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1answer
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1answer
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Folder refuses to be moved to Recycle Bin under Windows 7

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1answer
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On one of our Windows 2003 file servers somehow someone or something managed to create infinitely recurring directory trees within some of the users' home folders, and they can't be deleted. You wind ...
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How do I recursively delete all files or folders whose names match a pattern in Windows?

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How can I remove a folder without a name in Win7?

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Remove Dropbox folder from computer

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how to delete strange folders refering to my c partition

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How to copy directory structure, by only two levels but not the third?

From XP's Command Prompt, I am using XCOPY to copy directory structure of s:\bloo\"[8family]\"[30-40genus]\"[5species]\ and want to limit the structure to just the genus and families, and ignore the ...
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I do a lot of archive extraction per day. Archives come in two types: archive / folder / files and archive / files When extracted, the first type ends up folder/files inside the base ...
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where are deleted files kept?

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Folders disappear every time Windows XP starts up

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Windows XP Delete File Option

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