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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Windows Context Menu to all files except shortcut file

I have follow this guide @ http://www.howtogeek.com/107965/how-to-add-any-application-shortcut-to-windows-explorers-context-menu/ to create a context menu in my registry. May I know is it possible ...
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Is there a way to open explorer in virtual favorites?

The topmost item in my explorer is "Favorites" This is my jump list to my most frequently used folders and I would like to open explorer with this folder expanded. I found that I can open explorer in ...
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Does Windows require IE to access ftp sites?

If I remove Internet Explorer from my computer, can I still access FTP sites using Windows Explorer ?
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Remove command bar/folder band in Windows 8 explorer

This one: I've seen guides for Windows 7 here, but it doesn't seem to work on Windows 8.
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Have Windows XP Explore option default Windows Explorer path

Is there a way to automatically set the default path that Windows Explorer opens up to in Windows XP? My computer always opens to C:\Documents and Settings{user name}\Start Menu. I typically work on ...
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Is it possible to have a setting that keeps the lnk files in the Recent folder only for a number of days

In our organization we see that the Recent folder in %appdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent is growing and growing. But that is because it is used over a couple of years probably. Now my question is, is ...
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Windows 7 Folder-Merge function for XP

Is there a way (program?) that can let you safely merge two folders in Windows XP? Obviously this can be done manually by opening the source and destination folders and moving everything, selecting ...
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Windows detects my camera but won't display it in explorer

When I connect my 5DmkII to my computer windows displays the autplay prompt and asks me what I want to do. But it doesn't open the folder when I click that option and instead does nothing. Looking ...
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Is there a way to make Windows Explorer open without expanding the first drive contents?

I have multiple drives and partitions on my machine and I find it annoying that explorer has to start with the first drive expanded. I know it's a minor thing but I would like to know if there is any ...
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Even after reinstalling windows, why does explorer.exe like to hang?

I have an LT4009u. Which any sane person would regret buying, but damn it I'll make it work. Anyways, I upgraded it by buying a 4 GB chip of RAM (up from its original 1 GB), and I put a (rather ...
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Explorer favorites (links) are the same as favorites in IE

Using Windows XP Pro. Helpdesk from my work screwed up installing my new laptop and now favorites in explorer are the same as in internet explorer. They said something about MUI and changing the ...
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Cut/Copy + Paste network files in Windows Explorer periodically stops working

On Windows 7 and 8 I have a periodic problem where cut (or copy - from here on I will just say "copy")/paste operations fail. The copy process actually doesn't even initiate. Here's what I mean: ...
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Selecting files by typing their name in Windows Explorer, and moving to the next matched file?

When you open an Explorer window, you can focus on a file by starting to type its name. For example, if I have the following list of files, sorted by type: ABC.ini.bak DEF.ini.bak [... few hundred ...
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Windows explorer menu File / New / does not contain New Folder option

In the Windows Explorer, the menu File -> New ... does not contain a New Folder option. Other options such as new textfile or new shortcut are available, though. Similarly, creating a folder from a ...
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Blank Windows Explorer Window

Simply put, my Windows Explorer seems to be messed up. I've run a virus scan, sfc /scannow, and several other checks. I also uninstalled DAEMON Tools Lite, but all to no avail. I'm wondering if this ...
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Can't delete WMA file on my desktop on Windows 8, crashes Windows Explorer

I have a WMA file on my desktop that is being stubborn. If I try to delete it, nothing happens. No prompts, no messages, no nothing. If I try to rename it, Windows Explorer crashes and restarts. I ...
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Split a folder of files into multiple zip files based on size or # of files

My problem is that the file uploader I'm working with will only allow a zip file with a size of 10mb or less. Unfortunately, I have thousands of files that need to be processed and I do this by ...
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Open one of the folders included in Windows Library

When I include folders in Windows Library, it makes them easier to be searched in and it improves my ability to open favorite files. However, when I want to save a file in Library, or copy it ...
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How to change the Direction of Action Buttons of Window Manager (Explorer) in Windows 7

I need to change the direction of Action Buttons (Close,Maximize and Minimize)of Window Manager (Explorer) in Windows 7 from Right side of window to Left of Window Just like in Ubuntu. Because mostly ...
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Windows 7 Explorer folder listing defaults to tiny width

There have been some weird design decisions in Explorer to say the least. One of the worst of which for me is when I open a files folder location the filename column width is about 10% of available ...
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No LAN and SMB access, and Explorer not responsive, when using a second connection

I apologize if this is a duplicate question, I know that there are several questions about multiple connection (LAN + LAN and LAN + dialup) but I haven't been able to find one that fits my scenario. ...
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Certain context menus are slower to open

This has been the case for every version of Windows that I've used, from Windows 95 through to Windows 8 Release Preview. And Not just on my computer, on other's too - I'm sure you've noticed this. ...
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How do you change the time before text resets in Explorer?

In windows explorer if you start to type it will select an item that starts with your text. how do you lower the time before the text resets and you can look for the next file. Files a b ac aa If ...
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OS X Finder-like unarchiving in Windows

I've gotten quite used to the OS X way of unarchiving, i.e. double-clicking on an archive file unzips it in the current directory. If everything in the archive is contained within a single directory, ...
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Difference in tab completion and order in Windows Explorer and the Open/Save file dialog

Ok, this has bugged me for some time now. To reproduce: Open Windows explorer. Press Alt+D to set focus to the navigation bar. Begin typing a (valid) path, i.e., "\Progr". Press TAB and "Program ...
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Explorer window pops up when using my keyboards volume wheel

I have the weirdest problem right now, I don't know for sure when or how it started. Thing is: I have a keyboard with a volume wheel that I can twist to turn up/down my windows volume, but whenever I ...
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Explorer in Windows 7 locks up when dragging items from one window to another. How can this be rectified

Note, this only happens when the items are dragged across the folder pane on the left hand side, so it can be worked around by taking a circuitous route with the mouse pointer. However, I would like a ...
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How do I make all descendant folders picture-view folders in Windows XP?

There's a "picture view" for Windows XP folders. I keep creating new folders in a directory and adding pictures to them. Every time I create a new folder, I have to go through the added action of ...
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Cancel multiple queued commands

With a casual accidental drag I seem to have selected 15 years of source code to each in turn run, launching Delphi, picture viewer, notepad and whatever else. Is there a way to cancel this command ...
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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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Show “date modified” when selecting image in Windows Explorer

When I click on an image file, it shows the date taken at the bottom of the folder. How do I change it so that it shows date modified?
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Opening Windows Explorer XP - launches another program

Every time I try to launch Windows Explorer in Windows XP, Windows tries to launch an installation procedure from some software that has been on my system for a long time. (Mindjet Manager 6) ...
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windows explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close - WinXP SP3

I gather this is a pretty common occurrence, judging by the amount of chatter I see. Sometimes I go for days without it happening, sometimes it occurs several times in an hour. Usually when it ...
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From an FTP location in Explorer, why have files started launching Internet Explorer windows instead of opening?

On Windows XP, when my coworker is browsing to an FTP site, the files are listed. As it happens, these are all .CSV files that we want to open in Excel 2007. Until recently, when double-clicking or ...
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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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.lnk doesn't open, no errors

I have a shortcut (.LNK) on my desktop to a MS Access database out on a network drive. When I double click that shortcut I get an hour glass for about 10 seconds and then nothing. No errors, no ...
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Windows XP Loading Problem

Sometimes, my Windows XP does not load correctly. It shows the login screen, and when I click my username, it load the desktop background, but the Explorer does not show up. So, I cannot see the icons ...
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windows XP file open/save dialog and Secondary drive

One of my computers, running Windows XP sp3, has 2 HDDs, 40GB each. Each of them is partitioned into two drives, 20GB each, using FAT32. Now The standard file open/save dialog does not display the ...
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How to restore/view DVD UDF burned session

I have to recover 1.8GB of pictures from a multisession DVD (Session 2from4). Now when I try to continue a multisession disc Nero says that this file format is not compliant with ISO9660 Joliet, and ...
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How to indent files in windows explorer to the left in right-to-left Windows?

I have a computer with Windows installed in a right-to-left language (such as Arabic or Hebrew). This means that the GUI is in Arabic\Hebrew and is Right-to-Left (yes, Start button is on the right and ...
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How to map a key to a file explorer shell extension?

I have a file explorer shell extension called "Copy File Path" or "Copy Folder Path", depending on which pane I am in in file explorer, which copies the full path of a file or a folder to the ...
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Running Salamander as admin on a per operation basis

Is there a way of running Altap Salamander at the same security level as windows explorer? In windows explorer, if you attempt to, say, delete a file in Program Files it will pop up saying that you ...
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How to remove extensions from Name column in FreeCommander

In order for me to switch from Total Commander to FreeCommander, I need to have an exact replica of the interface I've been using for almost a decade. I need to remove the extensions from filenames in ...
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How do you display the Settings window in Windows 10 when Explorer is not the Shell?

Using a Windows Shell replacement to Explorer in Windows 7 has worked well. Moving our Shell to Windows 10 is also working, but with a few unwanted side effects, including the fact that I cannot ...
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Removed OneDrive, folders remain under “This PC” Explorer Pane

I removed OneDrive, because I didn't use it, but then I notice, that the "Documents" folder in the "This PC" pane still has the OneDrive\Documents location. I want to have the local Documents folder ...
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Strange behavior in “Programs and Features”

The window has been behaving weirdly. When starting up, the columns are too wide. Whenever I try to adjust them so that they become thinner, they automatically go back to being really wide. It's been ...
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Folders in Downloads opening in new window in Windows 10

I have a strange bug in explorer. My Downloads folder is located at E:\Downloads (moved from default location). When I opening folder as Start - Explorer - E: - Downloads there are no any problems. ...
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How to make Windows Explorer report the correct size of the winsxs folder

I know that the files inside the winsxs folder are not copies but low-level hard links. They look like the full file, but really it's just a shortcut. For this reason, the folder is not taking up as ...
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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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Windows 8.1, moving files between drives with overwrite

I have 2 file backup drives that are not in sync. In order to make sure that I have a complete copy, I would like to move all the files from drive 1 to drive 2 and overwrite them. That way, drive 2 ...