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About file dates and what they mean...

In Windows 7 or 8 (and maybe before that) if I view the properties of a document, I get all sorts of meta information. I'm interested in the Date created element and a Content created element.... [more inside]
posted by kbanas on Mar 4, 2013 - 7 answers

design firm question

What file formats should we ask our ordered logo and flyer to come in? [more inside]
posted by Mroz on Jun 29, 2010 - 19 answers

How to tell a PNG8 from a PNG24?

Is there an easy way to identify a PNG-8 image file from a PNG-24 image file?
posted by dugnorth on Jun 7, 2010 - 12 answers

What tool/program/script can I use to manipulate files based on a list of filenames?

I have a text file containing a list of image filenames and I'd like to be able to point at a folder and have it select, move or label based on the list of filenames. Is there software, script or tool that makes automating this possible? [more inside]
posted by tinamonster on Jun 25, 2009 - 22 answers

Firefox, Adobe and tiffs, oh my!

How do I tell Firefox to use the Adobe Acrobat plug in to view tiff files? [more inside]
posted by pasici on Feb 26, 2009 - 2 answers

Looking for utility to list information about files.

Is there a utility (freeware or not) that will allow me to specify a directory in Windows XP and monitor that directory for any changes to files (access time, modified time, etc..)? [more inside]
posted by KevinSkomsvold on Oct 8, 2007 - 7 answers

How to create a file library?

[NoseBleedFilter] How to maintain a file library on Big Computer, and a small selection on Little Computer, so Big Computer Looks like Little Computer, but Little Computer doesn't need to carry all the files in file library? [more inside]
posted by mrgreyisyelling on Aug 22, 2007 - 7 answers

Easy Windows directory flattening with minimal tools?

I have a bunch of files, in a nested directory structure. I'd like to collapse the directory structure and move all the files into one folder, preferably sorting them by file extension or name. How do I do this as quickly and easily as possible in WinXP? (Using Cygwin is OK if that's the only way to do it.) [more inside]
posted by Kadin2048 on May 9, 2007 - 7 answers

File Explorer Alternative

A File Explorer Replacement? (hopefully shareware) [more inside]
posted by nosophoros on Jul 4, 2006 - 12 answers

Big compressed file with a small drive.

I have a large .rar file--just over 3 gigs--that I want to unpack to a drive on my computer. The source drive and the destination drive both have plenty of room, at least 15 gigs each, but my C drive has just under 3 gigs. When I try to unpack, say from drive E to drive D, the C drive becomes full(!), and I have to cancel. I can't really free up any space on my C drive, so how can I unpack this thing? Is there any way that I can "bypass" the unpacked files being routed through the C drive?
posted by zardoz on Dec 7, 2005 - 10 answers

Files Lost After Windows XP Temporary Profile Zapped -- Any Way to Recover?

Is there any way to recover files saved under a temporary profile in Windows XP? (MI) [more inside]
posted by brookedel on Oct 21, 2004 - 4 answers

Windows XP search improvement: suggestions for how to use the built-in search more efficiently, or for search programs to replace it

I need a search tool replacement for the built-in windows XP search, or suggestions for it. I have a lot of files on different drives in different directories (C:\AA F:\BB ...) and I when I want to find a specific file that I know is in one of those directories, I have to select and search each directory one at a time. (searching all folders on all drives would take too long.) Anyway to make this quicker?
posted by Iax on Oct 18, 2004 - 7 answers

Exporting bookmarks

Assuming I'm moving to a different work computer (possibly at a new job, heh): What would be the easiest, most compact way to save a list of the hundreds of links on My Favorites to access on the new computer?
posted by Shane on Jun 21, 2004 - 10 answers

Help me get my FILE NAMES back to normal file names.

Let's say that you have a directory with 100+ files that the file names have been accidentally converted to ALL CAPS (my portable hard drive did that for some crazy reason), and you want to convert them all back to lower case file names. Is there an easier way than "right click/rename/type the whole name in lower case"?
posted by maceo on Apr 16, 2004 - 13 answers

Easy way to uncompress 400 zip archives in a Win XP directory?

Any easy way to uncompress about 400 zip archives in a Windows XP directory? I thought I was smart but this problem has made me feel dumb.
posted by johnnydark on Jan 14, 2004 - 10 answers

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