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Where is Windows explorer

Wasn't there a thing called "explorer" on the desktop, for getting around on the computer? Not Internet explorer, but the local tool. Just on the local machine. Somehow it's gone... Where is in in ...
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Multiple selection not working for photos in Windows Vista

I have Windows Vista 32-bit Ultimate Edition. Whenever I connect my digital camera to transfer pics, I can't do a multiple selection of pictures. CTRL+A, which is the default for selecting all, is ...
0
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1answer
74 views

How to get the Sort By option on Desktop in Vista?

I don't have the Sort By option when I right-click on the Desktop in Windows Vista. However, I do have this option if I right-click on an empty area in Windows Explorer while viewing Desktop folder ...
2
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3answers
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Windows Explorer Default Open Location in Vista when using Start->RightClick

I'm running Vista. I normally right-click on the bottom left-hand Start button and select "Explore" from the pop-up context menu to start Windows File Explorer. Currently the initial location ...
3
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1answer
3k views

Can I run 32-bit version of Explorer on 64-bit Windows?

For compatibility and testing, I would like to run a 32-bit version of Windows Explorer on 64-bit Windows Vista. Is this even possible? And if so, how do I do that? I looked into the System32 folder ...
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264 views

Accessing network share freezes computer

I have two computers, one Windows Vista SP2 that hosts a network share folder, and a Windows XP SP3 netbook that access this share. When I try to access the share on the XP computer, Explorer (and ...
2
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220 views

How to open files (music, videos) from FTP directly from Explorer ( Windows Vista)

I have two computers. On the first I have Debian and on the second I have Windows Vista. I've set up vsftpd in Debian and connected to it from Vista. I'm browsing the FTP directory from Windows ...
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2answers
179 views

Windows Explorer doesn't work after try to create GodMode

I saw this: God Mode for Windows 7 and tried if this works on Windows Vista too. I created an Folder on my Desktop and named it GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}. After this, I not even ...
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1answer
124 views

Windows 7 desktop: forcing new icons (e.g. after starting a download) to appear last? [duplicate]

Before I begin, this issue is a duplicate of this question and I am aware of that. But because two years has gone by and nobody else has asked since then, I figured there may have been developments. ...
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1answer
295 views

How can I use a mask to find files with the same names in Explorer?

What I would like to do is to use Explorer to locate all the files with the same names in a given folder and all of its sub-folders. Example... C:\Photos\20070113\20070113065.jpg ...
0
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1answer
336 views

Sort music files by disc number in Vista

I'm working under Vista and the problem is—I can see disc number of track in Winamp or other multimedia player, but I cannot sort files by disc number in Windows Explorer. I've scanned through the ...
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1answer
2k views

iPhone doesn't appear under 'Computer' in windows explorer

I'm running a PC with Vista. My iPhone 4 when connected to the computer with a USB socket appears under 'Computer' in Windows Explorer. I have another iPhone of the same model which doesn't appear ...
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2answers
14k views

How can I add a program to the context menu of all files?

Similar to the way Notepad++ adds "Edit with Notepad++" to the context menu of all files, or how most Antivirus products will add a global "Scan this file" option, I would like to add a particular ...
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3answers
2k views

“Access is denied” warning message when trying to view C:\Users\All Users\Desktop

When I try to access C:\Users\All Users\Desktop, it gives me "Access is denied", even though I'm using an administrator account. So what I did was I right click the folder >> Properties >> Security. ...
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2answers
247 views

Gedit on Windows - Locating a File

I am using the text editor gedit on Windows Vista. I did not realize it at the time, but the default is the gedit saves a file to "C:\Windows\system32". I am looking for a file that I saved to this ...
3
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2answers
4k views

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 ...
3
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2answers
432 views

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?
3
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2answers
256 views

I want to increase the width of Quick Launch

I want to increase the width of Quick Launch but can't figure out a way to do so. I'm using Windows Vista Home Premium SP2 32-bit
6
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1answer
4k views

How can I disable Windows Vista / 7 Explorer's “auto sort” after file copying?

One of the things that really annoys me in Windows Vista / Windows 7 is the new "auto sort" feature. In Windows XP, whenever you copy a bunch of files to a folder, they are all placed at the end of ...
4
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1answer
2k views

Why do my files have a gray X on them?

In Windows Vista, one particular folder and its files have a gray X icon on them. They are from a zip file I downloaded from the Internet (a Wordpress theme). If I copy a file to a different folder ...
1
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1answer
394 views

Is there a program that will allow me to tag photos within XP, much like I can in Windows Vista/7 in explorer?

Much like how one can tag JPG images in windows explorer from within Vista or Windows 7, is there an application or shell extension that would allow me tag these photos the same way from within XP? ...
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0answers
314 views

Delete on windows vista and seven — discovery process

I've recently encountered a problem. Using svn at work I needed to clear some space. As you may know svn directories are full of sub-directories and files. So the delete process begins with a step ...
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3answers
2k views

Sorting files according to the length of filename

Can I sort files according to the length of filename?
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1answer
536 views

Create a folder shortcut/redirection in Vista

Given a plain old directory of files in Windows Vista, say "C:\OldFolder\", is it possible to move the contents of that directory to a new location, perhaps "F:\NewFolder\" and keep a shortcut-like ...
2
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4answers
532 views

How to copy the filename quickly in windows

Want to copy the file name quickly in windows. I always use rename, copy , but feel it is quite slow. Any better way?
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1answer
81 views

windows explorers hangs when changing user on Vista home premium

I created a new user with admin priviledge on Vista i86 Home premium SP2. And when switching to that user's account, can't launch Exploere! It says Explorerer has stopped, restart? And so on. Tryed ...
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1answer
579 views

Windows Vista - overlay icon with two people

I had to save data from my harddisk to an external drive (with linux) and after reinstalling Windows Vista (and copying the files back) there is a strange overlay icon with two people. How do I get ...
5
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1answer
2k views

Can I show millisecond for file modified time in Windows?

I am wondering if I can get file modification time in milliseconds when using Windows explorer or 3rd party tools?
3
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1answer
220 views

After enabling separate process folders, explorer doesn't terminate?

I have enabled the option called Launch folders in a separate process in folder Options but the second explorer.exe process does not terminate after all its windows are closed , so i have to ...
1
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1answer
134 views

How can I get Vista Explorer to keep the same view the whole time?

Everytime I browse to a new folder in Windows Explorer on Vista it shows me a different view: thumbnail, details, whatever. In previous Windows versions I found a way to prevent this: switch off ...
1
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2answers
392 views

How to stop Vista changing folder views?

In Windows Vista, I've set the "list view" to apply to all folders under folder options. This works fine until I change the view of any one folder to something else (say, extra large thumbnails). ...
2
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3answers
3k views

How to stop Windows explorer showing columns 'Date Taken' and 'Rating' etc on folders containing an image

I'm using Windows Vista at work (Business edition). Normally if I open Explorer in details view I see the columns Name, Date modified, Type and Size. Sometimes i'll open a folder that contains an ...
0
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2answers
408 views

Vista: Need to manually clear the data that tells a folder to hide file names

When I view my user folder C:\Users\myname, I get icons with no filenames similar to what is shown here I use my user folder often for files that are not organized yet and I also have custom folders ...
3
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2answers
3k views

Windows Vista: Open file - security warning on local exe: “Unblock” does *not* work - why?

I use Process Explorer on a Windows Vista (Business 32bit) box. I have extracted the files from the zip file to C:\Program Files\Process Explorer. Every time I open the executable (procexp.exe) I get ...
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1answer
619 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 ...
0
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1answer
328 views

Windows Vista: Changing the default action when double-clicking a folder

I have a number of folders lying on my Windows Vista desktop. When I double-click a folder Windows Explorer is launched. How do you change this so that a Windows Explorer alternative (e.g. Total ...
2
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4answers
14k views

Run Explorer in SYSTEM account on Windows Vista or 7 using Sysinternal’s psexec tool?

Has anyone been successful at launching an instance of Windows Explorer in the SYSTEM account on Windows Vista or 7? It is possible to do this on XP, but I haven't been able to get it to completely ...
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3answers
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How to replace Windows Explorer breadcrumbs with classic full path textbox?

I want to permanently replace the Windows Explorer folder-buttons breadcrumbs address bar with the classic full file path textbox address bar. I know you can double click on the address bar to ...
2
votes
3answers
527 views

Why does Windows Explorer search sometimes miss some files?

In my downloads folder I have a file called PB_2.22_b006.zip. If I go to that folder in Vista Windows Explorer, and then type pb or pb* or anything like that in the search box, it doesn't find that ...
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2answers
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Send to New Folder Vista

In explorer I'd like to be able to highlight a group of icons and then right click-> send to-> New Folder. How can I accomplish this? Bonus points if the focus is on the folder name after this ...
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1answer
1k views

Why does my windows explorer not show thumbnails?

When I used to open a file with photos I used to get very useful thumbnails, now I only get icons. How do I change it back? I have checked the file properties and it is set to Photos and movies...
2
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1answer
456 views

Linked files and folders in Windows Vista

In Windows Vista (not sure about other versions), I've noticed that Explorer may automatically link a file and a folder based on their names. For example, if I go under Firefox, choose Save As, ...
2
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3answers
340 views

Editor for Windows Explorer's context menu

Does anyone know of a good application for editing the context menu's used by Windows explorer in Vista? Reasons for wanting one: When I right click on a file, I get a very long list of things I ...
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4answers
1k views

Can Vista Windows Explorer be repaired/fixed?

I'm running Windows Vista Home Premium on a Sony Vaio laptop. I think somehow my Windows Explorer has become corrupted. I don't recall any certain inciting incident like installing an unreputable ...
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4answers
5k views

How to start “explorer” process using command line (Vista)?

Is there a way to start windows "explorer" process from command line? Because of some problem in my Vista OS, explorer process crashes frequently (i can not see TaskBar after that) but using the open ...
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2answers
772 views

Unable to move or delete files

Just today I got the following error while trying to move/delete several files: The action can't be completed because the file is open in another program. The file wasn't open, but just in case, I ...
3
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1answer
1k views

Is there a way to disable Windows automatically choosing folder templates?

Windows Vista (and I guess Win 7 though I haven't used it) sometimes automatically applies templates to folders opened in Explorer based on their content. E.g. a folder with photos automatically gets ...
3
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2answers
841 views

Make windows vista file explorer act normally

Is there some file I can remove or something I can do to globally ensure that windows visa/xp/etc doesn't do annoying things? Annoying things: 1) Hide the file extension 2) All these "meta" columns ...
4
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3answers
116 views

How can I move windows in Windows with keyboard?

I recently started using Linux and was floored by the ease with which windows can be moved and resized with simple keyboard combinations using Compiz. If I want to move a terminal to top-right of the ...
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1answer
529 views

Windows Vista: Folder options not working

I'm running Windows Vista Service Pack 2. I have the Folder Options set to "Open each folder in the same window." (Organize | Folder Options | General). Each time I open a folder, it opens in a ...