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How to analyze sporadic lag in explorer

So my Windows 7 (64 bit) system is lagging from time to time. It happens when I open the start menu and start typing something or open the explorer. It seems that it always comes down to the explorer ...
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Hide specific sub-folders in Explorer Navigation Pane

I have found many variations of this question, but nothing quite like I want. I want to hide various subfolders in the navigation pane - specifically the folders I have already hidden in my User ...
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1answer
26 views

Open Powershell in ConEmu from context window

I would like to open Powershell inside ConEmu from Windows Explorer's context menu so that it contains the same directory as Windows Explorer. I know about the "Integration" settings, but I cannot ...
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1answer
26 views

Missing Shell Menu Entries For .dll Files

Recently, I adjusted the default program that .dll's open in when double-clicked on my system. However, doing so seems to have killed the right-click menus custom extension entries now and I can no ...
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38 views

How to fix missing icons?

I have an issue with my Windows 7 where the small icons are missing from the address bar in windows explorer. The icons are replaced with white squares. Happened a few months ago, didn't bother ...
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51 views

Use always Windows Explorer-style Open/Save dialog box

There are two types of "Open file" dialogs. One is "Windows Explorer-style dialog" The other, "Places bar dia I would like to use always the Windows Explorer-style dialog, since it is ...
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Custom File Type in ShellNew

I am using a scripting language. It doesn't matter what it is, so I'll call it "LOL". For easier scripting, I wanted to add a new entry to ShellNew. I tried to add new entry to registry. ...
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148 views

How to get rid of an extra drive in “My Computer” showing up with question mark

I've tried all sorts of things and been stumped...any suggestions welcome! I'm starting to contemplate reinstalling Windows now... I have a drive in my computer that I might have added by mounting a ...
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77 views

Cannot browse network shares in Windows Explorer, but paths are still accessible

Windows Explorer has somehow corrupted itself and I'm not sure how to fix this problem. My Windows installation has been in use for a few years with network shares setup and working. Recently, I ...
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1answer
43 views

On start up only launch one program and shut down on exit

OS - Windows 7 Professional. I have a requirement to install software on a computer which will launch automatically on startup and shutdown the computer on exit. Both of which I can do using Windows ...
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36 views

Windows 7 folder is getting weird [duplicate]

This is annoying, I want this: to become this: I really hate the thumbnail, I want it everything in one folder without folder in folder...
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1answer
33 views

Microsoft Word Digital Signature Error: We can't read the signature please contact your help desk

I create and sign my document in Word 2013 but sometimes when I open the document and check the signature I get the error message: We can't read the signature. Please contact your help desk. In the ...
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1answer
224 views

Opening images in Win 7 not working anymore - “ COM surrogate has stopped working ” error

I have Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, with all updates installed. Suddenly, from some moment on today I can no longer open images with Windows Photo Viewer. I get " COM surrogate has stopped working " ...
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Searching for digital certificate on hard drive and reusing it

Years ago I had to use a digital certificate for access to some web based application at college. It was provided by the "laboratory" where we used it. Presently it so happened that I will need to use ...
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2answers
48 views

How can I run an application with arguments from Windows Explorer?

Is there an easy way to launch an application from Windows Explorer with arguments? Or do I have to actually run them from the command line?
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42 views

How to change the location of details pane in Windows 8 file explorer (to left side)

I have been looking for a way to change the location of details pane in Windows 8 file explorer. All I've found is how to show it on bottom just like Windows 7. But I want to move it to the left side ...
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1answer
87 views

Windows Explorer Does Not Include Hidden Files' Size When Calculating Folder Size

It seems Windows Explorer does not include the sizes of "hidden" files when calculating the parent folder size, even when I check "Show hidden files, folders, and drives" in the "Folder and Search ...
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1answer
219 views

Make Windows 8.1 File Explorer open in “This PC” view

Up until the recent Windows 8.1 update, I used this guide and it worked flawlessly: ...
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41 views

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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1answer
215 views

How to get rid of “Folders” and “Network locations” links in Explorer in Windows 8.1?

Let me explain with a couple of screenshots. I just upgraded from Windows 8 to 8.1 and now I get a bunch of useless shortcuts in Windows Explorer when I try to open a file, or if I just plainly go to ...
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Switching to the File-In-Use dialog with the keyboard?

In Windows Vista and up, when you try to move, delete, or rename a file that is locked, Explorer will display a File In Use dialog that lets you Retry or Cancel. The problem is that this dialog is ...
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138 views

Can you make Windows 7 not localize folder names?

I am running preinstalled Windows 7 Home Premium (Nordic, in Finnish for me). My C:\ folder of course has the Users folder, but its name is in Finnish. Clicking on the folder name in Explorer shows ...
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Can an administrator of a Windows domain see a user's password?

I'm in a corporate domain. My computer has Windows 7 and Office 2007, so I guess that the server is running Windows Server 2008 or something similar. I am allowed to change the password of my computer ...
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1answer
38 views

How does Windows determine the order in which to copy files?

This relates to copying files by dragging and dropping in Windows Explorer. Imagine you have a directory containing a series of files with names like Document01, Document02, Document03 ... and so on. ...
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42 views

Windows 7 keyboard shortcut to open while closing explorer window

I traverse windows explorer mostly through the keyboard and can open the current file by just pressing return. That leaves the windows explorer window open which leads to clutter. My current ...
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108 views

How can I search for files that are either compressed or uncompressed in Windows Explorer?

I know that Windows explorer can colorize the NTFS compression state of a file, in both the regular and search views. How can I specifically filter/search for files that are compressed or ...
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1answer
34 views

Inheritance system for folders (symlinks?)

Okay, here's the scenario. I have a base folder "Base" that has a blank, multipurpose template. However, this template is 12 gigabytes. I want to be able to have an inheritance system where linked ...
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1answer
32 views

Windows Save As dialogs: how to view all file types by default when saving?

Having come from OSX I'm used to seeing all file types visible in the Save As dialog window when saving any file. In Windows it's typically restricted to only showing the file types of the file being ...
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1answer
38 views

change selection behaviour of windows address bar

Is there any way to change the behaviour of address bars in windows (especially in web browsers such as Chrome and Firefox) such that a single click will place the cursor, and a double click will ...
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15 views

Irssi - Window disappearing after opening through Start Menu

I am using Irssi for an IRC client, and I can open it when I oepn Windows File Explorer, and navigate to the directory, then double click on the .cmd, or .bat files. However, when I go through the ...
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1answer
20 views

Keyboard shortcut to resize Navigator / Organize panel in Explorer

Is there a keyboard shortcut to resize the Navigator/ Organize panel in Windows Explorer?
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269 views

What is a “0-Namespace-http” file and how to delete it?

I am trying to delete some files from a rescued user's profile folder from previous installation of Windows 8. I'm talking about the files that are normally located at C:\Users\Someone. I have copied ...
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25 views

Differences in cursor previews

I was looking at some of the system cursors present in C:\Windows\Cursors and I saw that there are differences in the previews shown in different places by Windows Explorer This has happened on ...
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29 views

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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Weird windows explorer behavior

Recently my windows 7 64bit windows explorer is working weird. First F2 for renaming a file or folder doesn't work. same for right-click -> rename. It has 2 empty(zero-size) unknown(no name, no ext, ...
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176 views

Error 'shell:::{52205fd8-5dfb-447d-801a-d0b52f2e83e1}, this file has no program associated…'

In a unattended installation of Windows 8.1 x64 (where I've removed some components) the next error will occurs when I try to start the Explorer process from commandline, or doing a double-click on ...
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43 views

How to list recent places items without explore then

On windows 7, I need to click to "Recent places" to see it. How to see all folders at the same level of desktop or download (right column of explorer) ? The aim is to delete the step of the click, ...
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change icon sizes in only one folder on Windows 8.1

I would like to have the icons in a particular folder (and its subfolders) be displayed according to the "large icons" preset. However, if I go to view and select "large icons" in explorer, this ...
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What causes Windows Photo Viewer to stretch an image on occasion?

I had an image on my harddrive of Dusk Maiden of Amnesia which in the thumbnails looked perfectly fine however when i went to view it in Windows Photo Viewer to see how large it was the image's ...
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88 views

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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How to prevent This PC node from automatically expanding when I open File Explorer?

How do I prevent the "This PC" node from automatically expanding each time I open Windows Explorer/File Explorer on Windows? There must be a registry key somewhere, but I cannot find it. I have ...
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1answer
120 views

How to identify the cause of a crash in the context menu

When I right-click on a file in an open-dialog it makes the underlying application crash "once-in-a-while". This happens in many applications such as Total Commander and Visual Studio . The ...
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23 views

Remove 'Homegroup' and 'Network' from left pane?

How can I go about removing the 'Homegroup' and 'Network' tabs in the left pane of the explorer in Windows 8.1? I tried Windows 7 Navigation Pane Customizer, but it was very glitchy and didn't work ...
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1answer
70 views

Unable to safely remove my harddrive since explorer.exe is holding on to it

I am Unable to safely remove my harddrive since explorer.exe is holding on to it. I tested this with process explorer and it says there is a handle to F: being used by the explorer.exe. I restarted ...
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65 views

What is the Dr.Watson postmortem debugger?

Sometimes I get a message explorer.exe has stopped working.Then after I click the Don't send error report button my icons and taskbar disappears. Then a Dr.Watson postmortem debugger error appears. ...
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How can I set temporary environment for explorer (renewed) [duplicate]

On windows 8.1 command prompt (cmd.exe) I can change environment variables, i.e. path. When I then start an explorer instance, that instance takes the default (its parents?) environment, not the one ...
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43 views

Shortkey to open current explorer window again

Many times I need to switch between windows, but instead of opening the folder manually, I was looking for a short-key to open the open window again. Is there a short-key for that? If yes, what is it? ...
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55 views

Windows “type into list view” timer customization

When the cursor is in windows explorer (the file manager, not the browser), pressing a number of keys selects the filename starting with these characters. This is set by "folder options->view->when ...
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65 views

Windows Explorer - Different Behaviour for Double-Click of Files and Folders

I want to have a different behavior for double-click in Windows Explorer (Windows 7) for folders and files. Folders should be opened with double-click, but neither documents nor executables should ...
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Widen windows explorer tree view via script or command-line

Is there any way to open windows explorer (win7 or xp) via script or command-line switches in which we could widen tree area before showing the explorer?