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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Windows10 - Explorer crashes on Application launch

My explorer crashes if I start an application. A second later it restarts. So if I try to open taskmgr it crashes and taskmgr doesn't start. But I can run commands via path box (where you can see the ...
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Custom command to explorer context menu (for currently browsing folder or desktop) [duplicate]

I use Command Prompt (and other programs) really often. What i want is add them as custom command for context menu of Windows Explorer. But not for specific file extension or folder, or all ...
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How to customize the Places Bar with Quick Access for Windows 10

So I've already found how to customize the Places Bar in the Common File Dialog for Windows 7-8 (see here: http://www.howtogeek.com/97824/how-to-customize-the-file-opensave-dialog-box-in-windows/) ...
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Windows 10's File Explorer very slow with “working on it”

I don't know whether this is my laptop SSD hard drive issue or it is Windows 10 issue. A quick google search of mine is here, showing an issue said to be fixed already in May 2015. Though now, Oct ...
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How do I remove the ownCloud overlay icons in Windows 7?

I would like to disable ownCloud's overlay icons over all the synced files when browsing around my local file system. These icons include green ticks and red crosses depending on their current sync ...
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Windows Explorer won't rename folder (e.g. “New Folder” cannot be renamed) [closed]

Windows Explorer refuses to rename folders. Specifically, this occurs when creating a New Folder either via Ctrl-Shift-N or via RightClick-New-Folder and then trying to rename it. No error messages ...
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How to disable the new “Auto Cascade-View” feature of Windows 10?

Scenario I'm using Windows 10 (build number 10240) As all Windows 10 users noted, the new operating system of Microsoft comes with a new aesthetic change in its Explorer. In earlier versions of ...
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How open Windows Explorer as different user in Windows 10?

In Windows 10, the Windows Explorer shortcut on the taskbar has a different context menu than previous versions of Windows, and is missing the "Run as..." option (while holding the shift key). How ...
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Edit text from the preview pane in Windows Explorer

Is there any way to configure Windows Explorer so as to be able to edit text from the preview pane, when previewing text files? I use Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate.
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Save File Dialog (viewing Libraries) crash any & all desktop applications

My Save File Dialog points to my Libraries folder by default in which I've registered all my useful locations (Downloads, Client Documents, Source Code, etc..) into a single view. This is great. ...
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Right-click menu lag only for a specific icon (strange Windows 10 bug)

This is a weird one - the context menu in Windows 10 takes a few seconds to pop up when I right-click an icon. Specifically, the File Explorer icon that's pinned to the taskbar by default does this. ...
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Disable the natural sort order in Windows Explorer

How to disable the natural sort order Windows Explorer? Example (left is natural sort order, right is the usual sort, i.e. lexicographical order):
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Windows 7 user folder hidden

A friend has a problem with her Windows 7 computer. Her user folder has disappeared from C:\Users. She can login, all files are there, but the folder is not visible inside the Users folder. A week ...
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Windows 10 File Explorer Double Click = Crash

Can't find the same issue posted here or elsewhere, lmk if you experience the same and find a solution. Issue - When I double click the top window bar in File Explorer (Windows 10 - Surf Pro 3) to ...
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Windows Explorer Thumbs Folder

I support an application that creates several folders, which the users copy to portable SSDs at the end of each session. The folder structure contains directories called "Photos","Orders" and .. ...
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My NAS shows empty in Windows

My wife accidently pulled the power supply from our Seagate GoFlex NAS. Most of it is backed up, but not all. When I navigate to Network in Windows 10 I can see GOFLEX_HOME (which is how I used to ...
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Windows 7: Trigger a scan from file browser?

I'm trying to find the shortest path between a file upload input on a web page and scanning a document. My current workflow is to scan a document into a folder on the computer, then upload the file ...
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right click crashes explorer.exe on windows 10

I'm having some troubles with Windows 10. Everytime I right click certain files, Explorer.exe restarts completely. I don't know why, but it is really annoying to use the computer like that. Before you ...
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What happened to my USB flash drive's files and can I prevent it to happen again?

I'm working on a windows 7 premium 64 bits computer. I own several USB flash drives. I've recently got a promotional one, when I plugged it on the computer the usual Windows popup that ask what you ...
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How can I stop files hidden using `attrib +h +s somedir` from showing in searches?

I use Windows 10 and I've hidden a folder using attrib +h +s C:\MyUser\HiddenDir\ which contains some files like MySecretDocument.docx. I have Folder Options set to Show hidden files & folders so ...
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Drag and drop a text from any application to Windows Explorer

An useful function in Mac OS made me able to drag and drop a selected text from any application to the Finder (a folder or the desktop) and a text file was automatically generated. I would like to see ...
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Where has my File Explorer contents gone

I updated to Windows 10 many weeks ago, all has worked fine. I used my PC yesterday, albeit via RDP. Today, I'm on my PC, and when I navigate to File Explorer, all I see are Quick access, Libraries ...
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Preventing windows 10 quick access from pinning folders under certain folder

I would like to blacklist or permanently prevent windows explolrer from adding certain folders to the quick access folder. I have researched online and only found methods of removing already pinned ...
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How can I cause a script to be run when a file is deleted?

I have an application which saves its data in the form of XML 'jobfiles' which contain lists of much larger .tif files that contain the actual raw data that the application generates. Typically, a ...
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How can i restore the default window size for Explorer and Notepad++

So one day i went to play an old Visual Novel in fullscreen while accidentally leaving an Explorer and Notepad++ window open. when i closed the game both windows had been re-sized to the point that in ...
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Windows File Explorer - Images - Dimension Units

Does anyone know, when looking at images through file explorer, the unit of measurement that windows displays as a dimensions? It does not appear to be pixels. Anyone?
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Add suffix to file with context menu in Windows Explorer

I'd like to add a suffix to filenames via right click menu. Like this: Right click on file. Select the suffix from the menu. The file gets renamed. I tried adding the following registry entry: ...
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Windows Explorer file search returns blank items

When searching for files on a network drive through Windows Explorer sometimes the results come back with empty blank spaces (as shown by the yellow arrows in the screenshot below) strewn throughout ...
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How to fix Windows 10 explorer.exe not responding?

I have updated from Windows 7 Ultimate x64 to Windows 10 Pro x64 using Media Creation Tool. After some weeks when I'm clicking on the start button nothing happens and the whole status bar becomes ...
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How to change the folder icon in Windows 10 Quick Access?

In Windows 7 Favorites in Explorer, one could change the icons of the folders that were pinned there. For instance, I liked to be able to change the GitHub folder to a GitHub icon: ...
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Are there still limitations to path lengths when using Windows explorer in Windows 10?

I could not find any actual/verified information on this, regarding the "final" Release version of Windows 10. In another question on stackexhange was this workaround with the "\?\" prefix mentioned ...
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Missing “Browse Back” Button in Context Menu on Windows 8

On Windows 7 in the Explorer for File Browsing when you Right-Click (without any selection) you get a menu (kind of context menu) with several options, like changing the view and so on. On Windows 7 ...
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Does Total Commander use caching while writing to USB device?

So, I have always unplugged my USB devices (flash drives) unsafelly on Windows, assuming it does not cache content by default so I can not loose any data. And I did not. I used primarilly windows ...
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Strange behavior in “Programs and Features”

The window has been behaving weirdly. When starting up, the columns are too wide. Whenever I try to adjust them so that they become thinner, they automatically go back to being really wide. It's been ...
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Coil whine-like noise in screen, Windows Explorer-generated

Edit: It is a screen speaker noise. The noise changes volume when I change the volume on the screen. I am running a self-built PC including an Iiyama ProLite B2712HDS screen. From time to time a ...
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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 ...