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 can you see a list of all files in a known folder on a web server? [closed]

I recently clicked on a web browser bookmark that pointed to a PDF document on a web server. The server responded with a 404 error (Page Not Found), indicating the file was no longer available. Based ...
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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?
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Windows 10 bulk rename folders to lowercase - keep first letter capital

I have a folder, with hundreds of folders inside it, all in capital letters. I am looking for a way to bulk rename all folders to lowercase, but leave the first character of each word as a capital ...
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How to create a Windows shortcut that passes the current folder as a parameter

In Windows 7-10, how can you create a shortcut that uses the current folder (directory) as a parameter? For example: Target: example.exe "%CD%" (where %CD% gets automatically replaced by the ...
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Why do I have dead links to My Documents, My Pictures etc?

Up until Windows 7 I think (maybe XP?), a user profile was by default under C:\Documents and Settings\JoeUser\ , and in that folder you had My Documents, My Pictures and so on. Ok, good. Now, in ...
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How to delete folders created by TexStudio and that won't delete?

I am new to Latex, using TexStudio on Windows 10. I did something unexpected after typing the command to include a file and I had not closed the expression yet, I clicked "Yes" when TexStudio asked if ...
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What is the ModifiableWindowsApps folder and can I delete it?

I noticed a folder ModifiableWindowsApps inside the "Program Files" folder. What's odd is that this folder appeared on two of my non-primary drives, that is, drives other than C (where windows is ...
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Where does Windows 10 store the last visited files, recent folders, and frequent folders?

It seems there are more than one places where the visited files and folders are stored on windows 10. This one I know, the recent-folder: C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\...
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Recent folder is always empty in Windows 10 and not showing in links folder of users?

Recent folder is not showing in Links folders of users?? and when I did windows+R typing recent folder is opened which is always empty. It should be having some folders which I accessed lately???
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Drag file to folder without opening folder

Is there a way to drag files to folders without opening them (spring load)? For example if i want to move a file from the current finder folder to one of the sidebar's folders but i don't want to see ...
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moving all files from sub-subfolders to the main subfolder inside the parent directory

Say I have a file system like: folder 1 - subfolder -sub-subfolder 1 -file 1 -file 2 -file 3 -sub-subfolder 2 -file 4 -...
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Windows 10: how to protect myself from accidentally deleting a specific folder

I have a 'WORK' folder with client files and making constant changes to its subfolders 'CLIENTXX' and files within. However, i have a tendency to SHIFT+DELETE (permanently delete) stuff instead of ...
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Win 10 - how to sort and display parent folder in a way, and 100’s of subfolders sorted differently from parent folder?

I already asked this, but maybe in a wrong forum... I have almost a thousand folders, in Win 10, for each of my clients pictures, each folder named by the client’s name. All these folders are ...
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Is there a way to script zip files to

I have literally thousands of zip files for karaoke. What I would like to do is unzip each SET into a folder. i.e. I have 50 songs Coldplay - (song title) and then I have 50 songs Cole Deggs - (song ...
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How to Get Folder Shortcuts/Links to Work When Copying Template Folder Contents to New Folder

I have a lot of 'template' folders, the contents which I use to copy into new folders that I create. My problem is getting shortcuts within the copied folders to point back to object the folder that ...
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What is the purpose of the blue folder icon in Windows?

I always have been amazed at the number of icons Windows has in shell32.dll and imageres.dll. I've noticed that there is a blue folder in imageres.dll (shown) and I haven't seen a use of it before in ...
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Create multiple folders and sub-folders

I have been using this script to make folders using a text file. How do I add subfolders? for /f "tokens=* delims=," %d in (Panels.txt) do md %d Currently, the script makes folders Panel-A; Panel-B ...