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How to remove file association in windows 8?

I have Chrome associated with .xlsx file on windows 8.1 machine In Control Panel\Programs\Default Programs\Set Associations it is not possible to remove association only to change it to another ...
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How do I get a Windows folder containing a lot of large .EXE files to resolve quicker?

When I have a folder on Windows (any version from 7 to 8.1) that contains a number of large .EXE files such as installer files like Firefox Setup and CCleaner (usually about 10-100mb), it lags the ...
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What does /opt mean in a filepath?

I see so many file paths that have /opt in them from example code. Like this one: :staticfiles => "/opt/example/apps/example/static/" I would understand if it were something like home, but I ...
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How do I retrieve a wireless router password off of my laptop when the router is 1000 miles away? Windows XP [duplicate]

I helped a family member set up their wireless router. I wrote the password down and now they cannot find it. I connected this laptop i'm using to the wireless network when I was at their house. ...
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Accidental broken file transfer - merge separated directories?

I'm using an online service which is transferring files (TBs) between two servers. I accidentally moved one of the directories on the destination drive, and a new one was created with the continuing ...
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How does a Station in WLAN gets list of other associated STAs with the same AP?

There are many STAs(Stations) connected with a single AP. My question is how does a STA knows about other STAs that are connected to same AP. For example in Windows when we click Network icon we get ...
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Appending one file to the end of another

I know from guides like this that it's pretty easy to add a RAR archive to the end of a JPG. What I'm wanting to know is whether it's only JPG files that can handle extra data at the end, and whether ...
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Remove Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit backup file

I upgraded from Vista Home to Windows 7 Ultimate. There is a backup file left on partition 1 which is occupying too much space. Can I manually remove a backup file without using backup/remove?
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txt file became unreadable

I used Notepad++ to write some text, I created txt file in Windows 8.1, I wrote a lot of text, I saved the file and turned off my computer (the file was encoded in utf-8). Now when I open the file all ...
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Is it possible that a program altered all of my music?

Several songs in my WinAmp were "altered" in such an odd way. I was working with meta tags of the songs and playing them through WinAmp. One day I noticed that some albums and folders were a ...
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How to remove file in terminal with ampersand in name?

I tried different escaping possibilities and still could not remove file with spaces and ampersand in name. [23:36 @ ~] $ rm /Volumes/Storage/Music/pop/Nicole\ Kidman\ \&\ Ewan\ Mcgregor\ -\ ...
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this file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action

I start up my mother in laws computer and she has not start menu no icons nothing. I can acess task manager and commpand prompt. She thinks she has gotten a virus where it has hidden everything as ...
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How to see if a folder contains a file at a glance?

I have a directory in Windows containing many folders. I have to place one file in each folder, so I'd like to see at a glance if each folder contains a file. I tried enabling 'File Count' (see below) ...
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Capture logrotated files on change

This is something rather special, but I bet you can help me out. I'm working in an environment where many logfiles are generated and rotated, mainly from java-services runnning. As we are performing ...
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How to Recover Deleted Bookmarks in Chrome [duplicate]

My chrome folder shows only bookmark bar New folder Other bookmarks See nowhere any older folders? My deleted files can be still found?
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Batch - call another batch and have it excuted

Working on getting some batch files working. The first one I have (which works) takes a .rar from one drive to another and give the dir same name as the files put to rar and then copy a rename.bat ...
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What is the file name + extension for a file with a period as the first character (example: .txt)?

I'm trying to find an authoritative answer on this matter, but it's difficult. Wikipedia kind of dances around the issue but isn't explicit enough. For .txt (to use an example), is the base name ...
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How move/copy files work in OS?

As the title asks, how in detail do they work? This question is often on my mind because I could not find a good article that explains how it works in detail. The questions is: How does the OS ...
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Convert CHM to PDF in batch?

Is there a good program or script to convert many chm files to pdf with good quality? (Preferably suitable for computer or iPad viewing) Info: Operating System: Ubuntu 13.10
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Get response when user downloads or cancels file from server

I click on download button, prompt appears - Save , Open, Cancel. I want the response at server whether user has cancelled the download. I am deleting file once downloaded. I want to keep file if not ...
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Does the Windows-folder contain personal files?

I'm currently going through hard drives of my previous computers (Win 98 through Win 7). The goal is to identify personal files, communication, or programs to keep before I throw away the drives. ...
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Downloading files from zip and extracting suddenly extracts random things?

I recently downloaded a gmod map of 5 mb and I got like 70 gb left as storage. Now I tried extracting the map to the desktop and all of a sudden it says:"Cant extract, need 11.7gb to extract" So I ...
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Using wc on a file while it is used by other program

I am generating a text file that in the end will contain roughly a billion entries. The file is generated by a program that writes to it every couple of seconds. For this it always opens the file and ...
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Website/tool to download certain section of a file

Are there any sites or tools that let me download cetain portion of a file and merge automatically with my local incomplete one(partially recovered from a scratched disk or something). Because I don't ...
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How to remove the requirement for administrator permission from a file in Windows 8.1?

I have recently launched TrueCrypt in Administrator Mode and created a encryped file container. Now when I want to move the file, rename the file or do anything it requires me to approve the action ...
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Why can't you use special characters in a filename, like “?” or “;”?

When I try to save a file, if I use special characters in the name (such as a colon, question mark, or exclamation point) in Windows I get a message saying that the file name is invalid. Why is that? ...
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What are “:ms-properties ” files?

Due to a failure of a partition managing software, I had to recover the files from my local hard drive with TestDisk on a live Ubuntu drive. Afterwards, I encountered several files named ...
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Does โ€œeverything is a fileโ€ apply to network printers?

I asked this question on AskUbuntu and I didn't get any answers or comments, so I thought I'd try here. If "everything is a file" in Linux, can I access network printers (IPP) like USB printers ...
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what is the path of the recycle bin directory?

I dragged a file to the recycle bin a few days ago. I have Windows 7 premium on a 245 GB partition, a 240 GB SSD, and a 250 SSD. And somewhere in the past few days I incidentally installed Delta ...
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Why won't Windows hosts file block websites?

I'm trying to block a website because someone keeps downloading crap from this website and it's spyware. I tell them it's spyware and they download it anyway. So I'm trying to block it via the hosts ...
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Error Code Windows 8: 0x80070570

When I try to create a directory or file in my Windows 8 system in the C drive, it pulls up this: "An unexpected error is keeping you from creating the folder. If you continue to receive this error, ...
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Can decompress RAR files with 7z.exe command line?

Can extract RAR files from the terminal with 7z.exe? Thanks! This lines doesnยดt works on a Extract.bat file. 7z.exe X Xbox.rar -o
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How to create a random .txt(Human readable text like ascii) file in linux

I need to create a text file which should contain random text data that can be read by human. I know that we can use /dev/urandom and /dev/random for getting random data. But it is not readable by ...
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Restoring Outlook 2010 pst read only file

I am attempting to restore an Outlook 2010 pst file from my file history, but I cannot because it is read only and I do not have permission. I never set it as read only and it is from my old computer ...
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List permissions all parent directories of a single file [duplicate]

Say I have a file located at /usr/lib/jvm/java-1.6.0-openjdk-1.6.0.0.x86_64/jre/bin/java. I want to list all its parent directories in order to view their permissions in order to get something like ...
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ls -lrt showing file which is not present

When I do ls -lart in my current working directory it shows lrwxrwxrwx 1 root 10004 36 Dec 16 17:59 index.html ->/home/moviebeam/assets/ui/index.html But I cannot see contents of the ...
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Get the last file name in a variable in bash?

In a directory, I have the following files: myfile_v01.txt myfile_v02.txt myfile_v03.txt How to make a bash script that detects the value of the last version and put the filename of this last ...
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Tagging - copying name files to tags

I have started digitizing my vinyl collection to mp3 and have to type in the name of each track. Is it at all possible to automatically copy the " NAME " of the file to the " TITLE " section of the ...
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Is there a mac2unix utility?

This question is directly related to another question I asked here. Linux/Unix have nice utilities dos2unix and unix2dos for moving files between the two OSs. Are there similar utilities for Macs ...
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Is there a Windows file format with <CR>-separated records (without <LF> characters)?

Today a file was extracted on a Windows system, Windows 7 to be exact, and ftp'd to a Unix system. The application that processes the file deliberately failed, because the file had one line in it, ...
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How to find a file whose size is less than 10 MB?

I need to find a file in my current directory whose size should be less than or equal to 10 MB. ls -lh gives me the file size of each file but not sure how to find the files whose size are less than ...
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What is file ']' ? How is it created?

I wonder how this file got in my directory? When I run ls -lrt it shows -rw-r--r-- 1 and size 117562 . Can I get any directions for this?
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where are usb movies stored once downloaded [closed]

I borrowed a USB from a friend with some movies which I downloaded to my computer over a month ago. Unfortunately the movies weren't named so it was just files without names. I want To watch one but ...
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I can't download files from any browser

I have Windows 8.1. Any time I try to download any file on Chrome, Firefox or IE, the file starts, downloads about 3MB, then finishes even if the file is larger than that. The browser says the file is ...
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VMware Virtual Machine recover files without mounting

I transferred the directory with my VMWare Virtual Machine Linux Mint to a new harddisk. I didn't know that I had to change the directory path in the VMware settings, so I couldn't mount my Virtual ...
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Color empty files in Windows

I face a need to show empty (0 bytes size) files in color in Windows Explorer. (I get them over sftp and need to know whether they're empty to prevent data loss - an application creates empty files ...
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change a .bat file to omit extensions when listing files in win 7

dir /b > filenames.txt Re named to .bat gives me file names with ext, I want to list without extensions, Any ideas anybody
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Windows File Server audit

I would like to know that how to check out the logs of files and folders deletion on windows server 2008 as well as who did it from where and when?
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How does OS X keep track of changed filenames?

I was playing a song in iTunes when I decided to change the name of the folder the song was stored in. The song however kept playing and when I checked 'Get Info' in iTunes, the path showed the ...
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Backup Note Anytime files

I am using the Note Anytime app on Windows 8. I want to save my files, that are transcripts/notes of lectures (and therefore very important to me), but I can't find the files. So how can I backup the ...