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How do I create a folder name that starts with a dot in Windows 7? [duplicate]

I'm on a Windows 7 machine and need to create a new folder whose name starts with a dot. To be specific, I need to create the folder "C:\USERS\theusername\.ec2" because that is the default location ...
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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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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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Hourly backup of folder

I need a backup application which automatically backs up a folder into a zip (named the date/time), hourly. Which application can I use for this? I'm running Windows 7 (32bit) Ultimate.
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duplicate file/folder finder application for windows 7

I got old archives of my old computers, Now I decided to merge all these folders and organize them, I got many backups so I need app that will find duplicate files and delete / move them, any ideas?
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Whatdoes the $ sign mean when part of a file or folder name?

I have folders that start with a $, like $Recycle.Bin, and folders that end with $, like C$. Are these network shares? Then again often I see files that otherwise look like dupes of files in the ...
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How can I copy a directories contents alone?

I want to copy the contents of ~/old contents to ~/new without the ~/old directory itself However when I do cd ~/new cp ../old ~/new or cd ~ cp -vr ~/old ~/new or cp -vr ~/old/ ~/new/ the ...
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When should I activate the “launch folder windows in a separate process” option?

In folder options -> view, there's an option that's off by default called "Launch folder windows in a separate process". I'm on windows-7, but I know this capability has existed since at least windows ...
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Binary/Hash comparing files in different locations while ignoring folder structure in OSX

I need a way to compare files in two different sets of locations, preferably in a way that is a little more thorough than just the file name. We recently got a new NAS for the office and have been ...
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1answer
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How to set/keep directory permissions?

I'm using CwRsync to connect from my Windows development machine to a linux webserver : rsync -avuz -e ./ssh --exclude=".svn" /cygdrive/c/xampp/htdocs/project123/ ...
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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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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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how to access different directories outside cygwin home dir

I have installed dropbox in my computer, but it is located outside my cygwin directory. The probably easiest way would probably just move the dropbox directory to cygwin's home dir. Anyway I wonder if ...
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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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Reduce Size Of Windows Folder in Windows 7

In normal PCs the Size of Windows Folder is 6 to 8 GB but in my Case its 25GB, How can i delete the unwanted files from Windows Folder which inturn optimise my C Drive size. Thanks in Advance.. Mine ...
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Where is the wallpaper folder in Windows 7?

Where is the wallpaper folder in Windows 7?
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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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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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How to set a folder as “temporary” so that its contents are deleted after shutdown?

I need to mark some folders on my C: and D: drives as temporary, so that all contents saved in them get deleted after shutdown. How can I do that?
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Advanced search in windows 7 for only folder names

My folder structure is like this: 70-515\Chapter01\Lesson1-Exercise1-Completed-CS 70-515\Chapter01\Lesson1-Exercise1-Completed-VB I want to search and delete all VB folders(including files inside ...
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How can I delete permanently My Folders in Windows 7?

How can I delete permanently My Music/My Pictures/My Videos/etc. Folders in Windows 7? If you delete this folders manually, Windows Media Player 12 recreate all of them again, again and again! It's a ...
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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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How to override wincmd.ini location?

How to override wincmd.ini location after Total Commander was installed? I can't seem to find a menu item for this setting. Where is this setting stored? Operating system is Windows XP or Windows 7 ...
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CURL to download a directory

I am trying to download a full website directory using CURL. The following command does not work: curl -LO http://example.com/ It returns an error: curl: Remote file name has no length!. But when ...
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A way to map a folder in Windows Vista to fake drive?

I don't have a drive F, but I need to create a virtual. So i need to: Create a virtual drive F Map c:\xampp\htdocs to this new drive under: F:\htdocs I need to do this on Windows VISTA Is there a ...
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cd Command Linux and Mystery Flags

Platform: CentOS 6.2 Shell:tcsh I'm playing around with cd for a BASH script, and noticed the wondrous cd - option, but was left with many questions... Why the cd -? Isn't this redundant with cd ...
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Directory “Bookmarking” in Linux

Aside from aliasing and links, is there an easy way in Linux to tag commonly used directories and to navigate to a commonly used directory from the terminal. To be clear the disadvantages I see with ...
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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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Can Windows Media Player create playlists based on folder structure?

Over the years I've carefully molded my digital media collection into a series of folders that make it easy for me to find what I'm looking for. I recently discovered the awesomeness that is streaming ...
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Windows 7: Can't access or delete folder although logged in as administrator

I have some folder: C:\program files (x86)\myApplication\myFolder I uninstalled the application, but myFolder is still there. If I try to open it, I get an 'Access denied'. If I try to delete it I ...
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where did my dropbox folder go in linux?

i've installed dropbox before on Mac and Windows and in those installations it asked me where i wanted my dropbox folder, but when i installed it on ubuntu 64 linux it didn't seem to ask that, and i ...
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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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305 views

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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Linux: Compare Directory Structure Without Comparing Files

What is the best and simplest way to compare two directory structures without actually comparing the data in files. This works fine: diff -qr dir1 dir2 But it's really slow because it's comparing ...
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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 want to unhide the file with the same batch file. can i do this as a single batch file? or do i have to call another ...
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810 views

How to prevent a folder from being cut, copied or opened from others?

I have a folder which is with in the www folder (/wamp/root/www). I need to prevent this folder from being cut, copied and opened from others. Is there is any way to do this?
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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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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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Get rid of MountPointManagerRemoteDatabase on external drive (under System Volume Information)

I really want to get rid of the System Volume Information on an NTFS external hard drive to be usually plugged onto the same XP SP3 machine that I have control of. After setting permissions so I can ...
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1answer
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How do I create a new folder using a keyboard shortcut?

Does anyone know the shortcut key to create a new folder in Windows Explorer and in Finder? Also, does anyone know the shortcut key to create a new folder on the desktop? (I'm using windows vista ...
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What is a good tool to export a directory structure?

Is there any good tool that I can use to get a browsable tree-view of the directory structure of a partition? Something like the tree view in the windows explorer. Additionally, I need to be able to ...
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Script to create folders in multiple directories using YYYYMMDD date as the folder name

At work every morning I have to create multiple file folders (using a YYYYMMDD date format as the file folder name) in different directories across our network for various departments. This is a real ...
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How Can I Create a NTFS Directory Redirect in Windows 7 Enterprise?

I am using DeepFreeze to keep my C:\ drive from getting corrupted, but I need the "C:\Users" directory to be redirected (like a virtual directory or alias) to "D:\Users" so that basic changes to user ...
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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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Are 'C:\ProgramData' and 'C:\Users\All Users' the same? Do I need both?

I have these two directories on my hard drive, which seem to be identical, and each take up 2.4GB C:\Users\All Users C:\ProgramData Why do both exist? Can I get rid of one of them?
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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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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 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 ...