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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Context menu for new file with template

Is it possible to add a new entry in the context menu New which will generate a file based on a fixed template? For example: I'd like to create a new html file where its content should be: ...
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Windows 7: how to search files if the search bar is disabled?

On my Windows 7 system the file manager looks the following way: It fully satisfies me except I cannot search for files and folders. What can be done to workaround this problem? Can the file ...
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Explorer.exe switches

Is there a way to open, for example, Wireless Network Connection Status window using explorer.exe with some switch? When I open that window manually and trace the process in the Task Manager, it ...
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How can I create a shell context menu like “Play to”? (Dynamic add items)

I spent 3 hours googling but not answer... I am noob to windows, and i am creating app that sends files over wifi to nearby devices.I am detecting devices using broadcast. I need context menu item ...
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How does Windows determine the order in which to copy files?

This relates to copying files by dragging and dropping in Windows Explorer. Imagine you have a directory containing a series of files with names like Document01, Document02, Document03 ... and so on. ...
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Windows Update folder crashes Windows Explorer when I click it

I have a problem with my pc. Every time I go to control panel and click Windows Update, a window appears and says: Windows Explorer has stopped working, restarting Windows Explorer. I don't know ...
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Copying File lists from Explorer (Windows XP) to MS Word document

I have a long list of research papers listed as files in Explorer. Is there a less tedious way of listing these in a Word document than opening each one and using copy/paste?
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Windows 7 keyboard shortcut to open while closing explorer window

I traverse windows explorer mostly through the keyboard and can open the current file by just pressing return. That leaves the windows explorer window open which leads to clutter. My current ...
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How do I replace the windows explorer shell with some image during boot?

When I start the computer instead of opening explorer.exe I need to put some image or blank screen. In registry if I change shell value in HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon ...
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Unable to access WD external drive

Basically the HDD started acting weird (couldnt access files on it) and event viewer was flooded with "bad block" reports. Now the HDD cant be accessed at all. It shows up in windows explorer when ...
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Desktop icons refresh when add a new Favourite to Internet Explorer 9

Vista home premium edition (32) Desktop HP Pavilion, 2 CPU, 4GB memory After adding a new favorite, especially if it has a favicon, all desktop icons refresh. As you might know, it is not a tragedy, ...
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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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Make Windows Explorer to have 3D borders

In previous versions of Windows (95 - Xp) the borders of the file and tree panes in Windows Explorer were 3D. In Vista and Win7 the are not. Is there a way to make the borders 3D when using Classic ...
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Show “Go” menu item in Windows Explorer

In previous versions of Windows, Windows Explorer had the "Go" menu item in the pull-down menus (between "Edit" and "View"). In Windows 7 there is no such item. Is it possible to restore it?
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Inheritance system for folders (symlinks?)

Okay, here's the scenario. I have a base folder "Base" that has a blank, multipurpose template. However, this template is 12 gigabytes. I want to be able to have an inheritance system where linked ...
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Windows explorer does not show devices

When I open the first explorer, no devices are shown. Only the tree on the left. Every explorer I open after that almost ever shows all devices. The problem is reproducible. The problem occurs after ...
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Explorer stops responding when opening Git Bash

When I open Git Bash from the Explorer context menu, Explorer stops responding, regardless whether the folder is a Git folder. Immediately when I close Git Bash, Explorer starts to respond again. My ...
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Windows Save As dialogs: how to view all file types by default when saving?

Having come from OSX I'm used to seeing all file types visible in the Save As dialog window when saving any file. In Windows it's typically restricted to only showing the file types of the file being ...
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Trouble renaming in Windows 8

In Windows 8 when using File Explorer to rename either a file or a folder it aborts the process. By that I mean while typing File Explorer will flash and return to the original name. This occurs ...
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Script to quit program prior to Robocopy

I'm setting up a backup script for a client that will be scheduled to run once a month to backup his 200GB iTunes directory to his NAS. It's compiled using some defined parameters and ROBOCOPY ...
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change selection behaviour of windows address bar

Is there any way to change the behaviour of address bars in windows (especially in web browsers such as Chrome and Firefox) such that a single click will place the cursor, and a double click will ...
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Why can I create a remote directory through Windows Explorer, but not from the command prompt?

I'm using Windows 7 and have a remote folder available. Let's call it \\mycompany-portal\somefolder\attachments. I can map a network drive to the folder root, so Z:\ points to \\mycompany-portal. I ...
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Possible to add a pre-populated item to the sidebar in Windows Explorer?

Anyone who has used Windows 8.1 has noticed that in Windows Explorer there is now a pre-populated sidebar item for SkyDrive. Just as there is for your Favorites, Network, and This PC. This is a ...
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Where find pinned folders File Explorer 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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Dragging Pictures to Taskbar Crashes Explorer.exe

I have a problem when I drag pictures from anywhere in Firefox to the taskbar before into the active folder, it crashes explorer.exe on Windows 7. What could be the cos of this issue? Thanks in ...
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Why does selecting a large number of files in explorer seem to adversely affect the ability to force delete them?

Since Windows XP or before, you are able to force delete a file by holding down shift while pressing delete. For some time now I've noticed if you select a LARGE number of files (e.g. 20k) or so, ...
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Explorer.exe crashing every few seconds

The problem I have been using Windows 8 for a few months now, and today my taskbar has been crashing every few seconds. The taskbar will lose all its icons, then they will all reappear in a few ...
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Explorer open a library through command line

It is possible to open a specific path using the explorer command line. What is less clear is how to open one of the libraries listed in the side pane, like 'Favorites', 'Pictures', 'Desktop' or ...
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How to disable expanding/collapsing menus in windows explorer?

They are so annoying. I just want simple menus without any collapsing or expanding crap.
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Disable opening browser from Windows Explorer Address Bar

How can i prevent Windows explorer from opening my internet browser when I mistype something in the address bar? For example, I often type Alt+d, cmd to quickly select the address bar and open ...
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Make Favorites default focus when starting Windows 8 Explorer

I currently have Explorer pinned to my taskbar; when I click it it focuses on This PC. When I hit Win+e a new explorer window pops up, also focused on This PC. In both of those instances, I would ...
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Windows 8.1 Explorer in Taskbar with starting Folder

I want to have an icon in Windows 8.1 Taskbar that opens Windows Explorer in a specific folder and does not create a second icon when I click the first. I tried several approaches to do this: Pin ...
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Irssi - Window disappearing after opening through Start Menu

I am using Irssi for an IRC client, and I can open it when I oepn Windows File Explorer, and navigate to the directory, then double click on the .cmd, or .bat files. However, when I go through the ...
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Windows explorer connect to ftp through CMD

I want to connect top FTP in the windows explorer like: CMD> explorer ftp://example.com This works but promts the username passwords. Is there a way to automaticly fill these in? I want to skip ...
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Keyboard shortcut to resize Navigator / Organize panel in Explorer

Is there a keyboard shortcut to resize the Navigator/ Organize panel in Windows Explorer?
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What is a “0-Namespace-http” file and how to delete it?

I am trying to delete some files from a rescued user's profile folder from previous installation of Windows 8. I'm talking about the files that are normally located at C:\Users\Someone. I have copied ...
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Differences in cursor previews

I was looking at some of the system cursors present in C:\Windows\Cursors and I saw that there are differences in the previews shown in different places by Windows Explorer This has happened on ...
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Explorer.exe COMRuntime error: unexisting user can't get access permissions to COM server

since explorer has no appid, it's not possible to find relevant DCOM component in Component Services. I tried editing access rights in Elevated-Unelevated Explorer Factory component and editing ...
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How to diagnose right-click menu slowness?

Is there a way to find specifically what's causing Windows 7 explorer slowness, like right-click menu delay and even opening new explorer windows/drives/folders? Slowness when opening new explorer ...
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Different windows explorer icon/grouping domain user vs local user

I recently rebuilt my laptop because I needed to go up to a larger HDD. I reloaded all software from home under a local user. Then I fired up my vpn software and joined the domain from home. But I ...
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How to Change context menu of windows Explorer

i want to edit context menu of windows Explorer. and i want to create my own menu with sub menu as shown in image. and also do some task like copy and move to other destination. Can any one please ...
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New user profile cannot run explorer.exe after transferring data from old profile why?

User profile on a win7 64 Ultimate got corrupted (and windows would create a default fallback profile on each login). I created a new profile (an administer) and transfered exiting profile files into ...
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Weird windows explorer behavior

Recently my windows 7 64bit windows explorer is working weird. First F2 for renaming a file or folder doesn't work. same for right-click -> rename. It has 2 empty(zero-size) unknown(no name, no ext, ...
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Move folders to Library and they disappeared (permissions)

Windows 7 Professional I had a large number of files in a folder. I moved these files (selected and dragged them in Windows Explorer) to the users Documents Library (I meant to get their My ...
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Fastest way to create a Shortcut ignoring drive mapping

When I create a shortcut to a network file using standard Windows Explorer "Right-click -> Create Shortcut", the shortcut link takes advantage of my network drive mapping, which substitutes a single ...
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Button or Shortcut in for Windows Explorer to quickly hide/show the navigation pane [duplicate]

For Windows 7/8/2008/2012 and above... How can i create a button or shortcut in for Windows Explorer to quickly hide or show the navigation pane... With the Preview Pane we can use the keyboard ...
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How do I run more than one Windows Explorer?

Up until this morning I could run several Windows Explorer session at the same time, but we have just had an "upgrade", and now, selecting Start->My Documents just restores focus to the existing ...
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Right click folder in Windows Explorer and Search with Total Commander?

I often use Total Commander to search files and folder in windows. Is there a way to set a right click option to open Total Commander and have it automatically set to search the folder i'm in? For ...
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Why doesn't Windows explorer show the file name in Windows 8

This is a rather strange issue. Whenever, I select a folder on my server (Windows 7 Ultimate) from Windows 8.1 the explorer windows shows little boxes for the folders and files inside that network ...
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Error 'shell:::{52205fd8-5dfb-447d-801a-d0b52f2e83e1}, this file has no program associated…'

In a unattended installation of Windows 8.1 x64 (where I've removed some components) the next error will occurs when I try to start the Explorer process from commandline, or doing a double-click on ...