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How do I say "raison d’etre" without sounding like an idiot?

How do you say the commonly used phrase "raison d’etre"? Anybody have a sound file I could listen to?
posted by survivorman on Nov 26, 2007 - 33 answers

How do I transfer .voc files to my MacBook?

how do I play .VOC files from my old RCA digital recorder on my MacBook? [more inside]
posted by flowerofhighrank on Nov 19, 2007 - 2 answers

Where can I upload this file?

There is a file that I want to upload somewhere so that an infinite number of people can download it for free and without having to first sign up/become a member of anything. There should be no download limit and no expiration date. The file in question is less than 1mb in size, and is completely legal. Any suggestions?
posted by creative on Nov 15, 2007 - 23 answers

Make Everything My Precious

I'm using the 'make' utility on a Linux system. Is there a way in a Makefile to set all the intermediate files as PRECIOUS without having to list them individually?
posted by bluefly on Nov 2, 2007 - 1 answer

Best way transfer files Mac-to-Mac?

What's the best way to transfer files from a Tiger MacBook to a Leopard MacBook Pro? I'm looking for easy, straightforward with minimal or no need to buy a peripheral (like a backup drive) or extra software I don't need for other than this project. I'm just looking for file transfer advice, not cloning or transferring software. I've found this advice online, but don't know how current or useful it is. I've also read about Migration Assistant but don't know if it's my best option or not...and what type of cable would I need? Thanks in advance for your help!
posted by tamjl on Oct 29, 2007 - 11 answers

Two old CPUs vs. one fast one.

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 - 9 answers

Rails/Java XML-RPC Filter

Railsfilter: I need to write an addition to an already-existing Rails app to allow it to accept large files (and some trivial metadata) uploaded from a Processing (Java) client I've written. The Rails app already supports this behavior via a web interface. I can see a few of the trees, how do I fit them into the forest and get a pair of working apps? [more inside]
posted by Alterscape on Sep 19, 2007 - 4 answers

How do I move lots of files based on a list?

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 - 9 answers

Help me reduce the size of this ImageReady CS animated gif file for an email banner.

Help me reduce the file size for Adobe ImageReady CS animated gif. [more inside]
posted by UnclePlayground on Sep 10, 2007 - 5 answers

What is the smallest Parallels Desktop image of Windows XP that will fit corporate needs?

What is the lightest, meanest, most-secure image of Windows XP Corporate I can install onto my MacBook Pro that will allow me to use Corporate MS Exchange Email, Visio, and IE-only intranet? [more inside]
posted by crazyray on Aug 14, 2007 - 1 answer

Stand-alone editor for bookmarks files?

Is there such thing as a stand-alone editor for browser bookmarks files? Mine are large and unwieldy with many sub- and sub-sub-folders, they're on several different machines, and it's becoming painful keeping them synced up. [more inside]
posted by jfuller on Aug 2, 2007 - 15 answers

Software filter: looking for a free program to rename lots of image files...

Software filter: looking for a free program to rename lots of image files... [more inside]
posted by itheearl on Jul 9, 2007 - 16 answers

What is filling up my local hard disk?

Does Windows create temp files on the local disc when copying a large file from an external drive to a network share? [more inside]
posted by DZ-015 on Jul 9, 2007 - 2 answers

How do you work a file cabinet?

Tell me about your personal filing system. How you organize your file cabinets, that is. [more inside]
posted by 2or3whiskeysodas on Jun 26, 2007 - 24 answers

Does anyone know of a company that makes a single metal file drawer?

Does anyone know of a company that makes a single file drawer? I mean in metal (or some other sturdy material, ie. hard plastic) like a file cabinet but with only one drawer. I found this, but this is carboard, so not good for my purposes, but the form is perfect. I've searched and searched on the internet and I can't find anything, but it seems like something that should exist. Can anyone help?
posted by semidivine on Jun 22, 2007 - 7 answers

How to open a Mac Word Document on Office XP?

I have what appears to be a word file (no file extension) that was generated on a mac and sent to me via email. I am trying to open it up on a Windows box with Office XP but there appears to be a problem with Office recognizing the file encoding. Is there an easy fix using the PC (no access to a mac) that can be done pretty quickly?
posted by buttercup on Jun 3, 2007 - 13 answers

All the programs in the world and I can't find this one

How do I change Extended File Attributes (also known as NTFS File Attributes) like Title, other than one at a time? [more inside]
posted by EllenC on May 26, 2007 - 4 answers

Batch rename a group of files to odd numbers only?

How do I batch rename a group of files so that the new names are all odd numbers? [more inside]
posted by frogan on May 14, 2007 - 4 answers

Looking for an online file browser program

I'm looking for an online file browser program for my company. [more inside]
posted by einarorn on May 14, 2007 - 11 answers

How do I share files and folders over a home network?

I have a small network consisting of a couple of PC's and a router/firewall/ADSL modem. On one PC, files that are placed in a folder which is shared with everyone else aren't accessible by everyone else. What am I doing wrong? [more inside]
posted by mr_silver on May 3, 2007 - 6 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

Right Click This!

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 - 4 answers

Playing incomplete .avi woes.

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 - 7 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

Should we use save our Illustrator files as .ai, or .eps?

Should we use save our Illustrator files as .ai, or .eps? [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Mar 20, 2007 - 21 answers

Free File Hosting

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 - 10 answers

I need file sharing software for a website

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 - 7 answers

windows file manager for folders with hundreds of millions of files

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 - 6 answers

Save Christmas

5mb file on old computer needs to get transferred to new computer. Of course there is [more inside]
posted by kevin_2864212 on Dec 25, 2006 - 26 answers

What is this 'iPod' you speak of?

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 - 10 answers

What can I file in a file drawer... other than files?

What can I file in a file drawer... other than files? I want to store [more inside]
posted by clh on Dec 4, 2006 - 5 answers

Always open with...

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 - 5 answers

Probably nonexistent, but...

Non-Java open source methods to convert flat files to XML? [more inside]
posted by nj_subgenius on Nov 8, 2006 - 6 answers

After Effects - Where did my file go?

After Effects - Where did my file go? [more inside]
posted by dvjtj on Oct 3, 2006 - 3 answers

How do I keep the field updated?

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 - 11 answers

Can You Lock/Watch your sysyem?

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 - 8 answers

Data Recovery program that can get files off of a messed up (but structully sound) NTFS partition?

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 - 3 answers

File transfer on a Treo 650

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 - 1 answer

My music is in ruins!

Having read this thread, I downloaded several *awesome* box sets... but then I download Itunes which resulted in this annoying problem. What can I do?! [more inside]
posted by rosswald on Jul 31, 2006 - 9 answers

Yet another XP file sharing question

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 - 8 answers

Kazaa fesses up, limewire next?

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 - 6 answers

How can we share our files accross several laptops?

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 - 11 answers

iBook May I

Read/write permissions on an iBook. [more inside]
posted by BackwardsCity on Jul 19, 2006 - 10 answers

Help me get my old my documents files

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 - 5 answers

Recovery of Word 6.0 Doc

Help me recover a seemingly corrupted Microsoft Word 6.0 file. [more inside]
posted by gwint on Jun 16, 2006 - 10 answers

Accidentally wrote over a file I really, really need!

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 - 7 answers

How do I rename files based on the contents of a text file?

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 - 14 answers

How do I share a newsletter online securely in PDF?

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 - 8 answers

Automatic file maintenance under XP?

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 - 12 answers

How to go from "this_" to "this" ?

Batch unzipping and file renaming on UNIX or OS X? All_ my_ files_ look_ like_ this!_.gz [more inside]
posted by Robot Johnny on Mar 23, 2006 - 25 answers

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