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Open specific folder/path in Explorer with run dialog

I want to set up a way to open some path with the run diaglog (Windows + R). Let's say I type in repo and windows would open a explorer in C:\foo\bar\svn. Is there a better way than creating a ...
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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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Windows8.1 create shortcuts with a custom group in My Computer

I have did many research about this. And what I could gather is something like this http://lifehacker.com/add-any-shortcut-to-my-computer-with-this-simple-tweak-479751317. The problem with that is it ...
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1answer
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Sort folder full of shortcuts by Destination property in Details view?

I have some folders full of .lnk files. I want to know if I can sort them by the destination in the Details view. I can't find any detail attribute to sort .lnk files by their "destination" property. ...
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1answer
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Create a folder shortcut in “My Computer”

I'm trying to add shortcuts to folders in "My Computer". This .reg almost works, I can execute programs like EXPLORER.exe, but I want to open a folder in the same window. Can someone please point out ...
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1answer
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Right click to create shortcut

I have been used Windows 7 for a while. However, the right click New -> Shortcut that was not there. How I get it ?
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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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In Windows XP, how do you create a shortcut to the desktop?

Running the command desktop brings up C:\Documents and Settings\User Name\Desktop. This is different from the top of the hierarchy, "Desktop". I would like to create a shortcut or create a command ...
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Creating shortcuts to network locations with authentication on a Windows box

This post is a short novel, so bear with me... I'd like to find an effective way to manage a set of shortcuts that point to network locations (e.g. \\server-name\folder) that technically aren't just ...
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Do user-specified shortcut keys for Windows only work on certain directories?

I am trying to mute my computer's speakers by pressing a shortcut key. My keyboard doesn't have a button for 'Mute' or any other extra multimedia buttons. With my keyboard, I mute my computer by ...
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1answer
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Show shortcuts in Windows Explorer tree (Windows XP)

Answer is probably no but still want to check: I often use Windows Explorer with the treeview on the left (what you get when you hit Windows-E) to switch between folders. On my desktop I have a ...
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2answers
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shortcuts run “Maximized” and run “Minimized” don't work?

I've right click -> properties a shortcut icon and i set it to run "Maximized" instead of run "Normal" However, when i run the shortcut (chrome shortcut) it still opens chrome as "normal" and not ...
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2answers
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Shortcut to open “pinned programs” in Windows?

when I hit the Start button, it will show me a couple of pinned programs: So, basically, is there a fast shortcut key that I can use to open Chrome?
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Win7 create a shortcut to open FTP in explorer

If I create a shortcut with this "ftp://x.x.x.x", it will open default browser and go to that ftp. Is there any way to let the shortcut open that FTP in explorer?
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How to find all shortcuts to a file/application?

On Windows is there a way to find all shortcuts for a given file/application? This is something I hope to eventually execute programmatically.
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4answers
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Killing explorer.exe when a process starts and restarting it when a process ends

I have a game which doesn't look perfect as long as explorer.exe is running. Currently the process is to start the game, kill explorer.exe from the task manager then once the game is done restart ...
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How to make shortcut to ftp site open in windows explorer not IE

Running windows7 i have a shortcut to an FTP site. When you make this shortcut and point it to a location like ftp://127.0.0.1/ it automatically defaults to opening in Internet Explorer. This is not ...
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Set Windows Explorer start folder to sub-folder of Desktop

How can I set the start folder in the Windows Explorer to a sub-folder of the Desktop? I know this has been asked in a subtlely different way before (Change the folder that Windows Explorer starts ...
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1answer
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Why is Windows slow to open subdirectories of directories that I've opened from a shortcut?

I've got a problem with Windows XP that's bugging me. I have several shortcuts from my desktop to the directories I use most often. When I open these directories using these shortcuts everything works ...
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Windows Explorer Shell-Extension: Column-Handler to Display Shortcut (.LNK) and Bookmark (.URL) Targets

I am looking for a Windows XP Explorer shell-extension that will install a column-handler to display the targets of shortcuts and bookmarks (ie .LNK and .URL files). (Windows 7 has a built-in column ...
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1answer
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Edit with NotePad++ right-click explorer shortcut not showing

When I first installed NotePad++ it created a short cut (shell extension) to allow your to right click on a file and choose "Edit with NotePad++". It actually was there and I installed the "e" trial ...
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keyboard shortcut to select file in windows explorer

I typically go to the windows explorer using windowskey+e. Then I use Alt-D to go the address bar to type the folder name. Is there keyboard shortcut to directly go the file list on the right side ...
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How do you create a 'Folder Shortcut' in Windows Explorer?

I need to create a 'Folder Shortcut' in Windows Explorer in Windows 2000. I don't mean a mapped drive, just a Folder Shortcut to a shared network folder (it will end up as a first-level object under ...