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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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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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Unable to rename a folder or a file as 'con'

in all versions of Windows we are unable to rename a file or a folder name as con unless we use a renaming software. Why a file or a folder can't be renamed as con?
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Can't delete folder, need permission from adminstrator? [duplicate]

There's a folder on my desktop called like 'example' and when I try to delete it it says "You require permission from the computer's admistrator to make changes to this folder" when checking the ...
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Unable to delete folder in windows 7?

I'm unable to delete some folder on my external hard disk. I tried them to delete in safe mode too but I'm not able to perform this. This is a big headache to me now. Even I'm the admin and it still ...
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Random directories in c:\ that I cannot delete

I just noticed a few directories in C:\ with long, random hex values. Each of these contains an update directory. When I click on the update directory, I get an access denied message, even though my ...
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Can I use the “start” command with spaces in the path?

I have a path like this: Y:\xxx\dd sss\aaa\ccc Y:\ is mapped to an FTP address. Now when I try to use start to open my folder I cannot. Command prompt makes mistake and goes to Y:\xxx\dd folder! I ...
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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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Change the folder that Windows Explorer starts at

In Windows7, when you open the Windows Explorer using the pinned Windows Explorer button on taskbar, it opens WE and points it to My Documents folder. Is there a way to change this so it doesn't open ...
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How do you show hidden system folders in Windows 7?

How do you show hidden system folders in Windows 7?
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Where are the user profile directories of Google Chrome located in?

Where are the user profile directories of Google Chrome located in? It may seem like a very simple question, but I couldn't find it. I checked inside %APPDATA%, but there were noting relevant there. ...
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What are these folders created on my Western Digital 2TB Mirror? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows Updates Folders (With Strange Names) in C drive On my external hard drive "Western Digital My Book Mirror Edition 2TB USB 2.0 (WDH2U20000N)", there are lots of ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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698 views

Associating/Grouping a file with a folder in Windows so that they both are moved together

I saved an HTML web page using Google Chrome. An HTML file along with a folder containing the images was saved on my computer. Now when I move the HTML file to a different location or delete it, the ...
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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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Can't delete folder. Infinitely looped folders created within each other

My flex builder somehow decided to create infinite folders within folders and crashed itself. Now windows cannot delete the folder, saying the file name is too long. Even Unlocker can't delete it. ...
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Windows XP fails to uncheck the Read-only attribute from folder (and subfolders) [duplicate]

I am trying to uncheck the the Read-only attribute from a folder (and all subfolders). That folder is my own data folder, that I copied as is to a TrueCrypt drive on my laptop. The TrueCrypt drive is ...
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Move Windows 7 user-directory to D:\user [duplicate]

My user-directory is located at C:\Users\user. Is there any way to move it to a different hard-disk? I'm having some trouble with free disk-space.
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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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Taking a single screenshot of a large folder's contents (Windows)

I have a folder with 643 subfolders in it, and I want to be able to capture a screenshot of the contents of this folder (in a single image). Now obviously, even with my 1920px resolution and the sub ...
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What is the “Date” column in Windows 7 explorer? It matches no date column from Windows XP explorer

I can't get myself to understand what the default "Date" column in Windows 7 Explorer is. It's not the creation date really and it's not the modified date ... What is it? Anyone knows what Microsoft ...
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1answer
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Windows 7 explorer doesn't use details view in folders with media

I use details as my default folder view, which works fine except for folders that only contain media files like photos or mp3. In these cases the view changes in order to show thumbnails etc. (which I ...
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How to add a custom comment to any folder

How do I add a custom comment to any folder?
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1answer
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Excel: why doesn't “File-> Save As” remember the last directory that you saved a file in

i have to save about 1000 different csv files and every time i click file save as, it goes to some default directory. is there anyway it can default to remember the directory that i saved the last ...
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How to change Hard Drive icons on Windows XP

I would like to know how can I change a Hard Drive icon under Windows XP. I know how to change folder icons, but how is it done for a Drive icon?
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How to reorder folders? (as displayed in `ls -U`)

I've got a number of unordered folders on a memory stick, which my car stereo shows in order of their real position on the stick (i.e. same as ls -U) What's the easiest way of physically reordering ...
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3answers
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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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2answers
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Recently visited directories?

Does Windows store a list of recently-visited directories somewhere in the registry, or in Docs & Settings?
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Creating a folder named “CON” in Windows [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unable to rename a folder or a file as ‘con’ I tried crating a folder with the name CON in Windows, but I couldn't crate it in any of the hard drives. What ...
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1answer
737 views

Increase limit of bookmark folders in Firefox?

In Firefox 3, when you click the bookmark star to choose a Folder, you only get a list of the top 5 used folders. Is there a way to increase this limit to 10 or 15?, since I have lots of bookmark ...
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Easiest way to get right-click “Open command window here” with admin priveleges in Windows 7

I don't want to install PowerToys, I'd rather a simpler solution for this specific problem. I've tried Ctrl+Shift+Right-Click. I've tried adding a registry script, but I get the following error: ...
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Where is the wallpaper folder in Windows 7?

Where is the wallpaper folder in Windows 7?
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List all unique extensions for files contained in a directory

I would like to see all the unique extension of files contained in a certain directory. What is the command to do that in bash? One could use find . -type f to get all the files in the current ...
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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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1answer
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Linux-style path on windows or vice versa

I have a directory that is synchronized between my windows and linux installations via dropbox. In Windows Vista, it appears as X:\ drive, in Linux (latest xubuntu), it's mounted as /x/ directory. ...
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How to safely delete stuff from %SystemDrive%\Windows\Installer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it safe to delete from C:\Windows\Installer? How can I safely delete OR shrink OR delete from the %SystemDrive%\Windows\Installer folder? Don't tell me to go to ...
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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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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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What is the difference between ./ and ../?

when we specify the file path some times we specify like ./filename and some time ../filename what is difference between these two?
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What's this folder?: c8c6ac6192a47b59df

I'm running Win XP SP3 on an IBM R50e laptop, and I just realized a folder named c8c6ac6192a47b59df in the root of my C:\ drive. I can see 2 folders in it named amd64 and i386. These two folders ...
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How to physically reorder files `03.mp3 01.mp3 02.mp3` (`ls -f`) in a directory?

The physical order of the files matters when I copy them onto my USB stick and listen in car mp3 player. Most of my music album folders are unsorted, e.g. ls -f may produce: 03.song3.mp3 01.song1.mp3 ...
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Set current working directory on ssh

I am trying to ssh from one machine to another within a Python script (Nautilus script). It works with the following: ssh -t user@server "cd /home/some/dir ; csh" However I don't like the idea of ...
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How can I flatten out a folder in Windows 7, assuming all file names are different?

For example, say that I have the following folder hierarchy: Folder1 File1 Folder2 File2 Folder3 File3 Folder4 File4 I want to perform some command that results ...
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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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Script to clean up folder names

I have a lot of folders that need to be renamed based on couple rules. example of folders: -- Some.Folder.Name.Today.2009 -- Another.messed.Up.folder.1980 -- Third.messed.Up.folder.1980 I would ...
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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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Windows 7 - Move only files of a given extension while preserving folder structure

I'm trying to move only a certain type of files, *.txt, from their current location to another folder. I know that can be done in Windows Explorer with the search feature + drag and drop. However, ...