Windows Explorer (renamed to File Explorer in Windows 8) is the file manager that comes with Windows and is not to be confused with Internet Explorer which is Windows' default Web browser.

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Force hidding a file or folder by deactivate all show and hide checkboxs in window 7 & 8

I'm trying to hiding one file or folder by deactivate all show and hide checkboxs in Windows 7 & 8 I know about changing the value of checkedvalue data to 0 in the following registry address to ...
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MultiByteToUnicodeN eating CPU in win 8.1 explorer

I'm facing a peculiar issue that I can't fix. I discovered recently that my Win 8.1 Update 1 (with all updates through WSUS offline) starts eating all the CPU when opening "the device and printers" ...
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Setting Windows 7's Recycle Bin to automatically have a default disk space allocation for deleted files from newly mounted drives

How do I set Windows 7's Recycle Bin to automatically have a default disk space allocation for deleted files from external hard drives and TrueCrypt-mounted volumes? I remember in Windows XP, I can ...
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Copy as path with auto-hyperlink

I frequently use the shift + right-click 'Copy as path' context menu, but when pasting, it results in a quoted version of the file path eg: "C:\Folder\myFile.txt" After pasting it, it is really ...
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“Could not find this item” every time when renaming, moving, copying! win 7 explorer issue

I'm having this issue I noticed is unsolvable around. Everytime I move, copy, rename it prompts ""Could not find this item". Clicking "Try Again" always works but this is bothering and making me waste ...
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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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KB980408: Fix for Explorer freezing: does anyone know what app caused it?

Microsoft released an update for Windows 7 today (Tuesday, April 27, 2010): KB980408: The April 2010 stability and reliability update for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 is available. The ...
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Modify the tags in windows explorer details pane for folders (Windows 7)

I want to add property tags to the details pane for Windows explorer for the folder type. I have successfully done this for file types but cannot achieve this for a folder itself. To do this for files ...
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How to find pinned folders in Windows 8.1

I have a few folders pinned in File Explorer in Windows 8.1, but cannot get them unpinned for some reason. When I try to unpin nothing happens. Other folders can be unpinned. Where can I find this on ...
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KDE's dolphin for Windows

I like using KDE's Dolphin on Linux. Two important things that it can do are: Open FTP and other locations like regular folders, including opening files for editing Split the explorer window into ...
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How is Windows Explorer calculating Data Rate?

When I add the "Data Rate" column in Windows Explorer and look at Windows Media Video files, it is showing a value that's much higher than expected. This is in Windows 7 64-bit. For example, the ...
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Why is IE lacking in Add-on/ Extensions as other browsers? [on hold]

I have always wondered that .. , perhaps it is directly related to the Trident layout engine? I need a good technical answer. thanks in advance
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Stop Windows 7 Explorer from automatically expanding folders

Windows 7 Explorer can be opened in any folder from the command line. But, it automatically expands (on the left nav panel) the Favorites, Desktop, and [Username] folders. This makes it hard to see ...
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How to restore menu bar in Windows 8 Explorer?

Is there any way to have the old traditional menu bar in Windows 8 Explorer (like in Windows 7)? I'm not comfortable with Explorer's ribbon bar at all, especially its shortcuts. My favorite way for ...
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How to make Folder Properties show modified and accessed dates?

On Windows XP NTFS, when I right click a file → "Properties", I can see the created, last modified, and last accessed date: However for folders, the last modified and last accessed dates ...
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Windows 8.1 - Show Status Bar

The status bar is not showing in Windows Explorer. I have ticked Folder Options, View, Show Status Bar. I have also tried restarting.
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Windows 7 folder opens automatically in command prompt

My girlfriend has a problem with her PC and I wasn't able to solve it. She's got a Laptop running Windows 7. If you open a folder it doesn't open in the Explorer (as it should), but it opens the ...
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Remove shell folders from navigation pane in Windows 8.1

Time ago I've used one of those strange tricks that let you customize Windows in some way, to remove the librearies and also the shell folders from the navigation pane (save/open file dialogs) in ...
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How to edit all the different context menu entries of the Explorer?

I'd like to write a script to simplify editing the context menus of the Windows Explorer. But there seem to be A LOT of different ways to implement context menu entries and non of the sites that I ...
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Google Drive status icons not appearing in Windows Explorer

I have installed the Google Drive client for Windows. However, the status icons (green check mark, à la DropBox) are not appearing next to the files' names in Explorer. I'm running Windows 7 Pro SP1, ...
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Annoying flicker when creating or renaming a folder in Windows Explorer's folder tree

I have a really annoying problem with Windows Explorer. When I create a new folder or rename an existing one in the folder tree (navigation pane) there is heavy flickering and I'm unable to type the ...
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Use Windows Explorer for viewing web pages

On some XP machines I have noticed that you can view web pages inside of windows explorer by typing a URL into the address bar. Internet explorer does not open, However on this computer when I type a ...
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How to make shortcut to ftp site open in windows explorer not IE

Running windows7 i have a shortcut to an FTP site. When you make this shortcut and point it to a location like ftp://127.0.0.1/ it automatically defaults to opening in Internet Explorer. This is not ...
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Set Windows Explorer to default to my user folder

I can change the target property for explorer (Windows Explorer, not IE) to this: %windir%\explorer.exe /n,/e,c:\Users\Admin But I don't want to open there. Windows seems to create something ...
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Public folder contents not updating

On a pristine Windows 7 install, you have these folders among others C:\Users\Public\Documents C:\Users\Public\Downloads With Downloads, you can enter the folder and create a new folder ...
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Previewing audio files in Windows Explorer [closed]

Is there any program that can play audio files by right click/mouse hover directly in Windows Explorer? *Update:*Please introduce other apps (if any).
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Can't stop Windows Server 2012 Explorer opening folders/files on single click instead of double click

In Windows Explorer on Windows Server 2012 R2, I have the option "Double click to open an item (single-click to select)" set. In fact the other options are disabled for some reason. However explorer ...
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Windows 7 explorer - obtain bigger preview images in tile view

I have a folder called "Scan" where I put the scan files made by my copier: they can be .pdf, b/w .tif, or color .jpg I find useful to set the view for this folder as "tiles", so I get a small preview ...
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Move files to directory instead of recycle bin

I want all deleted files (with DEL-key or context menu > delete) not to be moved to the Recycle Bin but to another directory (like "Deleted Files" for instance), thus changing the default behavior of ...
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windows8 windows explorer automatically change its view mode to “detail” and sort by “name”

windows8 windows explorer automatically change its view mode to "detail" and sort by "name" automatically every once in a while, this happens only in my download folder which is placed in the default ...
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Hotkey to show/hide left-hand `treeview` of Windows Explorer

Currently to toggle the treeview on the left-hand side of Windows Explorer we can use: Organize - Layout - Navigation Pane as below screenshot. I do this very very often and want to toggle quickly by ...
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Order by sub-type in Windows File explorer

Say I have the files: File1.bla.txt File1.htm File1.foo.txt File2.bla.txt I want to order them first by type (txt/htm) and then by file sub-type (if it has any: bla/foo). So: File1.htm ...
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Where does Windows store CPU affinity settings?

I’m experiencing a strange issue in Windows XP. On bootup, any processes spawned by the system (services, autorun programs, etc.) are set to use both of the CPU’s threads. Explorer however, and any ...
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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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Mapped drives “stuck” on Windows 7 after disconnecting them..solutions?

Some digging around suggests that this is a common-ish problem, but instead of workarounds, I'd like to see if there is a way to fix this once and for all. Having to restart the shell to get basic ...
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Why do deleted files still show up in Explorer until I refresh the folder?

Note: I am fully aware that this question is a dupe of Icons of deleted files remain until refreshed. However, that question is over two years old, has few views, has no answers, and doesn't convey ...
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Cannot format my USB which is write protected in Windows 7

I am trying to remove the write protect on my USB via regedit but cannot navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies Storage appears but not ...
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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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Windows 8 Windows Explorer single-click folders on navigation pane

In Windows 8 in Windows Explorer the left panel, the "navigation pane" as Microsoft refers to it requires you to now click two or even three times for the right-pane that displays the files to ...
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How can I connect to UNC path on an external server in Windows Explorer?

I am using Windows Explorer and would like to connect to a certain IP address. After that, I want to connect to a different IP address through the server. Ex: A -> B -> C A is my current computer. B ...
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Explorer (Desktop) Stops Refreshing

After using Windows 7 for a while (say, a few hours), Explorer always stops refreshing my desktop, and I have to close it and re-open it. E.g.: When I delete a file, it doesn't seem to go away even ...
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File explorer keeps showing icons for some folders

I have Windows 7. I like the detailed list view in Explorer (File explorer). I don't want to see icons ever in my Explorer windows, I only want detailed lists everywhere without fighting regularly. I ...
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Error opening Excel files from Windows Explorer

I'm running Microsoft Excel 2007 on a 32-bit Windows 7 install. As of yesterday, when I try to open an Excel file from the desktop/Windows Explorer, Excel starts and displays the error There was a ...
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Windows Explorer crashes when opening particular drive

I have Windows 7 Professional SP1 32 bit installed on my machine. Whenever I open the E drive, my Windows Explorer crashes. This doesn't affect other drives and Explorer doesn't crash when opening ...
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Have TELNET, SSH and FTP access but can't connect through Windows Explorer

I used to be able to connect to a certain computer through the normal Windows File Explorer. But since 3 days ago this access has not been possible. I can connect through SSH, TELNET and FTP, but ...
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Increase size of file path pane in windows search?

In normal file explorer, you can resize columns by dragging them around using the little tab marker type things: In windows search, you can't do this for some reason! There are no tab markers to ...
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Remember icon size, sort order, and sort options per-folder on Windows 7

Sometimes when I change the icon size in one folder, all other folders are changed, too. Sometimes they are unchanged: Sometimes when I change the sort order, all other folders change too, ...
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Copy UNC network path (not drive letter) for paths on mapped drives from Windows Explorer

I frequently want to share Windows network paths to files with other folks on my team via email or chat. We have a lot of mapped drives here, both ones we set up ourselves and ones set up by our IT ...
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How enable ctrl + arrow up in windows xp?

In windows 7 I can go to next (upper) folder level in explorer just press ctrl+arrow up. Is there a way to set this shortkey in windows xp?
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Why I am not able to see folder icons in Windows Explorer and Properties window takes time to open after I right click on file or folder

I am facing this issue after installing windows update on Windows 8.1 x64 machine. I am not able to see icons / thumbnails of folders in Windows Explorer. The other issue I am facing is whenever I ...