Questions about creating, managing, using, and deleting folders.

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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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Bash- how to select a directory based on the number of files it contains

I want to select all the subdirectories in a given folder that have a certain number (in this case, 75) files within them. Then I want to take the name of each of these subdirectories and assign it a ...
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Uploading folders using Dropbox Desktop App [closed]

I am trying to upload 21GB worth of photos, in about 12 folders to Dropbox using desktop app. Getting en error saying I need 6GB more, despite having about 75GB free???
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Make directories for each file placed in main directory [duplicate]

I want to place a list of files into individual directories I create from each filename. So given the files in the root directory: Movie1.avi movie2.m4v movie3.mp4 I want to mkdir Movie1, movie2, ...
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Copy top level folder structure without copying files in linux

I would like to copy a folder structure (without the files), but only the top level folders. That is, with my source: folder a * folder 1 * folder 2 * folder X folder b * folder 3 folder c I ...
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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 ...
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Download entire directory from a website using Powershell

I have been using the following command to pull back files from a web server and store them on my local machine: $client = New-Object System.Net.WebClient ...
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Windows forgets Download folder location in Favorites

I use a specific folder to download files. I changed the Download link in Favorites to point to that directory. I downloaded a file today by clicking on Download link and saved the file. Then I opened ...
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Script for modify file content in specified files

I tried searching previous questions but none worked or I couldn't adapt them to my needs I want to write a script that asks for: folder criteria old string new string And replace every file in ...
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Mount UFD to a VHD or an iso

Can I mount a live folder or a Removable USB drive as an iso or a VHD and present it to a Hyper-V VM to as a bootable device? Is there any way to boot a Hyper-V VM off a Removable bootable USB device ...
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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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vim cannot open absolute directories from command line

Running vim 7.3 on CentOS 5. Cannot open directories from command line, except ".", so this does not work (vim opens, but just shows a blank buffer): $ /usr/bin/vim /tmp But this works fine, giving ...
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How to create a link to Dropbox folder?

I've moved My Documents to another drive. Windows still shows My Documents in C:\Users\Username\My Documents and links this to D:\... Can I do the same with my Dropbox folder? I want a virtual ...
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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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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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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 ...
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How to hide a directory and its contents on Centos

A quick Google search did not clear up my issue. I need to hide a directory on Centos 6. I want to do that because I'm running the command tree to print the tree directory structure, but I don't want ...
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How do I move emails from a folder to the inbox in Outlook?

I created a rule that moved emails from a specific person to a folder I set up for that purpose. Now I deleted the rule so all the emails are once again going to the main inbox however I want past ...
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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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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 ...
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Automate directory tree creation based on date

Hi and thanks in advance. I'm new to batch scripting and would like to perform the following action daily in my server. I need to make sure the directory path year/month/day exists in a given ...
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Prevent Folder Moves in Outlook 2010

We have a shared email account and I'd like the "owner" of the account be the only one who can rearrange the folders. We set permissions to Edit Own so the other users can add, edit and delete ...
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Can having too many folders slow down a computer?

Someone on a non-technical forum recently told me that storing files nested in too many subfolders can slow down a computer. Is this at all true? It kinda makes sense, since the computer would have a ...
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SBS 2011, need logging if a folder is moved (accidentally) by a user

Small lawfirm, SBS 2011. On this Server each case gets a folder, for 2012 from folder "1-2012" to "876-2012" and for 2013 "1-2013" to "555-2013" until today. A path to a folder looks like ...
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htaccess to a folder above root [closed]

we have to domains registered on one server, with only one domain able to be certified. As we need ssl for trasmitting formular-data on the other domain, we came to the conclusion to use the other ...
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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 ...
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Open current bash location explicitly in Finder

When double clicking a bundle folder (folder called *.bundle), a Terminal window opens as expected. However, $ open . does not then open a Finder window but another Terminal. Is there a way ...
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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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What does the 3 mean in drwxrwsr-x 3

I'm following directions on configuring Dovecot MDA and the instructions are telling me that /var/mail should have the following permissions: drwxrwsr-x 2 root mail When I ran ls -ld /var/mail the ...
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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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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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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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What is a good folder structure for many files? [closed]

Let's say I have 100,000 files on a computer. And they are not too big, but not too small either. Let's say around 50MB each. But they can be all different sizes from very small to 5-6GB. Note these ...
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Changing folder name, with current being a '\n'

Some time ago I've had a Mac with a HDD filled with bad sectors. While I had backed up most stuff, I needed an up-to-date iPhoto Library, which was unfortunately broken - on export, iPhoto crashed, ...
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How to reset thumbnails in windows 8

I changed the album art of an audio file inside a folder using a id3 tag editor. But the folder thumbnail still shows the old album art. I tried to clear thumbnail cache using system cleanup, But i ...
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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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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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How to copy from couple folders back to the current directory?

I just came to an interesting question in Linux. I want to find a shortcut for copying from multiple folder back in the path to the current path. For example: A/B/C/D/E> cp ../../../example.txt . ...
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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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Rename the user profile dir name in Windows 8 to the correct username, in a silent way?

When I log for first time in Windows 8 this is my user folder: C:\Users\Administrador.ELEKTRO-PC The computername is appended to the username (lol), but the real username is this: Administrador ...
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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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How to get the size of each file inside a directory in windows?

I need to monitor a folder in windows Server. This folder gets updated every time. I need to get the size of the file and file name inside this folder - Just by running a script. Please help.
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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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Linux delete duplicates and specify directory under which will be perserved

Is there any de-duplication Linux software which allows specify folder under which duplicates will be found and immediately deleted (but one copy of duplicates will be preserved) and also allows ...