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[SOLVED] Customize shortcuts on save dialog box left pane?

Question: [SOLVED] Customize shortcuts on save dialog box left pane?

My husband and I (an our daughter) share a single desktop PC and he managed to do something cool to his save dialog box left pane: changed the shortcuts from the default and useless My Network, My Computer etc. to folders that he actually uses.

I wanted the same thing so I asked him how he did that and he mentioned a utility called TweakUI. I asked him to install it for me but he said that he can't because it only works on administrator accounts and my account (and my daughter's) are limited accounts.

I hate this when my hubby selfishly gives himself something that he doesn't give us but he said this is "necessary for security reasons".

This is my first post asking for PC help ever. I registered just to show him that I can have this too - with your help of course.

Do you know of a tool that can help me achieve what he did for his account?

Thanks.
Nancy

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Preferred Solution: [SOLVED] Customize shortcuts on save dialog box left pane?

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Answer: [SOLVED] Customize shortcuts on save dialog box left pane?

You are not going to be able to install anything or change any styles, themes or icons unless your Husband makes you and Administrator too. Of course, if you got his password, you can log in as him and reset your user account to Admin, but you didn't hear it from me.

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Howdy,

In XP, you know the dialog box thats pops up to browse through folders (when saving from web, or uploaded to email etc etc etc) - on the left, it has the icons for the quick link - Recent Docs, My Computer, Network etc...

Is there anyway to customise these - i.e. add / change one - I never use Network for example but wouldn't mind it going to a bespoke location...

Even if it means keeping Network as the same icon etc, but literally just changing the destination.

Is anything like this possible?

Ceers in advance
 

Answer:Solved: Save As Dialog - left shortcuts

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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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Hello people,

Currently, I am setting up a kiosk-pc so that people can save certain documents to a networklocation. However, once you get the 'Save as' dialog box you can browse through the network which I don't want to happen.
(See the attached image).

Is there a way that the address bar (look in, highlighted red) will be removed or without any locations in it? (GPO or Regedit)

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Customize Windows dialog box (Save as)

Welcome to Seven Forums Some101. See if the 1st option in this tutorial helps you.

Common File Dialog Box - Customize Places Bar

A Guy

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Hi,
Four days ago, suddenly file list pane disappeared when I try to save a document. At first file list was absent only when printing file to a PDF but now I'm not able to see file list pane in any of the saves in any document. I had updated Acrobat X when I had received an automatic update and I suspect that is when that happened so today I removed Acrobat X and problem did not go away so I made a fresh install of the version that was working for me but the problem still persists. I now have to type the name of the file I want to save while before I would select an existing file from the list and then modify the name slightly to reflect the version number. I have shown this problem to a few techies and they are stumped. I have tried to search for this problem but have not found a solution either.
Thanks,
Regards,
John

Answer:File List pane not showing in Save Dialog

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

I would imagine the simplest solution would be a system restore to a point before you downloaded and installed the Acrobat update, and then keep any eye out for any updates you're offered before they are downloaded.

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I did some searching but can't seem to find an answer. Without going through regedit, is there a way to add a network drive or some other shortcut on the left pane of the open/save dialog box? See the red circled area in the image below. I'm using WinXP SP4 with Windowblinds installed. What about rearranging the order the icons already appear? Thansks.
 

Answer:Adding Shortcuts to Open / Save Dialog box

Edit the Places bar locations in 'Open/Save As' common dialog boxes
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/PlacesBar.htm
 

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Hi all

Just a stupid little problem with W7 I noticed which is VERY confusing but simple to fix.

I changed via the dialog the TEXT SIZE via the screen resolution in the control panel to CUSTOM SIZE.

With one of the newer "Cinema" or Very Wide screen (1680 X 900) displays after I'd increased the text size to over 160 % I didn't get the possibility to SAVE any documents any more via the SAVE AS button. The SAVE dialog would appear but the SAVE button was missing.

The effect was noticed in Office 2007 (all programs) Notepad etc etc.

Seems to be a Windows fault as this should not be allowed to happen.

on more traditional "Squarer" type monitors -- no problem.

I couldn't find the answer by googling but a bit of "trial and Error" fixed the problem.


Cheers
jimbo

Answer:SAVE as .. SAVE button missing in Save Dialog (solved)

  
Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45


Hi all

Just a stupid little problem with W7 I noticed which is VERY confusing but simple to fix.

I changed via the dialog the TEXT SIZE via the screen resolution in the control panel to CUSTOM SIZE.

With one of the newer "Cinema" or Very Wide screen (1680 X 900) displays after I'd increased the text size to over 160 % I didn't get the possibility to SAVE any documents any more via the SAVE AS button. The SAVE dialog would appear but the SAVE button was missing.

The effect was noticed in Office 2007 (all programs) Notepad etc etc.

Seems to be a Windows fault as this should not be allowed to happen.

on more traditional "Squarer" type monitors -- no problem.

I couldn't find the answer by googling but a bit of "trial and Error" fixed the problem.


Cheers
jimbo


What exactly did you do to fix the problem? You can't have "solved" in the thread title if you don't post the solution...

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Did not install anything or changed anything, at least that I am aware and now when I want to save something I do not have any panels. Already checked the Organize->layout configuration and already run sfc /scannow and restarted but nothing seems work. The Open dialog works fine.

My laptop is a Dell E6410 windows 7 64bits

Answer:The left panel and navigation panel disappeared in Save As dialog

Hello Rogue, and welcome to Seven Forums.

What program are you using the "Save as" in?

Could you post another screenshot of that window without the Organize window selected to see if or what items you have in the navigation pane?

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I should be able to figure this one out - but can't.
Starting about three days ago, when I open a new doc in WORD, in all but the WEB LAYOUT VIEW there is a pane on the left side of the blank document that has a rectangle at the top and a number 1 next to it. How can I get rid of that pane?

StanC
 

Answer:Solved: Word pane on left side

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Hi -

I know I'm not calling it by the correct term, which of course doesn't help my search results. :S

A while back I had a program or a tweak that enabled me to change/add to the list on the left side of the window that opens when you want to save or save as. So, if I was saving a photo, instead of clicking on My Documents >> My Pictures, I was able to just click on My Pictures, ect. (See Photo) Does anyone know of a tweak/program that would allow me to do this?

Thanks,
Erin
 

Answer:Solved: Customize the Save Menu List?

You can modify the Save as Dialog Box with a freeware program called PlacesBar Tweaker.
 

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Hey everyone.

Running Windows XP SP2 and I have just noticed in the couple days, that whenever I use an open/save as dialog box (to open/save a song in from firefox, to send a file in messenger etc), all the files are getting listed and arranged by name in reverse order (z-a).
They were always getting displayed by name in the right order, which I assume is the default, until recently.
Any idea on how I could get it back that way? I know it is a minor issue, but it has really decreased the speed with which I look through my system.
I've tried arranging the icons by name, but it never seems to save.

Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Solved: Open/Save As Dialog Box

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I was saving something in Word and I obviously pressed some button by mistake because the Save as dialog box now fills the screen. How do I get it back to it's original size?
 

Answer:Solved: Save as dialog in Word

In the botom right-hand corner of the dialog box you will see a double headed arrow. This is called the resize handle. Drag it to the middle of the dialog box and it will resize the dialog box.
 

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

thanks

Answer:Customize Navigation Pane

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

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I have been automating a Word document to enable our Engineers to populate a plan as quicklyand as painlessly as possible

At the end of the routein i call the "Save as" function to allow them to rename the file appropriately, I do this using the following code :

Application.Dialogs(wdDialogFileSaveAs).Show

but what I want to do is change the file type from ' A macro enabled Word ocument' to just an ordinary one, anybody know how I can force that in the dialog box ?
 

Answer:Solved: Word 2007 VBA - Save as Dialog

Code:
With Application.Dialogs(wdDialogFileSaveAs)
.Format = Word.WdSaveFormat.wdFormatDocumentDefault
.Show
End With

This should work in place of your current:

Code:
Application.Dialogs(wdDialogFileSaveAs).Show

 

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How to modify 'navigation pane' to remove "Open a Shared Calendar..."
space, in order to show another calendar month above... please see attached screenshot) ? :-o
Thoughts ?
 

Answer:Outlook 2003 'Navigation Pane' customize ?

Any ideas on where else we might get some info ? :confused




akm said:





How to modify 'navigation pane' to remove "Open a Shared Calendar..."
space, in order to show another calendar month above... please see attached screenshot) ? :-o
Thoughts ?Click to expand...


 

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Hello,
I have created a new button in Customize Dialog Box which is used to customize the folders, their looks, etc.
I have enclosed the image of that Dialog Box.

I want to excute the Wizard which helps in inserting the background image inside the folders.

Plz tell me from where can i call the wizard on click of a button for the execution. It'll be a great help for me.
Thanx.

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Is there a way to customize the shortcuts found on the left in a file upload dialogue box? Right now there are only 4 shortcuts to choose from.

Answer:how to customize the shortcuts

"I assume this forum is for answering questions not for asking why they were asked!!"Sometimes knowing the reason is helpful. I haven't run XP in a while but I believe what you want to do can be done using Microsoft PowerToy TweakUI. See the following:http://www.cnet.com/news/place-shor...http://filehippo.com/download_tweakui

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Hi, I'm new here, so please forgive me, if I'm asking something dumb, but I have the following question:

In the popup message about really wanting to delete all the items when emptying the Recycle Bin I'd like to change the text of the two buttons from 'Yes' and 'No' to 'Yep' and 'Nah'.

I've never done something like this before, so if anything I say is wrong or not the right way to do things, please tell me. That said, I've come to the conclusion that I need to edit the right .dll or .mui file with resource hacker to make these changes. In the shell32.dll.mui file I found quite a few strings that deal with the question about deleting the files, but I've yet to see the yes and no for the buttons.

Am I just blind? If not, where can I find the strings for the buttons? Is it even possible to do what I want?
If it is impossible to change the buttons for the Rcycle Bin message alone, I'd also be fine with every yes and no button in my Windows being replaced with whatever I might edit in the files.

Any help would be highly appreciated. Thanks.

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Hi, I'm new here, so please forgive me, if I'm asking something dumb, but I have the following question:

In the popup message about really wanting to delete all the items when emptying the Recycle Bin I'd like to change the text of the two buttons from 'Yes' and 'No' to 'Yep' and 'Nah'.

I've never done something like this before, so if anything I say is wrong or not the right way to do things, please tell me. That said, I've come to the conclusion that I need to edit the right .dll or .mui file with resource hacker to make these changes. In the shell32.dll.mui file I found quite a few strings that deal with the question about deleting the files, but I've yet to see the yes and no for the buttons.

Am I just blind? If not, where can I find the strings for the buttons? Is it even possible to do what I want?
If it is impossible to change the buttons for the Rcycle Bin message alone, I'd also be fine with every yes and no button in my Windows being replaced with whatever I might edit in the files.

Any help would be highly appreciated. Thanks.

Answer:How to customize the buttons in the Recycle Bin 'Delete files' dialog

So I suppose either nobody knows or those who know can't be bothered to answer?

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Hello all!
Where find for resource in Vista firewall program block dialog header image or UIFILE?
Thank you for help.

Answer:Vista Firewall block program dialog customize

Hi, I have not understood you question. Could you rephrase it please?

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With regard to clearing lists of [recently opened and/or saved] file names in Windows file dialog boxes, Orbital Shark had described the following procedure (from his 01 Nov., '10 post-) How to Clear This Dialog Box ? :

"If you want to selectively clear the Common Dialog file names MRU, you need to delete these two registry keys manually:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Explorer \ ComDlg32 \ LastVisitedPidlMRU

HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Explorer \ ComDlg32 \ OpenSavePidlMRU"

My question is as follows (and it is probably a silly one, therefore please bear with me and thank you):

Is the prescribed procedure to delete the *actual keys* ("LastVisitedPidlMRU" & "OpenSavePidlMRU"), or instead to delete the *contents* of those keys? i.e.: Should I select/highlight the key within the left panel of the Regisgtry Editor, and then select delete; or should I select/highlight the key within the left panel, and then select/highlight in the right panel all the contents of that respective key, and then delete all those contents (not the actual key itself) indicated in the right panel?

Thanks much for your patience and for your help! Win

Answer:Residual File Names in Save/Save As Dialog Boxes

Hello Windough, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Deleting those actual keys would work best. If you like, the tutorial below will help you do this automatically instead of having to manually do it in regedit.Common Dialog Boxes - Clear Dropdown List of Recent Files History
In addition, you might look at this tutorial if you do not want to have this history kept.Common Dialog Boxes - Enable or Disable Dropdown List of Recent Files
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hey, I wanted to program macros for my Fn keys. How do I go about that?

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I'm using Bulgarian (my native) and English. But I also have to use German and Danish every now and then. I'm just adding them and after I'm done i remove them but it's so annoying. Is there a way to cycle between English and Bulgarian with Shift+Alt and between the others with Shift+Ctrl for example? Or maybe shortcuts which when clicked add/remove certain language. I don't think these shortcuts can be made but anyway - I'm asking. Or if you can suggest me better solution because I cycle between English and Bulgarian way too much to consider going through two more languages.
Thanks for any response
Pavel
PS: Or maybe just an quick way to insert those special letters like ?, ?, ? and ?, ?, ?...

Answer:Customize the shortcuts for changing the language?

Hello,
This is a tutorial on easily switching between languages.
Pinyin Joe - MS Windows 7 Chinese Setup - 3. Language Bar, Shortcuts

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I tried to do a search but it didn't come up with much. Have you guys seen an issue where the Save/SaveAs/Open dialogs don't open and instead the app crashes? I've seen it in Notepad, Paint and Word. If I kill all explorer.exe processes, and then launch for example Notepad from Task Manager, the issue goes away, but as soon as I reboot, it returns.

Any ideas?

Answer:Save / Save As / Open Dialog Crashing

I wonder if this is related to EDGE only showing "Run" or "View Downloads" after an executable file has downloaded? That's so aggravating. I have to Open Firefox or IE11, navigate to the desired page, and re-download to do a "Save As" after the executable has downloaded.

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

Answer:Add Shortcuts to 'Computer' on Navigation Pane

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

Please read both tutorials.

Favorites - Links - Add or Remove in Navigation Pane

Favorites - Restore Default Favorite Links in Navigation Pane

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

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

Hello Ben, and welcome to Seven Forums.

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

Start Menu - Customize

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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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 use 3 cloud services: OneDrive, Dropbox and MEGA. After installing sync client, Dropbox create a icon on Windows Explorer left panel, just like OneDrive is by default on Windows. But MEGA does NOT do it. How do I create a icon for MEGA on Windows Explorer left panel so I will have easy access to my 3 cloud services? Please, note that I do NOT want to pin a folder on "Quick Access". I want to create a new left panel menu, just like OneDrive and "This PC" and Network appears on Windows Explorer for Windows 10.

Answer:How to customize Windows Explorer left pannel?

Navigate to that folder using Windows Explorer and then drag that folder over to the Navigation pane.

Jerry

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Hi!
Is it possible to alter the behavior of the left column (with the favorites and the file tree) of the Windows-Explorer? One thing that changed from Vista to Win7 is that the favorites are no longer fixed, which is a major annoyance. Another thing that bothers me is the fact that Windows-Explorer still shows my user folder opened, although I don't use that at all (I got my personal files on another partition, as is right and proper). Therefore I have to scroll all the time to see either my favorites or some other folder.
Thanks.

Answer:Customize left column of Windows-Explorer

Hello Fennomenal,

Normally, Windows Explorer will open the same way that you had the folders closed or expanded in the navigation pane as when it was last closed.

You might also see if these may help customize the navigation pane to how you like:Navigation Pane - Show All Folders
Navigation Pane - Automatically expand to current folder
Navigation Pane - Add or Remove "Computer"
Navigation Pane - Add or Remove "Control Panel"
Navigation Pane - Add or Remove "Favorites"
Navigation Pane - Add or Remove "Homegroup"
Navigation Pane - Add or Remove "Libraries" Folder
Navigation Pane - Add or Remove "Network"
Navigation Pane - Add or Remove "Recycle Bin"
Navigation Pane - Add or Remove your "User Folder"
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I use 3 cloud services: OneDrive, Dropbox and MEGA. After installing sync client, Dropbox create a icon on Windows Explorer left panel, just like OneDrive is by default on Windows. But MEGA does NOT do it. How do I create a icon for MEGA on Windows Explorer left panel so I will have easy access to my 3 cloud services? Please, note that I do NOT want to pin a folder on "Quick Access". I want to create a new left panel menu, just like OneDrive and "This PC" and Network appears on Windows Explorer for Windows 10.

Answer:How to customize Windows Explorer left pannel?

Navigate to that folder using Windows Explorer and then drag that folder over to the Navigation pane.

Jerry

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This should be completely trivial, but I don't see how to do it.

I'm visiting a website in IE (I don't think the browser actually matters) and right-click a picture. I am presented with a list of options including "Save picture as..." which I select.

This opens a dialog box that is browsing my "My Pictures" folder.

Once upon a time, the items in that folder appeared in alphabetical order. Now they don't.

If I open "My Pictures" directly (i.e. in Windows Explorer), they appear alphabetically, so it's not a folder property.

I can right-click the background in the list of icons, which gives me a menu that I can use to select "Arrange icons by" and then "Name." That does exactly what I want, but when I try to save another image in the same folder, it reverts to the previous behavior.

So there must be a way of changing the default behavior somewhere, but so far I haven't been able to find it.

Any suggestions?

Answer:[SOLVED] Default icon ordering in "Save as..." dialog?

Found it!

Apparently if you hold down the Ctrl key and click the red X in the upper right-hand corner to dismiss the dialog, it stores the current view settings as the new default.

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Whenever I save something on Win 7 with the standard "Save" dialog (such as used by Firefox or Microsoft Word), the filename is still there in the drop-down list for others to see. Where is that list stored? A search with RegEdit does NOT match any of the filenames listed there (I even do a partial search without case sensitivity, to no avail) so I don't know where they're being stored. It's very puzzling.
 

Answer:Solved: "Save" dialog file list location?

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Hi all,
This is a great board-- I have received a lot of help from here!
This is my next project.
Open the attached file and, on the right of the form, there are six cells with text.
I need to concatenate these with one space in between each one, then copy the group of them and use the clipboard to paste so I can open the "save as" dialog box and paste it as the filename. We need this in our environment to be able to create the file name quickly, paste it and save the file.
I want to be able to do this with a button that activates a macro.
You can see the button on the right side when you open the file. The macro assigned to it called "createfilename". The code is in module 1.
I got it started, but I know it needs help.
Thanks!
 

Answer:Solved: Excel macro to concatenate and copy cells for pasting to "save as" dialog box

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks for any help in advance.

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

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

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

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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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Hello,

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

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

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

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

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

mac

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

Mac,

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

Microsoft is not careless on that case.

Thank's.

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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 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 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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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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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 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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This is driving me nuts, the left pane items auto expand randomly to show all the drivers in Computer for example.

I then collapse them again, but after a while they expand again.

How can I stop them from ever expanding?

I'm not sure what's causing this as on a fresh install this doesn't happen, I have a feeling when I install qBittorrent, after a file is downloaded for example and I double click on it to show it in its downloaded folder, that's when the left pane items auto expand

Answer:How to stop left pane folder from expanding?

Hello Phoenix,

It sounds like you're wanting to turn off "Expand to current folder" in the navigation pane.

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

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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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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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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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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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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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Does anyone know how to change the size of the preview pane by keyboard shortcuts instead of using the mouse?

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On the open or save dialogue there are options to the left for "My Documents", "My Network Places", etc. I've tried to figure a way to customize these to something more appropriate for my usage, like "My music files" , "Computer Files", etc. Anyone know how to do this? Thanks

Answer:customize open/save dialogue

You might try right clicking on it and then on the list click rename.

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I am working on my mothers computer. Usually when you open Add Remove Programs from the Control Panel, on the left hand side you will see 4 separate "icons" 1) Change or Remove Programs 2) Add New Programs 3) Add/Remove Windows Components 4) Set Program Access and Defaults. When I open my mothers only the Set Program Access and Defaults Icon is showing. Can anyone help me fix this?

Answer:XP Add Remove Programs left pane menu trouble

Is this from an account without admin privileges?Please come back & tell us if your problem is resolved.

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

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

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

ANy ideas out there?

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

Hello Kell, and welcome to Seven Forums.

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

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

Favorites Empty in Navigation Pane - Fix

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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My computer has been having some problems lately and I really do not know what is going on.

I'm running a 2008 Toshiba laptop and about a month ago I started noticing that my cursor would randomly turn into a rainbow? this was the first problem I couldn't figure out, even going through forums and forums. Then I started noticing that every other website was being redirected to random spyware websites, even in the middle of viewing a website for over 3-4 minutes it could just randomly redirect me.

Finally, the most annoying thing of all has happened and I can't find ANYTHING about it; when I plug in my mouse everything works fine, but then i notice if i left click it'll open the property pane and also create a highlighted box.. basically any time i click anything, it acts as if i'm pressing the right click 5 times for every left click. This makes it very very difficult to click on links, play games, or virtually use my lap top at all. I have noticed something though, I swapped out my mouse for another and still had the same problem, BUT my touchpad doesn't have any of the problems above?? is it the driver for my USB mouse malfunctioning?
If you want the shorter version of that: My mouse changes into a rainbow randomly, i'm constantly redirected to websites for no reason, and my mouse will not stop spamming right click even when I left click but my touchpad doesn't have problems.
 

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

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

Welcome to the Seven Forums

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

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

Jerry

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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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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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I lost the ability of viewing jpegs (though bitymaps show ok) in the left pane of a folder using 2000Pro.

Any ideas?
 

Answer:Can't view jpeg's in left pane of a folder running 2k

take a look here...
http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000284.htm

also make sure there is an application associated with jpegs.
 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Using XP Pro with Internet Explorer 7. I used to be able to save pictures to My Documents/My pictures by clicking on picture and having a dialog box come up with choices for saving. About three weeks ago the dialog box stopped popping up when I tried to save a picture.

I uninstalled IE 7 and reverted bact to IE 6. The dialog box then reappeared when trying to save. I don't know or can't find instructions to correct problem with IE 7.

Any help or advice is welcomed and appreciated.
 

Answer:Solved: No "Save As" Dialog Box

FIX: Windows Internet Explorer 7 does not display a "Save As" dialog box when a script that uses the ExecCommand function together with the SaveAs command runs on a Windows XP-based computer and on a Windows Server 2003-based computer

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929863
 

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Running Win2k w/sp3; when you move a start menu shortcut by drag and drop with administartor rights a warning dialog box comes up stating that it will affect all users. How do you get rid of that annoying box?
 

Answer:Disable warning dialog when moving start menu shortcuts?

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Is there a way to customize windows xp file open and save screens so you can more easily see and navigate to various folders?

Thanks!

Answer:Customize file open, save screens

You can edit the "Places Bar" by using TweakUI, a free utility from Microsoft. (To download, look about halfway down the right side of the page.)This is the Places Bar: After downloading/installing, do the following:1. Run TweakUI2. On the left side, expand Common Dialogs and click on Spaces Bar.3. Click Custom Places Bar radio button4. Enter the desired locations in the boxes below.5. Click OK.6. Done!

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I'm cutting my teeth on my first mod of a aero.msstyles dark theme, WP7 vs Mango by deviant art user ~oliver182 who no longer supports it , which as you can see is 95% finished on my Windows 7 64-bit screen grab below.
I just need help identifying image numbers which I cannot see listed in Wikipedia, namely the ones in my thread title which you can see have a white background with dark fonts text which I obviously need to invert to match them with the rest of the dark background/lighter font text theme.

Can anybody point me to a resource or URL that lists/can help me identify every aero.msstyles image number?

I'm currently using the trial version of "Restorator 2007" but apart from opening every single image in the image and stream folder I can't see how I can pinpoint the correct image for the incorrect white background/dark fonts for the "left pane Control Panel & 3D pop-up backgrounds and fonts etc"?

Any help much appreciated

Answer:Need image numbers for left pane Control Panel & 3D pop-up backgrounds

  
Quote: Originally Posted by optical10


I'm cutting my teeth on my first mod of a aero.msstyles dark theme, WP7 vs Mango by deviant art user ~oliver182 who no longer supports it , which as you can see is 95% finished on my Windows 7 64-bit screen grab below.
I just need help identifying image numbers which I cannot see listed in Wikipedia, namely the ones in my thread title which you can see have a white background with dark fonts text which I obviously need to invert to match them with the rest of the dark background/lighter font text theme.

Can anybody point me to a resource or URL that lists/can help me identify every aero.msstyles image number?

I'm currently using the trial version of "Restorator 2007" but apart from opening every single image in the image and stream folder I can't see how I can pinpoint the correct image for the incorrect white background/dark fonts for the "left pane Control Panel & 3D pop-up backgrounds and fonts etc"?

Any help much appreciated


The left Control panel image is bitmap #s 632 and 633 in shell32.dll in both C:\Windows\System32 and C:\Windows\SysWOW64.

Post a link to the theme and I can look at it and give you the image #s for the popup on the taskbar.

Most custom theme on deviant art and other places are made with Ave's Windows7 Style Builder and it changes the image #s so it's hard to have a list of #s, the only way I know how to change test color is with Windows St... Read more

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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 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.

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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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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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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