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121 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.
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1answer
133 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 ...
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1answer
87 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 ...
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1answer
44 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 ...
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0answers
194 views

Start Menu - Hover Folder Show Contents

After I pin a folder to the start menu, can I do something so that I hover over the folder and am able to view the contents?
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2answers
889 views

How to have right click menu to copy full folder path to clipboard?:

How can I add a right click menu item so that when actioned on a folder it will copy the full folder path to the clipboard. eg. If I right click on folder "ABC" on the desktop it should copy ...
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1answer
2k views

Why can't we make CON, PRN,Null folder in windows? [duplicate]

When i make new folder and rename it to nul it says The Specified device name is invalid. then I searched which are the other folders we can't make, and get names con, nul, prn ? what are these ...
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1answer
100 views

Windows 7 - “Magic” frequent folder

Every week, I export an mp3 file from audacity into a folder with that day's date (e.g. this past sunday I exported the file to a folder named 20130609). Then I close everything and that's it for a ...
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2answers
118 views

How to protect a folder with a password [duplicate]

Does anyone know of a way to simply encrypt a folder with a password, without hiding the folder?? I dont want to have to mount or dismount a volume, or unlock a folder everytime i want to access it. ...
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1answer
2k views

How to create aliases in windows [duplicate]

In Linux I can do this : ln -s /tmp/mydocs /home/user/docs/ it will create alias to /home/user/docs/ and I can access to docs with cd /tmp/mydocs/ In windows : I have this directory ...
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1answer
100 views

How make a folder hidden and locked in Windows

I am using Windows 7. I have a folder named Progs and there are lot of files and folders in it. If someone tries to access this folder Progs, no folder should be visible to anyone, and if someone ...
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0answers
60 views

Music folder doesn't fully load?

My music library doesn't fully load, in the sense that when I open it, I see only about 20 files (it should contain over 2000), and no subfolders are shown either. See the screenshot below (click for ...
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2answers
353 views

What's wrong with magnet link?

I thought that using magnet links for torrents precluded me from saving torrent files to hard drive. But it appears there's a folder - C:\Users\homedir\Appdata\Roaming\uTorrent that contains all ...
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1answer
172 views

Find recently created folders in Windows

In Windows 7, is it possible to obtain a list of recently created folders? I recently created a directory for a program that I installed, but I can't remember where I put it, so I'd like to see a list ...
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1answer
390 views

How to sort folders by last characters of folder name in Windows 7?

I have a stack of client folders with names like this: eastcoal 008 mee 022 orr 047 owaka 032 owen 025 powernet006 redpath 031 Normally this works, but sometimes I'd like to sort by the number. ...
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0answers
24 views

I deleted downloads folder Windows 7. How do I restore this? [duplicate]

I somehow deleted the downloads folder. Now, when I create the downloads folder, it shows up, then quickly disappears and shows an empty icon without a name behind it. How can I fix this?
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1answer
223 views

Volume mounted to NTFS folder (C:\Temp) disappears randomly

I have my temp directory (C:\Temp - system variable) mounted to an NTFS folder on an SSD (via Diskmanagement > Change or Assign Drive Letters > mount to empty NTFS folder). This mounting behaviour is ...
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0answers
16 views

Folder titles? - Windows 7 and XP [duplicate]

I would like to keep my folder names short (3-4 characters) but provide other users with more information on what is to be located in said folder. With files you can add a title to the file ...
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1answer
44 views

Open one of the folders included in Windows Library

When I include folders in Windows Library, it makes them easier to be searched in and it improves my ability to open favorite files. However, when I want to save a file in Library, or copy it ...
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1answer
846 views

batch move for different file types to different folder name

I have files containing in C:\foldername1\Files\soandso1.mkv C:\foldername2\Files\soandso2.mp4 C:\foldername3\Files\soandso3.avi I want to move the .mkv, .mp4, and .avi back to it's parent folder, ...
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1answer
143 views

Preventing explorer to open a folder

I was trying to make a folder inaccessible (Windows 7, 64bit) and I have done the following registry edit: HKCR\CLSID\{myClsid} HKCR\CLSID\{myClsid}\shell\open HKCR\CLSID\{myClsid}\shell\explore ...
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0answers
47 views

Nesting Folders in Windows 7 for a Media Center

I have built a DVR comp using 2x 3TB HD's and and want my tuner card to be able to record movies and tv as long as I have space on either one of them, unfortunately Win 7 forced me to partition one of ...
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1answer
332 views

Is there any way to automatically close a folder in Windows after I open a shortcut?

So, I use this folder taskbar "pinning" app which, when I open the folders icon from the taskbar, will run an instance of Windows Explorer for that specific folder. One of those folders I pinned is ...
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1answer
700 views

Can't remove three dots folder on my hdd [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Files with illegal filenames Under Win7, since 2 weeks, somehow a new folder with three dots D:\...\ was created, but i can't access it, delete it, not even rename it, ...
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0answers
242 views

Entire Desktop Deleted

I have a question, and I am sorry if I don't perfectly articulate it and have any sort of propriety in doing so--I am frantic, right now! In my "downloads" folder, I had a desktop icon that I didn't ...
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117 views

Windows 7 - Program wants to create shortcuts in C:\ProgramData when installed

I am trying to install a program in Windows 7, the program wants to install Start Menu shortcuts in C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs. However, the installation fails and the error ...
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1answer
73 views

Access folder right-click from inside the folder in Windows 7

In Windows XP, if you had a folder open in Explorer, you could access the right-click context menu of a folder by right-clicking the folder icon in the titlebar of the Explorer window. In Win7 this ...
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2answers
2k views

How to change “New Folder” default name for folders in explorer to current date and time?

Every time I create new folder in windows explorer I don't need it to be named New Folder. I need current date and time as folder name. For example 13:41 16.12.2012. And, lets say, I'm too lazy to ...
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1answer
499 views

Windows folder has readonly attribute that cannot be removed

I have a zip file containing Eclipse workspace. When I unzip it all the extracted folders have read only attribute set to true. When I uncheck "read only" in properties dialog and click apply the ...
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0answers
206 views

make “sort by” permanent for specific folder

I have a folder where I store all my web icons in .png and .ico format. I set view to large icons and sort by to date modified -> descending. When I save new icons in this folder from web, I drag ...
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1answer
929 views

How to add custom application to context menu of all folders in Windows 7 to run with folder's path as parameter?

I made an application that zips and puts any folder dropped onto it into backup folder on my disk. I'd like to be able to launch it with a parameter of a folder's full path via context menu. How do I ...
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2answers
106 views

Which folder lock application will meet this requirement?

I want any third party(either commercial or Open source) folder lock application that protects file with a password without hiding the files. The locked folder should be displayed to users as a ...
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1answer
160 views

Script/scheduled task to clean up Dowloads folder (Windows 7)?

My downloads folder is my primary connection to the internet (and thus the world), and has rapidly become a virtual junk drawer. I imagine I'm not alone here. What I'd like to do is have some sort ...
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2answers
413 views

Remove unwanted folders from User folder

I have several folders in my user profile directory that I don't think belong there. For most of the unwanted folders, the folder name begins with a dot. It seems like these belong in the AppData ...
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2answers
460 views

Can't hide certain folders in Windows 7

I am trying to hide the following folders: Searches, My Videos, Favorites, and Desktop within my User Folder (Tamara). The problem is that I am not able to make them hide within that left pane that ...
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1answer
673 views

Rename “Documents” folder in Windows 7

I use a different name for "Documents" folder. Previously I had to rename it after every windows update, because updates kept changing it back. Now I am unable to rename it to the same old name ...
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1answer
2k views

Folder refuses to be moved to Recycle Bin under Windows 7

I have a folder with files for the project I work with. I move it from my desktop to laptop and back, almost every day, depending on which machine I use it on at the time. The process of the move is ...
2
votes
1answer
608 views

Whatdoes the $ sign mean when part of a file or folder name?

I have folders that start with a $, like $Recycle.Bin, and folders that end with $, like C$. Are these network shares? Then again often I see files that otherwise look like dupes of files in the ...
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0answers
149 views

Windows 7 Offline Folders - Folder Access when Offline

In Windows XP, offline folders allowed you access to a folder even if it was offline. This meant you could merrily save your files in the offline location .. and when you were online again, the file ...
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2answers
16k views

How can I list directories and their sizes in command prompt?

I would like to see sizes of subfolders in a folder, similar to linux du -sh command. How can I list directories and their sizes in command prompt?
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0answers
1k views

Make a read only “view” of a network folder

I feel like this should be easy and I'm missing something simple. We have a network folder A that must be full access to a user to support a legacy application. However, we also need the user to be ...
2
votes
1answer
175 views

Directory diff with text file output

It appears I was unable to save the scripts I used for converting some Subversion repos to Mercurial ones, more specifically the filemaps. How can I get diffs between two directories (added/removed ...
3
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1answer
145 views

How do translated folders work ? How to create one?

I was wondering about one new feature in windows, which is the folder name translation. For instance, as i'm french the folder C:\Program Files will appear as C:\Programmes for me So my question : ...
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1answer
88 views

Recover directories just deleted in Nautilus

In Nautilus, I accidentally delete several directories on a partition (unfortunately, I deleted them in a way such that they don't remain in Trash). I haven't write any new data to that partition yet. ...
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1answer
296 views

Concatenating many files into one

I currently have this command: copy /b *.txt newfile.txt But I want to include all files with folders as well. How can I do this? Is it possible to add this to Apache Ant as well? I also ...
2
votes
1answer
567 views

Windows 7 Forces Detail View of all folders

About a week ago I started to have an issue, every folder on any drive is in detail view, if I change to any other view like icons, then I press back and the folder again it just reverts back to ...
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1answer
98 views

Folder is not accessable, owner is not changeable. What should I do?

I'm facing currently a problem with a folder in windows 7, that is not accessable. Such a problem I had treated often in the last years on several pc's. But today the problem seems harder than the ...
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vote
2answers
4k views

How can I undo an “RD /S /Q <path>” command prompt command?

I accidentally deleted an important folder I had on my Windows 7 desktop using the administrative command prompt command listed as: "RD /S /Q "C:\Users\Robby\Desktop\Pictures&Things" I ...
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0answers
224 views

Password protection without encryption

There are several ways of password protecting a file/folder on Windows, but all those methods encrypt the file, so a large amount of time is spent encrypting (like password protecting in WinRAR). Is ...
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1answer
305 views

How to lock the permission of a folder?

I have created a folder with access denied permission. How to lock that permission so others cannot change that? I would like to protect my folder from others.