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Is there a way to append files efficiently using the DOS copy command?

Using the DOS copy command syntax to concatenate files: copy file1.txt+file2.txt all.txt I know I can do this... copy file1.txt+file2.txt file1.txt Is this efficient? Is it doing what I'm ...
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Importing Bookmarks from a Text File (to any browser/website)

I have dozens of text files containing around 60 url's each, accumulated over years of browsing on multiple computers. I wish to import these into any browser, to allow me to then use cross-browser ...
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Recover files from corrupt filesystem

My situation: I have an older 80GB IDE internal hdd, with a few files on it that I would like very much to recover: some word documents some latex documents (text files) and pictures (png, jpg, eps ...
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Garageband file backwards compatibility

Is there anyway to open a file made with Garageband 5 in Garageband 4? Would it be possible to open it in another program, like Audacity, so that I can re-edit? I'm a bit new to Macs, so if someone ...
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Mac .app files and Windows .exe files

Are .app files on Mac systems analogous to .exe files on Windows systems?
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How do I delete Windows 7 directories from a previous install?

Running NTFS, I have an old Vista install on a secondary drive that left a lot of files and directories behind that I am attempting to clean up. The files in question were writable for the old ...
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What executable files can run on Windows?

What kind of executable files can run on Windows XP through Windows 7? I know of PE, but I don't know if there are any others. I'm also interested in knowing different kinds of interpretive ...
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All of my executables are trying to open via 7zip. How can I put them back to normal? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you associate the .exe file extension with a program in Windows? I recently booted my computer and all of the executable files have turned into 7zip icons. A ...
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EXE file package repair

I downloaded a large EXE file, but when I try to install it, during the installation process an error message said that some components are corrupted or missing, although the software is compatible ...
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Extract executable/script from memory in (Ubuntu) Linux

Okay, on Linux, when I delete a running executable or script, it usually (for me, pretty much always, but I don't know if it will work in every case) continues to run without any problems. So I've got ...
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Add option to boot.ini with batch

I need to create a batch file that adds text to the last line in a boot.ini file, for example the last line of my boot.ini is : multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP ...
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Outlook 2010 + Move IMAP PST file = Outlook data file cannot be accessed

I set up a new IMAP account in Outlook 2010. It works but creates IMAP PST file in C:\Users\User\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook. I want the file on my data drive in D:\Users\User\Documents\Outlook ...
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Can you enable Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 to handle and edit extensionless files?

For example: gemfile, config, and all other file names with no extensions.
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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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Is it possible to Color-tag files in Windows 7, like in Finder on a Mac?

On a Mac, you can right-click on a file/folder to give it a color which is then displayed in the Finder (the Mac utility like Windows Explorer) behind the label of the file. Is there a way to do this ...
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How to backup and restore only the file stamps (date & time) of many files within a folder at once?

I want to retag all my music collection (MP3, OGG, etc) with replaygain info, but I don't want them to lose their original file timestamp as sometimes I want to know when I added a file to my ...
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Windows 7, file properties - is “date accessed” ALWAYS 100% accurate?

Here's the situation: I went on vacation for a couple of weeks, but before I left, I took the harddrive out of my computer and hid it in a different location. Upon coming back on Monday and putting ...
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How can I open a file as read-only from Windows Explorer?

Is there an easy way to open a file as read-only from Windows Explorer? My inmediate interest is in a Microsoft Access file. I am doing some sanity checks in old MS Access databases and I see that ...
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Opening SGML files

What software can open SGML files. I have some documentation files, in *.sgml format. If i open in some text editor it opens along with the embedded meta data, without interpreting it. Using which ...
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Tool to Save a Range of Disk Clusters to a File

Yesterday I deleted a (fragmented) archive file only to find that it did not extract correctly, so I was left stranded. Fortunately there was not much space free on the drive, so most of the space ...
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Automatically delete old files from a specified folder?

I want to set up an automatic task that will automatically delete files older than X days from a specific folder. I'd prefer to do it without having to install any 3rd party software, but I'll be ok ...
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Convert pdf to text ignoring structure

I am looking for a tool that can batch convert pdf to text I don't want the tool to try maintain any sort of structure just print line by line with spaces between words. All tools I have encountered ...
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Need Program To Verify Video Files Integrity [duplicate]

I have a ton of video files that were downloaded from the internet. Most are ok, but some were not completely downloaded. Is there a program that will tell me if a video file is complete? Either a ...
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Norton Backup “Failed to Restore”

I recently had one of my computers (XP) die on me. I had it's files set to automatically backup to another PC's HD using Norton. I've tried using Norton restore on the second computer to try and ...
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How to sync specific files (not folders) on Windows 7

I need to copy frequently 2-3 files from my current program build to several other folders. How can I do this? Most free autosync solutions like SyncToy work only on folders, not files. Using .bat ...
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How to make a new file on Windows in CMD?

I need a .cmd file that creates a new type of file when I click it. Is this possible? For example: Click .cmd file CMD pops up asking what file do I want to create...(eg: .css, .html) Then creates ...
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file:// to point a relative file to current directory

I use file:// to point to local file. file://localhost/Users/smcho/Desktop/softwaredevelop/15.pdf Can't I use file:// to point to the local file relative to current directory? I mean the current ...
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What is the difference between metafile and enhanced metafile?

Simple scenario: Go into Excel. Create a graph. Select it, and copy it. Now go into powerpoint. If you go to the "Paste Special" menu, there are options for Picture (Windows Metafile) and Picture ...
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is it safe to save files to the desktop in Windows 7?

I got a dell laptop and recently it got a lot of viruses, so I had to reformat the hard drive. I talked to the Indian dell tech support guy and he said that I shouldn't download things directly to ...
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How can I restore a CSS file?

I have a huge CSS file that I was editing in Notepad++ when my computer restarted. My CSS file was saved, but after the restart it changed. The CSS code disappeared and there is a long line with ...
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when I try to delete file in my PC it gives the error “Item not found”

when I try to delete file in my PC it gives the error Could not find this item this is no longer located in c:\users\1600\Downloads verify the item's located and try again File shows 0KB size. ...
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How to know the last file I have deleted on Windows 7

I was intending to delete a file using Shift + Del. I did that, but I discovered that the file is still there, and I deleted another one, but I don't know which file is gone. Is there a log or ...
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How do I list files modified on or before particular date?

Using linux commands , is there way to list files which are created an hour (or particular date) before ?.
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How to print Linux command output to a file?

I am creating a script to sync my important documents between two system. I want my script to generate a log file for the last action. can you suggest me a way to achieve this. Question: If I execute ...
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Accidentally deleted .bashrc file in Ubuntu 11.04

I just installed Ubuntu and accidentally deleted .bashrc file in Ubuntu 11.04 Is there a way to recover it or a default one?
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Windows folders exist but don't exist (Access is denied)

I have just deleted 3 folders from a directory. 2 of the folders have been deleted and gone, the third remains. The delete completed successfully. I used shift-delete to avoid the recycle bin. ...
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File sharing for developers

My project requires us to setup a file sharing system so that developers can share documents and use it as a forum for discussions pertaining to those docs. The developers are spread though locations ...
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How to easily share files/directories remotely under Windows?

I am looking for an as-easy-as-possible solution to share files and directories using Windows XP and Windows 7. Requirements: direct connection, no upload to 3rd party servers (e.g. Dropbox) easy ...
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How do I establish the network sharing to my WinXP server network drive from my Mac notebook?

I have been able to connect to my WinXP server's shared drives by using Finder's Command-K to browse the network. Unfortunately, when the server gets rebooted, the connection drops and sometimes I ...
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How to compare files with partially matching file names? (tools/software?)

Is there a tool/software to do this? I use Beyond Compare and am advised that the regex features it provides might make this possible, but I've not seen a working solution yet. Background, I'm ...
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Show all Dropbox conflicted copies

I'd like some way to see all the conflicted copies from my Dropbox folder. I personally use a Mac mostly, but I welcome Windows and Linux solutions.
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Tool to monitor file read/write in unix

Is there any tool/command available in unix to monitor read/writes in a particular file. I also want to collect how much data is being read each time the file is accessed.
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File transfer over a serial line

I have 2 linux computers, and a serial line between them, one of them is only accessible through a serial line that has shell on it. How can I transfer files between the 2 computers? I've heard that ...
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What file types can OpenOffice read or write

Could anyone give me a current list of file types OpenOffice supports. Both what it can open and what it can export to? As it is community wiki, feel free to edit this question to improve it as ...
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Best way to manually sort random text files?

I have about 1000 text files and I need to view each, and move it to a folder if it's the correct one. I can only do basic sorting by length/size, and I can't grep because the text is random. How can ...
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Linux: Copy all files matching pattern from dir and subdirs into a single dir

If I wanted to copy all *.so files from src to dst I'd do: cp src/*.so dst However, I want to copy all *.so files from src and it's subdirs into dst. Any clues?
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How to force Excel to open CSV files with data arranged in columns

I generate a CSV file with an extension .csv in which every piece of data in one line is separated with a comma: 1,2,3,4 1,2,3,4 The file is sent via email and I want that when a customer opens it ...
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How can I disable access denied when copying from network drive to program files?

I have a mapped network drive (to samba on local network) and when I try to copy a file from it to Program Files or other "secure" folders UAC pops up I confirm, and it still gives me access denied. ...
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How to make sure a .tar.gz file is valid and will uncompress correctly?

I have a few BIG .tar.gz files, and I want to make sure they will uncompress, but without actually doing it. If the file opens on "Archive Manager" on Ubuntu, and I can view it contents there, does ...
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Invoking Windows Explorer file copy dialog from shortcut

I want to have a shortcut on the desktop that, upon being clicked, copies files from a network share to the local disk. This is easy enough with xcopy or the like, but is there some way to use the ...