Questions tagged [file-management]

Methods by which files are managed and organized. Could refer to file management by the OS or by a third party application.

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nnn file manager image opens in web browser

When I open a image in nnn, it opens it in my default web browser rather than feh. I have tried png and jpg format. I also tried to find a configuration file but had hard time trying to find it. I ...
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Windows 10 file copy mechanisms

I have a program that monitors a directoru and then operates on it when placed in said directory. My program seems to have some kind of error when files are large. I dont have any details yet but ...
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Only the .lua extension type is showing.. How do I fix this?

for some reason after I installed Visual Studio Code the .lua extension shows even though the option in File Explorer is disabled.. I have googled for hours and even tried contacting Microsoft Support ...
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How can I modify a Folder's columns? Not the “Name” column, but other ones such as Year, Date Released, etc

Screenshot of my folder I need help with Okay so to be a little more detailed with my issue. I like to be EXTRA organized with my music in my external hard drive. That being said, I have a Music ...
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Why is my new SSD so slow to delete files? (Windows 10)

I recently replaced by 128GB SSD boot drive with a 1TB SSD so that I wouldn't run into as many problems with managing disk space. My process for doing this was to plug the new drive in, clone it with ...
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Is there a way to assign my computer multiple locations to move multiple files?

My current issue is that when transferring photos and videos to my external hard drive, each transfer takes quite a while, and I must wait for the transfer to complete before I can transfer another ...
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Replacing the media creation date of each file in a folder with last modifictaion date automatically

I got a folder of about 1000 videos (downloaded from Snapchat). The encoded media creation date (not to confuse with the file creation date) of the videos is incorrect, but the last modified time ...
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Rename only the first part of a list of files (Windows 8.1 via cmd or Git Bash)

I need to rename a batch of files (in W8.1 using cmd or Git Bash terminal) from: "Cymatics - Oracle 808 1 - C.wav" "Cymatics - Oracle 808 2 - C#.wav" "Cymatics - Oracle 808 3 - D.wav" "Cymatics - ...
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Find and delete broken mp4 files windows 10

I have many mp4 files located in one folder some of which are broken. I don't really need to fix them I just need a automated way of finding and deleting them. Don't have any solutions I have tried ...
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How to delete a large number of temporary files on my external hard drive?

I'm currently processing a series of large data files (150+ GB) on my home laptop (a 2015 MacBook running MacOS Catalina 10.15.3). I ran into the issue where a particular program wouldn't finish ...
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Is it possible to define custom keyboard shortcuts with pcmanfm?

I have seen how to add custom actions to the contextual menu by adding text files to ~/.local/share/file-manager/actions/. But I would like to link those actions to a keyboard shortcut, to use them ...
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Windows 10 - Change Folder Selection Dialog

Many applications, including many installers, make you choose a folder using this guy: Does anyone know of a procedure for changing this to use either the normal explorer file select dialog or a ...
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File origin and log history

Before I start, English is not my primary language, so please excuse my lack of sentence structure and grammar. I am trying to find out where a .docx file originated from and what places it has been ...
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Force 2 copies of the same file to be stored on 2 different sectors of hard disk

I am concerned about hard disk sector failures. I have a small file that I want to protect. If the sector that the file is stored on fails, then the file is lost, right? So I want to save two copies ...
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What is the purpose of “Perceived Types” in Windows 7-10?

Besides determining the default folder type in Windows Explorer, what is the purpose of "Perceived Types" for files in Windows 7-10? Are there any advantages or disadvantages to setting the perceived ...
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The disadvantages of having too many files in single directory

I have two options: Either: To have a database with 100,000 records, Or - To have these records as separate (and very small) text files in the single directory. What are the disadvantages of the ...
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Where does Total Commander store file comments?

The feature is in Files > Edit comment I thought that it's stored in NTFS ADS but dir /R doesn't show any additional streams. I've also checked \AppData\Roaming\GHISLER and \AppData\Local\GHISLER but ...
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Batch script to move all *.doc and *.docx files to a new folder, while keeping subdirectory structure, when there are PDF files of the same name

I have thousands of word document files, both old and new formats, in a folder with multiple levels of subdirectories. Many of them have been converted to PDF files but I need to keep the original ...
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How to search particular file in command prompt by using file name instead?

How to search a particular file in the command prompt by using its name. for eg: C:\>dir examplefile.txt /s /d Volume in drive C has no label. Volume Serial Number is 5200-9295 its shows this ...
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Arch Linux: Extending / using an additional HDD

My root partition for Arch Linux is running out of space (2.4GB), which isn't enough space for a project I'm going to start, the only option I have is my Micro SD but i cant switch my installation to ...
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How to remove default sidebar items in file browser on Ubuntu?

Ubuntu has a number of default sidebar items in the file browser: They are Documents, Downloads, Music, Pictures, Videos in the left sidebar. I don't need these shortcuts. How do I remove them from ...
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Windows cant find path : Permissions lost to access a folder's files

I have a huge folder named Softwares_New which has all my softwares dump, it is 177 GB in size. As I observed, all the files and folders lacked permission to access them. I went into folder properties,...
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Why do all files get their line endings converted when booting windows? Can I disable this?

In my current setup, I run a dual boot with Windows 10 and Linux Mint. Both operating systems have their own partition of an SSD, and most data storage is on an internal HDD, which both systems can ...
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Transferring multiple files from a single folder to different subfolders to replace their old version - Windows 10

Due to regular updates every month or so I receive a disc with hundreds of files that replace the outdated files on my pc. This is extremely time consuming and I was wondering if there is a shortcut ...
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How do I get a recursive list of the full, bare paths of all files modified since a given date?

I need to get a list of all files, matching a given mask, in all subdirectories from a given path, which have been modified since a given date. How do I do this?
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Change default open/save dialog window folder FROM My Computer TO My Documents

How do I change the open/save file dialog window to use the My Documents ("User Files") by default on the left panel instead of adding an alias (that I've removed!) under My Computer? I already have ...
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When backing up files and folders, include or exclude thumbs.db?

When backing up individual files and folders (as opposed to creating volume images), are there any reasons to intentionally include or exclude thumbs.db files? The sources of the files are Android ...
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Total Commander Ultima Prime: how to change Create New Folder (F7) popup window position?

I am using an amazing tool - Total Commander Ultima Prime. But in the recent version 7.6, when I open a popup to create a new folder (by pressing F7), the popup shows up just between my two screens (...
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Remove a word from file names on Linux

I accidentally ran exiftool -all= * on my Linux system in my Downloads folder (the command removes the EXIF metadata from all files in the current directory). Luckily, exiftool creates backup files by ...
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How to delete thousands of files that have names that are too long? [duplicate]

I'm using Windows 8.1 and have several backups that I want to delete, but the file names are too long for thousands of files. How can I delete them? All of the solutions I've seen require that I ...
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How to permanently remove the content of a text file from HDD or SSD?

The main objective is to completely remove the content of a text file from HDD or SSD, without drive formatting and overwriting, and be completely sure that it cannot be recovered. The file can remain ...
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Automation applications for file management?

I'm trying to research available applications that would be useful in the automated copying of files located within set SharePoint directories and depositing them in one central location. An ...
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How to get a list of the most accessed folders / files in Windows?

I am about to install an SSD NVME 256 Mb, which is several times faster than my two current raid 0 SSDs. However, once it has little space, I want to leave only the most accessed files/folders ...
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Creating a custom right click context menu that runs script on selected file?

So basically I want to be able to right click on a video file, and have a custom command in the context menu that inserts the name of the file into the following code then runs it. curl https://api....
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How can I change the date modified of a group of selected files? [duplicate]

Say I have 1000 rtf o mp3 files and I want to change the date modified of them all to the current time. How can I do that?
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Adding custom individual metadata to files to identify origin

I am starting a private course teaching a specialized technique to a group of 100+ members. I am aware that preventing videos from being leaked, copied, etc is nearly impossible (because at the most ...
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Sort files and folders based on when they were Last Opened

I know there is a question already but I am not able to use it in Windows 10. I have referred to other sites on the Internet and have got a proper Date Accessed column. But the column doesn't update ...
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Mouse software allowing key combination on left or right button? (Windows)

Mouse software allowing key combination on left or right button? (Windows) When you select multiple files, multiple pictures or multiple objects in a vector graphic, you use control-click instead of ...
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Merging two Sharepoint Directories

I'm wondering if anyone has any experience in merging file systems. I have two SharePoint directories (with countless subdirectories...), one ~1.5TB and one ~0.5TB, that need to be merged together. I ...
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How can I free up space taken up by an incomplete Microsoft Store download?

Yesterday, I purchased a game (The Outer Worlds) via the Microsoft Store. I began downloading and installing it via the UI. At the beginning of this process, I was informed that I'd need some ...
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When using the search feature in windows exploerer, what is the difference between `kind` and `type`?

When using the search feature in windows exploerer, what is the difference between kind and type? For example, we might search for kind:=music
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Windows 10 File Renaming Tricks

I have a folder directory with media files where the folder structure is: /Media Directory/Parent Directory/Files Sorta two questions: The naming convention of the Parent Directory is (year) ...
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Always need permission to move, delete, or rename folder or file, Windows 10

I restared my computer just now and I'm noticing an issue where Windows File Explorer always asking me for administrator permission to remove, delete, or rename a file or folder and it's gotten ...
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I need an automatic way of making a lot of numbered folders

I need 100 or more folders named like such: ch.000, ch.001, ch.002, etc. In this case I need it to go up to ch.094 but I will need to create more folders later. That may be more or less folders, but ...
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How to use cmd to move files out of redundant subfolder?

I have a large number of textfiles that are nested in subdirectories like this: D:\datafiles_01\01_data\data\{bunchoftextfiles} \... \42_data\{...
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What args should be used to make ls group file in such a way?

I'd like to list files grouped in such a sequence: ALL hidden files, directories, and the rest sorted by extension. So I made an alias in .bashrc like this: alias ll="LC_COLLATE=C ls -AlhF --sort=...
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Can I transfer 2 Terabyte's worth of personal data and stuff to a hard drive? [duplicate]

I have a 2 TB internal hard drive with all of my files and information. Can I, or if I can, how do I transfer it all to a new computer? I am going from Desktop to Desktop computer and I have tons of ...
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Unlock or delete locked folder programmatically

1. Summary I'm couldn't find, how I can unlock or delete locked folder with all subfolders via command-line interface. 2. Argumentation I'm working on the project. For example, my sources folder — ...
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Windows 10 deletes lots of tiny files super slowly. Can anything be done to speed it up?

I work with tens of thousands 20 kB JPEG files in batches which add up to gigabytes. When I try to delete an old batch, Windows 10 has a very low delete rate which sometimes even drops to zero ...
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How to see the previous “Accessed” date in Windows

How can I see the dates history of when I accessed a file, beyond the latest time? This really means alot to me!

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