Questions tagged [windows-explorer]

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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Network connected devices not visible from a workstation solved - but why?

The problem was that devices on the network were not visible in Windows Explorer's Network folder. The devices were accessible using Remote Desktop Connection, and in many cases, the devices could be ...
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How to make computer alias discoverable?

I am replacing an old server 2008r2 system with a new windows 2016 server but am having problems with computer visibility on the local network. My file server has a DNS alias which doesn't appear as ...
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Why can't I access my FTP server with Windows Explorer?

I have an instance running Ubuntu 16.0.4 LTS on Google Compute Engine with port 21 open to it. I have installed vsftpd on it, added a user for the FTP service, and set the directory permissions to ...
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How to associate .log files with LTFViewer on Windows 2008?

Large Text File Viewer is fast for opening megabyte and gigabyte large log files. However on Windows Server 2008 (SBS) the File Explorer fails to open .log files with this application. LTF viewer ...
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How to close Windows 10 taskbar

I need to install a PC with Windows 10 pro 64bit. It will be customized with a dock to launch predefined application. How can I close (or completely hide) the windows taskbar? I have already found ...
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Secure FTP client for Windows Explorer [closed]

I have a small business website that once in awhile I need to upload files to. Before recently I've been keeping an ftp login string in my password manager, that looked as such: ftp://username:...
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“'Network Drive' refers to a location that is unavailable” while UNC works

Situation: Environment is a Windows Domain with 160+ Clients, several DCs. No WINS. DNS working. Fileserver is a Windows Server 2012 R2, patched regularly, SMB shares, proper NTFS and share ...
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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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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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Run Windows Explorer on remote system from its cygwin shell through SSH [closed]

Please consider my problem :) 1) I Have a Windows 7 - x64 system with cygwin installed and SSHD running. 2) From another Windows machine , from futty, SSH to the above machine. 3) Command "TaskKill /...
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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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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 second ...
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Disabling the prompt to “Click Continue to permanently get access to this folder” (e.g. via GPO)

http://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/950934 describes the manner in which, when a member of the Administrators group uses Explorer to navigate to a folder to which the Administrators group has ...
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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 refresh(...
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What would cause a file saved to a Windows network share to not be immediately visible through the browse function of a 3rd party program?

Problem We have a Windows 2008 R2 server with a network share setup on one of the storage volumes. Users on desktop computers use a scanner to scan single-page documents and convert them to a digital ...
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Can't run .bat file off share, but can from cmd

I have a smb share on a Linux box set up that I can view in explorer: \\XXX.YYY.ZZZ.QQQ\Share In this share is a batch file: \\XXX.YYY.ZZZ.QQQ\Share\Scripts\Script.bat I can open the file in ...
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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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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 different, ...
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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 server,...
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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 hours......
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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 username/...
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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 right-...
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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 I ...
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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?