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Question: explorer pane folders missing

When I right click on start and select Explore in my Windows ME computer, I get two panes: the left one is COMPLETELY EMPTY OF FOLDERS, while the right pane has "programs, explorerer, etc."
I would like to have the left pane display folders again, but I don't know how. Anyone have any ideas?????

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Preferred Solution: explorer pane folders missing

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Answer: explorer pane folders missing

Hi, Usually repairing Internet Explorer fixes this issue.

Read the following, all the way down to the bottom!

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=194177

If you have XP, there is another method: Since XP comes with IE 6, the entry for IE does not show in Add/Remove Programs, and you cannot run the repair utility from there...so> try this:

Read about it first!http://www.theeldergeek.com/repair_ie6.htm

Start button>Run

Type in the run line this:[cmd] and hit Enter key once.

Type this next to the cursor in the black box:

sfc /scannow (one space after the c) and hit Enter key once again.

Let the System File Checker run, it will take awhile, then it will NOT give any messages...either it works, or it doesnt.

For other than XP, win2000, etc:

The IE Repair utility is available if you have upgraded Internet Explorer from the original installed version> take a look in Add/Remove Programs, and if you see this:

Microsoft Internet Explorer (someversion) and Internet Tools, just hit Add/Remove> we arent uninstalling anything, you will see 3 options then> hit "Repair this version of IE" and let the utility run to completion. You will see a message that tells you either it fixed something, or that you need to reinstall IE.

There are certain steps to reinstalling depending on what your version of Windows is> and if you have XP with SP2 or not.

Let us know what happens.

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I noticed some threads on the same issue on 98 and me systems.

In the Windows Explorer Window the left pane is blank (gray, only the little cross to close the pane) when the folder view is selected. The search and history folder do work though.

Is there someone who can help me please?

Happy 2003,

Tsjompie
 

Answer:Blank Folders Pane in Windows Explorer

Which version of Windows are you using please? And which version of Internet Explorer is installed?
 

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Hi there

Recently I've been experiencing a weird problem with Windows 10. Right clicking any folders on the pane on the left - the one with folders, libraries etc. causes explorer to freeze and then crash.

I can right click on files and folders in the main explorer window. This problem only occurs when I try to right click on something in the navigation pane.

What could cause this?

Answer:Explorer crashing when right clicking folders on Navigation Pane

Any new folders added ? Guess can be a shell extension that gets put into the context menu when you right click.
Some have used this free program to disable non microsoft shell extensions. Have you recently added any new software since this occurred? http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/shexview.html

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I know that the solution to this was in a recent edition of PC Advisor, but after applying it I tore the page out, gave it away and now it's gone!On my desktop I have a shortcut to a folder on my network. When I double-click on the shortcut I would like the folder to open in windows explorer, but with the folders pane already pre-selected on the left, rather than having to select it from the button at the top of the window.Can anyone remember how to do this, or can some kind soul look it up from the recent PC Advisor in which the solution appeared?Many thanks,Stuart Reid

Answer:Explorer windows to open showing folders pane

I don't know if it is the same with a network shortcut, but with Windows Explorer itself, this is achieved by adding /e to the shortcut path to give:%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /eIt then opens with "C" drive expanded in the left pane, instead of the blue "System Tasks".

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After installing Dropbox, I notice that there's now a custom link to the Dropbox folder in my File Explorer > Navigation Pane > Desktop list (see screenshot below).

Does anyone know how I can add such (sym?)links to other directories on the computer?

Specifically looking for ways to add to list in the "Desktop" section of Navigation Pane... not the "Quick access" list.

My thinking is... I'd like to consolidate shortcuts to my custom cloud storage folders. Right now there's OneDrive (built in to W10) and Dropbox, and I'd like to add similar links for my Google Drive, Amazon Cloud Drive, etc. directories. Trying to have them all appear together under "Desktop", rather than split between Desktop and Quick Access.

Answer:How to add custom folders to File Explorer > Navigation Pane > Desktop

Lots of good info here:
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/lib...or=-2147217396

Keith

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After installing Dropbox, I notice that there's now a custom link to the Dropbox folder in my File Explorer > Navigation Pane > Desktop list (see screenshot below).

Does anyone know how I can add such (sym?)links to other directories on the computer?

Specifically looking for ways to add to list in the "Desktop" section of Navigation Pane... not the "Quick access" list.

My thinking is... I'd like to consolidate shortcuts to my custom cloud storage folders. Right now there's OneDrive (built in to W10) and Dropbox, and I'd like to add similar links for my Google Drive, Amazon Cloud Drive, etc. directories. Trying to have them all appear together under "Desktop", rather than split between Desktop and Quick Access.

Answer:How to add custom folders to File Explorer > Navigation Pane > Desktop

Lots of good info here:
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/lib...or=-2147217396

Keith

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I am running Win 2K professional (SP1 and 2 installe) and IE 6. Recently I had to reinstall everything and since then my Windows Explorer left pane which lists the folders is empty.

If I click on the search icon, it shows the search windows. If I now click on the folders icon, it continues to show the search icon.

Any help would be highly appreciated.

Thanks.
 

Answer:Windows Explorer Folders (left) pane is blank (grey)

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Hi,

I read the tutorial about Libraries, which doesn't cover my question. I do not use the Documents, Music, Pictures, or Videos folders and I 'd like to get them off the navigation pane, is there a way to do that?

Answer:Remove/Hide folders in navigation pane in Windows Explorer

Hello rboppy,

You might see if the tutorial below to remove "Folders" from This PC and the navigation pane may be what you're after.

This PC 'Folders' - Add or Remove in Windows 10

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After installing Dropbox, I notice that there's now a custom link to the Dropbox folder in my File Explorer > Navigation Pane > Desktop list (see screenshot below).

Does anyone know how I can add such (sym?)links to other directories on the computer?

Specifically looking for ways to add to list in the "Desktop" section of Navigation Pane... not the "Quick access" list.

My thinking is... I'd like to consolidate shortcuts to my custom cloud storage folders. Right now there's OneDrive (built in to W10) and Dropbox, and I'd like to add similar links for my Google Drive, Amazon Cloud Drive, etc. directories. Trying to have them all appear together under "Desktop", rather than split between Desktop and Quick Access.

Answer:How to add custom folders to File Explorer > Navigation Pane > Desktop

Lots of good info here:
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/lib...or=-2147217396

Keith

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it is really annoying to have to scroll way up in navigation pane to top (quick access items). I wish we could set some or all the items that are expanded to be collapsed when opening an explorer window.

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How can I make Windows Explorer show folders in the left pane automatically every time I run it?
 

Answer:How can I make Windows Explorer show folders in the left pane automatically every tim

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hello

I'm using windows xp home and when i open windows explorer there is no left pane for the folder tree. even when i click on the folder icon there is still only one pane no split screen.

Answer:folder pane in windows explorer missing

Hi DJ -First open Windows Explorer - Next -On the top line look to see if the item in - View > Explorer Bar > Folders is ticked -If the item is unticked you will not see the left pane -Hope this helps Thank You

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Hello,
As shown below there are 2 drives missing from the Navigation Pane (vertical bar on the left of the File Explorer).
How do I show them up there?
Thanks in advance.

Answer:Drives missing from File Explorer's Navigation Pane

Expand the This PC menu?

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Hello. I'm using Windows 7 Home Pro. 64-bit, and Firefox browser. When I want to save an image from the Internet, and right click on an image, it opens up what looks just like Windows Explorer. The problem is, the 'preview pane' button is missing, and I can therefore not get a large preview when using the details view, which I must use, because I have folders with many files to look through quickly. The images do show up properly in icons view. If I open up Windows Explorer by itself, it works properly, and I get the preview pane button.

I saw a similar thread, and it recommended making sure Windows Photo Viewer, is set as the default program. I set it to be the default, but it didn't help.

On my older Windows XP computer, I had xplorer2lite open up when right-clicking on an image. That was a more convenient program for me to use. Is it possible to do that in Windows 7?

Also, is to possible to get the panes in Windows Explorer to 'hold' their position.

Thank you.

Answer:‘preview pane’ button missing in Windows Explorer for ‘save image as'

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
I'd try another browser to confirm it's not browser or a website site issue.

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My Favorites Folders are no longer visible in the Favorites Center pane, to the left of my Homepage window? Individual favorites are still visible but none of the folders with their contents. I can find all my Favorites Folders under my username but want to return them to the pane so I can access them easily from my Homepage? I did click on a option earlier today that asked about also saving your Favorites in the Cloud?

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I have Windows XP. When I open Windows Explorer the left "all Folders" pane is gray and does not display anything. I have tried the Microsoft site and all they have is a solution for Win98. I did install SP1 about a week ago and don't know if this may be the problem. Please Help!!!!!
 

Answer:[Resolved] Windows Explorer"All Folders" pane is blank (Gray)

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I click on the "+" beside the icon of a drive or folder near the bottom of the left pane of my Windows 7 Explorer. If the list of sub folders that opens is longer than the distance to the bottom of the pane, the lower icons become hidden. Those subfolders extend "below" the pane -- out of view. I want the contents of the pane to shift upward so that all the sub folders of interest are visible -- like on my XP computer and my win98 computer?

Is there a way that I can fix this?

Answer:Windows 7 Explorer -- Change how "+" displays folders in the left pane

Hello Stan,

It sounds like you want to turn on the Automatically expand to current folder option for this.

Navigation Pane - Automatically expand to current folder

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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When I open an instance of windows explorer, the navigation pane show little or nothing (no drives, folders, etc.). Also the preview pane does not show a preview for any selected files (See Capture1.JPG).
If I open a second (or higher) instance of windows explorer, the navigation pane functions properly (the preview still does not show) (See Capture2.JPG).
I have previews set to show (See Capture3.JPG).
Also occasionally, the file icons will be blank instead of showing the file type specific icon. When this happens, the address bar also seems to take a long time to load. The load bar will stop before reaching the end and won't finish (See Capture4.JPG).

Does anyone know what is going on or how to fix this?

FYI I am running 64 bit Windows 7 Pro.

Answer:Windows Explorer: Navigation Pane and Preview Pane Bug

Try Explorer++ and see if you get the same problem.

Need to enable "Folders" view.
If it works then you can rule out problems with system files and it's probably a buggy shell extension.

https://explorerplusplus.com/

It's portable and runs without installation.

Let us know if navigation pane works using Explorer++

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Is it possible to have no Nav Pane when opening a Desktop folder, but have Nav Pane when opening Win Explorer? Like it was in WinXp/Win98/Win95?
When I disable Nav Pane, it disappears for Desktop folders and Windows Explorer.

I think the answer was 'no' for Win7.

I installed Classic Start Menu hoping one of it's features could do it. If it does, I've not been able to enable it. Other than that, Classic Start Menu is a super improvement.

You all take care,

JimB

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​Usually, when you right-clock the "file explorer" all the last used folders are showing on-top of it (right circle on image/​attachment), I thought ihe bug would just go away but after 1 week it's annoying as ever

Anyone knows how to fix this??

Answer:Explorer Bug, Last used folders missing

Hello Irwiin, and welcome to Ten Forums.

Double check using the tutorial below to make sure that you have recent items turned on.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3...-turn-off.html

If you do, then reset and clear recent items to see if that may help.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3...set-clear.html

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In the left navigation pane of Windows Explorer, I can go to C:\Users and see Public, but my personal user folder is missing. However, I can type C:\Users\me in the address bar and my files show up in the right content pane. Enabling "show hidden files" does not help.

Also, I can type my user's "full name" into the address bar and it shows Contacts, Desktop, Downloads, Favorites, etc on both the left navigation and right content panes. However, My Documents is showing in the navigation pane, but is missing in the content pane.

Any ideas?
 

Answer:windows explorer, folders are missing

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Hi to all, i have a laptop running Windows 7 Professional. The problem is strange and havent had it on any other Windows 7 machine.

If i click the folder icon on the bottom tool bar (windows explorer) then in the left hand pane expand the C drive then right click on any folder it instantly displays a dialog saying Explorer has experienced a problem and needs to close, windows is
looking for a fix for this problem (cant remember exact wording) then Explorer.exe restarts. This happens on the local C drive and Network drives. 
I though it could be a permissions problem so have taken ownership of all files & folders on the C drive which made no difference, i have removed the laptop from our server / domain and it is still the same / no change.
Can anyone shed any light on this problem or offer any ideas on fixing it? the laptop is only a few months old and is i5 / 4GB RAM Dell machine running Windows 7 Pro SP1 office 2003 Pro, checked for virus & adware & all clean.

Answer:Explorer.exe crashes when righ click on item in left pane on windows explorer nothing in system logs, explorer.exe restarts.

The faulting module (Fault Module Name: SHELL32.dll) shell32.dll is a Windows system file however the file that is actually causing the crash may be a third party file which from the symptoms
may be a third party context menu handler.
The following link has some info and a download to ShellExView which you can use to selectively disable third party context menu handlers to find out a problematic one:
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/slowrightclick.htm
You could try disabling all non-Microsoft context menu handlers and then, if the problem resolves, re-enable them one at a time to see which one was the problem.
BTW, the error should be logged in the Event Viewer Application log as a Application Error involving explorer.exe

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when recently going on my ftp folder (or whateverit's called) I no longer seem to see my folders or files. I know it's something to do with my computer as I can see them on other computers. I must have doen soemthing to explorer but I dont know what. Can anyone help??

Answer:files and folders missing in internet explorer

Trytoolsinternet optionsadvancedrestore defaults

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When I bring up Windows Explorer it no longer shows the tree view of folders in the left pane. Actually, there's no left pane at all. And the "folders" button on the toolbar is gone.

I've got Vista Ultimate 32bit on a quad-core 4G machine.

This just recently happened so I'm assuming something got clobbered.

Please help!

Thanks in advance,
Carey

Answer:Explorer folders toolbar selection missing

Hello Carey, and welcome to Vista Forums.

This will help show you how to turn the Navigation pane back on.

Navigation Pane in Vista Windows Explorer

I'm not sure what you mean by the "Folders" button though. Could you post a screenshot of this?

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn

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I upgraded to IE v 7 about a week ago. I first noticed that the Temporary Internet Files folder was missing folder and few days later the Cookies folder went missing. Yes I have set folder options to view hidden folders and I know they are somewhere because when I empty these folders via Internet Options a message comes up saying that these folders are being emptied. I used search, but I still can't find them. So where are they?

Answer:Internet Explorer version 7 and missing Folders

If you go tools, internet options, general tab and choose browsing history settings; where does it say they are stored?

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I use XP, SP3.

Suddenly when I am in Windows Explorer I have lost folders. C:\Documents and Settings\waxhawron\Applications......Applications folder and all sub folders including Temp are no longer showing. I know they exist on the hard drive because I have tried to add a new folder only to get a message that the folder already exists. I can run %temp% to get to the temp folder to clean it out, but that is only a bandage that does not resolve the basic problem.

Can you please help me return these folders to visibility in Windows Explorer?

Thank you very much in advance.

WaxhawRon

Answer:[SOLVED] Windows Explorer missing folders

start > right click on My Computer > Click Properties

Click on Tools > Folder Options

Click on View Tab

Click on the Radio Button for Show Hidden Files and Folder

Uncheck Hide Protected Operating System Files (Recommended)

Click Yes on the subsequent security warning.

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We have enable the preview pane for Windows Explorer within the Local Group Policy Editor, however no preview pane is showing in Windows Explorer. What other setting do we need to look for?

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I am posting this here under General Discussion since it is so spooky as to almost be a Twilight Zone thing.

We have a 3-computer local/home network with all dynamic data stored on a network drive. We use File Explorer frequently. Six or seven times since upgrading to W10, folders have gone missing. After each event, I have caught/found the missing folders in other locations in the directory tree. The network has not changed since 2008 and the problem never occurred with WXP, Vista, or W7, all using Windows Explorer, of course.

I have been blaming my wife for sloppy mouse-work (ya gotta blame someone) but she obviously hadn't done this kind of thing for 7 years. Last night I looked in a sub-folder for a particular file. Ten minutes later, I looked for it again and the folder was missing. I did a search and it was now located as a sub-folder in another sub-folder. They have never been gone, only moved in the tree.

I sure would like to know if anyone else has experienced this.

(I did a search for File Explorer but there are so many pages of hits I just caved and did this post. The hits for "missing folders", "folders moved", etc., produced nothing similar. Please let me know if there is a relevant thread that I have just missed.)

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I have a good sony vaio from 2010 with a win7 home premium, 4 Gb Ram, 500Gb HDD, 50 Gb available currently. I know various System32 files are missing from information from a HijackThis Scan yesturday, eg lsass.exe. Explorer.exe does not handle folders well-double clicking should open any folder but instead it defaults to trying to open it with the first available software in the context menue, which happens to be VLC Media player. This is a known problem, to do with registry damage and/or windows explorer, not to do with VLC. I have been dilagent with updating drivers, and am currently using Slimdrivers to identify further improvements to my driver lineup. I will add a scan results from tweaking com windows repair after this post. Avast interenet security and Malwarebytes are up to date and scan have found nothing lately. MBAB had to be uninstalled and reinstalled today due to some sudden loss of the signatures update file(I think), but is running well again now.

I wish to go through a range of tests and find out about some procedure to restore these corrupt system files. I am an advanced home user but have run out of idea with this problem and need help.
Thanks in advance for advice.

Answer:system32 files missing and explorer.exe not handling folders

I know various System32 files are missing from information from a HijackThis Scan yesturday, eg lsass.exe.This is drawback of hijack this on 64 bit systems.Do not fix anything.The files are actually present on your system.You cannot boot your PC if you're missing system critical filesExplorer.exe does not handle folders well-double clicking should open any folder but instead it defaults to trying to open it with the first available software in the context menue, which happens to be VLC Media player.Folder fixLaunch it,click YESNow try to open your folders

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Hello

Can anyone help me?
On my laptop running Windows 2000 I have the following problem:

I right click the start button and click explore.
The folders pain on the left is blank/grey.
I have attached a screen dump of it.

has anyone seen this before?
Any suggestions on how to to fix it?

Thank you

Pileyrei
 

Answer:Missing Folders view in windows 2000 explorer

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Hopefully someone can help.

I've found repeatedly (across four separate installations) that in Windows 10 the Folders and files I have Pinned in Quick Access disappear from the Submenu in Start after a while (see screenshot).

I've tried everything I can think of; from Unpinning everything and Repinning it, taking-out and replacing the File Explorer link, changing the function to launch Quick Access - and in every combination as well as Reset & Clear.

I have several Folders and stacks of Recent Files visible in Quick Access, and ideally would like to avoid just blitzing my User Profile or Installation yet again. Does anyone have any insight?

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Hopefully someone can help.

I've found repeatedly (across four separate installations) that in Windows 10 the Folders and files I have Pinned in Quick Access disappear from the Submenu in Start after a while (see screenshot).

I've tried everything I can think of; from Unpinning everything and Repinning it, taking-out and replacing the File Explorer link, changing the function to launch Quick Access - and in every combination as well as Reset & Clear.

I have several Folders and stacks of Recent Files visible in Quick Access, and ideally would like to avoid just blitzing my User Profile or Installation yet again. Does anyone have any insight?

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Normally, when I open My Computer and any folder within Windows XP Explorer, there is on the left side of the folder a series of menus, including Create New Folder, Rename Folder, plus towards the bottom left a place where photos are previewed (a preview panel). Well, suddenly, during some of my tweaks, this left side of the folders is missing! The folder simply has a list of the folders. I have looked in the Tools section but cannot find how to restore this left blue panel with all the shortcuts and info.

I have attached a screenshot that shows what I am referring to.

Please, someone, can you help me! This is a most useful tool that is now missing!
 

Answer:Solved: XP Explorer Folders Missing Left Blue Section/Menus!

sounds like you changed it to windows classic view ..
goto folder options and check >show common tasks in folder
edit sorry that under the general tab under folder options for that folder
 

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Can files in the expanded folders pane be deleted without removing those files from their folders? I do not want personal information visible in the right pane.  I am using Microsoft Word Starter.     Windows 7        Thank you.

Answer:Expanded folders pane- Win 7

Simple answer....no.

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In order to customize which fields are displayed in the details pane for a given file type you can:

1. Run Regedit.
2. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\SystemFileAsso ciations\.mp3 (Or whatever file type you want to edit.)
3. Edit the PreviewDetails string.

My question is:
Is there a way to do something similar for folders? Currently, the only info displayed in the details pane when a folder is selected is Date modified, and Availability. I would like to add other details to this pane (Size, Date created etc...). Is this possible?

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For numerous folders I have of things I've downloaded, I have the Window Pane at the top right set to 'List', as that's how I like numerous folders to appear as.

When I go back, it unfortunately keeps usually changing to 'Medium Icons', or to 'Details', neither of which I want or like. Is there anything I can do, to keep it permanently set to 'List' all the time.

Answer:How do you set the Window Pane for folders, to always stay the same ?

Hello and welcome to the forums KL70,

Perhaps these tutorials are what you're looking for:-

Folder View - Apply to Folders

Folder View - Reset All Folders

Folder View Settings - Reset All to Default

Hope that helps!

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In order to customize which fields are displayed in the details pane for a given file type you can:

1. Run Regedit.
2. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\SystemFileAsso ciations\.mp3 (Or whatever file type you want to edit.)
3. Edit the PreviewDetails string.

My question is:
Is there a way to do something similar for folders? Currently, the only info displayed in the details pane when a folder is selected is Date modified, and Availability. I would like to add other details to this pane (Size, Date created etc...). Is this possible?

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Hi,

I apologize if this is a duplicate question- I have searched this forum and not found this topic.

In WinXP, when selecting View Folders, I would see a closed folder, with 4 small images of the folder contents. I liked this as I instantly knew what images were in my folder. I am drilling down as follows: Documents, then the folders come into view. These are the folders I am discussing here. Windows Explorer gives the same results.

In Vista, I get a partially open folder, with the contents partially visible, but cascaded so as to obscure the contents under the first view. I've tried all the possible options I can find withing Vista, including Large Icons, etc. I have searched online for how to make the folders give me the preview pane as in XP, to no avail. I have tried numerous fixes found online, but they do not work. I may be using the wrong terminology, but I have spent two months trying to get the folders to display as in XP. Would someone here know a fix for this?

Thank you in advance! Great forum here, BTW!

Answer:Folders, View, Preview Pane

Hi Crabcakes,

Try going to (top left) Organise> Layout> Preview Plane in the folder you would like to see image previews

Let me know if thats what you where looking for

Steven

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Hi,
I am very interesting about this subject .
But I want create a new folder as "Programs" and want also keep the others - so do some body knows about and gives information....
Regards.

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Been grappling for some time to customizing the right pane of either Win7 or Win10 (not sure if they respond the same) to allow permanent column and column title arrangements. Ideally I would like to apply such attributes to a specific folder and all it's sub-folders. An example is below:
I would also love to be able to set these columns as fixed widths, but this is not as important as the specific columns themselves.

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Hello,

A few weeks ago I was investigating the possiblities of removing certain folders from the left navigation pane (see screenshot):

I then stumbled upon the option of editing the registry to make at least the following libraries disappear marked within the green square:
 
Is there a way to remove the libraries from left navigation pane without having to make edits to my server's registry?

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The pic is fairly self-explanatory, but as you can see on the left hand side in the folders pane, there is 2 of nearly every folder. Any idea what I have done and how to rectify this?



Oops sorry it doesn't show up too well on here. It can be viewed at http://i38.tinypic.com/xp1mjq.jpg

Answer:Vista folders pane showing 2 of every folder

Hello Howie, and welcome to Vista Forums.

I believe it would be easier to create a new administrator account, then copy the contents of your old user account's C:\Users\(user-name) folders into the corresponding new accoun'ts C:\Users\(user-name) folders. If everything checks out ok, then you can delete the old user account while logged on to the new one.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Windows 7 has apparently lost the ability to rename a folder in Explorer's left-hand (Navigation) pane by left-clicking a highlighted folder a 2nd time.

I know I can use F2 or right-click< Rename, or even rename in the right-hand pane, but I'm so used to doing it it the left-hand pane that I keep forgetting and trying to do it.

So is this intentional or is it a bug? I'd like to know so I can report/request it for a future SR. Although I have a feeling it's supposed to be this way and I'm wasting my time. Still.... it's always worth a try.

mac

Answer:Rename folders in left pane - feature or bug?

Mac,

I think it's intentional. You can see the full options if you right-click on any folder at the left pane of Windows Explorer, so i think it's not bug.

Microsoft is not careless on that case.

Thank's.

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Hi,

I was wondering if it was possible to make the folders nested in the Favorites of the Navigation Pane. AFAIK nested folders work in both Libraries and Computer of the Navigation Pane, however when moved to Favorites they are just a simple link.

I've Googled a bit and all signs point to no (which sucks), but wanted to get a confirm from W7 gurus here.

Thanks.

Answer:Nested folders in Favorites in Navigation Pane

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Backdraft


Hi,

I was wondering if it was possible to make the folders nested in the Favorites of the Navigation Pane. AFAIK nested folders work in both Libraries and Computer of the Navigation Pane, however when moved to Favorites they are just a simple link.

I've Googled a bit and all signs point to no (which sucks), but wanted to get a confirm from W7 gurus here.

Thanks.


You've answered your own post.

No, you cannot have nested folders in the "Favourites" navigation pane. Which I agree with you, sucks.

Not that it matters to me anyway, as I make far better use of the libraries anyway...

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Hi. Recently installed Outlook 2003 on new Dell Laptop. Have heavily used Favorit Folders Pane in Outlook in the past. On my new laptop however, every time Outlook closes or I power down, the Favorite Folders Pane forgets/deletes all the folders I've put there. Kind of a Pain in the tuchus. Is there a way to save my changes that I'm not figuring?

Also... recently noticed that when I respond to an email in Outlook, my response font that I see is severely enlarged. Does not seem to come back to me that way. Any way to reset this also?

Thanks. Will
 

Answer:Outlook 2003 Favorite Folders Pane

Having the same problem with a user here with the folders disappearing... best we could find was when you make the folder make sure there are no special characters... especially / as it just deletes the folder... course this wasn't our particular problem still won't save the folders...
 

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My Outlook 2010 Navigation Pane no longer lists all my folders, neither does each fold have the + or - box which used to indicate hidden folders. I can still find the list by using the 'Move' command.
How may I restore the system into the Navigation Pane?

Answer:Outlook Navigation Pane does not list my folders

I think you must have minimized the pane by mistake, see if you can see a small arrow there somewher, that expands the navigation pane when clicked on.

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How to change names of the folders in navigation pane in Windows 8.1 x64 under This PC category? I want to change the names which are shown in File Explorer, not actually change locations.

Answer:change names of the folders in navigation pane

Just go to: C:\Users\Username
On the RHS, right click on the folder->RenameSign out and sign back in to take effect.

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In the navigation pane of Outlook 2003 I have personal folders and archive folders.

Is it possible to remove or hide the archive folders. I can not remember the last time I needed information from any of those folders.

Thank you
 

Answer:Hiding archive folders in navigation pane

Archive Folder Options are found here:

Tools>Options>Other (Tab)>Auto Archive (button)>Show archive folder in folder list (check box).
 

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Hi. My problem is slightly different but along the same lines? When I open Explorer, Favorites is displayed at the top of the left column, as desired. However, not all of the folders I have designated for Favoriates is displayed in the left column. When I left click on the word "Favorites," then in the right column the entire list of Favorites folders does display. (Meaning: there's a list of nine folders on the right side, but back in the left column under Favorites only seven are displayed.)

I've tried all of the solutions described above and none fixes this problem. If I try to drag a folder from Right to Left, two things happen: (A) A copy of that folder is created on the right side (so I'll see the original and a version with "(2)" after the name; and (B) on the left side, one of the folders that used to be in Favorites no longer displays.

I don't know why a copy is made on the Right, but the action on the Left leads me to believe that somehow the left column Favorites is set to display no more than seven (7) items, but I can't find where to change that setting.

ANy ideas out there?

Answer:Favorites in left pane does not display all Favorite folders

Hello Kell, and welcome to Seven Forums.

As a test, open your C:\Users\(user-name)\Links folder, and see what you have for shortcuts there. If they are all there, then cut and paste them to your desktop to empty the folder, then copy them back to see if they appear in the navigation pane under Favorites afterwards.

If that doesn't help, then try the tutorial below along with the yellow TIP box if needed.

Favorites Empty in Navigation Pane - Fix

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I hope I'm not duplicating known information here. I've seen adding shortcuts for these folders to Quick Access, but not rooted in the Navigation Pane. Here is what I've got now:



Critical info regarding display in Navigation Pane was found here:

https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/lib...(v=vs.85).aspx

Critical info regarding the appropriate flags for display in Open/Save dialogs was found here:

https://www.tenforums.com/general-dis...-vanishes.html

These files work on a per-user basis. This avoids having to deal with Ownership/Permissions issues of the CLSIDs under HKLM.

So here are the files:

Links-Add to NavPane-Per User-32-bit.reg
Links-Add to NavPane-Per User-64-bit.reg
Recent Folders-Add to NavPane-Per User-64bit.reg
Recent Folders-Add to NavPane-Per User-32bit.reg

Fist time adding Screenshot & attachments here -- hope I got it right!

Keith

Answer:Add Recent Folders and/or Links/Favorites to Navigation Pane

Keith, great job and great work!

Thanks so much for making these instant fixes available.
Two clicks and "Recent Folders" was installed in my NavPane in my local language.

This is going to make my life so much easier!
thanks
cimaise

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I hope I'm not duplicating known information here. I've seen adding shortcuts for these folders to Quick Access, but not rooted in the Navigation Pane. Here is what I've got now:



Critical info regarding display in Navigation Pane was found here:

https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/lib...(v=vs.85).aspx

Critical info regarding the appropriate flags for display in Open/Save dialogs was found here:

http://www.tenforums.com/general-dis...-vanishes.html

These files work on a per-user basis. This avoids having to deal with Ownership/Permissions issues of the CLSIDs under HKLM.

So here are the files:

Links-Add to NavPane-Per User-32-bit.reg
Links-Add to NavPane-Per User-64-bit.reg
Recent Folders-Add to NavPane-Per User-64bit.reg
Recent Folders-Add to NavPane-Per User-32bit.reg

Fist time adding Screenshot & attachments here -- hope I got it right!

Keith

Answer:Add Recent Folders and/or Links/Favorites to Navigation Pane

Keith, great job and great work!

Thanks so much for making these instant fixes available.
Two clicks and "Recent Folders" was installed in my NavPane in my local language.

This is going to make my life so much easier!
thanks
cimaise

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OK I'm probably repeating a topic but maybe someone can lead me to a correct answer. I would like to change my left pane background and the left pane background of my folders individualy and the main background in all folders! I've used dodgey programs before that have caused head aches. I have used "Restorator 2007 to change icons and backgrounds before, so any advice would be helpful heres a screen shot:

Answer:How to change left pane BG in start menu and all folders

Welcome to the Seven Forums

It looks like you are using a third-party custom theme post a link to it and I can give you the image number for the left side of the start menu.
The backgrounds for the Windows Explorer on the left side and the main window are fill colors and the only way I know how to change that is to use Ave's Windows7 Style Builder

The left side of the control panel are Bitmaps #632 and 633 in the shell32.dll in both C:\Windows\System32 and C:\Windows\SysWOW64 after editing(put copies on your desktop and edit them did not get them mixed up) you will need to properly change a system file you need to take ownership give yourself permission and rename the old file and then copy in the new one look at Post #6 of this thread will tell you how to do it Basic Networking Information

Jerry

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Please view the article below
Navigation Pane - Simple Folder View - Vista Forums
How to do in Windows 7? no the option in Windows 7, by Registry? how to do, thank you.

Answer:Show the Navigation Pane Folders Tree Lines in Windows 7?

You don't.

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Why is there no folder.jpg displayed in Preview Pane for file folders when a view setting of list or details is selected?
(Yes i know about the difference between Details Pane and Preview Pane selection under the File drop down.)

Now if I go in to a folder and select anything, there is a preview, but not out side the folder like there is if I select Large Icons. I cannot see whats inside the folder by selection ether in List or details view. It really sucks because I often have to select Large Icons a scroll down a bunch of boxes rather then hit the arrow down and scroll down each folder looking for it contents.

Now I notice. Shortcuts to folders....will display the folder.jpg inside the folder.
But only short cuts do this.

Any way the change this?

Thanks in advance.

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When Open a file folder it shows "search results" in the window instead of showing the items within the folder
 

Answer:Folders dont display Items. instead it shows search pane

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I have Windows 7, Internet Explorer 8 and office 2010.  I have the research feature in Office but do not have the Research pane on my internet explorer toolbar. I have tried to manage add-ons and it is not listed as an add-on. How can I get it?

Answer:Research pane missing

You mean the search box in which you would enter a search word or phrase for an Internet search, right?  It normally appears to the right of the web address box.  Is your web address box displayed?  How much width of your browser window does it use when your browser window is maximized?  What do you see at the right of the web address box?

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sir

when i double click on my computer the full screen becomes white and
the icon (local disk c d e f) starts from the left end of the corner
the vertical blue pane which shows the
system task
my network places
and details is missing
please help me in restoring this

regard
gerard
 

Answer:vertical blue pane missing in win xp

Hi

I think the option that you are after is called "Common Tasks"

To enable this do the following

Open my computer and select TOOLS | FOLDER OPTIONS

From here look in GENERAL, under "Tasks" ensure that "Show common tasks in folders" is selected.

This should restore the functionality you are after

Thanks
Mike Bedford
MCP | MCDST
 

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Hello, just got Windows 10 Technical Preview and was a little confused by this... For some reason three of my hard drives are visible in the navigation pane as root items down the left, but the other four are not... What makes those three so special? How do I customize this?

Answer:Missing Drives in Navigation Pane?

Are they all Internal Disks? Or are the ones showing on the left External Hard Drives?

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Windows XP. Outlook 2002. Preview Pane is missing from the View tab in the new folders that I created.

I had a personal folder(.pst) created a while ago and I used to be able to view the messages for that folder in the Preview Pane window. The folder got too big and I had to chop it to smaller folders. In doing so, The top folders that I created do not have Preview Pane show up in View tab. But, when I moved the existing sub-folders under the new folders or create sub-folders under the new folders, these sub-folders have Preview Pane.

The BAD solution was to create a TEMP sub-folder under each high level folder and forward all the message to it, but I would rather send all my message to the top folders.

Thanks in advance,
pongBeirut
 

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I don't need to access my Contacts list in Office 2010 very often. I just noticed today that the text entry for Contacts was missing from the Navigation pane. Instead, there was a small icon in the lower right corner of the pane for Contacts. On all my other machines the text entry is present. I've no idea when the text was replace by the icon or why -- it could have been weeks ago.

Will someone please tell me how to get the text entry back?

Thank you very much

Answer:Contacts Missing From Navigation Pane

Hi.

Could you try clicking that small arrow which says Configure buttons and check if contacts is tick marked?

Attachment as reference.

Another thing could be the height was pushed downwards. Drag it up and see if the text comes back.

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Has any of you ever come across this problem? My preview pane is not displaying anything... I just noticed that the preview pane is not working when a supported file is clicked. When a file is not selected it shows a "No preview available" line but when you select a file, it is blank as you can see from the screenshot.
(I apologize for this I didn't know how else to demonstrate the problem...)
The problem is not with certain file types, like in the screenshot it is MP3s but all the other media files, the preview pane is entirely missing. I think there is a problem with the media player rich preview handler. The image files, such as jpg png etc, are still displayed... For example, if the thumbnails are turned on, you can see the preview of the image in the pane, if the thumbnails are turned off, then you see the enlarged icon of the file type in the pane, which is normal behavior.
Anything else like txt, video, pdf, a file type that would show normally (with rich preview handler thing) shows a blank in the pane. I can double click the blank preview pane and fire up the program to view the media file... I messed with a little utility called Preview Handler Association Editor this weekend, but didn't change much around, first I thought, that messed it up. I had assigned picture file types to media player rich preview handler so I didn't have to turn on the thumbnails to see a preview of pics. I reverted back to normal but that didn't fix the prob... Read more

Answer:Preview Pane gone missing in Windows 7

Just a few random ideas I have which may or may not work.
1. Run System File Checker.
2. Ensure Explorer > Tools > Folder Options > Views > Show Preview Handlers in Preview Pane is checked.
3. Pls see if this app helps you in anyway.
Hope something helps...

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As the title says, all of a sudden i have missing file info in the details pane, i have a lot of digital media and usually when i click on it it shows me every from its name to audio type, date modified etc..all of a sudden it no longer shows me what audio, chapters or subtitles etc..from the screenshot below a lot of info that used to be there now isnt....any help would be appreciated

Answer:missing information in the details pane

How to Customize the Details Pane in Windows 10

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Hi, one day I started windows, and noticed that the common task pane was missing.
I clicked on folder options to check if it was disabled, but to my amazement it is enabled!
I do not understand what is happening.
Does someone know what may be the problem?
Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Common task pane activated but missing

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Hi:
I have a terrific HP Laptop which I purchased back in 2007 or 2008 and I rarely use it until last month, probably only once or twice a week with only a few hours.

Recently, I started to use HP Laptop on daily basis and found 'Search' at the left side of the pane/screen is missing/lost when clicking on 'Search' at the top. 'Search' at the address bar is perfectly OK tho'.

Is this issue related to not use it for a while, .... or how did it disappear?

Only seen is 'Google' ad. popping up upon clicking at 'Search' on the tool-bar of the top.

How can I rescue 'Search' at the left pane of screen?

Thanks for any help in advance.

Answer:Missing 'Search' at the left pane of the screen

Are you talking about Windows Explorer, Internet Explorer or what?

Do you mean the "Search" option is missing when you (for example) right-click on your "C:" drive?

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apparently windows explorer in vista is suppose to have options to view classic menus, reading pane and others based on articles i've found around the net -

http://64.233.167.104/search?q=cach...sic+menus"+"missing"&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=8&gl=us

the only options i have under Layout is menu bar and navigation pane
???

how do i like vista you say? gee, it feels exactly like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuqZ8AqmLPY&mode=related&search=
 

Answer:Missing reading pane, classic menus?

You just want the classic look of windows? is that right?
You can turn off the UAC thing, I did.
hit "windows key"-r and type in msconfig. go to tools and scroll down to select disable UAC. click launch. now just restart the computer.
 

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In Regedit right hand pane I have only the Name column. Type and Data columns are missing. All data is stacked at left hand side under the Name column.

Answer:Missing columng in Regedit Right Hand Pane

Maybe the dividing line between the Left and Right hand panes is too farto the right. Move it to the left to give more space in the right pane.

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I have this problem with the vista details pane and I have not been able to find any solution. I have Windows Vista 32 bit Home Premium version. The problem is that:
1. My details pane is missing a lot of properties/tags . Only ones that are appearing are file date, file name, dated created.
2. When I go into a MP3 folder, same thing happens as I described in 1. Just the 4 tags appear and I don?t get any other tags that used to be there like artist name, rating, title, etc.
3. I cannot edit any Tag in the details pane. When everthing was working fine, I could go in the MP3 folder , I could edit the title, ratings etc. and Save it. But now I can?t do anything, the save button does not appear and the tags don?t go in edit mode.
Up till now I have tried the following solutions:
1. I have reset all the folder options in Vista by going to Folders/tools/reset defaults. (did not work)
2. After resetting the folders, I have also turned on the details pane option under Organize/Layout and the details under the Views. (did not work)
3. Under View, in the tool bar, I went to Customize This Folder and chose the Music Folder Option, All Items etc. (did not work)
4. Then on the Microsoft site, I found this solution ? Open Documents by clicking the Start button , and then clicking Documents., and click a file to apply properties. Then In the Details pane at the bottom of the folder window, click the property that you want to change, type the new property in the Tags.? But it did not work ei... Read more

Answer:Missing Properties/Tags in Details Pane

hello

Is this only for mp3 files?

You said "when everything was working fine" what happened? did you download a new program? (itunes,vlc)

If it wasn't that long ago, you could try system restore.

Did you use a "registry cleaner" or an "optimizer"?

On the properties window, general tab, what is it set to "open with"?

good luck

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You know, I would really love a dual pane option for Explorer.Lots of times (most times) when managing my files, I want a source window and a destination window to drag the files between.  It's such a bore having to open Explorer twice.  Especially when you can't just click the Windows Explorer icon on the new Task Bar a second time, because that simply minimises the Explorer window you've just opened!Instead you have to right-click the icon and choose a different folder in the list.  The new Explorer window pops up over the first one, so then you have to drag the second window clear before you can use them.So now you have this silly sequence:    left-click; right-click, move-the-mouse, left-click; left-click-and-dragPLEASE give us some way of handling this better.  Either:1/ An optional dual-pane view for Explorer (like Director Opus, et al, offers)2/ A single click way of opening two, non-overlapping Explorer windows (my preferred option)Is there any chance at all of this, do you think?

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I want to automatically open Win 7 Explorer with side by side panes as default.
Anyone know how to do this or must I use Snap each time?

Answer:Duel Pane Win Explorer in WIN 7

"Windows", as in an explorer window, should remember their last size. So if you resize the window to the size of the snap feature, the next time its open it should remember.

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I have a problem with my explorer. On the left I see the folders but the right pane is completely blanc. And when I open the explorer, it can be shut down and explorer.exe uses 99% cpu.

The taskmanager is the only way to shut it down.

I've already scanned for viruses with my Norton Internet Security 2004 and did a online scan twice with McAfee and Trend Micro. But there are no viruses.

I've also scanned my computer for spyware twice with spybot and adaware and everything seems to be fine.

In the "save mode" it all works fine, but in the normal mode my right pane stays blanc.

Can somebody help me? It started suddenly yesterday....

Thanks...

Debby
The Netherlands
 

Answer:Explorer right pane blanc

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Back when I was using a Vista computer, I found a nice two pane file/windows explorer program.

Does such a thing exist for Win 10 ?

Thanks.

Answer:two pane file explorer ?

You can use 7zip

Solved Latest 7-Zip Update - Windows 10 Forums

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Back when I was using a Vista computer, I found a nice two pane file/windows explorer program.

Does such a thing exist for Win 10 ?

Thanks.

Answer:two pane file explorer ?

You can use 7zip

Solved Latest 7-Zip Update - Windows 10 Forums

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Question: Explorer Task Pane

Hi,

At work we have Compaq D510 short forms with Windows XP Pro, SP3. One of my coworkers wants to be able to e-mail pictures from her 'My Pictures' folder by selecting the files and then clicking the 'email this file' in the Common Task Pane, when you do this Outlook Express comes up with the attached files but it won't send. It says it cant because of a socket error 11001 and that it cant find the SMTP server. I am thinking I need to reset the File properties in Tools>Folder Options >File types but I am not sure which one Explorer is invoking to Send Mail, I have looked in Google, no luck yet. My machine does this just fine but uses MS Outlook 2007 , which is why I think a File Type association is goofed up.

Thanks.

PS I have tried resetting the common task pain in My Computer >Properties.

Answer:Explorer Task Pane

She needs to be using Outlook to send email make sure its setup as her default email program.

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I am having some problem, i get often when i want to save or open a file my explorer navigation plane does not appear at the window. Usually i scroll themwith button shortcuts.

like this (explorer fine,but for open/save navigation pane vanishes)



i think i screwed something after i customize the windows theme.

Answer:Explorer Navigation Pane does not appear

Some programs use the new (Vista) dialogs, which have the navigation pane. Some use the old (XP) dialogs, which don't have it. Can you post a screenshot of the problem so we can determine if that's the case?

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Hi, Wish you all good tidings. Have been using Win7 nearly 6 months with a recent sp1 update. In the explorer pane (LEFT) , as you move thru the folders , and click the thumbnail on a particular folder it opens the contents of the said folders on the RIGHT pane.Let me say that a particular folder is SNAPPED (can I have the exact terms please ).
Ok I have snapped DIFX and am trying to expand Alwil software. Image-1

Alwil software expands as expected. Image-2.

Next I snap ALwil software -Image -3

I try to expand the folder of Alwil software. It disgustingly goes and sits at the bottom. -Image -4

It happens everytime and if folder has still more folders it is still irritating. I have to compress the folder and expand it again , and only then it goes to the top. I have seen this behavior in Win 7 premium editions too.

Answer:Explorer Pane behavior.

Try this. Go to Organize-.Folder and search options and uncheck Automatically expand to current folder.

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A fairly simple question:

Has anyone tried to (or found a third party app) that can put the details pane back to the bottom of the File Explorer windows, like it was in 7. It was of great use to me when reading tags and other information. In 8, it just takes needless width space from the windows.

Answer:Explorer's Details Pane

Shell32.dll but modifyng it crashes windows 8 (at least in CP/RP), havent tried in RTM yet.

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I have received an e-mail response from the creator of Windows Double Explorer / Windows Dual Pane Explorer (names seem to be interchangeable) . My apologies for not knowing the proper terms, but I hope anyone will be able to understand what I&#8217;m about to describe.

According to information provided by the creator of WDE / WDPE one uninstalls the program by doing the following:

Navigate to C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs. There you should find a shortcut file (look for a file not a folder) named Windows Dual Pane Explorer. Select that shortcut file, options click and writedown the target path of the shortcut. Delete the shortcut. Navigate to the location the target path dictates. There you should find both a zipped and an unzipped folder of WDE / WDPE. Delete the folders and also any other shortcut files to WDE / WDPE that you may have created and you&#8217;re done.

Apparently WDE / WDPE is never actually installed. Instead WDE/WDPE initially downloads a folder named WDE Portable 0.3.7.0 zipped. When this download folder is launched it unzips another folder named WDE Portable 0.3.7.0 unzipped into the same directory. During the unzipping process a shortcut is created on the desktop that points back to the unzipped folder. Thusly WDE/WDPE never gets listed into Windows Control Panel&#8217;s Program Files & Features section. That&#8217;s why it can&#8217;t be uninstalled as one might ordinarily expe... Read more

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I just installed MS Outlook 2002 that came with my t-mobile MDA pocketpc/smartphone w/ windows mobile 5.0, and when I click the calendar shortcut, I get "Unable to display the folder. Microsoft Outlook could not access the specified folder location." When I click the contacts shortcut, I get the calendar. The tasks shortcut gives me notes. Notes shortcut gives me journal. Both Outlook Today and Deleted Items gives me Outlook Today.

I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling. I've updated through windows, microsoft, and office updates. I'm running win xp pro w/ sp2 and office xp.

When I right click the calendar shortcut, I get: "! unable to display folder properties. the folder may have been deleted or the server where the folder is stored may be unavailable. can't display folder properties."

When I go to what I think is the the directory of these folders, I don't see any of them.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
 

Answer:outlook 2002: shortcuts link to wrong folders/folders missing

I just got the phone and have no content on it's os. I have not sync'ed outlook w/ the phone either. Nor have I tried to import any contacts from outlook express, since I never use it.
 

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Window Explorer nothing in left pane.

I use "Windows" key + "E" to get to the Windows Explorer.

For some reason it's now coming up w/ nothing in the left pane and the drives in the right.

I would like the Desktop, Drives,My Docs, Network places, etc on the left and the drives on the right.
 

Answer:Window Explorer nothing in left pane.

click on view / explorer bar and verify that folders is checked.
 

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On the explorer screen (i.e. 'my computer'), I would like the 'favorites' to be below the 'libraries'. I would like them to switch places like so:

How would I do this?
 

Answer:Rearrange explorer navigation pane

I think it is a "No can do" as this arrangement is hard coded.
 

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Can anyone teach me how to stop the folder automatic fold-up in the Navigation Pane in Windows Explorer? I would like to leave the folders open that I open just like all the other previous Windows versions have done.
I sure hope there is a way to stop it. I have tried for a long time to get used to it but it just isn't my cup of tea!
Thank You in Advance for whatever information you can give.

Answer:Windows Explorer Navigation Pane

Doesn't look like anyone has the answer to stopping that obnotious automatic fold up

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Any idea how to remove the Navigation pane in Windows Explorer in Windows Vista (Home Premium)? Kinda takes upa bit of real estate...

Answer:Windows Explorer Navigation Pane

Click on the Organize button, then on the Layout selection, then uncheck Navigation Pane.

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Upgraded my Win 8 Pro to Win 8.1 Pro and problems started.

Now my File Explorer Navigation Pane Favorites feature is completely missing and cannot be restored, regardless of what I have tried.
I have tried:

1. File Explorer ribbon / View tab / Navigation Pane / Show Favorites = ON
2. Folder Options / General tab / Navigation Pane / Show favorites = ON (also have tried Restore Defaults)
3. Recreate "C:\Users\<my user name>\Links\" folder and create a link inside it.
4. Run the "fix_empty_favorites.reg" file
Favorites Empty in Navigation Pane - Fix - Windows 7 Help Forums

5. Run "Add_Favorites_to_Navigation_Pane.bat" file:
Favorites - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane in Windows 8

6. Manually restore Default Favorite Links :
Favorites - Restore Default Favorite Links in Navigation Pane - Windows 7 Help Forums

7. Ensure "{BFB9D5E0-C6A9-404C-B2B2-AE6DB6AF4968}" registry branch that is pointing to my proper Links folder as per :
User Folders - Restore Default Location - Windows 7 Help Forums

8. Remove/detach from Homegroup (don't need it).
Homegroup - Change File and Folder Sharing Settings - Windows 7 Help Forums

9. Added. Right click on the Navigation pane and Select "Show Favorites" to be ON.

... and of course, log out/login AND reboot multiple times after all of the above.

The Favorites will not appear on Navigation pane.

Any help, anyone?

Answer:Win 8.1 Pro - Favorites gone from File Explorer Nav Pane

DUDE
Just right click on empty left hand side , elect to show favorites

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Hey guys.
Lately, when I open up any folder, I get a blank pane (picture included.)

Do you have any ideas how to fix this?

Thanks,
Justin

Answer:Blank Windows Explorer Pane

Hello Justin,

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

You could try a restore point to a time before the problem started. Info here if needed. System Restore

You could also do a system file check (sfc). Info here: SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Please keep us posted.

Gary

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Am running ME and after an updating session with ms found that WExp had changed. I no longer get the two panes just a singe one similar to opening a window in My Computer.Consequently, if I wish to move files around I have to open two WExp in order to drag and drop from one folder to another.I also get an error sometimes and WExp will not run properly until the system is restarted.

Answer:Lost my r/h pane in Windows Explorer

Try this: if it fails post back for a reg hack1)Open Explore2)Open the "view" menu and select "options"3)Click the "File Type" tab4)Scroll down to "Folder" in the "Registered file type" window andDouble click it.5)Highlight "Explore" in the "Action" window.6)Click on the "Set Default" button.7)Hit the "OK" buttons to return to windows.Chris

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For some reason the left pane in my windows explorer is stuck in Folders view option and i want to set it back to the default view but can't.When i click on Explorer bar and uncheck the folders view it goes back to what i want but as soon as i close and re-open the window it goes back to folder option again.I have tried to reset the default to all foders in the folders options but still no change.I have also checked and unchecked the remember all folder settings but still no change.I think that something has been changed in the registry but i don't know where to look.Any help would be great.
 

Answer:Left pane in explorer stuck

set it like you want then try a restart

buck
 

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[Not sure question in right Forum.] Problem is with Win95 and when I right clik on something in My Computer to bring up Explore menu option, and then left clik on left side of window to display contents to the right, I am not able to get the right pane with the contents listed as always have.
Nothing comes up. I dragged the window from the right but the right pane was not hidden there. I get info in the bar above Start bar showing how many Objects and how much disk space is used and free. I've Re-started computer a couple of times to no avail. Never had this problem before.
 

Answer:{Solved} No right pane with Windows Explorer

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The Navigation Pane in explorer is rather cluttered. I want to remove the "Libraries," "Homegroup," and "Network" entries, but I am not sure how. Preferably without registry editing, but its okay if thats what it entails.

Answer:Editing the Navigation pane in Explorer

What is your reason for wanting them gone? Each has a unique set of uses. The "Libraries" is an excellent tool for viewing and organizing pictures and music files.

Have you attempted to remove them?

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I have an issue about Windows Explorer in Windows 7 Home Premium I have use this OS for a long time but then
Suddenly, this pane comes up and I cant close it. Can someone Help me?

Here's the image of that Pane :

Answer:How can I close this Windows Explorer Pane?

Status Bar - Turn On or Off

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We are running terminal servers with roaming profiles. Recently we built a new farm of terminal servers and i had to reset someones profile. When they log back in their favorites (i.e. Desktop, Downloads) are hidden. I can go to show hidden files and unhide them but when they log out and back in they are hidden again.

Answer:Favorites in Explorer navigation pane

Hello pcowanabbb,

Opening an elevated command prompt in that user account, and running the command below for any affected user folder should restore it's default attributes.

User Folder CommandContacts attrib +r -s -h "%USERPROFILE%\Contacts" /S /DDesktop attrib +r -s -h "%USERPROFILE%\Desktop" /S /DMy Documents attrib +r -s -h "%USERPROFILE%\Documents" /S /DDownloads attrib +r -s -h "%USERPROFILE%\Downloads" /S /DFavorites attrib +r -s -h "%USERPROFILE%\Favorites" /S /D Links attrib +r -s -h "%USERPROFILE%\Links" /S /DMy Music attrib +r -s -h "%USERPROFILE%\Music" /S /DMy Pictures attrib +r -s -h "%USERPROFILE%\Pictures" /S /DSaved Games attrib +r -s -h "%USERPROFILE%\Saved Games" /S /DSearches attrib +r -s -h "%USERPROFILE%\Searches" /S /DMy Videos attrib +r -s -h "%USERPROFILE%\Videos" /S /D

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