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External hard drive not working after unplugging while Windows Explorer wasn't responding

This sounds like if the drive was already dying and Explorer locked up because of that. If it is a USB attached drive Windows may still see the USB-SATA chip inside the WD housing (which gives you ...
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External hard drive not working after unplugging while Windows Explorer wasn't responding

The drive's not responding and causing Explorer to freeze was probably because of a hardware failure. If the disk is now not showing up at all in Device Manager after rebooting the computer, then it's ...
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How to change Explorer folder template for zip files

It looks like the way to set a custom template for .zip folders is via an AllFolders regtistry entry. These can be per-user modifications if created under: HKCU\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\...
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Robocopy from network drive doesn't skip duplicates

This may be caused by discrepancies in timestamps between the two systems. You could try to add the /FFT flag, which makes Robocopy more tolerant (it uses a two-second resolution). Also, you chould ...
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Is there a way to set the default column layout and sizes for Windows File Explorer views for zip files?

It looks like the way to set a custom template for .zip folders is via an AllFolders regtistry entry. These can be per-user modifications if created under: HKCU\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\...
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External hard drive not working after unplugging while Windows Explorer wasn't responding

Unplugging brutally the drive while it is working may result in some sectors damaged, but rarely in a total hardware failure. It is possible that the drive had problems before it was unplugged. If it ...
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Explorer is slow to open new window on Windows 10: what could the issue be?

I think you are trying to attach Images in your WebBrowser (on SuperUser StackExchange) and hence opening the Windows Dialog. It may be some slowness in your WebBrowser. Try with alternate WebBrowser. ...
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How do I restore new shortcut to Windows 11 explorer right-click context menu?

I found the answer at https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/24412-add-remove-default-new-context-menu-items-windows-10-a.html Login as admin and open this reg file or run regedt32 as admin and import. ...
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File Explorer becomes unresponsive for a minute on startup (along with Taskbar) and always on refreshing (F5)

"Problem vanishes with booting into SafeMode" This means that some installed product is causing this problem. You will need to locate the problem by disabling products in bunches, until the ...
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How do I get a listview to show up in Windows Explorer on Win 10?

You can get a character-based folder/file tree to paste into a document using the following: Open Explorer to the top-level folder <Shift>+<Right-click> in the folder background and ...
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Can't do delete folder with the tag present in the reparse buffer point is invalid

linking to my recent answer on a related question. It may help anyone who stumbles upon this issue and doesn't want a specific tool to solve the problem: Link to another Answer on SuperUser about this ...
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