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Windows Explorer freezes when opening and after every file change

Q: Windows Explorer freezes when opening and after every file change

Some time yesterday my PC began acting strangely. Every time I open Explorer, I see "Working on it..." and have to wait several seconds before I can do anything. In addition, any changes to the file structure (deleting files, copying, moving, etc.) cause another freeze. This occurs on all drives, SSD or HDD.

There are no error messages in Event Viewer, no problems reported by SFC /SCANNOW, and no file system errors reported by CHKDSK. Any advice?

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A: Windows Explorer freezes when opening and after every file change

Addendum: If I launch Explorer from "This PC" I see the "Working on it" text. If I launch via the task bar shortcut, it freezes quietly, and loads Explorer after 10-15 seconds. Accessing files through the command prompt has no delay, which leads me to believe this is an issue with Explorer. I tried rebuilding the search index, but that had no effect.

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A quick Google search did not turn up anything.

I want to change the Fie Explorer default opening location from the Libraries to 'This PC -> Desktop'. However, both 'Target' and 'Start In' fields in the File Explorer properties are greyed out.

I am an administrator, and as far as I can tell with my level of know-how, I have full permissions.
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

A:Can't change default opening location of File Explorer

Hello Ali Abela, and welcome to Eight Forums.

The tutorial below can help show you how to change the default open to target for File Explorer.

File Explorer Taskbar Icon - Change Open To Target

Hope this helps,

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all i have installed is installed  Ofice Home & Student 2016 yesterday upon starting for the first time.  screen change is very slow and 'File Explorer' either is 'not responding' or it just freezes.

A:slow opening files...file explorer freezes and 'not 'respond...

Hi @pappyq49,Thanks for becoming a member of the HP Support Forums. I understand you are having an issue with 'File Explorer' either is 'not responding'. I will be glad to help you. Please look these documents.Internet Explorer Not Working as Expected (Windows 10, 8)Computer Locks Up or Freezes (Windows 10, 8) Please keep me informed of how things went. If you require further assistance, let me know and I will gladly do all I can to help you.Please let me know if this resolves the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution".To simply say thanks, click the Thumbs up below!  Thanks.

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I've had this weird issue for about the past three weeks now. I'm not sure what the problem could or might be. What happens is when I boot up my computer, I can launch any and every program. Problem is when I access my windows explorer for the first time, the desktop will actually freeze for a good 30 secs to 1 minute then go back to normal. This only happens when I open a folder for the first time, then after that, I can access my normal files and folders as usual. (It doesn't matter if the folder has media, videos or documents. Only just the first folder I open will cause the desktop/windows explorer to freeze.)
I am not sure what to do regarding this. I've done every single method I've known so far on checking my computer. I ran rkill, then malwarebytes, then ESET online scanner after turning off malwarebytes - they've all come up negative, even when I do the process in safe boot as well. The only odd behavior that I do recall is the desktop refreshed the icons once by itself and I didn't have the problem that I mentioned during that day.
Other than that, I am at a complete lost. The only other culprit I can guess is maybe my nVidia driver updates. Ever since the updates after version 350.12 (the last known update that worked like a charm) is also when my computer started acting up. I've only considered I just might need to reinstall my Windows 8.1 because I have everything backed up and updated. Any thoughts on what I should do?

A:Windows Explorer Freezes Upon Opening a Folder

Please run System File Checker.The sfc /scannow command scans all protected system files and replaces corrupted and incorrect versions with correct Microsoft versions.Important:  There will be a short message at the end of the scan informing you of the results.  If you receive the message "no integrity violations were found" you don't need to do anything else, no corrupt files were found.  You should watch the scan to see the results at the end of the scan.This needs to be run using an Administrator account.  You should not do anything else with the computer while this scan is running.  Do not stop the scan as this can damage Windows files.You will need to open the Command Prompt to run the sfc /scannow.  The easiest way to do this is to press the Windows key and the X key.   A menu will open with the option Command Prompt (Admin), click on this.  This will open the Command Prompt.If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, enter the password, or click Allow.Copy and paste the command below in the Command Prompt, then press Enter.sfc /scannowThis scan will take a while to run, please do not abort the scan as this can result in damage to the operating system.If integrity issues are found in the scan please post the CBS log using the instructions below.To find sfc /scannow log click/tap on File Explorer, select the drive which Windows is installed on (this usually is the C: drive), click/tap on Windows, t... Read more

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My computer freezes up sometimes when I open up Explorer windows, such as my downloads folder. There is also another related problem where when I click save in ANY program, the save button in the dialogue doesn't work, and I have to close the dialogue and reopen it to make it work. Sometimes it freezes all together on the save dialogue -_- this is getting irritating..

A:Computer freezes quite often when opening explorer windows.

Hi and welcome to TSF I 'am not sure what you mean by the save button but have you tried running sfc /scannow SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker - Windows 7 Help Forums

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In windows 7 pc whenever trying to attach a file on outlook nothing is happening or no file/folder is opening and whenever select any file on application for mounting no file or no drives are opening....

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I am running an Athlon XP 1800+ with XP HOME SP3
Avast antivirus 4.8 Home registered version
Lavasoft Ad-Aware SE

A couple of weeks ago I downloaded a movie using a P2P

I put the movie into a folder with other movies

When I open the folder the computer freezes for a few seconds with an hourglass pointer indicating it is working and then I get a window with the Dr. Watson postmortem debugger error message stating that explorer needs to close. After a few minutes it does not close and i have to manually close dr watson in the task manager window at which time windows explorer completely closes and re-opens.

I went into the command prompt and manually moved the new movies to a new folder to see if they were the cause but now if I open any folder with movies in it, I get the message.

I feel that the movies I downloaded were embedded with some malware possibly infected by the very people that make the movies to prevent people from downloading illegal movies.

Here is a log from HiJack This if it helps. Can anyone help?

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:08:22 AM, on 3/3/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16791)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files... Read more

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We bought a new Dell XPS 8500. We connected it to our file server which we are using a file server with Windows 2003 Server.

I am using a program called Strucad V15.5.

Basically, it is a 3-D modelling program. The model is stored on the server. If we store the model on the local machine the program and model opens up in about 2 secs if that.

If I open a model folder stored on the server, the program freezes at about 50% open every time.

I turned the network card down to 5 meg half duplex and I got the model to open up but it takes 3-4 minutes.

Can anyone suggest something or know how to fix this?

Thanks in Advance!!!

A:Windows 7 64bit program freezes opening Network File

Hello Dolgan and welcome to TSF,

How large is the file?

What network connections/switches/hubs exist between the server and the local PC?

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I realize there are many posts on this issue. When I click a Word 2007 document in Windows Explorer, I get the message "Windows cannot open the file (path\name) make sure...etc." Word opens but file does not. With Word open, clicking brings up another instance of Word (without file) and same error. Same as other posts on this issue. Issue does not occur with any other files (Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Acrobat, etc.) Happens with only Word extensions (docx, etc.) If I open Word and open the file from inside Word, all is fine.

I tried saving documents in different Word extensions, saving to different locations, but still get the error--only when opening directly from Explorer or Desktop. I have repaired Office 2007 (Ultimate Version), uninstalled Word, reinstalled Word; tried the registry fix posted here and MS site (removing Data reg entry under Word). Used tool posted here to unassociate/reassociate .docs with Word. I reimaged my hard drive using an image from two weeks ago, but apparently it started before that, because I still get the same error. I reset my index and waited for it to regenerate. I'm sure there might be other solutions I've tried, but these are the ones that come to mind.

It is a three-week-old Dell 1545 laptop, 64-bit Vista. Not impossible to live with, but has me stumped. According to all the posts in networld and here, fairly common problem that seems to have no single solution.

If anyone knows of new tips, I'd sure appreciate it.

A:Windows cannot find file path\file name when opening from Windows Explorer

Error is "cannot find (path\name)...before someone yells. Also, thorough scan for malicious software, trojans, etc. Do not have BSPlayer, whatever that is. Also, if I search for the document in the menu, I can't open it from there either.

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I attached a portable USB Seagate drive to my computer. The drive seems to be operating normally, except the computer dings and the file Explorer opens about every five minutes. Does anyone know of what's going on? How can I fix this? It's driving... Ha... Get it... Driving me crazy!

A:Windows 10 File Explorer Keeps Opening

Hello mmshipon,

If you like, turn off AutoPlay for "Removable drive" by setting it to "Take no action" to see if that may help.

AutoPlay - Turn On or Off in Windows 10

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This is my first time on the forums, so I hope I don't screw this up. I have searched the forums and not found an answer to this problem, so I hope I'm not re-asking an old question...

I am running Windows Seven Professional 64-bit and Windows Update isn't showing any more possible updates.

My computer is a Dell Precision M90 laptop with a Intel Core2 Duo 2.0GHz processor.

When I use Windows Explorer to open files that are associated with the program SolidWorks I receive the message: "There was a problem sending the command to the program."

I am running SolidWorks 2010 Professional SP0 which is a 3D modeling program for mechanical engineering. The program ran under XP without this issue.

I only receive this message if there is not an instance of SolidWorks running. Even after I receive this message, SolidWorks still loads and opens the file I selected through Windows Explorer.

This problem occurs no matter where the file is located (network or local).

This problem doesn't keep me from getting my work accomplished, but it is a bit of nuisance. Any help that anyone could offer would be much appreciated.

I'm including a screen capture of the message.

A:Error when opening a file in Windows Explorer

Hey. Nicely laid out explanation. Refreshing.

You could very well try installing the software again using compatibility mode for XP SP3.

To do so, right click on the installer's .exe file and choose properties. There's a compatibility tab to go to. I trust by my estimation of your intelligence that you can figure out the rest.

If it is on CD or DVD, copy entire contents to HDD first. Then do as I've outlined.

After, run the .exe and install. Might be better to uninstall original attempt prior to new install.

Good luck and let us know if this works for you. Hopefully you make some great designs. heh heh

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I have win 7 64bit Pro on an Intel i4770 Quad Core, (ASUS Z87-K motherboard)PC with a primary Samsung EVO 840 250gb SSD - (C:\) and 2x2tb HDD in RAIDS 1 (I:\)Using Intel Rapid Storage Technology Raids Controller.(The system was built by Chillblast 12 months ago) For about a year I had no problem with this set Up Then the system started to slow down rapidly Firstly I noticed "Not Responding" messages in Firefox, This spread to MS Office 2003 Apps - Word, Excel etc. The programs would seize up for a while, and become Unresponsive then resume. After reading up for possible causes on these forums I tried disabling right click context menu's in certain programs. This made some difference (using nirsofts shexview) but did not totally cure the issue and is not ideal. I've run sfc /SCANNOW - no problems reported I've AVAST internet Security 2015 on my system. - Scans clean (I've also got Malewarebytes on my system also scans clean. Both these have exclusions to each other and have lived side by side prior to the problem starting) I've tried disabling non essential startup items with not much success I've also tried Windows troubleshooting. Restore points and recovery all to no avail. Things get particularly bad if I try and open a document through Windows explorer e.g. a Word Doc, the appt stalls goes very very slow and "not responding" appears. However if I open the Application up first e.g. Word and then open the very same file from within... Read more

A:Opening a file in an App through Windows Explorer has become V Slow

Apologies for the lousy formatting above. This is my very first Forum thread, Post!!!

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I have a file on my desktop folder where I keep anything that I've downloaded. its a pretty hefty file but its never caused any problems for me until now. when I open it, I have about 5 seconds before a message box appears that says "windows explorer has stopped working" and it has to restart, closing any explorer windows. no other file does this and it only just started the other day. I haven't downloaded anything recently that could cause this. I've tried deleting it but I have to permanently delete the entire folder because it's too big for the recycle bin. I don' want to delete it in case I delete something that I would prefer to keep, and I can't move anything out of it because it crashes before I can C+P or move the file. Any help would be appreciated

A:Windows Explorer crashes when opening a file

Try running a checkdisk How to Use Check Disk in Windows Vista — MAXIMUMpcguides – Windows Vista tips, tricks, help, and how-to guides Also run SFC: System Files - SFC Command Post back the results.

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I double clicked an mpg file, and I inadvertently clicked the "always remember" box if I wanted it to play in the little windows box on the left, in explorer.

What I really want is for MEdia Player to open. How can I fix that? I have IE 6 and xp.


A:[SOLVED] Opening mpg file in Windows Explorer

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Good day!

I always encounter crashing of windows explorer while opening folders and files in a file server.

Below is the details of the error

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BEX
Application Name: Explorer.EXE
Application Version: 6.1.7600.16768
Application Timestamp: 4d6878c3
Fault Module Name: MSVCR100.dll
Fault Module Version: 10.0.30319.1
Fault Module Timestamp: 4ba1dbbe
Exception Offset: 0008ae6e
Exception Code: c0000417
Exception Data: 00000000
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 13321
Additional Information 1: ca42
Additional Information 2: ca423ebc47d0364170b0da9b700a592e
Additional Information 3: b613
Additional Information 4: b613bf4dd3333283c5cd36b73f656e21

I've already tried sfc /scannow 3 times already and also chkdsk and turning off DEP.

Is there any way to resolve this issue.

Thanks in advance!!

A:Windows explorer crash while opening folders/file

It may be related to some Explorer extension that was installed and crashing on network drives? Try disabling installed programs "shell integration" as much as you can to test.

Also, you probably want to install Windows 7 Service Pack 1, as it might fix something related to this crash, in addition to some other minor bugfixes.

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Error: There was a problem sending the command to the program.

Windows 7 x64, Office 2007,
McAfee anti-virus
corporate laptop

I have tried all options found on the web, and noe have worked!

check/uncheck DDE request
check/uncheck Run as adminstrator

In the event log
Event log:

The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:
Process **\mcshield.exe pid (2736) contains signed but untrusted code, but was allowed to perform a privileged operation with a McAfee driver.
Process **\VsTskMgr.exe pid (2472) contains signed but untrusted code, but was allowed to perform a privileged operation with a McAfee driver.

are there any registry settings to change??
are there any other top secret options to tweak?



A:Error opening Excel file from windows explorer

Hello sportsguy!

Have you tried the Microsoft 'Fix-it' in this Article?
Excel Error: There was a problem sending the command to the program

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I updated to Windows 10 last weekend. I am running internet explorer 11. Now within my company FTP site when I go to View, Open FTP site in File Explorer, nothing occurs.   How do I correct?

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I keep having a problem with my Windows Explorer 8. Every time I try to open a file that I have downloaded, explorer automatically keeps opening blank windows and will not stop. I have to restart the computer every time. Any suggestions would be great!! Thanks for your help!Here is my log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 3:26:11 PM, on 11/5/2009Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18828)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exeC:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\UfSeAgnt.exeC:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exeC:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exeC:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exeC:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exeC:\Program Files\Mediafour\XPlay 3\XPlay.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Web Protection Add-On\TMWebProtectTray.exeC:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeperUI.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exeC:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exeC:\Windows\system32\igfxsrvc.exeC:\Program Files\DNA\btdna.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Media Player ... Read more

A:Windows explorer keeps automatically opening when ever I try to open a downloaded file

Hello msu28Welcome to BleepingComputer ==========================Download OTL to your desktop.Double click on the icon to run it. Make sure all other windows are closed and to let it run uninterrupted.When the window appears, underneath Output at the top change it to Minimal Output.Under the Standard Registry box change it to All.Check the boxes beside LOP Check and Purity Check.Click the Run Scan button. Do not change any settings unless otherwise told to do so. The scan wont take long.When the scan completes, it will open two notepad windows. OTL.Txt and Extras.Txt. These are saved in the same location as OTL.Please copy (Edit->Select All, Edit->Copy) the contents of these files, one at a time, and post it with your next reply.===========Download This file. Note its name and save it to your root folder, such as C:\.Disconnect from the Internet and close all running programs.Temporarily disable any real-time active protection so your security program drivers will not conflict with this file.Click on this link to see a list of programs that should be disabled.Double-click on the downloaded file to start the program. (If running Vista, right click on it and select "Run as an Administrator")Allow the driver to load if asked.You may be prompted to scan immediately if it detects rootkit activity.If you are prompted to scan your system click "Yes" to begin the scan.If not prompted, click the "Rootkit/Malware" tab.On the right-side, all items to be scanned should be checked by def... Read more

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I have almost 1000 photos that I originally titled subject's name 0304.
I now would like to change ONLY the 0304 to 03-04. Would I be able to do that without having to go in and manually change every file name?

A:Batch file name change in Windows Explorer

"Is Subject Name 0304" a folder (Directory)?

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Downloaded 15 mp3 audio files for learning English from British Council website. 13 files show beautiful artwork on the Windows Explore and Media Player as well same with the one on the webside. Howeer 2 files shows Windows defualt image of eighth note. I can not see any information about the icon in the property of the file. I wish to get some help to solve the my problem.

A:How to change file Icon in Windows Explorer (.mp3)

if you want to change file type icon, right here: File Extension Icon - Change Default Icon

If you want to add artwork or info to mp3 files, you can add it manually by using media players like aimp3 or foobar etc. in which they have features to insert artwork, lyrics, infos etc.

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When I right click on a file in Windows Explorer (Vista Ultimate) the hour glass appears and after a while the Explorer window turns grayish. If I minimize it I can continue to work, even activate another Windows Explorer window. But if I attempt to close the grayed window the screen turns blue (Not the "window of death", and there are no error messages) and my desk top is lost. I can three finger salute, raising the task manager which tells me nothing is running, and I have to restart or shut down!

I have a Toshiba Satellite A205, running VIsta Ultimate, 4 GB ram, etc., etc.

I tried to do a search on this Forum but had trouble and could do nothing, so I write this note.

Thanks for any help.

A:Right click on file windows explorer freezes

Hello Pete Diebenow

I think this might be caused by a bad context menu handler. A context menu handler is a shell extension handler that adds commands to an existing context menu (Example: cut, copy, paste, print, Scan with Norton etc).

Download ShellExView and run it.

It will scan the registry for all the shell extensions. Once the scan is over and the list is displayed, you need to spot the context menu handlers. Sort the results using "Type", so that the context menu handlers are displayed together.

General rule here is to disable non-Microsoft context menu handlers *one-by-one* and verify if the problem is solved. If disabling one does not solve the problem, undo the disabled item and disable the next non-Microsoft handler. Do the same until the problem is solved and finally identify the culprit. Scroll right to see the Company Name column in ShellExView.

You can disable them ...they say "one at a time" and see what effect it has on the problem. You can do it a lot quicker by bisecting the list, disabling half of the entries in one fell swoop, rebooting and trying the right click. You just have to narrow it down. Then keep bisecting the list until it is just a few and do these one at a time. The problem is that you have to reboot between tries to get accurate testing of the results of your disabling.

The latest version of ShellExView marks all the non-Microsoft extensions in Pink for easy identification. All other types of shell e... Read more

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I am running Windows 7. For some time now if I double click a file or folder in windows explorer left or right pane it moves up a level to the parent folder and shows the contents of that in the right pane rather that opening the contents of that folder.

I have no trojans or viruses. I am using the QTTabBar.

Any ideas of why this is happening?

Thanks, Tom.

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I'm about to tear out my hair. First Windows Explorer keeps stopping, searches for solution then restarts. About the time this problem, I noticed that Windows Explorer will change the original creation date on some of my files. It might be all files in folder or just certain types. I've yet to make a connection with when this is happening or what is causing it. Not necessarily when Windows Explorer stops. It's difficult when you can't tell which is the oldest/newest file in a folder.

I'm running Windows 7 16 bit, which I keep updated, McAfee, AntiMalware Bytes and SuperAntiSpyware, also all updated.

I'm begging! Can someone help me please?


A:File Creation Dates Change/Windows Explorer 7 keeps stopping

16 Bit Operating systems haven't been around for a long time, it is either 32 or 64 Bit.
Running multiple anti-virus systems can cause conflict and only one should be installed.
You may have more luck posting this in the Virus/Trojan/ Spyware help section as it could be a virus.

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For the past couple of weeks, when I open Internet Explorer it will freeze and eventually freeze my computer. It will work normally most of the time, but it seems to do this once in a 24 hour time span. When this happens, it will try to connect for a couple of seconds and then stops and displaying a white screen instead of my homepage and it will not let me open the Task Manager (even if I have this open before hand it won't close IE) and after about 30 seconds it completely freezes my computer and forces me to press the power button. This has even happened, just like once or twice, when I tried to open ATF Cleaner. I have ran scans with A-Squared, Malwarebytes, and SuperAntiSpyware. They have found some things but it has not fixed the problem, any suggestions?

A:Internet Explorer freezes when opening.

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This problem just occurred out of no where after a reboot. Whenever I right click or double left click on a file, Windows freezes. I can open up task manager and try to end the explorer.exe process, but it never terminates. I can go to File > New Task and start up another explorer.exe process, everything is fine, but the same actions cause the freeze again. I can open the files that are freezing through Start > Run and everything is fine. What could I do??? Please help!

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I have been trying to back up some of my files. Now I find a bunch of files that are shown as Windows media player files. Most of these files are setup files for new programs. I assume I must have opened a file at some time and accidently left the tick in "Open all files of this type use Windows Media Player
How do I find out the proper file name to change to? Also is it possible to get a printed list of all files in a folder? I tried "print screen and cannot get it to work.Your assistance is greatly appreaciated.Larry

A:File opening Name change

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id like to have when i open windows explorer, not the my documents to always be open. I want just my computer and the plus marks next to my drives. is this possible to set the default opening to something other than the "my documents folder?" Any other tricks for windows explorer anyone?

A:Change default opening directory for Explorer?

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Is there a way to change the directory that automatically opens when opening explorer? Instead of having libraries come up I want to have my home folder.

A:Change default directory when opening explorer?

Hello Akrchstn,

Yes, the tutorial below can help show you how to.

Windows Explorer Taskbar Icon - Change Open To Target

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please help. my internet explorer keeps freezing on me when i open a new explorer window. the second window that i open doesnt freeze but the first one does. it started about a week ago when i did a defrag. i dont know if that had anything to do with it. sense its started the computer has gotten slow and has started to freeze. it will randomly open several explorers for no reason. iv used spewer doctor, adaware se, and avast to try to fix. it always finds things and cleans them. the computer seems to work fine until i try to open the second internet explorer. it does the same thing. and then after some time the computer starts freexing again. i dont get it. iv also used sfc /scannow to try and fix the problem, but no help. i downloaded hijack this and here is the report. please help me. thank you.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:57:49 PM, on 3/27/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashSer... Read more

A:internet explorer freezes when opening 2 window. HELP

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I have internet explorer 9 on win7 home premium X64. When going to gmail.com and read my mail, the mail sometimes has an URL in it. If I click on that URL that URL opens in new tab (or new windows if I configure so). I can use that tab without problems... I can click on any link (url in address bar changes) on that tab and can also refresh page.

What's not working there:Press HOME button
Open favorite websites
Enter a new URL myself in address bar
That tab is trying to load forever!! It's busy all the time, but doesn't do anything.

What I did so far:Created a new user....same problem
Uninstalled IE9 and reinstalled IE9...same problem
I even clean reinstalled win7 making my computer dual boot. New fresh instance of win7 (fully updated)...same problem.

I ask a friend to test it on his win7 internet explorer 9..... same problem.

Anyone having same problem? How to solve it?

When I open the link from gmail using CTRL-click it works as expected.

A:Internet explorer 9/gmail freezes when opening links

This is how I access my Gmail, hope it helps you. WLM Tips.pdf

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Hi there

My computer recently started to do this:

Everytime I click on a link in an e-mail, (and I know the sites from the link) it opens Internet Explorer and then the computer freezes. And then you have to press Ctrl+Alt+Del, and then press "end task" to make the computer work again.

So what is causing this? And what to do about it?

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Plsssss help! My IE is freezing when i try to open sites, click on links etc..not responding. Have to Alt,Ctrl del to close then they just freeze, then get error message as below and a pop up asking me to send error report or choose not to send error report when i send report (i guess to microsoft) it then lets you see the details od the error, and this is it below:

szAppName : iexplore.exe szAppVer : 7.0.6000.16608 szModName : hungapp
szModVer : offset : 00000000

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So I was using my computer all day yesterday then around 9:30pm my computer kept freezing while running firefox. I restarted and it did it again. I rebooted and opened internet explorer and the same thing kept happening. It had been a while since Ive done a fresh install so I thought that this would be a good time to do one. Backed everything up and reinstalled. Everything runs great now. Here's the problem. All of my clients are calling me with the same problem. I can quite put my finger on it. It seems like a virus but I cant get a scanner to detect anything. Could it be a virus or possibly a windows update? Anyone else having this issue? I amy end up just reinstalling computers all day.Edit: Moved topic from Windows 7 to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:Computer Freezes when opening firefox or internet explorer

Apparently Im not the only one noticing this because there are a lot of people viewing this post and I just put it up 10 min ago. Get in here and let us know whats happening to your pc and what you've done to fix it.

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I got windows 7 packard bell desktop runing intel core 2 quad with 3gb ram and 500gb sata HDD
motherboard info: http://www.e4allupgraders.info/dir1/motherboards/socket775/ecsMCP73VT-PM.shtml

whenever i want to open the mkv file the ram memory increases and cpu starts to go up,

what's the problem and how can I fix it

only inception folder doesn't seem to work

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This is just a nuisance, but I'd like to find out if there is a way around it.
At work we have Windows NT ( I forgot which versionO). When I am for example in Word or Excel, and I go to File, and Save, I would like to change the default directory that the open or save window opens to instead of having to go find the drive (we have many many drives, so it actually takes a while to look through).
I hope I am being clear, I dont know really know how else to explain it.
Any suggestions appreciated.

A:How to change default directory when opening or saving a file?

Why not create a folder on your desk top, and when you save files save them there.

hope this helps.

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Hi there ,

I've been struggling trying to find out how I can change the Selected File color , in File Explorer since

I switched to Windows 8. Looks like it's now a setting in the registry under control panel - colors -

and have to enter values manually ???

I am sick of the always blue-ish selection color when selecting multiple file in Detail view and or

thumbnail view , it's so HARD to see what's selected in this Powder blue color.

Please if anyone can assist in help me with this , much appreciated .

Thank you


A:Color change select file in file explorer , don't like Blu

Hello honsbeek.

If you like, the selected file color can be changed in high contrast mode from personalization.

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file explorer just keeps popping up randomly and repeatedly. it always brings it to the front and tabs me out of whatever i was doing before. its doing it right now while im typing this. please help this is annoying enough that i might just wipe to be rid of it.

A:file explorer keeps opening by itself

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I have a petty little question.

Is there any way to make File Explorer open in the same position and the same size as when it was last closed.

Currently, it always opens in the same position and size and I almost always want to resize it.

A:Opening File Explorer

Hello dsscottage,

Not sure I follow that.

By default, File Explorer already does open in the same size and position as when it was last closed.

If you want to resize it, then you should be able to.

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I am trying to use a .bat file so that when my computer starts, it automatically opens some programs.
It's working fine in some ways, but I can't get Explorer 8 to open 3 different sites. It only ever opens the last one in the list.
Is there a resource for learning how to write these scripts or does anyone know how to do it?

A:Opening Explorer with a .bat file

Here are a few links to help get you started:

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File Explorer not opening maximized. Its shortcut ignores the 'Run' setting and always prefers to open the window as 'normal window'. I have tried this:
1 - Close any open File Explorer windows. The shortcut 'Run' setting is 'Maximized'. Click on shortcut. It opens as normal window. Maximize the window. Close it. Click on shortcut. It opens maximized THAT ONE TIME. The next click on the shortcut - it opens as a normal window again, and subsequently.
2 - Close any open File Explorer windows. The shortcut 'Run' setting is 'normal window'. The behaviour is the same as above. Change the shortcut 'Run' setting to 'Maximized' and repeat the test. No change in behaviour.
3 - Close any open File Explorer windows. The shortcut 'Run' setting is 'Maximized'. Click on shortcut. It opens as normal window. Instead of maximizing it resize it to fill the screen until it maximizes automatically and close it. The behaviour is the same as above.
4 - I added the following DWORD value to the registry:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer] "MaximizeApps"=dword:00000001
That made no difference.

This was happening before I reinstalled Windows 8.1 update 1 from scratch (for a different reason). It is still happening.

A:File Explorer not opening maximized.

Have you tried dragging the pane to the size you want and then closing it?

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I have a new-ish PC running Windows XP with Internet Explorer 7 installed.

There is a website I use from which I need to download .csv files. When I open it, it opens in Excel, but rather than have all the columns separated, everything appears separated by commas in just the first column. I know I can then get it into columns by doing the whole 'Text to Columns' thing, but I would rather it just opened correctly in the first place. I didn't have a problem on my previous PC.

I think it is an IE set-up issue as I have tried opening using Opera and it seems to open correctly.

Any idea

A:Opening .csv file from Internet Explorer

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I was away for 4 days cause of work, my computer was off. even from electricity. But now when I turned it on, no updates were applied, but File explorer started to open randomly by itself.

I tried sfc /scannow - nothing found. I am gonna do start-up test by Avast, I hope it's not caused by virus.

Any tips on fixing? Thanks.

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I am using the "Windows 7 Basic" theme (with some modifications), but I find the selection colors difficult to distinguish in file explorer windows.

Hovering on a file is a light blue, clicking on a file is a slightly darker blue. There have been a number of instances where I accidently dropped a file into a folder because I had selected it by accident.

Is there any way to change the colors of the file selections (without changing the theme)?

A:Change file "selection" colors in explorer windows?

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I have an existing OpenOffice document, (it's actually a 375 page book of Spanish) in File Explorer's 'Documents' that I transferred from an old XP laptop by flash drive. All my other documents except .doc & the Oo one, which is: .odt have opened up successfully. I downloaded Oo 3.4.1 which is the latest one. It will by right clicking & selecting 'Open with', after a long period open in Wordpad but a lot of the lines have jumped out of column. I tried right clicking, selecting 'Share with' & 'Specific people' & typed in 'Administrator'' along with my User name of robinp. It didn't solve the problem. I'm going to have a try at right clicking & selecting 'Properties'>'Security', etc. & trying that route. Any suggestions?

A:Opening an OpenOffice doument in File Explorer in Win. 8.

Will it still open on the XP Laptop?

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So we have a label printing program that the manufacturer built in a nice little "If WindowsVersion > 7 Then t('.'t)" message. We upgraded all officially supported by Dell machines to Windows 10, and we tested the program with Compatibility Mode set, everything worked fine. However, one of our users reported an issue we didn't test; if they open a label file (.lab) from Explorer, it completely ignores the compatibility settings that are on her machine. The settings were changed for all users, not just her, so it's not the problem. Does anybody have suggestions on where to look?

I'm going to be digging into the registry myself, just hoping somebody's seen this before or can help narrow my search. I'm going to start with the file association and see if maybe it's launching a different exe or something...but I don't think it is.

A:Compatibility Mode Ignored When Opening File in Explorer

Hi, not quite sure what you're saying..
- do you mean that if you double click a .lab file, the wrong program is launched (you later refer to file association)
- do you mean that if you double click a .lab file, the program behaves as if it hadn't been launched in Win 7 compatibility mode
- sthg else


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Hello again kind people

I have recently updated my anti virus software to the free AVG. This, once updated, found a virus and deleted it. Today when I open any window that utilises windows explorer (my computer, my documents...) I get a 'virus detected from AVG resident shield. Specifically it says

While opening file: C:\ WINDOWS\system32\msxpe.dll
Trojan horse Clicker.2.l

when trying to delete/heal/move_to_vault this thing it says "requested action not available for this object". All I can do is click on the continue button and the warning goes away.

I have looked for it myself and cannot find it in the location given. Yet everytime I open a new window the virus detected warning returns in the sme state.

I ran TDS-3 with the latest Radius definitions. It found two results which I deleted. The log is below if it is of any use.

20:32:56 [Init] Trojan Defence Suite v3.2.0 (UNLICENSED)
20:32:56 [Init] Started 14-02-05 20:32:56 GMT Standard Time (UTC: 0), Internet Time @897.87
20:32:56 [Init] Loading TDS-3 Systems ...
20:32:56 [Init] Token successfully adjusted.
20:32:56 [Init] ? TDS Privileges : OK. Adjusted TDS-3 token privileges to maximum
20:32:56 [Init] ? Plugins : OK. Loaded 13
20:32:56 [Init] ? Exec Protection : Not Installed
20:32:56 [Init] WARNING: Your Radius.TD3 database needs to be updated!
20:32:56 [Init] Please download the latest from http://tds.diamondcs.com.au/radius.td3
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A:AVG virus alert when opening file explorer

First I would suggest getting rid of one of the antivirus programs. They can cause problems when running together. So uninstall one of them now.

Download KillBox (http://www.greyknight17.com/spy/KillBox.exe). Run KillBox and check the box that says 'End Explorer Shell While Killing File'. Next click on 'Delete on Reboot'. For each of the following files below, check the box that says 'Unregister .dll Before Deleting' if it's not grayed out. Copy and paste each of the following into KillBox (hitting the X button for each file - choose NO when it asks if you want to reboot):


The Temp folders should be cleaned out periodically as installation programs and hijack programs leave a lot of junk there. Download CleanUp! (Alternate Link if main link don't work) and install it. Run CleanUp! and click on CleanUp! button. When it asks you if you want to logoff, click on Yes.

Restart and see if you still have that problem now.

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