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You need to kill explorer.exe, but be able to safely restart it. I had success using Process Explorer by SysInternals, now part of Microsoft. After I killed it, it tried to restart poorly. I killed it again then hit CTRL+ALT+DEL, ALT+T to get Task Manager and then selected New Task from the upper left menu. After a lot of flickering, eventually everything ...


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I call the icons the expand icon and the collapse icon, and the control with which the icons are associated the expand/collapse control. I'm not aware of a standard cross-platform name for it, although duDE's Microsoft-based answer seems entirely reasonable.


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Don't kill explorer.exe. It's your shell and it's needed for your system to work correctly. It doesn't only show the taskbar. It's also providing Windows Explorer and many other system components. explorer.exe (or some other shell) is required for Windows to operate normally. If you want to hide the taskbar, right-click it and choose Properties, then ...


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It may be due to startup programs or shell extensions that are not fully compatible with Explorer. To see startup processes, press Win+R, type msconfig and press Enter. Go to StartUp tab and disable any software that you believe it may cause the problem. To see shell extensions you'll need a software like CCleaner. Go to Tools, Startup and Context Menu. If ...


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Are you sure there are files in shared folder on the computer you are about to access? Are you sure both machines are in the same work group? And a proper place to ask this question is SuperUser stack. You can access it using you StackExchange account and repost your question there. I would recommend providing more information on how you configured your ...


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There is no specific key to go to the content pane directly. But you can use Tab or Shift+Tab to navigate between the Address bar, Search bar, Tool bar, Navigation pane, Content pane. For more windows explorer keyboard shortcuts refer this page. I have an extra option too. AutoHotkey! Now-a-days, you can create your own keyboard shortcut as you desire. I ...


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In Windows Vista and later, you must use the command RunOnce.exe /explorer to process commands and launch applications which are entered in the registry under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce The /Explorer switch is probably intended to prevent you processing these entries at the wrong time - i.e. when a user is already ...



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