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How do I mount the unmountable?

It's so, soooo secret even I cannot read it....Truecrypt idiocy story inside. Help! [more inside]
posted by MessageInABottle on Aug 19, 2010 - 5 answers

Am I overdoing my RAM for a 32 bit version of Windows 7 Pro

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 - 8 answers

Software to monitor a folder for a lack of file modification based on timestamp?

Software to monitor a folder and notify when a file is NOT modified recently? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Jul 20, 2010 - 13 answers

Sharing files, tracking downloaders

I'm looking for a good way to share files with my clients that average about 20-25 MB each. While I've seen a number of (excellent) recommendations, like drop.io, I haven't been able to find one with this feature: Tracking which people download the file. I'd be okay if users had to create accounts, or if it was tracked by click-through from email links. But it must be private and allow user tracking.
posted by scottso17 on Jul 19, 2010 - 7 answers

would spamfilters kill an unknown file format?

would spamfilters kill an unknown file format? [more inside]
posted by krautland on Jun 22, 2010 - 5 answers

Big File - How to Email?

I need to email a file that is too big for Gmail. Can you recommend a way to send it? [more inside]
posted by meerkatty on Jun 9, 2010 - 21 answers

Hard drive forensics and data recovery

I am doing a research project for my CS degree and am looking at how to present an example for the class of forensic type data recovery. Say for example a company had files they didn't investigators to find out about and they deleted them. What tools would/should I use to prove that they have deleted them? [more inside]
posted by l2yangop on Jun 7, 2010 - 3 answers

Kindle or Nook: Does it matter which files they support?

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 - 33 answers

Host-to-host megatransfer

I have a client with 8GB of data I need to transfer from old web host (Powweb) to new one (Dreamhost). Old web host has no shell access and kills single FTP transfers at ~500MB. There are tons of files in tons of folders. Both hosts allow php and perl. How should I do this? [more inside]
posted by circular on May 12, 2010 - 11 answers

How to recover my files!

I used to own a PowerMac 6100 running OS 9. This was the pre-Steve Jobs era so I lost hope in Apple ever getting it together and moved on to a PC. How can I access my old documents? [more inside]
posted by apark on Apr 20, 2010 - 14 answers

Properly Putting Data Into a .jar for the Major Platforms

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 - 4 answers

Big filez, not nail filez.

Something-like-a-fileserver-filter: I have two computers, one with a scanner. Want to scan files with that computer but have them (immediately?) available to the other computer. [more inside]
posted by sully75 on Mar 18, 2010 - 13 answers

Vista, meet Ubuntu

How can I connect my Linux laptop and my Vista desktop? [more inside]
posted by nayrb5 on Mar 13, 2010 - 7 answers

c/c++ permtation file

I need to write a program in C/C++ that takes all the permutations of a set of numbers, say {1,2,3,4}, and puts them in a binary file. [more inside]
posted by amsterdam63 on Feb 23, 2010 - 15 answers

Log file access in XP Home

Any way to keep track of when certain files were accessed and for how long in Windows XP Home Edition? [more inside]
posted by chitlin on Feb 9, 2010 - 4 answers

Copying a massive directory over the internet

How can I reliably transfer a massive directory with lots of files over the internet? It's a one-time thing. [more inside]
posted by aatreya on Jan 24, 2010 - 21 answers

How to find the size of iPhoto and iTunes files?

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. Thanks.
posted by holdenjordahl on Jan 14, 2010 - 4 answers

Help me get my file extensions to view

At work when I open a folder, I can see a list of my files, however for some reason all of my file extensions have disappeared. Help me get them back! [more inside]
posted by Caravantea on Jan 13, 2010 - 6 answers

How do you open .MAT files with variables?

I need help opening Matlab workspaces [more inside]
posted by cali59 on Dec 10, 2009 - 6 answers

WIN XP Directory Tree Software help?

Need software which enables saving my Windows XP file directory tree and shows subfolders as a .gif, .jpg or .bmp. Google found some software which saves it as a text file, but I want the visuals of the actual folders in the tree structure.
posted by dorgla on Oct 23, 2009 - 1 answer

Little deaths 4kb at a time

Is my data gone? Convoluted data storage question involving two Macs, a Drobo, and some file permission errors... Question on possible recovery options, and questions on how to stop it from happening again. [more inside]
posted by arniec on Sep 23, 2009 - 5 answers

Cloud File Storage with Tagging

What's a good cloud file storage service that has TAGGING? [more inside]
posted by king walnut on Sep 17, 2009 - 6 answers

How do you get the mat file name?

How do you get a Matlab script to know the name of its own .mat file? [more inside]
posted by cali59 on Sep 15, 2009 - 3 answers

How to find out Mac creator / type info on a PC?

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 - 12 answers

How can I swap large .wav files back and forth for a long distance music collaboration?

My cousin in New Hampshire wants to collaborate on music with me. I'm in Seattle. I'd like to figure out a convenient way for us to pass large .wav files to each other. I can pull his completed rock songs into a multitracking program and create vocal tracks - then I need to pass the vocal tracks back to him in the form of .wav files so he can add them to the mix on his end. I know there are web based file storage sites, and I can randomly try some out, but I thought I'd start with the hive mind: Can anyone recommend a service like this? I'm thinking free, uncomplicated and capable of handling large file sizes. The files don't need to live there for a long time - just a reasonable window of time to pass them back and forth. Have any of you done this kind of thing?
posted by markjamesmurphy on Sep 5, 2009 - 22 answers

Resources for creating a good, extensible file format

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 - 7 answers

Expression Engine file upload won't work. Why?

Why won't Expression Engine's file upload work? [more inside]
posted by davebush on Aug 31, 2009 - 4 answers

Help me create order out of electronic chaos

My electronic life is in total chaos - I have multiple copies of word and powerpoint files (usually all with the same name) on four or five different USBs or varying ages, a network drive (in multiple places), a laptop, work pc, and ifolder. I need to sort it all out! Is there any software that can help me find multiple versions of the same file across all these different places, work out which is the most recent and then delete/archive the rest? Going forward, what is the most sensible way to start again with an organised structure for file management and keeping everything synced between various computers (have a mac at home and pc at work)?
posted by janecr on Aug 17, 2009 - 10 answers

tar -pz in Windows?

I'm trying to find a procedure to create a zip file in Windows and preserve Unix file permissions from the original files... [more inside]
posted by oblio_one on Aug 7, 2009 - 10 answers

Massive, simple, customized file uploading

I need to hire a file upload service for a printing company so their customers can send files that can be in excess of 2GB. [more inside]
posted by signal on Aug 3, 2009 - 9 answers

Which papers go in the rectangular file and which go in the circular file?

What important household papers and documents must I keep and file? What papers are OK to throw away? [more inside]
posted by fiercecupcake on Jul 28, 2009 - 7 answers

How do I get rid of a Mac user acct w/o losing files?

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 - 10 answers

The shortest computer-less path between a camera and an external drive is...

Looking for ideas for backing up photos while traveling in the middle of nowhere, with no guaranteed access to a computer. [more inside]
posted by bassjump on Jun 16, 2009 - 12 answers

Active Synchronization Across a Network?

I need a lightweight program that can actively synchronize files across a network. [more inside]
posted by sciencemandan on Jun 15, 2009 - 13 answers

Web based document sharing

Non-profit group looking for a web based document storage / file sharing system to allow remote offices to share (mainly download) relevant organization documents. Does not have to have check in/check out capabilities. Will need to be able to password protect access so that general public does not have access. Could also use web portal capabilities and wiki like features - a lite CMS, but not required. Have looked at things like Drupal (too complicated to get set up), Alfresco (wayy too expensive!), OWL (couldn't get demo to work). Prefer to host on our own Linux based webserver, and have tech resources for installs etc, but not extensive coding.
posted by dukes909 on Jun 1, 2009 - 21 answers

How can a writing workshop share their work online?

What would be the best web-based file hosting service to use as a shared "Documents" folder for the various members of my writing workshop? [more inside]
posted by patnasty on May 12, 2009 - 7 answers

iphoto :: get filepath

What's the quickest way to get the complete filepath of an image in iphoto copied into the clipboard? (ie, to fill in a "Browse..." to upload button a webpage) [more inside]
posted by H. Roark on Apr 20, 2009 - 8 answers

File Browser with tags

So I have this growing movie collection. What I want is a file browser that lets me tag each movie (either my own tags, or metadata from the files). Basically something like labels in Gmail or tags in Flickr/Delicious etc. Ubuntu here. I've heard of Gnome Meta-Tracker, is there anything else that will help organize my collection?
posted by sidr on Apr 15, 2009 - 7 answers

I'm used to paying ikea prices, what is reasonable for a library card catalog file cabinet?

What is a reasonable price to pay for a library card catalog cabinet? [more inside]
posted by achmorrison on Apr 4, 2009 - 22 answers

Taxes for NJ dwellers working in NY.

Online Tax help specifically for people who live in NJ and work in NY? [more inside]
posted by spacefire on Mar 25, 2009 - 4 answers

Accessible playlists

How would one go about creating a playlist akin to a mixtape (ie with specifically ordered songs), to share with a friend via thumb drive/zip file? [more inside]
posted by miss_scarlett on Feb 25, 2009 - 3 answers

How can I see how many fragments a file uses in Windows?

How can I see how many fragments a file uses in Windows? [more inside]
posted by worldshift on Feb 20, 2009 - 5 answers

Why are file sizes different on XP to Vista Machines??

Why do file sizes vary from Windows XP to Vista????? [more inside]
posted by maxmix on Feb 6, 2009 - 16 answers

Corrupt Data in Docs - Oh No

We have some file corruption on our network drive. Need to search through 1 TB worth of data.... How can I? Example insider. [more inside]
posted by bleucube on Jan 28, 2009 - 8 answers

Where are custom settings stored in Word 2000?

What file are settings (created macros, custom toolbar buttons, etc.) stored in in Word 2000? [more inside]
posted by roxie110 on Jan 18, 2009 - 2 answers

Small Production Office Needs a File Server

I work in a very small office, less than 10 people, that is mac based doing primarily Final Cut Pro editing. I know a lot about the mac but not much about putting a server together. Here are our needs: [more inside]
posted by captainscared on Jan 5, 2009 - 7 answers

HTML File Drag-and-drop

I currently am using plain-jane HTML form "browse" file input fields to allow uploading on several sites. I want to move forward. I think "thinfile" will work for me, but before forking out the bux, do you have any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by maxwelton on Dec 17, 2008 - 4 answers

Mac OS X / Excel problem - recovered file causing endless crashing

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 - 3 answers

Yet Another File Manager Question

Help me find an online file manager that doesn't suck! Everything I've found so far falls into two categories, either (a) sucking, a lot, or (b) requiring, for inexplicable reasons, a database backend. I just want something that will handle file uploads and basic file management (move, rename, delete, copy). [more inside]
posted by larsks on Dec 2, 2008 - 5 answers

Software for organizing local digital library

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 - 1 answer

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