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 R2 File Explorer gives green bar of death when opening

On a server running Windows Server 2012 R2 when opening file explorer, it shows an empty details screen and the green bar of death starts going across the screen (see image below). If I open a ...
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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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Display RHEL 7.0 Server in Windows Explorer Network List

How can I get my RHEL to simply show up in the network list in Windows Explorer? I have joined my RHEL to my active directory domain successfully. I can also ping and telnet into the machine from any ...
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Able to view new files from a samba share only after refresh

I'm currently trying to access a samba share from windows server 2012 When I access the share I'm only able to view 210 files out of 460 files and the remaining files are only viewable after ...
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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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rapidly refreshing network share in win7 explorer causes file operations to fail on this share

first time posting here! i dont have reputation points for inline images and links yet, sorry. Short version: I am investigating an issue reported by our users. they have batch scripts that rapidly ...
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Updating windows explorers display of where a drive is mapped without restart

I am moving mapped folders from one server (serv1.my.dom) to another (serv2.my.dom) reusing the same drive letter, so everything that relies on that letter keeps on working. After deleting the ...
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How to open FileZilla Client in windows explorer?

We have a shared drive (windows 7), and I want to set up a server-client FTP system on office local network, so that people can have access to different folders or sub-folders with permission. I ...
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Windows explorer not loading drives or thumbnails on whole domain

Every computer on the domain seems to have an issue where explorer sometimes opens up to only show favorites and libraries for available locations, and they both have a magnifying-glass over top of ...
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Webdav Mapped Network Drive Folder Search not working

I have a webdav mapped network drive. The webdav folder is from a sharepoint Site. In one particular folder if I search via Windows Explorer I am getting no results container letter characters. If ...
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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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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 ...