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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Copy all files in a folder which have the same name as files in a separate folder

Let me explain: I am going through a huge icon set, and choosing the icons I like. I have chosen maybe 250 out of 3000 icons. The way the icons are split up are like this: Icons -> 16x16 ...
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Why does explorer.exe has an established connection to a microsoft server?

This seems a bit odd. Using netstat -a -b -n I've found the following: TCP 192.168.1.X:1150 157.56.124.76:443 ESTABLISHED [Explorer.EXE] It turns out that the ip 157.56.124.76 which resolves to ...
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How to determine exactly which file actions will be reverted when doing an Undo in Windows Explorer?

I had a brain fart and forgot which was the last file action I performed in Windows Explorer on XP SP3. Explorer offers an undo but I am not 100% confident I remember what was the last operation I ...
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Windows 8.1 file explorer is Super slow

I have a newish ( a couple of months old) laptop. i7 4700mq gtx765 8gb ram I'm using an ssd boot dirve and a HDD for storage. The computer has absolutely no problems running programs but it is very ...
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Delete iphone photos using windows explorer - safe for phone?

I've plugged my iphone4s into my computer and found my dcm picture folder, copied pictures to another folder using windows explorer.... My question. Is it safe for my phone if I delete photos on my ...
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Debugging a crash in Windows 8.1 File Explorer

Since upgrading to Windows 8.1, I've experienced frequent crashes of Windows Explorer. It will lock up for 10-30 seconds, then terminate and restart itself. It happens many times a day and I don't ...
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Which application adds RAR/7z/ISO/GZIP support to Windows Explorer? [on hold]

Is there an application available that is able to add this ability to the Windows Explorer? At the moment those formats aren't supported, but many like to have it. I don't like to use an alternative ...
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Explorer.exe Shutdown when copy or cut files and folders

I'v a problem with my Windows 7 Pro that is when i copy or cut any file from any folder to another it crashes and close then relaunch explorer.exe how could i solve this problem ? any help? Thanks
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After remote desktop, target PC some shortcuts don't work, possibly loses %windir%

I ran into a problem on a PC a few months ago and have really now got to look at (partly because I thought it was due to a failing stick of RAM that was causing BSODs). My PC runs Windows 7 x64 When ...
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Is there a way to highlight the full file name, WITH extension, when renaming a file in Windows 8.1?

I think this feature was introduced with Vista: in the Explorer, when you shift to file renaming, the entire filename is selected by default, except the extension. This is surely a friendly feature to ...
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How to set a picture/wallpaper as folder's background

How can I set desired wallpaper in folder's background(not a thumbnail view) in windows 7 without any special software? I want to put a picture instead of white background of a folder.(I know this ...
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Files accessibles on MS-DOS, absent on Windows explorer, how to get them?

I have USB Drive that contains interesting files. When I acces it using Windows Explorer, I get only a bunch of *.tmp files. But when I acces it using MS-DOS, I can get to my precious directory ...
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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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Delete a folder that won't let me even take ownership?

Windows 8.1. Admin account. I have a hard drive installed that I use for media (ie. not system files, etc). I was testing various screen capture programs and one of them created a couple of folders ...
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Launching process from CLI vs from Task Manager

So, Windows Explorer has crashed on me yet again, and now my task bar is gone. But I know that all I have to do is to run Explorer again, and the task bar will reappear. If I launch Explorer via ...
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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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windows 7 file explorer crashes after mkdir via git bash

My environment: Windows 7 Git v1.9.0 Steps to reproduce my problem: open a folder in windows explorer right click in that folder and select "Git Bash" execute: "mkdir test" in the git bash ...
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How can I change tab bar color in ConEmu

How I can change color of tab bar in ConEmu on Windows? I tried find in settings but never found appropriate option.
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Deleting a resilient, abstruse file in a “Soldat” subfolder

I am trying to clear out an old flash drive on my Windows 7 computer. Everything deleted fine, as usual, except one mysterious file. The name of the file contains an unusual character, as shown in ...
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Windows freeze after closing open/save file explorer from an app

When I call a windows explorer from an app (open/save file), as soon as it closes (whenever clicking cancel or actually saving/opening a file), the app will freeze for 3-15 seconds. Nothing particular ...
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Add Dropbox or other Links in Windows Explorer 8.1

Is there a way to add Dropbox (or Google Drive, Box, etc) to the Desktop area in Windows Explorer? In-between SkyDrive and Chris? Skydrive is more or less forced on you in 8.1, but it remains unused ...
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Windows 7 - Google Chrome messed up my FTP settings

I accidentally installed Google Chrome, which came with an Adobe Flash Player update. I didn't need another browser as I already have Firefox, so I uninstalled Chrome. However, this seems to have ...
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automatically open removable devices in explorer

is it possible to set the autoplay to always open removable devices in windows explorer? I used the settings offered in the autoplay dialog and set the openning in Explorer for almost all content ...
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How to delete a user's folder in Windows 8.1?

I have a laptop which is being given to a different employee. I added a new Administrator account and deleted the old one. I deleted the User from the Windows 8.1 user utility thingy. So the user is ...
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How to Fix missing top action bar in Windows Explorer

I have Windows 7 ultimate installed and i did some tweaking in my windows, after which i am not able to find the top bar, not menu bar its top bar having organise, play, print button. I tried to ...
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Utility to Synchronize File Creation Date with Modified Date, Preferably Context Menu Capable for File Explorer [closed]

I'm annoyed when I copy files and the creation date is made new. I know that's technically true, the file is copied so its creation date gets changed, but when the modified date of the copy is still ...
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phpunit causes Windows Explorer to lag on Windows 7

I am currently creating some automated testing suites for phpunit. This means I may run phpunit several times in a day. Sometimes, after I've run it, Windows Explorer just starts lagging. This ...
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Redirect opening requests about a file in a given directory to another file in another directory

I have a simple scenario, but i don't now is there a way in Windows to do it or not: We have 2 directory with these files: Book: D:\sources\Books |___ A.pdf |___ ...
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Can't find Sublime Text 3's “Default” folder in <data_path>/Packages/ folder using Windows Explorer?

I have Sublime Text 3(ST3) installed on Windows 7. I click "Preferences > Settings - Default" in ST3's menu. A file named Preferences.sublime-settings opens up in ST3. Fine. In ST3's title bar, it ...
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Always sort Recent Places by date modifed

I used to always have the Recent Places shortcut folder sorted by date modified (which is the only reasonable way to sort it). But some time ago it started sorting it by name automatically. No matter ...
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How can I have a custom 7Zip batch script work like the “add to archive…” context menu action of 7Zip?

I am trying to figure out a way to select several files and folders in Windows Explorer and add them to a password protected .zip archive using a batch script, 7zip and a custom context menu item. ...
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Custom File Type in ShellNew

I am using a scripting language. It doesn't matter what it is, so I'll call it "LOL". For easier scripting, I wanted to add a new entry to ShellNew. I tried to add new entry to registry. ...
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Permanently replace windows 7 autoplay with open folder

How do I disable windows from scanning content in external drive and start the explorer right away? From my experience, as far as "Use Autoplay" is ticked, windows has to scan the drive for content in ...
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How to customize columns in windows explorer as default settings?

I want to add more "date" columns in windows explorer, but the settings i changed does not apply as default meaning that if i close the current modified window and re-open any folder in any location ...
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Windows explorer “date” column for overwriting a file?

I noticed that no matter how I overwrite a file, there is no "date" column shows me when this file got overwritten. I keep a original file and a copy of the file. I do all the changes on the copy and ...
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How to AND-combine two searches?

How can I AND-combine two searches in Windows-Explorer? Both should look for filenames only. File contents don't matter. *EIB* and *.html In the end I want all html files found in folders (and ...
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Windows Explorer or filesystem not accessible by apps after some uptime

I am running Windows 7 and after an unknown amount of uptime Firefox, Google Chrome and other apps are not able to access the filesystem anymore until I restart the apps. Whats happening is the ...
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Mapped drives “stuck” on Windows 7 after disconnecting them..solutions?

Some digging around suggests that this is a common-ish problem, but instead of workarounds, I'd like to see if there is a way to fix this once and for all. Having to restart the shell to get basic ...
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How to automatically create windows thumbnails recursively?

I am using Windows 8.1 with Windows Explorer. The image cache ("thumbs.db") will be created for each video, photo, etc. after I visited the containing folder. Actually I have a problem with this ...
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ConEmu: Open files in vim with ConEmu through File Explorer

Is it possible to open files by double clicking an associated file extension or through context menu with vim in a ConEmu tab?
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Cannot delete a file on Windows XP

I have a file sitting on my Windows XP desktop for about 6 years now. Its 0 bytes and every time I try to either rename or delete it, I get these error messages. Any idea how to remove this stinker ...
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Opening file:// links in explorer through chrome

I'm switching our company's preferred browser from IE to Chrome and I've run into a problem. When opening file:// links on our intranet, they open in chrome rather than explorer. Is there any way to ...
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Why does desktop stay visible when Explorer process exits?

I've always wondered what subsystem in Windows is responsible for displaying desktop background image and icons even when the Windows Explorer process is not working. The common scenario is that some ...
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“Close Tray” appears in explorer when cdrom drive is already closed

OS: Windows 7 CDROM drive model: WH12LS38 (actually a bluray burner) Issue: When right clicking on my cdrom drive letter in explorer, I expect to see "Open Tray" because the tray is already closed, ...
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How to fix windows explorer crash?

I am running Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 on Lenovo T400. I am facing a problem whenever I tried to access my wifi properties, it caused Windows Explorer to stop working, and then restarting ...
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Windows - Explorer.exe crashing when manipulating folders

I've got an issue on my Windows Seven SP1 computer, for some unknown reason, the explorer.exe process crashes really often when I'm manipulating the folders, especially using paint but not only. ...
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Opening multiple Windows Explorer windows with screen snap

I am wondering if there is a way to use Windows Batch or some other medium to open multiple Windows Explorer windows with the screen snapping kind functionality you get when you are gripping an ...
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Remove quotes and auto-hyperlink when using Explorer's “Copy as path” context menu

I frequently use Shift+Right-Click and 'Copy as path' context menu. But when pasting, it results in a quoted version of the file path e.g. "C:\Folder\myFile.txt" After pasting it, it is really ...
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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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Windows filename suddenly gets selected again while renaming it

I am finding when I try to rename a file in windows 7, i typically select the file i want to rename, hit F2 (rename) and type the new name. I've been getting this weird bug which the while file name ...