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You want to try to trick the boiler?

Is it quicker to upload one file at a time than to upload two simultaneously? [more inside]
posted by popcassady on Jul 10, 2014 - 5 answers

how to upload and transfer 1 gig of files to my SO in usa?

i am in china apparently. google browser and anything related to google like gmail and dropbox have been blocked in the past month. and most file host / media share web sites are blocked too. i want to upload and transfer 1 gig of files to my SO in usa. could anybody give me some good suggestions?
posted by denimchair on Jun 22, 2014 - 13 answers

Giant uploads - how, who, what, where?

How can I upload large amounts of data, like 5 to 50 GB worth of files to a specific server, such as YouTube or my own FTP server? [more inside]
posted by crapmatic on Mar 11, 2014 - 5 answers

Photo Organization with Visual Browsing Capability? Or Just Tag It All?

I want to improve my digital photo organization at work, and I don't care about anything in iPhoto except Events. Unfortunately, I really appreciate being able to visually browse Events as a central database of every photo upload ever. It feels like there's no easy visual browsing in the Adobe suite, is this true? Should I just get better at using keywords in Bridge, or is there something magical in Lightroom that I don't know about? [more inside]
posted by redsparkler on Mar 6, 2014 - 1 answer

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

X-Files

What would cause this pattern/path to develop to and from my front door? [more inside]
posted by mazola on Dec 15, 2013 - 9 answers

Finding all my annotated PDFs amongst the clutter

I have a lot of PDFs and some of them contain my notes and annotations. How can I single out the annotated files without opening them all, one by one? [more inside]
posted by bollockovnikov on Dec 12, 2013 - 2 answers

Remote file management

I've been tasked to find a solution for the following: We make software for different kinds of machines. The machines are all controlled from Windows PCs connected to each machine individually. Every developer who has to test something copies their newly built software on a flash drive, walks out to the lab, makes a backup of what was running on the PC connected to that particular machine, puts in their own software, runs the tests, and in the end copies everything back like it was before. [more inside]
posted by Harald74 on Nov 6, 2013 - 6 answers

I want to be a curator, not a collector

I have a lot of duplicate music and photos on my hard drive - and this is making sorting them out difficult. Is there a good programme out there that will help me out with this? [more inside]
posted by mippy on Sep 11, 2013 - 7 answers

Looking For a Duplicate (Image) File Finder for MAC. Free would be nice.

Software for Mac OS X that efficiently handles thousands of RAW, JPEG, etc. images files-- and any other file types-- with a nice, big viewer for the image files; but please keep in mind, the software should primarily be a duplicate file finder. [more inside]
posted by captainsohler on Aug 9, 2013 - 6 answers

How does one upload audio clips to YouTube?

For a while now I've been wanting to upload to YouTube audio clips of myself speaking . . . but I've no clue how to do this. [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Aug 5, 2013 - 5 answers

Moving Cross Country on Budget: Book Rate/Media Mail and Other Questions

I'm an academic, and am moving across the country (SF to Boston) for a one year gig. The new university is unfortunately not paying my moving expenses (nor a very high salary), and I'm trying to figure out the best way to get my stuff there. I'll be driving with a station wagon full of stuff, which should be fine for most of my stuff. But I'm not sure *all* of the boxes will fit, and I have a piano and couple of pieces of furniture that I would like to, but don't have to, bring. More below. [more inside]
posted by betsbillabong on May 31, 2013 - 14 answers

The two shall be one

I have two versions of the same PDF, both annotated in Acrobat Pro, and I need to make them into one document. [more inside]
posted by bwonder2 on Apr 21, 2013 - 4 answers

About file dates and what they mean...

In Windows 7 or 8 (and maybe before that) if I view the properties of a document, I get all sorts of meta information. I'm interested in the Date created element and a Content created element.... [more inside]
posted by kbanas on Mar 4, 2013 - 7 answers

Help! Recover file!

I was just working on a proofreading file for hours. I closed it, thinking I had been saving it (I'm pretty sure I was saving it!). Then I went to email it , and it's nowhere to be found on my computer. I searched for it. I thought that if you don't save something it will be recovered when you open Word again, but nope. And I can't find it on my computer anywhere. Does anywhere have an idea where it could have gone and how/if I can get it back?! Thanks!
posted by bearette on Mar 3, 2013 - 16 answers

Turn off Google Drive Preview "Feature"

Google Drive (formerly Google Docs) has just unveiled a new "feature," that makes Google Drive open most files in a "preview" mode when you click on them, instead of just opening the file for editing/saving/etc. I would like to turn this "feature" off so that my files actually open. How can I do this? [more inside]
posted by decathecting on Feb 28, 2013 - 7 answers

Moving from a PC laptop to a desktop, the file transfers -

Moving games and files from a working laptop to a new desktop. Both will be WIN 7... [more inside]
posted by efalk on Feb 7, 2013 - 7 answers

Organize my exhibits!

I'm looking for the smallest, most streamlined way to hold 15-20 documents that each have a plastic report cover (similar to this.) [more inside]
posted by frizzle on Jan 31, 2013 - 6 answers

They don't want to use Dropbox or FTP, so what else is there?

Dead simple solutions that are not Dropbox or YouSendit or FTP for receiving large files from clients? [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Jan 2, 2013 - 23 answers

Directions to Oz are actually in Q>Marketing>Misc>Masonry>Yellow

Is there a program that will help me locate/tag/organize files on our server? [more inside]
posted by 2soxy4mypuppet on Dec 28, 2012 - 3 answers

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

How to keep a new computer from getting bogged down over time

How can I set up a Windows 7 PC to be clean and stay clean? I don't want file bits and temporary files to clog it up, I don't want a million image files the size of a dot. I don't want this computer to run like molasses after a few years of web browsing and use. What is the best way to do that? [more inside]
posted by cashman on Oct 12, 2012 - 20 answers

MicPhone App Quandry

How do I take audio files off MicPhone app on my IPad [more inside]
posted by goalyeehah on Oct 12, 2012 - 2 answers

I need some help syncing my files.

I need an alternative to Google Drive that's going to work well with all my little snowflake snowflakes. And there are a bunch. [more inside]
posted by kbanas on Sep 24, 2012 - 10 answers

VPN NAS H.E.L.P

What router / NAS combination (or just NAS) do I need to pre-configure and ship to a friend of mine so that I can send files to the NAS over the internet? He is not at all computer savy. What I am hoping for is a VPN or similar that I can log into without his help and push files / pull files from the drive.
posted by CodeMonkey on Aug 30, 2012 - 7 answers

Permissions on files, so many files

I have an old hard drive that was password locked. I can't boot from it, but I can get to the files. I have to change permissions for every single file before I can copy it over, is there a way to do that for everything at once? [more inside]
posted by Dynex on Aug 21, 2012 - 3 answers

Duplicate file names... in the same folder

In Windows 7, I have several examples of identically-named files in the same folder. As far as I know, this shouldn't be possible. Any ideas about why this would have happened and how to fix it? [more inside]
posted by FreelanceBureaucrat on Aug 12, 2012 - 13 answers

Fix GoogleDrive or Show Me Alternatives

Is GoogleDrive more customizable than I know? How can I make it stop doing stupid stuff when I share big folders? [more inside]
posted by These Birds of a Feather on Jul 23, 2012 - 3 answers

I just want one seamless file! Too much to ask for?

Audacity-filter : How do I merge three tracks together in Audacity when audio overlaps at the beginning and end of each track? I just need a seamless track! [more inside]
posted by xicana63 on Jun 22, 2012 - 3 answers

How to share many pdf files with our many customers?

How to share many pdf files with our many customers? [more inside]
posted by monkey_toes on Jun 11, 2012 - 6 answers

Delete a file that isn't there (Mac file problem)

I have an existential OSX file problem - trying to delete a file that can't be found... After moving a slew of .mv4 files of moves that I've shifted from MBA hard drive to external drive I noted that my laptop memory did not reflect deletion. [more inside]
posted by aggienfo on Mar 26, 2012 - 7 answers

Destroy all the things.

Hey, please help me delete these files in OSX. They just won't go away. [more inside]
posted by degoao on Feb 27, 2012 - 9 answers

Automagic help to organising a filesystem?

What things can help me organise a file system? [more inside]
posted by jago25_98 on Feb 17, 2012 - 4 answers

compress voice memos itunes

I've got some long voice memos recorded on iPhone, transferred to iTunes. I'm wanting to send them, but the files need to be smaller. What's the easiest way to do this, either in iTunes or some other method?
posted by dearleader on Feb 13, 2012 - 4 answers

Where's that file again?

Are there best practices for cataloging/storing files on a shared drive within an office environment? [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow on Jan 24, 2012 - 10 answers

Transferring Files From Ipod Touch

Can I transfer music files from an Ipod Touch over to a Sandisk MP3 Player? Thanks in advance.
posted by Mckoan1 on Jan 22, 2012 - 4 answers

Windows directories: this is a land of confusion... let's try to make this a place worth installing in

I have questions about how to use the new directory structures we now have under Windows 7 and Vista. [more inside]
posted by crapmatic on Jan 10, 2012 - 3 answers

Getting my Mac back on track

New Year's Resolution: Clean up my hard drive(s) by removing duplicate files, implementing a new folder hierarchy, and any other odds and ends I need you to tell me to do. Mac Pro 2009 running the latest pre-Lion OS. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Jan 4, 2012 - 10 answers

Finding scraps of good data in a sea of irrelevancy

I was recently placed in charge of a large database which is probably 90% irrelevant information. What should my plan of action be for cleaning it up? [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz on Dec 19, 2011 - 16 answers

How are you going to deduce the encryption key, Holmes?

Espionage/Police Procedural Filter: how do the police, or CIA, or FBI, MI5, MI6, private eyes, or whoever do their job in a world of encryption, cloud storage, and teeny tiny little storage devices? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Dec 12, 2011 - 20 answers

Can I make a Belkin USB Cable Act Like A Direct Crossover Cable?

I bought a Belkin Easy Transfer USB Cable for Windows 7 thinking it would act much like a direct crossover cable connection would. Instead, it only seems to let me transfer the files and folders needed to set up your old Windows profile on a new copy of Windows, rather than giving me access to all files, folders and partitions, which is what I need. Is there a hack to get this cable to do what I want it to do?
posted by Effigy2000 on Nov 27, 2011 - 3 answers

Salvaging a corrupted RTF file in TextEdit

Is there any way to salvage a corrupted RTF file in Mac TextEdit? [more inside]
posted by crackingdes on Nov 18, 2011 - 11 answers

Refresh iTunes cover art?

I'm using Mp3tag to add cover art to many music files that I have already imported into iTunes. Is there any way to get iTunes to recognize that new cover art without deleting the music files from the iTunes library and then re-importing them?
posted by Trurl on Nov 11, 2011 - 1 answer

Compressing AIFF files

I'm recording Skype calls using Audio Hijack, and finding that the resulting AIFF files are pretty big and hard to send. What's the easiest way to compress them (to where they're still good listening quality), either via iTunes or RealPlayer or some other app?
posted by dearleader on Oct 16, 2011 - 8 answers

help me search for many files on my HD at once?

help me search my HD for about 600 files all at once. [more inside]
posted by stupidsexyFlanders on Oct 13, 2011 - 11 answers

Retrieve data from a flaky flash drive?

The drive in F: is not formatted. LIES! [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Sep 2, 2011 - 10 answers

Digital Libraries - Searching For Files

Digital library management problems. I have a mess of pdfs, word docs, emails, images and other things I want to be available, but I'm at a loss for a relatively low-cost solution that will allow these documents to be easily searched through and found. [more inside]
posted by cashman on Aug 11, 2011 - 21 answers

How can I sort Mac files by modified?*

Can I search my Mac by relative creation/modified date? [more inside]
posted by mhz on Aug 4, 2011 - 9 answers

Where to store 2GB .MOV files online?

I have a Kodak Playsport Zx5 digital video recorder, and a full 16GB SD card worth of 500MB - 2GB .MOV video files. Where can I store them online? I'm interested in the following online video storage features (it would be great to have all of them offered by one website, but if that's not possible, I'll settle for a few): 1. Privacy options for marking videos as public/private 2. Free/Cheap storage 3. Ability to download original file at a later date 4. Ability to play video online
posted by thankyoumuchly on Aug 3, 2011 - 3 answers

What video cameras record using a .mov format?

What video cameras will download their content to computers using a .mov format? [more inside]
posted by bengalsfan1 on Jul 12, 2011 - 8 answers

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