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recursively delete a specific directory for each user in C:\Users

Would like to use powershell to loop through all C:\Users\* and delete all contents of a subdirectory... Some users, but not all, use an app that creates cache files at: C:\Users\UserName\AppData\...
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Other users are unable to create folders on Windows 10?

I recently added a user to my pc as it is now a shared unit and I am about how my stuff is organized. However despite me having had added them as an admin user they are unable to create files on ...
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Windows 10: Fix the default new folder view customization

I want to set the default new folder view to Documents, whatever its contents. I have set all drives and subfolders in the "optimize this folder for" to view as Documents, and applied it to ...
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Why does Windows Explorer randomly lock random folders

There are times when I can't rename a folder on an external hard drive because Explorer is "locking" it. I have to first unlock it using software. There is no apparent reason for Explorer to ...
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Can't create a new folder in windows 10

As shown in the picture above, I don't have the option of creating new folder anymore at anywhere of my PC, including all the disks. I tried the following solutions I found on google, but they did not ...
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Windows 10: Remove Program Folders from Documents Folder

Windows seems to allow programs to add folders to my documents folder (adobe, blackmagic, mygames, etc.). This results in a very cluttered Documents Folder that only has one or two folders that I've ...
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I have two folders in the same location but only one allows me to set the icon. See image

I'm trying to give Google Drive and OneDrive their own folder icons, but the OneDrive folder is missing an option under Properties > Customize that the Google Drive folder has. I tried using the ...
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Issues logging in a new account on Windows 10

I made a new child account for the first time in a Microsoft Family Group using an email address. Whenever I log in, it shows the blue screen with a loading icon that you normally would see upon ...
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How to access the files in the Downloads folder on a Windows machine (with password protected user account) that doesn't boot anymore

My hard drive (containing Windows 10), doesn't boot anymore and I have many important files in the Downloads folder and on the Desktop of my user account. And the account is password protected. So I'm ...
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Are user folders really by default not available to administrator(s) in Windows 10 Pro?

I've set up a Win 10 Pro system with an administrator account (A) and some standard user accounts (B-D). When I try to access as user A the /users/userB/ folder, for example, I get a message saying ...
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How can I restrict access of ALL OTHER (standard) users to a specific user folder in Windows 10 Pro?

A computer with Windows 10 Pro has several users (let's use administrator A and standard users B and C as examples). In addition to the already existing standard folders (in the /users/), I would like ...
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I can't find my Images folder using the command line

I'm trying to run exiftool to remove GPS data in some of my files, but I can't find my Images Folder, on Windows 10. If I do a DIR command in my User folder, the following shows up 21/01/2021 15:43 ...
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Windows 10 files disappear from recycle bin

I needed to delete a couple of folders. I deleted 2 of them, accidentally deleted a file I was not going to, went to the bin, restored the file, went back to deleting the folders, finished it, decided ...
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Can I rename user profile folder name without any problems with files?

If I rename my user profile folder (with changing path in registry) will my files work correctly? So it won´t start giving me errors about "this file is not on this path" or something like ...
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Saving to renamed user folder

(This happened with a remote coworker) He did the following (on Windows 10): Renamed C:\Users\OriginalName to C:\Users\DifferentName Moved (not copied) his files into the Documents folder (by ...
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Can I simply cut and paste a program from C drive onto another partition and still be able to run the program?

I cut and pasted some programs from C drive to another partition to free up some space in the C drive. Now the programs don't run. Should I move the programs back to C drive again?
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win10 unable to open file folder

Using Windows 10 - Pro, was in the process of installing a software on a local folder in C:/apps . Now that folder has got locked - unable to open it. I am admin on the machine - its a personal laptop....
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rd "C:\Users\Administrator\Documents" how it work?

I use the following commands: rd "C:\Users\Administrator\Documents" mklink /J "C:\Users\Administrator\Documents" "D:\Save Games\Documents" and it does not work. I've ...
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How to change all folder icons within a folder windows 10

I would like to change all folder icons within a folder in Windows 10. Do I have to do them all manually? Or is there an option to change all icons within that folder?
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Custom item in context menu when I right-click on folder [duplicate]

Has this been asked before? I want a custom item in the context menu when I right click on a folder. I know you're supposed to do it through the registry, but I don't know how. I will manage what it ...
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Windows 10 can not search anything from start menu after I renamed my users folder [duplicate]

I installed windows few days ago and set user name as [FirstName] [Last Name], some commands had problems to execute from CMD because my username had space in the middle. I logged in using ...
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I want to tar gz file of the month of January

-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 4788074 Jan 1 01:50 2020-01-01-00-50-18.done.csv -rw-r--r--. 1 root root 4842864 Jan 1 02:50 2020-01-01-01-50-18.done.csv -rw-r--r--. 1 root root 4923486 Jan 1 03:50 ...
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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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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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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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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 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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