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Go to Control Panel -> User Accounts and Family Safety -> User Accounts In the left pane, click Manage your credentials. Click the credential you wish to edit or remove and choose the corresponding action.


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The Win 7 superbar always glues together icons of windows of the same application This can be fixed using 7+ Taskbar Tweaker The tree view in explorer seems to never have a horizontal scroll bar It has on my machine under Win 8.1 Moreover the fold/unfold icons in tree view (small triangles or +/- signs in classic skin) vanish as soon as the ...


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ShellFolderFix utility allows to display the folder name even under Aero.


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Edit Environment Variables Go to C:\Windows\System32\ and run SystemPropertiesAdvanced.exe (because at this point you won't be able to run it from the System Properties window since it also uses the %windir% path). Click on Environment Variables. You'll probably see that there is already a System variable for windir. It's this one that is apparently ...


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Here is a script that might work: @echo off cd "C:\parentdirectory\" if exist "proj1\main.c" (rd /s"proj1") if exist "proj1\debug\main.c" (rd /s "proj1") cls echo Done. pause >nul exit It will tell you when it is done. Replace parentdirectory with the parent directory for proj1.


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Because of the UAC, the Shell runs with standard user permissions, it can't see mapped drives which were configured from your application running with admin rights. There is a workaround called enabling the option EnableLinkedConnections: Click Start, type regedit in the Start programs and files box, and then press ENTER. Locate and then right-click the ...


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I have found a nice solution for your problem. With this approach you don't need the stuff I have written below previously. You can define a hotkey for a context-menu entry in Windows Explorer by setting a & to the name in the registry shell entry (e.g. @="Edit &file with Vim"). Your hotkey is then underlined in the context-menu entry. This allows ...


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The only solution I found is to open multiple files within the app, not within the explorer. Tried this with notepad and adobe reader, multiple txt and pdf is in random order when open in explorer, but always sorted by name, size, date or whatever i sorted them in "Open" dialog window if I open multiple files through "File" > "Open" menu in app. Hope this ...


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The solution was to find the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mas registry key, export it (for safe keepings, in case things go wrong; a copy of mine is in Update 2 of the question), then delete the registry item. After restarting explorer.exe, any file with a .mas file will be treated by Windows Explorer as a regular file.


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Thanks to some help from this link, turns out, it's a registry value that (when added), makes the shell extension hidden, called (innocuously enough) NeverShowExt, as well, the IsShortCut key will treat the file as a shortcut (which is why you see the little shortcut arrow). Specifically for my registry the key was at ...


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Right-click Start, click Command Prompt (Admin). Type: regsvr32 /u "C:\Program Files (x86)\Nuance\PDF Reader\Bin\PDFCore8_x64.dll" Press Enter. Logoff and login back


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It is caused by DLL module loaded into explorer C:\Program Filex (x86)\Nuance\PDF Reader\Bin\PDFCore8_x64.dll. I think that module can be disabled by autoruns.


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The registry method actually has changed slightly, as I discovered tinkering with the registry. There are now two locations that have the Extended key: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\cmd HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\cmd The \Background\shell is newly added one and deleting the Extended key from that location is what worked for me.


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OK, I have found a solution by looking here: http://superuser.com/a/72296/527934. You can use the 8.3 name to delete the folder like so: dir /x (to get the 8.3 name) rd /s /q <8.3 name> (in my case the 8.3 name was STILLE~1) I just wonder why Windows does this... If anyone knows the internals of it, provide a more extensive answer (probably ...


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For small things like browsing a folder that cannot be browsed without elevated explorer I start elevated notepad and then in the file open dialog I can browse all directories. With right click I can do quite a bit. (It's a fast solution that mostly does the trick.)


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Open the Properties pane for the folder in question Go to the "Customize" tab Change the folder content type to "Photos" Folders will now always be kept at the top, regardless of sort direction.


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Try this: #If WinActive("ahk_class CabinetWClass") && WinExist("ahk_class Notepad2U") ; select a file in explorer and press F1 to copy the path and paste it in Notepad2. F1:: ClipSaved := ClipboardAll ; Save the entire clipboard to the variable ClipSaved clipboard := "" ; empty clipboard Send, ^c ; copy ...


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I run Windows 7. The Windows Explorer icon in my task bar quit working. When I tried to open it I got a message stating: Can't open this item. It might have been moved, renamed, or deleted. Do you want to remove this item? Tried opening in Safe Mode as well but got same message. I ran the SFC scan for corrupted files but the results said none were ...


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Open Explorer and click "View" from the menu bar, slide down to "sort by" then select sort by name. If you do not see then menu bar, click Organize>Layout, tick menu bar.


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It works the way as suggested by LPChip. In order to open something from the file explorer address bar, you either need to give the file ending (like gb.cmd) or it needs to be an exe-file. You can put the file into any directory within the %PATH% environment variable (e.g. C:\Windows\System32). For your example it can be easily achieved: Add the ...


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The Windows registry keys shown before didn't work for me, but this works: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\FTP Use Web Based FTP = "yes" Just change value to "no". (Windows 7 Pro x64)


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In case any system files have become corrupt you could run the 'sfc /scannow' command in an elevated command prompt. If that doesn't work I'd suggest running a full anti-virus scan in safe mode.


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Possible. Whether it is a good idea or not - it is for you to find out (as accessing external drive is often slower than having things on an internal HDD - AND also with the reason explained by Matthew Rummins answer). Open File Explorer On the left hand side - find the "Documents" - Right click and choose "Properties" Click on "Location" tab, and simply ...


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You need to go into disk-management and give the USB drive a specific letter name as a drive path. Do this by going Windows+R then type diskmgmt.msc. Right click on the USB drive and select a drive letter for it. Next go to start button and click on your user name. Right click on the My Documents folder and select Properties. Now go to Location and ...


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I found the answer with the help of commenters, it was my custom theme. Specifically, 8plus. It was for some reason removing the bar that was containing the buttons, so I removed the theme and the New Folder button was restored.


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Simple, Using a nifty third party utility: download Unlocker (this tool helps delete any folder/file by terminating the existing handles to the target) open explorer (Win+E) and navigate to D:\Dokumente\Musik\ right click on Amazon folder and click Unlocker select delete and click OK (terminate existing handles --if any) Using manual method: open ...


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I had this problem in linux a few times and the solution was to use rsync , so, I though maybe robocopy might do it too! This worked for me to be able to delete the contents of the $windows.~bt folder that upgrades in Windows 10 make. Open an elevated command prompt make a blank folder to "copy" eg: c: cd \ mkdir blankfolder cd to the directory you ...


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I had the same problem where (Desktop context menu) → View → Show Icons and the check boxes in Desktop Icon Settings didn't seem to matter. I began to suspect HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags\1\Desktop because my remaining icons went all over the place. I ended up deleting it - after exporting it - and restarting the ...


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Seeing as the problem did not persist with a new user account what I did is I migrated her data to the new user account using Command Prompt. (Backup Firefox Data and Backup Google Chrome Data)


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Explorer.exe repair: It might be there are some broken autostart scripts on user level. You can try to start Windows safe mode by pressing F8 while booting. Have a look if explorer.exe crashes in safe mode. You can find some errors about application errors of the explorer in the event viewer. Try to disable some 3rd party applications in msconfig.exe if ...


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Right-click the OneDrive icon in the Notification area and click Settings. Click the Auto save tab. In Documents and Pictures, select This PC only for both Documents and Pictures. (REF: Files save to OneDrive in Windows 10) If that doesn't help, you may have to reset the shell folder paths in the registry, as in Windows 10 User Shell Folders Restore Default ...


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Per this post you can get to them through shell:Recent\AutomaticDestinations and Shell:Recent\CustomDestinations. The post also has batch files to export and import. I confirmed this works exporting from Windows 8.1 and importing to Windows 10. Note however that Windows 10 limits the number of pinned items when you could change this in Windows 8.1.


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@Vinayak, If using the "send to" option, you would probably need to add the line cd /d %1 to the start of the batch command so that it runs under the target path. my current batch file looks like this: @echo off set targetfolder=%1 cd /d %1 del *.txt pause not sure if i need the "set targetfolder=%1" in there but it works so I'm keeping it that way :) ...


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I would recommend Default Programs Editor for this task. It is both more user friendly and arguably safer than editing the registry directly. Choose Context Menu Select the extension you want to change. Choose Add... Give your command a Title, browse to the batch file and optionally pick an icon to represent your command. Save the context menu to ...


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Actually, the current answer isn't out of date. I tried the exact same thing on Windows 10 and was able to add Run Batch script to the context menu of all folders in Windows. This is the content of my batch script (won't work with UNC paths): @ECHO OFF ECHO %~n0 was called with the following arguments: SET args=%* IF NOT DEFINED args GOTO END ECHO %* :END ...


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This question has been answered - at least worked for me, see: http://betanews.com/2015/07/31/remove-quick-access-from-file-explorer-in-windows-10/ To hide Quick Access, open File Explorer and go to View -> Options. Under the General tab, change 'Open File Explorer to' from 'Quick access' to 'This PC'. To remove the feature entirely, you’ll need to edit the ...



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