Questions tagged [files-folders]

Questions regarding files and folders can be tagged with this. Examples include questions about special files, hidden files, their folder counterparts, and etc. This is not a tag for shared folders, file sharing, and the like.

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How to restart explorer without losing open windows?

When I have to restart explorer.exe, usually I have many folders open, which get closed in the process. So is there a way to reopen these folders automatically after restarting explorer?
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How to get which folders are currently open in explorer?

The folders which are open are shown in taskmanager. Perhaps there is a way to access this information with batch or powershell or third party command-line? I have also enabled the Restore previous ...
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Automated Removal of Duplicate Folders (and contents of same) [Linux or Windows]

I have a number of folders and files on a Linux box that have been duplicated in a particular manner. The first level of folders are user names. Under each user folder, there are multiple project ...
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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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How do I move all subfolders into the main folder for a lot of main folders?

I have 1800 main folders, around 1000 or so of those have a subfolder in them with the same name (always the same name). These subfolders have the files which are not picked up by the program I use ...
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Sort folders by custom value in Windows 10

I am currently cataloguing a large amount of family photos and I have gotten to a point where I would need to sort a lot of folders by a custom value. From what I gathered on the internet, Windows ...
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Merge folders via right-click menu

Is there a way to create a button in the right-click menu of Windows Explorer to merge the content of folders? Illustration Upd: It could be probably done using information from this question, Windows:...
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I want to delete my React Native app I made using expo, but its telling me the folder is being used in another program

I made an test app using React Native, but now I want to delete it and start from scratch. I click on the file to delete it, but as it's going Windows gives me an error: the error I tried restarting ...
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Security folder permissions for service account

I wrote a script to add the security to permissions to the folder and inside the subfolders, but and granted the full permission for that user. When i run the script it is adding the user to the sub ...
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How do I sort folders by most recently added files in Windows?

I use the sort by Date Modified a lot, but this is absolutely useless for folders as it always defaults to when the folder itself was created, not when new files are added to said folder. I need a way ...
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moving multiple levels back in windows

I was trying to move multiple folders back in my vscode file system in windows10. my folder system looks something like this:- (mernbackend)->(node modules, src, templates) (src)->(models->(...
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Why is the input I type in the Search Folder bar random?

I recently noticed that when my browser opens a folder to upload/download a file and I attempt to type something into the "Search Folder" field, the letters typed into there will be ...
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How to Do These File Operations(Move all files in specified folders to upper folder and delete these folders) Using CMD [closed]

Imagine that we have a folder structure like this. Music -Artist 1 --Song1 --Song2 --Song3 .. -Artist 2 --Unknown Album ---Song1 ---Song2 ---Song3 .. -Artist 3 --Song1 --Song2 -Artist 4 --Unknown ...
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How to merge folders that have similar (not the same) names, in a folder keeping as its name the common part of the name of the two folders

I have a list of folders that look like this: 123_S1_R1_001 AND 123_S1_R2_001 456_S25_R1_001 AND 456_S25_R2_001 789_S83_R1_001 AND 789_S83_R2_001 Each of the folder contains a fastq file (eg ...
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Taking ownership a folder in Windows 10 [closed]

I want to take ownership of C:\Windows\ folder, but I wonder is it legal or not? Because I want to explore, write, delete files on my virtual machine. And if I took the ownership, will it still work ...
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Visual Studio Code only show the content inside the directory

The Visual Studio Code only shows the content inside the directory and not the directory name. Besides, I can't have multiple directories at the same time. How do I change the setup?
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How to use a folder besides the Desktop folder as the default for opening and saving files in Windows?

Many desktop applications (such as Mozilla's Firefox web browser) use the Desktop folder as the default to open/save files. For example, in Firefox, if you go to VirusTotal and click on the Choose ...
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I would like to move around 4,000ish folders and combine them with corresponding folders that have a similar name

I would like to move around 4,000ish folders and combine them with corresponding folders that have a similar name. Example of folder names: 5 TAHOE VIEW COURT Merge with: 5 Tahoe View Ct_Lot File and ...
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I Want To Edit Some Files In C:\Program Files\WindowsApps Folder [duplicate]

I Want To Edit Some Files In C:\Program Files\WindowsApps Folder But I Cant Do So. I Changed The Owner To Everyone And Also Given Every User Full Access. But When I Try To Edit Files Or Create Some ...
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How to hide a folder in C:\Program Files without turning off .exe program in it?

In C:\Program Files folder there are multiple folders containing drivers and .exe files for computer programs. I would like to know whether it is possible to hide a folder (let's say Discord) and all ...
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Why folder appear as binary file on external hard drive?

I have an old external hard drive, some of the folders appear as "binary" work files and can't be opened (some other folders do not have problem). The HD: Filesystem type: msdos Concerned ...
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Alternative symbol for dot/period/full stop that will work at the end of a folder name?

I'm looking for an alternative period sign that will work at the end of a folder name. It's not super important, but in my music organizing there is an album title that is stylized with a period at ...
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Showing ALL visited folders in recent folders, not just the ones where a file was opened

When I am programming I visit various folders to check their contents or run a command on one of the files within. Some folders are nested in a long hierarchy and its cumbersome and time consuming to ...
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Batch move files form excel to to new

Is there a way to batch move files from excel to a new folder I have multiple folders with images about 30,000 photos but in all different folders in my computer and I have a list in excel of about ...
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Windows 10 PC has a desktop folder inside another [duplicate]

For some reason this is my folder structure: I have a Desktop folder nested inside the This PC folder which is in another Desktop folder. I cannot figure out how to fix this. As far as I know, this ...
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Recycling bin folders turn into files?

What does this mean? When I try to delete folders in recycling bin, this is what I get, and I can't delete them:
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How do I Remove 'Non-existent' folder

I downloaded and unzipped a music album to my D: drive. Then I went to delete it using Explorer and it appeared to do the job. However, the folder still exists, so I kept trying to delete it without ...
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Folders stored on USB drive suddenly changed into unix executable file

I am a user of MacOS Big Sur, 11.2.3 (20D91). Just now I experienced the most weird incident in my history of using USB flash drives. I mounted a drive on the MacOS system, hoping to transfer four ...
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How to copy folder and renaming it with incrementing number + user input

I want to create a batch file that copies a folder (containing subfolders and files) and renames the folder with "S21-999-CASENUMBER CASENAME" The Casenumber is incrementing from 001 based ...
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Cannot create folder during save or move of file in Office 365, when autosave on OneDrive is enabled

Is there a way to create a folder without having to navigate to explorer? If the answer is no then one day maybe MS will make this work how it should work, in which case hopefully it will be intuitive....
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Is there any issue in Windows 7-10 with starting a folder name or file name with a period (aka dot)?

I am backing up an Android device via FTP onto a Windows NTFS volume. As part of the backup, I want to backup the hidden files and folders from the Android device, which uses the convention to begin ...
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how to modify status property of a folder?

In a specific folder on my PC, I have a folder that contains a specific folder for each project that I have. The projects are named beginning with date in ISO format. Example: 2019-10-05.MobileViking....
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How to move files to parent folder, until parent folder isn't the only file in the directory

I have a bunch of pictures in a folder C:\Users\Home\Documents\Folder1\Folder2\Folder3\Folder4 Which looks like this: Documents: ├───Stuff ├───Music ├───Text ├───Folder1 │ └───Folder2 │ └───...
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Can i have a private / user-specific etc folder?

I am often fiddling about with software built from source, which i install in $HOME/.local. To make it run, i have to export various variables such as LD_LIBRARY_PATH. But i do not want to have to ...
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Some folders and/or files on external HDD are accessible on Linux but not on macOS and Windows

I have saved some videos on an external NTFS drive that my Linux system can see just fine. When trying to use a macOS for the same purpose a folder I was looking for was simply missing. I didn’t have ...
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Windows 10: How to deal with foldernames ending with space(s) that are allowed on Linux but cannot be used any further in Windows Explorer?

This is a follow up of Windows 10 trouble with as an allowed foldername ending on Linux. This happens when you paste a file into a folder that has a space ending, it simply doubles, and the previous ...
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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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How to open multiple folders at once on spcific position without any program

How I can open multiple folders at once on a specific position without any program. Maybe using some script or something. I can't install a program like Window Manager or something See here what I ...
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If a folder contains the ampersand (&) character, why is the symbol stripped from the title bar of Windows/File Explorer?

Since Windows 7, I've noticed that when navigating into a folder that contains the ampersand (&) character using Windows Explorer, the character is stripped from the title bar of the window and a ...
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Setting icon of folder on a removable drive automatically?

Is there a way to change the icon of a folder on a removable drive automatically? I have a ton of folders on it, and I changed all the icons. The icon files I used were on the drive, but when I ...
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Why are default Start Menu folders read-only in Windows 7?

The default Start Menu folders in Windows 7 are marked as read-only. When installers create new Start Menu folders (or the user manually creates new ones), they are not marked as read-only. The ...
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Renaming pdf files to include the parentfolder name as the prefix, and including a unique suffix

Please can you help. How can I rename pdf files to include the parentfolder name as the prefix, and adding DRAFT as a suffix? For example, for parent folder name \ABCDEF: xyc123.pdf fgh456.pdf I ...
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Can I save a folder's icon as png?

I have a folder with a customized icon and I want the customized icon as a PNG file; what should I do?
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Creating Subfolders within Named Folders

Kevin Fegan posted the following code to make "x" amount of folders with leading zeros, which works great: @echo off for /L %%f in (9,1,120) do call :work 000%%f goto :EOF :work set "dx=...
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How to create a duplicate of a folder such that they update together?

Why there is an issue?: I have a habit of organising my folder/files in the file explorer of Windows 10. I don't have the best-organised structure, and thus there is a need that if I update (by adding ...
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Is it possible to generate a hidden file that will force window's folder view settings for a given folder?

Thanks in advance for any of your comments / suggestions My research tells me that windows 10 folder view options are stored in the registry's bagMRU tree, and that each folder i manually change is ...
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How do I stop the Amazon Music for PC manager/downloader creating these unwanted folders?

Every so often I would notice that 256 folders called "aa", "ab", ... "ff" would appear in my music folder. Today I realised that it was the Amazon Music for PC manager/...
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How would I unnest multiple folders in Windows programatically?

So, I have a folder structure with some downloads that goes like this (I manually edited it a bit because it contains some sensitive data, which is not relevant to the question. The extensions are ...
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File folders with data

How can i have a list of folders in file manager identify how many items are in each folder or at least show which folders are empty without having to look at each folder?
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How do I tell folders not to open when available

I'm using W10. When I plug in a USB with lots of folders Windows opens all of the drives in a maximized form. How can I change that so the drives come up minimized?