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Windows 7: Can't access or delete folder although logged in as administrator

I have some folder: C:\program files (x86)\myApplication\myFolder I uninstalled the application, but myFolder is still there. If I try to open it, I get an 'Access denied'. If I try to delete it I ...
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How to find biggest folders (by number of files) in Windows

My Windows 7 search is pretty slow on one computer and fast on the other. I figured out that one computer has 90,000 files indexed while the other has 1.5 million. So I'd like to find the biggest ...
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Unix Directory Hierarchy Permissions

Suppose I have a directory with no access for anyone except for root. Am I guaranteed that everything in the directory is inaccessible to everyone but root? In other words, are file permissions ...
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change folder permissions from limited account having admin credentials

I have to assign full control to a specific folder to everyone. Until now I log on into domain with my admin account and I apply my changes. I'd like to know if it's possible using my credential to ...
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GCC won't work. problem with /usr/local/include

I was trying to add a new library/header and seem to have broken gcc. Specifically, I used the command: $ sudo cp mylib.h /usr/local/include This seems to have replaced the /usr/ directory with a ...
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Unhide a Windows hidden folder in OS X

I had a Windows 7 machine which I have now taken to work since I got myself a Macbook Pro. I used my external drive with my Windows machine earlier. It had some hidden folders in the disk which I ...
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What is the difference between “Program Files” and “Program Files X86”?

In Windows 7 there are two folders, "Program Files" and "Program Files X86". What is difference between them? Where does a 64 Bit program get installed?
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Listing tar contents inside directory

this is the script I'm running tar tf some.tar somefolder_insidetar And output it's a list with all folders, files, and SUBDIRECTORY Files, the only thing I need it's just show the contents (folder ...
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How can I delete permanently My Folders in Windows 7?

How can I delete permanently My Music/My Pictures/My Videos/etc. Folders in Windows 7? If you delete this folders manually, Windows Media Player 12 recreate all of them again, again and again! It's a ...
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No Access in Windows 7 - No permission to own folders

I am Administrator. Also the "big" administrator net user Administrator /active. But I have no access to my own files. First let me say what I've done: I copied some files from one computer over LAN ...
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Creating directories during install of Ubuntu 10.04 operating system

When I installed Ubuntu 10.04 and BackTrack 5, I didn't create any directories for either operating system BUT the root directory (i.e., /). I assume the root was mandatory because I couldn't proceed ...
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Empty folders in WinMerge compare?

Is there any way to filter these via the command line so they don't show up. The only thing I've found is that you can hide an item one by one but that's impractical with many folders. There's ...
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Full path while zipping?

I have the following files: ~/Dir1/file1.txt ~/Dir2/file2.txt Then I use the following command: cd ~ zip out.zip /Dir1/file1.txt /Dir2/file2.txt In the out.zip i can see two directories (dir1 ...
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Accidently deleted folder using Unlocker, how to restore it?

My bad! I accidently restore an important folder with Unlocker today. I can see it in Recycle Bin but I can't restore it. It reports Error Copying File or Folder: Access is denied. Make sure ...
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Finding lost Outlook folders

I’ve been Googling to find a solution to this problem, and can see that many other people have asked this same question, but so far have not found any answers that were useful (either to the person ...
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Set current working directory on ssh

I am trying to ssh from one machine to another within a Python script (Nautilus script). It works with the following: ssh -t user@server "cd /home/some/dir ; csh" However I don't like the idea of ...
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Can't delete folder, need permission from adminstrator? [duplicate]

There's a folder on my desktop called like 'example' and when I try to delete it it says "You require permission from the computer's admistrator to make changes to this folder" when checking the ...
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How to browse a website which allows directory browsing but has a default page?

There is a website which allows directory browsing; I know this for sure because I can browse directories where there is no default page. There is a directory which I want to browse, but it instead ...
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Move Windows 7 user-directory to D:\user [duplicate]

My user-directory is located at C:\Users\user. Is there any way to move it to a different hard-disk? I'm having some trouble with free disk-space.
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Remove Dropbox folder from computer

I have created a Dropbox account, downloaded the software, setup the folder, and created symbolic links to monitor folders. The first problem was that the symbolic links that I thought I had set up ...
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In which directory should I extract and install gtk+, glib, gdk-pixbuf, pango in ubuntu?

I am trying to install the latest version of GTK+ and I have downloaded all the packages listed here: http://www.gtk.org/download-linux.html In which directory should I extract each of the tar ...
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Can Windows 7 automatically maintain a clone of another directory?

I'm working on a Git repo for a client and I want to keep my client repos separate from my Apache htdocs folder. I want to work on the repo files here: C:\Web\Clients\repolocation And whenever I ...
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Open source folder to folder sync for Windows

I was wondering if there is open source project for windows based system were I could sync two folder within the same operating system. I have done some jobs for clients with comercial versions of ...
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Directory disappeared while renaming

I was just renaming a directory on my desktop using standard GUI procedure and it disappeared. I checked the usual things like recycle bin, hidden file settings, system file hiding and so on but it's ...
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How do I create a new folder using a keyboard shortcut?

Does anyone know the shortcut key to create a new folder in Windows Explorer and in Finder? Also, does anyone know the shortcut key to create a new folder on the desktop? (I'm using windows vista ...
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Context menu edit - “Create new xxxxx”

I am trying to find a way to create a context menu entry in which I can right-click on an .mp3 and have the option to create a folder based on the name of the file. I.e. Create New Folder "Artist". ...
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How to change order of folders in the windows shell

In the shell of Windows 7, can I change the order of the folders displayed on some hierachy level? E.g., in Documents, I might have folders a, b, c, d, e and want to have the order a, c, e, b, d.
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Directory invisible until I cd into it

I have a mysterious directory that doesn't list until I cd into it. Then it does just fine. Then it vanishes again periodically. bash-3.00$ pwd /sde bash-3.00$ ls -la total 16 drwxr-xr-x 4 root ...
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Change image for music library folder in Windows 7

With the Windows 7 Music Library in "Folder" view each subfolder will be rendered as a "page" and some pages will have an image of the album/CD cover. But how can I change this image? Some CDs are ...
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Folder appears as a single file in Windows XP

Basically my cousin just called and said that one of her folders of pictures now is showing as a single file in windows explorer, and when she tries to double click it, the "Open With" dialog is shown ...
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Windows 7: How to disable folder contents “streaming”?

When I open a folder with lots of files/folders, it will start to list the contents in small chunks, this is really annoying when I want to go to the end of the folder. I've noticed it also makes it ...
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Only new folder in context menu on Windows 7

Is it normal for a fresh copy of Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit to only have "Folder" in the "New" item of the Explorer context menu? Do I need to add items manually? See below for a screenshot:
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A streamlined method to organize files and folders?

I realize that users here are very savvy and I'm looking for a better way to organize my files. Currently I have two very important folders that are filled up with a ton of files which makes it super ...
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How can I create a folder on our computer without providing any name to it?

Is it possible to create a folder anywhere on the system with a blank name?
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Zsh .. (parent directory completion)

In zsh when I type .. and Press Tab I would like it to expand to ../. At the moment, zsh looks for a directory with two periods in the name and expands to that (such as .emacs.d). Which option ...
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Copying a folder on Windows Server 2008 gives “Error 0x80070057: The parameter is incorrect.”

I'm using remote desktop into a Windows Server 2008 machine. On that machine I use a shared drive on the local network for some development. I can use those files just fine in Visual Studio, but ...
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Automatically rename folder based on tags of contents

Right now I have a folder that has all my music. Inside I have sub folders with the correct name (artist name). However, inside of these folders, the names are not correct (I want them to be the name ...
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UNIX: Find all directories that match string and copy a file there

I was wondering how to file all directories that match a string and then if found, copy a file from root to that directory.
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Win 7 how to access a shared folder with restricted access

I have seen many answers to various flavours of this question but no one gives a clear answer to a clear question. I would ask that any answer not generalize. Thanks! A 3 computer, peer to peer, ...
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How Can I Create a NTFS Directory Redirect in Windows 7 Enterprise?

I am using DeepFreeze to keep my C:\ drive from getting corrupted, but I need the "C:\Users" directory to be redirected (like a virtual directory or alias) to "D:\Users" so that basic changes to user ...
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Unable to rename folders in Windows Vista SP2

When logged in as a particular user (an Administrator) on a Windows Vista machine I cannot rename new or existing folders under Windows anywhere on the system, including external USB drives, NAS etc. ...
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How do I draw a tree file structure?

I'm looking for a (portable) software or script that would allow me to draw a specific file structure as a tree, in Windows XP. Much like DOS tree command, but "prettier" (as a graph or diagram) I ...
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How to add prerequisites to a CAB archive or folder in Advanced Installer

I've added DirectX to my installation program, but this installation consists of a lot of files. How can I add them to a CAB archive? Or is there a way to add them to a folder?
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.tar files without directory structure

I'm .taring some files with the path example/super_user/Output.*. The resulting .tar looks like this: + example + super_user - Output.zip - Output.xml - Output.txt ...
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Deleting files and folders in windows

I am having trouble with deleting some folders in windows 7. The problem that it says is that the content is not present here when I try to delete the folder. So I guess that its only a visual folder ...
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Which are the best file-systems/mount-configuration for each folder on GNU/linux?

One of the good points of Linux is that is easy to customize the partitioning scheme of the disk and put each directory (/home, /var, etc) in different partitions and/or different disk. Then we can ...
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How to copy files inside several folders into another directory

I have 6 CDs with PDF files inside a lot of folders (Like Prep1, Prep2... and so on.) I need to copy all the PDF files inside folders to my C:\ and then burn them all. Is there a command in cmd ...
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Start menu management in Windows 7

1) I still have folders for programs I have uninstalled, and inside are links to files that aren't there ay more. How do I get rid of them? 2) How to make the menu open in the "all programs" mode so ...
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How to prevent a new folder and files on desktop?

I want to ask you that, how to prevent a new folder creation in the desktop for a limited account user. I had changed the security and give privilege to Administrator only for C drive. But still it is ...
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Check difference in file structure

On Linux I've done a rsync syncing supposedly everything in /home to /backup. Both of these disk are the same size, but after the sync du -h shows around 50G difference. I want to know what the 50G ...