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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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before.rules date

I can't figure out why one of my before rules file has a date that is in the future. Today's date is July 3rd but the file time stamp states Jul 6. Below is the output from ls -l in the /etc/ufw ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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14.04 - Plex doesn't recognize TV Show files

I'm using 14.04 and have installed Plex. Plex recognizes all my Movie files, but is only "seeing" a few of my TV Show files. I have followed the Plex file naming convention. I have refreshed and ...
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Why does archive manager extract files out of folders?

There are a lot of archives I'm trying to extract, but when i extract a folder with files in it or a folder with many folders and files in it, all the files are extracted out of the folders. How do i ...
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Oversized folder

Is it possible to reverse the effect of bleach bit?? Last week i installed bleach bit and ran it for the first time on my newly installed Ubuntu system. i noticed that i was doing its thing and was ...
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How to connect to smb://…?

I would like to connect from Ubuntu 14.04 to a file server (e.g., "smb://files.myuni.ca"). I opened Files and then chose "Connect to Server". A minimalistic menu pops up. If I provide the server ...
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Since the touch command can set an arbtrary time, Is there a way to get the real modified time of a file?

My title pretty much says it all: Since the touch command can set an arbtrary time, Is there a way to get the real modified time of a file?
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services file in different directories

I'm wondering why the services file is found in different directories throughout the system. Why not just have the file in the $PATH?
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How to copy folders from a different account

I can no longer log into my account even having the correct password. I tried all the suggested advice on the site with no success. I also posted a question and am waiting for a reply. While I fix ...
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Whenever I try to download my Ubuntu 1 files, chrome block me.

I received an email regarding the closure of ubuntu1 files I tried using the link to transfer (os is Windows 7 Ultimate) each time I tried I received error message Chrome blocked download, is ...
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set file permissions

I have a directory, where users can drop their plugins (for a game). The directory permissions work for adding these plugin files. But there is one Problem: When the plugin generates config files, ...
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I have this executable (application/x-executable) but it is not executing when I click on it

I have the Execoin Wallet executable file. I have tried opening it with lots of programs but nothing seems to happen. I am a newbie to Linux, don't know how to do much. If you do answer, can it be ...
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SFTP Clients add Whitespaces to uploaded directories (12.04)

Ubuntu 12.04 I have several offsite users uploading files via SFTP. They're using Mac clients Transmit and Cyberduck and both programs seem to add whitespaces at the end of the directories they ...
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How to copy a flash USB content to a folder in my hard drive

I want to copy all the files and folders in my flash USB to a folder in my hard drive. My USB drive is /dev/sdb Can I use the dd command and how ?
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Filter only path of files (without directories path) from output using pipe |

rpm -qpl dhad-9.0.27891-2.x86_64.rpm allows to display all file paths and directory paths of this package . Example of output : /opt/dhad/tv_bin/wine/lib/wine/winmm.dll.so ...
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How to create a new folder on List view on nautilus?

This is a really small problem, although it seems to be like a pretty big design issue. When the folder is full of files, for example, there's no empty space left to right click on, so how do I ...
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Files/Programs on removable HDD

I'm going to install Ubuntu onto my dad's computer that is running Windows XP. He wants all his files and his Microsoft programs (Word, Excel) to be on the computer after Ubuntu is installed. We have ...
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Rkhunter 122 suspect files; do I have a problem?

I am new to ubuntu. I am using Xfce Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have ran rkhunter a few weeks age and only got a few warnings. The forum said that they were normal. But, this time rkhunter reported 122 ...
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myterious a.out file appeared in Downloads folder

Yesterday a file that should not exist appeared in my Downloads folder. Virustotal knows the file since 2012 and reports it as clean - but it seems other people have had it appear. Does anyone ...
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Permission denied error while creating file by using script file

I have created a script file called black_list.sh. #!/bin/bash default_card=`head -1 /proc/asound/modules` echo $default_card if [ ! -e /etc/modprobe.d/sound.blacklist.conf ] && [[ ...
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Downloaded 64 bit, no ISO?

I've recently installed the newest download, and I can't find the ISO anywhere to put onto USB (in my case, a Hard Drive). Here's what the download file looks like; Any help would be much ...
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cannot access/delete folder in Rubbish Bin containing hundred of thousand of corrupted files on 14.04

yesterday I discovered a folder in the Trash Bin named FdtN0bhKRX containing more than 700,000 corrupted files. I know the approximate number because I tried to move the folder to a USB key, and when ...
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No such file but the file is there!

I'm trying to compile a C++ file with some includes. My main file (well I didn't make it hdf5_getters includes a file which includes the file hdf5.h, also not my design but it's a downloaded library. ...
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Joomla Files/Folders Permissions in Ubuntu

The recommended way of setting files and folders permissions in the joomla root directory is the following (from the help.ubuntu website) cd /var/www/joomla/ sudo find . -type f -exec chmod 644 {} \; ...
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Copy several files

I have a list of files, and I want to generate several copies of them. The copies should be numbered. For example, I have the files: fileA, fileB, ..., fileC The first copy should generate the ...
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How to convert an XFS file system to HFS+

I have repeatedly convinced of the reliability of the XFS file system , and I was more than satisfied . I was happy with everything in Ubuntu 14.04 ( great software) , but there is a little "but ! " ...
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Can I save a file from RAM?

To be more specific, here's the situation. I was working on MyPaint from a blank document and, after a few hours during which I didn't save anything (of course…) the program freezed. I didn't close ...
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Sending files from Win8 PC to Ubuntu14.04 Laptop

I want to transfer some files from a PC with Windows 8 to my laptop with Ubuntu14.04 via WiFi Lan.But I don't know what to do. I already can connect to internet via the WiFi network of my modem-router ...
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Copied File is Mutated

This problem has occurred three times--twice with me and once with a co-worker. I cannot reproduce to problem as it seems random. My co-worker copied a large (400 MB) file from OSX to an Ubuntu ...
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Audacity tries to open files it shouldn't

I have audacity installed from the audacity automatic installer. Files not related to audacity, and indeed not even sound files, are associated with audacity that should not be. For instance, .deb, ...
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Is there a way to work with files without leaving any trace of them? No showing up in recent lists in editors for example

I need to work with some files without leaving any long term trace of their existence - within reason. I don't care particularly if they could be pulled off the drive with recovery software, although ...
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Datasize problem

I have a problem with the Data size. The files and the directory’s are showed with the size. I don’t want to see the size of the files and directory. How can I deactivate it? I am using Ubuntu 12.04. ...
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Enable copying of special files in gui

I have made a portable Hdd to boot into root user directly hen booted. I have also removed the login screen, so that it directly boots into the root user. I no have to make a change in copy method in ...
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How to find programs that are appropriate to open a file?

Is there any command line command or any program which tells you or suggests you which programs you have installed on your system in order to run your passed file. For example when I write command ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 nautilus/nemo file manager hanging on every action

I cannot use nautilus or nemo because of high loading time on each action, many times the applications simply hang and I've busted my time on trying to fix it with no success whatsoever. Here's how ...
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How to add mass file extensions?

I am trying to setup my XBMC music and used a program called puddletag to organize all the filenames and ID3 tags. The problem is puddletag erased all the file extensions and now XBMC won't recognize ...