Prevent File Explorer from starting up when I create a new file

  1. tcebob's Avatar
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    Prevent File Explorer from starting up when I create a new file


    Using Total Commander mostly.

    Example: Downloaded a zip file, right clicked on it and selected Extract All from context menu. A new folder was created and Explorer started immediately with the new folder. I don't harbor a grudge against File Explorer but one file manager at a time is enough. If I want to open the new folder I know how.
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  2. dalchina's Avatar
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    Hi, with which program is zip associated? Perhaps what you are seeing is that zip is associated with explorer (i.e. you haven't a program like 7-zip or winrar installed and associated with zip) and so explorer opens as you'd expect.

    I have zip associate with winrar, so the extract context options open that.

    Can Total Commander open zips?
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  3. tcebob's Avatar
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    Yes, it can. But it won't automatically create a new folder for it. Not that that's real painful. Anyway, Explorer starts in other cases (but I haven't taken notes). Like so many minor annoyances, it's not the end of the world

    Later: It comes up when I plug in a usb drive.
    Last edited by tcebob; 10 Aug 2017 at 20:06.
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  4. dalchina's Avatar
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    It comes up when I plug in a usb drive.
    - that sounds like your Autoplay option. You can change that.
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  5. tcebob's Avatar
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    dalchina, apologies for taking so long. Yes, I looked up autoplay and turned it off. Problem solved! Thanks for the tip.
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  6. dalchina's Avatar
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    Great!
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