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How to delete directory named “..”

On windows 7 I'm having this issue deleting a folder named ".." I have a folder names ".." located on my desktop When I run in the CMD the command as follows: rmdir /s ...
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1answer
52 views

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 ...
2
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0answers
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Why do Windows 7 and 8 often not update open folders after adding or renaming files or subfolders? [duplicate]

Three scenarios: I right click in a folder and choose "new folder". Windows does not show me the new subfolder, as would be expected. To get Windows to actually show me the subfolder I just created, ...
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1answer
126 views

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 ...
2
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1answer
21 views

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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46 views

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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2answers
115 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
42 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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1answer
85 views

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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0answers
25 views

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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1answer
38 views

Restore default folder/save options windows 7 64 bit

Here was my original problem. Using an FTP Program, I noticed that every time I downloaded a file it would send it to "User\username\My Documents. I had changed the "My Documents" Library to "Files" ...
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0answers
51 views

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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1answer
25 views

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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1answer
37 views

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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2answers
73 views

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 ...
1
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0answers
72 views

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 ...
0
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1answer
76 views

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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2answers
34 views

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 — 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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0answers
36 views

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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0answers
30 views

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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1answer
116 views

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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1answer
246 views

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 ...
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2answers
79 views

Unable to open a suspicious folder as an administrator

I have a strange folder in my C: drive that is named "db0508036d5f02da1733769e". I've already run it through my anti-virus and malware scans and they have found no threats. Is anyone familiar with ...
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1answer
88 views

I cannot remove 'target' folder on Windows 7 generated by Maven

I am getting a strange error since I compiled, cleaned and recompiled a project with Maven 3.1.1 using Windows 7. Basically the 'target' folder generated is no more "removable" and it looks like has ...
1
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1answer
45 views

Can anyone explain to me what happened to my flash drive?

I went to a library, copied some files from their computer (using Windows XP) to my flash drive (formatted to FAT16) and disconnected the drive using safely remove option. When I accessed the drive ...
1
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0answers
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Windows took control over “docs” folder

I've always had a folder named "docs" on my slave partition (D:). A few weeks ago, I believe the Windows system decided to take over it... what happened: It renamed the folder to "Documents" - ...
2
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4answers
283 views

How to compare folders in Windows 7

Is there an out of the box way to compare two folders in Windows 7? The comparison should show the differences in terms of subdirectory folders and subdirectory files.
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0answers
48 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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votes
2answers
114 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
39 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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2answers
44 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 ...
1
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1answer
278 views

How to delete a residual Ubuntu directory from Windows?

I'm using Windows 7. After installing (and uninstalling) Ubuntu on my laptop, I found that it left a folder called ".Trash-1000" on my H drive. I cannot remove it: if I try to delete it from Explorer, ...
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1answer
176 views

RoboCopy Log File Analysis

Is it possible to analyse the log text file outputted from RoboCopy and extract the lines which are defined as "New Dir" and "Extra Dir"? I would like the line from the log contain all the details ...
0
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1answer
188 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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0answers
164 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 ...
0
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1answer
250 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
votes
1answer
29 views

Program running from a folder where a parent folder is not accessible wont be able to use tcp layer

This issue is one that has taken me and our IT department at our company many hours to pinpoint. The problem only appears on Windows server 2008, windows 7 and windows 8. On Windows XP or Windows ...
0
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0answers
36 views

User folder settings reset after Windows update

We run a citrix environment with roaming profiles. All servers are 2008R2 and are updated once a month. After updating the servers we receive some complaints from users who loose their customs folder ...
0
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1answer
99 views

Organizing a lot of shortcuts on the desktop for quick access, transmissions

I'm in transmission business and have to have fast access to a lot of places on the network, over 100. So I setup folders with related shortcuts on the desktop and setup explorer to 'open each folder ...
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0answers
236 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
60 views

Remove directory, move subtree up one level

Hi I recently installed windows 7 on another PC and copied my music across, unfortunately I accidentally copied the root music folder so my new (windows 7) folder structure is E:\me\Music\music\ (all ...
0
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0answers
72 views

Renamed folder still shows up in Explorer - How to clear Windows Folder Cache?

I have renamed "Downloads" folder to "OldDownloads" from my D: Drive, and when I issue dir command in command line, I see that Downloads folder is renamed to OldDownloads and when I try to issue ...
2
votes
2answers
45 views

Is it necessary to exclude “both” symbolic linked folders in antivirus?

I'm trying to exclude a folder from antivirus scanning, and I'm wondering if it's necessary to tell the antivirus (MSE) to exclude both "folders" in order to truly exclude the actual folder? For ...
0
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2answers
80 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. ...
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2answers
96 views

Occasionally, My folders simply don't load correctly, no thumbnails, no location shortcuts

The screenshot shows the difference between 2 folders. The one on the right is the correctly loaded one, while the one on the left is the one which isn't loading properly.
0
votes
1answer
108 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 ...
2
votes
2answers
518 views

Can file system performance decrease if there is a very large number of files in a single directory (NTFS)?

I have heard that file system performance (on a NTFS partition) can start decreasing if the number of files in a single directory becomes very huge (eg : >= 10.000.000 items). Is it true ? If true, ...
0
votes
3answers
286 views

How to mount a folder to folder in windows 7

I would like to mount the folder C:\my folder to C:\Downloads in windows seven and both folders are not empty too. I'm not sure is it permitted in windows or not, so I ask to know for sure can I get ...
0
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1answer
63 views

windows 7 phantom space on hard drive

so i have a 1 tb hard drive that shows up as almost full in windows expolorer. when i ran windirstat to see whats taking up the space it showed that only ~450gb is taken up on the drive. how can i ...
0
votes
1answer
39 views

Concatenating folders to be referred by a single name

On Windows 7 Ultimate 64 I have some folders that must remain separate but, also, should be accessed as they were one single folder by a sync application. My purpose is actually very trivial but ...