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Except that the notion that its the most recent date is not true. I'm in a situation where the date doesn't seem to want to do that at all... seems to be stuck on 'date created'.


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I came here looking for why explorer keeps crashing in Win7 while in a file browser. Instead I got a possible lead on why the guy beside me might be having trouble with the printer. Awesome, you are the best! I hope you fixed the problem and have a wonderful [day/afternoon/evening]


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This is probably a extremely vague answer but I still don't know what fixed it. If anyone has the same issue all I can tell you is to make sure you have 2 folders in your user folder. 1 folder named "Favorites" and 1 folder named "Links". For me my userfolder is C:\Users\Greg If the two folders are correct they should show a special icon aswell. After that ...


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on the windows explorer, click: Organize/Folers and search options/General(tab) see the "Navigation pane" in the "ganeral" tab, then uncheck the "automatically expand to current folder"


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If you are in a position to install a 3rd party application I can recommend Path Copy Copy. You can customise the options that display in the right click menu within Explorer to show only the types of links you use most.


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Dude, in the future, just open the start menu button ( the round button with windows logo in bot left corner ) and type in what you want to find in your search bar. You can literally search for any file or folder in your entire computer!


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There is a free application, RecentFilesView, though it shows files rather than folders, and only those opened through Windows Explorer or from a standard open/save dialog-box. *If you wish to instrument specific folders, there's also FolderChangesView, which, I believe, utilizes a standard Windows API call to set up a callback on any change to a folder (a ...


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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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xyplorer provides a "history" of recently visited folders, as well as many other features: XYplorer is a tabbed file manager for Windows. It features a powerful file search, a versatile preview, a highly customizable interface, optional dual pane, and a large array of unique ways to efficiently automate frequently recurring tasks. It's fast and light, ...


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Easier than you might think... main problem is the apps folder(s) under the user's name contain hidden folders which are linked to programs that might keep processes running in the background. First, make sure you are logged on as as an administrator. Next, go to File Explore and click 'Show Hidden Files and Folders.' Then, go to ...


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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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I had the same issue today, and solved it using: open task manager using ctrl + alt + del switch to process tab right click on explorer.exe and click end process. Now again open task manager using ctrl + alt + del, switch to applications tab and click New task button at bottom, now when a new dialog box appear enter this: C:\Windows\explorer.exe and ...


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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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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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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 Right-Click on the Google Drive Folder Go to Include in library --> Create New Library You'll now be able to see it under Libraries:


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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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The problem is rather complex. The best thing to do is design an application specifically for this purpose. Option 1: Search for *.jpg, *.avi, etc and they should all be cached then. Option 2a: Create a batch script to manually create the thumbnails. Example (adapt to your needs): mkdir thumbjunk for f in *.jpg do convert $f -thumbnail 100x80 ...


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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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Improving on to what Mattias Åslund said, you could go to the users file ( "C:\Users" ) by doing something similar to: cd %userprofile% cd.. Unfortunately, from what i know, you cant do something like: cd..%userprofile%


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I really don't think this is possible without using a) command prompt (hassle unless you're used to it) 2) some kind of third party work-around, either a file manager or something that deals with the prompt so you don't have to. Personally I use PTFB (Push the Freakin' Button); pretty low on resources and very fast. Not exactly cheap, but a handy thing to ...


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Use FastStone Image Viewer from http://www.faststone.org/ It lets you open a folder, drag the pictures into desired order and then rename them in sequence, so Windows Explorer will keep them ordered. And it´s freeware for personal use.


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There is a more simple way now, using the property handler for ogg files: Taglib Property Handler (open source) TLPH is based on TagLib Audio Meta-Data Library. About the latter: Currently it supports both ID3v1 and ID3v2 for MP3 files, Ogg Vorbis comments and ID3 tags and Vorbis comments in FLAC, MPC, Speex, WavPack TrueAudio, WAV, AIFF, MP4 and ...


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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 fixed it for me: Open explorer --> right click on Documents --> in the documents library pane click the Restore Defaults button --> click Apply Problem solved :)


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The SHIFT + RightClick "Copy as path" will copy the drive+filename (i.e. R:\test.doc), or if you are looking at the file via UNCpath the UNCpath+filename (i.e. "\nas\Documents\test.doc") This is 'standard' behaviour of Windows, and therefore my favorite, above all explorer plugins which slow down systems.... ;)


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Place the script in one directory which is what you want. As for those directories, just place a .CMD or .BAT file in each directory. That file would contain one line such as: python C:\scripts\script.py


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As of build 9926 (at least - it may have been an earlier build), this is configurable via the GUI. Open Explorer and go to View -> Options -> General Change Open File Explorer to This PC


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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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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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Unfortunately it isn't possible. You can add multiple locations to your favorites but you can't create a favorite's 2. You could possibly create two share drives separating your two folders that you're looking for, but you're just adding another click.


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I found a solution/workaround: In the left pane, Right-click the folder that's currently viewed > Open in new window. You can now close the other "folder-bandless" window.


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Use robocopy with flag /Mir from administrator cmd to mirror an empty folder into the Bob folder. This command can bypass path length limit and use the power of top admin. Only file are read-only and are being opened will not be delete



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