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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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How to prevent Windows Explorer from opening multiple windows for the same folder

I'm doing a job that involves begin moving and managing files frequently. As a result, I have several Windows Explorer windows open at the time. Sometimes, I lose track of the different folders for ...
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Windows Explorer crashes when selecting an Office document (.docx, .xlsx) with “Details pane” or “Preview pane” active

Title speaks for itslef. Whenever I try to select an Office document in the Explorer windows, the explorer freezes then crashes. It works perfectly fine if I disable the "Details pane" or the "Preview ...
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Windows 10 - Folder opens with a long delay after clicking on Pinned Folder

Windows 10 - Folder opens with a long delay after clicking on Pinned Folder. I have noticed that this problem does not occur with a fresh Windows Installation but after either we install Windows ...
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Configure Windows 10 Explorer settings via GPO (Personal folder, Start Menu folders)

We're currently rolling out Windows 10, and trying to configure GPOs for ease of use for student accounts. As part of that, we're looking at forcing users to save to their Home Folders (H: drives). ...
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Why isn't the floating panel focused when clicking on it? [on hold]

The bookmark panel of PDF-XChange Viewer when being focused has a yellow title bar: However, it can only be focused when being clicked inside the red box. Clicking on other locations (title bar, ...
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Windows 10 File Explorer Search Not Working

Using Windows 10 Pro 64bit. When I type something in the top right Search box of the File Explorer nothing happens. However it does work in Safe Mode. How do I fix this?
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Directories can only be deleted after clearing its contents

I have this really annoying issue with deleting directories in Windows for some time now. I'm a software developer using Visual Studio and I usually have a common build output directory for one ...
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Accidentally changed the attributes of all the files and folders of a user to Read-only

Story behind: I wanted to upload a file located in a hidden folder(by default). The file explorer that prompted by the file uploading site did not have the "Hidden items" checkbox in the View tab(didn'...
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how to show paths when hovering over file explorer task in Windows 10 task bar

Back before Windows 10, if I had multiple File Explorers open, and they were 'compressed' down to one on the task bar, then hovering over it would popup a nice list of the path of each individual File ...
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Can't use Windows File Explorer

I recently got a new computer running Windows 10 and I've found that I cannot use the Windows File Explorer. Essentially the issue I'm seeing this: Things that work okay: I can navigate through ...
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Windows 10 Icons not showing, explorer loads slow, processes are fine

Last night I connected to my office computer with team viewer and I had some problems on loading Explorer (Quick Access Folder) took forever to load, I thought something related my internet connection ...
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How can I open a document that Windows falsely alleges as 'moved or deleted'?

Yesterday at 1 PM, I decided to move IPA.pdf from my Introductions, to my Linguistics, folder. As I had it open and was working with it, Windows couldn't move it. Not till 3 PM when I closed it, did ...
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The system cannot find the drive specified CMD [duplicate]

I tried to format a USB (probably full of VIRUS) when plugged in the port,it automatically opened the USB and then suddenly local drives like F and D are not accessible. C drive is accessible but ...
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Is it possible to prevent Windows Explorer from locking up when hovering a file during drag and drop above a network drive that is offline?

In Windows Explorer in the left sidebar I have a link to a network drive that is usually turned off. If I want to drag an drop a file from that window to another window, I have to take special care ...
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How does Window Explorer order files when the creation date/time is the same?

I unzipped files from an archive, and see the date and time of creation are same. How then does Windows Explorer sort them, since the sort order seems not based on other criteria like modified date or ...

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