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Is it possible to Color-tag files in Windows 7, like in Finder on a Mac?

On a Mac, you can right-click on a file/folder to give it a color which is then displayed in the Finder (the Mac utility like Windows Explorer) behind the label of the file. Is there a way to do this ...
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Mac OS X file recovery [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: How to find the original content when the folder is already “replaced”? Is there any free undelete software for the Mac? I thought that all operating ...
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Mac keyboard shortcut to rm file [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Permanently deleting files on Mac OS What's the Mac keyboard shortcut to rm a file? I know command + delete sends it to trash, but I want to permanently delete it, say ...
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Smart syncronisation between 2 networked pc's

I have 2 computers, one running server 2008 x64 as workstation and one running xp professional. I want to sync them over LAN (about 200gb of files) and I have tried allwaysync. But it's slow, it has ...
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Need Program To Verify Video Files Integrity [duplicate]

I have a ton of video files that were downloaded from the internet. Most are ok, but some were not completely downloaded. Is there a program that will tell me if a video file is complete? Either a ...
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Adding 'Move To' to windows file context menu

Something like 'Send to' (but it copies or creates shortcuts), I'd like to move (cut and paste) files to custom locations by just right clicking file > 'move to' > list of select few folders. Is ...
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Files beginning with “._” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the purpose of the hidden files from OS X on my FAT32 external drive (only viewable in Windows) Sometimes when my wife works on photos in Photoshop on her Mac, ...
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How to change file creation time in the different file systems

Is there a tool that would allow me to change the file creation time and file modified time on a list of files? Must be able to work in the NTFS and FAT32 file systems.
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Tool/code/extension for tagging files

There are a lot of articles on how you can tag files in Windows 7, such as: http://lifehacker.com/#!232891/tag-files-and-save-searches-in-windows-vista Furthermore there are some tools like ...
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how do we share files from Mac to Windows?

Is there anyway we can read the files in a Mac laptop using a Windows laptop? Like I have a movies folder in Mac and I want to view those movies in my Windows laptop (without having to transfer those ...
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EXE file package repair

I downloaded a large EXE file, but when I try to install it, during the installation process an error message said that some components are corrupted or missing, although the software is compatible ...
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Is it possible to find out if someone viewed or copied data from usb drive and/or CD/DVD?

I think the title summarizes the question. If that is not clear, leave a comment and I'll clarify further. EDIT: By the way, I'm interested if it's possible even if it's not ethical as long as it ...
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What file types can OpenOffice read or write

Could anyone give me a current list of file types OpenOffice supports. Both what it can open and what it can export to? As it is community wiki, feel free to edit this question to improve it as ...
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Set Vista file view to “details” property listing?

Is it possible to do a global setting so that whenever I open an explorer folder in Vista in details view, I see the file extension and date the file was created?
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Outlook 2010 + Move IMAP PST file = Outlook data file cannot be accessed

I set up a new IMAP account in Outlook 2010. It works but creates IMAP PST file in C:\Users\User\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook. I want the file on my data drive in D:\Users\User\Documents\Outlook ...
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Looking for quick view / quick look program for windows

Are there any recommended programs for Windows (preferably free, cheap acceptable) that are fast lightweight viewers for common application formats? (PDF, doc, jpg, png etc). The Mac has Quick Look ...
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File Attribute of X

I have a file on my Windows 7 machine with the attributes of HX. I understand H means hidden, but what does X mean?
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Fixing mac user file permissions, not the system

Usually those files get wrong permission when coming from the network, even when I copy them from it, but mostly through "file sharing". So, definitely not talking about Disk Utility repair here, ...
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How to check for duplicate files?

I have an external hard drive on which I have backed up files several times. Some files were modified between backups, others were not. Some may have been renamed. Now I'm running out of space, and ...
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Are there any issues with having huge folders?

My site requires 10,000+ 1-2 seconds mp3 clips, saved as individual files. They are each about 12Kb in size. Are there any potential issues with storing them all in one huge folder as word_1.mp3, ...
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How to create a cron job to upload files to an FTP server

I would like to create a cron job that uploads files from a directory on my computer to my FTP server. I would like it to do it daily at midnight. I know pretty much nothing about cron, so I ...
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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 to copy files to an untrusted computer?

I want to copy files securely from one computer to another, the other computer however isn't trusted and I don't have direct access to it other then giving the owner of the computer instructions. In ...
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Get pixel dimensions of a PNG on my Mac?

I have a random .PNG file on my Mac. Actually I have about a hundred of them. What is the easiest way to get the pixel dimensions? (I.e, 100 pixels wide and 50 high, or whatever).
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Check which files a program uses

Is there any application that will check which files a running program reads, modifies etc. and can present me with a list of these?
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Why is “tar” trying to create an empty archive?

I'm trying to use tar to tar files before transfer, so I can keep the entire file path rather than losing it along the way. However, when I try to tar an empty folder, it tells me that it is cowardly ...
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Convert large .mov file to .avi or other small file format

I have a large 3G .mov file that I need to post online or attach in an email (hopefully the final output will be less then 100mb). What is the best way for me to do this, quickly and for free?
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How do I decrypt a file with mcrypt?

I have the following: mcrypt installed a file with a .zip.nc extension a password How do I use mcrypt to decrypt the file? The man page isn't very helpful. I've tried mcrypt -k password ...
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Linux urldecode filename

Is there any tool to urldecode a file's name and replace it? Example: $ ls hello%20world.txt $ urldecode *.txt $ ls hello world.txt
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Where should I back up my files?

Currently I back up my files to two locations, my computer and my hard disk. I'm thinking of backing up the files to other places, i.e. my web server (hosting company). The reason I want to do this ...
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Why can't I delete a file that I can still see but is no longer on disk?

I've got a 0 byte, errorous pdf file, which I can't delete. Neither in normal nor in safe mode. I can't run format on the partition where the pdf file is because I have no room to move all the files ...
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How to get a “warning window” to come up before moving files by clicking and dragging?

Fairly regularly I left double-click to open a folder, as usual, but instead manage to move the entire folder into another one (the folder above it or below it) by accident. Any tips on getting a ...
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Finding out what a file is

I have a compressed file but I don't know what it's compressed with. The extension doesn't give any clue. How can I find out what it is?
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Recovering corrupted VB.NET Form file?

Good day. This question is directly related to this one I made here: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4911099/there-is-no-editor-available-for-form1-vb-error There, I was working on my VB.NET 2010 ...
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Real time writing to disk

Is there any software out there that can help me track, in real time, files being changed and/or created on my Windows (Windows 7) system? I'm trying to figure out all files being changed when ...
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Windows File copier with hash support

I've looked at a lot of the copy tools available on windows such as RichCopy and RoboCopy but they all seem to use date/time stamp comparisons to determine whether or not do the copy. What I'm ...