Over 1 million tech questions and answers.

Windows 8 File Explorer properties view question

Q: Windows 8 File Explorer properties view question

Hi,

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

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

RELEVANCY SCORE 200
Preferred Solution: Windows 8 File Explorer properties view question

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: Windows 8 File Explorer properties view question

Have you tried this?

Attachment 24387

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 69.2

Hi...

I can't view the properties of my files, when I right click on a file and choose its properties... I could see the properties of a folder though... Why so.. So strange... Help...

A:Can't View Properties of a File

How about a screenshot of a specific failure and are you getting any error messages?

Read other 11 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 69.2

Hi...

I can't view the properties of my files, when I right click on a file and choose its properties... I could see the properties of a folder though... Why so.. So strange... Help...

A:Can't View Properties of a File

Now, when I right clicked on a file, system hangs and explorer.exe restarted.

Event Viewer shows an error like below...

Log Name: Application
Source: Application Hang
Date: 9/18/2013 2:06:31 PM
Event ID: 1002
Task Category: (101)
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: NRT
Description:
The program explorer.exe version 6.2.9200.16384 stopped interacting with Windows and was closed. To see if more information about the problem is available, check the problem history in the Action Center control panel.
Process ID: 1404
Start Time: 01ceb4404e976013
Termination Time: 0
Application Path: C:\Windows\explorer.exe
Report Id: 69888c44-203d-11e3-bf1c-50e549984320
Faulting package full name:
Faulting package-relative application ID:

Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
<System>
<Provider Name="Application Hang" />
<EventID Qualifiers="0">1002</EventID>
<Level>2</Level>
<Task>101</Task>
<Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2013-09-18T08:36:31.000000000Z" />
<EventRecordID>15076</EventRecordID>
<Channel>Application</Channel>
<Computer>NRT</Computer>
<Security />
</System>
<EventData>
<Data>explorer.exe</Data>
<Dat... Read more

Read other 9 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 69.2

Into my Videos folder, that Vista set up for me under my user name,
I moved some files from my video camera.
But I want all properties to appear - all at once - without having to go
to each file individually and look at its Details section.

In the HELP file, it says as follows:
To view all the properties

The Details pane is convenient, but it doesn't show all of the properties that are associated with a file. If you need to see all the properties that are associated with a file, follow these steps: Open the folder that contains the file whose properties you want to see. Right-click the file whose properties you want to see, and then click Properties. Click the Details tab to see all the properties associated with this file.
The problem is ==> THERE IS NO DETAILS TAB !!! !!!

A:How to View ALL properties of a File?

Can you right-click the columns in windows explorer/my documents, choose add to column and then select the columns you want to appear that are in the details tab like size, metadata, date changed etc?

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 68.4

Hello everyone.

I have been unable to view the properties of certain files. Whenever I select the file, right-click, and select Properties, Windows Explorer crashes and restarts. The same thing happens when I try to select Properties through the Organize menu dropdown.

I found a couple of relevant threads in this forum, but they don't seem to have been resolved:

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-d...ties-file.html
Right Click Properties Crash

My issue is more similar to the first thread. It is only files, not folders or drives. And it is only certain types of files; the affected file types seem to be video files in general, while all other file types seem OK, although mp3 files seem to be a mixture of both (some works and some fails).

Anyway, I have tried all 4 methods provided by Sir George in the first thread. My graphic drivers are up to date, the sfc/scan came up clean (screenshot 1), the Microsoft Safety Scanner came up clean (screenshot 2), and the problem persisted after booting in safe mode, as well as after a clean boot.





I have even scanned and fixed the registry using AVG PC TuneUp, turned off the Data Execution Prevention (DEP) feature, and scanned the hard drives for errors. There were no errors found from scanning the hard drives, and the problem remained.

Can anyone please provide me with further advice or instructions? Any insight would be very much appreciated.

Thanks!

A:Windows Explorer crashes when trying to open certain file properties

Have you tried uninstalling AVG?
What is the file association of video files (avi mpg mp4 etc.)

Mine is set for
.avi - Windows Media Player.
all .mp* - Windows Media Player

Look in Control Panel, Default Programs.

Read other 9 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 68.4

I cannot see or edit most Publisher 2010 file properties in Windows explorer and the file properties do not work in Windows searches. I can access the metadata information from within Publisher, but not from Windows 7 explorer. When I right-click on a Publisher file (or PDF file) from Windows explorer I do not get these metadata fields at all.

I used to be able to see and edit these in Windows XP and Vista. I can see Name, Date Created, Date Modified. But I cannot see/edit -Tags, Title, Categories. No preview of the file is displayed either.

All these are visible and able to be edited with other types of files (e.g. Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.) It seems to be just with Publisher, although it is possible PDF files might have the same problem. I can see previews of PDF files but not title, tags, category (its possible the PDF's I have just don't have this metadata).

A:Publisher File Properties not visible in Windows Explorer

It is most likey a problem with an IFilter. Update your filter pack here.

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 67.6

Hi,

Recently on Windows 8 file explorer some details started to be displayed on the right hand side.  They can be best described as a large icon with some file information like how many files are stored or what type of file they are. 


Does anyone know how to remove this icon and information.  I find it quite annoying and cannot remove via any of the settings.

A:Windows 8 File Explorer - properties displayed on right hand side ?

Sounds like you might have enabled the Preview or Details pane.
In Windows Explorer, click the "View" tab in the Ribbon.  In the "Pane" segment on the left side of the Ribbon, unclick either Preview Pane or Details Pane (whichever is highlighted) and it should go back to "normal".David Coulter | http://DCtheGeek.blogspot.com | @DCtheGeek

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 67.6

Yesterday when i downloaded a file called browse.php to my desktop from my site using filezilla, the file didn't show up. After refreshing the page it still wasn't there. But after about 4-5 seconds it suddently showed up, but not as a php file, and not with the same name.

It doesn't have a name at all, it's just blank. And i can't view the file properties or anything with it. When i try to delete it i get a message saying "Are you sure you want to delete these icons from your desktop? This entry can't be deleted.", and there is a yes and no button. But it doesn't matter which button i press, nothing happens anyways.

As i said above, the file shows up on my desktop. But if i browse to my desktop using the explorer, it isn't there.

Here's a screenshot of the file:


Oh and btw; i haven't had any problems at all uploading or downloading files to my site since then.

Any help would be really appreciated!
Thanks.

A:Can't delete file or view it's properties. Any ideas?

If you have not restarted since the file was created do that. See if you can remove it. If it still refuses to go away, try booting to safe mode to remove it.

Read other 19 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 67.6

Every single time I view any file's properties (context-menu right-click -> Properties), it always immediately launches an installation of an already-installed (but disabled) application! Whaaat the heck is going on?

I'm running 64-bit Windows 7 Pro/SP1. The app it keeps trying to install is MacDrive 8, but I think that may be more incidental than anything else. I say that because I experienced the exact same thing perhaps 5-7 years ago under 32-bit XP Pro/SP3, except it tried to install something else (I can't recall what). Although MacDrive 8 is already installed, I almost never use it, and so I've disabled all the services and all other startup stuff related to MacDrive using my startup manager. So the puzzling fact that Win 7 is so desperate to install MacDrive again is truly weird, and extremely annoying!

It usually takes three attempts to cancel the unwanted installation, after which the file's property window comes up normally.

I've thoroughly scanned for malware, and found none. Also, I've some reliable registry check and repair tools: Iolo's System Mechanic's Registry Tuner, and Wise Registry Cleaner. Afterwards, no registry errors were reported at all.

What the heck is going on? What bizarre connection is there between viewing a file's properties and a forced install of anything?

A:Huh? Whenever I view any file properties, Win7 tries to install something!

If you have no use for MacDrive, why not uninstall it altogether instead of disabling its components? If you wanna keep it though, reinstall it to fix whatever part of it is broken. Reinstalling will most likely re-enable disabled components.

We can test if the setup launches because of the disabled functionalities by enabling MacDrive and attempting to reproduce the problem. If it goes away when MacDrive is enabled, then it means disabling it is the reason for the setup application launching every time you right-click. If the problem occurs whether MacDrive is enabled or not, that would indicate a corrupt installation and reinstalling is necessary to fix it.

Stay away from registry cleaners if you do not have advanced knowledge on the Windows Registry's internals. Running that cleaner might as well be the reason for this problem to begin with because some valid entry for MacDrive might have been deleted/altered after being flagged as an invalid/erroneous entry by the registry cleaner thus breaking the MacDrive installation.

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 67.2

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)

Read other 0 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 66.8

Every single time I view any file's properties (context-menu right-click -> Properties), it always immediately launches an installation of an already-installed (but disabled) application! As Betty Jo Bialosky so famously asked: Whaaat?

I'm running 64-bit Windows 7 Pro/SP1. The app it keeps trying to install is MacDrive 8, but I think that may be more incidental than anything else. I say that because I experienced the exact same thing perhaps 5-7 years ago under 32-bit XP Pro/SP3, except it tried to install something else (I can't recall what). Although MacDrive 8 is already installed, I almost never use it, and so I've disabled all the services and all other startup stuff related to MacDrive using my startup manager. So the puzzling fact that Win 7 is so desperate to install MacDrive again is truly weird, and extremely annoying!

It usually takes three attempts to cancel the unwanted installation, after which the file's property window comes up normally.

I've thoroughly scanned for malware, and found none. Also, I've some reliable registry check and repair tools: Iolo's System Mechanic's Registry Tuner, and Wise Registry Cleaner. Afterwards, no registry errors were reported at all.

What the heck is going on? What bizarre connection is there between viewing a file's properties and a forced install of anything?

A:Weird: Whenever I view any file properties, it tries to install thing!

Uninstall Mac Drive 8. See if that fixes the problem. If yes, install the latest version and see what happens if you still want to use it.

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 66.8

Following a recent re-installation of XP I've found that a huge chunk of my jpegs are inaccessable. (can't view, preview, print, copy, move, rename,etc)

It seems that the affected jpegs have lost their property data.

Can the property data be restored / edited / recreated? or have I lost my photos for good?

PollyP
 

A:Cannot view jpegs (Missing file properties data)

Please don't start duplicate threads...

just bump your original back to the top of the page by responding to it...

closing this one...
 

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 66.8

As of today I can't do the following anymore:

- deleting folders using shift-del or just del
- view properties of folders and files using RMB
- view properties by using the "file" menu in the window-bar
- view properties of the files for which ZoneAlarm gives a warning

I can delete stuff by dragging it into the Recycle Bin and then emptying it.

I think the last thing I did before all this was uninstalling Norton 2005 Trial and installing AVG Anti-Virus.

I tried solving it by Windows' System Recovery, but that didn't work. I tried to see if there was a special recovery-option for vital files on the Windows CD, but if it's there, I can't find it...

Help?

A:Can't use Shift-Del, can't use RMB on folders/files, can't view properties of file...

Try Running the System File Checker

Go to the Run box on the Start Menu and type in:

sfc /scannow ( sfc if not reconized)

This command will immediately initiate the Windows File Protection service to scan all protected files and verify their integrity, replacing any files with which it finds a problem. You will need your Windows cd.

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 66.8

Hey everyone,

I have been playing around with this for a while now and can't seem to do it.

Its there a way to show the year and size of a folder in a folder under details view?

What I mean is this. I have a folder that contains roughly 500 videos. Every video is contained in its own folder with the same name. What I would like is to be able to have the size of each folder and the year show in Details view.

EG...
Name | Size | Year
Video | 3gb. | 2005

Can this be done or am I just dreaming?

A:Windows Explorer Details View Question

Yes you can do it by applying following settings:

Open Windows Explorer (Shortcut : Windows Key + E))

Click on View as shown in below picture.



Now select Details as shown in below picture:




It will display your folder with all the details.

Read other 9 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 65.2

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

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

A:Windows explorer file view in folder

Read other 8 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 64.4

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

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

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

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

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

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

Read other 9 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 64

This has stumped me so good I actually signed up to a forum... Hey guys..

Long story short.. "Show Libraries" refuses to work in File Explorer

I've done this.. And it doesn't do anything. It doesn't even leave a check or anything.

I've done this.. And while it leaves a check showing it's "working".. It still isn't showing my libraries

I've also done this.. It checks, I hit apply, ok to close the box and nope.. If I re-open the folder options again the box is unchecked.

The only way in File Explorer I can get it to show my libraries is use "Show All Folders".. Which I don't want to do.

The strangest part is.. In the OPEN Dialog (the dialog that opens if you want to browse files to upload to say, imgur).. It works as it should..

I've done a sfc /scannow and it comes out clean.. I have no idea how File Explorer got so corrupt. Windows updates are all current, etc..

A:Windows 8.1 File Explorer pane broken library view

Hello Styckx, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Using Option Four in the tutorial below to add Libraries to the navigation pane may be able to sort this for you.

Libraries - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane in Windows 8 Explorer

Read other 6 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 64

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

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

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

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

Thanks peeps.

Curt.
--------------
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.

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 59.6

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...
 

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 59.2

Hi,

I have a folder with about 20 images and 20 folders (with avi's, images, and txt files inside).

When I initially check the disk size (while the folder is being viewed in Icons View), the disk size reads 28,415,404,695 bytes.

When I change it to Thumbnail View, the disk size increases to 28,415,444,631 bytes.

I know it's only a 39,936 byte difference but I'm just wondering where this is coming from? When I change it back to Icons View, it still reads 28,415,444,631 bytes. How do you get it back to the original 28,415,404,695 bytes?

Thanks

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 58

Windows 10 file explorer will not let me save "detail" view.

When I go to View, Options, the button "Apply to folders" is grayed out and I can't click it.

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 58

Windows 10 file explorer will not let me save "detail" view.

When I go to View, Options, the button "Apply to folders" is grayed out and I can't click it.

A:Windows 10 file explorer will not let me save "detail" view

In Windows 10 File Explorer, on the Toolbar select View, Under Layout choose Details.

Read other 6 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 57.2

Hello! I have a very simple question.I want the view in all my folders to be "Details".I am using Windows XP Home edition.Thanks, Jane
 

A:Simple File View Question

Have you tried.

Tools > Folder Options > View
 

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 56.8

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

A:View refresh in file explorer

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

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 56.8

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

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 56.4

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

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

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

any help or suggestions welcome

A:file explorer titles and view menu

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

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 56.4

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

Thanks for your help

Ron

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

Hello Ron, and welcome to Seven Forums.

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

Menu Bar - Turn On or Off

Read other 6 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 56.4

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

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

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

any help or suggestions welcome

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 55.6

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

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

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

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

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

A:Issues with Vista file explorer view settings

Originally Posted by The111


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

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

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

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

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

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 55.6

Hi

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

Thanks in advance

Hulou

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

Hello Hulou, and welcome to Seven Forums.

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

Folder View - Set a Default for All Folders

Hope this helps,
Shawn

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 55.6

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

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 55.6

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

Anyboady know why or how I can get it back?

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

Hi,

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

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 54.4

I've customized the look of File Explorer (thanks to the tutorial). Now, how do I remove iCloud Photos from the Devices and Drives view in file Explorer?

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 54

After copying folders, containing files and documents, from W98 or W2000 to XP, via Windows Explorer, I sometimes find these files have picked up the "Read-Only" attribute.

This causes editing problems. So in Windows Explorer I right click and select "Properties" on a folder (some of these folders have sub-folders, and hundreds of files, documents with various extensions in them). The box next to "Read-Only" is usually grayed with a check mark in it (meaning some files are not read-only).

I uncheck the "Read-Only" box and hit apply. I'm then given a choice between un-Read-Onlying just this folder or Un-Read-Onlying the folder and sub-folders. I always select the sub-folder option. A progress bar appears and it looks like the attribute is being changed to uncheck "Read-Only" from all the files in the folder and sub-folders.

But not so. I go to edit a file or document and too many times I get the "Read-Only" message. Why doesn't XP deliver on unchecking "Read-Only"?
 

A:Windows Exploerer Properties, Attributes Question

OOPS: Windows Explorer, not "Windows Exploerer"
 

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 53.6

When I right-click a drive and select 'properties' in Windows Explorer, it crashes. It doesn't matter what the drive is (flash, external, internal)..

Can I fix this?

A:Windows Explorer crashes on drive 'properties'

3dpiper,
Now that is a new one to me.

When I find something that strange on a person's computer, then I run MalwareBytes and Microsoft Security Essentials.

Alghough you might want to try running SFC /SCANNOW from an elevated command prompt.

Keep running SFC until you get a clean bill of health from the program.

Here are a link:
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

And here is a how-to:
________________________________________
ANTI-VIRUS - VIRUS and MALWARE REMOVAL / PROTECTION
1. Download MalwareBytes. Malwarebytes Malwarebytes
2. Disconnect from the Internet.
3. Disable your present antivirus software and firewall.
4. Remove your present antivirus software and firewall.
5. Install and run the MalwareBytes Quick Scan (remove any bad guys). 3min 29secs on my laptop.
6. Reconnect to Internet.
7. Update MalwareBytes.
8. Run malwarebytes quick scan again.(remove any bad guys). 3min 38secs on my laptop.
9. Run MalwareBytes full scan. 16min 8secs on my laptop. With large,full disk ~2hours.
A. Disable your present antivirus software and firewall
B. Remove your present antivirus software
C. Download Microsoft Security Essentials.
http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/
D. Run Microsoft Security Essentials. Quick Scan - ~8 min on my laptop.
E. Run Microsoft Security Essentials. Full Scan - ~ 1hr 50 min on my laptop.
Now I advise you to uninstall MalwareBytes and only install again when and if you need it.
Why?, you ask. Leaving Ma... Read more

Read other 5 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 53.6

Hi,
 
In order to make windows explorer open in a certain folder, you need to go to its properties, I think.
But I don't have that option, and searching the help files - they don't mention anything about customizing windows exlorer.
When right-clicking on the explorer icon on the bottom task bar, there is no "properties" option, only a list frequent folders, an option to open the explore and option to pin/unpin from the task bar.
 
What do I do?
 
Thank you. 

A:windows explorer doesn't have properties option

See this link below.
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/17415/set-the-windows-explorer-startup-folder-in-windows-7/
 
*Make sure you have no explorer folders open and then simply hold the shift key down and right click the icon then go to properties.

Read other 4 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 53.6

Window properties shows a folder has 17 files and 81Mb - opening the folder shows only 12 files and 65Mb
Settings are showing hidden and system files
Folder has no subfolders
This is not an uncomment occurance
WHY?

A:Windows Explorer Folder Properties Issue

What folder are we talking about? There are certain "super-hidden" files in Windows that Explorer won't show you even if you have selected to show hidden and system files. However, if you see this a lot, then a virus is a likely explanation. What do you see if you use the command prompt? Ideally, download and install a third-party command prompt (say, the free one from JPSoft), and list the folder contents with that one.

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 53.2

Exactly what the title says. When i try to view properties on anything from a desktop shortcut to a disk drive the computer wont let me. No error box or anything it just wont open properties.

I found a question similar to this but the answer required some addres bar in "my computer" (eg. C:/program files/example) but I dont have that on "my computer". Is that another problem? Can it be fixed or will I have to work around it?

A:unable to view properties

Hi Nube, thats an interesting delema. I don't think I have ever heard of this occuring. Let's see if you and I can figure out whats going on here. Now if you right click on a short cut there is usually no properties to click on, but the disk drives should have a properties option. Let's see if its just the short cuts and disk drives or if it's everything. Go to start - control panel. Then click on systems icon. Click on the device manger button. Then choose something in there and right click it. See if you get a properties option there that you can open. Then let me know.

I will monitor this thread throughout the day. If you resolve this problem on your own or with the info I provided please let me know so I can move on to other issues. Also please mark this thread solved using the quick tools option located at the top of this thread.


Thank you
Patmark

Read other 9 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 53.2

Hi,
can somebody enlighten me how to make a folder view permanent.
Somehow my vista pc doesnt remember the folder view settings i set for a directory folder. Its nagging me. rookies out there - please explain.
many thanks in advance !

regards,
http://www.spaceboy.in

A:Folder view properties - how to fix

Check out post #2 by Kieth.
Stop Vista changing folder view due to folder content
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/...-6bd13d80b899/

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 53.2

Hi everyone, this is quite urgent and I need your help
so, when I right click an object, and when i choose properties (be it folders, shortcuts, etc), suddenly there's a notification saying, "windows explorer has stopped working", and the cursor is very laggy as hell!
Guys? I need your help I'm having this problem for over 1 week :'(
oh yeah, Im using Windows 7 64 bit....
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BEX64
Application Name: Explorer.EXE
Application Version: 6.1.7600.16450
Application Timestamp: 4aebab8d
Fault Module Name: StackHash_0a11
Fault Module Version: 0.0.0.0
Fault Module Timestamp: 00000000
Exception Offset: 000007ff69601a35
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Data: 0000000000000008
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1057
Additional Information 1: 0a11
Additional Information 2: 0a11ae6c03e25c272cf57d156ecc90b9
Additional Information 3: 990f
Additional Information 4: 990ffe38a96b0559aeeaa9fbd308b245
 

A:Please! I need help! Right click - Properties - Windows explorer has has stopped work

Hi,
does the error massage appears when the explorer is closed or in use?
 

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 53.2

Hi There
After updating windows 8 when I try to launch system properties, explorer hangs and restarts itself but I noticed that it gives me activation section Product ID:Not Available...... Any Ideas ???

A:Windows Explorer crashes while opening System Properties

Try removing the update and see what happens.

Maybe take the time and fill in your system specs as well.

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 52.8

Here is a strange problem and it really doesn't bother me until I need to change directory sharing or something.

I am running Windows 2000 SP2. If I right click a drive or directory and choose properties, nothing happens. It used to work just fine and I am not sure what exactly happened. I was wondering if anybody has any ideas. I was thinking that the properties dialog box is an API call from a .dll but what .dll is the question. Any help would be great.

Thanks
 

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 52.8

hi,

in a web browser, if u right click on a picture, it gives u the option to view its properties (its location, filename, etc..); how do you do it in in excel or word? in word and excel 2003, when i rightclick on an embedded object (let's say picture), right clicking gives me the option to format , hyperlink, blah blah, but it doesnt give me the option to view its properties like in ie or opera

please help

thanks
 

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 52.8

After the current Windows 7 updates when I go to right click on my hard drive c: or even an external hard drive I get the following error "The properties for this item are not available." I swear the only thing worst than a virus to my system is Windows updates. Except for a system restore any other options. Already tried sfc /scannow and as usual it has proven itself again to be a worthless piece of crap. Chkdsk of hard drive did nothing either.

A:Cannot View Properties Of Hard Drive

You are missing registry entries under
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT. Copy and paste the below into a txt file and change the extension to .reg then
double click and enter it into the registry and this should fix the problem.
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shellex]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\EnhancedStorageShell]
@="{2854F705-3548-414C-A113-93E27C808C85}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Sharing]
@="{f81e9010-6ea4-11ce-a7ff-00aa003ca9f6}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\{078C597B-DCDD-4D0F-AA16-6EE672D1110B}]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\{59099400-57FF-11CE-BD94-0020AF85B590}]
@=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\{596AB062-B4D2-4215-9F74-E9109B0A8153}]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\{D6791A63-E7E2-4fee-BF52-5DED8E86E9B8}]
"{D6791A63-E7E2-4fee-BF52-5DED8E86E9B8}"="Portable Devices Menu"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\{fbeb8a05-beee-4442-804e-409d6c4515e9}]
@=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shellex\FolderExtensions]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shellex\FolderExtensions\{fbeb8a05-beee-4442-804e-409d6c4515e9}]
"DriveMask"=dword:00000020

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers]
@="{5F5295E0-429F-1069-A2E2-08002B30309D}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shellex\Pro... Read more

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 52.8

XP Pro
Suddenly I am unable to view folder properties if I right click on a folder and choose properties the item just closes - any ideas?

Now have found that if I stop the inetinfo process I can view properties - some kind of prob opening the security tab??
 

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 52.4

I am trying to verify the contents of two folders on my network using Windows Explorer.  I will attached a screenshot as soon as they verify my account.
In the left pane, is my original folder selected (\\NAS02-4DD\usbshare1-2\Archive\Metal Building\A & S\Drawings\NSDrawings) and then I right click and hit properties to see the file count and size of the folder.

In the right pane is the copied folder selected (\\NAS02-4DD\Archives\0Arch\Metal Buildings\A & S\Drawings\NSDrawings) doing the same thing.

You can see what the properties are by the two respective NSDrawings Properties windows.  They do not match.  However, if you physically count the files, and even look in the bottom left corner of each window (after I hit CtrlA) you will see there
are indeed 902 files in each folder.  I have re-booted all 3 machines associated with these files, and can not get them to ever read the same when I view the properties of each folder.
This is a HUGE problem when it comes to trying to verify if my files have indeed copied in full from users computers to a new N.A.S. unit.

Is there a solution or other way to verify this information without having to open each folder and view its' contents manually?  I am going to be moving about 8TB of information around, and all of it needs to be verified after moving.

Thank you.

A:Windows Explorer folder properties giving wrong data

Close thread, problem was a failing hard drive.
Sorry for wasting time, I should have inspected the drive more closely before posting.

Read other 13 answers