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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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Browser: Drag and drop image from explorer replaces content instead of opening in new tab

Drag and drop image from explorer replaces content. This behaviour can end up cause data loss. Consider this use case: you are filling in a long form and you have a box to upload an images at the ...
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Fix file location info

I've been doing backups for a drive wipe, but since Windows was nudging me about filenames being too long, I just booted into Ubuntu and copied them from there. Now some of my files have a path like \\...
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Java File class generated a file in my system that cannot be deleted

I was working on a quick in house template program for C# unit tests so I used java to generate them. The program simply opens the template file, replaces my regex patterns and saves the info in a ...
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How to password protect a folder in Windows Explorer?

A client has asked if they can have a folder in my documents locked. Is it possible to do this? I don't think there's a feature but it's worth a try. Thank you in advance.
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Windows 10 (1809): How To Use the Dark Theme for UWX Apps but the Light Theme for win32 Programs?

The latest version of Windows 10 (1809) has added a new feature to Windows Explorer (and various win32 programs). Specifically, if one uses the Dark Theme for UWX apps, the Windows Explorer also turns ...
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Drive Overview gives diffrent Disk Usage than properties

When I am on the Startpage of Explorer and press Properties of the Drive, i get the following details: But if I open the drive, select all folders and files in there (Show Hidden turned on) it only ...
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When I double click a folder in Windows Explorer it opens Visual Studio

Windows 10 x64. When I double click a folder in Windows Explorer it opens Visual Studio. It doesn't happen all the time and not always for a given folder. It happens usually like this. I am working ...
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“Sort by name” only sorts random groupings of files in the same folder under Windows 10

I noticed something with the latest Windows Update that I haven't noticed before that point: I seem to have some strange glitch that when "sorting by name" it does so for a seemingly random number of ...
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Windows Explorer Print through specified application

How to setup the default application to use for print. Sequence to test Open Windows Explorer (Win+e) Right click on a tiff image Select "print" item A custom application (for example IrfanView) ...
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Pasting url in file window stopped working and prompts “You can't open this location using this program”

I'm a webdev and work a lot with images from the internet. I've always been able to just copy the url of an image and then paste it in the "Open file" window, which would automatically save the image ...
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Keep “Desktop” at the top of the Quick Access list in the Windows Explorer

I'm not quite sure how this happened, but in my Windows Explorer (Windows 10), the "Desktop" link seems to sink to the bottom of the Quick Access list (based on how frequently I use it) while "...
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Folders not being added to Windows 7 Recent Places

On a Windows 7 box, folders are not being added to Recent Places, even after files are opened from those folders. Recent Places is always empty. What setting was changed to prevent Recent Places ...
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file accessible through http, but not through explorer\ftp

I have a PLC device with SD-Card, which supports ftp and http. some files are "missing", trying to access the files using explorer or ftp, fails. I just can't see them. using the browser shows them. ...
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How do I repair a broken “Super Key + E” shortcut?

I was attempting to replace explorer.exe in C:\Windows\ by replacing it with a program called explorer++.exe, which is a version of explorer that I prefer. I replaced it by renaming it and it didn't ...
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After I search in Explorer, how can I open a sub-folder with full path, not as a search folder?

I search for bar, and get this: How can I open the baz subfolder in a way that will make Explorer show the full path? Meaning, I want this: instead of this:

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