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Folders Of External Hard Drive being are behaved like Protected Operating system Files [duplicate]

Some days ago I mounted my External Hard Drive to the Friend's Laptop (WinXP), Then all Folders on the Hard's root have been hidden (on all Windows Versions).therefore to access them you should know ...
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View all files in folder structure (in Ubuntu or MacOS)

Call I view all files in a folder structure (i.e., in all of the recursive daughter folders) in one window? Command line is good, too (I'm on Ubuntu or MacOS). Scenario: I have a bunch of pdfs in ...
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with “Games Folder” having stuck icons

I have a Windows 7-64 with Home Premium. Recently I installed Torchlight via Steam on my PC and tried to keep the shortcut in my Games Folder. Instead, it make a blank icon (as in, default ...
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saving excel files to file paths or directories with special characters

I am unable to get excel 2010 beta to save to a directory which contains square brackets. I have to save elsewhere and copy in. Is there any workaround? Was this a problem with older versions? I ...
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Windows - Check folder size of specific list of folders

I've been trying to establish a way to retrieve the folder size of around 5000 folders, which are contained in a folder with a total of around 15000 folders. So for example: Parent folder -- ...
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More Specific Filesize on Windows

I'm working between an FTP client and a regular local windows folder. My ftp client in displaying files in "details" mode and showing items like this: Filename Filesize Filetype ...
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How to determine where my disk space went [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: How to find disk usage of folders in Windows Best program to visualize file system usage on Windows? What’s using up my disk space? Windows 7 - mysteriously missing ...
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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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XCOPY /Exclude Directory Syntax

I'm trying to use XCOPY to copy a directory that looks like this: -MainFolder -ManyFoldersIWantToCopy -ManyFoldersIWantToCopy -... -Source Code I want to use the /EXCLUDE option to copy every ...
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How can I merge two directories in Windows and have the result contain the most recent files and directories?

I believe this question to be very simple however I want to triple check before I screw myself up. My testing has shown this process to work (I think, but I may be missing something) but again I'd ...
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Windows 7 “home” sub-directory relocation

I'm setting up a new rig dual booting Linux and Windows with an SSD + HDD filesystem. I have Linux set up how I want: Under Linux: / is a partition on the SSD. /home is a partition on the SSD. /var ...
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How to copy files pointed to (not the shortcut files themselves)

I have a folder containing shortcuts that point to files that are located in various directories and drives. I would like to copy the files pointed to (NOT the shortcut files themselves) to a single ...
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Software to sync folders and files [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which is the best application to Sync two folders? I am looking for recomendations of tools that I can use to sync folders and files. And also, for it to run in the ...
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How do I get Windows 7 to NOT use the recycling Bin on a removable drive?

How do I get Windows 7 to NOT use the recycling Bin on a removable drive? I've already told Windows to not use the function on that drive but Windows still creates the "Recycling Bin" folder. It stays ...
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Why is it so hard to find a file in Ubuntu?

It's very hard to find files in Ubuntu. In Windows, you could just go to C:\Program Files and you would find what you need. In Ubuntu, you must use search to find something you need. Maybe I am ...
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Copy directory structure without copying files, on Mac OS X

I'd like to duplicate the directory structure in some directory to another, without copying any actual files. In place of the files, I'd like either a blank file with the same name, or a symlink to ...
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Can't open Folder Options from Control Panel. How to fix this?

I'm running Windows XP Pro SP2. As the question says, I can't open "Folder Options" from "Control Panel". I can, however, access "Folder Options" from the Tools menu in Windows Explorer. Nothing ...
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Disable Folder Options in Windows XP, Vista or 7

As an administrator, can I disable the folder options in the control panel for other accounts than mine? What's the possible way of doing this?
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Is it possible to put a 'new folder' in with the standard toolbar buttons?

I suspect the short answer is 'no', but here goes anyway.. For context - under Windows XP, when looking at a folder window, choosing view;toolbars;customize, brings up the 'customize toolbar' dialog. ...
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Windows Explorer opens a new window every time

Every time I open a folder in Windows Explorer, it opens the folder in a new window. I double-checked all the options in Folder Options, including Launch folder windows in a separate process but ...
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Can I synchronize hotmail folders in thunderbird?

I'm using Thunderbird to load my Hotmail mail. It works fine (see previous post). But there is one problem: How can I synchronize the folders I've defined online in Hotmail? And is it possible to ...
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How do you sort files in OS X Finder so folders appear at the top?

How do you sort files in OS X Finder so folders appear at the top? There doesn't seem to be any option in View Options.
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Organizing the Mac OS X Applications directory

By default, whenever an application is installed in OS X, it gets dropped into the /Applications directory. At the moment I have 85 items in /Applications, and if I want to open up a particular ...
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How can I get the “My Music” folder back in Windows 7 after deleting it?

I don't know why, but I deleted the My Music folder in the My Documents directory It's not in the Recycling Bin, and I didn't have anything in it as yet, but would like to get it back. Does anyone ...
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With Debian, how can I remove a directory that isn't empty?

In Debian, I want to remove a subdirectory of my home directory. When I try to remove it (with sudo), I get a message saying the directory is not empty, but I cannot see any file inside the directory ...
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What's behind the Linux disk naming convention with sdX and hdX?

Can someone tell me what's behind the hdX and sdX naming convention for hard disks under Linux? I understand it's a "convention" but what does that mean? Does that mean, for example, that a SCSI drive ...
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How to download an entire folder using Subversion (or another method)?

I'm trying to download all the files and folder inside this URL: http://svn.jobeet.org/doctrine/tags/release_day_10/ at once, but I can't figure out how. Any suggestions? (I installed Subversion but ...
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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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config WinRAR to launch folder after extracting?

Is there a way to launch the folder extracted from WinRAR? Can I also configure WinRAR to only launch the folder when I extract from the GUI, and not from the Explorer right-click context menu?
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How to open folder without using mouse in Mac?

I'm recently switched to Mac from windows, I was quite pain but now adjusted to the Mac commands and shortcuts except one, that is whenever select folder and hit return/enter it executes the rename. ...
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Specify root dir inside tarball

Is there a way to execute tar cjvf foo.tar.bz2 project-root Such that when the tarball is extracted, it doesn't extract to project-root, but instead extracts to something else? i.e. tar xjvf ...
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Directory vs. Folder

Are both names synonyms or should one prefer one name over the other on different platforms?
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Can't find a Windows Explorer alternative that has FULL-TREE View [closed]

I cannot find a Windows Explorer alternative that has full-tree view functionality like Path Finder on the Mac This is the type of view I am looking for (screenshot of Path Finder on Mac): By ...
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Outlook collapses IMAP folders by default

I recently switched my mail account from POP3 to IMAP and created server-side rules to help me manage my mail better. I use Outlook 2007 as a mail client. For some reason, it seems that ever since I ...
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Deleting another user's directories from my own

I am a non-root user, and have made a directory into which other users in my group can write. The directory is setgid, so files and directories within it have the same group. I can delete files ...
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Windows XP Folder View - How to Set the Default View

I see many articles on this topic for Vista, but not much on XP. I have recently begun using the list view with the folder tree on the left for my Windows Explorer browsing. The problem is, I can't ...
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Finder item info not showing image dimensions

My OS X Lion usually shows file info like image dimensions, file count, file size or duration (Show View Options → Show item info). But in one folder on one drive I do not get the image ...
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Can't delete folder in Windows 7

I'm trying to delete a folder in Windows 7 and get a perplexing error message: "Could not find this item: This is no longer located in G:\Graphics. Verify the item's location and try again. I can ...
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Password protect a folder

What are the available options for password protecting a folder? I'm talking about requiring a password to actually access the folder, not just user access rights. Is the third-party software out ...
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How to merge (and not replace) folders when copying on the Mac?

There's a similar question about windows. This is the same, but for mac. By the way, it's odd there's no question on this yet, since it seems like it's the most hated thing on Mac OS X. If I try ...
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Automatically sort music files into folders by album/artist names

I have a large collection of music files (let's say MP3), with metadata (ID3 tags), but all are located in the same folder. I wish to automatically organize all of them according to this metadata. Is ...
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Restore File Folder Default Action on Double-Click

I made a mistake and need to restore the File Folder's default action upon double-click. Right now it just activates the find. I cannot remove find or Command Prompt. I am an Administrator.
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Where Does WinRAR extract files opened directly?

When I open a .docx file directly from a RAR archive using WinRAR, where does WinRAR extract the file? My OS is Vista. RAR version 3.9.
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How to automatically update folder modified date in Windows

In Windows, is there a way to update automatically (or with a simple script) the date of a folder with the latest modified date of any of its files (recursive)?
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How to recursively change sharing/permission of a folder in Mac OS X

Is there any Mac OS X tools or scripts which allow me to change sharing/permission properties of files and subfolders in a folder recursively. For example, to let everybody or a specific user able to ...
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How can I share data between operating system in Virtual Box and actual operating system ubuntu?

I have Ubuntu installed on my PC. I have also installed Virtual Box in which I have installed windows XP. I've given only 30 GB of space for my data (photos, music and videos) in the home folder of ...
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Folder comparions on Command line

I want to compare two folders on Windows (Vista, XP) which have large number of huge size files, which i need to compare. If I use Beyond Compare or such tool to compare the folders it is taking a lot ...
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How to map a shared folder in the network to a local folder in Windows

I've got an application which stores its settings and other data in a specific folder on my hard drive. I cannot change this location without reverse-engineering the application. I use the ...
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Changed folder icon in WinXP and now clicking a folder opens in a new window

I got bored and decided to change my folder icon from the boring yellow default. Somewhere in my experiments, I discovered that anytime I open a folder it opens in a "search" window. This happened ...
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Creating/renaming folder in Windows 7x64 extremely slow

I have this very annoying problem : Whenever I want to create or edit a folder on my system it takes a very long time to complete. Right click-new folder... wait... wait... wait a good 30-60 ...