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 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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MultiByteToUnicodeN eating CPU in win 8.1 explorer

I'm facing a peculiar issue that I can't fix. I discovered recently that my Win 8.1 Update 1 (with all updates through WSUS offline) starts eating all the CPU when opening "the device and printers" ...
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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 ...
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Always sort Recent Places by date modifed

I used to always have the Recent Places shortcut folder sorted by date modified (which is the only reasonable way to sort it). But some time ago it started sorting it by name automatically. No matter ...
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Adjust timeout for folder auto-expansion when dragging/dropping files

When dragging and dropping files in Windows 7 Explorer, if you hover over a folder, after a certain time, that folder will expand, allowing you to navigate to sub-folders to drop the files. Is there ...
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modify overlay on video previews in the Explorer sidebar

I want to get rid of the stupid overlays that video files are shown with in the Explorer sidebar in Windows (7, but other versions as well). I mean thanks, but 1995 rang and they want their UI design ...
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Make Windows 10 open “This PC” by default

Following this tip I was able to set File Explorer to open 'This PC' by default. However, now the explorer window shows a section called 'Unspecified' full of blank icons. I don't have enough rep ...
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Windows explorer crashes every 30 seconds

My windows explorer crashes in every 30 seconds or so. On the title bar, it shows "Not Responding", system hangs for a while and after clicking on the window itself, everything fades in white color. ...
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Is there a way to see other Shell property sets in Explorer in Windows 7 and up?

In previous versions of Windows, when you viewed the properties of a file, there was an option to see the "Summary", which displays a standard set of properties from a Shell32 property set. There was ...
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Windows explorer shows different results than using dir command

I'm using "dir" to output the contents of a network drive to a text file for processing. The directory has ~135k files. When I search for a specific keyword in the windows explorer search box, I get 4 ...
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Customizing or adding favorites to the Windows 8.1 Metro File Picker

Windows 8.1 comes with a touch-friendly file picker. It's a better UI than the old Windows Explorer file picker for touch devices like my Surface Pro 3. However, there are a few annoying things ...
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Win 8.1 Explorer Address Bar Drop Down remove items (control panel, etc.)

i have a simple question about removing some entries from the windows explorer bar drop down menu (not the internet explorer address bar). How can i remove the marked items from the screenshot? They ...
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How to custom sort Window Explorer on 'Comments' column

I've added Comments to .pdf files using the program File Metadata, and then I enabled a Windows Explorer comments column. This sorts reverse alphabetically i.e. Zaphod, Widget, Constantine, Adam, ...
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Hotkey for “Send to..”

I have a lot of image files. I want to look at files' previews in windows file explorer. Then select files I want, press key combination to send this files to my specific folder. As if I press right ...
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RTMP Explorer's Not Working Correctly

I Was Trying to Download A Video With RTMP Explorer. But When I Paste The Video URL Then It Shows Me That I Have Not Install Adobe Flash Player. But I Have The Latest Version Of It. Don't Know Why ...
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Why is Windows Explorer not updating when I do things?

Right now, if I rename a file in windows explorer, or right click->create new folder (or new file), or do a bunch of other things, I don't see the result of the action (i.e., the file's name stays the ...
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Multiple panes in Windows Explorer

I currently use Windows Explorer with Clover installed on a Windows 7 PC. This allows me to have multiple directories open at the same time on different tabs each with a preview pane. Instead of ...
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How to set Explorer's background wallpaper, while I'm looking at “Computer”?

How can I set a desired wallpaper in the Explorer background in Windows 7 while looking at the list of drives (aka "Computer"). For example: If press ctrl+E, the system shows the list of hard drives; ...
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Internet Explorer 11 / Outlook 2013 single sign-on anomaly: it keeps sending Authorization: headers

I have IE 11 and Outlook 2013 on the client side. On ther server side there's centos7, apache 2.4 with auth_ntlm_winbind_module and winbindd. The server URI (http://server.yourdomain.com) is added to ...
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How can I prevent an Explorer dialog disappearing the app from the task switcher?

Many Explorer dialogs like the one you see in the following picture cause Explorer to disappear from the task switcher . This is particularly time wasting when I have many explorer windows. Is ...
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Why windows explorer behaves strange when restarted with admin. prev.?

I'm running Windows 8.1 x64 and whenever I end 'explorer' task and run it again with administrative privileges I can't open any explorer windows no matter how much I click. Even if a window decided to ...
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Server Standard `12 IE 11, OneDrive for Business wont opein in Explorer

We are beginning to use OneDrive for Business and I'd like to create connect to a share or map a drive to our shared folder on OneDrive. All the Win7 user & Win8 users have no problems following ...
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Modify ZIP Folder Context Menu To Include “Unblock” Option, Or Other Solutions

Is there a way to modify the Explorer zip folder context menu so that when you right click on an empty space while browsing a .zip file in Explorer it will show an "Unblock" option? I already added ...
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Add entries to Windows 8 explorer's File menu

Windows 8 introduced many changes to the file explorer. One of them being the creation the File Menu, which allows opening shells already set in the current folder. Is it possible to add elements ...
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Windows explorer crashes when trying to enter a specific RAID volume

On Windows Server 2003, I have three RAID volumes, appearing as C, E, and F. In explorer, when I left click on C or E, I enter the drive as expected. However, when doing the same in F, explorer ...
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Ctrl + right click opens mutiple items instead of selecting them. How do I fix this?

Something happened to my keyboard and or mouse controls. I have a Logitech T-BB18 trackwheel and an hp NY418AA Keyboard. When I use the mouse in Windows mail and click the delete button it deletes two ...
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Windows Explorer Recent Folders

I have Windows Explorer pinned to the task bar (I'm on Win-7) If I right click on the little icon on the task bar, a list pops up of recent folders; cool. I can then left click on one of those, and ...
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Making Windows Explorer to Search WebDAV Server using DASL

I am trying to setup search in a WebDAV repository in IIS 6 on Windows Server 2003 R2. I successfully configured WebDAV in IIS and enabled my repository indexing as described in Searching WebDAV ...
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Chinese characters not displayed correctly

On my previous laptop running Windows 7 Professional I had some MP3 files. I edited some properties including file name, album name, and album artists so that they would be displayed in their original ...
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How to fix Explorer sort on metadata column on SUBST drive?

When I click on Explorer Name or Size, the list sorts. When I click on Title or Album, it does the same... unless the drive is a SUBST in which case it shows a progress bar and never sorts: How ...
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Replace “open command window here” to open git sh.exe bash

Is there a way to replace the default option in windows context menu to open command window in the current directory to open git's sh.exe bash in the current directory?
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Windows Explorer won't show image thumbnails when using Remote Desktop

When I connect to my home Windows 8.1 server via RDP (using another win 8.1 computer) and open Explorer to show some folder containing images, I can't get it to show the actual thumbnails, only this: ...
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Application Error in Explorer.exe on shutdown

Sometimes when I shut down Windows 8.1 I get the following error message: It disappears on its own, and everything seems fine, but it is a little odd. I found KB2929203 on Microsoft's website ...
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How to make Microsoft Windows 7 Search display the actual Folder Location instead of some cryptic path?

I am very dissatisfied with the search offered by Windows 7 Explorer. Let me first explain what happens, and what I expect: I have a folder c:\test. When I use explorer-search and search for test, ...
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How to analyze sporadic lag in explorer

So my Windows 7 (64 bit) system is lagging from time to time. It happens when I open the start menu and start typing something or open the explorer. It seems that it always comes down to the explorer ...
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Lousy “My Computer”

I have a problem with "My Computer" or "This PC" or "Windows File Explorer", whatever you may call it. When I press Windows+E to open "This PC", there are no drives shown and it keeps on loading and ...
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“Open the current folder in Explorer” in TexMaker?

Many IDEs natively provide a way to easily open the current folder in Explorer. Is there any way to do this in TexMaker? E.g. in Microsoft Visual Studio, I use:
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Finding a file by typing out its first letters on Windows 7

In some folders there are files who have similar names, say AuthorA_2005_PaperOnSomething or AuthorA_2006_PaperOnWord Usually this problem does not occur and when I start typing, the first hit ...