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How to edit Windows .url files

I have some .url file. I know they are simpy plain text files (cfr. http://www.fmtz.com/formats/url-file-format/article) But I cant find a way to edit it. In example, using Notepad++ on Windows 8: ...
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opening files directly from Google Chrome

Installed the Google Chrome today, everything runs surprisingly good and fast/smooth, no problems at all, except one. When I click to download a file, it only offers to save it, but I want it to be ...
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How do I find my files from my Windows account?

I've just installed Linux Mint 16 (Cinnamon) on my laptop from disc, and I cannot find my files ANYWHERE, and I'm new totally to Linux so, rookie alert... Also, it does not allow me to choose between ...
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Easiest method of creating multiple Word documents with incremental number?

I need to create about 80 Word documents that are identical except for a numerical identifier in the document. The identifier is the same as the document filename, eg. the document named "SN-100.doc" ...
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Windows: Test if entry is a file or a folder

I Have to create 5 subfolders under every folder in a folder. This rootfolder contains files as well as folders. In this rootfolder are subfolders for our relations and we need to create 5 subfolders ...
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How to copy with cp to include hidden files and hidden directories and their contents?

How can I make cp -r copy absolutely all of the files and directories in a directory Requirements: Include hidden files and hidden directories. Be one single command with an flag to include the ...
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Bash script to delete files older than x days with subdirectories

I'm trying to delete a ton of files older than x days. Now I have a script to do that find /path/to/files* -mtime +10 -exec rm {} \; But this will also delete the subdirectories. There are a ton ...
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save content and header into different files using wget

I want to get url content and response header data into two file using wget. I see man of wget but i cant find useful method for this. somthing like this: wget -q --output-document=content.html ...
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Split and combine file utility?

Is there any utility application for Windows to split and combine files? I need one to split a big size files into several small size files and then combine them after I transfer them to another box. ...
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UNC cut-paste (move) to same NTFS partition

If we use local machine and cut-paste (move) file into same NTFS partition, no actual file copy happens and just internal pointers are changed. In my scenario, I have two UNC paths, both are in same ...
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How do I delete a 'locked' file?

On Windows XP, When I try and delete a specific file it says : Cannot delete blah.blah: Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use. How can ...
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Dropbox - Transfer files to another account and then delete them from mine

My husband started using my iPad and added some large files to dropbox. He now has his own dropbox account on the iPad. How can we transfer his files to his account on the iPad so that I can delete ...
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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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How can I automate Handbrake to monitor and encode new files within a folder?

Here is what I'd like to do in Windows 7: Monitor a folder for new ISO files (Blu-ray ISOs). When there is a new file detected, launch Handbrake in the background and encode the ISO to MKV based on ...
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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 ...