Articles tagged: windows explorer

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How Do I View Hidden Files and Folders?

By default, Windows hides certain files and folders. We’ll look at how to change the setting to display hidden files and folders in Windows Explorer.

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How do I get Windows File Explorer to display details by default?

Windows File Explorer defaults to a simple view of the files on your machine. You can change it to display details by default with a few steps.

Windows Explorer Create New Task

What do I do when Windows Explorer crashes?

Windows Explorer is the workhorse behind the Windows user interface. In many ways it *is* Windows. I’ll cover what to look for when it crashes.

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Where Did these Oddly-named Folders Come From, and How Do I Get Rid of Them?

Windows programs often make these oddly named files as part of their setup process. You’ll have to make sure they are not being used to delete them.

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Windows Explorer seems to have been removed, what do I do?

Is it really gone? Or just hidden? Either way we’ll work through the solution to get Windows Explorer back.

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What is wssetup.exe?

This file could be anything. I’ll show you how to track this file down and do a cleanup – just to be sure that it’s not malware.

Changing Windows Explorer Settings

Windows Explorer is a ubiquitous and under-appreciated component of Windows 7. I’ll look at some settings I recommend changing if you’re a frequent user, and include a bonus tip that can sometimes speed up Windows Explorer’s start-up.

One Change You Should Make to Windows File Explorer Right Now to Stay Safer

Windows Explorer tries to help by hiding some information. Unfortunately, that opens a hole that hackers can use to fool you.

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Where is Windows Explorer?

Windows Explorer is everywhere – yet finding Windows Explorer on the Start Menu is actually fairly difficult. We look at where Windows Explorer is, and some of the many other ways you can get to it.