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Software to manage files stored on device(s), network(s), and/or in the cloud.

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Cross-app information management system

I'm looking for an integrated solution for efficient organization of related information across different apps and formats (e.g., emails, bookmarks, files, notes, ...) I find myself often in the ...
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Simple Email Manager for incoming email + storing sent email - Not for sending, not for composing, not for tracking, not for mass-mailing

TL;DR I want to convert email-reading (typically done in an IMAP) into a document-access system (with ACL, etc.) Purpose To manage the stored emails for a team about 50 people dealing with ~25 new ...
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Offline Document Organizer

I'm looking for an open source program to organize my documents. One program that seems to meet all my needs is paperless-ngx, but it is not a local program. Another one that comes very close is ...
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Linux app to quickly (with auto-complete) open desired folders in a file manager

Please recommend an open-source gratis tool for Linux which provides a text input field in which the user can enter any folder (directory) name and the application will then open that folder in the ...
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Looking for OCR software to extract heading, sub-heading and date from scanned image files

I have scanned in 100s of documents and want to organise them into an existing folder structure. To do this I want to determine the heading/title and sub-heading and any date in the scanned image ...
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Tree view visualization for very large amounts of Emails

I have more than 10000 emails and I want to delete the ones I don't need anymore but it is too time consuming to go through them manually, so I am looking for a tree-view visualization of IMAP emails ...
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Clone directory tree, but certain branches only

I have a directory tree and I would like to clone it to another disk, but not the whole tree, just certain files and directories, keeping their relative paths. Like (** means the file/directory is ...
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Automatically move photos to directories based on exif date

I am using Windows. I wish to move a lot of family photos based on the EXIF data, date created or date modified. I came across this software called PhotoMove 2.5. The software moves photos to Y>M&...
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Simple Mac software to batch organize & rename photos by date

I'm looking for software that can take a bunch of photos from an SD card, copy them to my laptop, organize them into folders Photos/YYYY/MM/DD, and rename them YYYY-MM-DD-SEQ.ext, based on the photo's ...
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Copying a folder while taking into account file overlap before computing if there's enough storage space to copy the files (or don't even check it)

I am looking for a program running on Windows 10 that can recursively copy a folder while taking into account file overlap before computing if there's enough storage space to copy the files (or don't ...
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I need an audio duplicate finder with 100% accuracy (acoustic fingerprinting?)

I'm in the process of archiving/remixing band files from long ago, when I just started out. My tagging/naming skills were non existent, so Ive got a lot of duplicates. I've tried myriad "...
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Android file manager that can select by date?

Is anyone aware of an Android file manager that allows selecting files by date, preferably OSS? I'm mounting my camera's SD card with a USB OTG adapter and want to copy all taken pictures starting ...
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monitor and send mail if file is not present or changed

I have a system that zips and copy the SQL-backup to a central FTP-server that I manage. Every client has its own folder wich contains the backups for the last 7 days. Now I need a system that ...
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Graphical File Manager for Linux with Fuzzy Search for Navigation

I am looking for a feature-rich graphical file manager that supports (native or via plugin) fuzzy search (like fzf) for jumping to other directories. For example I'd like to press some key to open a ...
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Android file manager that preserves nanoseconds

I'm looking for an Android file manager that preserves modification nanoseconds when moving/copying. This is honestly a very basic requirement, that all the file managers I've tried so far appears to ...
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Windows CLI tool to take full ownership of a file

I do auditing of Windows Systems, I need a simple and robust CLI tool that can take ownership of any file to the full extent. I've dabbled with takeown and icacls but they seem to be quite limited, ...
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Tagging software that is friendly to moving to another computer

I've been looking to start adding tags to my images, but soon realised gif and png don't support that. So I started looking for third-party software; however as expected it saves information on tags ...
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A software on each computer in a classroom in which students can send their answers to the teacher's

I teach programming in a class - a real one not a virtual and online one. I ask my students to write a code during the class, and then I go on their desks and see their code, and I evaluate it and ...
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A generic editor for trees and graphs of text

I am missing a generic editor, similar to a plain text code editor (like Kate), but not for lines of text, but for trees and graphs of lines of text or variant data records. I always wondered why this ...
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Filesharing solution for small architecture firm

I run a small architecture firm. Until recently this firm was just composed of myself and I used Google Drive to share files between my laptop and office computers. However I've recently began to work ...
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Reverse image search/duplicate finder like Google but locally?

I am not looking to find all duplicate files. I have an image that is low resolution on my desktop, sadly as it's low resolution it's not really usable. But somewhere on my computer, on one of the 4 ...
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LAN distributed file system

I have several computers at home (windows and linux), not to mention my android phone. I also have a music library, some commonly useful files, etc. I end up with copies of files scattered ...
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Web-based file manager with ability to check-out and check-in files

I am looking for a simple open source web-based file manager that can do the following: List files Allow logged-in users to check-out a file (i.e. download), whereupon the file will be "locked&...
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Alternative to File explorer that supports undo operation

In Windows 11, I am looking for an alternative file explorer that supports undo operation. Initially, I tried One-Commander which is amazing but unfortunately, it doesn't support undo operation: https:...
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Where can I fund a Windows OS GUI interface that would be a file manager to results output from the GNU find command?

I am very adept at using the GNU (Unix / Linux) find command. Now I am looking for a GUI UI tool where I can run any find command I want, or point it to a script and have the results displayed in a ...
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Digital archive - solution with metadata

I am in charge of a small digital archive and I am trying to figure out how to manage it. I have another archive of my owm, but since I am a photographer, I am spoiled by EXIF & IPTC. The other ...
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Linking phones to computer for photos

I work in an industry where the employees are continually taking photos of vehicles (25+ photos per vehicle) every day. We currently use a memory card system where we remove the memory card out of the ...
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How to Mark Pictures as Favorites

I have recently downloaded 100's of thousands of of classical paintings, all in the public domain. They are organized very well already, but I want to be able to select individual images and "...
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Multimedia assets management application

I am looking for an app for managing multimedia files, i.e. image assets, video clips, sound clips etc. Platforms: Windows [must], but a big plus if it could run on MacOS and Linux too. Required ...
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For PhD: Software for Cross-Matching & Organizing Files & Recordings + Metadata

For my PhD I am accumulating thousands pdf and word documents from with lecture notes, transcriptions, powerpoint slides, and handouts. I also have several thousand recordings of lectures & ...
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Gratis full file system bidirectional file transfer between Windows and Android

There is no shortage of apps to backup contacts, photos, calendar, videos, etc from Android to PC. I am looking for one (gratis) that allows me access to the full file system - in both directions. ...
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Manage files across external SSDs

I want to be able to find which SSD contains a particular file without manually plugging in and trying each drive. I'm considering to index each SSD as a text file, which can be grep'd to find the SSD ...
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Self-hosted web app to create dynamic and 'pretty' file indexes from file hierarchies on the web server

I fairly often use the native nginx function to create indexes from a directory to share collections of files through the autoindex directive. autoindex on; This works but the index created is ...
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Tree View File Explorer for Windows

I would like a file explorer for Windows (10) that allows you to view everything, files and folders, in a single tree view, without having to open each folder to see a list of its files in a separate ...
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What AI/automation software can help me with Desktop File Management and Desktop Customization?

I'm looking for AI/automation software that can help me with: A) Desktop File Management Declutter my devices by removing unnecessary files and apps. Reorganize my most-used apps and categorize them ...
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Looking for something that can turn this text document back into a full file path

I am attempting to take the output of tree (which was saved into a file and passed to me [I do not have access to the original source to use something else for output]) and reconstruct a full ...
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Need file database that can search file filenames, metadata, and text content (e.g. PDFs)

I am looking to build a database of many files including PDF, XLSS, text, image, and other file formats. I need a way to search these files for content and metadata, while providing easy access to the ...
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%100 free file manager Android app with http server feature

I am looking for free file manager Android app can create http server web interface. No ads , no in app purchase.
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File shredder with drag and drop batch shredding list and/or scheduler

I'm looking for a file shredder where you can drag and drop any number of files and folders to a list of files to shred, and then save that list for later (or regular) shredding. The tool should be ...
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Software/Tools available for transforming SQL data and physical file names and locations

We're developing the next iteration of some software which basically collects data, stores it in SQL as a combination of columns or as JSON within columns, and stores physical files associated with ...
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Windows-like central authentication, file sharing, rights management and single-sign-on in Linux-only environment

I run a small Linux-based network with Linux-only clients and servers. A combination of Samba and Kerberos is used for central authentication, file sharing and file server permission management. ...
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Configurable FUSE alternative to AVFS

While AVFS allows any tools that work with the filesystem to view into archives, the list of supported file formats is static and limited to archives. Is there some FUSE filesystem able to execute ...
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Allowing users to organize folders and files on a Linux based cloud server

We are looking for a solution, preferably open source, that has an API that we could invoke to allow our end users to create folders and files on our Linux based cloud server, and organize them as per ...
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Send mail if file content NOT changed [closed]

I'm looking for a way to check if file content is not changed since 10 min and if not send a mail File only contains 1 line with a number like this 1653014463445 edit: file "final" only ...
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File integrity/changes audit with SMPP/SMTP alert and reporting feature - File watcher

Here's my use case. As a Sysadmin, I would like to monitor on a Linux server any changes to a specific/predefined file or directory, so that I can answer via a report the following questions : who ...
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What email services or applictions allow easily remove all mails?

Gmail doesnt have a clear way to do it, neither its clear with outlook at least in mobile applications. Are there email services or clients for android that would have a good enough controls allowing ...
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Kind of "virtual file system" for Windows?

I have lots of terabytes of files that i´d like to organize in a hierarchical file system. These files are in multiple drives, all connected to my computer, however, copying vast amounts of large ...
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File Organizer and Indexer for an External SSD Drive

I will be using an an external SSD drive to store PDF and Word documents, but I'll add media (pictures, videos), Spreadsheets and Power Point files too. I am looking for any solution to organize and ...
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File manager which doesn't read or write anything unless asked to

I am working with files stored in Google Drive by mounting the google drive in my file google-drive-ocamlfuse. My internet connection to Google Drive is not that fast. Typically I use Dolphin, but ...
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Windows desktop file/folder log, monitor

OS : windows 10 If I right-click background of desktop, there is a shell menu that shows the most recent event that has happened, and you can undo the event. But it is for just 1 most recent event and ...
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