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Protected ISO File

I face a strange problem. Few days before I have downloaded matlab 2014a and it was downloaded in the form of ISO image file. But when I try to copy the ISO image file to my pen drive from the system ...
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Thunar lost files after dragging to and dropping onto folder!

I made some new folders, and then dragged files to them, to organize them in Thunar. I then opened the folders, and the files are not there! I opened the folder properties, and it says there are ...
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meizu ubuntu phone + transfer photos to pc

I have the Meizu Ubuntu phone and use Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit. dmesg|grep -i usb^C detects the phone when connected via usb, but even in developer mode I cannot browse the files or transfer photos to my ...
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Upload to server via web interface

I am running a mediawiki on Ubuntu Server 14.04 via parallels with OS X as host. I am looking for a way to upload files via a web interface to the server's drive and for any location. It is ok if ...
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Why does the file owner appear as ‘user # 1004’?

When I view properties of a file, the file owner appears as ‘user # 1004’. Why doesn’t it show the user name? I tried asking at #ubuntu but nobody answered.
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS .run file issues

Having some Issues with the .run type files. I've looked all over the place to try and make them work and they just open with gedit. The window Freezes and stops responding. Even giving the file ...
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Copying speed to external hard drive get slower and slower

When I copy files (lots of them) to an external hard drive it's start on a pretty good speed and get slower and slower until I just give up.
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Problem reading exFAT XQD card Ubuntu 12.04

I am having a problem reading files from an exFAT formatted XQD card. The card was formatted by a Sony fs7 camera and contains 4k video files shot using the fs7. The card is a lexar 64gb and the card ...
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file changes not being saved

I'm new to Linux so please be gentle :-) I'm trying to update a .dtl file that contains html for the helpdesk application otrs that I'm running. I made a copy of the .dtl file and moved it over to ...
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API for file selection on Ubuntu Touch

Some apps (like background selection in Settings) use a call to open media (image / audio). I would like to create an app that lets you select an audio file and does something with it (QML / C++) I ...
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How to get rights for audio files on ubuntu phone?

I am trying to copy audio files from Aquaris Ubuntu phone to my PC (Ubuntu 14.04), but it says I do not have the rights to do so. Other files like photos and films are no problem, only the music ...
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Multiple files in program tar.gz installation package. What should I compile?

I downloaded a tar.gz file, extracted it and there are 3 files: Makefile, program.c and protocol.h I've opened them in gedit and Makefile contains only one line program : program.c protocol.h In ...
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Download page won't offer me the iso file for mac

The download page won't offer me the iso file for mac option, so when I try to install ubuntu, my mac doesn't recognise the file.
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I have absolutely no access to any of my files

I had to reinstall Ubuntu due to an issue with the menus and after installing it and updating everything I have absolutely no access to anything even though I am the administrator account.
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Is it possible to send and receive a file from ubuntu to windows without apps like samba etc?

Most of the suggestions and queries are showing samba and other application installations. It needs to be done programatically without any third-party client or servers.
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problem whle installing ubuntu

I am trying to install ubuntu from the hard drive.When the home screen appears after restarting the computer a message says that "No root file system is defined"(as superuser).I partitioned my hardisk ...
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more install problems

alright so got through the entire process of installing Ubuntu I thought. I even got on it and was working on it all day yesterday. today I restarted my computer to make sure I could still get on. and ...
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At least one output file must be specified ffmpeg

ffmpeg -i oceans.mov -an -c:v libx264 -r 24 -preset fast \ -profile:v baseline -g 64 -keyint_min 64 -b:v:0 230k -maxrate 250k -s:v:0 304x128 \ -x264opts pic-struct:no-scenecut -movflags ...
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compare the differences between the contents of two different files

I have two excel sheets both having lakhs (hundreds of thousands) of records. I want to compare if the records present in file1 is also present in file2 or not. Also I want to check what all are the ...
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Using a samba file server, When using a 3tb drive, Why do clients only see 68.2gb on the newtork location?

I am using ubuntu 14.10 server 32bit terminal (no GUI). I am using this as a SOHO file server with only 1-3 users. I have set everything up properly and everything seems to work just fine. I am using ...
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How to open .doc file using king office writer as default?

I downloaded King's Office .tar.xz file. Extracted it. I am able to run writer and open files by browsing for the .doc file. I am not able to set the default application to king wps(writer) for doc ...
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Can't open files created in Ubuntu from Windos

I've created a video with KDENLIVE in Ubuntu. I've saved it in a NTFS Partition where I keep my important data. Then I restarted and booted Windows 8.1 and now I can't open the file from Windows. In ...
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Contents of the k03sendsigs file in ~/etc/rc0.d?

I accidentally overwrote the k03sendsigs file contents while modifying and wondered if anyone could post the contents of the file? It's located in /etc/rc0.d/k03sendsigs
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Random errors in decompressed files

I have a server with 14.04 installed. As I was using unzip and gzip I noticed a weird thing: the decompressed files were corrupted, meaning that random characters appeared in place of other characters ...
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tried to change home folder location, now can't log in

So obviously this is my first interaction with Linux. Finally got Ubuntu installed and I tried to move my home folder to another partition and followed the instructions here: http://www.maketecheasier....
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Windows Hard Drive Recover

I just installed Ubuntu when i had windows 8.1, I am new to Ubuntu but not Linux. I had a second hard drive with my libraries on it because my operating system is on a 120 gigabyte solid state drive. ...
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remove files on NTFS with \n in the filename

I was moving files using Windows (had to at that time) from one NTFS partition to another but the computer switched off. Some files have been transferred, but some remain. I'm not able to delete them ...
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File Symbolic link broken as shown in Desktop icon

I have a text file (ubuntu.txt) stored in a NTFS partition - /media/des/WD # ls -l lrwxrwxrwx 1 des des 33 Sep 26 06:51 Link to ubuntu.txt -> /media/des/WD/Linux OS/ubuntu.txt`` I created a ...
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How to extract mutiple .zip.part files where one of the files is a .bin

Hope somehow can help me with this situation: For an installation of a program I have about 10 .zip.part files. In every zip.part file is another .rar file. In the first .zip.part there is a .rar file ...
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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 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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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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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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Broken Windows flashdrive after sudo cp

I copied a PDF file on Ubuntu to my Windows-formatted flashdrive with sudo cp file.pdf /mnt/sdb4/ (I am not sure if /mnt/sdb4/ was the path though). Now I can't access the drive neither from ...
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Is there a way to restore everything I had before I corrupt the upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04?

When I was upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04, I mistakenly terminated the installation window and lost everything and I corrupted the system. So, is there a way to restored the Programs (including the ...
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Is it possbile to make files with a certain word be automatically moved to a specific folder?

I have a wallpapers folder under pictures and whenever I set any of them as wallpaper Ubuntu makes a copy of it that says "(copy)". How do I make them automatically move to a different folder?
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Retrieving files from unbootable Ubuntu drive

I tried to upgrade from 13.04 to 13.10 last night and something went wrong. At first I was able to boot to the log-in screen, but it was showing a blank screen with a cursor. I used boot-repair to ...
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File Recovery and System Repair

My staging server, an Ubuntu 13.04, crashed and I need to recover some web files. I tried doing the boot-repair for 5 times now, but every time I run the boot-repair, the Recommended Repair option is ...
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Rename new files as the old ones

I have a large music collection, and a good number of playlists that I have formed over the years. All the music is neatly organised in a folder hierarchy. I have managed to get my hands on higher ...
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How to maintain an icon for a file, when I move that file from a device to another

I wonder if it is possible to maintain an icon associated with a file, when I copy that file from my HDD to an external device (e.g., USB, external HDD, etc.). In particular, when I want to "rank" a ...
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Old files restored

For some reason my Ubuntu was restored to another date. All the files I have created since that date are disappeared and the files I have deleted reappeared. I have restarted my PC many times and I ...
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Error message when reading subdirectory from a USB Drive

When attempting to display a directory (sorry, I'm strictly GUI for now because I'm new to this) I get the following error for a folder that reads flawlessly when attached to various Windows boxes. ...
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File sharing with Ubuntu 12.04 Server

I have setup Ubuntu 12.04 Server and am using it as a raid 1 backup for all my photos and files. I would like to set up a web based file server and backup like Google Drive so I can share my files and ...
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Changes made to html / css / js (stored on NTFS partition) are lost

I edit web pages (saved on NTFS partition) using Komodo Edit. As long as I usu Ubuntu (12.04) everything seems to be fine (changes appear to be saved), but after rebooting / switching to windows 8 all ...
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What program will change AVI Files into files I can burn on K3B to burn dvds?

I have AVI Files that are videos. Im am looking to burn these movies onto a DVD-R. It only burns as data to the disc if I burn it directly. So im wondering what program will convert these AVI Files to ...
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Display contents of one folder in another

Is it possible to show all the files from one folder in another on Ubuntu? A bit like libraries on Windows? More specifically I want files from a specific folder in my local Google drive folder to ...
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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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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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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 ...