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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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windows8 windows explorer automatically change its view mode to “detail” and sort by “name”

windows8 windows explorer automatically change its view mode to "detail" and sort by "name" automatically every once in a while, this happens only in my download folder which is placed in the default ...
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Sorting folders in Windows Explorer?

I'd want to know how to ensure that all my folders will be sorted and displayed on top of all the files in Windows Explorer
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explorer.exe eating memory like crazy

I have a Windows 7 operating system. When I boot up and do nothing, explorer.exe starts to consume memory like crazy, like around 2GBs and so. When I kill it from task manager, everything is still ...
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Folder named `xyz` appears under the name `Public Desktop` in Windows Explorer?

In Windows 8: I have a folder that is currently named 'unused' but the same behavior occurs with any name that I rename it to. The name appears correctly in CMD when I type dir but when I look for the ...
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Can't stop Windows Server 2012 Explorer opening folders/files on single click instead of double click

In Windows Explorer on Windows Server 2012 R2, I have the option "Double click to open an item (single-click to select)" set. In fact the other options are disabled for some reason. However explorer ...
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Swap open windows on two monitors

I am using two main programs on both of my monitors (one program each), but sometimes I want to see the program on the second monitor on my 'main' monitor. Can I somehow switch every open window from ...
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What does registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Wbem\CIMOM\ThrottleDrege do?

What does registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Wbem\CIMOM\ThrottleDrege do? Background to this is that one of our users is experiencing abnormally slow copy of files on his Windows 8 ...
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How can I add Google Drive to “This PC” in the Windows Explorer sidebar?

The title says it all really. I have Google Drive already installed of course.
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modify overlay on video previews in the Explorer sidebar

I want to get rid of the stupid overlays that video files are shown with in the Explorer sidebar in Windows (7, but other versions as well). I mean thanks, but 1995 rang and they want their UI design ...
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Make Windows 10 open “This PC” by default

Following this tip I was able to set File Explorer to open 'This PC' by default. However, now the explorer window shows a section called 'Unspecified' full of blank icons. I don't have enough rep ...
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How can I cancel opening a folder in Windows Explorer?

I am forced to use a Windows machine for some parts of my job, but I am not a Windows guy, so there may be some obvious solution to this that I am missing. Sometimes, when I am browsing files in ...
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Excel: Do not open files in multiple instances

How do I open all excel files in the same instance/window by default (happens only when I open from the menu, but not from the windows explorer)? I have this option unchecked, but is still not ...
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Windows explorer crashes every 30 seconds

My windows explorer crashes in every 30 seconds or so. On the title bar, it shows "Not Responding", system hangs for a while and after clicking on the window itself, everything fades in white color. ...
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3rd party browsers can't “open in folder”

I have a problem with with Chrome and Mozilla where after I download a file, I cannot open the folder directly from the browser. If I click on the "open in folder" or equivalent button in either of ...
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Is there a way to see other Shell property sets in Explorer in Windows 7 and up?

In previous versions of Windows, when you viewed the properties of a file, there was an option to see the "Summary", which displays a standard set of properties from a Shell32 property set. There was ...
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What is the default file association for a file with no extension?

I have a machine that somehow became infected with WEbbiNG Adware. I managed to remove it fine, but it seems it associated itself as the default program to run files without an extension. I have ...
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Windows explorer shows different results than using dir command

I'm using "dir" to output the contents of a network drive to a text file for processing. The directory has ~135k files. When I search for a specific keyword in the windows explorer search box, I get 4 ...
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Windows Explorer on taskbar not working

The shortcut for Windows Explorer on the taskbar has seemingly broken. It shows the default icon and when I click it, I get the following message, "Can't open this item. It might have been moved, ...
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How to change shortcut links priority in Windows File Explorer?

How can I change shortcut links priority in left side of Windows File Explorer (like Favorite, Library, Computer)? For example, by default Favorite link is top of all other links. So how can I ...
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Why is using a URL as filename in Windows Explorer so slow?

When I attach a file in Gmail, add a picture in a StackExchange post, etc., I often use a URL as filename in Windows Explorer: It typically takes a few seconds, usually between 5 and 10 seconds. ...
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How to edit files on a Windows FTP folder?

I own several FTP sites and I always used FileZilla to copy/edit files on them. Now I'm trying to take advantages(?) from "FTP folders" on Windows 8.1. My intent is to transfer and edit my remote ...
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How do I get Windows 8.1 to display image thumbnails when using the modern explorer?

This is a most frustrating problem with image thumbnails in Windows 8.1; I'm not sure when exactly my computer started doing this. The problem only affects browsing pictures in the modern explorer ...
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Customizing or adding favorites to the Windows 8.1 Metro File Picker

Windows 8.1 comes with a touch-friendly file picker. It's a better UI than the old Windows Explorer file picker for touch devices like my Surface Pro 3. However, there are a few annoying things ...
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Trouble deleting TIFF images

I am doing some processing of TIFF images and experiencing some trouble deleting them when I am done. I make sure that I close all the processes that may be locking the file, but still the explorer ...
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How to stop windows explorer from trying to log in to a network share so many times after a password change

So typically, I'm logged into at least one network share with my Windows 8.1 machine. And every 30 days or so, I have to update my passwords on the network shares. However, if I attempt to access ...
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How can I make Windows Explorer show FTP server files without it using IE?

I work for a manufacturing company. In one of our labs we have a laptop running XP SP3 and IE7. This laptop is disconnected from the internet, and has not been updated or purposefully modified in some ...
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moving files in file explorer (windows 8) [duplicate]

I have most of my music in one large folder called music collection. In this folder most of the files are separated in folders by artist. I want to get rid of all those folders and just use the main ...
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How to prevent explorer.exe to get laggy when some network paths are not available?

I have set up some network path in Windows 8.1 which can only be accessed when I'm connected to a VPN. I don't want to re-map/add them every time when I connect to the VPN (I do this quite often). If ...
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How to sort folders in Win Explorer without 3rd party app?

I have thousands of files nested within subfolders of subfolders. When I am in the root directory with a list of all my main folders, I want to be able to sort by size (largest main folder to ...
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All .lnk associated with an explorer - mistake

I wanted to associate folder shortcuts to my new File Explorer Total Commander (or TCM). So I changed them in Control Panel\Programs\Default Programs\Set Associations But what I did change was ...
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Win 8.1 Explorer Address Bar Drop Down remove items (control panel, etc.)

i have a simple question about removing some entries from the windows explorer bar drop down menu (not the internet explorer address bar). How can i remove the marked items from the screenshot? They ...
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Open with only lists choose default program for .py files

The context menu for a .py file in file explorer is only giving the Choose default program... option in the context menu. Currently it runs it with python.exe by default. If I change the default ...
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Dropbox Folder List Windows 8

Is there any way to get a folder list of Dropbox in Windows 8 as Windows 7? It is more difficult to drag files to an icon than a folder list. Windows 8 appears in favorites only whereas in Windows 7 ...
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How to custom sort Window Explorer on 'Comments' column

I've added Comments to .pdf files using the program File Metadata, and then I enabled a Windows Explorer comments column. This sorts reverse alphabetically i.e. Zaphod, Widget, Constantine, Adam, ...
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How to make Windows 10 File Explorer open “This PC” by default?

I know how to do that on Vista/7, I know how to do that on 8/8.1, but neither of the ways work with Windows 10, it always defaults into the "Home" view. (I am basically reposting this question for ...
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Hotkey for “Send to..”

I have a lot of image files. I want to look at files' previews in windows file explorer. Then select files I want, press key combination to send this files to my specific folder. As if I press right ...
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How can I get Explorer Search to search for #? [duplicate]

How can I get Explorer Search to find all and only files containing the character # ? Here: simply entering # gives a false result: Likewise, entering "#" . EDIT: Folder Options, 'Find partial ...
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Why does Explorer Search find some matches and miss others?

Why does Explorer search find some matches and miss others? E.g. in the first three are missed:
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Can you start the Explorer copy dialog from the command line?

Is it possible to trigger an Explorer style file copy in Windows, such that the copy file dialog is displayed? I'm aware of copy, xcopy and robocopy commands but I'm specifically looking to spawn the ...
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Rating any items via Explorer's “Rating” column in Windows 7 [duplicate]

Windows 7 has a "Rating" column in its Windows Explorer (aka File Explorer): (images taken from google) The rating also shows up for media files such as images and videos in the lower pane of the ...
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RTMP Explorer's Not Working Correctly

I Was Trying to Download A Video With RTMP Explorer. But When I Paste The Video URL Then It Shows Me That I Have Not Install Adobe Flash Player. But I Have The Latest Version Of It. Don't Know Why ...
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Why is Windows Explorer not updating when I do things?

Right now, if I rename a file in windows explorer, or right click->create new folder (or new file), or do a bunch of other things, I don't see the result of the action (i.e., the file's name stays the ...
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“New Task” doesn't restart explorer.exe, what other solutions are there?

I just killed explorer.exe (because the taskbar isn't responding to clicks, neither does the "win key") by clicking on End Process and am now unable to restart it. When I open a new explorer.exe ...
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How to modify game files in Games Explorer?

I'm using windows 7 and most of the games I'm downloading are in the Windows Games folder. But I can't find a way to modify the file' remove or to do any action, Can I remove game so it won't be in ...
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Is there a command to hide/show this info sub-window in Window Explorer?

Is there a command to hide/show this info sub-window (magenta highlight) in Window Explorer? I find none on the menu. And if there is, what's the keyboard shortcut? Else is there any way the panel can ...
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Multiple panes in Windows Explorer

I currently use Windows Explorer with Clover installed on a Windows 7 PC. This allows me to have multiple directories open at the same time on different tabs each with a preview pane. Instead of ...
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Strange behavior of the explorer.exe process [duplicate]

Something happened, and now the explorer.exe is acting strange. For example, I have a mirc.exe startup when the system boots. Window with this program immediately freezes. Also icons in the tray do ...
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How to set Explorer's background wallpaper, while I'm looking at “Computer”?

How can I set a desired wallpaper in the Explorer background in Windows 7 while looking at the list of drives (aka "Computer"). For example: If press ctrl+E, the system shows the list of hard drives; ...
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Internet Explorer 11 / Outlook 2013 single sign-on anomaly: it keeps sending Authorization: headers

I have IE 11 and Outlook 2013 on the client side. On ther server side there's centos7, apache 2.4 with auth_ntlm_winbind_module and winbindd. The server URI (http://server.yourdomain.com) is added to ...
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Windows 8.1 explorer.exe crashing in safe mode without networking

yesterday I tried to test a new security solution (Emsisoft Internet Security) so I deinstalled Emsisoft Anti-Malware (which is the same product, just without firewall) and tried to install IS. But ...