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How to delete file that has invalid name? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Files with illegal filenames I've accidentally created -?.tgz file on my NTFS hdd (working under linux). And I'm just curious is it possible to delete it under Windows 7 ...
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What's the fastest and automatic way to transfer 2GB of data between 2 PCs every night?

While it's fast (less than 2 minutes) I hate having to copy files from PC #1 onto a USB stick, and then manually popping it in PC #2 to copy the files to PC #2. Dropbox is too slow in uploading and ...
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Windows 7 losing programs from desktop?

How do I recover program icons no longer on my desktop nor Start menu since I installed Windows 7. All programs are still on the HDD but not on the Start menu or Desktop
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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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If I fudge the Windows system date and then create a file can I get the calendar date the file was created?

I routinely set my Windows system time to a fake date/time to create files with specific timestamps. For example, suppose the calendar date is 4/1/2012 but I want a file to be created on 3/1/2012, ...
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What command sequence can I use to delete directories but not their files?

How do I delete directories but not the files inside them? I have tried the following: rm -di /Users/arthur/Desktop/MyFolder remove /Users/arthur/Desktop/MyFolder? y rm: ...
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Empty non-empty file

Yesterday I was working on one file, it worked great! Today, I tried to open this same file, but it is now empty. Even when I try to open it with Notepad, the file is completely empty. If I look at ...
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Mac OS X Lion: folders and files permissions

Every time I try to change the name of file or folder, or delete file or folder, the password dialog input appears. This is on Sites folder, permissions are drw--rw, user and everyone. The permissions ...
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interaction between firmware and file system in the drive

as I know when we are talking about drives (both ssd and hdd): firmware is a piece of code which regulates the receiving of the data as well as storing the data in the drive itself (using some smart ...
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File Dates are same in different timeZones in Windows

I've using my laptop which is configured to use the Indian TimeZone. I'm looking at the time-stamp of .sys file (Driver files). I'm observing the times of the same file on another machine which is set ...
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Merging extracted files Into a working program

I downloaded 33 files (.rar) using uTorrent and extracted all of them using WinRAR. AllΒ are in one folder, appropriately named. However, I have no idea how to merge them all into the one working ...
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“File” exists or not

ls -il ls: cannot access Γ©aj/p╬σt.Γ³βˆ™e: No such file or directory ls: cannot access Γ©aj/p╬σt.Γ³βˆ™e: No such file or directory ls: cannot access Γ©@j/pβ• Ο†t.β”‚βˆ™N: No such file or directory ls: cannot access ...
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Find file names that is partially the same

Looking for a software that can find and remove based on parts of file names. For example (file names): "This is not, for this is right" "This is not cause it is wrong" It would find these ...
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Can Textmate detect file type before saving?

Is there a way to make Textmate recognize the file type automatically before saving? I often create a new file for the purposes of quickly testing code and it would be nice if I didn't have to select ...
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Access my home files via web browser

I am looking for a solution to access the files on my home computer using nothing but a browser. I do not want to have to download any client software (Java ok). I do not care about sharing or ...
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How can I edit or view a Mac OS file with no extension?

I would like to view or perhaps edit a file with no extension. It is a Mac OS X Universal Binary executable file which I downloaded from my iPhone. I have both Mac OS X and Windows. Is there any way ...
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Unable to change the file-format of New Text Document

I'm trying to change the file-format of New Text Document to html.But the file-extension was changed and still it open as a .txt file.
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In Linux how to make a file with a name that is current date and time

I want to make a file which name will be a current date and time. I can create a file with the touch command. Also I can get current time with the date command. So, I think, I need to somehow pipe the ...
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Changing permissions on all files and folders in a given folder

I've recently reinstalled Windows 7, and all the files on the backup hard disk I use are exclusively set to ownership on my previous admin account. How this occurred, I have no idea, but now I can't ...
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Filesystem fragmentation on the level of set of files [closed]

The file is stored in blocks by the file system. The block is the smallest amount of data the file system can assign to store a file. The classical definition of a fragmented file is that the file is ...
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Save File & Directory Hierarchy

I have a folder like: Folder --Sub Folder 1 --Sub Sub Folder --subfile.htm --subfile1.txt --subfile2.xlx --subfile3.doc --subfile4.ppt --Sub Folder 2 --file1.xlsx --file2.xlsx I want ...
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How to remove $data stream from file in windows 8

Windows for a while now has added an additional hidden stream to files that were downloaded from the internet. If you attempted to use these files, you'd get all kinds of odd behavior as windows was ...
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What is a socket link?

After noticing an interesting environment variable Apple_PubSub_Socket_Render. I notice that it was referring directly to this "Render" file. After doing a listing of "Render": ls -lh Render I ...
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Recover locations of moved files

I'm desperately looking for a solution to my problem. A Windows virus moved all my ebooks from their sorted out folders to the parent directory. an example of what I mean is: ORIGINAL LOCATIONS ...
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LogRotate use regex for filename

I have a custom logging class that creates a log for each instance of the process and adds a unique id to the log file name, example: process.1234.log process.1235.log Also I can add a date/time ...
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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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My files on micro SD card not showing on macbook pro 13"

Used to work fine. Could it be a virus from Window PC, I can't see my photos on SD card on mac. Is there any way to copy these views. I know I can try it on Windows PC and that might work but I don't ...
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How do I move files between computers while preserving file dates?

I have a lot of files that I often search for based on creation date. When I copy files from my old computer to the new one, all of my creation dates are set to the current time (i.e. I lose the ...
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Using Offline folders

I am trying to setup offline files to a network drive at my company and would like for it sync up as soon as im connected to the network or VPN. I am having trouble getting my mapped network drive ...
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Can't delete file because the item is in use [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: A file is still in use when trying to empty the Trash – how can I remove it? I recently downloaded Python, got confused, and deleted it. Everything went fine, until I ...
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Batch rename files using AntRenamer or equivalent

I've read through some of the other batch rename threads, but couldn't find an answer to my problem. Also, I'm using AntRenamer (portable) because I'm uncomfortable using the command line. Basically, ...
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How to change permissions in files in subdirectories in linux?

I have a main music folder and within that folder are the various albums that I have and in those albums are the various song files. The permissions on these are set incorrectly on my FreeNAS server ...
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HTML + Folders auto moving together - how to apply to other files [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Associating/Grouping a file with a folder in Windows so that they both are moved together If you save an HTML using a browser like Chrome with "Webpage Complete" ...
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wget - download all files but not preceding folders

I'm using wget to download all files from within a folder using the -r and -np options. However this also downloads the preceding folders, which I don't want. For example: wget -r -np ...
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split a large file with mac in command line by context

I have been trying to split a large file (some GB) into pieces, I need to chunk the file by linenumber (say, containings about 1M lines each). How could I do? csplit does not work, goes out of ...
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How to list all files on all hard drives with output in MS-DOS batch?

How can I list all files (including system and hidden) on all hard drives (not removable drives)? I think in something like a: dir -a -h *.* /s > file.txt but this is for the specific drive ...
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py appended to filename when saving files

I have firefox upgraded to 9 and then 10. Q installed on ubuntu lucid. Now when I save an htm file it gets saved as xx.htm.py. When an image is saved it is saved as xxx.jpg.py. Same thing happens ...
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A file shows in “locate” command but don't exist. Why?

I'm having a strange issue. I am currently fixing a flash install on Backtrack 5 (Based on Ubuntu). I really need to get flash to work, so I looked up on google. On some board, one guy said that on ...
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Saved my excel spreadsheets in a USB and lost the USB without backup?

I lost my USB as mentioned above which contains crucial information but I lost it without backup in my desktop. Now that I had open the file before in Excel and it still has the path saved. I'm ...
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File format of encrypted file

I am interested in understanding the format of the encrypted files produced by the application Data Guardian. From what I can tell some sort of transformation of the password is stored in the field ...
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Linux: Browsing Windows file shares with a tree view

In the Thunar file manager, tree view does not expand for 'Network' section even once I click device name, It is possible to browse .gvfs, but it has problems with file deletion ('can not find ...
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Perserve icon with rsync

I was under the impression from here among other research, that rsync was the command used to sync directories and any contents they have. I have tried the following commands: rsync -avzr ...
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Command to list permission of file and all folders from root to the file's path

Given a file, say /var/some_dir_1/some_dir_2/some_dir_3/some_file, is there a single command that will list the permissions of some_file and all the directories in its path from root, i.e. the ...
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Cutting and moving files using the Linux terminal

What is the command I can use to cut and then move a file from one location to another from a Linux terminal? Is there any website that lists all the commands for a Linux terminal?
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How to find out which files are stored in a certain section on the disk [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I determine what file occupies a given sector? My hard drive recently spit out bad sectors. I used ddrescue to clone it onto a another drive. Unfortunately there ...
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Join multiple consecutive SQLite database dump files into 1 common database? Purpose: Search through ENTIRE Chrome Browsing History

Google Chrome 's default web browsing history search engine only lets you access the records of the recent 100 days. Nevertheless in your application data, Chrome keeps your entire browsing history in ...
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No Programs, or Windows Explorer shows .FBX files

Nothing, nothing at all shows up when i try to find my .FBX file. And yes. I am sure it is the right place.
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shell scripting: iterating through directories and moving/renaming files

(FYI, I have very little shell scripting knowledge) I have a ton of files and directories that look something like -root -dir1/a.txt -dir2/a.txt -dir3/b.txt -dir4/b.txt -dir5/c.txt I would ...
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Count all files without using find

How can I count all files without using find and only grep? I tried using ls recursively but how can I pipe that to grep and count files?
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Copying files across computers in different networks using scp Mac Lion

I forgot how to do this and I found this other StackOverflow post about it but now I'm getting this error: ssh: connect to host xx.xx.xx.xx port 22: Permission denied lost connection I am ...