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Get rid of the file explorer grey bar line

I have just received my Asus ROG G750 with Windows 8.1. On the file explorer I get a grey bar that seems resizable but that doesn't move and I don't know what it is. Here is a screenshot of the file ...
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Windows 8: Files show up in search in the file explorer, but not normally

I was cleaning up my hard drive recently, and I encountered several archive files that I could find when using search in file explorer, but not normally. When I checked the files properties, all have ...
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windows explorer in win 8 move from address bar to the folders pane using the keyboard

I know that I can move to the address bar in windows explorer using the Alt+D\F4 shortcuts but how do I get back to the file list (not necessarily from the address bar) using the keyboard? I know I ...
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How to change Windows 8 Explorer theme to get it look like…? [closed]

I've seen this posted by "paranoid"... Could someone call him so he get here? Sorry for my english
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1answer
85 views

How to disable auto thumbnails rotation in Windows 8

Windows 8 has a nice feature that it rotates thumbnails of images if they captured vertically. but sometimes it's pesky. How can be this feature disabled? For example (ignore the language):
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39 views

Is there a way to see a preview (tile view) of all active windows on the Desktop?

I would like to know if there is a way to zoom out and preview all the active windows. Like this: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/mac-osx-expose-clone-for-windows-vista/ Also, here ...
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Why Windows 8 is summing files only if they less than 100 files, and how can this number be increased?

I'm using Windows 8.1 and I noticed that when I select less than 100 files, I can see their total size on the status bar. but if I select 100 files (and more), I need to open files' properties in ...
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37 views

How to change the location of details pane in Windows 8 file explorer (to left side)

I have been looking for a way to change the location of details pane in Windows 8 file explorer. All I've found is how to show it on bottom just like Windows 7. But I want to move it to the left side ...
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14 views

How to link to desktop and have windows explorer use the path?

I want to add a link to the desktop to windows explorer's favorites menu that will use the path C:\Users\fred\Desktop instead of Desktop. One small advantage of this is the ability to go Up one level. ...
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1answer
168 views

Make Windows 8.1 File Explorer open in “This PC” view

Up until the recent Windows 8.1 update, I used this guide and it worked flawlessly: ...
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253 views

How Search File Content in Windows 8 File Explorer?

I'm stumped as to how the search function is Windows 8 File Explorer is supposed to work. I'm trying to search the content of some text files under a sub-folder of My Documents. In File Explorer ...
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1answer
161 views

How to get rid of “Folders” and “Network locations” links in Explorer in Windows 8.1?

Let me explain with a couple of screenshots. I just upgraded from Windows 8 to 8.1 and now I get a bunch of useless shortcuts in Windows Explorer when I try to open a file, or if I just plainly go to ...
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55 views

How to reset the look of .htm file icon?

My htm/html files saved on the desktop in Windows 8 looked like this: Now when I upgraded to Windows 8.1 they look like this: How can I return their previous look? PS. I went as far as tried to ...
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76 views

What's the executable for the Windows 8.1 desktop shell?

I have a dedicated machine that I use as Steam Box, it loads steam.exe in Big Picture mode on boot for a kiosk-ish like boot. In Windows 7 when I needed to use the desktop I could Ctrl-Alt-Del then ...
2
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1answer
108 views

Windows Explorer crashes on right click or startup

I am having problems using Windows Explorer on Windows 8. Whenever I start the program from the taskbar, it immediately crashes. However, I can gain access to it by opening it with any folder (e.g. ...
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1answer
48 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
45 views

Trouble renaming in Windows 8

In Windows 8 when using File Explorer to rename either a file or a folder it aborts the process. By that I mean while typing File Explorer will flash and return to the original name. This occurs ...
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1answer
371 views

Explorer.exe crashing every few seconds

The problem I have been using Windows 8 for a few months now, and today my taskbar has been crashing every few seconds. The taskbar will lose all its icons, then they will all reappear in a few ...
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29 views

Make Favorites default focus when starting Windows 8 Explorer

I currently have Explorer pinned to my taskbar; when I click it it focuses on This PC. When I hit Win+e a new explorer window pops up, also focused on This PC. In both of those instances, I would ...
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235 views

What is a “0-Namespace-http” file and how to delete it?

I am trying to delete some files from a rescued user's profile folder from previous installation of Windows 8. I'm talking about the files that are normally located at C:\Users\Someone. I have copied ...
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2answers
81 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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70 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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64 views

I need a file explorer for windows that make moving files easy [duplicate]

I am a game developer, and sometimes I have to download lots of images on a .zip, rename them, move them to my scripts folder, run the scripts, then move them to my game assets folder. On OSX this is ...
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2answers
60 views

How I bring all explorer.exe windows to the front at the same time like OSX Finder do?

Well, I am working in a big game project, and I must sometimes copy and move massive amount of files between several folders, it is not uncommon to have to work with 3 or even 4 folders at once. On ...
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45 views

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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40 views

Windows 8: Sync Explorer's Favorites with Explorer's Pinned folders

I'd like to sync these two folders, maybe with symlink, but unfortunately I can't find the directory where Windows 8 puts the pinned folders from the Explorer's icon in the taskbar. Screenshots to ...
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1answer
49 views

How do I increase the size of the titlebar and window border padding on Windows 8?

This question talks about changing the Titlebar and Window Border Padding so that it is smaller. What if I want it back to its original size? As seen in the picture above, I cannot change it from ...
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38 views

How to prevent This PC node from automatically expanding when I open File Explorer?

How do I prevent the "This PC" node from automatically expanding each time I open Windows Explorer/File Explorer on Windows? There must be a registry key somewhere, but I cannot find it. I have ...
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1answer
32 views

sort 'like a library' in windows explorer (omit 'The ', 'A ', 'An', etc)

Is there a way to sort 'like a library' in windows explorer (omit 'The ', 'A ' and 'An ' from file names for the purpose of sorting)? i.e. current behavior (sorted as Windows would normally do with ...
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1answer
66 views

Unable to safely remove my harddrive since explorer.exe is holding on to it

I am Unable to safely remove my harddrive since explorer.exe is holding on to it. I tested this with process explorer and it says there is a handle to F: being used by the explorer.exe. I restarted ...
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1answer
70 views

Changing explorer.exe's default path makes explorer processes stay open

I wanted to change File Explorer's default folder to My Computer, using either: %windir%\explorer.exe ::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D} or %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe shell:MyComputerFolder ...
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1answer
39 views

Getting rid / Moving of pre-set folders in the User folder

So we all know how Windows sets up a user folder, with a few default directories. I am very happy to leave some of them (pictures, Videos etc.) but some are just bothersome and/or useless. I realise ...
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“System Folder” showing up under My Computer

Long story short, I hooked up my Android phone via Bluetooth to my Windows 8 pc. After I was no longer going to use the phone with the pc I undid the connection and went to Devices and Printers on my ...
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1answer
66 views

how to add menu item in folder right click that calls python script

how to add a menu item to any folder right click in windows explorer that passes the selected folder as argument to the python script ? I have written a tool in python that takes the folder path as ...
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283 views

In my Windows8, Open or double click(mouse) open does not open folder(explorer.exe crashes & restarts) but “open in new window” works

About an year ago, when I migrated from win7 to win8, I asked this question: Cant open/explore any folders after win7 to win8 upgrade But this has again started to happen, I can open any window ...
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91 views

Stop Windows 8 from closing unresponsive programs automatically

This is extremely annoying, especially my laptop is so messed up that whenever it boots to the Start, the Disk Activity just couldn't stop until 10 minutes plus later. When I launch a program (I can't ...
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2answers
772 views

Skydrive does not appear in Explorer navigation pane in Windows 8.1

I used to be able to access SkyDrive through a SkyDrive item in the navigation pane to the left in Explorer, but for some reason now it does not appear, nor are there any share/send to options in the ...
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44 views

Customize icon size of the Quick Access Toolbar in Win 8 Explorer?

Is it possible to enlarge the tiny icons of the Quick Access Toolbar of the Explorer of Win 8?
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60 views

How do I remove programs from the “Open with” menu in Windows 8?

I looked at HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.extension\OpenWithList and only the a key is there, not the six programs in the menu for a file with the .mp4 ...
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39 views

Hide Explorer Ribbon Bar group headers in Windows 8

Ho can I hide the group header names in Windows 8 Explorer from Ribbon Bar. Like in given below image last group "Options" don't have any header while other have their respective headers. Is there any ...
2
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1answer
335 views

How do I make windows explorer display the file path instead of words such as “Documents” or “Desktop”

If you ever click something on the sidebar in windows explorer: the top thing says the name of what whatever you clicked: However if you actually navigate to the place by clicking through the ...
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1answer
79 views

How to set document icon instead of application icon in Windows?

If I have a file extension associated with an application, such as xml files with Sublime Text 3 or html files with Chrome, the icons in Windows explorer are using the "application" icon for the ...
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203 views

Remove command bar/folder band in Windows 8 explorer

This one: I've seen guides for Windows 7 here, but it doesn't seem to work on Windows 8.
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1answer
666 views

How to queue up Windows 8 file coping to only have one copying at a time

The new windows 8 file explorer copying is great. I can setup multiple copying tasks. They appear in a single window and I am able to pause them. Is there a way to have the copying only occur one at ...
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71 views

Windows8.1 create shortcuts with a custom group in My Computer

I have did many research about this. And what I could gather is something like this http://lifehacker.com/add-any-shortcut-to-my-computer-with-this-simple-tweak-479751317. The problem with that is it ...
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1answer
54 views

Windows 8 user folder

I used to use a separate drive for my files, so I had the freedom of creating whatever folder I wanted. However, with my new PC, I want to use Windows 8's user folder as my main folder. I removed ...
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1answer
409 views

Customizing Windows 8's Windows Explorer's sidebar

I want to remove "My PC" and my username from the Windows Explorer sidebar. I just want a bunch of Favorites and the network devices. How do I do this?
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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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3answers
2k views

Windows 8.1 folder content thumbnail glitch

I have recently upgraded to Windows 8.1 (Preview then RTM with full format) and there's this annoying graphical issue where it messes up the folder content preview thumbnails. This can't be an ...
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58 views

How do I stop my files appearing at the desktop on windows 8?

Recently I've noticed that the files in my Desktop Section (within file explorer) are beginning to appear on the main desktop, which didn't happen before. It's beginning to annoy me as I have lots of ...