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.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (2)

0
votes
1answer
11 views

a way to access different folders in different locations by one click

I have different folders in all drives which contain same data. I can't store all of it in the same folder or drive. I am wondering if there's a way I can access all of those locations in a single ...
0
votes
1answer
22 views

Windows explorer seems to be broken?

I have Windows 10 pro x64. 16gb ddr4 and an i7 5820k. For the past week or 2 I havent been able to open my start menu, my volume control or the the notification center. But if I push windows key + e,...
0
votes
1answer
13 views

Disable File Path History In Windows Explorer 10

If I manually enter a file path in windows explorer, that file path will stay in the drop down unless I manually clear it. What I want to do is completely disable the path from being saved in the ...
0
votes
0answers
27 views

windows 10 crashes explorer.exe upon opening file explorer

Ok I have an issue. On 3 separate computers that i have updated to windows 10 in the past week whenever I try to open a file explorer window via either taskbar pinning, Win + E, or start > file ...
0
votes
1answer
13 views

What happens when you use Robocopy between two remote computers on your WAN?

Some details: I have a local server at one of the branches of the company I work for that has some pretty bad internet. I am using Robocopy to move some big files to the server once then using it ...
0
votes
0answers
10 views

Bash in Windows 10 - Directories not appearing when created in File Explorer

Using Windows 10 Enterprise Insider Preview Buil 14372.rs1_release.160620-2342 When I create a directory in Bash (e.g. mkdir test_from_bash) it appears in the File Explorer but the opposite doesn't ...
0
votes
1answer
13 views

Hotkey to restore current File Explorer windows?

Is there a hotkey to restore all current File Explorer windows in Windows 10? For example if you are working between the File Explorer and other applications and need to minimize them repeatedly, ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

Preview eml files with Thunderbird?

Is there a way to use Thunderbird to preview eml files in the Windows Explorer? I have seen this topic but it doesn't answer the question : Get Explorer preview for .eml files in Windows 7
1
vote
0answers
16 views

How do I “pin” the copying file(s) progress dialog in Windows 10?

In Windows 8, I loved how you could "pin" the dialog that showed the graph of copy speed while a long file copy operation (using Windows Explorer) was occurring. If you left the machine and came back ...
0
votes
0answers
5 views

Windows 10: dragging and dropping files between explorer windows makes destination window navigate to initial view

So I'm experiencing a weird bug. If I've got two explorer windows open, and I drag a file from the first one into the second one, the second one will navigate to the initial view that you'd normally ...
0
votes
0answers
10 views

Search inside of folder shortcuts

I have a folder with 100+ shortcuts to other folders all over my computer. I need to search inside each of these folders, but i have not found a way. Another user asked the same question: Search ...
0
votes
0answers
12 views

Unable to generate certificate in Internet Explorer

I have a problem with Internet Explorer, I'm unable to generate a new certificate from a root one, every time I try to generate get a prompt which says. “Error in InstallResponse. Error Number ...
0
votes
2answers
30 views

Advice for combining right-click context menu actions in Windows?

For windows 10 is there a method to combine context menu actions into one click. In particular, I'm after a method that will allow multiple anti-virus and anti-malware programs to scan a single file, ...
0
votes
0answers
55 views

Windows Explorer Slow on LAN in Windows 10

I've recently upgraded from Win7 to Win10 and have noticed something very peculiar. I have a Windows 2012 R2 Server working as Domain Controller/DHCP/DNS/File Sharing Server and noticed that browsing ...
0
votes
1answer
18 views

Disable specific behavior for [name].html - [name]_files combo in Windows

In Windows (7, at least) there's specific behavior for a [name].html file and [name]_files folder in the same parent folder. Normally when you copy and paste a file/folder in the same parent folder as ...
0
votes
2answers
28 views

Windows 8.1 Files missing after transferring to a newly created folder and pressing Ctrl+Z

I had a few video files in a folder. I wanted to transfer the videos into a new folder, so I created a new folder just before I made the transfer. I selected all of the videos and dragged them to the ...
0
votes
2answers
116 views

Windows explorer crashes on copying files

I have Windows 7 (64bit) and since a few windows updates the following error occurs: When I try to copy a file from one directory to another with the explorer, windows tells me that the explorer hast ...
0
votes
1answer
20 views

My Documents Folder Not Opening

I'm not the most tech-savvy of people, so please bare with me! My friend, who helped used a program called Winareo to add Google Drive to 'This PC' list in windows 10 file explorer, then he also ...
0
votes
1answer
24 views

Windows 7 drag&drop files onto the adress bar/directory path of the explorer (like in win8)

I've been using windows 8.1 for the past years, and just installed windows 7 ultimate. However, I am missing a very convenient feature, which allowed me to drag n drop files into any directory that ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

Group files by the specific day they were created on Windows 10

It would be very helpful to group files in Windows 10 file explorer by the specific day they were created. When someone tries Group By > Date Created in large icon view, they get useless, and vague ...
1
vote
1answer
43 views

explorer.exe ntdll.dll c0000005 failure when log in

I have my explorer.exe crashed, with faulting module ntdll.dll, error code c0000005 fail when i attempted to logon, nothing including desktop and task-bar is shown up, help me please, i already ...
7
votes
1answer
90 views

Can sub-folders be created on the Explorer context “send to” menu

I have many "send to" destinations. I would like to create sub-folders in the "Send to" folder. Is this possible? When I try, it will only create a real folder in the SendTo folder. I want selecting ...
1
vote
0answers
19 views

Desktop.ini InfoTip not working

I'm trying to utilize some of the capabilities of desktop.ini in Windows to help organize the network file system at work. Most network folders need an Archive folder at various levels in the ...
1
vote
0answers
10 views

Explorer window takes 15 sec to open, queries PostBootReminders\Microsoft.NetDriveReconnectFailed repetedly

When opening a new explorer window, there is a long lag time before the the new file browser appears. I put ProcMon on it, and in the slow sections the following registry key access happens over and ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

Windows 8/10 File Explorer - Minimalist VIEW?

I would like File Explorer to display the title bar and folder contents in a minimalist view. I've figured out how to hide the menu bar and the status bar but there are still two 'rows' of navigation/...
0
votes
1answer
18 views

Saving Column Order in Win 10 File Explorer

I changed the order of columns in Windows 10 File Explorer but the old (default?) order returns when I reopen Explorer. Is there a way to save my preferred column order? If so, how? Thanks.
1
vote
2answers
80 views

Windows explorer taking almost all RAM

I am using windows 10 and RAM is 4GB. After starting laptop suddenly RAM usage is building up to 100% and system is freezing. When i checked task manager it is showing Windows Explorer is taking ...
0
votes
1answer
20 views

Is there a keyboard shortcut to create shortcut in Windows Explorer?

After selecting some files/folders in Explorer, I can right-click them and choose Create shortcut, is there a keyboard shortcut to do so?
0
votes
1answer
115 views

Windows 10 File Explorer Crashes on Right-Click

This issue has been bothering me ever since my mom turned off my computer a few days ago and I turned it back on the next day to do some work. Right-clicking on any file or folder in Windows Explorer ...
0
votes
0answers
74 views

windows10 explorer.exe uses to much memory

I upgraded my OS from win7 to win10, found that the explorer.exe will use to much memory when keeping the OS running for days, like this: I've read this q&a: Explorer.exe uses up all my RAM, and ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

How to make “Show in folder” open a special folder in Google Chrome

When I open file's dodwnload folder using the "Show in folder" button in Google Chrome, a Windows Explorer window is opened to absolute location of that folder. If I have used default settings for my ...
0
votes
0answers
10 views

Adding a 'connected file' link to an Excel Workbook

This is fairly specific, and I'm not sure if it can be done, but thought I'd ask. When you save a web page in Windows, you get the HTML file, and a folder called '[Title of webpage]_files'. The ...
1
vote
1answer
44 views

Windows Explorer: ignore empty folders

How can Windows Explorer be configured to ignore empty folders like found in git/github: . If I clicked the highlighted folder here, it would skip past all of the folders that have no other files ...
1
vote
0answers
24 views

Why is windows not finding a file in the C:\Users folder

So, I was having an issue with a specific file and was looking for a possible cached version that should have been in the C:\Users\Username\AppData folder and couldn't find it, so I used the search ...
0
votes
0answers
9 views

Why are some icons in Window Explorer Recent list not the same as their normal icons in Windows Explorer?

In some programs on my computer, the items in the Recent list have the icons of the program and not of their file type. For example, this screenshot shows PNG images in Paint's Recent list: However,...
4
votes
0answers
26 views

Any way to get OS X-like Open dialog drag-and-drop behaviour on Windows?

In OS X, dragging and dropping a file from the Finder into a system Open File dialog causes the dialog to navigate to the containing folder and select the dragged file. I would like to have the same ...
0
votes
1answer
21 views

How to filter file by name in Windows 7 explorer?

I know that I can search for file in the search box on the top right corner of the explorer; how ever, I would like to filter file and folder name by a string. For example: I would like to find file ...
1
vote
0answers
25 views

How to sort by date modified ascending ALWAYS in Windows?

How to force Windows to sort always by date modified and always ascending? The situation is that often 1) Modified field is Off (not listed in Sort By menu by default) 2) Once opened More menu ...
0
votes
1answer
25 views

How to make green progress operate at normal speed in Windows Explorer?

One I open folder with images in Windows 10, the green progress appear in address bar (with folder path). It moves to 100% for a few minutes. Until then I can't see file properties in the right pane. ...
13
votes
2answers
807 views

In Windows Explorer, why can we create a folder or file with the percent symbol, if the percent symbol is reserved for variables?

Go to Windows Explorer, and create a folder named %systemdrive%. Now, open a command prompt, and try to go to the folder you just created. You can't, because there are percent symbols in the folder ...
0
votes
0answers
69 views

windows 10 black screen after login and file explorer and control panel error

While my upgraded windows 10 Lenovo G500 laptop is shutting down, my brother held the power button so the laptop shut down immediately, and after I turned on my laptop and wrote the password, the ...
0
votes
1answer
212 views

about explorer.exe crashing with window 7

I started notice the problem when I tried to move a file to my external HD, and my explorer.exe just kept crashing, but it will restart back up. later on, I realized that its not just moving files to ...
0
votes
1answer
36 views

Windows 10: Can I add 'Move To' to right click menu option for a file in Explorer?

There is a Move To icon in the Explorer Toolbar. Is it possible to add this functionality to the right click menu for each file (somewhat analogous to the 'Send To' option)? I seem to recall there ...
0
votes
0answers
46 views

Windows 10 File Explorer aka Windows Explorer, keeps launching itself

Windows 10 File Explorer aka Windows Explorer, keeps launching itself, sometimes every few seconds sometimes 10 -15 minutes apart. minimising doesn't help as it pops up again. Very annoying in the ...
15
votes
10answers
3k views

Is there a way to remove files from a folder that are in another folder?

Let's say I copy and paste files from folder A, which includes: Folder A: file1.cfg file2.txt file3.esp file4.bsa into folder B, which after updating, has: Folder B: apples.mp3 file1....
-1
votes
1answer
67 views

Windows explorer right click crash

Whenever i try to right click anywhere on windows explorer it stops responding. OS - Windows vista Thanks for any help! EDIT - Only crashes when i right click on a file, not empty space.
0
votes
0answers
26 views

Why have my document previews suddenly disappeared?

I don't know why but a couple of days ago all my file previews disappeared. I'm a photographer and need to see the image previews so this is obviously quite a big issue. I'm using Windows 10 pro. I ...
1
vote
1answer
36 views

When renaming a file in Windows, CTRL + Backspace does not delete whole words

The Ctrl+Backspace shortcut for deleting whole words is a feature in most text editors and text inputs. Due to their usefulness, they have become a part of my everyday typing habits. However, in ...
0
votes
1answer
18 views

How to highlight file without mouse after ctrl + down

How do I highlight a file, skip to another file in the folder, and highlight it also, without using the mouse? Example, how do I select the file called "3 - SelectFoo.txt"
0
votes
0answers
17 views

Windows Explorer default action when typing

When I open Windows Eplorer and I start typing in it (without actually writing in a field), it normally scrolls in the list of files and folders that are being shown and selects the element that ...