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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 ...
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Robocopy From Folder A - Only differences between Folder A and Folder B, to Folder C?

I have a system setup where 2 folders on separate drives / locations are normally mirrored via DFRS. This works perfectly and I have no issues with this. However, the system that owns these files (a ...
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Samba shared subdirectories report as files

I just upgraded my home server to Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials. My ancient living room media player makes a lot of assumptions about SMB shares that are incompatible with the new server. My ...
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Can I delete certain folders on my computer?

I recently wanted to clean up some space in my C drive, and I found the following folders taking up considerable amounts of space, but I am not sure if it will be safe to delete them: ...
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Icon generator to emulate Windows 7 folder with contents

(Note: I didn't know how to properly word this question: improvements are welcome!) I'm looking for an utility (whether desktop or online service) to create folder icons in the same way as Windows 7 ...
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What does /opt mean in a filepath?

I see so many file paths that have /opt in them from example code. Like this one: :staticfiles => "/opt/example/apps/example/static/" I would understand if it were something like home, but I ...
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How do I split a directory when a field changes in Word 2010?

I'm creating a directory mail merge in Word 2010 using an xlsx file as the record source. One of my fields is "Manager". Most of the fields will be different on every line, but Manager will be ...
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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 ...
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Linux directory becoming a clear plain text file

Did anyone encounter this before? I have a directory called opt which is working previously. Last few days ago, i tried to expand LVM size by using off-line expand. It show success but with some error ...
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windows 7 - protect folder from re(moving/naming)

My computer is sometimes used by multiple users (younger ones :P), sometimes they move, rename or accidently remove a folder in the desktop folder. I want to prevent this, is there a way to do this? ...
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How to see if a folder contains a file at a glance?

I have a directory in Windows containing many folders. I have to place one file in each folder, so I'd like to see at a glance if each folder contains a file. I tried enabling 'File Count' (see below) ...
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How to unzip a zip file to a folder but avoid duplicate folders?

I think you all know that: you're getting a zip file and you don't know whether it contains all files in a folder or only the files. In order to not get a messed up directory, I never use "Extract ...
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How to set default view in folders in Windows 7 [duplicate]

Today I tried to figure out how to set the view of a folder the same for all. For example I want to always have full details of the containing files. How is this possible?
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I'm in need of a program that can detect and move files out of multiple folders at once

I'm looking for a program that can detect and move files out of multiple folders at once. Due to a mishap with a music tagging software, my music library is in a total mess. My files are now spread ...
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compare two directory (each with multiple sub-directory and folder) and find files that are not present in either one of them in windows

I want to compare two directory (including subfolders) for files (for example pictures) in two separate drives. I have thousands of files and are hidden inside subdirectory and folders. Small: ...
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How to change default folder template for MTP Device?

When connecting an Android Phone to Windows 7 by USB, it connects as an MTP device. The "media" folder template selected by Windows is incorrect for 95% of the folders on the phone. I want to cause ...
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Does the Windows-folder contain personal files?

I'm currently going through hard drives of my previous computers (Win 98 through Win 7). The goal is to identify personal files, communication, or programs to keep before I throw away the drives. ...
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Cannot create a folder because such folder already exists?

Running under Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 x64. When I try to create a folder with a certain name (for reference, let's assume it's X:\MyFolder, I'm getting this: The name I am using does not show as ...
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How to customize folder grouping in Windows 7?

I wonder, how to customize folder grouping in Win7? You can group them by Name, Date, etc β€” but how to create custom groups? Like, I have 30 folders on a disk, and i want them to be grouped under ...
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Grant access to User folder on external drive

I have recently replaced my notebook's HDD with an SSD, and reinstalled Windows 7 on the SSD. I bought a caddy for the "old" HDD, and I can successfully boot windows from the SSD. I can see the old ...
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Use rmdir to delete lots of empty folders within a folder

I have a folder which should at any time have less than 500k folders. These folders are created dynamically, and when the files (images) inside them are deleted by some script, the folder itself ...
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Is there a Win7 library (or similar) that combines multiple directories for the desktop?

In Windows 7, libraries were introduced that combined multiple "physical" directories into one so that multiple folders could be browsed as one "logical" folder. I want to do a similar thing for my ...
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Folders with alphanumeric names in the root of drive C:

Cannot remove. It seems to be trash related with .Net installation. It's very ugly and annoying. What should I do? Is there a safe way to remove them?
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Is there a way to add a “Contains” column in Windows Explorer?

I'm merging some old backup archives and getting rid of duplicates in the process, and I am frustrated by the fact that Microsoft has made it so difficult to find empty folders in Windows. The ...
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Random folder keeps appearing [duplicate]

I have an external Hard Drive and from time to time a random folder named something like 2eca741dd6d1f17e12bd34da6e546f appears. I delete it and some days/weeks later it appears again. The folder ...