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Can I make windows file explorer treat underscore (_) as a word separator (for ctrl navigation)?

I'm overhauling my folder structure and trying to come up with a good file-naming system. Underscore seems like a good field separator - less obtrusive than (-) and more portable than space. When ...
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Convert volume paths to MS-DOS drive names

I've registered for a callback which returns path to a file in this format: \device\harddiskvolume2\windows\system32\... How can I convert it to a more readable and informative format like: ...
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How are treated disallowed windows® characters on a fat32 formated usb stick?

I don’t own a mac so I can’t tell about things like?or:in filenames… I’m especially interested in the Dos/Windows® path separator :\. I know in Linux it is a legal character which can be used inside ...
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How to find all files on a Mac with a file name that is illegal on Windows?

I'm looking for a script or software which can check all the files on a Mac and report restricted/forbidden characters e.g. \ / : * ? " < > |, with which Windows cannot work. Any ideas?
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Should filename extension be part of the filename?

See this picture, screenshotted from my Windows explorer. Notice both are considered JS files, because that's the type I chose when I saved them. But for one, I actually called it test.js and for the ...
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Open files or folders containing a space from Powershell

When I try to open a folder or file that has a space in its name, it returns an error. For example, when trying to open Java Scripts.txt: PS C:\Users\Sergio\Desktop> cat Java Scripts.txt ...
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Rename files with counter over subdirectories

I have a parent directory with a number of directories in it. Within those I, again, have multiple subdirectories, they contain many images: Parent | ├──dirA | ├──sub_A1 | | ...
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Why does ls // hang in Cygwin

When I run the command ls // is Cygwin, the shell hangs for about 12 seconds, then gives the error ls: reading directory '//': Permission denied. I remember reading somewhere that /some//path is ...
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Recursively download website on Windows preserving Unicode filenames

Normally I use GNU wget to grab websites recursively. But I want to fetch some websites with lots of Unicode URLs for various languages and I'd like to keep the Unicode in the filenames. (Here's an ...
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Vim Airline - how to disable tabline filename?

When I use Airline's Tabline in Vim, I get the filename twice in my Tabline. Once on the left, and again on the right. I would like to use the extra space on the right for other filenames. Here is a ...
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¿BUG? can not create file with '=' via command line ECHO and COPY CON

WHERE is the documentation that explains the apparently anomalous behaviour of the equal sign below? STEPS TO REPRODUCE (at a command prompt): example with ECHO: H:\BUGS>echo abc > a-b.txt ...
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Filenames beginning with a period

Will Renaming files from say "dot myfile" to ".myfile" cause the filesystem or some other part of Windows to somehow freak out in any sort of way. I have around 3 oe 4 files so far like this, and I ...
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How to specify a space as part of a wildcard string for bulk renaming of files

I have approximately 1200 songs in a folder whose filenames are structured as follows: artist_name - song_name.mp3 For example: Billy Joel - Piano Man.mp3 The Beatles - Nowhere Man.mp3 I'd like ...
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Combine many txt files to 1 txt file containing each file name at the end of each data content of each file

I have many files in .txt, and each file contains many data in the same format. In each file, each data are separated by "enter". I want to combine all txt file into one file with each file name at ...
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How to rename filepath prefixes to get around 260 character limit

I have a users that have been applying overly long and highly nested filepath structures, this is the case throughout multiple drives and folders How can I rename these prefixes en-mass? I am aware ...
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Batch file rename with suffix as random alphanumeric

Here is the code which renames all the files in a folder to alphanumeric. @echo off setlocal disableDelayedExpansion set "chars=ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ0123456789" for /f "eol=: delims=" %%F in ...
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Randomly name files in my micro sd card

I have a 2GB micro sd card which I frequently insert in my headphones which can play/pause vol+/- and skip to next/previous mp3(only) songs with hard buttons. What my headphones cannot not do is ...
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Is it possible to delete, let alone see, a file called “␀” on Windows 8?

There is a file on my Mac called ␀, which is literally impossible to delete in OS X. I got access to Windows 8 and thought I could delete the file from there, but it's not even visible. So are you ...
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Wget gives me file names such as “index.html?foo=bar”, but browser always opens “index.html” file instead

I've downloaded site dump with Wget (links are converted) and a lot of files have names like this: index.html?foo=bar. The only way i can open them is to directly specify them as browser arguments. ...
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Unix Pattern Match for: “C:\filename.txt ->” and “C:\filename.txt\ ->”

How to pattern match those in Unix? I don't understand how do pattern match for a folder or file ending with "->" Edit: I'm trying to perform pattern matching with FastCopy. I only want to copy ...
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strange caption prefixing file name

I have a weird issue of a caption of OBJ prefixing a some file names when I view a list of files in finder on OSX and it also appears in Windows in explorer. when viewed in Windows it prevents the ...
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Unix vs Excel sort

I have the following list of files sorted according to Excel: a1.txt a10.txt a11.txt a12.txt a2.txt If I use sort on Unix/Linux, I get the following order: a10.txt a11.txt a12.txt a1.txt a2.txt ...
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How to export File Names (Only Image Files) from various location or directory into a text file

As mentioned in the title, I need to export the file names of various image files from various directories into a single text file as a list. How would I go about doing such a task? Secondly, would ...
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Most efficient way to automatically name photos according to a naming convention?

I am a solar site assessor and am subcontracting for a company that uses a specific naming convention for all photographs taken at sites. I'm wondering what would be the best way to efficiently ...
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Trying to figure out what to do with files beginning with ._ or ._ [duplicate]

I've been doing work on a mac for a few years, but have a PC at home. When I bring up my flash drive in Windows Explorer there are little duplicates of files I worked on on the mac, but they start ...
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using notepad++ to save file without name but not able using windows explorer

Why is it possible to create a file without a name i.e. .htaccess using notepad++, but when using windows explorer it requires a filename?
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Unicode filenames in Windows vs. Mac OS X

I was trying to use a couple of Windows file syncing programs (Microsoft SyncToy, FreeFileSync) to sync between two folders: a local Windows folder and a OS X folder mounted on the Windows machine ...
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Add date stamp to file name in Windows

Is there a way to add a date stamp to a file name when saving/renaming it via the Windows dialog box (Windows Explorer, etc.) - either as a shortcut key or a variable. There are many files that I save ...
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How to create a file with invalid or special characters in its name?

I'm trying to install some Python 2.7 module named libwapiti on Windows 7. While trying to install it, it asked me for several header (*.h) files which were not included in MSVC2008ForPython27 and I'm ...
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Simplest way to see long program names in windows 10 start menu?

I'm having an issue in Windows 10 where I have two different programs that have similar titles. I only ever really want to open one of them (one's an IDE, the other is the accompanying documentation). ...
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How to add the timestamp as a part of the generated image file name in ffmpeg

I am trying to extract png images from a video using ffmpeg and add the timestamp as a part of the generated image file name. Please see the below command I am using for the same ffmpeg -vcodec ...
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What is the significance of Windows file names that have hex numbers in them like {ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}?

When doing a backup of my Windows hard drive, I noticed some file names that had a bunch of seemingly random numbers in them. For example: .{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C} Does that mean ...
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How to remove pinned to quick access folders with “|” characters in the name?

I accidentally pinned some folders created in linux with names containing | symbols. Now I have a problem with removing them from there. The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is ...
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How to know 8.3 name of a GIVEN object in Windows?

Suppose I have GIVEN file or folder. GIVEN mean it is current folder in command line mode or some icon in the GUI. How to know it's 8.3 (short) name and/or path? I know I can find this object ...
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text editor-style renaming of filenames in directory

How can I edit the names of files in a directory as though I were editing the text of a file using a text editor? I feel like I've seen this demoed in a video, perhaps using some Vim plugin or ...
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Code to copy file name of video file and copy it to srt file in same folder

I would need some help in obtaining code to performing the steps as summarized above. I have the following setup: 100s of video folders with 2 files: 1 video file(mkv,mp4,avi, etc) and one srt file. ...
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How do I locate a file / folder which is too long and bars me from uploading to OneDrive

I have a file/folder which is preventing me from uploading to OneDrive. I did not generate this file/folder and after 3 complete searches of my PC I cannot locate the file/folder. However, according ...
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Capitalize “FILE name.TXT” to “File Name.txt” in Linux Bash

I need a oneliner to rename all files in a directory from SomeThing.TXT NOT A FILE.ogg sensitive lalala.doc to Something.txt Not A File.ogg Sensitive Lalala.doc Most existing questions seem to ...
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How do I delete a part of a file name for a batch of files in Windows 8.1?

I have lots of files in a folder but they all start with a line of numbers and are separated from the actual file name by a "_" For example: 123123123_filename.txt 456456456_filename2.txt ...
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Filename length in Windows

When I try to save my files to Windows Explorer, I get an error message that states (in part): "filenames too long." The file names have been between 100 and 200 characters. My task is to include a ...
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How to delete a file named `aux` [duplicate]

I have a file named aux in a directory ...> ls aux ...> dir Wolumin w stacji C nie ma etykiety. Numer seryjny woluminu: ... Katalog: C:\Users\...\config 2015-07-15 23:14 <DIR> ...
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where to get the name of excel file?

There are some documents stored in a SharePoint document list. Using a IE browser, we have the option of opening the file directly in Excel. But on doing this, excel starts and downloads the file and ...
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OSX TextEdit save with the first line

Is it possible to make TextEdit save an unnamed opened file with the first line (or first word) of the text of that document? eg: I create a new text document in TextEdit; write the first line as I ...
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Why can't the file be renamed, while it doesn't have any illegal character in it?

I try to rename a file with a (long) name not including any illegal character, but Windows keeps making error: I use Windows 8.1. The name is: Compare the electrostastic energy between mutants of ...
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I've downloaded some files with Chinese filenames that look like gibberish on my Mac. How do I make it so they're viewed as Mandarin?

I read somewhere about text encoding but I don't know how to do that for file names. It seems like there's only aid to fix that for webpage content or file content. Please help - thanks!
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Rename files if already exists centos7

I have a vsftpd installed in my centos 7 server. The problem is that i have mutiple clients sent files concurrently to the same ftp, and i am not able to rename the client file. The filename is ...
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Sort by number at the end of the file name in Windows Explorer

I want to know how can I sort my files in Windows Explorer using the last two digits in the file name. I have the following files in my folder: f00001.jpg f00002.jpg f00003.jpg b00001.jpg b00002.jpg ...
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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 potential problems of having files with one or more spaces at the beginning of the file name?

In Windows 7 and later, what problems could be caused by having 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 ...