Posts under Explorer tag.

Copy text from open windows with GetWindowText

Many a time we need to copy error messages, error codes or other text from images, dialog boxes or open windows, which are otherwise “un-copy-able“. While one can always write down the text manually, this can be a pain if […]

Windows 8 Explorer Keyboard Shortcuts

Windows 8 explorer will have several new shortcuts. And since this was one of the requests from advanced power users, Microsoft has introduced some new shortcuts in the Windows 8 explorer. While all the existing keyboard shortcuts will continue to […]

Resize option

Define custom window sizes with Sizer for Windows 7

Windows does not have the ability to let you resize different application windows to specific sizes. However, with the availability of Sizer this question can be addressed. Sizer is a freeware utility that allows you to resize any open window on your […]

Explorer.exe server execution failed on Windows 7 / 8 / 10

You might at times, get this error message on Windows 7/8/10: Explorer.exe server execution failed. This might happen because the Shell folder values might be incorrect or they might be missing. In this article I’ll suggest you few methods to […]

Why does Windows File Explorer not run as administrator?

In Windows 8, Windows 7 & Windows Vista, the User Account Control is enabled by default, to run in Admin approval mode.  Windows Explorer or explorer.exe is also set to run in the standard user context. Even if you right-click […]

Snap your open windows to 9 invisible grids with Gridy

Windows 7 Aero Snap feature lest you snap your windows to the four edges of your screen. Gridy, creates nine slots and adds an invisible grid to Windows, so that any window you move or resize is snapped to it. […]