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Always choose larger file for duplicate downloads in Jdownloader2?

I am downloading a very large number of image links in Jdownloader2 (hundreds at a time.) It has to parse each URL to get the images, and it always finds thumbnails as well, which have the same ...
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simple sum in Excel but replacing one of the addends in its own cell

Am an Excel novice and have looked in several MS office books I got from the library but none say how to do the following, and I've performed a couple of general internet searches to no avail as well ...
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Automatically replace files in destination when dropping zip into batch

I'm using the following code in a batch to unzip files to a specific destination. What can I add in order to have the extracted files automatically overwrite the existing files? @echo off setlocal cd ...
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Restore Visual Paradigm Project After Overwriting

I mistook the open project dialogue with the save current project dialogue. I chose the project I wanted to open, and it was overwritten by the current open project. I'm on Windows 10. I'm using an ...
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How to copy an entire server into another server?

I have two Linux servers, A and B. I want to transfer all the data from server A onto B, but I don't want to overwrite any server configurations on server B. What would be the safest and most optimal ...
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Zero filling (vs one-filling) drives: convention or practical reason?

Many tutorials suggest zero-filling a drive to fully erase it for further use, but I have never seen anyone suggest one-filling a drive for any reason. Is this an arbitrary convention, or is there a ...
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re-write certain part of .mp4 file using ffmpeg

How do i update existing .mp4 file using ffmpeg (or any other tool for that matter) I want to overwrite one minute of video from 30:09 (mins:sec) to 31:09 using another video of one minute. Is there ...
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How to Zero out free space on a pen drive on Windows?

I am looking for commands or methods whereby I can just write all zeros to the free space on a Pen drive on Windows OS. The existing files should not be affected. There's a built in command called '...
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Overwriting a service executable while the service is running

I believed that a service running - like any other process - locks its executable file (as in use). In fact I need to stop the service when I build a new version of it in Visual Studio and then I ...
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Overwrote /dev/sda with mv command

I made an error while writing my command too fast and "overwrote"(?) /dev/sda instead of moving a file in /dev directory. How can I recover it? Also what exactly is /dev/sda? Is it the directory ...
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Executable crashed on Windows 10, can't overwrite it

I have Windows 10 Home and working with Visual Studio 10 Express, C++. So i am doing many compilations per day and some of these executables are going to crash. However, after a crash i can't ...
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Linux - Copy only new and larger files

I have two directories with thousands of files which contain more or less the same files. How can I copy all files from dirA to dirB which are not in dirB or if the file exists in dirB only overwrite ...
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How is this possibly recoverable?

I saw somewhere that there are some programs that "overwrite files more than once for more secure deletion". I don't understand this. If you overwrite the file once after deletion, or even before ...
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Windows media player overwrite on new edited playlist

I don't know what's wrong with Windows Media Player metadata over playlists. When I trying to relocate some new songs to its new location using notepad++ (So that it could find and play them), ...
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Overwriting files vs deleting them?

(I hope this is the right community to ask) Throughout the day, I need to save various images to my computer and then dispose of them soon after. Because of this, I created a PNG file called ...
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Update all the files in the archive with 7zip

I am using a command line version of 7zip (7za.exe). I have the following file in the folder: 7za.exe 1.txt test.zip test.zip contains several occurrences of 1.txt inside its zipped folder ...
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Windows 7: does formatting a disk actually write zeros to it?

According to this article from Microsoft, zeros are written to an entire disk when it is formatted (not using the quick format option) in Windows Vista and newer versions of Windows. My question is ...
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How do you set a file on a webserver to allow auto overwrite capability

I have a Foscam IPCam that snaps images every 30 minutes and will auto upload them through FTP to my website. I specify the name so it should copy over an existing image and replace it with the most ...
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Windows FTP - skip file if it already exists

I have a little script in Windows that opens up a connection to a web server and downloads all the files using mget. However, the mget constantly downloads the files even if they already exist. Is ...
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WinSCP cannot overwrite file without write permissions to containing directory

I want to overwrite a file having permissions 777 but the directory in which file is placed has permissions 755. So it is not allowing to do so.
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how can i overwrite existing log file in inno setup

i am new to inno setup. I want logging information, for that I set SetupLogging=yes and I used following code for getting log file . procedure CurStepChanged(CurStep: TSetupStep); var ...
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Netbeans continually prompts to reload / overwrite files on samba share

This is something that has been bugging me for ages. When running Netbeans on windows (I've seen this problem in netbeans from before version 7 and in version 8.0) and saving files on a samba share ...
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Why is it faster to copy than overwrite?

I noticed this in general: its faster to copy a large file from my computer to my USB than it is to overwrite it. For example, I have a file a.txt thats 10 gb. If my USB is blank and I copy my file to ...
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Batch command backup in different folders

I am trying to create a backup for assassins creed 3 save game for every x minutes , but the folder & its files overwrites every time ,please suggest me a code so that each backup will be in ...
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Overwriting a files in place on NTFS

Let's say I have a Python program that opens a file and overwrites it with zeros, and I run it on a Windows 7 computer formatted in NTFS. If this is done on an HDD (not an SSD) will the file be ...
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Why does my Ubuntu Live USB stick always resets my modified fstab to “defaults”?

I made an Ubuntu Live USB Stick with the LinuxUSBDownload installer. The installer works great and also the well known issue of not unmounting the casper-rw at shutdown is fixed. :D The problem now ...
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Overwrite a Windows 7's Windows folder with a Windows.old from upgrade to Windows 8

Basically I've installed Windows 8 Pro over an existing Windows 7 install, and I told it not to copy any personal files or applications. Now in my C: drive I have a Windows.old folder. Is it possible ...
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is there a way to prespecify to overwrite files with same name?

Connections to network drives are ridiculously slow (e.g. 15kb/sec on really good days) and when I'm copying files I leave my desk. My problem is when there is a file with the same name to be ...
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MySQL ODBC Debugging to myodbc.sql overwrites file instead of appending new queries

I am using the MySQL ODBC driver on a Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit box. I enabled the debug feature on the odbc driver using the ODBC administrator at %windir%\SysWOW64\odbcad32.exe It does write ...
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I accidently overwrote a linux shell program and would like to fix it

I accidentally overwrote one of the programs in the /bin directory, and would like to fix it. I am using Ubuntu 11.10, and would like some way to re-install just this file, without having to re-...
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Recover overwritten external hard-drive

I had some data in my external hard drive (eHD), and performed a dd to backup my ubuntu filesystem onto the eHD. I thought it would maintain the data that was previously there, plus the backup. ...
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FTP upload & overwrite does NOT overwite, but creates [file.ext].# instead

This question is a duplicate of one in StackOverflow, and I was recommended to ask this question here instead. My apologies if the multi-post is undesirable. I have a very strange issue with FTP that ...
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What does “type nul > somefile” do to “somefile” in Windows?

Specifically, does type nul > somefile overwrite the entire file on disk? I saw a batch script website recommend generating an FTP script on the fly and then "securely" erasing it with the command ...
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How to increase Hard-Disk LifeSpan?

1) What factors affect the life of a hard disk? 2) Does frequent writing on the disk reduce its life? 3) What is the average life span of a hard disk under normal condition? 4) Does less writing ...
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Linux group permissions getting overwritten by owner

I am not a user of Linux, but I am encountering some permissions problems with it that I hope someone can shed some light on. Bit of background: A colleague of mine has a Linux box (running Debian I ...
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How to find the original content when the folder is already “replaced”?

I'm new to mac and I made a big mistake. I was trying to back up internal HD (macbook pro). While I wanted to save what was on internal HD's "Folder A", there was already a folder named "Folder A" on ...
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How can I update one source tree from another?

I have an existing source-tree, with a bunch of sub-directories and thousands of source files. I have a new source-tree where some of the files have been updated and some new files/directories added. ...
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Does NTFS overwrite file on the same physical location (sector)?

I want to recover an overwritten file on a NTFS partition. Let's say I have file named A in a directory. I made another file but I saved this new file with the same name, "A". Will the new file ...
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How do I delete a file that is in use by another process? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I delete a 'locked' file? More specifically, I'm trying to rename or overwrite a file, and get the message Access Denied. Make sure the disk is not full or ...
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Windows INSERT key anti-functionality accidentally triggers; how to stop it permanently?

We all use editing facilities to change a line of text as we are entering it. There are two principal editing modes within a line, a) "insert mode" which inserts non-editing characters at the point of ...