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Explorer not showing me the left hand tree pane

Question: Explorer not showing me the left hand tree pane

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 sure that the left pane when exploring My Computer showed tree lines to indicate the relationship between folders and sub folders. However mine seems to have disappeared, perhaps someone knows how I may restore it.thanks in advance

Answer:Tree in left pane of MY COMPUTER has disappeared

I take it your on XP. Open My Computer, go to view > explorer bar > foldersHope this helps :)

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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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I tend to use the left pane in Windows explorer a lot. I have multiple drives/partitions in my desktop as well as a "rack" of external drives that I connect via a USB hub. I spend a lot of time creating, editing, and saving/moving multimedia files.
In XP, all I have to do in the left pane of Windows Explorer is to single click a folder and not only do the contents of that folder display in the right pane, if there are sub folders inside that folder I clicked, all those sub folders will expand for that "level" of the directory tree.
In Vista, that doesn't happen. I need to double click, or look for that silly little triangle and accurately "zero-in"" on it before I can see the sub folders. This is an absolute pain - If I were to design a feature that would really annoy users, this would be on the top of the (my) list.
When I have to use a notebook, this need to zero-in on that tiny little triangle using the touchpad makes the user experience for me even less enjoyable.
Does anybody know of a way to make the Windows Explorer in Vista Home Premium behave the same way as it did in XP?

Answer:Single click to expand folder tree in left pane Vista

The triangle you are referring to is a single click item seen in 7 as well as in Vista. The settings in the menu bar>tools>folder options can be set for open by single or double clicking.

Single Click option

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Hi,

i love the new left side pane in folder view, but i cannot seem to get it to show 'Desktop'

id like to place it where the red line is

[also, can you change the icons for 'libraries' ]

Answer:Customize the left hand folder pane?

Hi al4x,

The closest I got with adding the desktop icon to the side pane is you can add the desktop Icon by clicking the Favorites arrow.(it might be already there). If you don't have any favorites or the arrow is not there you can add the Desktop Icon to it by Clicking and holding the icon and drag it to the favorites tab..



I have not been able to figure out if you can just add an icon anywhere in the side pane my guess in no..

And I have not found a way to change the icons for the libraries..(I don't think you can)

Hope this Helps..

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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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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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Hi all,
This might be a really dumb question, but in Windows 7 (Home Premium, no 3rd-party modifications), is there an easy way to get the tree pane on the left of an Explorer window to update to the current folder location?

For instance, if I navigate through folders using the folder icons on the right and the address bar at the top, the tree pane on the left still only shows the roots of each of the system's drives. How can I get the tree pane to expand to show my current location, without having to drill down through the tree manually, one level at a time?

Thanks for any help.

Answer:Getting tree pane in Explorer to update automatically?

it's quite simple, fortunately.

hit the 'Alt' button in windows explorer, this will make a menu bar appear - then press tools >> folder options

now tick the bottom box

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When I open a folder using the tree in the left pane the position of the selected folder change.
It's like the layout of the tree pane is not working fine.
Maybe they autoscroll in order to display all the child's folders but I don't like this.
When the folder i want to open is in the middle of the pane (vertically)
it moves often to the bottom and i can't even see the child's folder, and some time it move the opened folder to the top of the pane

I just would like to have the thing working as it's in XP. When we open a folder, this one don't move and the children appears under this one.

Do you understand the issue?

Answer:bad scroll on folder tree pane (in windows explorer)

Yes, this is one of those "WTF were they thinking" mistakes in the W7 file explorer

I can't understand why in the world they would scroll the left pane DOWN to hide exactly the very thing you are trying to look at :/ It should scroll up to either the top (if the child folder list is long) or up just far enough to show the entire child folder list.

I do not know of any way to fix it, it's a built in behavior of explorer which would have to be fixed by MS themselves...

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when on a directory press the down arrow button and the next directory will show in the file pane
this has been around since win 95
We have been using this paradigm for decades, who at MS is deciding to change everything for the worse?

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I use windows explorer a lot and I always use the left side navigation pain/tree view. The problem I have, first started after I switched from XP to Vista. When I click on the little red triangle, the folder should open, revealing the folders within like a drop down menu does. The parent folder does reveal the contents, but it jumps all the way down to the bottom of the explorer window concealing the contents of the parent folder, then I have to scroll up to see the folders within. Win XP never does this. What is really irritating is that the problem is intermittent. 50% of the time it works fine, the other half, the parent folder drops down to the bottom concealing the folder contents. I have three desktops in my home, two with W732, one with WXP32 and a laptop with W764, all have the same issue except for the one with XP. At first I was thinking that it was a bug specific to Vista and since Win 7 was due to be released soon after Vista, I dealt with it until I upgraded to Win 7. Unfortunately, Win 7 32/64bit also continued to have the same problem. This was really becoming a pain in the (you know what). If anyone has had the same frustrating problem, and found a solution they would like to share, or if someone has some input, it would be most appreciated. Thank you.

Baron

Answer:Windows Explorer: Tree View/Navigation Pane problem

I saw that too. It's a bug in Windows explorer. Researching a little on how to fix it, found that it has been reported to MS numerous times and they do NOT plan to fix it.

The only workaround I know of is installing a program called "Classic shell" (Welcome to Classic Shell). It adds a lot of options in Windows Explorer to customize and make it similar to WinXP, and even has a complete replacement for the start menu to look like previous versions.
The important part is, it includes an option to fix that bug among its customization options. I'm using it and so far it never annoyed me with that bug anymore.

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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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today i noticed that my xp windows explorer performs a faint color highlight of the 'name' column for hard drive folders and the 'date modified' column for flash drive folder columns. Can these colors be set? reset? changed? eliminated?

Answer:windows explorer color highlighting of right hand pane cols

Are they blue? If so it means they are compressed folders.

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I have purchased via online(flipkart) HP laptop above mentioned model. Now i had problem was display issues, Left hand side two vertial lines showing . I think this is display problem. How can i service my laptop . Help me.

Answer:Display problem / Two vertical lines showing in left hand ...

Hi,Please connect your laptop to external monitor through HDMI cable and see if lines are appearing in the external monitor.Is the lines there in BIOS setup? Tap away F10 key as soon as you power on laptop to enter BIOS setup.If yes,Then your laptop is covered within 1 year warranty and you still have 5 months left. I'll suggest you to directly contact HP technical support in your region. They would assist you further.This forum is not official HP technical support. HP maintains no official presence here. All the members helping others here are end users like you.http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-phone-assist.htmlhttp://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-contact-us.htmlWarranty check:https://support.hp.com/us-en/checkwarrantyPossibly display panel issue. If it is display connector issue, then lines would come and go during the movement of lid or laptop.RegardsVisruth

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When I open Win Explorer, the folder tree in the left panel is very compact. Can I make it open with an expanded tree of my choice? With at least the C folders visible? (Sorry I expressed this wrong on my earlier query.)
 

Answer:Win Explorer expanded tree in left panel

Please read the rules and don't start more than one thread for the same problem. Reply to your original thread here:

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-xp/1015821-win-explorer-not-expanded-enough.html

It seems that you had the same problem 6 years ago here:

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-xp/380614-folders-display-win-explorer-too.html

There was an answer given but you didn't reply.

Closing this thread.
 

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Namely Libraries/HomeGroup/Network/Control Panel (and Public on a Vista Machine).

I found posts on these the other day, but my RegEdit doesn't have a CLSID folder, only CLS, so I couldn't follow those tutorials.

Answer:Deleting items from the explorer left nav tree

Hello LilSing,

This should be able to help you delete these items.

Libraries Folder - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane

Homegroup - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane

Network - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane

Control Panel - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hello!

I have some directory like: C:\contract\Bank_statements\self\main\2\ which I want to open in Windows Explorer (Windows 7).

I copy this path to Windows Explorer address bar and it opens the directory.

But I want on the left hand side of Windows Explorer to see the directory tree OPENED on this directory and not on Desktop. How to do this? Currently I need to click on lot of '+' in directory tree to consequently open each following directory to reach C:\contract\Bank_statements\self\main\2\ and this is really time-waisting.

Would appreciate any help in this subject.

Answer:Get directory tree in left side of Windows Explorer???

Welcome to the Seven Forums

You could put that folder you are trying to access under your Favorites column in the navigation pane have a look at this tutorial Favorites - Links - Add or Remove in Navigation Pane there's also some related tutorials at the bottom that may help also.

Jerry

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I have the usual 2 panes when opening Explorer. On the right side of course are all the folders under C: expanded so as to view them. However, on the left side pane, my C: drive folders aren't expanded, it just show C:drive and I have to click on that C:drive to expand the folders each time. How can I open Explorer and have that left side pane with my C:drive already expanded in tree form and not having to click C: to expand it each time?

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Is it possible to change the size of tree view icons from 16 to at least 24??
100% dpi show 16x16
125% dpi show 20x20 but icon 24 (if 20 does not exist)
150% dpi show 24x24 this is good but
everything looks very big.
Interesting thing is if I re size the fonts in 150% dpi to be like on 100% dpi the icons also change to 16x16.
W. Explorer can be replaced by another program but what for other software that also uses tree view?
I'm on 1920x1200 24" do I need to use smaller monitor with smaller resolution for bigger icons or very big monitor that 150% looks small or there is some reshack to some file that can be done??
In Xp registry:
Shell Small Icon Size = 24
And job is done.

So if anybody knows what file needs to be edited let me know if U know

Answer:Windows Explorer - tree view (left side)

Try
http://classicshell.sourceforge.net/

It lets you do a lot of custom things in Win Explorer.

Best SW plug in that I've found here.

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I was messing around in Explorer and lost the left-hand panel in Explorer, and also the same problem is in Documents and Computer. When I now open them there's two panels, with all the folders down the left -hand panel, but when I click on one of them it goes to just being one panel as shown in these pics:
www.mediafire.com/imageview.php?quickkey=gvyu1wziey5gnb4&thumb=4


www.mediafire.com/imageview.php?quickkey=y0ju35t59mxt148&thumb=4

TIA
 

Answer:Left hand panel in Explorer gone

Try doing a System Restore to a point prior to this happening.
 

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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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So, the left-hand bar is supposed to represent the desktop, and the contents on it, like in XP. I'd like to make it look more normal.

1. I want to remove: libraries, favorites, homegroup, and network. When you remove them, they just come back. Even if they aren't on the desktop. What gives?

2. I want to add My Documents above My Computer. And have My Computer defaulted to being opened (so I can see my drives.)

3. I would like the Recycling Bin to appear.

4. I would like "Desktop" to be atop the list, as that is how it makes the most sense to me.

Is there a way to re-enact this through Libraries? Or to actually make it happen? Or a different program? What's the deal though, the Windows 7 look is so... illogical and unorganized and cluttered.

Answer:Left-hand bar in Explorer or Browse Files boxes to look like XP.

Folder Options > General tab: Navigation Pane > Check "Show all folders"
Then collapse the parts you do not want to see and close the window.

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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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?

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

Answer:Explorer windows to open showing folders pane

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

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In File Explorer, if a folder is selected in the left navigation pane, the normal behaviour is for the right pane to display sub-folders of that selected folder.

The attached screenshot shows strange behaviour.

If the library "1Documents" is selected in the left pane, there are three sub-folders: Documents, Downloads, and Downloads. (The Downloads folder with the yellow icon is an empty folder that I can't remove. It's discussed in another post.)

I would expect to see exactly the same three sub-folders in the right pane.

In fact, the entire combined contents of Documents and Downloads are shown. You can see that "Anki" is displayed twice. One instance of Anki is in the Downloads folder. The other instance is data that is used by Anki, and is in the Documents folder.

BTW: "Beyond Compare" is a data file in the Documents folder. All other visible files in the right pane are in the Downloads folder.

How can I rectify this issue so that only three folders are shown in the right pane?

Thanks.
.

Answer:Why is the right pane of File Explorer showing the wrong contents?

I assume you have been moving the location of your default Windows libraries. Have you considered, with a full copy of your data offline, resetting the location without copying your files back to c: drive. Then redoing it. Could I ask how you did the move? Did you use the Windows "Move" facilities found on the "Location" tab when you look at the library properties?

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Hello

How do I get the left hand column of Windows Explorer to show the folder to show the location of where the files showing in the right hand column are located?

Thanks

J

EDIT: Found it! View ==> Navigation pane ==> Expand to open folder

Navigation Pane Expand to Open Folder - Turn On or Off in Windows 10

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Question: File Tree Pane

The latest PCA says (on page 98) "Right-click a folder, choose Create Shortcut and then specify any attributes you find helpful such as displaying the file tree pane."I've wanted to do this for ages. I found an article on the MS site but it doesn't mention this specific task.Can anyone tell me how to do this? I guess it's a switch after the command line but what is the switch?

Answer:File Tree Pane

Windows Explorer SwitchesWindows Explorer switches are useful in creating rooted folders:Explorer [/e,][/root,<object>,] [[<folder>]| [/select, <sub object>]]/e Use Explorer view (scope and results pane view). The default is open view (results in pane view only).For example this line in the shortcut properties target:C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE "C:\My Documents\Page Plus", /eWill open Windows Explorer with the folders (scope) and files (results), showing my Page Plus folder.

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I want to be able to hover over folders in my navigation pane and have them expand and then expand again in order that I can drag and drop files into the correct folders. How do I do this? Currently nothing happens when I hover.

Answer:How do I turn on the Folder tree in the navigation pane?

control panel > file options (folder options)

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Anyone have a trick when you single click a item in the nav pane it will expand the tree in both the main and nav pain? The only option seems to be double click (how quaint) or the triangle (3.1 lives!!). Fyi I'm using server r2 2012/classic shell pounded back into win 7 /rant/ god U SUCK ms the feature would be known as "Run Win 8 with legacy shell" or "one last shop to b-gates from burning in Helll!!!!" /end rant// But anywayyy.. the file explorer is straight out of 8 from what I can see.

Answer:Expand navigation pane tree when clicked?

Hello Scott, and welcome to Eight Forums.

I believe what you are wanting is to turn on expand to current folder.

Navigation Pane "Expand to Current Folder" - On or Off

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Good day Ladies and Gentlemen,
Possibly you can assist in an issue I created by carelessness. On Computer Display I had at the top Favorites \ Downloads \ Something Else. This is from a fairly new installation Windows 7 Ultimate 64- Bit. What ever was at the top of the right tree pane was the way it installed. Well I somehow deleted Download and the next lower item. I don't remember what it was as I have not yet used it. There was a space and then Libraries.
I wish to get it back to the way it was originally installed. I just made a Downloads New Folder and put it there and it did not work correctly. Can any please assist?
Thanks for any assistance.
glennc

Answer:Messed Up Locations of tree pane in Computer

Hi glennc and Welcome,

If you navigate to your Downloads location you can drag and drop the folder into the side Menu.
I've attached a screen print of mine to check that we're on the same page here. My only Customization is my Resources Drive. In case I'm not understanding you, please post a screen print.

-Timo

EDIT: The default download location is %userprofile%\Downloads You can just past that into your Address Bar and press ENTER to check that it exists.

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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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Often, but not always, the navigation pane in file explorer makes quick up/down motions and in doing so collapses the folder tree in the Library section. As a result I cannot navigate in the left panel (navigation pane) of file explorer as I am not quick enough the click on a sub-folder before the tree collapses. I have the same problem when navigating an "open file" dialogue box which can make opening a file impossible. This happens mostly when disk activity is high such as when search is indexing or my virus scanner is doing its thing. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I am using a desk top machine.
Thanks

Answer:Navigation pane jumps and folder tree collapses

Hello rungek, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Turning off "expand to current folder" in the navigation pane should sort that for you.

Navigation Pane "Expand to Current Folder" - On or Off

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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

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

You don't.

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Hi, I just noticed this problem yesterday, of ads popping up in the left and right corner of my browsers. I uninstalled Google Chrome and Firefox, but now it is in Internet Explorer as well. I tried to run DDS to capture my logs; but my computer has been acting as if it is opening them for 15 minutes now, and the program is now not coming up.

Answer:Ads Showing in Bottom Left and Right Corner of Internet Explorer Browser

Greetings and Welcome to The Forums!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your malware problems.I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At the top o... Read more

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

Answer:Missing columng in Regedit Right Hand Pane

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

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Hey there! (Noob to the forums, wasn't sure where to post to begin with. Sorry if it's the wrong subject thread!)

Basically... when I go to "Choose file" anywhere online, whether it be a file or uploading a picture; my folders and C: disk.. pretty much everything on the left side of the Windows Explorer doesn't show up.

I ran a virus scan not just three days ago? Nothing showed up. Re-running another one... and nothing has yet to show up.

The problem is in the purple rectangle in the attachment. (Did the same exact thing when I was uploading this picture).

Answer:When selecting a file, folders aren't showing left of Windows Explorer

From where did you download and install that theme you're running? It looks like a theme has corrupted the display window options.

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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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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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Please, before anyone suggests using the "favorite folder links" view-type in the left-navigation panel instead of tree-navigation, I like moving files around my hardrive by dragging into the left-nav and having them dynamically open up so I can maintain a large sub-folder listing.

That being said, there are some utterly useless folders that I could love to stop seeing. I have, of course, already removed Control Panel, Favorite, HomeGroup, Libraries, and Network.

I am very interested in removing the following from my left-nav tree, because even though I never need to drag files into them they are always there taking up space in my left-nav panel:

"User Folder" Sub-Folders:
- AppData
- Contacts
- Desktop

"Computer\C:" Sub-Folders:
- MSOCache
- ProgramData
- Users (I already have this listed in the Nav-Tree)

Answer:Win 7 - Removing folders from the Left Nav Tree.

Unlike special folders (Favorites, Libraries, Network and HomeGroup etc.) individual folders cannot be removed from that panel. There are simply no registry settings for them.

Looks like the only natural solution could be to set Hidden attributes to those folders (and some of them already are hidden) and turn ON option "Don't show hidden files, folder, or drives".

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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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I recently bought an HP laptop at Costco online. They let me configure it, and I put in one of the high end, 512 MB video cards. I love the games. I wonder if that exacerbates the problem. Gets pretty warm under my left hand, where it rests on the laptop. Is there any solution for this? Any gizmo or add on that would help this problem?
I could conceivably return the laptop, but I hate to. Any input is greatly appreciated. Thank you.
 

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Question: Left hand user

HiI'm using a T410 and I'm using left handed mouse configuration. I've installed MS wireless laser  mouse 5000: it's working fine, touch pad buttons works fine too, that is - the buttons are configured   for   a left hand use. The problem is with the buttons of the track point: they are configured  for a  right   hand you only, and i don't know how the fx it. Please advice thanks

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Question: Left hand cursors

I've been wondering, is there a way to "mirror" the right hand default cursor and make it a left hand cursor?

Thanks,
Allen

Answer:Left hand cursors

If I understand the question correctly I would say you can do that by going start>ctrl panel>mouse and check the box
to reverse the action.

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Silly question, I expect, but no manual accompanied the laptop (T400), which is second hand. Anyway, there's an ejectable latticed tray on the short side on the left with numerous places for things. But what things? Anybody know? It might be useful for expanding hard drive capacity for example... Apart from the quick setup guide and instructions for professional technicians, there doesn't seem to be an ordinary user's guide for this Lenovo thinkpad. There's nothing on Lenovo,com's website - which is strange to say the least. There must be one somewhere, but where? Pluto46













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Answer:What's the left-hand tray for?

HiYou are not right in regard of the manuals missed.http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-t-series-laptops/thinkpad-t40...There is everything you need, in the "Product & Parts" and "User Guides" sections.That port should be multifunctional card reader slot. The types of cards supported depend on the laptop model (MTM).

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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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i have tried various virus removers but none have worked these ads keep coming up in the bottom left hand corner, has anybody found a way to stop this

Answer:pop up ads keep coming up left hand corner

"these ads keep coming up in the bottom left hand corner"Corner of your browser?If so, Exact version of your browser.What do the ads say?

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Exactly the same problem as before - all working great then on opening the top cover (screen) the left hand hinge seems to have failed causing the bezel, screen and top cover to become separated from each other. HP were contacted and arranged collection, repair and re-delivery.Shame this has happened again but hopefully HP can address my issue again soon.Regards

Answer:Left Hand Hinge Broken - Again!!

@JustinPa

 

I have brought your issue to the attention of an appropriate team within HP. They will likely request information from you in order to look up your case details or product serial number. Please look for a private message from an identified HP contact. Additionally, keep in mind not to publicly post personal information (serial numbers and case details).

If you are unfamiliar with how the Forum's private message capability works, you can learn about that here.
Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forum.

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I realise when you search google it will give adverts down the right hand side but, this set of adverts have kinda hijacked part of my browser, as when I visit a general site i.e. hxxp://www.ukgameplayers.com it will leave a huge white bar down the left hand side as it can't display adverts.

I have run sophos anti-virus and spybot search & destroy.




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DDS (Ver_09-07-30.01) - NTFSx86
Run by pbeasley at 9:13:51.33 on 17/08/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.44.1033.18.1791.998 [GMT 1:00]

AV: Sophos Anti-Virus *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {3F13C776-3CBE-4DE9-8BF6-09E5183CA2BD}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Kontiki\KService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Sophos\Sophos Anti-Virus\SAVAdminService.exe
C:\Program Files\Sophos\Remote Management System\ManagementAgentNT.exe
C:\Program Files\Sophos\AutoUpdate\ALsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Sophos\Remote Management System\RouterNT.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k hpdevmgmt
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI ... Read more

Answer:Adverts down left hand side of IE8

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Hi,

First post here.

The problem is that I am getting no sound from my left hand PC speaker. The right hand one is playing fine. I have unplugged them from the back of the tower and plugged them in again and this makes no difference, although I did hear some very, very low sound from the left speaker while the plug was halfway back in the tower.

I have tried another set of speakers and the same thing is happening with them, so I know the speakers themselves are not faulty.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Rich.
 

Answer:No Sound From Left Hand PC Speaker

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Sounds like a faulty socket to me. Are you using onboard or a separate soundcard?

If onboard, then try a separate soundcard. If you`re already using a separate soundcard, then try the onboard sound.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
 

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When I go to a website I get a blank screen except for a small box with a red square, green dot and blue triangle. I know this is hiding an image but I can't get it to open. I must have changed some settings in internet explorer but dammed if I know which ones.Anyone help please?sanap

Answer:A LITTLE SQUARE IN THE TOP LEFT HAND CORNER??

If you are uncertain what you've done, first stop is a repair of Internet Explorer.Go to the Start Menu, Settings, Control Panel.Open Add/Remove Programs and find "Internet Explorer x.x and Tools" or something similar. The x.x is the version number.Select it and choose Add/Remove (or Remove or whatever it is).From the box that appears, choose Repair. Then wait. You will need to restart your computer after.This may not solve it, but if it's a missing file or setting, then this will pick it up.QuickHare

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hi guys,hope someone can lend a hand,well as i don`t have any time at night to watch the news on tv,i often catch up on local & overseas news on the net,sometimes they have video clips concerning personalities or whatever & when i click to watch them i get a blank square with a tiny red cross at top left hand corner,very puzzling also happens on some websites,thanks to anyone who can suggest a cure for this problem ????????
 

Answer:red cross in left hand corner ?????????

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Any reason why the text on this add is in German ? The link takes you to an English language page.

Answer:RSA advert on left hand edge

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Desk top PC running XP home.Here's a peculiar problem for you to chew over. I have four satellite speakers connected by means of a two way jack plug. Today however when I change the music source or shut down and reboot, both left speakers refuse work, until I unplug the jack plug from the back of the PC, and then plug it back in again, then they come on.This only started today until now they have been working OK. I've checked all the settings and there is nothing wrong there. Apart from buying another two way jack plug and trying that, I'm stumped as to what is wrong????The PC is only three months old.

Answer:Left hand speaker problem

sounds as if the drivers have gone a little funnyIs it a dedicated sound card or onboard?If so what card or what motherboard chipset is it?

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