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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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Opening file:// links in explorer through chrome

I'm switching our company's preferred browser from IE to Chrome and I've run into a problem. When opening file:// links on our intranet, they open in chrome rather than explorer. Is there any way to ...
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File only visible to cygwin, not windows?

Problem: We have a file created with keytool (from jdk 1.5) that is only visible with the ls command. When we do a dir, it's not there. Specifics: This file is owned by the user, all other files ...
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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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Batch file to obtain system info of remote servers list with unique login credentials

I'm not familiar with scripting. I have a task at hand which requires to check server uptimes to make sure if they were actually re-booted when they suppose to. I was going through Google Search and ...
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“Windows cannot find” file when opening Excel spreadsheet

For all of my Excel spreadsheets when I attempt to open them (by double-clicking in explorer) I get the message "Windows cannot find C:...". The files are there, and are valid zip files as seen by ...
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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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How to disable Windows File Protection in Windows XP or 7 from Registry?

How to disable Windows File Protection in Windows 7 and/or XP from Registry? I want to automatically replace a driver with my created driver. I used PendingFileRenameOperations key in ...
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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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Why have all .exe files been changed to .ink, except for Opera?

I use Windows XP Home Edition with SP3. All my .exe files were changed to .ink. Now I am unable to open basic Windows programs because they no longer recognize themselves nor have any clue about which ...
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Search for exe file within a condition

I want to search for all .exe files greater than 200 kB or smaller than 120 kB in the current folder and its subfolders. Then I want to move them to another folder called "folder" and execute in this ...
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Windows cannot find '?.exe' - some apps only

Lately, I've been having this problem where Windows was informing me that a file did not exist. For example, if I were to open up my-image.png from explorer, it would tell me that it wasn't found. ...
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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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Recover partially download file auto deleted by Chrome

Where can I find partially completed download file (from chrome ) on my system as(chrome and chromium) it delete them in event of interruption (NET ISSUE). I need the file so that I complete download ...
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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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How do I keep my files and folders unlocked in Windows 7?

My IDE is getting a frequent problem of failing to delete temporary or scratch files from the disk it is working on and the reason is the files and folders it is working on are being locked by itself ...
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How to recover unsaved PSD file on MacOSX

Adobe Photoshop creates temporary *.psb files for emergency recovery at this path: ~/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Adobe Photoshop CS6/AutoRecover The files created have names like ...
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How can the size on disk be smaller than size?

I have an xml file that windows explorer says is 8.00KB on disk, and the size is 25.5 KB. How is this possible? I thought the size on disk is in many cases larger than the actual size (because of ...
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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 will I know if two files are identical?

I am currently developing an application and compile it to create a .exe file. Then our operations team copy the compiled application in our test client computer. Now, an error occur when testing the ...
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Compact-Disk filesystem to handle a million files?

Good day, I would like to know a compact-disk file system that is able to support millions of files. the file systems that i am aware of have a large cluster size (2048) and are not able to store so ...
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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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Obtaining the Windows 7 CD key from its installation files

Are there any files probably contained in the Windows directory that have the product key? I need to re install the OS of my laptop but have misplaced the CD key.
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Can't remove/delete symlink

I have tried to create a symlink and it threw this error: ln: accessing `.test': Permission denied Now I can't unlink or delete the symlink file. Tried Googling for help but could not find a ...
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Batch file to process the combining of 2 sets of pdf files together in a directory

I am looking for a script that can do the following: I have 500 pdf files with naming convention: SC####.pdf 500 pdf files with naming convention: AB####.pdf I want a batch file to check if there ...
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how to unlock file without kill related process

I currently use OpenedFilesView for control file handle but it is windows based. i want console application for build automation process. i want something like following code unlockfile file.txt
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What can I do if msvcr80.dll is missing?

I have MS-Office 07 setup in my system. But it seems like if its one DLL got corrupted called msvcr80.dll. When I try to install office now, it says Setup cannot find Office.en-us\msvcr80.dll. Browse ...
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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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Move all files in sub-directories to current directory?

I've got files in a bunch of subdirectories, and I'd like to flatten them out and move them all to the current directory. I found this question, but adapting the answer to: mv * . didn't work. I ...
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If I change Windows admin user password, then I can't login to Outlook, why?

I am seeing this strange behaviour with Windows 7 and Outlook 2010. If I change the password of User1 (Admin user), login, and start Outlook, it asks for a password. It keeps saying "password ...
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What is the fastest way to rip DVDs to my PC?

I have quite a slow PC with only 2GB of RAM, Intel Pentium Dual Core 2GHz, Windows 7. I'm using the latest version of handbrake to try and rip a 2 and a half hour DVD but it says it will take 11 ...
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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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how do you make and run your own file extension?

I was checking out the files in a old game called Warcraft 3 and saw that they had files with their own extension for example file name.w3x so, how do you make your own file extension and run it?
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How to change file extensions of multiple files in XP?

XP lets you rename files in bulk by simply selecting multiple files within Windows Explorer and pressing the F2 key. When you use this feature, the OS applies the name you enter to the first file and ...
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Any good tool that opens a .psd(photoshop) file which was repaired/corrupted

I was working with .psd photoshop file and my system power suddenly went off... When i switched on my system i clicked the .psd file it said couldn't open the file... Any good tool that opens a .psd ...
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Why are Acrobat PDF tags not shown in Windows?

I have added tags such as Author, Subject and Title to some new PDF files I created. But they are not shown in Windows when I view file properties. Why? In order to see this information I have to ...
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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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When is the data in the journal written to the disk?

(1) mentions that "With a journal the file is first written to the journal, punch-in, and then the journal writes the file to disk when ready. Once it has successfully written to the disk, it is ...
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Copying Windows 8 Users directory, how can I reliably deal with things with very long paths (possibly nested/linked)?

I was trying to move my "Users" folder in Windows 8 as described here and here. But when I try to copy the folder using "xcopy" in Windows Installation Disk Repair Mode, after some files are copied, ...
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Utility or technique for swapping files quickly in Windows

I frequently need to swap one file with another, without overwriting the original. Let's say there are two files, foo_new.dll and foo.dll. I usually rename them the follwing way: foo.dll -> ...
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Easily swap file names?

Is there an easy way to swap the file names of two files in Windows? Perhaps using the move command in the shell? Preferably without using external software. Example: I have fileA.txt and ...
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Folder only seen with unticking “Hide Protected Operating System files”?

I got an external flash drive, plug into my school's lab for use, and came back noticing all my folders have gone missing! The space shown taken is still the same, then i played around with all Folder ...
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Can having too many folders slow down a computer?

Someone on a non-technical forum recently told me that storing files nested in too many subfolders can slow down a computer. Is this at all true? It kinda makes sense, since the computer would have a ...
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Attributes of a file - followup for Windows and Linux

I found a question that lists the (quote): attributes are of a regular file (as opposed to a symbolic link, etc.) on Mac OS X with Mac OS Extended (Journaled) (HFS+) Does such a list exist for ...
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What does it mean when a file is blocked in Windows?

When some files are downloaded from the internet, they are blocked. Some files can still be opened even if they are blocked... I can see whether a file is blocked by opening the file properties ...
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Removing the “Open File - Security Warning” in windows 8?

I like to study a lot of code from various sources from around the internet, and a big part of that involves downloading and opening the files to view the source code. Now every time I try to open ...
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How can I mark files with badges in Windows?

Is there a way or a program that marks the icon of a file with a badge, similar to how Dropbox marks synced files with a green checkmark, and files that are currently syncing blue? I'd use that to ...