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You need a symbolic link or a hard link. Symbolic links (or symlinks for short) are quite similar to shortcuts: there's one actual file and multiple references (symlinks) to it. They even have that little arrow icon on them. Unlike shortcuts, symlinks can have any extension. Hard links bind file on a hard drive to a location in the directory tree. Each ...


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If you search for *.???? you will get any files with a four letter (or longer) extention. * will match any length of string, . will match the period character and ???? will match any four characters. There's some advanced search options in Windows 7 and 8, which you can more about here.


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You could add your Google Drive folder to a new library and it would function similar to the OneDrive shortcut, albeit a couple levels down


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I can think of two methods to speed-up thumbnail creation : Reduce the size of the thumbnail (more info) Write a program that periodically refreshes the thumbnails of new files For the second method, I don't know of a product that does that, so you will need to write your own. Here is a useful reference : How do I refresh a file's thumbnail in Windows ...


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Another program fragment that should refresh the thumbnail cache using the IThumbnailCache COM interface (C++). To my knowledge there isn't any precompiled tool for the task. MSDN says: "If the flags parameter to IThumbnailCache::GetThumbnail includes the flag WTS_EXTRACT, and the thumbnail is not already cached, a thumbnail will be extracted and placed in ...


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Here's a PowerShell script I wrote that should do what you are needing. I took the logic from this thread: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3555799/how-do-i-refresh-a-files-thumbnail-in-windows-explorer, and made it into a script that you can run as a scheduled task in windows. You will need to have .net4.0 and PowerShell 3.0 installed to use it, ...


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Hopefully, I correctly get what You are looking for. If so, there seems to be WinAPI method - ReadDirectoryChangesW that might do what You expect. I am not sure if following approach will work with file operation history or only display changes made after the time it is used, however, as this approach is not that different and might be used in scenario You ...


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On Win Vista and newer, you can create sym links or hard links, which behave as you'd expect on Linux. You can create a hard link or sym link by using the MKLINK command built in Windows Visa and newer. (Making sym links require admin privilege.) Or, for the alternative you mentioned, if the folders are simply the immediate subfolders of the folder where ...


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Answering my own question... I found an open source shell extension working for multiple files at once. Change File Extension Shell Menu, by T800


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This issue occurs because you must open another instance of the program to preview the document. [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Modules\GlobalSettings\DetailsContainer] "DetailsContainer"=hex:02,00,00,00,01,00,00,00 [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Modules\GlobalSettings\Sizer] ...


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OK, I think I've somewhat got this covered: I opened services.msc, stopped the print spooling service, deactivated it and then rebooted. Then I was able to delete the contents of %WINDIR%\system32\spool\PRINTERS. I reactivated the print spooling service, rebooted again, and now everything seems to work as long as I keep my Samsung printer turned off. When ...


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This function is contained in widows Explorer itself, Just right Click on the Windows Explorer icon on your taskbar to get it:



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