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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Windows 7 Fonts Folder Corrupted and Crashes Windows Explorer

I'm using Windows 7 (32-bit). Every time I open the Fonts folder, Windows Explorer crashes and restarts. The Fonts folder has no icon: If I open the Fonts folder: If I try to open "Change Font ...
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How to make 'copy as path' appear in Windows Explorer context menu without shift key?

If I hold shift when opening the Windows Explorer context menu, an extra item appears, 'copy as path'. How can I make it always appearing without holding shift? This problem sounds similar to ...
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Why does Windows Explorer display a bogus updated time, and is there a way to recalibrate its datetimostat?

Here is my process when testing a Windows CE app: Rebuild it to create new .exe/.dll pairs from the two projects in the solution (PDAClient.exe and HUtilCE.dll). Since I have to do this development ...
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Modifying threshold for Windows Explorer's “minimal” view

Before: After: Is there a registry/hack I can use to control this threshold that triggers it?
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How to show icons for some file types and thumbnails for others?

How can I control which file types are shown as thumbnails and which as icons? I do think that showing these tiny little thumbnails for things like text file or spreadsheet is utterly stupid. You ...
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Show different directory icons in windows explorer depending on ownership

In the Windows file explorer - Is there a way to give a certain icon to directories which I own? In Windows xp? In Windows 7? Henrik
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explorer.exe, windows 10 slow login with one user

I have 3 users on my computer using Windows 10. One of them recently became slow to login (6 seconds instead of 2). I looked in event viewer and both users have the same history when loging in. It ...
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How does Windows Explorer determine categories for devices on the network?

I have a number of devices on my network: some PC's, servers, and printers. When using Windows Explorer to view my network devices are separated into two categories: Computer (Number of devices) ...
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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 user folders under “This PC”

I checked out this guide, although I found it didn't work for me, or at least I did something wrong. These are the folders that I would like to remove. Basically so it will look like it did in ...
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How to remove double drive listing in Windows 10?

In Windows 10, whenever I insert a USB or External HDD, it gives me two listings for it in the Explorer pane: Is there any way I can remove the second listing? Preferably the standalone one, as I'm ...
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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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Adobe PDF Preview Handler Error in Windows Explorer

I virtualized the installation of Adobe Acrobat Pro XI v11.0.11 together with Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 v14.0.7015.1000 x86, carried out on Windows 7 Enterprise v6.1.7601 x64, making use ...
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Windows 8 explorer crashing every 30seconds because of twinui.dll

my Windows 8.1 PC seems to have a problem. I can't see all icons on the Start Page and the explorer.exe crashes every 30 seconds with the following message in the EventViewer: <Event ...
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What process is scanning my folders in the navigation pane of Windows 8.1 File Explorer?

Running Windows 8.1 and trying to rename a file using the Navigation Pane in File Explorer (the left hand panel aka folder view) is a game of beat the clock for me at the moment. That's because every ...
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How to change Windows Explorer's show columns context menu

Is there any way to change this menu's list of columns for any and all folders, in such way that whenever I want to add an actually useful column to the current view I don't need to look it up in the ...
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Windows' Security warning on all files on local drives

Users usually can download portable software and use it from local drives withount any warning. (I mean small executables just as putty.exe or a portable application from PortableApps.com) However ...
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How to change shortcut links priority in Windows File Explorer?

How can I change shortcut links priority in left side of Windows File Explorer (like Favorite, Library, Computer)? For example, by default Favorite link is top of all other links. So how can I ...
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Chrome and Firefox Crash When Bringing Up Windows Explorer

I am having a weird issue lately on my laptop. I am running Windows 7 and I have IE v10, Chrome v36, and Firefox v31. All my browsers are up to date and all Windows Updates are installed. The issue ...
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Remove desktop after killing explorer.exe

I have a machine where the default windows shell has been replaced with a custom program using gpedit.msc; at the startup I see only the custom program on a black screen, that it's what I want; ...
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windows can't show flashdisk

It just happen recently, it shows in Device Manager, it also appear in Disk Management, and also, I can open it, but I can't explore it? Here's some screenshot In Device Manager: In Disk ...
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Speedier File Access in Window Manager/File Explorer when File Names have Similar Starts

I was wondering both from a Windows [7] and a GNU-Linux system set-up perspective: When you are opening files in the File Explorer/Window Manager and you type in the first letters in the file's name ...
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How to prevent This PC node from automatically expanding when I open File Explorer?

How do I prevent the "This PC" node from automatically expanding each time I open Windows Explorer/File Explorer on Windows? There must be a registry key somewhere, but I cannot find it. I have ...
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How to change default folder template for MTP Device?

When connecting an Android Phone to Windows 7 by USB, it connects as an MTP device. The "media" folder template selected by Windows is incorrect for 95% of the folders on the phone. I want to cause ...
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Windows 7 Navigation Bar — show only plain favourites?

Is there a method to force Windows 7 show only plain list of favourites every time a new Explorer window is open? I love the way it was previously done in Vista (no tree, no root item):
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Windows Explorer keeps crashing in Windows 8.1

This started a few days ago on a machine that has been running WIn 8.1 for over a month. I just finished a clean install of Windows 8.1 with a handful of apps like Dropbox and Office. Yet I'm still ...
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Windows Explorer 25% CPU usage while computer is idle?

I am facing a problem with my Windows Explorer. I cannot figure out why this happens even if the computer is idle. When I try to run some games that are old(released before 2005), at first trial the ...
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Tagging files in Windows 7

Is there a way to enable file tagging in Windows 7 like it was possible with XP? I think all the file properties are handled by the file system, not the OS itself, so there must be some registry fix ...
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Changing the color of compressed items in explorer search results

I have enabled both of options to compress NTFS files, and to show affected items with an alternative color under Exprorer->Tools->Folder Options. The issue I'm having is with the default color. To ...
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Setting custom icons based on files' contents

I'd like to have a custom icon for the files with extension .extension the same way images do. In the Windows Explorer I see a preview of images as their icon. Instead of having a general icon for ...
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How to stop file explorer Windows 8 from showing large icons in folders with videos?

Whenever I have a folder with videos, it shows the filenames as large icons. I prefer to show the Details view in all the folders regardless of content type. I don't want to manually change the view ...
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How to open files (music, videos) from FTP directly from Explorer ( Windows Vista)

I have two computers. On the first I have Debian and on the second I have Windows Vista. I've set up vsftpd in Debian and connected to it from Vista. I'm browsing the FTP directory from Windows ...
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Automatically renaming duplicate filenames in Windows 7 when copying to a folder?

Is there a way of automatically renaming duplicate filenames in Windows 7 when copying to a folder? The only two options that show are effectively cancel copy and overwrite, which is infinitely ...
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Can explorer close “duplicate” windows automatically?

I've got the exact same problem as described here How do I close/prevent duplicate windows in Windows Explorer? I wish explorer could close the duplicate window (the other one, not the one that has ...
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How to customize Windows 7 Explorer navigation?

I would like to customize the left side of my windows explorer. Can someone point me to a tutorial how to do this or maybe even give me a solution? I would like to change it from left (how it looks ...
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Windows 7 Recent Places behaviour

Apparently it only lists the folders or places when you open a file or perform an action inside it. If you visit a folder and move back or close the explorer without opening any file inside it, it ...
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Why I Don't See Contents Of Folder When Tabbing?

Usually if I remember correctly, when I browsed between multiple folders and was pointing mouse cursor on folder, I could see its contents, but not anymore: All I see are icons; one with earth ...
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Control Targeted Browser Window

When I have multiple browser windows open, I don't know how to control which is chosen to open a new link - when that link is selected in a non-browser application. For example, when I click a web ...
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Remove or identify Photoshop on Open With List

Problem When using Windows Explorer's Open With... context menu, many image types show two Photoshop CS5 entries. One is the 32-bit version, the other is the 64-bit version. However, they both use ...
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Is there a way to change Windows crasy long line Alpha sort?

I do not know if it is possible but this drives me up the wall. A) When trying to view my disks/partitions (more than 16) using explorer in "computer" and it has the cool new Disk Used/Free bars, ...
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Animated file explorer for windows xp

Is there any tool to view windows[xp] file explorer with animation?
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Windows 7, C:\ Saved Files Become Unmovable

I've got an issue that I've had happen on two completely different Windows 7 computers. Basically, I'm accidently able to save a file to C:\, and then unable to do anything with these files later ...
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Windows 10 File Explorer crashing regularly

I upgraded to Windows 10 a week ago, and then installed a fresh copy of it on a SSD. Everything worked fine, until File Explorer suddently started to behave weird: When I double-click on a folder, it ...
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Multiple Quick Access Entries for Desktop

I've been running the Windows 10 betas since January and have since a few months back had an extra Desktop icon in the Quick Access section of my Explorer windows. I always assumed it was some weird ...
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Windows 10 File Explorer

How do I change the background color and font in file explorer in Windows 10? In Windows 7 and earlier it was easier. You could set color and font for the various parts of the window itself.
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My Windows 7 Install Has Lost Its Default “double click to open file” Behavior

Something in my Win7 Pro SP1 installation has changed recently. It used to be that when you mouse over a file name in Windows Explorer nothing happened. Single click selected, double click opened. ...
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There is no content in Windows navigation side bar and appears to be loading

There are numerous users (at least 6 that I know of) that are having trouble getting their files to show on the navigation sidebar in Windows folder. It only displays favorites, libraries, and ...
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Windows Explorer - is it possible to define an “Open with” application for a file without extension?

The file name in question is "Vagrantfile". I would love to be able to double-click it and have it opened in my favourite text editor. Unfortunately, Windows always chooses to ask me, what editor ...
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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 clear caching? of .url files

I'm doing some scripting that generates .url files in my C:\temp directory. These files are only 2 lines long. For example, as a test, I created a file C:\temp\test_shortcut.url: (echo ...