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Watch folder and print without intervention

I want to watch a folder that may receive Word or PDF files, print them, and delete the files. I don't know how to do this without dialogs popping up. EDIT: Running Windows 7 64-bit Professional.
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100% reliable directory copy on Windows systems (NTFS)

Is there a directory copying method for NTFS that can copy a directory 100% accurately, every time, with every single file, sub-directory, permission, attribute, and symbolic link / junction intact ...
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Is there any way to keep Windows Explorer from making redundant windows in Windows 7?

Is there a way to tell Windows to only have one instance of Explorer per folder path? For example, sometimes I don't realize that I have a folder open but minimized, so I open another instance (by ...
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643 views

Custom attributes for files/folders in Windows 7 possible?

Is there any way to tag folders/files in Windows 7 with custom attributes, that would be applicable to any file format (not stored within a file)? For example, to create artificial folders (allowing ...
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180 views

What's the convention for a directory to store unix domain sockets in?

On Ubuntu or *nix systems is there a convention to store Unix Domain Socket files in a specific directory? I've seen applications store it in /tmp, but I thought /tmp can get periodically cleared, no? ...
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Windows 7 Music folder: Access is denied

I store my music on a network share and was annoyed that music programs default to using the hidden %userprofile%\Music directory, which is the default location for the magic "My Music" folder. So I ...
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Is there a way to disallow users from moving directories?

I have a shared directory on Windows Server 2008 that is shared between about 15 people. In the root of the share are folders corresponding to the clients my company has. Someone keeps dragging ...
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564 views

Unhide a Windows hidden folder in OS X

I had a Windows 7 machine which I have now taken to work since I got myself a Macbook Pro. I used my external drive with my Windows machine earlier. It had some hidden folders in the disk which I ...
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399 views

Empty folders in WinMerge compare?

Is there any way to filter these via the command line so they don't show up. The only thing I've found is that you can hide an item one by one but that's impractical with many folders. There's ...
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144 views

How do I search for folders with x amount of files in Windows 7?

I would like to search for folders with a certain number of files, but currently I cannot figure out the syntax on how to achieve this. I have searched the Windows Search site, but have only found ...
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967 views

Create Templates folder in Windows 7 profile

I'd like to create a Templates folder in my profile on Windows 7, but there's already a junction to AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Templates. I assume this is a system configuration so I don't want ...
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Why am I unable to delete an album in the 'My Music' folder?

I'm new to this and got Windows 7 the other day. What I am wanting to do is simply delete an album from the 'My Music' folder but I can't seem to be able to do this - if I right click, there is no ...
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How to apply a folder template to more than one selected folder in Vista?

I would like to apply a folder template to a number of folders. I selected the folders, opened the properties, selected the folder template (e. g. Music Details) and clicked OK. When I checked the ...
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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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107 views

How to find folder size within VSS

I have a repository in VSS and I need to find the size of individual folders inside the VSS. Currently I am checking out each of the folder and then checking its size. Is there any way using which I ...
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143 views

Translation of default folder names in Windows

Windows (all versions) folders have their standard names such as Users, Documents, Local Settings etc that are unfortunately translated in other language versions, and thus instead of the names that ...
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199 views

Robocopy command to winnow “empty” folders but keep subfolders with files

Have multiple-level folder trees with folders that have files and subfolders, other folders without files but with subfolders. I'd like to copy to a destination but not copy the folders lacking files, ...
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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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How can I specify custom folders for file-browsing in Metro Apps?

Whenever you use an Metro app and you want to import some files there is a little file browser. Like this: A lot of folders possible; however there is a folder that is very important: The personal ...
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How do I calculate file size ignoring PDFs (or other binary files)?

I would like to calculate the file size of a directory tree, but I want to ignore all PDFs and images as well. Essentially, I'm trying to figure out what the size of the text-only files are. How can ...
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290 views

Syncronization between folders MAC OS Lion

I have an iMac at home and I use a Macbook pro for work. I also have a time capsule at home containing my main folder with my main files. I use it as a NAS besides the Time Machine backup tool. ...
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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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293 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 ...
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Sync folder outside SkyDrive on OS X

After the recent 25 GB update, I wanted to sync my pictures with SkyDrive as I finally have enough space (My almost 10 GB Dropbox is full with other data and I need more than 10 GB for my pictures ...
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Delete and replace folder within %username% structure

I'm trying to clean up our Office Templates directory as it's gotten a bit overcrowded and needs a bit of a trim. I've initially written a batch file to copy the Templates directory and its contents ...
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659 views

Can't access my shared folder by ipv4, only ipv6 and name

How to make possible to access to shared folder on win7 machine by ipv4? as my linux machine needs it. The problem is in fact that i can't access by ipv4 to this folder even from this win7 computer, ...
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Can't Get Computer directory

This is an unusual problem that I have never faced before. For some unknown reason when I opened Explorer there was no way for me to see the Computer drive directory. Also when I tried to Save a ...
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174 views

Fast, line-wise full text search for Unix directory structure

I am trying to create a GUI for searching through a large number of huge configuration files (approx 60000 files, each one with a size between 20 KByte to 50 MByte). Those files are also updated ...
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Windows corrupted folder showing infinite size and infinite number of files

I woke up with a bluescreen which is not uncommon for whatever reason (truecrypt probably). Apparently in an Eclipse project's classes folder, a package folder is being displayed by windows as having ...
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245 views

Tagging files and folders

I'm doing some cleanup and I want to re-organize my files and folders. I think the quickest and best way to do this, is to assign tags to folders and files. I am looking for a tool for Windows or ...
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296 views

Automatically rename folder based on tags of contents

Right now I have a folder that has all my music. Inside I have sub folders with the correct name (artist name). However, inside of these folders, the names are not correct (I want them to be the name ...
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428 views

Which are the best file-systems/mount-configuration for each folder on GNU/linux?

One of the good points of Linux is that is easy to customize the partitioning scheme of the disk and put each directory (/home, /var, etc) in different partitions and/or different disk. Then we can ...
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Synchronizing two multimedia devices on Windows 8

I've connected two multimedia devices to my PC, the Galaxy Note 10.1 and Galaxy S3. I would like to synchronize two folders - one on the first device, one on the other. Is there a way of doing so ...
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280 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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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XP: What is automatically deleting folders in C:/Documents and Settings/John/Local Settings/temp?

In the following location: C:/Documents and Settings/John/Local Settings/temp If I create any folders, for example I created 5 of them. Within about 5 minutes or less, the folders auto delete. As far ...
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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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Windows 8: every folder becomes read-only and I cannot change them

I've installed Windows 8 Enterprise on my PC but, all of the folders are read-only and I cannot seem to reverse this. Methods I've tried: Changing its attribute from folder properties. Allowing full ...
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Windows 7 Folder-Merge function for XP

Is there a way (program?) that can let you safely merge two folders in Windows XP? Obviously this can be done manually by opening the source and destination folders and moving everything, selecting ...
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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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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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Arranging files in a folder Mac?

Im running Mac OS X Lion 10.8.2 and every time I boot up and go to my Applications folder the apps are all over the place, I proceed by arranging them alphabetically but later they are all over the ...
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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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Move RSS folder from Junk Mail folder in Outlook?

Somehow (I have no idea how), the RSS Feeds special folder was moved to the Junk Email folder in Outlook. Is there any way to get it back to the normal location and not as a subfolder?
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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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sudo: a tale of two folders

I have 2 folders: drwsrwsr-x 25 ftpuser www-data 4096 Jun 7 13:45 demo drwsrwsr-x 28 ftpuser www-data 4096 Jun 7 12:43 dev and a script to create a folder within these. When I run the script ...
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How can I use batch commands to set the permissions of a directory to allow domain users full access

Basically, I have a directory that domain users need to have full access to. They use a batch file to open the piece of software that they use for their work, and this piece of software needs full ...
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Program to synchronize folders between my PC and mobile by bluetooth

Does anyone know any program to synchronize the files of a certain folder of my laptop with a certain folder in my android movile by bluetooth? I would like my bluetooth mobile phone automatically ...