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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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)
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 -> ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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“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, ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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Only show Preview Pane in certain folders

In Windows Explorer, I have a folder where I need the Preview Pane on when I browse it, but in other folders I don't want the Preview Pane. Problem is, if you turn on the Preview Pane - it turns on ...
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Selecting folders located in different levels of the directory structure in Windows Explorer

Is it possible to select folders located in different levels of the directory structure in Windows Explorer? Example: how can I select the folders that the underlined in red in the screenshot below? ...
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Network Share Drag and Drop to Mac OS from inside Parallels Windows VM

I am running a Windows 7 VM on a Mac OS X Yosemite host OS. I am looking to "drag and drop" files between a network share accessed through the Windows 7 VM onto folders and applications in the Mac OS ...
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How can I force all folders to have the same column width and display type?

I would like to set up a folder with the view I like (details, specific column widths) and have windows explorer use it for any folder. I already tried tools -> folder options -> view -> ...
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How do I hide a file or folder by deactivating all show and hide checkboxs in window 7 & 8

I'm trying to hiding one file or folder by deactivate all show and hide checkboxs in Windows 7 & 8. I know about changing the value of checkedvalue data to 0 in the following registry address to ...
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How is Windows Explorer calculating Data Rate?

When I add the "Data Rate" column in Windows Explorer and look at Windows Media Video files, it is showing a value that's much higher than expected. This is in Windows 7 64-bit. For example, the ...
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Windows 7 folder opens automatically in command prompt

My girlfriend has a problem with her PC and I wasn't able to solve it. She's got a Laptop running Windows 7. If you open a folder it doesn't open in the Explorer (as it should), but it opens the ...
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How to edit all the different context menu entries of the Explorer?

I'd like to write a script to simplify editing the context menus of the Windows Explorer. But there seem to be A LOT of different ways to implement context menu entries and non of the sites that I ...
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Annoying flicker when creating or renaming a folder in Windows Explorer's folder tree

I have a really annoying problem with Windows Explorer. When I create a new folder or rename an existing one in the folder tree (navigation pane) there is heavy flickering and I'm unable to type the ...
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Public folder contents not updating

On a pristine Windows 7 install, you have these folders among others C:\Users\Public\Documents C:\Users\Public\Downloads With Downloads, you can enter the folder and create a new folder ...
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Order by sub-type in Windows File explorer

Say I have the files: File1.bla.txt File1.htm File1.foo.txt File2.bla.txt I want to order them first by type (txt/htm) and then by file sub-type (if it has any: bla/foo). So: File1.htm ...
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Windows 8 Windows Explorer single-click folders on navigation pane

In Windows 8 in Windows Explorer the left panel, the "navigation pane" as Microsoft refers to it requires you to now click two or even three times for the right-pane that displays the files to ...
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Why I am not able to see folder icons in Windows Explorer and Properties window takes time to open after I right click on file or folder

I am facing this issue after installing windows update on Windows 8.1 x64 machine. I am not able to see icons / thumbnails of folders in Windows Explorer. The other issue I am facing is whenever I ...