I used to use Truecrypt to encrypt little enclosures so I wouldn't have to worry about my files so much when I, say, put them on a USB stick or backed them up to the cloud. There was a whole... thing with Truecrypt and now it's hard to say if I should use it anymore. Is there another program that's going to work well for this purpose? [more inside]
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]
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]
Moving games and files from a working laptop to a new desktop. Both will be WIN 7... [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
How to share many pdf files with our many customers? [more inside]
Are there best practices for cataloging/storing files on a shared drive within an office environment? [more inside]
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]
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?
help me search my HD for about 600 files all at once. [more inside]
Windows 7 changed my folder view for one of my folders to show only mp3 information. I have a bunch of mp3s in there, but the folder isn't all mp3s, how do i go back to the normal view where it just shows size, date modified, etc?
How can I retrieve messages from Outlook Express and transfer them to Outlook 2007? Complications inside. [more inside]
How do I move captured pictures from my iPod to my computer? Last week I could see the iPod's directory in Windows Explorer. Now I cannot. [more inside]
Is there an app for Windows that you know of for hunting down and eradicating multiple copies of the same files? [more inside]
Hi AskMeFi. Can someone tell me how to combine 350 text files into one large text file so that the original filenames and dates are included above (or below) each entry? I'm using Vista Home Premium and they are all generic .txt files. I'm moving all of my notes into Evernote but want to save the names and dates of the individual txt files.
I have a portable usb hard drive that I use for keeping all my documents / backups on. Windows seems to love using this drive for everything, for example I am installing IE7 from windows update, and it is using the drive to hold all the temporary files during the install. Because of this the drive is always in use and I can never eject it. [more inside]
How do I create a "custom file" in Windows XP? [more inside]
Why am I getting these mysterious network errors in my C# app? [more inside]
Somehow my friend's "My Pictures" folder (Win XP) disappeared. All 4GB of it. [more inside]
Is there a portable way to programmatically traverse a file tree in C or C++?. [more inside]
windowsprogramming filter - I want a program running under Windows to be notified whenever a particular file(s) is/are modified. Need some keywords to help my searches about this facility. [more inside]
Is there a utility (freeware or not) that will allow me to specify a directory in Windows XP and monitor that directory for any changes to files (access time, modified time, etc..)? [more inside]
I have a bunch of files, in a nested directory structure. I'd like to collapse the directory structure and move all the files into one folder, preferably sorting them by file extension or name. How do I do this as quickly and easily as possible in WinXP? (Using Cygwin is OK if that's the only way to do it.) [more inside]
Problem with XP thumbnails sticking [more inside]
Is it possible for Windows 2000/XP (or more properly, an NTFS disk volume) to "collapse" under the weight of too many files? [more inside]
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.
How can I set Mac OS X so that it doesn't create .DS_Store, .Trashes, and ._* files on USB drives I work with? [more inside]
Save my itunes playcounts and ratings! Damnable windows has crashed! [more inside]
How can I access restricted files on a Windows partition? [more inside]
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]
I have several thousand html files that I need to edit, basically removing a block of text from each. Does anyone know a Windows app (preferably free) that will mass-edit a folder of files?
Is there any way to recover files saved under a temporary profile in Windows XP? (MI) [more inside]
Windows XP search improvement: suggestions for how to use the built-in search more efficiently, or for search programs to replace it
I need a search tool replacement for the built-in windows XP search, or suggestions for it. I have a lot of files on different drives in different directories (C:\AA F:\BB ...) and I when I want to find a specific file that I know is in one of those directories, I have to select and search each directory one at a time. (searching all folders on all drives would take too long.) Anyway to make this quicker?
The bell tolls for ME. Help this loser to upgrade from Windows ME to XP Pro. [4 questions inside...] [more inside]
Any easy way to uncompress about 400 zip archives in a Windows XP directory? I thought I was smart but this problem has made me feel dumb.
How can one get at files "encrypted" by Windows XP when the installation that created them is no longer accessible? [more inside]