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Where do you install applications in Ubuntu which will be accessible by all users?

In Windows, software is just installed centrally in /programs but in Ubuntu its usually stored in the users local directory. When I install programs via add/remove they appear for my other user ...
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“OR” clause in Outlook 2007 Search Folders - Folder Composition

Is it possible to specify a Search Folder in Outlook 2007 that will use an OR rule ("any") instead of an AND rule ("and")? In particular, I have a search folder named A and another named B; I want a ...
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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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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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Restore deleted default folders

I was tinkering with my new laptop and, on purpose, deleted those default folders in my "home" directory: "My Music", "Links", "Favorites". This, because, i decided i wanted all my data on another ...
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Where on a Linux file system should someone put media intended to be accessible by all user accounts?

If I have photos, mp3s, books and other miscellaneous stuff that I want all users to able to access from a common directory, where on a Linux file system should I put that directory? In /usr/share, or ...
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How to remove a directory called C: under Windows?

I read this question: how to delete (invalid) files with colon in their name under windows This doesn't seem to work for a directory named C: though. I have a directory named F:\VM\C: any chance to ...
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What is the difference between a directory and a folder? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Directory vs. Folder Most people use the terms "folder" and "directory" interchangeably. Is there a difference, and if so, what is it?
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Cannot delete a folder in Windows 7

I have a few folders that I can't delete: I right-click > properties > security to try and give myself permission, but no joy: So I try to take ownership of the folder in advanced > owner... ...
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Tool for getting a complete directory/file listing with detailed information including hash(es)

Once in a while, I take a complete snapshot of my drives with a command like the following. > for %i in (%drives_hd%) do @dir %i:\/s/a/o>>File_List.txt This gives detailed information ...
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Where is the Mozilla Firefox plugins folder on a Mac

I downloaded Firefox and installed in my directory (instead of /Applications since I don't have admin rights). How can I find out where the plugins folder is located? My related question: Installing ...
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How to mount a folder as a virtual CD/DVD drive?

As a follow-up on my question VMware Workstation 8: how to fake a bootable USB stick? How can I mount a Windows folder as a virtual CD/DVD drive? That way, I could mount the folder as a virtual ...
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A streamlined method to organize files and folders?

I realize that users here are very savvy and I'm looking for a better way to organize my files. Currently I have two very important folders that are filled up with a ton of files which makes it super ...
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Editing the context menus for folders and files in Windows XP

In Windows XP, with SP 2, is there a way to make changes to the right-click menus for folders and files--e.g., to add, delete, or reorder items and dividing lines?
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Windows 7 and wallpaper folders

I try to change my desktop wallpaper and I cannot choose a different folder from the one I chose at first... When I first installed W7 I changed the wallpaper by right-clicking in the desktop and ...
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Delete locked file/folder from command line

It is easy to delete file or folder from a command line or a locked file or folder from a nice GUI tool like Unlocker. However is there a way to delete locked file/folder from a command line? Is ...
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Folder appears as a single file in Windows XP

Basically my cousin just called and said that one of her folders of pictures now is showing as a single file in windows explorer, and when she tries to double click it, the "Open With" dialog is shown ...
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Why is Windows installer Folder getting so large? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it safe to delete from C:\Windows\Installer? The Windows installer folder is getting to be 8 GB. How do I shrink it?
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cannot delete files and folders with long names in windows [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Tool for deleting directories with path/names too long for normal delete I have used FBackup to backup to my external hard drive and now I am trying to delete this ...
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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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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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Removing a very large folder (~40GB) with lots of files efficiently in linux

I'd like to remove a folder with lots of files (namely millions of) efficiently. When I issue rm -rf folder/ it takes hours and I have to kill it. I'm wondering whether there is a magical way of doing ...
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Restore missing Downloads folder due to missing link

I originally had the Downloads folder in my user profile redirected to a folder on a hard drive which went bad. So I removed the hard drive, but now the Downloads folder is gone altogether. How do I ...
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Adding more than one folder at once to the Music Library in Windows Media Player

I was adding folders to Windows Media Player Music Library (via Manage Music Library) and since I have too many music folders, I wondered if there is a way to add them all at once to the Library. It ...
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If folder is hidden (attrib +h) call _.bat [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Trying to hide a folder and unhide it in the same batch file with the attrib command I am trying to hide a folder with a batch file, using the attrib command and I also ...
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Hide or Delete the User Home Folder in Windows Explorer Navigation Pane

I am using Windows 7. I don't like the User Home Folder in the Windows Explorer navigation pane. In fact, I don't like the folder itself. I never use it, per se, and it comes up sometimes as an ...
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rm'd dirs in Users/home/ reappear in OSX [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Stop Mac OS from re-creating ~/Pictures, ~/Music, or ~/Public Hi, I su'd to root and deleted some stock directories in my home folder such as Documents, Music, Pictures ...
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Windows 7 / 64 bit: Folder stays write protected after change

I really dont understand that: I have a folder, on which I want to REMOVE write protection, so that every application can write inside that folder. When I click on properties I can uncheck the ...
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Finding out why/how a folder is being created

There's a folder on my Linux desktop which shouldn't exist. The first time I saw it, I thought I'd accidentally copied it from somewhere else, so I deleted it. Now it's back again. So it must have ...
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Utility to view how much space folders are taking in your hard disk? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Best program to visualize file system usage on Windows? Is there any free utility that will allow you to see how much space each folder is taking in your hard disk?
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Folders opening in a new window when double clicking in Windows Explorer

I'm using Windows Vista Ultimate, and when I double click on a Folder in Windows Explorer, instead of just opening it, it opens a new window. I already checked in Tools -> Options, and "Open each ...
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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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Bootable USB drive, but with files in sub folder?

I created a bootable USB drive which works as expected, but it creates a bunch of obscure files cluttering up the main storage space of the flash drive. Will it still work if I put these boot-files in ...
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What is Inetpub directory?

I found Inetpub directory in my C: in Windows XP Pro. What is this Inetpub? What is the use of this folder?
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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.
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Exclude all hidden directories in UNIX find

I'm doing a word search using the following command: find . -exec grep -q [some_word] '{}' \; -print -o -name .svn -prune -o -name .ssh -prune -o -name .boneyard -o -name log -prune -prune -o -name ...
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Folder access on External Hard Drve is extremely slow and sometimes the folder and file info in properties is incorrect

My OS is Windows 7. The external hard drive is a SATA hard drive in an enclosure. As listed in the title the folder access is slow on External Hard Drive. If I click on the left arrow on a folder ...
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Open a Random Folder within a Specified Directory

Is there a software that can open a random folder within a specified directory? I have photos grouped by albums, with a different folder for each album. It would be nice to have a software than can ...
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Stop Mac OS from re-creating ~/Pictures, ~/Music, or ~/Public

I've configured iTunes, iMovie, etc to never use my ~/Movies or ~/Pictures directories, and I personally never use ~/Public. However, something keeps re-creating these directories (and putting just a ...
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Search all text files in same folder

How do I search for a keyword in all the text files from a folder? I am using Vista.