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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Avira free using 1.45GB of memory on Win7, what can i do?

I have Windows 7. Resource Monitor says that explorer.exe is using 1.4GB and Avira is using 1.45GB. That's too much ram, I have 4GB total. Including Chrome and other processes I have less than 1GB ...
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Registry changes while changing 'Sort By' settings in windows explorer

I have requirement of selecting the 'Sort by' type of Windows Explorer using command. But I didnt get any commands. So I think I can do changes in registry. But I didnt get the registry changes while ...
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Windows Explorer crashes when backing out of SMB

I'm getting weird issues with my install of Windows 10. So I have a Samsung Book 5 with the latest version installed (updated to the latest version as of March 21st). When I connect to a network ...
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Keep the same file in two places without 2x memory

Sometimes I want to be able to get to a file from two different places, like if two courses have some course material in common but I don't wanna copy it because that seems wasteful. A shortcut with ...
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Windows 7 or 10: Explorer Sort Order - distinguish between normal Explorer vs. Open-File/Browser windows

Is there a way to make Windows (7,8,10,whatever) remember a different sort-order for displaying your files in regular Explorer windows vs. open-file/file-browser dialog windows? To give an example. ...
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Windows 10: Right click in Explorer

For context, I'm currently using a Dell laptop. I didn't have this problem in the past with a Toshiba laptop (which also ran Windows 10). Basically, I used to be able to right-click on an item in ...
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Removing a pinned network location from explorer

I pinned two network locations to my quick access in windows 10. One is no longer accessible, and I would like to remove it, but the context menu only lists "Expand." Is there a registry key or ...
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Is it possible to assign a keyboard shortcut to a certain command in windows explorer?

Here is my use case. Often I browse directories in windows explorer and find myself in need to open the gitbash at the current directory. Now git bash comes with a nice context menu entry but ...
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How to modify the timestamp for a files “creation date” to show only the date, without time in File Explorer

Okay, so I know I can change the format of the time-stamp in my computer settings. If I change short time to blank, then I have the outcome I am looking for. However, it changes ALL my system short ...
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Explore current folder command?

In Windows Explorer, when navigating to a specific folder, the folders tree in the left side remains where it was at the beginning, not selecting the current folder. Is there a shortcut or command ...
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Windows XP, classic theme, empty space at the bottom of taskbar, caused by language bar

I have to use Windows XP for work reasons and this UI bug is a small but constant annoyance. When classic theme is enabled, taskbar elements don't align with the size of the taskbar, leaving a few ...
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Prevent Windows Explorer auto-resizing

When I play a game that changes the screen resolution to something that is less than the current, all the Explorer windows are resized to the game's resolution (i.e. it becomes smaller and I have to ...
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Running explorer.exe I% via OS shell results in hanging process

Running "explorer.exe" via command prompt / OS shell will result in File Explorer opening as expected. However, when adding an argument (e.g. "explorer.exe C:\"), File Explorer will not open - ...
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How do I find files or folders with a certain name length? [duplicate]

I'm helping my uncle transferring all his photography images from a Windows machines internal and external hard drives to his newly bought NAS and we stumbled across a little problem (happening to '...
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Using tab completion to type filename faster in the Start > Run or Windows Explorer addres bar

I used to filename completion in the command line using a tab button. I’m interesting is there a way to work in the same manner in the Run window (Start > Run) or in Windows Explorer’s address bar? ...
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Windows 10 search not working within windows explorer

I'm standing on a folder using in windows explorer: And trying to search a file (that exists in that folder), but nothing is shows up: How can that be?
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Is there a way to make Windows 10 “Quick access” links identifiable?

So.. I guess I visit a lot of different folders, and many of them have similar sounding, non-distinctive names within UNC paths etc. Names like "bin", "Releases", "Windows". Hence, unlike the old ...
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Where are the Win 10 Quick Access settings stored?

Where are the Windows 10 Quick Access settings stored? I have a large number of Win 10 computers and I want to deploy a "Pinned Folder" into user's Quick Access section of Windows Explorer using ...
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How can I access the live (raw scanned) image displayed by ArcSoft's PhotoImpression 6?

I've spent the better part of my night now trying to access the un-"calibrated" version of an image I have scanned from a 127 film slide in ArcSoft's PhotoImpression 6. When I scan it, I can take a ...
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Windows 8.1 no longer showing some thumbnails or previews

I used to be able to select a file in the standard File Explorer to see a preview in the Preview Pane, for many common file types. However, I've recently noticed that that doesn't work anymore for ...
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PC taking 3+ minutes to boot (I think) because Windows Explorer is constantly trying to delete registry items

I am running Windows 8.1. After I log in, nothing comes up on the screen for 3+ minutes, and then after that Windows Explorer opens and then all my other startup programs run. I am able to CTRL + ALT ...
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explorer.exe keeps restarting due to faulty shell extension, how to remove it?

I installed a shell extension that keeps crashing, thus making explorer.exe crashing. As a result, I can't open anything, even a command prompt. How to remove the faulty shell extension?
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Why does Outlook show a different datetime value for a file than Explorer does?

While inserting a file (ReportRunner.exx) in an Outlook email, I noticed that the datetime it displayed for a file I had just updated was outdated. In Explorer, it shows the correct datetime (Outlook ...
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Sort files and folders in the same way in Windows Explorer - sorted by names [duplicate]

I just want to see files and folders (sorted/grouped by their name) in a list that does NOT separate files and folders. I also don't want to order by date modified like here. I already tried several ...
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My drives do not show up in This PC. How do I get them back?

So yesterday I wanted to hide the System Reserved drives :E and :F from showing up in This PC. I followed the advice in this link How do I hide the System Reserved partition?. After I did this all my ...
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Windows automatically orders files in a folder

Using Windows 8.1 here. Say I have a folder with three files: Now when I rename mFile.txt to bFile.txt, Windows "helpfully" re-orders the files alphabetically, putting it above kFile.txt. In ...
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Windows 10 automatically doing doubleclick when I click only once [duplicate]

Since a few days Windows 10 is being very inconsequent in registering single clicks. This is hugely annoying as many actions are now done twice, or a totally different action then what I had in mind. ...
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Loss of file permissions

I cannot use my photos. I am being told that I do not have permission to enter a folder, or open a file. I can fix it photo by photo, but I took these photos with my camera I put them onto this ...
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How to change filetype color in Windows 7 explorer?

I'd like the extensions (.exe, .bat, etc.) to be either greyed out, or displayed in a different color in explorer, so that the filename would stand out more. I don't want to hide the filetype ...
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Weird large file in Temp folder?

I was using WinDirStat to clean up my drive, and I noticed this 7.9GB file in AppData\Local\Temp simply called QSa03800. When going to the path, I can not find it. Even when setting to show hidden and ...
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Show hidden files, folders and drives not working - Registry Key seems broken?

I am having issues making the hidden files show up on my drives (all 3). I have tried the default way of going through view->options->view(tab) and selecting the radio button for showing hidden files. ...
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Windows 10 - How to fix broken/corrupted explorer.exe?

the past few days my explorer.exe simply seems to have given up on me. I have tried searching for a solution, but every problem I see is where the explorer actually crashes, or an error message pops ...
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How to save one file to multiple locations simultaneously

I am currently doing my GCSE Computer Science coursework and save it to my One Drive. However I have already had one occasion where something happened to my account and all data was lost. To prevent ...
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Getting the PREVIEW command on a right-click menu

In Windows 10 when viewing the thumbnails of my photos I right click to get a menu. On this menu is REVIEW and I would like to get PREVIEW which allows me to preview all my photos one after another. ...
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How to search for C# source code files in Windows File Explorer?

I'm trying to find some lost C# source code files on an old external drive. I believe the file extension for C# source files is .cs. When I enter in the search file *.cs and begin searching, I find ...
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What is this double blue arrow icon overlay? [duplicate]

This is a duplicate of Two blue arrows at top right of icons. I'm in the process of recovering from a major data-loss disaster. After restoring files from my external hard drive, many of the folders ...
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Windows explorer windows jumping around

Having a weird problem with my work computer. Have you ever noticed how sometimes explorer windows sometime seem to develop a preferred size shape and default opening location on your desktop? Well ...
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Windows 10 File Explorer Taskbar Icon disappeared

Okay I have a weird one for you and I'm lost on where to go, what to edit, etc. My Girlfriend's Windows 10 No longer has a File Explorer Icon when the application is open and running. The last icon is ...
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Up to parent directory in Windows Explorer

Currently, if you go to one of your Libraries in Windows Explorer (i.e. home, My Documents, etc.), and you press the "Up to Parent" button, instead of navigating to the actual parent directory, you ...
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Windows 10 File-Explorer Detail Filter only temporary

I'm using Windows 10 Enterprise and every time I try to filter in File-Explorer Detail view, as I try to select any file, or just clicking anywhere the filter selection is resetted and i just see all ...
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Can you add a search box on contextual menus?

Considering that I have a pretty long context menu on Windows Explorer, I was wondering if there is a way to add a search box to the context menu, that will allow me to quickly filter items. The ...
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Windows 10 open with context menu does not show network applications

When right clicking a file in Explorer in my Windows 10, the sub menu of the context menu entry Open with is empty. I only have the option Choose another app When i click on the Home tab in explorer ...
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How to make Windows Explorer release focus on a file in selected and highlighted like the “open containing folder” action in search results

I want to type a command in RUN or make a hyperlink to focus on a specific file (among so many files) in the folder in a highlighted figure like when you mouse over the file or when you click the "...
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Windows 10 explorer crashes if shortcut to unreachable network location

This is my scenario: I have a laptop with Windows 10 joined to an Active Directory Domain, with some shortcut and links to directory on some servers. When I'am connected to the Domain network ...
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Is it possible to remove folders from Windows explorer navigation pane?

Is it possible to remove certain folders from that menu? I never store anything in the documents or downloads or music or pictures or videos folders. The only one I need there is desktop. Is there a ...
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'Classic Shell' shell extension messed up explorer

On a Windows 10 box, installing and uninstalling the shell extension 'Classic Shell' has left some issues behind. Notably, attempting to use the 'New Folder' button in the explorer window downright ...
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Integrate .7z like .zip into windows explorer?

Is there a way to integrate .7z files like .zip files in Windows explorer. Where (like .zip) you double click the .7z file and the directory is opened in the explorer. Providing a password for ...
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“Enable context menus and dragging and dropping” is missing from Start Menu Properties

Right context menus are missing when I try to right click on an icon in my start menu, for example if I want to run as administrator. I've found a couple places on the web that suggest that I need to ...
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How can I change the default file window parameters for window 7?

This How can I change the default file presentation for Windows XP applies to XP and the directions and link in the answer are not applicable (Link broken). I would like windows to come up set to "...
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Clicking anything in Start menu crashes Explorer [closed]

Whenever I try clicking a link in Start Menu (both the list of frequently used apps you see when you just open the menu and the All Programs folder) Explorer crashes and restarts. Data that might or ...