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Folder colours in Windows 7

Is there a way to apply colour to folders on a file server? Preferably colours are only visible to me, not to other users accessing the server. Using Windows 7 machines.
posted by Kiwi on Jan 6, 2016 - 1 answer

App to copy everything from folder A that folder B doesn't have to B?

Is there an app to copy everything from one folder to another folder that isn't already in the other folder? Suppose folder A has contents {a, f, j} and folder B has contents {f, m, v}. I'd want to be able to press a button that will figure out which files A has that B doesn't have, namely {a, j}, and copy them to the B folder, so that afterwards B will have {a, f, j, m, v}. [more inside]
posted by Eiwalker on Dec 16, 2014 - 18 answers

Obfuscating folder names?

I want to make some JPG files available to others on a web site, one each. An example application would be prom photos where I am sending the pic just to the subject, and don't particularly want other attendees browsing all the pics. I'd like to avoid having users need to log in, sending them just a link. I'd like to make it hard to browse other's pics. I think a reasonable approach might be to store the file in a folder with a long, random name. That would make it hard for a casual browser to guess, but could be easily passed around as a link. If someone guesses the URL it isn't a big deal, but I'd like to make it harder than just folder names incrementing by 1 or something equally trivial. So how big is the namespace for a directory name (linux) and what length of string would be suitable? Is there a better way to achieve these ends or some drawback I'm not considering?
posted by bystander on May 27, 2014 - 12 answers

At work I need a way to track job folders without 'seeing' them.

We have a physical job folder that moves from department to department along with a database system. As much as I want to give up the paper folder, we need to keep it. So I ask you how best to tag each so I can walk in a room and some device tell me what job numbers are in this area? [more inside]
posted by usermac on May 9, 2014 - 4 answers

OS X app to quickly search a set folder and its subfolders?

Which launcher app (Alfred, Butler, Quicksilver, etc) or menu bar app can quickly search a defined folder and its subfolders without having to choose the folder each time? [more inside]
posted by bluecore on Apr 4, 2014 - 10 answers

Multiple nested music folders in iTunes, missing music, gah!

While attempting to migrate to a new desktop PC, I discovered that my iTunes library contains multiple, nested "music" directories much like this guy's. Have any MeFites faced and solved this problem? [more inside]
posted by onshi on Aug 6, 2013 - 5 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

Can you annotate folders in OS X?

On my work computer (Mac OS 10.7.5), I usually organize my projects by putting all the files related to a single project in a single folder. I try to give the folder a descriptive name, but sometimes this is difficult if there are two projects that are kinda similar. Is there a way (either natively or using some tool that I can download/buy) to annotate folders with a longer description? [more inside]
posted by bluefly on Dec 19, 2012 - 10 answers

Folders in one place please?

Why is folder copying on my Windows 7 laptop all hinky? [more inside]
posted by heyforfour on Apr 4, 2012 - 6 answers

Cheap customized folders?

Need to produce a professional-looking folder for a nonprofit with next to zero money for it. This would be used to make simple donor kits (fact sheets, press clippings inside). Looks like printing a color cover on a standard folder is nearly a buck/per. Anyone have ideas on using bulk blank folders and doing something clever with stickers or something (though it sounds ugly just thinking of it)? Other ways to make a kit?
posted by _sirmissalot_ on Nov 8, 2011 - 12 answers

Where to buy folios?

Where can my office get a few hundred custom-logoed folios? We're looking for something like this or this, but large enough to insert 9x11 pages. [more inside]
posted by rebent on Oct 13, 2011 - 2 answers

How do I search through a file of many documents?

What's the best way to search and/or organize a file of CVs in Windows XP? [more inside]
posted by RandlePatrickMcMurphy on Aug 22, 2011 - 2 answers

Need a shell script to filter out directories

Shell gurus needed! I need a line/script that will create a list of all sub-folders within a folder that do not contain files with a certain filename pattern. There is an additional requirement...(more inside) [more inside]
posted by dukes909 on Aug 10, 2011 - 12 answers

Seeking Windows Random Image Viewer and Random File Opener?

I'm looking for two free Windows applications: a full-screen randomized slideshow, and a random file opener. Slightly more detail inside the fold. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Apr 15, 2011 - 4 answers

Folder logic

Please help me create a dated folder (Windows 7). [more inside]
posted by xiaolongbao on Mar 2, 2011 - 5 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

I don't mind doing windows, as long as there aren't too many

Is there a keyboard shortcut to open a pre-existing folder in Windows XP in its own new window? [more inside]
posted by NoraCharles on Jul 11, 2010 - 3 answers

Lost memories

Whoops! Just deleted my Windows.old folder with System Cleanup. Can I get it back? [more inside]
posted by hnnrs on Jan 29, 2010 - 3 answers

Help me batch print text files on the Mac

OS X: I want to batch print all the files in a source-code library. They are actionscript files, which means they are text files that all end in a .as extension. The files are in a complex directory structure (one root folder but files in multiple subfolders), and there are non .as files that I don't want printed. When the files print, I need some kind of separator ( spaces, asterisks, new page...) between each file. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Nov 18, 2009 - 6 answers

Please suggest a software to password protect and hide data on Windows 7.

How do I password protect a folder or partition in windows 7 and also not have its contents included in Windows index or Everything. [more inside]
posted by libbrichus on Oct 25, 2009 - 7 answers

Windows 7 User Folder

I'm using Windows 7 RC. I usually move the entire 'My Documents' to another partition so that I can easily reinstall Windows. How do I do this in Windows 7? [more inside]
posted by edbyford on Oct 13, 2009 - 8 answers

It's too late for a witty title. Please forgive me and help fix this thing

I have these two "folders" in my C drive that are just two of my external hard drives. I would either like them gone or to be given a really good reason to keep them. [more inside]
posted by theichibun on Jul 13, 2009 - 4 answers

Help me back up my iTunes to my external hard drive

Help me back up my iTunes to my external hard drive. But only the new ones.... [more inside]
posted by gwenlister on Jun 18, 2009 - 9 answers

Increasing the number of items in the "Move to folder" list in Outlook 2007

How to increase the number of items in the "Move to folder" list in Outlook 2007? [more inside]
posted by charlie7691 on Jun 8, 2009 - 1 answer

How can we automate an FTP action from a folder on our server?

Question #1767346834 in our exhausting ERP integration process: Is there a way to automate an FTP process so that "Everytime file x lands in folder y, we send file x to ftp://whatever/import"? More inside. [more inside]
posted by GilloD on Jun 5, 2009 - 9 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

Move my archive of awesome to the cloud?

How can I organize my archive of awesomeness which has mostly pictures? [more inside]
posted by ooklala on Feb 23, 2009 - 9 answers

Save me from having to retype 2,600 file names.

In Windows, is there a way to get a text listing of all of the files in a folder? [more inside]
posted by joannemerriam on Sep 9, 2008 - 13 answers

Can I recover My Documents from an XP Installation?

Will an installation of XP over 98 re-write over My Documents? [more inside]
posted by watercarrier on Aug 24, 2008 - 15 answers

What is the best, most flexible way to organize recordings of Jewish liturgy?

How can my synagogue organize a large and developing library of liturgical recordings? I'm interested in (inexpensive or free) specialized software or in suggestions on how to use more commonplace software for this purpose. [more inside]
posted by likedoomsday on Aug 11, 2008 - 7 answers

How to compress a bunch of folders to their own zip file?

Is there an automated script or program to create a separate zip file for each directory? [more inside]
posted by niwnfyc on Jul 7, 2008 - 4 answers

Help me securely share folders across different networks

Help me share a folder across the internet without compromising my firewall [more inside]
posted by special-k on Jul 2, 2008 - 11 answers

Is a folding bicycle right for a train commute in Chicago?

This is actually a two part question. First, can anybody recommend a folding bicycle? I'm going to need to travel from a train to my work and it's about 2 miles. Would you recommend one of these bicycles for this kind of commute? How do they hold up in the rain and when it gets cold? Is there anything I can do about water flying up from the front and rear wheels? 2nd, does anybody know if you can buy a monthly Metra pass that will allow you to transfer between two Metra lines? [more inside]
posted by crios on Jun 15, 2008 - 19 answers

How do I get rid of a directory when it "refers to a location that is unavailable?"

On my external hard drive there's this empty file folder that I can't delete. Every time I try to delete the folder, I get a message saying that it doesn't exist. I'm not very tech-savvy. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by suimin on Jun 12, 2008 - 11 answers

How can I learn the proper way to deal with permissions on a Windows server when I am clearly a n00b?

File and folder permissions on Windows Small Business Server 2003: what's the right way to set up a shared folder so it can only be accessed by a particular group? [more inside]
posted by bcwinters on May 21, 2008 - 11 answers

Importing custom Xootr Swift Folder cycle into the UK

I'm planning on importing a Xootr Swift from the USA to the UK. I'd like a few custom components. Anyone have any experience of how best to do this, and what parts will work best? [more inside]
posted by ajp on Mar 31, 2008 - 2 answers

MP3 CD Woes

How to burn Mp3 random mixes (not entire albums) into several folders on Macintosh for easy navigation in my car cd player...I used to be able to make mp3 discs of whatever songs i wanted and then place them into folders on my desktop, then burn them to disc. It seems that Itunes only allows some form of folder separation (if any at all) by sorting things only by each group's album. This is not helpful if you want several folders with random songs in each folder...for example...I want one folder with songs by rock groups..another that is jazz...whatever. On the new imac, it does not seem to let me take the drag and dropped mp3s in folders on my desktop to a burn disc icon as it did in my older G4. Any suggestions on software or a simpler way around this? I appreciate your input. When it did work, it worked great and saved me from using a crummy fm transmitter on my ipod. The mp3 cds for me sound much better and are easily disposable if left in car.
posted by snap_dragon on Mar 12, 2008 - 11 answers

Is it possible to disable the Windows XP Slideshow Folder View

Is it possible to disable the Windows XP slideshow folder view, or at least set it to not be default? I want to do this without disabling custom folder views; I know I can set all folders to display a certain way (I like tiles), but I'd like to be able to give some folders their own custom view settings (i.e. I like showing my mp3 folder as detail view with custom columns)
posted by lrodman on Jan 28, 2008 - 4 answers

Re-direct to another Domain?

How do I redirect all results to a directory on my website to a totally different domain? [more inside]
posted by SansPoint on Jan 5, 2008 - 4 answers

Where is the list of hidden folders kept?

Mac OS X filter: In terminal, if I go to / and ls, I see a bunch of folders that are hidden in Finder, for example /etc, /private, /sbin, and so on. How do I add a folder to that list? [more inside]
posted by jon4009 on Oct 24, 2007 - 8 answers

How do I share a folder between users on a single Mac?

Help a new OSX user love his Mac. How do I share my pictures folder with another user on the same computer? [more inside]
posted by sauril on Sep 12, 2007 - 4 answers

Recovering lost files on a mac deleted by overwriting a folder via finder.

Recovering lost files on a mac deleted by overwriting a folder via finder. [more inside]
posted by JulianDay on Aug 30, 2007 - 5 answers

Why do my outgoing emails often get spam-filtered?

More than half my outgoing emails wind up in spam folders. I realize that it's inevitable this will happen sometimes, but how can I minimize it? I use gmail, and I do not, fwiw, use words like "mortgage", "refinance" or "penis" in my messages. I sometimes use a sig, but it's non-hypeish. I do often send links in the body of my emails. One solution is to follow up re: unreplied-to emails, but 1. if someone did receive my mail but hasn't had time to reply, I look pushy and 2. chances are that my follow-up will be spam filtered, too.
posted by jimmyjimjim on Jul 12, 2007 - 16 answers

Folder only displays first 287 items?

My music album folder contains ~1000 folders in it. It's stored on a large external hard drive. It suddenly began only displaying the first 287 folders, ordered alphabetically. [more inside]
posted by anthropomorphic on Jun 13, 2007 - 14 answers

Why can't I make Firefox look the way I want it to look?

In Firefox, I want my Bookmarks Toolbar in a very specific place in my window, displayed in a very specific way. Is there a way to move the toolbar to the lower right corner, have the favicons stack up in columns, and have it share/truncate the space of my tab column? [more inside]
posted by peacecorn on Jun 11, 2007 - 7 answers

iTunes library moving issues

I've moved my iTunes folder from a network drive to a local drive. I need to reformat the remote drive... but Apple says I need to leave certain files from the old directory in place. Also, there's a big size difference between the old and new folders. Help! [more inside]
posted by onshi on Mar 24, 2007 - 4 answers

Spring clean needed

Is there a program out there that will help me organise my hard drives? [more inside]
posted by mjlondon on Mar 9, 2007 - 8 answers


How do I get my Home Folder back on my Mac? It is running OSX 10.4.8. I went to drag it over to the app "Back Up" and it smoked out on me. Does anyone have any idea how to get it back in the left hand column of the finder? [more inside]
posted by bkeene12 on Feb 23, 2007 - 4 answers

Help me output a list of files in a directory to Excel or HTML...

How can I output a list of files in a specified folder, including certain file attributes (i.e. date created, date modified, etc), to a HTML or spreadsheet file? I'm using Windows XP. [more inside]
posted by gwenzel on Jan 13, 2007 - 11 answers

Ghost folder keeps coming back from dead

I had a folder on my XP desktop containing some .wav files. I then deleted the entire folder, and emptied the recycling bin. For some reason, this folder has been restoring itself on my desktop (sans the files) for reasons I cannot fathom. Each time, I delete it, and at some mysterious point later, it shows up again. [more inside]
posted by war wrath of wraith on Dec 9, 2006 - 6 answers

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