension to a .pdf extension...How do I do this? I have tried renaming the file, but Win7 still thinks it is a .ai file...how do I ...
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Using Robocopy for file rotation

I am looking for a way to use robocopy to rotate log files. Currently I have a batch file using robocopy to copy files and log the results to a specified folder location. What I would like to do is ...
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Can I download a folder or multiple files with CKFinder?

I can upload multiple files to a single folder with one operation, but can I download an entire folder with CKFinder? As a poor alternative to that, could I download multiple selected files in a ...
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Move some iTunes library items to different drive?

My internal hard drive is somewhat small, and I only regularly listen to a fraction of my iTunes library anyway, so I'd like to keep large portions on it on an external drive for archival purposes. ...
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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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Is there a tool that can determine the file type from containing data? [closed]

I sometimes get files from my clients that have the wrong file extension. For example, the name is image.jpg but the file is actually a TIFF image. In many cases I can clarify it by opening the file ...
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Windows / Create txt files of subfolders with file names in it

I have a folder on my HDD that contains like 1000 or so subfolders. These subfolders contain files and sometimes more subfolders. Now what I want to have is a script that creates a .txt file for each ...
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Prevent rmdir -p from traversing above a certain directory

I hacked together this script to rsync some files over ssh. The --remove-source-files option of rsync seems to remove the files it transfers, which is what I want. However, I also want the directories ...
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'Listen' to OS X application file writing

Sandboxie (for windows) is a great tool that allows the user to place any application in a sandbox. With this tool it's easy to check what files are stored on disk, as it places everything within the ...
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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 merge two directories in Windows and have the result contain the most recent files and directories?

I believe this question to be very simple however I want to triple check before I screw myself up. My testing has shown this process to work (I think, but I may be missing something) but again I'd ...
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Subdirectory naming convention [closed]

I have a big directory of data/code that I am reorganizing following these useful guidelines. As a result I will create a lot of subdirectories. I would like to standardize the subdirectory names with ...
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Splitting a large VM

I have a large virtualBox virtual machine 55GB approx. This is currently on my external harddrive. The problem is I am not able to copy it from my external USB hard drive into my pc. At around 75% it ...
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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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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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List all hidden folders/files in Windows (7)?

A long time ago, I remember hiding some really personal files on my computer. Something that nobody could ever find, so I buried them down pretty darn good. Now to my problem, I don't remember where. ...
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How to share configuration files and data across multiple OS?

I'm looking for input on how to share configuration files and data across different OS. Sharing data makes only sense if the data is actually platform independent (e.g. the maven cache ...