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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, ...
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Prompt for username and password when accessing certain folders

We have machines in a department that auto-login with a department login at each machine so they all have the same generic properties. Managers and users both use these machines. The department ...
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Some information about the mapping of networks drive operation

The server administrator of my company have created a directory structure on the web server as shown in this tutorial (but this is not very important for my question) So, on the web server I have a ...
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Replace existing folder with mv command

Apologies if this question has already been asked, I couldn't find anything… Lets say I want to replace 'oldstuff' with 'newstuff'. Basically re-naming to replace. I try using this command: mv ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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Firefox Extension To Save To Folder Named After Text On Webpage

I am wanting to find or create a Firefox Extension that can create and save to a folder, based upon the text in a page's tag. I would want it to do the following: Check the page's html for a ...
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Gnome: How does one change directory exploration settings?

I am using the GUI (yes, I make heavy use of the terminal for directory traversal too) to look through some files and was wondering where do I go to change the following: Whenever I click on a ...
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trying to change permissions on files in a directory to read only

I have a directory which currently hase the following permissions drwxrwsrwx I need to restrict permissions on the files under the directory to read only but when I use chmod 644 I get permission ...
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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 ...
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Setup a Watch Folder over a network

I'm trying to setup a Watch Folder in AppleScript which is over a home network. I want the script to generate an email when a file (or files) is dropped in the Watch Folder. How can I achieve this?
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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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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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Command line (cmd.exe): how to extract folder's security settings

I'd like to know whether it exist a command to show security settings (group names / level of access not necessary needed) of the folder. I tried to google but no success :D Thank You all in advance. ...
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Same folder history for “save folder” as “change folder”?

I use mutt as my e-mail client and have only one major annoyance. If I want to save an e-mail to a folder that I've used before as a "save folder", then I can use the up-arrow to navigate to the ...
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two finder windows next to each other like Ubuntu F3 shortcut

Ok, so at work I use Ubuntu and its create for copying a files from one folder to another folder without having two finder windows open. What I would like is to have that function on my mac and I am ...
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In Windows XP Professional, is there a limit on the number of files that can be contained in a single folder? [duplicate]

I am running Windows XP Professional, service pack 3. Right now I have 4,398 files in a single folder, and Windows XP seems to read it fine. How many more files can I place in this same folder, ...
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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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Do virus scanners scan symlinks?

If a virus scanner (like Microsoft Security Essentials, for example) comes across a symlink'd folder, will it follow through and scan that respective folder, be it on another drive (and how every many ...
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Gunzip directory of files and pipe output Linux

I'd like to gunzip a directory full of compressed files and pipe the output (preserving the original files) to a different directory. I need the original names to stay the same. So... gunzip -c *.gz ...
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Allow a Folder to be Downloaded on a Website by a Web Browser

So I manage our company website the best I can. What I need to do, is allow a folder and all of its contents to be downloaded by a user. I need it to be downloadable in a similar fashion as when you ...
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Find a directory only contained within a certain folder

I have a directory structure like: foo |__bar |__bin | |__tmp | |__bez |__tmp I need to find the tmp directory in bin/tmp, but not the one in bez/tmp. It seems to me ...
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Import from List - Batch file

Ok here is the scenario. I am trying to figure out a way to copy users' docs and settings (Favorites, My Documents and Desktop) to a network location as a backup for decommissioned drives. My problem ...
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cannot create directory. permission denied. but i have permission

i'm fairly new to linux, and ran ubuntu the other day. it is running dual boot with windwos 8. now, the problem is, even though i log in as root and give a specific folder ALL PERMISSIONS (#chmod 777 ...
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Windows folder contents inside other folder without moving them?

Using Windows 7. I have a folder on c: and I want to store some of the contents of this folder on d:. The problem is I have software that needs to see the full contents in the c: folder and the ...
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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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How can I un-concatenate a bunch of files?

I accidentally made a backup of folder using "copy folder folder_backup" and got a file called folder_backup. It contains all the bits of the folder. And I accidentally deleted the folder. How do I ...
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Folder (contents) Read Only [duplicate]

Can we revisit the folder (contents) Read Only problem? On my Win 7 PC, after recovering from a virus, which seems to be gone, all of my folders are gray checked Read Only. Removing the check mark, ...
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how to lock a installation folder

I have installed Norton Family (Parental control) on Win 7. The issue is that users have figured out how to disable the program - by manually deleting the installation folders on the hard drive. I ...
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Which folder allows any user to create/edit/delete files?

Does anyone here know a folder that is not located in C:\users\* that let's any user modify/create/delete files independent of their privilege level and user account?
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Default sort order in Windows folder

I am running Windows 7 and I have a folder "Dropbox" inside my Documents folder. However, every time I restart Explorer and enter this folder, it is sorted by mutation date. I'd like to have it ...
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Restoring a folder to its previous state

I did some rearrangements in quite a big folder and I would like to go back to the state before the changes, but I do not have any restore points or backups for the folder. Is there any solution for ...
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Linux shows several folders with the exact same name

I recently used a mac to copy several files and folders to a USB drive (ext4 through ExtFS), and now in Linux (Xbian) two folders in the root of the drive are shown four times. The output of "ls ...
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How to get the actual directory size (out of du)?

How do I get the actual directory size, using UNIX/Linux standard tools? Alternative question: How do I get du to show me the actual directory size? Since people seem to have different definitions ...
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show linux disk space use by directory

There are times I'm over or near my quota on my shared hosting service. It can often be a chore to track down where large files are. I once found a 500mb zip file in a deeply nested directory. I'm ...
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Directory links in Unix?

Is there a way to create a link in unix that actually go to where the target is? $ cd ~/foo-link $ pwd /some/other/directory/foo Or something similar. What I'm trying to solve is that there are ...
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Move contents of subfolders up one level (hundreds of parent folders, all subfolder have the same name)

Is there a built-in way (WIN7) or third-party utility I can use that will allow me to move the contents of the subfolders of my hundreds of parent folders up one level? To illustrate: ...
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indexing files in folder and use this index

I'd like to list and index files (video files such as .mp4, .avi, ... in my case) in a directory I used : setlocal disableDelayedExpansion for /f "delims=" %%A in ('forfiles /s /m * /c "cmd /c echo ...
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What is System32\config\systemprofile?

So I recently figured out that IIS will use C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile as it's "user" directory for folders like AppData in certain situations. Now, I'm trying to understand why this ...
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Can't unlock the folders that I locked with 'Folder Lock' program

I use Folder Lock Version 5.2.6 Problem : It asks for new password each time I open it. Bigger Problem : I had locked many folders with this software when it was working fine. But now I can't access ...
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Why is the root of my hard drive acting like a picture folder?

I was browsing around and looking at some files in application data that my application saved (specifically screenshots) and I clicked the Show the contents of this folder or whatever it was to ...
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Delete files in top level folder only

I process photos into individual folders, each folder includes subfolders. I want to search and delete all *.jpg files in all the highest level folders. How could I tell Windows to find and delete ...
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How to make index of all files in directory, including subdirectiories and contents of ZIP files?

I need to make list of all files and folders in directory and its subdirectories, including contents of ZIP files. Is there any program that can create nice list of contents?
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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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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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How to prevent ST2 from searching in excluded folders?

I've got a sublime-project like this: { "folders": [ { "path": ".", "folder_exclude_patterns": ["_doc", "cache", "logs", "_release"], "file_exclude_patterns": ...
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Compressed (Zipped) Folders no longer extract properly

I actually just finished up cleaning a virus from my computer (took me in total like 20 minutes, no big deal), but I'm almost sure this is what caused the problem. Now, whenever I download a zipfile I ...
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How to open a directory in Windows 8 using Win+f?

When I'd like to open a file called duck.txt, I use the following combination of keys. win+f,d,u,enter How can I apply the technique to open a directory? Suppose there's a directory called ducks. ...