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File Explorer: Disable dragged-file's ghostly icon image

Q: File Explorer: Disable dragged-file's ghostly icon image

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.


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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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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?

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

problem solved...

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I was working on an indesign file and was dragging an image down, while dragging, the pointer went into the Internet Explorer tab at the bottom and released the mouse button. Now my ie window is displaying indesign code

A:I dragged an indesign file onto ie tab

Have you tried the Windows System Restore function?

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Ok, here's the issue:

I have hundreds of folders under "my documents", since it's the fastest place to access things. I have had problems in the past till now when I have created a file (of whatever) and needed to switch it to a new folder. So I open two windows & drag the existing file to its new location. Let's say the file is a FLASH MX creation (.fla). Once the file is "drug" to its new location, I double click it and it gives me an access error. If I go into FMX to open it directly, it says the file cannot open. The same is true with folders being opened in various programs. Once dragged to a new location, the folder becomes inaccessible. When trying to open a folder from a specific program, I get the same "accessibility error" i.e. "access is denied..." I have tried several things to no avail. PLEASE, if someone knows, help. I'm gonna go postal!

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I am running windows XP Pro. Service pk3. I recently moved a large group of file from my windows media computer to my file server, 30gig worth of data. The image for the icon does not match what is in the file but the file name is correct and all the data is present. Is there a way to repair the image used for the icons, this affected about 50% of the files that I transferd.

A:Icon Image Does Not Match File

You can do so by going to Folder Options then File Types tab and look for the extension of the filename like jpg or png and change it to what you use to view images.

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I tried to drag/drop a file to a new email and the file didnt drop but is not in the windows mobile folder anymore either. It appears to be lost. where could this file have gone? I have tried searching the computer and phone for the specific file name

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Windows 7 Desktop is showing tiny thumbnails on image file icons instead of the *real* image file icon like it shows in all the folders in "Details" view. How do I get it to stop that behavior and revert to showing plain image file icons on the desktop like Windows XP does?

I tried [right-click on desktop > Personalize > Change desktop icons] but nothing there to affect image file icons on the desktop.

I tried [Explorer > Tools > Folder options... > View tab > Always show icons, never thumbnails] and that does fix the Desktop image file icons so they *all* show the same *real* image file icon, but that setting also affects Explorer "Large Icons" view (thumbs) -- Explorer stops showing thumbs when I select "Large icons" view.

I did a thorough search here and found several posts regarding customizing icon behavior but none address this exact problem, so please re-examine the description of the problem before telling me this issue has been answered many times before. Thanks!!!

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Hi i think this cant happen but im asking

can i make it so when on a file is dragged and dropped onto a batch file it is assigned a variable or becomes a variablev and the assigned variable or file is copy to a folder

basically i want a file dragged and dropped onto the batch file to copy to specific folder

thx in advance

A:file Dragged and Dropped on batch assigned variable then xcopied to a folder

bump one day

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Use Full Screen Mode, (F11), in File Explorer to temporarily disable the 'Ribbon' and reveal the old Toolbar.

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A:Disable File Explorer 'Ribbon' (temporarily)...

I like it. I never think to hit F11 probably because I get paranoid when Taskbar is obscured. I'd rep if it would let me.

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Hi this toolbar appeared in my file explorer after downloading a theme. anyone know how to disable it?
where it says File, Home, etc.

A:How to Disable Upper File Menu in Explorer?

I was gonna say control panel - folder options - uncheck always show menus..

But mine is already unchecked and the menu is there.. on the far right there is a /\ you can expand the menu

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I'm looking for the way to get the 'edit' icon to work again on the ribbon of File Explorer (on the Home tab).
Before I got my new computer, I was able to highlight an html file and then click on the Edit button and SharePoint Designer would open.
However, I can't get it to work now and I don't know why.
I have:
1) Gone to Internet Options > Programs
It's set for SharePoint Designer to be the default editor
2) Gone into SharePoint Designer > Tools > Application Options
It's set to be the default editor
3) Gone to Settings > Default Apps > Choose default apps by file type
But I don't want SPD to be the default to open it, just edit it.
4) Gone to Settings > Default Apps > Choose default app by protocol
Again, I don't want SPD to be the default to open it, just edit it
5) Gone to Settings > Default Apps > Set defaults by app
SPD is not listed in there and if I look at the IE (I don't use Edge), it's set for default for opening everything and not option in there for changing the app for editing an html file

I'm stumped. Where else IS there to go so the Edit icon will be usable and open SPD?

Windows 10 with all updates (including the anniversary edition)
Dell Inspiron 5559

p.s. I first posted this question in MajorGeeks, forgot to say I had Win10, posted my OS, then nobody every responded Hopefully someone here can help out.

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I am trying to figure out how i can change the cover art/icon for my DVD movies (mkv) so they dont all have the same default icon. I would like to change the icon to like a DVD cover for each movie so its easy to look through them and find the movie you want, not to mention it looks so much better. If anyone knows how to do this I would greatly appreciate your help. Also, please keep in mind that im obviously not computer savy like the rest of you in here,so if you could possibly break it down into more lamens terms i would also appreciate it. Thanks!

A:how do I change icon for mkv file in explorer?

Microangelo works good.

Home of Microangelo: The Grand Daddy of Icon Software

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I've read the info on how to change icon spacing on the DESKTOP here . I know how to use Ctrl and the scroll wheel to make icons larger or smaller in FILE EXPLORER. But that's not what I'm asking about either.

I want to change the icon spacing in FILE EXPLORER. (while viewing icons as extra large, large, or medium). I don't want to change the font size or the icon size ...just the spacing.

Is there a way to do this?

A:Icon Spacing in File Explorer

Is there a way to change the icon spacing in file explorer?

Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

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Hello, long time user of the many awesome tutorials on here. I can't for the life of me (searching on here and google) find out how to change the File Explorer Icon in Win 8/8.1 - I want to be able to use my custom icon so that it matches the rest of my desktop. I've tried many things including the tutorial of changing what opens with FE, customizing that shortcut works and I can pin it to my taskbar, but when I open downloads/documents or whatever it brings up the old default FE icon on my taskbar. Thanks for any help that can be given!

A:Change File Explorer Icon

you mean this icon

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I have an xls file that I frequent a lot and was hoping I could pin it to the explorer icon on my taskbar. I know I can pin it to the taskbar under the excel icon but I don't need an excel icon on my taskbar to clutter it up. Is there any way to pin it to the explorer icon instead?

A:Any way to pin an .xls file to explorer icon on taskbar

Pinning to the taskbar is for applications, not files. That is the dealio.

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Microsoft today rolled out a massive update for Windows 10 preview builds and in addition to a plethora of new features, the company also introduced a completely new icon for File Explorer.

The default file manager on Windows 10 PCs, File Explorer has been around for many years (it was previously known as Windows Explorer), but its looks and features have barely changed in the latest Windows versions.

Users, however, are still hoping for a bigger overhaul of the app and one of the main requests is support for tabs that would make it easier to work with multiple folders in a single window.

New almost-monochrome icon
In the meantime, Microsoft is working on making File Explorer better match the looks of Windows 10, so the company introduced a new icon that follows the monochrome design language used for the other icons in the operating system.

?You will notice a little bit of color still present in the icon. The design team was a bit hesitant to completely let go of the yellow because it has become such a familiar part of the File Explorer branding,? Gabe Aul, head of the Windows Insider program, explained.

?They explored a variety of different ways to keep the yellow and still match the cleanliness of the black and white Windows app icons. The new icon you see in this build is where the design team landed that is closer to monochrome, but still has the familiar shape that users recognize, and has a nod to the yellow that you see all throughout File Explorer. Let us ... Read more

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my file explorer has started to display from right to left instead of the default left to right is there a fix ?

A:file explorer mirror image

Originally Posted by automan2

my file explorer has started to display from right to left instead of the default left to right is there a fix ?

hello, not sure if this will fix it ,but ! open explorer ,click view top left ,then top right click options ,and try "restore defaults ",, good luck

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I have a bunch of .jpg files I transfered and deleted from a camera using the XP photo download wizard. They were viewable in the wizard and then in the destination folder. Then I cut and pasted them to a new folder. Now they aren't viewable in any viewer I have. I try to copy them to cd and they won't move from the temp file to the cd. They can't be deleted or moved. The file properties do not indicate any lock, although the summary info is blank. The error message received every time I click on the .jpg is "access denied."

A:Explorer - Image File Lock

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I personally think it's in the stupidest of places. Every time I'm in a rush to close (File) Explorer, I sometimes accidentally hit that button. Is there a way to turn it off/hide it/burn it?

Thanks for any info.

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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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I connected my digital camera to the computer. Windows installed device software to use the camera.

Initially, I saw small image previews. Once all the pictures were loaded, I no longer saw the image previews. Now all I see is a Windows logo and a harddrive icon.

How can I see the image previews?

A:File explorer not showing image previews

click on the harddrive icon to open it

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I have an issue with copying or moving files between folders in Windows Explorer using Home Premium 7. I installed Windows 7 a year ago and faced this issue. I got rid of it, but don?t recall how. In the last few days, it has returned----I don?t know why.

When I grab a file with the mouse and drag it to the left to another folder, an icon appears on top of that file. The icon is totally unnecessary and obscures my view of the destination folder. This often causes the file to drop into the wrong folder. The icon changes depending on the type of file being moved.

In the screenshot below, I am attempting to drag a Word file from the right side of Explorer to another folder on the left side. Notice the postage stamp-sized ?Word? icon with the large ?W? that covers up portions of the directory tree.

How do I get rid of that completely pointless icon?

I thought it was some setting in folder view options, but I have played with those settings to no effect.


A:File drag and drop in Explorer obscured by icon

It is actually a good feature. It tells you which folder it will be dropping thr file into.

By your picture if you released it at that point it would drop it in the temp folder.
You align the mouse to show folder name you want to drop it into.

Drop it misaligned as XP use to be and it could go in the folder you want or in the folder on either side. Or even drop between folders.


Go to this tutorial.
Visual Effects Settings - Change[2]=Appearance

Show window content while dragging may be need to be unchecked. If that doesn't work put the check back in the box.

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Hi i would like to remove the blue round guide icon in file Explorer window in Windows 8.1 can please someone help me? thannks

A:Remove Guide icon from file explorer windows

How to Remove ?Get Help? Button from Command Bar in Windows 7 Explorer? - AskVG

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Have a new Windows 8 Pro setup. For some reason I do not get a preview of images in a folder just a generic thumbnail. Any thoughts?

A:File explorer no preview of image files or videos.

Hello BCW, and welcome to Eight Forums.

It looks like you may have thumbnail previews turned off. Double check using the tutorial below to make sure that you have them enabled to see if that may help.

Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Forums
Hope this helps,

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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.

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'm running WindowsXP Professional on a Dell Latitude D600, and I recently swapped out my laptop base unit, due to a failure with the prior unit. I successfully swapped over all the peripherals from my old laptop unit (screen, drives, Wi-Fi, battery, etc.) and the laptop started up normally, with no problems.

While not a problem, I just now noticed that on Windows Explorer, under [file] Name column, I see that for everyone of the files listed, there a very small "green checkmark" or a "yellow exclamation mark" in the lower right-hand corner of the symbol that designates the file type (Word, Excel, PDF, etc.). I've never seen that under Windows Explorer before, working this laptop - or any computer for that matter.

Anybody have an explanation for the mysterious symbols that have shown up, all of a sudden? Thanks.

A:Solved: Small Symbol w/File Name Icon in Windows Explorer

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Problem with MS Word as part of MS Office 2007 Professional Plus running on Windows 7.
When I view a folder in Windows Explorer all docx files show up with a plain white icon, not a Word icon. I have done the following:
Start > Control Panel > Default Programs > Associate a file type or protocol with a program.
Then scrolled down the display and selected the docx extension - it already shows as Microsoft Office Word - clicked on Change Program, reset the program to WordPad, then back in the display clicked on the Change Program icon again. This tiime I reset it
to Microsoft Office Word.
However when I go back into Explorer the icon has not changed. Even if I close it down and restart it again. And even after a reboot.
Also, I have checked the individual properties of the docs files, using Explorer, and they do say Open With Microsoft Word. So no problem there either.
Any suggestions welcome as to how to change it so the icon displayed is Word not blank.

A:Docx file association is set up correctly but does not display Word icon when viewing in Explorer

Hello Orchestrand - These icon issues are tricky to track down. I assume it’s only Word and no other icons. Has it been this way since installing Office or did it start recently? Graham was correct to try the Icon Cache steps. As a sanity check can
you do the following steps to force a rebuilt of the cache-
1.     Click - Change Display Settings
2.     Click – Advanced Settings on the lower left
3.     Click – List All Modes on the Adapter Tab of the Properties Sheet
4.     Change to one of the modes with 16-bit listed next to it.
5.     Click ok until you’re all the way out.
The steps are only temporary to rebuild the cache.
Also to rule out a corrupt Profile can you create a new user and logon as the new user?
Change the resolution mode back after testing:)

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Title: Dragged Icon stuck on Desktop

I wanted to drag a zip-file to the desktop from an application (Evernote). Now it is stuck on the Desktop (always in front, even when I drag some windows over it) as you can see in the attachment. I can not select or click on it. This happens quite often and not only when I drag things from Evernote. Refresh screen does not solve the problem. Restarting Windows solves the problem, but maybe somebody can indicate me how to refresh the Desktop and get rid of this icon without restarting?

A:Dragged Icon stuck on

Hello Dziadgba, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Does the file actually still get copied to the desktop when this happens?

Restarting explorer may be able to get rid of it for you without having to restart the computer. If you like using the tutorial below to add "Restart Explorer" to the desktop context menu can make it easier to do and use.

Explorer - Add "Restart Explorer" to Desktop Context Menu

Hope this helps,

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I've already disabled the "Snap" feature in Settings => System => Multi-tasking. This turns off docking *within* a single monitor, but does nothing to disable docking of windows dragged from one monitor to another. EVERY time I drag a window from one monitor to another, it docks.

I have also checked the relevant registry key and it is properly disabled, but that is not helping.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER => Control Panel => Desktop => WindowsArrangementActive = 0


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Hi guys1
I'm about to create a .reg file that will set path in registry to my own icon for specific file extensions. E.g. I want my own icon as a default icon for .ini extension. And not only for one extension but for more of them, in a single .reg file. As always I don't want to mess it up,so I'm looking for some basic assistance on how to fill a notepad. And I know this is the best place to look at

P.S. I do use a Default Program Editor and File Types Manager, but I wanted a single .reg that will do the job for multiple modifications in a single click, something like backup of icon-registry-modifications, as I like to format my PC every year to ensure clean working environment. Setting things up de novo is a lot of fun but time consuming... I made a backup of registry and a Restore Point, just in case.

For any idea, thanks in advance!!

A:.reg file to set default icon for specific file extensions


If changing the icon worked with the tools you mention, use Process Monitor or Regshot to track down specific changes in the registry for .ini that change the icon. Then create similar registry entries for other extensions in your REG-file.


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Hello, hope this is the right place. But for some reason all my winrar archive started showing as a white piece of paper with the top right hand corner folded in, and in the middle the winrar archive icon shows. Ive never had a problem like this before and was wondering how do i fix this problem back up so it shows the winrar icon not with a white piece of paper behind it. Ive got AVG Antivurs Free version edition 9 and I've got malwarebytes anti malware, so i have no idea what could be causing the problem. I have attached a screenshot of what i mean. Note:I have already tried file association and associating it to a different file and then re associating it. Also have tried uninstalling winrar and then installing it again. Thank you Much appreciated Dazz

A:File icon incorrect file association correct

Click Start, Run, Regedit.

Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes and scroll down until you find RAR or WinRar (Not sure as I don't have it); whichever it is, it should show the (default) entry as RaR File (you could also use Find > RAR File).

It should also have a subkey of DefaultIcon. Click on this and it'll show the path where it gets the icon from. The last number in the path, after5 the comma, is the icon selected from that file. The normal path should be pointing to the Winrar.exe file, and the number something other than 0.

Export the key first, just in case you need to restore it, and change the number to 0. Should change the icon shown for Winrar archive to the main one.

If not, report back on anything that deviates from the above, including a screenshot of the registry keys.


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This is my first post.
First of all, I would like to congratulate and thank all the Admins, Developers and Tech enthusiasts on this forum/site for dedicatedly and painstakingly helping, solving and resolving issues and troubles of tons of people around the globe saving them time and money. This is really appreciable.

My Issue:
I have a large number of audio and video karaoke files (more than 25,000) in one folder and the lyrics of them in another as text or image files. When I have to play Audio/video file without the lyrics, I have to manually locate the Lyrics/image file to sing along.

I was wondering if somehow I could be able to open the lyrics file (text/image) when I click the audio/video file. So when I double click on an audio/video file, the associated text/image file would also open along with it (Like mp3 file is a hyperlink to text file).

Some mp3 files have text lyrics which I can open in Winamp. But creating/converting all audio/video with lyrics will take years for me taken into consideration the number of songs I have. Please enlighten and help me with this issue.
Thank you for your time and efforts. Cheers~!

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Please tell me MIME type & file signature of .dd file format which is a disk image. I searched in google but couldn't find the answer. All I found was .dd file is created with DD-command line tool in Linux/Unix OS.
Any help would be appreciated.

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I would like to know is there any way to search for file content in scanned .pdf and .jpg file in Windows 7 Professional.
Or is there any special software available to achieve the task.

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how do you convert an image file into jpg file?thank you.

A:Solved: convert image file into jpg file

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I was editing a picture at the time and I needed a render of a hexagon. So i searched "Hexagon" in Google, found one I liked, and "right click on image -> Save image as -> Save" Like I normally do. This file was a bit different though, It was a ".SVG" which is my first time encountering it. I looked it up on google, and google said it was an 2d image file, so I figured i should try to open it in Photoshop. However, right after I tried, my Photoshop crashed. I was like. "No big deal, I'll just reopen Photoshop." But then it kept crashing. I deleted the image file and then went to save my after effects composition. Surprisingly After effects crashed too, and kept crashing after I tried to reopen it. Shortly after, I got an error that said "Windows explorer stop functioning, would you like to reload?" and that kept popping up. I decided to do a scan with Malwarebytes. Malwarebytes didnt find anything except some "PUP" stuff. I restarted my computer and everything seems to be working fine now.
Question: Is the image file below a virus or was it just my computer going funky and I have nothing to worry about?Google Image File:This is the picture I downloaded and tried opening in photoshop. (Could anyone please download and check it for infections? Too download just "right click on image -> Save image as -> Save") https://www.google.com/search?q=hexagon&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=2EInU--eOeGqyAHO3oDwBg&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1600&... Read more

A:IDK what happened. Is this file a virus? .SVG image file?

This is what I see....

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This is a bit of a strange problem, admittedly. Nonetheless, I'm hopeful that someone here may have a solution.

Win 7 Explorer has this "feature" whereby you can undo all sorts of file operations (rename, move, delete) by pressing ctrl+z or by clicking the "undo <whatever>" menu item in the context menu.

I find this incredibly annoying, because the only time I use this feature is by accident (either I was trying to ctrl+z in another program window without realizing the focus was switched to, say, the desktop; or I simply failed to click the menu item I was aiming for, and hit the undo <whatever> instead..)

So, in short, can anybody tell me a way to disable this undo functionality..other than being more careful where I click (no can do )... any way at all?

A:Disable the "undo" functionality of win 7 explorer (file operations)

You could try remapping Ctrl + Z but then you'd lose that functionality in general across multiple programs. I think the only fix is to just be more deliberate and careful with your actions.

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Recently, my company started working with a company where they wanted to redirect from an internal Intranet Kiosk site to a publicly available application site. The site apparently (due to lack of something) does NOT have the ability to remove any File Upload
links when coming from the Kiosk URL.  The Kiosk computers are running Windows 7 Pro with various GPOs and registry keys locking them down to using Internet Explorer in Kiosk mode replacing the explorer.exe on the user account. The problem is we have
not been able to find a way to Disable "Choose File to Upload" dialogs in Internet Explorer 11. This seems like it should be a pretty straight forward option as you can disable File Downloads using GPOs but apparently disabling File Uploads isn't
something commonly done. 
A number of blocks are in place, but there is always the fun the user could have of uploading files by using their Environmental Variables (Example: %WINDIR%\win.ini) that we would like to avoid.  In fact, I'd like to avoid any dialog to avoid any issues
with seeing Libraries or Desktop folder paths.
Given Kiosk Mode for Internet Explorer has been an age old feature, I'm amazed disabling "File Upload" isn't some default option when you set in Kiosk Mode.
Please assist!  Thanks!

"Those who fear the darkness have never seen what the light can do." Magic: The Gathering

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When you select various folders/files a new thing pops up in the title bar such as "Drive Tools", "Library Tools", or "Picture Tools" if you select a Folders in My Pictures, is there a way to get rid of this? I do have the "Disable Ribbon" thing on my HD, but don't plan on using it unless I have to.

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i think it happen after use tunteup utiltes ,
hwo i disable it ?


A:Disable explorer (i have image for explain)

For starters don't use tuneup utilities. If you PC is properly configured from the start you will never need them. THey generaly do more harm then good. Case in point.

2nd this forum generaly comunicates in english. Change the language before posting images. We have no idea what your problem is since you really have given no description of the problem.

3rd you can't disable explorer.

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Is there a piece of software that can convert a gif file to an Icon File? How do I convert a gif file to a icon file? John

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Basically the title. Almost every single time i move ANY file or delete any file, the window im in freezes and the progress bar freezes. Now when i create a new folder the window im in freezes also, but i'd say its only 50% of the time. The temporary solution i found was to go to the task bar, end explorer, and restart it using run. Now when i check back on that folder, whatever action I did (ie delete file) does do what i wanted, its just the freezing. I'm looking for a permanent solution to this and any insight would be greatly appreciated.

A:Create New folder, move file, delete file. Explorer Freeze

Hi erod49, try looking in your error logs. You have given a good discription of the problem. Tel us your system specs as well.

To get into your error logs,

Left Click on Start Menu.
Right click on Computer and choose manage.
Click on the event viewer.
You now have loads of options to try and pin down what is happening.
Expand the error tab.
Look for things in the last 24 hours.

Other things to look for are updates, has an update caused this. Has your computer autoupdated any of the motherboard drivers.
Have you tried to restore the computer before the error started or has it always been like that.

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Hi all,

I have been hammered by several viruses. The result of the attack is that Windows Explorer now shows the file type for an exe file to be a file folder instead of an application. I assume there is something not right in the registry but I do not know where to start looking. Can anyone help? Thanks very much.

A:Windows Explorer Is Defaulting "file Folder" File Type For Registration

I'm not sure this is what you are talking about, but you can change the icon:
Tools -> Folder options -> File types
Mark the file and press "advanced".

*edit stupid mouse

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Hi there,Whenever I try to delete a file in my download file, windows explorer stop working. I am currently running an antivirus scan on my laptop and I did so on my download and there was no apparent infections. I run a sfc scan from the cmd.exe and everything was fine. I have got an Hijackthis log Analysis, but I can't interpret it myself. Please can somebody? Thanks in advance.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 21:44:12, on 08/01/2011Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16700)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Program Files\Soluto\soluto.exeC:\Windows\system32\taskhost.exeC:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgtray.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exeC:\Program Files\BT Broadband Desktop Help\btbb\BTHelpNotifier.exeC:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuschd2.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\FileCenter\Main\FileConvertAgent.exeC:\Program Files\DivX\DivX Update\DivXUpdate.exeC:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exeC:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\sttray.exeC:\Program Files\DellTPad\Apoint.exeC: ... Read more

A:(Hijackthis log Analysis) Whenever I try to delete a file in my download file windows explorer stop working

Hi,Welcome to Bleeping Computer. My name is m0le and I will be helping you with your log.Please subscribe to this topic, if you haven't already. You can subscribe by clicking the Options box to the right of your topic title and selecting Track This Topic.

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