Questions tagged [windows-explorer]

Windows Explorer (renamed to File Explorer in Windows 8) is the file manager that comes with Windows and is not to be confused with Internet Explorer which is Windows' default Web browser.

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OneDrive Business: Folder shows green checkmark although directory is not completely synchronized

OneDrive Business is syncing to the local file system. In the file explorer, it often happens that a folder shows a green check mark, but when I go into the folder, then some of the content shows the ...
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How to use files copied in Windows File Explorer on the command line? [duplicate]

In Windows File Explorer, you can highlight several files and then click the "Copy path" button from the menu. Show below is an example. I'd then like to process these files on the command line, ...
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How to use files names on command line copied in File Explorer? [duplicate]

In Windows File Explorer, you can highlight several files and then click the "Copy path" button from the menu. Show below is an example. I'd then like to process these files on the command line, ...
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In search of a solution to preserve thumbnails (thumbscache.db?) only for a specific directory

As you probably know, Windows XP has a feature of thumbnail caching. On each directory with photos you can find a hidden thumbs.db file that stores folder and file thumbnail references, that "thumbs....
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Shortcut to Close window under mouse cursor

This would be even more useful than a keyboard shortcut. because you can close windows without activating them. Very natural.
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Why can't Windows view new files on my USB drive?

I'm trying to transfer files from my chromebook to my PC (windows 10, no internet connection) using a USB flash drive. The files I have transferred to my USB drive show up on my chromebook's file ...
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Box drive low privilege error- how to abort attempt?

I'm using box drive on Windows 10, and a folder is shared to me for read. I tried to upload a new copy of a file to the directory using file explorer, and got an insufficient priv error message. Now,...
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Create JPG/PNG in Windows10 Explorer

In Windows Explorer, the context menu only has "create bitmap file", there is no "create PNG file" or "create JPG file". The work around is to open mspaint then save, then copy/cut folder path from ...
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F4 on file explorer

Does anyone know the logic of what links show up in the list on file explorer when F4 is pressed? It seems like not all recently visited locations appear?
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File operations in Windows 10 Libraries are very slow

Any file operation (copying, renaming, creating, etc.) in a folder opened via a library (not Downloads, Pictures etc) is very slow, especially in deep nested folders. This happens also in safe mode. ...
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Why is the Date column sometimes the Date Taken column, but 12 hours ahead?

In an effort to find an answer to my other question, I came across this unusual behavior. Sometimes the Date column is a copy of the Date Taken column, down to the minute, but exactly 12 hours ahead. ...
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On Windows in file explores, right-click/print sends images straight to default printer

In a file explorer window, I select one or more images and right-click. Then I select print. The expected behavior is to open a menu asking me which printer I want and the size of images, etc. ...
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How to bulk rename files in a directory using the Date column

I've got a list of a few hundred files that I need renamed by appending a modified version of the Date column to the front of the file name. The tricky part is the use of the Date column. I've tried ...
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Size on disk vs size [closed]

I need some help. I recently switched the ROM on my Android phone and copied all the data before hand. Successfully changed the ROM but when I tried to copy the data back, I found that I can't because ...
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How do I pass a URL containing an equals sign to explorer.exe?

I've tried running prompt> explorer.exe "https://www.google.com/search?q=example" , but it just opens a normal explorer window. prompt> explorer.exe "https://www.example.com/?q" works. It ...
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Start explorer from powershell after completely killing it with taskkill

I made a script to run an old game which has grafic problems when explorer.exe is running. This script kills explorer.exe with taskkill /F /IM explorer.exe and this works fine. But when I run start ...
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Synchronise/jump to path between explorer and file dialog

I have been using a launcher application (Listary), however, it hasn't been updated in a long time and I would like to stop using it as it tends to eat memory for breakfast. However, it has a useful ...
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Only the .lua extension type is showing.. How do I fix this?

for some reason after I installed Visual Studio Code the .lua extension shows even though the option in File Explorer is disabled.. I have googled for hours and even tried contacting Microsoft Support ...
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Where does win7 store folder columns settings?

Windows file explorer columns show/hide (size, date, type, etc..). Where does Windows 7 store these settings? Are they stored for each individual folder? thanks
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Windows crashing when using Explorer to move ogg vorbis files

Explorer takes forever to move ogg vorbis files, then hangs and I have to do a hard restart. My other file moving app works fine. I would prefer to use Explorer. On my NVME SSD everything works ...
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How to add an “Extract archive” button to Windows 10 File Explorer toolbar

Is there a way to add a toolbar button in Windows 10 File Explorer for an application-specific "Extract" archive action that can handle more than ".zip" files ? preferably via 7Zip but Winrar or even ...
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Why SVG viewer extension fails to show preview of SVG files in windows explorer?

After following the answer on how to get SVG thumbnails in windows explorer 1: How to get SVG thumbnails in Windows Explorer?, there are still problems which hinders the preview of the SVG icons in ...
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How do I set a Windows Explorer column width to less than 130 pixels?

Recently I have noticed a change in the behaviour of Windows Explorer on my laptop. The minimum size of a column has increased significantly, so the "Size column to fit" functionality has become far ...
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Explorer “Not Responding” After Creating New Folder in Windows 10?

When I create a new folder in Windows 10, sometimes Explorer will hang for 10-30 seconds with a message "Not Responding". The upper right corner of all Explorer windows will turn red during this time. ...
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Is there a way to add custom locations to the File Explorer's “Move To”and “Copy To” dropdown menu?

I want to add some permanent folders to the dropdown menu so that I don't have to manually search for them in the "Choose Location" screen instead. I know that adding folders to the Quick Access menu ...
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Windows 10 file selector: How do I specify details view as the default?

Whenever the user needs to select a file - for loading into a program, or saving, or any other reason - the file selector dialog ensues. In Windows 10, it is like a miniature Windows Explorer (or File ...
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Where does windows maintain its list of what drives are perceived as removable? Autoplay showing for internal drives

So i'm quite perplexed by an issue I'm having with my context menu relative to my hard disks. I have 13, 7 internal, 6 external. of those 13, 11 are being passed off as removable on some level. ...
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Save layout with expanded folders in Windows Explorer on Windows 7

I expand 'My computer' to have quick access to the hard drives on the left side, the next time when I open my computer the folders are closed. I tried to not close 'My computer' window after ...
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Modifying Explorer View settings from Powershell

Recently Windows changed the way Explorer sorts content by default in the Downloads folder. By default files are grouped by date downloaded, rather than displayed like any normal file other folders. ...
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Cannot access/modify a folder, even though it shows up in a dir list

I have a folder called S.W.A.T. that cannot be accessed or renamed, possibly because of the full stop characters. It appears in explorer, but produces an error when attempting to open it. Location ...
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How to unpack archives on double click?

On macOS, double clicking a zip archive immediately unpacks it into a folder with the same name and then opens the folder. There are third party apps that do the same for other types of archives as ...
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Windows Explorer freezes when I try to right-click, rename or move files in a mounted cloud drive (via rclone mount)

I have already asked this question in the rclone forum, but unfortunately we weren't able to find a solution. Most people there seem to be Linux users, so I thought that I might have better luck here, ...
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How can I add an entry in the context menu in Windows Explorer only for files larger than some threshold?

How can I add an option in the context menu in Windows Explorer only for files larger than some threshold? For example, when adding an entry in the context menu in Windows Explorer to split files by ...
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Accessing \\localhost in windows 7

Problem is: I cannot access \localhost from my system explorer(C:\Windows\explorer.exe); I cannot access any other web resource in file explorer, error is always the same generic "0x80004005"; ...
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How can I add an option in the context menu in Windows Explorer to split files by 15 GB chunks?

I often need to upload files to Microsoft OneDrive, whose max size per file with my account is 15 GiB. How can I add an entry in the context menu in Windows Explorer to split files by 15 GB chunks? ...
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Windows Explorer lags horrifically

I am running Windows 10, installed on an SSD. The Windows Explorer process seems to require a refresh in order to update changes whenever I: create a new file (need to refresh for the new file to ...
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Show more than 4 folder in the Quick Access list on Windows Explorer

Is there a way to show more than 4 folders in the Windows 10-Explorer quick access list at the left? I can, of course, manually pin folders. But that's not what I meant. I mean the dynamically built ...
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Does/can Windows 10 keep track of file moves/copies/shortcut creations?

Numerous times a day, I get the feeling that I accidentally created a shortcut in File Explorer, or that I accidentally copied or moved a dir/file. I keep looking for the "History box", but then ...
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Starting Windows Terminal from Windows Explorer

Windows Explorer has the option to open Powershell in the current folder by going to File and either selecting Powershell or Powershell (administrator). Is it possible to add Windows Terminal to this ...
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Show *.bat files in Recent Items?

How to show recently created/modified batch *.bat files in Recent Items folder in Windows 7?
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Display multiple standard project sub-folder contents in one window

I'm growing tired of having to repeatedly open multiple standard sub-folders every time I work on a different project. By example, my project parent folders always have sub-folders called '...
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How to start explorer if Ctrl + Alt + Delete and Windows commands do not work?

first, thank you for browsig the entry. I will save a lot of text by sayin: i messed up. I installed boom3d in my pc and it worked fine until KS total security 2020 began trowing notifications about ...
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Save As/Open File Dialogs are Freezing/Using ~20% CPU

This question has been asked a few times on SU, but no one ever seems to give all the information, so here we go; Occasionally, when using "Open a File" or "Save File" dialogs in any program on my PC,...
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Windows: Connect to SFTP server using Windows File Explorer

I require one of my client to connect to a SFTP server using Windows File Explorer. The Explorer has an option to connect to a FTP server but not a SFTP server. In the Add new network connection ...
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Deleting Recovery partition on a hard drive without OS

I want to create a windows+linux dual boot setup on my PC. I have 3 drives in total, two SSDs(Disks 0 and 1) for each OS and a HDD(Disk 2) that I plan to format and use with NTFS file system for ...
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Win 10 File Explorer keeps refreshing

On my Windows 10 Pro PC, the Windows File Explorer periodically (ca. once or twice in a minute) refreshes itself. By that, I mean that the file list disappears (for only a fraction of a second), ...
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How do I prevent the Save File /As dialog from refreshing?

Every time I try to save something (usually in Chrome/ internet to desktop) this annoying thing happens. When I go to "Quick Access" ; or When I am typing the filename, mid word Then window ...
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How to separate Windows taskbar short date and explorer short date

It seems like an immensely specific request, but I would like to make it so my taskbar shows the short date (like it does in the attached photo), but file explorer will show the long date when using ...
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Windows links files with related extensions

Windows 7 - if a folder contains two files with same name and different extensions (related extensions such as jpg & jpeg) then operations on one file ( rename or move) affect BOTH files at once ...
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Windows 10 WebDav issue freezes/crashes/stalls with files over 50 MB

Recently, my company bought a Synology DS1019+ NAS and I've moved my colleagues to it so they can work from home. I used WebDAV to map the shared folder (\naspath@SSL@5006\folder). I can upload files ...

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