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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Is there a way to remove files from a folder that are in another folder?

Let's say I copy and paste files from folder A, which includes: Folder A: file1.cfg file2.txt file3.esp file4.bsa into folder B, which after updating, has: Folder B: apples.mp3 file1....
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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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Windows explorer right click crash

Whenever i try to right click anywhere on windows explorer it stops responding. OS - Windows vista Thanks for any help! EDIT - Only crashes when i right click on a file, not empty space.
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Rename “Documents” folder in Windows 7

I use a different name for "Documents" folder. Previously I had to rename it after every windows update, because updates kept changing it back. Now I am unable to rename it to the same old name ...
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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 8.1 takes 10 seconds to open file explorer from taskbar (not from start menu)

I open "This PC", and right click to to "Pin this program to taskbar". Now there's a shortcut to explorer in my taskbar, but when i click it, it takes around 10 seconds before the explorer window is ...
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Why are Acrobat PDF tags not shown in Windows?

I have added tags such as Author, Subject and Title to some new PDF files I created. But they are not shown in Windows when I view file properties. Why? In order to see this information I have to ...
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Disable “These files might be harmful to your computer” warning?

I keep getting this irritating warning when copying files over the network: These files might be harmful to your computer Your internet security settings suggest that one or more files may ...
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Why have my document previews suddenly disappeared?

I don't know why but a couple of days ago all my file previews disappeared. I'm a photographer and need to see the image previews so this is obviously quite a big issue. I'm using Windows 10 pro. I ...
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When renaming a file in Windows, CTRL + Backspace does not delete whole words

The Ctrl+Backspace shortcut for deleting whole words is a feature in most text editors and text inputs. Due to their usefulness, they have become a part of my everyday typing habits. However, in ...
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Is there a way to open windows command CLI from Windows Explorer with Administrator rights?

In windows explorer, you can open a folder and type "cmd" in the address bar. Then a CLI (cmd) is opened with the CWD set to the path that was selected in Windows Explorer. But this is not run as ...
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Explorer crashes when clicking on any context menu command

I've recently updated to the new insider preview, but I don't know if this is related. Anyways, when I right click anywhere (on the desktop, inside of a folder) and click on any of the context menu ...
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Fix image previews and thumbnails in explorer on Windows 7?

Image files used to show as thumbnails in the explorer window, and a larger preview could be seen in the preview pane (alt+p). Now for some unknown reason, I just see a default image icon in both the ...
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How to highlight file without mouse after ctrl + down

How do I highlight a file, skip to another file in the folder, and highlight it also, without using the mouse? Example, how do I select the file called "3 - SelectFoo.txt"
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“Unspecified Error” when renaming folders in Windows 10

Since the start of the week I can't rename folders anymore. I can create and delete files and folders, and rename files, but renaming folders result in a "unspecified error". This happens regardless ...
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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 Explorer default action when typing

When I open Windows Eplorer and I start typing in it (without actually writing in a field), it normally scrolls in the list of files and folders that are being shown and selects the element that ...
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Filename length in Windows

When I try to save my files to Windows Explorer, I get an error message that states (in part): "filenames too long." The file names have been between 100 and 200 characters. My task is to include a ...
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How can I view all items pinned to a program's jump list on Windows 10?

Is there any location where I can see all the pinned items on a jump list? For example, if I pin a bunch of locations to the remote desktop app, can I view the whole list in explorer? EDIT: Let's ...
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How to copy files from different location to one folder in one shot

I have been using "picky basket" tool in windows xp to do that. What it basically does is keep adding files to your basket [From different folders] on right click options and then go to your target ...
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Windows Explorer won't show image thumbnails when using Remote Desktop

When I connect to my home Windows 8.1 server via RDP (using another win 8.1 computer) and open Explorer to show some folder containing images, I can't get it to show the actual thumbnails, only this: ...
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KB980408: Fix for Explorer freezing: does anyone know what app caused it?

Microsoft released an update for Windows 7 today (Tuesday, April 27, 2010): KB980408: The April 2010 stability and reliability update for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 is available. The ...
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How to change windows explorer view by keyboard?

Is there a keyboard shortcut to switch to a specific view in windows 7 explorer, e.g. "details", "list", "large icons" etc? Or do I have to use the mouse to change the view via dropdown menu "Change ...
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Win10, File Move/Copy/Delete popup loads in background?

Recently, probably after an update, the popup notifications regarding file actions in the standard windows file browser have started opening in the background, behind windows. This is really annoying, ...
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Display File Count and Subfolder size in Windows Explorer

Let's say I have explorer open with the folder tree structure in the left hand pane, and the subfolders and files in the right hand pane. Is there a way that I can see the number of files under the ...
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Sort specific media folder with date modified

I have tons of mp3s in my default Audacity folder and would like to sort them by date modified without changing the folder to general and while keeping the music info coloumns. Thanks in advance.
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Windows explorer crashes every 30 seconds

My windows explorer crashes in every 30 seconds or so. On the title bar, it shows "Not Responding", system hangs for a while and after clicking on the window itself, everything fades in white color. ...
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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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File crashes Windows Explorer and is undeletable

I'm running Windows 7, brand new Dell Vostro laptop with Intel i7, 500 gb hard drive and 8 gigs of RAM. Recently used it for video editing, leading to the creation of this file. This file, which used ...
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Creating a Group in the Right pane of File explorer

I have a requirement of creating a Group like favorites, Libraries, Networks etc, in the Right pane of windows File explorer, is it possible to do like this? Following Image will tells that what ...
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What's the proper name of that symbol to collapse/expand nodes in a directory tree?

I'm pretty embarrassed to admit I don't know this one...I just realized I've always just described it, not actually named it :) So, that folder/directory collapse/expand symbol thingy, you know, ...
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Sort by bar dissapeared in Windows 7 folder explorer when viewing icons

Under Windows 7 sorting by thumbnail icon files takes longer, or a different path of clicks. I have to switch viewing files in details mode (select from the sorting bar) and then sort by date ...
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ConEmu - Windows Explorer: Make “Con Emu Here” open in existing ConEmu Window

I have ConEmu, Windows Explorer, folder right click, "Con Emu Here" working, however the folder always opens in a new ConEmu Application. I would like the folder to open as a new tab within an ...
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My windows explorer shows future dates for date modified

My windows explorer shows dates like tomorrow, next week and even later this year when grouping my files with date modified. What is going on?
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Windows recognzie file format as a zip archive

Windows Explorer will automatically open .zip archives as a file folder. I'm making a custom file format for some data analysis that is nothing more than a zip archive of text files. However, I want ...
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When resizing Windows Explorer on Windows 8 it crashes?

I have following problem: When I try to change size of any explorer window from maximized to some size getting following screen It blinks 20-30 times, then crashes. Also it changes it's size every ...
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Refresh user's template folder

I have created new per-user file templates (not Office but plain text) for myself in %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Templates and I expected them to show up in Windows Explorer's context menu, under the ...
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How do I fix Windows Explorer shortcuts always opening to “This PC” or “Quick access”?

I'm stumped on this one... Recently my Windows 10 install has started opening all Windows Explorer shortcuts/links straight to "This PC" (or Quick Access depending on this setting). The will not open ...
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How to edit the attributes/data of the various columns in windows explorer details view

Running Windows 7 Pro In windows explorer in details view there a multitude of pre defined columns that can be displayed I'd like to know how to edit the data / attributes for the columns. In ...
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Deleting quick access links from disconnected network drive in Explorer

I created a number of quick access links in Windows Explorer on a network drive that is no longer used. Ever time I accidentally click them, or drag a folder over them (on the way to one of the ...
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Windows 10 Explorer doesn't start

This problem has persisted for several months but it comes up periodically. My temporary fix is to restart but I've gotten annoyed. When I click on a folder, it starts but when I start up explorer....
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Shortcut key for “Open file location” in Windows 7

I'm new to Windows (former Mac user) and using Windows 7 for about two months now. I almost exclusively use the taskbar to navigate to files (i.e., I press the Win/meta key and start typing... my ...
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Add items to the “Open with” list in Windows 8

When I look at files in the Windows-8.1 file explorer, I can right-click a file and select "Open With" to choose a program that allows me to open that file. For instance: when I select a PDF file, I ...
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Windows 10 file explorer is not opening folders by default, Atom has replaced it and I cant seem to change it back

Atom seems to have made itself the default program for everything, even opening folders and making me have to right click < open, every time I look through my files. I dont want to uninstall Atom ...
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Getting rid of taskbar thumbnail previews in windows 10

How do I get rid of the window that pops up when I hover a taskbar item? This is what I have tried with no success, logging out and in after settings have been made: Adding a 32-bit DWORD value ...
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How to set the default program for log4j/log4net log files?

The mentioned log4j/log4net output files look like these: importer-log-file.log.2016-06-09 importer-log-file.log.2016-06-10 importer-log-file.log.2016-06-11 or exporter-log-file.txt.2016-06-09 ...
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Windows Explorer sorts files and folders separately

When Windows Explorer sorts files, it first sorts files from directories and only then sorts each group using the sort specified (My default is DateCreated). I don't like this as the default behavior. ...
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How to sort filename duplicates numerically, with unnumbered filename first?

I have a list of files with the same name, but with numbers appended (see image). Like this: Target practice (01) Target practice (02) Target practice (03) Target practice How does one make ...
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Split a folder of files into multiple zip files based on size or # of files

My problem is that the file uploader I'm working with will only allow a zip file with a size of 10mb or less. Unfortunately, I have thousands of files that need to be processed and I do this by ...
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Open explorer in or create shortcut to a specific folder on media device

I want to either: a) make a shortcut to a specific folder on a media device (MTP), or b) create a .bat file or other easy script to open explorer and automatically navigate to the folder where the ...