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Deleted files recovery

I was working on my Ubuntu lab machine and unconsciously deleted the project files I was working on. I have been working on the project for the past 10 days. Is there a way to restore the files? I ...
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Recover open but deleted file on Linux using ln instead of cp

Say I have a file that's downloading (from a source that's hard to re-download from), but accidentally deleted from the filesystem namespace (/tmp/blah), and I'd like to recover this file. Normally I ...
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copy or move files and create folder with the original modified date

i was doing do a big mistake and move alot of files to 1 folder ( more then 15000) i want to make a batch file thet copy the files to a folder. the folder need to call by the modify date from the ...
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Search Persian/Arabic numbers in html files?

I have in about 50 html files that are about bank payments of a company.I have to search in about serial numbers in files.I use Agent Ransack for searching in contents of files.But my problem is in ...
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How can I repair a damaged .DWG file?

A .DWG file was corrupted upon the unexpected switch off of my PC. I used to restore my AutoCAD files by using the commands RECOVER, RECOVERALL, AUDIT; but these commands didn't help any with the ...
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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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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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Linux Bash Shell - File globbing specific range?

I have a bunch of files in a folder: spreadsheet700.xls spreadsheet800.xls spreadsheet850.xls spreadsheet1005.xls spreadsheet2400.xls how can I use file globbing to select files that numbers end in ...
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How to create destination directory structure dynamically when using mv with wildcards in bash?

I'm pretty new to BASH scripting and I'm looking for an elegant way to solve my task: In a given directory certain files regularly have to be sorted into subfolders. The name of the files has a fixed ...
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Wrong date created for files in Windows when copying files, if the file has already existed

I'm having a problem when copying files (or creating new files) on Windows 7. If I copy a file, I expect the date created to be correct, but sometimes it's not. Usually it works, but here is an ...
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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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Data corrupted or file not sync properly

I've two sync servers but from secondary data is not opening or corrupted. All kinds of files are not opening, but data restore works successfully. Server name: windows 2003 server
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How to open files with colons in their names in Windows?

I have some files on my C drive with colons in their names. I'm pretty sure they were created in some Linux distro I used before. I know Linux supports colons in file names, while Windows does not. ...
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What does it mean by Inheritance in advanced security tab of a file or folder?

In windows 7 and 8 there is a option in folder or file's advanced security tab called enable or disable inheritance.What will happen if I enable or disable this option?What is by default for a file or ...
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Open dialog box freezes when trying to navigate to Desktop

I have an annoying with open dialog box on my Win 7 64bit. When trying to open a file via the File -> Open dialog in some program (in MS Word or any other program) and try to navigate to desktop ...
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Can't delete file named ЃϵϳЅЂϿϽϯІχϯπρЂϻϵЉЃϵϳЅ

I installed Windows 7 over the top of XP and it left me with a 'Windows.old' folder. I tried to delete it, and it got rid of everything except 2 files named: ЃϵϳЅЂϿϽϯІχϯπρϴϱЄϱЃϵϳЅ ...
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Hex of filesize

I am following a tutorial on few kernel dev. I encountered an operation where I have to use dd like dd ... if=PBL.bin of=... count=block_number The block_number variable is defined to be as The ...
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Batch or VBS to log transfer file type & paths from file share

Would anyone know how to record/write a log based on what the user has transferred from a file share?. I know I could use Wireshark, but all I need to do is write a line to the log everytime the ...
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Simple folder sync solution in Windows 7

I have a few folders that have files which I want to have back-up on a external disk. Do you know an app that automatically synchronizes the contents of my folders with the contents of the folders on ...
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Windows 7 - delete all files+empty folders with with specific extension recursively

I have tried to follow the advice here: Need to delete all the files with one extension on a drive in Windows 7 But if I want to delete all files in a specific folder, with a specific extension, that ...
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How to open .csf files?

I downloaded some .csf file types, I cannot seem to be able to find a program capable of opening this format. Where would I be able to find a viewer for this file type?
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How to search the entire hard drive for files modified on a particular date?

I picked up a virus a few hours ago, and have identified one of its files. I know the exact minute that the virus was installed, and would like to search my entire hard drive for files modified in ...
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Windows 7 how to display proper icons

I am running windows 7. I have the default program for .py files set to the python.exe. If I double click a .py file it will launch correctly with python. But in the windows explorer the icon next ...
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Which program can open a .DJVU file?

I received a folder with a bunch of PDF files and one DJVU file. The PDF's open in PDF Complete but the DJVU does not. How do I open this type of file? Windows 7 64-bit. IE 8.
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How do I copy a group layer set from one file to another?

How do I copy a group layer set from one file to another? I.e.: If I have a layer group in one file and want it in another file, how can I copy the layer group to another open Photoshop file? Also, ...
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Batch-convert files for encoding

How can I batch-convert files in a directory for their encoding (e.g. ANSI->UTF-8) with a command or tool? For single files an editor helps, but how to do the mass files job?
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In Windows 8 large folders create themselves in my home/user directory every day

I am in Windows 8 and I have a user directory named "Fred". Everyday I find folders named stuff like 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 a b c d e f Inside these folders you have more folders named like that and ...
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How to download a URL as a file?

A website URL has "hidden" some MP3 files by embedding them as Shockwave files, as follows. <span class="caption"><!-- Odeo player --><embed ...
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virtual link between file

I have couple of Chromium/Opera versions, and I would like that all of them use same certain files and folders from user profile (like bookmarks, passwords... files and maybe extensions, themes, ...
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how do I print to a USB drive

I don't own a printer. I want to print on-line documents such as coupons and airline tickets to a USB drive which I will then take to the Staples store for printing. I will want to keep the bar codes ...
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How can I delete a file with an invalid character in the name? (Win7)

I am trying to delete a file named "Kanno, Yoko - Where Does This Ocean Go?.mp3" from my hard drive in Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and it keeps telling me that it cannot because the file name is too long ...
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Changing my hosts file won't work

A while ago, I messed with my hosts file and it worked just fine. Then I wanted to undo my changes, so instead of deleting the entries, I completely restored the hosts file using one of Microsoft's ...
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Robocopy From Folder A - Only differences between Folder A and Folder B, to Folder C?

I have a system setup where 2 folders on separate drives / locations are normally mirrored via DFRS. This works perfectly and I have no issues with this. However, the system that owns these files (a ...
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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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What does the @ mean on the output of “ls” on OS X' terminal?

When doing an ls in a directory I get the following output: drwxr-xr-x@ 12 xonic staff 408 22 Jun 19:00 . drwxr-xr-x 9 xonic staff 306 22 Jun 19:42 .. -rwxrwxrwx@ 1 xonic staff 6148 25 ...
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What is encryption loss when unzipping?

When I drag files from a .ZIP file my friend sent me, I get this: Do you want to copy this folder without encryption?` A problem is preventing that folder from being encrypted. Can ...
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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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When I order files by an unusual meta column, does the computer read headers of the files or just a structured list like a data table?

Is there a file system which will reduce the need for indexing files and saves the meta headers automatically on the disk? It would work like a hardware acceleration for indexing all files for some ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Unix: Files starting with a dash, -

Ok, I have a bunch of files starting with a dash, -. Which is not so good... and I want to rename them. In my particular case I would just like to put a character in front of them. I found the ...
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How to deselect a selected folder in OS X file dialogs?

I'm having a difficult time with wording this question for web search queries, so thought it'd be appropriate to ask on a StackExchange site. This is such a strange UX bug, I don't know even where ...
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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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What files are in local settings/temp and can I delete them?

I just found that I have 4 GB of space in /Documents and Settings/<user name>/Local Settings/temp. Is there any reason why I shouldn't go and delete these?