Adding a manifest file is the solution.
Due to the Installer Detection Technology of UAC, a UAC shield icon will be displayed on your 32-bit executable file with no requestedExecutionLevel in the manifest, but with keywords like “install”, “setup”, “update” etc in the filename. With the UAC shield icon, if we launch the executable file, the UAC elevation ...
I used to keep a lot "explorer windows folders and sessions" active for usage and easy jump & accessibility to folder and workspaces; mentally and digitally.
Since I was never able to do this with Windows Explorer/ File Manager directly I started looking at and using some alternative file managers and eventually stumbled upon the following ...
I was having this same thing happen to me and I miraculously just figured it out.
I had the windows file explorer folder icon pinned to my taskbar with grouping of windows always enabled, but when I would open a window with the pinned icon, it would show another icon that would change when I navigated to desktop or downloads.
I fixed it by trying to pin the ...
There is no workaround or setting for changing this behavior :
Explorer only looks at the first character of the name.
You need to look for an alternative file manager that has a better
My favorite is
but there are many
To apply the accepted solution of @magicandre1981 with a copy & past PowerShell script, just execute the following from an elevated PowerShell prompt:
param([ValidateSet("SeAssignPrimaryTokenPrivilege", "SeAuditPrivilege", "SeBackupPrivilege",
The Desktop that appears as the root when Show all folders is selected is a virtual folder with namespace junctions to the file system locations.
If you open three File Explorer windows:
Desktop ( namespace root )
(my Desktop is pointed to a folder named DummyDesktop)
and then use PowerShell to examine the ...
Not exactly a best solution but it's satisfactory to me.
Open Explorer, drag the File Ownership column right to the last position
File Change Folder and Search Options
View Apply to all folders
Now at least the File Ownership column will not bother you much because it will be usually hidden to right and the important columns will be shown anyway to the left.
When App associations get changed or screwed up, the Windows 10 Association settings to fix the association.
Start, Settings, Apps, Default Apps, and scroll down the right side to find the app and remove the association there.
See screen shot.
The "official" definitions are quite brief:
Date Created: ( System.DateCreated )
The date and time the item was created on the file system where it is currently located. This property is automatically promoted by the file system. The Indexing Service friendly name is "create".
Date modified: ( System.DateModified ):
The date and time ...
Assuming you are on windows - right click recycle bin and check if:
"don't move files to recycle bin" is checked
"display delete confirmation dialog" is not checked
These two selections together make the confirmation dialogue on shift-delete to no longer appear
Check and set the options as desired for each drive present in the recycle ...
I have never been able to find any "official" definition of the "date created" and "date modified" fields which are maintained by the file system.
The rationale seems to be that "date modified" is the date when the data in the file was last updated. The "date created" is the date that a copy of the file was ...
Sounds like the FolderFlags value for the Desktop view has been corrupted. Open regedit & navigate to:
and check the value of "FFlags". It should have a value that's unique to the Desktop: 0x40000224 (1073742372).
If it doesn't, do the following:
Start Task Manager
Start an Admin PowerShell ...
The context method is now very different in Windows 11. First, remember this is pre-release and things change.
Then do your first action (say Copy) and icons are across the top. I can see the Copy icon on your screen shot.
Now do the paste. A new Paste icon shows up on the bottom.
It is just a very new way of doing Context, but I am using it and it works.
The folder is a system folder.
In Windows, there are 2 settings that can hide folders. The show hidden items setting, and the hide protected filesystem items setting. The latter hides files and folders with the system attribute too.
In your example, the folder Default is special, which is why this happens.
Items like that are inserted into the Desktop namespace via the registry.
Items that are common to all users are the GUID-named subkeys of:
Items that are added on a per-user basis are found in the corresponding key under HKCU:
Open Windows File Explorer, click on the View Tab, go to Options and make sure you are displaying Hidden Files.
Also get a Trial License for Tree Size (Jam Software) and look at your drive with Tree Size. That will find large (and hidden) files and should expose a very large file. Local backup files are usually hidden and are large files.
I use Tree ...
Is it possible to index a folder in windows explorer while also
preventing those indexed files/subfolders from appearing in windows
No. You can pick folders to index in Control Panel, Indexing Options, Modify, and then add or delete folders you wish to index.
But three things:
Folders you choose to index will be included in Search.
When you have ...
Windows does not have such an option, so third-party tools are required.
4 Ways To Display Thumbnail Previews For All Video Files
reviews four utilities that can generate video thumbnails at an offset
into the video file.
You may download and test:
K-Lite Codec Pack : Codec Tweak Tool
As the other utilities ...
To a limited extent, you can sort on the column Date last saved.
Right-click on the column header in Explorer.
Scroll down to Date last saved and click the check-box to add it.
Click on that column to sort on it.
Now, if a file is added to a folder, Date last saved becomes the date the file was added.
The limitation is that removing the new ...
You are using Microsoft Edge legacy, which is deprecated.
It's possible that you have uninstalled it, but it's still marked as
the PDF viewer.
To change the viewer:
Settings > Apps > Default apps > Choose default applications by file type
Scroll down to .pdf and click on the handler on the right
In the dialog of "Choose default ...
Use Details view
Click on "Date Modified" column to sort by it
Shift+Click on the "Name" column
Switch to your final viewing mode (which I understand is List)
In the View pane, click Options
In the dialog, View tab, click "Apply to folders"
If prompted, click Yes
Sort your folder as you desire
Shift-click on the "name" column.
Folders are now on top. Windows will "remember" this the next time you open that folder.
This will work as long as you don't sort descending by name (Z -> A), in that case the folders remain on the bottom.
Source: From this thread discussion on microsoft.com
The easiet way to get the grouping you want is to create a Library for the top-level folders(s) that contain the files you're interested in. To create a new Library, right-click in the background of the Libraires folder and select New > Library. Then add your desired folders:
Note: If the Libraries folder is not visible in the Navigation Pane, select the ...
Since you are already listing details on the View tab, look to the left of the Details option and change the Group by option to None. On the Sort by option, choose Date Modified and Descending. See screenshot.