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 can I get my 2nd hard drive (that disappeared from Windows Explorer) back?

I have a Dell XPS running Windows 8. My C Drive is 120GB SSD, for windows and programs, then I have a 1TB D Drive for my own files. The other day it disappeared from Windows Explorer and I cannot get ...
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Sort My Computer drive list by label

How can I sort the drive list under 'My Computer' by drive label. Currently it is sorted by drive letter. label2 (A:) label5 (C:) label3 (E:) label1 (F:) etc. I would like them to appear sorted by ...
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AutoHotKey: copy file from Windows Explorer, paste path to Notepad2

I'm searching for a way to do that. Using ArsClip's Clipboard Bar, I see that when I select a file o Windows Explorer and copy it, its full path is stored on clipboard. If I keep selecting Windows ...
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Windows Explorer freezing everything else

Windows 7 x64, fully patched. This just started hours ago. Opening up Windows Explorer is very slow. It takes about 30 seconds (if it actually opens) with nothing pegging the CPU or memory in Task ...
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File Explorer freezes when click on MKV files

I have several MKV files on network drive. Once I click any of them, File Explorer freezes for several minutes. In traffic monitor program I see, that computer transmits hundreds of megabytes of data. ...
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Show zip files in windows explorer folder tree

In Windows Server 2003, how can I always show compressed folders (zip files) as sub-folders in the Folders View of Windows Explorer Bar? Thank you
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How to use your USB External drive as primary drive?

I would like to use my main Internal drive to install software's but use my external USB drive to saves my files. Sound simple but I want it to be done automatically, like exchanging My Documents, ...
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I am missing [New Folder] Button in Windows 8.1 Save As Dialog

One day my new folder (and organize) button just disappeared from my save as dialog. I use that button all the time so I was surprised to find it missing. To make sure I wasn't crazy I did a quick ...
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Can I make windows file explorer treat underscore (_) as a word separator (for ctrl navigation)?

I'm overhauling my folder structure and trying to come up with a good file-naming system. Underscore seems like a good field separator - less obtrusive than (-) and more portable than space. When ...
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File Explorer Crashing With Storage Drive

Over the last few days for absolutely no rhyme or reason, when I plug in my external storage and try to load the contents my file explorer (W8) takes AGES to even open a folder them freezes/crashes. ...
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Explorer.exe Stops Responding Once Logged In

My sister came to me with a problem she's having with her laptop. She's running Windows Vista and once you login explorer.exe stops responding and restarts. This continues and is not operable. ...
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How do I get MY Documents folder back under “This PC” in explorer view tree?

Got this new computer with win 10 pro ... love it, save for one MAJOR issue. For some reason, it ONLY shows the "Onedrive" documents folder under this PC. For a minute, it had the "multiply" issue, ...
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How can I create a Sony vegas new project file under right click->new menu on Windows 10?

I'm digging myself in to this question and it's not easy. If you have windows 7 or 8 it's easy, but on Windows 10 looks like dosen't work any method what I tryed. Even the Right Click Enhancer dosen't ...
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File Explorer goes from a shared directory to “Network” after waking from sleep

When I open a network shared directory with File Explorer, and put the computer into sleep, and then wake it, File Explorer's address is changed to "Network" and a yellow notification bar shows the ...
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Windows 10 - Add Shortcuts in Windows Explorer [duplicate]

I just try to add my google drive to other shortcuts, but it doesn't allow me. Look what I want to do
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How to navigate up a folder from My Documents in Explorer, not go back to Library folders

More often than not, when I go up a level from My Documents, I don't want to go back to the list of Library Folders, I want to go to the user folder that contains My Documents, Desktop, etc. How do I ...
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Odd result in NetBIOS file share list

I'm puzzled how this can be happening. Local network all of windows 8.1 pcs, all with NetBIOS settings enabled, same NetBIOS network group name, home groups disabled (sharing using name/pw) and ...
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My Computer (This PC) won't open from Desktop or Start or Search

I've recently installed Windows 8.1 x64 in my laptop Dell Inspiron 3542. The 'This PC' (My Computer) icon was working fine initially, i.e., I could access all my drives. But then there were some ...
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How to Change File Type Icon in Thumbnail Preview, Windows 10

I use Google SketchUp a lot and each new model/file I create, SketchUp makes a .skb back up file of the last save. I was able to create a subkey in the registry to associate a different icon file for ...
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Nothing on task bar works or opens, runs WerFault.exe if anything is clicked

Windows 10, fully up to date - Version 1511 (OS Build 10586.0) Cannot open Start Menu, Cortana, Volume Controls, Notifications - anything on the task bar. This issue was caused by: 1) explorer.exe ...
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When navigating via Favorites how to stop Windows explorer from immediately scrolling the focus to that nth level folder?

I'm noticing a peculiar behavior in Windows Explorer. It used to work fine earlier but after reimaging my system with Windows 7 again I'm seeing this new issue. The background: If you open Windows ...
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Is PSPING Capped when running under a Custom Windows Shell?

My problem is that I am having low network ping rate issues that only occur when my device boots to a custom shell in Windows. The device is a kiosk style system running Windows Embedded Standard 7. ...
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Windows 10: put highlighted files into a folder

Is it possible on Windows 10 to put highlighted files in Windows Explorer into a folder? This is possible on Mac's and I was hoping it would be possible on Windows, as well.
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Windows 7 Issues

I recently began to notice strange things happen to my Windows 7 x64 PC. It started off with a bluescreen every SECOND time I booted, then chrome refused to open zip files and virtualbox wouldn't let ...
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Folder size discrepancy

This is a bit weird. I have a particular folder that reports: 12,274 Files, 806 Folders when i right click and go in properties. and 12,164 Files, 791 Folders if I do Ctrl-A and do properties in the ...
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“net use” does not create drives in Explorer on Windows 10

C:\Windows\system32>net use OK X: \\192.168.8.109\Public Microsoft Windows Network OK Y: \\192.168.8.109\DATA Microsoft Windows Network OK ...
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Windows: how to change file autonumbering template?

F.ex. I rename file 'Picture1.jpg' to 'symph-40.jpg' in Explorer. It says that 'There is already a file with the same name in this location.' and suggests to rename into 'symph-40 (2).jpg'. I want it ...
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Is there a way to fix the sort by name in Windows 10 File Explorer?

There seems to be a bug in Windows 10 File explorer. For instance here are four files I created listed how they appear when I have sort by Name ascending selected: 31A.txt 32A.txt 311.txt 321.txt ...
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Application icons corrupted in Explorer

I recently installed Debut Video Capture (from NCH software) and now some of the application icons in explorer are corrupted, just showing a generic "folder" icon. So far I've found this has affected: ...
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Windows 10 explorer: drag file into subfolders

On Windows 10, I'd like to be able to drag files into a folder and also subfolders within that folder, as can be done on OS X. Is this possible in Windows? Right now I have to drag it into a folder, ...
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Windows 10 disable window spray

I apologize if there is proper verbiage for what Windows 10 is doing. I press Windows-Right and it pushes the focus window to the right half of its current screen, like it did in 7. But it also ...
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Show parent and child folders in the same File Explorer window in Windows 10?

Is this possible? I am writing up an explanation of something. It would be really helpful to show a visual description of how the folder tree is supposed to look. The ideal way to do that would be to ...
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All icons missing [duplicate]

As the title says, all of my icons are suddenly missing (Windows Explorer, Registry, Task Manager). Only metro icons in the start menu are showing This is my current situation: Additionally, I can't ...
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Find Duplicate Files Between HDD (for ex: Total Size:500Gbs) AND HDD Image only Files Hash(3mb)

Any way to find duplicate files between a files/folder group and image hard disk (files content hash database)
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Cannot create file anywhere on drive C:

I just did a clean install of Windows 10 Pro. For some reason I am missing the "New > File" context entries when I am opening the right click context menu anywhere on drive C: that is not my user ...
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How to automatically show/hide relevant columns in Windows Explorer?

I'm looking for a way to make Windows Explorer smarter about showing columns in media folders with music, videos and images. A common type of problem is where in a music folder it shows columns for ...
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Windows Explorer opens at every startup

I'm running Windows 10 Pro on an SSD. Whenever I turn on my computer, File Explorer opens up. It's a nuisance and I'd rather not have it open at every startup. I've checked article upon article and ...
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How to add 'Play with VLC (no disc menus)' to context menu?

I love VLC's 'no disc menus' feature to play DVDs. How can I add a menu item 'Play with VLC (no disc menus)' to the context menu for DVDs in Windows Explorer?
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Is there any way to run file explorer as administrator under Windows 10

After install Windows 10, it seems that I lost the ability to run explorer.exe as administrator with a user in administrator group. The reason I want to do that is, in our team's development ...
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How to add custom menu to windows Toolbar

I am trying to add a menu to the Windows explorer's toolbar in Windows 7. While searching I came to know that this is possible by adding some keys to registry. So I added the following keys to ...
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Windows 10 Quick access jumping to another folder

In the Windows 10 Quick access menu, whenever I select the Downloads/Documents/Pictures folder it will automatically jump to its related folder. This is very annoying and I couldn't find any options ...
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IE11 loses login when run as different user

I have the latest IE11 on win7 with all updates. After being sufficiently scared by ransomware reports, I decided to run IE isolated as a different user from my main desktop (standard UAC settings). ...
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Windows 10 not showing the same folders in File Explorer and Internet Explorer file selector

I'm seeing some strange behavior on a user's computer. When I try to select a file in an Internet Explorer file selector, I don't see the same folders than I do in Windows. For example, if I navigate ...
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Why does my static shortcut menu handler overwrite the Windows 10 Jumplist behaviour?

I recently wanted to add a new command menu to my right click menu to have the possibility to securely delete files and directories using Sysinternals SDelete. Using the MSDN documentation and Regedit ...
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After a restart I boot into blackscreen with cursor

I have windows 10 64bit for quite a while now. My system suddenly restarted to apply an update (which I dont know of its specifics). After that windows loads on the logon screen I type my password, ...
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How can I get File Save to show all types?

Is there any global setting to get File Save to show files of all types? The filtering to just the current document type wastes more time here than it saves.
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After a windows update restart explorer.exe does not load

My computer restarted on its own (before the restart everything was working fine for 2 years I have not done any significant software/setting changes the past month atleast and no hardware changes) ...
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Change Windows explorer font size

I'd like to increase the font-size in Windows explorer. By default it's very small, and I don't really like that for navigating folders and finding files. Here's what it looks like by default : ...
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Too many DVD Drive in my windows explorer [duplicate]

I have just reinstalled my pc with windows 7. But, i got a new problem in my explorer, i found out that my pc has 5 DVD Drive with blank space. I want my pc only has 1 DVD Drive like before. Someone ...
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How to Disable Windows File Explorer from Automatically Launching Webpage

I'm not liking Windows File Explorer's feature to automatically launch webpages. How can this be disabled? For example, in Windows File Explorer, type "StackOverflow" in search. Since there is no ...