Questions tagged [file-management]

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

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Program to create and manage session-like 'bundles' of documents and webpages

I am looking for a program to create 'bundles' or groups of documents and webpages, similarly to Windows desktops but without needing to define new desktops. Also similarly to the typical 'save for ...
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Is there any web browser for android with "File System Access API"?

Chromium based android browsers currently don't have the support for "File System Access API" and Firefox mobile also doesn't have the support. I have checked caniuse.com where it shows some ...
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copy or move tool that will skip over error messages but will log them

I'm looking for tool for moving/copying files/folder which will not hang on errors like directories cannot be deleted or created due to permissions, long file/folder names etc. but rather will ...
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Which Android file manager supports sorting directories by their actual size?

Which Android file manager supports sorting directories by their "actual size"? By "actual size" I mean size in bytes calculated recursively as a sum of all sub directories and ...
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Undelete tools for Windows with high recovery rates

I am looking for a Windows tool that tries to find & recover all deleted files on a NTFS hdd (including healthy parts of partially overwritten files). From my experience, results greatly vary. ...
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Can someone recommend an image organization software for Linux systems?

I have a lot of images (pictures) on my computer and I'd like a solution to tag them somehow, and then return lists of filenames based on some querying criterion. Ideally this program... Runs from ...
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Automatically synchronize OneDrive files when edited with specific software on iPad

Is it possible to edit PDF files, (for example,) with OneNote on my iPad and then those edited files are automatically updated also on my OneDrive? With edit, I mostly mean making notes with the Apple ...
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Open source android application for file storage?

Is there an open source Android application for photo/video file storage that have password? App should keep selected files in "vault" what mean file is encrypted, absorbed by app and ...
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Digital repository software for PDF files

I am looking for an archiving, repository, digital library software, to use for storing and retrieving PDF files. More precisely, I am interested in creating this repository for the library of a ...
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Plan which files/directories to put on which drive (bin packing problem)

I want to plan which files/directories to put on which drive. (Not all fit on one drive.) This is similar to the bin packing problem. The difference is that I care about meaningful grouping, so I want ...
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Portable File Explorer alternative for Windows 10 that uses its own thumbnail cache?

I am looking for a File Explorer alternative that is: Portable. Generates its own thumbnails cache, separate from the Windows 10 native thumbnails cache. Stores said thumbnails preferably in its own ...
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Just move those files from one disk to another

Copying and moving files with Windows Explorer is not reliable. Depending on what error you get, the action is interrupted and does not continue, even if you hit the "Skip" button. Here is ...
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Suitable file host for software toolchains and git repo setup

I am trying to dockerize the build environment at work (I have seen something similar at my previous employment). I was able to do this however I realised it would be easier if I stored some of the ...
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How to index files and folders on multiple drives

I have quite a few external drives I would like to scan and index the files and folders from them, and eventually identify the duplicates. The following features would be important to me: offline ...
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File commander for Android with 2panes?

I have an Android tablet running Android11. I'm looking for a good-looking and usable file commander, preferrably with 2panes, for easy file moving operations between two directories. Features I need: ...
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Project Information Management Tool

Me and my team are wondering if there's a tool (open-source or licensed) from where we can store the information of our projects (such as Description, Completion Status etc.) which will be already ...
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Digital light table for visually sorting/ordering image files before renaming them on Linux

Let me start by noting that this has already been answered for Windows at A program to sort and rename photos (drag & drop). I might go for that in the end, but I'm still wondering if there's ...
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File manager + Database

I'm looking for a convenient way to search and filter through a large number of files with customizable properties, so like a combination of a file manager and database software. In Windows I can sort ...
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File sharing websoftware for linux

I want to host a small file sharing site for my friends to quickly share pictures/files/documents etc. The simply way I can imagine this, is when visiting the website on my server, you get asked for a ...
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Windows Explorer alternative that can sort by anything without separating files and folders

In Windows Explorer, sorting by anything (e.g. name, date modified, etc.) separates files and folders into two groups. Natively, it's impossible to prevent that. I'm looking for some alternative that ...
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Most Comprehensive (Free or Paid) Full-Text Indexing Tools for Windows and Linux Desktop

Free is good, but I am willing to pay consumer prices (~$40) for a full-text search tool that does a thorough job with many filters. When I say "full-text," I don't mean Everything or other ...
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Is there a backup software that emulates Windows 10 File History?

I'm not finding any software that emulates the File History of Windows 10. I have 10 folders, with many subfolders and evermore files in it. Some files change frequently, some infrequently. I need to ...
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Any maintained and documented angular filebrowser UI out there?

I have developed a Ionic/Angular webapp and I need to add a basic read-only filebrowser user interface. The files and directories will be stored in a cloud account of a cloud provider I choose (anyone ...
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MS-DOS command/file manager to show file size in MB instead of bytes

The DIR command, and many MS-DOS file managers I've tried show all file sizes in bytes only: Even the Windows 3.1 file manager only shows bytes. I'm looking for something that will show file sizes in ...
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Method or application for updating files and/or applications on many remote computers?

I have several Windows 10 and Windows 7 machines that are operating remotely. Sometimes, certain files or executables need to be updated. This would involve the following. Close running program. ...
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Video software that can delete or rename while watching

i need to go through 20 hours of video that are split up into around 5 minutes each and was hoping someone can help me find software that can view these videos and while viewing to be able to delete ...
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Software for opening large files (.txt .log files)

I am trying to open large files such as .log or .txt or even source files(range from 40 MB to 5 GB or even more) without loading everthing into ram. Something what can read and edit large file byte by ...
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File explorer for Windows that allows quick switching between alphabetical and numerical sort modes

Windows Explorer requires group policy or registry editing to change it, which is a hassle.
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Sorting images (so they are viewable in windows' file explorer) by content similarity

I've been able to find a lot of similar questions, most on photos stackexchange, but I couldn't find any satisfactory answers. What I AM looking for: Sort/Rename images based on the similarity of the ...
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Web application to receive anonymous pdf submissions from students

On an online exam, the teacher likes to receive the students' submissions (pdf document) anonymously without knowing their emails and names. In that case, I tried making a Google form that will ...
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File manager for Windows 10 that can show file nodes in tree view?

You can get Windows Explorer to show a tree view, for instance like on the left side of this screenshot: However, it does not show file nodes in the tree view (in other words, only directory nodes ...
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Integrated Windows 10 Explorer and Shell replacement

What are some Windows Explorer replacements like Dopus or Total Commander that also completely replace Windows Shell, so the Windows Explorer isn't used anywhere at all? For instance, if you ever ...
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Job Archive Software

We are attempting to find a better way to archive job folders at our company. Currently we manually go in and simply cut and past from the Production folder to the archive folder any job folders that ...
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totalcmd like file manager which will show found files in one of panels

I'm looking for totalcmd like file manager (2 panels) which will show found files (totalcmd alt+F7) in one of panels so I can copy/move them to another panel. It would be fine if found files will be ...
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Looking for some image management that allows applying tags via voice recognition

I want an image to be displayed/selected, I want to speak keywords, and then have them applied to the image. That's pretty much it. The more I can automate it via Speaking, the better. Being able to ...
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Software to track a graph of dependencies between files and find when something has changed

I'm trying to create a simple build system. Instead of re-generated everything at every invocation I would like to know which files need to be re-generated. I know which files depend from others, for ...
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Off-the-shelf tools to implement an ephemeral file cache on a local file-system

Background I'm looking to implement a pass-through cache for a file-serving application. The users would make requests for files to the cache, if found, read from cache, otherwise the cache will fetch ...
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Android file manager similar to Solid explorer

I'm looking for a file manager with the following requirements: Dark theme Multiple tabs/panes Multimedia support - built in image viewer at least. Thumbnail generation too. SMB support Bookmarks Per-...
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Universal file/folder database application

I would like to know if there is any tool, that can: stick to a folder structure and work with its content (embedded-mode) dynamically populate active file to a tabular format (JSON and XML is ...
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Looking for a Windows file manager with photo, pdf, epub and docx preview

Is there a Windows XP or Windows 7 file manager with the ability to preview jpg, pdf, rtf, doc, docx and epub files (without launching another program)? I am using XYplorer Free v5.555, but though it ...
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Tracking filesystem changes / keeping a history of file meta info (Windows)

I am looking for a software which can keep track of the history of files (filenames, file sizes, optionally hashes; I don't care about actual content changes itself) on local (NTFS) drives. Monitoring ...
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File System Path Grep Parser

I am looking for a utility similar to grep functionality that parses the string in chunks, as opposed to pattern matching the entire string, and delivering a result of filepaths. For example: E:\...
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Move files to one folder per filetype

Background I have a collection of many different backups over the years in 3 different hard drive and a myriad of folders in each (100s). Some of them are many multiple incremental backups. A few ...
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Is there any way to get IDM's (Internet Download Manager) queue data (files to be downloaded along with their download link ) as a text file

I have been be able to add a large number of files in my download queue. However, I don't want to download them now. Instead, I want to be able to compile the files along with their download links in ...
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Compare two directory trees for identical files that might be in different tree locations

I would like to compare two directory trees, but in a different way than most tools do. I want to compare the files by content, independently of their names or positions. I want to find which files ...
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Software to move scanned documents based on their content

I am looking for a software that sorts/moves scannend documents in the folders based on their content. The scanner has a built-in ocr, so this feature is not necessary. The files should be moved to ...
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Search for massive offline file collections

I'm looking for a solution that would allow indexing and search of large collections of files. A brief description of our situation: many (100+) engineers work on large projects, creating file ...
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Alternatives to windows file explorer

What are the good alternatives to the default File Explorer that Windows provides? The default File Explorer lacks many good features like Tabbed browsing Searching of files is horrible Any extra ...
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Error 0x8007000D - edit file metadata of a mp4 music file

I am searching for a program that allows me to edit the file details of a mp4 music file. Here is an image of the error message and the current details of the media file; Through the property window ...
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Windows 10 to Smart TV file sharing app via USB transfer?

I'm looking for a software that can allow me to direct contents of a folder as the contents of a pen drive. For example if I connect my Windows PC to a Smart TV, I need to be able to use a specific ...

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