I need a utility or a script that will generate a text file containing the names of all the subfolders and files in the the folders I specify. [more inside]
posted by snarfois
on Mar 15, 2013 -
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 -
Help! I deleted most of my Chrome bookmarks (imported from Firefox, a few months ago, but edited quite a bit) when I was trying to rename that Folder. Is it possible to recover? Some will be in history, but what a job. I had resorted to a google search for how to edit bookmark folders, and found something awkward using left click (actually control-click on the Mac), and thought I was deleting a character , and boom, whole folder gone. I'm on an Imac running OS 10.5.8, if that is relevant.
posted by judybxxx
on Apr 10, 2012 -
I have a wonderful (Oracle) SQL database and I use Navicat Lite to crunch around in it. My problem is that I'm staring at lists of 50+ tables, 60+ saved queries, 10+ views, etc. Is there anything I can do to somehow organise things in a visually pleasing and/or functional way? [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam
on Feb 2, 2012 -
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 -
Two folders with almost identical contents. How to either delete duplicates or move not-duplicates. On OS X, happy to use terminal. [more inside]
posted by djgh
on Jan 9, 2011 -
Web developers: What are good generic/catch-all directory names? I'm doing a migration and I have to dump a bunch of old files and some apps in a directory and I was wondering what people use instead of "misc" "files" "apps" etc.
posted by yeahyeahyeahwhoo
on Jul 28, 2010 -
Searchin for a 2-pocket presentation folder...with a filing tab on top. This must exist, right? [more inside]
posted by artdrectr
on Jul 7, 2010 -
Is there a way to lock folders into place on my MacBook Pro desktop so I can't accidentally move or delete them while manipulating surrounding files? Thanks.
posted by dgaicun
on May 30, 2010 -
How can I change the view of EVERY FOLDER on my computer (vista 64) to the same view, sort by and group? [more inside]
posted by sandra_s
on May 27, 2010 -
I recently bought a new 1TB external hard drive to store my microscopy images. What is the best way to partition and index the drive so that I can easily store and access thousands of images? [more inside]
posted by Aanidaani
on Mar 31, 2010 -
How can I automatically and simultaneously create multiple .ZIP files out of an equal number of uniquely named folders in a common directory? [more inside]
posted by sandra_s
on Mar 27, 2010 -
Is there a way to navigate folders on the Windows XP desktop?
That is, I want to be able to click folder A on the desktop and have the desktop switch to displaying folder A's contents.
posted by long
on Jun 12, 2009 -
Is there an app/script/somethin'-sweet I can install on my Mac(s) that will allow me to organize my email INBOX? [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam
on Jan 31, 2009 -
I need a good and fast tool to compare two folders side by side, with the ability of exclude .SVN and other useless files.
I've found some ones like Compare Folders
but I haven't tried these yet. Do you recommend them?
posted by Leech
on Oct 22, 2008 -
Automating turning folders into disk images in OS X Leopard.
I'm starting to use Amazon S3 for backups, and rather than having a single big disk image for my photos, which would equate to 4.3GB, I would prefer to have single multiple folders to upload, and then be able to download/upload disk images as needed. I could then use then use the same process for my work related backups. Is there anyway to automate this process, or any utility which will take a folder and automatically turn it into a disk image of the same size?
posted by spyke23
on Sep 26, 2008 -
Why can't I pick up and drag my Mac's desktop folders smoothly? Often they don't move at all, or they snap back as if on rubber bands when I move and drop them. [more inside]
posted by bad grammar
on Sep 8, 2008 -
Obscure Mac geekery filter... On OS X Leopard, how can I get a reference to the current location of an Automator workflow/app in a shell script within that workflow? [more inside]
posted by Xuff
on Sep 3, 2008 -
Mix folders and files alphabetically in XP Details view? I don't want them sorted by name showing folder-names separate from file-names. Mixed was always the default Mac way, which I still crave. After years on XP I still haven't found a way. I've tried various 3rd party multi-pane file managers and did find one to do that, but it costs too much. Also, another freeware manager but it's only single-pane. I want either a simple regedit or a freeware multi-pane manager.
posted by Grand Wahzoo
on Mar 19, 2008 -
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 -
Thunderbird Help -- I have no idea how it happened but all of my folders and emails have disappeared. [more inside]
posted by thekorruptor
on Dec 17, 2007 -
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 -
Indulge me for a moment: seemingly stupid Windows XP-based problem... All of a sudden, every time I go to open a document or save something in all my Office programs and even in Firefox, the folder contents in the "Save As" or "Open" window display backwards. As in, reverse alphabetical order, with subfolders at the end. I can't believe something like this has bested me. What the hell is going on and how do I fix it?
posted by freudenschade
on Jul 3, 2007 -
I just bought a MacBook Pro after my dead Toshiba. Interesting. Different. I installed Firefox and moved my bookmarks from my XP computer. But now they're all screwed up on the Mac! They had been ordered alphabetically with the folders full of links on top, but now the folders are on the bottom (having ordered them alphabetically on the Mac). XP keeps folders together and Mac doesn't, it seems (this seems also to be the case in the "Finder"). Let me know if I'm missing something.... Please float my folders....
posted by rumbles
on Mar 26, 2007 -
Windows XP - My "Application Data" folder is still hidden even with the correct folder settings... [more inside]
posted by ssmug
on Jan 15, 2007 -
After an automatic update, Thunderbird won't recognize newly created folders. Why, oh, why? [more inside]
posted by Jaybo
on Dec 28, 2006 -
I used to have a little software application that would assess my hard drive and display a colorful pie graph of folders and subfolders, so that it was very easy to visually determine the location of the file bulk. Does anyone remember what I'm talking about? Bonus points for freeware.
posted by abbyladybug
on Aug 25, 2006 -
I need to move many files in different subfolders to one folder, thousands of images to be precise. [more inside]
posted by fondle
on Apr 1, 2006 -
What is the best software program for encrypting certain folders on an external hard drive. [more inside]
posted by turbanhead
on Mar 31, 2006 -
What labels do you use in Gmail? I feel like I have too many labels for my Gmail account and there is too much overlap between them. What are the best sets of labels? [more inside]
posted by pithy comment
on Mar 1, 2006 -
I need to move thousands of files (01_preview.jpg, 02_preview.jpg, 03_preview.jpg, etc.) into matching (pre-existing) folders whose names are basically the same as the filenames (folder names are 01, 02, 03, etc.) I'm on a Windows box. Is this a good job for a .BAT file? Can you help me write such a .BAT file? (Online tutorials for batch files have not helped me so far.) [more inside]
posted by chr1sb0y
on Feb 6, 2006 -
ACDSee has taken over my Windows folders! Or: how to change the program associated with opening folders? [more inside]
posted by Harry
on Jan 12, 2006 -
Is there a way in Windows XP Pro where I can set up a folder to automatically export the data that Ive put into it, when it reaches a certain size? [more inside]
posted by djstig
on Nov 20, 2005 -
There a stupid bug in Win XP, which means that it forgets how you have a folder formatted to look. Apparently it can only remember 50 or so folders, so if you change 51 folders, the first folder you changed gets reset. And so on. Anyone know a way around this, as it's driving me mad..
posted by ascullion
on Oct 23, 2005 -