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File opens with wrong program, bad file icon in explorer view

Q: File opens with wrong program, bad file icon in explorer view

I recently had to do a system restore and now my .jpg and jpeg files have a bad file icon. They still do open with the windows pic program as I want them to - but only on the admin accout, I usually surf and play and do everything else with a user account, and even if I reset everything under folder options for the file associacions it somehow doesn't apply to the other account.
The funny thing is that windows tells me in the file association menu that I changed the file association's properties and can set them back to standart "photo suite 6" - a program that I uninstalled ages ago ... can I somehow set this back to the normal winxp picture and fax displaying thing?

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A: File opens with wrong program, bad file icon in explorer view

problem solved...

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I work with a lot of animation sequences, and when using Win explorer it has always irked me that if I want to view anything but list or details view then the filenames are truncated.

This is a problem because the sequences I work with often have long(ish) names and numerically iterated, generally being suffixed by a padded number.

Is there a way that I can view tiles, or content, or icons without having the filenames truncated?

(Bonus question: how come sometimes I get the option to view 'content' and other times the option is not there?)

Thanks peeps.

Curt.
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Example image of what I'm talking about:

A:Windows explorer - How do I view full file names AND see an icon

You could try these options:
Increasing the Icon Spacing (horizontal and vertical) can allow for longer filenames.
Setting the icons to the largest size can also allow you to view longer names.
Also you could use Details view and have the Preview Pane active.
That program seems to be using the old style Windows dialogue boxes, so I'm not sure if any of the options (I listed above) will have much effect.

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I wrote this batch file which does what I want it to do so far.


Code:
@echo off

"C:\Users\xxxxxx\Documents\HideTaskbar\HideTaskbar.exe"
"C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLANold\VLC\vlc.exe"
"C:\Users\xxxxxx\Documents\HideTaskbar\ShowTaskbar.exe"

exit
VLC is a video program so I want to associate video files to this bat file. This would mean that when i clicked on a video file in Windows Explorer, the bat file would execute and VLC would open the file I double clicked. At the moment the only thing that happens in this setup is that the bat file executes like normal but no video is played.

Is this possible, and if so how can I accomplish it?

A:How can I write a batch file that opens a file in a program?

Have you tried associating the video files to open with VLC by default ?
Maybe you don't need a BAT file ?

Default Programs - Associate a File Type or Protocol

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I was doing some detailed drawings in photoshop, and I also had a generic photo up in photoshop as well. I went to save my drawings, but apparently accidentally saved the photo under the drawins name and then closed the program. This morning I discovered the bad news. Is there a way to get that drawing back? I do not know if it was ever saved before.
 

A:Saved wrong file, closed program without saving right file, can I get it back.

Not if you overwrote the original.
 

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Hi, i wonder why my Icon does not show in Large Icon view and can be seen in other Icon View? It is invisible when you use Large Icon view. And i can't change my desktop back ground at all. It just won't save the change. Any help is appreciated.

A:Window unable to view file in Large Icon view

Hi there,

You might want to consider a System Restore if this is a recent occurrence.

Using the System File Checker (sfc scannow) would be my next suggestion.

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I opened a PDF file in notepad then in Word, now all PDF in my windows explorer shows a Word-like icon and file opens automatically in word.  I checked folder options and rebooted the machine, but it still shows that icon.  

How can I get the PDF file type icon back and file opens in Adobe automatically?
Thanks for any tips!

A:How can I get PDF file type icon back in Windows Explorer after I opend the file in Notepad?

Found it -
Control Panel > Default Program OR  Start >Default Program (if the shortcut already there) > select PDF file type and change default file association > pick Adobe 

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In windows Explorer files of the extention .avi will have an icon that is that little film strip with a screen shot from the video file. Matroska files (.mkv) only show a generic icon in explorer? How can i fix this so that the Matroska file will show the screen shot from the video file as is does with avi files in windows explorer? I have Home Premium? Thanks:)

A:Matroska File to show screen shot as icon like an avi file does in explorer

I wrote a similar post about mov files in here
Have a quick read at it (to understand what you're doing and why it's the way it is), then grab some matroska directshow filters. There's a list here: http://www.matroska.org/downloads/windows.html

P.S: Keep in mind the filter sparses the mkv file only (aka the container), it does not decode the audio or video stream inside of it. If you're only getting a filter but can't see the video, it would be because you're missing the codec (compressor-decompressor) for the video stream. I'm mentioning it because mkv files are usually encoded using codecs for which the avi container is not suitable (for example H.264 or AC3). If that's the problem, be sure to get codecs too (for example ffdshow-tryouts for H.264, or AC3filter for AC3).

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Anytime I drag a file(s) in a folder window, a translucent, oversized icon follows the mouse pointer, partially obscuring up to 4 nearby items.

Can this effect be disabled? I'm sure somebody at MS thought it was slick idea, but it just gives me a headache. I haven't found a setting that controls it -- maybe I'm looking in the wrong spot. (Am guessing, while this isn't an "animation" per se, it's in the same general category.)

Thanks a ton for any clues.

Mark

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If you go to:

Control Panel / and click on the Administrative Tools icon / on my machine, it takes you to the Administrative Tools folder in the File Manager, and shows the 18 Shortcuts

Is it like this for everybody?

All of the other things in the Control Panel open in a dialog box that is similar to the Control Panel style, with icons - nothing else there opens to the File Manager.

I thought maybe since I installed Classic Shell, it altered this. Everything seems functional, just not the Administrative Tools Control Panel shell.

If I go to Google Images, and take a look at "Win 8 Administrative Tools," it looks like it is supposed to appear as icons within a Control Panel shell.

Please see screenshots.

Any ideas?

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Hello,

I'm trying to open a file extension and can't seem to find the right program to open it. It is supposed to be images of the moon and we are trying to map the moon. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

here is the URL to the files:

http://www.astro.cornell.edu/~jlm/out/pds/npdem.lbl
http://www.astro.cornell.edu/~jlm/out/pds/npdem.img

I'm trying to do this using Windows 2000 Pro.
 

A:What program opens these file ext?

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Just installed windows xp pro recently.

I have TXD Workshop. It does not need to be installed to run. My problem is when i go Right Click > Open With and try to open it with it the exe nothing happens at all. It does not add it to the program list or anything. I tried going though Folder options and changing it there, i tried deleting it there and re adding it, none of them worked.

TXD is a textures file for all those wondering.

On my old home edition of xp it used to work and it was great. I also tried re downloading the program obviously that didn't work either.

If anyone could help it would be great. Thank you to anyone who helps in advanced.

A:I Cant change the program a TXD File Opens With

The TXD file viewer is not built in to windows, you need to install a program that works with them, you probably had sometihing on the old build.

You can find various programs on the net that view TXD files, have a look at this link and maybe you should install TXD workshop.
http://www.fileinfo.com/extension/txd

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every time i start my computer c// program file folder opens and i dont know why.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 21:25:40, on 12/22/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 7.0\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\SiteAdvisor\McSACore.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exe
c:\program files\common files\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mcproxy\mcproxy.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcshield.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MPFSrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcsysmon.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\Program Files\PowerISO\PWRISOVM.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Reimage\rei_agent.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\aAvgApi.exe
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A:C// program file opens at start up

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Over the past week, there have been occasions when I'm in Firefox and when I type, no text appears. Instead the tabs at the top of the Firefox page (i.e. File, Edit, View, History) are selected. It seems that I need to close down all Firefox windows and reopen to get rid of the problem. But the fix is only temporary. It comes back a few days later. I'm not sure what the cause is. I've followed the steps on the "Read this first" section. Then I went through the steps in the Prep Guide. When I run rootrepeal, the scan seems to stop at c:/windows/winsxs/manifests. Of the files that seem to have been scanned in rootrepeal up until the manifests part, they all say "locked to the windows api!" in the status section. Since I can't get further, I'm attaching my dds and attach logs below. Would love to hear if I am doing something wrong. Thanks!!
DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Rungostar at 17:47:57.67 on Tue 12/15/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18865 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_13
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.3581.2257 [GMT -5:00]

SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
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A:Typing in Firefox Only Doesn't Create Text, But Opens File, Edit, View, History Tabs

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Fellas...

All my JPEG file association types have an icon in Windows Explorer that
looks like this:

http://www.moonjams.com/JPG_Image.jpg

I've changed it in Folder Options several times...to Photoshop CS3...but that stupid paint bucket looking thing (from I believe 'Windows Picture & Fax Viewer') keeps coming back. I've even tried rebuilding my Icons w/ Tweak UI. This is really starting to bother me now...I want my doggone Photoshop Icon to display, dagummit.

What am I doing wrong?

Thanks,

mark4man

A:[SOLVED] File Association Icon...Wrong one

UPDATE:

Wait a minute...GOT IT !!!

The problem was...I wasn't able to access the Advanced button in Folder Options > File Type. For the heck of it...I set the jpg group of file types back to 'Restore'...& the Advanced button popped right up. Once I had that...I was able to first set the Icon...& then I switched the opening program back to Photoshop, as well. That did it

Thanks.

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For some reason my file types for MP3 which are associated with Winamp, have the icon for Nero Show Time... Doesn't matter what I do, I can't seem to get the icon to switch to a Winamp icon in my music folder. I can switch the icon in Options and File Types to the winamp icon, but when I go to my music folder the icon is still for Nero Show Time. Even after I reboot it's still the same.

This happened today after I updated Nero, before this things were fine.

Some things I tried...

If I click restore in Options and File Types it will restore and still be associated with Winamp, but the icon will change to the Nero Show Time icon. So it seems that the Nero Show Time icon is default, but the default player is Winamp..

I went to the Nero Show Time settings, but I can't seem to find any file type settings.

I cleaning the registry and rebooted...

I deleted the MP3 file type and set it up again..

Still no luck, any suggestions?

Thanks..
 

A:Solved: File types icon are wrong

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Hi, I need some help.
My uncle - probably the only person in the world that knows less than me about this kind of stuff - asked me to copy some pictures from a flash drive. There was only one file on the drive and I didn't really paid much attention. I clicked on it and it told me it needed to know the program to open it. So I checked the file again and it didn't have any of the regular extensions , instead it had a number ( like : filename.264 ). In the properties it said that it will open with windows shell common dll. I thought it probably was associated with a specifc program and because I was told it was pictures I thought I could try and see if it would open with windows photo viewer. I figure if it didn't I could try other programs. But I clicked too fast and forgot that by default the box saying always use selected program to open this kind of file is always checked for some reason, so windows photo viewer opened, and it said it couldn't open that file. WHen I went back to try opening with another program I realized that I had made windows photo viewer the default. I know how to change it, but only into another program. What I want is to get it back as it was before and have no idea of completely remove the association with the program and have it back as it was before I changed it. How can I do it? is it even possible?

A:How do I remove default program that opens a file?

Try this: Default File Type Associations - Restore

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Hi guys new to this all but just got so desperate I had to sign up to ask. I've had windows 10 since November and just today it's been playing up. None of the apps open - they display a message "element not found" for explorer exe or for other things like chrome, ms word you click on it and nothing happens. Can't even turn off the computer (start > turn off just does nothing) I've tried pressing the power button on my PC but that just seems to put it into sleep mode and not properly restart it. Could someone help please? Thanks in advance

A:Nothing opens except file explorer

Originally Posted by Stevejones85


Hi guys new to this all but just got so desperate I had to sign up to ask. I've had windows 10 since November and just today it's been playing up. None of the apps open - they display a message "element not found" for explorer exe or for other things like chrome, ms word you click on it and nothing happens. Can't even turn off the computer (start > turn off just does nothing) I've tried pressing the power button on my PC but that just seems to put it into sleep mode and not properly restart it. Could someone help please? Thanks in advance



For starters, try running sfc /scannow
See what it reports after you run the command, from your command prompt in ADMIN

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Hello Everyone.

I use Windows 8.1.

Until few days ago, everything was working fine. No idea what happened but whenever I open the File Explorer/Windows Explorer, it always opens minimized. Earlier I just needed to maximize it and close it so that when the next time I open it, it opens maximized. But when I do that now, it still opens minimized.

Not just that. I like to have my files and folders view to be as "large icons". But, its all in "details" view now. Earlier if something like this happened, I would change it once to "large icons" and it remained intact upon my viewing next time. However, it doesn't happen now. Inspite of changing the view settings to "large icons", they still open "details" view.

Any idea, how to solve both the issues? It would be very helpful.

Thanks.

A:Windows Explorer/File Explorer Always Opens Minimized

Most icons can be right-clicked, choose Properties and on the Shortcut tab click Run and change from Normal Window to Minimized or to Maximized. Yours may be set for Minimized.

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Hello Everyone.

I use Windows 8.1.

Until few days ago, everything was working fine. No idea what happened but whenever I open the File Explorer/Windows Explorer, it always opens minimized. Earlier I just needed to maximize it and close it so that when the next time I open it, it opens maximized. But when I do that now, it still opens minimized.

Not just that. I like to have my files and folders view to be as "large icons". But, its all in "details" view now. Earlier if something like this happened, I would change it once to "large icons" and it remained intact upon my viewing next time. However, it doesn't happen now. Inspite of changing the view settings to "large icons", they still open "details" view.

Any idea, how to solve both the issues? It would be very helpful.

Thanks.

A:Windows Explorer/File Explorer Always Opens Minimized

This is for Vista, but 8 is similar: Change folder views and behavior

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God bless you, I am not a computer person please help me to fix the problem I have.
Every time I open a word, power point and note pad program another file is opens with that (with a infinity sign in the front with the same extension ) is that a thread or how can I stop this

thank you
R.Gnanavannan

Please someone help me

A:when open a word file or pwrpnt file another file is opens

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

I saw your post right after you made it but I did not post a reply because:
1) Real life got in the way
2) I'm not sure that I understand your issue.
I'm not picking at your English, but this is important:

Your post mentioned, "another file is opens with that".

I'm guessing that you meant:
...another file is opened with that
or
...another file opens with that

Either way, the word open is really important to the description of your problem.

Let's just talk about Word for now.

When you open a Word, one or more temporary files may be created. This is normal and desired; but those temp file(s) should not automatically open in Word.

Please try this:
Close all copies of Word.
Open Windows (file) Explorer.
Double click on an existing Word document.

How many windows do you have open for the Word program?
(Hopefully, just one.)

How many files do you have open in the Word program?
(Hopefully, just one.)

Are you seeing this file that bothers when you look at Word or when you look at Windows (file) Explorer?

Please show us what you see and where you see it.
Here is a link with instructions about posting screenshots to this forum:
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

Your post mentioned, "(with a infinity sign in the front with the same extension )"
The temporary file(s) that Word might create should start with a Tilde character and then the dollar sign (~$), not the symbol for infinity. And Notepad s... Read more

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On my home computer I decided to change which player opens my mkv files. I went to Control Panel-->Default Programs-->Associate a file type or protocol with a program and when I clicked on a file type and then on 'Change Program' the hour glass went on as if it wad doing its job but then nothing happened. I tried it a 2nd time and still nothing. I rebooted and still nothing. OK off I go to my sister's PC. This time wanting to view my Nikon NEF files there I did the file association with XN view itself but it still opened it the windows default media viewer. Off I went to the Control Panel and do it from there and again the same thing. Since I had used this method to associate files before about a year ago and it worked fine I am now thinking that the Windows updates since then did something to make this no longer work. it is after all using 2 different computers and 2 different types of files which makes me think my deduction is correct. Does anyone have info regarding this and why it isn't working? and what could be done about it? Thanks

A:changing which default program opens a file no longer works

Dear pintree3,

you can use very simple trick to change the default programs which well work on all computers by following this steps:

1. Right click on the file. you need to change the default opening format program.
2. Select " Open with..."
3. Select the program suiting you and click on the below tick < Always use the selected program to open this kind of file >
4. click OK and all your files with the same format will be opened with.

Enjoy
I hope this is helpful for you.

Regards,
Mahmood Shehab

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Hi, I just bought some software called Major Markup from www.usclam.com. This package creates an HTML file to be used in the "description" section of an online auction, to help make a person's auction look prettier. I wasted no time in creating my first file, and when I was done, I saved it in My Documents with a file type called MAJ. Then when I went to open the file, it asked me what program I wanted to use to view the file. I had no idea which one to use, so I just randomly chose "Paint." Then, when I went to open the file, it said that Paint does not support that kind of file type. Now, whenever I create a new Major Markup file, it's automatically saved in Paint, but Paint won't open it. How can I save this file so that Paint won't be the program used to view the file, and which program should I use? I hope this isn't too confusing.
 

A:Solved: How to change the program used to view a file

OK, if it creates an html file, then the 3 letter extension at the end should be htm or html, as in Maj.htm or Maj.html. If you actually saved it as something.maj, and asked Paint to open all Maj files, then you'll never be able to use it. Go back to where you saved the ***.maj file, and renmae it to ***.htm

see if it works now.

You may need to go into the configuration opetions of the program, and make sure you have not changed the default save as file type to this .maj file. If you have, then change it back to .htm
 

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I attempted to choose a program to run a Windows prefetch (.pf) file and chose the wrong one. Nothing happened.

I did not realise that the check box saying 'always use this program to run files of this type' was ticked and now all the .pf files in the folder are now associated with the chosen program.

Can I undo this mistake? and how would I go about putting back everything the way it was before I messed up?
 

A:Choosing the wrong program to run a file

You can run a System Restore using Windows Help or select another application to use by opening My Computer, right click any file with a .pf, selecting Open With, Choose Program, and checking the box: Always use...
 

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For a few months, I'm guessing since around when Win 8.1 came out, "Save As" and the Browse file location icon have been opening Windows Explorer with some programs instead of my default file manger, XYplorer (default by the latter's settings). And the Windows Explorer window that does open is full screen without any size adjusting facility, that is, neither in the top right corner or by dragging the sides (the arrows are there but there's no drag). Two programs I use frequently that are exhibiting this are Internet Download Mgr and PDF X-Change Viewer. This wasn't a problem before recently under Win 8 or Win 7. Any ideas? Did MS make some changes in this regard with 8.1? (Win 8.1 Pro x64). Thanks,

A:Win Explorer opens instead of default file manager

Windows Explorer is the default File Manager for Windows.

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I have my PC setup to boot to the desktop. When my PC boots to the desktop File Explorer opens up. This just started a couple of days ago.

Does anyone know hot to stop File Explorer from opening on boot?

Did I do something to make it start doing this?
Thanks

A:File Explorer opens when computer starts

Hey jbfoster,

I would strongly suggest you download Autoruns.exe from Windows Sysinternals. This utility will show you exactly what is being loaded when you start your system and allow you to temporarily or permanently disable the autorun. You will find the utility here:
Autoruns

I should note that the Windows 8 Task Manager (Ctrl-Alt-Del or right-click on the toolbar) also has a startup section, but it does not give you as comprehensive a list as does autoruns.

Hope this helps.

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Whenever I start to type in the search field, I never get to finish typing because explorer opens a new window right away after the first character.

EDIT: Also, double clicking folders opens a new window as well.

A:File explorer problem - searching opens new window

What is the bolded option when you right-click?

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I want File Explore to show all files in list view.

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In W7 I could refresh the file list after deleting files using the view menu and the refresh option.
W10 does not remove deleted files from view at once nor does it have a way of doing it manually that I can find.
I can't believe it no longer exists.
Thanks
J

A:View refresh in file explorer

Solved. Another thread popped up. Use f5 or rt click refresh.

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Windows Explorer has got quite an interesting behavior that I really don't understand; when I'm pasting in a file location (or folder location, for that matter) that contains a quotation mark at the very beginning, it launches Firefox, my default browser. Is there a reason for this, and can I disable it?

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Laptop dell vostro 1500
Windows 7 Pro SP1 64x
Intel core 2 duo T725 2GHz
3GB ram
Anytime i try and upload something to a site like craigslist, facebook, imgur, etc nothing happens when i click the "browse" button to choose a file. It'll act like its about to open but it never does.
This happens in all browsers, Chrome, firefox and IE.
This also comes with youtube videos not playing correctly or crashing after a few seconds or not playing at all. So flash probably has something to do with it.
I already tried uninstalling/reinstalling flash/java/all browsers, updating all browsers, windows and flash. I tried the beta version of flash which worked slightly better but still not really.
I'm out of things to try. any suggestions would be great
 

A:Can't upload imagines/videos in all browsers. File explorer never opens

Please download MiniToolBox, and save it to your desktop and run it, and checkmark the following checkboxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.

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The title says it all - In Windows Explorer how do you get the tool bar that has - File Edit View Tools Help

Thanks for your help

Ron

A:How do you get Tool Bar(file edit view...) in Explorer

Hello Ron, and welcome to Seven Forums.

This would be the Menu bar. The tutorial below can help show you how to turn it on.

Menu Bar - Turn On or Off

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I have a friend who has a windows 10 PC , upgraded from Windows 7
two users on the machine and have always been on the PC

user A file explorer looks and works fine
user B file explorer is not correct
Both users are Administrator

The view menu does not have any choices in , just a think blank windows and so you can choose to display the files in icon, list or details or any views
also there are NO titles along the top - so sorting by date is not possible
or by name

any help or suggestions welcome

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I have a friend who has a windows 10 PC , upgraded from Windows 7
two users on the machine and have always been on the PC

user A file explorer looks and works fine
user B file explorer is not correct
Both users are Administrator

The view menu does not have any choices in , just a think blank windows and so you can choose to display the files in icon, list or details or any views
also there are NO titles along the top - so sorting by date is not possible
or by name

any help or suggestions welcome

A:file explorer titles and view menu

It sound like User B's User Profile is corrupted. Fix: Corrupt User Profile in Windows 10

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HP2-1134
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD E-450 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 20 Model 2 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3686 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6320 Graphics, 384 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 465640 MB, Free - 225577 MB; D: Total - 11196 MB, Free - 1022 MB; H: Total - 953867 MB, Free - 310007 MB; I: Total - 953833 MB, Free - 516102 MB; J: Total - 953866 MB, Free - 389995 MB; L: Total - 152617 MB, Free - 141798 MB;
Motherboard: PEGATRON CORPORATION, 2AD1
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

This is an annoying problem. Whenever I open a folder in windows explorer it displays the files as "large Icons" and I want details. So I have to go to View and change it. But the next time it will again open in "large Icons" is there a way to change the default from "large Icons" to details ?
 

A:Windows explorer file view in folder

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The file associations for .LNK files on a Vista Home Premium SP1 computer have changed from their default association to another application program, ie. Internet Explorer Picture Viewer, with the result that none of the program shortcut icons or desktop icons launch their respective programs - they all attempt to launch Explorer.  Changing the file association on an individual shortcut results in all shortcuts being changed to the selected program.  Is there a way to change the .LNK file associations back to the Windows default in order to relate the shortcuts to their respective application program?

A:Desktop and Start Program icon .LNK File Associations

Hi, thanks for the post. We can modify registry to fix the issue. Let's download the file below:
 
http://cid-4fc3e8fc77f77286.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/.Public/lnkfix.zip
 
Compress the zip file and simply double click the .reg file and it will some add registry entries, restart the computer and see if the issue is resolved.
 
Hope this helps!Sean Zhu - MSFT

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After installing a new hard drive and reinstalling Vista SP1, a small green box with a check mark appeared in the bottom left corner of each progam file icon on my desktop or in Windows Explorer (see attached). There is no problem with system functionality; everything works great. What does this checked green box refer to and how do I eliminate it? Do I want to eliminate it?
 

A:Solved: Green Checked Box at Program File Icon

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Hello, I am new to BleepingComputer and this is my first post. Hope someone can help with my question.

I would like to change and apply various colors to the Windows Word file icon to make it easier to organize and recognize my Word files. Can anyone provide a link to a program to do that? I note that TTG entered a post on May 25, 2005 07:11 PM in which the post stated that he/she had already done that. I would appreciate some advice and help from anyone or from TTG is you are still active in this forum. Thanks in advance.

Wayne13

A:Program For Applying Colors To Word File Icon?

Welcome to BCUntil others answer with some program suggestions, I think you could do that with Microsoft's Power Toys - Tweak UI I'm not sureMarkhttp://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys

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I've been running Windows 10 since last August, after upgrading from Win 8.1 on my Asus laptop.
I use the taskbar (launchbar?) to start my favourite programs, such as Excel, and some 8-10 files
are stacked on the icon so I can right-click the icon and select/open my desired file.

That was until approximately 10 days ago, when clicking on a file name only opened Excel, and I have to
do a file/open within Excel to get the file I want open. Other programs that are also on the bar e.g. my PDF program, still opens the file name I click on.

Any suggestions?

Wayne

A:Excel Icon on taskbar does not open file, only program

Originally Posted by keesadad


I've been running Windows 10 since last August, after upgrading from Win 8.1 on my Asus laptop.
I use the taskbar (launchbar?) to start my favourite programs, such as Excel, and some 8-10 files
are stacked on the icon so I can right-click the icon and select/open my desired file.

That was until approximately 10 days ago, when clicking on a file name only opened Excel, and I have to
do a file/open within Excel to get the file I want open. Other programs that are also on the bar e.g. my PDF program, still opens the file name I click on.

Any suggestions?

Wayne



Hi Wayne,
You haven't moved or renamed these Excel files, have you?
Does the same problem also happen with Word?
You could try repairing your office installation.
Right-click on the Start Button and select Control Panel>Programs and Features; wait for the list of installed programs to populate, then highlight Microsoft Office; click CHANGE up above the window, then REPAIR. You may have 2 repair options; if so, try the local one first and see if that does the trick.

Hope that helps.

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Hi,

I am not new to Windows at all, but I am trying hard to get this view back in my Windows 8 File Explorer from Windows 7.
(I need to link to a pic, as I do not know the correct terms for it.)
http://img.technospot.net/wINDOWS-8-...Disk-Tools.png

I think it is possible, just do not know how to get the disk size and space used properties to show.

A:Windows 8 File Explorer properties view question

Have you tried this?

Attachment 24387

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Hi, I'm new to Vista and a few things are bothering me at the moment:

1) If I set my current folder to "list" view and then go and "apply current settings to all folders"... in XP this would do just that: put every single folder on all my disks in "list view" by default. Unfortunately, Vista still seems to try to display what it considers "media folders" as "tile view" until I manually change each one to "list" view. Do I have any way to set them all to list as I intend?

2) When I turn on the "status bar" in flie explorer, it does indeed show the status bar, and if I click on a file it will show the size of that file in the status bar. In XP however, if no file was selected it would show the combined size of all the files in the folder, and if I selected a specific group of files it would also show their combined filesize. Neither of these seem to show up on the status bar in Vista.

3) Is there any way to prevent folders from "lighting up" as you move the mouse over them? I would call this "pre-select highlight" after a similarly named (and similarly disliked) feature in a CAD program I use.

4) This one is kind of stupid, but sometimes due to all my external drives, I like to have a long (tall) but narrow vertical window, where the folder names just fill up the width. If I scroll down the list and either delete or rename something, the whole list apparently disappears, but ... Read more

A:Issues with Vista file explorer view settings

Originally Posted by The111


Hi, I'm new to Vista and a few things are bothering me at the moment:

1) If I set my current folder to "list" view and then go and "apply current settings to all folders"... in XP this would do just that: put every single folder on all my disks in "list view" by default. Unfortunately, Vista still seems to try to display what it considers "media folders" as "tile view" until I manually change each one to "list" view. Do I have any way to set them all to list as I intend?

2) When I turn on the "status bar" in flie explorer, it does indeed show the status bar, and if I click on a file it will show the size of that file in the status bar. In XP however, if no file was selected it would show the combined size of all the files in the folder, and if I selected a specific group of files it would also show their combined filesize. Neither of these seem to show up on the status bar in Vista.

3) Is there any way to prevent folders from "lighting up" as you move the mouse over them? I would call this "pre-select highlight" after a similarly named (and similarly disliked) feature in a CAD program I use.

4) This one is kind of stupid, but sometimes due to all my external drives, I like to have a long (tall) but narrow vertical window, where the folder names just fill up the width. If I scroll down the list and either delete or rename something, th... Read more

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For Windows 8/8.1, in the File explorer details view, is there any way for me to have a column for "Size on disk" as well as your traditional "Size" column?

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Hi everyone, I recently setup an FTP server using this genius little piece of hardware called CloudFTP (now called iUSBport as of today, LOL).

Anyways, I can access my CloudFTP just fine through my smartphone, using a file explorer app w/FTP ability.

My question is, is there a downloadable Windows 7 file explorer freeware/software app that can do exact the same thing as my Android? Currently, I am only able to access the CloudFTP via Windows through the Google Chrome browser, but the interface is.... dismal, to say the least.

I like the built-in Windows 7 explorer just fine, but I'm not sure I can access my FTP server using it. I may not even want to, even if it could.

A:I need a Windows file explorer that can view/modify FTP files?

type in an FTP address in Explorer's address bar. ftp://ip-address-here/

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When opening windows explorer , the File / View / Edit / Tools/ Help tab is not displaying for some reason.

Anyboady know why or how I can get it back?

A:[SOLVED] File / View / Edit not displaying in Explorer

Hi,

Please refer to this article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/962963

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Hi

With my folders I usually change the view options to "Details", and order either "alphabetically" or by "date modified" but when I restart these settings are not saved and I have to do it again. Not the end of the world but is it something I can help or is it not?

Thanks in advance

Hulou

A:Folder/file view preferences don't save in Explorer

Hello Hulou, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you like, you might see if using the tutorial below to set this folder view to all folders may work better for you. You will still be able to set individual folder views afterwards as well though.

Folder View - Set a Default for All Folders

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Yesterday on my W10 PC, when I click the FILE EXPLORER button in my task bar I got random results. Same today. Sometimes it would start normally and show me all the computer, folders, etc.
Other times it would show me this - see below. Then take 5 mins to open.
Also in a directory full of photos it would show thumbnails of the first 50% and the rest would be missing.
Never seen this before. Any suggestions?
ta
Mike

 

A:File Explorer just started looking in the wrong place

Your image did not get posted correctly, try again.
 

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Yesterday on my W10 PC, when I click the FILE EXPLORER button in my task bar I got random results. Same today. Sometimes it would start normally and show me all the computer, folders, etc.
Other times it would show me this - see below. Then take 5 mins to open.
Also in a directory full of photos it would show thumbnails of the first 50% and the rest would be missing.
Never seen this before. Any suggestions?
ta
Mike

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