Enable Animation in Windows Explorer with AniExplorer


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Windows Explorer sometimes seems so plain and dry, but what if you could add a few custom animations for certain events to give Windows Explorer a little life, well you can do just this with your copy of Windows 7 or 8 using the program AniExplorer which will allow you to assign customized animations to events you want, for more check out AniExplorer for Windows 7 & 8.

Preview Movies in Windows Explorer with Media Preview


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It sometimes might be helpful if you can preview a video or movie in Windows explorer before you go ahead and open the movie for one reason or another, and to that end if you like to add this type of functionality to Windows Explorer you might want to take a look at the program Media Preview for Windows.

Add Cloud Storage Options to Right Click Menu in Windows 7


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If you use Cloud Storage as your preferred method of storing your files, then it might be nice if you could send files from Windows Explorer directly to the file storage service of your choice by right clicking on the file and select from the ensuing menus to send to file to lets say your Dropbox account or perhaps your Google Drive account, well you can hack Windows 7 to add this type of functionality to your system, check out this article with the details HERE.

Create a Folder for a Group of Highlighted files in Windows with Files 2 Folder


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If you do a fair amount of file management in windows explorer then you’ll probably want a few options that aren’t there out of the box, perhaps the ability to create a folder for a group of files, and you can do this fairly easily using the Windows Utility Files 2 Folder.

Tweak Windows Explorer Sidebar to Expand


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By default when your browsing in Windows Explorer the sidebar with the folder structure of the folder your currently looking at may be in a collapsed state, which makes looking around the area a bit hard, unless you manually collapse the folders, but with a tweak you can have windows expand the sidebar for you, check out this article with the details HERE.

Create Folders In Windows with Smart Folders


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When it comes to creating a new Folder in Windows you can sometimes expect a few seconds delay for the window for new items to populate, then you select new folder, and the process all in all feels longer than it need be, and you might be right, for a shorter experience when it comes to folder creation in Windows, check out the program Smart Folders.

Better Explorer is a Windows 8 Type of Explorer for Windows 7


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Some people can’t wait until they get there hands on the new version of Windows set to release, being Windows 8, but you can get a little taste of the OS with the program Better Explorer for Windows 7 that gives you the Windows 8 Explorer experience in Windows 7, for more check out Better Explorer for Windows 7.

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