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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How to sort folders in Win Explorer without 3rd party app?

I have thousands of files nested within subfolders of subfolders. When I am in the root directory with a list of all my main folders, I want to be able to sort by size (largest main folder to ...
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All .lnk associated with an explorer - mistake

I wanted to associate folder shortcuts to my new File Explorer Total Commander (or TCM). So I changed them in Control Panel\Programs\Default Programs\Set Associations But what I did change was ...
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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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Open with only lists choose default program for .py files

The context menu for a .py file in file explorer is only giving the Choose default program... option in the context menu. Currently it runs it with python.exe by default. If I change the default ...
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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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How to make Windows 10 File Explorer open “This PC” by default?

I know how to do that on Vista/7, I know how to do that on 8/8.1, but neither of the ways work with Windows 10, it always defaults into the "Home" view. (I am basically reposting this question for ...
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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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How can I get Explorer Search to search for #? [duplicate]

How can I get Explorer Search to find all and only files containing the character # ? Here: simply entering # gives a false result: Likewise, entering "#" . EDIT: Folder Options, 'Find partial ...
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Why does Explorer Search find some matches and miss others?

Why does Explorer search find some matches and miss others? E.g. in the first three are missed:
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Can you start the Explorer copy dialog from the command line?

Is it possible to trigger an Explorer style file copy in Windows, such that the copy file dialog is displayed? I'm aware of copy, xcopy and robocopy commands but I'm specifically looking to spawn the ...
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Rating any items via Explorer's “Rating” column in Windows 7 [duplicate]

Windows 7 has a "Rating" column in its Windows Explorer (aka File Explorer): (images taken from google) The rating also shows up for media files such as images and videos in the lower pane of the ...
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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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“New Task” doesn't restart explorer.exe, what other solutions are there?

I just killed explorer.exe (because the taskbar isn't responding to clicks, neither does the "win key") by clicking on End Process and am now unable to restart it. When I open a new explorer.exe ...
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How to modify game files in Games Explorer?

I'm using windows 7 and most of the games I'm downloading are in the Windows Games folder. But I can't find a way to modify the file' remove or to do any action, Can I remove game so it won't be in ...
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Is there a command to hide/show this info sub-window in Window Explorer?

Is there a command to hide/show this info sub-window (magenta highlight) in Window Explorer? I find none on the menu. And if there is, what's the keyboard shortcut? Else is there any way the panel can ...
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Strange behavior of the explorer.exe process [duplicate]

Something happened, and now the explorer.exe is acting strange. For example, I have a mirc.exe startup when the system boots. Window with this program immediately freezes. Also icons in the tray do ...
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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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Windows 8.1 explorer.exe crashing in safe mode without networking

yesterday I tried to test a new security solution (Emsisoft Internet Security) so I deinstalled Emsisoft Anti-Malware (which is the same product, just without firewall) and tried to install IS. But ...
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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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How to display the size for folder in windows explorer?

Just wondering that if there is a way to display the size of folder in size column inside of windows explorer? by default, it only display the size of a file, you have to use right click and ...
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How to Fix Windows Exolorer alwas open folder in new window? [closed]

This is not just question, this is answer: Very simple. In CMD as admin type: regsvr32.exe "%Programfiles%\Internet Explorer\ieproxy.dll" CMD will display message, that is fix succeeded !!1 DONE !
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How can I launch Windows Explorer with a particular Libraries folder open?

I can look up where the library is e.g. GetRegKey("HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders\Personal") & "\Job Applications" but that doesn't open ...
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How to configure action on plugging in an usb MTP device on windows 8.1

There is one thing that bugs me. I have an Nexus 4 (Kitkat) and an Windows 8.1 device. Every time I connect the phone via usb (MTP) the windows explorer opens. This me be fine for others but in most ...
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Windows Explorer cannot load the desktop, and will only open a File Explorer window

Yesterday, after a blue screen (memory dump), my Windows 7 has the following problem: it start, but it don't load explorer.exe, it only show a File Explorer windows (with regular hard disk etc). I've ...
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How to make backspace key in Windows 8 Explorer get me to parent folder instead of going back in history? [revamped] [duplicate]

Posting the same question from another user, but for windows 8 instead. In Windows XP, Backspace (aka ←) key leads you to the parent folder, but in Windows 8 it just goes back in history. How do I ...
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explorer.exe crashes whenever I select anything

Whenever I select a file or multiple files, explorer.exe immediately crashes. The problem has spread, and now effects clicking on Advanced System Settings in the System panel (Win+PauseBreak, in the ...
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Where is Windows explorer

Wasn't there a thing called "explorer" on the desktop, for getting around on the computer? Not Internet explorer, but the local tool. Just on the local machine. Somehow it's gone... Where is in in ...
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Is there any way to color code or highlight multiple files in windows file explorer itself? [duplicate]

As the question states, I need a way/program to color or highlight multiple files in a folder. I need this as I want to mark the episodes I've already seen using some color or maybe some other way ...
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Windows + E slow open of explorer window

Recently I stumbled upon the following issue on Windows 7 x64. When I press Win+E, it takes 3 seconds for the window to appear. However, when I double-click on my computer icon, the Explorer window ...
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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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How to turn off asking for administrative rights every time I want to rename/copy file from one location to another in Windows 8.1 64bit

I installed fresh Windows 8.1 Professional 64-bit. When I copy file to another location, for instance from C:\ drive to external drive I get prompt where I have to click Continue to grant ...
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pdf byte serving slow in Internet explorer

When I try to access a large pdf file with Chrome with byte serving it steadily increases the size of the packets which are downloaded. Internet Explorer however stays with the 16KB packets. This ...
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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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Export document properties of every file in a folder

I need to obtain the document properties of every Office file in a folder, for about 35k files. The document properties are NOT the filesystem file properties that Windows Explorer exposes, but those ...
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Run windows explorer via chrome?

In Internet Explore if I enter c:\ in the address bar, I get the explorer.exe open. If I do it in chrome I get the picture below Is there anything similar to this in chrome ? ( witout extension). ...
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How to add 'Open With' to folders in Windows Explorer

Sublime text allows you to open folders as projects. I'd like to be able to do this from the Windows Explorer, but there is no Open With menu item for folders. How can I add that option?
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Removing the menu bar in Windows 7 explorer

I downloaded and set up Windows 8 transformation pack for Windows 7. I wasn't happy with how I did it, so I reverted all system files. Now I have a menu bar in Windows explorer that I can't remove. ...
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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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Skype and media player causing windows explorer to crash

When there are 2 or more Skype windows on screen, windows explorer will instantly crash and it will keep crashing after restart as long as there is more than one skype window on the screen. When I ...
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Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime error when viewing JPEG files in Explorer

I am getting the following error each time I view JPG files in the windows explorer in Detailed view. It also appears when you open the properties of the file. I'm using Windows 8. Microsoft Visual ...
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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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Is there an easy way to open a sidebar item in a new window?

In the OS X Finder there is a sidebar in each window listing commonly-used folders like Documents, Downloads, etc. It’s possible to open one of these folders in a new window by clicking on it while ...
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Add “Open MSYS terminal here” in the Windows right click context menu?

In Windows file explorer,if I hold shift + right-click on a folder (in a folder too) I can choose to Open command window here. I'd really like to add an Open MSYS terminal window here to the popup ...
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Windows Explorer - How can an large file have a zero “Size on disk” value? What does it mean

I would expect some discrepancy between "Size" and "Size on disk" in Windows Explorer due to file system allocations etc. Below is a screenshot of an example file on a Windows 2012 R2 file server ...
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Chrome and Firefox Crash When Bringing Up Windows Explorer

I am having a weird issue lately on my laptop. I am running Windows 7 and I have IE v10, Chrome v36, and Firefox v31. All my browsers are up to date and all Windows Updates are installed. The issue ...