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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 can I specifically batch delete files by filename? [on hold]

I've been using the command prompt to batch unzip and deal with a large group of files I just got and I came to a roadblock when trying to delete every file besides specific ones that are tagged in ...
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Secure deletion of part of a file

I have moved my passwords to a password manager. Previously they were in a sheet of a multi-sheet Excel file. Is it possible for me to securely delete that sheet in the file but leave the rest alone?
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Store single file on multiple partitions

I want store a file movie named movie.mp4 to sda1 and sda2. Some of the parts are on sda1 and rest is on sda2. If I open the file will it work normally. How to do that
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Nautilus default .desktop file not right

I need some help with the GNOME Nautilus file manager. The default .desktop file situated is /usr/share/applications has been deleted and replaced with my own one (no back up). I was hoping to ...
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How can I see the amount of files in a folder automatically?

So, you know how you can right click on a folder and click on 'Properties', where it displays the amount of files in that folder? I want to see that information automatically, as a column. Are there ...
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How can I compress folders in the WindowsApps Directory?

On Windows 10, store applications are stored in C:\Program Files\WindowsApps. I would like to compress some of these applications (that I never use and cannot delete, like "Your Phone" and "Print 3D")....
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Google Drive File Size Discrepancy [duplicate]

I just uploaded a few relatively large files (.dmg files, around 1-2 GB each) to my Google Drive and noticed the file sizes reported by Google Drive are significantly lower than the originals. For ...
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Easiest way to gather files from multiple folders at once. Windows 10 [duplicate]

See this question, Easiest way to extract the contents of many folders at once? My question is similar, but I have Folders inside folders inside folders inside folders inside folders and I am using ...
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Applying a command line argument to the binary exe when double click on the file

On windows, I have modified a shortcut to an exe file in order to apply a command line argument for that. So, in the properties of the shortcut, I have written D:\texlive\2018\bin\win32\texworks.exe -...
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How to keep file sets in sync via flash drive which contains the changes only?

How can the following be done? Let's say I have 2 computers, A & B. And each has a root folder, whose contents I want to keep in sync - via a USB flash drive. So, User A is making changes on ...
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[macOS]: Interleave Folder-Structures / Show files from Samba share inside local file system

I have a Samba share that has the same folder structure as my home directory on my Mac. I would like to mount the share in such a way that the files in the share appear inside my home directory as if ...
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Copying sequence of files to be physically placed consecutive on hard drive

I have a image files sequence that need to be read as fast as they can as long they are really a video divided on frames. So when the image sequence is not written on the hard drive consecutively the ...
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Open ranger File-Manager in specific Directory

I use ranger as my file-manager and was looking for an option that i can pass to ranger, that let‘s me open ranger in a given directory, something like ranger —specfic-directory=„/home/tim/literature/„...
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How to organize files on filesystem now that I'm tagging them? [closed]

Using TMSU to tag files. Assume I have a bunch of random pics from reddit. Birds, cats, dogs, etc and could be called "funny" "cute" "interesting" etc. Before I discovered TMSU I was struggling to ...
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Excel Workbook - ownership request prompt to the editing user

I have a workbook file that is used by 1 team with a few people; but soon it will be disparate teams (2 teams; 8 people) accessing the file on our corporate share... This could grow to more teams and ...
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How to cut a 1GB section off of a very large text file (98GB)?

I managed to generate a 98GB log file during an overnight test. I can't do anything with a 98GB file. I wanted to cut it into smaller parts originally, so I tried 7-zip but I don't actually have ...
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How to move a specific file type found on the entire drive to another folder [duplicate]

So, I want to move all JPG files on the entire drive (Including other users) to a folder on the desktop. What's the command in CMD? The folder I want to move the files to is C:\Users\stefa_000\...
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Need Windows script to create folders named with file dates and move files to the matching folder

I need a CMD or Powershell script or batch file to step through a list of files make a folder named with the date of a file if it doesn't already exist, then move that file into its matching ...
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Explorer not loading files and previews

First of all, I hope not to post something it has been already asked because it's really hard to search for something like this. My problem has been going on since I installed Windows 10 for the first ...
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Use list of partial file names in txt to copy files from one folder to another

I have a large number of images stored in a single folder and sorted through them to choose which to copy to certain folders such as "scenery" or "technical" and created a list of partial filenames ...
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How to get all image files on windows 10? [closed]

I´m going to get rid of my computer to buy a new one. I have this computer for over 6 years now. It has 3 different Hard-Drives and all the files and folders are a huge mess. All my important ...
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How to list 5 largest folders/ files on Linux?

I tried to list by the size of the folder using the following command: ls -S | head -1 but this only listed folders by size and did not show the size of the folders. Any idea how to see file sizes ...
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Opening a file in notepad and saving without corrupting

I have a music file that I want to open in notepad and then save as to another location, when I do this it corrupts the file. How can I open and save as the file without corrupting? I have tried ...
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How do I “lock” a folder to prevent its deletion

Exact opposite of this question. I'm trying to track an intermittent issue with a software, issue that seems to be related to a folder that is kept locked for just a bit too long... once in a while. ...
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How do I monitor the size of a folder (Windows 7)?

I'm looking for a way to monitor the size of a folder (all files and sub folders). If a certain size is reached there should be some kind of message. The message should be displayed after windows ...
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My bash script locks file when Java tries to read it

I have a bash script in Linux (CentOS) that redirects output to a file. It takes a few minutes to run: ./myBashScript.sh >> file.csv I have a java application that tries to read the file (only ...
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Creating a New file in Multiple folders [closed]

Very new to ISE and scripting.. Looking to create a file in multiple already created folders. I have tried the below but get a could not find part of the path error. $Folders = @(Get-ChildItem -...
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How can I get rid of this directory that appears to be a link to the root of another drive, but is NOT a reparse point?

I have a drive drive mount at G:\, and another mount at D:. G:\ somehow contains a folder in the root of it named "D" that links to the root of the D:\ drive. These are all things I have tried in ...
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Windows 7 - Find all files and folders larger than a given size

I want to find all files and folders on my C: drive that are larger than a given size, since I've forgotten half of what I have on there. Typing "size:>100MB" into the search box in Windows Explorer ...
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How to merge duplicate folders with “name (1)”, “name (1) (1)” etc. structure

Syncing between my Google Filestream, Google Drive, and Synology CloudSync and got all messed up and I'm left with hundreds of duplicate folders with the folder name followed by a "(1)" or "(2)" etc., ...
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Windows deletes HTML files when I delete a folder [duplicate]

I have saved a HTML web page. I got a .html file along with a folder which has the same name. Both of these seem to be linked magically: if I delete the HTML file, the folder gets deleted as well if ...
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How do I use an image URL with no clear file path?

Why do so many image URL's have no clear file path these days? When I use sites like Facebook on my PC, I often want to post an image from the Internet. Instead of downloading the image, it's much ...
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Batch automation using metadata

I recently did some archiving for personal purposes on my music library, extracting file name to make a text document echoing it's file name with information. Was thinking of parsing parts of the file ...
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How to ensure complete file integrity of key files?

A question in regards to file integrity: How can I ensure that the integrity of a file will always stay 100%? Important for example when storing key files in regards to encryption etc. on local ...
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LibreOffice for Linux: How to open paths in LO with single click

I'm using LibreOffice Version: 6.0.4.2 under Linux OS in German language. I also use Plasma, where I set to open paths with a single click. I want to open paths in file handling in LibreOffice modules ...
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How to add an element to the left panel of File Explorer?

This is how the left panel of my File Explorer looks like like: Is there a way to add an element to this panel? I would like to add a directory so that it is at the same level as "Dropbox", "This ...
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Fix a file/directory that says “refers to a location that is unavailable” / “file not found” when trying to open it

I've got a bunch of folders that upon trying to browse into them, say "<directory> refers to a location that is unavailable". In Process Monitor, I see that the actual error code is ...
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Text Data File: Is it an 'Active List' or a 'Database'?

There is a text file that is accessed via a GUI application. The text file is basically a list of text items, with an index number at the start, something like: 1234: text1 text2 text3 4567: text1 ...
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Unindentified probably graphic files [closed]

I've found on my computer a folder with screenshots, but they dont have a format. They are named by hours like "15.30" and i cant figure out what type can it be. Here's a link to mediafire with one of ...
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Windows: How do I find all instances of hidden folder and delete?

My backup software when it backups up a file share it injects a bunch of hidden folders with meta data about the files in every single folder and its children. There are hundreds of this folder name ...
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Reducing a file to 0 that is currently in use (locked) via command prompt

Looking for a way to reduce a file that is currently in use by a program to be 0 bytes. Example: Tomcat is using the stdout file, this is 18GB in size. I can't remove this manually as it's ...
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How to consolidate partitions while retaining data on Mac OS?

So I have what seems like a somewhat basic question, but it seems the answer might not be so simple. I have done many googling prior to posting here and i am just not getting what i want. Here's my ...
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Is it safe to delete files with extensions containing non-alphanumeric characters?

I was working with Eagle 4.16r2 (Yes I know its old), and when I work on my project in it, I happen to save my work frequently as files with extensions .brd and .sch. I just did a backup and now I ...
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bindfs - “/proc” and Docker container file system

BEFORE YOU CONTINUE: I know that manage the container's data in its own file-system is not seen as a good practice, much less persist that data directly into its file-system. I just want to make my ...
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Tidying up application resources in Windows 10

Computer and user-specific resources for apps are apparently supposed to be stored in C:\ProgramData and C:\Users\owner\AppData. Yet, I see Apps resources scattered all over. For example, texlive ...
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File item renaming with brackets

I'm using macOS X, inputing this into the terminal to rename some stuff: find /Users/Ad//Desktop/Project/src/ -type f -name '*.java' -exec perl -pi -w -e 's/getGreenObject()/newObject("green")/g;' {} ...
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Find NFD-encoded filenames

I have rsync'd a directory from a Mac to a linux box containing files and folders with special characters (umlauts). Unfortunately, the Mac uses NFD encoding (thanks, Apple!) which rsync didn't ...
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Adobe Bates Numbering - How to Automate and Version Control?

I've got about 120K pages of docs spread across 60 main folders and about 540 subfolders that require bates numbering. Adobe does allow for Bates numbering trees of folders, but I've noted that if ...
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Moving millions of small folders and small csv/txt files from computer to server efficiently [duplicate]

I have to move 1000 folders from my hard drive to a web server. The problem I'm having is that each of these has around 2 million folders with 1-2 txt or csv files in each folder. Its essentially a ...
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File Management with PowerShell

So, I've run into an interesting issue. I am writing a PowerShell script to Check folder "A" for identical file names as found in folder "B". If they are found in folder "A", they are moved to folder ...