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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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Get a location of application in open with list of Windows 10

Today after system restore I found a suspicious application with name %1 in open with a list of application that can open JPG images. So, I want to know where this application installed on my hard-...
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File Explorer hangs when viewing MS Office files with Details Pane open

So, I have recently come across this issue, where selecting any MS Office files (.doc, .docx, .xlsx, etc) while the Details Pane is open will cause the Windows Explorer process to hang. I have: ...
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Command line prompt to unpin folder from file explorer quick access

A sharepoint path that i try to access via file explorer keeps crashing my file explorer. Is there a command line prompt to unpin (delete shortcut???) from quick access? Anyone heard of sharepoint-...
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Linked files and folders in Windows 7

This old trick for Windows XP allows you to unlink files and folders in the Windows OS. Windows Explorer > Tools > Folder Options > View > Managing pairs of Web pages and folders > ...
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How can I rename The Witcher 3's music files in a certain manner?

I saw some guy's post on Reddit that not every song present in the game was on the game's official soundtrack, including some that weren't even in the game. That got me curious, because I was looking ...
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Autorun an HTML file from a DVD disc

I need to autorun an HTML file in Internet Explorer (only) from a DVD disc. The file is in the root of the disc. How can I achieve this? This is the autorun.inf file: [autorun] open=iexpore -k ...
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Some zip archives prompted as invalid by windows explorer Windows 10

Some zip files cannot be opened by built-in Windows 10 Explorer. The archive can be opened and extracted by 7-zip app without issues. That is kind of strange issue because windows explorer works ...
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Windows File explorer not recognising .json

Using Notepad++ to edit some stuff for a label format that needs to be uploaded as a .json to the online software being used to print the label. When I save the Notepad++ file as a .jsona nd then go ...
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Can you change folder template and columns for a network shared folder in Windows 10

I know how to customize columns and views on a Win 10 PC for folders on that PC. I do it for images and videos to show things like date taken or length, etc. Then I can propagate that to ...
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Windows 10 - move ALL sub-folders and their contents up one level

I have the following: w:\encoded\mp4\movie-1 \title00.mp4 \title01.mp4 \title02.mp4 \movie-2 \...
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Purpose of Office Icons in Open File Dialog

Platform: Windows 10 Pro, Office 365 In the "Open file" dialog of any Office program appears an additional icon on top level for the currently open office program. However, with whatever files I work ...
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Tweaking WIN10 (2019) File Explorer's file size: filter thresholds. (how can we do this?)

In Windows File Explorer you can type size: into the search box, and it will offer 7 predefined size-ranges empty/tiny/small/medium/large/huge/gigantic For the longest time "gigantic" was set as >...
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Windows 10 directories ending with “dot something” hides the “dot something”?

I have some folders that are organized by the websites I got the files from so they have folder names such as "Website.net" but ever since a few updates ago (must be at least a year) Windows 10 is now ...
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Windows Explorer can't do ANYTHING

Recently got a virus that installed Chameleon Explorer + a tonne of different programs onto my laptop. They're all gone now but it seems Chameleon Explorer has royally screwed my computers settings ...
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Hyperlink to a file using the current user

I am trying to create a hyperlink which will work for everyone on different machines. For example, this works for me: C:\Users\bob\text.txt However, will not work for users on a computer who do ...
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Same file has different content depending on the method used to open it

Intro I am trying to setup a batch file that can backup some AppData folders to a network location using robocopy. The wincmd.ini (a file used by Total Commander) is giving me issues though: ...
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How can I delete these phantom folders?

I have two folders on my desktop that have no name. If you right click them they have no properties and limited options. If I press delete, then they go but a moment later they reappear. I can move ...
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WinSCP Explorer mode doesn't sort files correctly

WinSCP has the explorer mode which is similar to Windows Explorer. It works great, but the file listing panel seems showing files in undesired sorting manner. WinSCP is showing the file list this way:...
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How to force Windows to search a folder again?

I did a search in Windows 10 File Explorer for files containing a specific string in the file name. Then I either renamed or deleted the files it found. When I searched the same string again to see ...
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What is the purpose of horizontal navigation (using arrow keys) inside Windows Explorer? [closed]

Pressing up/down selects the items in a folder. When the right/left arrow key is pressed, a blue box appears around the date/type/size of the particular item. What is its purpose? Is it just there for ...
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Windows will not let me delete files made by my own user account

I have a bunch of leftover folders from when I downloaded an IDE and did not get removed when I uninstalled it. Today, I decided to remove these files, but found that every time I tried to delete the ...
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How to automatically use “From Text/CSV” when opening .csv file in Excel

When opening a CSV file in Excel the normal way it works ok, but the way it displays the data is lackluster. I recently discovered that under the "Data" tab there is a button "From Text/CSV". When you ...
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How to stop Windows Explorer using the user folder in the Navigation Pane?

As a follow-up to this question, is there any way at all to prevent Windows Explorer from using the User Folder in the Navigation Panel instead of the proper path? On Windows 10, when you click on a ...
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Explorer always crashes after traversing a lot of directories

I have noticed a strange problem with explorer.exe in Windows 10, which occurs after I've traversed a lot of directories and subdirectories. At the moment I'm reinstalling several computers. Prior to ...
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Windows 10 version 1803 - strange behaviour when opening folders containing TypeScript files

Windows never stop surprising me with its strange behaviours. This time, after I updated to v. 1803 (build 17134.706) I have this annoying thing when opening folders containing TypeScript files of ...
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How to allow hiding of items in the user folder using Windows Explorer?

I use Quick Access on Windows 10. I don't use the personal folders such as 3D Object, Contacts, Documents, Favourites, Links, Music, Pictures, etc. The issue is when you click a Quick Access folder ...
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After Backup and Sync tried to delete a file, I can't delete it manually

My access to a folder in my Google Drive was removed, and I had synced it with my Windows file system using Backup and Sync. The folder should have been removed, however, Backup and Sync is giving me ...
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I accidentally click and dragged something in my “This PC” navigation tab. How do I reset it?

guys! Just now, I was trying to drag a file into a device I had plugged into my computer, and the device's position in the "This PC" navigation tab is now above "Videos". I keep trying to find a ...
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Tidying up the “open with” list for .html files with LibreOffice installed

I have LibreOffice installed, with Windows Explorer Extension feature enabled during installation. I don't want to disable that feature, because it has some other benefits. In the open with context ...
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File extension shell verbs don't show up in Windows 10 context menus

Shell verbs for the .AHK extension: Don't show up in Explorer context menus Don't work when launching the process programmatically I've confirmed that: They're in the correct registry key .ahk is ...
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How to make Windows 10 Explorer to preview files w/o extension?

I found several links for making Windows Explorer to preview the content of files (in the Preview Pane) with a given filename extension, like ".log" or ".me". However, many open source projects ...
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How to avoid running of new copy of XnView MP on clicking on an image?

If I am double clicking an image in Windows Explorer, I have XnView MP opening. For first time it's ok. But if I click another image in Windows Explorer, another copy of XnView MP is starting and so ...
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Force Windows file share to prompt for credentials [duplicate]

I have a Windows file share I'd like to be accessible to our IT department users and not to our normal users. It will be used to store legacy manual software installers/etc. that can't be deployed. I ...
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Open With on multiple files in Windows 10 Explorer?

How do you add proper "Open With" shell functionality to Explorer in Windows 10? This is an important part of my workflow. This existed before in Windows 7 and XP so is not impossible. I believe it ...
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Open folder in PowerShell without using Shift key

I know that I can open a folder in a new PowerShell window from the windows explorer context menu by holding the Shift key while right clicking. Is there any tweak to get this command shown in the ...
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Windows 10: Save and open windows have groups when windows explorer does not

I have my Windows Explorer set up so that files and folders are not grouped. However, whenever a save as dialog box comes up the files & folders are grouped and I cannot access the view menu like ...
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desktop shell shortcut in explorer sidepanel

I'm on Windows 10 Pro N v.1803 (build 17134.648) This shortcut in windows file explorer side panel leads to desktop: click But when you open it, it doesn't show you any desktop icons. This can be ...
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Change the Folder options to Save As dialogue for any common Windows software

Is there a way to change the folder options when you try to Save As a file from Notepad++ and many other softwares. The default setting is Quick Access, Desktop, Libraries, This PC and Network. I ...
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Windows 10 1803 - connecting ftp/http folder to Windows Explorer

I've a problem with mapping http website into explorer. When I try to do so, there is an error. It worked well in windows 7:) Error from last screen: The enterer folder is incorrect....
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Windows Explorer icon showing wrong on taskbar [duplicate]

For a couple of days now, I've noticed that my explorer icon when opened, shows the icon of the folder (or where I am currently i.e. My Computer) on my taskbar and it used to just show the libraries ...
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Recurring Explorer error that I cannot trace

I'd consider myself a fairly advanced home user, even daring to call myself a superuser but I've recently experienced a recurring error dialog that I cannot trace that is driving me mad. My ...
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Is it possible to save a Contact Sheet made in Flie Explorer?

I am wanting to make a Contact Sheet ("A single sheet that multiple photos are attached to a paper [in photography this started out as "a piece of photographic paper onto which several or all of the ...
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Browser: Drag and drop image from explorer replaces content instead of opening in new tab

Drag and drop image from explorer replaces content. This behaviour can end up cause data loss. Consider this use case: you are filling in a long form and you have a box to upload an images at the ...
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Fix file location info

I've been doing backups for a drive wipe, but since Windows was nudging me about filenames being too long, I just booted into Ubuntu and copied them from there. Now some of my files have a path like \\...
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Java File class generated a file in my system that cannot be deleted

I was working on a quick in house template program for C# unit tests so I used java to generate them. The program simply opens the template file, replaces my regex patterns and saves the info in a ...
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How to password protect a folder in Windows Explorer? [closed]

A client has asked if they can have a folder in my documents locked. Is it possible to do this? I don't think there's a feature but it's worth a try. Thank you in advance.
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Windows 10 (1809): How To Use the Dark Theme for UWX Apps but the Light Theme for win32 Programs?

The latest version of Windows 10 (1809) has added a new feature to Windows Explorer (and various win32 programs). Specifically, if one uses the Dark Theme for UWX apps, the Windows Explorer also turns ...
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Drive Overview gives diffrent Disk Usage than properties

When I am on the Startpage of Explorer and press Properties of the Drive, i get the following details: But if I open the drive, select all folders and files in there (Show Hidden turned on) it only ...
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When I double click a folder in Windows Explorer it opens Visual Studio

Windows 10 x64. When I double click a folder in Windows Explorer it opens Visual Studio. It doesn't happen all the time and not always for a given folder. It happens usually like this. I am working ...
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“Sort by name” only sorts random groupings of files in the same folder under Windows 10

I noticed something with the latest Windows Update that I haven't noticed before that point: I seem to have some strange glitch that when "sorting by name" it does so for a seemingly random number of ...