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Windows 8.1 Explorer in Taskbar with starting Folder

I want to have an icon in Windows 8.1 Taskbar that opens Windows Explorer in a specific folder and does not create a second icon when I click the first. I tried several approaches to do this: Pin ...
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Explorer Won't Open Music Directory

Windows 8.1 Hello, I'm trying to open my Music folder in Explorer, so I can go through and delete a few songs. I have about 122 songs in the directory now, plus two folders. I can Save files to the ...
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What does the $, % symbol represent in terms of directories?

1) I know if you type %TEMP% into run, it will open that folder. But what does % mean/do? 2) Also, when I'm at work and I type in \\computername\c$ into windows explorer , it will go to the specified ...
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214 views

USB Flash Drive folders not opening but a command exe.corrupt appears

Whenever i try to open the folders in my USB Flash Drive on my laptop with windows 8, it says EXE corrupted. How to open the folders?
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Icon generator to emulate Windows 7 folder with contents

(Note: I didn't know how to properly word this question: improvements are welcome!) I'm looking for an utility (whether desktop or online service) to create folder icons in the same way as Windows 7 ...
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111 views

How to change default folder template for MTP Device?

When connecting an Android Phone to Windows 7 by USB, it connects as an MTP device. The "media" folder template selected by Windows is incorrect for 95% of the folders on the phone. I want to cause ...
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335 views

Is there a way to add a “Contains” column in Windows Explorer?

I'm merging some old backup archives and getting rid of duplicates in the process, and I am frustrated by the fact that Microsoft has made it so difficult to find empty folders in Windows. The ...
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1answer
31 views

Is there a way to open explorer in virtual favorites?

The topmost item in my explorer is "Favorites" This is my jump list to my most frequently used folders and I would like to open explorer with this folder expanded. I found that I can open explorer in ...
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57 views

How to merge subfolders in libraries?

I have managed to group folders using Can I get rid of the Windows 7 libraries folder dropdowns? But now I see 3 folders all called "Soft" Currently this library includes: D:\Me E:\Shared ...
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27 views

Error: Windows Folder Open in New window “Open In Tab”

the default option is changed from "Open" to 'Open in Tab" windows explore always opens in new window, all Folder Options are reset, how do i recover to the old option ? found this one helpful, ...
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1answer
114 views

Organizing a lot of shortcuts on the desktop for quick access, transmissions

I'm in transmission business and have to have fast access to a lot of places on the network, over 100. So I setup folders with related shortcuts on the desktop and setup explorer to 'open each folder ...
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87 views

Renamed folder still shows up in Explorer - How to clear Windows Folder Cache?

I have renamed "Downloads" folder to "OldDownloads" from my D: Drive, and when I issue dir command in command line, I see that Downloads folder is renamed to OldDownloads and when I try to issue ...
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1answer
353 views

Windows 7 Folder-Merge function for XP

Is there a way (program?) that can let you safely merge two folders in Windows XP? Obviously this can be done manually by opening the source and destination folders and moving everything, selecting ...
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1answer
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How to reset thumbnails in windows 8

I changed the album art of an audio file inside a folder using a id3 tag editor. But the folder thumbnail still shows the old album art. I tried to clear thumbnail cache using system cleanup, But i ...
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1answer
242 views

Is there a way to make Windows Explorer open without expanding the first drive contents?

I have multiple drives and partitions on my machine and I find it annoying that explorer has to start with the first drive expanded. I know it's a minor thing but I would like to know if there is any ...
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1answer
1k views

Why can't we make CON, PRN,Null folder in windows? [duplicate]

When i make new folder and rename it to nul it says The Specified device name is invalid. then I searched which are the other folders we can't make, and get names con, nul, prn ? what are these ...
0
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1answer
219 views

Default sort order in Windows folder

I am running Windows 7 and I have a folder "Dropbox" inside my Documents folder. However, every time I restart Explorer and enter this folder, it is sorted by mutation date. I'd like to have it ...
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0answers
24 views

I deleted downloads folder Windows 7. How do I restore this? [duplicate]

I somehow deleted the downloads folder. Now, when I create the downloads folder, it shows up, then quickly disappears and shows an empty icon without a name behind it. How can I fix this?
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1answer
44 views

Open one of the folders included in Windows Library

When I include folders in Windows Library, it makes them easier to be searched in and it improves my ability to open favorite files. However, when I want to save a file in Library, or copy it ...
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1answer
139 views

Preventing explorer to open a folder

I was trying to make a folder inaccessible (Windows 7, 64bit) and I have done the following registry edit: HKCR\CLSID\{myClsid} HKCR\CLSID\{myClsid}\shell\open HKCR\CLSID\{myClsid}\shell\explore ...
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2answers
612 views

Knowing selections' and folders' size (in bytes, KB, etc.) at a glance

I'm wondering if there's a way to see easily the space things take up in the File explorer. When you select files, it's easy. For one, in the Details view, there's a Size column, in KB. And in the ...
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1answer
72 views

Access folder right-click from inside the folder in Windows 7

In Windows XP, if you had a folder open in Explorer, you could access the right-click context menu of a folder by right-clicking the folder icon in the titlebar of the Explorer window. In Win7 this ...
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2answers
2k views

How to change “New Folder” default name for folders in explorer to current date and time?

Every time I create new folder in windows explorer I don't need it to be named New Folder. I need current date and time as folder name. For example 13:41 16.12.2012. And, lets say, I'm too lazy to ...
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200 views

make “sort by” permanent for specific folder

I have a folder where I store all my web icons in .png and .ico format. I set view to large icons and sort by to date modified -> descending. When I save new icons in this folder from web, I drag ...
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2answers
13k views

Why does my downloads folder take so long to load?

When I open my downloads folder, no files appear, just a message saying "This folder is empty". I see the address bar progress slowly creeping along, and after about thirty seconds the files and ...
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1answer
594 views

Rename “Documents” folder in Windows 7

I use a different name for "Documents" folder. Previously I had to rename it after every windows update, because updates kept changing it back. Now I am unable to rename it to the same old name ...
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2answers
509 views

Windows “File open” dialog can't see new folders in My Documents?

This is something which has irritated me for a while: I have a windows machine which has some custom folders in 'My Documents' for various types of files. These show up fine in Explorer, but don't ...
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1answer
140 views

How to rename folder? Folder in use [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Deleting folders give access denied error message on Windows 7, although I am administrator I am trying to rename a folder, but apparently it is in use. I don't think it ...
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1answer
136 views

How do translated folders work ? How to create one?

I was wondering about one new feature in windows, which is the folder name translation. For instance, as i'm french the folder C:\Program Files will appear as C:\Programmes for me So my question : ...
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1answer
130 views

Have Windows Explorer open to specific folder [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Change the folder that Windows Explorer starts at Is there a way to configure what folder Windows Explorer opens to when it launches, when right clicking the Start menu ...
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1answer
1k views

Windows: How to make shortcuts act like folders in explorer?

Currently, I have two folders on my desktop, Real Folder 1 and Real Folder 2. I also have a shortcut to "Real Folder 3" on desktop.When I launch a program, the following browsing window comes up: ...
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4answers
2k views

Why are folders disappearing in Windows XP?

I am researching a problem for a friend, and unfortunatly do not have direct access to his computer. I've tried to gather as much information as possible and I have researched it on various websites. ...
2
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1answer
711 views

Windows 7 Music folder: Access is denied

I store my music on a network share and was annoyed that music programs default to using the hidden %userprofile%\Music directory, which is the default location for the magic "My Music" folder. So I ...
0
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1answer
327 views

Folder name not appearing on top of the Windows Explorer

I do not know what's wrong - I have a laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit edition, all of a sudden the Windows Explorer has stopped displaying the name of the Folder at the top (in the title ...
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Hide or Delete the User Home Folder in Windows Explorer Navigation Pane

I am using Windows 7. I don't like the User Home Folder in the Windows Explorer navigation pane. In fact, I don't like the folder itself. I never use it, per se, and it comes up sometimes as an ...
3
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1answer
104 views

Is there any way to keep Windows Explorer from making redundant windows in Windows 7?

Is there a way to tell Windows to only have one instance of Explorer per folder path? For example, sometimes I don't realize that I have a folder open but minimized, so I open another instance (by ...
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3answers
3k views

Unable to open any folder on my pendrive in Windows

I have 8 GB pendrive of HP. Maybe I've deleted one file from this pendrive. But now, when I try to open any folder from my pendrive, I get: Windows cannot find 'F:\RECYCLER\117f31f.exe'. Make ...
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2answers
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windows folder with millions of files not responding

I am using windows 7 64-bit on q6600 with 4gb ram. I have a folder with 2 million files which are 10kB on average. windows 7 explorer stops responding when I open the folder. how can I overcome ...
3
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1answer
633 views

Custom attributes for files/folders in Windows 7 possible?

Is there any way to tag folders/files in Windows 7 with custom attributes, that would be applicable to any file format (not stored within a file)? For example, to create artificial folders (allowing ...
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1answer
58 views

Can't Get Computer directory

This is an unusual problem that I have never faced before. For some unknown reason when I opened Explorer there was no way for me to see the Computer drive directory. Also when I tried to Save a ...
3
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2answers
737 views

Custom folder field for Windows 7

I would like to be able to add a custom field to folders in Windows 7, and then be able to show that column(field) when viewing the folder in Explorer (sort and group etc). Question: How can I ...
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1answer
1k views

Windows 7 Explorer and 'dir' command apparently have *super* hidden files?

I'm writing a little script to help deal with my music library. During development, I encountered some unexpected files in my readout in certain artist folders along the lines of AlbumArtSmall.jpg, ...
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2answers
431 views

Program to remember open Explorer folders in case of crash?

TL/DR: I want a power outage and crash proof way of remembering what folders explorer.exe had open. And I'm aware of and don't want to use gorram Total Commander and the like; stop recommending that, ...
2
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1answer
423 views

Windows explorer or alternatives won't show fonts folder with over 24 000 files

[Windows 7, 64bit] I downloaded a bunch of fonts a while ago. Without too much considering it, I installed 24 000 of them - which, obviously, resulted in many of my programs becoming very slow. I was ...
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1answer
273 views

How do you Change the Folder Template for Computer?

How do you change the folder template in Windows Explorer for the top 'Computer' folder in Windows Vista? To change the template for most other folders, I'd right-click in the folder view and select ...
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votes
7answers
12k views

Sort files by date modified, but folders always before files in Windows Explorer?

I can sort files and directories in Windows Explorer by date modified. I always let recent files display first. When I sort by date modified, directories alway displayed after files. Is it possible ...
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2answers
485 views

How to transform search path to actual path in windows 7?

I used the search feature in windows 7 and selected a folder from the results. Now if I want to move up the folder hierarchy I can't just use ALT+UP because to folder path is listed as: ...
3
votes
1answer
216 views

After enabling separate process folders, explorer doesn't terminate?

I have enabled the option called Launch folders in a separate process in folder Options but the second explorer.exe process does not terminate after all its windows are closed , so i have to ...
3
votes
4answers
1k views

Folder with files shows as empty

Last night I create a new project in Visual Studio 2010, in the folder c:\development\hobby\devices. When I navigate to that folder in a new instance of Windows Explorer, I get the 'This folder is ...
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2answers
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When should I activate the “launch folder windows in a separate process” option?

In folder options -> view, there's an option that's off by default called "Launch folder windows in a separate process". I'm on windows-7, but I know this capability has existed since at least windows ...