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Window Explorer keeps stopping/Windows Explorer Changed File Dates

Q: Window Explorer keeps stopping/Windows Explorer Changed File Dates

I was told to also post this iunder this category.

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 64 bit, which I keep updated, McAfee, AntiMalware Bytes and SuperAntiSpyware, also all updated.

I'm begging! Can someone help me please?

Thanks,
Lisa

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A: Window Explorer keeps stopping/Windows Explorer Changed File Dates

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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?

Thanks,
Lisa

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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Contradictory file dates in Windows 7 File Explorer when I use "Search My Documents" with *.docx

I modified a Word file earlier today. When I view the file in File Explorer the correct file date/time is displayed, however when I search for Word files by entering *.docx in the "Search My Documents" box (in upper right hand side of the File Explorer window) all Word files are displayed but this file shows a very different and contradictory date/time. The date/time in this case happens to be is 5 days earlier ? a date/time consistent with when I worked on it last week ? instead of when I modified it today. And yes, there is no question about this being the same file.

This is not just a one time occurrence or a one folder situation. In File Explorer for other files in other folders this same contradictory dating situation occurs. Namely; a file with the latest modified date/time shows the wrong date/time when it is searched for using the "Search My Documents" feature in File Explorer. I cannot say whether this situation is restricted only to Word files, but that is only where I have always encountered it because I work with Word files a lot.

This has detrimentally affected me because one time I thought I had totally lost an important file and beganworking again with an older and obsolete version of the file and had to redo a lot of work.

What is the cause of this? Is this a known bug?

A:Contradictory file dates in Windows 7 File Explorer when I use search

The Windows Index needs to be rebuilt. Better yet, if you have a fast computer you can turn indexing off so you don't get bitten by this "service". You can also use a different search program such as Ultra File Search.

To rebuild the index, open:
Control Panel > All Control Panel Items
Click on Indexing Options
Click the Advanced button
Click the Rebuild button

Regards,
GEWB

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I am noticing that when I click to open a folder in the File Explorer, the folder automatically opens in a new window.

Then if I click on another folder or file, that automatically opens in a new window as well and so on. It is annoying to have to keep closing windows.

I cannot locate how to change that behavior back to where I had it where it only opened in another window if I clicked for it to do so and not by default.

I am not seeing that as an option in the menus.

Any suggestions or advice here?

A:File Explorer Windows Automatically Open in New Window?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Sunrise12


I am noticing that when I click to open a folder in the File Explorer, the folder automatically opens in a new window.

Then if I click on another folder or file, that automatically opens in a new window as well and so on. It is annoying to have to keep closing windows.

I cannot locate how to change that behavior back to where I had it where it only opened in another window if I clicked for it to do so and not by default.

I am not seeing that as an option in the menus.

Any suggestions or advice here?


Hi sunrise12,
you can certainly turn that off, go to any folder or file and press "alt", then press T (Tools) and then press O (Folder Options), this is your folder options, the first thing you come to is this :

select "open each folder in the same window", apply and click ok and that should fix this for you.

MrNeeds

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Hey

My Computer Details are as follows -

- Operating System : Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (build 2600)
- Processor : 2.40 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4, 16 kilobyte primary memory cache, 1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache, Not hyper-threaded
- Memory Module : 504 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory

- Virus Protection : Avira AntiVir Personal - Free Anti Virus.

(I'm not sure if the computer details provided are enough, I will provide more if required)
Recently I used my friends USB drive. When I connected the drive I got a warning from the Avira Virus Protection. I clicked on the Delete file option. My brother may have used the same USB again in the future.

It was later that I noticed -

- The Internet Explorer Window Title had been changed to "LORD RAHUL COOL"
- The Homepage was changed to - www.nyd.zoomshare.com

I was able to change to Homepage back to Google.com

- I did a complete system scan using the Avira Anti Virus, and it reported no virus on the computer.

- I did a complete system scan using IObit Security 360, and it reported no Malware or Spyware on the computer.

Also, when the computer boots up, it takes longer than usual and the following Windows Script Host message comes up -

Can not find script file “C:\WINDOWS\system32\Rahul’sVirusprotection.vbe”.

My HijackThis Log File is as follows -

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:52:47 PM, on 3/5/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet E... Read more

A:Internet Explorer Window Title changed to LORD RAHUL COOL

bump
 

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Hi everyone!
 
I tried to ignore this problem, but it has become increasingly frustrating when I have to work with files in Windows Explorer.
 
The problem is, when I right-click on a file and choose Properties, it takes 5-8 seconds to open the File Properties Window. Strangely, when I do the same with folders (Folder Properties) the window opens almost instantaneously as it should. I have tried to fiddle around with ShellExView but to no avail - after all, I assume that program is just for controlling context menu entries. I searched and googled but I couldn't find any similar problems, the closest I got was that software.
 
Do you know what's the problem? Thanks in advance! 

A:Windows Explorer takes 5-8 seconds to open a File Properties window!

You can keep disabling more non-microsoft extensions in shellexview and see if any of them are causing it (do a system backup first)

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I apologise if this seems a foolish question, but I'm getting vexed with a simple issue in Windows Explorer. I do manual backups by newest dates but find that while the files themselves are dated correctly, the root folders don't e.g. if I have a folder say General, & then 10 subfolders, and I know that various files have been saved in any number of those subfolders so figure I'd rather just save the General folder - the date will show something in 2012 rather than recently. Means I invariably have to drill my way down to determine which subfolders have got updated files.

While I appreciate that I'm backing up regardless, I'm just more curious about why the root folder never updates itself date wise? And is it something I can somehow change maybe?

Thanks.

A:Windows Explorer dates not as expected.

Are you showing the Created date or the Modified date?

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Please Help!!

When I Look Into My Explorer Instead of a Name for the the File it Shows a Date, It's Really Confusing

Is Their A Way To Fix This? I Doesnt Always Happen, Just Usually in Photoshop and Some Other Programs

A:Windows 7 Explorer Showing Dates???

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Beaureguard99


Please Help!!

When I Look Into My Explorer Instead of a Name for the the File it Shows a Date, It's Really Confusing

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Is Their A Way To Fix This? I Doesnt Always Happen, Just Usually in Photoshop and Some Other Programs


Could we get your system specs?

Have you done any resource.dll mods, or modded any other aspect of the OS? Which OS?

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Hello,
Is there a way to force Windows Explorer (Windows 7 Premium) to display the proper dates in the "date modified" category? It's displaying the same date as in "date created". I've edited some of the files in that folder a few days ago but it still displays a 2008 date.
Thanks in advance,
Sylvia

A:Wrong dates on folders / Windows Explorer

"date modified" & "date created" fall under the same date because you have not modified the folder yet, until you do the dates wont change.

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You can no longer sort the contents of a file listing in Windows Explorer, keeping a selection of files made in the previous sort order.
If this is a bug I would like to know, than I will report it appropriately, otherwise - if it is "by design" - I would like an explanation, why this function was removed.
As I see it, sorting has to be possible with the selection of files kept intact.
Searching the net I find many people being upset that this is not possible in Windows 7. I used it all the time at work, on my XP machine. I used to select all dll-files in a certain folder, and then sort by "Date modified", which resulted in a
list of files sorted by date, and with the appropriate files selected. This was an easy way to find out which dll files had changed last in our development environment - just sorting by date makes a lot of other files, such as log files and debug files appear
in between the dll files.
Below is another call for this. This user's request was made in another part of MS forum and the  (so called) answer was just a link referring to this place, indicating that the user should put his question here instead, so I take the liberty of putting
his text here as well:
One of my most common ways of working when copying, moving or deleting multiple files using Windows Explorer is (using details view) to sort by one method (for example, by time), select some file, then change sort to another method (for example, by type)
and select... Read more

A:Sorting with selection kept in Windows Explorer - Why is selection reset when sort order is changed in Windows Explorer?

Hi,
 
This is by design.
 
If you have any suggestion or concerns, please contact Feedback Team via the following link:
 
http://mymfe.microsoft.com/Windows%20%207/Feedback.aspx?formID=195

 
You can also post your feedback or comments on
Feedback Forum.
 
Thanks for your suggestion again.
JPlease remember to click ?Mark as Answer? on the post that helps you, and to click ?Unmark as Answer? if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ?

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Got some weird stuff going on, zip files in system.ini shell, date modified ona bunch of old downloads is now 9-11-01 all at 6:37 pm. Now there are several program files with dates changed to 911 too, printmaster, notepad.exe ect.
Have run McAfee and Housecall, no virus' found.
Getting a self extractor header corrupt message at boot, because of the zip file in .ini Ran CIH_kill with no results. Also had one instance of the fleeing icons on the desktop like what Berhle described earlier. Any ideas, am on my way to get Norton 2002. Thanks DC
 

A:File modified dates changed to 9-11-01

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When I started my laptop today it started instantly saying Windows Explorer has stopped working and is restarting. This is happening every 30 seconds or so and hasn't stopped yet. I have rebooted my system, restored it to yesterday(this problem wasn't happening
then). Below is what is in the event viewer




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Provider











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Name]
Application
Error


















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EventID
1000











[
Qualifiers]
0




















Level
2



















Task
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Keywords
0x80000000000000

















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TimeCreated











[
SystemTime]
2014-03-24T23:39:34.000000000Z




















EventRecordID
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Channel
Application



















Computer
tuckersl21-PC


















Security












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EventData











explorer.exe










6.1.7601.17567










4d672ee4










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0.0.0.0










00000000










c0000005










00000000060324f0










16e8










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C:\Windows\explorer.exe










unknown






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A:Windows Explorer keeps stopping and restarting

Hi,
Did you use system restore to go back to a time when everything worked fine? How was the result?
I suspect it caused by some third-party software conflict. Please perform a clean boot to find out the culprit:
How to perform a clean boot in Windows
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135


Karen Hu
TechNet Community Support

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I did post a while ago re this problem and before I did a repair install I ran the chkdsk with /f and it seemed to have fixed it.

Now it is back again and I saw some Youtube clips on the problem and they came up with a few things and one Autoruns I ran and there were some yellow coloured entries including one called rdpclip and the ispell entires. The rdpclip had - File not found alongside it.

I did find another thread re this and I am sure it said to add it from the install disk. Now as that sounds fairly complicated to me would I be right to say I can use the registry backup from some months ago to reinstate it??

A:Windows Explorer stopping intermittently

Hi John ... Read the Link below its an old Thread .. The solution is in Post 6 ...
Missing Win7 file - rdpclip.exe

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I'm using Vista home basic. Once I start, either normal or safe mode, I keep getting messages saying Windows explorer has stopped working. That is quickly followed by another saying Windows Explorer is restarting....
I've tried stopping and restarting explorer in task manager but still have the same problem. I can't do much of anything else because it gets reset with each cycle of Windows explorer restarting.
 

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Every time I go to open a program I get an error that Windows Explorer is stopping and then it starts right up again. This just started. I have installed about 3 new programs, but the problem was before that, I think (sorry)
I have a Dell Studio 1535 3 Gb memory, 120 Hard drive, Vista Home Premium SP1.
I have no idea what I have done to cause this.
I haven't tried any solutions yet fearing I would make matters worse.
I did try to download Spyware Doctor and then un-installed it because I could not afford it. I was not aware that the trial would not take care of the problems. It found tracking cookies.
Could someone please halp? This is very frustrating.
Thank you.
Joanne
 

A:Windows Explorer stopping all the time

What type of programs are you trying to run? If you could name them, it might help determin something in common that could be failing.
 

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Hi,

I'm trying to install Adobe Acrobat 8 but the installation always fails due to Windows Explorer being open (Problem id 3508). The only problem is I don't have Windows Explorer open in the first place. To be doubly sure, I've run Advanced SystemCare in case there's any problems with the registry. I've then restarted my laptop and without opening any applications I've run the setup. I get the same problem.

I'm running Vista. I don't believe it's a compatability problem as I've run Acrobat 8 on this laptop before. I'm asking here before going to Adobe because although they answer my question promptly, their answers are rarely helpful.

Hope someone out there can help!

Many thanks.
 

A:Windows explorer stopping installation of acrobat 8

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Windows explorer is in a box in the middle of the desktop and it is continually (stopping working) and then (restarting) making any other actions...impossible.  I have tried system restore..twice...but it failed both times.  I don't know what to do to get my system to reboot normally.  These actions are present in safe mode as well.  Pls help..tell me someone else has survived this problem.
Many Thxs in advance

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Been grappling for some time to customizing the right pane of either Win7 or Win10 (not sure if they respond the same) to allow permanent column and column title arrangements. Ideally I would like to apply such attributes to a specific folder and all it's sub-folders. An example is below:
I would also love to be able to set these columns as fixed widths, but this is not as important as the specific columns themselves.

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I am gonna ty and write this as calmy as possible, but I am in a unique stat eof pissed o fI have never been in before.

I have no clue why this happend. These were the programs I was usig at the time.

Windows Live Mesenger
Skype
Firefox
VLC Player
QuickCam 10

For some reason, my compuer got caught in loop that, despite a restart and unpuing of all usb periphs, has done nothig. I haven't installed anyting in a few';/,.]\hujbvbhjukhy.

weeks..

I desperatly need help. I have multiple imprtat files on my C Drive I can't afford to lose in a reinstall. Are there any other options? Please ASAP. My wall and ceilng fan have already felt pain from this experience..

dthrawn
UPDATE: After eve ore frustratio, it does the loop even when in Safe mode..
 

A:Windows Explorer in a Fail/Restart loop Nothing I'e done is stopping it

Try booting off a Linux Live CD so you can access the HD and backup your files. Then you can mess with Windows. Run 'Hijack this' tool to see what programs are loading at startup. Sounds like some sort of virus or malware.
 

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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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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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So whenever I click File Explorer on the taskbar or in the start menu, Windows Explorer crashes and I need to go into task manager and restart it. But if I click a folder on my desktop it doesn't crash?

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I run windows 8.1 I can't open the file explorer and the control panel then I try use the safety mode but even the safe mode wasn't working so I need help

A:Problem with file explorer on window 8.1

Some additional detail would be helpful. Hardware? Is this a new problem? Did it ever work correctly? What security program is installed? Are the OS and security current? Have you run any scans? What were the results?
Thanks
Dick

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This is so weird, see the screenshot.This happened after booting up my pc today (running XP Pro SP3).I had a malware infection days ago and removed it almost completely (apart from random tabs popping up in Firefox).Last night I ran O&O Defrag and it finished without any problems or errors.I shut down the pc and then this morning I hung at startup.Safe mode hung at mup.sys and after some Googling I managed to 'fix' it by copying over the original registry (as detailed here: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...;en-us;Q307545).Obviously that got me back to how Windows was just after the original install in 2007.So I restored the backup of the registry I made just days ago.This fixed everything but gave me this really weird thing in Explorer.Even though the names are wrong I can still click the C: drive and see all my files and folders.I can enter any folder but the moment I double click a file it will open the file in the associated program and crash explorer at the same time.I hope someone has a solution for this!Now

A:Drive names within Explorer completely changed, crashes the moment you double click any file.

The issue has been resolved.

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I have a really annoying problem. I'm not sure at what point this started happening, but for some reason I cannot drag any file or shortcut from my desktop to any open Explorer window, but I can drag files and shortcuts from any Explorer window to any other Explorer window. All I see is the big "cancel" mouse cursor. I can also copy and paste or cut and paste without a problem. It's probably something in the registry, but I'm not sure I know where to look. Any ideas?

A:Cannot drag a file from desktop to Explorer window...

Hi GliTCH,

Welcome to Vista x64 Forums.

Have you restarted the computer to see if that helps?

If not, then see if running a sfc /scannow command can find and fix any system file error that may be causing this problem.

System Files - SFC Command


If it still will not drag and drop for you, then you can do a System Restore using a restore point dated before the problem started.

System Restore - How to

Hope this helps you,
Shawn

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I've seen this before but I can't remember why it is happening and how to revert back to normal..

when I open certain folders (even on my own 840 EVO SSD) explorer takes too long to show me the files.. like it has to build them again or something..

there is 106 files in this particular folder.. why doesn't it show up near instant.. it took atleast 4 seconds or more to show this folder..

i may have changed a settings i shouldn't have while tweaking my system..

A:File Explorer loading window slow?

nobody had this issue before?

I know there is something windows is doing to check the files before showing them instantly.. i just don't know what settings that is.. someone must have had this before??

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I have just begun to use the windows 7 software. When I open a document folder the Word file names have an icon overprinted on the blue W.

The 2 most frequent mystery icons are:
- a green circle w/ white check mark
- a red circle w/ a whit "i"

Also found on excel files & picture file names.

Could anyone tell me what these icons mean & is there webpage that would explain the meaning of the icons,

Thank you

A:What is the meaning of each of the window explorer file icons

Those.... sound an awful lot like the icon overlays for Tortoise SVN...

Areyou a developer? Do you have Tortoise installed ion your machine?

Though it's not very common to accidentally have added items to svn (and therefor gaining the icons overlays) withough you having known you did it

Though maybe someone ripped off the icons and are using them for something else. But I do not believe that those are native to windows at all but to some other installed program (like Tortiose).

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This just started recently, when I open file explorer , and right click on any drive, C, D, and click on "priorities" it immediately closes the File explorer window. I can open any folders ok, but can't get priorities to open on the Drives.

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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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This will be any easy one, but it baffles me. After an automatic upgrade to windows, my windows explorer is different and I can't seem to change it. Vista, I get a "favorites" list in the left pane and I don't want it at all. I want to go back to haveing only the hard drives and their contents displayed, in "tree" fashion. How can I get rid of this "favorites" list?

A:windows explorer has changed on me

try this, right click task bar and choose properties>start menu tab>start menu-customize>take the check out of the "favorites menu">OK, close out of the box....

good luck

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I re-installed Windows 7/64, and I noticed that Windows Explorer no longer had the classic navigation pane/view....

This is how it looks everytime I open it, even though I checked both boxes in Folder Options/Navigation pane-

Any way to fix it? Thanks!

A:Windows Explorer changed

Go to Organize > Layout, check that Navigation pane is selected.

Kari

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SO for about a month now i have been having trouble with my computer. None of the Antirus or AD remover programs can find the problem.

While using the internet, a new window pops up displaying sometimes nothing, somethimes a search engine, sometimes something called reditty.com... And when it loads it causes Internet Explorer to crash.

Also, a strange dll. file shows up in MSCONFIG startup programs, if i click for it not to show up on next load up, then a new dll file replaces it... Also, Rundll shows up in task manager. Sometimes twice... with no programs or windows open....

My hijack this log is as follows.. SOMEBODY PLEASE HELP ME!!! im hurting here.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 5:58:10 PM, on 3/24/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exey
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\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\W... Read more

A:Internet Explorer Pops up in new window and fails Explorer to work. Also....

I was able to fix the problem using HiJack this and AVG Spyware remover in safemode... Actually i had to do a long list of things i found in another thread. So my problem is solved... It is linked to the WinLogin malware... A browser pops up with reditty window... If anyone else is having this problem feel free to e-mail me at [email protected] I will give you the information i recieved, and any additional help you may need.

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Hi ,

I am having an issue after using Windows 10

Before using 8.1 , when wanting to upload a certain file to a website or where ever ,
There is a pop up windows that let's you search to file to upload , after clicking the button
on that particular website, now in Win 10 , when clicking the button the file search popup (Open dialog box) windows
fails to appear and so cannot search and upload the files.

can anyone understand this issue and help me ?
Thank you in advance

Ralph

A:[QUESTION] Can't upload from popup file explorer dialog window

Hi might help if you post a screenshot of what you're trying to do..
I'm guessing you're using a particular browser, and on a particular site, and trying to upload sthg to that site, but when you click the 'upload' button (or whatever it's called) you don't get a browse dialogue.

For example, when you click the 'Insert Image' button (above) to post your screenshot, do you see a browse dialogue when you click 'Browse' on the window that is displayed?

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Hi ,

I am having an issue after using Windows 10

Before using 8.1 , when wanting to upload a certain file to a website or where ever ,
There is a pop up windows that let's you search to file to upload , after clicking the button
on that particular website, now in Win 10 , when clicking the button the file search popup (Open dialog box) windows
fails to appear and so cannot search and upload the files.

can anyone understand this issue and help me ?
Thank you in advance

Ralph

A:[QUESTION] Can't upload from popup file explorer dialog window

Hi might help if you post a screenshot of what you're trying to do..
I'm guessing you're using a particular browser, and on a particular site, and trying to upload sthg to that site, but when you click the 'upload' button (or whatever it's called) you don't get a browse dialogue.

For example, when you click the 'Insert Image' button (above) to post your screenshot, do you see a browse dialogue when you click 'Browse' on the window that is displayed?

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Hello,

I've been having some frustrating issues with Windows Explorer (on Windows 7), and I've pinpointed the cause to one stubborn wmv file on my external hard drive. Whenever Explorer accesses the location of this wmv file (unfortunately the root directory), the green bar at the top starts slowly running, presumably trying to load the thumbnail of that wmv file. This wreaks havoc everywhere, as any other folders I navigate to then have missing thumbnails that will not load... and when I go to "Computer", it's completely empty and the green bar atop runs indefinitely, but never makes any progress... only heating my computer frustratingly. Furthermore, when I restart explorer, the error "the remove procedure call failed" shows. Logging off or pressing Ctrl+N in explorer have provided temporary solutions so far.

When I try to delete, move, or rename this wmv file, Explorer just freezes altogether. Is this file corrupt? What can I do about this file? I'd preferably like to save somewhere else before deleting it.
 

A:Window Explorer crashes and lags due to possibly corrupt file

Hello jungegift and Welcome to TSG!

Try booting to Safe Mode and accessing the remote drive. Do you have the same issue?
 

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Late last night, I was running high cpu usuage. I know there is something scheduled for that time.
When I went into windows explorer, there was nothing in the navigational pane and just one folder
showing in the library pane. I restarted the computer and when I went into windows explorer, the
navigational pane was back to normal as well as the library pane. Was there something that I did to
cause this? I was working with After Effects at the time. But everything seems back to normal.
I wanted to just delete this question since everything seems back to normal, but I don't see a way to
delete this post. Thanks.

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First let me describe the problem:
All of my Windows Explorer settings appear to be stuck at the defaults. If I go to Tools>Folder options... and change them, the change does not take effect, and if I open the menu again, the check boxes are back to the same state as before.
When I right-click in empty space, my New menu is empty.
Also, if I try to drag a shortcut to the taskbar, or pin an item to the start menu, nothing happens.
Now this all started after removing a piece of beta software (being developed at my employer) using the add/remove programs list (my mistake). It apparently corrupted the registry, causing a bluescreen at boot. I let the system do the auto repair, which
got me able to boot again, but with the problems noted above.
My next action was to try System Restore to bring me back to a state a few days back. Unfortunately, the restore failed, and upon going back into System Restore, I found all of my restore points had disappeared (!).
I next exited Windows and replaced (after making backups) DEFAULT, SAM, SECURITY, SOFTWARE, and SYSTEM in Windows/System32/config/ with the copies in RegBack. After rebooting, this did not seem to change anything.

Any ideas about how I might still get my old settings back or at least be able to change them again? I was hoping to avoid reinstalling Windows.

A:Windows Explorer settings can't be changed

One important question: If I have resized my disk partitions since I made a System Image with the backup utility in Windows, will I still be able to use the image?



The native image creation tool was Microsoft's first stab at such a facility. The good news is that it's free. The bad news is that it is temperamental, unreliable and that it lacks the functionality that we take for granted with similar but mature products.
Example: it will not restore partitions where the target is smaller than the original partition. But give it a try anyway - I might be wrong.

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Hi to all, i have a laptop running Windows 7 Professional. The problem is strange and havent had it on any other Windows 7 machine.

If i click the folder icon on the bottom tool bar (windows explorer) then in the left hand pane expand the C drive then right click on any folder it instantly displays a dialog saying Explorer has experienced a problem and needs to close, windows is
looking for a fix for this problem (cant remember exact wording) then Explorer.exe restarts. This happens on the local C drive and Network drives. 
I though it could be a permissions problem so have taken ownership of all files & folders on the C drive which made no difference, i have removed the laptop from our server / domain and it is still the same / no change.
Can anyone shed any light on this problem or offer any ideas on fixing it? the laptop is only a few months old and is i5 / 4GB RAM Dell machine running Windows 7 Pro SP1 office 2003 Pro, checked for virus & adware & all clean.

A:Explorer.exe crashes when righ click on item in left pane on windows explorer nothing in system logs, explorer.exe restarts.

The faulting module (Fault Module Name: SHELL32.dll) shell32.dll is a Windows system file however the file that is actually causing the crash may be a third party file which from the symptoms
may be a third party context menu handler.
The following link has some info and a download to ShellExView which you can use to selectively disable third party context menu handlers to find out a problematic one:
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/slowrightclick.htm
You could try disabling all non-Microsoft context menu handlers and then, if the problem resolves, re-enable them one at a time to see which one was the problem.
BTW, the error should be logged in the Event Viewer Application log as a Application Error involving explorer.exe

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Hi All - I am hoping that someone can help me solve this. In File Explorer the preview window box is checked and thumbnails box is checked, but I can only preview image files. Word or Pdf files do not show up. I did a factory setting reinstall of Windows 8.1. My word documents showed up in the preview window prior to the reinstall, but not my pdf files. I would really appreciate if someone can help sort this out as I use this feature frequently.

Windows 8.1 x 64bit
CPU Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU J2850 @ 2.41GHz (4 Cores)
Graphics Card Intel(R) HD Graphics - 24MB Free Video RAM, 32MB Total
physical memory 4GB
Cheers
 

A:Solved: Files dont show in preview window File explorer

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I don't know what happened, but a few days ago I discovered that the OPEN command in Windows Explorer has changed his order. When I double clicked C:/ or D:/ partitions doesn't enter anymore, remain still in My Computer and my CDROM start to spin. When I right clicked, in the opened cassette says that OPEN command has moved in the third position, after AUTO (first option), SEARCH... (second option) and in front of EXPLORE command.
Is very frustrating to right click every time and select the third option (OPEN) to enter a partition. What should I do to restore the default state and to open normally when I double click a partition???
 

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It changed, it's dynamic now. I like it now. But I'm curious, what has change it? Can I get it back to the general icon which is a yellow folder icon?

A:My taskbar Windows Explorer icon changed.

well , i think that you have to make a restore point to get it back
try that

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Since I started using Win7, the windows explorer icon on the taskbar has never given me any options - left-clicking it opened windows explorer.
Suddenly it has changed - clicking it now brings up "autoplay" and I have to right click to get the option to open explorer ( as well as the options to unpin from taskbar and close the window).
Can anyone tell me how to get it back as it was?
TIA

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Good day folks,

This has probably been touched on many times - but I mistakenly unpinned the Windows explorer icon from my taskbar. When I dragged the Windows Explorer icon from the desktop back to the taskbar it has a different appearance. Is there a way to get it to appear as it did originally? ie the yellow files (out of the box).

Regards.

A:Windows explorer icon appearance changed when unpinned.

Try this.

1. Right click on explorer in the taskbar.
2. right click on the Windows explorer entry on the jumplist.
3. Select Properties.
4. Press Change Icon.
5. If the icon file showing is not %windir%\explorer.exe then browse to that file and select the first icon.

Upadate: On my system it is "C:\Windows\explorer.exe"

Another thought.

If you create the shortcut with the location of %windir%\explorer.exe it should pick everything up automatically.

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Hi,

Need experts' help here. Thanks in advance.

Whenever i use window explorer (WE) or internet explorer 7 (IE), there is a pause of about 5sec after i execute a command.

For example, when i am using WE, after i double click on a folder, sometimes it will take about 5secs to open the folder.

As for IE, sometimes it takes about 5secs to open IE or whenever i click on a link in the website, it will hang there and take some time before it starts to load the new website.

There is no such problem when using Firefox 3.

When i am in the safe mode, i do not have the hang issue when using WE.

I had scanned with superantispyware, spybot, trend micro officescan and online kasperksy scan. All did not indicate any virus or malware or spyware.

May i know what is wrong with this pc?

Thanks for the help.

Below is the hijackthis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 6:22:39 PM, on 3/12/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16791)
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:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
C:\Program Files\Juniper Networks\Common Files\dsNcService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Office... Read more

A:Slow window explorer and internet explorer

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When i open file explorer to view any drive or "my computer " etc , the folders , quick access panel , all are aligned to the right , and "minimize , maximize control" is shifted to top left , instead of top right , by default it is other way around , this is problematic , as i am habitual of using quick access panel in right , and maximize /minimize control in top right , it has changed unintentionlly , and now i can not correct it , i have tried many properties menu, but i can't find the setting related to this .

Thanks

A:Windows Explorer quick access panel side changed

Hello and Welcome!

I would look into your region and language settings. My guess is that at some point you have selected a language/region that displays text from right to left instead of from left to right.

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When I open a folder in windows explorer using the details view, i see times in the date column but no dates. For example, if a file was modified on 4/30/2006 at 4:56, all i see in the date modified column is 4:56. This is happening with all files in all folders.

I really don't want to reinstall WinXP, but i will if i have to. Any suggestions short of that.
Thanks,
rosethea
 

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