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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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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none of options selected in show hidden files in folder option

I want to show my hidden files in one folder but when I go to folder options and view and select the "show hidden files" option, and after OK there is no effect in my folders. Stranger is that when I ...
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Window Explorer shows only Arrange by Author

When I browse to Libraries > Documents the "Arrange by:" dropdown at the top right of the selected folder pane shows only "Arrange by: Author". All the other options e.g. Date Modified, Tag, Type, ...
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Windows explorer stop responding on laptop startup

From few days ago, I am seeing windows explorer not working or not responding on my laptop startup. The whole desktop screen and also mouse cursor stop responding. I have to wait for some time and ...
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Finding a file by typing out its first letters on Windows 7

In some folders there are files who have similar names, say AuthorA_2005_PaperOnSomething or AuthorA_2006_PaperOnWord Usually this problem does not occur and when I start typing, the first hit ...
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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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Double preview in windows explorer

This is what I see: I use QTTabBar, maybe that's why.
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Shortcut for creating xlsx files

alt+f+w+f is a great command for creating a folder inside explorer. alt+f+w+t is a great command for creating a plain text file inside explorer. I'd like it to be just as easy to create an ...
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Permanently remove Folder from This PC

I've already removed the Folders from This PC a couple of times. But I guess after some Windows Updates, these folder return! Is there a solution that these folders remain removed or hidden (under ...
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Hide specific sub-folders in Explorer Navigation Pane

I have found many variations of this question, but nothing quite like I want. I want to hide various subfolders in the navigation pane - specifically the folders I have already hidden in my User ...
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How to set same view for all directories to minature in Windows XP

Every single directory viewed by explorer looks different. Once it displays minatures other time details etc. I would like to set view for minatures everywhere. How to do it?
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How to change the minimize window function?

This is COMPLETELY out of my element. I have absolutely no idea what I'm doing here, googling hasn't been any help. Essentially, I want to change the minimize window functionality. So when I click ...
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Minimize windows without explorer.exe?

I'm making a custom desktop for myself with Rainmeter. I've got everything else done up in some simple rainmeter skins, it was all fairly simple really. But I'm getting quite stuck at this point. ...
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Is it possible to have interactive directory tree view next to console

To anyone's knowledge, is it possible to accomplish something like the following screenshot: Ideally, I'd like to double click on a file and process the file as if I typed it directly into the ...
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windows can't show flashdisk

It just happen recently, it shows in Device Manager, it also appear in Disk Management, and also, I can open it, but I can't explore it? Here's some screenshot In Device Manager: In Disk ...
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Open Powershell in ConEmu from context window

I would like to open Powershell inside ConEmu from Windows Explorer's context menu so that it contains the same directory as Windows Explorer. I know about the "Integration" settings, but I cannot ...
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Search partial filenames in windows explorer

So I can't believe I'm here having to ask about this or the fact that I haven't even realized this until now, but attempting to search part of a filename in windows explorer fails miserably. Unless ...
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Missing Shell Menu Entries For .dll Files

Recently, I adjusted the default program that .dll's open in when double-clicked on my system. However, doing so seems to have killed the right-click menus custom extension entries now and I can no ...
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Sort files and folders together by name (not by type)? [duplicate]

In windows explorer i don't know how can i sort files and folders by name one after the other. For example i have this list in a folder (order is false, only example): alfa [folder] anto.rar beta ...
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How to fix missing icons?

I have an issue with my Windows 7 where the small icons are missing from the address bar in windows explorer. The icons are replaced with white squares. Happened a few months ago, didn't bother ...
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Fixing “Folders” under This PC in Windows 8.1

I love the Folders feature for "This PC" in Windows 8, but the locations weren't quite right, so I changed the locations of music, pictures and videos. However, my video folders are stored on the root ...
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WinFix Caused Loss of Icon Graphics

I was doing some general fixes with WinFix and suddenly my desktop icons are gone the shortcuts are still there but without pictures (as you see in screenshot) I can't see any thumbnail of a ...
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how to fix: windows explorer shows length and bitrate on only SOME mp3 files

I noticed a new thing my windows 7 is doing to windows explorer. Most of my mp3 files show length and bitrate (when I've set up those columns of course), but a sizeable fraction of them will not ...
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How can i add the title column to Windows exploror and not get a blank column?

How can I add a column in Windows explorer which either will display the title tag from a html document or which i will be able to edit? For some reason any column that i tried adding including the ...
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Change default Windows Explorer file browser size and position

Many programs use the Windows Explorer file browser when opening/saving/etc a file as shown below. Is there any way to change the default size and position of the file browser's window whenever a ...
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Recover files dragged to windows backup

I have a hard drive where I store my windows backups as well as a few other folders. I was in this folder when I was bumped and it made me drop an entire folder on the windows backup folder and said ...
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How to use a value in a cell to reference another workbook? [duplicate]

I have a list of names for workbooks and their directory in a worksheet. I want to create a formula where this... ='C:\Users\USER\Desktop\[Book2.xlsx]Sheet1'!$D$6 I want to replace the ...
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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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Why does Windows Explorer highlight only second entry?

Why does Windows Explorer highlight the second but never the first entry if I use the keyboard for navigation? Example: let's look at a folder that contains the following entries a1 a2 a3 b1 b2 ...
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How to combine PDF documents from Windows Explorer on Windows 7?

In Windows Explorer I would like to select 2 or more PDFs, right click, and choose an option which will merge the selected PDFs. The end result should be the creation of a PDF file which combines ...
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turn off sort on a group of files in a folder

How can I turn off the sort function on a group of files (pictures) within a folder? My goal is to arrange a large number of pictures from a number of people (different file names) into a list that I ...
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How to align Explorer's context menus to the bottom edge of the screen? (rather than having them open above the mouse)

In windows explorer when you move your cursor towards the bottom of the screen and right-click, the context menu opens upwards, above the mouse. Is there a way to open the menu as far down as ...
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Opening Alternative exe to explorer for Specific User

I'm looking to prevent explorer.exe from loading for a specific user and load an alternative application. I've seen many examples of how this can be completed here for example: Can you disable ...
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Explorer.exe keeps crashing during log in

Update: Solved the issue after some trial and error. The file {AFBF9F1A-8EE8-4C77-AF34-C647E37CA0D9}.1.ver0x0000000000000020.db in AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Caches was corrupt. Scheduled CHKDSK ...
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Use always Windows Explorer-style Open/Save dialog box

There are two types of "Open file" dialogs. One is "Windows Explorer-style dialog" The other, "Places bar dia I would like to use always the Windows Explorer-style dialog, since it is ...
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How to remove unwanted items in `This PC` in Windows Explorer in Windows 8.1

I want to remove those items as below snapshots i.e. Documents, Downloads, Music, Pictures, Videos folder. How can I do it?
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Custom File Type in ShellNew

I am using a scripting language. It doesn't matter what it is, so I'll call it "LOL". For easier scripting, I wanted to add a new entry to ShellNew. I tried to add new entry to registry. ...
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Windows 8.1 taking too long to show the content of my local drive

I am trying to open a drive in my 1 week old laptop with windows 8.1 but it takes too long to show contents. I see a green bar in the address bar progressing at a very slow speed. Please help
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How to get rid of an extra drive in “My Computer” showing up with question mark

I've tried all sorts of things and been stumped...any suggestions welcome! I'm starting to contemplate reinstalling Windows now... I have a drive in my computer that I might have added by mounting a ...
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CMD file time not always matching windows explorer file time

I have a set of file I need to set the created, modified and last access date to exif date taken value, after a copy between 2 folders (might be fat32 on memory card or ntfs on fixed or usb disk). ...
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Cannot browse network shares in Windows Explorer, but paths are still accessible

Windows Explorer has somehow corrupted itself and I'm not sure how to fix this problem. My Windows installation has been in use for a few years with network shares setup and working. Recently, I ...
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Windows not showing version (or other resources) for files in tooltip

Whenever I hover the mouse cursor over executable file types (.exe, .dll, etc.) in Windows Explorer, it only shows the Type, Size, and (Modified) Date of the file in the tooltip instead of the ...
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windowsupdate troubles on windowsxp after april 2014, plus an explorer error message

I've spent the last couple of days trying to install windows xp from a cd onto my desktop. The installtion is successful, and I can activate windows, but cannot run windows update. The error I receive ...
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Windows 7 icon alignment

I have downloaded several youtube videos to my video folder, but they are not in the order I want them, if I try to reposition them, they fly back to their original positions. What can I do to make ...
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On start up only launch one program and shut down on exit

OS - Windows 7 Professional. I have a requirement to install software on a computer which will launch automatically on startup and shutdown the computer on exit. Both of which I can do using Windows ...
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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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Windows 7 folder is getting weird [duplicate]

This is annoying, I want this: to become this: I really hate the thumbnail, I want it everything in one folder without folder in folder...
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Make multiple versions of program show up in “Open With” dialog in Windows 7

I have multiple versions of MATLAB installed (e.g. R2010b, R2012a, R2013b,...), and when I open a MATLAB file from the microsoft file explorer I want to be able to choose which version of MATLAB to ...
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Where is Internet Explorer 10 history stored?

I'm using Windows7 64 and Internet Explorer 10. I find a strange thing about my IE history: I can search history for certain pages and they show, but they are not in any of those "View by Date", ...
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Why does move sometimes leave empty folders behind?

I have noticed that when moving a folder with non-trivial structure (it contains other folders, and not only files) sometimes Windows leaves behind empty copies of the directory structure. That is, ...