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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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Does accesing a file "random" and updating just a part of a file really updates record randomly on hard drive?

I use Visual Basic 6.0. It is possible "Processing Files with Older File I/O" as it is said using VB6. Files can be reached as "random" using this I/O. It gives opportunity to read ...
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How to make file information (from the "details" section) copyable?

When checking the "General" tab of the properties of a file, one can select and copy the corresponding information, as you can see in this example: After pressing CtrlC, opening Notepad and ...
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How to Display "Keywords" Property in Windows File Explorer's Details View Columns?

Following this post, I have a PowerShell script that uses ExifTool to add metadata to PDF files. Specifically, it adds a tag to a PDF's "Keywords" property. The script is available here on ...
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Unable to Add Tags to Files in Windows: Missing "Tags" Property in Details Tab

Following this Tweet, I'm trying to organize my files by adding tags in Windows, as outlined in these instructions. However, I've encountered an issue where the "Tags" property does not ...
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Is it safe to delete or move a file immediately after copying it? [Windows especially]

I understand that sometimes when copying a file the system will 'cache' the process of copying, or will 'delay' the process: i.e., it takes a little longer for the copying-process to actually complete ...
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How do I delete all folders with a similar name that do not contain large files on linux commandline?

On my linux server for my media library I used a function to change show season names to have a leading zero when needed, so "Season 1" would be Season 01" and so on. The problem is ...
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Rotate destination folder with Robocopy

I use this command Robocopy D:\DIR1 E:\DIR2 /MIR to keep the contents of two folders synchronized: How do I keep 5 separate copies of the target folder, while deleting the sixth-oldest one?
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HP Swift1 running Win 10 Home has given me file icons with non-ASCII characters

After moving some files around to reorganize the file system on my laptop, I noticed several weird icons on the Desktop. These file icons have names like [], [][], e| ¼[][], where the [] is of ...
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display path to files with same names

with this command in Terminal: ls -R |sort | uniq -d | sort -r I can display a list of files with the same names located in the running directory and subdirectories. But I would like to display also ...
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How to thin out a set of incremental files based on Date Modified rules?

TL/DR: How can I "thin out" a set of periodically auto-created files, deleting every other file with the same starting name up to ".bak", based on Date/Time Modified but keeping ...
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How to move files that have the same file name but different extension to same folder using Powershell (incuding sub directories)

I have a lot of files with same name but different extensions in different folders (usually .jpg, .crw and .xmp). Files with appropriate metadata have been moved to their own folders, but especially ...
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How to Automatically Move Files to Folders in Windows 10? [closed]

I have 1 Folder that contain 500 file txt and 50 empty Folders that sorted by name (Folder 1, Folder 2, etc). How to automatically move per 10 file to folders that I create? So in the end 50 folders ...
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How might I transfer cookies and passwords from a broken laptop drive to a new laptop's browser?

My old laptop recently broke (in a way that can't be repaired). I salvaged the SSD card and turned it into an external drive so that I can get my old data off of it. I mainly need all the data from my ...
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How to determine what script is deleting files in Linux?

I run a Plex Media Server (PMS) on a ubuntu 22.04 system. There's been no update to the PMS libraries for a while, and I recently started adding a few movies to the collection. But what I've found ...
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Overriding The Notepad++ File Size Limit

I had a text file I was working with in Notepad++, which I accidentally closed and now I can't open it again because it says "File is too big to be opened by Notepad++". I was editing it ...
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What's the minimal (and fastest) way to touch a big file just enough to change it's HASH?

I have big files (.iso, .mkv, etc) for which I need to change the HASH, so that they are not detected in a potential DHT network during transfer. One obvious way is to add them to a zip file and break ...
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Deleting all new files at the end of the day

I am doing some network consulting at my church, and we are looking for a solution to delete all new created files at the end of the day on a Windows 10 Pro computer that everyone uses (Or even wiping ...
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Exclude a subfolder from symlink?

I have a folder I want to symlink (note that this doesn't have to be a symlink specifically, a junction or similar also works) somewhere. In that folder, there are a couple of subfolders and a bunch ...
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Folder in use, although it isn't

Environment: Windows 11 NAS - TrueNAS CORE on FreeBSD/amd64 I am trying to rename a folder. A few minutes ago I opened a file from this folder but now everything is closed. I get the message: Folder ...
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How to find files which I open the most?

Is there a way to figure out which files I open most often on my computer? For example, a simple count of how many times a file has been opened in the past N days would be a good start. Finding a way ...
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Files do not open when they begin with . on Windows

I noticed that files fail to open if they begin with a dot. I tested .pptx files and .pdf files, comparing their behavior on Linux and Windows. I created one nearly empty pdf file and one nearly empty ...
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How to search only files of a chosen month of a year in a huge folder?

I have a folder with 30 Gigabytes of media files in it. It takes hours to sort them by "date" to split them into new folders of "year_month". How can I search / filter out only a ...
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Why does <right-click>Properties for an epub file cause the file manager (Caja) to crash?

Environment: Ubuntu MATE 20.04 Linux 5.4.0-153-generic #170-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jun 16 13:43:31 UTC 2023 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux I've created a script [see script 1] which bundles up an EPUB file. ...
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What are version and revision of a file?

The docs for the nnn file manager says that nnn is able to sort a list of files on the basis of: apparent disk usage / disk usage / extension / revision / size / time / version But what are the &...
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Drag and Drop to Move Original File and Create Copy in Current Folder

Summary: I need a solution so that when I use Windows Explorer (or something similar) to drag and drop files, it actually moves the original file to the new location and creates a copy in the original ...
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How do I choose a default program to open one/more specific file(name)s?

I want to open specific files using different apps. But when it comes to editing different images, emulating ROMS, or opening different documents, there are special cases in which I have to use a ...
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How can I find all the files that my GoPro contains?

I connected my GoPro Hero 10 via USB to my Win10 laptop. There is a 512 GB SD card (~= 477 GiB) in the GoPro Hero 10. Windows Explorer shows that out of the 477 GiB, only 10.6 GiB are free (i.e, 477-...
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How to name files to easily insert something in the middle?

I have a directory of files that are consequent scenes of a complete video. └── 01-feat    ├── 00-home-scroll.mp4    ├── 01-page-home.mp4    ├── 02-page-about.mp4    ├── 03-page-contact.mp4    ├──...
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Toggle Directories in File Explorer

It occurred to me recently that I rarely will use the right pane of Windows File Explorer for manipulating folders and are most often a distraction when working with a folders contents. The left (...
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Can I safely mount a file container from a shared directory to 2 computers?

Lets say I have an unencrypted file container; I ran mkfs.ext4 on some file. Now lets say I've backed up this file to Dropbox and am using rclone to actively mount the directory containing this file ...
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Digital archive - solution with metadata

I am in charge of a small digital archive and I am trying to figure out how to manage it. I have another archive of my owm, but since I am a photographer, I am spoiled by EXIF & IPTC. The other ...
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How can I save a file from Firefox to /opt/subdir/ on a Mac?

In Firefox when I right click (Mac: Control+left click) to bring up the context menu and click "Save link as" Firefox on a Mac pops up a dialog box. If I set the destination to the system ...
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How to use Windows file filtering in thumbnails view

If you view a folder in details mode and look at the columns header you'll see an arrow next to every one of the properties (name, size, album, artist, etc.). Clicking that arrow gives you a menu ...
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Does anyone have a way of Exporting File 'Creation Date' and 'Modified Date' in order to restore this data onto files from a backup

I am able to get the data I want using PowerShell: gci -path .\ -recurse | sort name | select name, LastWriteTime, creationtime The issue here is, I have an online backup solution. When you restore ...
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A virtual folder/index of folders in windows 10?

I have a folder with lots of folders inside, each of these folders have some folders which finally have files in them. See example below (the number of folders, subfolders in folders or files in ...
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Replace linked shortcuts with actual paths to files and folders in Windows

I have a folder: X:\cases\XYZ and in this folder I have 2 subfolders and a windows shortcut (.lnk) file that points to another share: Research Files 3d.lnk ==> Z:\3d\XYZ I have a user that wants ...
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Emptying a directory without globbing

rm target_dir/* apparently only works thanks to the shell expanding the wildcard, so calling rm with the argument target_dir/* in another way (in my case it's a QProcess in a Qt app) doesn't achieve ...
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Windows 11 file explorer isn't showing the correct date modified

I have a directory that contains a number of log files. The files are created new every midnight, and continuously appended to every few seconds throughout the day. My expectation is that each time a ...
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What is this large system volume information file?

I'm sure this is a repeat of a question someone has asked somewhere, but I couldn't find it. There is just one file in my system system volume information folder that is taking up literally two-thirds ...
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Can I search and edit zipped files without first decompressing?

I know that windows 10 builtin file explorer supports this if I check "include compressed files" in file explorer settings. But it's too slow if there're a hell lots of zip files to search ...
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How to open internal storage from a iPhone using Windows 10

When I tried to open internal storage on my Windows HP it routes me to a DCIM file which is empty how can I open the internal storage of the iPhone or iPod also powershell is disabled and will not ...
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How to "intelligently" delete backup files based on their creation time?

Every >= 24 hours, my system makes a full backup of the (PostgreSQL) database and puts the resulting file into a dir of files such as: MyLifeDatabase 2022-12-01 12;00;00.pg_dump MyLifeDatabase 2022-...
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How to bulk edit File property details of a file in windows?

Is there software or any solution by which I can edit the comment section of a video file in bulk? So basically I have an excel sheet which has captions of a bunch of video files as shown below: What ...
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Cannot delete a file with special characters in filename (somehow hidden file)?

Running dir /a yields something like this: 05.06.2020 14:28 35.328 2020.06.05 - xy.doc 21.10.2021 10:44 14.111 2021.10.21 - xy.docx 29.11.2022 23:50 <DIR> ...
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How to set the default program for specific extensionless file?

I use Docker for Windows and I work with a lot of Dockerfiles. They're an extensionless file which can be read and opened in any text editor such as Sublime or Notepad. Related questions such as this ...
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Windows new install, old user directory super slow

I added a new physical disc with a fresh install of Windows 10. The old disc is now as let's say drive E: When I use the file explorer to access the old Users directory, it takes ages to access. There ...
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My computer restore files by itself and I do not install any software

System: Win10 Today morning, I tried to open Microsoft Edge and it report an error: 0xc0000005. I tried to reinstall it and I made a rar in order to avoid data loss. It can not be installed and I just ...
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How do I "mark" a file as safe against Windows Defender and/or Smart Screen?

I have an .ahk script that I wrote myself that was quarantined on a separate work station. I wasn't prompted (that I myself saw), and only realized it occured when I saw an error message on startup (...
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How should one best save a "documentation" of a directory tree? [duplicate]

I have an old "music" directory tree with tons of files. Although it is being replaced by a new "music" directory tree (this time with FLACs instead of MP3s), I shall still like to ...
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how to copy file/folder and preserve their creation date on windows 10

When I ran out of storage I brought a new Hard disk and of course I needed to copy all my data from my old hard disk to the new one. when I tried to manage the copied files over the new hard disk I ...
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