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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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Open Powershell in ConEmu from context window

I would like to open Powershell inside ConEmu from Windows Explorer's context menu so that it contains the same directory as Windows Explorer. I know about the "Integration" settings, but I cannot ...
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Search partial filenames in windows explorer

So I can't believe I'm here having to ask about this or the fact that I haven't even realized this until now, but attempting to search part of a filename in windows explorer fails miserably. Unless ...
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Missing Shell Menu Entries For .dll Files

Recently, I adjusted the default program that .dll's open in when double-clicked on my system. However, doing so seems to have killed the right-click menus custom extension entries now and I can no ...
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Sort files and folders together by name (not by type)? [duplicate]

In windows explorer i don't know how can i sort files and folders by name one after the other. For example i have this list in a folder (order is false, only example): alfa [folder] anto.rar beta ...
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How can I activate or deactivate the CTRL at all times?

I have to select many files in a folder, or in different folders, but I don't want press the CTRL button every time. Is there a method to activate the CTRL key until I have selected all the files?
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How to fix missing icons?

I have an issue with my Windows 7 where the small icons are missing from the address bar in windows explorer. The icons are replaced with white squares. Happened a few months ago, didn't bother ...
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Fixing “Folders” under This PC in Windows 8.1

I love the Folders feature for "This PC" in Windows 8, but the locations weren't quite right, so I changed the locations of music, pictures and videos. However, my video folders are stored on the root ...
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how to fix: windows explorer shows length and bitrate on only SOME mp3 files

I noticed a new thing my windows 7 is doing to windows explorer. Most of my mp3 files show length and bitrate (when I've set up those columns of course), but a sizeable fraction of them will not ...
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How can i add the title column to Windows exploror and not get a blank column?

How can I add a column in Windows explorer which either will display the title tag from a html document or which i will be able to edit? For some reason any column that i tried adding including the ...
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Change default Windows Explorer file browser size and position

Many programs use the Windows Explorer file browser when opening/saving/etc a file as shown below. Is there any way to change the default size and position of the file browser's window whenever a ...
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Recover files dragged to windows backup

I have a hard drive where I store my windows backups as well as a few other folders. I was in this folder when I was bumped and it made me drop an entire folder on the windows backup folder and said ...
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How to use a value in a cell to reference another workbook? [duplicate]

I have a list of names for workbooks and their directory in a worksheet. I want to create a formula where this... ='C:\Users\USER\Desktop\[Book2.xlsx]Sheet1'!$D$6 I want to replace the ...
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windows explorer in win 8 move from address bar to the folders pane using the keyboard

I know that I can move to the address bar in windows explorer using the Alt+D\F4 shortcuts but how do I get back to the file list (not necessarily from the address bar) using the keyboard? I know I ...
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Why does Windows Explorer highlight only second entry?

Why does Windows Explorer highlight the second but never the first entry if I use the keyboard for navigation? Example: let's look at a folder that contains the following entries a1 a2 a3 b1 b2 ...
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How to combine PDF documents from Windows Explorer on Windows 7?

In Windows Explorer I would like to select 2 or more PDFs, right click, and choose an option which will merge the selected PDFs. The end result should be the creation of a PDF file which combines ...
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turn off sort on a group of files in a folder

How can I turn off the sort function on a group of files (pictures) within a folder? My goal is to arrange a large number of pictures from a number of people (different file names) into a list that I ...
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How to align Explorer's context menus to the bottom edge of the screen? (rather than having them open above the mouse)

In windows explorer when you move your cursor towards the bottom of the screen and right-click, the context menu opens upwards, above the mouse. Is there a way to open the menu as far down as ...
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Opening Alternative exe to explorer for Specific User

I'm looking to prevent explorer.exe from loading for a specific user and load an alternative application. I've seen many examples of how this can be completed here for example: Can you disable ...
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Explorer.exe keeps crashing during log in

Update 2: CHKDSK fix was temporary. It came back again after a while. This time, CHKDSK reported more bad sectors. This issue continued untill my HDD crashed completely. Thanks to magicandre1981, I ...
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Use always Windows Explorer-style Open/Save dialog box

There are two types of "Open file" dialogs. One is "Windows Explorer-style dialog" The other, "Places bar dia I would like to use always the Windows Explorer-style dialog, since it is ...
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How to remove unwanted items in `This PC` in Windows Explorer in Windows 8.1

I want to remove those items as below snapshots i.e. Documents, Downloads, Music, Pictures, Videos folder. How can I do it?
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Custom File Type in ShellNew

I am using a scripting language. It doesn't matter what it is, so I'll call it "LOL". For easier scripting, I wanted to add a new entry to ShellNew. I tried to add new entry to registry. ...
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Windows 8.1 taking too long to show the content of my local drive

I am trying to open a drive in my 1 week old laptop with windows 8.1 but it takes too long to show contents. I see a green bar in the address bar progressing at a very slow speed. Please help
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How to get rid of an extra drive in “My Computer” showing up with question mark

I've tried all sorts of things and been stumped...any suggestions welcome! I'm starting to contemplate reinstalling Windows now... I have a drive in my computer that I might have added by mounting a ...
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Cannot browse network shares in Windows Explorer, but paths are still accessible

Windows Explorer has somehow corrupted itself and I'm not sure how to fix this problem. My Windows installation has been in use for a few years with network shares setup and working. Recently, I ...
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Windows not showing version (or other resources) for files in tooltip

Whenever I hover the mouse cursor over executable file types (.exe, .dll, etc.) in Windows Explorer, it only shows the Type, Size, and (Modified) Date of the file in the tooltip instead of the ...
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windowsupdate troubles on windowsxp after april 2014, plus an explorer error message

I've spent the last couple of days trying to install windows xp from a cd onto my desktop. The installtion is successful, and I can activate windows, but cannot run windows update. The error I receive ...
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Windows 7 icon alignment

I have downloaded several youtube videos to my video folder, but they are not in the order I want them, if I try to reposition them, they fly back to their original positions. What can I do to make ...
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On start up only launch one program and shut down on exit

OS - Windows 7 Professional. I have a requirement to install software on a computer which will launch automatically on startup and shutdown the computer on exit. Both of which I can do using Windows ...
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How to change Windows 8 Explorer theme to get it look like…? [closed]

I've seen this posted by "paranoid"... Could someone call him so he get here? Sorry for my english
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Windows 7 folder is getting weird [duplicate]

This is annoying, I want this: to become this: I really hate the thumbnail, I want it everything in one folder without folder in folder...
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Make multiple versions of program show up in “Open With” dialog in Windows 7

I have multiple versions of MATLAB installed (e.g. R2010b, R2012a, R2013b,...), and when I open a MATLAB file from the microsoft file explorer I want to be able to choose which version of MATLAB to ...
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Where is Internet Explorer 10 history stored?

I'm using Windows7 64 and Internet Explorer 10. I find a strange thing about my IE history: I can search history for certain pages and they show, but they are not in any of those "View by Date", ...
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Why does move sometimes leave empty folders behind?

I have noticed that when moving a folder with non-trivial structure (it contains other folders, and not only files) sometimes Windows leaves behind empty copies of the directory structure. That is, ...
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Microsoft Word Digital Signature Error: We can't read the signature please contact your help desk

I create and sign my document in Word 2013 but sometimes when I open the document and check the signature I get the error message: We can't read the signature. Please contact your help desk. In the ...
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HTTPS not working for a specific site in Internet Explorer

I need to browser a https site in IE(doesn't work with other browser due to VB script's). Everything works fine in Windows 7 but in windows XP(SP2) i can open the site in Firefox but it doesn't work ...
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Blank windows explorer windows

For some reason, my windows explorer windows now only show blank: Every time I open a new explorer window, I get the above blank screen with a never-ending "loading" cursor (arrow with spinning ...
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Create shortcut for creating new folder in windows [duplicate]

Is there any way to set a shortcut (e.g. ctrl+alt+n) for creating a new folder in windows 7? This is obviously instead of right clicking and pressing create new folder.
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Eject command in the Windows Explorer drive context menu for external HDD drives [duplicate]

If we insert a flash drive into a USB port of a pc, we have the Eject command in the latest versions of Windows Explorer: However, this very handy command doesn't appear for external USB HDD ...
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How to disable auto thumbnails rotation in Windows 8

Windows 8 has a nice feature that it rotates thumbnails of images if they captured vertically. but sometimes it's pesky. How can be this feature disabled? For example (ignore the language):
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Is there a way to see a preview (tile view) of all active windows on the Desktop?

I would like to know if there is a way to zoom out and preview all the active windows. Like this: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/mac-osx-expose-clone-for-windows-vista/ Also, here ...
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display file icon on thumbnails of specific filetypes

for quite a time my windows 7 explorer showed me thumbs for jpg files as plain image, but overlayed the filetype icon over thumbnails for mp3 and avi files. now few days ago i installed sagethumbs—an ...
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windows explorer file search not working [duplicate]

When I search for files in windows explorer, it does not find any files ("No items match your search.") event though I can see the files in the directory. For example, searching for "*.h" finds ...
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Windows Explorer IDs name

I am wondering what the string at the end of GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C} is called ({ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}). I want to call it some sort of uuid, but I am not ...
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Windows 8.1 takes 10 seconds to open file explorer from taskbar (not from start menu)

I open "This PC", and right click to to "Pin this program to taskbar". Now there's a shortcut to explorer in my taskbar, but when i click it, it takes around 10 seconds before the explorer window is ...
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Opening images in Win 7 not working anymore - “ COM surrogate has stopped working ” error

I have Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, with all updates installed. Suddenly, from some moment on today I can no longer open images with Windows Photo Viewer. I get " COM surrogate has stopped working " ...
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Searching for digital certificate on hard drive and reusing it

Years ago I had to use a digital certificate for access to some web based application at college. It was provided by the "laboratory" where we used it. Presently it so happened that I will need to use ...
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Why Windows 8 is summing files only if they less than 100 files, and how can this number be increased?

I'm using Windows 8.1 and I noticed that when I select less than 100 files, I can see their total size on the status bar. but if I select 100 files (and more), I need to open files' properties in ...
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Windows C Drive error - Fault Module Name: ffdshow.ax

Problem Event Name: APPCRASH Application Name: explorer.exe Application Version: 6.1.7600.16385 Application Timestamp: 4a5bc60d Fault Module Name: ffdshow.ax Fault ...
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How can I run an application with arguments from Windows Explorer?

Is there an easy way to launch an application from Windows Explorer with arguments? Or do I have to actually run them from the command line?