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Dragging Pictures to Taskbar Crashes Explorer.exe

I have a problem when I drag pictures from anywhere in Firefox to the taskbar before into the active folder, it crashes explorer.exe on Windows 7. What could be the cos of this issue? Thanks in ...
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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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Different windows explorer icon/grouping domain user vs local user

I recently rebuilt my laptop because I needed to go up to a larger HDD. I reloaded all software from home under a local user. Then I fired up my vpn software and joined the domain from home. But I ...
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Windows 8: Sync Explorer's Favorites with Explorer's Pinned folders

I'd like to sync these two folders, maybe with symlink, but unfortunately I can't find the directory where Windows 8 puts the pinned folders from the Explorer's icon in the taskbar. Screenshots to ...
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71 views

Windows Explorer multiple folder instances

I use Windows 7 and I have created shortcuts for some of the folders I use most frequently in order to place them on taskbar for easy access to them. For example, I have folder Favorites pinned to the ...
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Taskbar icons sometimes stay lit. Is there a fix? [duplicate]

Sometimes when I hover my mouse over an icon on the taskbar it will light up as usual. However occasionally the taskbar icon will stay lit, and sometimes show the icons tooltip. It isn't that big of a ...
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Windows 7 : Stop showing tooltip when hovering oppened applications on taskbar and instantly show thumbnails preview

I'm having a hard time figuring out somethihng on windows 7. I would like to disable the useless tooltip from showing on my taskbar application icons once i hover my mouse on them and instead i would ...
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1answer
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Windows taskbar unresponsive and always showing the busy Icon. Explorer.exe process crashes frequently

I strongly suspect a rogue application (or service or bug) in my Windows 8 laptop which kills my explorer process and at times makes the taskbar unresponsive showing the busy icon all the time. Hence ...
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1answer
59 views

Rearrange explorer windows in taskbar [duplicate]

I want to rearrange explorer windows in task bar in windows 7. I am able to rearrange windows of different applications but I can't rearrange windows of explorer
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1k views

Unpinned Windows Explorer in Windows 8

I accidently unpinned the Windows Explorer icon on my desktop task bar in Windows 8 and cannot find any possible way to reverse this. What must I do to get Windows Explorer back?
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1answer
260 views

Stop windows-7 explorer taskbar icon changing for different locations

If I open an instance of Windows Explorer, a button appears on the taskbar; its icon matches the icon of current location in Explorer. E.g. If I've clicked on a drive (e.g. C:) then the taskbar icon ...
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2answers
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Replace Windows 7 explorer and superbar by XP explorer/taskbar

Is there a way to completely replace Windows 7 explorer and taskbar by its XP counterparts? I don't mean only the look but a real replace (maybe by replacing parts of the 7 system by files from XP) ...
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1answer
180 views

Is it possible to create new category of pinned items for a taskbar shortcut like explorer?

When you right click Explorer on the taskbar a list of pinned with 2 categories is shown: Pinned and Most recently used. (I actually disabled the last one) I was wondering if this is strictly build ...
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Restarting explorer does not restore taskbar

I've been having a really annoying problem with explorer in Windows 7. Sometimes I need to restart explorer, for example to help testing software I'm developing. I know I can stop explorer.exe ...
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Re-open a crashed explorer?

How do I open Explorer again after it crashes? Opening Task Manager and adding "explorer" as a task simply opens up a new instance of My Computer but does not open the taskbar etc. Additionally, no ...
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1answer
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Option to open websites from explorer in a new window instead of a new tab

Is there an option in control panel or a registry-setting, that lets windows explorer open requests for websites in a new internet-explorer-window instead of a new tab in an existing ...
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2answers
392 views

Stopping Outlook from being grouped with Windows Explorer in XP Task Bar

I've recently upgraded from Outlook 2003 to 2007 and for some reason Outlook is now grouped with Windows Explorer when the Windows Taskbar need to group things: I don't want it to do that! Is ...
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1answer
433 views

Windows Server 2008 R2 - Taskbar freezes when launching programs

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 box with the Desktop Experience feature enabled, so I have the Aero Basic theme going (because I find 2008R2 in Classic Mode an even worse experience compared to ...
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2answers
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Disappearing Windows Explorer pinned items

This has happened twice now in three months: After rebooting, ALL the pinned items from my Windows Explorer taskbar jumplist are gone. Also, recent items from Windows Explorer are much fewer, only ...
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2answers
454 views

How can I ungroup each and every button using small size icons on taskbar in Windows 7?

Is there any way by which I can ungroup all icons even if they belong to the same application? I want to ungroup some of the Windows Explorer files from each other which are grouped together by ...
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1answer
1k views

How to swap Icon of running Application in Taskbar (on Windows)

I am using Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windos 2000. There is a windows taskbar where each running application is represented by a rectangular button with an icon and a caption, one button per ...
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3answers
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After a power failure my XP looks like Windows 2000

After a sudden power failure my WinXP machine shows the taskbar in Win2k style and I can't find any reasonable change in settings that could get the XP look back. What should I look for?
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2answers
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Stop a Windows XP taskbar item from blinking forever

In Windows XP when an application that doesn't currently have the focus wants to attract the user's attention its Taskbar item blinks. Often it blinks 3 times and then stops, which is fine. However, ...