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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In Windows, how do I retrieve the data of which folders I most use?

Windows tracks which folders I use then displays the most used one in Quick Access beneath the pinned items. How do I retrieve this data? 1508457, 1072785, 885073 do not address this.
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How do I enable Linux to make use of desktop.ini files?

I've noticed that sometimes when transferring media from Windows to Linux, desktop.ini created by Windows are included. These files include useful metadata, such as the icon for the folder and more. ...
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Quick Access / Favorite / Recent sections disappeard in Windows 11 Explorer Home Folder

I've stumbled into a little issue with my "Home" folder on Windows 11 recently. I have lost the "recommended" section / split in the home folder. It is looking like this : While ...
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Folder names and file names text wrapping in wrong position

File names and folder names on windows 10 - the text wraps down to the next line and it is visually distracting and, frankly, horrible to read. How do I stop the text from wrapping? Letters of the ...
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Script to recognize file name up to "-" symbol and create folder with same name move all files into that folder

I have this /Folder1/108462-2.jpg /Folder1/108462-3.jpg /Folder1/BSR2333-1.jpg /Folder1/BSR2333-2.jpg /Folder1/DKS23108554-1.jpg /Folder1/DKS23108554-2.jpg I would like to have this: /108462/108462-2....
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How to open a remote SSH MobaXterm folder with VSCode

With MobaXterm on Windows, I am able to open a SSH remote file with VSCode just by double clicking it (after that I set this is my default text editor). However, I am not able to open a folder and all ...
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Proton Drive file renaming and data duplication issue [closed]

I use Proton Drive to backup some of my data, and at one point when I was trying to restructure the directories within my Proton Drive account I found, some hours later after I had awoken, that Proton ...
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Where is installed ventoy on the USB flash drive?

Since months ago through Windows 10 I have installed ventoy on a USB flash drive to storage and boot some .iso files for installation purposes about Linux in other laptops. It works fine as expected. ...
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AsciidocFX — Specify a separate folder for output (generated files for PDF, EPUB, HTML, etc.)

When writing books in Asciidoc format, the author occasionally generates a rendering. For example, the author may create files in PDF, EPUB, or HTML format. In the AsciidocFX app, the default location ...
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Copy Program Files folder to another volume

I want to copy C:\Program Files to D:\Programs and place a junction instead. If I run robocopy "C:\Program Files" D:\Programs /e /copyall /sj /secfix from WRE or any other external ...
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I can't get my terminal to open folders or files with spaces in the title in macOS

I've Googled but on how to type in folder or files with spaces but it doesn't seem work.
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Loading of documents in Windows Explorer takes long time

Recently, my Windows Explorer is really slow whereby a green loading bar is visible for a long time. I tried multiple options such as: a refresh via the task manager rebuilding index clear explorer ...
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How I sort folders the way I want in Windows 10?

I want to sort folders in Window 10 in my own way. For example, let's say I have folder for Work and folder for Personal stuff and folder for Bills. I want the Work folder in Details View to become ...
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How deep is too deep for Nested Folders in a Bash program?

I am somewhat new to Bash and am writing a program to install .NET SDK and Runtime on each of the available Linux distros. The problem I am having is that I am trying to source functions from two ...
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Windows 10 Open File dialog box. How can the folders not be displayed?

In Windows 10 Standard Open File dialog box, I've set the View to display large icon thumbnails by date order. Is there a way to prevent any sub folders from being displayed? In Window's File Explorer ...
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How do I remove this folder from the Windows Explorer navigation bar?

Consider: I want to remove this "games" folder from the Navigation Bar, but I can't come up with anything to do. I have tried going through properties and using right click, but I couldn't ...
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Windows Explorer: change default columns of the media-variant set of columns (photos, videos...)

When a folder contains photos and videos, explorer switches automatically which columns are displayed. I'm not questioning here whether I like the feature or not, so let's assume I liked that feature. ...
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Get FileZilla to ignore remote folders and just download all files in the hierarchy to one local folder

How can I get FileZilla to ignore folders and just show the files in the hierarchy? I want to be able to download all the files in a complex hierarchy of folders (specifically, the Uploads of a ...
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Shortcut to Open Folder in New Window with AHK

The problem: in Windows 10, at least version 1809, there is no shortcut to open a selected folder in a new window. Some say they can do it with ctrl-double click or ctrl-enter. None of this, however, ...
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Overwrite and not merge files when copying folders

I have a root directory C:\ROOT and this directory contains a number of subfolders, with names like these: C:\ROOT\Folder0001 C:\ROOT\Folder0002 C:\ROOT\Folder0003 ... C:\ROOT\Foldernnnn Each ...
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How to make all files in any folder in Windows sorted by date created?

When I sort files in folders I normally do it by name or by date created. My problem is that in Windows 7, 8, 10, 11, date created is not a native sort criteria and it has to specially be turned on ...
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How can I make new subfolders created in a directory inherit the parent folder's sort type as default (such as "date modified")?

So I have a folder within which new folders containing images are frequently created. These images are frequently updated, and I prefer to set them to sort by "date modified" so the most ...
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move folder from one thunderbird to another, not profile

I had to add a second profile to my Thunderbird and had to delete the original. Prior I backed it all up. Now I want to copy the previous folders to the new profile, but not copy the old profile. With ...
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Opening Old & Unlinked OneDrive Folder Also Opens New OneDrive Folder in New Window

I recently migrated from OneDrive Personal to OneDrive Business. During the process, I also performed steps outlined here to rename and shorten the OneDrive Business folder. Though the process was ...
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Linux hangs when listing contents of large external directory

I have an external NTFS hard drive mounted on my system. This hard drive has a number of top-level directories. Most of them contain nothing of much import, but one contains hundreds of gigabytes of ...
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Can't delete a folder on WIndows 11 because apparently it doesn't exist

I was making an npm package in a folder "guessthegame" and after some time I've noticed I also have a sibling folder "guessthegame." which mirrors any change I make to the original ...
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Have outlook 365; when viewing storage I see all my folders, but they are not listed on the left pane when viewing my mailbox on main page

I am trying to switch from MacMail to Outlook 365. When I view the main mailbox on Outlook 365, I am missing a lot of folders (I have expanded all carrots and they are not there). However.....When I ...
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Batch rename movie folder(s) to movie file inside of folder?

I would like to rename my movie folder names to match the movie file name inside the movie folder. The movie files have the right names but the folders do not. I've found batch file rename options for ...
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How can I copy and paste files within the File Explorer using ftp?

The Windows File Explorer lets me define a folder as a ftp location and I'm able to copy files into and out of the folders, but I'm not able to move files within the folder. e.g. If I want to move a ...
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Deleting empty folders inside a folder for iTunes Media cleanup (Mac)

My iTunes library has some time ago split up into two locations and now I want to merge them, but before I do so I want to clean up the folders. In the iTunes Media list, there are artist folders, ...
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7zip how to copy file from zip to another zip

In 7zip with 2 panel view, I have 2 different zips open on both sides. I can drag and drop one file from inside the zip on the left side inside the right hand side zip file but it only preserves the ...
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How to add file inside folder of a zip

How do I add a file/folder in a zip file that isn't in the root folder? For example in test.zip\parent test folder\folder1 and I want to add test1.txt inside the \folder1 of the zip file? I am using ...
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How does Notepad++ understands "last used directory" term?

For the term of "last used directory" in Notepad++ I have these questions: What is the exact meaning of in? Exactly which directory will be taken as that each time? When exactly Notepad++ ...
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Tangled up file paths trying to take Desktop off of OneDrive

So, I don’t like that my desktop folder is in OneDrive. It messed with the performance of my old PC, and I was able to change where the desktop folder lived on my old one without issue. I now have a ...
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How can I input from a file to step thru it as a filesystem

I have a file that has a listing of files/folders with the full paths. I'm looking for a way to be able to run thru this as if it was a filesystem. I attached a small part of this file (the original ...
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File Explorer folders become unresponsive in Windows 10

When I'm working on something, I usually have 3-4 Windows File Explorer folders open at the same time, minimized down. I then hover on the File Explorer icon on the Taskbar at bottom which shows the ...
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How can I make the view mode of folders on a usb drive the same on different computers?

For example, the drive letter of a usb drive is H:\. I set the view mode of a folder on this drive to list. When I change the drive letter, the view mode of this folder will not be list anymore. I ...
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How to move subfolders from folders with different name to parent

I'm using Pop OS and want to move all files in each one of these folders to the parent. How do I do it quickly?
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Moving all pwd contents to pwd's parent directory?

Another user asked about this and I'm looking for clarification because apparently I can't comment until I have 50 pts. One of the given answers for moving everything(including hidden items) up a ...
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Run batch file in over 100 subfolders of a parent directory

I have to specify that am literally 3 days into scripting and batching. I have a hard time understanding many functions and there variations. The batch script below should allow me to export .shp ...
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Move multiple files by the date in file name into month named folders using a batch file script

@ECHO ON SET "Src=H:\Trial\Testing" SET "Dest=H:\Trial\Testing" FOR /F "USEBACKQ TOKENS=1 DELIMS=- " %%A IN (`DIR /B "%Src%\*.pdf"`) DO ( IF NOT EXIST &...
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Adding System Folders to This PC on Windows 11

I just reset my computer to attempt to fix another unrelated issue, and the Desktop, Downloads, Documents, Pictures, Music, and Videos folders were removed from This PC where they had previously ...
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Transferring Large Folder from Phone to Windows PC

My partner has about 50Gb of photos in a single folder on her Android phone and we need to clear some space. When connected to my Windows 10 machine, the folder takes about 10 mins to list. Then when ...
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Trying to end a process that is blocking me from deleting a folder

For the past couple days, I've been trying to end a process (ACORIGINS.exe) that is keeping me from deleting a folder (Ubisoft) that I wish to delete. Every time I try deleting the folder, it says ...
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How to deny all permissions except read & execute to a folder for a user, using 'icacls' command?

We would like to change the permission of the folder which currently has full permission to a user with the parent inheritance with the full permission. I would like to apply 'Deny' permission to the ...
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How did I get "Windows Input Experience" folder in my Downloads folder?

I see a random folder on my downloads folder called Downloads/Windows Input Experience I did not create this. I quickly did a search. I think it is something to do with the On screen keyboard which I ...
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Why do the "<" and ">" characters seem to corrupt Windows folders?

I was watching FlyTech's video, and when he made a pair illegal folders (one named "<" and the other named ">"), it made Windows think the folder containing them was ...
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Robocopy: Copy all files in subdirectories within parent folder to a new folder

I've done some googling and although this seems to be a pretty straightforward process I have been unable to find code that works. I have a folder with several sub-folders and sub-folders within them ...
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Why do I have 2 documents folder in Windows 11?

I have two asynchronous documents folder in Windows 11. One C:\users\jakob\Documents with my documents from OneDrive (this is the one t"Documents" in the explorer menu to the left links to) ...
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File location, not the same as folder path. Video file do not play. Using Windows 10

Edition Windows 10 Pro Version 21H2 Installed on ‎6/‎15/‎2022 OS build 19044.2006 Experience Windows Feature Experience Pack 120.2212.4180.0 Secondary hard drive "D:" the one with ...
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