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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 recover missing .txt file?

I was using my pc and writing things on my .txt file where i store my everyday'' to-do '' like clean the house wash the dog pay x bill pay z bill but the problem is the power was shut down on my ...
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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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Are there any issues of have huge files in HD in a 32 bit system?

I know that in 32 bit systems the largest memory we can have is 4GB (2^32). But I am not clear what is the implication of this in terms of files. I think that we can have files of arbitrary size in ...
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How to pad a file with “FF” using dd?

How to pad a file with 0xFF using dd? This command will pad the output file with zeroes until the file size reaches 100 KB: dd if=inputFile.bin ibs=1k count=100 of=paddedFile.bin conv=sync ...
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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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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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What is the shortest most readable way to print the n'th line of a file?

Its about Unix and Linux. Yes, there are many solutions to that, e.g. see http://mywiki.wooledge.org/BashFAQ/011. Some of them are fast as hell (not reading the whole file) and some are slow but ...
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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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Extract Audio File

I currently have a WMB file that I would like to extract the audio from. Are there any programs out there that can extract the audio from this file? Preferably free.
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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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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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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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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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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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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 it possible to rename files in a zip archive before extracting?

I pulled a zip file from the web which was packed on a system where filenames were encoded in a format my unzip program fails to read. Perhaps the file-system does not support those weird characters, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Unable to delete file; name is too long

This question has been asked, but unfortunately none of the suggestions worked. Here is the situation--the file is synced to a local folder on my computer in my /users folder from Google Drive. It is ...
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How would I go about creating a filename with invalid characters such as :?>?

I need to do create a file with a filename such as :>?, is this possible somehow? Windows stops it.
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What applications are exactly reading/writing my HDD in a given period? Application for statistics (on Windows)?

TL;DR Could you suggest any programs that makes statistics (e.g. stored in files as logs) of what applications are exactly reading/writing my HDD in a given period? Longer explanation Sometimes I ...
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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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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 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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Copy all files from one location to another in Linux, without copying the directory itself

I want to copy some or all files from a directory test/A/ to directory test/B/, but without copying directory A itself. I tried the command cp -R test/A/ test/B, but it copies the directory and 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 ...
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Check if a file is scheduled to be deleted

In Windows, a program can schedule a file to be deleted when the computer restarts. Is there a way to know if a file is scheduled to be deleted, short of restarting the computer, and checking if the ...
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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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Icons and Open file dialog are messed up after backuping Windows system folders on external hard drive

On Windows 7 I moved my Document and Desktop folders (using Windows Explorer, not on command line) to an external hard disc (directory F:\backup\). When the hard disc is not attached and I use File ...
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Unable to write files on CentOS

I have a VPS running on CentOS 6 and apache2 as webserver. I have several PHP scripts running in my server, and everything goes smooth, except to file writing. For some reason, my PHP scripts are ...
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A method to find two strings within distance

I have a large text file collection. I'm looking for a way to find two strings that are on the same line (in the same file) in the collection where the distance in characters between those two ...
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How can I see the size of each file in a particular directory in the terminal?

When using the terminal, is there a command that allows you to see the size of each individual file in a particular directory?
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Modified times of folders

How does the inheritance and propagation of modified times happen? In order to better put my question, I am going to list three examples: A folder has three files. One file gets modified (by any ...
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Command or script to paste a file into multiple folders and have the file type overwrite the same of its kind while keeping the original file's name?

The title kind of already explains it but I'll be a bit more specific here. I'm looking to replace a .jpg file in multiple different folders with a different .jpg file, but I want to be able to keep ...
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How to interpret and fix a Input/output error in Linux?

I am running a daily backup with rsync. Starting some days ago, one of the files has been throwing this error during the backup: rsync: read errors mapping "/home/folder/file.ext": Input/output error ...
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Do symbolic links work both directions?

I created a symbolic link between a folder on my local computer and DropBox. If I modify files in the linked folder on Dropbox from another computer, will those new/modified files also be pushed into ...
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How do I copy a file/folder from another user's home directory in Linux?

I want to copy a file/folder from another user's home directory to my home directory in Linux. I cannot access his directory, because it says permission denied. I'm 100% sure that a file can be ...
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Reading a file from an alternate location

I have a certain file (data.abc) located in, say, my home folder. I make a copy of it to another location (for example, "/mnt/ramtemp/"). Whenever the file in my home folder is accessed by any ...
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Power Failures and Torrent Download

I am downloading a large torrent. I had 2 power failures during the download. Will this affect the file integrity? The torrent client did not seem to run a check once I booted up after power was ...
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Can Robocopy ensure file integrity?

I am trying to copy a large file, around 10G size, over Internet using Robocopy, but I am a bit concerned about the file integrity.γ€€So can I just trust Robocopy to ensure file integrity or I need to ...
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Is there such a thing as a file hosted container which deduplicates data held within?

Background I have backups of a website which stores all of it's data into a single file. This file is several gigs large and I have many different backups of this file. Most of the data within is ...
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How to remove “System File” attribute from a file without Command Prompt?

Is it possible to take away a file's system file attribute without using command prompt? Basically, I want to do this: attrib "folder" -s attrib "file" -s without using command prompt, or a batch ...
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File apparently doesn't exist when attempting to delete it

A month or so back, I untarred the Linux source in a folder in Cygwin (I was curious as to whether or not it would compile with MinGW 'cause my other computer running Linux is a slow single core ...
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What program/app is renaming files with “yyyy-mm-dd hh.mm.ss” as the filename?

My pictures folder has a bunch of renamed pictures and movies, with many duplicates all the sudden. All the renamed files are named with this date/time format: yyyy-mm-dd hh.mm.ss. Original files ...