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Last access timestamp updated every 24 hours

The last access timestamp of my files is updated every 24 hours whenever I access an files. E.g. I type "ls" and if the last access timestamp of the file is older than 24 it is updated to the current ...
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Strange file browser - How to configure?

I have an in-built file browser in DraftSight, with which I'm not familiar. How is it called and how could I configure/replace it? I need to see the places list on the left hand side.
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Is there a way to get a list of all folders on a harddrive with the amount of used space?

Somehow my harddrive is full and I can't find the source, so is there a way to get a list of all folders on a harddrive with the amount of used space? I could do it manually and check the properties ...
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where are the files and dirs “recently used” stored?

On my Ubuntu 12.04, all the gnome applications (such as Nautilus, Evince, gedit, firefox) can access "Recently Used" files and directories, when opening files in them. I wonder where the ...
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File manager not following system preferences

The menu bar of my file manager is in the window and all other applications have it in the system bar. How do I fix this issue? Image here http://i.imgur.com/6NXPhHZ.jpg
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Is there any medium to easily backup my files in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I would like to know about how to easily backup my files.
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Is there a temp file in Ubuntu?

This have happen to me many times: I should pass the result of one command to file. After using result via that, That becomes useless. So I should remove that in order to make my directory clean ...
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How to add a location to “Places” instead of “Bookmarks” in Nautilus/Ubuntu's File Manager? [duplicate]

I want to add a custom bookmark to Nautilus's/Ubuntu's File Manager's sidebar, right under: Places As opposed to adding it right under Bookmarks
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problem with dvd+r in Ubuntu 14.04

So I was trying to move my music collection (.mp3) from my windows 8 to Ubuntu.So I took a dvd+r disk put into windows worked fine ,put my music on it.Then when I put it in Ubuntu my tray spins,but ...
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Formatting USB thumb drives for Ubuntu in Windows

I am having issues getting usb drives to work correctly in Ubuntu and have read various bug reports of certain formats not working correctly in Ubuntu. If I want to format a usb drive from inside ...
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Lost the files pasted in Ubuntu

Directly to the point. I cut and pasted several .jpg files from a memory card to a partition in Ubuntu, the partition itself is formatted in NTFS actually. Now the odd things is I created a folder ...
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installation problem need help

so im about to install Ubuntu 14.04 and it pops up a mussage saying "The attempt to mount a file system with type vfat in SSI1(0,0,0),partition#1(sda)at/boot/efi failed" can someone help please?
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File Manager In Xfce

In file manager in xfce, I'd like to disable tooltips if there's a way. Also, in file manager preferences > behavior > middle click, open in new tab or new window is broken, it doesn't matter which ...
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File Manager won't display folder contents within same window after upgrade to 14.04

I was using 12.04. When using the file manager it used to display a widget/icon in the shape of an inverted triangle along side folders that you could click to open a folder to display its contents ...
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Sync between two Servers failing

I am back again with yet another question. Introduction: Ok so this time what I wanted to do is that I wanted to synchronize Files in my Ubuntu/Smaba Server to a local remote server. In my local ...
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Is there any software to maintain a track of all files in a folder. Like a database?

I am aware of a few that use tags and metadata but the actual database where the records are tracked is not accessible. I am interested in a simple spreadsheet that gives me a list of all files added ...
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If I install Ubuntu 14.04 on my PC, what will happen to my files?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) on my laptop, and it was not booting properly so I decided to boot from a pen drive, but as I was just installing Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) I thought: ...
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How to send files to a certain folder

I am using PCmanfm and I am trying to make it to where whenever I highlight a few files I can right-click and send them to a certain folder. Or I could probably use xdotool but I don't know how I ...
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All SFTP chroot access is read only?

These are the pertinent lines from my /etc/ssh/sshd_config Subsystem sftp internal-sftp Match Group sftp X11Forwarding no AllowTcpForwarding no ChrootDirectory %h ForceCommand internalsftp ...
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How do I delete files on Ubuntu?

Can anyone give me a simple answer as to how I can delete files on Ubuntu? I have tried seeing if there was a delete option when selecting a file, but it doesn't show.
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Nautilus opens with hidden files [duplicate]

As the title says, every time when I open Nautilus from unity launcher, it opens with all files being shown. Normally it opens with hidden files being hidden, how can I change it back to that ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 can't move files from phone storage to computer

I have a HTC One m8, and when I plug it in it shows up in Files as "Android Phone". It shows my internal storage automatically, and at the top it says "Contains digital photos Shotwell". But the issue ...
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Unable to log-in using Ubuntu One Files with the Android application

I installed the Ubuntu One Files Android app to my phone(Samsung I5800). I have tried to register a number of times however, each time after signing in using my phone's browser I see a "We couldn't ...
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Rescue All Files From (a Maybe Dead) Ubuntu

I am unable to get on Ubuntu so I want to rescue my art files. But I don't know how. I never did this before and I never experienced this before in an upgrade ether, I'm Kind of scared at the moment. ...
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sudo: unable to stat /etc/sudoers: No such file or directory - File Exists

I am one of a few people managing a gaming server. The Server is currently running Ubuntu 14.04, which was installed just 3 weeks ago. Everything was running fine until a few days ago, we've had a ...
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having trouble moving files to ~/bin

Firstly apologies if this is a stupid question, I am completely new to ubuntu. I've tried googling for the last hour but there is nothing that I can find that really explains this. I've been ...
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How to show a hidden file

I wanted to add classpath to my jdk. While searching a way to do it I notice everyone open .profile file using terminal. But when I want to open and edit it with a text editor I couldn't see that file ...
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Files Shown in Terminal not Show on Desktop

I have an issue where I am creating .cap files with aircrack-ng and am saving them to the desktop, but I can't see them. When I use the ls command in the terminal they show up, but just not on the ...
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Will files created in windows open in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I'm currently considering switching totally to Ubuntu. The only thing holding me back is whether or not my photos, music, word processor, and other document files will open in Ubuntu. For example, I ...
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How can I recover from deleting the /usr/share/themes directory?

I deleted the /usr/share/themes directory, how can I recover it? Is there any way to check if there is any missing file/directory in /Computer directory? This was a bad try to change GIMP and ...
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I cannot find the FF Multi Converter for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Is there a version of FF Multi Converter for Ubuntu 14.04? I installed the PPA, but the program exists only for older versions. In PPA there is not a version for Ubuntu Trusty. Is there a place where ...
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In KDE when I create a file in the Home directory it also creates files on the Desktop

Whenever I create An new file in my Home directory In Dolphin it also create the same file on my desktop and on my widget (folder viewer.) How can I fix this? It worked fine until now, but It just ...
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Can't open .inf files in Ubuntu 14.04

I was trying to play a movie in the Movie Player, but Ubuntu replied with the error that the .inf file that told the disc how to play the movie couldn't be read. Windows is not working right now. ...
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Duplicate file ~ in root folder [duplicate]

I have a copy of all the files in my root folder with ~ symbol. I can see it on the terminal but not in the folder. How do i stop this
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bluetooth health device profile (HDP)

Can we change bluetooth class file? how replace bluetooth class file to bluetooth HDP, from ubuntu Terminal
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tgz -ubuntu file type [duplicate]

I'm new in Ubuntu and I have a question to ask: I wanna download a file the his type is: tgz. For example: androidstudio.tgz and in the site that's says: For Linux. Is it gonna work on Ubuntu?
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Does anyone know of any alternatives to recuva for file recovery? [duplicate]

I was using recuva to find pictures and videos on a windows xp hard drive, but I keep getting an internal error message. Does anyone know of an alternative program for recovering broken and damaged ...
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Empty log files after using logkeys [closed]

Why do I have empty log files after I start the keylogging process? I am using Ubuntu 13.04 and here are the steps I took: touch test.log sudo logkeys -s -o test.log I would test it out by ...
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Can not run jar file on xubuntu

I'm trying to run a jar file that I created on windows. And I would like to test if the my demo app will run as well on ubuntu. I tried by issuing java -jar Rfidtest.jar in the termnal, but I have the ...
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How do I get full permission to my files? [duplicate]

I have run into this problem too many times. Sometimes when I'm trying to run a command on the terminal it will say "Permission Denied." How can I get that permission??
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Can I download my files the conventional way?

I'm trying to access a single file that I stored in Ubuntu One over a year ago, now I'm trying to download that single file but due to the recent "expiration" of the service it seems like I have to ...
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Cannot save document to usb

Unable to save any OpenOffice documents to usb. Cannot export any Picasa pictures to external hard-drive either. Message says: Error saving the document..... does not exist. .... is file name
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please help, cant open files/folders after upgrade, emergency

Help me please :(, I recommended to a friend to upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04, but he had no backup of his files. When the upgrade proccessfinished and he rebooted his laptop, after login, he tried t ...
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Permission denied for some files, even with sudo and chmod 777

I've had multiple times that I wasn't allowed to edit a file. Even when I chmoded to 777 and opend the file with sudo. E.g. the file /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch in this tutorial. First, ...
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Where is my Ubuntu OS files located?

I'm running Windows 8.1 box. I chose to install Ubuntu 14.04 "Along Side of Windows." What I want to know is where are the Ubuntu files stored? See the image below. Thank you for your time. ...
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I am getting Input/output error while opening a folder in 12.04

I am getting Input/output error while opening a folder in 12.04. Also, I am not able to see file in another folder. I am getting below error. Please help me recovering the folder. Error: Error when ...
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File name is now red and I can't find it

I did this mv -f bashthings /playinhere/ to move a directory "Bashthings" and all of it's files into another directory "Playinhere". Now I can't see Bashthings and when I "locate" it, it shows up, ...
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Ubuntu completly dependant on installation flash drive [duplicate]

I can't turn on my computer unless I have the installation flash drive in, every single time I restart my computer I lose all the files I downloaded for that session. The only thing I can think of is ...
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Hidden files won't stay hidden in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Whenever I open my files, my hidden files show up. I can hide them but when I open up my files again, they're showing again. How do I make the hidden files invisible permanently?
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Problem in copying file

I'm using Seagate 2TB expansion external harddisk there is some problem in copying the media files (video,audio) I mean that after copying the file they exist in harddisk but not playing they show ...