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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

What have I done??? My Pictures disappeared

Somehow my friend's "My Pictures" folder (Win XP) disappeared. All 4GB of it. [more inside]
posted by snarfois on May 6, 2008 - 10 answers

Mix folders and files alphabetically in XP Details view?

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 - 8 answers

Problem with XP thumbnails sticking

Problem with XP thumbnails sticking [more inside]
posted by koshka on Mar 4, 2007 - 2 answers

Too many files?

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]
posted by chef_boyardee on Feb 1, 2007 - 12 answers

How do I print a directory of .pdf files in WinXP?

I'm using XP and I have a directory of dozens of short .pdf files. How do i print them all on a specified printer without laboriously opening up each file? (I have an inkjet printer and a laser hooked up, but I only want it to go to the laser).
posted by storybored on Jan 17, 2007 - 10 answers

Application that Visually Displays XP Folders in a Pie Graph

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 - 14 answers

Files Lost After Windows XP Temporary Profile Zapped -- Any Way to Recover?

Is there any way to recover files saved under a temporary profile in Windows XP? (MI) [more inside]
posted by brookedel on Oct 21, 2004 - 4 answers

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?
posted by Iax on Oct 18, 2004 - 7 answers

Easy way to uncompress 400 zip archives in a Win XP directory?

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.
posted by johnnydark on Jan 14, 2004 - 10 answers

Decrypt files encrypted by Windows XP?

How can one get at files "encrypted" by Windows XP when the installation that created them is no longer accessible? [more inside]
posted by Aaorn on Dec 22, 2003 - 9 answers

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