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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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Make a Shortcut to C:\Users\<user> Instead of a Shortcut to System Folder

Whenever i make a shortcut to "C:\Users\" or "Pin to Quick access", Windows automatically turns it into a System folder. I don't want to have the shortcut go to the system folder. I want to have it ...
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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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Pictures & Folders Under C:\Users\user Not Syncing With Pictures Library

I was checking my backup folders to make sure everything was in order and I noticed that for some reason none of my pictures were showing up. I looked into my pictures folder under the main libraries ...
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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 :(
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How to check for two visually similar images in a directory containing many sub folders?

I have a image in jpeg format in a sub folder. I want to check if the same image is present in any other sub folder in that folder. All sub folders have a lot of images. The same image may be present ...
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What are 'folders of this type' in Windows 10?

I like my folders in Windows 10 to show in 'Detail' view but Windows 10 is trying to be helpful and changes it according to some rule that I do not understand. So each time this happens I change the '...
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Folder view not being saved

Windows 7 x64. Past few days Windows stopped remembering folder view settings. I've been trying solutions for 10 hours now, nothing helped (don't want to restore windows). I've recreated all Bag and ...
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After I moved files from my hard disk to my new folder from help of geek squad, my administator's folder name is changed, how do I changed it back?

So my old laptop crashed, and I was lucky enough to get a new laptop with no cost. With help from geek squad, they were able to moved all the files from my old laptop to my new laptop. The username ...
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Make USB writer protected EXCEPT one folder [closed]

Help Please tell me solution How to make USB write protected EXCEPT one folder I want to make my disk write writer protected but i want to allow only 1 folder for edit modify or delete Please |Help|
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Remove subfolders but keep files in windows for google photos [duplicate]

When you download photos using google takeout, it puts them in a ton of folders (606 for me). I want to get all of the 2000-ish photos from all of those folders and just put them in a single folder so ...
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remove Add to Windows Media Player List from folders

I ran the script below, given in another post How to remove "Add to Windows Media Player list" from context menu, and while it seems to have worked for individual files of the listed file-...
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How to delete a locked folder on Mac?

I have been trying to remove a locked folder from my Mac. I am logged in as admin. When I try to delete it from Finder, it says The operation can’t be completed because the item “X” is locked. I ...
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List the users of a folder and their access in windows 10

How to find the list of users in any domain who have read/write/whatever access to a folder in windows 10.
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Windows partition boots, but “The User Profile Service service failed the sign-in.”

I have a computer running Linux, with a second partition with Windows 10 for when I can't avoid it. Having not used that in months, I paid no mind when I got a new hard drive and used the opportunity ...
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Grant user implicit permissions to folders of another user

I've got the following file structure on Debian 8: /folder userA:users 0750 rwxr-x--- (never edited) # Dynamically created by userA with these permissions: /folder/content1 ...
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hide protected OS files and show hidden files are automatically being checked

hide protected OS files and show hidden files are automatically being checked and it's very annoying. I keep turning it off because I don't need to view protected OS files but every time I restart my ...
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OS X Sierra, “Pictures” folder hijacked by an application - how to fix?

A crummy application (MacFamilyTree) somehow hijacked my system's "Pictures" folder. It thinks it's an application now, and has acquired an 'Open with:' panel in the GetInfo window. There's no way to ...
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Can the default directiory be changed for multiple libraries at once (i.e. Documents, Pictures, Music)

As explained in Change Default directory of Documents and Settings?, Windows has a built-in option for moving the default library folders to different directories. (Ex: moving My Documents from C:\...
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How do I find the folders after the 6/14/2017 Google Drive update?

I'm unable to find the Google Drive folders after updates were made on 6/14/2017. They are visible from my Google Nexus phone. How can I make them show up in Google Chrome? I see files when doing a ...
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How to change folder colors in Windows 7?

I have a tons of folders in my Python directory and I would like to change the color of a couple of folders to red. Is this possible without installing additional software?
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Windows 10, How to Set Folder Viewing Options Individually?

I have quite a few folders on my Desktop, to group frequently-used items, like shortcuts to programs or tools and documents. I wish to apply viewing options for each folder individually, more ...
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Merge PDF files from several folders using the folder names as chapters and file names as sub-chapters

I have a folder with sunfolders full of PDF files. I need to combine them in a way such that will use the folder names as chapters and file names as sub-chapters. How can it be achieved? Standalone ...
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Hundreds of thousands of folders in Windows 10 user temp folder

I noticed last week it took a while to open a group of PDFs on my computer. I had a look in %userprofile%\appdata\local\temp and I found well over 800,000 folders. I had to delete them with a for loop ...
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Style-aware icons for folders in Nautilus / Gnome Files

I'm running Gnome 3 on Fedora 25, and many of the xdg-compliant standard user directories (like "Desktop", "Downloads", "Public", etc) have a special icon when viewed in Nautilus (i.e. the Files app). ...
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Eliminate files in folder that are duplicated in another folder tree

I have two folders. One of them (Folder 1) has pictures and the other (Folder 2) has multiple sub-folders with pictures. I wanted to find the pictures in Folder 1 that are duplicated in Folder 2 or ...
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How can I set a particular choice of WIN7 Folder Details as default for all New Folders?

Can I set a default in Windows7 Explorer so that any New Folder will start with a particular set of Details (specifically: Name, Size, Date Created, and Date Modified), rather than having to alter the ...
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How to set folder properties in Win 10?

Procedure I have been told works. 1. Open an explorer folder and set the options to the way you want them. 2. Go to File Explorer Options > View. 3. Apply to folders. I have tried this so many times ...
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Getting repetitive historic notifications while playing more no of audio files

I have a question which is related to this but also has increased replay of historical notifications.So its nowhere duplicate to that. Operating system-Windows10 Home Personal Laptop I am playing ...
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Between different user accounts, which folders are “shared” and which are personal?

When I use the phrase "shared" I don't mean by a network, this is a single-PC problem. Shared means sharing between user accounts in the same PC. Is this also named "sharing" or it has another given ...
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Created a hidden folder, now the files are missing

I have a hidden bin folder, this morning I came in and was saving a script and got the whole access denied thing. So I checked out my folder, made it unhidden, etc.. All the sub-folders, files, ...
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Win7 - Unable to create new folders

Recently completed a fresh install of Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit on a laptop and have just noticed that no matter which folder I navigate to on the system, I am unable to right click and create a ...
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How to delete account folder from desktop?

Somehow an account folder has appeared the desktop. An attempt to delete it results in request for Admin permission. The folder doesn't show up as a shortcut, instead looks like a normal folder with ...
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Outlook does not show folders

I use Outlook folders for yearly/monthly archiving. Last month I made October folders for all of my main archive folders in Outlook. For some reason, NONE of the October folders show up in my ...
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How to exclude a folder from a string search

>>"results\txtmail.txt" findstr /i /p /s mail %userprofile%\*.txt Now, what if I want to exclude C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5 from the ...
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Find out what program is creating a folder

Some program (malware I suspect) keeps creating a folder on my Windows 7 Pro desktop titled "gg" with nothing inside of it but another empty folder titled "Administrative Tools". How do I track down ...
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How to check folders size in Windows without showing all subfolder files?

Is there a CMD command to show the folder size in side a directory? I know I can dir /s/a and see all the sizes of files inside folders and subfolders of directory. However I am trying to find a log ...
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Drag and Drop Items into Subfolders from Desktop Without Opening an Explorer Window?

My inquiry (in my opinion) seems pretty silly but, it's just based on making my "desktop cleaning" a little more convenient. I like using folders to keep my files neat and organized but, I don't ever ...
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List of Open Folders in Windows 7

After much research, I must ask: Is there a way to obtain a list of folders—not files—and possibly their paths which are opened in Windows 7? I'd like to get folders from the file system not ...
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How can I “sticky” a folder so it appears opposite to other “sticky” folders?

I know that if i want to "sticky" a folder/file in a folder sorted by name, I can use a symbol like _ at the start of the name so it'll appear at the top or bottom (depending if it's sorted ascending ...
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a way to access different folders in different locations by one click

I have different folders in all drives which contain same data. I can't store all of it in the same folder or drive. I am wondering if there's a way I can access all of those locations in a single ...