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 do I make windows explorer display the file path instead of words such as “Documents” or “Desktop”

If you ever click something on the sidebar in windows explorer: the top thing says the name of what whatever you clicked: However if you actually navigate to the place by clicking through the ...
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How to merge subfolders in libraries?

I have managed to group folders using Can I get rid of the Windows 7 libraries folder dropdowns? But now I see 3 folders all called "Soft" Currently this library includes: D:\Me E:\Shared ...
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Windows sometimes cannot find folder

This happens fairly frequently on my Windows 7 desktop, I'm manipulating folders (moving, renaming, deleting, etc) and a window pops up saying: Item not found. This item is no longer located in: ...
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Windows Explorer multiple folder instances

I use Windows 7 and I have created shortcuts for some of the folders I use most frequently in order to place them on taskbar for easy access to them. For example, I have folder Favorites pinned to the ...
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What might cause Explorer.exe to fail to start?

When I boot up my computer, all I get is a black screen, and just one of a few programs that should start when logging on. Using CTRL + ALT + DEL and running Explorer.exe works as intended. However, ...
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How can I pin a specific folder to the taskbar in Windows 8.1?

In Windows 8.0, I could pin my Downloads folder to the taskbar by way of pinning Explorer to the taskbar, right-clicking the folder icon in the taskbar, right clicking File Explorer, and setting Start ...
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SkyDrive never running on Windows 8.1

I have two computers, both running Windows 8.1, one of which is working flawlessly with SkyDrive, everything uploading and downloading correctly. On the other computer SkyDrive worked for a while, and ...
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Is there a way to abort a explorer network file open (without pulling out network)?

I was browsing some files with the default explorer on Windows 7 on a network drive located in a building on the other side of the country when I accidentally tried to open a pdf file of 400+ MB. The ...
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Redirecting a folder from the view of a program in Windows 8.1

I've noticed a lot of programs like to store data in my documents under windows. A lot of games will create folders in my documents. I like to keep my documents synced over skydrive and I was ...
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Items disappear from explorer favourites

I put the (My) Documents folder into the Favourites. After a few weeks, it disappeared. I put it there again. After a few weeks, it disappeared again. Repeat. This happened on my Windows 8.1 PC, but ...
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Does Windows require IE to access ftp sites?

If I remove Internet Explorer from my computer, can I still access FTP sites using Windows Explorer ?
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How to separate local disks from CD/DVD and flash in Windows 8.1 “This computer” folder?

In windows 7 local disks and external drives was in separated groups. But now any any storage is in "disks and devices" group. And sorting order in incorrect. If I connect my smartphone to my laptop ...
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Close openfiles in local pc

We want to close all open connections of a specified directory. But it shouldn't affect to other open connections. We used net files and openfiles commands. These commands works fine for shared ...
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How to set document icon instead of application icon in Windows?

If I have a file extension associated with an application, such as xml files with Sublime Text 3 or html files with Chrome, the icons in Windows explorer are using the "application" icon for the ...
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Remove command bar/folder band in Windows 8 explorer

This one: I've seen guides for Windows 7 here, but it doesn't seem to work on Windows 8.
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How to queue up Windows 8 file coping to only have one copying at a time

The new windows 8 file explorer copying is great. I can setup multiple copying tasks. They appear in a single window and I am able to pause them. Is there a way to have the copying only occur one at ...
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Explorer image thumbnails are grey/incomplete/partial

[2 months later] I haven't found any other sources addressing this problem. And it's still happening. Doing this update/edit to possible catch someone's eye and get some suggestions? [Original] I ...
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Default Windows Dialog Browsing does not show “My Computer” nor “Drives”

The problem is, for some strange reason, all of a sudden, whenever I can "browse" within Eclipse(Java IDE) for a file/project, or whatever it is, the default window that is being shown does not ...
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Modify Windows Explorer in XP to show full length file names (in either hover over or “details” pane)?

Modify Windows Explorer in XP to show full file names (in either hover over or "details" pane)? It truncates very long file names. For Tiles view. We won't be using List or Details view which I'm ...
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Windows8.1 create shortcuts with a custom group in My Computer

I have did many research about this. And what I could gather is something like this http://lifehacker.com/add-any-shortcut-to-my-computer-with-this-simple-tweak-479751317. The problem with that is it ...
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Changing default selection when entering desktop in windows-explorer

If I open Explore with the Windows key+E and select Desktop from Favorites it always selects "Computer". This is a bit of a pain when you have it shown "Details"-view and ordered by modified date so ...
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inslane slowdown with Windows box

I'm a c++ developer and I have hundreds of gigs of source code on my workstation (old work, old copies of our svn etc). Sometimes I browse my old stuff and delete it. So I `cd ...
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Windows 7 Navigation Bar — show only plain favourites?

Is there a method to force Windows 7 show only plain list of favourites every time a new Explorer window is open? I love the way it was previously done in Vista (no tree, no root item):
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Why is my library/Documents shortcut showing all files from all subfolders in one flat list?

I am using Windows Explorer on Windows 7. In My Documents there's a folder 02 KOOP. If I go there using the adress bar: D:\users\username\My Documents\02 KOOP I get a view of my subfolders and some ...
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Folder overview in file dialog is missing

I just discovered that in all open file or save file dialogs the folder view on the left is missing. How does this occure and even more important, how to fix it?
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Mac OSX like file selection (dragging files into prompts) on Windows?

Not quite sure exactly how to phrase it, but on Mac OSX, when selecting a file for a prompt (i.e. uploading to a website), you can drag a file or folder you already have open, and it will select that ...
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Windows 7 - mouse wheel on Window Explorer scrolls 3 lines at the time

My mouse wheel scrolls three rows of icons at the time, which is too much. Is there a way to reduce this?
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ftp folder not opening. and the “explorer” proccess run again and again

Very strange problam... (Win 7 Pro) The ftp protocol, defined to run in Explorer.exe. When I opening ftp link (even within the windows explorer) - It's not opening anything. And in the task manager, ...
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Hiding drives in windows 7 come back after restart

I am hiding drives in window explorer using this idea http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/hide-drives-from-your-computer-in-windows-vista/ But every time i restart or log off and log on ...
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Where to download replacement “Explorerframe.DLL” Files for x64 Windows 7 Pro?

After posting this question, I did some research to reveal what the problem likely was, and found what I need to fix. Following this is the original post, then my updated question. A few months ago I ...
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Windows 8.1 search charm slow, with explorer.exe CPU usage at 100%

Since upgrading to Windows 8.1 this weekend, the Search feature became pretty useless. When I start typing, it sends my CPU usage to 100% (Task Manager shows Windows Explorer as the main offender), ...
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What does the padlock mean on .zip files

sometimes when i create .zip files by right clicking on a file/folder and going to Send to > Compressed (zipped) folder there is a small padlock on the icon i can open it easily enough however i am ...
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Possible to change the order of the shortcut locations in windows explorer

When you open a new explorer window by default it loads from the starting position "Computer" which shows your drives, etc. This is all well and good except when explorer loads it bumps the scroll ...
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Windows Explorer keeps crashing in Windows 8.1

This started a few days ago on a machine that has been running WIn 8.1 for over a month. I just finished a clean install of Windows 8.1 with a handful of apps like Dropbox and Office. Yet I'm still ...
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Windows 8 user folder

I used to use a separate drive for my files, so I had the freedom of creating whatever folder I wanted. However, with my new PC, I want to use Windows 8's user folder as my main folder. I removed ...
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Customizing Windows 8's Windows Explorer's sidebar

I want to remove "My PC" and my username from the Windows Explorer sidebar. I just want a bunch of Favorites and the network devices. How do I do this?
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Watermark does not show in Windows Explorer

I have noticed that on certain photos with watermarks, the watermark will show in programs like Windows Photo Viewer and Paint but not in Windows Explorer. Here is an example photo and related ...
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Instantly move huge folder to another directory on same drive in Windows?

I have 1 TB of files in D:/Foo but I want to move it to D:/. It takes several hours to move this by simply dragging the contents of Foo to its parent directory. Since this is on the same drive, is ...
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Finding origin of a file in a network drive

I have around 6 Windows systems in my office connected with the server. We have a network drive when we drop all the files we want to share. My problem is how to find who dropped what file.
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Adding an Windows 7 Explorer indexable custom property to an excel file

I have a folder full of Excel files which are customer invoices. Each morning I check my bank, find amounts that have been paid into my account and then do a search in the invoice folder to find an ...
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Windows 8.1 Opens a File Explorer Window on Polling External Drives

I just upgraded to Windows 8.1 from 8.0. I have 3 external HDDs. Now when Windows polls the external drives it automatically opens a File Explorer window at the root of the drive. Every time the OS ...
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Don't have drop down menu in windows explorer favourites

I noticed there is no downloads,desktop,recent places in windows explorer links folder now when i open c:/user/links i see the tree folders in it but when i open win explorer i dont see those under ...
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Have Windows XP Explore option default Windows Explorer path

Is there a way to automatically set the default path that Windows Explorer opens up to in Windows XP? My computer always opens to C:\Documents and Settings{user name}\Start Menu. I typically work on ...
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Windows 7 Explorer keeps crashing

I currently have an issue with Windows Explorer. It keeps crashing when I browse through a network drive. This is happening on several computers. I have already obtained a crash dump file but it ...
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Why does Windows 8.1 file explorer crash after I click the default icon?

When I click on the default taskbar icon (as opposed to the pinned icons accessible through right-click) it seems like metro crashes and restarts. I tried to edit the default launch folder but it ...
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Error: Windows Folder Open in New window “Open In Tab”

the default option is changed from "Open" to 'Open in Tab" windows explore always opens in new window, all Folder Options are reset, how do i recover to the old option ? found this one helpful, ...
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Right-clicking files and folders inside SkyDrive folder hangs/freezes the file explorer

Right-clicking individual files or folders causes the file explorer for the directory to hang for 30 seconds after which the context menu finally appears. This happens only when right-clicking ...
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Windows 8.1 folder content thumbnail glitch

I have recently upgraded to Windows 8.1 (Preview then RTM with full format) and there's this annoying graphical issue where it messes up the folder content preview thumbnails. This can't be an ...
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Mount Outlook Shared Folders In Explorer?

My workplace uses Shared Folders in Outlook to share documents, and I would like to view or mount them in Windows Explorer instead of having to view them through Outlook 2010. They have an Exchange ...
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How do I stop my files appearing at the desktop on windows 8?

Recently I've noticed that the files in my Desktop Section (within file explorer) are beginning to appear on the main desktop, which didn't happen before. It's beginning to annoy me as I have lots of ...