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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Can Windows Explorer's search-as-you-type speed be modified?

What I'm referring to, is in Windows/File Explorer, if I were to type a letter, "B" for example, it would jump to the first available file/folder starting with a "B". Then, if I was fast enough, I ...
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Windows 10 showing duplicate Folders under user

I just set up a new Windows 10 machine. Under my "user name" folder there are duplicates of a few of the standard Windows folders such as Music, Downloads, and Document. Any idea why this is ...
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Windows Vista: image thumbnails do not appear or are suppressed

I am having an annoying problem with image thumbnails in Windows Explorer: they are no longer visible! On occasion, when I switch to a new directory, I'll see some thumbnail images appear/flash ...
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What is “Ticino” in my Windows 7 Explorer context menu?

I noticed today that I have a new Explorer context menu item called "Ticino" when I right-click a file on Windows 7. What is it?
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Folders will not launch or open, desktop displays fine

No folders will open on my computer. Neither right-click->open or double-click works. Windows explorer still runs fine, as my desktop is displaying, and I can restart the process. Restarting the ...
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Windows 8: Explorer List View - Spacing has suddenly changed between columns

I think something has changed in the Registry that has altered the was folders are displayed in Explorer's List View, which I have always used pretty much for all folders. It USED to be that the ...
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Customize default user folders

Can't seem to figure out if this is possible as all the search terms I try give unrelated information. I was wondering if windows 8 allows for me to change what the default user's folders contains ...
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How to delete the “_files” folder?

Sometimes when saving a file, for example when you save an HTML page from your browser on your hard drive, you get a folder with the suffix _files additionally to the file itself. However, when you ...
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Setting libraries in Windows Explorer to expanded by default

I'd like files in two of my libraries to be expanded by default. That is, when I open up Windows explorer I'd like to see these two libraries expanded, showing the directories within them. If relevant ...
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How to stop Windows masking content of user home?

I have a bunch of files and folders stored in c:\users\username. If I open explorer and go to the shortcut to my name, or go up a level from Downloads or Documents, or even type c:\users\username in ...
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How to disable content view in windows explorer

Im trying to find a way to disable content view in windows explorer on windows 7 clients. I found this: ...
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How do I search my files for a suffix?

I have been trying to order my computer files, some of which share a common suffix which I'd like to be able to use to group them together. I know that Windows explorer can be used to search a ...
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How do I reenable mkdir and other commands from the nav bar win7

This was in another thread as a comment, but I don't have the rep to post there...Pretty sure it hasn't been posted as a question yet.. I KNOW you USED to be able to do dos commands through the nav ...
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How to disable weird scrolling change in Windows 8.1 Explorer

I've been having this issue where every time I scroll in a Windows Explorer window using my touchpad the cursor changes to this weird dot. For a lack of better words it just scrolls funny in explorer ...
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“Size on disk” column missing in Windows Explorer?

I decided to use the "compress this drive to save space" option on my backup drive, which simply houses a Windows Server Backup. I learned that when viewing file properies for files on a drive using ...
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Networkdrive Issue - Missing in Explorer but not in e.g. Office

Related posts: Mapped network drive missing from My Computer and Explorer http://community.spiceworks.com/topic/101980-network-drives-not-showing-in-explorer-but-show-up-in-excel-and-word Problem: ...
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In Windows zip explorer change default pattern for generating extraction path

By default, if you un-compress a ZIP file located at C:\Some\Path\To\The.Zip using the Windows Explorer, it will extract contents to C:\Some\Path\To\The\. This happens to me a lot in my Downloads ...
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Window Explorer crash window 7

As my Window Explorer Crash like when I want to print images and the window explorer crash the window explore crash too everything start to crash after a window update what should I do this is problem ...
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How to copy filename as text from a folder in windows 7? [duplicate]

I am looking to copy the filename as text from a folder as seen in windows explorer in windows 7, so that i can paste in other editor. I there any way to achieve this. I don't see any such feature in ...
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Extracting a file from the WinSxS folder

Specifically, I'd like to get the file explorer.exe of version 6.3.9600.17238 (from Windows 8.1 Update 1). I have the following file on my system: ...
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What process is scanning my folders in the navigation pane of Windows 8.1 File Explorer?

Running Windows 8.1 and trying to rename a file using the Navigation Pane in File Explorer (the left hand panel aka folder view) is a game of beat the clock for me at the moment. That's because every ...
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In Windows 7, how can one right click an icon, and “open with” firefox Developer Edition

When I right click a .php file in Windows explorer, and hover over "Open with", it displays my regular Firefox, but not Firefox Developer Edition as an option. If I select "Choose default ...
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Windows 7 system resource as folder name

I hope it is not a stupid question, but is it possible to set a folder name to a system32.dll localised string resource? I can set the icon easily on the properties window (eg. from imageres.dll), but ...
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Why do I see ~$<filename> hidden Excel files?

I have some hidden excel files with the following name format ~$<filename>.xlsx What is the purpose of these files ? Is there any harm in deleting them ?
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Windows Explorer Libraries hidden under desktop in Windows 7

I think I may have accidentally pressed down on Desktop (in the Favourites section of WE) and dragged it down to where Libraries are listed, but whatever happened Libraries are now listed under ...
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Create a sub folder within mulptiple folders

I want to create a folder structure like this: folder1 subfolder folder2 subfolder folder3 subfolder etc... The folders (folder1, folder2 etc.) already exist, but I want to add the ...
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How to add a different search filter in windows explorer?

See picture below, there is an option saying that I should be able to add a search filter but it got gray out, does anyone knows how to enable it or how to add a different search filter? Windows 7 ...
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What is the most practical way to open a File Explorer to the current directory in a File Explorer?

Currently I'm doing the following to open a file explorer to the same directory: Click the address bar & copy the address Win + E & paste the address to the address bar Is there a shorter ...
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How to make windows7 file explorer like winXP [duplicate]

Is there a simple way of getting windows7 file explorer back to a nice, clean, simple, consistent explorer like it was in winXP? I'm fed up with adjusting folder columns et al. and clicking on "apply ...
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List alphabetically in Windows Explorer, with folders mixed with files? [duplicate]

Previously when opening Windows explorer, it would come up as below: Key Folders : UPPERCASE documents : LOWERCASE Example A: APPLES apple 1 apple 2 BANANAS banana 1 banana 2 CARROT carrot 1 ...
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How do I copy the URL contained in the Internet shortcut?

I saw an answer to this question in a post already but I am wanting to know if there is a way to do multiple files at one time versus clicking on each shortcut file individually to get the URL? I ...
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Is there a way to open a folder in Mac with Windows Explorer in the virtual machine under VMware Fusion?

I have installed Windows 7 in my Mac with VMware Fusion. When I want to open a folder in Mac that is shared with the virtual machine in Windows Explorer, I usually launch Windows Explorer in the ...
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File System Only Refreshes Manually

The file system isn't automatically refreshing. The following will not show up/change until I right click and hit refresh manually, or go up a level and then back down. Examples: right click -> ...
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files in usb drive are not hidden but not showing

I copied some hidden files from another computer and when I open them in my computer I noticed that a folder is missing. But my computer shows that folder's space is taken. When I set to show hidden ...
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How can I make windows always show full folder path

Whenever I Click on "Desktop" in windows explorer, I end up with a "hidden" path, such as this: which makes navigating to the "one up" folder hard (I can enter a folder within desktop, then ...
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How can I restore my Windows File Explorer settings to original??? Why Metro apps do not work?

Well I'm having a bad problem... My file explorer for Windows 8.1 Enterprise is damaged! whenever I try to open a new window it's always not maximized, I don't know why, even after I close and open ...
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Is it possible to assign an editor to edit remote files through FTP while on Windows 8 Explorer

I have a remote VM that runs Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS. I installed on that remote machine vsftpd. Therefore I can access folders and files on that remote machine through FTP. My goal is to make my life ...
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How to edit the attributes/data of the various columns in windows explorer details view

Running Windows 7 Pro In windows explorer in details view there a multitude of pre defined columns that can be displayed I'd like to know how to edit the data / attributes for the columns. In ...
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Drag and Drop with Windows Explorer and Notepad under Windows 8.1 32-bit is troublesome

all.. A bit of an annoyance I've come across... and although I've been a 'power user' of PCs since the '70s, I have precious little knowledge of Windows 8... and this problem is making me crazy... I ...
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Why is the Windows Explorer not able to find a UUID string in a list of text files?

I have a directory with all my PUtty log files. Now I would like to find the files containing a UUID. I know that the UUID is in one or more files. I tried it with Windows Explorer. I searched with ...
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How to edit Chrome web shortcuts to add 'Rating', 'Description' and 'Notes' in Windows File Explorer?

I add web shortcuts from chrome to Windows (8.1) File Explorer into different folders so that I can access not only the downloaded documents but also the ones I want/need to check online. But I'd ...
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High CPU in explorer.exe while accessing folders consists of .flv files

if someone windows expert can help me to find the solution. Problem Description: High CPU usage in the Explorer.exe process when open a folder that contains corrupted .wav files in Windows 7 or in ...
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Item Not Found error when creating folders, and moving files

I get this error whenever I create a new folder in Windows 7 (Ultimate x64). I also get it when copying files about 50% of the time. Even though I get the "item not found" error initially, once I ...
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Add more folder templates in windows explorer

Windows, since the old days, includes 5 folder templates that one can use to modify the UI. Plus, once a template is updated, all folders with that template get the same settings. That would be ...
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Windows 7 windows explorer not finding known files

I am using Windows 7 and the Windows explorer search function has stopped working on my local computer. I have rebuilt the index, checked the box for searching non-indexed locations, and tried to to ...
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Edit Windows Explorer context menu item description

Currently I have the following type of Explorer context menu for Malwarebytes. I'd like to change the Finnish description to English (not allowed in the app), but searching the registry for ...
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Windows explorer keyboard search timeout

In windows explorer (in Windows 7, at least, and I think most other versions) you can type the name of a folder or file and the highlight bar will follow your keystrokes until you stop typing for a ...
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Windows 8.1, moving files between drives with overwrite

I have 2 file backup drives that are not in sync. In order to make sure that I have a complete copy, I would like to move all the files from drive 1 to drive 2 and overwrite them. That way, drive 2 ...
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Windows 10 keeps deleting stuff I have NOT selected

If I have a .html file and a folder linked to it, selecting the html file also deletes the folder. I just want to delete the html file and leave the folder. Is there a way to make Windows work ...
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Shortcut key for Preview on Windows 8.1

Coming from OS X to Windows 8.1 I miss QuickLook. I noticed that in the right click menu in Explorer there's a Preview item for some file types, such as images. Is there a shortcut key to invoke ...