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XP Right Click doesn't work for multiple selection

When I right click on a text file and select 'Open' it opens the file in notepad. But when I click multiple text files then select 'Open' nothing happens. Can someone help me on this? If it could be ...
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How to show file size in MB on Windows XP?

It's strange that Windows XP is showing my file in KB in details view under Windows Explorer (there is a 14GB file in the folder, so it doesn't make sense). Is there a setting somewhere to change ...
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How to make Microsoft Windows 7 Search display the actual Folder Location instead of some cryptic path?

I am very dissatisfied with the search offered by Windows 7 Explorer. Let me first explain what happens, and what I expect: I have a folder c:\test. When I use explorer-search and search for test, ...
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22 views

How to set same view for all directories to minature in Windows XP

Every single directory viewed by explorer looks different. Once it displays minatures other time details etc. I would like to set view for minatures everywhere. How to do it?
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33 views

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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121 views

windowsupdate troubles on windowsxp after april 2014, plus an explorer error message

I've spent the last couple of days trying to install windows xp from a cd onto my desktop. The installtion is successful, and I can activate windows, but cannot run windows update. The error I receive ...
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999 views

How do I run more than one Windows Explorer?

Up until this morning I could run several Windows Explorer session at the same time, but we have just had an "upgrade", and now, selecting Start->My Documents just restores focus to the existing ...
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1answer
71 views

How do I stop explorer.exe from crashing with Data Execution Prevention (windows XP)

At least once a day or more my explorer.exe crashes with the error "Data Execution Prevention - To help protect your computer, Windows has closed this program. Windows Explorer [Close Message]" ...
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51 views

How can I get the explorer process back which has gone missing?

When I boot up the system stalls just past the welcome screen. I.e. the welcome screen is replaced by a blank screen sporting my custom background colour. Then it halts and won't go any further. I ...
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46 views

Widen windows explorer tree view via script or command-line

Is there any way to open windows explorer (win7 or xp) via script or command-line switches in which we could widen tree area before showing the explorer?
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how do I stop Windows XP from switching to ActiveDesktop?

I usually keep my background a plain black solid color,however from time to time windows will display the message saying "active desktop recovery" on a white background. this is very annoying and ...
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1answer
175 views

Modify Windows Explorer in XP to show full length file names (in either hover over or “details” pane)?

Modify Windows Explorer in XP to show full file names (in either hover over or "details" pane)? It truncates very long file names. For Tiles view. We won't be using List or Details view which I'm ...
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135 views

Have Windows XP Explore option default Windows Explorer path

Is there a way to automatically set the default path that Windows Explorer opens up to in Windows XP? My computer always opens to C:\Documents and Settings{user name}\Start Menu. I typically work on ...
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35 views

Win 7 not reading all files from XP HDs

I loaded windows 7 - 64 on a new ssd, fresh install (C: drive). I then added 3 HDs from my old XP, SP3 - 32bit (new drive letters F:, G: and H:) computer as secondary drives. Win 7 opens and runs ...
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894 views

Unable to start Windows explorer = The procedure entry point memcpy_s could not be located in the dynamic library msvcrt.dll

I keep getting the error Explorer.exe - Entry point not found The procedure entry point memcpy_s could not be located in the dynamic library msvcrt.dll Whenever I log-in to Windows XP. ...
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126 views

Organizing a lot of shortcuts on the desktop for quick access, transmissions

I'm in transmission business and have to have fast access to a lot of places on the network, over 100. So I setup folders with related shortcuts on the desktop and setup explorer to 'open each folder ...
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59 views

Windows explorer fast to open across network, but slow on the host machine

Apologies if this has been asked elsewhere - I can find plenty of "fast local, slow across network" references, but none regarding the opposite. I have a machine running Windows XP SP3 ("Remote") and ...
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1answer
425 views

Windows 7 Folder-Merge function for XP

Is there a way (program?) that can let you safely merge two folders in Windows XP? Obviously this can be done manually by opening the source and destination folders and moving everything, selecting ...
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49 views

Opening file hangs folder

I've a problem with my computer. When I'm opening a file thats in a folder (also in desktop folder) this folder hangs (I can't interract wih other files in folder or close or minimalize it), and the ...
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500 views

Viewing Windows Explorer’s complete Undo history

Background Windows Explorer maintains a list of file operations so that you can undo them (10 operations up to XP and 32 from Vista). You can see the last operation without performing it by opening ...
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1answer
280 views

Is there a way to make Windows Explorer open without expanding the first drive contents?

I have multiple drives and partitions on my machine and I find it annoying that explorer has to start with the first drive expanded. I know it's a minor thing but I would like to know if there is any ...
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1answer
56 views

Dimensions Column of Windows Explorer is Blank

I could swear that Windows (XP) used to show the width and height of images in Explorer if I toggle the Dimensions column, but now it is showing nothing (see screenshot below). I am working with ...
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1answer
116 views

Explorer favorites (links) are the same as favorites in IE

Using Windows XP Pro. Helpdesk from my work screwed up installing my new laptop and now favorites in explorer are the same as in internet explorer. They said something about MUI and changing the ...
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91 views

How to add a background context menu in Windows XP?

Can I add a context menu command when right clicking a white (empty) area inside a folder Windows Explorer? I know this is possible in Windows 7 (by editing registry), but the same trick doesn't work ...
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93 views

Why does the Explorer.exe process stop responding/hang/crash despite no shell extension being problematic? [closed]

Please do not answer this question. I already have the answer and want to make this a PSA because I have tried all the recommendations that I have found on this site and other sites and they did not ...
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1answer
102 views

Windows XP search for files which have specfic name length

I want to look for all .txt files in a folder, which their filename starts with r and is 4 character length or lower (<=4) What's the query? (in Windows XP)
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detecting if a Windows shutdown command has been issued

Is it possible to detect if the shutdown command has been issued (through the start menu by the user, or any other program running on the computer or having remote access to the computer), then cancel ...
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188 views

How to manually sort files in win explorer?

I want to manually sort (drag and drop) my files in a certain (not in all) folders (win xp sp3). Is there any fix to do it ? If no - is there another file explorer with the feature.
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1answer
45 views

Access another computer's shared folder

Computer C is privately connected to Computer B, but Computer A & B are available in same network(can talk each other) . Now Computer C folder is mapped in Computer B (as M Drive). From computer A ...
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243 views

Accessing network share freezes computer

I have two computers, one Windows Vista SP2 that hosts a network share folder, and a Windows XP SP3 netbook that access this share. When I try to access the share on the XP computer, Explorer (and ...
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2answers
918 views

How to show more Exif info in Windows tooltips?

Windows file browser, explorer, shows a tooltip with some info of the file when I stop mouse pointer over the filename or preview icon. For photos the tooltip shows resolution, date+time, camera ...
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235 views

How to organize Windows XP Explorer context menu items?

I understand fairly well how to create new commands for specific file types on Windows XP -- either through the Registry or editing the File Types on the Windows Explorer; in those cases, I tend to ...
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51 views

Windows shell not starting for any user?

Admin accounts boot up just fine. And adding a user to the admin group fixes it until they are moved back to just being a user. This happens on new accounts that are created. Im able to bring up ...
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Disable XP SP2+’s FQP Requirement?

I finally gave in and decided to update XP to SP3. One of the things that bothers me about SP2+ and which caused me to put it off for so long is that it requires fully-qualified paths for file-types ...
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Is there a way for Windows 7 Windows explorer to act like XP Windows explorer when refreshing? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I disable Windows Vista / 7 Explorer’s “auto sort” after file copying? Example: You have a RAR file, which you unpack. In Windows XP the unpacked files & ...
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Bug?: Windows Explorer search file extension aware

Can someone explain why I cannot find files with certain file extensions? The repro steps are below. Create Folder. Create TXT file with the following text. <root /> Use Windows Explorer to ...
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3answers
577 views

Explorer's search button not working

I have a PC that is running XP and the Search button (in explorer) it's not working. When I click it, it does nothing. Any idea on how to fix this? [Update] On my account it works (admin) and on ...
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1answer
149 views

Use Windows Explorer to list files by pattern?

Can Windows Explorer list a subset of the files in a folder? For example, I want to see all the files with "summary" in the name. Specifying "H:\Documents*summary*" gives me a 'file not found' ...
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Turn off file extension rename warning on Windows XP [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Turn off change file extension warning in Windows 7 I'm so tired of hitting the Yes button on a procedure that would be easily revertible if I made a mistake. I rename ...
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two hyphens “- -” merged to single — for a word document file name

Im having a strange issue, there is doc file with following file name "SDH -- 001.doc" which was uploaded to a portal by my friend. But when he tried to download the same download file , link shown ...
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1answer
103 views

No LAN and SMB access, and Explorer not responsive, when using a second connection

I apologize if this is a duplicate question, I know that there are several questions about multiple connection (LAN + LAN and LAN + dialup) but I haven't been able to find one that fits my scenario. ...
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1answer
108 views

Certain context menus are slower to open

This has been the case for every version of Windows that I've used, from Windows 95 through to Windows 8 Release Preview. And Not just on my computer, on other's too - I'm sure you've noticed this. ...
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3answers
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Windows XP Explorer freeze

My laptop has suddenly started to behave in a strange way. First of all, this is its hardware configuration: Dual Core CPU at 2.40 GHz; RAM 3 GB. Windows XP SP2. Like I said, all of a sudden ...
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Windows explorer seemingly not running on startup with Windows XP

For some strange reason, the start menu, taskbar and desktop icons are not running on my computer. I can still run task manager, and the locking screen and screensaver still work. According to the ...
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Windows XP error message: “Windows cannot find 'explorer.exe'”

In Windows XP I can open "My Computer" and see all the hard drives. I can also see the explorer.exe process running among other processes in Task Manager. But after opening "My Computer", when I ...
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1answer
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How to get back disappeared menu toolbar of Windows Explorer?

In Windows XP SP2 x64, Windows Explorer started to appear without menu toolbar. How/why did this happen and how can I get it back? I tried to search for shortcuts, tigh-clicking on panels, ...
2
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2answers
527 views

Windows “File open” dialog can't see new folders in My Documents?

This is something which has irritated me for a while: I have a windows machine which has some custom folders in 'My Documents' for various types of files. These show up fine in Explorer, but don't ...
3
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1answer
811 views

Where does Windows store CPU affinity settings?

I’m experiencing a strange issue in Windows XP. On bootup, any processes spawned by the system (services, autorun programs, etc.) are set to use both of the CPU’s threads. Explorer however, and any ...
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1answer
132 views

Have Windows Explorer open to specific folder [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Change the folder that Windows Explorer starts at Is there a way to configure what folder Windows Explorer opens to when it launches, when right clicking the Start menu ...
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Why are folders disappearing in Windows XP?

I am researching a problem for a friend, and unfortunatly do not have direct access to his computer. I've tried to gather as much information as possible and I have researched it on various websites. ...