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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Is there a way to open a folder in Mac with Windows Explorer in the virtual machine under VMware Fusion?

I have installed Windows 7 in my Mac with VMware Fusion. When I want to open a folder in Mac that is shared with the virtual machine in Windows Explorer, I usually launch Windows Explorer in the ...
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File System Only Refreshes Manually

The file system isn't automatically refreshing. The following will not show up/change until I right click and hit refresh manually, or go up a level and then back down. Examples: right click -> ...
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files in usb drive are not hidden but not showing

I copied some hidden files from another computer and when I open them in my computer I noticed that a folder is missing. But my computer shows that folder's space is taken. When I set to show hidden ...
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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 can I restore my Windows File Explorer settings to original??? Why Metro apps do not work?

Well I'm having a bad problem... My file explorer for Windows 8.1 Enterprise is damaged! whenever I try to open a new window it's always not maximized, I don't know why, even after I close and open ...
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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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How to edit the attributes/data of the various columns in windows explorer details view

Running Windows 7 Pro In windows explorer in details view there a multitude of pre defined columns that can be displayed I'd like to know how to edit the data / attributes for the columns. In ...
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Drag and Drop with Windows Explorer and Notepad under Windows 8.1 32-bit is troublesome

all.. A bit of an annoyance I've come across... and although I've been a 'power user' of PCs since the '70s, I have precious little knowledge of Windows 8... and this problem is making me crazy... I ...
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Why is the Windows Explorer not able to find a UUID string in a list of text files?

I have a directory with all my PUtty log files. Now I would like to find the files containing a UUID. I know that the UUID is in one or more files. I tried it with Windows Explorer. I searched with ...
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How to edit Chrome web shortcuts to add 'Rating', 'Description' and 'Notes' in Windows File Explorer?

I add web shortcuts from chrome to Windows (8.1) File Explorer into different folders so that I can access not only the downloaded documents but also the ones I want/need to check online. But I'd ...
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High CPU in explorer.exe while accessing folders consists of .flv files

if someone windows expert can help me to find the solution. Problem Description: High CPU usage in the Explorer.exe process when open a folder that contains corrupted .wav files in Windows 7 or in ...
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Item Not Found error when creating folders, and moving files

I get this error whenever I create a new folder in Windows 7 (Ultimate x64). I also get it when copying files about 50% of the time. Even though I get the "item not found" error initially, once I ...
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Add more folder templates in windows explorer

Windows, since the old days, includes 5 folder templates that one can use to modify the UI. Plus, once a template is updated, all folders with that template get the same settings. That would be ...
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Windows 7 windows explorer not finding known files

I am using Windows 7 and the Windows explorer search function has stopped working on my local computer. I have rebuilt the index, checked the box for searching non-indexed locations, and tried to to ...
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Edit Windows Explorer context menu item description

Currently I have the following type of Explorer context menu for Malwarebytes. I'd like to change the Finnish description to English (not allowed in the app), but searching the registry for ...
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Windows explorer keyboard search timeout

In windows explorer (in Windows 7, at least, and I think most other versions) you can type the name of a folder or file and the highlight bar will follow your keystrokes until you stop typing for a ...
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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 ...
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Windows 10 keeps deleting stuff I have NOT selected

If I have a .html file and a folder linked to it, selecting the html file also deletes the folder. I just want to delete the html file and leave the folder. Is there a way to make Windows work ...
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Shortcut key for Preview on Windows 8.1

Coming from OS X to Windows 8.1 I miss QuickLook. I noticed that in the right click menu in Explorer there's a Preview item for some file types, such as images. Is there a shortcut key to invoke ...
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Windows 8 Explorer UNC path [closed]

We have 3 Windows 8.1 PCs setup. On one of the PCs we have shared a directory. On the other 2 machines, we define a drive letter to access net use h: \\computer1\hfolder (user and pwd) ...
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IconIndex value of -101 in desktop.ini pointing to the second icon in DLL?

I have a folder which is displayed in Windows Explorer as: Inside this folder the hidden desktop.ini has this content: [.ShellClassInfo] InfoTip=@Shell32.dll,-12688 ...
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Windows Explorer -> View does not have the “Toolbar” option

I wanted tabs for my windows explorer so I installed qttabbar to enable this. However, following these instructions, I don't have a "Toolbar" option when I click on view. Any idea how to get ...
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Fixing broken thumbnail previews

I'm not 100% this is the right place to post this, so please let me know if so. A while back I had to develop a custom thumbnail preview for a file format for a piece of software I was working on. I ...
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Annoying mnemonics failure with W7 explorer context menu

I am a mouse-hater. I don't fear them, so not musophobia, but musomusia. When I am using W7 Explorer and I want to select a few files and zip them I select them, typically, by using Ctrl-Spacebar ...
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Windows 7 explorer crashes when entering password protected network drive

I'm trying to map a drive from a remote NAS server (sftp). Enter the folder with explorer: Open the Network in explorer, Open the other computer. A security windows asking for the credentials ...
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Why does “explorer” sometimes not create a shell?

I'm currently experimenting with a custom shell on a couple of similar Windows 8.1 devices. When I exit the custom shell and then manually start explorer through Task Manager, sometimes it will start ...
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Is there a “recent visited folders” in Windows Explorer?

In Windows Explorer is there any way I can have a "recent visited folders" features somehow?
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Windows 7 favorites not working in windows explorer

For some reason I seem to have deleted all the favorites in the favorites menu in the file explorer. With favorites menu I mean this one: Trying to add new links doesn't work and right clicking ...
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Print spool service appears to cause Explorer to hang - how to fix this?

I'm encountering a strange problem. A few days ago, my primary printer (Samsung ML-2950) unexpectedly stopped working with a "0 % toner" message. One file was in the print queue at that time. Right ...
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How to add Google Drive to the Windows Explorer Sidebar

Is there a way to add Google Drive to this sidebar not like a shortcut, but pretty much like how OneDrive is? I know there's a Google Drive link in the favorites, but is there a way to expand this ...
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Windows explorer stops showing PDF's in the preview pane

Some users in our office use the preview pane in the windows explorer to view PDF's. After a while (~an hour) the preview pane no longer shows the preview. On one PC, it says "No preview available" ...
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Change file extension in Windows 7 without making extensions visible in Explorer options

Occasionally I want to change the extension for a given file in Windows Explorer, e.g. rename audio_only.mp4 to audio_only.m4a. These valid possibilities are somehow unappealing: Show extensions in ...
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Multiple entries for Google Chrome in Open With

On my computer (Windows 8.1), both the Desktop "Open with" submenu and the corresponding WinRT dialog contain multiple entries for Google Chrome, when invoked for an HTML file. So far as I'm aware, ...
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Have a file appear in multiple folders

I have 50+ folders, each of which contain a large amount of data that needs to be processed. All of them are processed using the exact same code, utilizing os.path.dirname(os.path.realpath(file)) to ...
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Windows 8.1 Downloads folder sorting keeps resetting ordering (also no Modern UI apps working)

I like to keep my downloads sorted by change date, so I usually set the sorting in my downloads folder to newest up, but on my Windows 8.1 x64 machine this just doesn't seem to work. I think it didn't ...
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Is it possible to create a 2nd “Favorites” group in the windows navigation pane?

Right now Windows (7,8) allows you to show a "Favorites" group, where you can add links to various folders, regardless of where they actually reside. Is it possible to create a 2nd group? My ...
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Windows 7 Explorer metadata view/editing program available?

I am a heavy user of 'Tags' in Windows Explorer and am curious if there is software available which can show me essentially the Windows repository for this metadata information or is there a standard ...
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Can Windows 7 Folder Band be restored without closing that Windows Explorer window?

I have this weird behavior (i.e. bug) on my Windows 7 workstation in which folders that are automatically opened (restored) on reboot, are missing their folder band (AKA command bar): Opening a new ...
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is there a way to disable Windows from switching window focus when I am typing? [duplicate]

Sometimes when I am typing in a notepad, command prompt, webpage, or the file explorer address bar, or even any other place where typing is allowed, it happens that the currently active window loses ...