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windows 7: drop-down open-with on commandbar?

I've just read this (great stuff!) but it looks like it's an application launcher, as oppose to a contextual-application-launcher, that's dynamically updating to reflect the options available at the ...
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How to set path to Windows 7 default icons using explorer?

I need to set up a icon in Ultimate Windows Context Menu Customizer for restart function. Program ask to select icon. I need to select appropriate icon which is provided with Windows 7 DLL libraries. ...
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Win Explorer shortcut to expand folder in navigation pane

Is there a shortcut ( or a setting ) to expand the navigation pane folders to the currently open folder in the right pane ? I seem to recall Win2K and maybe XP era explorer did that automatically, but ...
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Can you make Windows 7 not localize folder names?

I am running preinstalled Windows 7 Home Premium (Nordic, in Finnish for me). My C:\ folder of course has the Users folder, but its name is in Finnish. Clicking on the folder name in Explorer shows ...
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59 views

Suspend explorer.exe rather than killing the process

Because my favorite game StarCraft looks rather ugly (colors are broken) on new versions on windows, I use a batch file to kill explorer and make the game look normal: rem Kill the explorer process ...
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Windows 7 - Show thumbnails for special image formats

I have several images on my computer some of them are in special image formats like .hdr, .exr, .tif. WIndows shows thumbnails previews for common image formats only, e.g .jpg, .png. How can I get ...
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SHCreateStreamOnFileEX thread in explorer.exe using high cpu

My computer: Dell, i5 2410m CPU , Windows 8 OS Symptoms: -when windows explorer is running, high (~ 40 % ) CPU usage. -explorer, or the desktop does not refresh automtically What I've found ...
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Libaries and Windows Update not responding at startup

I have a weird problem with my computer, it came out of nowhere. When my computer starts up, all libraries(and the locations of it) do not respond. You can click on it and browse it, but it won't ...
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1answer
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How can I find the original name of a renamed mapped network drive?

I have renamed some mapped network drives in Windows 7 Explorer window to make them easier to identify. But how can I find out what the original names (i.e. the server name) were?
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38 views

Context menu for new file with template

Is it possible to add a new entry in the context menu New which will generate a file based on a fixed template? For example: I'd like to create a new html file where its content should be: ...
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Windows 7: how to search files if the search bar is disabled?

On my Windows 7 system the file manager looks the following way: It fully satisfies me except I cannot search for files and folders. What can be done to workaround this problem? Can the file ...
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1answer
54 views

Explorer.exe switches

Is there a way to open, for example, Wireless Network Connection Status window using explorer.exe with some switch? When I open that window manually and trace the process in the Task Manager, it ...
0
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1answer
27 views

How can I create a shell context menu like “Play to”? (Dynamic add items)

I spent 3 hours googling but not answer... I am noob to windows, and i am creating app that sends files over wifi to nearby devices.I am detecting devices using broadcast. I need context menu item ...
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1answer
41 views

Windows Update folder crashes Windows Explorer when I click it

I have a problem with my pc. Every time I go to control panel and click Windows Update, a window appears and says: Windows Explorer has stopped working, restarting Windows Explorer. I don't know ...
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30 views

Windows 7 keyboard shortcut to open while closing explorer window

I traverse windows explorer mostly through the keyboard and can open the current file by just pressing return. That leaves the windows explorer window open which leads to clutter. My current ...
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1answer
45 views

How do I replace the windows explorer shell with some image during boot?

When I start the computer instead of opening explorer.exe I need to put some image or blank screen. In registry if I change shell value in HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon ...
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26 views

Make Windows Explorer to have 3D borders

In previous versions of Windows (95 - Xp) the borders of the file and tree panes in Windows Explorer were 3D. In Vista and Win7 the are not. Is there a way to make the borders 3D when using Classic ...
0
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1answer
16 views

Show “Go” menu item in Windows Explorer

In previous versions of Windows, Windows Explorer had the "Go" menu item in the pull-down menus (between "Edit" and "View"). In Windows 7 there is no such item. Is it possible to restore it?
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Windows explorer does not show devices

When I open the first explorer, no devices are shown. Only the tree on the left. Every explorer I open after that almost ever shows all devices. The problem is reproducible. The problem occurs after ...
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238 views

Explorer stops responding when opening Git Bash

When I open Git Bash from the Explorer context menu, Explorer stops responding, regardless whether the folder is a Git folder. Immediately when I close Git Bash, Explorer starts to respond again. My ...
5
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1answer
54 views

Why can I create a remote directory through Windows Explorer, but not from the command prompt?

I'm using Windows 7 and have a remote folder available. Let's call it \\mycompany-portal\somefolder\attachments. I can map a network drive to the folder root, so Z:\ points to \\mycompany-portal. I ...
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1answer
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Dragging Pictures to Taskbar Crashes Explorer.exe

I have a problem when I drag pictures from anywhere in Firefox to the taskbar before into the active folder, it crashes explorer.exe on Windows 7. What could be the cos of this issue? Thanks in ...
2
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1answer
61 views

Why does selecting a large number of files in explorer seem to adversely affect the ability to force delete them?

Since Windows XP or before, you are able to force delete a file by holding down shift while pressing delete. For some time now I've noticed if you select a LARGE number of files (e.g. 20k) or so, ...
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1answer
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Explorer open a library through command line

It is possible to open a specific path using the explorer command line. What is less clear is how to open one of the libraries listed in the side pane, like 'Favorites', 'Pictures', 'Desktop' or ...
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21 views

How to disable expanding/collapsing menus in windows explorer?

They are so annoying. I just want simple menus without any collapsing or expanding crap.
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47 views

Disable opening browser from Windows Explorer Address Bar

How can i prevent Windows explorer from opening my internet browser when I mistype something in the address bar? For example, I often type Alt+d, cmd to quickly select the address bar and open ...
0
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1answer
32 views

Windows explorer connect to ftp through CMD

I want to connect top FTP in the windows explorer like: CMD> explorer ftp://example.com This works but promts the username passwords. Is there a way to automaticly fill these in? I want to skip ...
0
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22 views

Differences in cursor previews

I was looking at some of the system cursors present in C:\Windows\Cursors and I saw that there are differences in the previews shown in different places by Windows Explorer This has happened on ...
0
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1answer
104 views

Explorer.exe COMRuntime error: unexisting user can't get access permissions to COM server

since explorer has no appid, it's not possible to find relevant DCOM component in Component Services. I tried editing access rights in Elevated-Unelevated Explorer Factory component and editing ...
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40 views

How to diagnose right-click menu slowness?

Is there a way to find specifically what's causing Windows 7 explorer slowness, like right-click menu delay and even opening new explorer windows/drives/folders? Slowness when opening new explorer ...
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Different windows explorer icon/grouping domain user vs local user

I recently rebuilt my laptop because I needed to go up to a larger HDD. I reloaded all software from home under a local user. Then I fired up my vpn software and joined the domain from home. But I ...
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New user profile cannot run explorer.exe after transferring data from old profile why?

User profile on a win7 64 Ultimate got corrupted (and windows would create a default fallback profile on each login). I created a new profile (an administer) and transfered exiting profile files into ...
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Weird windows explorer behavior

Recently my windows 7 64bit windows explorer is working weird. First F2 for renaming a file or folder doesn't work. same for right-click -> rename. It has 2 empty(zero-size) unknown(no name, no ext, ...
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Move folders to Library and they disappeared (permissions)

Windows 7 Professional I had a large number of files in a folder. I moved these files (selected and dragged them in Windows Explorer) to the users Documents Library (I meant to get their My ...
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1answer
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Fastest way to create a Shortcut ignoring drive mapping

When I create a shortcut to a network file using standard Windows Explorer "Right-click -> Create Shortcut", the shortcut link takes advantage of my network drive mapping, which substitutes a single ...
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55 views

Button or Shortcut in for Windows Explorer to quickly hide/show the navigation pane [duplicate]

For Windows 7/8/2008/2012 and above... How can i create a button or shortcut in for Windows Explorer to quickly hide or show the navigation pane... With the Preview Pane we can use the keyboard ...
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41 views

Why doesn't Windows explorer show the file name in Windows 8

This is a rather strange issue. Whenever, I select a folder on my server (Windows 7 Ultimate) from Windows 8.1 the explorer windows shows little boxes for the folders and files inside that network ...
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1answer
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Cannot open powercfg.cpl

I cannot open powercfg.cpl When i was opening control panel, windows explorer stopped working and shows "windows explorer is restarting". but control panel is not opening. I went to windows ...
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1answer
132 views

How to set a picture/wallpaper as folder's background

How can I set desired wallpaper in folder's background(not a thumbnail view) in windows 7 without any special software? I want to put a picture instead of white background of a folder.(I know this ...
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Unable to see a folder in Windows Explorer, able to in elevated command prompt

Using Win7 Home, I have a folder X under c:\users\myuser\documents. I cannot see it in Windows Explorer, though I can see it and access it from an elevated command prompt (cd X, dir X). All other ...
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What causes Windows Photo Viewer to stretch an image on occasion?

I had an image on my harddrive of Dusk Maiden of Amnesia which in the thumbnails looked perfectly fine however when i went to view it in Windows Photo Viewer to see how large it was the image's ...
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1answer
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Windows Explorer forgets vertical position after navigating back

I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit and I'm having some weird behavior. In Windows Explorer, I'm viewing a directory with lots of sub-directories in "Details" view. I'm scrolled down a bit (see 1st ...
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Disable Drag (not drop) in the Windows Explorer Navigation Pane

I find myself occasionally grabbing some random folder and dropping it into some other random folder in the Windows Explorer navigation pane (the left hand pane with the folder list). The really big ...
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39 views

Windows explorer runs slow when ms word has a large file open

When I open larger documents in word (~2MB) all the explorer features in windows 7 go slow (10-15 second delay to do anything with task manager, start button, file folders etc). I don't get this ...
2
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1answer
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Explorer.exe does not load on login, need to manually run it every time

Is there any solution to this. Every time I log in, I have to manually start explorer.exe from Task Manager > New Task(Run) > Explorer.exe I am on Winodws 7 64 Bit.
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Disable localized sorting in Windows Explorer

I live in Denmark where we have some regional letters. These also have alternative spelling e.g. å can be spelled as aa, but these are practically never used. Though I have an English Windows 7 ...
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1answer
46 views

Launch each Windows Explorer window in a separete process

Win7 Win64. I configured Windows Explorer in Tools > Folder Options > View > Launch folder windows in a separate process. It is checked, to make sure I rebooted Windows and it was still checked. ...
2
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1answer
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How to identify the cause of a crash in the context menu

When I right-click on a file in an open-dialog it makes the underlying application crash "once-in-a-while". This happens in many applications such as Total Commander and Visual Studio . The ...
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1answer
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%PATH% in Explorer bar causes error

When I type "%PATH%" in the address bar of Explorer, I get the error "Windows can't find ...
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51 views

Icon generator to emulate Windows 7 folder with contents

(Note: I didn't know how to properly word this question: improvements are welcome!) I'm looking for an utility (whether desktop or online service) to create folder icons in the same way as Windows 7 ...