Windows Explorer (renamed to File Explorer in Windows 8) is the file manager that comes with Windows and is not to be confused with Internet Explorer which is Windows' default Web browser.

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How to add Google Drive to the Windows Explorer Sidebar

Is there a way to add Google Drive to this sidebar not like a shortcut, but pretty much like how OneDrive is? I know there's a Google Drive link in the favorites, but is there a way to expand this ...
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Run a ppsx slideshow before explorer.exe loaded when PC startup using login script

My company would like to broadcast some message to all user. They would like to show a message on the screen when user's windows startup. We prepare a ppsx slideshow file for the broadcast. I am ...
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Windows explorer stops showing PDF's in the preview pane

Some users in our office use the preview pane in the windows explorer to view PDF's. After a while (~an hour) the preview pane no longer shows the preview. On one PC, it says "No preview available" ...
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Move appdata folder

I have seen many questions with moving the appdata folder location to a different partition. This is a more general question with how can it be moved to any location I choose. For instance ...
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Change file extension in Windows 7 without making extensions visible in Explorer options

Occasionally I want to change the extension for a given file in Windows Explorer, e.g. rename audio_only.mp4 to audio_only.m4a. These valid possibilities are somehow unappealing: Show extensions in ...
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Multiple entries for Google Chrome in Open With

On my computer (Windows 8.1), both the Desktop "Open with" submenu and the corresponding WinRT dialog contain multiple entries for Google Chrome, when invoked for an HTML file. So far as I'm aware, ...
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Have a file appear in multiple folders

I have 50+ folders, each of which contain a large amount of data that needs to be processed. All of them are processed using the exact same code, utilizing os.path.dirname(os.path.realpath(file)) to ...
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Windows 8.1 Downloads folder sorting keeps resetting ordering (also no Modern UI apps working)

I like to keep my downloads sorted by change date, so I usually set the sorting in my downloads folder to newest up, but on my Windows 8.1 x64 machine this just doesn't seem to work. I think it didn't ...
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Is it possible to create a 2nd “Favorites” group in the windows navigation pane?

Right now Windows (7,8) allows you to show a "Favorites" group, where you can add links to various folders, regardless of where they actually reside. Is it possible to create a 2nd group? My ...
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Windows 7 Explorer metadata view/editing program available?

I am a heavy user of 'Tags' in Windows Explorer and am curious if there is software available which can show me essentially the Windows repository for this metadata information or is there a standard ...
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Can Windows 7 Folder Band be restored without closing that Windows Explorer window?

I have this weird behavior (i.e. bug) on my Windows 7 workstation in which folders that are automatically opened (restored) on reboot, are missing their folder band (AKA command bar): Opening a new ...
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Windows 7 will not to back

Windows explorer windows will not go back to previous page/folder. The same happens to internet browsers as well, specifically Chrome and IE. Examples: Using windows explorer to go into folders. Go ...
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is there a way to disable Windows from switching window focus when I am typing? [duplicate]

Sometimes when I am typing in a notepad, command prompt, webpage, or the file explorer address bar, or even any other place where typing is allowed, it happens that the currently active window loses ...
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Put all Msysgit's right-click context menu options in a sub-menu in Windows Exporer?

edit: opened an issue on Git-Cheetah's GitHub page. Is it possible to put all Msysgit's right-click menu options in a sub-menu? All of the options makes my menu enormous
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Windows explorer search on file extension length

I have a client who was recently victimized by CTBLocker. The ransomware has been removed, and most of the files have been recovered. However, the C: drive is now very full of files created by the ...
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How to select and scroll preview up/down using keys, not mouse?

I'm using Windows 7 and Explorer. If I select a PDF and press ALT+P to show the preview pane, how then using keys may I scroll up/down? E.g. key to the pane and then use up/down arrow. Note: keys, ...
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Windows Explorer view options for individual folders

I have one folder whose view options I would like to set for "Large Icons". For another folder, I want to set its view options for "Details". Unfortunately, it seems I can only set it globally. Is ...
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keys for scroll up/down

What keys perform scroll up/down on the Windows 7 Explorer preview pane? Or, (since the above gives "This question body does not meet our quality standards. Please make sure that it completely ...
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How do I find the source of empty items in my Explorer context menu?

When I open the context menu for certain files (image files as far as I can tell), I see empty spaces in the menu: How can I find what the source of these are?
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Windows Explorer Recursive Copy Unknown File Types

I am attempting to move all files (several different types of files, potentially) from a single root directory and all nested folders within the root. There could several different levels of ...
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Typing to navigate to file in Windows Explorer when characters repeat

When navigating to a file in Windows Explorer, I usually type out the name of the file, like "Myfile.doc". But if the file name has repeating characters, e.g. "Aardvark.doc" then when I type the 2nd ...
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Setup Retention Date for Windows Explorer Files

Is there an easy way to set a retention date for the files in windows explorer folder say 'Downloads', to delete itself after a set amount of time (2 months!)? I download/install/test lots of new ...
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Is there a way to record macros to do things I would normally do in Windows explorer? E.g. Open an Excel file read-only? [closed]

Countless times a day, I go into Windows Explorer, shift-right click on an Excel file, Copy as path, then go into Run, type Excel /r (paste), which opens my Excel file as read only. Is there a way to ...
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Change Windows explorer's short column menu

Is there any way to change this menu's list of columns for any and all folders, in such way that whenever I want to add an actually useful column to the current view I don't need to look it up in the ...
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How to Paste raw text from clipboard to Windows Explorer [duplicate]

I have some text I want to copy, for example from an office document, from a mail document or anything else, into the windows explorer (the browser) without formatting. I have tried to paste the ...
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Windows explorer crashes & restarts when I try to open a video file in Windows 8.1

My Dell Laptop XPS has Windows 8.1 as its OS. Whenever I open Windows Explorer and try to open a Quicktime Player file or an MP4 file, Windows explorer crashes, BSOD appears for a few seconds and then ...
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Finding files by only knowing extension?

I'm somewhat disorganized in my file saving habits, so I wind up using the Search function in Windows Explorer more often than one should. I was wondering, is it possible to have Windows find all ...
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Why does explorer.exe has an established connection to a microsoft server?

This seems a bit odd. Using netstat -a -b -n I've found the following: TCP 192.168.1.X:1150 157.56.124.76:443 ESTABLISHED [Explorer.EXE] It turns out that the ip 157.56.124.76 which resolves to ...
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Delete iphone photos using windows explorer - safe for phone?

I've plugged my iphone4s into my computer and found my dcm picture folder, copied pictures to another folder using windows explorer.... My question. Is it safe for my phone if I delete photos on my ...
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Is there a way to highlight the full file name, WITH extension, when renaming a file in Windows 8.1?

I think this feature was introduced with Vista: in the Explorer, when you shift to file renaming, the entire filename is selected by default, except the extension. This is surely a friendly feature to ...
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Debugging a crash in Windows 8.1 File Explorer

Since upgrading to Windows 8.1, I've experienced frequent crashes of Windows Explorer. It will lock up for 10-30 seconds, then terminate and restart itself. It happens many times a day and I don't ...
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After remote desktop, target PC some shortcuts don't work, possibly loses %windir%

I ran into a problem on a PC a few months ago and have really now got to look at (partly because I thought it was due to a failing stick of RAM that was causing BSODs). My PC runs Windows 7 x64 When ...
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Files accessibles on MS-DOS, absent on Windows explorer, how to get them?

I have USB Drive that contains interesting files. When I acces it using Windows Explorer, I get only a bunch of *.tmp files. But when I acces it using MS-DOS, I can get to my precious directory ...
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Delete a folder that won't let me even take ownership?

Windows 8.1. Admin account. I have a hard drive installed that I use for media (ie. not system files, etc). I was testing various screen capture programs and one of them created a couple of folders ...
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Launching process from CLI vs from Task Manager

So, Windows Explorer has crashed on me yet again, and now my task bar is gone. But I know that all I have to do is to run Explorer again, and the task bar will reappear. If I launch Explorer via ...
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How can I change tab bar color in ConEmu

How I can change color of tab bar in ConEmu on Windows? I tried find in settings but never found appropriate option.
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Deleting a resilient, abstruse file in a “Soldat” subfolder

I am trying to clear out an old flash drive on my Windows 7 computer. Everything deleted fine, as usual, except one mysterious file. The name of the file contains an unusual character, as shown in ...
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Windows freeze after closing open/save file explorer from an app

When I call a windows explorer from an app (open/save file), as soon as it closes (whenever clicking cancel or actually saving/opening a file), the app will freeze for 3-15 seconds. Nothing particular ...
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windows 7 file explorer crashes after mkdir via git bash

My environment: Windows 7 Git v1.9.0 Steps to reproduce my problem: open a folder in windows explorer right click in that folder and select "Git Bash" execute: "mkdir test" in the git bash ...
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Utility to Synchronize File Creation Date with Modified Date, Preferably Context Menu Capable for File Explorer [closed]

I'm annoyed when I copy files and the creation date is made new. I know that's technically true, the file is copied so its creation date gets changed, but when the modified date of the copy is still ...
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phpunit causes Windows Explorer to lag on Windows 7

I am currently creating some automated testing suites for phpunit. This means I may run phpunit several times in a day. Sometimes, after I've run it, Windows Explorer just starts lagging. This ...
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Can't find Sublime Text 3's “Default” folder in <data_path>/Packages/ folder using Windows Explorer?

I have Sublime Text 3(ST3) installed on Windows 7. I click "Preferences > Settings - Default" in ST3's menu. A file named Preferences.sublime-settings opens up in ST3. Fine. In ST3's title bar, it ...
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How can I have a custom 7Zip batch script work like the “add to archive…” context menu action of 7Zip?

I am trying to figure out a way to select several files and folders in Windows Explorer and add them to a password protected .zip archive using a batch script, 7zip and a custom context menu item. ...
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Permanently replace windows 7 autoplay with open folder

How do I disable windows from scanning content in external drive and start the explorer right away? From my experience, as far as "Use Autoplay" is ticked, windows has to scan the drive for content in ...
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Redirect opening requests about a file in a given directory to another file in another directory

I have a simple scenario, but i don't now is there a way in Windows to do it or not: We have 2 directory with these files: Book: D:\sources\Books |___ A.pdf |___ ...
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Windows explorer “date” column for overwriting a file?

I noticed that no matter how I overwrite a file, there is no "date" column shows me when this file got overwritten. I keep a original file and a copy of the file. I do all the changes on the copy and ...
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How to customize columns in windows explorer as default settings?

I want to add more "date" columns in windows explorer, but the settings i changed does not apply as default meaning that if i close the current modified window and re-open any folder in any location ...
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How to AND-combine two searches?

How can I AND-combine two searches in Windows-Explorer? Both should look for filenames only. File contents don't matter. *EIB* and *.html In the end I want all html files found in folders (and ...
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How to automatically create Windows thumbnails recursively?

I am using Windows 8.1 with Windows Explorer. The image cache ("thumbs.db") is created when I visit a folder containing video, photo, or other such files. I have a problem with this because I have ...
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ConEmu: Open files in vim with ConEmu through File Explorer

Is it possible to open files by double clicking an associated file extension or through context menu with vim in a ConEmu tab?