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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Prevent Windows from prompting on move [closed]

Is there a way to prevent Windows 10 from prompting to move a file or folder? ** edit ** Using File Explorer to move a file from ~/Documents to ~/Desktop. This may be a corporate policy.
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Checking in Windows file explorer if a file or folder is synced with Onedrive

When browsing my files and folders, is it possible to see somehow in Windows file explorer if a folder or a file is synced with Onedrive? I know that it can be seen in the Onedrive folder but can I ...
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How to check if one or more pictures in a folder of a million pictures isn't downloaded completely and is missing? [closed]

I'm downloading a million pictures and they're in async tasks, how do I make sure maybe in C# or a certain software or a Windows trick that tells me about pics that haven't been downloaded completely ...
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Is it possible to copy files between 2 network drives directly?

My understanding is, if I copy one or more files between two network drives (remote PCs), the transfer will be routed via my local PC. So if I were to then shutdown my PC before the copy completes, ...
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How do I unremove a file from the Windows Explorer Quick Access?

I've grown to like the Quick Access feature in the Windows Explorer under Windows 10, even though I don't always like how it keeps track of recentness. For my Java projects, I use an IDE and it doesn'...
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Win10 “explorer.exe Incorrect function.” at every startup

I am on Win10 and since today at EVERY startup this error message (explorer.exe "Incorrect function.") pops up and its quiet annoying... Screenshot of Error msg I already tried looking in ...
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Replace Windows Explorer or File Explorer with Other Third Party Explorer (i.e., Clover, Groupy, Explorer++ etc.) in Windows 10

I'm using third party Explorer for long. However, very recently (2020 H2 windows-10 update), I started to notice that, when I'm opening some files (for example, I downloaded a document with Chrome and ...
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Explorer in Windows 10 hanging on Azure Files SMB operations

At home, I have a fully up-to-date Windows 10 Pro desktop. I have also created an Azure Files SMB share in the cloud. I am able to connect to the cloud drive from the desktop without issue, and read ...
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Status of edited files with certain extensions do not update in Windows10 File Explorer

I am editing and saving file content in a Windows 10 environment, working in a C:\Apps\ApplicationName\ directory. When I edit a file using a standard extension such as *.txt, or *.doc, the time and ...
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How to start Windows 10 Explorer at a specific screen location with a specific window size?

In Linux, I can do something like gnome-terminal --geometry=100x35+10+10 (gnome-terminal --geometry=widthxheight+Xposition+Yposition) This is possible with many different linux applications. Is ...
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Windows Explorer Folder View Settings - TopViews

I would like to customize the folder views on my Windows machine. I found the below registry keys, and I've set their LogicalViewMode value to details, their columnlists, etc. I had to use psexec ...
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Windows - how to change desktop pdf files icon to same as in explorer?

As you can see in screenshot - on desktop pdf files icons show edge icon. In explorer it shows some icon with pdf. How to change descktop icons for pdf file so they would be same as in explorer? I ...
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Mapped Network Drives making Windows 10 File Explorer extremely slow

I have two Windows 10 PCs on a home network. They access each others files via Mapped Network Drives. This basically works very well. However frequently File Explorer often takes a LONG time to load (...
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Automatically remap folder's contents to different drive when updated?

I have a program that outputs data to a folder in my C drive (C:\Users\games\AppData\Roaming\Yernemm\OWET2\output). This program does not have a way to set the output path for it's data. Instead, I ...
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process explorer - identify new files

Issue I have is is possibly the most bizarre I ever faced... Excel macro (which copies data from one of the sheets and sends via email) runs correctly if Outlook is not running. If Outlook is running ...
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How do I select a store-installed app in the “Open With…” dialog? [duplicate]

On Windows 10 (64-bit), I have a file that I want to open with an app that I installed from the Microsoft Store. I just want to open it with it once, I do not want to set the default app. I right-...
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Windows 7 File Explorer doesn't shows folders but notepad does

I am using Windows 10 and Windows 7 dual-boot and today Windows 7's file explorer stopped showing folders on any directory, but it shows files (system files too if I deselect "Hide protected ...
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Some apps redrawn on file explorer resize - Windows 10

When I resize File Explorer some applications are redrawn causing them to flicker. (I say redrawn because what happens looks exactly like when the controls on a WinForms app are redrawn from top to ...
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Windows 10 File Explorer - Prevent FTP Connection From Opening In New Window

I'm using Windows 10 Professional v20H2. I set up a new FTP network connection in File Explorer. When I click on the connection, it opens the list of files and folders on the FTP server in a new ...
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Windows 10 PC has a desktop folder inside another [duplicate]

For some reason this is my folder structure: I have a Desktop folder nested inside the This PC folder which is in another Desktop folder. I cannot figure out how to fix this. As far as I know, this ...
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Change size of icon type in Windows 10

Windows view has LIST TYPE. Is there any way to change the icon size for those views? For example, I want to explore in LIST VIEW but I want the icon a little bit larger. In the above image can I ...
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On windows, explorer.exe high ram usage

First of all I'm by no means an expert but I'll try to explain my problem. Basically, explorer.exe slowly increases its memory usage, at a rate of roughly 1Mb every 4-5 seconds, as long as the File ...
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How to remove Creative Cloud Files shortcut from Windows Explorer (left Navigation Pane) after April 2021 update?

The "Creative Cloud Files" shortcut was a pain to get rid of in the past, but after a recent update in spring 2021, the damn shortcut is back, and none of the old tricks work anymore. Has ...
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What does # mean in Windows Explorer column?

What does # mean in the Windows Explorer column? I've never seen something written in that column.
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Copying multiple files in separate directories simultaneously in file explorer

My situation involves a lot more files, but consider the below simplified example of my scenario - 2 separate files, img1.jpg and img2.jpg are in completely different paths. I want to move both of ...
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Why couldn't I delete files in cmd and PowerShell without `-Force` when I can do that in Explorer?

I copied some files using macOS Finder to an exFAT partition so I ended up having lots of hidden dot files in the folder. I can delete them without any issue in Explorer, but whenever I run the del ...
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Keyboard Shortcut for Windows Explorer to fit the width of the name column to the longest file name in the folder

I would like to use a keyboard shortcut to fit the Name column to the longest name of the files in the folder so the file names don't get truncated with .... In a desktop you can use [Ctrl + +] to fit ...
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Windows File Explorer Not Displaying Desktop Correctly

My file explorer isn't showing the relationship of the Desktop shortcut with other shortcuts correctly. As you can see here, "This PC," "Libraries," etc., are showing under "...
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Why can't I see this drive letter in Explorer's top-level view This PC even though it is perfectly accessible by name

-2 I add 2 USB flash drives to my PC. The first appears as G: (being the next available drive letter) under This PC in Explorer but the second does not appear under This PC. Examination of Disk ...
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Windows Explorer: Increase Size of TIle Layout without changing layout

I want to change the size of the Tile View in Windows Explorer, Specifically in the This PC Section. Presently the view looks something like this, Any attempt to change this immediately destroys the ...
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USB Stick not showing up properly despite it being detected

I have a 8GB USB Stick. When connecting to my PC it gets detected and shows up in the Device Manager like any other USB Drive. But in Explorer it doesn't show up, there is however a drive Letter added,...
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Windows 10 file explorer: find files and folders with brackets in their names

On a shared LAN-drive I want use special keywords within brackets in the names of files and folders to flag them for later automated tidying actions. e.g. : {bin} as a name for a folder that serves ...
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Add shortcut to nowhere

How to add a shortcut in Windows that leads to nowhere as the target (without producing an error)? When the shortcut is opened it should do/execute nothing. The important thing is that the shortcut ...
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Why is there no tags option in properties?

I want to edit a file's tags so I can organize them. All the tutorials I could find say I can tag files like this: But on my computer, it looks like this: How can I fix this?
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How to hide protected operating system files in the VSCode workspace?

Although I have ticked "Hide protected operating system files" from Windows 10 file explorer options, I can still see files like desktop.ini and other random files with long names. I've ...
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How to show the amout of numbers in a playlist in the details view in Windows Explorer?

Here's my problem. In mp3 files and other audio formats, when metadata is inserted, and you open Windows Explorer and set the view to Details, you can see the information for each track. I'm using ...
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Windows 10 Powershell opens in C:\WINDOWS\system32 instead of folder that I shift-right-clicked in File Explorer

I shift-right-click a folder in File Explorer and click "Open powershell window here" but it opens in: C:\WINDOWS\system32 instead
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Does Windows Explorer allow the creation of duplicate folder names in the same location when one of the folders is hidden/marked as a system folder?

Certain files/folders within Windows have attributes assigned to them by default that hides them from Windows/File Explorer unless the relevant settings are changed to display these types of files/...
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Change the default directories presented when opening Windows Explorer for a user?

When opening the File Explorer in Windows either just from the taskbar or when a program opens a File dialog to select files to you, Windows presents a certain set of (in my case) 7 directories (3D-...
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Program Internet Explorer and ActiveX

I have a problem on a client computer running Windows 10 v20H2 with Internet Explorer and an ActiveX control; when trying to open a PDF in Internet Explorer, the program displays error: Internet ...
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How to open windows 7 file explorer window in the position of a current file explorer window

I regularly use the Ctrl+N hotkey to launch a new file explorer window, but this new window opens 'far' from the currently open explorer window. What I prefer is that the new window open exactly ...
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How do you control what's under the “User's Files” folder on the Desktop?

On a Windows 10 user's Desktop, there is a folder that can be displayed which is a representation of the user's special/known folders. It looks similar to %userprofile%, but I don't think it's the ...
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Pinned OneDrive taskbar icon opens in File Explorer instead (Windows 10)

I am able to pin OneDrive to the taskbar by clicking "Pin to taskbar". However, when I click the icon, a separate File Explorer icon opens in the OneDrive folder instead. This seems ...
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How to replicate windows name sorting in linux?

I need to print a list of files to a text document in the same order they show in the windows explorer alphabetic sort, but I can't find any method of sorting with ls | sort that shows the exact same ...
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Can I make Windows Terminal (wt) start in the current path in explorer like cmd and powershell do?

When I enter cmd or powershell into the Explorer address bar, the respective terminal will open a new window in the currently active path; can I do the same with Windows Terminal, as I want wt to act ...
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Windows 10 File Explorer Navigation Pane Toggle Disabled

My folder options are set to open Windows Explorer to the This PC page. But whenever I first open explorer, I cannot toggle the visibility of the navigation pane. Image: file explorer with navigation ...
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Make Windows explorer execute multiple copy command in sequence

Let's say you start with copying some files (file_glob_A) from disk C to disk D. And while the copying is happening, you want to copy some more files (file_glob_B) from C to D. So you just do the copy ...
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How to reset the image import process (Windows 10)

The question How to reset the image import process for Windows 7, advises to delete this file: C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Photo Acquisition\PreviouslyAcquired.db The problem is that ...
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How can I view ALL files in the current directory when I “Open…”, “Save…”, “Save As…”

I'd like the "Open..." , "Save..." and "Save As..." standard Windows dialog boxes to, by default, show all files in the dialog box, not just the ones that correspond with ...
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Windows Explorer, is there a way to change the displayed folder name length?

Something like this Limiting the number of character the folder could display until the OS decides to short its name and add the 3 dots at the end. The goal is to have shorter folder names by default ...

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