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Windows File Explorer - find files ending with a negative number (*-N.*)

If you prefer PowerShell to cmd.exe, use: gci | ? BaseName -match '-\d+$'
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Windows File Explorer - find files ending with a negative number (*-N.*)

Windows Search cannot do that - its wildcard expressions are just too limited. You could instead use the Command Prompt (CMD) with the findstr command that supports some regex, this way: dir /b | ...
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windows folder with millions of files not responding

What is amazing that today, October 1 2022, with Windows 11 this behaviour is still the same and MS is not taking care a little bit. However, there are tools like Total Commander or Cygwin which have ...
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Undo Alt key-press in Windows 11 Explorer and Chrome

I've Been having the same issue - esc doesn't do it for me either, as the menu isn't actually opened, it just selects the option without skipping back when re-pressing Alt. I'm trying to get used to ...
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Run Windows 10 explorer as another user

Navigate to C:\Windows, scroll down to find explorer.exe, hold shift and right-click the explorer folder, then you will have the option to run as a different user.
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Trying to open a OneDrive directory file path using a batch file

When working with paths with spaces, you escape the entire path with quotes. So the first step you do is use explorer to navigate to the path you want to open in your script. You then click next to ...
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How can I modify registry so that svchost opens explorer.exe as the shell process?

There have been many posts written about this behavior. It's quite possible that Microsoft intended all along for the warning to stay around as a reminder. I have looked at some of these posts, and ...
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What is the relationship between the Windows Shell and File Explorer?

The Desktop is just a full-screen, borderless, background-customizable, specialized File Explorer window. Check out the similarity between the view settings for the Desktop: PS keith> gp HKCU:\...
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Why do I have 2 documents folder in Windows 11?

If you are syncing documents between your local machine and One Drive (I want my documents to be synchronized with OneDrive?) then you will have both a One Drive folder and a Local folder. This is ...
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What is the relationship between the Windows Shell and File Explorer?

The desktop is Explorer. It is one of the windows that Explorer can display. If you kill Explorer in Task Manager - then no desktop.
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Win10 Explorer Dimension Column Blank

Incase anyone else wondering about this, the Frame Height and Frame Width is the columns that work.
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Deleting quick access links from disconnected network drive in Explorer

You can change the timeout setting for explorer. Add SessTimeout DWORD in regedit HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanWorkstation\Parameters. The unit is second. I set it to 3 ...
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Open multiple files in Windows 11

After a (way tooooo long) moment I find it only works for maximum of 15 to open simultaneously, not 16. So yes you can, there are several approaches: Select multiple but less than 16 files: with the ...
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File Explorer Crash When Copy/Move Files Windows 11

Not that I advise using a work-around, rather than reinstalling Windows 11 from ISO, but you can easily automate that script: Create a .bat file with cmd /c "echo off | clip" as its ...
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PowerShell, add the Recycle Bin to Quick access

Src: Pin Recycle Bin to Quick Access using InvokeVerb Try this: $RBPath = 'HKCU:\Software\Classes\CLSID\{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}\shell\pintohome\command\' $name = "DelegateExecute&...
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PowerShell, add the Recycle Bin to Quick access

This is really not a PS code issue, nor a programmatic one. It's an OS-specific limitation/impediment. Windows Explorer is a program and thus has features it directly supplies which may or may not be ...
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File or content-type-association issue Windows 10

In the registry, all of those associations are defined. I'm not sure which one of them got screwed up and by what, but you can try to reset them by importing a clean default set of those keys/values. ...
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Windows 10 - Spacing/Gap Between Combined Windows in taskbar

LET IT BE KNOWN. Download Winaero Tweaker, search for "taskbar thumbnail", spam click "Reset this page to defaults" because somehow multiple clicks are necessary, and problem is ...
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webdav - Can't upload file from Explorer to NGINX Webdav server

The nginx webdav module only supports PUT, DELETE, MKCOL, COPY, and MOVE. The dav_ext module adds support for PROPFIND, OPTIONS, LOCK and UNLOCK. Unfortunately, Windows attempts to create files using ...
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Desktop.ini InfoTip not working

Perhaps what is missing if what is explained in following answer How to get Windows to read copied desktop.ini file?
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Modifying value of "Rating" column within Explorer for arbitrary file types

You can leverage built-in Explorer functionality to add a Rating property to filesystem folders (directories) with no third-party software, via a desktop.ini file and a registry edit. It does require ...
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Do a context menu action for multiple selected files in the Windows Explorer

Apologies if you got the answer already but I think the only way to do this is to place a shortcut to your app in the SendTo folder (You can open it from a Run window by typing shell:sendto) and then ...
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How to disable all explorer / shell extensions permanentely

I don't have Dropbox, so cannot test if there is an option during its installation for not installing shell extensions in Explorer. You could try re-installing it to see if such an option exists. ...
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