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2answers
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Does “…” have meaning as a relative pathname? (EDIT: No.)

1. Is there a relative pathname/directory/folder meaning for the expression "..."? 2. What does "..." refer to in the context cited? I encountered the expression "..." when looking at the ...
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0answers
165 views

Bookshelf viewer for Windows

Once upon a time I used a Linux distro (I don't remember which one) and I could see files and folders in an interesting viewer mode: a bookshelf. I'm searching a software for Windows that does that, ...
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3answers
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Folder to be found using %folder-name%

As we can go to the temp folder by typing %temp% in the run Window.Is there any way to make this command work for our folders as well eg-If we have a folder say SUPER then i want this folder to open ...
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1answer
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How can I make outlook 2010 read from my other folders in Hotmail?

I have configured my outlook 2010 using Pop3 but I just see the folder Inbox. There are other folders in my Hotmail account but I don't see them? How can I add them to read the emails?
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Can't find a Windows Explorer alternative that has FULL-TREE View [closed]

I cannot find a Windows Explorer alternative that has full-tree view functionality like Path Finder on the Mac This is the type of view I am looking for (screenshot of Path Finder on Mac): By ...
0
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2answers
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Windows 7 “home” sub-directory relocation

I'm setting up a new rig dual booting Linux and Windows with an SSD + HDD filesystem. I have Linux set up how I want: Under Linux: / is a partition on the SSD. /home is a partition on the SSD. /var ...
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2answers
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How can I merge two directories in Windows and have the result contain the most recent files and directories?

I believe this question to be very simple however I want to triple check before I screw myself up. My testing has shown this process to work (I think, but I may be missing something) but again I'd ...
2
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1answer
175 views

Windows folder layout

How can I make it so all the folders shown in the image below are shown in order?
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1answer
40 views

strange problem with disk D&S are hidden

After a several crashes my laptop don't want to startup. I believe it has disk problems When I mounted the disk external, C:\Documents and Settings folder properties showed hidden and 0 bytes of ...
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2answers
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How can I create many folders on Windows 7 from a text file (.txt)

I have Windows 7 (English) and I want to create many folders from a text with Greeks names (I'm Greek). Do you know any program (especially freeware) or a command line trick to get my job done ? ...
0
votes
1answer
289 views

What will happen if there is not TEMP variable set or if it is set what will happen if the folder/drive does not exist?

I want to setup a RAM disk for various purposes and among them I would want to set the TEMP variable to point to a folder in the RAM disk. I haven't done this yet, but the RAM disk will be initialized ...
7
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3answers
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How do I add a custom Folder Type to use as a template in Windows Vista (or Windows 7)?

I'm looking for a way to add a custom setting to the list of folder types in Vista (or Windows 7) so that I can use it as a template for other folders. The template I'd like to add would be ...
3
votes
1answer
872 views

Windows - Check folder size of specific list of folders

I've been trying to establish a way to retrieve the folder size of around 5000 folders, which are contained in a folder with a total of around 15000 folders. So for example: Parent folder -- ...
0
votes
2answers
559 views

Windows XP shortcut key for expanding folder in “Select Folder” dialog

Many programs have a "select folder" dialog, where the folders are displayed in tree form: What's the keyboard shortcut for expanding a folder in order to choose one of its subfolders? If I press ...
4
votes
6answers
566 views

Software to sync folders and files [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which is the best application to Sync two folders? I am looking for recomendations of tools that I can use to sync folders and files. And also, for it to run in the ...
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2answers
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Windows FTP Folder on Desktop

I saw this before but I looked everywhere and cant find a tutorial or anything anywhere. I have a server and what I want to do is have a folder on my desktop where when i open it or if i where to ...
1
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4answers
2k views

How to automatically update folder modified date in Windows

In Windows, is there a way to update automatically (or with a simple script) the date of a folder with the latest modified date of any of its files (recursive)?
3
votes
2answers
172 views

How to backup a folder and it's subfolders to CD/DVD

If I've got a folder structure that I'd like to split so that it could be burned to multiple CDs or DVDs, what's the best tool out there to accomplish this? The folders/files have to be natively ...
0
votes
2answers
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Can I use REG_EXPAND_SZ for the locations of shell folders instead of REG_SZ

I'm working on re-arranging a number of the shell folders in windows 7 to utilize Dropbox to keep a set of machines in sync. I'd like to create a .reg file which I can use to update the locations of ...
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1answer
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Disable Folder Options in Windows XP, Vista or 7

As an administrator, can I disable the folder options in the control panel for other accounts than mine? What's the possible way of doing this?
4
votes
5answers
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How to copy files pointed to (not the shortcut files themselves)

I have a folder containing shortcuts that point to files that are located in various directories and drives. I would like to copy the files pointed to (NOT the shortcut files themselves) to a single ...
1
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3answers
2k views

Creating a folder named “CON” in Windows [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unable to rename a folder or a file as ‘con’ I tried crating a folder with the name CON in Windows, but I couldn't crate it in any of the hard drives. What ...
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votes
3answers
116 views

Copying folders in Windows

I have the following folders on a Windows machine C:\FolderToCopy C:\Dest Both folders are empty. I want to execute a copy operation from a command prompt so that I have this in the end: ...
2
votes
2answers
92 views

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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6answers
2k views

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 ...
3
votes
4answers
2k views

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. ...
2
votes
3answers
225 views

What are the commands to display a numbered list of the files in a directory?

I want to print a numbered list of the file names in a directory. I tried dir /w > test.txt What are the commands to do this?
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votes
2answers
333 views

For a million times, when I want to look at the “newest folder” I need to scroll and scroll down the list using Windows XP/Vista/7. Is there a solution to this?

Let's say I have 100 files and 100 folders in a folder "my stuff". More often than not, I need to access the "newest folder" -- that's probably the case, because usually, people need their most ...
9
votes
8answers
4k views

Unable to rename a folder or a file as 'con'

in all versions of Windows we are unable to rename a file or a folder name as con unless we use a renaming software. Why a file or a folder can't be renamed as con?
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4answers
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Script to move specific user folders in Windows 7

When I install Windows Vista/7, I move some of my user folders onto a new partition (i.e. Documents, Musics, Pictures, etc.). This does not include moving the whole User directory, just some of the ...
1
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5answers
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Folder comparions on Command line

I want to compare two folders on Windows (Vista, XP) which have large number of huge size files, which i need to compare. If I use Beyond Compare or such tool to compare the folders it is taking a lot ...
3
votes
2answers
660 views

Changing Windows public folder in batch script

I've installed Steam on an external hard drive so I can play games on different computers by just moving the drive around. Since save games are often saved in My Documents or AppData, but I want them ...
1
vote
2answers
6k views

How to map a shared folder in the network to a local folder in Windows

I've got an application which stores its settings and other data in a specific folder on my hard drive. I cannot change this location without reverse-engineering the application. I use the ...
2
votes
2answers
740 views

Recently visited directories?

Does Windows store a list of recently-visited directories somewhere in the registry, or in Docs & Settings?
0
votes
2answers
108 views

Folder Locked Because of OS — How To Tell Why?

A few times lately I've had the issue of a folder or file not being readable or writable (not sure atm) which then causes the application to crash or throw up an error when not being run from an admin ...
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vote
1answer
1k views

How do you manage Outlook Personal Folders between multiple devices?

This seems to be a recurring problem. I have users who have 2 devices they use on a regular basis. Their desktop at work and a portable lightweight notebook. Generally these are executives who ...
0
votes
1answer
242 views

Show picture of choice as folder thumbnail

I have lots of folders full of images from family events and it seems vista picks the worst one to show me whats in there. I usually cant tell from the image what the set is and some folders have ...
0
votes
4answers
2k views

New window opens upon double click of a folder in XP

I am using Windows XP. Whenever I double click a folder, a new window pops up with the search companion in the left navigation panel. How can I stop this?