Questions tagged [file-management]

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

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Fully functional HTML5 file explorer?

I'd want to bring my desktop file explorer to a browser, without losing too much functionalities. I'm using Nemo on Ubuntu. I'd want to be able to add remote server, to have a shell, shortcuts and ...
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Finding duplicate images using SIFT / SURF algorithm

I have a large quantity of photos that I own spread across many sub directories on Windows 8. I wish to find all duplicate images, where the image may be resized, cropped, rotated or a border added ...
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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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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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Universal file viewer for many files

Looking for an application that can display many files at once of varying file types. Ideally there'd be a stellar grid view of previews so users could quickly scan through them - flagging a few or ...
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Portable duplicate file finder for Windows that makes it easy to add/remove folders to search

I am seeking recommendations for a duplicate file finder for Windows with the following features: Portable (no writing to registry or outside of its own folder) Easy to add/remove folders and ...
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Visually map the contents of my Google Drive

I'm a fairly avid Google Drive user with hundreds of folders and files on drive. However I find it difficult to stay organized sometimes and get a broader view of the state/organizational structure ...
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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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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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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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Keyboard-Shortcut-based Image Sorting app for Mac

I am looking for a Mac software that has similar functionality to IrfanView's Move File function in that you can press a keyboard shortcut that moves the currently viewed image to another folder, ...
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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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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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Software for debian/ubuntu gnu/linux to detect file changes on mounted folders like samba, nfs or fuse/sshfs?

Recommendation packages/software to detect file changes on mounted folders like samba, nfs or fuse/sshfs for debian/ubuntu gnu/linux to be informed if someone do changes, edit, etc. a file?
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Android tools for unzipping corrupt zip files

I had searched for some tools that can unzip files from a large corrupt zip file on android. I couldn't, so now I learned how to use ZipInputStream in java. Now I want to share the fruit of my tiny ...
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Need "One-Way" File Sharing Software/SaaS/PaaS

At work we have the need for around 100 vendors to send us some files "One-Way". We need them to drop a file into a drive/box/webapp and then they're done. We can see all the files/download/etc But ...
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Alternative to Whereisit for Mac

I'm looking for an alternative to Whereisit on Windows to index my files and folders to a filetype and be able to browse the snapshot of the indexed files later. Please could someone suggest an ...
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File explorer/manager with GUI that displays the file count for each subfolder

I am looking for a graphical file explorer/manager that can display the file count for each subfolder, just like Explorer++ (and other CLI solutions) can display the folder size for each subfolder: ...
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Only keep __ most recent subfolder

I have my blog backup plugin configured to send backups to a folder on my Google Drive. I am looking for an application that I can set to monitor that folder and delete all but the n most recent ...
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Manage metadata for arbitrary files

I have a bunch of files sorted into folders on a Windows share, and I would like to attach some metadata to them. The files are mostly datasheets (.PDF) and tools (.ZIP, .EXE). I would like to be able ...
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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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I'm looking for a photo management software that works on Android & Windows

I have tried Plex & Google Photos but neither meets all my requirements: I want to be able to put photos in multiple albums at once Face recognition & sorting is a plus point, but I want to ...
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What application for storing data based on metadata, and retrieve it via metadata search?

In our institution we have a large database of observational data consisting in precipitation, temperature, elevation and a large number of other variables, coming from different projects and in ...
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Disk space monitor - where did my disk space go?

I've been using WinDirStat for years to graphically show what directories take up the space on my disk, but that doesn't answer a very simple question: I suddenly have 1Gb less space than yesterday....
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Rules based file syncing with keywords

I want to sort files based on file name. Most file sync programs just sync one folder to another without the ability to use keywords as a filter. Simple example: move/sync only files with "city ...
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Deleting empty directories

I never thought I'm gonna need such a program and always wondered how one can come into a situation where he has many empty folders and wants to delete them. Now, I'm in that situation: I have ...
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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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Offline wireless data transfer

Requirements: File transfer (images/videos) from a PC/Mac to Mobile devices (android and iOS) with NO INTERNET AND DATA services. I looked into Airdrop for IOS however the challenges is it's only for ...
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Windows 10 - desktop files dock

I'm looking for an app that can create something that will always show all of my desktop files in the top right corner. It's for that situation where you save some file to your desktop but need to ...
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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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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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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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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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Peer-to-peer transfer of 2TB hard-drive over Internet?

Is there something like dd that works à la rsync—preferably with a GUI—for peer-to-peer transfer over the Internet? (I have this 2TB hard-drive filled with data that I need transferred from Australia ...
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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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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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Android file explorer to open any file in any app

What free file explorers for Android allow to open any file extension in any app? (Ideally, there should also be a widget to go to a specific folder, or it should be able to always start in a specific ...
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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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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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Management software to organize ISO Images

I am searching for management software to organize ISO images, like Calibre for E-Books. Information: Manufacturer Version Manufacturer's website Optional functions: Web server for external ...
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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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Software to handle copying files from unreliable external HDD

The software does not NEED to be exactly for that purpose. But basically the issue is that I'm trying to copy files from an old external HDD that fell hard on the ground at least three times. I was ...
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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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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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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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Photo management software (feat. map, calendar, object identification, favorites, screensaver, etc.)

As much as I have searched online, I can't seem to find a proper standalone photo management software that includes the following features: A map view, where the pictures can be located on a world ...
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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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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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