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This works for me in 8.1: Make sure File Explorer (FE) is pinned to the taskbar. Suppose X is the folder you want FE to open initially. Pin a shortcut to X to the taskbar. Using FE, open the folder C:\Users. . .\TaskBar mentioned in the first answer above. Delete FE from this folder. Rename the shortcut to X in this folder to File Explorer. Close all ...


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Combed through everyone's solutions here, and followed the link provided by Mehper to find the solution without creating extra instances of Windows Explorer. Pin Windows Explorer to the taskbar(library) [if it's not already pinned]. Create a “My Computer” shortcut on to the desktop (drag Computer from start menu to desktop). Change the name of the ...


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In the end I finally managed to fix this by removing the existing Libraries > Documents and creating a new one using the Shell Library Command Line (ShLib.exe) @echo off c: cd <your folder containing shlib.exe> shlib create "%userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Libraries\Documents.library-ms" shlib add ...


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I am assuming even after you deleted the files, windows still maintains a cache of them, hence shown in the search results as most files are indexed by windows. What you can do here is try clearing the cache: Here is how you do it: right click on the hard-drive -> properties -> Disk Cleanup -> check recycle bin, temporary files and thumbnails and click on ...


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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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Your folder is "customized" to display images, movies, etc, so Windows keeps scanning the folder every time you open it to give you thumbnails, etc. To stop Windows from re-scanning the folder each time: Right click the folder, select properties. Select the "Customize" tab There is a drop down labeled "optimize this folder for". Select "Documents" form ...


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When this happened to me, "Windows key + up arrow" solved the problem, it's a shortcut to maximize active window.


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Hmmm... I'm hoping to find a way to do this as well, in order to ensure postgreSQL has enough time to shutdown properly before it's terminated, but is not looking super hopeful at the moment. This is basically just restating other's responses, but I tried these two commands from an admin prompt on Windows 7: 1) shutdown /s & shutdown /a 2) shutdown /s ...


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Just Win+Q and type in the search Folder Options.Click on the view tab and make to uncheck the box Always show icons, never thumbnails. This worked for me after I upgraded to Windows 8.1.


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Try from CMD with RD . By dragging the folder to the command window, after typing RD, is the fastest.


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Did you try to refresh the parent folder and/or reboot your computer? If the folder is still there, you can boot good ol' ubuntu on a usb stick and remove the folder there.


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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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Or just go to view > toolbars > links The link bar will appear. Unlock the "link" toolbar and move it around until you like its position (NOTE: I moved mine in the same horizontal row with my standard buttons. Then delete the default favorites in that bar. Then create any shortcut you want using right click > new > shortcut, and enter the folder location or ...


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A low-tech solution is to go into Details view and sort by something other than Name.


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If you use one of the many registry hacks available on the internet to disable auto arranging (or make it selectable), when you are in detailed view, click and drag one file to a different position (arbitrary, just any file) It will uncheck all of the "sort by options", the sort buttons at the top of Explorer pane grey out and the same functions in the ...


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The fix is to enable "Lock the toolbars" option and it'll remove the ugly line from Windows Explorer. Open Internet Explorer and then right-click on titlebar or toolbar and enable "Lock the toolbars" option.


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First make sure you are logged in as administrator. If the problem still persists, try overriding the setting in the registry: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Advanced\Folder\Hidden rebooting machine after changing settings in registry may be necessary.


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Exactly the same thing happened to me, but I discovered that it was the user accounts settings that was corrupt. just go to user accounts and create a new user account, then give it full administrative rights. Delete your current user profile. It would ask if you would like to backup all your documents, pictures, etc. from the previous account into a folder ...


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Those "other sub-menus" do not have the same functionality at all. Those other menus are all statically designed whereas the New sub-menu is dynamically generated. What this means is that Tortoise SVN has predetermined what options should be on that menu well ahead of time and primed Windows with all the images and text and functions that need to be called ...


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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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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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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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One of the previews is when you hold the mousecursor over a file. This will only show up with .txt files though. In QTTabBar, this can be disabled by going to the options, tab Misc., and then uncheck Show Preview tooltip. Do note, there are 2 options with the same name. The bottom one is for sub folder information. You need to uncheck the top one.


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I found this works pretty well for Windows 8.1: Open File Explorer Right-click any folder >> Send To > Desktop (Create Shortcut) Right-click the new shortcut on the Desktop >> Properties The Target field should read: C:\path\to\some\folder Change the Target field to: explorer "C:\path\to\desired\folder" (quotes included) Unpnin the current File Explorer ...


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Someone posted this, and it works, I can highlight while scrolling and it adds up the number and added size on the go Go to Organize, then in Layout menu check Menu bar. go to View in the menu bar, you can check the option of Status bar.


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Use the Tool OldNewExplorer, which manipulates shell settings to make Windows Explorer look like Windows 7. It also makes it so patches can't restore the new look again.


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As mentioned in comment, ConEmu has Inside ability. And it can sync folder! Look at "Sync" column in the status bar (it may be disabled by default). As for view representation of explorer window - that is the issue to your "browser". You may even create small wrapper around ConEmu if you know C#/Basic/C++... At last, if you drag&drop some file from ...


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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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In Explorer format a directory layout as you want it, then click on Tools -> Folder Options... and select the View tab. Under Advanced settings: clear Remember each folder's view settings and press the Apply button, then under Folder views click on Apply to All Folders and press OK. That's it!


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I managed to get it working, thanks to a helpful person over at Reddit who recommended I check out bblean. For anybody in the future also having this problem, bblean is absolutely fantastic. https://app.box.com/s/7xxec65375msrwz4ni6x It's kinda discontinued at this point, but it's open source. http://bb4win.sourceforge.net/bblean/files/ So I've managed ...


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I don't know if it's related or not, but apparently my Task Manager also lock by administrator so first I unlock Task Manager, and suddenly it appear in explorer. My guess is it cause by a virus. This is how I do it. I log as administrator and run Gpedit.msc Then I go to: User Configuration>Administrative Templates>System>Ctrl+Alt+Del Options ...


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Use a program that can capture the tasks just like Explorer does, such as RocketDock or others. Windows keeps all open programs in the bottom left, and explorer just hides these and places a reference in our taskbar. This can be done using programming and windows API calls. I even done something like this once in visual Basic 5 when I was much younger. Any ...


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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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I use the keyboard all the time to select files. Depending on the names of the hundreds of other files between ABC.ini.bak and ABC.ini, you can do this: Type ABC... (it selects ABC.ini.bak)... then pause a moment (~ 1 sec), then type ABC again... It should select the next "ABC"-named file... If the next "ABC" named file is ABC.ini, then it'll highlight. ...


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It works perfectly without any special steps. And what I'm doing wrong? Check your $profile, use ProcessExplorer and ProcessMonitor to check parameters of started processes.


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Using this keyword and searching for "world": System.Filename:~=world will do the trick. For more advanced search tips click here.


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*world*, the extension is part of what it runs the match against. With name: you can use ~~world.


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I love all the posts suggesting DontRefresh in the Registry. Don Quixote would be proud! Forgot where I found this but it does work for Explorer refresh and Desktop Icons issues: @ ECHO off Echo Run this if your Taskbar Icons look like blank rectangles or your Explorer folders / Desktop does not auto-refresh. Echo Tested for Win XP, Win7 and Server ...


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Try to enable/disable them using CCleaner. You may also do a registry scan:


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There is not a way to do this in Windows Explorer. Closest way would be to use: View | Group by | Name


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One method in a Windows 7 system for multiselecting items without having to use the CTRL , is to use the Checkboxes. In any explorer window go to Organise Folder Options or Tools Folder options, in the View Tab, select the item [X] Use Check Boxes to select items. As you can see in the picture this works in both details view and in thumbnails view. You ...


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If you are using Windows Vista, 7, 8, or 8.1, you can enable checkmarks for file icons. You would then use the checkmarks to select multiple items instead of holding down CTRL. Simply open the start menu or start screen, type in Folder Options, and press Enter. Click the View tab and then, in the Advanced Settings box, scroll down until you see the option ...


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The problem may be related to icon-cache; rebuilding may help. I've found some good links for icon-cache-rebuilding solutions: Here are the steps to do it manually Close and save anything that you are working on. This command will kill explorer and restart the computer when completed Open a command prompt In the command prompt, Copy and paste each command ...


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In Windows 7 Go to Control Panel System Advanced system settings At Advanced tab, click on "Performance settings" Click Advanced tab. Place a check into the box: "Show thumbnails instead of icons" Click Apply and OK. The above does the trick.


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Similar to the top answer, but I find it best to only delete the UserChoice sub-key because you don't need to kill all of the info about the file extension (like the open with list), just the "choice the user selected" (aka-UserChoice). I use a REG file to make it fast to repeat for testing. You can copy paste this, including the version line, and save as ...


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Found a better answer on technet: Simple: click the "hide" box only in Desktop folder (In Windows Classic view,) go to Windows Explorer; click on Desktop. Go to Tools/Folder Options. Click View, and check "Hide protected operating system files" - but, DO NOT CLICK "APPLY TO ALL FOLDERS". Just click OK. Now, only the Desktop folder will hide the files but ...



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