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Questions tagged [file-organization]

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How to traverse a directory tree, running a command on each file there?

Using cmd.exe after a cursory look though of the output of help for: Command: FOR /R \Music %file IN (*.flac *.wav *.aif) DO C:flac.exe -f -8 %file Response: %file was unexpected at this time. ...
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Firefox downloading [closed]

There are questions about this from years back, but the add-in recommended is no longer available. I would like to do two things: 1. I want to organize the files that I download according to the file ...
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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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Reconstructing directory structure lost after rsync --remove-source-files

I expect the answer to this will be "sort the files manually and be extra careful next time", but here goes anyway in case I've overlooked something. Some time ago—months—I needed to free up space on ...
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Move files and create folders script on windows?

Here's the situation: I have about 200k images on a folders (they're divided into thousands of subfolders). What i want to do: Create a undefined amount of subfolders in another folder move 500 ...
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How to create unique folders for hundreds of documents (Mac)

I've got a few hundred (maybe even a thousand) PDF files; I'd like to have each of them in individual folders, ideally with a hierarchy I can design on the fly as I go. Is there a reasonable way to ...
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What is NIS (network Information Service) and why do large organizations use it?

I am curious what NIS (Network Information Service) is and why do large organizations use it? From what I know it is a way for people to log in on their account from another computer. What is an ...
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MacOS Finder: View contents of disconnected external drives? [closed]

I'm looking for an application that does the following: Creates a directory & file map of external drives of my choosing Allows me to browse that via the Finder, while the drive in question is ...
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Find and delete duplicated files in different disks and directories

I have hundreds of thousands files distributed in many external disks and disks in computers and many are duplicated. This mess was caused by myself creating copies for safety proposal. From time to ...
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sort audio files from photo files

I am trying to help an older family member sort through their files. What I would like to do is look through all the sub directories and make separate folders with the filenames. example: root > ...
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File System Architecture Software

Is there any command line utility to find ALL directories and files associated with a particular program (including pre-installed programs such as bash commands)? I want to compartmentalize all of my ...
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How can I improve window/session/instance/tab/file management and organization in notepad++?

I love notepad++ and I use it every day for almost everything. I am now coming up on 1,000 tabs open. Most of these tabs are like new 459, new 782, etc. I find what I like to do is safe everything I ...
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Batch move a folder's content up one level

It is a simple task, in some instances but I have thousands of files inside hundreds of folders that I want to move up. The directory structure goes like this: C:\Photos\subject\randomnumbers\...
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/usr/local or /opt on Windows

On Linux systems, you have directory trees like /usr/local or /opt where you can put "custom-installed" applications which don't have a package in your distribution and, thus, do not fit nicely into ...
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Copy/move certain file types from subfolders to a common folder

Situation: Numerous sub-folders with random folder names containing several files with random names. Some I want to retain, others can be deleted. Goal: Move the files with extensions: *.exe *.pdf *...
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How can I stop windows explorer differentiate version information when I group files by type

In windows 7, when I group files by type, it automatically group files by different versions. For example. Word 97-2003 files and Word 2010 files are grouped in two groups. How can I make windows ...
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Need to reorganize pictures in folders named by date [closed]

Does someone know of any software/technique to reorganize image files in folders named by date?
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Visual/Spatial Mind Map/Flow Chart File Structure Organization Software? [closed]

Short story: I'm looking for a software to visually organize files. The layout should look something like a mind mapping software, only with files instead of mere text snippets. It should also be ...
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Read files inside directory and group them on new sub-directory (creating the subdir and renaming the file)

I've performed a recovery for old deleted files! The process was a complete success and recovered files from years ago. Now the problem is going through all the 400000 files recovered of the type JPG ...
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Windows 7 Professional: relocate user-data + programs

From what I've seen on the web, there's no 100% reliable approach in Windows 7 to relocate user documents and third-party programs to a new location, e.g. the O/S on a dedicated SSD and the user-data ...
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How to use audiofingerprint sw (which?) to organise music by artist alphabetically, then artist then album/single/ep title? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Automatically sort music files into folders by album/artist names Some audio files from my CD collection don't have any meta data/name or are incomplete. I'd like to use ...
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How do you organise your files/folders? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Organized Dictionary structure? I would like to know how do you organise your files/folder for downloads, documents, pictures, movies, etc I have 3 drives as follows: ...
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Music organization into folders for Linux(Ubuntu/Debian)? [closed]

I have a few folders with randomly assorted music files. I'm looking for a tool or utility that can read the ID3 tags, and then build and populate a folder structure in the format: some dir/Artist/...
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Eclipse: Organising Files

I want to import a project that I'm planning to build upon. The problem is that it is very messy; with source files, class files and libraries under one directory. How would I organise these files ...
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belvedere alternative [closed]

Is there an alternative for the application belvedere? Something that I could use to move files from my download folder, into their respective folders. For example, if I download a .exe file, the ...
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Is installing programs outside of the default 'Program Files' directory wise?

For example, if I were to break up applications in such a way that games go to C:\Games\, development ones go to C:\Dev and etc, is this wise? I know that it can be done and is quite a common ...
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How are Linux files and applications organized?

I'm a newbie Linux (Ubuntu) user and I'll like to know if someone can give some advices of where to install stuff, which folders don't touch, which is the meaning of each folder and so on. My first ...
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Thousands of images, date based directory structure - how?

I have thousands of images dumped into one big directory. Most images have an file name according to YYYY-MM-DD-misc-keyword.ext. I would now like to create a directory structure where each directory ...
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How do I manage My Computer? [closed]

My Computer is completely cluttered with folders and highly disorganized. Today, I wanted to take a backup but I couldn't because I didn't know what to backup and what not to, and I did not want to ...
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When should I put programs in “Program Files” and when “Program Files (x86)”?

I'm using Vista, and installers often choose one of the two "Program Files" folders (regular or (x86).) When I have the choice (i.e., there is no installer) how should I choose? Does it ever matter? ...