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How to write an autohotkey script to toggle the Show hidden files and folders setting?

I would like to make use of a hotkey to toggle the Show hidden files and folders setting. I want to use it on both windowsXp and Windows7. Here is what I got so far: #h:: RegRead, Showall_Status, ...
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Creating/renaming folder in Windows 7x64 extremely slow

I have this very annoying problem : Whenever I want to create or edit a folder on my system it takes a very long time to complete. Right click-new folder... wait... wait... wait a good 30-60 ...
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Is there a way to move c:\program files elsewhere?

I've created a fairly large RAM disk and was wondering whether it is possible to move C:\Program Files directory there?
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files with hidden attribute in xp and folder options

As an admin, can I set rules to the folder options so that it cannot be accessible in any other accounts. Please help, where do I access such options and how do I do it? I'm asking this so that I ...
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need a WindowsXP application that can take a directory listing and write it to a file

a simple text file or csv will do. I need a program that can export the listing to a file.
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How to combine the contents of 2 Windows directory like Windows Desktop

For example, Desktop of Windows (XP, Vista, 7) merged contents of 2 folder (All Users\Desktop and Current User\Desktop) How to create a folder like this? That display the contains of both 2 different ...
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Where do you install applications in Ubuntu which will be accessible by all users?

In Windows, software is just installed centrally in /programs but in Ubuntu its usually stored in the users local directory. When I install programs via add/remove they appear for my other user ...
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Is there a Word field code for the folder path?

In MS Word you can insert a field code to show the document file name with the option to include or not the full path. What I want is to only insert the folder path excluding the file name. Macros ...
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Any shortcut or fast way to copy a file or folder to specified location

I have a folder called softwares where i copy all the softwares which looks good to me. Now everytime i got new software to copy i have to copy it and then go to that folder and paste it. Its time ...
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More Specific Filesize on Windows

I'm working between an FTP client and a regular local windows folder. My ftp client in displaying files in "details" mode and showing items like this: Filename Filesize Filetype ...
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root directory - www or public_html

Is the root directory where all files are kept (directly from accessing from FTP) always "www" or "public_html" depending on what OS? Or is it possible to rename this folder? And if so, what would be ...
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Remove “Inbox.” prefix from IMAP folders

I've got a hosted website (Linux and cPanel apparently) - their support is slow, and I know the answer here will be better... I've got an IMAP account set up, which I access from Thunderbird, an ...
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Automatically empty a folder on Mac OS X

I'd like to find a way to automatically move all the files from the Downloads folder to the trash. Ideally I'd like to trigger this with a keyboard short cut. How should I try this - Automator ...
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Password protect a folder

What are the available options for password protecting a folder? I'm talking about requiring a password to actually access the folder, not just user access rights. Is the third-party software out ...
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Can't delete folder. Infinitely looped folders created within each other

My flex builder somehow decided to create infinite folders within folders and crashed itself. Now windows cannot delete the folder, saying the file name is too long. Even Unlocker can't delete it. ...
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How to add a custom comment to any folder

How do I add a custom comment to any folder?
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Automating Firefox' address bar to explore forbidden web folders

Let's say I'm browsing some web site's folder which includes images: For instance, there is a picture on the following address: http://www.example.com/images/gallery/8392/13.jpg It's not possible ...
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tar a directory

I'm trying to tar my website files that are on my test server to be able to upload them to 'real' server. tar -cf mysite.tar /var/www It creates archive fine... but when I open that archive it has ...
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How to easily synchronise two folders (1 on PC, 1 on external HDD) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which is the best application to Sync two folders? I like to synchronise a specific folder on my PC with another folder on my external hard drive. Both folders' contents ...
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Can I delete the {…} folders in my c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data

Title says it all (I think): can I safely delete the folders with a {<GUID>}-name in the c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data folder ? Or are they used or needed by some ...
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How to restore the folder option in windows XP (which has been deleted by VIRUS !?)

Because of a Brontok virus .. my explorer is not showing FOLDER OPTION in TOOLS menu .. Is there any Registry edition to fix this ? By the way I tried GPEDIT (gpedit.msc using run) There also (as it ...
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Windows 7 - Favorites folders in the My Computer window

I'm using Windows 7 Enterprise. When I click on a favorite folder (left hand pane) in a My Computer window, it opens into a new window even though I have the folder options set to "open each folder in ...
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Directory Shortcuts in Vim

Deos somebody know a good/neat way to create shortcuts to directories in Vim? Akin to the "~[short_cut]" in zsh where you can use it to quickly specify a directory you use. I could create aliases in ...
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Dual Boot XP, 7 w/o reformatting, etc.?

I have the following configuration for a Windows XP installation and am interested in installing Windows 7 as a dual boot in a way that would be as non-disruptive as possible to my XP installation. ...
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Where on a Linux file system should someone put media intended to be accessible by all user accounts?

If I have photos, mp3s, books and other miscellaneous stuff that I want all users to able to access from a common directory, where on a Linux file system should I put that directory? In /usr/share, or ...
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Convert a Entire Folder To PDF

I want to turn an entire folder(R Tutorial) that is a web site(written in HTML only) that I've already downloaded all the tree to my computer, but I want to turn this into a single PDF. Someone knows ...
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/usr/local: No such file or directory

new mac mini with snow leopard. entering the following into the terminal: cd /usr/local get the following message: -bash: cd: /usr/local: No such file or directory not sure why?
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Mail.app (Snow Leopard) connected to Exchange 2007. How do I create folders?

I recently connected a Mac running Snow Leopard to an existing Exchange 2007 Account with TONS of folders. I have tried using that "plus" button at the bottom pane to create a new folder like I was ...
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Changed folder icon in WinXP and now clicking a folder opens in a new window

I got bored and decided to change my folder icon from the boring yellow default. Somewhere in my experiments, I discovered that anytime I open a folder it opens in a "search" window. This happened ...
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Office 2010 can't open folder at my Skydrive

I followed the steps to upload documents to a folder at Microsofts Skydrive. Backstage,Share,Save to skydrive,(at this point it always shows Sorry, we are unable to connect to Skydrive.) Than I click ...
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How to add an empty folder in a Mercurial project?

In my project, I am using Mercurial and a folder in when the user can upload file. But since the user will upload files, the folder is empty. I don't know how I can add this folder to my project ...
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What's behind the Linux disk naming convention with sdX and hdX?

Can someone tell me what's behind the hdX and sdX naming convention for hard disks under Linux? I understand it's a "convention" but what does that mean? Does that mean, for example, that a SCSI drive ...
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rename (inbox/sent) folders in outlook 2010

I had a Russian outlook 2007 , I've uninstalled it and installed English 2010, but the name of the folders are still in Russian, anybody knows hot fix that ?
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Organizing the Mac OS X Applications directory

By default, whenever an application is installed in OS X, it gets dropped into the /Applications directory. At the moment I have 85 items in /Applications, and if I want to open up a particular ...