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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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 explorer - Copy contents of subfolder to parent

In windows explorer, can I select a number of subfolders and copy the contents into my parent folder (i.e. the folder that i'm selecting them).. This would move the contents up a single directory.. ...
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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 ...
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Windows File Explorer large text

I'm not sure when this started so I can't tell if it's something I have edited but the text in Window's file explorer is bigger than usual. It is also large on the menu when you right click an icon ...
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Show all File Explorer windows in Windows 8

Sometimes I might be working with 4 or 5 different folders, all open in different windows. Then I go and work in some program windows. But when I want to go back to working with the file explorer I ...
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How can I Re-Enable the Windows 8.1 Start Button?

For some reason I'm unable to click or tap (Touchscreen) on the Windows start button in the bottom left. If I use a keyboard, I can bring up the start menu, but not with mouse. If I move the taskbar ...
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Accessing(Selecting) file that is currently being written to

I have application which continuously writes to a .txt file (it is a log file). When I try to even select this file from windows explorer (at which point it is being written to presumably by the ...
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When Copy + Pasting in Windows Explorer, Can I Immediately Edit the Filename Instead of Having “- Copy”?

I often copy and paste a file into the same folder (quickly pressing Ctrl+C, then Ctrl+V). It seems the default Windows behaviour is to rename the duplicate file as "filename - Copy.extension". ...
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How to track explorer.exe crashes in win8.1x64

I've recently installed win8.1x64 on my laptop. Problem is: Explorer keeps crashing everyday and re-sorting my desktop items, and I can't find out why. Things I tried: Added a registry entry where ...
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How to Remove Autodesk 360 entry from File Explorer?

It works fine and I like that my work is synced to the cloud and available everywhere, but I hate that on my explorer windows there is a Autodesk 360 entry alongside my hardware, how do I remove that ...
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Find programs which are using a special file [duplicate]

I want to delete a file but it cannot be deleted because is used by another program. how can I find the program which is using this file? I've seen task manager but there is nothing there to find out ...
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Windows 8 explorer crashing every 30seconds because of twinui.dll

my Windows 8.1 PC seems to have a problem. I can't see all icons on the Start Page and the explorer.exe crashes every 30 seconds with the following message in the EventViewer: <Event ...
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How to stop DIR command counting “Thumbs.db”

We have a process that executes a DIR on multiple folders to check that the correct documents have been generated by another process. In each of the target directories we use this command: dir /A:-D ...
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Windows 10 equivalent to 'explorer.exe'

I am an early adopter of Windows 10, and I am a .NET / Web developer so I like to push the bounds a bit when testing out a new OS. I also try to work against the latest / freshest builds available. ...
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Windows 10 Windows Explorer Remove Quick Access

In Windows 10 how do I remove "Quick Access" altogether from the Windows Explorer navigation panel? I do not want to add/remove items to the menu, I want to remove it outright in the similar fashion ...
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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 ...