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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Explorer.exe crash frequent

Some days after I solved my precedent question, Windows Explorer started to crash again, but now I can login and everything, but it crashes randomly (frequency vary between 40 seconds and 5 minutes) ...
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Is there any way to get a 'Watched' Tag for Video files in Windows Explorer?

Is there any way to add a watched tag automatically on video files in windows explorer for the videos that are partially/completely watched? Something like youtube.com does. If partially watched and ...
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Part 2: How to open console2 (or any other exe) through the explorer location bar

I'd like to open Consolez from the address bar in explorer, which is easy enough, but the problem is, it's pointless to do it if want ConsoleZ to start in explorer's current directory. I've tried some ...
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How do I reduce the size of the titlebar and window border padding on Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012?

I think the size of the titlebars and the titlebar text are too large in Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012. Also, the window border padding cannot be adjusted like it could in Vista and Windows 7, as ...
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What are these unnamed icons in my iPhone's internal storage?

I was accessing the photos stored on my iPhone 4 running iOS 7.1.2 through my Windows 8.1 laptop just now when I noticed one of the few folders in the iPhone...Internal Storage...DCIM directory ...
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Remove “Favorites” in Windows 7 Explorer navigation pane

Is there a way to remove the "Favorites" item at the top of the navigation pane in Explorer in Windows 7? It really bugs me that it wastes so much space, and I can't find a way to remove it.
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Cannot restart explorer.exe in Windows XP

explorer.exe hanged on me and I killed it by clicking on End Process : I do File → New Task and started a new explorer.exe process. However, I'm currently still unable to use my taskbar and ...
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Data copy problem in windows

I have some data in my one of the folder. I am Just copy To other Place even in Pendrive but in that Messege showing cyclick redundanc check.I know its probrolm when data is not reachable or ...
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how can I get around the 0x80030001 error when trying to copy files from a set of search results in Windows Explorer?

I'd like to search for mp3 files in a subfolder on my Android phone and copy them to my computer so I can listen to them. These are podcasts. When I use Windows Explorer to do this I get this error ...
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Disable some Win+X hotkeys for Explorer from RegEdit under Windows 8.1

How to disable some of Win+X keys that are registered to Explorer so that they could be used by other software (e.g. disabling Win+I and Win+P and then mapping these keys from within Search Everything ...
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New user profile cannot run explorer.exe after transferring data from old profile why?

User profile on a win7 64 Ultimate got corrupted (and windows would create a default fallback profile on each login). I created a new profile (an administer) and transfered exiting profile files into ...
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Folder name not appearing on top of the Windows Explorer

I do not know what's wrong - I have a laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit edition, all of a sudden the Windows Explorer has stopped displaying the name of the Folder at the top (in the title ...
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Explorer.exe crashes and restarts, faulting module Comctl32.dll

I've changed the mainboard, CPU and SSD. Reinstalled Windows 8.1 many times. I have external graphic card (GTX650) which I tested on another system, also tested only on integrated graphic card. Tested ...
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Is there a shortcut key to go to the next sibling folder in Windows Explorer (8.1)?

I'm going through a list of photo folders and keep on having to click on the next folder in the list. Is there a way to jump to the next sibling folder from the current folder with a keyboard ...
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Save as dialog on mapped drive in Windows 8.1 slower than in Windows 8.0

Whenever i save a file on a mapped network drive, the directory seems to load very slow in Windows 8.1 whilst Windows 8.0 and lower opens the filelist very fast so you can save immediatly. Is this a ...
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How to display default admin shares (C$) in Windows Explorer

I have my network sharing set up so that when I go to \\CompName\c$ I can get to the C: drive of the CompName computer. However, if I navigate to \\CompName\ directly, or via the network browser, I ...
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How to view the user name of the last person that saved a file in the Windows 7 File explorer “Details view”

How to view the user name of the last person that saved a file in the Windows 7 File explorer "Details view" When you select any file in Windows and view its properties, you can see the 'property' ...
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How to disable weird scrolling change in Windows 8.1 Explorer

I've been having this issue where every time I scroll in a Windows Explorer window using my touchpad the cursor changes to this weird dot. For a lack of better words it just scrolls funny in explorer ...
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Explorer.exe restart loop when log in

I'm using Windows 8.1 Update 1, and this morning I tried to install StartIsBack, I launched the setup and clicked Install, then it restarted the explorer as I expected but explorer.exe entered into a ...
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Configure default folder view for storage connected via MTP

I'm connecting a Samsung GS4 phone to Windows 7 using USB. By default the SGS4 uses MTP for the USB connection. Windows apparently thinks any device using MTP is a media player and only contains media ...
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how to view folder that start with a “.” on windows

On my phone I have a folder that is named .Pass I connected my Phone (Galaxy Note 3) to my computer (Desktop Windows 7 64bit) and I wanted to open up the .Pass folder on my computer. However the ...
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Can I use the “Open with…” context menu item within zip folders?

Normally in windows explorer, there is an "Open with..." item in the context menu, that allows choosing a non-default program to open the file with. When within a zip folder, this menu item is ...
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Software for easy detection and storing name of the process, that created file or folder?

Is there any program that can show me in Windows Explorer what process has created some folders or files? It would be great to see not only file name, size, modification date and etc. but also name of ...
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Mysterious blank folder keeps showing up on my desktop

I have a folder with no name on my Windows desktop. The name is literally empty: I'd like to get rid of this. Oh, easy you say? Well here's where things get interesting. First, if I click on it ...
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How to search multiple file types from Windows Explorer search box?

I would like to use the Windows Explorer Search box to search for multiple file types. Is there any supported syntax to do so? I tried: *.docx *.xlsx *.docx, *.xlsx *.docx; *.xlsx *.docx or *.xlsx ...
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Keyboard shortcut for the Windows Explorer address bar

Is there a keyboard shortcut in Windows Explorer (Windows 7), to put the cursor into the address bar (where the current path is shown)?
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Turn off change file extension warning in Windows 7

Is there a way to turn off the file extension rename dialog in Windows 7? The one that says Rename: If you change a filename extension, the file might become unstable. Are you sure you want to ...
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Windows explorer fails to auto-refresh after file operations

I'm having some issues with my Windows Explorer in Windows 8. It fails to auto-refresh upon any file actions. If I create a file or folder, or delete one, I have to navigate away and come back to see ...
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Display different icon for empty folders on network drives?

I have to work with a lot of files on network drives. There are kind of "project directories" which are always organized in the same structure with sub-directories which are again divided in ...
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Error opening Excel files from Windows Explorer

I'm running Microsoft Excel 2007 on a 32-bit Windows 7 install. As of yesterday, when I try to open an Excel file from the desktop/Windows Explorer, Excel starts and displays the error There was a ...
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How can I add a program to the context menu of all files?

Similar to the way Notepad++ adds "Edit with Notepad++" to the context menu of all files, or how most Antivirus products will add a global "Scan this file" option, I would like to add a particular ...
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How to make Windows Explorer report the correct size of the winsxs folder

I know that the files inside the winsxs folder are not copies but low-level hard links. They look like the full file, but really it's just a shortcut. For this reason, the folder is not taking up as ...
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How to call TortoiseSVN Explorer context menu?

I have none if rightclick. Where it should be? UPDATE 1 Permission problem is not the reason.
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Can not change default explorer sorting option

Like the title says: I am not able to change the default sorting option in windows explorer. At the moment folders and files are sorted by date modified, but I'd like to change this to sorted by name. ...
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What is “Ticino” in my Windows 7 Explorer context menu?

I noticed today that I have a new Explorer context menu item called "Ticino" when I right-click a file on Windows 7. What is it?
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Why are there so many duplicates of “explorer.exe” running?

In my Windows 7 task manager, there are 16 instances of explorer.exe running. Where is this coming from? I thought perhaps I had inadvertently enabled the option of Windows replicating an instance ...
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Keyboard focus on first file in Windows explorer?

When i open windows explorer, I usually navigate it with keyboard most of the time. My biggest annoyance is when I open a folder, and in it I want to open the first folder or file in the list. For ...
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Getting Files to “Open With” Chrome Canary Rather Than Main Google Chrome Instance

I have Google Chrome installed, which is my main browser. I also have Chrome Canary installed, which is my browser instance for work related development. I have disabled the Flash plugin in Google ...
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keyboard shortcut to select file in windows explorer

I typically go to the windows explorer using windowskey+e. Then I use Alt-D to go the address bar to type the folder name. Is there keyboard shortcut to directly go the file list on the right side ...
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Shortkey to open current explorer window again

Many times I need to switch between windows, but instead of opening the folder manually, I was looking for a short-key to open the open window again. Is there a short-key for that? If yes, what is it? ...
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Only Administrator can use Windows Explorer. Normal users get an error when accessing Windows Explorer

If I log in as a standard user in my BRAND NEW Windows 7 install, I have no access to Windows Explorer. If I click on Computer in the Start Menu or the Windows Explorer folder icon in the taskbar I ...
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Can't rename folders or files on mobile devices

Since Windows 8 is running on my notebook (clean install, no upgrade), I can't rename folders or files on mobile devices running Windows Mobile or CE and connected with ActiveSync (via USB) anymore ...
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Prevent Windows Explorer going to Computer when network lost

When I undock my work computer, network connection is temporarily lost, while Windows switches from LAN to wireless. When this happens, all open folders (that are on the share) revert to Computer. ...
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How to display Windows Explorer column headers in “List” mode?

Windows Vista File Explorer used to display column headers regardless of whether it was in the Details or List view. However Windows 7 displays column headers only in the Details view. Details View ...
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Is there a way to see other Shell property sets in Explorer in Windows 7 and up?

In previous versions of Windows, when you viewed the properties of a file, there was an option to see the "Summary", which displays a standard set of properties from a Shell32 property set. There was ...
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How to stop explorer.exe outbound connections on Windows 8.1

I've got this annoying outbound TCP connection from explorer.exe to 111.221.29.122 using port 443 (Windows 8.1). Apparently this is some kind of push notification service as describes here: ...
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Can I add a “tag” column to music files and “fill down” to enter the info for it?

I want to add a column to Windows Explorer (in Windows 7) such as "Tag" and then fill in the data for that column by some sort of fill down technique (as in Excel) instead of adding info one file at a ...
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Libraries and “My PC” in Windows Explorer

I have a laptop which is running Windows 8.1 64bit. When opening Windows Explorer and enabling the option to show the libraries under the section "My PC", The screen looks like this: Translation: ...
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can I permanently add a way to sort my files in folders? and how do I do it?

I like sorting my images by dimensions but every time I close the folder after adding the sort by dimensions option it disappears.
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Windows 7 Library Location Limit

In Windows 7, many folders can be added to a library and, in many ways, act as one folder. Is there a limit to the number of Library locations within a library?