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16 views

Snapshotting virtual disks mounted in Windows without using vritualization?

I know that you can mount VHDs in Windows, but you can't create snapshots on the go, like in virtual machines. You have to unmount it first, create a differential VHD using Diskpart and mount it ...
0
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1answer
19 views

Open files without extensions in PDF viewer per default [duplicate]

For some reason (backup system, different story) I have a bunch of PDF files without a file name extension. It is possible to configuere my PDF viewer as the default application for files without ...
1
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1answer
33 views

Any way to make Mac understand Windows file paths

My organisation use Windows almost exclusively, but I use a OSX for my work. Their intranet and many applications links to files on the org's Samba shares directly (e.g. "W:\Folder\File.ext") Long ...
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26 views

Tool to find what files are using all the disk space [duplicate]

Is there a tool for Windows similar to baobab on Linux? That scans the whole drive and displays directories and files by what is using the most space so you can quickly find what is hogging all of ...
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17 views

Phantom files at random, all 0kb

One of my clients has been having phantom files being created in the drive locations he's been working in. Let's say for example he's working in C:\Users\John\Documents\Church-stuff\ on a document ...
0
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1answer
28 views

Why some write-in-progress files report 0 byte but shrinking drive's free space?

Occasionally I come across programs that write files that are "0 byte" long during writes, according to the file-system, but the write shrinks the drive's reported free space. Example programs are ...
0
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1answer
47 views

Why does Windows lock the files during installation while linux doesnt lock the files

I noticed when a file is executed on Windows (.exe or .dll)for installation, it is locked and cannot be modified, whereas Linux allows user to modify them by delete/edit. Why does Windows lock when ...
0
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1answer
27 views

Copy File List off HDD and Browse it “Offline”

I'm starting to loose track of which files I've put on which drives, and find myself needing to plug them in just to search for the files (by name). Is there a tool that allows me copy and browse ...
0
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1answer
25 views

Best way to access ext partion in windows?

What is the most stable and easiest way to get readable access of linux partitions in windows? All software and drivers I´ve found seem to have been dead/inactive for at least 4 years. Native ...
9
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1answer
244 views

Why does C:\Program file can influence other programs?

Today out of the blue a file called Program appeared on root of C:\, and when logging in to the system, a popup shows a message: File Name Warning There is a file or folder on your computer ...
0
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1answer
105 views

In Windows 7, how do I get around the “The file name(s) would be too long for the destination folder” error?

Background I am working on analyzing a large base of source code provided to me as a 5GB .zip file. I need to maintain the exact file structure when extracting, however, when I attempt to extract I ...
0
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1answer
87 views

Force all files in a NTFS compressed folder to automatically compress [Windows]

Is it possible to keep all the files within a NTFS-compressed folder compressed? For example, if I have a compressed a folder using NTFS compression, it will compress all the files inside the folder ...
0
votes
1answer
38 views

How can I find out which process deleted a file in a Windows environment?

I use AllwaySync to synchronize a large number of music files across two external drives attached to Windows machines. Recently, several thousand of the files were deleted from one of the drives, and ...
7
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3answers
2k views

Windows 8.1 missing font files after restart

Some days ago I rebooted my windows 8.1 system. After the reboot all my system texts were very cryptic - showing only some strange symbols. After some investigation I discovered that my ...
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2answers
37 views

Relocating Double OS to New Disk

I have a 256GB SSD which is my OS disk. I have 2 OSes in it, Debian and Windows. I want to move to a larger SSD Disk, probably 1TB (again SSD) or 512 GB (SSD). I just have a really nice working two ...
0
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2answers
58 views

UNIX vs Windows Filesystem; why does UNIX assign a finite space for each directory?

All, I am finally getting settled into the intricacies of NIX however one thing I am still trying to figure out is why UNIX assigns hard disk space to each directory in its filesystem. I discovered ...
3
votes
3answers
55 views

How to search a custom character in windows?

My current Windows 7 is in English. I have some files transferred from another computer which contains non-english characters. Look at the picture below Now, I want to delete them all. But writing ...
2
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1answer
42 views

Deleting directories with many hard links

I'm trying to clean up a directory that contains a lot of data (more that 1 TB), with many of the files hard linked to save space. For some context, this is the drive where we keep our builds, and we ...
0
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1answer
51 views

How can I spin up a drive with batch script?

How can I spin up a drive using batch script. I have a daily sync script between my PC and my file server. The drives on my file server spin down during periods of inactivity which is desired. ...
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2answers
100 views

Are there any issues of have huge files in HD in a 32 bit system?

I know that in 32 bit systems the largest memory we can have is 4GB (2^32). But I am not clear what is the implication of this in terms of files. I think that we can have files of arbitrary size in ...
0
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0answers
17 views

Monitoring directory for new files

I have a crappy DVR system that will occasionally flake out and not save the recordings to the hard drive. Replacing it doesn't seem to be in the cards at the moment. I have a monitor setup to alert ...
2
votes
1answer
61 views

Instantly move huge folder to another directory on same drive in Windows?

I have 1 TB of files in D:/Foo but I want to move it to D:/. It takes several hours to move this by simply dragging the contents of Foo to its parent directory. Since this is on the same drive, is ...
0
votes
1answer
44 views

Firefox, no Open With… option

I have never had an Open With... option with Firefox. Is there a way to get this functionality Here is a screenshot of my context menu. Note that shift-clicking or shift right clicking makes no ...
0
votes
1answer
66 views

How do I view Linux file system drives on a Windows machine? [duplicate]

I have an external hard drive that was used on a linux system to store a bunch of data. I no longer have access to that linux system any more but would like to view the files on a Windows machine. ...
4
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3answers
67 views

Case Sensitivity

Is case sensitivity an Operating System specific standard or is it based on the file system? I know in Windows you can't have two files the same name but under Linux you can if the case in a ...
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2answers
58 views

Windows system partition purpose

Is a system partition just the partition on which the windows OS is installed and nothing more than that. What other purposes does it have? What happens if I fill it up with data, will the system ...
1
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0answers
51 views

tools to manage your documents, songs, images with many categories? [duplicate]

Problem: I have collection of many images or books which can belong to multiple categories like C, algorithms, interview, database, OS, windows, for images icons, website headers, awesome, ...
0
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2answers
51 views

Is there a way to have the topmost \ point to another drive?

In Windows, \ points to C:\. Is there a way to have it point to another drive that isn't the system drive?
0
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0answers
8 views

Check if a file has been changed [duplicate]

I've posted this question also on stackoverflow (http://stackoverflow.com/questions/18351131/check-if-a-file-has-been-changed), because a user mentioned that I may have better luck here. Ok I have ...
0
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0answers
106 views

Hide Apple hidden files on a Windows system

I am connected to a network share for Mac and PC users. There are always .AppleDouble folders as well as several _VUC69~7 type files spread through the main directory structure. Is there a way to ...
10
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1answer
208 views

Why is deletion speed in Windows periodic often?

Just out of interest, what is the reason for deletion times to be periodic often? In Windows 8, the deletion dialogue window shows deletion speed in a diagram. If there is no reason, of course that ...
1
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1answer
2k views

What are hidden partitions on a Samsung laptop for?

I have just found two hidden partitions on my Samsung laptop running Windows 7: File System Label Size Flags ntfs SYSTEM 100Mb boot %hidden ...
0
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0answers
42 views

How to change “comments” on files in windows from command line?

In windows on certain files users are able to change the "comments" on the file. This can be done by right clicking the file -> properties -> Details as shown in this image Questions Is there a way ...
1
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1answer
36 views

IDE DMA sector numbering

I'm just playing around with the QEMU system emulator, and taking a look at the IDE disk emulation, specifically at the DMA disk accesses. I'm a little confused as to how DMA requests are actually ...
0
votes
2answers
61 views

Using linux to extract files from a windows OS

I have a computer that is completely hijacked. I cant even get into windows safe mode to install a virus utility software. Id like to use a linux distribution on cd and access the windows users files ...
2
votes
1answer
351 views

Should the TEMP dir be on a separate drive?

I have a new physical drive, with room to spare. I have allocated a spare partition on this drive. Should I have my Windows TMP/TEMP env-var pointing to this partition? On the one hand, it would ...
0
votes
2answers
102 views

Using USB drive in Windows and Linux properly

What is the proper way of using a USB hard drive or stick between Linux and Windows? (I'm using Linux Mint 14 and Windows XP on different machines) Should I set it up somehow so that all the files are ...
1
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0answers
92 views

Which network file systems do not implement locking correctly?

As a common cause for file corruption, documentation often cites as cause "NFS that doesn't implement file-level locking correctly" or something similar, e.g., for SQLite: How to corrupt an SQLite ...
0
votes
1answer
67 views

Win 2003 Junction Point to Remote Unix Share

Env : Windows Server 2003 with already established shared folders over the local Domain via Windows DC and AD. - Linux box being used as a fileserver with the folder /files/share being R+W by all ...
0
votes
1answer
54 views

How can the windows file system know that files and folders are related? [duplicate]

Yesterday, when saving a web page for analysis, I noticed a peculiar thing: If I decided to save a "complete web page" (I was Chrome), and then deciding that I want to delete the folder with the ...
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votes
1answer
315 views

Is it possible to log file system events in Windows or Linux? [duplicate]

Is it possible to log file system events like copy, modification, deletion and creation of files and folders on a workstation? I primarily use Windows, but I would like to know if this is possible in ...
0
votes
1answer
41 views

Securing files in Windows environment

I'm working on a project to determine whether or not the files our company uses are secured properly. I'm talking about financial documents (which are by local law required to be kept for a number of ...
0
votes
5answers
224 views

Any method/command/software to perform a relative file move?

I'll explain what's what I'm trying to do. From a project with thousands of files, we want to remove many of them matching a pattern, but we want to store a backup. We are looking for a method to ...
3
votes
1answer
107 views

Which file system is supported by both OS X and Windows and can handle large files? [duplicate]

I want to store large files (up to 50GB for a single file) on an external hard drive. Both Mac OS X and Windows 7 need to be able to read and write to the hard drive. Additionally, I want to use the ...
1
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2answers
6k views

How do I read the Ext4 partition of my SD card on Windows? [duplicate]

I have a 32 GB SD card with one FAT32 partition and one Ext4 partition. If I mount the SD card to the computer I can read the FAT32 partition in Windows just fine. But how do I read the Ext4 ...
1
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1answer
104 views

What is the “Default” file system in Windows Format wizard?

On the Windows 7 Format wizard, there is always a file system that is noted as (Default). Why is there a default file system? What is it exactly?
0
votes
1answer
1k views

What is the best filesystem for an external USB drive - 2 - 3 TB shared between OSX/Windows/Linux? [duplicate]

I have been using NTFS, but I recently took a drive which is normally attached to a Mac mini running Lion (using Paragon NTFS) and attached it to Windows 7 because the drive was disconnecting ...
12
votes
5answers
2k views

USB Stick, how to minimize risk of data corruption or data loss

I have encountered several USB sticks with a corrupted filesystem in only 2 years. In a Windows-only environment (Vista and newer), what can be done to reduce the chance of filesystem corruption and ...
2
votes
1answer
456 views

How can the recycle bin hold multiple files with the same name? [duplicate]

Under Windows if I create a file and delete it, than recreate the exact copy of the file in the same place and delete it too, than I will have 2 identical files in the recycle bin with the same name. ...
2
votes
1answer
171 views

Why does NTFS disallow the use of trailing periods in directory names? [closed]

On Linux, I can have a folder named temp.. If I try to do a mkdir temp. on a Windows machine, the trailing period is truncated. If I try to sync a directory from Linux to Windows that has a trailing ...