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How to delete a folder from external drives if names are too long (like System Volume Information/content…)?

I'm coming from: How to delete “System Volume Information” folder from external drives? but unlikely that answer couldn't solve my problem. I've a copy of an old "system volume information" in my ...
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What are the downsides of having files with one or more spaces at the beginning of the file name?

In Windows 7 and later, what are the downsides of having files with one or more spaces at the beginning of the file name? It seems like a bad idea, but does it actually cause problems? If so, what ...
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Determine filename at an LBA (NTFS)

I ran Seagate's tools on my hard drive. It reports that there are errors and gives the LBA numbers. I would like to move the data at these locations to other locations on the drive. How do I find ...
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How do I manipulate a file that is named - (i.e. dash)?

I have a file named - I don't know where it came from, but I would like to look inside it to find out more about it. However, all of the Linux commands think I'm referring to standard input or they ...
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iTunes naming pattern different on Windows and Mac

On my Windows machine iTunes renames and moves all my imported TV episodes to the following format: TV Shows/[show]/Season [Season#]/[Season#]-[Episode# with 1 leading 0] [Episode Name] but on my ...
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How to redirect output to file that has slash in name

I want to create a file named ./https://www.example.com, but the following doesn't work: [ ~]$ URL="https://www.example.com" [ ~]$ echo "Hello!" >"$URL" bash: https://www.example.com: No such file ...
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Are different non-alphanumeric symbols—when used at the beginning of a filename—treated differently when sorting alphabetically?

I’ve long used the trick of adding a dot to the beginning of a folder name so that it always appears at the top of a list of folders when they are sorted alphabetically. But is there an ...
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mysql Adding date/time stamp to file produced, or other method of automated file naming to keep resulting files unique

SELECT '"Part #"', '"Manu"', '"Qty"', '"partdesc"', '"Rohs status"' UNION all ( SELECT partno, manuf, qtyleft, partdesc, stfifo.ROHScompliance FROM stmaster, stfifo WHERE stmaster.internal ...
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How to change default naming convention for duplicate downloads

I found a similar question on this site, but it wasn't exactly a match and no one solved it. I save and organize many pictures, everyday. Most of them come in sets. So I name the first picture ...
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Batch script to conditionally delete files

Owners of Nokia Lumia 1020 know it can be set to store captured photos at full resolution, but the reduced size photos are also stored. I would like to have a script to automatically delete all the ...
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How to bulk rename numbered files? [duplicate]

I have two folders in Windows 8.1. The first folder, a, has 50 .jpg files numbered 01.jpg through to 50.jpg. My second folder, b, has the same amount of .jpg files named in the exact same manner. My ...
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Why are filename ordering rules different on graphical/non-graphical linux programs?

Here is the output of an ls: x-15.txt x-1617.txt x-2411.txt x-24.txt x-ae.txt x-afag.txt x-bdaa.txt x-bd.txt Note that x-1617 comes before x-24 and the same ordering rule seems to apply to the ...
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Moving files into subfolders according to 3 part name

I'm struggling to find a script for ranging some thousand files into subfolders. Each file consists of a three part name, seperated by underscores, with a variable suffix after another underscore, ...
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Particular Windows user restricted to 8.3 format file names on a particular server

Our office uses locked down PCs which are prepared off-site and installed by an engineer so I have no insight into the build process. One colleague had a PC replaced this week and since then he is ...
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What character can be prepended to the front a file or folder name to move it to the bottom?

If we stick an ! character to the front of a directory name, it will be at the top of other directories when sorted. Is there a character which has the opposite effect? Logically, a tilde (~) should ...
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Convention for file extension convention: uppercase or lowercase

Is there a convention for the case of the file extension in Windows, i.e. all uppercase vs. all lowercase? If there is, what is the reason, if any, for the convention, or is it just for the purposes ...
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Is Gzip supposed to honor original filename during decompress?

This question stems from a Crypto++ library question on Stack Overflow: How to add filename to archive if compressing using Gzip class?. Gzip, as specified in RFC 1952 has an optional field for the ...
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backing up files with a long file name comupter pc [dell] windows8.1 [duplicate]

I am trying to back up my cloud [desktop application] [sugar sync, dropbox] to a western digital [i have 500gb,1T and 2T] Somewhere i can't continue as it says that the file name is too long!? I can ...
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Mysterious folders and files with symbol names on Windows 7

I opened a thumbnail drive last evening and noticed that there were several files and folders with symbolic names (not alpha-numeric) added to it. The Date modified was also a curiosity. I have run ...
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Variable and Conditions with Batch Windows

I would like to make a batch. The goal is simple : For all files with DSW xtension If my filename contains VU1 so variable1=2 and variable2=2 If my filename contains VU2 so variable1=20 and ...
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Does Windows 8 Allow More Symbols for Filenames?

I use a lot of question marks and other symbols in naming files with Linux, but Windows 7 doesn't allow these symbols in filenames \ / : * ? " < > | Does Windows 8 or 8.1 allow the naming of ...
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Duplicate filename with _0001, but zero file size

I have, somehow, created many duplicates of some files, they end in _0001.php for example. I might have done this while trying to crete symbolic links. The sym links work, but I now have these files. ...
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File names with illegal characters on NTFS drive [duplicate]

I have an external drive which is using NTFS. I think what has happened is the file was saved under Linux so has the illegal (to Windows) character ":" in the filename. This file can't be read by ...
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How can I Remove a certain character from multiple filenames in windows 8?

I have more than thousand of files(type:image). In which some of the filenames contains '+'. I want to remove '+' from the filename. How can I do it? Filenames for example: ...
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OneDrive for Business Long filenames will not sink on one computer, ok on others

I'm trying to sync to a Win7 64 bit computer and it stops with filename too long error. However I can sync ok on any other computer I've tried. Only difference I can see is all the ok computers are ...
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How to remove .bat extension from file name in a parameter?

I made a bat file and during execution, it displays a title in the command window. The title includes the bat filename, and it is displayed in full, including the .bat extension. The code I'm ...
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How can I (on a mac) highlight a list of files in finder from a list of filenames in a spreadsheet?

I do a lot of content management. I already have a program that will detect from a spreadsheet a list of filenames and RENAME those items... but this program is limited to renaming those filenames. ...
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How to copy file with spaces remotely using sftp

I am trying to copy a file from windows 7 to linux debian using SFTP Filename is ba ck.bak I am using SFTP to remotely put file through windows command prompt If filename is back.bak then command ...
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filename too long error windows 7 64bit

OK, I need some super help please on 2 things: Trying to rename a folder on my desktop from "New Folder" to VBA I am getting an error stating the the folder or destination name would be to long etc. ...
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Windows 7 file name length limited to 129 characters

I'm trying to properly name MP3s and I hit some arbitrary length of 129 characters (not 128?). NTFS supports 255 characters in file names, how do I fix this? Star Wars - 6 - Return of the Jedi - 2 ...
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How to delete a file with a bad file name?

I had a file downloaded from torrent by a media center device on an external hard disk. The file has an invalid filename such as "Movie ** 480p ** NEW.wmv" (without the quotes). I cannot delete or ...
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Shuffle file name arguments in zsh

Suppose the application can only open files via command line arguments, how would i go about randomizing a list of file names/paths to accomplish this? I thought this should be fairly easy but ...
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Having trouble renaming a too long file in Windows 8.1

there's probably a quick solution to this problem. I was downloading some PDF files for my next semester and wanted to name the files their full titles for later reference. That ended up with one of ...
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Easy way to make many files with names from the list

I have a text file with 30 names in it. I need to make 30 empty text files each called name from the list. Is there an easy way of doing this? Naming 30 text files one by one seems kind of ...
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Copy multiple files to folders. Use filename

How do I move multiple selected files to folders with using the filename? Any tool or cmd is welcome :) One file a time: press Win + R and type in shell:sendto create a new textfile in this ...
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Renaming multiple files in windows 7 and changing the IconResource field in all desktop.ini

I have multiple folders under a root directory, within each is an icon (.ico) file which acts as the icon for the parent folder. Unfortunately, a lot of these .ico files are named "Untitled-*.ico" ...
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How can I tell what encoding a file name is using?

I have some files with Russian (cyrillic) names. When I open them in Windows Explorer, the names display correctly. When I list them in Command shell (cmd) they display as "?????" character. Is ...
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Change Default Naming Behavior When Copying Files - Making Revision Versions

In Windows 7, when I copy/paste a file named "project.ext" I want the result to be "project Rev.1.ext". (That part is solved by tweaking the code in this post.) In addition to that, however, I want ...
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Change a part of a filename with random numbers

In my work i need to rename a filename everytime i want to do a server test, for example SAMO8608157H6AA1D15261.dec, i do need to edit the "1526" part in to the next digit or random number respecting ...
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How to delete a file with a path too long to be deleted [duplicate]

I was working with some computer vision source code I found and didn't realize that it creates a cache file that has a VERY LONG name and now I can't delete the 2 of them. I tried to rename it to a ...
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Create XLS or CSV from file names in folder on Windows?

I have a few hundred files in a folder on a Windows 7 machine. Is there a way to generate an XLS, or CSV file from the file names in the folder? A text file is fine as well; Just looking for any ...
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Can't `ls` Long File Name [duplicate]

Using CentOS 6.5, there's a file in my directory whose name is 161 characters. This directory is shared between the host VM (Windows) and Guest VM (Vagrant). I can't access it with ls: > ls ...
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Why folder or file name in Windows cannot end with space? [closed]

I learned something new today. When I tried create new folder "folder " (no quotes) in Visual Studio I got error: Directory names cannot contain any of the following characters: : * ? | " ...
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Trim File Names of Tarballs Using Bash

I need to grade some source code from various students. The submission process is through Blackboard which appends to the file name a bunch of unnecessary stuff. Here is an example: Test ...
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Does one really need to use file extensions for files stored on their hard drive?

Most of us always append file extensions to the filename for almost every file we save. However, how necessary is it actually? For instance, most Linux software works with files that do not have ...
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How to extract the filename without the extension from a full path?

I'm trying to right my first bash script, and at one point a filename is passed to the script as $1. I need to extract the file name without the extension. Currently, I'm assuming that all extensions ...
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quotes around filenames confuse bash script

I am writing a script that applies a command to loads of files. The way I automate this boils down to #!/bin bash for in_file in ${PWD}/*/*/*.txt; do out_file="${in_file//in/out}" ...
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Highlighted file names

I did something to my desktop (dragged a picture from a word document on the desktop, a window popped up saying something like "live desktop" or "active desktop", not sure) and now all the filenames ...
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Error, couldn't create file .. File name too long

How can I increase the maximum length of a filename in linux? I'm trying to download a torrent file, and apparently because it's Cyrillic, the file name hit's the limit. error, couldn't create file ...
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Why can't one create a folder/file named “CON”? [duplicate]

Before you start complaining about me not googling the answer - I did Google search it. But everything I could find was that CON, COM1, AUX, etc are restricted because they have special meaning - for ...