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Copying files in Linux from Windows [closed]

I am trying to copy files from a GNU/Linux host to a windows host. The windows host is inside a firewall and Linux host is outside the firewall. I need to issue a command from Windows box that will ...
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“Can’t read from the source file or disk” when I try to copy files from my C:\ to another drive

When I try to drag & drop files from my C:\ onto my Mac hard drive (I use MacDrive for HFS support), Windows reports: Interrupted Action Can’t read from the source file or disk Specs: ...
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Replacing files in a folder structure with files from an unsorted folder

I have over 50,000 PDFs organized into folders in a file called PDFACT. I needed to compress these files so I ran them through Adobe to batch compress them and this worked—except Adobe could only ...
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Creating Mountable Image of a Partition?

I'm after a way to do a quick dump of a users HDD (typically NTFS, but sometimes HFS) on to an external drive or a network location, that saves an image of the contents of the drive so I can pick ...
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Distributed files over two servers

Lets say I got a fast (connection) but low-storage server (S1) and a slow but much-storage server (S2). Is it (practically) possible to use the server S1 as a "proxy" for files? I.e. there is a folder ...
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EFS File not accessable after reboot

I have encrypted a file with EFS for a user (let us name this "User X"). An application which is running as "User X", is able to access the encrypted file. It keeps working fine across log off and log ...
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431 views

Incomplete jpg or image files?

One of my tools didn't work properly and i have a lot of image files that isn't complete (50%, 70, it varies). What is a command line tool or lib (C++ or .NET, .NET preferred if not command line) to ...
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Deleting a Windows 7 file with a name ending in a dot

After installing Cygwin on Windows 7 and realising I'm better of with using Linux on a different partition, I wanted to uninstall it. However, Cygwin has no uninstaller so I was left with the option ...
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Prevent mv from overwriting the larger file by the same name

I need to move all files from a directory, discarding the directory structure. Unfortunately, some files have the same file name (Thumbnails). I'm looking for smth. like this: find /tmp/dirtree ...
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Sync laptop and desktop solution/ideas?

I have a laptop and a desktop I want to keep files up-to-date on both of them. I was thinking of creating a hard drive on 'server' and then changing "my documents" to that server path. It should work ...
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Programming a little file to change between headset and monitor speakers?

I think there is a way to write a little file in Batch, I believe to change the default sound output system. What's the language that's written in and how can I write it (I am running Windows 7)? ...
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How to find the line containing a string in a file? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to search for a string in a line and return line and line numbers in linux? I have a file myfile. I will search for a string in this file. I want to see the line ...
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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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random file order

i'm using Ubuntu && MAC OS/X. i'm trying to achive a random order in finder or nautilus. someone can get me some advice? i am open to any kind of solutions, shell script or applescript, ...
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How do I prevent Excel from locking files by default?

When I double-click on a CSV file on a network share, the file is opened in Microsoft Excel (which is what I want). However, Excel assumes that I'm going to modify the file, and that everyone else is ...
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Whatdoes the $ sign mean when part of a file or folder name?

I have folders that start with a $, like $Recycle.Bin, and folders that end with $, like C$. Are these network shares? Then again often I see files that otherwise look like dupes of files in the ...
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Windows file permissions, cannot access files

I have a folder in Windows 7 ( my Music folder in Libraries ) in which suddenly all files became inaccessible. When I try to play a music file or just view album cover all programs give me an error ...
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How do I copy all file names in a folder to notepad?

I often want to copy all the file names with full path and extensions in a folder to a ".txt" document but can't. Is there an easy way to do this? How? Is there a simple batch file that will do it? ...
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Can I access my Ubuntu partition from OSX?

I have a MacBook, on which I have a dual-boot setup with OSX and Ubuntu. When logged in to Ubuntu, I can easily access my files on my OSX drive (albeit read-only). Is there a way to similarly view ...
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Reboot while repartitioning HDD left me with corrupt files

I'm trying to get used to the feeling that I might never be able to recover my lost files. Meanwhile, I'll try to explain the situation, hoping that someone might suggest a solution: My HDD is made ...
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Why can I rename a running executable, but not delete it?

Everything is in the title, but more officially : Why does Windows let me rename a running executable, but not delete it?
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How to hide desktop.ini files without hiding other hidden files/folders?

Is there anyway to hide desktop.ini files, but unhide them when I need them? They get in the way when I'm moving files and such but I do use them so deleting them isn't an option.
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Getting Windows 7 admin account password?

I don't want to reset the password nor delete it. I need to know the password. What can be done? Specific software for that? Easier way of getting the password from inside a non-admin account through ...
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Can I turn off safety prompts on file close?

In Notepad++, I generally run with a bunch of text files that I am using temporarily. It's annoying that I have to click the confirm prompt when closing a file without saving. Is it possible to turn ...
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Why does cancelling a copy-operation take (long) time?

Scenario: I'm copying a couple of large files from a DVD onto my desktop (Windows 7 Pro, in case that matters). After a while I realize that it is going to take too long time, and I press "cancel". ...
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Corrupt file indicative of corrupt hard drive?

I have noticed that two files on my (almost full) 2 TB hard drive have been corrupted. One file has 20 kB (!) corrupted, i.e. consecutive 20 kB have changed, even though the modification date of the ...
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Windows Explorer file dates not matching dates shown on file properties [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the “Date” column in Windows 7 explorer? It matches no date column from Windows XP explorer Notice the Date (modification date) column in the Explorer detailed ...
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Seagate external hard drive shortcut issue

I have a Seagate external hard drive which normally works perfectly fine. When I plug it in and try to open it, all my folders show as shortcuts. When I attempt to open the shortcuts, it tells me: ...
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How to batch truncate a file by a set amount of bytes?

I have ~300 files that need to be truncated (I need to remove a specified number of bytes from the beginning of the file). I can do it one by one using a hex file editor, but given the number of files ...
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Files on my Mac have disappeared and are not in the Trash

I had few folders where the contents are missing (Desktop, Documents, Download, Files and a few folders from Library/Application Support). I also realized that those folders are the first few in my ...
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DMG file has small red symbol on icon and won't show contents [closed]

I have a dmg file (Calibre 0.9.1) which opens but shows the contents as empty, while previous iterations of the file (Calibre 0.90 and earlier open correctly). I have downloaded various copies of the ...
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How to prevent access of users to read and extract my binary files

I have set of binary data files among one of my applications and for security issues I should encrypt and decrypt files for every use. This is quite well but the process is killing. I use Blowfish to ...
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copy works where xcopy and robocopy does not work

Network admin allowed me to read-access only 1 file from a subfolder of a shared folder on a server and I don't have permissions to even view upper level folders, but when I open that folder I can see ...
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what does @ mean in linux file [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: what does the @ mean on the output of ls on os x terminal? I found this symbol @ when I run ls -al in my home folder, what does it mean here? drwxr-xr-x 7 yangchenyun ...
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How can I set a file to be “in use”

I need to fabricate a "file in use" scenario. I am programming exception handling for this particular scenario but I am unable to come up with a way to put a file "in use" so other programs are unable ...
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WIndows 7: would like recursively check a directory for changes to files and folders since my last visit - not in realtime or by monitoring

I have found varieties of this question. Most of them fall under monitoring and others are said to be buggy. A continuously monitoring program won't help me and neither will a list of the most ...
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How to copy all files of a certain type into a folder from command prompt?

I want to copy all files of a certain type (like .docx, .pdf, etc) on my PC into a folder. How can I do that?
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How to get which file is requested to open using a mac application?

I have created a mac application which can be open my file extensions. But when I tested it, I dont get the path of the file requested to open using the application, instead I got the "psn_0_151589". ...
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Crontab No such file directory

I'm trying to run an hourly python script. My crontab looks like this: crontab -l 0 * * * * "/common/.../www/concat.py /common/.../www" as an output I get this: /bin/sh: /common/.../www/concat.py ...
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Find folders with only one file

I need to find and delete all folders within C:\parent which contain only one file. The folder structure is flat (no subfolders): C:\parent\folder1\file1 C:\parent\folder1\file2 ...
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How to disable Windows File Protection in Windows XP or 7 from Registry?

How to disable Windows File Protection in Windows 7 and/or XP from Registry? I want to automatically replace a driver with my created driver. I used PendingFileRenameOperations key in ...
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Windows xp/ Windows 7 copy command behavior

We have a folder to which a lot of people copy files. Instead of over writing the existing file on the folder, I would like to rename the original file first, and then copy the new file. Example: ...
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Why is the dir command not working?

I can see that the file is there and I can mount it with virtual clonedrive and play it with powerdvd: But windows can't find the file: C:\>dir dead* Volume in drive C has no label. Volume ...
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Windows 7 file permission

Hello friends I am new here I am Suffering a problem after installing windows 7 on my pc in my "E" Drive I am not able to execute any file (*.*) When I double click on any file it gives me error ...
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How can I work around Windows File Protection such that I can rename a system file?

How to use PendingFileRenameOperations to rename a file which is in use? Especially system files, like tcpip.sys. I have created a key PendingFileRenameOperations (REG_MULTI_SZ) in ...
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How to open a particular file from a terminal?

How do I open a file from a terminal ? When I try to open a simple txt file like : open _b2rR6eU9jJ.txt I get this message : Couldn't get a file descriptor referring to the console Is that ...
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Stop Excel from changing file contents upon open

I use synchronization a lot on my machines. Excel changes the modification date right at the very moment it opens the file. Then, it changes the contents of the file (I guess to update the statistics ...
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Can I find out which operating system created a file? [closed]

I have some files. All of them were created in different operating systems. Is there any way to identify from which OS each file was generated?
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How to add extensions to a lot of files using content of each file?

I've got over 10,000 files that don't have extensions from older versions of the Mac OS. They're extremely nested in file structure, and they also have all sorts of strange formatting and characters. ...
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how to delete **this** file

this one is odd: I have two partitions on my computer, one for linux (ubuntu 12.latest) and one for window 7. I use grub to choose the system to boot. I made a Screenshot in Linux and saved it on the ...