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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 β€œDate” 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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What's the quickest way to count the number of each character in a file?

I want to count the A's T's C's G's N's and "-" characters in a file, or every letter if needed, is there a quick Unix command to do this?
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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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program to track recent saved files or downloads?

Back to windows XP times, i used a program named Ava Find that can find any file in the system, but a really nice feature it had, called "scout bot" that automatically finds new files, that is, ...
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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 ...
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How do I find files containing two strings together in Linux? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to Combine find and grep for a complex search? ( GNU/linux, find, grep ) I have a file containing a text: PADLST20120907:D:05B:UN:IBTA+TK4 17 ...
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Duplicate one layer into several open files (Photoshop CS5)

I know that I can duplicate one layer from a file into another one, but is it also possible to duplicate that one layer into more than one open file with one step or do I have to open the duplicate ...
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Unable to copy files previously extracted from archives created on a Mac, even after claiming ownership

I reinstalled Windows on my computer today, and backed up my music to a USB drive. Now, I'm trying to copy the files onto my fresh Windows partition, but I'm unable to copy files that I obtained ...
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machine ignoring host file?

So I can ping the IP address for the server I need but when I ping it by name, the server name is followed by an incorrect IP address. My host file is updated, I can communicate with my machine from ...
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Samba Permissions

I have Samba set up on a Fedora 15 Machine. All looks well except that there's something nagging and I don't know what exactly is causing it. I have a public share on the server which is accessible ...
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delete permission for deleting for all users/gorups

I have a basic question about file permission on Linux. I would like to have my file to be deletable by all users/all groups on a machine. At the moment I have a specific user user_A that creates a ...
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Batch files: Outputting into txt file

I'm trying to output the dir c:/[x:x etc list into a text file as well with the following code DIR >"Input Data".txt The above works but it doesn't display exactly what is output onto command ...
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copy list of video file names to text file along with their runtime?

Copy list of file names to text file? I am linking the above page because of its relevance to my question. Is there anything similar that can be done to output a 'plain' looking text file (or xml or ...
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need toview 2 computers on one monitor [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to connect two computers to one monitor I am using window easy transfer to move files from a Vista computer to a new windows7 computer and only have one monitor. Is ...
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How can I make Total Commander show “size on disk”?

Is there a way to make Total Commander show file sizes in "size on disk" instead of actual bytes in file?
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Update in grub.cfg file for loading new kernel image in Ubuntu 11.04

I am new to Linux. I am compiling Linux kernel (ver: 2.6.34.12) in gcc in traditional manner in VMware machine in Ubuntu (kernel version - 2.6.38-8-generic) 11.04 version. I am unable to find, where ...
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Delete specific line from hosts

I want to delete specific line from hosts file in my home dir: ~$ echo "193.10.1.1 localhost" >> hosts ~$ echo "127.0.0.1 localhost" >> hosts ~$ cat hosts 193.10.1.1 localhost 127.0.0.1 ...
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how does a computer know the extension of a file

Just a curious question, how does a computer work out what file tyue a certain file is. E.G. How does a computer work out that this pages is a type of html? of each file, s there header information ...
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How Do I Troubleshoot Corrupt Downloads

I won't try to get this all documented in this first post, as I am sure you folks will have a ton of questions for me. I am having problems with my home LAN. For several weeks I have been having ...
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System malfunctioning in Windows-7

When I clicking on any folder in desktop of my laptop(Dell-Windows-7), it always points to the first folder(which is MyComputer) and opens it. Why? I scanned system fully, No virus detected. Due to ...
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Utility or technique for swapping files quickly in Windows

I frequently need to swap one file with another, without overwriting the original. Let's say there are two files, foo_new.dll and foo.dll. I usually rename them the follwing way: foo.dll -> ...
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treat c:/name.txt like file:///C:/name.txt in firefox

I am used to open my website links online in Internet Explorer, and then remove the http:// with c:/ where the sitename is the same on my local folders example: http://sitename.com/dir/page1.html ...