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 sidebar shows 'Desktop'

The first screenshot shows what I have. The second screenshot shows what I want. Can you show me? The sidebar only shows Desktop and under desktop I must find the correct place 'Network, This PC, ...
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Folder Options isn't accessible

As shown in this screen shot: Folder and search options is for some reason greyed-out, videlicet one cannot access them in any probable manner. What could be the possible cause and solution to this ...
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What is the shortcut to resize top/last 6 windows and display them all side by side?

I accidentally found this feature in Win 7. As it was accidental I'm not able to replicate or remember what excatly I did to achieve this. What I did : I wanted to maximize one browser window so ...
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Windows 10 freezes and Taskbar icons will not restore display [closed]

Windows 10 when I minimize an app and then work on something else the original app will not restore from the taskbar.Other times the display just freezes and nothing works.The only way to fix this is ...
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Can't delete file on Windows 7 (file not locked, makes explorer freeze)

My Windows 7 is doing this recently. From time to time some files of different origins can't be deleted. Sometimes it's a PDF I've just downloaded, sometimes it's a source code file I'm editing on ...
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How to fix System, Control panel etc. after November update of Windows 10 and prevent Explorer.exe crashes?

I have been plagued by Microsoft Windows 10 November update like many of you. First, my UI language was reverted to Croatian, with which I can't use windows normally(even though it is my native). This ...
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How do you see hidden files and folders in the open file dialog in Windows 10?

I have explorer set to view hidden files and that works fine. However, I just noticed when trying to open my hosts file that the 'etc' folder is hidden and therefore doesn't show up in the open file ...
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Windows Explorer Subversion File Size

I have a subversion repository that I committed to the server. I then checked it out to verify that every works properly. Now my local copy if I highlight the directory says Size: 2.87GB If I right ...
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Odd Symbol when Editing File and Folder Names

There are certain file and folder name editing scenarios in which pressing the CTRL+BACKSPACE (to delete a whole word to the left) results in a weird symbol, instead of actually erasing that whole ...
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What program is running in the background causing Windows Explorer to crash? (using Windows 7)

How do you find what program is running in the background causing Windows Explorer to crash? (using Windows 7) Everything freezes, whole screen turns white-colored-black-white-back again, then ...
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Windows search shows wrong drive letter in results

When I search folder in Desktop under C:, the search results point me to the right path, but at E: instead. My computer had its OS cloned to an SSD, and the old OS resides in E: now. Maybe something ...
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Win7 File Explorer Crashing

I experienced a strange behaviour lately : whenever I try to get a specific file, Windows Explorer crashes. By "get", i mean rename it or parent folder, delete it or parent folder, and even just ...
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Explorer crashing repeatedly in Win 10 Ver 1511: explorerframe.dll culprit?

Recently (within 3-4 days or so) my explorer has been crashing regularly but inconsistently (i.e. persistent attempts at viewing a particular folder will eventually work.) I checked the Windows Event ...
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How to know when Explorer is done calculating folder size?

Windows Explorer can show a folder's (recursive) size by opening its Properties. Calculating the information usually takes a while, especially on non-local disks like attached USB devices (my phone). ...
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Explorer doesn't recognize HDD

Windows explorer doesn't see my USB external HDD, and I can't see it in disk management. The software of the manufacturer can see it, and says it's completely working. I tried to uninstall the device,...
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W10 folder date changes when there is no change

After upgrading from Windows 7 to 10, I notice that folder date (in Windows Explorer) changes if you open and close, but not change, a file in it. This was not the case in W7. It affects the way I ...
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Windows 7 search filter does not find files with multiple dots in the name

Windows 7 search seems to have problems with filenames with multiple dots: Create a file named a.b.c in any folder In the Windows Explorer Search Filter field at the top right, enter a.b.c. The ...
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explorer.exe and audio issues in Windows 10

So I upgraded to Windows 10 a while ago and I am still in the process of solving various issues. One odd thing I noticed is that if I try to restart explorer, it only brings up a file explorer window. ...
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How to remove “Creative Cloud Files” from File Explorer address bar

Does any one know how to remove this Creative Cloud Files option after uninstalling Creative Cloud app from Windows 10 Additional info : This folder does not exist as I deleted C:\username\...
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Removed OneDrive, folders remain under “This PC” Explorer Pane

I removed OneDrive, because I didn't use it, but then I notice, that the "Documents" folder in the "This PC" pane still has the OneDrive\Documents location. I want to have the local Documents folder ...
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Cannot repair member file - Windows 7

I have a Dell laptop in front of me running Windows 7. the main problem is that when I click "computer" from the start menu trying to find a file on the (C:) drive Windows Explorer crashes. Also these ...
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Change Target of File Explorer in Windows 8.1 Pro

This is similar to Make Windows 8.1 & 10 File Explorer open in “This PC” view except that I don't want to it open in "This PC", I want it to open a path of my choice. What people frequently ...
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Remove extraneous items from Windows Explorer

I am running Windows 10. Currently, I have my Windows Explorer like this: I would like to make it so that my explorer would only show folders that I pin to it. For instance: There are certainly ...
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How to fix a directory that is there but doesn't exist?

I've got a folder that I cannot rename, delete or copy. I can open it in Explorer and see what's inside, but anything else results in an error saying that the directory doesn't exist. I've tried ...
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Manually Set Windows Explorer Menu Item Priority?

Basically I like to hit Alt+F+W,Enter to create new folders in Windows Explorer but as you can see from the screenshot below, Hg Workbench and WinMerge will both take priority over the "New" menu. ...
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Batch to enable and disable a setting in Internet properties

I'm trying to find a .bat script to enable and disable a certain setting when clicked in Control Panel > Network and Internet > Internet options > Advanced > Browsing > Use inline autocomplete in the ...
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How to close one explorer.exe's window instead of ending the whole process

I use MTP to transfer photos from my Android to my PC and then the whole explorer.exe gets stuck in a waiting loop and I can't close that one window except by terminating the process and losing the ...
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Value of SystemPropertyHandlers\.* missing

I installed AudioShell v2.3.3 on my Windows 10 PC to be able to edit ID3v2.4 via Windows Explorer. I used this guide. But I stupidly forgot to backup the registry before deleting the keys. So now ...
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Quick Access links to network folders slowing Windows 10 file explorer

It takes forever to open a folder and I believe it's the network drives and folders that are causing it. Is there any way to tell the windows explorer to stop indexing or connecting or looking up or ...
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Transferrig downloaded files from droid Maxx to PC causes glitches and sometimes causes Windows Explorer to crash

When trying to cut and paste the contents of the downloads folder of my Droid Maxx (running android 4.4.4) to my PC (Windows 7 64 bit) I frequently experience one or more of the following errors: -...
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Unresponsive file causes Windows Explorer to stop responding

I've run into an issue while trying to play Titan Quest: Immortal Throne (a legit copy, purchased on Steam) on my laptop. It's an HP Pavilion, Intel CORE i3, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, 4 gb RAM, ...
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Windows explorer (Windows 10) system paths

I am looking for a list of "adresses" that you can use in the Explorer adress bar like "Shell:system" I know that there are lists for all "Shell:something" adresses, but i am looking for a link to ...
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Windows Explorer crashes if I click a specific file generated by Visual Studio

I have this .dll file I just can't delete: C:\Users\Alisson\Source\Repos\portal-do-guitar-flash\PortalGuitarFlash.Web\obj\Debug\PortalGuitarFlash.Web.dll I have admin rights and the only way of ...
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Windows 10 1511 Explorer Freezing

I updated my Windows 10 installation to 1511. Shortly after, I experienced the following for the first time: First, a popup alert from the Notification Center will appear and not disappear. On ...
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How can I add a context menu extension for the root directory?

To add an option Open with FolderSize to the Explorer context menu I added the following key to the registry: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\Open ...
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Is it possible to avoid using this terrible file browser in Windows 7?

When I'm saving or opening files in certain programs in Windows 7, such as when using Save for Web in Photoshop, or Open Animation in FCheck; I'm only able to use a ridiculously basic and inefficient ...
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taskkill all windows file explorer windows, but don't kill the explorer.exe shell

On the command line on Windows 8.1, how can I kill/close all Windows file explorer windows... but without killing and restarting the shell? It's crazy that they're the same process.
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Have “File Folder” on top of all other types in Explorer

In windows 7 (maybe others too), one of the Details views separates the types of files into different sections, so you can open and close them: Is there any way to force the "File Folder" section ...
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Explorer crashes (and restarts) when right clicking explorer.exe or any links to it

I noticed in my taskbar first that I could no longer open a new explorer window by clicking on the pinned folder (Left, middle and right-clicking all immediately cause explorer to hang and restart). ...
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How do I create a persistent virtual folder on windows 10?

I would like to map one folder, which unavoidably has brackets in it's path, to another virtual folder that I can use to access it without brackets in the path. For example: C:\Users\Marc\Dropbox (...
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Explorer can't be started running “explorer.exe” and doesn't open folders on double click

On my developing pc I modified HKCR\* HKCR\Folder and HKCR\File to register own context menus. Suddenly my explorer.exe showed this behavior: can't start explorer running "explorer.exe" (Shows "...
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Is this freeze on Windows 10 a hardware issue?

I have experienced a one minute freeze on my up-to-date Windows 10 Education Edition. The question is if it is a hardware or software issue. The notebook is an older HP ProBook 4730s. Comprehensive HW/...
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Moved file to Music library in Windows 7, where did it go?

I was in the folder for my user name, the one with subfolders of My Documents, My Pictures, My Videos, etc. I was using a search to locate certain family videos to make a DVD. I clicked on a file ...
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How can I browse ALL files via taskbar tree browse?

There is a simple trick in windows that can allows us to browse all the computer via single click via the Toolbar. How ? This is my Current toolbar : Right click and : Select your Computer :...
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Disable printing when selecting images in explorer

this may seem like an odd question, but whenever you select 15+ images in explorer on win7 and click enter, it opens the menu for printing images, instead of opening them in my default image viewer. ...
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How do I unpin a deleted file/folder from Quick Access?

tl;dr I have an ultra-long list of folders pinned to Quick Access, and they're all deleted. Oddly enough, no errors show up when I try to delete them and nothing changes. How do I unpin them?!? ...
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using notepad++ to save file without name but not able using windows explorer

Why is it possible to create a file without a name i.e. .htaccess using notepad++, but when using windows explorer it requires a filename?
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Windows 10 Rearrange Folders in Taskbar [duplicate]

In Windows 10, what can I do to keep folders from sticking together in the taskbar? To clarify, if I have two folders open (such as Pictures and Documents) they are always placed next to each other ...
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Two blue arrows at top right of icons

If this is a duplicate post, my apologies but I couldn't find one. On some icons I am seeing a two blue arrows at the top the right pointing towards each other. I first noticed it on the icons on ...
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Windows 10: set default folder for Windows Explorer

In Windows 10, how do I set the default folder for Windows Explorer shortcut? In regedit, the Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced doesn't have a ...