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 10 File Explorer keeps navigating to the parent folder

I am working within a network share mapped to a drive letter and every time I save a file, it navigates back to the parent folder. Specifically, I am working with Microsoft Publisher files. This is ...
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Size and position of icons not save in windows 10

When I move or resize icons and then refresh the explorer, icons size and position reset to default. can any one help me?
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How to run nodejs script from windows file explorer?

How to make .js files runnable from windows file explorer and show console result? I want js code run with nodejs and leave results on screen. One way - to create file run.bat, which will run command ...
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Is there a GUI or context menu for Windows Explorer for PsFile?

PsFile is a great tool for closing network files that have been held open for some reason on another machine. This happens a lot with Office files, often because the user just left the file open and ...
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How to have “Modified” ALWAYS available and visible in File Explorer?

From time to time, if I get into folder, filled with images or some folder from attached device, I have it displayed without Modified column. Also, Modified is absent in Sort by menu. Is it possible ...
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Windows 10 - explorer.exe -The instruction at referenced memory could not be written

I recently upgraded to windows 10, and when I turn off or restart the computer, I get this message : explorer.exe - Application Error : The instruction at 0x0000000180001610 referenced memory at ...
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Remove accelerator for “Restore previous versions”

I've got vim installed and up to now I could tweak explorer so rclick-v would open any file in vim - just disable the builtin v accelerator so the vim one's unique. But with windows 10 I can't find ...
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Windows 8 won't start explorer on other accounts

I'm using Windows 8 for a long time, but some days ago something weird happened. I'm able to log in and use computer like before, but other accounts cannot log in and it stops at the black screen. ...
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Is there a reason that Windows Explorer search is so infuriatingly bad? [closed]

I often want to find particular words in text files (e.g. application log files). I develop C++ applications in MS Visual Studio, and in a flash I can use its (ancient, long since paid for) "Find in ...
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Opening folder opens the folder in two new windows

I have the following bug: opening a folder inside the downloads folder (windows 10) opens the folder in two new windows. This is extremely irritating since I have configured it to open the folder in ...
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Folder I didn't create with numbers and letters in secondary drive. What it is and what is safer to do?

In Windows 10 (but by seeing "Date Modified" I guess it was there when I was using Win 8.1) there's a folder in the secondary drive (my laptop has two) I just use for Windows File History (Windows ...
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Windows 10 search not functioning properly

Before I start with the problems, here are a few things. I am not in one of the Cortana enabled countries. So, regular Windows search functions apply here. I also remember having similar problems ...
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Open Explorer and Highlight Specific File with PowerShell

There are programs allows us to "View File in Explorer" on a file it opened or is listing (e.g. iTunes). Upon selecting that function, the file explorer is opened to the path containing that file and ...
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How can I disable integrations (viewers, etc.) with Windows Explorer? [duplicate]

Windows Explorer (win7) keeps crashing when I select some files. It's several different file extensions (.png, .pdf). This does not happen when I use XY explorer (a thirdparty explorer) So I suspect ...
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Windows 10 file deleting from Explorer is very slow

Ever since I went from Windows 7 to Windows 10, file deleting from Explorer has become very slow. For example, deleting my Steam folder with 180K files in it timed itself at 2 hours! And this wasn't ...
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Eject USB drive using the explorer

When I right click a drive in the This PC view which is associated with an SD card I have the option in the context menu to eject it. If it is associated with a USB flash drive this option doesn't ...
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Pin folder to Start

As I learned in FastEthernet's answer it is possible to pin Quick access to Start in order to set a shortcut. Now I tried to pin other folders to Start. But that option isn't part of the context menu ...
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How to view server files from windows explorer?

I have an ethernet connection from my local ISP and they have their own server for all their users to download files from with the browsers. I want to access those files from my explorer. The address ...
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Hotkey for “This PC”

When I press Win+E in Windows 7 the explorer opens in the view which is called "This PC" in Windows 10. In Windows 10 instead the "Quick access" view is opened. Is there a possibility to access the ...
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How do I redirect a non-Libraries path to its equivalent in Libraries?

I've always liked using Libraries since it removes clutter from the Explorer address bar and makes it convenient to access documents, but there's this huge annoyance that happens when programs fail to ...
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How to sort custom system folders in Windows Explorer

Following this tutorial, I was able to create a custom system folder for Mega Sync: However, now I'm sitting with another problem - how do I sort/move it? I want it to sit between Creative Cloud ...
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Recently opened items in Windows Explorer disappeared from the Windows 7 Taskbar

My history of recently opened items in Windows Explorer disappeared from the Windows 7 Taskbar: I've tried using used CCleaner to fix it, but it didn't help. I did not install any updates, just ...
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“Select a File to Preview” window takes up half of screen when Windows Explorer is maximized

When I open Windows Explorer the window opens in only part of the screen with the "Select a File to Preview" box taking up a normal amount of space in it like this: But when I click the Maximize ...
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How can I *actually* rename this old OneDrive folder and prevent it from showing me a fake folder name?

I've got this old OneDrive folder which I've renamed in Explorer to "OneDrive-Old". However, it keeps colliding when I try to create a new folder called "OneDrive". Turns out, it's name is actually ...
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Explorer.exe keeps trying to Visit Suspicious Website [duplicate]

Today, I have been receiving pop-ups from Malwarebytes roughly every 20 minutes telling me that it blocked C:\Windows\explorer.exe from attempting to visit appexsports.trafficmanager.net. A full scan ...
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How to change default path in File Explorer?

On Windows 7 I can right-click the File Explorer icon, choose Properties, and change the Destination. On Windows 10 this seems impossible: How can I change the default folder when opening File ...
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Exclude folders from recent files

Windows 10 shows a list of recent files in the explorer. Is there a possibility to exclude certain folders (recursively) from being shown in this list?
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How do I restore applications in taskbar after killing explorer and desktop through “Alt+F4” and then Ctrl-Alt-Shift cancel?

In Windows 7, after bringing up the shutdown dialog by Alt+F4 on desktop, the whole desktop stuffs can be killed by Ctrl+Alt+Shift clicking the Cancel button. Now, after I start a new task of ...
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How to find out why explorer crashed on Windows 10

Since I started my PC this morning my taskbar keeps continously restarting about every minute. Where can I look for hints on the cause of these crashes?
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How to change default label of window?

I want to change label name of windows program. The most general example is If I run command prompt the default label in taskbar is current cmd path. Second example when I run multiple instance of ...
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How to turn off auto video preview from playing from Windows 10 Explorer

When browsing through video files in Windows 10's file explorer, if I linger too long on a file windows pops up a preview and begins playing the file. How do I disable this feature?
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How to add shortcuts to navigation bar in Windows 10?

I'm looking for adding shortcuts to the navigation bar in Windows 10. I mean by shortcuts the .lnk files that can be a shortcut to a file or folder. Alternatives that didn't work for me Quick ...
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Unable to add files/folders to Quick Access on Windows 10: “Unspecified Error”

I am unable to add files or folders to the "Quick Access" folder in the File Manager on Windows 10. If I drag files or folders there nothing will happen but if I right click and select "Pin to Quick ...
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Windows 7: Add Windows Explorer Column for File Extension?

Is there any way to add a "file extension" column so that I can sort folder contents by file extension? I installed Notepad++ and now ALL file types that it is associated with are just described as ...
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Windows 10 - explorer.exe crashes when I right click a file or a folder

i've got a problem similar to the one listed in this post on Windows 10: File Explorer Crashing on Windows 10 Basically, everytime i right-click something, explorer crashes. What makes me upset is ...
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Windows 10 File Explorer | bad characters in file names in search results

I using Win10 (upgraded from Win7 a few weeks ago) in English, and Hebrew as added supported language. Basically everything is fine with Hebrew files names, folder names and so on, except for one ...
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Windows 10 Jumplist missing item

I've yet another problem with Windows 10. My pinned/recent locations shortcuts in windows explorer jump-list are not working anymore. The issue was created only a few days ago so I think an automatic ...
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TortoiseSVN shell overlays only showing for medium and large icons in explorer

I have one computer where the TortoiseSVN shell icon overlays only display for medium and large icons in the Explorer on Windows 10. If I change to small icons or detailed view they disappear in the ...
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Trying to find a file in windows explorer, and it keeps jumping back to the top

When I am trying to find a file in windows explorer (windows 10), I scroll down trying to find the file I want, and it keeps jumping back up to the top. How can I stop that.
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How to find files older than x days on Windows using Advanced Query Syntax (AQS)?

You can find files older than this week using datemodified:< this week but datemodified:< 7 days does not seem to work.
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“Unspecified Error” when renaming folders in Windows 10

Since the start of the week I can't rename folders anymore. I can create and delete files and folders, and rename files, but renaming folders result in a "unspecified error". This happens regardless ...
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Windows 7 - What is “Date Created” file property referring to?

I usually find it more appropriate to use "Date Created" rather than "Date Modified" for sorting files chronologically for searching/browsing in big shared drives within my organization. Recently I've ...
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Unknow Chinese Program in my PC (Windows Embedded 8)

I am seeing an unknown program in my list of softwares through which I can play video stuff. I have also checked Control Panel, and there is no such program installed in my PC. As I don't understand ...
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explorer.exe, windows 10 slow login with one user

I have 3 users on my computer using Windows 10. One of them recently became slow to login (6 seconds instead of 2). I looked in event viewer and both users have the same history when loging in. It ...
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Find and remove invisible EFS*.TMP files that are created by NTFS encrypting file system

On my Win7 64 Pro I encrypted a subdirectory using the standard Windows Explorer right-click context menu Properties -> Advanced function but I found out some time later that it created a bunch of ...
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How does Windows Explorer determine categories for devices on the network?

I have a number of devices on my network: some PC's, servers, and printers. When using Windows Explorer to view my network devices are separated into two categories: Computer (Number of devices) ...
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Windows 10 File Explorer crashing regularly

I upgraded to Windows 10 a week ago, and then installed a fresh copy of it on a SSD. Everything worked fine, until File Explorer suddently started to behave weird: When I double-click on a folder, it ...
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Dropbox is slowing Windows explorer

I've found out that Dropbox is really and I mean really affecting Windows explorer performance. I'm using Windows Explorer as primary explorer in Windows. Dropbox is adding some extensions to it - ...
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Extract folders' contents to the parent folder [duplicate]

I have multiple folders inside one folder, I want to move all the contents of these folders up to the parent ( basically like extracting compressed files ) so what's the easiest way to accomplish ...
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Taskbar buttons combining in Windows 10

Is it possible to get Windows Explorer in Windows 10 to do the following: I want to have to Windows Explorer shortcuts in the taskbar - Windows explorer and Downloads folder. That is easily done as ...