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Watch folder and print without intervention

I want to watch a folder that may receive Word or PDF files, print them, and delete the files. I don't know how to do this without dialogs popping up. EDIT: Running Windows 7 64-bit Professional.
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100% reliable directory copy on Windows systems (NTFS)

Is there a directory copying method for NTFS that can copy a directory 100% accurately, every time, with every single file, sub-directory, permission, attribute, and symbolic link / junction intact ...
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Is there any way to keep Windows Explorer from making redundant windows in Windows 7?

Is there a way to tell Windows to only have one instance of Explorer per folder path? For example, sometimes I don't realize that I have a folder open but minimized, so I open another instance (by ...
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Custom attributes for files/folders in Windows 7 possible?

Is there any way to tag folders/files in Windows 7 with custom attributes, that would be applicable to any file format (not stored within a file)? For example, to create artificial folders (allowing ...
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What's the convention for a directory to store unix domain sockets in?

On Ubuntu or *nix systems is there a convention to store Unix Domain Socket files in a specific directory? I've seen applications store it in /tmp, but I thought /tmp can get periodically cleared, no? ...
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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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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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Is there a way to disallow users from moving directories?

I have a shared directory on Windows Server 2008 that is shared between about 15 people. In the root of the share are folders corresponding to the clients my company has. Someone keeps dragging ...
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Unhide a Windows hidden folder in OS X

I had a Windows 7 machine which I have now taken to work since I got myself a Macbook Pro. I used my external drive with my Windows machine earlier. It had some hidden folders in the disk which I ...
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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 do I search for folders with x amount of files in Windows 7?

I would like to search for folders with a certain number of files, but currently I cannot figure out the syntax on how to achieve this. I have searched the Windows Search site, but have only found ...
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Create Templates folder in Windows 7 profile

I'd like to create a Templates folder in my profile on Windows 7, but there's already a junction to AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Templates. I assume this is a system configuration so I don't want ...
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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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How to apply a folder template to more than one selected folder in Vista?

I would like to apply a folder template to a number of folders. I selected the folders, opened the properties, selected the folder template (e. g. Music Details) and clicked OK. When I checked the ...
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Robocopy command to winnow “empty” folders but keep subfolders with files

Have multiple-level folder trees with folders that have files and subfolders, other folders without files but with subfolders. I'd like to copy to a destination but not copy the folders lacking files, ...
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Access folder right-click from inside the folder in Windows 7

In Windows XP, if you had a folder open in Explorer, you could access the right-click context menu of a folder by right-clicking the folder icon in the titlebar of the Explorer window. In Win7 this ...
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How can I specify custom folders for file-browsing in Metro Apps?

Whenever you use an Metro app and you want to import some files there is a little file browser. Like this: A lot of folders possible; however there is a folder that is very important: The personal ...
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How do I calculate file size ignoring PDFs (or other binary files)?

I would like to calculate the file size of a directory tree, but I want to ignore all PDFs and images as well. Essentially, I'm trying to figure out what the size of the text-only files are. How can ...
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Some FTP folders not visible to client

I ran into a very interesting issue today. In my directory I have: hearts laptops pets scaledBU spotlights Each of those are directories. I created these directories using FileZilla but they are ...
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Make a read only “view” of a network folder

I feel like this should be easy and I'm missing something simple. We have a network folder A that must be full access to a user to support a legacy application. However, we also need the user to be ...
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Show different directory icons in windows explorer depending on ownership

In the Windows file explorer - Is there a way to give a certain icon to directories which I own? In Windows xp? In Windows 7? Henrik
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Journaling Folder Size Utility

I have been fascinated with Everything recently. It is a very simple utility that can manage to find stuff incredibly fast on NTFS because it reads the MFT and journal. Is there similar utility for ...
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Accidently deleted folder using Unlocker, how to restore it?

My bad! I accidently restore an important folder with Unlocker today. I can see it in Recycle Bin but I can't restore it. It reports Error Copying File or Folder: Access is denied. Make sure ...
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Copying a folder on Windows Server 2008 gives “Error 0x80070057: The parameter is incorrect.”

I'm using remote desktop into a Windows Server 2008 machine. On that machine I use a shared drive on the local network for some development. I can use those files just fine in Visual Studio, but ...
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Windows 7 Folder contents in Jump List

Is it possible to drag a folder to the taskbar (which, afaik cannot be done in normal way) and display it's contents using jump list in Windows 7? Example: You drag the "Desktop" folder to the ...
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How to change installation directory path with command line of NSIS installer of new VLC player?

I want to silently install NSIS in D:\VLC. I can do that with old VLC version i.e. VLC 1.1.9. But I cannot do the same for VLC 2.0.5. Here is the command line I am using vlc-1.1.9-win32.exe ...
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hash-based asyncronous directory comparison

I am trying to efficiently synchronize two large directories via VPN over a long distance. Unfortunately I cannot install advanced tools like git or rsync on the remote server due to company ...
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Nesting Folders in Windows 7 for a Media Center

I have built a DVR comp using 2x 3TB HD's and and want my tuner card to be able to record movies and tv as long as I have space on either one of them, unfortunately Win 7 forced me to partition one of ...
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Entire Desktop Deleted

I have a question, and I am sorry if I don't perfectly articulate it and have any sort of propriety in doing so--I am frantic, right now! In my "downloads" folder, I had a desktop icon that I didn't ...
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make “sort by” permanent for specific folder

I have a folder where I store all my web icons in .png and .ico format. I set view to large icons and sort by to date modified -> descending. When I save new icons in this folder from web, I drag ...
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Windows 7 Offline Folders - Folder Access when Offline

In Windows XP, offline folders allowed you access to a folder even if it was offline. This meant you could merrily save your files in the offline location .. and when you were online again, the file ...
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OSX MAIL APP: how can i merge several 'archived' MAIL folders into one single new (filesystem) folder

over the last 5 years i have accumlated several partial MAIL folders scaterred across several different volumes (representing 10GB++ of mail that i really dont want to have to download all over ...
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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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Give user create/read, but revoke delete/overwrite

A little background: I've got a citrix server with about 20 accounts that are used in a round robin fashion by various remote users to access a published application. This application allows users to ...
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Why do I have some “encrypted” files on my Win7 Pro drive

For reasons I can't fathom I appear to have a lot of files on my drive that are considered as encrypted (I just tried to xcopy /s /c /y /d a_dropbox_folder\*.* \\somewhere_on_my_nas_drive\ and got ...
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Save search results

In the Directory Service Find dialog, I'm given the option to save my search, but not save the results. How can I save the results of the search? Would it be easier to copy the directory, if my ...
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Create a virtual directory without IIS

My projectgroup is working on a project that has an upload dir. We ofcourse exclude the upload dir from our SVN. This means that we don't share these files. We do share the DB since it's stored on the ...
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File & Folders Label tool in For Windows

I'm looking for tool that allows me to mark folders & Files in Windows .. I found this app but it's buggy and not working on Windows 7 64x. http://eng.softq.org/badges.htm Please is there ...
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How to add prerequisites to a CAB archive or folder in Advanced Installer

I've added DirectX to my installation program, but this installation consists of a lot of files. How can I add them to a CAB archive? Or is there a way to add them to a folder?
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How to delete redundant folder?

I do a lot of archive extraction per day. Archives come in two types: archive / folder / files and archive / files When extracted, the first type ends up folder/files inside the base ...
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Path Finder: How to sort files by date, but folders by name?

This is possible in Total Commander. How can I make such separate sorting in Path Finder as well? I like to sort files by date, but I don't see any point in sorting folders this way - they just jump ...
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How to create directory in ITS

I am setting up an ITS system and am wondering how to create a directory. Google didn't help. Any really old farts here?
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Folder Lock not working

I downloaded Folderlock 7 and installed it on Windows. When I drag and drop the folders that I want to lock, the software shows it is locked but the folders are still visible in the directory which ...
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Arranging files in a folder Mac?

Im running Mac OS X Lion 10.8.2 and every time I boot up and go to my Applications folder the apps are all over the place, I proceed by arranging them alphabetically but later they are all over the ...
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Windows 7 - Program wants to create shortcuts in C:\ProgramData when installed

I am trying to install a program in Windows 7, the program wants to install Start Menu shortcuts in C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs. However, the installation fails and the error ...
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Move RSS folder from Junk Mail folder in Outlook?

Somehow (I have no idea how), the RSS Feeds special folder was moved to the Junk Email folder in Outlook. Is there any way to get it back to the normal location and not as a subfolder?
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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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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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How can I use batch commands to set the permissions of a directory to allow domain users full access

Basically, I have a directory that domain users need to have full access to. They use a batch file to open the piece of software that they use for their work, and this piece of software needs full ...
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Program to synchronize folders between my PC and mobile by bluetooth

Does anyone know any program to synchronize the files of a certain folder of my laptop with a certain folder in my android movile by bluetooth? I would like my bluetooth mobile phone automatically ...