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Preview pane under navigation menu

Question: Preview pane under navigation menu

Hi. Is it possible to place preview pane (only preview window not details) under navigation menu?

It's default in XP.

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Answer: Preview pane under navigation menu

In Win 7 the preview pane shows whatever option you choose in View albeit Details, List, Tiles etc. This is considered an improvement over XP where you only get the preview you are looking for in Tile mode. There are lots of changes like this in Win 7 compared to XP but generally they are an improvement. It would be nigh impossible to incorporate all the things we liked about XP into Win7. There was a lot of good things in 95 and 98, not to mention Windows 3.1

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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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So with a bit of tinkering I figured out how to change the default folders on the start menu navigation pane, but now that I have the proper 'Downloads' folder that I wanted I'm completely stumped on how to get rid of the first one I created (the one with the small arrow next to it.) Any tips on how I could remove this?

Answer:How do i remove shortcuts from the start menu navigation pane

Hello Ben, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You can go to your customize Start Menu settings in the tutorial below to add or remove these shortcut buttons, and to have them either display as a menu or link. Unchecking Documents should remove it.

Start Menu - Customize

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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hi im here again to ask for help, how can i remove the icons in the navigation pane(not the items but the icons), and the also I notice the start menu is colored diffrently from the taskbar, how can i make it equal with the taskbar? there is a blackish color, i want it to match with my taskbar. please help!...jpg below.

Answer:icons in navigation pane,breadcrumb and start menu color

  
Quote: Originally Posted by linkysys


hi im here again to ask for help, how can i remove the icons in the navigation pane(not the items but the icons), and the also I notice the start menu is colored diffrently from the taskbar, how can i make it equal with the taskbar? there is a blackish color, i want it to match with my taskbar. please help!...jpg below.


The start menu color will need to be edited at
Start Menu > Panels > Aero > Top (Highlighted in red)

The icon in the breadcrumbs I was able to change it to a transparent .ico, I made a 256x256 transparent .ico & place it in My Doc folder.
Go to Personalization>Change desktop icon

Change the Recycle bin Icons (full/empty)

Browse to the transparent .ico & click Open then OK

Then click Apply & OK

Then I had to Save theme for it to stay after a logoff/logon

Now Recycle bin Icons is gone.

For the navigation pane icons I do not know sorry.
Jerry

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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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Well, in windows 10, microsoft not only replaced the old "favorites" in navigation pane of explorer with quick access (merging it with recent places), but also merged them with explorer's jump list. It is now not possible to pin some dirs in jumplists without pinning them also in quick access...

So, is there any way to restore the old and independed "favorites" menu in navigation pane? Note that the "links" folder remain into the user folder in windows 10.

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I'm a novice to customizing Windows 7, and have tweaked it rather successfully so far, but I've run into a roadblock. The next tweak I'm trying to do is to replace the loud Favorites star to something a bit more low-key.

In HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{323CA680-C24D-4099-B94D-446DD2D7249E}\DefaultIcon the registry key points to resimages.dll in System32: %SystemRoot%\system32\imageres.dll,-1024

This should point that yellow star, which I would like to retrieve and edit to replace if at all possible (I'm unsure if I can simple point the DefaultIcon key to any old .ico file or if it needs to be a .dll, but at this point that's not a huge issue). However, it doesn't seem to be there, but I'm able to change an icon of a file to the yellow star.

I've tried looking through imageres.dll in Resource Hacker but I can't seem to find it there either.

On another note, does anyone have experience changing the "Favorites" label to something else?

Answer:Customizing "Favorites" navigation pane menu

Hi Bit,

Welcome to the forums!

Have a look at this excellent tutorial written last week by Brink.
Favorites - Change Default Icon

Enjoy

Tim

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So i recently changed my theme, and attempted to change the explorerframe, but failed. NOw, i have this strange problem where neither the navigation pane or the navigtion bar show up on various occasions. this is usually when:

1.) I am uploading something to the internet such as to imgur.com or attatching something to an email
2.) When I am navigating to a file inside of a program

Here's what it looks like: http://i.imgur.com/FwWiT.png

Notice the difference between the regular explorer and the messed up one. I can't navigate backwards in the messed up one.

Here's a picture of the program i used to change it in the first place (Windows 7 theme manager):

http://i.imgur.com/UCIzQ.png

Note: I already tried to fix it myself and managed to mess up my explorer and had to do a system restore. not pretty.


If you guys have any tips then they would be much appreciated!
Cheers, Yort

Answer:Navigation Pane and Navigation Bar not showing up!

The Windows Theme Installer is most likely responsible for corrupting Explorer so I would get rid of it. It's isn't wise to install any third-party utilities which modify Windows' system files, at least not unless you have a complete system backup strategy in place such as a disk image.

System Restore cannot be relied on to get you out trouble because old restore points are automatically deleted when the maximum disk space assigned to SR is reached. So a more permanent system backup method is required, especially in cases where corruption is so bad that Windows won't even start.

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I had to manually find all related files to OE6 to delete it so it would reinstall. Then the updates. Now nothing shows up on the preview pane or when I open the email. I can use Outlook instead but what is wrong? The only view of the message is in properties: details: message source.
 

Answer:Solved: OE has empty preview pane, open pane

1. With Outlook Express closed, go to Start>Run
2. Type in: regsvr32 inetcomm.dll (with the space after "regsvr32")
3. Click OK (or press the Enter key)
4. Open OE and see if things are fixed
 

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On one of my foldes where I have photos and videos, I have the preview pane enabled, but it only shows the icon for the type of file. It used to show a preview of what the file was. It does not open the file and show it in preview. I used to be able to see videos play in the preview and also the actual photo. Now I just get icons.

Would you know how I can return the behavior of the preview pane to actually show a preview?

Thanks!
 

Answer:Solved: Folders Preview Pane - Only Shows Icons, No Preview

Anyone have any ideas on this?? Thanks.
 

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Hi,

I am working on three monitors of different sizes. Multiple displays mode is set to: "Extend desktop to this display". In other words I can e.g. work with multiple apps or File Explorers opened and arranged for convenience.

All three monitors are set to recommended resolutions, size of text, apps and other items.

It is crucial for me to have the Preview Pane activated as I need to go quickly through multiple files without the necessity of opening them with an dedicated app.

I also need the Preview Pane handlers activated, to easily rotate the files if needed.

All would be great if the preview pane could be maximized to use the entire space of the space available on the monitor. It is not. As I click on the Left Hand edge of the Preview Pane to change its size (maximize it), the Preview Pane changes the size and follows the Left Edge but at the same time the Right Edge of the Preview Pane follows the Left Edge that is being adjusted thus not using the entire space available.

What I am after is to have the preview Pane Right Hand Edge to be as close as possible to the Right Hand edge of the monitor and the Left Hand edge of the Preview Pane as close as possible to the File List.

The other problem is that the Preview Pane lower edge is not reaching the bottom of the monitor. Which again makes the Picture or File content not as big as possible.

I would really appreciate your advice as I`ve been fighting it for some time already.

Thank you.

Answer:Preview Pane Size Not Optimal, preview handlers

Hello Mike, and welcome to Ten Forums.

If I maximize File Explorer and drag only the left border of the preview pane all the way to the right, this is what I see.

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When I try to preview certain Outlook files in Explorer Preview Pane I get the message 'No Preview Available.'
I have multiple mailboxes open and the preview pane works fine for messages sent to the primary mailbox, but not for the additional mailboxes. I have made sure all the mailboxes are in cached mode, I have made sure they are all indexed. I have tested on a clean image, setup all the needed mailboxes, and found that Preview Pane works fine for any message from any mailbox. I have tried running the Office Repair Tool on the affected machine with no luck. Does anyone have any ideas short of re-imaging the affected computer?

Answer:'No Preview Available' in preview pane when previewing Outlook files

Bump. Still need an answer if anyone has one.

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Hi. so i have vista bizness. works fine most of time.
this is my siutation. For example. I have a folder say on my desktop... I open it and hilight a file, say a pdf, in the preview pane on the right hand side, the cover or first page shows up... yeah. now i try that again with another folder same from an external hard drive (seagate) and.. nada nothing at all, and then sometimes it wil show up on the bottom in the details pane but thats so small cant read anything. Ive been into the properties, tried this that, rebooting... nada.. help please?
thanks
 

Answer:cant preview jpegs or pdf on right side preview pane?

Each window you open (regardless of which drive) has it's own layout settings.
When there's no preview-pane visible, in the toolbar click Organise >> Layout >> Preview Pane
 

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Hello,

I've screwed something up in my Windows 7, 64 Bit Version, and hope someone here can help me.

Previously I could preview .ttf Font files in the Preview Pane of Windows Explorer just by clicking on them. I could also see what the font would look like on the actual Font Icon.

However I discovered I COULD NOT view an .otf Font file so I decided to look around and find out how to get the .otf files to also preview, this is when I got into trouble.

I changed both of the file associations (.ttf and .otf) to be viewed by the Windows Font Viewer and now I can't preview any fonts. I get a generic message that they are not valid font files but they are.

Also now all the Font Icons are a blue "A" with a little magnifying glass on it instead of the previous one that looked like the actual font.

I tried reversing what I did but even though Windows 7 is still showing Font Expert as a suggested program to use, it won't let me check the little box to ALWAYS use that program.

I don't know if the previous Font Icons in Windows Explorer were due to Font Expert or if that was just something Windows Explorer showed.

I'd love to have my PREVIEW PANE back in the font display as it showed what the font would look like larger.

If someone can help me I'd be most appreciative.

Thanks so much.

Jenn

Answer:Fonts will NO LONGER preview in Preview Pane

Sorry I can't actually help you with the problem that you currently have as I use a "Font Manager" called "Bitstream" (comes with CorelDraw).
I don't think this is freely available but maybe one of these free font managers might help until your problem could be resolved.

FontViewer

Free and easy fonts viewer

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Having decided to use Vista's Mail/Contacts/Calendar, I was quite excited to see that when I hovered the mouse over the Extra Large Icon of a contact, all of his details appeared in the right hand side preview panel ...... for a moment!

Now that capability has disappeared altogether!

I have checked under Organize x Layout that the Preview Panel is checked but it remains blank all the time!

What have I (it) done to remove this handy feature?
........... but there's more ................. the contact's name comes up say michael smith.contact but I only want Michael Smith to show (not the word "contact").
When I try to rename it to a straight Michael Smith, Vista gets all upset and starts tellimg me that it probably won't work anymore if I persist!!

There's gotta be a way to rename these contacts!
 

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I went from XP to W8 Pro. With XP, a pictures folder allowed the icons to represent a small version of the picture; the filmstrip option was a nice bonus.

With W8, the icon, no matter what size, has a generic look to it--same for all the pictures. I enable Preview Pane, and the same thing happens. No preview of the picture on the preview pane, just a much larger generic icon.

I see screen views on the web of it actually working, but I can't get it to. I am tired of looking.

Please help.

Answer:Explorer Preview Pane not showing preview

Hello romeroom, and welcome to Eight Forums.

It sounds like you may have thumbnail previews turned off. You could use the tutorial below to enable thumbnail previews to fix this.

Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Support Forums
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I can preview files in the preview pane of file explorer, except images and videos.
How can I fix this ? I have tried the options with no success.
Best regards

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Question: Navigation Pane

Hi Folks,
How can I get my friends Nav. Pane



to look like mine below.

Answer:Navigation Pane

Hello George,

It looks like he needs to uncheck the Show all folders option for the navigation pane.

Navigation Pane - Show All Folders

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Question: Navigation Pane

Can anyone tell me how to get the folders in the navigation pane of file explorer to expand to show the sub folders. If I right click the folder, 'Expand' is greyed out. This has only happened since the AU.
Thank you

Answer:Navigation Pane

Hello John,

You might see if an option in the tutorial below may be able to turn on expand to current folder in the navigation pane for you. It's the same in Windows 10.

Navigation Pane - On or Off

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how do I change the fonts on the navigation pane? each title having its own font?

Answer:navigation pane fun

  
Quote: Originally Posted by RBCC


how do I change the fonts on the navigation pane? each title having its own font?


Sorry that cannot be done that text & color & font are all tied together with the start menu & the text for folders & address bar. It's 1 color, font, text for all
Jerry

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Still wondering if anyone figured out why there is two entries for external hard drives in the navigation pane?

While I'm at it; anyone understand the mysterious 'omni-presence' of the 'Home' folder?

Answer:WTP Navigation Pane

Edwin........................I've been wondering the same thing, but as its a minor glitch I figured it would have been reported as I have done and possibly fixed by now. Maybe Shawn can help us out here.

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Question: Navigation Pane

Is it better for me to work under "libraries" or under "computer"?
I am trying to clean up a mess that was made by a computer repair guy. He did something which caused my files and folders to be relocated into incorrect areas - even some of my pictures are upside down.

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Question: Navigation Pane

Hi
I accidentally delited desktop from navigation panel, I wonder how can I restore it, I realy need it.

Answer:Navigation Pane

Hello MrT, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You can right click on Favorites and click on restore Favorite links. If that does not restore it, then you can go to C:\Users\(username) and drag the Desktop folder into the Favorites area to copy it back there.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Question: Navigation Pane

How can I get all drives to show under Computer in the navigation pane. The only one showing is drive (COS? I put a check mark by show all empty drives, but that didn't work. I'm using the classic theme.

Thanks Clint

Answer:Navigation Pane

Try this Navigation Pane - Show All Folders
Jerry

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Hi all,

Been reading the forums for a while now, and only just registered, so hello

I have had win7 installed for quite a while now and all seems ok'ish.

My problem is, that when ever I go to open or save files from various programs first noticed in Firefox, the navigation pane is empty and subsequently I can not change to the desired location.

I can not place the time/date it started so I don't know which (if any) restore point to use.

I can see the navigation pane in Windows Explorer but not from a program.

Any Ideas would be appreciated.

Cheers

Spud

Answer:Empty Navigation pane.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Spudd


Hi all,

Been reading the forums for a while now, and only just registered, so hello

I have had win7 installed for quite a while now and all seems ok'ish.

My problem is, that when ever I go to open or save files from various programs first noticed in Firefox, the navigation pane is empty and subsequently I can not change to the desired location.

I can not place the time/date it started so I don't know which (if any) restore point to use.

I can see the navigation pane in Windows Explorer but not from a program.

Any Ideas would be appreciated.

Cheers

Spud


Hi Spud, Welcome to SF,

Could you post a screen shot. Go To Start under search Snipping Tool using that take a screen shot and post it

Thanks

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I'm trying to make it so that Navigation pane would be disabled whenever I open folder shortcuts, such as music, documents, pictures, but I want to keep it enabled when I got to My computer or Windows explorer. However it seems that its either enabled or disabled for all folders. Any way to fix that?

Also, is there anyway to make windows remember each folders individual settings? It seems whenever I open a folder, and resize it, any other folder will open exactly the same size as the previous open folder. I believe even Windows XP had an option to remember folder settings.

Answer:Navigation pane frustrations?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by och



Also, is there anyway to make windows remember each folders individual settings? It seems whenever I open a folder, and resize it, any other folder will open exactly the same size as the previous open folder. I believe even Windows XP had an option to remember folder settings.


This excelent feature we had in XP, was taken out of 7.
In point of fact, the more one uses Windows Explorer the more I hate it.

So far no fix but there are a couple of apps out there that will lock size and position of any window when its re opened.
The best is Zmover .

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I have installed adobe creative cloud but its folder is showing in the navigate pane. I want to remove it from there. Will you please help me to do this.

Answer:Windows 10 Navigation pane

Hamza Saleem said:

I have installed adobe creative cloud but its folder is showing in the navigate pane. I want to remove it from there. Will you please help me to do this.



Open Regedit press ctrl + F to bring up find
Search for the following key:
HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-861567501-1972579041-725345543-2696_Classes\CLSID\{0E270DAA-1BE6-48F2-AC49-03A3D4EEFDBC}\ShellFolder

Double click "Attributes"
Change the value from f080004d to f090004d
Restart windows

This is how I got rid of it on one of my coworkers PCs

Cheers,
Matt

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I just did some navigation pane tidying by following tutorials.
I noticed in the screen shots how the various categories (Computer, Libraries etc.) seem nicely spaced while most, but not all, of mine are not spaced making them difficult to read when expanded.
I am unable to find a way of altering the spacing.
Any pointers appreciated.

Answer:Navigation Pane Customising

Hello Peter,

Not sure since the screenshot is incomplete, but you might see if unchecking the "Show all folders" option if checked in the navigation pane settings may help.

Navigation Pane "Show all folders" - Turn On or Off

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi guys,

Got this weird issue that's started today, for some reason my navigation pane is blank....

Answer:Navigation Pane Blank

Hey mate,

You might see if doing a system restore using a restore point dated before this happened may be able to sort it for you.

System Restore Windows 10

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I've posted the following on the 'Windows 7' forum without any response are there ant takers here please?
While wrestling with a problem on my desktop computer with XP Pro OS I?m having to use a laptop with Windows 7 that I?m not at all familiar with. Can someone please tell me how to move the Navigation Pane from the left to the right in MS Office 2007 Outlook Express?
Read more: http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/forums/28/windows-7/4143704/outlook-express-navigation-pane/#ixzz1w2wsMSES

Answer:Windows 7 navigation pane

Assume you are referring to Outlook 2007 not Outlook Express (which isn't available on W7 without tweaking). Outlook 2007 will be the same for XP and W7 and as far as I am aware it is not possible to move the navigation pane to the right.

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I got this problem when I was installing a new theme pack by changing the .dll files in the system root. See the picture for more details:

Answer:Navigation Pane is blank

Hello Halfeez, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if running a sfc /scannow command may be able to fix this. It may take running it a few times though.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Microsoft Word's Navigation pane theoretically has keyboard shortcuts associated with the right-click menu items available there, e.g.:Alt-E: Expand All
Alt-C: Collapse All
In particular, I'd like to know the shortcut sequence to collapse the heading levels displayed to 2. The sequence indicated is Alt-H,Alt-2.

The problem is that I can't figure out how to initiate these shortcuts within the context of the Navigation menu. For instance, when the Navigation pane is active and I use Alt-H, it still shifts focus to the Home tab (the "global" binding of Alt-H).

How can I use keyboard shortcuts to access the menu items in the Navigation pane?

Thanks,
Barry

Answer:Navigating the Navigation Pane

Lots of information about keyboard short-cuts here:
Keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Word

... and here:
https://support.office.com/en-au/art...a-999f07b51bf3

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ok I'm OLD AND a Newbie...(worst combination ever) and my navigation layout is a mess. I have multiple Desktops, Documents, OneDrive, Downloads, ETC. located in random places. I need a SIMPLE organized
layout i.e.,

Favorites- (Desktop-Downloads-Recent Places, etc.?)

OneDrive- (Docs +

Google Drive- (Docs +

This PC- (Documents-Music-Photos-etc.?)

then:
Local Disk (C (Apps Windows System Settings Devices, etc?)
Elements (D
Homegroup
Network
Is a simple/similar layout to this possible? No Libraries please. I would appreciate advice and suggestions very much...

Answer:Organize Navigation pane Win 8.1

Hello Old Newbie, and welcome to Eight Forums.

The tutorial below can help show you how to remove Libraries from the navigation pane in File Explorer, but I'm not sure about the rest.

Libraries - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane in Windows 8 Explorer

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Favorites
- Desktop
- Downloads
- Recent places

Libraries
- Documents
- Music
- Pictures
- Videos

Homegroup

Computer
- Local Disk (C:)
- Local Disk (D:)

Network

Something that has been bugging the hell out of me, since Vista, is that the old XP file explorer was replaced with the new Libraries opening window. That's fine, but why the hell does Computer have to be all the way to the bottom.

Ya if I was a novice user I might be inclined to use those folders more frequently, but as an IT guru, this is nuts. If I download, move, or copy anything to an external hard drive, USB, or DVD, I always have scroll down the Navigation Pane. This is such a little thing that it's almost stupid that you can't slide these categories up and down. This way users can set their most used categories to the top. If you can move columns back and forth, it makes no sense that you cant do it for the nav pane.

I know I can make a shortcut pointing the file location to %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /E,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D} will allow me to create the Computer shortcut which can be use to pin to the taskbar. I've seen 3rd party software bring back the old XP explorer nav pane and I've also seen one that either adds or hides the Navigation Pane items.

It really is silly not to add something like this that is so simple to do for Microsoft. But does anyone know if there's any registry entry I can use, or some 3rd party software that does this for Windows 8?

Answer:Navigation Pane Order

Hi Bad,

Welcome to the "Eight Forums." . . .

Try this; close all the folders above "Computer" then open "Computer" then close Explorer (file manger). Now reopen and everything should be the way you want it. Did this several times to see if any would change and it didn't. This worked for me, albeit it doesn't mean it is the answer you are looking for. . .Good Luck.

Hope to see you around the Eight Forums again an IT guru is always a big plus and the Eights.

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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 all!

I've used some registry hacks to customise my Navigation pane so that is has only the following entries:

- favorites
- computer
- network

"Show all folders" is ticked off. Now I don't know what might have cause this and I'm not sure when it happened, but now the entries look like this:

- favorites
- user's home folder
- computer
- network

How can I make the user folder disappear?

Thanks!

Answer:Navigation pane customization

Hello Higgins,

This can show you how to remove the User folder from the navigation pane.

User Folder - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Is there some tweak to fix this gap in Build 17063? there was no GAP in the previous build.

Answer:Annoying GAP in Navigation Pane

Originally Posted by Win10Newb


Is there some tweak to fix this gap in Build 17063? there was no GAP in the previous build.





Good morning and Happy New Year! You might want to put this in the Insider thread for 17063, since this thread is General Performance and it may get lost here.

Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Fast+Skip Build 17063 for PC Insider - Windows 10 Forums

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Is there a tool to change the icons in the navigation pane? I don't want to have to manually enter the registry.

thanks

Answer:Customize Navigation Pane

You can try this tutorial:
Active Navigation Folder Icon - Change

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Hi

I have a weird problem with navigation pane. In most of programs the navigation pane is empty (see attached screenshot). It is kind of annoying, every time i have to click on a folder content and then "backup" to where I want to go. Does anyone have this problem or know a solution? Please help.

Best regards.

Answer:Problem with navigation pane

Try an SFC /scannow from command prompt.

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Hello to all good people of SevenForums.
First I wish to express gratitude for all your knowledge sharing, and you help me million times when I encounter some 'problems' with my OS (Windows 7 U x64). So:
Thank You!
Respect!

I have question for you dear members:
- Recently I purchased the new version of TuneUp utilities and after installing i got displayed disk devices in my navigational pane. I don't like that so i want to reverse settings like before were was only under my computer displayed hard disk devices.

Before:
After installing TU utilities:

Can you help me: -how to do that?
I tried with folder properties(show/hide empty drives), also hide items in navigation pane but no luck.
also i tried registry snap - but it was to plenty things for my understandings, also i tried Windows 7 navigation pane customizer - and it works until you don't load explorer again?
Please, What I must do(except uninstalling of TU off) to get my navigation pane without disk drives?
Mr. Shawn, Help me!

Thank You!

Answer:Navigation Pane Hack

Hello sunnydays, and welcome to Eight Forums.

This sounds like you could turn on the hide empty drives option to not see them in the Computer window anymore until you insert a disc.

Drives - Hide or Show Empty Drives in Computer Folder

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Strange, since I thought this had always been a constant since past OS versions. It seems from the screenshots of others, an lack of info that this is a "me" problem.

My username does not appear as a collapsable folder in any forms of the navigation pane UNLESS I pin it to Quick Access, select it from there, then file explorer will account for its mistake and shows the collapsable list. Otherwise, once the instance of file explorer is closed, this option disappears yet again. Sounds like registry, thoughts?

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Username does not appear in Navigation Pane

Hello Mthelsomniac, and welcome to Ten Forums.

Double check to see if you have "Show all folders" turned on for your navigation pane to see if that may sort this for you.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/7...dows-10-a.html

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I sent this screenshot to a client, then realized it might be helpful for goo-ee customizers who are members here at sevenforums.

Answer:Navigation Pane - Keep it simple

thumbs up on that one, I use to have too many programs installed to simple things a little searching in Windows could solve for me!

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I believe that's what it's called, in Windows Explorer there's a load of Shortcuts on the left, how can I edit them, I'd like to remove unneeded things as well.

Also can you modify the shortcuts in the download pane? It has I believe 5 shortcuts on the left which I'd like to customise. In Xp I just used TweakUI to do that, but I don't know anything about Windows 7.

Answer:How does one modify the Navigation Pane?

Make a screenshot of it. And show which ones you want to change.

Do you mean folder %userprofile%\links ?

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Hi guys,

I was wondering how to change the font of the navigation pane in windows explorer? I'm using Ave's Windows7 Style Builder and have tried nearly every entry under Explorer&Shell to no avail. It's the basic Aero theme btw if that makes any difference, thanks for any tips! Cheers!

Answer:Navigation Pane Text

Welcome to the Seven Forums

You need at add font properties at:
Explorer & Shell > Explorer > TreeView

Look at screenshots
Jerry

Font Font

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Hi guys,

Got this weird issue that's started today, for some reason my navigation pane is blank....

Answer:Navigation Pane Blank

Hey mate,

You might see if doing a system restore using a restore point dated before this happened may be able to sort it for you.

System Restore Windows 10

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Help!

My son has used Windows 7 customisation tool UX Style Core (Beta) to customise our PC. Whatever he did has changed the background colour of the Explorer Navigation Pane to black, making it unreadable. I can't correct it. Does anyone have any idea what to do to fix?

Answer:Navigation Pane Corrupted - need fix

Hello Richard,

If you like, you could do a system restore using a restore point dated before this happened to undo it.

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Using MS Word 2010. I have "navigation pane" unchecked in "View," but sometimes when I open Word, the navigation pane is there and "navigation pane" is re-checked. How do I permanently uncheck it and prevent its appearance? Thanks.

Answer:Navigation Pane is a pain

Un-checking the option in the View tab should do the job.

Perhaps a 'Repair' will fix it:
Office 2010 - Perform Repairs

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Is there some tweak to fix this gap in Build 17063? there was no GAP in the previous build.

Answer:Annoying GAP in Navigation Pane

Originally Posted by Win10Newb


Is there some tweak to fix this gap in Build 17063? there was no GAP in the previous build.





Good morning and Happy New Year! You might want to put this in the Insider thread for 17063, since this thread is General Performance and it may get lost here.

Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Fast+Skip Build 17063 for PC Insider - Windows 10 Forums

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Whenever I download anything from the internet my navigation pane won't shows up but it is blank there are no folders or subfolders at all.
here's a picture
I need help

Answer:navigation pane error

Hello Angel naranjo

Have a work through the suggestions here - Empty Navigation pane. starting with - SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Danny

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In my navigation pane under the trash can ( the recyclable bin ) all the folder from my desk top are there. the whole list. My navigation pane is so long because of this. is there a way to get rid of all these unneeded folder from my desktop in the navigation pane? i would like my NP to look like the one in the pic.

ANY IDEAS WHATS GOING ON AND WHY ALL MY FOLDERS ARE IN THE NAVIGATION PANE AND DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THE ONE IN THE ATTACHED THUMBNAIL?

Answer:Navigation pane problem

right click in the left pan you are showing and un check show all folders

Navigation Pane - Show All Folders

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Is there a way to backup the settings of navigation pane? paths, names, layout.. etc

Answer:Navigation pane Backup

I'm not sure, but I will look into it.

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So i managed to add a few custom items to my navigation pane (since all cloud storage providers just HAVE to be different)

problem is, they are added to the bottom. I'd like to group them up with the others.

namely next to dropbox/above This PC instead of at the very bottom.

Been digging around here or there for the last few days with minimal progress. Any one know the m.o. for this?

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I tried the tutorial for W7 but did not work: The permission changes on ShellFolder could not be done.
I also want to get rid of the Homegroup icon.
Has anyone come up ways to do these?

Answer:How to remove Libraries from Win Exp navigation pane

Hello Churin,

They still work in Windows 8, but you must take ownership of the ShellFolder key (step 4) first in Windows 8 instead before you will be able to change the Permissions.

Libraries Folder - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane - Windows 7 Forums

and

Homegroup - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane - Windows 7 Forums
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hello everyone, nice to be here
I have simply question, but not sure about simply answer
I would like change order of items in Navigation Pane.
My Navigation Pane is like this

Favorites

Libraries

Homergroup

Computer

Network


and i want this order

Favorites

Computer

Network

Homergroup

Libraries


I found lot of topic how disable/enable one of them, but not order
Any chance to change this :-D

Answer:Change order in Navigation Pane

Welcome to Seven Forums Revex. You should be able to just drag and drop the favorites on the navigation pane.

Working with the navigation pane

Expand Customize your favorites

A Guy

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I use a fairly large directory tree to manage and organize my email, including several pst files/Outlook data files. And I use various rules so that acertain incoming mail automagically lands in various places.

But ... every time one of those messages magically lands somewhere, Outlook pops open the tree containing the target directory. Is there any way to tell Outook NOT to do this? After all, I do oknow where to look for my own mail, and I know WHEN I wish to do so!

Thanks!

Answer:Outlook 2003 - Navigation pane

so the rules that you made for the junk mail go to specified folders and when one comes in, the directory opens up?

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...opened through an application such as Chrome or Word. I can use Explorer just fine normally, unless I try to open up a file. Then I get this: http://imgur.com/Eg20N.jpg

Any ideas? Changing the theme doesn't seem to help.

Answer:Blank navigation pane in Explorer when...

That would seem to be an error in that particular program. Give a reinstall of the program a shot.

~Lordbob

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My Zune software's navigation pane has disappeared! I played a video in the software, but after playing the video, the navigation pane (the left one) is no longer there. I can't seem to find where to reactivate it. Does anyone know where this option is?
Thanks
 

Answer:Zune Software Navigation Pane

I've never had that happen. Try here. They will know how to fix it.
 

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Is it possible to remove (hide) the navigation pane in WMP12. I've done searches and scanned the registry and can't seem to find a way. Anyone know if it's possible?

Answer:Remove WMP12 Navigation Pane>

Did an internet search, and searched the Microsoft's forums, could not fine a way to disable it. Not sure why you want to, but that is your choice. Also went into the registry but couldn't see nor determine if there was a way by altering the pane within the registry. Sorry I was unable to help.

And, oh buy the way, Welcome to the Forums.

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Like the title says.. I can't find it.

Answer:does win7 have a shortcut for navigation pane?

What kind of "shortcut"?

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Hi!

I got a problem with the sidebar in windows explorer. Sometimes when i open it the only things that shows is the favorites, libraries and homegroup titles but non of the folders or links that are supposed to be there.



It stays like that for a while and then its back to normal (but only if/when i open a new explorer window). Im able to access e.g. the libraries when its like this but it looks like its searching for them but cant find them.


Help is very much appriciated
Thanks
Sebbe138

Answer:Windows explorer navigation pane

It can take a while to load everything on various machines, depending on hardware and configuration.

If you don't want it to load all folders, ( which takes time);

Navigation Pane - Automatically expand to current folder[2]=File%20Folder%20Settings

there are other tutorials there on this and similar matters.

By the way, that window is known as the "Explorer Navigation Pane", "Sidebar" refers to something else.

Regards....Mike Connor

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Hi all,
Does anyone know how I can add a folder that already exists on my computer to the navigation pane? For example I would like the following folder, C:\emails\, to show up among inbox, outbox and sent items folders.

Thanks in advance
 

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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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Is it possible to add these in context menu?

Answer:Hide or show navigation pane

Take a look at this tutorial:

Navigation Pane - Turn On or Off

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I think a recent vista update changed the navigation pane on the left. Like when you go to save a file to disk there are quick links on the left. There's only 2 now, computer and recent places. How do I get the complete list of shortcuts back into my navigation pane? Thanks. Oh and I do have a complete list of shortcuts, only in IE 64 bit.

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how to add google drive to navigation pane

Answer:add google drive to navigation pane

bassel mady said:

how to add google drive to navigation pane



Hi @bassel mady, welcome to tenforums.com!

Right click on your GoogleDrive folder and choose 'Pin to Quick Access'.

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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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Ok so I know it is possible to remove things from the libraries pane in explorer which I have done, but this question is not about the explorer libraries pane but it is about the open file/folder/whatever libraries pane. How do you get rid of "Favorites", "Homegroup", and "Network"? If you only use the normal tutorial it will remove it from the open menu of atleast notepad and paint, and I'm sure it does the same for some other windows based programs. But if you use any other program like office when you select open the libraries pane is just how it was at the beginning, how do we change this?

Hope this was clear enough

I want to get rid of these in the save menu too.

Answer:Remove things in Navigation pane

Hello Kookster,


These can help show you how to remove these in the Navigation Pane in Windows Explorer windows:Homegroup - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane
Network - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane
Favorites - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi, was wondering how to hide the text in just the navigation pane. I just wanna see the icons.
I'll be much obliged if anyone has any suggestions. Thank you.

Answer:Hiding Navigation Pane text

Originally Posted by subi54


Hi, was wondering how to hide the text in just the navigation pane. I just wanna see the icons.
I'll be much obliged if anyone has any suggestions. Thank you.



Can you post an example of what you after?

Or...
Like this: ?

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Hi.

How can i remove shuttercut .?

i want like this

thank you .......

Answer:How can i remove items from navigation pane?

Hello Wixtren,

These will help show you how to remove those items from the navigation pane.
Libraries Folder - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane
How to Add or Remove Homegroup from the Windows 7 Navigation Pane
How to Add or Remove Computer from the Windows 7 Navigation Pane
How to Add or Remove Network from the Windows 7 Navigation Pane
How to Add or Remove Control Panel from the Windows 7 Navigation Pane
How to Add or Remove your User Folder from the Windows 7 Navigation Pane
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Is there a way to increase the size of the drive and/or folder icons in the navigation pane of Windows Explorer? It's easy to change the icon size in the folder pane or on the desktop, but these changes don't seem to affect the icons in the navigation pane of Explorer. I have folders of photos and can assign a photo from within the folder as it's icon, but it's too small to make-out.

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I have followed all the steps in the tutorial on removing Favorites from the navigation pane.

Favorites - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane in Windows 8

The right-click solution does not work because "show favourites" option does not come up when I right click. The second solution using the folder option is not possible because there is no option to check or uncheck I have even tried with th bat. file, but no change took place.

I would be grateful for any feedback on this and maybe a little help

Answer:Remove Favorites from Navigation Pane

Are you logged in as administrator?

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Win 10 10240. ONLY usb drives in the navigation pane keep expanding to open folder. I have turned this setting off/on many times and it will not stick for usb drives. Is there a reg file around here that will take care of this for me? I searched but didn't see anything at a quick glance. Thanks in advance.

Edit: I just noticed that this happens on my Win 7 H.P. machine as well. If anyone knows a fix for 7, it may work on 10 too.

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Hello,

any idea about how to remove the user (Ciccio in the picture) from the navigation pane (and/or from the save as windows)?

Answer:Remove User from navigation Pane

Hello Marco,

If you like, you could turn off "Show all folders" in the navigation pane to no longer see your user profile folder.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/7...dows-10-a.html

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Hi

AFter a clean install of WIn 8.1 pro, i notice that in file explorer, navigation pane, the 'this pc' icon is replaced by the 'desktop' icon, and 'this pc' is a sub folder of 'desktop', in effect they have swapped

this is different to the other win 8.1 machines i have and makes it difficult to navigate

is their any reason or a fix for this

thanks in advance

Answer:Win 8.1 Navigation Pane on folder issues

Hello Fisgard, and welcome to Eight Forums.

I'm not sure, but it sounds like you may have Show all folders turned on for the navigation pane. Double check using the tutorial below to make sure it's turned off to see if that is what the issue is.

Navigation Pane "Show all folders" - Turn On or Off

If this is not the issue, then please post a screenshot showing this to see what it may be.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Eight Forums

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hi, is it possible to move default shortcuts like 'Desktop/Recycle Bin' (on 'Favorites') to the 'Computer' Navigation Pane?

Answer:Add Shortcuts to 'Computer' on Navigation Pane

If I understand you correctly; these little goodies from Brink is what you are looking for.

Please read both tutorials.

Favorites - Links - Add or Remove in Navigation Pane

Favorites - Restore Default Favorite Links in Navigation Pane

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All I have is the picture to really explain.

Answer:Navigation Pane has broken images?

Try Icon Cache - Rebuild to see if that will correct the problem.

Jerry

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My navigation pane shows Joseph Simpson (?my name?) & My PC. Under My PC (expanded) I can see my external H-drives; but they do not show under ?my name?. Both are almost the same as far as entries (Desktop, Documents, Downloads, Music, etc. etc. Would it be safe to move most of the content in each entry from ?my name? to My PC & delete the listed entries under ?my name? (remove clutter)?
Most of my data is stored on the external Hdd?s. Would that upset the apple cart as my name (Joseph Simpson) is the only account on this computer, therefore is the only administrator account. Both expanded together becomes a little confusing.
This is how MS set up the computer?s navigation pane after the new Recovery ran.
Not being a computer guru, I?m assuming it was a total restore from a Dell recovery partition on the Hdd, as this was a refurbished unit with 10 pro already installed.


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Answer:Removing entries in navigation pane?

Hello Joseph,

The folders you see under "My PC" (aka: "This PC") are links to the folders under "Joseph Simpson". You could use the method in the tutorial below to safely remove the folders under "My PC" without affecting them under "Joseph Simpson".

Add or Remove Folders from This PC in Windows 10 Windows 10 General Tips Tutorials

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hello Mr Shawn Brink

i tried to PM you, but the system didn't let me, since this is my first post :P

following the text from the PM:
"
I just did read (and do) your instructions about removing OneDrive from the left explorer-pane. (and the quick-access pane)
after reading a few hour, its great to see your post. with your instructions it was done in 2/3 mins

but now the question...
since this is about DropBox and not about OneDrive, i thought i would b a better idea to just pm you...

I want to remove the DropBox item from the left-explorer-pane, but i do not want to remove (uninstall) dropbox...

you have any quick instructions?
thank you very much in advance
"

as u see i didn't want to go off-topic :P
edit:
lol, now i posted it in the wrong topic also :P

Answer:remove DropBox from navigation pane

Hello Johan, and welcome to Ten Forums.

I don't use Dropbox, but I found this below that is reported to work.

How does one remove the Dropbox link from the Navigation Pane om Windows 10? Dropbox Community

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This use to always work for me. Now it gives me an error code. Does anybody know what the error could be?

Additional Details:

Code:
See the end of this message for details on invoking
just-in-time (JIT) debugging instead of this dialog box.

************** Exception Text **************
System.UnauthorizedAccessException: Access to the registry key 'HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}' is denied.
at Microsoft.Win32.RegistryKey.Win32Error(Int32 errorCode, String str)
at Microsoft.Win32.RegistryKey.CreateSubKey(String subkey, RegistryKeyPermissionCheck permissionCheck, RegistrySecurity registrySecurity)
at Microsoft.Win32.Registry.SetValue(String keyName, String valueName, Object value, RegistryValueKind valueKind)
at Microsoft.VisualBasic.MyServices.RegistryProxy.SetValue(String keyName, String valueName, Object value, RegistryValueKind valueKind)
at W7NPC.Main.RegSet(String Key, String ValueName, Object Value, RegistryValueKind ValueKind)
at W7NPC.Main.clApplySettings_Click(Object sender, EventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.OnClick(EventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.Button.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)
************** Loaded Assemblies **************
mscorlib
Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.5466 (Win7SP1GDR.0... Read more

Answer:Navigation Pane Customizer Error

Hello Zevoxa maybe I am being a little too obvious but I suppose you have done the sfc chkdsk and some malware sweeps?

Disk Check
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker


http://www.superantispyware.com/

http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free/

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/

download the ADW from bleeping computer

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Can I please have a few more letters added to the alphabet please. 24 just isn't enough

At the moment I have an XP computer with 6 x 2TB drives in it. No redundant technologies at all. These 6 drives are partitioned to various sizes to accomodate the various categories of information that I have.

For example, I have 2TB set up for movies. I have a drive of 128GB set up just for service packs, updates and patches. 128GB for music... You get the idea.

I just added a 1TB drive for backups. I can then free of the 700gb currently on the server for other purposes (extending existing drives), and so I can get important data backed up regularly.

Problem is, I need to keep a drive spare for my USB stick. So I'm out of drive letters. Oh, I mean on the client, not the server. I have 3 letters left on the server. But my PC has 2 x DVD/RW, 1 x BD-ROM, and 1 Virtual drive. Yes, I have thought about taking one of the DVD drives out.

I've downloaded Librarian and have set up a number of libraries that basically mirror the drive letters. I can access the libraries within applications. But not from "computer" unless I turn on the navigation pane, which drives me nuts.

Since I can't have more letters in the alphabet, I'd really like to get rid of the drive letter concept alltogether if I could and access data inside and outside of applications some other way.

It might be relevant to note that I'm playing around with WHS 2011. As long as that will run ColdFusion MX 2004 ... Read more

Answer:Accessing shares without navigation pane

Maybe you can have additional letters! Have you tried adding any additional language(s) to your system, which could provide you with additional letters?

Also, just a thought. . . but are you able to utilize any of the symbols or characters from the Character Map as drive letters?

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Is there any way to stop the navigation pane from shifting left/right when opening/closing folders. It is VERY annoying. Oh, and did I mention I HATE MS!!

On a positive note, I have found several fixes for problems in these forums. This is a great place to get help.

Al

Answer:Annoying behavior of navigation pane...

Hi, BatBytes, and welcome to the forums.

Just to be sure I am not getting confused, can you detail what you mean?

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how can i disable/hide navigation pane like windows 7.

Answer:how can i disable navigation pane like windows 7

Hello 00010203, and welcome to Eight Forums.

The tutorial below can helps show you how to turn off the navigation pane in Windows 8.

Navigation Pane - Show or Hide in Windows 8 File Explorer

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Hey, I'm wondering if anyone knows how to auto hide the navigation pane? If not is there a way to increase to amount of space I am allowed to drag it over so that I cover the items in the menu?

Thanks for the help :]

P.S. While I'm at it can anyone list a program that can change the shellstyle fonts? I was using MMicroangelo On Display but the program continuously messed up with my icon editing so I was forced to erase it. I may reinstall it if I can't find a suitable alternative.

EDIT: Wow, I'm making amateur spelling mistakes tonight.

Answer:Auto-Hide Navigation Pane [REQ]

Being I've gotten no response (probably because there is no program or I'm impatient) I went ahead and created a little work around in the form of registry files. I also use my system tray to store the two scripts separately (One with a red light icon, the other with a green light).

This isn't a really great work around as I was not looking to disable the pane like I did the folderband, but it will work until someone gives me something better.

Now I'm wondering what the best context menu editor is? I have a few context menus I need to clear up, and I'd like to group some context items.

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While wrestling with a problem on my desktop computer with XP Pro OS I?m having to use a laptop with Windows 7 that I?m not at all familiar with. Can someone please tell me how to move the Navigation Pane from the left to the right in MS Office 2007 Outlook Express?

Answer:Outlook Express Navigation Pane

I'm not certain you can, but this configuration guide may help.

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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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I accidently removed Desktop from the top position in the navigation pane and would like to put it back. I would like to place Desktop above Computer and have Desktop open expanded by default.

Thanks

Answer:Put Desktop Back In Navigation Pane

I can't understand you so.. Can you upload a picture from your problem?
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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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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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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hello Mr Shawn Brink

i tried to PM you, but the system didn't let me, since this is my first post :P

following the text from the PM:
"
I just did read (and do) your instructions about removing OneDrive from the left explorer-pane. (and the quick-access pane)
after reading a few hour, its great to see your post. with your instructions it was done in 2/3 mins

but now the question...
since this is about DropBox and not about OneDrive, i thought i would b a better idea to just pm you...

I want to remove the DropBox item from the left-explorer-pane, but i do not want to remove (uninstall) dropbox...

you have any quick instructions?
thank you very much in advance
"

as u see i didn't want to go off-topic :P
edit:
lol, now i posted it in the wrong topic also :P

Answer:remove DropBox from navigation pane

Hello Johan, and welcome to Ten Forums.

I don't use Dropbox, but I found this below that is reported to work.

How does one remove the Dropbox link from the Navigation Pane om Windows 10? Dropbox Community

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In Windows Explorer in the Desktop mode, there is a navigation pane on the left hand side. At the top, there is a spot for your favorite folders, so you can navigate directly to them easily. Below that are other sections, like "Homegroup" and "This PC." Whenever you open Windows Explorer, it automatically focuses on This PC in the navigation pane by default. Does anyone know of any way to get it to focus on Favorites by default, rather than This PC, without having to create a shortcut? I'd like it to do that even if I press Windows Key+E

Answer:Question about the Navigation Pane in Explorer

Easy peasy search. Change the Default File Explorer Startup Folder in Windows 8 First hit. How-to Geek is probably one of the best sites for just about anything.

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First, thank-you for taking the time to look over my question.

I just loaded Windows XP Home, SP3 and I'm working on getting it configured to how it was before. I have spent over an hour trying to figure out how to disable or hide the left side navigation pane, which is present when I open the folders. I just can not recall how I solved this before.

I have gone into Folder Options and I do have it selected to "Classic View," which did not help. I have googled it, as well as did a search on this site, but there are just too many pages to read through them all, and I was hoping I could find out here.

I am fine with working within the registry, so if there's a hack, that would be fine. However, I'm guessing it's something much easier.

Again, thanks for the time.

b1rd

Screen shot of folder with the navigation pane in red. (I'd like to stop the pane from appearing)
 

Answer:Solved: Navigation Pane Question

Go to C:\Documents and Settings\username\Start Menu\Programs\Accessories

Right-click on the Windows Explorer shortcut > Properties

Where it says Target: %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe add a /n

So it's %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /n
 

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