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Viewing windows files in Internet explorer?

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  1. polli

    polli Thread Starter

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    I remember reading sometime ago it was possible to view a clickable list of all my Windows 7 files through Internet Explorer.

    Just wondered how to do it and if it was a good idea?:confused:

    A lot of my files are also on 2 connected External Drives F Drive and G Drive.
     
  2. plodr

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    I suspect you mean view all files on a computer using Windows Explorer, not Internet Explorer.

    Right click Computer and select Open. Expand the arrow in front of C.
    Expand the arrow in front of Users.
    If you click on your name (don't let the lock on your name scare you), you will see folders with your files in the right hand pane. Click on any of them to see what they contain.

    For an external hard drive: be sure the drive is attached.
    Click on computer and you should see the drives. Click on either drive to see the contents.
     
  3. polli

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    Thanks but no that wasnt what i thought.

    Is it not possible to bring up a list of my windows files through internet explorer then?
     
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    I'm not sure you can in the way you might expect it, what exactly are you trying to do?

    You can open local files if you know the path, you can also use the Open and Browse option and it'll show you folders as you browse through them but it's a poor way to actually browse files and folders on your computer, much easier to use Windows Explorer.
     
  5. polli

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    Oh ok thanks. I just thought it might be an easier way to access my files through Chromecast.
     
  6. Triple6

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    Well that's a different story, why didn't you just state that was your goal from the beginning? That's not really the same thing as using IE as a file explorer and Google Cast is not supported in IE anyways.

    You can use the Chrome Browser to open a file to play it and Cast that to the device.

    http://www.tomsguide.com/faq/id-2344579/play-local-video-files-chromecast.html

    Or use CTRL + O to open up the browse window, browse to the file you want to play and open it.

    You can also use third party programs like the one mentioned in the above article or you can use Chrome Extensions from the Google Store to Cast local files.
     
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