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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How do I reenable mkdir and other commands from the nav bar win7

This was in another thread as a comment, but I don't have the rep to post there...Pretty sure it hasn't been posted as a question yet.. I KNOW you USED to be able to do dos commands through the nav ...
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How to disable weird scrolling change in Windows 8.1 Explorer

I've been having this issue where every time I scroll in a Windows Explorer window using my touchpad the cursor changes to this weird dot. For a lack of better words it just scrolls funny in explorer ...
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Change Windows 7 explorer “Edit” context menu action for jpg and other image file types

When I right click on a jpg file in Windows Explorer (Windows 7), I see that there is an "Edit" menu item. If I click this item, it opens the image in MSPaint. Blah. I have Paint.NET installed, and ...
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“Size on disk” column missing in Windows Explorer?

I decided to use the "compress this drive to save space" option on my backup drive, which simply houses a Windows Server Backup. I learned that when viewing file properies for files on a drive using ...
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Is it possible to assign an editor to edit remote files through FTP while on Windows 8 Explorer

I have a remote VM that runs Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS. I installed on that remote machine vsftpd. Therefore I can access folders and files on that remote machine through FTP. My goal is to make my life ...
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List alphabetically in Windows Explorer, with folders mixed with files? [duplicate]

Previously when opening Windows explorer, it would come up as below: Key Folders : UPPERCASE documents : LOWERCASE Example A: APPLES apple 1 apple 2 BANANAS banana 1 banana 2 CARROT carrot 1 ...
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Windows Explorer sorts files and folders separately

When Windows Explorer sorts files, it first sorts files from directories and only then sorts each group using the sort specified (My default is DateCreated). I don't like this as the default behavior. ...
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How to delete a user's folder in Windows 8.1?

I have a laptop which is being given to a different employee. I added a new Administrator account and deleted the old one. I deleted the User from the Windows 8.1 user utility thingy. So the user is ...
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Networkdrive Issue - Missing in Explorer but not in e.g. Office

Related posts: Mapped network drive missing from My Computer and Explorer http://community.spiceworks.com/topic/101980-network-drives-not-showing-in-explorer-but-show-up-in-excel-and-word Problem: ...
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Configure default folder view for storage connected via MTP

I'm connecting a Samsung GS4 phone to Windows 7 using USB. By default the SGS4 uses MTP for the USB connection. Windows apparently thinks any device using MTP is a media player and only contains media ...
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How to add and edit Title column for HTML files

How can I add a column in Windows Explorer which either will display the title tag from an html document or which I will be able to edit? For some reason any column that I tried adding including the ...
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In Windows zip explorer change default pattern for generating extraction path

By default, if you un-compress a ZIP file located at C:\Some\Path\To\The.Zip using the Windows Explorer, it will extract contents to C:\Some\Path\To\The\. This happens to me a lot in my Downloads ...
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Windows explorer crashes & restarts when I try to open a video file in Windows 8.1

My Dell Laptop XPS has Windows 8.1 as its OS. Whenever I open Windows Explorer and try to open a Quicktime Player file or an MP4 file, Windows explorer crashes, BSOD appears for a few seconds and then ...
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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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How can I open a file as read-only from Windows Explorer?

Is there an easy way to open a file as read-only from Windows Explorer? My inmediate interest is in a Microsoft Access file. I am doing some sanity checks in old MS Access databases and I see that ...
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Rename “Documents” folder in Windows 7

I use a different name for "Documents" folder. Previously I had to rename it after every windows update, because updates kept changing it back. Now I am unable to rename it to the same old name ...
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Window Explorer crash window 7

As my Window Explorer Crash like when I want to print images and the window explorer crash the window explore crash too everything start to crash after a window update what should I do this is problem ...
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keyboard shortcut to select file in windows explorer

I typically go to the windows explorer using windowskey+e. Then I use Alt-D to go the address bar to type the folder name. Is there keyboard shortcut to directly go the file list on the right side ...
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What is the keyboard shortcut to enter address bar of Windows Explorer in the German version of Windows 7?

I open Windows Explorer mostly by using the Win+E shortcut. I want to enter the folder directly after Windows-Explorer opened but for that I have to use the mouse, click to the address bar and then I ...
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How to copy filename as text from a folder in windows 7? [duplicate]

I am looking to copy the filename as text from a folder as seen in windows explorer in windows 7, so that i can paste in other editor. I there any way to achieve this. I don't see any such feature in ...
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Windows Explorer view options for individual folders

I have one folder whose view options I would like to set for "Large Icons". For another folder, I want to set its view options for "Details". Unfortunately, it seems I can only set it globally. Is ...
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How can I view pdf meta-data in Windows Explorer?

I unsuccessfully used the "pages" feature in Windows Explorer, as well as in Directory Opus 10 and Free Commander XT (which I installed just for that reason, to try it out) to display the page count ...
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File Explorer add-on to do a quick image preview and show image dimensions? [closed]

When I am in file explorer and hovering over a filename which is an image, I would like to see a preview of the image and display its width and height dimensions. It needs to be quick. Any such tools ...
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Extracting a file from the WinSxS folder

Specifically, I'd like to get the file explorer.exe of version 6.3.9600.17238 (from Windows 8.1 Update 1). I have the following file on my system: ...
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Windows 7 Ultimate (fully updated) not booting explorer.exe [closed]

I recently built a computer for my friend who doesn't know the first thing about computers, I installed windows using the same windows disc that I used on my own computer when I built that too, but it ...
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What process is scanning my folders in the navigation pane of Windows 8.1 File Explorer?

Running Windows 8.1 and trying to rename a file using the Navigation Pane in File Explorer (the left hand panel aka folder view) is a game of beat the clock for me at the moment. That's because every ...
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In Windows 7, how can one right click an icon, and “open with” firefox Developer Edition

When I right click a .php file in Windows explorer, and hover over "Open with", it displays my regular Firefox, but not Firefox Developer Edition as an option. If I select "Choose default ...
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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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Explorer does not auto-refresh

When I create a folder or copy files, after the operation finishes I have to manually refresh the Explorer window (F5). For example, when I create a folder, I don't see the "New Folder" until I hit ...
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What does a tiny person icon in front of a folder icon mean in Windows Explorer, Win 7?

Please consider the following screen shot from Win 7 Windows Explorer: I'm puzzled by "rcook", particularly by the little figure in front of the yellow folder. The figure resembles one Windows ...
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Windows 7 system resource as folder name

I hope it is not a stupid question, but is it possible to set a folder name to a system32.dll localised string resource? I can set the icon easily on the properties window (eg. from imageres.dll), but ...
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Why do I see ~$<filename> hidden Excel files?

I have some hidden excel files with the following name format ~$<filename>.xlsx What is the purpose of these files ? Is there any harm in deleting them ?
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Windows Explorer Libraries hidden under desktop in Windows 7

I think I may have accidentally pressed down on Desktop (in the Favourites section of WE) and dragged it down to where Libraries are listed, but whatever happened Libraries are now listed under ...
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How can you do a clean shutdown of Windows Explorer?

Windows Explorer is the default shell under Windows (since Windows 95). Sometimes you need to restart it, so my usual way is to kill it using the Task Manager (Ctrl+Shift+Esc, click on Processes, ...
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Prevent windows explorer from changing path when folder is deleted

I quite often drop and re-create folders. If an explorer window is open in a folder which gets deleted, explorer will automatically jump to the nearest existing parent folder as soon as it detects the ...
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Set custom folder icon for a network folder in Windows File Explorer

I access a Windows share and the 'folder icon' section (the bottom one) is missing in its settings. It shows up properly in local folders. I would like to have it with both. A folder properties ...
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how can I get around the 0x80030001 error when trying to copy files from a set of search results in Windows Explorer?

I'd like to search for mp3 files in a subfolder on my Android phone and copy them to my computer so I can listen to them. These are podcasts. When I use Windows Explorer to do this I get this error ...
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Is there any way to get tree organisation for Windows 7 file explorer favorites?

In XP there was a MenuBar called Favorites which seemed to be based on Internet Explorer Favorites. It was fantastic because it allowed for very fast tree style navigation (if set up correctly you ...
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How to add a different search filter in windows explorer?

See picture below, there is an option saying that I should be able to add a search filter but it got gray out, does anyone knows how to enable it or how to add a different search filter? Windows 7 ...
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Create a sub folder within mulptiple folders

I want to create a folder structure like this: folder1 subfolder folder2 subfolder folder3 subfolder etc... The folders (folder1, folder2 etc.) already exist, but I want to add the ...
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Add new file type to windows 7 preview pane

How can I add a new file type to my preview pane. At this point I want to add the possibility to preview .cbr and .cbz files with my comic viewer. But a general solution that would work with any ...
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What is the most practical way to open a File Explorer to the current directory in a File Explorer?

Currently I'm doing the following to open a file explorer to the same directory: Click the address bar & copy the address Win + E & paste the address to the address bar Is there a shorter ...
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How do I copy the URL contained in the Internet shortcut?

I saw an answer to this question in a post already but I am wanting to know if there is a way to do multiple files at one time versus clicking on each shortcut file individually to get the URL? I ...
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How to make windows7 file explorer like winXP [duplicate]

Is there a simple way of getting windows7 file explorer back to a nice, clean, simple, consistent explorer like it was in winXP? I'm fed up with adjusting folder columns et al. and clicking on "apply ...
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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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How to set List view as the default FTP view in Windows Explorer?

When I use Windows Explorer to browse a FTP site, it defaults to Tiles view. I need it to default to List view. I don't see a registry setting, and the standard [Tools -> Folder Options... -> View -> ...
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After recovery to restore point, Windows 7 missing pinned items and favorites

I believe a recent windows update was interrupted. The next day, I could not logon and was presented with the error "User Profile Service service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded". I ...
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How can I make windows always show full folder path

Whenever I Click on "Desktop" in windows explorer, I end up with a "hidden" path, such as this: which makes navigating to the "one up" folder hard (I can enter a folder within desktop, then ...
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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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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 ...