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Disable thumbnailing on a per folder basis

I have a folder that contains 20 Gigabytes of precious gif images. When I open this folder my computer slows to a halt. Does anybody know of a way to prevent Windows 8 from making thumbnails for ...
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set same view setting to all folders in windows 8 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where did the folder option dialog go in Windows 8 preview? I want to set the same view settings(Large icons) for all the folders in windows 8.I have never tried it on ...
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Do best-practices say to restrict the usage of /var to sudoers?

I wrote a package, and would like to use /var to persist some data. The data I'm storing would perhaps even be thought of as an addition for /var/db. The pattern I observe is that files in /var/db, ...
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Does “…” have meaning as a relative pathname? (EDIT: No.)

1. Is there a relative pathname/directory/folder meaning for the expression "..."? 2. What does "..." refer to in the context cited? I encountered the expression "..." when looking at the ...
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Record directory structure change/migration

Imagine a large SAN with one hundred thousand files in a unorganized directory structure. The files will be moved to a new SAN with an organised directory structure. Some files will be renamed when ...
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How can I access the Music folder?

In Windows 7 the Music library includes a number of folder, one of them is called My Music. The My Music folder itself is located in c:\users\USERNAME. If I open the folder I see all my music files ...
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Specific issue with long pathnames in Windows 7

My job involves receiving and processing a lot of CDs containing photos and scanned documents from clients who are not very good with computers. I sometimes receive discs full of files with pathnames ...
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Bookshelf viewer for Windows

Once upon a time I used a Linux distro (I don't remember which one) and I could see files and folders in an interesting viewer mode: a bookshelf. I'm searching a software for Windows that does that, ...
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Folder to be found using %folder-name%

As we can go to the temp folder by typing %temp% in the run Window.Is there any way to make this command work for our folders as well eg-If we have a folder say SUPER then i want this folder to open ...
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How can I make outlook 2010 read from my other folders in Hotmail?

I have configured my outlook 2010 using Pop3 but I just see the folder Inbox. There are other folders in my Hotmail account but I don't see them? How can I add them to read the emails?
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Can't find a Windows Explorer alternative that has FULL-TREE View [closed]

I cannot find a Windows Explorer alternative that has full-tree view functionality like Path Finder on the Mac This is the type of view I am looking for (screenshot of Path Finder on Mac): By ...
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Restrict access to a NTFS folder for everyone except user or group

We need to set access to specific folders, for specific people. The problem is that "Everyone" group and "Administrators" group are added in the security tab, and their allow list is checked and ...
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Modern looking visualization of folder structure

Is there a tool for nice, modern looking visualization of folder (with cloned GIT repository) structure in Linux? I know there is command tree but it outputs "ugly", text based results. What I'm ...
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Subdirectory naming convention [closed]

I have a big directory of data/code that I am reorganizing following these useful guidelines. As a result I will create a lot of subdirectories. I would like to standardize the subdirectory names with ...
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How do I make all descendant folders picture-view folders in Windows XP?

There's a "picture view" for Windows XP folders. I keep creating new folders in a directory and adding pictures to them. Every time I create a new folder, I have to go through the added action of ...
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Windows 7 “home” sub-directory relocation

I'm setting up a new rig dual booting Linux and Windows with an SSD + HDD filesystem. I have Linux set up how I want: Under Linux: / is a partition on the SSD. /home is a partition on the SSD. /var ...
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Can I make Windows Explorer Treeview show folders in Windows 7

I'm sure this has been answered a million times around the web, but I dont know quite what question to ask. Basically before windows 7 if I opened a folder in the right hand pane when using windows ...
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Any trick to close all folder trees except the current one in Windows Explorer?

I like to have the folder tree be updated to the current directory. As I jump around the computer to different drives and locations in Windows Explorer, the folder tree pane on the left becomes really ...
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Folders Of External Hard Drive being are behaved like Protected Operating system Files [duplicate]

Some days ago I mounted my External Hard Drive to the Friend's Laptop (WinXP), Then all Folders on the Hard's root have been hidden (on all Windows Versions).therefore to access them you should know ...
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Why is it so hard to find a file in Ubuntu?

It's very hard to find files in Ubuntu. In Windows, you could just go to C:\Program Files and you would find what you need. In Ubuntu, you must use search to find something you need. Maybe I am ...
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Grouping folder contents universally in XP

I want to arrange all my folder contents in Windows XP so all of them are grouped by type. Can this be done for all folders and sub folders just by configuring it in the main(parent) folder rather ...
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How do I remove the Windows Explorer Toolbar?

How do I remove the Windows Explorer Toolbar?
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Finder item info not showing image dimensions

My OS X Lion usually shows file info like image dimensions, file count, file size or duration (Show View Options → Show item info). But in one folder on one drive I do not get the image ...
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Restore File Folder Default Action on Double-Click

I made a mistake and need to restore the File Folder's default action upon double-click. Right now it just activates the find. I cannot remove find or Command Prompt. I am an Administrator.
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How can I merge two directories in Windows and have the result contain the most recent files and directories?

I believe this question to be very simple however I want to triple check before I screw myself up. My testing has shown this process to work (I think, but I may be missing something) but again I'd ...
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Can't view public folder as contact in Outlook 2010 with SBS exchange 2003

We have been using Outlook 2003 and Outlook 2007 to view public business contact lists from our exchange based window SBS 2003. The other day a computer died and I acquired another. I went online to ...
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Changing default folder detail-view options

When you view a folder in Detail view by selecting the menu option View > Details [Alt-V-D], the default details XP shows us are, Name Size Type Date Modified I want to be able to have the Date ...
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Windows Explorer opens a new window every time

Every time I open a folder in Windows Explorer, it opens the folder in a new window. I double-checked all the options in Folder Options, including Launch folder windows in a separate process but ...
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Windows 7 Folder Options Annoyance: Icons/Images locked into place -

Just upgraded to Windows 7 issue: With Vista I had a folder full of pictures (image files of pics) and I could open the folder, click and drag any item and re-arrange it in a free-form manner. I ...
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How can I lock a folder so that it CANNOT be erased?

On my computer running Windows XP Pro SP3 I have a folder on my desktop that is very important. How can I lock it so that I can alter anything in it, but the folder itself cannot be removed without ...
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Can't find the BagMRU Size value, my folder settings are getting lost

This is an old problem dating back to Windows XP, now on my Windows 7 64-bit system it is starting to lose folder view settings when it comes to Details, List, Icons etc, everything else is stable for ...
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How I can hide the folder structure from a password protected RAR file?

I want to save my files in a DVD or in several... I want to do it with this feature: I want to protect and hide my files through a password. Normaly I used to compress my files and put it a password ...
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All files in my PC are stuck on “read only”, even as the only admin

Windows 7, 32-bit: There is 1 user account in this PC, and that is my account. What I do is, I right click to a folder and uncheck the read only option, apply, close. After when I reopen the ...
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How to disable Windows XP folder templates?

There's similar question answered regarding Vista. And I'd like to disable automatic folder template recognition in Windows XP. Is that possible?
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Thunderbird 3.1.7 file system and file extensions

I have lost all email messages and folders in Mozilla Thunderbird. Where can I look for them? My system is Windows XP. I have looked in the Thunderbird Profiles default profile folder. I can see ...
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Windows folder layout

How can I make it so all the folders shown in the image below are shown in order?
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How to (re)enable the “New” context menu items for an administrator when right-clicking in a folder and selecting New > X?

I just migrated from XP x86 to Win7 x64 (clean install). I had a couple of data drives in my XP x86 system that I physically moved to my Win7 x64 system. When browsing a directory in any of the ...
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strange problem with disk D&S are hidden

After a several crashes my laptop don't want to startup. I believe it has disk problems When I mounted the disk external, C:\Documents and Settings folder properties showed hidden and 0 bytes of ...
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Migrate to SSD - NTFS mount point for Program Files

Here is my thought. I have a new computer that I just built and am considering migrating to a SSD. I have Windows all setup and my Development environment configured so I want to avoid having to ...
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how to get the installed software location in ubuntu

How to search for the installed software location (complete directory structure) by its name. Is there any command through which i can get complete details of all the file locations of the ...
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Windows XP Folder View - How to Set the Default View

I see many articles on this topic for Vista, but not much on XP. I have recently begun using the list view with the folder tree on the left for my Windows Explorer browsing. The problem is, I can't ...
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Case sensitive folder names in OS X

I have two folders on a Tomcat server: linkredirect LINKredirect (I know it is bad practice to use upper case, but it is out of my control) Both directories are hosted on the server and there ...
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Missing pictures in folder

I had a folder with some pictures, somehow these pictures are "missing" and I cannot see them anymore. The strange thing is that if I use the "preview" view in Explorer (the one that shows the tiny ...
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View all files in folder structure (in Ubuntu or MacOS)

Call I view all files in a folder structure (i.e., in all of the recursive daughter folders) in one window? Command line is good, too (I'm on Ubuntu or MacOS). Scenario: I have a bunch of pdfs in ...
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How do you sort files in OS X Finder so folders appear at the top?

How do you sort files in OS X Finder so folders appear at the top? There doesn't seem to be any option in View Options.
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Change the glyph on a Mac OS X folder icon [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to change the icon (apply a thumb) of a folder on Mac OS X? I noticed that some system folders on Mac OS X (such as downloads, movies, etc..) have a glyph. Is it ...
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How to open an arbitrary folder by typing its name after having typed a hot key or the like?

I'd like to be able yo open any folder on my Win7 computer like mentioned in the question title. Launchy?
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shell utility to check if directory is an ancestor to a file

How can I check that a given regular file of path f is a descendant of a directory of path d. If not for symlinks, I would just check if d (with a trailing slash) is prefix to f. Now with symlinks ...
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How can you find out the location of the “My DropBox” folder?

The installation default for the Dropbox sync folder is [My documents]\My Dropbox. I recall that it is possible to choose other locations however. How can I find out at run-time from my D2006 app ...
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Virus Effected to my pendrive

I am using scandisk 8 GB pendrive. I am a programmer so I put my project details and my projects in that pendrive, by using folders. Now the problem is that my folders are becomig hidden, when I am ...