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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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Linux how to move n files out of nested subodirectories from a directory to another one

I have a directory invasive/ which contains 60000 files. I want to move only 1000 files out of nested sub-directories from invasive/ to invasive2/ I tried to do the following: find invasive/ -type f -...
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Windows Unable to delete file with reserved name

I git-cloned a repo for Linux divers(ath10k) having files named aux.h and aux.c. Quoting the answer here, MS-DOS Device Driver names cannot be used as file names in Windows. As a result, we are ...
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How to remove group and others permission in Windows 10

How to remove group and others permissions in Windows 10, such that end result will be similar to chmod go= -R ~? I can execute the Linux command even though I am not a superuser/admin and I am not ...
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how to fill-in absolute path filename in mc?

Please, I cannot figure out how to fill-in absolute path filename in mc (Midnight commander)? I am familiar with ALT+ENTER to drop the filename onto the line, but that is just the relative filename, I ...
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Windows is not finding my file what to do?

Here is my list of files Here is the result of search Also crossposted to https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-files/windows-is-not-finding-my-file/49909b75-da38-4f94-...
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What is "Copy all NTFS Permissions" during copy files and folders with "Total Commander"

I am using windows os as my device. I want to copy all files and folders from my internal hard drive to external one using Total commander program. The reason of using Total commander is copy long ...
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Is there a written definition for line count of a text file? [closed]

Is there a definition or definitions for line count of a file? A command like wc -l data.txt would only count the amount of newline characters. But this ignores scenarios such as where contents are ...
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Automatically send certain filetypes to preset location

So the workflow I'm going for is saving the active webpage as .MHTML using a keystroke and make it go into a pre-set save location, so there's no interruption to browsing. I can easily get the .MHTML ...
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what is the equivalent of ctrl+h (find and replace) in cmd command line

I need instructions specific to the command line (Windows 10) to modify a text file, by replacing a word with another word I thought of the for loop but I did not find a command to modify a file text? ...
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bash move file relative to its position

As the title says, can I move a file relative to its current position? Let's assume I am in the root directory, with the following file structure: ... ├──home └──user ├──Documents └──...
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How can I prevent a program from mapping files?

I have some programs which use big files (writing to them mainly) and whenever they're running my computer almost runs out of memory because those big files are in memory (shown by Sysinternals RAMmap)...
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How do you make new txt documents from the folder explorer in Windows 11? [duplicate]

Windows 11 no longer has the .txt option when right clicking in file explorer and clicking new. I saw some stuff about restoring the old Windows 10 right click menu, but what if we just want to add ...
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For a single windows folder AND all its subfolders: how to DEFAULT make it show all files with the same columns and in the same order

I have one folder where ALL downloads go. I want to open it via a desktop shortcut (win 10). In order to manage its content (delete/save/move/show etc.) I would like this folder (and only this one) to ...
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In Windows 10, where is a mounted folder's contents actually stored?

Question 1) Let's say I have a mounted folder to my D: drive in C:\Users\Me\Documents\Homework. Let's say I save a file in there called Assignment1.txt. Is the file location of Assignment1.txt ...
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Keep the Favorite File/Folder on Top in Windows File Explorer

Windows Quick Access feature allows to set some folders as favorites and it shows up on the top on the left hand sidebar. However, often, you are working on some folders and you would like to "...
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How to delete Config.msi

I'm having trouble deleting folder E:\Config.msi on Windows 11, and according to various websites I've read, this file is sometimes leftover after an application installation and is safe to remove. ...
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Looking for a file based on date created and the file type on Windows 10

I am looking for a file on my PC, but I have no idea what it is called. All I know is its file extension and the date it was created. How can I locate it on Windows 10?
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Remove ALL User generated Files from Windows 10

I have a question about file/program handling in windows 10. My Problem is that i will leave my company at the end of the month and want to clean out my windows user account. I know when i delete the ...
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Batch file to recursively mux .mp4 and .srt from different folders

There is a new trend in torrents to release TV and Movies as x265 .mp4 with .srt subs in a separate folder, following this folder structure: Season1\title1.mp4 Season1\title2.mp4 Season1\title3.mp4 ...
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Recover files deleted with rm under msys2

I was using a bash terminal under msys2. I have accidentally removed some user files with rm, under ~/MyDir. Do I have any higher chances of recovering them as compared to files removed with rm under ...
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Find all files with given extension which are in folder with files with another extension

I want to clean automatically created backup *.bak files created by certain program. These files could be everywhere. There are also *.bak files which I want to keep. All *.bak files which I want to ...
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Can I sort tree command according to time in ascending order?

tree Folder PATH listing Different Aspects of Function calling ├───Function with Arguments and with Return value ├───Function with Arguments and without Return value ├───Function without Arguments ...
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How can I edit what program is targeted by Steam's "Browse Local Files"?

I'm running a custom file manager for windows and I've got it working great with everything. It will open instead of explorer for almost everything but leaves special folders "such as control ...
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Find out which process has locked a file or folder in Windows Server 2016 in the past

Does Windows Server 2016 have any logging available for which process has locked a file in the past? For example, if a process is failing while trying to access a file because that file is locked by ...
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Remote server: no such file or directory

Remote server shows some files (.csv) in a particular directory but I cannot open those files or delete them. I have tried using Windows File Manager, FileZilla and also Command Prompt using ssh. When ...
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Can't remove file [duplicate]

I'm on Windows 10. I've created a python script which created some files by mistake with strange names: When trying to delete them in the PowerShell, it throws the error message below: If I try to ...
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How is it possible that the "created" timestamp for a file is later than the "last modified" one?

I discovered this while looking at the file properties in File Explorer in Windows 10 for some old WAV sound files I recorded using my voice with a microphone using Audacity and never modified since. ...
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How to sync files not directories in Windows

I have thousands of files of a certain extension spread through dozens of folders. I routinely copy the files to a USB without the folder structure using a batch file. To do this I have to wipe the ...
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File Paths in Chrome OS [duplicate]

I want to open some files in the browser using the file:// protocol. However, I do not think that you can get file paths in the default chrome os file explorer. If you can, I do not know how to do ...
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How to merge many photos automatically?

How to merge many photos automatically? I have 2 folders of photos, 200 photos each. I need to merge (side by side) the 1st photo from the 1st folder with the 1st photo from the 2nd folder.
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Page Cache not Fully Released

I tried to release all page cache pages. First, I checked its current size. cat /proc/meminfo|head shows: MemTotal: 11703912 kB MemFree: 5637568 kB MemAvailable: 7114944 kB Buffers: ...
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How to filter files based on tag on OSX under a folder

In the finder, I can easily tag a file and access all files with a certain tag from the sidebar. However, is there any way to find all files with a certain tag under a given folder? Otherwise, I have ...
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Need to refresh Windows folder view using F5

I use Windows 10 with all updates done. When I create a folder, change the name of a file or move files between folders, I have to press the F5 button to make the changes visible. This anomaly doesn't ...
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Does Windows end a file transfer after an RDP session times out?

If a large local file transfer (intra-system) needs to happen in an environment where RDP will time out if there is no user interaction, can one expect the file transfer to continue after RDP ...
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Copy subdirectories with the same name in windows 10

On my Windows machine, S drive, under the OF folder I have the following structure : S://OF ├── FolderA │ └── FolderA1 │ └── FolderA2 │ └── FolderX | └── myFolder │...
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New files not being compressed in a compressed folder in Windows 10 [closed]

After marking folder as compressed in Windows 10, new files are not being compressed. Steps: create a folder on your desktop and then right click -> properties -> advanced -> enable "...
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Powershell Rename-Item repeats if the number of files is large

(I'm just going to post every path here. It feels awkwardly intimate but what harm could it possibly do, right?) Here is my PowerShell command prompt: PS D:\Local generations\Tlungvel> ls | Rename-...
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I want to free up space from Recovery Mode

My MacBook's internal storage has reached nearly full capacity (until now I had not received a warning), and I'm unable to boot up the computer because of this. To free up space, I opened Recovery ...
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"Move" confirmation dialog in File Explorer?

Windows 10. I have Tourette's and occasionally when moving the mouse I'll click it. Every once in a while I get unlucky and have a File Explorer window open and accidentally drag some random folder to ...
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File Properties in Windows 10

I am running Windows 10 (professional edition). I have many .mp3 files and many .aac files. When I go to the details tab in the File Properties window for a .mp3 file, there are entries for various ...
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is it possible to run the nnn File Manager on Windows?

edited: using powershell I installed what I thought was nnn (https://github.com/jarun/nnn): PS> python.exe -m pip install nnn how do I run it? does it run on PowerShell or cmd? update: the nnn ...
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ranger rename with autocompletion

In the ranger file manager, how can I rename a file based on another file in the same directory? When I download a subtitle file for a movie file, the filename usually doesn't match the name of the ...
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How to open only one file out of multiple selected files without losing the selection? [closed]

I'm trying to delete multiple files from a folder, but there are times where I want to open one file to check it's content. When I select multiple files, if I just right click and open, Windows will ...
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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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