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Software to manage files stored on devices, networks, and/or in the cloud.

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Defrag tool for Windows that will move all files to beginning of the partition?

Sometimes Windows partitions wind up with movable files/folders at the end of the partition, even when the partition is mostly empty. This makes it impossible to shrink the partition using Windows' ...
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Client-server storage with persistent, renameable files, renaming history

Users should be allowed to... upload files rename files after upload view the renaming history of a file. User should NOT be allowed to... delete any file change the contents of any file manipulate ...
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Image uploader/ordering client

I'm looking for a storage, whether it can be installed on our own server/website, or an external solution, that can accomplish the following: Allows customers to upload images and allows us to ...
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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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Software to lock files when open to prevent edit conflicts

I'm looking for a third party Windows tool that can automatically create a lock file when it is opened by someone. I am experimenting with files such as plain text, AutoCAD and Photoshop stored on ...
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Is there a GUI program to copy files selected in a tree view?

I'm looking for a graphical tool that would allow me to copy a folder structure from one place to another, selecting and deselecting individual files and folders for copying, including selecting parts ...
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Software to use Windows based user workstations for backup and storage

Is there a program that can take advantage of all of the unutilized storage on 500+ Windows workstations spread out across our network? I was thinking of a server software that would appear as one ...
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File tagger for Windows

I'm looking for a program that: can tag files can filter files by tag(s) is gratis runs on Microsoft Windows does not alter the file, or the filename (unlike TagSpaces). Ideally: compatible with ...
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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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Photo files: time groups to folders?

I have more than 10000 of photos shot with digital camera in a travel, in two-week period. I need software to group photos by EXIF timestamp into folders, in tiered way: days, museums/landmarks/...
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Digital Library / File Management

Similar to this question with an answer recommending Koha and my own question about library / book lending software, but with vastly different requirements. Requirements Accessible by at least 75 ...
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Windirstat that takes into account symlinks

I happen to have quite a few symlinks floating around on my SSD that link to large files on another drive (.ost,.pst,.msi etc). WinDirStat seems to count these files as being on the SSD, when in fact ...
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Desktop managment software for Flickr (Linux)

I'm using Flickr as a web based storage for some of my photography. Flickr offers 1 TB space for free, offers pretty good sharing features, good management through collections and sets, but their ...
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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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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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Windows file managers that can display file sizes with binary prefixes

Please recommend Windows file managers that can display file sizes with binary prefixes, and that display files smaller than 1KiB as bytes. For example, the binary prefix would change the display from ...
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Organization Website/s on where to put code - recommendations

I am looking for a more structured (free) way to organize code notes and snippets so they're easy to keep track of. Google docs isn't cutting it! Any recommendations?
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Image tagging software that can sort the tagged images into folders

I need (preferably gratis) software (for Windows or Linux) to manually tag and sort images, and arrange the images into folders and subfolders. When it's all said and done, the file structure should ...
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File system cleaner and registry cleaner for Windows 7

Please recommend software to replace CCleaner for Windows 7. Here is the only functionality from CCleaner required (it's fine if your recommendations do more): File system cleaner Remove temporary ...
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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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Program to add comments to files and folders

I'm looking for a program for Windows to manage "library" of files/folders that: allows adding text comments to files/folders, allows browsing the folders/files so I could read the comments easily. ...
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Is there a desktop file manager which uses HTML+CSS for window layout?

File managers (or file browsers) usually use nativ/system "list widgets" to display lists of files and directories (like WxWidget's ListCtrl). Web-based file managers use classic web techniques to ...
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GUI SFTP client for Linux which maintains an open session

I use LXDE, whose file manager - pcmanfm - supports SFTP, but does not keep an open session, so when I want to drill down to a directory I have to wait repeatedly for connection establishment. I ...
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Looking for file server/NAS for Linux with file management features

I currently have a Linux home PC that I'm using as a file server among other things. I'm getting ready to rebuild it and I'm getting overwhelmed with some of the choices out there such as FreeNAS, ...
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How can I centrally manage filesystem redirection without cluttering my filesystem?

When it comes to file organization, I run a tight ship, and many applications simply don't follow the rules of Windows (be it games saving to My Documents rather than %USERPROFILE%\Save Games, older ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Digital repository software for PDF files

I am looking for an archiving repository, or digital library, to use for storing and retrieving PDF files. More precisely, I am interested in creating this repository for the library of a medium-sized ...
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Any Windows file explorer which enables custom file order?

Could you please recommend any file explorer software for Windows which allows user to modify order of each file manually? For example, drag a file to the position between two other files, or to the ...
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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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Good Asset Management or File Tagging software recommendations?

I have been collecting all kinds of free and paid game assets for years now, everything from sound FX to art to system scripts to tools etc. Problem is it's basically impossible to find anything ...
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File-system browser for JavaFX

I am looking for an implementation of a control in modern JavaFX (OpenJFX) version 14 or later to display the contents of a folder from the file system of the host computer. I have learned how to ...
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Online product/photos management software with tagging

Long story short, I have spent some time looking for a management/cataloging software but it feels like I'm looking at wrong categories. I had a look at different PIM (Product Information Management) ...
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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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Sort tall images into one folder, wide into another

I have a large image collection on my full windows 10 tablet. I start with hundreds of images Some of them are taller than wide -> I want them to go in one folder Some of them are wilder than tall -> ...
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Open source Windows file explorer that supports long paths (over 260 characters)

Windows 10 can support long paths after flipping a bit in the registry. Unfortunately, developers have to make their programs long-paths-aware, and Explorer++ is not long-paths-aware (2016 issue). ...
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Windows file manager with spider/map view

Something that looks like this That's from NexusFile, although it only allows you to view your folders like that, not manage them.
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Is there a Mac OS application which prevents users from using windows-unsafe characters in filenames?

I work with a lot of older Mac users and they tend to put illegal characters into the filenames they send me. I've tried to teach them not to send me files with question marks and double quotes and ...
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Recommended software to remove duplicated photos

Based on https://www.pcworld.com/article/2927913/find-duplicate-photos-two-utilities-that-can-help.html, I installed http://freepicturesolutions.com/free-duplicate-photo-finder.html on Windows 10, ...
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Indexed file name search like Everything, but for Android?

I want to get a file from my Android smartphone without knowing where it was saved. I know the filename. On Windows I would use Everything and would have the file immediately since the hard drive is ...
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A GUI program to identify file types and fix extensions accordingly

Is there a GUI program that will allow me to determine the true file type of a given set of files and then change their extensions accordingly? The program must: Be a GUI Be able to identify a file'...
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Binary "repository" recommendation

At our institute we have large (~200TB) collections of binary data, where the file size may range from KB to GB, but mostly it is in the range of 1-100 MB. We need to store them so project groups can ...
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Automatic expiration of user-created temp directories

Is there software where I can set specific directories as "temporary" and automatically delete files in there as the size of that folder grows or the time passes. Kind of like clipboard for files.
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