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.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (2)

1
vote
0answers
329 views

Windows 8 Explorer hides the system partition of another disk

I have a another disk attached by SATA on the motherboard and there are two partitions inside, one is a system partition, another one is logical disk. I can't view the system partition by using ...
1
vote
0answers
275 views

make “sort by” permanent for specific folder

I have a folder where I store all my web icons in .png and .ico format. I set view to large icons and sort by to date modified -> descending. When I save new icons in this folder from web, I drag ...
1
vote
0answers
501 views

Why do I get an error that says “Server Execution Failed” everytime I try to open things?

I get the error "Server Execution Failed" when trying to open different things. I can open some things, but I get the error whenever I try to open Control Panel, Documents, Program Files, C:\Windows, ...
1
vote
0answers
35 views

Can't see file information (other than the size) in status bar

As of today, I can no longer see any file information in the status bar of my Windows Explorer window. I can see the number of files selected, the size and the zone. No date information. I've tried: ...
1
vote
0answers
394 views

Windows explorer seemingly not running on startup with Windows XP

For some strange reason, the start menu, taskbar and desktop icons are not running on my computer. I can still run task manager, and the locking screen and screensaver still work. According to the ...
1
vote
0answers
284 views

Add Windows Explorer context menu item for SASS --watch option?

How would I add a context menu item when right-clicking a .scss file to get SASS to watch it? Example CLI command: sass --watch MySassStyle.scss --style compressed The above command is used after ...
1
vote
0answers
957 views

Automatically renaming duplicate filenames in Windows 7 when copying to a folder?

Is there a way of automatically renaming duplicate filenames in Windows 7 when copying to a folder? The only two options that show are effectively cancel copy and overwrite, which is infinitely ...
1
vote
0answers
682 views

Windows XP error message: “Windows cannot find 'explorer.exe'”

In Windows XP I can open "My Computer" and see all the hard drives. I can also see the explorer.exe process running among other processes in Task Manager. But after opening "My Computer", when I ...
1
vote
0answers
437 views

How to disable full row selection in Windows 7?

I would like to have XP-like behavior on file selection, when only file names selected, instead of whole row or Name column: All I could find on the internet is how to change it to ...
1
vote
0answers
40 views

Windows 7 Explorer search service failure

Under Windows 7 operating system and "Windows Explorer" one cannot search anymore: for example, if one has a file list like: (bla.wav, ble.wav, bli.wav) and one searches after *a*.wav then Explorer ...
1
vote
0answers
41 views

I have 3 dll's that keep crashing windows 7 explorer (stops and restarts)

I have 3 dll's that keep crashing windows 7 explorer (stops and restarts)SHELL32.dll,ADIST64.dll, BfLLr.dll Indicated in windows logs application Computer Management (log)
1
vote
0answers
103 views

Win7 Windows Explorer sometimes display directory name in address bar in lower case

Win7 Windows Explorer sometimes display directory name in address bar in lower case. When pressing back button, the directory name in address bar return to exact letter case. Why this happens? Is it ...
1
vote
0answers
144 views

How can I add a directory's contents to its own context menu in windows explorer?

I want to add a context menu item for folders that opens a sub menu containing the folder's contents: files and sub folders. Ideally, those sub folders would act the same way, opening another sub ...
1
vote
0answers
1k views

explorer.exe memory could not be “written”

When I open Explorer after a few minutes I get an error message: I have tried to run chkdsk /r /f, sfc /scannow and CCleaner but the problem remains. Also I have replaced the RAM but this is also ...
1
vote
0answers
957 views

PowerShell script to Associate applications in Windows 8 (possibly employing ftype / assoc)

In Windows XP / Vista / 7, it was simple to re-associate items away from the defaults in bulk by using ftype and assoc as below. This was an important time-saver in system setup to make sure that all ...
1
vote
0answers
147 views

Win+E vs explorer command - the difference?

The background is that I wanted Windows Explorer to remember file / folder icons position in thumbnail view in one specific folder. As I often use Total Commander to browse through the files, I've ...
1
vote
0answers
60 views

Can I add a “tag” column to music files and “fill down” to enter the info for it

I want to add a column to Windows Explorer (in Windows 7) such as "Tag" and then fill in the data for that column by some sort of fill down technique (as in Excel) instead of adding info one file at a ...
1
vote
0answers
291 views

Adding Buttons to Windows XP Explorer (Shell-Extension?)

I would like to add some extra buttons to the Windows XP Explorer toolbar (specifically, but not limited to file-selection such as Select-All and Invert-Selection). Unfortunately while they are ...
1
vote
0answers
306 views

Power Service seems linked to continuous cycling of “Windows Explorer Has Stopped Working” post start up of Windows 7 Machine

Ok, this one really has me flummoxed, so I thought I would turn to the world that the StackExchange network and see if I could find some help. I am currently running a Windows 7 Ultimate N 64 Bit ...
1
vote
0answers
296 views

Windows Explorer in Windows 7 not responding

In Windows 7, whenever I try to open any folder on my D: drive in Windows Explorer, it shows a dialog box indicating: Windows Explorer is not responding. Windows Explorer then closes ...
1
vote
0answers
150 views

Windows Explorer Extension to generate file: URIs

I am searching for a way to obtain a proper file:/ URI from inside Windows Explorer. Basically I would like to have a context menu entry which says "copy file URI to clipboard". Does something ...
1
vote
0answers
320 views

permission to open Windows Explorer

I'm using Windows 7 Starter and at first had no problem with Windows Explorer. And then one day it decided it couldn't open unless I gave it permission first. What comes up when I click on the Win ...
1
vote
0answers
341 views

Delete on windows vista and seven — discovery process

I've recently encountered a problem. Using svn at work I needed to clear some space. As you may know svn directories are full of sub-directories and files. So the delete process begins with a step ...
1
vote
0answers
151 views

Windows Explorer crashes in Windows 7 when USB mouse is un-plugged

windows Explorer crashes in Windows 7 whenever USB mouse is un-plugged. Previously, it was working well. I guess the reason could be some latest windows update. I'm having this issue for a couple of ...
1
vote
0answers
582 views

Windows 7 explorer pinned and recent items gone sometimes (and reappearing)

Since a few days, I intermittendly lose the pinned and recent items in the explorer taskbar (right clicking it) I only see 'windows explorer', 'unpin ....' and 'close window' a few minitues later the ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

Cannot browse files stored on mounted VHD with explorer, but can access via apps & directories

Running Windows 8.1 and created a VHD on an SD card (SD: NTFS; VHD: NTFS [bitlocker], Windows 8.1). Created script & task to mount on startup, and have directories stored on it (ie: documents, ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

Windows 7 - Combine Details view with Other view

Like the title says, I'm looking for a way to combine the Details view in Windows Explorer with any of the other views that Windows offers (Large icons, Medium icons etc). Both Windows XP and Vista ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

How to stop Windows masking content of user home?

I have a bunch of files and folders stored in c:\users\username. If I open explorer and go to the shortcut to my name, or go up a level from Downloads or Documents, or even type c:\users\username in ...
0
votes
0answers
23 views

“Size on disk” column missing in Windows Explorer?

I decided to use the "compress this drive to save space" option on my backup drive, which simply houses a Windows Server Backup. I learned that when viewing file properies for files on a drive using ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

In Windows zip explorer change default pattern for generating extraction path

By default, if you un-compress a ZIP file located at C:\Some\Path\To\The.Zip using the Windows Explorer, it will extract contents to C:\Some\Path\To\The\. This happens to me a lot in my Downloads ...
0
votes
0answers
62 views

Window Explorer crash window 7

As my Window Explorer Crash like when I want to print images and the window explorer crash the window explore crash too everything start to crash after a window update what should I do this is problem ...
0
votes
0answers
44 views

File System Only Refreshes Manually

The file system isn't automatically refreshing. The following will not show up/change until I right click and hit refresh manually, or go up a level and then back down. Examples: right click -> ...
0
votes
0answers
58 views

Drag and Drop with Windows Explorer and Notepad under Windows 8.1 32-bit is troublesome

all.. A bit of an annoyance I've come across... and although I've been a 'power user' of PCs since the '70s, I have precious little knowledge of Windows 8... and this problem is making me crazy... I ...
0
votes
0answers
57 views

High CPU in explorer.exe while accessing folders consists of .flv files

if someone windows expert can help me to find the solution. Problem Description: High CPU usage in the Explorer.exe process when open a folder that contains corrupted .wav files in Windows 7 or in ...
0
votes
0answers
40 views

Item Not Found error when creating folders, and moving files

I get this error whenever I create a new folder in Windows 7 (Ultimate x64). I also get it when copying files about 50% of the time. Even though I get the "item not found" error initially, once I ...
0
votes
0answers
27 views

Windows Explorer -> View does not have the “Toolbar” option

I wanted tabs for my windows explorer so I installed qttabbar to enable this. However, following these instructions, I don't have a "Toolbar" option when I click on view. Any idea how to get ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

Annoying mnemonics failure with W7 explorer context menu

I am a mouse-hater. I don't fear them, so not musophobia, but musomusia. When I am using W7 Explorer and I want to select a few files and zip them I select them, typically, by using Ctrl-Spacebar ...
0
votes
0answers
60 views

Windows 7 explorer crashes when entering password protected network drive

I'm trying to map a drive from a remote NAS server (sftp). Enter the folder with explorer: Open the Network in explorer, Open the other computer. A security windows asking for the credentials ...
0
votes
0answers
49 views

Windows 8.1 Downloads folder sorting keeps resetting ordering (also no Modern UI apps working)

I like to keep my downloads sorted by change date, so I usually set the sorting in my downloads folder to newest up, but on my Windows 8.1 x64 machine this just doesn't seem to work. I think it didn't ...
0
votes
0answers
30 views

Windows 7 Explorer metadata view/editing program available?

I am a heavy user of 'Tags' in Windows Explorer and am curious if there is software available which can show me essentially the Windows repository for this metadata information or is there a standard ...
0
votes
0answers
51 views

How to select and scroll preview up/down using keys, not mouse?

I'm using Windows 7 and Explorer. If I select a PDF and press ALT+P to show the preview pane, how then using keys may I scroll up/down? E.g. key to the pane and then use up/down arrow. Note: keys, ...
0
votes
0answers
12 views

Setup Retention Date for Windows Explorer Files

Is there an easy way to set a retention date for the files in windows explorer folder say 'Downloads', to delete itself after a set amount of time (2 months!)? I download/install/test lots of new ...
0
votes
0answers
79 views

Delete iphone photos using windows explorer - safe for phone?

I've plugged my iphone4s into my computer and found my dcm picture folder, copied pictures to another folder using windows explorer.... My question. Is it safe for my phone if I delete photos on my ...
0
votes
0answers
64 views

Windows freeze after closing open/save file explorer from an app

When I call a windows explorer from an app (open/save file), as soon as it closes (whenever clicking cancel or actually saving/opening a file), the app will freeze for 3-15 seconds. Nothing particular ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

Windows explorer “date” column for overwriting a file?

I noticed that no matter how I overwrite a file, there is no "date" column shows me when this file got overwritten. I keep a original file and a copy of the file. I do all the changes on the copy and ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

How to AND-combine two searches?

How can I AND-combine two searches in Windows-Explorer? Both should look for filenames only. File contents don't matter. *EIB* and *.html In the end I want all html files found in folders (and ...
0
votes
0answers
31 views

“Close Tray” appears in explorer when cdrom drive is already closed

OS: Windows 7 CDROM drive model: WH12LS38 (actually a bluray burner) Issue: When right clicking on my cdrom drive letter in explorer, I expect to see "Open Tray" because the tray is already closed, ...
0
votes
0answers
28 views

Determine unavailable property settings in Windows Explorer shortcut?

Some Windows File Explorer shortcuts show clearly the exe that is being launched. Some are rather cryptic. For example, the Python (command line) shortcut is as below: How do I find out the ...
0
votes
0answers
7 views

Why don't the game files appear in recent items list

The recent items list (found at %AppData%\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent) has all the directories and files I access. It doesn't store information about the actual application (for eg. Word, ...
0
votes
0answers
36 views

Folder with 37gb of photos crashing explorer on open

I have dropbox folder which has been syncing photos automatically now for the past 2 years. Problem is, it has become so large that it crashes explorer when I open it. Crash in freezes then toolbar ...