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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How to implement an ephemeral file cache on a local file-system with off-the-shelf tools? [migrated]

Background I'm looking to implement a pass-through cache for a file-serving application. The users would make requests for files to the cache, if found, read from cache, otherwise the cache will fetch ...
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How to detect any file changes in Windows directory?

I will back up my files regularly to hard disk. But one thing that bother me is I do not know which files are updated. Overwrite every file will take a long time. Is there any method/software to ...
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Automatically remap folder's contents to different drive when updated?

I have a program that outputs data to a folder in my C drive (C:\Users\games\AppData\Roaming\Yernemm\OWET2\output). This program does not have a way to set the output path for it's data. Instead, I ...
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What are file (or directory) names starting with a '#'?

These appear to be special files because you can not cp them. These files (and directory) were encountered in docker image mysql/mysql-server:latest. These files are: -rw-r----- 1 mysql mysql ...
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Know if the running version of a program is the one on disk

How can I know if the version of a program which is currently running is the one residing on disk, or if it is an older version (that may have been replaced, e.g., by an upgrade?)
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File Management and sync by proxy, via file catalog?

I want to organize files/folders of my external hard drives when the drives are offline, and then sync the changes manually when I plugin a hard drive. Situation: I have lots of files to organize, on ...
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In DoubleCommander, how to show last visited times for files?

In DoubleCommander Windows version, how to show last visited times for files?
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How to loop in bash

I have a directory that contains files like: PropertyNameRevCount.pdf PropertyNameRevWordcloud.pdf PropertyNameRevComments.pdf I'm trying to move them into a subdirectory of the current directory ...
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Why is there no tags option in properties?

I want to edit a file's tags so I can organize them. All the tutorials I could find say I can tag files like this: But on my computer, it looks like this: How can I fix this?
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How can I Connect to a Password Protected Account on a Network Computer Through CMD or Powershell? [closed]

How can I connect to other computers on my home network -specifically through the command prompt or powershell? The accounts on these computers have passwords. However, I have access to those ...
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Android files and folder is showing wrong time and date [migrated]

I've noticed that the file of my Android phone are showing wrong time and date.enter image description here Look at the 1st picture. You can see I have made a folder that name is "New Folder"...
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(Windows 10) Arrange and snap icons to grid in folders other than the desktop?

Is it possible to arrange icons in other folders the same way desktop icons can be arranged? Like arbitrarily placing the icons in different parts of the screen and also making them snap to grid. PS. ...
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How to create a macro in Notepad++ that will save a file as a different name?

In Notepad++, how can you create a macro that will save the current file with a different name? When I use the macro recorder in Notepad++, it doesn't seem to record any Save operation. Ideally, I ...
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Recursively delete folder in OneDrive for business

This Microsoft support article states that A personal OneDrive folder does not need to be empty before you delete it. However, you may want to check beforehand that there are no files or sub-folders ...
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Can a malware file in a .zip file be executed when testing the .zip file?

OS : Windows 10 Can a malware file in a .zip file be executed when testing the .zip file? I mean, for example, testing by 7-zip context menu 'test archive'. The .zip file has no password and just ...
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Keep Ubuntu installations across multiple systems equal

Is there a way to have lets say to computers running Ubuntu, and every time I install something to one system, it somehow syncs up with a server, as to what was installed, and as soon as i start the ...
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List Apache File Directory Tree To Download

I found a website online running an Apache Webserver. It has a directory which looks something like the below. main website ├───version 1.0 │ a.txt │ b.txt │ c.txt │ d.txt │ ├──...
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Find games on local drive

Is there some software that can automatically find games in a drive, and maybe move them together in a single folder. Thanks in advance.
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Remove a folder without confirm deletion of every single file in nnn file manager

Recently I started to use the file manager nnn. It seems to be fun, except for deleting folders. Is it somehow possible to delete a folder with this file manager, without confirming to delete every ...
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The maximum length of the path of a file: 259 or 258 characters?

I try to understand what is the maximum valid length of the path a file. For this, I use the default Windows file manager, on Windows 7, and the following PowerShell script: Get-ChildItem | Select ...
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How can I set a file with the year 30828 with Windows 10?

do you know how I can set year 30828 for a test file on Windows 8 and 10? Windows supports year 1601 to 30828. https://www.computerhope.com/jargon/e/epoch.htm Can you create for me a .txt file with ...
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How to group files into seperate folders by date modified?

I have a large quantity of files that I would like to group into folders by year, using date modified, for convince. I am using an ext4 filesystem on linux. Are there any scripts/tools that could help ...
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How to check which folder is increasing size recently?

One of my servers got virus and it usually get full storage. How could I check which folder is increasing size recently or which files added recently so that I could delete files for more space? I had ...
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Octave (GUI): after Windows-10 standby + wake-up, saving an open m-file changes name to \<unnamed\> and loses its file connection

Octave 6.1.0 (GUI) I had a data loss that was caused by this. But knowing about it now, it will not happen to me again: After saving the active Octave file, leaving Octave editor and the file opened, ...
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Windows 10: Is it safe to move SD card from a “standby Linux” to Windows 10?

Since a month, I regularly switch an SD card between a computer with Windows 10 and a laptop with Linux Mint / Windows 10. I do not digitally "remove the card", I just take it out. The files ...
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why does my program take long to access files the first time [closed]

So I have this program that goes through a bunch of mp3 files in a folder and reads some data off of them. When I run it, it takes a while. That seemed fair enough. But when I run it again after the ...
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How to rearrange files into a folder via File Explorer “non-manually”?

So I want to try and experiment files and folders, but I want to do it "non-manually". And when I say non-manually, I mean not making a new folder and dragging the files into it. Instead, I ...
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Set a full drive that only Windows can use

I have a 250gb ssd and im looking for a way to lock it so nothing else can go on there only Windows 10 updates temp files etc no downloads, games or media. Basically i dont want that drive to be ...
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How to delete a file that is “being used by a program” but is not locked yet still doesn't delete [duplicate]

I'm trying to delete a driver that is giving me issues with some games, I've tried LockHunter, System Monitor, Unlocker, Proccess Explorer but either none of them can delete it nor can they find what ...
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How to prevent a folder deletion, while leaving full control permission on all its content on Windows 10?

Honestly, I'm a little disappointed this is so hard and isn't intuitive to do, because it seems a trivial task. I want to prevent a folder from being inadvertently deleted by myself, but not files and ...
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How to reconstruct the same directory and file structure and copypaste into other drive given the path to file urls in a notepad

I have around 2k png files located in different paths. I have all their path urls for example T:\Pets\PNG1, T:\Pets\Dog\PNG2, T:\Birds\PNG3 in a notepad. So how do I reconstruct the same directory and ...
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Delete corrupted folder in Windows 10

Whenever I try to delete this folder, the progress bar completes without any prompt but the folder is still there with it's subfolder. I tried to go into folder, but it seems after some time the path ...
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Reapplying inherited permission on redirected folders

I had some hard drive corruption a few weeks ago after an overnight powercut, had to use checkdisk on pretty much every virtual disk. Since then, random users have lost permissions to some files in ...
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How to save file to a “virtual local drive” and have the data streamed to a remote drive?

(This is for Windows computers.) So, the reason why I need this is not really relevant, but generally speaking... I have a program which takes a long time to generate a huge file (like 100's of GB). I ...
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win10 utility file copy multiple directories from search result [duplicate]

My computer has been infested with a redirect a string in 100s of files. Using file locator string search shows many many directories with files in various path. I intend to move these invested files -...
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Create a file with exact name as an existing subfolder?

I have a folder e.g. C:\a\ which contains a subfolder \b\ inside. (So it's like this: C:\a\b\) I want to create a plain text file named b (no extension) in C:\a\ but Windows won't allow that. So, is ...
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Making 'Details' view be remembered for ALL programs' OpenFile windows

I would like that, in any Windows program that uses save/open file dialogue-windows (that is, most programs!), the default view is Details, rather than Thumbnails or other views some programs seem to ...
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How can I open this file: Windows NTbackup archive NT, with file catalog, soft size 1*512, software (0x1200): Microsoft SQL Server

I've an extensionless file of about 100 MB. I tried to open it, but it's binary. I got the file type: $ file demo demo: Windows NTbackup archive NT, with file catalog, soft size 1*512, software (...
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How to restore contents of recycling bin to different folder AND retaining original folder structure

Problem: After deleting lots of sets of files with the same name to recycle bin over time, one can lose track of what they have deleted and want to review them. It seems that Windows recycling bin ...
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How can I get rid of the 20,000 files on my desktop?

So i was bored in class at school, and so wrote this .bat file really quickly, for a bit of fun SET \A x=0 :loop SET \A x=%x%+1 echo hehe>bruh%x%.txt goto :loop This created around 20,000 files on ...
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I can't write file names more than 9 characters long in Windows 10. What can I do?

I was renaming screenshots in my documents in my windows 10 Home Single language 64 bit pc. Everything was fine until for some unknown reason the system started limiting the length of file names to 17 ...
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Why do files with multiple hard links lose 'Authenticated Users' read/write access (and how to make not happen)?

After playing with hard links on a test Win7 system after receiving a fantastic answer by community member Pimp Juice IT to another question (Is there a clever way to group a bunch of files together ...
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How can I add more columns to the list of files in a File Share in Azure Storage Explorer?

I'm using Azure Storage Explorer (the latest version, 1.15.1) on macOS and Windows to view and maintain different types of storage accounts. When exploring File Shares, the columns are limited to Name ...
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Secure data wipe before laptop sell

I have two SSDs in my laptop (dell xps 15 9550): Toshiba 256gb (PCIe) THNSN5256GPU7 Samsung 1tb (sata 3) EVO860 Both are fully encrypted with VeraCrypt. Is it safe, to simply make a quick-format on ...
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How to move all file with specific extension from all subfolder into a single target folder? [duplicate]

I've restored an old hard disk using photorec. So I've a lot of file of different kinds under about 400 folders. I'd like to, for example, move all jpg file into /restore_by_type/jpg I'm on windows 10 ...
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TeraCopy not working

Since Windows 10 Explorer dialog boxes do not provide useful information about files while replacing them (unless we click on some option, then have to click more options that are very confusing), I ...
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How to determine what process or application caused the deletion of a file or directory?

I have had my Documents folder unknowingly deleted twice on my Linux machine. This occurs in the middle of active use. I.e. I can have several folders under my Documents opened in a file browser, be ...
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In Mac OS how can I find and move a large list of files from one folder to another?

I have a list of about 1,200 files that are stored in a folder on my hard drive (total files in that folder is about 1,900 files). Is there a way (maybe using Terminal) to search for those 1,200 files ...
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Decrease disk space requirements for git-annex on Windows

Currently, I am evaluating git-annex to track larger files on disconnected media. After adding files to annex on Windows, I noticed that the disk space doubles as hashed content resides in the workdir ...
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Directory remains un-deletable

I have a 3TB external HDD formatted to NTFS that I store media on. While trying to delete some of the directories I received an error 'Item Not Found' I was able to delete the sub-folders and the ...

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