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Where does Internet Explorer store the last used upload directory?

I have an image of a user's hard drive from which I need to recover some photos, but I don't know the file names or directory they are stored in. The photos are not in any of the typical profile ...
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How do I replace the windows explorer shell with some image during boot?

When I start the computer instead of opening explorer.exe I need to put some image or blank screen. In registry if I change shell value in HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon ...
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How to Change context menu of windows Explorer

i want to edit context menu of windows Explorer. and i want to create my own menu with sub menu as shown in image. and also do some task like copy and move to other destination. Can any one please ...
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1answer
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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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Numerous errors when initializing stuff, explorer.exe's Server execution failed" error, and more - advice needed

Recently I've started experiencing a very bad OS behavior: Something is messed up with the windows' queue managing or communication, here is what I'm experiencing: opening a link to a folder -> ...
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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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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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1answer
66 views

how to add menu item in folder right click that calls python script

how to add a menu item to any folder right click in windows explorer that passes the selected folder as argument to the python script ? I have written a tool in python that takes the folder path as ...
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Shortcut: Winflag-E does not work any more: How can fix it?

I am using windows 7 ultimate. I just tried Better Explorer and replaced it with the default windows explorer. This worked fine until the next windows update. Better explorer keeps crashing. So i ...
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1answer
470 views

How to remove “folders” links from Open and Save as dialogues?

I have already removed the NameSpace directory from HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\ to disable the links in "This PC" that appeared in 8.1, but they ...
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2answers
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How to change Explorer's default location via the registry? [duplicate]

I'm using Windows 7. I want to set Explorer's default location to "My Computer", whether explorer.exe is launched via the "Run" command, via command-line or via a shortcut. That's why I don't want to ...
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1answer
281 views

How can I delete an entry from the Windows Explorer autocomplete/drop down list?

In Windows Explorer, when you start typing a location in the address bar (or click on it's drop down menu), there's a list of autocomplete entries that automatically shows up. How can you delete an ...
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1answer
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Windows Explorer making thousands of registry reads per second, slows computer to a halt

This is a Windows 7 64-bit install. Towards the end of the day, all of the sudden, their computer will grind to a halt. It stops responding for a few seconds while performing any action. I ran ...
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321 views

How can I create context menu shortcut for famous file extension like JPG

I read that if I need to add item to the context menu for specific files type, I should do the following : in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT at Regedit go to the file type you want to modify ((ex:.jpg)) and add ...
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Disable XP SP2+’s FQP Requirement?

I finally gave in and decided to update XP to SP3. One of the things that bothers me about SP2+ and which caused me to put it off for so long is that it requires fully-qualified paths for file-types ...
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Preventing explorer to open a folder

I was trying to make a folder inaccessible (Windows 7, 64bit) and I have done the following registry edit: HKCR\CLSID\{myClsid} HKCR\CLSID\{myClsid}\shell\open HKCR\CLSID\{myClsid}\shell\explore ...
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408 views

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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468 views

How to Configure the Registry's Shell Command to Display the Desktop

Background: I have been intrigued by the idea of by-passing Windows 8's Metro UI by adjusting the Registry's Shell setting. Location: HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon Shell ...
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114 views

How to purge Notepad from the Windows Explorer context menu?

I've installed [insert favourite text editor here] and associated it with all file extensions which by default open with notepad.exe. Still, there is a context menu entry Edit e.g. on *.txt files ...
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1answer
282 views

Windows 7 rooted explorer registry hack

Have always used the following registry file to add a right click a rooted explorer here type entry for the windows explorer right click menu. Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 ...
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1answer
1k views

How can I restore “Open With” context menu item in Windows 7?

I tried various way to fix this problem but ended up with a dead end. My problem would be the missing "Open With" context menu items (or subitems?). It did not appear even though I hovered it for a ...
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1answer
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Remove Libraries from Windows 8 Explorer sidebar

I had removed the Libraries from my Windows 7 with this registry tweaks, but since the update to Windows 8 the Libraries are back in my Windows Explorer. So I tried to tweak the registry again, but ...
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Changing default file type used by windows explorer

We currently use Microsoft Office 2010 I've just downloaded the beta version of Office 2013 to play with (mainly to look at Power View for xl) After the install in Windows explorer all the xl file ...
2
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1answer
2k views

Windows shell-extension manager?

Is there a tool to remove a shell-extension? I was able to remove some context-menus using RegEdit but doing a search in the registry for others have failed.
2
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1answer
302 views

Edit file description shell new menu

I've searched a lot but I cannot find a complete solution, I want to edit the file description in the explorer new file menu now i have: Explorer right-click > New > Notepad++ Document to ...
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1answer
133 views

How do I hide explorer bar (Folders) when opening it with Windows+E

I'm sure that's a little piece of setting hidden somewhere, but still can't get rid of it for real. (Just to ensure that we are talking about the same thing, I am not looking for a way to hide the ...
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Windows 7 Games folder very slow: it takes several seconds to open Games or to select a game

The Windows 7 Games folder is very slow, and it appears to be CPU bound by Explorer.exe. When I open it, the folder takes several seconds to load all of the games. It also takes several seconds to ...
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2answers
165 views

Create context-sensitive admin menus for right-click

I've got a right-click explorer menu that allows me to open a file in Notepad++, which works pretty good. Very convenient. It takes a small registry hack (HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT*\shell), but no ...
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1answer
326 views

Setting Windows Explorer to Details view by default (script or registry - winXP)

We are often deploying a bunch of laptops for trainings and exams, and the need sometimes arises for the default windows explorer view to be "details" as opposed to the icon view. I have tried using ...
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Windows registry entries for default explorer view

I'm making an automated installer for Windows XP, and I want the default view to be the "details" view on all folders - that is, the effect gotten by setting one folder to the details view, then going ...
2
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1answer
235 views

How to set file associations and explorer options in one go?

This has been itching me for quite a long time. When I come on a new computer with any version of Windows, I need to: un-hide file extensions set explorer default view to list instead of icons set ...
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1answer
624 views

Registry Tweak for Instant Effect on Windows

I saw it before on a computer at school but sadly I failed to find out how to achieve it. I want to make Windows Explorer read the Registry changes I made instantly without needing to re-log in or ...
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587 views

How do you unbind specific windows explorer shortcuts

Windows Vista (more specifically, explorer) binds win+1, win+2, win+3, etc for its quick-launch bar. I want to use those key combinations for a different program. There is a registry key(s) to ...
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How to recover my .xml default icon?

My XML files are showing the unknown programs icon. Why can't I change the icon? I looked it up in the registry, but I found no error. Look at the following: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 ...
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1answer
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How to add an explorer context menu for a file extension?

I was inspired by my other question to try the following: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.sln] [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.sln\shell] ...
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1answer
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Registry setting to reduce mouse over select wait time?

I made my explore as 'underline icon titles only when I point at them' (in Tool > Folder Option > Click items as follows). I know somewhere in registry the 'hold to select time' can be changed, so it ...
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Remove Desktop entry from Alt+Tab list

Is it possible to remove the entry for the desktop from Windows 7's Alt+Tab list? So far I have found a post telling me to add an entry to the registry: ...
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How do you remove a default program association for file types in Windows 7?

I somehow have set the default file type association for a file type in Windows 7. It doesn't appear to be possible to delete it from the "Change the file type associated with a file extension" ...