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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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Let explorer wait for copy to finish

Lets assume, I have an external USB drive with the following content: Ü:\ Folder1\ Data1.file Data2.file Junk1.file Folder2\ Data3.file Junk2.file I ...
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Update Onedrive in File Explorer

I want to use File Explorer for faster access to Onedrive, but for some reason, the Onedrive in File Explorer does not sync at all, it remains the same all the time with no update. How can I get it ...
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Have the computer alert me when a file or folder contents have changed? [on hold]

Right now I manually check a folder several times per day for any new files. How can I automate this process?
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Nautilus and File Explorer show different number of files on same folder on shared NTFS partition?

Ubuntu's file manager Nautilus and Windows File Explorer count the total number of files in folders on NTFS partition differently. For an example, Nautilus count one folder to totally 14687 files ...
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“Working on It” .issue for certain folder

I have a folder which contains videos, mainly songs and movies and I'm not able to open it and while trying to open this folder Windows Explorer uses lots of CPU (approx. 50%) and then Explorer ...
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How can I truly run windows file explorer with full administrator privileges on windows 7?

I know this has been asked before because I already tried every answer I could google up. Please read through before marking it as duplicate. My home machine has two accounts set up: one simple ...
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Reopen recently closed File Explorer window in Windows 10

How can I reopen a recently closed File Explorer window in Windows 10? I sometimes close a File Explorer window by mistake and I want to reopen it, but it is deeply buried in list of folders. It is a ...
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Infuriating explorer.exe crash (for years)

I have been struggling with a Windows explorer.exe crash for years. explorer.exe will just randomly crash and relaunch. It has persisted across Windows 7 and Windows 10 (64-bit). I've tried ...
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Windows 10 external hard drive is not showing up in explorer

I have Windows 10 Home Edition installed on my laptop. I have been trying to use my external Seagate 500GB hard drive. When I connect it to my laptop, it shows up in This PC with total and available ...
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Executable of “Open with” dialog on Windows

How can I open the "Open with" dialog in Windows from command line and other programs? Something like openwith.exe myfile or explorer.exe --openwith-dialog myfile
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Is there a method by which a folder can be created with a C:\ root path in Windows 10?

Is there a method by which a folder can be created with a C:\ root path in Windows 10? I would like to move a data folder to a new PC with Windows 10 but, to date, have not been able to create such a ...
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Started explorer.exe as different user, can't switch back

I have two domain accounts (user and admuser) which I'm working with on my Windows 10 Pro machine. Yesterday, as 'user' I Shift+RightClick on C:\windows\explorer.exe and choosed Run as Different User ...
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Error: “Could not find this item” , but file is there

I have a fat32 external drive, copied some working files in it around a year ago. now when I want to copy back them to the PC (Win 10), I'm getting this error for SOME of files: I tried some ...
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Why does Windows keep regenerating unneeded .regtrans-ms files in my user folder?

This is a follow-on question from this one. As concluded in that answer, these files are supposedly registry transaction files - files that should have been merged into the registry at some point and ...
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Windows 10 does not remember icon position

Running Windows 10 Pro 64-bit v1803. Missing context menu items View > Auto arrange and View > Align to grid have been restored (using the tips in this article). View > auto arrange is ...

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