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Why do Windows 7 and 8 often not update open folders after adding or renaming files or subfolders? [duplicate]

Three scenarios: I right click in a folder and choose "new folder". Windows does not show me the new subfolder, as would be expected. To get Windows to actually show me the subfolder I just created, ...
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Explorer Won't Open Music Directory

Windows 8.1 Hello, I'm trying to open my Music folder in Explorer, so I can go through and delete a few songs. I have about 122 songs in the directory now, plus two folders. I can Save files to the ...
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133 views

Automatically copy/sync updated directory to another folder in Windows 8?

So I have a Git repo on my local (Windows 8) drive and within it are several projects, each with their own sub-dir. I want to setup something such that as I update/save files within this one ...
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37 views

In Windows 8 large folders create themselves in my home/user directory every day

I am in Windows 8 and I have a user directory named "Fred". Everyday I find folders named stuff like 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 a b c d e f Inside these folders you have more folders named like that and ...
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Unable to share a child folder while sharing from the parent in windows

There are several child folders in parent folder on windows 8. Times ago I shared some child folders and accessed them from from other devices without problems. Then I removed all child folders ...
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1answer
195 views

Strange Alphanumeric folders in my D drive

I am seeing strange folders with long hash like alpha numeric names on my d drive (secondary partition). I have experienced a few of these a few years ago on xp ( I use linux mostly nowadays), and ...
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37 views

Make symlink on Windows of whole tree without modifying the original folder

I'm trying to do this: make a symlink of a whole directory "C:/Master", in different folders like "C:\Projects\Alpha\", "C:\Projects\Beta\" an so on. "Master" directory usually changes in files and ...
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0answers
18 views

Ejecting a disk image in Windows 8 temporarily hides all Network Locations?

Just a minor thing, but in Windows 8, when I mount a disk image, then eject it by going to "My Computer/My PC" then right-clicking the disk image and ejecting it, all my "Network Locations" icons are ...
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1answer
47 views

Synchronizing two multimedia devices on Windows 8

I've connected two multimedia devices to my PC, the Galaxy Note 10.1 and Galaxy S3. I would like to synchronize two folders - one on the first device, one on the other. Is there a way of doing so ...
2
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1answer
85 views

Unable to remove specific folder

This issue has been bugging me for a long time. There is a folder on my drive G:\ that used to be a Google Drive folder. After a Windows re-install I can't remove the folder. I tried giving myself ...
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0answers
27 views

Error: Windows Folder Open in New window “Open In Tab”

the default option is changed from "Open" to 'Open in Tab" windows explore always opens in new window, all Folder Options are reset, how do i recover to the old option ? found this one helpful, ...
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1answer
745 views

Pinning Folders To The Taskbar In Windows 8?

Whilst application shortcuts and programs can be pinned to the taskbar in all recent version of Windows including Windows 8. I can't find a way to pin folders to the taskbar for quick access in ...
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1answer
95 views

Mount UFD to a VHD or an iso

Can I mount a live folder or a Removable USB drive as an iso or a VHD and present it to a Hyper-V VM to as a bootable device? Is there any way to boot a Hyper-V VM off a Removable bootable USB device ...
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2answers
98 views

Windows 7:How to remove file types from all file explorer

I would like to remove the file type column from all of the sub folders of a specific directory. If I do it the way depicted in the picture, it will not affect the subfolders. Please give me a hint. ...
0
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1answer
900 views

Windows 8: every folder becomes read-only and I cannot change them

I've installed Windows 8 Enterprise on my PC but, all of the folders are read-only and I cannot seem to reverse this. Methods I've tried: Changing its attribute from folder properties. Allowing full ...
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How to reset thumbnails in windows 8

I changed the album art of an audio file inside a folder using a id3 tag editor. But the folder thumbnail still shows the old album art. I tried to clear thumbnail cache using system cleanup, But i ...
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1answer
606 views

Rename the user profile dir name in Windows 8 to the correct username, in a silent way?

When I log for first time in Windows 8 this is my user folder: C:\Users\Administrador.ELEKTRO-PC The computername is appended to the username (lol), but the real username is this: Administrador ...
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3answers
493 views

How to mount a folder to folder in windows 7

I would like to mount the folder C:\my folder to C:\Downloads in windows seven and both folders are not empty too. I'm not sure is it permitted in windows or not, so I ask to know for sure can I get ...
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1answer
6k views

What is System32\config\systemprofile?

So I recently figured out that IIS will use C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile as it's "user" directory for folders like AppData in certain situations. Now, I'm trying to understand why this ...
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0answers
54 views

How to open a directory in Windows 8 using Win+f?

When I'd like to open a file called duck.txt, I use the following combination of keys. win+f,d,u,enter How can I apply the technique to open a directory? Suppose there's a directory called ducks. ...
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2answers
110 views

Delete endless file directory

I had a bug in my java app, which created a folder structure, which never ends.. So i have afolder structure like C:/folder/folder/folder/folder/folder/.../... Now I am not able to delete this ...
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1answer
2k views

Folder needs admin permission for every single action

Ok, I already created a thread and it said, I should visit another thread, and if the problem isn't solved to create a new one with more details. So here I am. I have, the following Problem: I own 4 ...
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1answer
2k views

Windows explorer “not responding” with right-click in windows 8

I am finding that my Windows Explorer is "Not Responding" whenever I attempt to right-click either a drive or any folder in any directory in Windows 8. I have to restart the windows explorer process ...
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2answers
611 views

Knowing selections' and folders' size (in bytes, KB, etc.) at a glance

I'm wondering if there's a way to see easily the space things take up in the File explorer. When you select files, it's easy. For one, in the Details view, there's a Size column, in KB. And in the ...
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1answer
171 views

How can I specify custom folders for file-browsing in Metro Apps?

Whenever you use an Metro app and you want to import some files there is a little file browser. Like this: A lot of folders possible; however there is a folder that is very important: The personal ...
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1answer
1k views

Fastest way to delete a large folder [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Mass deleting files in Windows Windows 8 provides several ways to delete a folder, but some seem more efficient than others. For example, you can use Windows Explorer, ...
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3answers
3k views

Can't make anything other than folder in C:\ Windows 8

Since Windows XP I could make any type of file I wanted in C:. I could right click, and make a text file that I could create logs with, etc. Now, in windows 8 though, I can't make anything in C:\ ...
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2answers
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Why does my downloads folder take so long to load?

When I open my downloads folder, no files appear, just a message saying "This folder is empty". I see the address bar progress slowly creeping along, and after about thirty seconds the files and ...
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1answer
65 views

cd not doing anything in the Windows Shell [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Using cd Command in Windows Command Line, Can’t Navigate to D:\ Look at the latter lines of the shell, the cd lines. Nothing's happening :( This is the Win8 shell. I ...
8
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2answers
23k views

How to get access to C:\Program Files\WindowsApps in Windows 8? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where to find Windows 8 Modern UI apps source code? How do I open the folder C:\Program Files\WindowsApps? Currently I'm denied to enter, even though I'm logged in as ...
15
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7answers
10k views

How to search for a folder from the Windows 8 Start screen

In Windows 7, if you press the Windows key and type the name of a folder, and the folder shows up among the Start menu search results. In Windows 8, if you do the same thing, no folders are listed. ...