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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Is there a shortcut key to go to the next sibling folder in Windows Explorer (8.1)?

I'm going through a list of photo folders and keep on having to click on the next folder in the list. Is there a way to jump to the next sibling folder from the current folder with a keyboard ...
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Save as dialog on mapped drive in Windows 8.1 slower than in Windows 8.0

Whenever i save a file on a mapped network drive, the directory seems to load very slow in Windows 8.1 whilst Windows 8.0 and lower opens the filelist very fast so you can save immediatly. Is this a ...
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How to display default admin shares (C$) in Windows Explorer

I have my network sharing set up so that when I go to \\CompName\c$ I can get to the C: drive of the CompName computer. However, if I navigate to \\CompName\ directly, or via the network browser, I ...
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Watched Tag for Video files in Windows Explorer

Is there any way to add a watched tag automatically on video files in windows explorer for the videos that are partially/completely watched? Something like youtube.com does. If partially watched and ...
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Explorer.exe restart loop when log in

I'm using Windows 8.1 Update 1, and this morning I tried to install StartIsBack, I launched the setup and clicked Install, then it restarted the explorer as I expected but explorer.exe entered into a ...
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how to view folder that start with a “.” on windows

On my phone I have a folder that is named .Pass I connected my Phone (Galaxy Note 3) to my computer (Desktop Windows 7 64bit) and I wanted to open up the .Pass folder on my computer. However the ...
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Can I use the “Open with…” context menu item within zip folders?

Normally in windows explorer, there is an "Open with..." item in the context menu, that allows choosing a non-default program to open the file with. When within a zip folder, this menu item is ...
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Software for easy detection and storing name of the process, that created file or folder?

Is there any program that can show me in Windows Explorer what process has created some folders or files? It would be great to see not only file name, size, modification date and etc. but also name of ...
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Mysterious blank folder keeps showing up on my desktop

I have a folder with no name on my Windows desktop. The name is literally empty: I'd like to get rid of this. Oh, easy you say? Well here's where things get interesting. First, if I click on it ...
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How to make Windows Explorer report the correct size of the winsxs folder

I know that the files inside the winsxs folder are not copies but low-level hard links. They look like the full file, but really it's just a shortcut. For this reason, the folder is not taking up as ...
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Can not change default explorer sorting option

Like the title says: I am not able to change the default sorting option in windows explorer. At the moment folders and files are sorted by date modified, but I'd like to change this to sorted by name. ...
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Getting Files to “Open With” Chrome Canary Rather Than Main Google Chrome Instance

I have Google Chrome installed, which is my main browser. I also have Chrome Canary installed, which is my browser instance for work related development. I have disabled the Flash plugin in Google ...
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Prevent Windows Explorer going to Computer when network lost

When I undock my work computer, network connection is temporarily lost, while Windows switches from LAN to wireless. When this happens, all open folders (that are on the share) revert to Computer. ...
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Libraries and “My PC” in Windows Explorer

I have a laptop which is running Windows 8.1 64bit. When opening Windows Explorer and enabling the option to show the libraries under the section "My PC", The screen looks like this: Translation: ...
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can I permanently add a way to sort my files in folders? and how do I do it?

I like sorting my images by dimensions but every time I close the folder after adding the sort by dimensions option it disappears.
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How to stop explorer.exe outbound connections on Windows 8.1

I've got this annoying outbound TCP connection from explorer.exe to 111.221.29.122 using port 443 (Windows 8.1). Apparently this is some kind of push notification service as describes here: ...
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Windows 7 Library Location Limit

In Windows 7, many folders can be added to a library and, in many ways, act as one folder. Is there a limit to the number of Library locations within a library?
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How can I prevent any window from minimizing?

I am setting up a kiosk/POS computer that runs certain applications from a launcher. I've got everything set up the way I need except for one thing. I am able to close the launched applications (like ...
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Just after I ran windows update, Internet Explorer 9 won't open

Just after I ran windows update, Internet Explorer won't open at all. I've ran virus scans (Hitman Pro) 10 plus times and I have installed the latest updates, we still get the same error message and ...
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how to clear caching? of .url files

I'm doing some scripting that generates .url files in my C:\temp directory. These files are only 2 lines long. For example, as a test, I created a file C:\temp\test_shortcut.url: (echo ...
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Probable permissions issue with Windows 8.1 Pro(64) Start/Tiles

Due to lack of space on my current installation (30GB SSD as main disk), I have been moving a few of the "System" items to a secondary HD. The latest of these changes was to move the ...
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Sort by number at the end of the file name in Windows Explorer

I want to know how can I sort my files in Windows Explorer using the last two digits in the file name. I have the following files in my folder: f00001.jpg f00002.jpg f00003.jpg b00001.jpg b00002.jpg ...
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How to make Windows Explorer file properties show exact times?

When I bring up file properties, I don't want my OS to round off values for me. But to my surprise, I click on a file, open properties, and see: Created: Today, June 11, 2015, 4 hours ago ...
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Windows Explorer freezing, narrowed it down to a certain DLL

I've had a problem for a while now. Whenever I hold ctrl or shift to select multiple files, my entire PC freezes. After a while, I narrowed it down to a single thread in windows explorer causing this ...
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Windows XP Issue - Explorer Running Slow & Video Lagging when popups appear or adjusting volume

Hardware: Samsung SF310 Laptop Intel Core i5 4Gb RAM Samsung Evo 840 SSD (250Gb) Software: I have reloaded an image using Acronis: Windows XP Professional SP3 All relevant drivers for my ...
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How to put folders first even if sorted by date descending in Windows Explorer? [duplicate]

When I sort by date descending (latest first), folders go to the end of the list. Is it possible to still have at the top, as it was in previous versions of Windows?
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Windows 7 Fonts Folder Corrupted and Crashes Windows Explorer

I'm using Windows 7 32bit, Everytime i open the Fonts folder the Windows Explorer crashes and requiring restart. The Fonts Folder has no icon : If i opened this folder : If i tried to open the ...
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Find all folders where name is in time range

I have a lot of folders and they have the following naming convention: folder1(1924) folder2(2014) folder3(1999) folder4(2001) folder5(1891) Now I would love to move/find in explorer all the ...
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Can I make windows open renamed zip files in explorer?

I have some files on my system (extension .sublime-package). These files are nothing but a .zip with a different file extension. I can currently browse them by renaming the file, then double clicking ...
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Trying to encrypt entire user folder but getting access errors

In my Windows 7 Pro system, I am trying to encrypt my entire user folder but certain folders or files keep throwing up flags like this: Now, I have granted the process of encrypting Admin rights, ...
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How to add my own folders to Favorites in Windows 10 Insider Preview?

This is my File Explorer: I want to add some folders to left menu. Also, I want to remove some folders from it (e.g., OneDrive). How can I do this?
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Slow to show Open / Save File Dialog in Windows with mapped Network Drives

The issue is that if you have one or more mapped network drives and have not accessed them "recently" within your logon session, your first attempt to show Open/Save File dialog in ANY program will be ...
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How do I revert Windows Explorer's view to remove categories?

How do I get Windows Explorer back to a normal layout and get rid of this category nonsense?
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Windows 7 SP1 32-bit - Windows Explorer Crashing with faulting “ntdll.dll” module

I work at the IT department as a summer intern for a small company. A user is encountering frequent and seemingly random Windows Explorer crashes - it could be in various folders, the control panel, ...
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Add command to right click menu of Explorer

I have made a very simple .bat file that will create a text file of all the files in a dir. Now I want to add it to the right click context menu of explorer so I can create a txt index for a dir at ...
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Windows Explorer show file modified date as ago string

Is it possible to modify Windows File explorer to show file modified section as "ago" string. So it would be showing file modified "2 days 2 hours ago" or "14 seconds ago" etc..
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Windows explorer browse dialogue intermittently not working

On occasions, various completely different applications hang when I try to open a file. ( Virtualbox, adobe reader, Dassault Systemes CATIA etc.. ) This is especially annoying with Virtualbox, but ...
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Adobe PDF Preview Handler Error in Windows Explorer

I virtualized the installation of Adobe Acrobat Pro XI v11.0.11 together with Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 v14.0.7015.1000 x86, carried out on Windows 7 Enterprise v6.1.7601 x64, making use ...
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Identify latest added or updated files in Windows file folders

In Windows Explorer, I would like to list all the files in a folder, including those in subfolders, and sort them by the time they were added, or the last time they were modified. I am trying to ...
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Most open dialogs in most programs hang for a minute on first open

I found, that most open dialogs in most programs hang for up to 1 minute before show. After shown once, they start to work fast. Closing and opening program does not make them work slow again -- ...
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Windows button isn't working

Recently my Windows buttons on my keyboard have stopped working and I can't seem to get them working. I've so far tried to restart the explorer through Task Manager, had no luck. Restarted the PC a ...
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How to search multiple file types from Windows Explorer search box?

I would like to use the Windows Explorer Search box to search for multiple file types. Is there any supported syntax to do so? I tried: *.docx *.xlsx *.docx, *.xlsx *.docx; *.xlsx *.docx or *.xlsx ...
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Windows 7 explorer: Is this a bug, or intended behavior?

In Explorer in Windows 7, if you select 9 or more files (but not all) and rename them, the selection is lost after the files are renamed. Is this intended, or a bug? This behavior does not show ...
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File URI with username and password in Explorer

How to specify file URI with user name and password in the (Windows File) Explorer, please? Something like file://domain\user:password@host/dir/file. I need to specify domain to be equal host name, ...
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What are these unnamed icons in my iPhone's internal storage?

I was accessing the photos stored on my iPhone 4 running iOS 7.1.2 through my Windows 8.1 laptop just now when I noticed one of the few folders in the iPhone...Internal Storage...DCIM directory ...
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Is there any custom DWM (Desktop Window Manager) for Windows 8?

So my question is is there any custom DWM that can entirely replace explorer.exe and window frames on Windows 8, and if not is it even possible to create one?
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Cannot browse files stored on mounted VHD with explorer, but can access via apps & directories

Running Windows 8.1 and created a VHD on an SD card (SD: NTFS; VHD: NTFS [bitlocker], Windows 8.1). Created script & task to mount on startup, and have directories stored on it (ie: documents, ...
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Windows 7 - Combine Details view with Other view

Like the title says, I'm looking for a way to combine the Details view in Windows Explorer with any of the other views that Windows offers (Large icons, Medium icons etc). Both Windows XP and Vista ...
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Windows Explorer context menu to rename a folder to add a “.” (period) in front of the folder name

I would like to be able to add a windows context menu for a folder to rename the folder with a "." (period) in front of the folder name. For example right clicking on a folder named "temporary files" ...
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Context menu item like WinRAR, “Add to FILENAME”

I want to add a context-menu item like WinRAR added to files or folder's right click context menu by changing registry keys. In the picture, Add to "Screen Captures.rar" WinRAR gets that name ...