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1answer
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Automatically clean up old files?

By what method are most system administrators managing the automatic cleanup of hundreds of thousands of old files across a wide range of folder locations? These folders are located across the ...
0
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0answers
40 views

Excel file on Windows client, is it possible to allow another user read-only if the file is already open?

I have a spreadsheet on a Windows 2003 R2 server. The clients are all Windows 7 using Excel 2010. If a remote user opens the spreadsheet first then any other "local" user gets access denied if they ...
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1answer
32 views

How to show line endings and control characters in a file on Windows Server?

I am having some issues with My Windows Servers where I need to add --server to Puppet runs or it won't work, despite having the correct server set in the config file. I am wondering if there is a ...
2
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1answer
46 views

Using Volume Shadow Copy to Identify Updated Files

I have folders in my server with over 60GBs of data across ~160,000+ files. The files in this folder change regularly. I need to be able to make a backup copy of the files in this folder at a given ...
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2answers
87 views

Monitoring file system activity of a process

Under Windows 7, how can I monitor all filesystem activity made by a specific process? Goal is to identify, which and when config files of a server process get loaded.
0
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0answers
38 views

Splitting Multiple Files in Windows

We have a 21TB LUN full of images that are approx 600K in size in multiple sub folders on the disk. We are trying to split the 21TB LUN into 8 smaller LUNs that are about 2.6TB a piece in order to ...
1
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1answer
66 views

Copy any file with a specific file extension in subfolders into a folder

I found a script on here that would use 7zip and extract all the files in all the sub-folders of a specific folder and put them in their own folder using the script below. What I need is add to it ...
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1answer
499 views

Accessing files on a linux box, using a UNC path in windows explorer [closed]

The title says it all; I want to figure out a way to access files on a linux machine, by entering \\<ServerHostname>\<something> Into windows explorer, in the same way that I can do at ...
2
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1answer
74 views

Copying lines from multiple logfiles, based on content of the line

I have multiple log files of 10mb each. The content of the log files always look like this: 06.09.2012, 21:36:02:83: xxxxx yyyyyy zzz 06.09.2012, 21:36:02:84: xx yyy zzz 06.09.2012, 21:36:05:24: ...
5
votes
1answer
462 views

BYOD (accessing files) on a domain without joining?

I run a Samba 4 instance at a small private school. This makes a regular Linux server appear as a directory controller. There are two relevant benefits to this: I have a Samba share for people's ...
3
votes
1answer
299 views

Force Close a file not a process

I want to write a script that forces closed a specific file and then copies it from one server to another. To manually do this I would use Administrative Tools --> Computer Management --> Shared ...
1
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1answer
85 views

Cygwin creates files with special (shared) icons on windows

I use cygwin to transfer files between linux and windows machines. Everytime I transfer a file to a windows machine it adds an extra shared user icon on the file's or folder's icon itself. This also ...
0
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1answer
51 views

How to find out what's automatically processing a file when placed in a folder

When I place a file in a particular folder, it gets deleted within a few seconds. I think there is some process that is doing something with the data in the file and then removing the file. What's ...
2
votes
2answers
365 views

Best way to sync files?

What is the fastest, most secure way to sync files between remote networks? My goal is to replace the local "My Documents" folder on our users' laptops with a synchronized "My Documents" folder that ...
0
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2answers
114 views

Windows Service Based Software to Run Script Everytime a file arrives

Does anyone know of a tool were that is service based which I would be able to run a script every time a file arrives in a directory? I would write the script all I want is the tool to be a service ...
0
votes
1answer
98 views

Can't see files in explorer.exe that were copied from linux

I copied a few files over from a linux NAS device to an external drive using windows 2003. On the external drive, explorer.exe will not show these files, however if you mouse over the folder before ...
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1answer
111 views

Mass File Comparison

I have a folder that has over 1000 text files in it and I need to check if they all have the same contents, they are all the same size so I can't tell that way - does anyone know of a mass file ...
1
vote
4answers
306 views

Windows file attribute change monitor

I need a tool that monitors file changes in a specific folder even at attribute level. Anybody can recommend one?
2
votes
2answers
2k views

How do I get the last part of directory from a command line

How do I store the last part of directory in a variable? For example I have the following path: A\B\C\D, I want to store D in variable like file_name=D.
10
votes
2answers
15k views

What is stored in %Windir%\System32\LogFiles\WMI\RtBackup?

I occasionally notice in Resource Monitor hard disk activity related to ETL files in the folder C:\Windows\System32\LogFiles\WMI\RtBackup. Which process/service creates these ETL files and what is ...
0
votes
1answer
406 views

Calculate the size of multiple folders accros network

We basically have ~250 users all running a mix of Windows XP and 7. All our users have been asked to place all their important files in a folder on their desktop called "Backup". I basically need to ...
2
votes
4answers
2k views

Recommendation for syncing data on Windows Servers securely over the internet?

I have a Windows Server at a data center and an EC2 Windows Server running in the cloud. In the *Nix world I know the answer to sync these would be rsync. What are some good options for Windows? Is ...
0
votes
1answer
273 views

Moving file security from one server to another (asp.net sites, IIS)

I am running windows server with asp.net websites and sql server 2008 and IIS 6. It is working fine. Now I need to move my asp.net websites to another windows server and I have hard time setting ...
0
votes
1answer
295 views

How To Parse PHP Inside Other Filetypes On Windows Server 2008 IIS7?

How would one treat a common .html file or .js file as .php in windows 2008 server running IIS 7? I only want a specific filetype treated as .php - not all of them.
4
votes
1answer
110 views

List all files modified or created by certain application

Is there a free tool to list all files modified by certain application? What I would like to see is that I can start "monitoring" and start my application (MS Word). After that I can stop ...
0
votes
3answers
593 views

Copy a file to multiple windows machines

How can one copy a file, from his windows computer, to a cluster of multiple windows machine, with one command? I thought about using psexec, but that also tries to execute the file...
4
votes
4answers
3k views

Incorrect file creation date in Windows XP/Vista

Check this out: Create a new file on your Windows machine. Note its creation date/time. Delete the file. Wait a little bit. Create a new file on the same directory, with the same name as the ...
0
votes
1answer
781 views

How to keep file timestamp?

When I copy a file from a PC to an other, the copy doesn't have the same timestamp as the source. I have the same probleme using either copy/paste or xcopy. The source PC runs Win2003 and the ...
6
votes
5answers
617 views

Force file deletion on Windows

Often on my development workstation (on which I am administrator and the only user), I am unable to delete files by deleting the root folder - despite having recursively taken ownership of the tree. ...
0
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6answers
160 views

Operating System Files

Consider the scenario of an admin wanting to perform a backup of operating system files. Question: Does the windir (i.e. "C:\Windows") contain only operating system files / information about OS? Can ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

converting .mbx files to .pst files

Is there a way to convert an mbx file to a pst file. I have messages in the mbx file that I want to access in outlook, but outlook will not imoport these messages for me. Since I only have to do this ...
6
votes
4answers
4k views

Automatic Notification of New or Changed Files in a Folder or Share

I'm looking for some Open Source [free] or relatively inexpensive solution for monitoring specific folders on a file system and 'Windows' network with several shares. When a file is added or changed, ...
2
votes
7answers
67k views

Why am I getting 'File in use by Another User' and 'Application Sharing Violation' errors when trying to open & and save files?

We're getting this a lot lately. Windows 2008 Server Windows 7 & Vista Client PC's Microsoft Office 2007 When a user tries opening a file on our network drive (word doc, excel spreadsheet, ...
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3answers
4k views

simple way to track who deleted files on server 2003 box

can you log who deletes files under an Active Directory Domain, the file would have been deleted from a file server (member server on domain). The data was recovered but now am wondering who did it. ...
8
votes
5answers
14k views

How do I extract all archives in the subdirectories of this folder?

How do I extract multiple archives in contained in subdirectories in a folder, outputting the results back into the folders where the archives are.
69
votes
8answers
97k views

How do I create a symbolic link in Windows?

Windows Vista added the ability to create symbolic links to files and directories. How do I create a symbolic link and what are the current consumer and server versions of Windows that support it?
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15answers
154k views

How do you find what process is holding a file open in Windows?

One thing that annoys me no end about Windows is the old "sharing violation" error. Often you can't identify what's holding it open. Usually it's just an editor or explorer just pointing to a relevant ...