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Explorer crash on Windows 10 Home when right-clicking in left pane.

Question: Explorer crash on Windows 10 Home when right-clicking in left pane.

When Windows Explorer is open, if I right-click on anything in the left-pane, Explorer crashes and re-starts.

I've googled, and tried using NirSoft's ShellFix, disabled the most common issues googling resulted in:
#1 Remove Nvidia context-menu and for desktop right-click.
#2 Remove Spybot Search & Destroy context-menu.
#3 Remove Nvidia "nvshext.dll" (not found after using ShellFix)

None of these resulted in a fix at all. I've tried booting in safe mode, the same problem exists. I can right-click on file and folders in the right pane of Explorer, but right-clicking in the left pane, whether folder or drive. Explorer still crashes.

I found a Microsoft page regarding a similar issue, and to be on the safe side, I tried that. Still doing the same thing.

This is really driving me crazy, since I use portable backup drives to re-install my games onto the system but it's pretty hard to drag and drop when you can't have a second Explorer pane open.

Anyone have any ideas?

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Answer: Explorer crash on Windows 10 Home when right-clicking in left pane.

Hello, in ShellexView, Have you also explored 32 bit options (see Options, Show 32-bit...). This reveals more.

You might learn more by inspecting the event log or Reliability History (just type 'reli' into the cortana search bar)

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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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Can anyone tell me how to get the Left pane back using Regedit ?I always use shortcut Win + E to open Windows Explorer. I edited the Registry to let the mouse pointer open a program by just pointing the arrow at the program icon. However that did not happen.And though I undid that edit. I lost the left pane in Windows Explorer in the bargain.The Windows Explorer displays only the right pane.How do I resurrect the left pane in W Explorer?

Answer:Left pane in Windows Explorer has gone blank

From IE toolbar, click on show favourites, or history if you wish, and the left pane should appear showing whichever you have chosen. j.

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I just reformated my hard drive and reloaded XP Home. The problem I'm having, is that when I open Windows Explorer, (not Internet Explorer) the left pane (tree) does not cascade automatic to show all the folders. It just shows Documents, My Computer and the + sign beside each one to expand to the folders. It used to do this automatically in the past. I've tried all the view options on the tool bars, all property settings and nothing works. I'm running active desktop like I always do. Any ideas?

Thanks, Steve
 

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If I expand a folder that's down towards the bottom and there's a lot of subfolders, then everything moves up to make room for the subfolder list. That's as it should be. But about the time I go to click on one of the subfolders, the whole list moves down again and you have to scroll back down to get where you want. After that, it stays put. It's an bug/annoyance that I hope someone gets fixed.
Just my 2 cents worth.

Answer:Windows Explorer left hand pane

I think the OP is noticing the little quirk in Win 7 where Explore does not bring the left pane target folder (the one with focud) up to the to of the pane, throwing it instead to the bottom of the pane.

A nuisance for sure, but unresolved to my knowledge.

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We have a Dell desktop that has Windows 2000. When we open My Computer or Windows Explorer it is blank besides a small box with a dot in the upper left corner. I have switched views and it still is blank. The All folders pane shows the folder in Explorer. There are a couple of folder that can be selected and they will display file in the left pane but most will not. I need help. Thanks!
 

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Hi Experts

After upgrading from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10, once I'm opening the Windows Explorer the left pane display it's content with delay.
This is also happening when I try to save something and browsing to were to save, folders displayed with delay.
See the video in the below link.
Any help will be appreciated!
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...20display1.mp4

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On my laptop running Windows ME when I right click on the start button then select explore I get the two part window, on the right are the icons showing folder contents but the left hand pane is empty,just grey. I would expect to see a directory tree structure here. Any one know what might be wrong? How do I get my tree back?Many thanksMark Atherton.

Answer:windows explorer, left hand pane is blank

View, Explorer Bar and pick folders.

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My problem is how the left window reacts when I select a folder.

If I have a long list of folders in the left window and I click on the small arrow to the left of a folder, it is supposed to show the list of sub-folders that are in the selected folder.

It does but here is my problem. Lets say the folder that I select is in the middle of the left window. When I click on the small arrow, Windows Explorer shifts the folder list down so that the selected folder is near the bottom of the window. Generally I can only see one of the sub-folders. And then I have to use the slider to move the selected folder up so I can see more than one sub-folder.

I wish it would leave the folder where it was and show as many sub-folders as possible underneath the selected folder. I hope this explanation makes sense.

Answer:The Navigation Pane on the left side of Windows Explorer

I tried it on my Computer and the on clicking the arrow it moves up as it should instead of going down. Please try out the following steps to correct the problem.

1. Restore the folder to default as follows and check if that helped:

a. Open windows explorer
b. Click on Organize
c. Select folder and search option from the list
d. Select General tab, and select “Restore Default”

2. Run an online scanner to check any malware or virus activity. The link that will help you to run a free scan on the computer is Windows Live OneCare

3. If the above steps do not help then run the SFC (System File Checker) scan on the computer to fix the system file errors on the computer. To run SFC scan, follow the steps below:

a. Click Start ,
b. Click All Programs ,
c. Click Accessories , right-click Command Prompt ,
d. And then click Run as administrator.
e. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow or Continue.
f. At the prompt, type sfc /scannow and hit enter. Once the scan is complete, restart the computer for the changes to take effect.

Please tell if this was of any use.

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I have a situation where when using Windows Explorer the left pane that usually contains you main hierarchy is Gray and blank. I have looked at everything thoroughly and cannot figure out how it happened or how to get the information back. If I click on the folder button on the tool bar the whole pane will close and click again and the pane appears but is empty. Has anyone run into this issue using Windows 2000. I did some looking in Microsoft knowledge base but they were talking about Win98 and not Windows 2000 and they were talking about Internet explorer and this is happening in Windows Explorer any help with this would be much appreciated.
Techi
 

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Hello,

I just noticed Win Explorer does not refresh the right pane as I navigate up/down a list of folders via arrow keys in the left pane. It used to make rapid visual read of folder contents possible. Can that feature be switched back on?

I've seen this reported elsewhere few years ago but I cannot find it on this site.

Answer:Windows Explorer right pane does not match left folder

Hello Nick,

Do you mean to have the navigation pane automatically expand to the current folder?

Navigation Pane - Automatically expand to current folder

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Hello,

I just noticed Win Explorer does not refresh the right pane as I navigate up/down a list of folders via arrow keys in the left pane. It used to make rapid visual read of folder contents possible. Can that feature be switched back on?

I've seen this reported elsewhere few years ago but I cannot find it on this site.

Answer:Windows Explorer right pane does not match left folder

Not sure if that's possible. Use the up or down button until you have highlighted the one you want. Then press Enter or Space to update the pane to the right. You use the left and right buttons to collapse/expand sub folders.

I find Space the best and fastest option since you use both hands. One to navigate and the other to refresh the right pane.

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Hi Experts

After upgrading from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10, once I'm opening the Windows Explorer the left pane display it's content with delay.
This is also happening when I try to save something and browsing to were to save, folders displayed with delay.
See the video in the below link.
Any help will be appreciated!
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...20display1.mp4

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If the mouse pointer is on the left pane, a right click causes windows explorer restart. Otherwise, no problem.

Answer:right click on left pane causes windows explorer restart

Left pane of what?

Do a full scan with Malwarebytes | Free Anti-Malware & Internet Security Software and SUPERAntiSpyware - Downloads, followed by SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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I am very new to the PC world, trying to find my way around and running XP. During this learning process I somehow lost the Windows Explorer Default Pane to the Left of the window (it used to show System Tasks/Other Places/Details in separate panels).I can still get Search and Folders by pressing the buttons in the tool bar but when both are de-selected I only have a large window with no sign of the original panel.Please can someone tell me if it is possible to recover this information as I found it very helpful. If so can you also tell me how to do it in simple terms.Many thanks.

Answer:Windows Explorer - Left Hand Default Pane

Open any Explorer window, select Tools from the top of the window, select Folder Options. Under the first heading (Tasks) make sure "Show Common Tasks In Folders" is selected, if not left click it. Click OK.

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This one is getting really annoying. I have noticed that sometimes when using Windows Explorer, if I rename a folder, the right hand pane shows the correct (new) folder name, but the left hand pane still displays the old folder name.

As a matter of fact, even if I right click on the folder name on the left hand pane, and choose "Rename", and then rename it there, when I hit Enter to save the name change, the folder name on the left (that was just highlighted and changed) will revert back to the original name....but the name in the right hand pane will show the change.

For some reason, it just doesn't seem to want to update the view in the left hand pane. And then, to top it off, after some undetermined amount of time, the left hand pane will "refresh" to show the new folder name, but it will STILL show the old folder in the list as well. If I right-click the parent folder and choose "Open in New Window", the view is correct, but the original window still shows the old folder names.

This may only happen after my Explorer windows (I usually have 4 or 5 up) have been open for a long time, as I tried to reproduce with new windows and the behavior is normal (left hand pane updates view immediately).

I've reported it already, but just curious if anyone else has experienced this odd behavior.

Answer:Windows Explorer left-pane not showing changes to folder names

Hi CorrsFan

I think this is just a part of it being a Beta still. I have tried to delete the HomeGroup section, and while it goes for awhile as soon as it refreshes it's back. Just like some sections of the Registry is locked out and some permissions can't be changed, these things will all be sorted out by RC1. Renaming any system item is locked down in the registry and Left (Navigation) Pane items seem to be a part of this lockout.

Make sure to send MS Feedback on this so they know what works and doesn't.

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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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EVERY TIME
I get the message Windows Explorer has Stopped Working ... Looking for a Solution ... will notify you if a solution is available.

Any ideas
 

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Dear All:

I have been experiencing an annoying issue in Windows (Windows Ultimate 64 bits, Home premium 64 bits and Windows 8 Pro 64 bits) min

After working well for a few minutes, the windows explorer freezes upon launch, only displaying the "favorites", "libraries" and "homegroup" icons in the left pane. The elements in the mentioned icons cannot be accessed and sometimes they have a magnifying glass on them and the icons on the desktop are blank.

Also, Control Panel windows is often empty after this error takes place.

This issue often, but not necessarily, comes about when i try to check the properties of a file, with windows explorer freezing immediately.

I have reinstalled Windows 7 twice to no avail.

Anyone has ideas on how to fix this? It's rendering my two laptops unusable.
Highly appreciate any useful advice.

Thank you,
Madasco

Answer:Windows Explorer not working: left pane freezes and can't browse files

Have you tried running sfc /scannow? When you say you have re installed Windows twice did you do a clean installing by following this tutorial:
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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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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I have a problem where the left pane of the windows explorer bar is greyed out and it shows nothing. The right pane however works fine.

I have seen the article in relation to how to fix this problem on a Windows 95 and 98 machine but not a Windows 2000 machine as the registry key mentioned does not exist in Win2k.

Any idea anyone ?
 

Answer:Windows Explorer left pane not showing for Windows 2000 machine

Hi Jeeviz....See if this site is any help http://searchsystemsmanagement.techtarget.com/ateQuestionNResponse/0,289625,sid20_cid461699_tax287574,00.html
 

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Hello,

Novice hear, pls bear with me.
A few days ago a partitioned (internal drive) became full
I then moved this data onto a external drive.
Maybe this is all irrelevant information but during or after I moved the data for some reason any time I right click to expand, or view properites on any intenal or external hdd label windows explorer crashes and needs to restart.
I note there are similar problems to mine on the forum but none of the fixes help.
Bizzarely and perhaps completely unconnected to this one external hard drive lost all its data - even though the disk was showing full no files or folders could be seen.
I've run all kinds of malware and antivirus scans with no issues.
At a loss here and dont want to format this machine if at all avoidable.
first I've looked at the reliablity file and the shell32 file showed as fault module name, but I understand from other forums that this is likely caused by another third party file. Anyhow I've copied the latest crash dump files - one of many and would value any suggestions to solve this.
Thanks

Answer:windows explorer crash when right clicking on ANY int or ext HD

Does this happen with that problem external removed too?

Try a clean startup - Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

If not, get CCleaner - Tools - Startup - Context Menu - save to text file or screenshot (to later see what was enabled/disabled) and disable everything. Restart PC just in case.

If the issue clears, enable one by one until you find the culprit. (Just one among many; once I had issue with Spybot S&D explorer integration module, had to disable it, still is disabled)

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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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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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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 dont understand because in left pane..look my image

i see only disk E (why E and not others ) and not others disks like D, G etc.. i try to make a shortcut from right to left but nothing..why this ?
Its possible see all my disk on left pane of explorer ??
Thank
Hispa

Answer:No disks showed on left pane of explorer

Unless I'm missing something, if you click the arrow to the left of Questo PC, it should expand and show them all there.

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Hi folks, Explorer.exe problemSearched through the Forum and not found my problem.With Explorer.exe in two pane mode, the Folder tree on the Left and files, folders & applications in Icon mode on the Right.With the tree closed, Single click + to expand to the drives etc., OKDouble click on (C:) or Single click + to expand, Drive (C:) Expands to first level. OKSingle click any folder(x), the folder(x) text highlights then (C:) highlights then the selected folder(x) highlights. Not OKie, the previous folder is re-selected and then the new folder is selected. This selecting back and forth should not happen. However the tree has expanded.Now Double click or Single click + to open this folder(x) or expand to the second tree level. OKSingle click any folder(y), the folder text highlights, then the previous folder(x) is selected and then the selected folder(y) highlights. Not OKOnce again the previous folder is highlighted again before returning to the selected folder.Is this making sense because it's going to get worse, but I will keep it shortNow try collapsing the tree.Single click folder(x), it highlights, then folder(y) highlights, then folder(x) highlights. Not OK.However - folder(x) and the tree collapses and then expands, Folder(y) highlights, then Folder(x) highlights. And the tree is left expanded. Not OKNow Single click - folder(x) and the tree collapses. OKAnd repeating this with Drive (C:) produces the same result.Collapsing to the Desktop is ok..If anyone has managed t... Read more

Answer:Explorer.exe Left Pane Folder Tree

I had a look at your problem just after you posted eary this morning.Was not sure that i understood what is going on.Thought you had got your Windows Explorer.exe confused with internet explorer.exe.I also considered you had poss a bad update of IE5 as it appears to only have one choice in the add/remove programs for it.Considered at some stage you may have had a virus,but you don't mention anything about a virus scan or any error messages.I would suggest that your problem is wide spread through-out your pc and i think you have issues with your registry and corrupt files within the windows installation."I could also be very wrong" You could go for a quick re-install of windows 98 over itself and see if that cures the problem. It may give you a chance to keep all software programs that are installed and running properly,if that be the case.If it was me, i would not hesitate to reformat and do a repeat clean install of windows.Unless someone can come up with a better idea.

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I have seen this problem listed for Win98 and ME, but not for Win2000. I just updated IE to 6.0 and now the left pane in Explorer is greyed out and blank. Do you have a fix for Win2000?
 

Answer:[Resolved] Left pane in Explorer greyed out

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I can get Windows Explorer to open to a specific folder in the Right Pane, but it only shows the "Computer" or "C:" level in the Left pane. I have tried pinning the folder to "Start", and have also tried various switches (n, e, select) as the target in Explorer.

Attached is an example where a shortcut in Start opens TechInfo in the right panel, but not the left.

Is there any way to open the folder in the left pane also? It's a minor issue, but a pain!

TIA.
 

Answer:Open explorer to folder in Left Pane

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Hi everyone:

How can I open explorer to a particular left pane file? I want to open to: Libraries, Documents, My documents (with the files showing underneath my doucments). I have been able to open to: user, my documents, but I would rather open to the libraries file structure - it looks cleaner.

Thanks, in advance.

Answer:Open Explorer To Left Pane File

  
Quote: Originally Posted by ASR


Hi everyone:

How can I open explorer to a particular left pane file? I want to open to: Libraries, Documents, My documents (with the files showing underneath my doucments). I have been able to open to: user, my documents, but I would rather open to the libraries file structure - it looks cleaner.

Thanks, in advance.


Do you mean like this?:

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Yes this has been answered before (in 2001, I think) but the solution as provided via Rollin' Rog:
REGEDIT4

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{EFA24E64-B078-11d0-89E4-00C04FC9E26E}]
@="Explorer Band"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{EFA24E64-B078-11d0-89E4-00C04FC9E26E}\InProcServer32]
@="C:\\WINDOWS\\SYSTEM\\SHDOCVW.DLL""ThreadingModel"="Apartment"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{EFA24E64-B078-11d0-89E4-00C04FC9E26E}\Implemented
Categories]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{EFA24E64-B078-11d0-89E4-00C04FC9E26E}\Implemented
Categories\{00021493-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]
failed to work. Maybe because IE is version 6?

The symptoms are the same - blank, b'ground-coloured left pane. The above was entered (I also tried 'shdocvw.dll' but no dice.

Any further possible solutions, please?
 

Answer:Left-hand pane in Explorer is blank

pofadda, Hi - Welcome to TSG!!

Check out this thread and see if anything there will help.

http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?p=1768819#post1768819
 

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I dont understand because in left pane..look my image

i see only disk E (why E and not others ) and not others disks like D, G etc.. i try to make a shortcut from right to left but nothing..why this ?
Its possible see all my disk on left pane of explorer ??
Thank
Hispa

Answer:No disks showed on left pane of explorer

Unless I'm missing something, if you click the arrow to the left of Questo PC, it should expand and show them all there.

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Hello, even with tweaks such as "show favorites in quick access", i still can't have what i had in 7, which means all sort of shortcuts with customizable names (apps, script, folders).. Is there still no work around? :/

Answer:Customizing explorer to show whatever you want in left pane?

unko said:

Hello, even with tweaks such as "show favorites in quick access", i still can't have what i had in 7, which means all sort of shortcuts with customizable names (apps, script, folders).. Is there still no work around? :/



Winaero Tweaker.

Downloads / Software / Winaero Tweaker

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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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While doing some AV testing for my company (junior net admin here) I installed Sophos endpoint protection to my computer (joined to a domain), Sophos didn't automatically uninstall Vipre AV and i'm assuming they didn't play nice immediately because all hell broke loose:

My computer slowed to a crawl, no problem.. I just got rid of excess processes.
Opened control panel to uninstall Vipre AV which resulted in my computer locking up.
Hard reset the PC and when it booted back into windows it showed my network connection was lost.
Right clicking the network adapter causes windows explorer to crash.
Event Viewer wont run because the service wont start, it wont let me manually start the service.
Finally after many hours of googling I was able to uninstall both AV products, rebooted and my services/network adapter issues is still present.

Ran sfc /scannow 3 times, each came back clean
CCleaner registry cleaner didn't come up with anything of notable importance
Uninstalled and reinstalled the network adapter drivers, no dice.
No backup or restore exists of this PC.
Executed a "clean boot" via msconfig. (turning services off, startup programs off etc)

At this point I'm just looking to reinstall windows, any advice or further suggestions before i nuke and repave?
I don't have access to the dump files at the moment.

Thanks for looking!

Answer:Right clicking the network adapter causes Windows explorer crash

You can try:
- complete uninstall both AVs (they may have remnants) - Uninstallers (removal tools) for common Windows antivirus software - ESET Knowledgebase
- try restoring the services to defaults (if they are a few) - Services - Restore Default Services in Windows 7
- run in elevated cmd:

Code:
netsh winsock reset
- or if that fails run as admin (Download Complete Internet Repair - MajorGeeks) - select options:
-- reset Internet Protocol
-- repair Winsock

If all else fails, I would normally say first try a repair install - Repair Install
But perhaps for you best is to just clean install - Clean Install Windows 7 or Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7) depending on custom/OEM PC.

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This is something that's been bothering me since I upgraded this Dell XPS8700 to windows 10 some two weeks or more ago.

The left pane in File Explorer seems to duplicate my drive letters and info other than what's under the entry "This PC".

If I look down the list, starting just below the Libraries folder, the drive letters are repeated but not all of them.

Like I have under This PC : C: , DVDRW D:, E:, F: , a card reader, H,L,K, external drives L:, another card reader letter M:, a second external drive N:, followed by some NAS folders I have mapped, V, W, X. and Y.

Down past the Libraries folder are again: H, L, N, M, K, and I, then Network etc, Homegroup etc.

Hard to describe, I could do a screen shot and post it if that would help see it.

How and why are all these drive letters getting into this tree twice? Anyone?

TIA - Gene

Answer:Strange and cluttered File Explorer left pane

Have a read through this tutorial and all will be explained!

Drives in Navigation Pane - Add or Remove in Windows 10

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My pc motherboard was replaced a couple of weeks ago and when the engineer reinstalled windows me the left side of the explorer window remained greyed out.(It will show history and favourites, search, etc when selected).Although its only niggly I would prefer to see the folders on the left and the contents of these folders in the right pane.I have tried changing folder options to reflect the other pc I have access to but this has not resolved the problem.I don't want to reinstall windows with my original copy as I beleive it will uninstall all the hours of windows updated that I have done since.Has anyone got any ideas? Thanks

Answer:Explorer not showing me the left hand tree pane

If you are running XP there should be a button labelled "Folders" to the right of the "Search" button at the top of the window (when "viewed as a web page") Click this and the panel should appear with the folders in it.

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Whenever explorer opens, I can never find the folders I want easily. Therefore, I put them in the Favorites part of the navigation pane. However, still, when I open explorer, the left pane goes somewhere so low down that I can't even see my the favorites folder. Every single time I have to scroll all the way up to the top to find basic things like "Desktop." Is there ANY WAY to be able to always have the favorites bar showing on the left? To never have it disappear, no matter what folder in the tree Windows has opened? This was fine in XP. Its just AWFUL in windows 7. Takes time and is totally frustrating, and there seems to be no way to fix it as far as I have researched? Can anyone help me fix this?

On a side note, which is not nearly as important as my issue above, (because this one frustrated me to the point of no longer caring), is there any way to have the desktop fill up the space of a removed icon, but yet not reorganize the entire screen to where the last organization of your files is totally reorganized the next time you check? I want to be able to save things to the desktop and always have them come up AFTER everything else on the desktop. I want them to stay there, in that order when I shut down the computer, if I move something, I want all the files in front of that thing I moved to move back one space. What I do not want is "holes" in icon locations on my desktop, and I don't want the desktop to be reorganizing itself when I select automat... Read more

Answer:Explorer Left Pane -> Navigate to Favorites Automatically

Go to your navigation pane. Click on favorites. now right click on a blank space in the pane. Select "Expand to current folder".

Once the pane has expanded to favorites, right click again on an empty space in the pane and uncheck the box "Expand to Current Folder". Explorer should now automatically open at that location.




This might help you with your other problem;

Software DesktopOK 2.39 Save and restore the desktop icon positions.

Regards....Mike Connor

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This is something that's been bothering me since I upgraded this Dell XPS8700 to windows 10 some two weeks or more ago.

The left pane in File Explorer seems to duplicate my drive letters and info other than what's under the entry "This PC".

If I look down the list, starting just below the Libraries folder, the drive letters are repeated but not all of them.

Like I have under This PC : C: , DVDRW D:, E:, F: , a card reader, H,L,K, external drives L:, another card reader letter M:, a second external drive N:, followed by some NAS folders I have mapped, V, W, X. and Y.

Down past the Libraries folder are again: H, L, N, M, K, and I, then Network etc, Homegroup etc.

Hard to describe, I could do a screen shot and post it if that would help see it.

How and why are all these drive letters getting into this tree twice? Anyone?

TIA - Gene

Answer:Strange and cluttered File Explorer left pane

Have a read through this tutorial and all will be explained!

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4...dows-10-a.html

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Hi Friends,

My windows 7/64bits is running perfect and everything is alright but all the letters of the Hdd are gone on Explorer left pane view. All Hard Disks and its partitions are in alphabetical order! If I click on a Hd I can see its letters though. Any help?

Thank you very much

Answer:HDD letters are hidden in explorer left view pane

Welcome

See this tutorial.

Drive Letters - Hide or Show

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Hi Guys!
Sorry if this was posted already, really busy!

Well this is my problem...i have a couple of pcs with windows xp, and i want to disable the windows explorer view, like explore all users by right clicking on the start menu orb. Or simply as when opening the file explorer, never having the left pane with the file list tree, so that no program can activate this view...

I have older people working in this company and sometimes they just dont let go of the left click on the mouse, making them moving files they are not supposed to.

We use a access database that views its contents (like docs,pics,gifs) always with this left pane with tree listing of all the folders...

I would be gratefull for this solution...
 

Answer:Disable Explorer Left Pane Tree View

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In Windows Seven if I right click in Explorer left pane Favorites I can then press 'e' to open that folder in a new window. In Vista, I have to press 'o'. Being right handed and wanting to use the mouse, now I have to reach across with my left hand to press the 'o' key.

Is there no way to change the underline/shortcut/accelerator whatever they call it key in the context menu? I see no way to do it. I look in the Registry and I don't see any "&" in front of any of the letters. But the short cut letter is there just the same. There must be a way to change it.

All I've been able to find is turn the display of underline on and off. No info how to change the letter itself.

Please help!
 

Answer:Change underline key for Explorer Left Pane context menu?

Just left-click "Open in new window" from the right-click menu. No need to use the keyboard at all for that. Using the mouse buttons is quicker anyway (at least it should be if you already have the mouse under your hand).
 

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In Windows Seven if I right click in Explorer left pane Favorites I can then press 'e' to open that folder in a new window. In Vista, I have to press 'o'. Being right handed and wanting to use the mouse, now I have to reach across with my left hand to press the 'o' key.

Is there no way to change the underline/shortcut/accelerator whatever they call it key in the context menu? I see no way to do it. I look in the Registry and I don't see any "&" in front of any of the letters. But the short cut letter is there just the same. There must be a way to change it.

All I've been able to find is turn the display of underline on and off. No info how to change the letter itself.

Answer:Change underline key for Explorer Left Pane context menu?

I would like to let you know that this option is not present in Windows Vista as it a design issue.

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i currently can not access the available Wi-Fi networks menu. when i attempt to open the available networks pane from either the taskbar, or the settings charm, explorer restarts. i receive no error. I think the problem originated a couple of days ago. on that day, i logged on and the resolution was wrong; Windows had just completed installing an update. since then, i've reinstalled the graphic, network, and audio drivers. i've also uninstalled the latest Windows updates, as well as try and use system restore to go back about a month. no results. the only thing telling is i get an error in safe mode that says "The instruction at 0x389fac1c referenced memory at 0x0000000. The memory could not be written." i recieve this error when i attempt to open the Network connections menu from the taskbar like usual.

does anybody have any suggestions on how to fix this? i'm getting awful tired of re-installing Windows 8 over stupid crap. thanks.

Windows 8.1 Update 1
HP G62-320CA

Answer:Explorer Crash when Network Pane Opens

You might want to consider updating to 8.1 update1.

Or run this batch file which runs sfc & dism commands.
It might take 2 hours or so to finish.
Then reboot.

Repair.bat

After downloading it right click it & click Properties & Unblock it if necessary.
It might help fix things.

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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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First off, let me get this straight.

EXPLORER.EXE ONLY CRASHES WHEN RIGHT-CLICKING ON .EXE FILE OR SHORTCUT TO .EXE FILE

I can right click on anything else in the computer. It's ONLY exes.

i've done all the "fixes" to fix the right-click crashes and nothing has worked. This happend a couple times already and after a couple reboots it stopped. Now it's been going on for 4 reboots and nothing i can do seems to fix it.

I have practically nothing installed as i only installed 7 a week ago And it was working fine yesterday then today i install photoshop and it starts this.

I've done 2 system restores already and it hasn't changed anything.

I seriously need help with this problem now. Microsoft told me that it's my fault and that nothing can be causing this so i'm coming here, begging for help because i really don't feel like reinstalling windows again.

Answer:Explorer.exe crash when right-clicking on program

18 hours and still no replies? no one has any idea whats going on?

i'm gonna be at work for like the next 5 hours and hopefully someone can give me a way to fix this otherwise i'm just going to give up and reinstall 7 which thanks to the holiday tomorrow i could actually pull off and still have time to get my homework done.

I love how 7 is suppose to be better than vista but within 3 days i get a system destroying error and i never had any problems like that in vista.

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my windows oftenly crash everytime i refreshes the desktop for more than 3 times or open a larger memory folder.(eg. documents or the C:drive)

this is the details of the crashes:

Description:
Stopped working

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: explorer.exe
Application Version: 6.1.7601.17567
Application Timestamp: 4d672ee4
Fault Module Name: ntdll.dll
Fault Module Version: 6.1.7601.17725
Fault Module Timestamp: 4ec4aa8e
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 00000000000533dd
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1086

FIY: I already done cmd:sfc/scannow thingy..but after the scan finish, there were some of the files unable to repair...

Im totaly blank-out now.... HELP ME PLS!!!!

Answer:Explorer.exe crash (Windows 7 home premium x64)

Welcome aboard.

If we can see your system log and event log files, it would be easier to understand the situations for us. Follow the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions so that we can get those files.

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Somehow the left pane with the list of email file folders got moved to the bottom of the page. So the right pane containing the messages is a full screen left to right, and the file folders are way at the bottom only showing the first two folders and then having the scroll bar off to the right.
How do you get the left folder pane back into position with the right message pane next to it.
Once again, the messages pane are on top of the folder pane.
How can I move the folders back where they belong.
Thank you, Dynalady
 

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Hi,
is this possible?
I currently have things like Favourites, Libraries, and Homegroup (all of which I don't care for). Not sure what that folder pane is actually called, so not sure what to search for.
I just want an expanded folder tree of My Computer.

Any suggestions?
thanks

[edit:
Favorites - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane for Favourites apparently. still not sure about libraries or homegroup]
[another edit:
Libraries Folder - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane
for Libraries
ok, at least it's searchable now that I know it's called navigation pane]

Answer:Change/remove entries in "Folder view" pane (left side of Explorer)

I'm not sure why one would do this. Right click on what ever you don't want and select delete. Be very sure you want to do this. Those things do no harm being there.

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I've looked around for other people who have had this issue, but haven't found anything. Sorry if it's already been dealt with here...

I'm on a Gateway M-1625 laptop with Windows Vista Home Premium, by the way.

So yeah, when I right click any of the icons on my quick launch toolbar (e.g. to delete them), explorer.exe crashes without me being able to see the drop-down menu at all. This also happens when I right click any of the icons in the start menu (the first menu I see; not if I go into "All Programs"; those I can right click).

Any idea what could be causing this? I found one page doing a google search but it didn't really help me all that much:

http://svn.haxx.se/tsvn/archive-2004-07/0310.shtml

...because I don't think I have anything called TortoiseSVN on my computer.

Help please?
 

Answer:Right clicking on quick launch causes explorer.exe to crash.

Nevermind--solved!

http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/shexview.html

I used this program to find all my non-Microsoft context menu shell extensions, and discovered that it was a shell extension called "SecuROM context menu for Explorer" that was the culprit. Simply disabled it--problem solved .
 

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Running Win7 RC 64

Whenever I click on folders that contain mkv/h264 files, explorer crashes. But if I view the folders through the open feature of say notepad, then I can click and delete the folders no problem.

What can I do?

Answer:Clicking on specific folders causes explorer to crash

  
Quote: Originally Posted by XNemesis


Running Win7 RC 64

Whenever I click on folders that contain mkv/h264 files, explorer crashes. But if I view the folders through the open feature of say notepad, then I can click and delete the folders no problem.

What can I do?


Hi XNemesis, Welcome to SF,

Most of the cases it used to be the Context Menu. You could try this

Download ShellExView

The rule is to disable non-Microsoft context menu handlers *one-by-one* and verify if the problem is solved. If disabling one does not solve the problem, undo the disabled item and disable the next non-Microsoft handler. Do the same until the problem is solved and finally identify the culprit. Scroll right to see the Company Name column in ShellExView.

Hope this helps,
Captain

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Hi guys,

My Dell i6000 with Win XP Home has been working fine. Upon boot up today winlogon.exe crashed and subsequently windows explorer keeps crashing every 30 secs or so.
When I proceed to shutdown, the winlogon BSOD appears and I have to hard reset the computer.

A family member uses this computer but to my best knowledge no updates or software installs have occured within the past 24 hours of this error.

If anyone can offer help it would be greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:Windows XP Home winlogon.exe & win explorer crash at startup

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:18:12 PM, on 2/10/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:18:12 PM, on 2/10/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ZcfgSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Executive Software\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Intel\Wireless\Bin\1XConfig.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\NICCONFIGSVC\NICCONFIGSVC.exe
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Hi guys,

My Dell i6000 with Win XP Home has been working fine. Upon boot up today winlogon.exe crashed and subsequently windows explorer keeps crashing every 30 secs or so.

When I proceed to shutdown, the winlogon BSOD appears and I have to hard reset the computer.

A family member uses this computer but to my best knowledge no updates or software installs have occured within the past 24 hours of this error.

If anyone can offer help it would be greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:Windows XP Home winlogon.exe & win explorer crash at startup

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:18:12 PM, on 2/10/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ZcfgSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Executive Software\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Intel\Wireless\Bin\1XConfig.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\NICCONFIGSVC\NICCONFIGSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgemc.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgnsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ifrmewrk.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\PCMService.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\DVDLauncher.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
C:\Program... Read more

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I have lost the left hand pane on my windows explorer therefor I am missing the folder tree. for the life of me I can't work out how to get it back, stupid or wot!!!! windows 98 SE, any ideas please, new brain is on order

Answer:lost left hand pane on windows explorerer

Go to View - Explorer bar - Folders and tick it.

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Now I know of the tool 'Windows 7 Navigation Pane Customizer' but how would I go about renaming and removing the sub-categories? Looked around on Google and everything kept coming up that tool.

-- Thanks in advance

Answer:Hide left Windows 7 Navigational Pane items?

Hello CosmicPoptart,

You could use the tutorial below to hide these folders for them not show their anymore. However, this will hide these folders everywhere, and not just here.

File and Folder - Hide or Unhide

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I've got an XP MCE system and explorer falls into a crash loop on startup.
This happens also in safe mode.
It initially had some spyware which I thought was the problem but that has since been removed.

I have also scanned for viruses and found none.
I've tried 3 different registry repair programs to no effect.

I have run system file checker and it asks for "Windows XP Professional CD2" but it's not accepting any of my original discs.

I have also tried an in place repair install of Windows, but no change there either.

I also have no internet access if that tells you anything. Maybe it's not related.

What else can I try here?

Answer:explorer.exe crash loop. what's left to try?

Insert your MCE disc and do a repair install.

How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install

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Im running win 7 build 7600 home premium and when i open the win explorer and right click on any hard disk or any folder that it has inside or subfolder that appears in the tree view in the left pannel i get an error and the explorer crashes.

Also could you tell me ow to see the information when an aplication crashes because it seems that i have disabled it. I odnt wanna infror of the crash to microsoft but i wanna know myself what caused the crash.
 

Answer:Right click on left panel in explorer = crash

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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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Since the day before yesterday, I have been having a problem where my mouse double-clicks when I single-click. This happens sometimes when I open a program (I ended up opening a Firefox window with a session restore that I wanted as well as a second blank window. I didn't minimize the session restore one, so when I clicked the X on the blank window it closed both and I lost the session restore links since it closed both windows). When I right click to open a link in another tab, it sometimes opens the site in two tabs. When I click on the google window or the address window, all of the text is highlighted for replacement as if I clicked on the text twice.

I've only noticed this in XP, although I have only done a little work in Word over the last couple days.

I've looked in google and found a couple links that say it is a hardware related program (the mouse is a Logitech MX110 and I can't find it listed at their site for a driver). That is possible, but it has been very sudden AND it seemed to start after XP's latest auto-update (I really should update my OS to one of the professional ones because I've been complaining for years about XP Home's auto-update and reboot).

Is it possible that the latest XP update could have done something to the mouse driver? I should add that I think I'm still using the old Intelipoint driver with the Logitech mouse because I heard that the Logitech drivers were buggy.

Should I try updating the Intellip... Read more

Answer:mouse double-clicking when I single-click (left and right clicking)

It is likely a problem with the mouse itself. I have experienced the same issue and there are numerous reports of this problem ... and I include a link to one of them for your interest and amusement:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic360903.html

The problematic behaviour may come and go: In my own case, my problematic Logitech mouse has been behaving itself recently. I have not been able to find any reason for the variation in its behaviour from time to time. When it plays up, I simply resort to using another mouse for awhile.

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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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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’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 can't open Microsoft edge, mail or any of the apps that appear when I click on the Microsoft square on the bottom left of my screen. My outlook and documents work fine.

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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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Wasn't sure where to post this. I just got a new, my first, Windows 8 laptop, a Dell Inspiron 7348. The trackpad is driving me crazy, the left click keeps performing as a right click any time I left click while simultaneously retaining light pressure on the pad. I've tried disabling all the taps etc. and The buttons aren't switched around. The left is the left the right is the right, except the left is sometimes the right when I click while having fingers on the nav pad. I've also installed the windows updates and the driver says it's up to date.
Any help much appreciated.

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so whadya think folks, what could i have possibly done to cause the left pane folders to disappear when i'm trying to save something, like an image, or when i try to install a program during the "pick other destination" dialog? my pc seems to be running just fine, and when i open explorer everything shows as usual in the left pane... any help would be appreciated!

ps - reboot does nothing nor does killing explorer in task manager and then restarting it....

Answer:Not Sure What I Did To Cause This? No Left Pane Content...

plot thickens.... if use the up arrow (next to the address bar) to navigate to the top, i get the following, besides being strange in that my c: drive isn't visible, neither is my d: drive... as mentioned before, everything is find in explorer...

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so whadya think folks, what could i have possibly done to cause the left pane folders to disappear when i'm trying to save something, like an image, or when i try to install a program during the "pick other destination" dialog? my pc seems to be running just fine, and when i open explorer everything shows as usual in the left pane... any help would be appreciated!

ps - reboot does nothing nor does killing explorer in task manager and then restarting it....

Answer:Not Sure What I Did To Cause This? No Left Pane Content...

plot thickens.... if use the up arrow (next to the address bar) to navigate to the top, i get the following, besides being strange in that my c: drive isn't visible, neither is my d: drive... as mentioned before, everything is find in explorer...

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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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in w98se if i double click my computer and click once on the c drive icon it displays the properties of the hard drive. how do i get this to happen in XP when i have turned off all the flashy xp bits to speed up performance?thanks for any help

Answer:windows XP explorer info pane

Right click on the drive, Properties.

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Is there a way to display file folder location in the details pane view?
In the search box I've type *.* and it display all files.  There are duplicate files I want to delete so I want to see which folder they're in without checking each file's properties.

Thanks in advance.

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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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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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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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[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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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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Windows Explorer - Single pane

In XP how do I create a shortcut to have Windows Explorer open to a drive in a single pane.
Single pane = the whole window with nothing but folders.
 

Answer:Windows Explorer - Single pane

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Everytime I start I have this explorer crashing.I go to task manager set new task with "explorer " type ,press enter andit works.What is the problem ?
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: Explorer.EXE
Application Version: 6.0.6000.16386
Application Timestamp: 4549b091
Fault Module Name: kernel32.dll
Fault Module Version: 6.0.6000.16386
Fault Module Timestamp: 4549bd80
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 000494ca
OS Version: 6.0.6000.2.0.0.768.2
Locale ID: 5129
Additional Information 1: 8d13
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Answer:explorer crash ?with vista home

Hi Milbar,

Welcome to the forum.

It can be many things that may cause this. You might try a sfc /scannow command to see if it will fix the problem. This tutorial will show you how.

How to Repair and Verify the Integrity of Vista System Files with System File Checker


If that does not fix the problem, then do a Repair Install. This tutorial will show you how.

How To Perform a Repair Installation For Vista


If it happens again, make note of any recent changes that may be responsible.

Shawn

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The left hand pane of my IE screen has been hijacked by something that's labeled whistle software.I never put it there, and I can still click to get my favourites list back ...Does anyone know what it is and how to get rid of it?

Answer:Left-hand IE pane has been hijacked

Try Spybot S & D click hereAdaware click hereCWShredder click hereInstall, update, then scan and remove spyware.If these don't work, try HijackThis click here Unzip Hijackthis.exe to its own folder, double click hijackthis.exe, click Scan, then tick the rogue entries, CLOSE all open applications, including IE or Explorer windows, and click the Fix checked button.With HijackThis, if not sure about which items to tick, post the log here.

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On my laptop with XP-PRO SP2 installed I can rename a file or folder in both the left and right explorer panes by slowly left clicking twice on the file or folder name (not the icon). I really like not having to right click and select rename from the context menu. However, I am unable to rename files and folders in the left explorer pane on either of my two desktop PCs, one with XP-PRO SP2 installed, the other with XP-PRO SP3 installed. Is there a Registry modification or a setting somewhere I could change on my two desktops to allow me to rename in the left pane by clicking the name twice. I am comfortable making Registry modifications and I am careful to make backups of the Registry keys and values before changing them. I have searched the internet using Google but have been unable to find the answer. I would greatly appreciate any information on this subject. Thanks.

Answer:Renaming by two clicks in Left Pane

Just to give my thoughts ---I find that such things annoying.My guess is that such things may be related to whatever the Double Click Speed settings are, in Mouse Properties.

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The reason is because I normally save Windows spotlight pictures through putting the command of Ren *.* *.jpg but the command does not work on Windows Powershell. I personally have nothing against Windows Powershell but was comfortable using*command window.
Would*be grateful if*told either the alternate command in Windows Powershell or how to*replace Windows Powershell with command window in Folders*upon clicking SHIFT + left click.
Merci!

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The reason is because I normally save Windows spotlight pictures through putting the command of Ren *.* *.jpg but the command does not work on Windows Powershell. I personally have nothing against Windows Powershell but was comfortable using*command window.
Would*be grateful if*told either the alternate command in Windows Powershell or how to*replace Windows Powershell with command window in Folders*upon clicking SHIFT + left click.
Merci!

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I am Running Windows 7 PRO/Enterprise & I work in M-F IT "level-3 support" (40+yrs).  I recently replaced an old MS Comfort
3000 mouse with a MS Comfort 4500 mouse --- re. (The Comfort 3000 mouse wore out.   I have visualaccessibility issues 
 e.g.  I am also using the Magnify Cursor set, w/pointer trails, & echo.)

==>  Now the 4500 Mouse left button needs to be double clicked faster than i can normally manage.   There were no issues with the MS Comfort 3000 mouse.         I might be getting a little slow?
 

The W-7 Control Panel Mouse "button click speed" is set at the lowest level.  Using a Single Click also is not an option -- re.  (M-F software requirement conflicts).  

I am looking for any suggestions &/or solutions.  

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When I am on a page, and I want to go to one of my bookmarks, I left click the relevant icon on the bookmark toolbar and for some reason recently, instead of switching to the new page, the new page opens up on the left hand side in a pane that takes up about 1/3 of the screen.How do I change it back?Ta :)

Answer:Firefox problems - clicking on bookmark opens pane

An add-on or extension problem? click here

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Having trouble removing this feature. I do not want the behavior.
When I click on a drive or folder in File Explorer's navigation pane a new window opens up. I would like to see the contents of a drive or folder in the right pane of the existing window and not to open it in a separate window.
How might I fix this?

Thanks in advance for your help

Answer:Clicking in Nav pane in file exlorer opens new window

I actually want that feature, as I like to have windows side by side for comparison and for easy move or copy. But I have to hit 'ctrl'+folder in nav pane to open due to having QTTabbar installed. Otherwise, will do what you want and open in same window on R. Not sure why you open in new window with just a click in nav pane on L. Did you check 'Folder Options' ?

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Is there a way to set the root of the Windows Explorer navigationpane to "Computer", so that Favorites, Desktop, Libraries, Network,and so forth are all omitted? -- Jeff, in Minneapolis

Answer:Root of navigation pane in Windows Explorer

When do you want the root of the drive the appear, after what action?

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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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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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Good day to all,

I'm trying to fix a small annoyance of mine with Windows Explorer. I would like the "Computer" to be permanently expanded. Here are some images that will clarify what I am trying to accomplish. The 1st image is what my navigation pane currently looks like, the 2nd is what I would like for it to look like

1st Image
2nd Image

I would also like to remove certain items in the Navigation pane that I don't use such as "Network" and/or "Control Panel" if possible. I have tried a program that was suggested in another post which was suggested by the user mickey megabyte and can be found [URL="[/URL] . However sadly, this program did not remove any of these unwanted items.

I wasn't certain which forum to post this question in so I went with General Discussion. As per my usual etiquette, if anyone can help me reach a solution I will update my post with a clear guideline on how to fix the problem so that future users won't have to ask the same question.

Thanks

Answer:Changing Windows Explorer's Navigation Pane

Your images aren't visible, nor is your link to the other thread.

Edit your post and make sure your html tags are correct.

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I've successfully removed the Libraries and Favorites categories from the Windows Explorer navigation pane. Does anybody know if it is possible to remove the User and Network groups as well?

Answer:Cleaning Up The Windows Explorer Navigation Pane

Hello Mulsiphix,

Yes, these tutorials below will show you how to. See the related links in the tutorials as well for other items that you can remove if you would also like to.

Network - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane

User Folder - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane

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As well as the expected drives (3 1/2, C + D) and control panel, I have gained a 'my digital camera icon'. It also appeared in Control panel. Properties gave Fotonation as vendor. It was there whether or not camera usb connected, and refers to a Fuji MX camera that I do not own. Deleting references to Fotonation in Pregrammes and registry have removed all but a generic icon in explorer. It cannot be deleted and denotes as a 'windows system' file. Can I get rid of it?

Answer:delete icon from windows explorer pane

Try booting to safe mode and delete it from there

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