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

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

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.

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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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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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For the most part, I do not mind Explorer's autodetecting the folder type (Music, Videos, etc). However, one thing that I miss from Windows 7 is being able to set the "style" for a folder type... where I could choose to display certain columns and have Explorer display those columns for all folders of that category.

Does anyone know of a way to set the defaults for a folder category?


A:File Explorer > Folder Type Template?

try at the very top of win exporer there is a view then select there what ever you like let me know if it helps

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Hello Everyone,

I have kind of an odd question, I have been looking into changing file type icons when I came across an interesting conflict.
I would like to be able to change the file type icon for all .exe files to the same file type icon within a file explorer. If you were to try to do this, all icons that are associated with each .exe program becomes the same icon no matter where they are located.

The thing is that usually when I am in a file explorer the .exe files are installers and when I have .exe files in places like on my desktop, in the start menu, and in the taskbar, they are for launching already installed programs.

Can anyone think of a possibly way that could solve this conflict easily with some kind of setting or software.

I thought maybe something with shortcuts but that turned out to not work for me.
I also believe that .ico icon files have multiple sizes within them but I don't think there would be a realistic way to edit each of them for all the programs installed.

Has anyone else ever tried something like this? or have any solutions that I am not aware of?
Thank You

A:Changing .exe File Type Icons In File Explorer But Nowhere Else

File Explorer is on Windows 8/8.1, renamed from Windows Explorer on Windows 7 back to Windows95/Windows NT4.

Usually an .exe file for running a program will have its own icon, right-click a Shortcut, Properties, Change Icon to see what the .exe file has in it. Some programs may have a separate icon in their Folder in C:\Program Files or C:\Program Files (x86). If no icons are found Windows will put up a panel with a number of choices but they are more generic, mostly for Windows things.

Installable .exe files will have more of a generic icon and are of only a few types.

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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 keep losing the icons in Explorer, even with a fresh install of W7. It takes some time, but sooner or later they disappear. It's always Internet Explorer first (associated with .mht files) and now I've lost Chrome (associated with .htm).

Any ideas as to why this happens? Is there any fix you guys know of?

Rebuilding the W7 icon cache has not worked in the past.


A:Lost File Type Icons in Windows Explorer

Hello IveyLeaguer,

The icon cache would have no affect on file associations. They are two different animals.

The most common reason for file association issues is folks changing them using Open with.

If you like, you could use the tutorial below to quickly restore the default association of any file extension.Default File Type Associations - Restore
If you are sure that you or another user is not changing the file associations, then I would recommend to do a full scan of your system with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free to help make sure that your system is clean.

Hope this helps,

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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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I have a smartphone running Windows Mobile 5.0. I tried to install Acrobat Reader and it didn't work. Now the .pdf association with File Viewer doesn't work. Does anyone know how to create file associations? Either a registry hack or free software would be good.

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I have a lot of music files. I have ended up with many duplicates, perhaps because when I was learning Windows I didn't quite understand the filing system. To date, I am not sure I do! The column # which states the 'Track Number' which to me is undesirable (I have no use for it), seems to be my problem! When there is a track number - it seems to put it first before all else in the 'Title', namely before the title of the song or the name of the Band.... thereby sorting instead of the title of the song, it sorts by the Track number. Even if I change the defaults and take out the Track # column, it doesn't seem to make a difference when sorting - it still insists on sorting by Track number. The only way I can change this, it seems, is by going into each and every individual file property and physically changing this! I hasve already put many hours into this, and it still seems to be an overwhelming job! Is this not what computers are for, to make life easier.

A:File Explorer Folder and File Options

I would look for a free audio file tag editor. Many will process in batch mode. I haven't used one in a few years so I am not up on the current features. You might find comparisons of the utilities in places like PCMag.com or just search on "best free Windows tag editor". I have a nice sort tool called Fat Sorter but it only works on FAT partitions. The idea being to force a USB stick to sort according to file name. I don't know if there is a similar utility for NTFS.

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

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

A:Windows explorer file view in folder

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Basically, what I mean in W7

You have Hard Disk Drive

Devices With Removable Storage

Network Location

In Windows 8

I have folders

Devices With Removable Storage

Network Location

Any ways to hide the folders in this PC

A:How to move folder in Windows 8 File Explorer

Its really hard to understand what it is you want the way you are typing and skipping words that would make up a legible sentence. I literally read your questions (?) as many different ways as possible. All I can conclude is that you would like to hide certain folders when your external (or network) drive is plugged into your system?

Can you right click on specific folders and tick them as hidden? Then make sure in "folder options" you have selected "Don't show hidden folders & drives"

Is this what you are asking buddy?

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How can i make or configure a folder in Win-7 to keep only specific type of files like mp3 or pdf only or may be any restriction or policy on a shared folder?

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An application I have running on a Windows 2000 Advanced Server had an odd occurrence the other day. A folder changed properties after a file was copied to it by a DOS Copy command.

Here's the scoop:
An empty text file called HL7Rejct.txt is kept in a folder called D:\data\default\errors and each day it's copied to another folder called D:\data\errors. The command that is executed is as follows:

copy "D:\data\default\errors\HL7Rejct.txt" "D:\data\errors"

Nothing too fancy or complicated. The other day when this command executed the rest of my application failed on trying to write another file to the D:\data\errors folder. Why? Because it was no longer a folder! It had changed such that it now had a file type of "file". I deleted and recreated the folder and things have gone fine since then.

But I'm a bit worried. Has anyone heard of this happening before? Is this a bug perhaps that there is a fix available for?


A:DOS Copy Changes Folder File Type

I have seen this once or twice, no rhyme or reason. The "solution" is to be very explicit in the command as it is interpreting the copy operation to copy the file over "D:\data\errors" instead of into it. Use the command:

copy "D:\data\default\errors\HL7Rejct.txt" "D:\data\errors\HL7Rejt.txt"

I know you shouldn't have to be that explicit, but every now and then, it thinks it is smarter than you and gets it wrong.

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Let?s say I want a folder to have just JPG in them. I want to restrict people from putting anything inside this folder other then jpg in there. Does anyone know if a registry entry or program that will allow you to restrict a folder to only allow or exclude one type of file extension?

A:XP file type screening for a folder

Hello Tendoncs, I don't think that's possible in Windows XP, but I'm not 100% sure either. I will look more on this.You may use the parental control feature to give other users less access, but editing the registry for your cause is beyond me.I have not used this method, but you may want to have a look here:http://en.kioskea.net/forum/affich-45891-how-to-restrict-access-to-a-folderThe DOS method should work (be very careful here), but it would still rely on user access.There are some programs that will claim to do what you have asked, but I do not recommend them.Either way, I don't think this will answer your question, but I hope this helps!bloopie

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Is there any way to format folder file display for a group of folders (or subfolders) in file manager? I need to be able to do this to display my contacts properly, for example. It looks like you can either format file inforamation display for all the folders or an individual folder (one-at-a-time), but not a group of folders. If this is true, why?

A:Windows Explorer (File Manager) Folder Formatting

I don't know if you could create another "type" such as Windows has for photos, music, etc.. I'd look through Brink's tutorials first. If nothing there you might try Windows Annoyances.

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When we open our storage HD for media (flicks and TV) and other folders with files and or other folders inside the File FOLDER. the command bar shows a column for size, length, date, etc but it shows no information. We'd mostly like to see the size of the file FOLDER with the files and folders in it. man now I'm confused.....

M/Videos/Folder/folders/files how to display size of the red folder in the size column in windows explorer

A:How do I show file FOLDER size in windows explorer

Issue has been discussed at Sevenforums already.

Folder size?
Any way to get the folder size to show in details?
Folder Size in Windows Explorer

Probably, best advice (non-3d party) here.

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I would like to convert my rar document into a pdf document, but am unable to obviously . the rar type file is saved onto my desktop; I double click on the rar file and click the extract icon button in the 7zip program. Once i performed those actions, my file breaks into two files(which are just components of my original rar file) and I click on one of the two files and one of the files became converted to a pdf. However, when I click on the pdf file that was formerly a rar file, this is the message that pops up:

"Adobe Reader could not open because it is either not a supported file type or because the file has been damaged."

I have a feeling why i am unable to extract my rar files successfully. I clicked on the options button in the 7zip menu, clicked the tools button, clicked on the system tab and I select the rar button, click the apply button and click the OK button.Unfortunately, when I reopen the system tab in , the rar box I previously checked is unchecked and I have to recheck it again by rechecking the rar box. Sadly, this same cycle repeats. what do yoiu think I am doing wrong? i followed video tutorials on how to extract a rar type file in 7zip and I am still unable to resolved my issue.

A:having trouble opening a rar type file in the 7 zip folder...

Hi, go to control panel default programs and select "associate a file type or protocol with a program" scroll to .rar highlight it and make sure 7 zip is the default.

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Hey there. I have a media library with, surprisingly enough, media in it! Videos to be exact. Each of the sub-folders have in them videos as well as .nfo files for displaying data awesomeness in the likes of XBMC. However, I do not like the way it makes my folders look when I browse to them in explorer.

Is there a way to hide all my *.nfo files only in the Video folder and subfolders?

A:Hide all of a certain file type in a folder tree

Open an elevated command prompt and navigate to your video directory type:

attrib +h *.nfo /s

This will hide the files, however if you have show hidden files turned on they will still show up.

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I hope this is the right place to post this. If not, please let me know where is.
A friend just showed me a weird problem he is having with his computer. He is using Windows 7 pro, and has a folder under My Documents, in which he keeps his work files. He emails these files using Gmail, which he accesses via Internet Explorer.

All worked fine until a few days ago, when he noticed that when he clicked the link in Gmail to attach a file, his folder wasn't listed in the Open File dialog. He looked in Windows Explorer, and could see the folder OK. I tried opening Word and using the Open
File dialog there, and the folder wasn't visible.

If he clicks in the address bar, and adds the folder name to the path, it opens the folder, but shows it as empty. I actually has two subfolders. If he adds the name of a subfolder, then the Open File dialog shows the files in that folder.

I checked the permissions on the folder, and couldn't see anything odd. What I don't understand is how the folder can be visible in Windows Explorer, and not in the Open File dialog.

Anyone any ideas? Thanks

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I am having this problem recently and I am not sure of the solution.
To solve the problem on the fly one has to start task manager, stop the explorer.exe process, start a new task, type in command.com enter explorer.exe into the Dos window and press enter.
This enables one to carry on using the computer.

Ways to prevent:

I have been told and have found what seems to be the solution:
Type run in the search programs and files(bottom right) click run, enter MSCONFIG, go to startup tab and disable programs that may be causing the problem.
I am not sure I have found the problem program causing this yet but I have disabled a couple of startup programs and the right click freeze seems to be happening less now??
Any comments.

A:Right Click on File or folder in Windows 7 Causes explorer.exe to stop working.

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A friend just showed me a weird problem he is having with his computer. He has a folder under My Documents, in which he keeps his work files. He emails these files using Gmail, which he accesses via Internet Explorer.

All worked fine until a few days ago, when he noticed that when he clicked the link in Gmail to attach a file, his folder wasn't listed in the Open File dialog. He looked in Windows Explorer, and could see the folder OK. I tried opening Word and using the Open File dialog there, and the folder wasn't visible.

If he clicks in the address bar, and adds the folder name to the path, it opens the folder, but shows it as empty. I actually has two subfolders. If he adds the name of a subfolder, then the Open File dialog shows the files in that folder.

I checked the permissions on the folder, and couldn't see anything odd. What I don't understand is how the folder can be visible in Windows Explorer, and not in the Open File dialog.

Anyone any ideas? Thanks

A:Folder appears in Windows Explorer, but not in the Open File dialog

Rightclick on the folder where you can actually find it in Explorer, look at the path. That is where it now resides.

If it cannot be found there when browsing in from Computer>C then I'd back up the files in it to a new folder you temporarily create in C root, delete the problem file and recreate it.

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In XP when I chose Folder options and then the File types tab, Folder was listed as a file type (Extension=None). I could select it, click the Advanced button and add a program to that file type. I would add the phrase CommandPrompt connected to the program cmd.exe. This then would allow me to right click on a folder and open the DOS window at that location. A big time saver for the work I do. I cannot find how to do this in Windows 7.
Any help is appreciated.

A:Can't add a right mouse program option to the folder file type

Hello Neal, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Windows 7 already has a Open command window here item in the context menu of folders and drives. You would need to press and hold Shift and right click on the folder or drive to see it by default.Open Command Window Here
The tutorial below will show you how to not have to press Shift to be able to just right click on a folder or drive to see Open command window here in the context menu.Open Command Window Here - Add or Remove Shift + Right Click

In addition, the tutorial below will show you how to add Open command window here as Administrator in the context menu of folders and drives to be able to open a elevated command prompt at that location.Open Command Window Here as Administrator
Hope this helps,

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I ask because I have just noticed that when I open WORD files that the newly generated WBK-files are visible despite me using the "attrib +h *.nfo /s" command previously. I foolishly hoped that also all future '*.wbk's would automatically be hidden too. Is there anything that I can do about it without repeating the manual command prompt all the time as suggested in Hide all of a certain file type in a folder tree?

A:How to automatically hide all of a certain file type in a folder tree?

You could put the command in a batch file and either double click it to run it or use Task Manager to schedule a task that runs it every so often.

Make sure to include the proper path and quotes:

attrib +h "C:\Users\Your Account Name\Whatever\*.nfo" /s

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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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After noticing the many hundreds of reported errors of this type I have just got to ask: 
Why isn?t there a fix for it?  I figure it started happening after Windows-8 became available, so MicroSoft now has a patch to cause the system to go into a wait state for 30-60 seconds, every nth time you right click the mouse. 
So how do you disable it?

Allen B. Thompson

A:Windows Explorer: not responding when I right-click a file or folder (to rename, delete, etc..)

start taskmgr and when you have the hang, go to taskmgr, make a rightclick on the explorer.exe process and select "create dump". Zip ad upload the dump.
You can also use ProcessMonitor to see what is the longest operation from the
Explorer.exe during this time:
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I did some messing around with new Themes, and found it annoyingly more complicated than in the XP days, so I used a theme installer, its safe, didn't mess up one thing. But the themes I got didn't please me as planned so I went back to my default Aero Landscape theme. Except one thing changed seemingly forever and I can't change it because Aero ignores change one makes to colors and such apparently.

The change that is left is pictured in the attached picture. When in explorer, when I selected a file or multiple files, a blue rectangle would appear over it, right, like a marker. Now it's just these slightly visible blue lines around a selected file as you can see. I thought putting back the usual theme I use would fix it, but it didn't. Please tell me those new themes or the theme installer (which when uninstalling it, undid the changes it had done) caused this. It's so annoying, I can barely see if what I selected was indeed selected.

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Hi. I was just playing some of my MP3's in my My Music folder and I noticed that there were some strange and unrecognized files in that folder. As a matter of fact, it looked like it had made one file for each and every MP3 file that I had. I tried to open the file and it was not immediately recognizable what program should be used so I clicked Use Web Service to Find Program or something and it took me to Microsoft which gave me more information. Microsoft informed me that this file type is not recognized by Windows and did not give me much more information than that. However, it did refer to me to a website that has an archive of file types. So, I went to the website. Again, the file type was unknown. I figured that surely this file type must be something that is for some use. Surely it is used by some program I own. The file type is .sfap0. Basically, I have one file for each MP3 file that basically shows the name of the MP3 file and then that strange file extension. For example, here is the file name of one of these strange files:


Well, nevertheless, these files were annoying because they were getting in the way of organizing my folder and finding my MP3s so I hid them all. I am worried that this is possibly the work of a virus or something. I don't think I have noticed this before though. Anyway, what should I do?! Does anyone have any insight for me? This is really kind of strange and I'd like to get t... Read more

A:Strange files with unknown file type in music folder...

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I am using windows XP pro with SP2 installed.

I have somehow managed to loose the ability to open folders in the Windows Explorer pane by double clicking on them. Instead, a double click opens the Search Files feature.

How this happened was NOT by altering viewing options.

I recently went to support at microsoft.com to add print directory functionality to Windows Explorer. I found article ID#272623 "how to add the print directory feature to Windows Explorer. The url for this article is http://support.microsoft.com/kb/272623/en-us?FR=1&PA=1&SD=HSCH

I followed the instructions as closely as I could although it wasn't exactly the same as described.

That is:
after clicking on 'tools' in explorer clicking on 'Folder Options' then 'File Types' and then 'File Folder' I could not find the edit button.
I clicked on ADVANCED then NEW and found the 'New Action' dialog box.
I entered "Print Directory Listing" in the 'Action' box and browsed until I found the file I had created as instructed by the above article.
I then clicked OK and backed out of the rest of the windows.

I tried to undo what I had done but to no avail as I cannot remove the 'Print Directory Listing' action from the list in the advanced File Folder TAB. The edit button is greyed out as is the remove button.

Does anyone know how to remove an action, and after that restoring the ability to open folders in ... Read more

A:Solved: removing 'action' from 'file types' in 'folder options' in windows explorer

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 I have a very odd and troubling issue. A Windows 7 Pro computer is joined to our domain. A new person logged into it and is unable to access our share where we store user personal folders. "My Documents" is typically redirected there
by GPO. The share name is FileServer\users$.
The person can access other shares on the same file server. 
If the person goes to another computer in the office and logs in they can access the users$ share and reach their personal folder.
If I log into the computer with the issue I am not able to reach the users$ share either but no issue from my own computer.

I removed from domain and reset the AD object and then re-added the computer to the domain and issue persists.
I run "gpresult /R" and I get an odd return:

    CN= BranchPC02,OU=Desktops,OU=Workstations,DC=domain,DC=local
    Last time Group Policy was applied: 1/19/2018 at 9:32:59 AM
    Group Policy was applied from:      DC2.domain.local
    Group Policy slow link threshold:   500 kbps
    Domain Name:                        BranchPC02
    Domain Type:                        <Local Computer>

Running the gpresult on a different computer joined to the same domain returns as expected
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So lately i found this nifty lil Twitter app that comes with Windows 10 But when i click a tweet with a vine retweet or such it gives me an error saying "Unsupported Video Type Invalid File Type" Has anyone been using the twitter app lately and are getting the same error?

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I've been doing a lot of tidying up of my file types and associations, and one of the things that I have done is to ensure that all my most used file types have meaningful and accurate "friendly names". So, instead Explorer referring to .wv files as "WV File" it now says "WavPack Audio File". I've done this for numerous file types and it has all worked well and is correctly displayed in Explorer.

However, I also use Windows Libraries, and for some reason it is still using generic file descriptions, or older ones that I chose myself and subsequently updated.

I have done the usual things of clearing the icon cache and all other cache and temp storage. I've also completely rebuilt the index of the Library in question. I have even removed all folders from that library and deleted the top level library itself (then, after a reboot, recreated it by selecting 'Restore Default Libraries'), but as soon as I add my folder to the Library, the same old file names show up again.

I have done a thorough search of my Registry and some of the terms being displayed by the Library are nowhere to be found in the Registry (because I have updated every possible instance of the file type name) so it must be cached somewhere, unless its buried in some indecipherable format in the Registry that doesn't show up in search results.

If I click an incorrectly named 'file types' group in the Library, and then choose 'Open Folder Location' to look at the same files direct... Read more

A:Windows Explorer "Libraries" displaying wrong File Type names

This could have something to do with your user files. Are you the Administrator of this computer & do you only have one user account?.

Click on Computer & then click on your main OS drive which is normally C:\, then click Users, which should show your user name as one of the folders. Click on that & select your Documents files & see if the new names are listed there, if so you can create a New Library by clicking on Include in Library, from the menu at the top, & selecting Create New Library.

If all the Documents are correct as mentioned above you could copy all the Documents into the New library & then after checking everything is correct you can delete the old library.

If you have more that one user account, it's possible that all the changes are being made on one account & you are then trying to access them on another account, so you keep getting the old arrangement.

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In my file explorer I would like to change the size and the type of font.
I would like to be able to see better and clearer.
I do not like the andicape window format.

A:File Explorer Type and font size

Right click your desktop> properties> appearance tab> at the bottom in the font size box, select large and click ok.

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Hi all,

Built my new computer yesterday and installed Windows 7 64 bit, Enterprise.

I have noticed that the file type icons aren't showing in explorer, while little it is extremely annoying as when searching for an excel document for example I just look for the icon.
It seems to work for some icons and not others- as shown in the image below.

Is there any fix for this?


A:File type icons not showing in explorer

Icon Cache - Rebuild

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I've found a beatifully simple new file manager to use as an alternative to explorer.exe as a step beyond just using an alternative shell.
But, the program is so beautifully simple, it comes not as an install, but a zip. It does not alter any registry files; in fact, the author suggests that you can keep it on a pen drive, and use it anywhere.
I know some alternative FM's install and default themselves as the new FM, but this one does not. Is there a way to do it by hand?

A:defaulting alternative file manager

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I need to change a zip file to an epub file. I have heard this can be done, but when I add the .epub after the file name, I notice the file is still actually zip type file when I right click properties. This is causing a problem when I try to open it in in different ebook reader programs.

I know there is a way to change a file's actual file type, but I don't know how. Perhaps there is a software or I need to go into the registry?

I can do this either with windows 7 or XP home, because I have two computers. So help on either operating system would be great?

As a related question, I am wondering does changing a file's icon type actually change the file type or just the icon?

A:How do I change a file's file type (not only file association)?

Hi awd and welcome to Seven Forums.

I take it that your zip file is an e-book. Changing the extension does nothing to change the format of the data. If you have need to convert an e-book from one format to another try Calibre. In addition to managing e-books it allows you to convert from one form to another. calibre - E-book management

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I need to reformat an audio file so I can play it in Windows Media Player. A conversion attempt fails with the above error message.

Is it possible.


A:Windows Media Player cannot play the file. The Player might not support the file type

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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.

Please avoid installing/uninstalling or updating any programs and attempting any unsupervised fixes or scans. This can make helping you impossible.

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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


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Hi All
I have a rather large file system with lots of folders & subfolders. When I want to save previously on Xp operating system I'd search in explorer open the folder I want then copy the address (e.g c:\customer records\client name\job address).
In windows 7, when I copy the folder address i get this "search-ms:displayname=Search%20Results%20in%20electronic%20files&crumb=location:S%3A%5CSEQ%5C011_Estimating %5Celectronic%20files\CHERMSIDE , 17 smith ST"

As you can imagine I cant paste that into a save as field and expect it find the folder location.

Does someone know if it can do what I want? keeping in mind this is about time saving and productivity exercise so I need a simple solution. It is also on a work computer so a lot of settings are locked.

Appreciate any help

A:Copy file address after doing a file search in windows explorer

Find solution myself
Hold down shift right click and select "copy as path"

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Is it possible to sort a folder's contents with both File names and Sub-Folder names intermixed?
I have projects in sub-folders, and 'support' files like this:

projabc (sub-folder)
projabc.txt (file)
projabc.bat (file)

amongst other projects.
I would like all the 'projabc...' items to appear together.


A:File Explorer Sort File names With Sub-Folder names

I don't know of a way to get Windows Explorer to do it. But XPlorer2 is supposed to have that sorting mode.
Edit: scroll down to "Folders sorted" in the table.

Edit2: Here's a Tutorial how to disable auto-arrange in W8:
Windows Explorer Auto Arrange - Disable in Windows 8

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So last night I had a Windows 10 update on my Lenovo Yoga 720. I let it update while I slept however it did not sucessfully update. Now there seems to be multiple issues on my laptop. The 'Type here to search' does not work, the apps in the task bar are missing, the file explorer looks odd (picture below), fans are running loudly, and everything seems a bit lagged. I tried to reupdate the machine but no luck. Any suggestions? 

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Hi all,
I need help to create windows batch file for following requirements.
1. Remove .txt and .log file format in sub folders.
2. Zip individual file inside any sub folders and give file name through command prompt. 
3. Create sub folder zip file include file zip

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Hi - I have tried now for 2-3 hours trying to delete an .mkv file from my "Downloads" folder It says the file is in use by Windows Explorer and cannot be deleted I have tried deleting it using Del command prompt as me and as Administrator (I am the Admnistrator, there are no other users) - no luck I have tried Safe Boot and then deleting - no luck I have tried rebooting many times and then deleting - no luck Any ideas? It's driving me nuts

A:Cannot delete file - tried everything - file in use by Windows Explorer error

Hi - I have tried now for 2-3 hours trying to delete an .mkv file from my "Downloads" folder It says the file is in use by Windows Explorer and cannot be deleted I have tried deleting it using Del command prompt as me and as Administrator (I am the Admnistrator, there are no other users) - no luck I have tried Safe Boot and then deleting - no luck I have tried rebooting many times and then deleting - no luck Any ideas? It's driving me nuts
Okay, I managed to delete them from my laptop (not the PC) which is part of my Homegroup I could not delete them from my PC - that was very odd Weird at least they are gone now - but this was very strange indeed

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How to create a batch file that will move files based on the file type?

My Requirement : I need a batch file to copy all .doc files in all my HardDisk to a removable disk say (Z: drive) . Can anyone make it possible using a batch file?Please...Its urgent...

A:How to create a batch file that will move files based on the file type

Download XXCopy
XXCOPY, A Versatile File Management Utility --- Boldly Extended Xcopy
This is a vastly improved and extended version of DOS XCopy
Sorry, can't remember the syntax, but its quite simple if you read the manuel carefully :-)
Put the command line in a .bat file and it will run

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Receiving forwarded emails as attachments in Gmail. Only 2 options to access, View Text and Download.
Download doesn't work since there is no file type extension. View Text not acceptable since images can't be seen. Any ideas on how I can open this file in Gmail or convert it somehow.?

A:Solved: Gmail: no file type on attached file which is a forwarded email

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Hello all , i am new to batch programming.

I wish to have a batch file to read .apk file from folder and then copy it to another folder. Then it should rename the copied apk file to test.apk

i have a file in folder e:\apps\angrybirds.apk , I want to copy this angrybirds.apk to d:\apps and rename it to test.apk

Here the file names in the e:\apps\ will be changing. So what ever may be the name , it should read the name of the file from e:\apps\ folder , copy it to d:\apps\ and rename it to "test.apk" . Test.apk is a fixed rename

A:Solved: Batch file to copy a file from folder and rename it in another folder

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