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Windows - File size differs from size on disk? [duplicate]

It isn't a major concern of mine, but I am curious as to why a .txt file's size is 21bytes, and the size of it on disk is 4kilobytes. Here is a snapshot of what I mean: I am also wondering if the ...
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restoring wim files from external drive to hard drive on computer

how do I restore wim files to my hard drive? I saved filed after computer crashed, to an external drive. Now I need to restore those files to my hard drive. Thanks
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Why can't one of my files be copied?

I have this mp4 video file on one of my portable hard drives, which could not be copied. It could be played perfectly directly from my portable hard drive but when I copy it to my internal hard ...
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export windows file structure into .csv with date parameters

My real goal is to get a list of the files in my windows file structure into Access, but as there are over 500k files the various bits of VB code I've tried all take a very long time and is not ...
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Grep word in one file, and use that word to match in another file, adding the thing that follows the match

I want to grep several words in file1, and use each word to grep what follows after its match in file2. And then I want to add the string that followed the match to the word I used into file03, so ...
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USB Flash Drive shows empty but definitely had non-hidden files

I have this 16 GB USb Flash Drive and I remember storing a lot of data in it. I used this several weeks later on my Windows PC and it fails to show any files on it. None were hidden and even so, my PC ...
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How can I un-concatenate a bunch of files?

I accidentally made a backup of folder using "copy folder folder_backup" and got a file called folder_backup. It contains all the bits of the folder. And I accidentally deleted the folder. How do I ...
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Collapsing Folders in Windows 8

In Windows 8, is there a quick way to "destroy" a folder, but copy it's contents into the folders directory? For example: Folder F is located in Directory D. Folder F contains File 1 and File 2. ...
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Restore files to a previous version Windows 7

How can I restore files I've recently modified in Windows 7 if I haven't setup the back up feature or created one myself? to a prior state, perhaps a couple of days ago. If that's possible. Maybe a ...
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Log what processes accessed to a file [duplicate]

I am searching for a program to log pid of any process that access to a file. I think such program may be a kernel module.
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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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Folder invisible in file manager, but shows up in terminal with Ubuntu 13.04

I'm running Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit and I have a directory with 2 folders and a file in it. The problem is that only one of these folders is actually visible in the visual file manager: You can see ...
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DLL not found by program written for XP but run on Win 7

I am running an application that was written for XP on a windows 7 machine. I run the application in compatibililty Windows XP (Service Pack 3) and as administrator. at a certain stage the ...
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How to synchronize files in 2 computers?

I have 2 different laptops that I use for work, they're different so I use one or another depending on my needs. They're usually connected to the same home network (unless I go out and work from ...
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Copy file from my local machine to itself using network

Is it possible to send a file from my local computer to my local computer through the network? (Linux prefered) It must use the network because my goal is to check the transfer speed. I don't use two ...
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Why are Acrobat PDF tags not shown in Windows?

I have added tags such as Author, Subject and Title to some new PDF files I created. But they are not shown in Windows when I view file properties. Why? In order to see this information I have to ...
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Which directory is opencv “installed” in?

Operating System: #! (crunch bang) Dependencies: opencv I am attempting to install cvblob (a library for opencv) and I am at the compilation stage in the directions that of which can be seen below. ...
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Start download automatically when files are copied completely

I am trying to create a utility which can initiate download when files are copied on a FTP folder. I get these files from my another team. They copy new files during their day time and I start ...
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How to create a file which is named like a command line argument?

I was wondering how to make a file named as a flag, e.g., if I wanted to make a folder named -a, what commands would do the trick? I tried mkdir '-a', mkdir \-a, and neither worked. I'm on Ubuntu.
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I seem to have multiple copies all over my desktop & external hard drive? [closed]

I have multiple copies of all my music and photos duplicated in all related program files, plus in my documents, which is seen in several locations on the internal hard drive & my external HD. ...
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Cannot copy to file share located in D: volume

I have a service running on a machine (Call this Machine A) that generates files and copies those files to a remote share on another machine (Machine B). Machine B, I had two shares set up: One on ...
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Understanding file ownership Linux

I have a Java program on my Linux box and I wanted to create a little one-liner shell script in /bin to prevent having to navigate to the folder of the program and setting all the command line ...
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692 views

Remove file extension in OS X using Terminal

Problem: I have some 200+ files named something in line with "DSC01852.JPG.jpg". I would like to remove the file extension so the result becomes "DSC01852.JPG". Any suggestions? I looked at the mv ...
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Need help sorting

Ok, I get a report every day, a passenger manifest. It is just given in the order that they take the reservation, not the actual time for the passenger pick up. Each order contains 4 lines. Line 1, ...
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Removing the “Open File - Security Warning” in windows 8?

I like to study a lot of code from various sources from around the internet, and a big part of that involves downloading and opening the files to view the source code. Now every time I try to open ...
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Unix moving/removing files from subdirectories

if there are several subdirectories in the current working directory, i would like to move only specific filetypes or possibly all the contents of those directories, to the working directory. and ...
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How to see media files (namely `flv`) details/info in Windows 7?

I see that for many media files, under Properties/Details there are some needed info like audio/video bitrate, but it seems limited - for example it does not work for flv. Is there a way that would ...
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Powershell script to update XML file content

Please help me create a Powershell script that will go through an XML file and update content. In the example below, I want to use the script to pull out and change the file path in the ...
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How to recover data on a Mac Pro OS X Snow Leopard

I will probably have to replace my hard drive. I have a disk that will restore files (from a previous HD replacement), but the technicians didn't supply me with the serial number, so I can't use it. ...
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Bash - Recursively move all files in folders with given name to their parent directory

I have a document library where all of my files are in folders based on category name but then they are also all in subfolders called 'pdf' as well. Is there a way in bash to scan through all of the ...
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What does it mean when a file is blocked in Windows?

When some files are downloaded from the internet, they are blocked. Some files can still be opened even if they are blocked... I can see whether a file is blocked by opening the file properties ...
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Associate a file type to an application, but with parameters [duplicate]

I like to associate .bla files with c:\myapp.exe -myparam: Example : when I click on d:\hello.bla, I would like c:\myapp.exe -myparam:"d:\hello.bla" to be launched. How to do such file type ...
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transfer hundreds of files specified on a list between two servers

I need to download 800 files from a server to my server. These files have different names and they're in different subdirectories in the remote server, but I have their names on a list. How can I do ...
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Windows cannot find '?.exe' - some apps only

Lately, I've been having this problem where Windows was informing me that a file did not exist. For example, if I were to open up my-image.png from explorer, it would tell me that it wasn't found. ...
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Does moving files around my computer causes data corruption?

I've got a silly question floating in my head: If I have a file in C:/test1 and move it to C:/test2 then to D:/Other and so on... again and again, may the file become corrupted? What about making ...
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OSX / Unix: move odd or even numbered files

I have a folder with a range of numbered files (camera images) and I'd like to move every other image into a different folder, so either all the odd numbered images, or all the even ones. How can I do ...
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How do I actually open a program from a batch file? All it does is open a command prompt with that file name [duplicate]

I'm currently trying to learn Batch file scripting so maybe I'm just not seeing what I'm doing wrong but I am just making a very simple batch file that opens up a text file. Here is the code I am ...
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Inform the User when a specific file updates or changes (SOLVED)

The other day I tried to make a batch file that will tell the user the Contest of a file when a specific text file updates/changes here's my code so far it doesn't work for some reason :S @echo ...
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How to delete a file in linux that does not have any/garbage file persmissions?

How do I delete a file that does not have any file permissions ? I am not able to delete file forcefully or as superuser. Please refer the screenshot:
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Newlines while saving variable to file - bash

I have mulitiple ip adresses in a variable. ActiveIPs= 192.168.0.1 192.168.0.2 192.168.0.3 I want to save them to a file like this 192.168.0.1 192.168.0.2 192.168.0.3 how do i do this?
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How can i automatically (silently) copy files off removable devices?

I'm looking for a way to automatically have my computer copy all files (or specific files based on extension) from removable devices plugged in (USB sticks/HDDs/phones etc) to a designated folder on ...
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What exactly is an XPS File & Does It Play Any Role in Computing Today? [closed]

Whenever I print a document whether it be Word, Powerpoint or Excel etc, I always see an option called Microsoft XPS Document Writer. What exactly is an XPS file, is there any reason to actually use ...
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Why does the “Recent Items” folder get so large when it only contains shortcuts

In Windows 7, the Recent Items folder is located in C:\users\\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent Items. The folder is called "Recent Items" when you use file explorer and is called "Recent" ...
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OS X File number

I just noticed in File Viewer (random all-files reader) on OS X, that all files have a Misc. attribute called "File Number". It contains values like 17022656, 17022354 and 435457. I tried to look ...
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How to reverse text file in Windows

Please help me, how reverse/sort row in text file with batch in Windows? Example: I have text in this format 15/04/2013-07:10:30 lalala 15/04/2013-07:10:30 Text text 15/04/2013-07:10:30 1 lala ...
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How can I revert file association to default [duplicate]

I have tried to open ex4 file by double clicking but could not open it and the dialog box pop up says to find appropriate program from the web. Meanwhile I tried to open the file with 'notepad' by ...
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JPEGs of the same resolution have different sizes

I have a collection of photos taken from my digital camera. All of them were taken with the same settings (same resolution etc...). However all these pictures have different file sizes. Why is this? ...
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How to create a batch file that will run cmd and a exe with parameters

How to create a batch file that do following: For example program name is hi.exe will do the following: Run hi.exe in cmd with arguments hi.exe -f%l%. Instead of %1% I want user to input the ...
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Copy and chmod/chown at the same time

I have a log file owned by root that I want to copy into a directory owned by another user for him to analyse it (it must be uncompressed first). Currently I'd have to # cp log.xz ...
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aoss is preventing file logging - logging argument commands

I am using an application which requires aoss. The results are required to be appended to a file. When I write these commands, the file is always empty: aoss multimon -a DTMF | tee test.txt aoss ...