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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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 ...
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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 ...