Windows Explorer is the default graphical file system browser and manager included in all Microsoft operating systems since Windows 95. It is sometimes referred to as the "Windows Shell," though it is actually just one component of the Windows shell.

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RDS 2012 R2: Hide libraries in file explorer

I am searching for a solution to hide the libraries in File Explorer for Windows Server 2012 R2 RDS. I read a lot of posts about this. It should be possible with registry keys. ...
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Error: “Parameter is incorrect” when opening 0b bat/cmd

Having sort of issue that is more likely annoying when need to create short batch script (though it's not scripting issue). I want to right-click on desktop and create new text file. Rename it and ...
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Check zone assignment from Windows Explorer in Windows 8/Server 2012

I'm trying to determine whether a particular folder is assigned to the Intranet zone. On previous versions of Windows, I could look in the status bar at the bottom of a Windows Explorer window, like ...
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Windows shares via command line with user/pass, without mapping the drive? [closed]

In my day to day work, I need to access data on shared folders using different credentials (my desktop account is not the same as the account I use to access these servers). Normally, I'd map a few ...
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User folder not showing up in Windows Explorer

I have a user that logs into the domain receiving an error message regarding their "my documents" folder being inaccessible. Browsing the D:\Users directory using Windows Explorer on the server, the ...
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Windows server 2012 user/administrator missing programs

I have the weirdest thing with windows server i have ever encountered. When i log into the IIS server i have all my pined icons in the metro interface, my task bar pinned programs and my mapped shares ...
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Windows 7 PC cannot see some LAN PCs, but can access them via path

In an office LAN, with Windows 7 Professional workstations and a FreeNAS Samba server, 2 workstations have intermittent problems in browsing for the other workstations, as well as the FreeNAS server. ...
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Search through text files in Server 2012 File Explorer

I have an application on my server that saves unhandled exception reports to text files in a filesystem directory folder. Filenames are the timestamps that the exceptions occurred at. With the form ...
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Silently uninstall using msiexec without closing explorer.exe

I am trying to use the msi uninstaller to uninstall inventor 2011 but doing it silently causes explorer to close and not restart. I have a VB script from Autodesk that will work however it is not ...
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Windows Explorer Links Returning

I've got a GPO setup which deletes the generic default links in each users profile and adds some items to the links. For some reason, the deleted links "Desktop" and "Downloads" keep returning after ...
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explorer.exe eating all CPU, how to to detect culprit?

Windows 7 64bit. I am using ProcessExplorer from Sysinternals, and it says, that the offending call is ntdll.dll!RtlValidateHeap+0x170 however, the call stack towards the entry is always ...
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Windows Explorer defaultly showed attributes [closed]

Which folder artibutes does the Windows Explorer hide?
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Maximum number of files in a folder without performance impact

We have a folder on a Windows Server 2003 R2 share. The folder is 3.17 GB and contains, 93,679 files (46,839 .txt, 46,832 .tif, 7 .jpg, 1 Thumbs.db). We have moved the folder to another Windows ...
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Windows Explorer not responding with a file. Not able to delete

I have some issues with a Windows 2003 server. I replaced a disk in an RAID 5 array but the rebuild aborts because of a read error on another disk in the array. I fould out that there is a data file I ...
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How to Restart explorer.exe Remotely?

I'm having big troubles with a remote server that for some reason explorer.exe crashed and, although I didn't lose remote desktop connectivity, I can't do anything. Is there a way of restarting ...
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Windows 7 caches FTP credentials?

On my remote machine I have an IIS 7.5 (Windows Server 2008). I set up an ftp site with IIS Manager authentication. I then did Active Directory user isolation and isolated my users to physical folders ...
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FTP in Windows Explorer's date modified timestamp is off by 5 hours

We are using Serv-U as our FTP server on Windows Server 2008 R2. When I use windows explorer on a Windows 7 desktop to connect to the ftp site the Date Modified timestamp is off by exactly 5 ...
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Is there a way to disable file browse dialogs in IE/Windows Explorer?

We have an application that runs as a custom shell/kiosk in windows. One part of this application provides access to a web portal (via a .NET BrowserControl). The problem is this web portal allows ...
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Why can't I drag and drop in Explorer any more (re: Windows Server 2003)?

We have a couple of Windows Server 2003 machines on our network and for some reason I can't drag-and-drop files on the desktop or anywhere else. If I right-click and drag it shows the icon on the ...
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Can I make windows treat Shortcuts to Folders the same it would a Folder?

I'm moving some folders to an external storage drive and replacing them with a Shortcut, however the shortcut is listed in with the Files, not the Folders. It also doesn't show up in the folder Tree ...
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Accessing network share in explorer on different domain not prompting for credentials. Access is denied

I'm accessing a machine on a different domain in Windows explorer. When I navigate to the machine (ie. \MACHINENAME), I'm able to see all the shares on that machine. I'm not prompted for a ...
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How to really shutdown MS SQL SERVER? Or is my Windows Explorer messed up?

My questions seem to be unrelated BUT Windows Explorer might be causing the problem I see when I use SQL Management Studio (Windows 7 64-bit). a. Recently, since 2 weeks or so ago, my Windows ...
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Restrict access to network location from Windows Explorer

We have a legacy application which has data and PDF files available on a network share, and a locally-installed EXE to run it. The EXE uses a UNC path to access the data and PDFs. The customer is ...
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How to force Windows to prompt for credentials while accessing share

By default when I access some computer's share ( typing \\hostname in Windows Explorer ) Windows passes credential of my current user. It prompts for credentials only when current user's credentials ...
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Remove Windows Explorer Drop Down Options

I am trying to lock down a Windows Server 2008 R2 terminal server. At the moment, when a user opens a directory, there is the option in the Windows Explorer address bar to choose locations. In the ...
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delete broken network shortcuts from My Network Places

I am running Windows XP SP3. I have several shortcuts in My Network Places in Explorer that point to nonexistent IP addresses. I never succeed to delete them. When I do left-click on them, or ...
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How do I enable Windows XP's Windows Explorer to accept CNAME aliases in the address bar? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to Configure Windows Machine to Allow File Sharing with DNS Alias Environment: Let's say my server name is OU812 and its IP address is 172.100.51.50. In DNS Manager ...
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Windows Server 2008 expanding folders is Slow

On several Windows 2008 Server machines I'll log onto, when expanding folders in Windows Explorer with the treeview on the left, at times, it can take forever for the nodes to expand. Oftentimes ...
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Mapped drives not showing in first run of Windows Explorer

We have a handful of Windows XP SP3 users whose mapped drives don't always appear in Windows Explorer when they initially log in. "net use" shows the drives are mapped correctly and they can see them ...
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Microsoft Server 2003 Explorer shows duplicate local shares

I am new here and I could really use some advice please. I am having a problem with our file server. When I try to browse the shared folders using explorer, several of the shared folders all appear ...
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See network computer description in Explorer

When viewing the list of network computers in Windows Explorer on a Win 7 machine there appears to be no way of readily seeing the description field, which makes that pretty well useless. I believe ...
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vSphere Virtual Machine Windows Explorer runs slow

I've a number of Server 2008 and 2003 virtual machines running on vSphere 4. When using Windows Explorer on any of them, it runs very slow, e.g. 60 seconds + to change a folder. These folders are ...
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How do I purge or empty Windows Explorer's network username and sharename cache?

While troubleshooting a Samba vs Windows Network issue, I noticed that Windows' Explorer remembers login credentials of remote shares, even if you ask it not to. For instance, after accessing a share ...
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Folder Redirection - Explorer requires manual refresh

When a user's My Documents folder is redirected to a DFS share, Windows Explorer requires a manual refresh after creating a new folder, file, etc. Interestingly, the manual refresh is not necessary ...
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Why does Windows Explorer keep opening folders in new windows on Windows 2008 Server? [closed]

I just ran Windows Update on a new Windows 2008 Standard Edition SP2 64-bit server today. Since then Windows Explorer keeps opening folders in new windows when I double click on them. I've double ...
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Performance problem in Vista Windows explorer if /SWAPRUN:NET is set on an executable

I have rather big executables (about 25-35 MB). Because I want my users to easily execute my application, I don't want them to install a bunch of DLL's, just xcopy-install is OK for me (and my ...
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How do I add items to Windows Explorer New menu?

How do I add items to Windows Explorer right-click context menu called New?
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How to diagnose a hang when creating a new folder in explorer.exe

I have been having some issues with explorer.exe hanging when I create a new folder. If I use Analyse Wait Chain in the Resource Monitor it says "One or more threads of explorer.exe are waiting to ...
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Resolving the “Windows cannot access the specified device path or file” error

A user is reporting they might have a virus, although it might be related to their reinstalling zone alarm. I don't physically have access to the computer though. They are running Windows XP. When ...
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migratable Windows Explorer settings

The default appearance settings of Windows irritate me with its dumbing down of the interface and I always modify Windows Explorer with launch by default to My Computer %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe ...
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How do I populate the file structure browse tree in windows XP with a specific directory?

I am always saving files to a particular directory and I find that it would save a great deal of time if I could populate the drop down tree in the browse dialog box that comes up when you are saving ...
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How to track cause of blocking IO problems

I move between multiple subnets and networks on a regular basis. I'm often faced with Explorer and other programs that stall in what appears to be an IO request. I'm trying to find a consistent way ...
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How can I prevent explorer starting as a shell in a kiosk setting?

I'm using an alternative shell (a simple program that restarts a kiosk application if it dies) for a project I'm working on. I've set it via the Shell value in the registry, and I'm not using ...
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Windows Share Not Visible in Explorer But Can Still Ping The Server

We have a network share on a server, call it foo. When trying to enter \\foo\C$ in Windows explorer address bar, I get an error that the resource cannot be found. However, when I append the domain ...
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Good file manager replacement in Linux / Windows? [closed]

I like to use Windows and Linux (Ubuntu) and I'm constantly disappointed at the lack of power in the file managers. What uber-powerful all inclusive awesomesauce solution do you use? /yes, I know ...
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search for just folders in windows explorer

Here's another dumb question. Is there a way to search in windows explorer for just folders? I know folders get sorted to the top, but I'm always looking for that extra option...
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Remote Desktop mangles files when copying

I have a Windows Vista Business box at work and Windows XP Professional box at home. Both are updated to the teeth, but the problem still remains. The symptoms are: This happens when I connect from ...
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WinXP DVD/CD freezes Explorer for 8-12 minutes, then continues as normal

A user came to me with a CD containing 24 PDFs, complaining that he couldn't read the disk on his computer. I was able to read the disk with no problem on my PC. I went to his desk, put the CD in his ...
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Explorer Right Click Context Menu Items Missing

OS: Windows XP Service Pack 2 When I right click on a file/folder most of the third party context menu items are missing. These are the items like 7zip , Unlocker, Winamp ... which adds entry to right ...
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How to stop explorer.exe from keeping files open

I have a Windows 2003 server machine, this machine is backed up by a nightly scheduled task that copies files and folders to a portable USB hard drive (encrypted using TrueCrypt) Every week the ...