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folders content in properties goes through a loop

When I select several folders and right-click properties, the content (files and size) takes a huge amount of time, because it keeps starting from zero. For example it counts the files (and size) ...
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How can I see the memory occupied by a file and folder and also entire directory from terminal?

I'm having some files and folders in the "My Documents" directory. What are the commands to see the size of a file and directory in a terminal?
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file and folder permissioins

I have an Ubuntu file server (samba) sharing a folder structure with a Windows 7 computer classroom. All users use the same user/pass to access the folders and have read/write permissions. I would ...
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Where are my files?

I'm sure most of you will know what has happened instantly so thank you :) I was going to keep both windows and WUBI (installed on SSD c:/) and was moving files on the same hdd (d:/) from the windows ...
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How to create a search folder for accessing files across multiple folders?

Is there a way to create a "search folder" like Thundebird and some operating systems have? Here's my scenario I am trying to fix: I run data recovery on hard drives and some of the files come ...
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transfer files from 1 disk to another

i am trying to transfer a directory structure from a sd card to an external hard drive while preserving the integrity of the directory structure and sub folders and files within it. i need to exclude ...
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Copying a large folder. Ubuntu stops responding!

I needed to backup my files on an external hdd (my firend's hdd). I tried to copy a 400GB folder. I failed for about 5 times. Ubuntu just becomes still. only the mouse moves. Is this some ubuntu bug ...
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File rating in folder

I wonder if there's a posibility to rate files (especially sound files) in folder with list view in rating column. I've used this feature in win 7 and it's probably only thing I miss. I'm not looking ...
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How to access Media Files across Android and Ubuntu while using dual-boot

I'm using dual-boot on my Nexus 4 with Android and Ubuntu OS. Is there an option to access the Media (Picture, Music, Video etc.) files stored on Mobile while boot in either OS? E.g. the stored music ...
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after using the terminal,wireless connection is gone

Yesterday I was looking online to see how can I transfer pictures,files from my Nexus 7 tablet to my desktop computer with the usb cable.. I've found several support forums like this one I'm using ...
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Backspace shortcut for explorer

How can I access the folder that is used just before in "Files" using Backspace like which is done in Windows explorer??
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Does Ubuntu One have a file size or type limit?

I uploaded a 1.7G .iso file to Ubuntu One, kept tracking for a good while with u1sdtool. But when it was uploaded and u1sdtool gave feedback that there was no transfer going on, I went and checked my ...
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USB file transfer painfully slow - is this a solution in some cases?

A new Ubuntu user here. Case 1: System: F730 with 4 GB RAM - SUCCESS no problems installed 2007 office http://rmitc.org/2013/04/ultimate-microsoft-office-2010-installation-on-ubuntu/ Another ...
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Recover files in 12.04 version (encrypted)

I have a Ubuntu system installed with 12.04 version in which to start after some time the screen turns black. This happened after an upgrade. So I thought about running live-cd and recover my files to ...
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Ubuntu Server Hangs When Downloading Large Files

While attempting to download a file from my desktop over LAN, the whole system seems to freeze up. SSH and the webserver both become unresponsive, along with FTP. This seems to happen when it hits ...
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how do I get to files save on my windows system [duplicate]

I've installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 7. How do I get access to my Windows files with Ubuntu?
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What does the first character of UNIX mode string indicate?

I'm very familiar with linux file permissions, and special perms (sticky bit, suid, guid) But I don't know what the c stands for? Is it a permission, or something else? I've done some googling with ...
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Copying files with nautilus bottlenecking the whole system [closed]

When I copy files using nautilus, most recently from a NTFS external hdd to a FAT32 usb drive, the system crawls to a stop. Everything, even TTY login is affected. It's impossible to use the ...
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How to find a hidden link with Google Chrome in SoundCloud

At view-source:https://soundcloud.com/djchusmusic/week-31-2013-flashback-chus there is a sound file which I'd like to download. I use Google Chrome and sometimes Firefox and Ubuntu 12.04. I can't ...
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Where is Nautilus in Ubuntu 13.10?

Where is Nautilus in Ubuntu 13.10? I see only Files app which is similar but lacks some Nautilus features, especially on right-click menu. Can it be installed along official Files app? I was also ...
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Can't find Bluetooth file

This may sound dumb, but i have searched everywhere for /etc/bluetooth/audio.conf . I cannot find it. I have tried searching and doing everything of the manner, but I cannot find it. Please help.
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Find directory and delete it's content but not itself

How do I find a directory and delete all it's content but not the directory itself? find -type -d -name 'Tmp' -exec rm -rf {} \; But this also deletes 'Tmp' directory. Thanks in advance.
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Does “everything is a file” apply to network printers?

If "everything is a file," can I access network (IPP) printers like USB printers (/dev/usb/lp0)? If so, where?
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How to unlock selected files from root?

I am trying to unlock files from my root to a admin account. I've tried by going into the account and moving the files into it, but when I go to the account its all locked. And when I do CTRL+A and it ...
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Can't delete file (folder?)

I run ubuntu as a dual boot along with Windows and last time I was on ubuntu, I created a folder (Java) in the following directory. This time, when I logged on, I was unable to navigate into the ...
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File Recreation [closed]

There is a game that a play and as a result of playing it there are these files that appear in my terminal. So what I did was rename those files and move them into one directory because when they get ...
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creating link to files on external server [closed]

I am compiling and running my program on an external server via ssh currently. However, it would be very easy for me if I could additionally edit the files on the server directly via my favorite IDE, ...
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How to install a latest FTP server in ubuntu by which we can manage multiple users? [duplicate]

I want to install a FTP server in ubuntu using latest ppa. I want this FTP server should be multi user configurable. I mean I can simply add multiple user and set their root directories and permission ...
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SCP files from machineB to machineA by logging into machineA [duplicate]

I am trying to scp the files from machineB to machineA. I need to run the scp command from machineA to copy files from machineB to machineA. The file that I need to copy from machineB is - ...
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When I click on Downloads, Files (File Manager) totally closes itself

I'm a total newbie to Ubuntu and Linux in general, so please keep it at very basic English please. :) My problems/issues: 1) Downloads closes itself 2) Javascript? 3) Ubuntu-friendly alternative to ...
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My Ubuntu 12.04 file system are corrupted

My File system has corrupted and my Ubuntu 12.04 never boot, and I tried to fix it by Live CD, and nothing happen.
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GUI tool to search files in jar

I am looking for a GUI search tool which searches inside a folder and its sub folders(recursively) including archive files contents(Jar, Zip, tar etc). I saw the krusader search dialog but ...
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Why can't I rename a file from 'NAME' to 'name'?

I am unable to rename a file from RELEASE to release which is currently located on my USB flash drive. If I try to rename it through the file manager (Nautilus), it shows the error message as ...
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What is the use of the *~ files; are they some kind of default backup in Ubuntu/Linux? [duplicate]

I've noticed this *~ file gets created (hidden) whenever I edit a file; usually text document, scripts. Is it some kind of backup?!? as it seems so... However, I don't have a backup service configured ...
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How to make file and streaming server? [duplicate]

I have this desktop computer im not using. I want to use it for file storage for all types of files. I also want to share these files to windows computers and stream video to tablet and phones. The ...
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Ubuntu does not create a new folder

Hello all ubuntu community I have small problem when i am now using Code Blocks try to save a file there is an option that you can create a new folder then save in the new folder after you name the ...
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Keynote file showing as 0 Bytes

I know I can't do anything functional with an Apple Keynote file, in Ubuntu, but I have needed to download them or transfer them and send them along as email attachments. The problem is, once ...
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Ubuntu ISO file to burn in dvd or USB [closed]

how to locate Ubuntu iso file to burn it in dvd or usb in download file at http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/questions?distro=desktop&bits=32&release=lts or should I download it from ...
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Using Ubuntu as a file server for retrieving documents pdfs etc

I have about 10000 pdfs stored in a windows Pc now, I would like to use Ubuntu to make it a file server and use a browser inter-phase to access or search for the documents from other windows PCs. Does ...
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ls command very slow after deletion of thousand files on a directory

I have a dir under /home/myuser dir which an application stores and deletes millions of temporary files. When I do ls on this dir (now it only has a hundred files only) it is too slow (actually I do ...
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How to add an option to create a new file with a specific extension in right click menu

The title says all. I would like to have this option in right click menu on the desktop or in nautilus. I know that is possible, but I don't remember how to do this.
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File copy operation hangs on Kubuntu 12.04

I have an ntfs partition on my hard drive to store movies etc. Whenever i try to copy files (specifically large files i guess) into the ntfs partition copying operation hangs and copying speed is ...
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How to transfer my windows 7 files to Ubuntu

Just installed Ubuntu, thinking I would be able to access my files under Windows 7 ... I was wrong. How can I access them and transfer them to Ubuntu?
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Computer boot page Choose Ubuntu or Windows

I am having a problem loading Ubuntu 13.04 right after I select it from the dual OS selection page. Once, I select Ubuntu to run as an OS.... I receive the a message which includes: file: ...
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Find a symbolic link or a record in “~/.bashrc” for a file

I have some command I can run directly from the terminal: my_command and it runs well. However, I want to disable it to run this way. I know where it's located: which my_command and it gives me ...
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Deleting a directory + unlinking the files

I have a folder with many files those have a few sym links pointing to them like /some_path -> /dir/file1 /some_path2 -> /dir/file2 /some_path3 -> /dir/file3 But I don't remember neither ...
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How to give a normal user access only to the /var/log directory?

I have a non-admin user in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS desktop 32-bit OS to whom I need to give permissions only to access /var/log as he needs to monitor logs and create reports related to it. I do not want to ...
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Open files with vim in terminal

Is there any way to open file with vim in the terminal without typing file name, but for example then I see in the directory my file, go with arrow keys or something like that? I think I saw one of ...
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File System and Mount Point

I am trying to install Ubuntu 13.04 alongside Windows 7. The Partition that Ubuntu picked up on and tried to install on, wasn't big enough. I created a new partition but I need the File System that ...
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Separate Linux Drive is Interfering with Windows Boot

I disconnected all my drives except an SSD I wished to install Ubuntu on. After finished installation and loving 13.10, Powered off. Then connected Windows Drive(s). Then rebooted intending to launch ...