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I can't delete a folder that's on my desktop, even after I've tried many different methods

Could not find this item. This is no longer located in C:\Users\(censored)\Desktop. Verify the item's location and try again. I have tried different solutions from people who have also had ...
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“Open the current folder in Explorer” in TexMaker?

Many IDEs natively provide a way to easily open the current folder in Explorer. Is there any way to do this in TexMaker? E.g. in Microsoft Visual Studio, I use:
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34 views

none of options selected in show hidden files in folder option

I want to show my hidden files in one folder but when I go to folder options and view and select the "show hidden files" option, and after OK there is no effect in my folders. Stranger is that when I ...
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Window Explorer shows only Arrange by Author

When I browse to Libraries > Documents the "Arrange by:" dropdown at the top right of the selected folder pane shows only "Arrange by: Author". All the other options e.g. Date Modified, Tag, Type, ...
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1answer
30 views

Windows explorer stop responding on laptop startup

From few days ago, I am seeing windows explorer not working or not responding on my laptop startup. The whole desktop screen and also mouse cursor stop responding. I have to wait for some time and ...
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17 views

Finding a file by typing out its first letters on Windows 7

In some folders there are files who have similar names, say AuthorA_2005_PaperOnSomething or AuthorA_2006_PaperOnWord Usually this problem does not occur and when I start typing, the first hit ...
0
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1answer
9 views

Double preview in windows explorer

This is what I see: I use QTTabBar, maybe that's why.
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2answers
22 views

Search partial filenames in windows explorer

So I can't believe I'm here having to ask about this or the fact that I haven't even realized this until now, but attempting to search part of a filename in windows explorer fails miserably. Unless ...
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1answer
23 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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1answer
30 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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52 views

WinFix Caused Loss of Icon Graphics

I was doing some general fixes with WinFix and suddenly my desktop icons are gone the shortcuts are still there but without pictures (as you see in screenshot) I can't see any thumbnail of a ...
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1answer
32 views

how to fix: windows explorer shows length and bitrate on only SOME mp3 files

I noticed a new thing my windows 7 is doing to windows explorer. Most of my mp3 files show length and bitrate (when I've set up those columns of course), but a sizeable fraction of them will not ...
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1answer
27 views

Change default Windows Explorer file browser size and position

Many programs use the Windows Explorer file browser when opening/saving/etc a file as shown below. Is there any way to change the default size and position of the file browser's window whenever a ...
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1answer
9 views

Recover files dragged to windows backup

I have a hard drive where I store my windows backups as well as a few other folders. I was in this folder when I was bumped and it made me drop an entire folder on the windows backup folder and said ...
3
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1answer
31 views

Why does Windows Explorer highlight only second entry?

Why does Windows Explorer highlight the second but never the first entry if I use the keyboard for navigation? Example: let's look at a folder that contains the following entries a1 a2 a3 b1 b2 ...
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2answers
32 views

How to combine PDF documents from Windows Explorer on Windows 7?

In Windows Explorer I would like to select 2 or more PDFs, right click, and choose an option which will merge the selected PDFs. The end result should be the creation of a PDF file which combines ...
0
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0answers
19 views

How to align Explorer's context menus to the bottom edge of the screen? (rather than having them open above the mouse)

In windows explorer when you move your cursor towards the bottom of the screen and right-click, the context menu opens upwards, above the mouse. Is there a way to open the menu as far down as ...
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1answer
26 views

Opening Alternative exe to explorer for Specific User

I'm looking to prevent explorer.exe from loading for a specific user and load an alternative application. I've seen many examples of how this can be completed here for example: Can you disable ...
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2answers
99 views

Explorer.exe keeps crashing during log in

Update: Solved the issue after some trial and error. The file {AFBF9F1A-8EE8-4C77-AF34-C647E37CA0D9}.1.ver0x0000000000000020.db in AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Caches was corrupt. Scheduled CHKDSK ...
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0answers
28 views

Windows 8.1 taking too long to show the content of my local drive

I am trying to open a drive in my 1 week old laptop with windows 8.1 but it takes too long to show contents. I see a green bar in the address bar progressing at a very slow speed. Please help
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65 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
34 views

Windows not showing version (or other resources) for files in tooltip

Whenever I hover the mouse cursor over executable file types (.exe, .dll, etc.) in Windows Explorer, it only shows the Type, Size, and (Modified) Date of the file in the tooltip instead of the ...
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1answer
45 views

Windows 7 icon alignment

I have downloaded several youtube videos to my video folder, but they are not in the order I want them, if I try to reposition them, they fly back to their original positions. What can I do to make ...
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1answer
40 views

Make multiple versions of program show up in “Open With” dialog in Windows 7

I have multiple versions of MATLAB installed (e.g. R2010b, R2012a, R2013b,...), and when I open a MATLAB file from the microsoft file explorer I want to be able to choose which version of MATLAB to ...
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0answers
30 views

Why does move sometimes leave empty folders behind?

I have noticed that when moving a folder with non-trivial structure (it contains other folders, and not only files) sometimes Windows leaves behind empty copies of the directory structure. That is, ...
0
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1answer
23 views

Blank windows explorer windows

For some reason, my windows explorer windows now only show blank: Every time I open a new explorer window, I get the above blank screen with a never-ending "loading" cursor (arrow with spinning ...
3
votes
1answer
294 views

Create shortcut for creating new folder in windows [duplicate]

Is there any way to set a shortcut (e.g. ctrl+alt+n) for creating a new folder in windows 7? This is obviously instead of right clicking and pressing create new folder.
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49 views

display file icon on thumbnails of specific filetypes

for quite a time my windows 7 explorer showed me thumbs for jpg files as plain image, but overlayed the filetype icon over thumbnails for mp3 and avi files. now few days ago i installed sagethumbs—an ...
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14 views

windows explorer file search not working [duplicate]

When I search for files in windows explorer, it does not find any files ("No items match your search.") event though I can see the files in the directory. For example, searching for "*.h" finds ...
0
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1answer
19 views

Windows Explorer IDs name

I am wondering what the string at the end of GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C} is called ({ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}). I want to call it some sort of uuid, but I am not ...
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1answer
185 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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2answers
32 views

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 ...
1
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2answers
44 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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1answer
78 views

How to get rid of 'Network' menu item in Windows Explorer

I tried to delete it from context menu > Delete and it pops up Confirm Delete dialog and when I am pressing Yes - nothing happens. I am using Win7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit.
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1answer
75 views

Running Windows Explorer from Windows 2000 under Windows 7

I dislike the Windows Explorer built in to Windows 7. Is there a way to start the classic Windows Explorer that is present on Windows 2000 (both the panel and the file manager) under Windows 7? I ...
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2answers
78 views

A folder misbehaving on windows 7 [closed]

I have a single folder that is exhibiting some strange behavior in the explorer my directory looks something like this Documents/Parent/StrangeFolder/ChildFolders When I try to open any of the ...
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votes
1answer
42 views

Use a label or tag system instead of a path system for Windows files

Is there any way to use a label or tag system (like Gmail) instead of the path system (Explorer) that Windows 7 uses? I have files that I want to be able to find from multiple directories without ...
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0answers
25 views

How to set path to Windows 7 default icons using explorer?

I need to set up a icon in Ultimate Windows Context Menu Customizer for restart function. Program ask to select icon. I need to select appropriate icon which is provided with Windows 7 DLL libraries. ...
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1answer
58 views

Win Explorer shortcut to expand folder in navigation pane

Is there a shortcut ( or a setting ) to expand the navigation pane folders to the currently open folder in the right pane ? I seem to recall Win2K and maybe XP era explorer did that automatically, but ...
3
votes
2answers
127 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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1answer
122 views

Suspend explorer.exe rather than killing the process

Because my favorite game StarCraft looks rather ugly (colors are broken) on new versions on windows, I use a batch file to kill explorer and make the game look normal: rem Kill the explorer process ...
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45 views

Windows 7 - Show thumbnails for special image formats

I have several images on my computer some of them are in special image formats like .hdr, .exr, .tif. WIndows shows thumbnails previews for common image formats only, e.g .jpg, .png. How can I get ...
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43 views

SHCreateStreamOnFileEX thread in explorer.exe using high cpu

My computer: Dell, i5 2410m CPU , Windows 8 OS Symptoms: -when windows explorer is running, high (~ 40 % ) CPU usage. -explorer, or the desktop does not refresh automtically What I've found ...
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1answer
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How can I find the original name of a renamed mapped network drive?

I have renamed some mapped network drives in Windows 7 Explorer window to make them easier to identify. But how can I find out what the original names (i.e. the server name) were?
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1answer
73 views

Context menu for new file with template

Is it possible to add a new entry in the context menu New which will generate a file based on a fixed template? For example: I'd like to create a new html file where its content should be: ...
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0answers
11 views

Windows 7: how to search files if the search bar is disabled?

On my Windows 7 system the file manager looks the following way: It fully satisfies me except I cannot search for files and folders. What can be done to workaround this problem? Can the file ...
0
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1answer
100 views

Explorer.exe switches

Is there a way to open, for example, Wireless Network Connection Status window using explorer.exe with some switch? When I open that window manually and trace the process in the Task Manager, it ...
0
votes
1answer
48 views

How can I create a shell context menu like “Play to”? (Dynamic add items)

I spent 3 hours googling but not answer... I am noob to windows, and i am creating app that sends files over wifi to nearby devices.I am detecting devices using broadcast. I need context menu item ...
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1answer
50 views

Windows Update folder crashes Windows Explorer when I click it

I have a problem with my pc. Every time I go to control panel and click Windows Update, a window appears and says: Windows Explorer has stopped working, restarting Windows Explorer. I don't know ...
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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 ...