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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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2answers
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How to lengthen the displayed folder name in Windows 7?

This isn't really a big issue, but just because I am being particular about it. Some folder names will get cut off in the middle of the word. Is there a setting or way, even something hackish, to ...
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0answers
40 views

Possible to determine filename encoding (en masse)?

Using Windows 7, is there a way to search for files that contain non-ANSI encodings in their filenames? I was stumped to find a document with a first letter that was encoded in UTF8. I have no idea ...
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2answers
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How do I remove non-ascii characters from filenames?

I have several files with names containing various Unicode characters. I'd like to rename them to only contain the "printable" ASCII characters (32-126). E.g, Läsmig.txt //Before ...
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1answer
148 views

Windows 7 Path + File Name Checker

I am trying to move my files from Win 7 to my FreeNAS box. I keep getting errors because my path is too long and some files dont get transferred because it has special characters like the character ...
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1answer
105 views

Organizing files based on key words in filenames

I have a lot of (i.e., more than 10 000) documents on my PC that I want to organize in several Categories, based on their filenames. Most of the files have descriptive filenames such that they can be ...
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136 views

how to backup only files paths, names, sizes and checksums?

I'm looking for an application which will allow me to select some folders, and then regularly backup only complete paths, names, sizes and checksums of the files within those folders and their ...
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5answers
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File name too long to copy but doesn't say which one

I was copying a bunch of files but wasn't able to copy some because there name was too long. Is there an easy way to shorten the names or can I at least know the path to where the file name becomes ...
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1answer
31 views

Cascade file name changes on links in Windows 7

When making a link in Windows 7, is there a way to have name changes cascade to all links of the file? So if I have a file called: Interest.PDF and make a few links in other folders, but then I later ...
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1answer
123 views

creating “.project” file in windows 7

I just downloaded an eclipse .project file from outlook but was not able to find it. I figured that this might be an issue because the file does not have a name and has only an extension. thus I ...
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1answer
436 views

How to fix diacritic issue on command prompt?

Simplified issue: I have a file called Bíblia sagrada.exe (note the í) on C:\ of my computer. When I open a command prompt on C:\ and execute dir /b /on B*.*, it will return: Bíblia sagrada.exe ...
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Why do I have identical files in one directory, in Windows 7?

I just rebuilt my system after a new Power supply fired my CPU, MBD, Video card & a Blu-Ray drive. During all this I had to restore Windows from a backup (sector copy). All seems well, but ...
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2answers
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Renaming/deleting impossible filenames in Windows 7

I have some files with 'impossible filenames'. I'm not talking about special characters or anyting, but really impossible ones. (filesystem NTFS) One file is called images\receipt.jpg (yes, this is ...
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4answers
443 views

How to copy files containing | in the name?

In Windows 7 I can't copy the file with | in the name. Gives me an error Can not find the file. I have around 30GB of files and all contains that character. Any idea how can I copy them to another ...
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1answer
2k views

Windows explorer sees different file name from cmd

I just got a new computer, and put my old hard drive (which contained Windows) in the new computer to keep my old files. I was successfully able to remove the Windows directory from this drive, but ...
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3answers
940 views

Automatically strip invalid characters from Windows filenames

I often paste titles of PDFs into their filenames so I can easily search for them. They often have invalid characters like newlines or :, and Windows pops up a stupid error and then reverts the ...
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5answers
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While renaming, How can I disable Windows 7 highlighting the entire filename when I click'n'drag across part of it?

This is super annoying. If I highlight one word in the long filename, the entire filename gets highlighted (usually 1 millisecond before I tap delete or type something else). I just want Windows to ...
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2answers
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Which is the fastest way to replace all “underscores _” in filenames with “space” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I mass rename files from the command line or using a 3rd party tool? I have many PDFs of EBooks but some of them have underscores in their filenames so it ...
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1answer
2k views

How to configure folder name case sensitivity in Windows 7?

I need to create files named abc.txt and ABC.txt. By default, Windows 7 will not allow this. Somebody please help me to solve. NB: nfsadmin is not working in my system.
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2answers
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How to turn off autocomplete for filenames in Windows 7?

When you save a file and you start entering in text in the save dialog box, a drop down list of files that begin with the letters you have typed appear. How do you stop the list from appearing?
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1answer
865 views

Remove file with double quotes in filename (Windows 7)

I have 2 files on a Windows 7 32-bit pc that are named: Caecilia PMN A" ._Caecilia PMN A" I'm trying to delete them, but I'm not succeeding because of the double quotes. The files are not locked, ...
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2answers
261 views

Display or dump out a bunch of file names from a Windows 7 directory

How can I get a text list or data dump of filenames from a Windows directory? I have the following folder set up: [My Documents] --SomeFileName.doc --AnotherFileName.bmp --AnotherMoreFileName.zip ...
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5answers
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How do I find and replace a character in filenames in Windows 7 using Explorer?

I want to replace all the underscore characters (_) with a space () in a filename. How can I do this quickly, when I have lots of _ characters to replace?
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1answer
967 views

Windows 7 long filenames change to 8.3 when copying to a NAS drive

My setup: Windows 7 Pro (locale: Polish) and a NAS drive (D-Link DNS-323) attached via a router. Just recently upgraded from XP to 7. The NAS drive reports an NTFS partition. The problem I've just ...
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1answer
978 views

Windows 7: “Hide file names” for all files?

So, I just discovered that you can hide the file names of pictures and videos when you are in a thumbnail view in explorer (via View - Hide file names)... but often I have other files mixed in. This ...
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7answers
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Using Windows Explorer, how to find file names starting with a dot (period), in 7 or Vista?

I've got a MacBook laptop in the house, and when Mac OS X copies files over the network, it often brings along hidden "dot-files" with it. For instance, if I copy "SomeUtility.zip", there will also ...
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1answer
1k views

Weird files in User folder

In my user folder (C:/Users/myAccount/) theres a set of interesting hidden files that I've never seen before (right now it's a fresh install of Windows 7 Ultimate). These are: NTUSER.DAT, ...
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2answers
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How can I force Windows 7 to update the user profile path?

I renamed a user profile to a new name. This worked but when I look into the folder path, the old name is being used. Why? And how can I make the folder pathname the same as the new name?
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1answer
655 views

Turning off support for legacy applications in Windows 7

I want to turn off support for legacy applications that don’t understand long filenames in the 8.3 character standard. How can I do this in Windows 7?