file explorer

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  1. D

    Question My PC's File Explorer and Chrome freezes very often for seconds Every (3-10minutes) and cannot do anything. Please help!

    I made a screen video if I can upload here because just happened again... neither right-click nor left, nothing works for seconds... and chrome is the newest,. it was all the time but this. is going on for months now... so previous versions did the same... the pc file explorer doing similar...
  2. G

    Question File explorer Attributes vs Security

    when you go into file explorer right click on a folder and go to properties under the general tab there is a heading "attributes" next to this you have a tick box for read only. what is the difference between this and going to the tab security and having read only options in here?
  3. VermilionNeko

    Question More options for File Explorer

    Hi Is anyone aware of any feature in Windows 11, or a tool, that gives more options in File Explorer? That's the one aspect of Windows 11 I don't like. Windows 10 has loads of options and tabs at the top. The View tab (I think) allows you to check a tickbox to unhide hidden files/folders and...
  4. InTakeYT1

    Question HDD shows up in BIOS but not in Windows ?

    I have my windows installed on my NVMe SSD and my HDD doesn't show up in Windows (disk management, device manager, etc) but does show in BIOS. To get my HDD to show in Windows I have to boot into BIOS and exit out and then my HDD shows in Windows (file explorer, etc). Any ideas? HDD: Seagate 2TB...
  5. Zane Stewart

    [SOLVED] How can I setup my own file sharing server?

    I have my own physical dedicated server. 128gb of ram, 10TB and windows 11. I want to host/share/backup files for my friends the same-exact way Onedrive does. e.g. someone uploads a file and everyone can copy, delete or stream it, etc I'm looking for something that meshes with 'File...
  6. O

    Question User file folders are glitching when moved into another HDD

    I recently decided that I should move my user files from my 250 GB SSD to my 2 TB HDD in order to make more efficient use of my space. I had already done this with my Pictures folder a few years ago. I followed a guide on YouTube in order to perform the relocation. After right-clicking on the...
  7. M

    [SOLVED] File Explorer: select line on right-clicking in empty space

    Select a line in File Explorer. Right-click another line in some empty space (i.e. do not place the cursor on some text). Result: The line is not selected and the context-menu invoked is that of the current folder. Is there a way to change that? Thank you. *** Posted also in...
  8. J

    [SOLVED] Remove or disable search in File Explorer

    Hello everyone. Interested in the question, is it possible to somehow delete the search string in File Explorer or leave it, but break the search engine so that there are no results? I have read a bunch of material, tried Classic Shell, but all to no avail.
  9. wkwallst

    Question desktop icons not showing in windows explorer

    I have new Win10 64bit computer. My problem is when I go to file explorer and click desktop on the left, none of my desktop programs, files, etc... appear and on the right side "folder is empty" If I type "shell:desktop" in address bar they do show. What I am wanting is in file explorer when I...
  10. dg27

    [SOLVED] Windows 10 File Explorer: Get rid of blue links in navigation pane?

    For unknown reasons, yesterday I lost all customizations I had done to make File Explorer in Windows 10 look and behave like Windows 7. One change I can't get rid of is that everything in the navigation pane turns into a blue underlined link when you hover over it. Any way to get rid of that...
  11. M

    Question File Explorer crashing every 2 seconds

    Hi! I’ve been having problems with my computer for a few months. This is a post regarding some of the problems: Today, I’ve found myself in a File Explorer crashing loop twice already. Here...
  12. Tommy Sawyer

    [SOLVED] File Explorer not working properly ?

    I have a HP Desktop Sprout Immersive 23-s020. Currently: 21H1 OS Build: 19043.1237 Experience: Windows Feature Experience Pack 120.2212.3530.0 My file explorer is acting weird. I tried everything, but I can't get my folders to open in the same folder/window. It keeps opening in a new window...
  13. S

    [SOLVED] Windows 10 Visual Elements are lagging occasionally But dosen't seem a performance issue

    Hey people , I just upgraded from win 7 to win 10 ( Clean install on new Disk ) some bothering problems I'm facing which one of them is lagging of windows explorer that occurs randomly most of the time on system idle ( Looks like being under load make it less likely to happen ) Doesn't matter...
  14. M

    Question "One Level Up": Use 32x32 Image

    Hello, Is it possible to change the "One Level Up" (in File Explorer, next to the Back/Forward buttons) 16x16 image to a 32x32 one? Thank you.
  15. vanissery

    Question Windows 10 Search Bar opens files instead of going to file location

    I recently built a new computer and installed Windows like normal, but my file explorer has changed in a slight way that has become more of a burden than I'd like I normally use the top right "type here to search" search bar to find files for editing & click the file that I need from the drop...
  16. C

    [SOLVED] Something is seriously wrong with my computer and I cannot place what it is.

    Something is very wrong with my desktop computer and I have no idea how to fix it. I feel like I've tried everything. Here's the problem: Everything associated with my file explorer is running critically slow. Yesterday, I turned on my computer and the desktop would stop responding, go black...
  17. Roy Barzilay

    Question My internet connection is dropping whenever I open a folder on my windows 10

    Whenever I open file explorer my internet connection drops to 0 for 5 seconds or so and then comes back. I have tried to fix this issue many times but any solution I found on the internet didn't work for me. I have tried all kinds of stuff like updating drivers, deleting suspicious programs...
  18. KiruseiNagisa

    [SOLVED] AVI File Won't Get Deleted

    So I was recording some stuff and found out there was a folder called "Captured" in the PublicVideos folder thats been storing recorded videos I don't remember recording. One of the recordings is 239GB which took up all the space in my drive. I've been trying to delete it for the past week but...
  19. Tech Gaming wale

    [SOLVED] File explorer causing sudden high cpu usage for a few seconds

    I have a i7 3770 with GTX 1050ti and 16 gb ram..used to work fine with me. But few days ago, I started facing a problem. My pc would freeze for a few seconds due to extreme cpu usage. After monitoring, I found that file explorer takes up the cpu to peak for the a few seconds causing it to...
  20. G

    Question File Explorer not opening files

    So I’m very new to pc I’ve had this one for 2 weeks and about 3 days ago I tried to download and then open rivatuner to cap my FPS because everyone said that was the way to do it and I also tried to download fallout 4 script extender and a few other things but when I go to open the file after...
  21. T

    [SOLVED] Drive still showing in file explorer after unplugging.

    I hooked up a hard drive to my computer to format it, did that, turned my computer off, unplugged the hard drive, and when I came back to file explorer, that drive was still there. I checked in disk manager and yes, it's there. I tried ejecting the drive, and deleting the volume in disk manager...
  22. fdoggrady

    [SOLVED] Mystery folders

    Hi, I've noticed that a ton of folders popped up on my second drive on my laptop. I don't know what they are or where they came from. Some of them have .file files, while some are empty. When I open the properties of them, I don't see anything helpful. They're really making organization a...
  23. daaniilka

    Question Windows File Explorer freezes

    Hello, everyone. I have a system in place, which I don't use too often, maybe once a week. Yesterday I had to realize that when I want to open Windows File Explorer the problem happens in the title. The window has no content (except the bar without folders on the left and the menu) and it loads...
  24. Hartmann

    [SOLVED] Can't close process under file-explorer

    Seagate - Discwizard - Tishell64. It's running under file-explorer. Redownloading the program and uninstalling it won't help... sometimes I dirty uninstall stuff by deleting the folder and such, this time it has been a royal pain to fix.
  25. C

    Question My ssd and file explorer have been messed up ever since i tried copying over stuff from my hdd to it.

    Every time i place a file into my ssd it appears on my desktop screen and some files such as WindowsApps and WpSystem appeared and aren't removable. I also messed up my file explorer a little overriding some libraries while i was copying over stuff; Any way to get the libraries back? Thanks for...
  26. T

    Question Missing Icons

    I've made this thread before, but somehow I can't find it, sorry to duplicate, I'm not familiar with this new UI. My icons are missing from desktop, and file explorer, deleting iconcache didn't help, and making new User also didn't help, but everything is fine with my other User, the problem...
  27. GrouchoBarx

    Question Folder Properties error

    When I right click in file explorer and invoke properties I get the size of the first subfolder, but not subsequent subfolders. As you can see from the image linked, drive D: has a folder Usenet with a subfolder Newsbin. Newsbin has 2 subfolders, Downloads and Downloads - NZB. Downloads is...
  28. G

    Question Copy Video From SSD Crawls To A Halt

    So I am trying to copy some video clips from an SSD to a RAID5 array on Win 10 about 15Gb. The copying starts out well at about 350Mb/sec then after about 30sec the speed drops to a puny 1.5 Mb/s or 2 at most. Can this be an SSD or a RAID5 array issue? How can I test this? Thanks! Gabster
  29. B

    DDR4 3200MHz or 3000MHz for Ryzen 5 2600?

    What is better for Ryzen 5 2600, DDR4 3200MHz Or 3000MHz (precisely 2933MHz)? Is the big difference in performance? Is it worth to pay 25 euros more for 3200MHz?
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    is there a way to add CPU fanspeed ingame?

    Hey, is there a way to add CPU fanspeed ingame? Look at my screenshot for more info. Thank You.
  31. xanoth

    dwm.exe error GTX970

    During the past week I've had an increasing number of issues where the screen flickers black on both monitors (all window contents goes black, boarders faintly show still). I'm then logged out of windows 10 and if I chose to log back in the GFX card is disabled and needs to be re-enabled...
  32. A

    Keyboard Caps Lock, Scroll Lock, and Num Lock won't light up

    Hey guys, the other day I noticed that my Razer BlackWidow gaming keyboards caps lock scroll lock and num lock all stopped indicating. They work 100%, for example I CAN TYPE IN CAPS lol but it doesn't indicate? I'm thinking its a driver problem with Windows.... Let me know what you all think...
  33. C

    12gb of Ram and ONLY 8gb Usable - Windows 10

    I have 16gb of ram installed in my desktop and it says that I have 12.0gb (8.00gb usable)... There is a chance that one of the 4gb strips are bad. However why can't I use all 12gb of ram? Running Win 10 64bit... :??: Thanks