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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Sort by bar dissapeared in Windows 7 folder explorer when viewing icons

Under Windows 7 sorting by thumbnail icon files takes longer, or a different path of clicks. I have to switch viewing files in details mode (select from the sorting bar) and then sort by date ...
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is there a way to disable Windows from switching window focus when I am typing? [duplicate]

Sometimes when I am typing in a notepad, command prompt, webpage, or the file explorer address bar, or even any other place where typing is allowed, it happens that the currently active window loses ...
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Viewing Windows Explorer’s complete Undo history

Background Windows Explorer maintains a list of file operations so that you can undo them (10 operations up to XP and 32 from Vista). You can see the last operation without performing it by opening ...
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Put all Msysgit's right-click context menu options in a sub-menu in Windows Exporer?

edit: opened an issue on Git-Cheetah's GitHub page. Is it possible to put all Msysgit's right-click menu options in a sub-menu? All of the options makes my menu enormous
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Opening file:// links in explorer through chrome

I'm switching our company's preferred browser from IE to Chrome and I've run into a problem. When opening file:// links on our intranet, they open in chrome rather than explorer. Is there any way to ...
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Windows explorer search on file extension length

I have a client who was recently victimized by CTBLocker. The ransomware has been removed, and most of the files have been recovered. However, the C: drive is now very full of files created by the ...
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Windows 7 CPU usage high for Explorer.exe and DWM.exe

I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate. I get a problem with two processes: explorer.exe and sometimes dwm.exe. The two processes tend to have a CPU usage between 20-30%. It only occurs when I play games on my ...
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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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keys for scroll up/down

What keys perform scroll up/down on the Windows 7 Explorer preview pane? Or, (since the above gives "This question body does not meet our quality standards. Please make sure that it completely ...
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After remote desktop, target PC some shortcuts don't work, possibly loses %windir%

I ran into a problem on a PC a few months ago and have really now got to look at (partly because I thought it was due to a failing stick of RAM that was causing BSODs). My PC runs Windows 7 x64 When ...
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Windows Explorer Recursive Copy Unknown File Types

I am attempting to move all files (several different types of files, potentially) from a single root directory and all nested folders within the root. There could several different levels of ...
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How do I find the source of empty items in my Explorer context menu?

When I open the context menu for certain files (image files as far as I can tell), I see empty spaces in the menu: How can I find what the source of these are?
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Everything running super slow in Windows 7 on my Dell Laptop

Recently my laptop has become really sluggish. I have Windows 7 and Windows Explorer often freezes or the hour glass comes up and never goes away. I often can't close windows, and when I do, again the ...
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Unable to delete file; name is too long

This question has been asked, but unfortunately none of the suggestions worked. Here is the situation--the file is synced to a local folder on my computer in my /users folder from Google Drive. It is ...
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How to Paste raw text from clipboard to Windows Explorer [duplicate]

I have some text I want to copy, for example from an office document, from a mail document or anything else, into the windows explorer (the browser) without formatting. I have tried to paste the ...
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Access to CD/DVD Drive is Denied through Windows 7 Explorer (Permission Problem)

A while ago I started having trouble with my optical drives. Both of them keep showing up in Explorer as CD/DVD drives on boot, but as soon as I put a disc in either one, it suddenly turns into a ...
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How can I see the available Windows Search Filters?

I've often wondered how to use Windows Search Filters. The available documentation is extremely limited, but its potential uses are quite large. When I type something, the only search filters I see ...
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Typing to navigate to file in Windows Explorer when characters repeat

When navigating to a file in Windows Explorer, I usually type out the name of the file, like "Myfile.doc". But if the file name has repeating characters, e.g. "Aardvark.doc" then when I type the 2nd ...
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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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Is there a way to record macros to do things I would normally do in Windows explorer? E.g. Open an Excel file read-only? [closed]

Countless times a day, I go into Windows Explorer, shift-right click on an Excel file, Copy as path, then go into Run, type Excel /r (paste), which opens my Excel file as read only. Is there a way to ...
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Deleting a resilient, abstruse file in a “Soldat” subfolder

I am trying to clear out an old flash drive on my Windows 7 computer. Everything deleted fine, as usual, except one mysterious file. The name of the file contains an unusual character, as shown in ...
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Finding files by only knowing extension?

I'm somewhat disorganized in my file saving habits, so I wind up using the Search function in Windows Explorer more often than one should. I was wondering, is it possible to have Windows find all ...
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Copy all files in a folder which have the same name as files in a separate folder

Let me explain: I am going through a huge icon set, and choosing the icons I like. I have chosen maybe 250 out of 3000 icons. The way the icons are split up are like this: Icons -> 16x16 ...
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Why does explorer.exe has an established connection to a microsoft server?

This seems a bit odd. Using netstat -a -b -n I've found the following: TCP 192.168.1.X:1150 157.56.124.76:443 ESTABLISHED [Explorer.EXE] It turns out that the ip 157.56.124.76 which resolves to ...
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How to determine exactly which file actions will be reverted when doing an Undo in Windows Explorer?

I had a brain fart and forgot which was the last file action I performed in Windows Explorer on XP SP3. Explorer offers an undo but I am not 100% confident I remember what was the last operation I ...
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Windows 8.1 file explorer is Super slow

I have a newish ( a couple of months old) laptop. i7 4700mq gtx765 8gb ram I'm using an ssd boot dirve and a HDD for storage. The computer has absolutely no problems running programs but it is very ...
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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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Debugging a crash in Windows 8.1 File Explorer

Since upgrading to Windows 8.1, I've experienced frequent crashes of Windows Explorer. It will lock up for 10-30 seconds, then terminate and restart itself. It happens many times a day and I don't ...
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Explorer.exe Shutdown when copy or cut files and folders

I'v a problem with my Windows 7 Pro that is when i copy or cut any file from any folder to another it crashes and close then relaunch explorer.exe how could i solve this problem ? any help? Thanks
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Is there a way to highlight the full file name, WITH extension, when renaming a file in Windows 8.1?

I think this feature was introduced with Vista: in the Explorer, when you shift to file renaming, the entire filename is selected by default, except the extension. This is surely a friendly feature to ...
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How to set a picture/wallpaper as folder's background

How can I set desired wallpaper in folder's background(not a thumbnail view) in windows 7 without any special software? I want to put a picture instead of white background of a folder.(I know this ...
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Files accessibles on MS-DOS, absent on Windows explorer, how to get them?

I have USB Drive that contains interesting files. When I acces it using Windows Explorer, I get only a bunch of *.tmp files. But when I acces it using MS-DOS, I can get to my precious directory ...
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Delete a folder that won't let me even take ownership?

Windows 8.1. Admin account. I have a hard drive installed that I use for media (ie. not system files, etc). I was testing various screen capture programs and one of them created a couple of folders ...
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Launching process from CLI vs from Task Manager

So, Windows Explorer has crashed on me yet again, and now my task bar is gone. But I know that all I have to do is to run Explorer again, and the task bar will reappear. If I launch Explorer via ...
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Action can't be completed - open in another program

I have two screens with two Explorer windows open. Both are showing different subfolders in the same network path. I pick a folder on the left window that I'd like to move to the right window, I drag ...
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windows 7 file explorer crashes after mkdir via git bash

My environment: Windows 7 Git v1.9.0 Steps to reproduce my problem: open a folder in windows explorer right click in that folder and select "Git Bash" execute: "mkdir test" in the git bash ...
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How can I change tab bar color in ConEmu

How I can change color of tab bar in ConEmu on Windows? I tried find in settings but never found appropriate option.
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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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Add Dropbox or other Links in Windows Explorer 8.1

Is there a way to add Dropbox (or Google Drive, Box, etc) to the Desktop area in Windows Explorer? In-between SkyDrive and Chris? Skydrive is more or less forced on you in 8.1, but it remains unused ...
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Windows 7 - Google Chrome messed up my FTP settings

I accidentally installed Google Chrome, which came with an Adobe Flash Player update. I didn't need another browser as I already have Firefox, so I uninstalled Chrome. However, this seems to have ...
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automatically open removable devices in explorer

is it possible to set the autoplay to always open removable devices in windows explorer? I used the settings offered in the autoplay dialog and set the openning in Explorer for almost all content ...
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Utility to Synchronize File Creation Date with Modified Date, Preferably Context Menu Capable for File Explorer [closed]

I'm annoyed when I copy files and the creation date is made new. I know that's technically true, the file is copied so its creation date gets changed, but when the modified date of the copy is still ...
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phpunit causes Windows Explorer to lag on Windows 7

I am currently creating some automated testing suites for phpunit. This means I may run phpunit several times in a day. Sometimes, after I've run it, Windows Explorer just starts lagging. This ...
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Redirect opening requests about a file in a given directory to another file in another directory

I have a simple scenario, but i don't now is there a way in Windows to do it or not: We have 2 directory with these files: Book: D:\sources\Books |___ A.pdf |___ ...
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Can't find Sublime Text 3's “Default” folder in <data_path>/Packages/ folder using Windows Explorer?

I have Sublime Text 3(ST3) installed on Windows 7. I click "Preferences > Settings - Default" in ST3's menu. A file named Preferences.sublime-settings opens up in ST3. Fine. In ST3's title bar, 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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Permanently replace windows 7 autoplay with open folder

How do I disable windows from scanning content in external drive and start the explorer right away? From my experience, as far as "Use Autoplay" is ticked, windows has to scan the drive for content in ...
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How to customize columns in windows explorer as default settings?

I want to add more "date" columns in windows explorer, but the settings i changed does not apply as default meaning that if i close the current modified window and re-open any folder in any location ...
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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 ...