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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Windows server 2003. Windows search service error. Unable to initialize the filter host process

I was trying to install SQL server management studio 2008 on Windows Server 2003 SP2 x86 Standard edition and but I couldn't install it. I got an error saying install "Windows Installer 4.5" so I ...
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Where is stored the explorer column configuration and how to provision it?

Windows explorer allows to customize the column of any folder. Where is stored this information? Is it possible to deploy this setting for a specific folder through a GPO or a script? What about ...
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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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Explorer intermittently reports “not responding” when administrator browses files on server in console session (SBS 2003)

A few weeks ago I noticed that, every 5-10 minutes during a console session on the server, Explorer would become unresponsive for anything from 10-30 seconds (complete with hourglass cursor), before ...
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Windows 7 Explorer constantly tries to log in to Shared location using invalid credentials

When I navigate to \\SOMESERVER\SharedFolder Windows 7 'thinks' several seconds, then Enter Network Password dialog appears. Problem: administrators of SOMESERVER claim that multiple (hundreds) ...