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How to use GetFileSecurity to check if the current user has write access to a directory in nsis?

Nsis installer needs to check the folder write access permission before proceeding with the installation, How to achieve this? I read online about GetFileSecurity, Could anyone please let me know how ...
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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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How can I do a recursive chmod only on directories?

I want to change permissions on a tree on Centos 4 to add execute permissions for all directories recursively from a directory. If I use normal chmod, files other than directories are also modified: ...
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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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Have Windows Explorer open to specific folder [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Change the folder that Windows Explorer starts at Is there a way to configure what folder Windows Explorer opens to when it launches, when right clicking the Start menu ...
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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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How to browse through directories in a tree like structure in linux terminal?

Is there a program to browse through directories in a tree like structure in the linux terminal? Example: Suppose I was at /home/username/mysite and typed command_I_am_looking_for then I would get: ...
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Pretty print folder structure using linux terminal?

How can you pretty print a directory structure with all subdirectories to the deepest level in the linux terminal(ubuntu)? This is an example of such a pretty print output for a mysite folder: mysite ...
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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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Directory of dereferenced symbolic link?

In shell script, how can I dereference a symbolic link and get the directory of the file it links to?
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chmod: Set files to different permissions from directories

Is there away that I can run chmod to set the folders at 0755 and the files at 0644, or do I have to apply 0755 to all folders individually?
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Lock or hide files/folders everywhere

The problem with applications like Folder Lock is that they can lock/hide files/folders just in the current OS (i.e the os in which they are installed) but those files/folders are easily accessible in ...
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Can I change the default folder location for applications?

Basically I want to know if it is possible to change the path of certain applications that are saving folders in My Documents. For example: Whenever I open SQL Server Management Studio it creates a ...
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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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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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How to delete empty folders from a given directory in windows with a script

I'm using r.js as a build tool but as of today that tools doesn't give me the ability to delete empty folders in the build dir. I've found these two scripts for /f "usebackq" %%d in ("dir /ad/b/s | ...
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linux: accessing thousands of files in hash of directories

I would like to know what is the most efficient way of concurrently accessing thousands of files of a similar size in a modern Linux cluster of computers. I am carrying an indexing operation in each ...
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using coreutils split file into pieces to different directories?

How can I use GNU's coreutils split command to split a large file into pieces of L number of lines each, but putting each of the different subfiles into different directories at the same time they are ...
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BASH: Need if statement to run a task only if number of files in the directory are greater than 1

I want to write a script, but I want an if statement so it will run only if the number of files in the directory are greater than 1. Is this possible?
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Sabnzbd Installed on Linux NAS

I installed SABnzbd on a linux formatted NAS. Now the directory it downloads to is mapped differently on the NAS itself, because the path that SABnzbd knows about starts in it's own folder. If this ...
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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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Unzipping archives, preserving folder hierarchy

I've got a problem and am not sure what it is, but hope someone can help me think this through because this has me stumped. Backstory: I wrote a Java app (Android) that unzips some zip files ...
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already opened files in a directory can still be saved after the directory is deleted - Linux

This is annoying feature of Linux. If I opened a file in a directory and then delete the directory, and copy another directory having the same name to the same place, I can still edit and save the ...
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Backup folder view settings

Is there any way to backup the changes we've made to folders view settings? every time i re-install windows (windows7 x64) i need to reapply my preferred view settings to all folders(Books, Movies, ...
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Windows: How to make shortcuts act like folders in explorer?

Currently, I have two folders on my desktop, Real Folder 1 and Real Folder 2. I also have a shortcut to "Real Folder 3" on desktop.When I launch a program, the following browsing window comes up: ...
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Mangled folders in Windows 7

WinMerge (invoked from within Dreamweaver) appears occasionally to mangle Windows directories. Trying to access the _compareTemp folder WinMerge creates using Windows Explorer just shows β€œAccess is ...
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Is there a tail -f equivalent for ls?

Basically the question is in the title. I want to monitor a directory for new files that are written or deleted, the way I can monitor a log file with tail -f. Is this possible?
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How to unhide folders hit Win32/Dorkbot.D worm?

After Win32/Dorkbot.D worm the folders become hidden and have system attributes (marked as critical system files). Cannot unhide folders using standard File Option dialog window. How to restore ...
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Break Folder Protection, Folder Guard Lock or Folder in Windows XP

When I'm making a new partition by the partition magic, suddenly blackout happen. And because my computer isnt equipped with UPS (uninterruptible Power Supply), my computer finally died, too. When ...
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How do I copy only subdirectories but exclude other files in Linux?

Here is my directory structure: /home/folders/test (some directories) and files test.xml test1.xml test.js images (directory) /home/folders/test/images/( some directories ) and files I have to ...
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Cannot Delete an Empty Folder in Windows 7

I've used this question's answer by user "Moab" to give myself permission to delete an empty folder, so that I no longer get "accessed denied". However, now when I try removing this folder, I get a ...
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Why are folders disappearing in Windows XP?

I am researching a problem for a friend, and unfortunatly do not have direct access to his computer. I've tried to gather as much information as possible and I have researched it on various websites. ...
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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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Folders turned into shortcuts

I'm running Windows 7. On the desktop I have a folder called Work, in it are about a dozen folders with a bunch of files + 2 Excel spreadsheets. This morning when I looked into it, I could see only ...
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How to search for a folder from the Windows 8 Start screen

In Windows 7, if you press the Windows key and type the name of a folder, and the folder shows up among the Start menu search results. In Windows 8, if you do the same thing, no folders are listed. ...
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how to remove folder lock option in the context menu?

Some days ago I installed Folder Lock in my computer. Then I uninstalled it but the item "Lock file with Folder Lock" still remains in the right-click (context) menu. How can it be removed?
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Compare content of directories in Linux

In Linux, if I have two directories, how I can see the differences of content in these directories? Now I use this command: diff <(ls -d dir1/*) <(ls -d dir2/*) Any other idea?
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Search for exe file within a condition

I want to search for all .exe files greater than 200 kB or smaller than 120 kB in the current folder and its subfolders. Then I want to move them to another folder called "folder" and execute in this ...
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utorrent - move all files from subdirectories (downloaded torrents) to parent

Whenever I download torrents, sometimes they have subfolders within the torrent - for example sometimes the file is stored within a folder in the torrent. uTorrent recreates this folder as it is ...
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Using the ls -l with a pipe how can i get it to display the 8th file in the list without the file details

I am looking to display the 8th file name in a directory using ls -l and pipe for example ls -l | wc -1 would give me the count but what i want to have returned is the 8th file name in the directory ...
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How to give full access to a folder for everyone?

How to give full access to a folder for everyone? Is there any way to do it programmatically, using a .bat file or a script?
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Linux directory full of files with tilde sign(e.g. `example.txt~`), what does it mean and how do I get rid of it?

I have a directory on my linux os(Ubuntu) full of files that start with a tilde sign(e.g. example.txt~, example.py~). When I look at my directury using the regular gui I don't see any files there. But ...
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Permissions, Rights & Privileges

I only have the privileges of a normal user on a Windows environment (XP). I would like to ask the following questions. (1) Are any/all attempts to access a log file(text) logged somewhere ? (2) Are ...
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Finding subdirectories inside all directories with the same name

I want to run a command to: Find all directories named "inc" under a folder "X". List all the subdirectories under each "X/.../inc/". Redirect the output to a file named "list" I tried various ...
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free ftp client application with sync option

i use currently filezilla for ftp client . but when upload a folder that same exists on remote server. all files sent. What software could I schedule it to sync my local folder to a folder on my FTP ...
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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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How can I recursively extract zip files on Windows including deletion?

How can I recursively extract zip files on Windows? Each zip file should be unzipped in a new subdirectory, and the zip file should be deleted afterwards. Each existing or created directory should be ...
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Why are the sizes of 2 directories different if the data within the directories is identical? They are identical ext4 partitions and disks

root@phoenix:~# ls -ld /backups/external?/var/subsonic/thumbs/110 drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 73728 Mar 4 15:35 /backups/external3/var/subsonic/thumbs/110 drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 69632 Mar 4 15:35 ...
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Folder name not appearing on top of the Windows Explorer

I do not know what's wrong - I have a laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit edition, all of a sudden the Windows Explorer has stopped displaying the name of the Folder at the top (in the title ...
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How do you add an item to the context menu of a folder?

I know how to add a context menu for when you click on an actual folder: [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\commandNameHere] but what about clicking on nothing in a folder? like I make a new ...