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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Why does Windows File Explorer take more time to open from the task bar than from a keyboard macro?

If I open a File Explorer window by clicking on it on the task bar (either left click if none is open or middle click if one is already open), it takes about a second or two until the window opens. ...
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How do I view the duration of MP4 files in Explorer on XP?

When displaying the Duration column in a folder window with MP4 videos, it is blank. I am aware that there is no native support for this filetype in Windows XP. This answer is related, but only gives ...
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File Explorer keeps crashing on open?

I have seen similar questions around but the answers are not helping, so here my question. I recently changed my working-nicely Windows 7 into 10 and... works fine except when I try to open (file) ...
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What is the easiest way to find and replace text in 20 text files in a directory?

I have 20 text files with various extensions in a directory. I want to replace "nnn" with "ooo" in all files. I could import them into a project in Eclipse or Visual Studio to replace them all but ...
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Disable right sidebar in explorer

How do I disable the right sidebar in the explorer which shows me how many items I have in the current folder or gives me further information about the selected item. Best would be to have a shortcut ...
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How to backup Windows Explorer folders settings and set them via registry

I'm customizing my system image and I want to add via registry some folder settings. For example I want to group and sort files and folders by type. Where is the registry key?
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Set language for ordering in Windows Explorer

I use Windows 7 in Czech language. This language has a special feature that the character sequence ch follows h in alphabet. As I work mostly with files with English names, I find it pretty confusing ...
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Which icon image is used in Windows taskbar

If a Windows application with a .ico icon is pinned to the Taskbar, how does Windows decide which image inside the .ico file to use?
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How do you make Windows Taskbar list view not truncate long paths?

I would like to be able to differentiate between several different long paths in windows explorer when I bring up the list view, but I have been unable to find a way to achieve this. I found ...
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How do I remove the OneDrive folder from File Explorer folder tree in Windows 10

I don't use or want to use OneDrive, but after upgrading to Windows 10 it's been installed automatically and added to the sidebar of every explorer window: I can't seem to figure out how to get rid ...
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Windows 7 explorer icon handler for audio files

I'm looking for a way to preview all of my .WAV files fast. I don't need to hear them but prefer to "see" them, i.e. observe a plot of their wave-form (these are very short files so it is an ...
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Windows 10 Graphics card and file explorer not working

I've recently upgraded to windows 10 from windows 7. My laptop is a few years old now but it should still work. Anyway, the 2 main problems are; I can't project the screen to my TV any more although ...
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Folders in Downloads opening in new window in Windows 10

I have a strange bug in explorer. My Downloads folder is located at E:\Downloads (moved from default location). When I opening folder as Start - Explorer - E: - Downloads there are no any problems. ...
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Open applications on startup without explorer.exe running

I have set Steam's Big Picture as my default shell and I would like to start up a program automatically, SCP Server (DS4 Tool). I have changed the shell using RegEdit and have added a string value ...
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Changed or new files on a mapped network disk do not show in explorer even after refresh F5

On a newly installed Windows 7 x64 machine I do not see changes made to files on a mapped network drive. I do not also see newly added files. I have tried searching registry for dontrefresh values as ...
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Can't open new File Explorer windows by right click on Windows 10

I recently upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 7. I have pinned File Explorer to the task bar, and if I right click on it I see a list of pinned folders including anything I have under 'quick access', ...
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Windows 10 Search not working

I used WinKey + S very much on Windows 8.1. Now when I installed Windows 10 it seems to be a problem with the search indexer. It can't find anything but some 'settings' items. Things i've tried: ...
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Windows Explorer - Treating cameras/Android file systems like disks and sort by date

My Android current, and previous, Samsung phones identify as a camera (technically a media device) to Windows. They do this because they have internal flash and to mount the file system to another ...
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Preventing see through icons on Windows 10 File Explorer

I recently downloaded the Google material icon pack. You can download all the icons at once here. In this pack there are numerous white icons, and in this example I am using bike directions from the ...
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In Windows 10 the file explorer does not remember its last window position. Can this be fixed?

In Windows 10 the file explorer does not remember its last window position. Can this be fixed? Other programs remember their last position. To reproduce: Open file explorer Move explorer window ...
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How to change the icon associated with a particular file format (and only that file format) on Windows 10?

Currently I have associated various text file formats (.md, .txt, .taskpaper) to be opened by sublime text. This results in ALL of them being assigned the SAME icon file, namely the sublime text icon. ...
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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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New files are not sorted automatically by Windows Explorer

Windows Explorer fails to auto-sort files that are modified in the same window or at the same time in the Open/Save Dialog box. For instance saving documents in Word does not affect the "Date modified ...
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How can I make Windows Explorer show file modified date instead of created date?

The date shown in Windows Explorer in Windows 7 shows by default the "created date", can I change it to modified date?
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New Folder button in Windows 10?

Windows 7 added a very handy "New Folder" button in the top toolbar of File Explorer. I can no longer see it in Windows 10. Or am I missing something obvious?
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Avoiding the “Replace?” dialog on Send To in Windows 8

I use a network share as a backup for work I'm doing locally. Every so often, I switch to Explorer, right-click on recently-edited files, and select Send To | Backup (X:\). However, since the ...
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Action can't be completed - open in another program

I have two screens with two Explorer windows open. Both are showing different subfolders in the same network path. I pick a folder on the left window that I'd like to move to the right window, I drag ...
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How can you do a clean shutdown of Windows Explorer?

Windows Explorer is the default shell under Windows (since Windows 95). Sometimes you need to restart it, so my usual way is to kill it using the Task Manager (Ctrl+Shift+Esc, click on Processes, ...
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PDF thumbnails are not created

In Windows Explorer thumbnails for PDF-files aren't created. It just displays the icons, other files (such as jpg's) work fine. I've already tried every solution I could find on the internet. Registry ...
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Keyboard shortcut for “Invert selection”

Is there a dedicated windows keyboard shortcut for the "Invert Selection" command?
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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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Windows explorer slows down during startup, how to trouble shoot? [duplicate]

Lenovo laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium. My windows explorer runs VERY slowly. e.g. a RMB on anything in the right hand pane or on the desktop takes 10 seconds, even selecting objects (files or ...
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Keyboard shortcut to hide/show Explorer navigation

Does Windows Explorer in Windows 7 have a keyboard shortcut that hides or shows the navigation pane? It's pretty annoying each time to click Organize|Layout|Navigation pane...
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Always select first item of a folder

I am using windows 7 on my laptop. I got problem when I open a folder it always select first item of this folder & I am not able to select or open other file or folder. I think maybe keyboard ...
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Explorer.exe: No such interface supported

Lately Windows 7 has been throwing these weird errors at me and refusing to open certain applications. From what I've managed to figure out, the problem might be a lost dll. Errors: While trying to ...
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Is it possible to change the 'Type' of a directory in Windows

Directories in Windows are always tagged as "File folder" in the explorer: Is it possible to edit this field? To introduce a new kind of folder? I would like to do that in order to enable another ...
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Windows Explorer Bug? Why is Windows Explorer Search Box not recognizing the character “R” for a set of file names?

So this is a case of curiosity more than anything. I am in the process up loading images for a very large number of collegiate products from a certain vendor. Part of this process includes grabbing ...
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Grouping files by parts of filename and copy these

I'm trying to find a way to group files together for easy copying. The requirement is that I have filenames like: aa0048.pdf and fg345_aa0048_somethingsomething.xml. There are 25000 files in the ...
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Windows 10 Explorer View Mode Shortcuts Not working, Any solutions?

I upgraded My Windows 8 Single Language to Windows 10 Single Language [English (India)]. The Explorer shortcuts to change icon view styles aren't working ever since. Ctrl + Shift + 1 Extra Large ...
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File Explorer Crashing on Windows 10

Whenever i tried to open the file manager it crashes right away but if i go to my Documents for example , i can acess all my files via the dropdown menu like nothing was wrong. I tried also to right ...
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Windows XP Issue - Explorer Running Slow & Video Lagging when popups appear or adjusting volume

Hardware: Samsung SF310 Laptop Intel Core i5 4Gb RAM Samsung Evo 840 SSD (250Gb) Software: I have reloaded an image using Acronis: Windows XP Professional SP3 All relevant drivers for my ...
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Login to FTP using Windows Explorer with @ in username

I need to setup a connection to an FTP server, but there are a couple caveats. I CANNOT use 3rd party software (period). it has to be done in Windows Explorer. The other caveat is that there is an @ ...
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Windows 10 File Explorer crashes

Suddenly my file explorer has been giving me problem. Whenever I click on it, It does not open at once. But takes around 2 minutes to open . And even after opening, it just keeps saying 'Working on ...
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Preview Pictures in Windows 10

Just upgraded to Windows 10. My wife wants to preview pictures the way she did in earlier Windows versions, i.e. right-clicking on the icon or filename and selecting "Preview". Well, the new version ...
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How can I edit PNG file rating property value in Windows 10?

In Windows 7 and 8 I was able to edit the rating of PNG files by right clicking on that file and going to Properties, Details, Rating. In Windows 10 this is not available anymore for PNG files, but ...
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Edit contextmenu in other applications

Currently I am playing around with ContextMenu's inside Windows. Now I want to add a contextmenu entry to every right click menu, even outside the Windows Explorer. So applications like Chrome, ...
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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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Windows 10 doesn't show selections in File Explorer

File explorer in Windows 10 is not showing selections. The screenshot below shows the problem: As you can see, 6 items selected, each of the Visual Studio folders under my Document folder. Things ...
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Configure SSMS intellisense / web browser settings to accept UNC directory path inputs [migrated]

I would like to navigate to open a directory path from an in-line commented UNC path. SSMS integrates with Windows Explorer and Explorer allows UNC navigation from the address bar. Indeed, when in ...
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Access file/folder properties when using runas in Windows 10

I frequently use an application such as notepad (file/open) to access file/folder properties with different credentials other than my logged in account. After upgrading to Windows 10 however it ...