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To Redirect, or To NoIndex, that is the question...

I have a Wordpress blog, and I want to get rid of a large number (200+) of old, junky blog posts. They're clogging up my archives and search results, they get virtually no traffic, and they're poorly done and embarrassing. There is no question they need to go. The question is, should I delete and redirect them, or just noindex them? [more inside]
posted by Bella Sebastian on Oct 12, 2015 - 8 answers

Doing a Line Dance

There are these selectable objects/lines all over my Excel spreadsheet. Instead of selecting a cell, I'll often accidentally click one of these instead, and it is very annoying. Please help. [more inside]
posted by papayaninja on May 8, 2015 - 4 answers

renaming files with long names

I would like to rename some files with long file names. I'd be happy deleting them. I'm using Windows 8(.?) They're in the "Music" folder. I don't know whether that complicates things. Things that haven't worked: [more inside]
posted by stuart_s on Feb 23, 2015 - 6 answers

I need to delete pages from a PDF, in Windows, locally, for free.

I have some very large PDF files, and I have to print out some pages, but not others. Is there some Windows freeware that will help me prepare them for easy printing? [more inside]
posted by Faint of Butt on Dec 11, 2014 - 13 answers

Cookie Problems with Twitter

I have software that I can set to do certain types of cleaning each time the computer restarts; delete temporary internet files, empty recycle bin, etc. I can also set it to delete cookies but I don't do it frequently because whenever cookies are deleted, specifically, the functionality on my Twitter account drops, i.e. I can't type in the comment box, I can't see new interactions and I can't see who is or isn't following me. I have to beg the company to do something (which they may or may not do over time) and eventually, functionality comes back. I've tried different browsers whenever I delete cookies and the same thing happens. I haven't noticed if I'm having problems with any of the other social media I use. Why is this happening and can I do anything to avoid it?
posted by CollectiveMind on Jan 16, 2014 - 8 answers

Save my deleted files from a Stora NAS XFS drive!

Hello! I stupidly "deleted" some files from my Netgear Stora NAS drive, in XFS format. I can mount the hard drive, but what's the best (and/or cheapest!) undelete software for dealing with XFS-formatted drives? [more inside]
posted by almostwitty on Jan 14, 2014 - 2 answers

How to delete only one site from Chrome history

So my problem is that I sometimes stalk people on facebook - come on, I'm not the only one -.- - but don't want some people/things I checked on facebook to appear in my omnisearch bar in Chrome. So I tried to go to history to delete/clear only facebook data but apparently you can't select all facebook history at once and delete it. It might take a long time if I were to select each individual item to delete. Is there a simple way to do this?
posted by iliketothinknu on Nov 9, 2013 - 11 answers

removing links in Excel without losing formulas

I have a pretty large spreadsheet in Excel which I use to combine information from everyone in my department for monthly statistics. They all fill out the same spreadsheet, then I have links from all those to mine, with formulas adding everything up. I want to remove the links to one file while leaving the rest, without losing the formulas that contains the links. [more inside]
posted by timepiece on Apr 1, 2013 - 1 answer

Help me delete a few hundred thousand files from a webserver

Let's say I have 300,000 files on a webserver in a single directory. I want to download them to a local directory and then delete them. My FTP client of choice is choking on the task. What should I do?
posted by fake on Dec 18, 2012 - 23 answers

I have a bunch of undeletable podcasts on my iphone 4s that I would like to get rid off but can't.

I have a bunch of undeletable podcasts on my iphone 4s that I would like to get rid off but can't. this is what it looks like: http://imgur.com/oiNKY this happened because the downloads failed (blame the craptastic chinese mobile connections). I cannot redownload these episodes, I cannot play them, I cannot swipe-to-delete them, I cannot see them in itunes. a restore was no help because my last backup already had these "ghost files" on them. I don't want to wipe the iphone because maps in ios6 is even worse in china. do you know how I can still get rid of these unusable files?
posted by krautland on Nov 14, 2012 - 6 answers

Help me with my iPhone 4 Calendar....missing info.

iPhone 4 calender questions - deleted information [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Oct 30, 2012 - 4 answers


how to stop search engines from returning images from deleted pages on my website? [more inside]
posted by slowtree on Oct 26, 2012 - 1 answer

Prying my stuff out of Facebook

I'm in the process of emptying out my Facebook account. I appreciate any tips on this, but there's a couple of things I'd like to know in particular. [more inside]
posted by ignignokt on Oct 24, 2012 - 6 answers

Securely delete files - Android

How can I securely delete files on my Android phone? I want to be sure that deleted files can not be recovered, i.e., photos, email, email attachments, evernote notes, etc. [more inside]
posted by theora55 on Jun 7, 2012 - 7 answers

delete shortcut problem

Deleting desktop shortcut deletes the file. What gives? [more inside]
posted by luvmywife on Jun 1, 2012 - 5 answers

How to delete windows.old in Win7?

How do I delete windows.old in Win7 when I am administrator and windows still won't let me? [more inside]
posted by gnossos on May 29, 2012 - 6 answers

Need help deleting a folder at "C:\Program" on my Windows machine.

Need help deleting a folder at "C:\Program" on my Windows machine. [more inside]
posted by JPowers on Apr 28, 2012 - 6 answers

Unpin me from Pinterest!

Knew it, shouldn't have indulged in the whim of this "pinterest" nonsense. I click "unlink" for Facebook, save, nothing happens. I get redirected to the main page, facebook photo and friendlinks intact. I get so frustrated I choose "delete account"....again, nothing happens. Redirected back to my main page, self's facebook photo serenely mocking me. [more inside]
posted by keasby on Feb 11, 2012 - 6 answers

How do I delete the music off my iPhone 4S?

Can someone please help me figure out a way of getting the photos and videos off my iPhone 4S and onto a laptop, or of deleting the music I have on it? [more inside]
posted by peacheater on Jan 16, 2012 - 8 answers

How to undelete a file

How to undelete a permanently deleted file (Windows edition)? [more inside]
posted by sardonyx on Oct 20, 2011 - 14 answers

Can anybody give me a Nero 10 tutorial on how to delete scenes from videos?

Nero 10 video editing instructions are confusing. Help! [more inside]
posted by ragtimepiano on Sep 26, 2011 - 0 answers

Contacting me just became a lot easier...

Is there anyway I can ask for my information to be taken off? [more inside]
posted by astapasta24 on Jun 4, 2011 - 6 answers

Computer says no one more time, it's going out the Window^W Linux

Why can't I delete these files from my Linux server? [more inside]
posted by twine42 on Feb 18, 2011 - 27 answers

Self-destructing email?

Email Filter of my Dreams? I get daily emails from some websites like Groupon and Mint that are only useful for one day or one week, is there anyway that I can set my gmail account to automatically delete or at least filter these messages after a specific time period (ie 24 hours)? If I set up a regular filter then these messages skip my BlackBerry inbox. Halp me?
posted by saradarlin on Dec 7, 2010 - 10 answers

Omit files from a source directory during deployment?

How can I set up a software build that not only copies files but uncopies them as well? [more inside]
posted by Riki tiki on Oct 29, 2010 - 3 answers

My IMAP e-mail account just got completely wiped by forces unknown. What could have caused this?

My IMAP e-mail account just got completely wiped by forces unknown. What could have caused this? [more inside]
posted by Mr_Crazyhorse on Oct 27, 2010 - 5 answers

Can I retrieve this gmail email that I've deleted on my iphone?

Help me recover an email I deleted from my gmail account. [more inside]
posted by victoriab on Oct 24, 2010 - 10 answers

Why can't I delete these folders?

I'm unable to delete (apparently) empty folders from my Mac. Opening them grinds the system to a halt and even looking at them through the terminal nearly crashes the machine. [more inside]
posted by Hactar on Sep 13, 2010 - 11 answers

Personal Detective Help Needed.

How do I erase certain parts of myself from the internets? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 1, 2010 - 9 answers

MS Exchange + Snow Leopard, help!

Mail.app + Exchange 2007 + Snow Leopard. Messages aren't getting deleted inside mail.app. They look like they are, but when i quit and re-open, they're back. The internet has failed me. [more inside]
posted by SeƱor Pantalones on Mar 28, 2010 - 5 answers

Delete contact history! Begone!

Motorola Backflip - can I clear contact history? [more inside]
posted by tr33hggr on Mar 24, 2010 - 1 answer

How to put a new cell service & phone number on a Motorola Razr

How do I delete old data on a MotoRazr Maxx cell phone which was formerly on Verizon, and set it up as an extra for someone who uses Alltel? [more inside]
posted by cuddles.mcsnuggy on Aug 21, 2009 - 5 answers

How to properly delete a website.

I think I may have made a mess while deleting my website and need some advice! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 31, 2009 - 5 answers

Remove, real fast.

I'mAnIdiotFilter: Any way to "walk back" an rm -rf in OSX? [more inside]
posted by the luke parker fiasco on Mar 18, 2009 - 13 answers

Should I delete my Facebook account? What are my other options?

Should I delete my Facebook account? What are my other options? [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Feb 17, 2009 - 33 answers

I don't want to listen to this song anymore.

I can't remove songs from my iPod touch. Please help me before I lose my mind. [more inside]
posted by Fairchild on Dec 29, 2008 - 3 answers

Starting over with a new laptop, how best to stay organized?

I'd like to know the best way to move a selected group of files & applications to a new laptop, and advice to help ensure that my new Mac doesn't get bunged up with duplicate & improperly deleted files like my old one did, with its inexplicably full hard drive and crammed iTunes & iPhoto folders. This is rather lengthy, geared to the slightly moronic layperson (me), and has 6 sub-questions inside. [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus on Dec 24, 2008 - 5 answers

Automatically remove certain items in Firefox history?

How can I arrange it so that my Firefox history is automatically purged of sites of a certain domain like imdb.com or facebook.com? [more inside]
posted by sittered on Nov 14, 2008 - 7 answers

Find and delete hidden files on Mac

Help me find and delete hidden files on my Mac! [more inside]
posted by wavejumper on Oct 23, 2008 - 9 answers

Anyway of deleting containing folder with a right click on Vista?

I have re-organised my Vista PC to use searches instead of the usual folder hierachy in Explorer to navigate the file system. What I am looking for is a way to right click on a file and delete the containing folder, does anyone know of a registry hack or software which will let me do this?
posted by dazzle on Oct 20, 2008 - 12 answers

I must be the only person wanting to get rid of XP and use vista.

I started with XP. Installed vista. Then I could choose between XP and Vista. I'm not using XP any more. Can I just delete the XP partition? [more inside]
posted by gergtreble on Sep 1, 2008 - 7 answers

Can't delete my mail.

Mail won't let me delete one particular email! [more inside]
posted by blaneyphoto on Jul 13, 2008 - 7 answers

Undeleteable bookmark folder

Is there any way to move or delete a top-level folder in the All Bookmarks folder in Firefox 3? [more inside]
posted by aerotive on Jun 20, 2008 - 2 answers

80s power ballads, begone.

dumb question: when i delete a song from itunes, where does it go? [more inside]
posted by twistofrhyme on Jun 1, 2008 - 7 answers

Deleting very large directory

How to delete a huge directory on Linux without overloading the system? [more inside]
posted by justkevin on Apr 10, 2008 - 14 answers

Recover a deleted Google map

How do I recover a deleted Google map? [more inside]
posted by Who_Am_I on Mar 7, 2008 - 13 answers

Apple: Delete Files On Another Mac?

How do I delete files on one Mac that I am connecting to via Firewire target disk mode? [more inside]
posted by davidinmanhattan on Nov 9, 2007 - 6 answers

Proper GET/POST Design for Deleting Items on a Web Page

I'm designing a webpage that will have a list of items and each item can be deleted. I was thinking to have the delete command be link to a URL that does the delete when called. But then I realized maybe that isn't safe since a spider following links might cause things to be deleted. What is the proper design for this type of thing?
posted by GregX3 on May 22, 2007 - 14 answers

Windows is usually so good at deleting stuff, even the things you want.

So for some unknown reason (probably I hit enter when I wasn't looking), Windows has decided to plunk down a 'Windows Service Pack Setup' file, update.exe on my external, USB, media HDD. I don't want it there. If it were as simple as right click-delete i wouldn't be here, and neither would the file. [more inside]
posted by baserunner73 on Apr 24, 2007 - 13 answers

How do I delete a stubborn mpeg file?

My computer is refusing to let me delete a fairly large file. It's an mpeg movie file I downloaded from Limewire (have mercy, MPAA)! Whenever I try to delete the file, I get a message claiming the file is in use by another program, but I don't see any programs running in task manager that would be using this file. The file is in my documents folder. Any thoughts on how this stubborn mpeg can be deleted?
posted by zembla3 on Mar 27, 2007 - 24 answers

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