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Cannot delete folder or files inside

I have a rather strange problem. I have encountered a folder with a file in it, that I can neither see or delete. This is, I believe, a rootkit and I am desperate to get it off my machine. I am logged ...
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Move dated files into their corresponding dated folders

I have .pdf files with the date at the end of their name, e.g. "BINNAWAY - WERRIS CK - 483.94 - 120612". I have folders named after the dates of each of these files e.g. "12-06-2012". How can I move ...
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Rename folder in Windows 7 created in Linux with '?' character

I have a folder in a external hard disk created from linux. When I try to open that directory from Windows, I can't do it. The name of the folder is 2013-? with a special character who in Windows we ...
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Linux move files from specific directory one directory up and delete empty folder

I need to move files out from directory inside directory inside directory and remove folder that i move them from. I would need recursive script. Directory structure: ...
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How to group “Only in” lines in diff at the beginning of the output

I did: diff -r directory1/ directory2/ Some files are different, and some files were only in one tree or the other, creating several Only in ... lines. How do I group these lines at the beginning ...
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File inheritance, or extending a folder, or something

I just had an idea which seems like it would be really useful for things like web development, but I have never heard of it being done. Say I am developing a web project and I want to create a ...
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Convert all music files in a folder to a specific format, preserving folder hierarchy, in OS X?

I have a music collection that is slightly too big for my car stereo to handle. However it is also mostly 256 kbit/s MP3. My plan now is to convert all tracks to 192 kbit/s MP3. Then they will all ...
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VLC bash transcoding script destination directory

Well, I have such transcoding script: #!/bin/bash acodec="vorb" arate="256" ext="ogg" vlc="/usr/bin/vlc" fmt="mp3" for a in *$fmt; do $vlc -I dummy -vvv "$a" --sout ...
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Show one folder's content in other folder

My question is about Linux. I have 2 folders - /home/user/first and /home/user/second. In the /home/user/first there are some files. The second folder is empty. What I want to do is to have ...
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Where find pinned folders File Explorer Windows 8.1

I have a few folders pinned in File Explorer in Windows 8.1, but cannot get them unpinned for some reason. When I try to unpin nothing happens. Other folders can be unpinned. Where can I find this on ...
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how to compare two large folders (>2G, 196,000 files)

I have to transfer >2G folders with 196K files from one external hard drive to another. The older drive has some problems and so I get an error while transferring. I skip the files which have the ...
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How to delete directory named “..”

On windows 7 I'm having this issue deleting a folder named ".." I have a folder names ".." located on my desktop When I run in the CMD the command as follows: rmdir /s ...
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Protect file or folder from copy-paste

I want to make a folder on a local computer and prevent it from being copied to another machine. For example, I have a folder with one file in it, so what should I adjust in order to prevent users of ...
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Windows 8.1 Explorer in Taskbar with starting Folder

I want to have an icon in Windows 8.1 Taskbar that opens Windows Explorer in a specific folder and does not create a second icon when I click the first. I tried several approaches to do this: Pin ...
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221 views

Read / Write Permission on Folder

I am running Linux Mint 16 and looks like I am having permission issues with a Data folder. Vuze is giving me an error message. 'Error Failed to Create Parent Directory 'media/jholderman/Data/Vuze ...
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Why do Windows 7 and 8 often not update open folders after adding or renaming files or subfolders? [duplicate]

Three scenarios: I right click in a folder and choose "new folder". Windows does not show me the new subfolder, as would be expected. To get Windows to actually show me the subfolder I just created, ...
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How to put downloads from a certain site in a different folder?

I know I can set the download directory of Chrome, but I want to make a folder like Downloads/My University and put all the files downloaded from *.myuniversity.edu in that folder. Is this possible? ...
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How to Move multiple sub-folders through out a tree structure with the same name to one folder

I'm looking for a batch file to move multiple sub-folders that have the same name throughout a tree structure to a new folder that will contain a single folder with all the files. i.e. Folder 1 - ...
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Make a folder “Sharable” on Mac

My Mac got two different password protected users. Is there any way I can make the "music" folder a shared folder without copying/duplicating anything? NOTE: When I right-click and "get info" on ...
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GitHub not adding whole folder content?

I have w problem with pushing whole folder with its content to my repository on GitHub. I use the following: $ cd principal $ git add * $ git push Where principal is the name of folder ...
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Should my directory structure in Windows look like this?

I believe I have weird placement of my files on my Windows computer. I'm not sure what the correct way it is supposed to be. For example, all the programs that I use are located in C:\Documents and ...
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Windows: Test if entry is a file or a folder

I Have to create 5 subfolders under every folder in a folder. This rootfolder contains files as well as folders. In this rootfolder are subfolders for our relations and we need to create 5 subfolders ...
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Method to restore just one folder from a CHROME Bookmarks backup?

I am familiar with Backup and Restore of all Bookmarks in CHROME. My issue is did not notice a very involved single folder is gone. And now months worth of additional cleanup and additions to current ...
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Vista 32bit Ultimate Shell Folder “Videos” disappeared

Forgive me if my terminology is not correct, I am referring to the special Blue folders in Vista which have an additional "Location" tab in their properties window. 500GB disk partitioned into C: ...
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2 empty folders still appearing on desktop even after deletion

I've noticed that there are 2 empty folders appearing on my desktop. I'm not sure if they are really folders, their icons just "blank" icon. I've tried to double-click, no response. Right-click, and ...
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Folder emulated as USB storage

Is there a software that can emulate a folder from a PC disk as a usb storage? I need that in order to "share" the folder from Host OS (win7) into guest system (winXP) via virtualPC 6.1 (it has some ...
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Window folder sharing and security setting on subfolder

How could I set my sharing and permission setting so that the user can access a sub folder but cant not access the folder itself? Currently on my share drive I have a folder "A". With in the folder ...
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How to compare the contents of two directory using bash?

I have 2 directories that should contain the same files and the same directory structure. I think that in one of these directories missing something. Using the bash shell are there a way to compare ...
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copy or move files and create folder with the original modified date

i was doing do a big mistake and move alot of files to 1 folder ( more then 15000) i want to make a batch file thet copy the files to a folder. the folder need to call by the modify date from the ...
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Some folders are created by an unknown program

This is an NTFS partition and some program keeps rewriting these folders (except Muzik which is my own created folder, RECYCLER and $RECYCLE.BIN) even after I delete them. Do you know how to figure ...
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How to create new folders on desktop with a batch script

Can someone please tell me how to do this? I can't find any simple tutorials on the internet. I just want a straightforward script that creates folders on my desktop. I'm very tired at the moment, ...
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Trying to pseudo-sync 2 computers - why folders renamed?

Trying to pseudo-sync 2 computers - why folders renamed? Windows 7 - new computer Vista - old computer I create a new folder OldComputerDesktop in C:\Users\joeblow. I execute this: robocopy.EXE ...
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Options For Deleting A Folder, Which Won't Seem to Delete? [duplicate]

I'm trying to delete a folder unsuccessfully. When I try to delete it or move it to the Recycle Bin, the following message appears: As far as I can tell, it is not open in another program or ...
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slash dot /. What does this mean? Not the easiest google search

Here is and example of what I'm referring to. The tilde means "/home/usr/", but what does the dot indicate. I know it's not acting as " * " would. Thanks.
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Explorer Won't Open Music Directory

Windows 8.1 Hello, I'm trying to open my Music folder in Explorer, so I can go through and delete a few songs. I have about 122 songs in the directory now, plus two folders. I can Save files to the ...
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Automatically copy/sync updated directory to another folder in Windows 8?

So I have a Git repo on my local (Windows 8) drive and within it are several projects, each with their own sub-dir. I want to setup something such that as I update/save files within this one ...
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What does it mean by Inheritance in advanced security tab of a file or folder?

In windows 7 and 8 there is a option in folder or file's advanced security tab called enable or disable inheritance.What will happen if I enable or disable this option?What is by default for a file or ...
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What does the $, % symbol represent in terms of directories?

1) I know if you type %TEMP% into run, it will open that folder. But what does % mean/do? 2) Also, when I'm at work and I type in \\computername\c$ into windows explorer , it will go to the specified ...
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How I can copy once file and paste into multi subfolders?

I have file.xpi I want to paste it into a folders name: extensions this folder: extensions , is subdomain into multifolders I mean I have multi folders and everyone of them have extensions folder I ...
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Robocopy: copy files preserving folder structure but adding a subfolder

I need to copy a folder which contains subfolders with files to a shared folder on another machine. During that the script should create a custom sub folder in each destination folder and place files ...
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Collaborate on folder inside Dropbox public folder?

What is the best pattern for write enabled collaboration on a subfolder inside the Dropbox public folder? The use case is that I want to give write access to multiple people, while giving the ...
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New folders created on Mac not displaying correct on Windows computer

In our network we have both Mac and Windows computers. We have a shared data disk used by all computers. On one iMac there is an issue. If a new folder is created on the data disk by the iMac it is ...
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USB Flash Drive folders not opening but a command exe.corrupt appears

Whenever i try to open the folders in my USB Flash Drive on my laptop with windows 8, it says EXE corrupted. How to open the folders?
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Windows 7 - delete all files+empty folders with with specific extension recursively

I have tried to follow the advice here: Need to delete all the files with one extension on a drive in Windows 7 But if I want to delete all files in a specific folder, with a specific extension, that ...
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Remember folder window sizes on Windows 7?

How do you make Windows 7 to remember each folder sizes? Now if I resize a window, the next window will have the same size.
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A mysterious folder on my computer [duplicate]

There is a mysterious unidentified folder C:/users/public/L001 where this L001 is the folder bothering me. It has a size of 41 GB . It's size is constantly increasing , about 0.1 GB every 3-4 days. ...
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In Windows 8 large folders create themselves in my home/user directory every day

I am in Windows 8 and I have a user directory named "Fred". Everyday I find folders named stuff like 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 a b c d e f Inside these folders you have more folders named like that and ...
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Performance of RoboCopy when complex folder structure & files are to sync

I would require some recommendations from you about the challenge that I am currently facing. Background : There are Network Attached Storage in the US and India Office. All the data currently ...
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Windows Search folder constantly recreated

Today I noticed the Windows Search service wasn't running. I recently rearranged a bunch of disks so I figured it just got confused. I tried to start the service manually but I got Error 3: The system ...
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Unable to share a child folder while sharing from the parent in windows

There are several child folders in parent folder on windows 8. Times ago I shared some child folders and accessed them from from other devices without problems. Then I removed all child folders ...