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Q: List Files in Folder With Ignore List

Edit: Sorry I made the topic an forgot to change the title. Should be: "List Files in Folder With Ignore List" or something along those lines.

I'm a game server admin. What I want to do is generate a text file which will be used when I launch the server. An example of the text file I want to produce is here:

sv_name "PlayMyServer"
sv_maxplayers 16
sv_mapcycle_add wizard ctf3
sv_mapcycle_add bloodgulch ctf3
Line 1 and 2 will be hard coded into the script. In fact, this section will have more lines but for this example, I've cut it down. Lines 3 and 4 are codes that add all maps to the server: wizard and bloodgulch. These are *.map files. Line 5, like lines 1 and 2, are to be hard coded.

The map files are in the \maps subdirectory of the game. What I'm looking to do, is create a batch file that will generate the above text. That is, getting a list of map files in the \maps directory and concatenating it with the proper text before and after. I also want to have the .map extension removed from the lists.

The \maps subdirectory has a few *.map files that aren't actual maps, in fact I don't know what they are. So, I would like to be able to allow for exclusions, which I will hard code as well. (i.e.: ui.map, sounds.map)

Note that this script will probably be saved somewhere in the Quick Launch folder and I want to specify the location of the output and the name of the file. It will be in a text file format.

If you can help me with this, thanks.

EDIT: I've found code that partially does what I want it to do. However, there are some problems:

On Error Resume Next
Dim fso, folder, files, NewsFile,sFolder

Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
sFolder = "C:\Users\Josh\Desktop\Maps\"
If sFolder = "" Then
Wscript.Echo "No Folder parameter was passed"
End If
Set NewFile = fso.CreateTextFile(sFolder&"\test.txt", True)
Set folder = fso.GetFolder(sFolder)
Set files = folder.Files

NewFile.WriteLine("sv_maxplayers 16")

For each folderIdx In files
NewFile.WriteLine("sv_mapcycle_add " & folderIdx.Name & " ctf3")

Problems:I had to remove the first line with sv_name "MyServer", probably because of the fact that this has quotations in it. Otherwise the script wouldn't even run.
the *.map extension is still shown. It needs to be removed.
I need to allow for an exclusion file list. The files excluded will all be listed.

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A: List Files in Folder With Ignore List

DIR "D:\Data\" /s > "D:\List.txt"

This script will make a text listing all files in a folder.

D:\Data is where the folder is located and D is the drive where the text file "List" will be created. Note Windows 7 will NOT allow the text file to be created on C-drive.

You may have to edit to get what you want in the text files. I have found this script to be very useful.

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Are the items in this image checked by default in Spybot's Ignore list are did some malware do this.?

They are under the PUPS.sbi tab and the CDilla ones are checked under the "All products" tab also.

A:Spybot Ignore List

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How come I still receive messages from people on my ignore list on Yahoo Messenger? How do I make it so I don't receive messages from them?

A:Yahoo Messenger Ignore List

Try searching this forum

Yahoo! Messenger Support

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I'm running Netscape Communicator 4.76 / Windows 98/ I'm/ 192 MB Ram
Soooo, like on Yahoo Mail I can put certain e-mail Addresses on a Ignore List, and I won't receive anything off of that certain person/group unless I take the e-mail off the list again.
Is there anything like an Ignore list that I can install to Netscape Messenger? Maybe there is already but I've missed it so far.
Thanks again, you guys are great.

A:Netscape Messenger / Ignore List?

In Messenger, click Edit, Message Filters.
You can create filters to do ALL sorts of things, but in your case you can create one that tells Messenger that if it receives a message from [email protected], to delete it, rather than put it in your inbox. You'll still have to download the message, but you won't have to read it.
I believe you can seperate each email address with a comma, but I'm not sure, you'll have to experiment.

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How can i get a list of the files in a folder?
With the kilobytes hopefully.

Fed up trying , so i thought i would ask,

A:want a List of files in a folder

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I have about 500 files in several related folders. I need to make a spreadsheet to keep track of testing each of them. Being lazy, I don't want to key in all the names. I once knew how to pick up the names (sort of like cut and paste) so that I coud grab all of them in a folder and drop the list in a spreadsheet.

Any suggestions?

A:getting a list of files in a folder

Go to start => run and type
dir /s /b > list.txt
This will create a text file (list.txt) with the names of all those files. It'll also write the complete path but if you want to remove it it's just a matter of replacing c:\xyz\ with nothing in the text file (edit => replace in notepad). You can get more options if you type dir /? in the command prompt window.

There are also freewares out there that will give you more options (perhaps even create an .xls file right away)

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is there a way to take a list of objects in a folder, and output it to a text document that lists everything in that folder?

A:Folder List into Text List?

Get Karen's Directory Printer, it will make lists of folders/files plus the common attributes.

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I have an excel spreadsheet listing over 300 hundred pictures that I need to send to find.

I know where all these images are located, but the folder they are in has thousands of other photos.

Is there a way for me to easily find the picture on my excel list?

A:Copying multiple files in a list, from one folder to another...

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

What do you want to do with the picture once you find it?

It should be possible to run batch file...
...the batch file reads the Excel list*
...the batch file copies** the photos of interest
...and puts then into a temporary folder on your desktop***.

*assumes that the Excel file can be saved as text (CSV).
**or moves or maybe a few other things
***or a different location/folder

Does that sound like something that would help you?

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I am unable to see files on a windows 2003 server after moving files from my desktop running XP. I can see them using internet explorer but not windows explorer or runn the directory command in a Dos window. I am guessing it is a file attribute setting but not sure how to change it.

A:Windows Explorer unable to list files in folder

To view or to remove the Read-only or the System attributes of folders in Windows Server 2003 or in Windows XP

1. Click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then press ENTER.

2. To view the syntax for the Attrib command, type attrib /? at the command prompt.

If you remove the Read-only or System attribute from a folder, it may appear as a ordinary folder and some customizations may be lost. For example, Windows customizes the Fonts folder and provides a special folder view that permits you to hide variations, such as bold and italic. It also permits you to change the folder's view settings in ways that are specific to fonts. If you remove the Read-only and System attributes of the Fonts folder, these customized view settings are not available. For folders that you have customized by using the Customize tab of the folder's Properties dialog box, the folder icon and other other customizations may be lost when you remove the Read-only attribute.

If a program cannot save files to a folder with the Read-only attribute, such as My Documents, change the Read-only attribute to System by using the Attrib command at a command prompt.

To remove the Read-only attribute and to set the System attribute, use the following command:

attrib -r +s drive:\<path>\<foldername>

For example, to remove the Read-only attribute and to set the System attribute for the C:\Test folder, use the following command:

attrib -r +s c:\test

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I would like to print out a list of names of scanned image files in a single folder, but cannot seem to find an easy way of doing this, except if I do a screen capture of the folder, but I would like to make the list into a spreadsheet or database file.

I would also like to apply this to music files later.

Tried Nero 6.3 "Print Disk Cover" but do not see a way there either. Windows help files do not appear to have any info either. Nor does highlighting all names, then trying to Copy then Paste into a wordprocessor.

This is Windows XP, if it was a Mac I would not have a problem!

A:How do I: Print list of names of files in a specific folder

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i am looking to make text documents of all my files i have located on exterenal hard drives. so i can see what i have on the drives without hooking them up.

also when putting data onto DVD's it is nice to be able to quickly make a list.
i am sure there is a fast easy way to do this.

A:Make A Text File List Of Files In A Folder

^ you are working with windows - right ?freewares available for the above task .one such freeware utility is file listit is a commandline utility . see details

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I want to create a list of all files in a child folder.
There are about 300 files of various file types in the folder
- would it be possible to create such a list in cmd.exe window

If so how would I do that ?
- in the past I have dabbled with commands to release stubborn drives but that is the extent of my experience.

I think I need to CHDIR to the target folder but I dont know how to then create a complete list of files in the cmd window
- I am a little out of practice writing script to create a new TXT file with the list of files.
- Wiki - List of DOS commands looks promising so I thought cmd.exe might be easier and quicker than script

Thank you

A:How can I create a list of files contained in a child folder

Hello Russell,

You might see if the context menu below may work for you for this.

Context Menu - Add View and Print File Directory

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I have a computer running Vista Home Premium. On it, I have a folder shared read-only over the network as "downloads."

I can access the folder from other computers on the LAN, using \\computer\downloads. My problem is, sometimes the browsing computer (an XP Pro SP3 machine) will get an outdated list of the directory.

For instance, I have added many files in the past couple of weeks. Yet, for some reason, even today one of the computers would show the most recent file as being from late January. I've tried refreshing and shift-refreshing. Doesn't help.

What's weird is that this behavior seems to vary from client computer to client computer. One of my XP Pro SP3 machines will have the most-recent list of files, and the other one will still be a little bit behind, not showing the newest files.

I can't figure this out! I would think that the problem must lie on the side of the client, yet I have never had this problem previously in all my years of XP-to-XP file sharing.

Is there some sort of network cache present in XP that can be cleared? Or any other ideas on how to solve this?


A:Browsing shared folder over LAN sometimes shows outdated list of files; sometimes OK

It's not unnatural for what shows in My Network Places (XP) or Network (Vista) to be out of date, but usually not that out of date. In My Network Places click 'view workgroup computers' and you should force an update.

On any (properly working) network one computer becomes the Master Browser. It determines what's on the network and periodically updates the other computers.

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I have a list of 1000 files names (photo files) from clients and need to find them in one folder which has 10000+ files in it.And my clients files list do not have the full photo name (only a part of file name, eg: the file name in my local disk is "403817-QTX0022-30763812_Q10Photo.jpeg" and name from clients list is "30763812"

Any possible way to highlight/seclect those files from my list so I can copy paste to a new folder?

A:select/search multiple files from a list, copy and paste to new folder

I would look for a 3rd party file manger with the features you need.

Comparison of file managers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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I wasn't sure whether to put this in the XP subforum or the Vista/7 one, as it relates to both. Hope I made the right choice. :-)

My problem is this: I have a Windows 7 Ultimate desktop (recently upgraded from Vista Home Premium) with a C:\downloads\ folder that is shared over the network as "downloads."

On a second computer, an XP computer, one I set up the correct sharing permissions (that is, to give access to Computer 2's username), I can then browse to \\desktop\downloads\.

The problem is this: The file list show in \\desktop\downloads\ is outdated, and many files and folders are missing. There is nothing special about these files or folders. They're not hidden or anything.

For instance, opening up C:\downloads\ on my desktop shows a folder with 3,118 items -- files and folders.

Accessing \\desktop\downloads\ from another computer shows 111 items.

Interestingly, accessing \\desktop\downloads\ from the desktop shows the correct amount: 3,118 items.

I have tried refreshing the file list, obviously, from the second computer. I have also tried accessing \\desktop\downloads\ from a third computer (also XP) on the same network, with similar problems... leading me to believe the problem is on the Windows 7 computer.

The W7 desktop has no problem accessing other shares.

I should also add that all three of these computers are on the same workgroup and can ping each other.

Also, as a test, I created a brand-new folder, C:\downloads2\,... Read more

A:Browsing shared Vista or 7 folder over LAN shows outdated or partial list of files

Try disabling UAC, i had my own issue with network files with Win7 and after i disabled UAC everything worked perfectly.

Also, try making a share that isn't in the root of the drive Or put it in the public folder and see if that works correctly.

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I have an EXTERNAL USB Drive 1gb that I use to IMAGE machines all the time.  An employee got a new laptop Dell E5470 with an M.2 Sata SSD, and when I boot this machine to the external drive to apply a new image, diskpart does not show the External HDD under List Volume or List Disk.  I have played around in the BIOS thinking because of the new M.2 Sata SSD there was a setting that was causing this but I am unable to find anything that allows this to work.  It will boot from the External Drive but when running diskpart, it will not sow the drive so I can't apply and image or take an image since I have no were to place the image or copy it from.

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I'm running Win10 Pro 64bit and Revo Uninstaller Pro v3.1.5. There is a huge discrepancy in the installed programs lists provided by Revo Uninstaller and the Win10 Programs and Features control panel. They both say there are 83 installs (that's good). But Revo Uninstaller claims that 15 programs were installed a few days ago on 2/29/2016. The correct number is 3 which is what Win10 says. Today I uninstalled Revo Uninstaller (using Revo Uninstaller to do it) and then reinstalled it. No help.

I guess it might be OK to ignore this discrepancy but I find it surprising.


-- Larry

A:Revo Uninstaller List Differs from Win10 Progs and Features List

Originally Posted by larrymcg

I'm running Win10 Pro 64bit and Revo Uninstaller Pro v3.1.5. There is a huge discrepancy in the installed programs lists provided by Revo Uninstaller and the Win10 Programs and Features control panel. They both say there are 83 installs (that's good). But Revo Uninstaller claims that 15 programs were installed a few days ago on 2/29/2016. The correct number is 3 which is what Win10 says. Today I uninstalled Revo Uninstaller (using Revo Uninstaller to do it) and then reinstalled it. No help.

I guess it might be OK to ignore this discrepancy but I find it surprising.


-- Larry

I show same thing. You may have discovered a "leap day" bug in the Revo app. I wouldn't worry about it, honestly. It's how it calculates the term "Recently". If you use CCleaner and look at tools/uninstall it list progs. Sort descending date...you get a another answer.

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I had a distribution list for a mass email for some of our customers. But when we got Microsoft Exchange everything copied over but this one (the most important list!) did not copy over. But I checked through the sent messages and was able to copy the list from the BCC Field to a text file.

Now, I need to get this list of people back in a distribution list. If anyone knows how I can achieve this, please help me out! I've been google-ing this and cant seem to find something to work for me!

A:Solved: Import list of emails to Outlook Contacts or Distribution list

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Hi there (time to stop lurking!)

I have already created a Macro to create a local distrobution list(s) from an Excel sheet with email addresses.

Assuming the user already has write access to modify members to the Exchange list, is there a way through VBA to;

A) Check if the email address already exists;
B) If not, then add the member to the list

Thank you


A:Updating Exchange Distrobution List from Excel Contact List

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Hi Everyone,

Am looking for a way to remove the actual option to "Log on to: computername (This Computer)" from the list so users will only have the option to logon to the domain.

This can be done as they did it in my uni...

Thanks for any help / ideas you might have.


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I am currently receiving 27 reports that I have to compile into a master list on a daily basis. I tried creating an .bat file using notes to copy these lists into a master list but it is not working (please see code below).

copy *.xls importfile.xls

When I run this file it only copies one of the 27 files. Is there a way that I can run a macro to do this for me. I am really not familiar with macro's and am hoping that someone can point me in the right direction.

The files in question are all identical except that each file pertains to a different Div in our company.


A:Solved: Using a macro to copy several excel list into one master list

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Attached is an excel sheet (Book1), in which I need to Copy the items from A1 to D3 in a comma separated value as in F.

For example,
A1 A2, A4, B4, C4, D4
A1 A2, A5, B5, C5, D5 and so on.

And transpose the above sheet as in Sheet2.

Thanks you,

A:Copying a list into Comma separated values and transpose the list as well

Review your Sheet and let me know do you need in this fashion

Parent Class: Sprocket Child: Simplex Pitch
This is what i get on transposing, if this the case then just confrim it so I can give you the code.

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Anyone know what program can merge word/excell lists of email address to a window mail contact list?

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I have two lists.
List one is raw data. List two is a collection of flag/alert words.

I need to find any term in list one that contains any flag word from list two.



In this example every term on list one would return a result of 'true'. LIST TWO is always much shorter than list one.

I was trying to set it up so that in the column directly to the right of LIST ONE produces a 'true' if that list one term contains in any fashion any term from LIST TWO.

As you will see in the example I was also trying to have a similar column to the right of LIST TWO so that I could easily see how many of the key terms had been found in the much larger list.

The sample also has color fill based on the True/False to make it easier to visualize.

Can anyone help make this work correctly?
Match does not work because I am not looking for identical strings.
I have not been able to get Find or Search to work either.

As of right now it only seems to look at the other list's entry on the exact same ROW.

A:Excel - Two lists, search for any string in list 2 in any entry in list 1

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Can you tell me the number of emails you can block in the Block Sender list in Hotmail is it unlimited or is there a limit if so can you tell me the limit and for the contact list for both Hotmail and yahoo

A:Hotmail and yahoo block Sender list and Contact list ?


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I share files on my home network between my desktop PC and my laptop. I often move files between the two computers by placing folders on the desktops and then working with them or moving them to specific folders. The network for my laptop lists its desktop folder, but for the desktop PC, the topline \Users root folder is listed, not the desktop. Network and sharing work just fine. But how do I list the shared PC desktop folder so that I don?t have to drill down through the \Users file structure to reach the desktop folder?

A:List specific shared folder in Network, not root folder

Tried again, and now it's working correctly. Hmmmm...

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Some days ago I accepted the upgrade to v6 of Thunderbird. In the next day or so, when I started Tbird, it displayed a small Safe Mode window. which I had not asked for, at least not intentionally. I had not heard of Safe Mode for Tbird, and I didn't know how to deal with the window. In trying to get out of S.M, I flailed around and managed to lose my customizations. I have probably restored most of those, so this is not an issue. --- However, my main problem is this: in my Folder List, none of the folders have text names; they all have numbers instead. They work like the text names, but it's *very* hard to navigate. When I click on a folder, the text name of that folder is displayed at the top of the screen, in normal fashion. -- My question is, how can I make the Folder List display text names? --- Thanks.
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Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) , x86 Family 6 Model 10 Stepping 0
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RAM: 2015 Mb
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A:Thunderbird folder list shows folder names in numbers

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I've been banging my head on the desk trying to figure out how to simplify my zip list. Can anyone help with the attached example. I'm thinking I need VB code to do this but haven't been successful finding a solution.


A:Solved: Convert Excel zip list to simplified list

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OK. This is driving me crazy. Using Active Directory I created a Global Security group. I also tried Global Distribution group. Neither of them are showing in my Global Address book. What am I missing?

OS: Windows 2003 Server
Mail: Exchange Server 2003

Please help.


A:Solved: Distribution List in Global Address List

It has to be set up as a Global Distribution group and you have to ensure it has an email address. I am not sure it will show up until you restart Outlook.

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Complete list of Ransomware, Browser Hijacker, Keylogger, Adware, Toolbar, Trojan Horses, Computer Worm, Spyware and Bot?

A:Where can I find a complete list or comprehensive list of these malware

With the very general nomenclature you ascribe to each form of malware. It is highly unlikely you will find a single repository for a comprehensive list for each category.

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Hey Guys,

I am having this problem where in the system tray the network icon is showing incorrect information. It displays a red "x" even though I am surfing the internet. When I hover over the icon it displays "Connection status:unknown The specified service does not exist as an installed service".

I stumbled upon this post and I noticed that I am completely missing Network List Service. How do I make this option visible in the list of services? Can I somehow install this service?


A:Network List Service is missing from the list of services

Hi Digital-flex,

Welcome to Vista Forums.

You might try running a sfc /scannow command to see if it can find and fix any system files that may be causing this. This tutorial will show you how to if needed.

System Files - SFC Command

If that does not work for you, then you can do a Repair install. This tutorial will show you how to if needed.

Repair Install For Vista

Hope this helps,

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Like so many, I need help with a slowing computer, and appreciate your site. Would someone please tell me why my Task Mgr. Processes list showed 54, and the System Configeration Utility showed only 23 that were checked? I already unchecked 14 of those, & have shutdown several times since, and now have 47 processes showing in Task Mgr. (??) Do I simply use the definitions on sysinfo.org and delete what I determine in Task Mgr? I wonder why the lists do not match?

Also, can someone suggest the best computer cleanup program, free, or otherwise for a medium knowledge user? And, I am wondering what my virtual memory should be at. I have a 1.7, with currently 640 MB ram. (I had to take out one stick when I learned the slot is bad). What should it be when I bring it back to 1 GH. I am running XP Pro, Ser. Pk 2. ..........Thanks!

A:Why Is Task Mgr. List Longer Than System Configration List

Task Manage shows running processes - System Configuration shows several things in it's Startup and it's Services tabs.The svchost.exe processes house (typically) between 1 and 25 other processes running beneath one instance of it.The System Configuration tool is designed for troubleshooting, not for tuning your system. For tuning I'd suggest this free application: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysintern...s/Autoruns.mspx

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Why do I have so many lists of svchost files?
Please see the attachment of the screen shot
Task Manager List. Does anything in this list raise a question?

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Using the inbuilt duplicate highlight function in a column lists everything that is a duplicate. Even when a filter is applied it still shows entries as duplicate. Which is correct, it is a duplicate.

How to only show duplicates in the filtered list pertaining to the filtered data?

Niemeyer 60242 $1,178.10 12/11/2009 Niemeyer 58186 $1,178.20 18/06/2009 Niemeyer 7907 $1,178.10 24/02/2009 Niemeyer 7449 $1,178.00 22/01/2009 Niemeyer 7007 $1,178.00 22/12/2008 Niemeyer 7007 $1,155.00 22/12/2008
the date col shows a duplicate 24/02/2009 but is totally unrelated to Niemeyer, date belongs to another record for another company that is not in the filtered list

A:Filter list to show only duplicates in the filtered list

i have not used the duplicate function in excel 2007

I would create another column and concatenate the columns


that will bring column A, B, C and E into one cell - say cell H

I want to test for duplicates and then use something like in Column I
to test that new column and then filter

But i'm sure an excel guru will be along to propose a better solution

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I am curious why a listing of 22 products in Norton Systemworks and Norton Firewall Live Update list would have dropped to 7 products in the last week or so. The rest have been there since early December.(only antivirus still showing). I don't know what is being updated now other than the antivirus program. Anyone have any ideas?
Can I remove Systemworks and Firewall and re-install them or will that cause problems?
Thanks for any info.

A:products disappearing from liveupdate list list

The 22 products will have been compacted down to 7. I think what happens is that as soon as fix is needed a stand alone update is put out pretty fast and is then refined and eventually combined with a few others into a single update.

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Hi, I need some help from you guys to clarify some issues in Outlook 2003.
I have added some contacts, catagorised them, eg. Colleagues, Friends, Family. Now that I want to send e-mails to all my colleagues.

I opened the "New Message to Contact" then clicked on the "To" button and waited to see the list of my contacts show up, however, it shows a dialog box saying:

"The address list could not be displayed (not including the smiley ofcourse). The contacts folder associated with this address list could not be opened; it may have been moved or deleted... blah blah blah"

Knowing that nothing is deleted or damaged, I ignored it, and tried to create distribution list, gave it a name and clicked on "Select Members" then the same messsage box appears (as above).

I've been told that it uses contacts in the "Address Book" of Windows (to my knowledge, when you back up Outlook 2003 .pst files, these entried aren't backup too) and I would liek to keep my contacts in one place, in the .pst that is, so does this mean, to have distribution list (mailing list) to mass mail to my colleagues, I must use Windows's Address Book ? This has also been an issue with my clients who use Outlook.

How does all these contacts thingy work ? I would like to get my head around it, gimme a hand guys

A:Outlook Mailing-List / Distribution List

You need to set up Outlook to use your Contacts as an address book. Go to Tols > Options and click the Mail Setup tab and select the Mail Options button. Select the radio button for View or Change Existing directories or Address books. Click next and see if there is an entry for Outlook Address book and if it isn't there add it. If it is there it may be corrupted thus your message so delete it and recreate it. Once it is in there open your contacts folder and in the Outlook bar on the left right click on the contact item and select properties. select the Outlook Address Book tab and put a check in "Show this Folder as an Address Book" Should work after that.

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when I go to scan my computer with eset, there is a list of drive letters to scan but they don't go anywhere, don't show up on the list in "computer". and even eset gets an error. Is it possible they are hidden and from vmware use? or could it be something else? I've scanned with eset and malewarebytes but my computer is clean as far as I can tell. Any thoughts?

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I don't know the name of this, so excuse the bad thread-title.

In the screenshot I right-click on the Explorer-icon, and the list pop-up.
If I right-click on any item in the list I can choose "pin to this list".
How can I pin a folder to this list, if the folder is not already in the list? (It seems that this list is populated by folders that are used a lot.)

A:How to pin a folder to this list?

Quote: Originally Posted by Phrosen


I don't know the name of this, so excuse the bad thread-title.

In the screenshot I right-click on the Explorer-icon, and the list pop-up.
If I right-click on any item in the list I can choose "pin to this list".
How can I pin a folder to this list, if the folder is not already in the list? (It seems that this list is populated by folders that are used a lot.)

Go into the file explorer itself, take whatever fold you want to pin to the list, and drag it down to the file explorer icon, this will pin it to the list.

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Hi all,

I'm a newbie on the forum... hope not breaking any rule yet!
I'm running vista and I've partitioned my HDD into system and data drives, leaving C: for programs and d: for documents. I've already redirected some of the folder links on my home folder to its new location in D: (so D:\Docs, D:\Downloads, etc), but I don't know how to edit the list of links listed under my home folder.

I mean that I've installed GIMP, so under my [user] folder I have the .gimp-2.6 that I don't want to have it listed, although I know it is kept on C:\Users\[UserName]. I also want to add some links to other folders that they are not listed there.

Does anyone know how to do it?

Thanks in advance!


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Good morning Bleeping Computer community,
I have the strangest thing happening in my Recent Files list on my Windows 10 computer.  Files with a ZERO byte size, NO create date, NO modify date and with name in Chinese characters appear in the Recent Files list.  This is the third time in 2 weeks I have noticed a batch of such files.  Below, I will paste in the file names that appear.  I tried copying the names into Google Translate, but that did not provide anything I understood.
These files do NOT exist if I browse to my desktop.  They are not it the Recycle Bin either.  I have unchecked all the HIDE options for File Explorer.
OS: Windows 10 Home
AV: Avast (purchased)
Make: Lenovo
What I have done so far:
1) Scan with Avast.  Nothing
2) Scan with Malware Bytes:  A few PUP that I removed.
Since those actions, the most recent batch of them appeared.  It seems a few repeat and here are the file names...
1) 㩅瑜牯敲瑮灜屴畊汥⁺敖瑮牵⁡湡⁤楍慣⁨潍牯履畊汥⁺敖瑮牵⁡湡⁤楍慣⁨潍牯⹥癡⹩灪g㈀䴰潯敲愮楶樮杰
2) 㩅瑜牯敲瑮灜屴畊汥⁺敖த... Read more

A:Strange files in Recent Files list. Files have Chinese names and zero byte size.

Welcome to BC !
Try the programs below to see if they can find what is causing this.
Use CCleaner to remove Temporary files, program caches, cookies, logs, etc. Use the Default settings. No need to use the
Registry Cleaning Tool...risky. Pay close attention while installing and UNcheck offers of toolbars....especially Google.
After install, open CCleaner and run by clicking on the Run Cleaner button in the bottom right corner.
CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download
Download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your desktop.
Close all open programs and internet browsers.
Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.
Click on Scan button.
When the scan has finished click on Clean button.
Your computer will be rebooted automatically. A text file will open after the restart.
Please post the contents of that logfile with your next reply.
You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[S1].txt as well.
download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop.
Shut down your protection software now to avoid potential conflicts.
Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista, 7, or 8; instead of double-clicking, right-mouse click JRT.exe and select "Run as Administrator".
The tool will open and start scanning your system.
Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system's specifications.
On completion, a log (JRT.txt) is saved to your desktop and will automatically open.
Post the contents of JRT.txt into your next messag... Read more

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I upgraded to IE7 months ago. Iím running Windows XP. When I pull up the Add to Favorites menu the alphabetically arranged folders are all open and the lists are completely unordered making it practically impossible to locate a specific folder. When I right click for a menu to arrange the folders none appears. My IE7 version is 7.0.5730.11. Is there a fix or do I need to download a newer version?

Thanks for the help.


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hi guys,

is there any way to make windows display all the folders in 'list view' ???

sorry, got it, should hav looked in the forum first

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How to place a folder at the top of the list ?

I've tried to create this folder with a special character [Alt+255] at the beginning of its name but someone found another special character and my folder now appears in second place with Windows Explorer...

A:How to place a folder at the top of the list

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I have a folder named "January" that has Word 2000 docs in it that are sequential by date (i.e., Jan 1st...,Jan. 31st.)

I want them to show in that folder from the 1st to the 31st....right now they are inverse order (Jan 31st > January 1st)

How can I make them list correctly? IT looks like this now:


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This question was asked and answered in this previous thread;

Directory List

I haven't gotten the suggested Command Prompt (changed from Users to Administrator) to work.
DIR E:\data\ /s > C:\List.txt

I have only one hard drive on my laptop and want to print a list of my Documents Folders and Files.

I tried several variations of the commands shown in the previous thread but received error message "cannot find the file specified" and subsequently "the filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect".

I just had a partial success: the list of the entire C: drive was printed out in the command prompt box (List.txt appeared in my C: directory, but couldn't be opened, something about parameters).
In the command prompt, I had substituted MyDocuments for "data," but that didn't get me the list I wanted of just the Documents directory.

A:Print folder/file list

dir c:\users\YourUserNameHere\documents >list.txt

Substitute your user name for YourUserNameHere

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Hello gifted computer people... today's question is:

In xp the default manner in which items are listed in a folder is alphabetically, right? Well, I have a number of folders containing files which all have a date in the name but which are otherwise named identically, ie., exercise log august 2011, exercise log sept 2011, etc... My question is, can I request the system to list the items in the correct order by the dates in the document names? Being listed alphabetically, obviously, they are out of order chronologically...

Thanks for any help...

A:Solved: Folder list order

No you can't....Your best option would be to rename them like so:

exercise log August 2001 > 08-11 exercise log.

that will do them in numerical order

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