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Why is my “Saved Games” folder not visible?

I try to modify a file in the 'Save game' folder which is in C:\users\myuser\Save Games\\ I enabled the check boxes to show hidden files and even system data, but the folder is not visible. I can ...
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How to move users' data from a separate partition on one drive to another drive and remove the original users' data partition?

Simplifying, my old drive has four partitions; we are going to speak about first two (which "belong" to Windows; the remaining two "belong" to Linux). Let's call the first two partitions C: and D:; ...
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Set child folder type in registry/desktop.ini

I disabled automatic folder type discovery with Winaero Tweaker, but that just sets all folders to General items (it creates HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\...
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Explorer “Not Responding” After Creating New Folder in Windows 10?

When I create a new folder in Windows 10, sometimes Explorer will hang for 10-30 seconds with a message "Not Responding". The upper right corner of all Explorer windows will turn red during this time. ...
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How do I delete a folder that can't be deleted normal way?

I was working on my code and tried to run a migration against a my local database. Migration couldn't be applied but this folder was created: Soon after, my whole solution couldn't be loaded and I ...
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What is the easiest way to sync the contents of two folders on windows?

Pure windows solutions such as cmd or task scheduler are preferred. I want to sync the contents of two folders without changing their names. I would like to know ways to sync them one-way and two-way (...
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Windows 10: Documents folder missing

Whenever I log in to my computer I get a notification saying: A synced folder is missing Backup and Sync is trying to sync "Documents", but the folder has either been moved or deleted. ...
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renaming user file back after I accidentally set it as a file for videos

I was changing the locations of some files such as (Desktop, Downloads, Videos) from main disk C:/ to my second disk D:/ , due to lack of space, I have accidentally change user file to the main folder ...
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How to rename the “Personal folder” link in Windows 10

I added my "Personal folder" (what Windows 10 calls the user folder that takes your name) to my Start menu from the settings. Unfortunately, while clicking on that Start menu entry goes to my user ...
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Cannot reset permissions for folder in Documents (Fixed)

I ran into a bug with FallOut 4 where I would get an infinite new game load screen, and after a quick Google search I found this fix: Navigate to %UserProfile%\Documents\My Games Right-click Fallout ...
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“Folder Not Found” when trying to delete it

I'm having a ridiculously annoying problem with deleting a ghost folder. When I try to delete the folder or the folder housing that folder, I end up with the "Item Not Found" error message. To fix ...
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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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Is there an equivalent to Windows 10 Controlled Folder Access (CFA) for macOS?

I am not looking for an all or nothing control access but rather a solution like Windows implements where the permissions control is BY APP... apps get access to certain folders by permission only. I ...
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Change all the video thumbnails at once

Is there a way to change all the video thumbnails to a default thumbnail in a particular folder in windows 10? Present Thumbnail: Expected Thumbnail:
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Can you create Program Files x86 by yourself?

I attached a second SSD and was wondering if creating a Program File (x86) folder “by hand” or manually and following the exact formatting the same as it being created by a program automatically. I ...
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How to change location of `My Documents` folder on Windows 10 when `Location` tab is not present?

How to change location of My Documents folder on Windows 10 when Location tab is not present in Dialog Box displayed after having clicked Properties contextual menu linked to My Documents folder as ...
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WHY in XP is it NOT POSSIBLE to set the Folder Options view for ALL folders [closed]

There are NO answers because of the impossibility. The bags business is useless, NO magic codes for any view. Folder Options useless because (1) whatever you do does not stick, and (2) your thousand ...
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Reset a folder in Thunderbird

For some reason Thunderbird deleted both my email accounts, I did get them reset, one account repopulated the sub folders I had set up with saved messages. The other account did not repopulate the sub ...
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Icons show up late in games folder

I am using Windows 10 , build 1903 When I Open my game folder, the icons show up late and I must wait for about 15s to see all the games' icons. At first I see them as a white paper icon (the same ...
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How to convince Mojave to zip all files in the source folder?

When zipping a folder (through right click → compress folder ), OSX Mojave silently skips some subfolders like "Assets" and "Build". Is there a way to stop this and force OSX to include ALL files ...
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Add folder to Windows 10 Library programmatically in a batch file or PowerShell

How do I add a folder to a Library (such as Documents, Music, Videos, Pictures) in Windows 10 programmatically using either a batch file command or PowerShell (or indeed a PowerShell command within a ...
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Hidden folder called “.tmp.drivedownload” keeps getting bigger

This hidden folder named ".tmp.drivedownload" - which seems to be used by Google Drive's Backup and Sync desktop app - is taking up quite a bit of space on my SSD and with files as old as 2001. This ...
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Is it possible to change the position of file/folder icons in details view?

In Windows, when folders are in "details view," all file/folder icons are on the left side, regardless of how columns are arranged. I was wondering if there's any way to move the icons so that they'...
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Can't delete shared folder from “File Explorer” but can using rmdir in cmd shell

this is driving me nuts and can't figure out why it's happening and hope you can help me: I have a computer running Windows 10 Pro (v1809) that belongs to a small AD domain at home. I have a ...
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Adobe Lightroom folders by date in C/Users/Pictures windows 10

tldr: I want to use dated folder structure in C/Users/User/Pictures in Adobe Lightroom, under Windows 10. When I installed Adobe Lightroom 5.6 to Windows 7, it automatically created dated folders in ...
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Hide “3D Objects” from “This PC”

There are plenty of tutorial online for removing "all" of the folders from under This PC, by editing the registry. All of the folders are removed as they are supposed to be, besides for the "3D ...
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Files stored in a single directory folder

I am a bit of a batch file noob, so I'd really appreciate your help. I have a ton of files stored in a single directory which I wish to sort into subfolders based on the first word in their filenames. ...
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How to restore merged user folder?

I accidently move my Documents folder to D:\ with the MOVE option in property, but when I try to move it back, I move it into C:\Users\myname...Yeah, I am used to the linux style of mv so I think this ...
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Windows Folders Randomly Freezing and Not Responding

Once in a while, some of my windows folders, irrespective of the number of files and their size randomly freezes, then shows not responding and shuts down. When i try and open them again they do the ...
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How can I delete these phantom folders?

I have two folders on my desktop that have no name. If you right click them they have no properties and limited options. If I press delete, then they go but a moment later they reappear. I can move ...
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Subfolders based on word in file name? [duplicate]

I am bit of a batch file noob, so I'd really appreciate your help. I have a ton of files stored in a single directory which I wish to sort into subfolders based on the first word in their filenames. ...
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Folders not being added to Windows 7 Recent Places

On a Windows 7 box, folders are not being added to Recent Places, even after files are opened from those folders. Recent Places is always empty. What setting was changed to prevent Recent Places ...
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The correct way to redirect user folders to a network location

I run a Windows 2012 R2 server where much of my content is centralized (Photos, music, applications, shared documents, videos etc). To point each PC to this server I change the user shell folders in ...
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Setting a file folder to function like a desktop W8.1

Windows 8.1 I always end up making my desktop the file folder for my projects and their assets. I do this because it saves time since the desktop is always the bottom of all open applications and easy ...
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Lag when creating a new folder

Every time I try to create a new folder, there is a several second delay. Here is a video so you can see: https://youtu.be/Zay0s_AFcDc In the video the delay actually isn't as bad as it usually is. ...
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Folder on HDD showing larger than it actually is

I have a 3 TB WD Red, which I have had for around 2 years and it has been working fine, though in these last few weeks I have been experiencing weird issues with my torrent client locking up that ...
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How to make an autorun folder

I need to make something with a folder to have all relevant files in it and then run stuff. I have some Excel sheets that need some helping files with it. I need to share it with others but (to avoid ...
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I can't delete folder on windows 7 and windows 10 even i have admin rights

Please check this error image and help me I can't delete empty folder in windows 7 and 10. I tried few options to delete from dos and delete from safe mode. but its not working. i tried to rename ...
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How do I prevent file explorer from automatically adding things to Quick Access?

Windows File Explorer always pins folders that I frequently use to Quick Access. At the moment, I like my quick access bar how it is and I don't want it to be changed at all. Right now I have to ...
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Strange “IDE” folder on my D: drive

I've recently noticed that there is a folder Ididn't create on my D: drive. It's been there since I recently installed Windows 10 Pro on this machine. On this path: D:\IDE\Common7\IDE\es\ there are 8 ...
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Windows 10 Controlled folder access, when turned on does it prevent games from saving in documents?

Its a feature of windows 10 defender, but it doesn't explain itself well. When turned on, it takes you to a page where there is a list of folders its protecting like Documents and Pictures. They cant ...
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Microsoft Office 2013 emails copied to folder show in deleted items folder

Microsoft Office 2013 emails copied to folder show in deleted items: folder: It seems that when I move my emails from my Inbox to a sub-folder of the same Inbox folder [that is, for my own instance ...
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Cannot delete folders on windows

I am using Windows 10 and am unable to delete some folders. I have tried restarting / refreshing but it doesnt work.
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How to map excel keywords to their specific folders?

I have a list of supermarket items in excel say 6000 products for example. I run a software which takes one product name at a time and performs a google search, and then downloads the most relevant ...
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how to duplicate a folder and its subfolders in the same directory using cmd in Windows 10

I want to duplicate one folder with its subfolders in the same directory using the command prompt. But I am stuck as I cannot find a way to rename the duplicate folder. I have tried xcopy "TEMPLATE ...
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What are these files in my Windows 7 user folder for, and are they necessary to keep?

I have the following files in my user folder: Although the files are system files, I'm constantly seeing them because I'm used to browsing Explorer with system files shown for the greater level of ...
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Changing icons' size only in subfolders (Windows 10) - Software collateral effect

Today I used a new software (W7FBC) to change the background of a folder. After I use it, the icons in subfolders got smaller. Is it possible to change the icons' size only in subfolders? I'm using ...
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Sync Dropbox to lowercase folder

I am in the process of lowercasing my linux system, but I found a hurdle: Dropbox partout does not want to reside in a lowercased folder. Changing the folder via GUI, it always wants to go into a ...
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How can I deactivate the close button on GUI of the file explorer in Windows OS?

If I open up a Folder in Windows OS. Is it possible to prevent the user from closing the folder by clicking on the red close icon on the top right corner of the GUI of file explorer? I want to ...
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Merged Documents and Downloads and can't undo it in Windows 10

I'm stupid, can't read and merged Documents and Downloads into 1 folder. The warning was clear Here's hoping some tech-savvy superuser know's how to undo my mistake :(