I have a phantom file on my desktop that I cannot delete. It's there and yet it does not exist. Help me get rid of it. [more inside]
posted by dephlogisticated
on Dec 1, 2012 -
Is there a way to find out the filename associated with a specific FILE * pointer? (OS: Red Hat EL 5) [more inside]
posted by tckma
on Apr 12, 2012 -
My Macs have decided suddenly to merge the information on two kinds of files into a single file listing. As I use separate programs for these, switching back and forth is really not an option, and manually setting things is going to eventually drive me crazy. Help! [more inside]
posted by mephron
on Mar 24, 2012 -
How should I handle a POP 19.6GB Outlook 2007 .pst file that is bugging the heck out and crashing daily?
I believe I need to:
a) Reduce the file size now
b) implement a better strategy for the future [more inside]
posted by Debaser626
on Sep 21, 2011 -
I'm looking for a sniffer, but one that only reports links that are accessed behind the curtain, and not a true packet analyzer. [more inside]
posted by CarlRossi
on May 15, 2011 -
Is there a program or set of tools, preferably free / open source, that can take a video file as input, analyze the video, and output the parts of the video which contain motion above some threshold? The output could either be a video file or a series of still images.
posted by Juffo-Wup
on Apr 11, 2011 -
Is there an easy way to transfer and rename files automagically from a micro SD card? [more inside]
posted by Brockles
on Mar 21, 2011 -
There HAS to be a simple, free, file-to-URL script bangin' around out there somewhere. Please? [more inside]
posted by bhance
on Jan 20, 2011 -
I have a HP Pavilion dv6700 (dv6780se) laptop which i recently upgraded to Windows 7 pro via a free copy from the msdn alliance. I am currently running 3 gigs of physical RAM in 2 slots. I recently read an article suggesting a change to the virtual memory paging file size. From what i gathered you should or can increase the size by multiplying the current amount times 1.5.
This would change my total virtual memory to 4605, is this wise?
Should i leave it on the save hard drive has my OS or move it to a partition or separate external hard drive?
I've also read that readyboost can increase performance... is this still quite debatable for Windows 7 and am I already pushing the limits of my RAM and virtual memory?
posted by isopropyl
on Aug 9, 2010 -
I'm considering getting an ebook reader, and I'm trying to decide between the Kindle and the Nook. If I get a Kindle, am I leashing myself to the Amazon store? If I get a Nook, could I buy books from other stores or borrow ebooks from my library? [more inside]
posted by jordanian2
on Jun 6, 2010 -
NetbeansFilter: I need to know exactly how to do a very simple thing - package a .jar file correctly so that the Java App inside can read critical data files, across the three major platforms. [more inside]
posted by JoeXIII007
on Mar 28, 2010 -
Can someone please tell me how to find the size of my iPhoto and iTunes files? I go into Library, find iPhoto and iTunes and then find bunch of subfiles, divided by date; but they don't seem to include all the pictures and songs. It doesn't make sense and Apple documentation doesn't clarify the matter.
posted by holdenjordahl
on Jan 14, 2010 -
Is there a windows utility to read the creator / type information of old (pre OSX) mac files? [more inside]
posted by jzed
on Sep 9, 2009 -
My team and I are writing a computer application for which aspects of the file format are very likely to change in future releases. The format is in XML. Does anyone know any resources on the web that lays down general principles about how to make a file format that is as extensible as possible for the future (and minimizes the possibility of cross-version breakage)?
posted by SilentSalamander
on Sep 4, 2009 -
I have a MacBook Pro running Leopard. It has two admin accounts. Some time ago I stopped using account "A" in favor of new account "B" (the reason behind the creation of account B isn't relevant to this question, however). If I delete user account "A," what precautions must I take to ensure the preservation of the files created under "user A," and what automatically happens to the ownership of those files?
posted by Piscean
on Jul 21, 2009 -
Mac OS X / Microsoft Office 2004 (Excel) crash and failed file recovery has left excel in an endless loop of restore and crash. Can anyone help me to find and delete the (unwanted) auto-saved excel sheet that is causing this problem? [more inside]
posted by urban greeting
on Dec 4, 2008 -
Looking for a file/library management program with the following features : ability to look for duplicates by CRC comparison, search for text inside files (PDF,Djvu,doc, chm etc) extract and catalog metadata, display on which disk is the file located, even if it's offline. Yes I know about google desktop, but.. [more inside]
posted by elpapacito
on Nov 30, 2008 -
I have two old pc's and two things to do with them, but I don't know which machine is best suited for which task. [more inside]
posted by tracert
on Oct 3, 2007 -
Any software out there that can match files from a folder based on a list of keywords, and move the matches to another folder? [more inside]
posted by nataaniinez
on Sep 12, 2007 -
Six characters, in search of a way to replace them
I have a series of files whose names I'd like to edit by taking out part of the name and replacing it but the part I'd like to remove from each file name is different. [more] [more inside]
posted by emelenjr
on Jan 23, 2005 -