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I think I deleted boot files, but I restored with back up. Does it still affect my computer?

I was trying to mount my Raspberry pi pico as USB mass storage device (this is what I thought that I'm doing) manually on Terminal, using the commands - $ sudo mkdir -p /mnt/pico $ sudo mount /dev/...
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Looking for simple backup program

I am looking for a simple backup program that copies just files to a second computer. I do not want cloud storage or timemachine capabilities. Just want something that will check a folder for new ...
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How to get rid of duplicate / not working app icon

I have two Spotify icons showing. I already followed the instructions in How do I get rid of a duplicate application?, but the app that was removed was the working one. Now I want to restore the ...
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Why are my desktop files and folders duplicated or showing 2 times?

Files on my Desktop are showing 2 times. Whenever I'm adding a new file or folder, it's showing 2 times, OR copying file from any SSD or HDD to desktop, it's automatically showing double. Please refer ...
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How to find identical size files between two directories and overwrite the ones in first directory with the ones from the second?

I have quite a interesting problem and I've been struggling to find a solution. The situation is this: I have two directories containing lots of files and folders (tens of thousands). Some of the ...
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How do I: #1 increase my reputation points, and #2 run fslint in Ubuntu 20.04 after installing it? [duplicate]

It is really annoying that I cannot add comments or follow-on questions to topics without enough "reputation points". I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 20.04 and now my fslint won't work. I ...
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Looking for a tool that finds quickly the duplicates of a known file

I have up to now used the tool fdupes to find all the duplicates of a file but this doesn't seem to work. I tried to do : fdupes -r ~/Large_directory file_to_find.txt Firstly I have, just after ...
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Sort duplicates within a file based upon identifying the duplicates from the content within the first column

I have a file called "my_file" containing a mix of md5 hashes and file path names. I'd like to be able to identify one duplicate (not sort -u) hash value contained in the first column; also ...
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Disable auto number duplicate file names upon save dialog

I am processing a lot of images one by one and when I attempt to save a file to my file system from any application, such as an image editor or even my web browser, if the initial folder that opens ...
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Why are files duplicated in my home folder and desktop? [duplicate]

Files in my SSD get duplicated on my Desktop. When I delete any folder/file it gets automatically deleted from the second location (Home) and when I create a folder in any of the locations it gets ...
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How to use fslint to mass delete or mass merge duplicate files with command line?

Using FSlint terminal or command line options, is there a command to mass delete (all but the first of the group) or mass merge (with symlinks) all files within a directory?
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how to mass delete duplicate files in fslint

recently used fslint it found more than 10000 duplicate files , now we don't want to sit and go through all of the files, we tried searching internet but no avail Wewant to make fslint to keep just ...
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How to remove duplicate copies of all kinds of files from another directory [duplicate]

I have 2 directories on separate drives: A and B. A contains 680GB (around 2,500,000 items) and B about 400GB (around 2,000,000 items). All of B should be contained in A, the difference being about ...
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2 Applications/executables in the system (sublime text)

I have installed two sublime through the recommended way: wget -qO - https://download.sublimetext.com/sublimehq-pub.gpg | sudo apt-key add - sudo apt-get install apt-transport-https echo "deb ...
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Locate command is returning too many results

I made the mistake of copying the same files to different partitions with good intentions of pruning (deleting) them from the source or target(s) later. Now when I try to locate them I get too many ...
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Find duplicates using KDE Dolphin

Running Kubuntu 17.04. Have a lot of duplicates - pictures and music and documents. Does Dolphin have the ability to detect duplicates and present them for further processing like deleting? Like ...
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How to replace duplicate files with newer versions?

I have several manual backups of the same folders, but when I backed them up I did not replace the older files with the newer ones. I simply made new folders, retaining the old and new backups. I've ...
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How are there two identical folders in the same location?

This is a picture of my desktop, with the main folder in which I store pretty much everything. At some point in time, the computer sprouted a twin. They both have the same name, and go to the same ...
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files duplicated for no reason reappear after deleting?

I use Lubuntu 16.04.1 after successfully copying the content (pdf files) of one folder to a new one (both on my external hard drive), I observed that most of the files duplicated in the original ...
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How to zip a folder with a lot of duplicate files inside, with the highest possible compression level?

I know that using tar with -J option makes it possible to compress a folder with a high level of compression resulting a tar.xz file. I have a folder holding multiple backups of my working space, ...
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Why do I have two pycharm installations (what should I do about it)?

I followed the instructions here to install PyCharm (on Ubuntu 14.04). After checking that it worked (by running "pycharm" from the terminal), I wanted to add it to the sidebar, but found two ...
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How to find files that do not have a duplicate in a separate directory

I have an old backup of documents. In my current Documents directory, a lot of these files exist in different locations with different names. I'm trying to find a way to show which files exist in the ...
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Erase duplicate files?

I have a 1 TB hard drive which I have been using for backups for a few years. The problem is I only did backups by hand. So now I have a lot of duplicates saved up. Is there a software or a script ...
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How to find ONLY duplicate files that have different names?

FSlint can find duplicate files. But suppose one has 10,000 songs or images and wants to find ONLY those files that are identical but have different names? Right now, I get a list that has hundreds of ...
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Find duplicates by filemane

I have about 167k files in single folder(for now) and renamed by this script in here: Renaming bunch of files, but only part of the title . How can I find duplicate files by their names (only digits ...
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How do I view non matching files only in fdupes?

I understand how fdupes works to find and display duplicate files when comparing two directories, what I would like to know, is how to do the opposite, that is, display any and all non matching files ...
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Some packages contain repeated meta data

For example, libelf1 has duplicate package meta data, i.e. $ apt-cache show libelf1 | grep 'Architecture:' Architecture: amd64 Architecture: amd64 Why is that?
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A utility to find duplicate folders (NOT files)

I know about rdfind that can find duplicate files in two directories. But I need a similar utility that finds duplicate folders (folders that have same name and same path relative to main directories) ...
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Find duplicate files: keep older version

I need a command line tool to remove duplicate files. There are several. But I could not find one which always keeps the older files and deletes the newer versions. I tried finddup, duff, fdupes. ...
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btrfs: Resultant copy is twice the size of source

I just got an SSD and wanted to migrate my current Ubuntu installation to take advantage of its performance. So I booted to an Ubuntu live CD, mounted source (ext4) and target (SSD, btrfs mounted ...
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How to find (and delete) duplicate files among local disks and NAS? [duplicate]

I want to detect and delete duplicate files (same size) along local Disks and Nas Disks (The Nas Disks are mounted using Samba) I found the How to find and delete duplicate diles answer but I'm unable ...
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Find & Delete duplicated files on multiple harddisks at once

I have 4 hard disks and want to find out which files on this four harddisks (including sub directories) are duplicates. It should be checked not only within a harddisk but against all the others as ...
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search for duplicate photos

I have photos, in folder A, they also exist, in folders B and C. They have the same filenames. How to search for them and delete them from folder A? A perl script or something would be ideal since I ...
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File and folder comparison tool that compares only filenames?

I found this question already, which has a lot of good answers, but as far as I can tell none of the programs listed compare only the filenames. What program can I use to compare two directories and ...
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How does fdupes determine which file to keep and which to delete from set of duplicate files scattered in storage disk?

I just downloaded fdupes and was giving it a try. I am curious to know how the software goes about to determine which file it will put first when multiple files are found. I am running: Distributor ...
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how to uninstall fdupes from ubuntu

I have installed fdupes. I would like to know the authenticity of the program, any review would be highly appreciated. Now I want to uninstall the program from Ubuntu. Please help with the steps. ...
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How do I install DupeGuru Music Edition?

I need to install DupeGuru Music Edition but I do not know what files do I have to download for installing the software. The instructions spoke about Quantal, Saucy, Raring, Precise. What do these ...
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The file or folder /home/XXX/... does not exist. and cannot be deleted

I have a small problem with Kubuntu. I cannot detele some folders and files, it always says to me, the file or folder /src/ doesn't exist? and now I need to delete them, but i don't know how. someone ...
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Terminal shows more files on desktop than there are actually

I noticed this thing today and found it to be awkward. My desktop has the following files : But upon running ls in the terminal i got the following output: a.out htc_pass.sh openmp....
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How to remove duplicate tracks from Rhythmbox?

I have Rhythmbox 2.97 on 32bit Ubuntu 12.10. I have a large number of duplicate music entries that don't show up in my music folder. I really would like to know if there's any plugin or any means ...
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How does ubuntu handle multiple installations of software?

I'm a recent convert from Windows to Linux and I have a question about how Ubuntu/Linux takes care of duplications of files when installing software gets messy. To use an example, let me talk about ...
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How to clean duplicates existing in one folder from another recursively?

Summary: Folder A has only many Excelent files Folder B has many folders of mixed Excelent/Good/Bad files How can I delete files in Folder B folders only in case they will be in Folder A. In other ...
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Is there a way to find duplicate images in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I am wondering if there is a way to compare folders in Ubuntu? I have tried to organize my photo folders many times...and for this reason I have several folders that contain the same files (maybe a ...
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How to delete duplicate files with fdupes?

When I run fdupes it finds more than 30,000 duplicate files. I need to keep one file and delete all the other duplicates (because some of them are systemfiles). Please give me a command or script to ...
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Filesystem filling up due to large uvcydnctrl-udev.log file

Now my installation of Ubuntu costs me more than 100 GB of the hard drive space. And whenever I try fslint and fdupes, they say Permission denied to delete the duplicates. Please help me guys. ...
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I am receiving a message saying I have duplicate sources but I can't seem to find a duplicate of the line described, any ideas? [duplicate]

I receive this meassage when I run sudo apt-get update in the terminal:- Duplicate sources.list entry http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ precise/partner i386 Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/archive....
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Use a Clementine smart playlist to show duplicate songs

After switching to Ubuntu, I discovered iTunes had been storing duplicates of my music. e.g. Highway to Hell/ contains: Highway to Hell.mp3 Highway to Hell 1.mp3 Girls Got Rhythm.mp3 Girls Got ...
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How do I find and delete duplicate music tracks?

My issue is that for some reason I have duplicates of some music tracks. However they are not named identically. For instance: Music/Prefuse 73/One Word Extinguisher/07. Detchibe.mp3 & ...
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Music folder appearing twice on Dash

I installed 11.10 this week and, so far, this little detail have been bugging me. Since I moved my old audio files from a flash drive to the music folder, the music folder itself appears twice in the ...
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Identical folders in home directory after decryption of home directory failed

So this morning I turned on my laptop, and everything seemed to be going fine until I logged in. All my settings were gone, back to the default desktop, default programs and everything. I did an 'ls' ...
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