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Protect file or folder from copy-paste

I want to make a folder on a local computer and prevent it from being copied to another machine. For example, I have a folder with one file in it, so what should I adjust in order to prevent users of ...
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38 views

How to Move multiple sub-folders through out a tree structure with the same name to one folder

I'm looking for a batch file to move multiple sub-folders that have the same name throughout a tree structure to a new folder that will contain a single folder with all the files. i.e. Folder 1 - ...
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2answers
959 views

Should my directory structure in Windows look like this?

I believe I have weird placement of my files on my Windows computer. I'm not sure what the correct way it is supposed to be. For example, all the programs that I use are located in C:\Documents and ...
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1answer
22 views

Windows: Test if entry is a file or a folder

I Have to create 5 subfolders under every folder in a folder. This rootfolder contains files as well as folders. In this rootfolder are subfolders for our relations and we need to create 5 subfolders ...
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19 views

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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52 views

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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2answers
75 views

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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1answer
33 views

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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1answer
105 views

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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2answers
367 views

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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1answer
56 views

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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177 views

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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24 views

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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3answers
142 views

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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1answer
168 views

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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1answer
72 views

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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1answer
63 views

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 ...
0
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2answers
377 views

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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1answer
66 views

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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1answer
334 views

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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3answers
533 views

USB flash drive empty folders

Hi hello people i really need some help with this! I have this usb and i took a lot of folders and documents from another computer! All the folders are there but the problem is that it says that all ...
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2answers
161 views

Delete several directories with a common prefix at the command prompt

I want to delete several subdirectories of the same directory. The directories have "tmp" as the first three characters in their name. This is not working: C:\Documents and Settings\rajesh\Local ...
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2answers
95 views

When I delete a shortcut folder on my desktop in Win 7, do I actually delete the real folder?

Let's say that I have a folder here C:\Music and I right click on this folder and choose create a shortcut on desktop Now, I have a shortcut Music on my desktop. My question is if I delete the ...
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51 views

Copy folder structure on Windows except for one folder with files

I need to copy folder structure without files except for one sub-folder. That is I want to copy the folder structure without files plus only one of the sub-folder to be copied with its content. I can ...
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57 views

How to merge subfolders in libraries?

I have managed to group folders using Can I get rid of the Windows 7 libraries folder dropdowns? But now I see 3 folders all called "Soft" Currently this library includes: D:\Me E:\Shared ...
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1answer
34 views

Unable to access \\machinename\c$ disk guest account by default is set in login

When I try to access a computer I need to administer on the network (\\hostname\c$) I cannot put credentials administrator and password. Instead, I get a default guest account and am unable to change ...
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1answer
62 views

Recreate folders structure

I am using program called "Advanced File Organizer" to catalog my folders, It just create a structure copy of folders with names, sizes and types. That is great, But I want to recreate this structure ...
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2answers
171 views

Make the contents of two folders appear in one

In Windows 7, I have three folders: "Images", "assets" and "all". I want the contents of "Images " and "assets" to appear in "all" automatically without copying those files into that folder (e.g. ...
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1answer
51 views

Is there utility for windows that makes changing lots of folder icons quickly?

Is there utility for windows that makes changing lots of folder icons quickly? more specifically app that utilizes drag n drop where i can drag .ico (icon file) onto a folder to use it as the icon? ...
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1answer
67 views

Sorting files in a folder into subfolders with a specific/maximum number of files

Im a bit of a noob on programming so i need some help. Im using windows 7 BTW i have several folders ; 0,A,B,C,D etc. each contains somewhere between 150 and 8000 files that start with the same ...
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37 views

Make symlink on Windows of whole tree without modifying the original folder

I'm trying to do this: make a symlink of a whole directory "C:/Master", in different folders like "C:\Projects\Alpha\", "C:\Projects\Beta\" an so on. "Master" directory usually changes in files and ...
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2answers
73 views

How to recursively find big files in a directory on a Windows 7 operating system [duplicate]

IT is on my case. They say I am using too much hard drive space, and need to use less. I start looking for the culprits which are huge and are the cause. Problem is I have multiple nested ...
0
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0answers
224 views

Image thumbnails not showing and cannot access file properties, how to fix it?

This is a folder full of JPGs: Obviously that does not look right. I have given it plenty of time to load, but still I get no thumbnails. When I right click on a file, and click properties, ...
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1answer
266 views

Recursively delete folders and files and exclude a specific subfolder

I have the following folder structure: 2013/01/ 2013/02/ 2013/03/ ... I want to delete every folder and file in there except for the following structure: 2013/0x/image/web/mailing How can I ...
0
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1answer
367 views

Open last modified file from a folder through command prompt

I have a folder which have some log files. I want to open the latest log file through command prompt i.e. the file having the latest modified date/time. I am able to go to the folder through command ...
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2answers
98 views

Delete folder collections use command prompt (.bat file)

I have folder APK into APK different included as: framework-res,MyFiles,SystemUI,twframework-res,etc... APK\framework-res\res\values-in APK\framework-res\res\values-vi APK\framework-res\res\values ...
0
votes
1answer
130 views

How do I point GitHub for Windows to my existing repository folders?

I installed GitHub for Windows, and it's a very smooth program (looks exactly like any of the Live programs). However, it lists my GitHub repositories and wants me to clone it to ...
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1answer
115 views

Counting Sum of Lines of all Files in Folder

I am a programmer, and I am way too lazy to open up each of my project's files and count the lines, but I still want to know how many lines there are. Basically, I want to find the sum of all line ...
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0answers
197 views

Tried everything - cannot remove padlock icon in windows 7

There is a lock/padlock icon on anything that goes into my documents folder. I tried all solutions on the first search page of google for this problem and NOTHING worked. Now, I am stuck. I realized ...
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1answer
360 views

Permanently delete Favorites and Searches folders

How do I go about deleting these two folders that seems to regenerate every time I delete them? I've never used these folders, and I don't want folders there that I don't use. How do I get rid of ...
0
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1answer
153 views

How to create a link to Dropbox folder?

I've moved My Documents to another drive. Windows still shows My Documents in C:\Users\Username\My Documents and links this to D:\... Can I do the same with my Dropbox folder? I want a virtual ...
0
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0answers
293 views

How can I stop getting these folders containing a 0 byte amd64 folder?

Every (other?) day I get a bunch of these crazy named folders appearing in the home drive C:. The names are basically like those this user talks about (What's this folder?: c8c6ac6192a47b59df) ...
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1answer
202 views

How to replace Windows My Pictures folder by symbolic link without breaking long folder name?

Windows lets you store current user images in a custom folder, %userprofile%\pictures, which appears as "My Pictures" under the picture library in the explorer left pane. I have My Pictures on another ...
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1answer
609 views

Automate directory tree creation based on date

Hi and thanks in advance. I'm new to batch scripting and would like to perform the following action daily in my server. I need to make sure the directory path year/month/day exists in a given ...
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2answers
1k views

Can having too many folders slow down a computer?

Someone on a non-technical forum recently told me that storing files nested in too many subfolders can slow down a computer. Is this at all true? It kinda makes sense, since the computer would have a ...
0
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2answers
98 views

Windows 7:How to remove file types from all file explorer

I would like to remove the file type column from all of the sub folders of a specific directory. If I do it the way depicted in the picture, it will not affect the subfolders. Please give me a hint. ...
0
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1answer
126 views

Arranging icons inside a folder on Windows wherever I want

Is there any way to arrange icons in a Windows folder wherever I want? I have to switch resolutions many times a day for work and my icons on the desktop are always being messed around. I wanted to ...
0
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0answers
324 views

Can't Delete Ghost Folder

In my desktop has one system folder, it is no name and no properties, I can not delete and rename it, even I use windows safe mode. Only when I use different name to login windows, it is disappeared. ...
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3answers
138 views

How to get the size of each file inside a directory in windows?

I need to monitor a folder in windows Server. This folder gets updated every time. I need to get the size of the file and file name inside this folder - Just by running a script. Please help.
0
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1answer
242 views

Is there a way to make Windows Explorer open without expanding the first drive contents?

I have multiple drives and partitions on my machine and I find it annoying that explorer has to start with the first drive expanded. I know it's a minor thing but I would like to know if there is any ...