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 -
Is there a way, when opening a file from a program, to right click within the "File Name:" dialogue box and get a list of the most frequent paths to folders available to choose from? [more inside]
posted by matthelm
on Apr 21, 2007 -
I'm looking for a plugin for VLC (or, an alternate media player) that is capable of handling incomplete video files downloaded from a Bittorrent network. [more inside]
posted by Solomon
on Apr 13, 2007 -
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 -
Where can I host a few files online? Preferably with no bandwidth limit and ideally for free! [more inside]
posted by gaby
on Feb 5, 2007 -
I need to create a website to upload and share files with colleagues. I want it to be open source (or cheap or free), and be easily customizable (think wordpress). We all teach Social Studies and want to share things like powerpoints, worksheets, lesson plans, rubrics, etc. Is there something out there that would work? [more inside]
posted by allthewhile
on Jan 16, 2007 -
Can anyone recommend a file manager for windows that can handle directories with hundreds of millions of folders/files?
posted by yeoz
on Jan 11, 2007 -
So, I've got my lady an iPod for christmas, and I'd like to preload it with some vids - help me understand Apple's way of doing things... [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Dec 16, 2006 -
What can I file in a file drawer... other than files? I want to store [more inside]
posted by clh
on Dec 4, 2006 -
In OSX how do I get files without extensions to be recognized by something other than Excel? Ideally I'd like them to be opened by the shell, or perhaps a new session in iTerm
but iTerm is greyed out in the Choose Application menu.
posted by Null Pointer and the Exceptions
on Dec 1, 2006 -
In a Windows environment, what's the best way to keep a folder with large files sync'ed across multiple pc's? [more inside]
posted by alightfoot
on Sep 27, 2006 -
Is there anyway to boot your mac off a disk image? Or something that can be closely watched in terms of changes? [more inside]
posted by Napierzaza
on Sep 10, 2006 -
I have a Partition on my Hard Drive that is telling me it needs formating. The thing is, it shouldn't. Is there a data recovery program that can help me get what I can off it? [more inside]
posted by TrueVox
on Aug 4, 2006 -
Is there a program for my Treo 650 running Palm OS that will download a file and then tell me how long the download took? [more inside]
posted by event
on Aug 3, 2006 -
Can someone point me to a resource that will help me configure file sharing properly in XP? [more inside]
posted by dragonbay
on Jul 27, 2006 -
Well, the makers of Kazaa just paid out a decent chunk of change to recording industry in a settled lawsuit. My question is -- how come limewire/morpheus are still ok?
Kazaa news link: http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/technology/AP-Downloading-Music.html [more inside]
posted by narebuc
on Jul 27, 2006 -
Help me figure out the best solution to this problem: File sharing between 3 laptops and 1 pc (no server software). [more inside]
posted by andrewdunn
on Jul 21, 2006 -
My old Dell just died, bought a new toshiba, am able to get some but not all files from old computer. Help me get the rest! [more inside]
posted by MostHolyPorcine
on Jul 14, 2006 -
I just know I can't be the first person to ever do this, but I haven't been able to find an answer. I religiously back up my files from my local drive to my network every day, but it appears that yesterday, while I was in a hurry, I actually copied the files from my network drive down to my local drive, thus overwriting a very full day of work on one particular file. Is there anyway I can get back the version that was stored on my local drive or am I, as I fear, screwed? Also, when I try to search my local drive for all the files with the same extensions (*.as) in hopes that I actually just saved it in the wrong place, Windows XP tells me I have no files with that extension, even though I can see that I do. Is it possible that my problems are bigger than my own incompetence?
posted by katyjack
on Jun 15, 2006 -
I have a folder of 300+ files with three digit file names. I also have a tab-delimited text file which has the current file name and the corresponding desired file name. How can I use the text file to properly rename all my files? (This is on Mac OS X)
posted by nathan_teske
on Apr 21, 2006 -
What is any easy way to securely share a newsletter online to my fellow club members?This would entail 100 members downloading 20-30 mb newsletters quarterly. [more inside]
posted by plumberonkarst
on Apr 18, 2006 -
I'm looking for some software to be run under Windows XP that I can set to move or remove files which are past a certain date after specified intervals. Ideally the software will have a small footprint and relatively easy to use. Is this the sort of task that can be done through some sort of Windows based CRON program?
Ahhhh help me Mefi!
posted by a.
on Mar 25, 2006 -
Windows XP crashes whenever it accesses a specific file. The problem: I don't know what file it is. What would cause such a serious error and how do I fix it? [more inside]
posted by monsta coty scott
on Feb 18, 2006 -
How do I unpack an .smi file in a Win2k environment?
posted by johnj
on Feb 2, 2006 -
Windows XP annoyance: I've managed to create some files with names that are too long. How can I rename them? [more inside]
posted by hydrophonic
on Feb 2, 2006 -
I'm looking for a website log file analyzer. This is not
to display summaries or graphs, as in this
thread, but to examine the activity of individual IPs and get a handle on what kind of hacking attempts, leeching, and other abuse might be going on. I have direct access to logs (something that can DL them would be nice, too). The $100+ software I found isn't an option.
posted by rolypolyman
on Nov 30, 2005 -
I want to get a file from my mac to my pc -- the file is just slightly too big to fit on a CD-R. [more inside]
posted by Tlogmer
on Oct 12, 2005 -
Does anybody know of a Windows tool to compare two lists/files and identify the commonalities? [more inside]
posted by jedro
on Oct 5, 2005 -
I need to edit some video files I've shot on my camera. The problem is that the camera's video files export as .MOV and I can't find a good entry-level Windows program that supports the file type. Could someone recommend either a program that will let me edit this file type, or a good freeware converter? And if I do change them over to .AVI, what are some recommendations for a good yet simple Windows video editor?
posted by thecjm
on Sep 15, 2005 -
How to best edit / produce the MOD files from my JVC CZ-MC200 camera? Need advice / software recommendations, please? [more inside]
posted by Meatbomb
on Sep 14, 2005 -
How can I transfer files to/from a Motorola V3 Razr and a new Powerbook if the Bluetooth File Exchange seemingly can't do it? It recognizes the phone, but can't see the internal structure of the phone's storage system. Motorola's Mobile Phone Tools has no Mac version. I can sync contacts and calendars with iSync and via Bluetooth, but I have a friend who has the same phone, but the inverse problem: he can transfer files with Bluetooth, but can't get the phone to sync contacts and calendars.
posted by Toolshed
on Sep 1, 2005 -
I have a bunch of directories of static HTML files in which I need to:
-> Find A
-> Find B
-> Replace A with B
-> Save, close, repeat with every one of the 500 or so files.
Anyone got an idea? [more inside]
posted by TiggleTaggleTiger
on Aug 29, 2005 -
My Google-fu is failing.. yada yada... I am trying to create some simple PostScript output and need a simple how-to. [more inside]
posted by shannymara
on Aug 26, 2005 -
I am trying to setup a server or something (i am very amature at computer network) so that I can share radio records and video files (200mb to 600mb) with my parents abroad? [more inside]
posted by curiousleo
on May 11, 2005 -
File sharing problem in XP.. I can access my laptop files from my desktop but not the other way around.
posted by gfrobe
on May 9, 2005 -
I'd like to convert some Winamp files to DVD files, so they can be played on a normal DVD player. Anyone know if this can be done and how?
posted by Frasermoo
on May 8, 2005 -