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How to view a NTFS filename in HEX view

Basically an ill behaved software in my Windows PC is spoiling filenames with illegal characters. To help the developer to debug this issue, I am looking for a solution to dump the offending filename ...
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What is the file name + extension for a file with a period as the first character (example: .txt)?

I'm trying to find an authoritative answer on this matter, but it's difficult. Wikipedia kind of dances around the issue but isn't explicit enough. For .txt (to use an example), is the base name ...
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Unrecognized character in filename (linux)

I have a problem accessing file in linux Mint. The reason is obviously the unrecognized character(s) in the filename but none of the techniques I know helped me to rename it. So, here are details: ...
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Custom copy paste. how to eliminate invalid characters from paste?

I collect articles and like having the title of the article in the filename. However, some titles contain invalid characters such as ':'. This precludes a simple, and quick, copy paste operation to ...
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Windows .exe file icon changes when file name is changed?

I'm making a program in Java. After I make the program and compile it into a .jar file, I wrap it in a .exe file (yes, I know this defeats the purpose of cross-platform but I am most comfortable with ...
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Program that renames mp3 files using ID3 tag [closed]

I know a lot of people who have MP3 collections and find out their music directory looks a lot like this... 0.mp3 1.mp3 2.mp3 3.mp3 ... So useless with a file manager. What ...
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combine multiple text files, _+ filenames_, into a single text file

I would like to combine a handful of text files, but with titles (EDIT: filenames). Ideally, something like * a filename contents of file ... * another filename contents of file ... etc... ...
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Windows Explrer Sorting order for special characters?

What is the sorting order used in Windows Explorer? I was specifically wondering what special characters sort after the alphabets? As far as I can tell (test), all special characters seem to be ...
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How can I view the entire name of a file when browsing through files/folders in Word for Mac 2011, without having to open each file?

Probably a stupid question, but I just recently purchased a MacBook Pro, with which I use Office for Mac 2011. It's great, but when I am browsing for a file to open, I sometimes have difficulty ...
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Change name of Program Files

Is there any way to change the name of Program Files folder of Windows? Its annoying in certain circumstances since there's a space within the name. Windows 7 or any other versions of Windows.
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Windows 8 strange files appearing on hard drive

I recently installed a copy of Windows 8 on my machine and about a week ago, I noticed strange files on my hard drive This file is currently located within my C:\ volume: ...
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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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How to organize files in accordingly named directories from command line under Linux

I have a directory filled with various files, differently named (i.e. not named with a specific pattern) and with different extensions, and I want to put each file in a newly created subdirectory ...
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Make directories for each file placed in main directory [duplicate]

I want to place a list of files into individual directories I create from each filename. So given the files in the root directory: Movie1.avi movie2.m4v movie3.mp4 I want to mkdir Movie1, movie2, ...
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bash - directories ending in . and whitespace cannot be removed

On my external hard drive are two directories, Fun. and Complex_, where that _ is a whitespace. I cannot empty from my trash or remove them with rm -rf and I want to. Neither show up in Finder on ...
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On Windows 7, how do I find all my files whose filenames are too long

Dropbox tells me many of my files are not syncing because their name exceeds the max character length https://www.dropbox.com/help/145/en Max character length Windows only allows file and ...
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File with illegal character in name

I need to access a file on a network drive, but the file has a : in its name. This makes Windows rather unhappy. I cannot rename the file through any method on Windows, so I tried a Mac computer. It ...
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Set filename as value in CMD?

I want to create an option in the right click menu of files that'll get their file name. My problem in now this, how to set the file name as value in CMD? I tried this: @echo off for /r %%f ...
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FileZilla Filename Ordering

After connecting to my server via Filezilla, the Filenames displayed under the remote site (right side) are alphabetized in reverse order. Filenames for the local server (left side) are alphabetized ...
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How to sort Google Drive search results by title?

I find Google Drive very convenient as an online notebook to store my diary and records, that I can access anytime, anywhere. Now when I want to search for a particular string of text, the only ...
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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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Csv filename bug concerning dots in Microsoft Query (via Office Excel 2013)?

After hours of struggling it looks like I've found a bug regarding csv file processing by Microsoft Query via Office Excel 2013. I'm trying to generate a Chart from csv data. Every hour a new record ...
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ubuntu - mount iso case sensitive

I got a ISO which contains case-sensitive file/directory-names. When mounting it on my Ubuntu 12.04 system using mount -o loop, all filenames are lowercase. There is an option called map=off, but ...
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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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FileZilla: Can upload to directory from one computer but not another

I am having issues uploading a file to a particular directory on my site (LAMP). The directories permissions are 777. The odd thing is it works fine on one machine (same file) but not on a another. ...
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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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How to force convert with convmv

I have had a lot of files with filenames in windows-1251 encoding. I wanted to convert it to utf8.But I have accidentally converted it wrongly by convmv: convmv -r --notest -f windows-1255 -t ...
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7zip filename encoding problems

I have problems extracting files from 7zip archive with non-ascii symbols in filenames. I have identical versions of 7z on two computers, which differ only by the system locale. If I compress on one ...
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Make every file in a Directory Structure Lowercase (Windows)

I have a legacy directory structure from a desktop application that I'm porting to an Android application, and Android doesn't want the names of the files to have capital letters in them. I had ...
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Windows Explorer now limits my folder names to 16 characters

I usually have long folder names in Windows Explorer, but recently I "fat fingered" some combination of keys and now Windows Explorer limits all my new folder names to 16 characters. What must I do in ...
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Linux GUI Regular Expression File Renamer (with substitution)

I have folder with several hundred files named like this: 010203.txt I want to rearrange the file names so that last two digits are moved to the front like this: 030102.txt I want to avoid writing ...
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How can I rename a file whose name is in itself a full path (e.g. begins with “g:\”)? [duplicate]

Inadvertently, I have created a file named g:\filename.csv on Windows XP through a Python script. Note that g:\filename.csv is the filename. Actually it is saved on the F: drive. I can't rename it ...
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Removing a file named '…' in Windows 8

Completely by accident, I created a file named ... using Grunt.js for Node in Windows 8. Is it possible to remove this file without having to reformat the partition?
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How can I find the actual amount of free file directory spaces in a FAT32 folder?

I understand that there are approx. 64K possible files in a FAT32 folder. This assumes 8.3 file names. Longer file names take up multiple slots. Therefore, it is difficult to know how many actual ...
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Can part of a file name be used as a hyperlink?

I have created a word document using Word 2010. The file name is broken into 2 parts, I have the start which is an alphanumeric code (that changes every time I make a change to the document by me), ...
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Get list of distinct file endings in a directory (UNIX shell)

I have a directory with many image files in different formats. I'd like to see a list of all distinct file endings in that directory, so that I can see what kind of image formats are present. So ...
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How can I scp when path and / or filename to copy has spaces?

I have in a remote remote_host a file like this: \home\user\path with spaces\filename with spaces.ext And I want to scp it to current dir .. How can I do that? Thanks!
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Mac/Linux equivalent to resource monitor's disk activity with filenames?

In Windows, the resource monitor allows you to see the filenames associated with the disk activity, but tools like iotop and activity only show overall disk activity from processes instead of the ...
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Can't handle convmv

Description: Ubuntu 11.10 Release: 11.10 Codename: oneiric I have a lot of folders and files with ??? ???? ??.txt - like file names when I do $ sudo mount -t vfat /dev/sdb1 ...
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Batch remove track number from music files at a time

I have around 600 mp3 song files in a folder. All the tracks have a number before their names. I want to remove the track-number from all the files. Ya I know I can rename those files and delete the ...
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Transfering long files with SSH to RHEL

I am using SSH Secure Shell GUI to transfer some folders from Windows to a RHEL server, but one of the file inside the folders has a name which is too long and I can't shorten the name as it is some ...
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Rename filenames inside a RAR before extraction?

I have several files inside a RAR that have the same filename. So Im thinking I should either: Rename them inside the RAR before I extract them OR Extract each file into a separate folder (so they ...
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What is wrong with these filenames?

I can't seem to get my filenames in a format that is recognizable. I originally had them in ANSI format and tried to convert them to UTF-8, but they are still not recognizable. The filenames are in ...
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Does Exact Audio Copy support any scripting in filename construction?

In some media players including (MPC, foobar2000) it is possible to format the output of a playlist by using if control structures to select certain meta tags based on their presence, or others if ...
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Is there a way to force all file transactions with a filesystem to be UTF8 or UTF16 compliant?

What I want is to specify that for a directory, every file creation/modification within said directory will be checked by the kernel and if the filename has unsupported characters the offending ...
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“sync” content via filename

Okay, well I've uploaded 5 gigs of images to Dropbox, and those are directly off the camera. In another country, my friend with rubbish internet (whom retrieved a CD containing the images) copied ...
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Can not stat over a file name having space in it

I m very new to shell scripting and writing a script for a project. I am having a problem while doing "stat" on a file name, to check size, which has spaces in it. The problem is that I can not write ...
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Convention on directory of file outside /var/www

By /var/www I am generically referring to the document root for Apache. Often times you want to work with files, but don't want them inside the doc root (PHP examples come to mind). The general ...
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ImageMagick Append Image sequence Filenames

I am using the animation tool Synfig to export a sequence of .png files. These are in the following format: C1.0000.png , C1.0001.png, C1.0002.png and so on. I want to convert these to a spritesheet ...
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Looking for software to rename file name of jpeg scan image of doc to text in the image [closed]

I'm scanning in many A4 paper documents to JPEG using a automated document feeder scanner. The results are FILE0001.JPG FILE0002.JPG etc. I would like a program to rename the file name title to text ...