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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taskkill all windows file explorer windows, but don't kill the explorer.exe shell

On the command line on Windows 8.1, how can I kill/close all Windows file explorer windows... but without killing and restarting the shell? It's crazy that they're the same process.
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Have “File Folder” on top of all other types in Explorer

In windows 7 (maybe others too), one of the Details views separates the types of files into different sections, so you can open and close them: Is there any way to force the "File Folder" section ...
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Explorer crashes (and restarts) when right clicking explorer.exe or any links to it

I noticed in my taskbar first that I could no longer open a new explorer window by clicking on the pinned folder (Left, middle and right-clicking all immediately cause explorer to hang and restart). ...
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How do I create a persistent virtual folder on windows 10?

I would like to map one folder, which unavoidably has brackets in it's path, to another virtual folder that I can use to access it without brackets in the path. For example: C:\Users\Marc\Dropbox ...
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Explorer can't be started running “explorer.exe” and doesn't open folders on double click

On my developing pc I modified HKCR\* HKCR\Folder and HKCR\File to register own context menus. Suddenly my explorer.exe showed this behavior: can't start explorer running "explorer.exe" (Shows ...
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Is this freeze on Windows 10 a hardware issue?

I have experienced a one minute freeze on my up-to-date Windows 10 Education Edition. The question is if it is a hardware or software issue. The notebook is an older HP ProBook 4730s. Comprehensive ...
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Moved file to Music library in Windows 7, where did it go?

I was in the folder for my user name, the one with subfolders of My Documents, My Pictures, My Videos, etc. I was using a search to locate certain family videos to make a DVD. I clicked on a file ...
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How can I browse ALL files via taskbar tree browse?

There is a simple trick in windows that can allows us to browse all the computer via single click via the Toolbar. How ? This is my Current toolbar : Right click and : Select your Computer ...
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Disable printing when selecting images in explorer

this may seem like an odd question, but whenever you select 15+ images in explorer on win7 and click enter, it opens the menu for printing images, instead of opening them in my default image viewer. ...
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How do I unpin a deleted file/folder from Quick Access?

tl;dr I have an ultra-long list of folders pinned to Quick Access, and they're all deleted. Oddly enough, no errors show up when I try to delete them and nothing changes. How do I unpin them?!? ...
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using notepad++ to save file without name but not able using windows explorer

Why is it possible to create a file without a name i.e. .htaccess using notepad++, but when using windows explorer it requires a filename?
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Windows 10 Rearrange Folders in Taskbar [duplicate]

In Windows 10, what can I do to keep folders from sticking together in the taskbar? To clarify, if I have two folders open (such as Pictures and Documents) they are always placed next to each other ...
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Two blue arrows at top right of icons

If this is a duplicate post, my apologies but I couldn't find one. On some icons I am seeing a two blue arrows at the top the right pointing towards each other. I first noticed it on the icons on ...
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Windows 10: set default folder for Windows Explorer

In Windows 10, how do I set the default folder for Windows Explorer shortcut? In regedit, the Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced doesn't have a ...
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Is there a way to have Windows Explorer List View display file numbers (as in a numbered list)?

When in File Explorer's list view, the bottom left of the window shows that I have x items. Is there way to have one of the columns be the number of the item (1-x)? I guess really this could be ...
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Windows Explorer: custom order for sorting by type?

Is it possible to modify the exact order in which files are listed when sorted by type in Windows Explorer? Not just choosing between ascending/descending, but sort differently? For instance: 1. To ...
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Windows Explorer use Full File Path

If I navigate to My Computers, Documents, or Home Folder with Windows Explorer via the location text field, the absolute path isn't displayed. This obfuscation is an anti-feature. How do I enable the ...
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Add date stamp to file name in Windows

Is there a way to add a date stamp to a file name when saving/renaming it via the Windows dialog box (Windows Explorer, etc.) - either as a shortcut key or a variable. There are many files that I save ...
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Sort sub-folders by different criteria to parent folder in Windows Explorer

Is it possible to sort a sub-folder by modified date but keep the parent folder sorted by name? Every time I change the Sort By it applies it to every folder!
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Windows Unable to Delete ._. File

I currently have a file on the root of my external hard drive simply named ._., which I am guessing was added to my hard drive after using it on my MacBook a while ago. I'm trying to delete this file ...
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Drives keep disappearing and reappearing in Directory Opus

I'm using Directory Opus Pro v11 ("DO") as a Windows Explorer replacement on my Windows 7 system. I have several drives listed in the folder tree under Computer. Recently drives began to disappear and ...
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update to Windows 10: partition issues - system running

like many I updated from Windows 7 to Windows 10. Most went pretty well, it seems. The PC is running. But for some reason the file Explorer lists the 100MB at the beginning of the Partition as Drive ...
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Customize Windows Explorer when launching via windows key + E

windows 8.1 x64 Im trying to customize what shows up by default in windows explorer when hitting windows + E key. i'd like everything to be collapsed except for Favorites at the top. If possible ...
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Search into folder shortcuts?

In Windows Explorer, I've created a folder that contains a list of shortcuts to other folders. For example: Is there any way to search for files and content in just those folders? I was hoping to ...
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How to restore my .txt ShellNew in Windows Explorer

I don't know why, I cannot do New .txt in Windows Explorer any more, as you can see it has disappeared from context menu : I looked at registry for .txt, I can't see anything to fix, but using ...
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How to show console of hidden (background) task in Windows?

I am using task scheduler. I am runing many console software on Startup. The console software works great in the background. Sometimes I want to see the "CONSOLE" of those software. Is there any way ...
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Jump List for Explorer in Windows 10

After an upgrade to Windows 10, I noticed that all entries (folders) in my Jump List for File Explorer do not open when I left-click on them. The rest of my Jump Lists work as I would expect, with ...
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Windows explorer: How do I drag, paste or right click in an already full folder?

In my case I use Windows 7, and I would like to focus on that OS. However it is likely the same question could also apply to other Windows versions, if not all. Quite often I try to drag a file from ...
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Slow file browsing of offline files, Windows 10

I am using Windows 10 and just setup Offline Files for 3 folders I'm currently working from (28 sub-folders, 550 files, 185MiB). I prefer working from local copies of the files for performance reasons ...
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How do I save a link to a webpage as a shortcut in the Windows file manager?

I want to click an icon in Windows Explorer and have it open a specific web page with the default browser. How is this done? I don't want to download the web page, I just want to access it via a ...
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How can I view all items pinned to a program's jump list on Windows 10?

Is there any location where I can see all the pinned items on a jump list? For example, if I pin a bunch of locations to the remote desktop app, can I view the whole list in explorer? EDIT: Let's ...
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Have Windows Explorer preview markdown files

The Windows explorer.exe has a previsualization pane (W7+) that let you preview .txt, .docx, .bat, etc. documents. How can I make it preview markdown .md files ? Rendering just as plain text is kinda ...
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Folder Options has “-ON” and “-OFF” appended to all options

On one of our user's computers (on Windows 7, Folder Options -> View), I see things like "Don't show hidden, files, folders or drives-ON" (which is selected) "Show hidden files, folders, and ...
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Windows 7 - Explorer Icons for Mozilla show as blanks - all others fine

Recently bought new DELL laptop .... old was also Windows 7. Transferred everything across using transfer software...purchased (not via Windows own) In Win Explorer, the icons for Mozilla files ...
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Windows 10 file explorer continually crashes

I upgraded to Windows 10 recently and the biggest issue I'm having is that every time I click on file explorer (whether from the start menu or the taskbar), the file explorer AND taskbar crashes. I ...
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Windows 7 file order dysfunction

In Windows 7, my files always went into alphabetical order when I viewed them in a folder. One day last year I found the most recently created were listing at the top in the folder from the Windows ...
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Add new commands to Windows 7 Explorer right-click menu

In Windows XP it was possible to add new commands to the right-click context menu in Windows Explorer. It didn't involve any registry hacks, you'd simply modify the file associations and there would ...
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User with Windows 8.1 is having extreme explorer issues

I have a user that is having some frustrating issues with Windows 8.1 File Explorer. This Laptop is only probably 2 Months old and the explorer is extremely slow and often crashes. What he currently ...
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All folders open in new windows

I am running Windows 7 Ultimate - 32 bit. Out of nowhere, this morning when I started my PC, every single folder that I double-clicked opened a new window. That's quite annoying. Even though the ...
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Not able see anything on RDB screen after ending an explorer.exe task

I accidentally ended an explorer.exe task for a Windows Server 2008 R2 on the remote desktop connection. After that I can't see anything on RDP. How do I restore again to get back all the icons on ...
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How to set item inside Places Bar in windows file explorer

In windows file Explorer you have a pane on the left side (Places Bar): How can I add something to this. And no I am not asking about "quick access" or "Favorites". I am aware of those I want to ...
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Explorer.exe Established Remote connection [duplicate]

when i seen netstat found that explorer.exe Established connection with 111.221.29.67: 443. explorer.exe TCP 192.168.1.12: 1820 111.221.29.67: 443 ESTABLISHED I'm not getting why exolore.exe ...
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How to make AppData directory appear in File Explorer?

This post outlines how to make the AppData directory show up at the DOS prompt, but how do I make it show up in File Explorer (on Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit)? Is there a global setting? Also, what ...
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Windows 10 & Windows Explorer issue

I quote the following of Scott, on a thread about Windows 7, just to be more clearer about what I am searching for. How to edit the attributes/data of the various columns in windows explorer details ...
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The fastest disk search possible [closed]

I currently have windows indexing service and no other disk search/indexing program installed. I want the indexing software to load the entire index database into RAM Is there any way to make ...
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How to open windows explorer like Sharepoint does?

In Sharepoint I have a command to see a collection inside windows explorer (really handly if you ask me). How can I tell Windows explorer to open directly that URL without having to go inside ...
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How to make a custom collection or grouping folders in windows?

I use windows 8.1. I have 10 folders in my root folder of a drive, namely folder1, folder2, folder3, folder4, folder5, folder6, folder7, folder8, folder9 and folder10. I want to group these folders ...
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Windows 10's Explorer.exe crashes every few minutes

I'm running Windows 10 64-bit upgraded from Windows 7. Open explorer.exe windows just disappear, and the system logs show they've crashed. Here's the report: Faulting application name: explorer.exe, ...
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Windows Explorer Dialog broken

I have had this for the past month and I have had this problem: Visual Studio gives error while i try to open project folders directly via dropdown, and when any/every application uses explorer to ...
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Bypass Windows GUI completely [closed]

Say I want to create a computer for end-users that uses Windows but the average user should generally not have to think about the fact that it is a Windows PC (except for minimum notifications ...