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Strict windows folder content

I'd like to set some content restrictions for folders in Windows 8. It's the same as in having library for video, audio or picture content but I'd like to control that there isn't any content or ...
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2answers
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Disable thumbnailing on a per folder basis

I have a folder that contains 20 Gigabytes of precious gif images. When I open this folder my computer slows to a halt. Does anybody know of a way to prevent Windows 8 from making thumbnails for ...
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1answer
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set same view setting to all folders in windows 8 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where did the folder option dialog go in Windows 8 preview? I want to set the same view settings(Large icons) for all the folders in windows 8.I have never tried it on ...
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2answers
140 views

Record directory structure change/migration

Imagine a large SAN with one hundred thousand files in a unorganized directory structure. The files will be moved to a new SAN with an organised directory structure. Some files will be renamed when ...
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3answers
584 views

Specific issue with long pathnames in Windows 7

My job involves receiving and processing a lot of CDs containing photos and scanned documents from clients who are not very good with computers. I sometimes receive discs full of files with pathnames ...
3
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1answer
74 views

How to setup two vertical windows and open in the same folder before shutting down

I always have two vertical windows open on my dual screen setup. Is there a way of saving this configuration at shutdown of machine so that when I start the machine again, it not only opens up the two ...
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Can't find a Windows Explorer alternative that has FULL-TREE View [closed]

I cannot find a Windows Explorer alternative that has full-tree view functionality like Path Finder on the Mac This is the type of view I am looking for (screenshot of Path Finder on Mac): By ...
0
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1answer
129 views

How do I make all descendant folders picture-view folders in Windows XP?

There's a "picture view" for Windows XP folders. I keep creating new folders in a directory and adding pictures to them. Every time I create a new folder, I have to go through the added action of ...
3
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2answers
7k views

Can I make Windows Explorer Treeview show folders in Windows 7

I'm sure this has been answered a million times around the web, but I dont know quite what question to ask. Basically before windows 7 if I opened a folder in the right hand pane when using windows ...
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1answer
336 views

Any trick to close all folder trees except the current one in Windows Explorer?

I like to have the folder tree be updated to the current directory. As I jump around the computer to different drives and locations in Windows Explorer, the folder tree pane on the left becomes really ...
3
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3answers
4k views

Windows Explorer opens a new window every time

Every time I open a folder in Windows Explorer, it opens the folder in a new window. I double-checked all the options in Folder Options, including Launch folder windows in a separate process but ...
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1answer
300 views

How to disable Windows XP folder templates?

There's similar question answered regarding Vista. And I'd like to disable automatic folder template recognition in Windows XP. Is that possible?
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1answer
458 views

Linked files and folders in Windows Vista

In Windows Vista (not sure about other versions), I've noticed that Explorer may automatically link a file and a folder based on their names. For example, if I go under Firefox, choose Save As, ...
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1answer
1k views

Is there a way to disable Windows automatically choosing folder templates?

Windows Vista (and I guess Win 7 though I haven't used it) sometimes automatically applies templates to folders opened in Explorer based on their content. E.g. a folder with photos automatically gets ...
3
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3answers
3k views

What is the “Date” column in Windows 7 explorer? It matches no date column from Windows XP explorer

I can't get myself to understand what the default "Date" column in Windows 7 Explorer is. It's not the creation date really and it's not the modified date ... What is it? Anyone knows what Microsoft ...
2
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1answer
983 views

Create Templates folder in Windows 7 profile

I'd like to create a Templates folder in my profile on Windows 7, but there's already a junction to AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Templates. I assume this is a system configuration so I don't want ...
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1answer
535 views

Windows Vista: Folder options not working

I'm running Windows Vista Service Pack 2. I have the Folder Options set to "Open each folder in the same window." (Organize | Folder Options | General). Each time I open a folder, it opens in a ...
3
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1answer
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Windows 7 explorer doesn't use details view in folders with media

I use details as my default folder view, which works fine except for folders that only contain media files like photos or mp3. In these cases the view changes in order to show thumbnails etc. (which I ...
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2answers
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Making the “Select a file to preview” pane disappear in Windows Vista?

How do I make it go away?!?!?! It's always locking my files just because I have the damn file clicked! It's in the file explorer.
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1answer
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Restore deleted default folders

I was tinkering with my new laptop and, on purpose, deleted those default folders in my "home" directory: "My Music", "Links", "Favorites". This, because, i decided i wanted all my data on another ...
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2answers
191 views

Windows XP Delete File Option

When I go to delete files in XP, it's deleting them directly. I had my machine recently reimaged, and this feature changed (no longer says are you sure you want to do this). Where does the ...
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1answer
391 views

Western Digital Mybook is creating folders I didn't create

I have a WD MyBook which has been creating empty folders with a long string of numbers and alphabets and some shorter ones with just some numbers with a 0kb file in it Some of these can be deleted ...
8
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1answer
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What does a *Locked* folder mean in Windows 7?

I thought that folders with a lock symbol next to them represented either an encrypted or a compressed file. However according to this post, I was wrong. What does this locked folder mean under ...
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3answers
174 views

How can I browse a Folder with 150000 Files on Windows Vista/7?

I recently used the Bulk Rename Utility to rename and move files from a bunch of subdirectories to a single spot. In the end, about 150000 files were moved. Now I want to browse them, but recall there ...
2
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2answers
8k views

Restore missing Downloads folder due to missing link

I originally had the Downloads folder in my user profile redirected to a folder on a hard drive which went bad. So I removed the hard drive, but now the Downloads folder is gone altogether. How do I ...
2
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4answers
997 views

Is it possible to put a 'new folder' in with the standard toolbar buttons?

I suspect the short answer is 'no', but here goes anyway.. For context - under Windows XP, when looking at a folder window, choosing view;toolbars;customize, brings up the 'customize toolbar' dialog. ...
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7answers
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Utility to view how much space folders are taking in your hard disk? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Best program to visualize file system usage on Windows? Is there any free utility that will allow you to see how much space each folder is taking in your hard disk?
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1answer
715 views

How to change the folder view default to list view in Vista?

I want to make the settings in Windows Vista such that every folder I Open should have list view by default. How do I do that?