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I've Lost The Details Pane

Question: I've Lost The Details Pane

I'm running a machine with Vista Home Premium and in a folder I was looking in there is a details pane at the bottom of the folder. Well, I accidently hit 'Hide The Details Pane" button and poof it was gone. Now I can't figure out how to get the details pane back. Any help would be mucho appreciated.

thanks all,
toodawgs
by the way.....great forum, it's been a lot of help.

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I'm running a machine with Vista Home Premium and I was looking in a folder and at the bottom of said folder there was a details pane. Well, I accidently hit the 'Hide The Details Pane' button and guess what? Poof, the details pane was gone. Now I can't seem to figure out how to get the details pane back. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.thanks,toodawgs

Answer:I've Lost The Details Pane

Click on ORGANIZE in the top left corner. Then LAYOUT - DETAILS PANE

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How can I re-associate .mp4 files with video details displaying in the Details Pane? After installing the K-lite codecs pack, my mp4's all began displaying in the details pane as audio files (Album, Artist etc) and no longer displays the important video default details (size, frame height, bitrate etc). I assume it was because of incorrectly associating file types when installing the codecs (even though wmv's, avi's are still correct), so I uninstalled the codecs but the Details categories remain for typical audio files. I've exhausted The Google and I'm stumped... any help? (Win7, 32-bit with VLC as my default player) Thanks!

Answer:Details Pane associating mp4 video files with audio details

Have you tried resetting your Folder Templates?

Tutorial
Folder Template - Default

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Hi,I'm using Windows 7 Professional x64. When I use Windows Explorer to view image files (jpg, png, etc.), I would like to see each image's dimensions listed in the Details Pane (when it's set to view the images as Icons/Thumbnails, rather than Details). However, the only details that show up in the Details Pane are Name, Type, Date Created, Date Modified, and Size. This is the case even though:* I've checked 'Dimensions' in the 'Choose Details' options* The folder is already categorized/optimized for 'Pictures'* Other folders show the other details I want -- i.e., the Details Pane for my 'Videos' folder shows Length, Frame Width, Frame Height, and other details that I've chosenAny suggestions are appreciated. Thanks.

Answer:Need more details in W7 Explorer Details Pane

I think you are asking Windows Explorer to do more than it is intended to do.Try using infranview to view the folder. Get infranview at the link below.http://www.irfanview.com/

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Hi,

I'm using Windows 7 Professional x64. When I use Windows Explorer to view image files (jpg, png, etc.), I would like to see each image's dimensions listed in the Details Pane (when it's set to view the images as Icons/Thumbnails, rather than Details). However, the only details that show up in the Details Pane are Name, Type, Date Created, Date Modified, and Size. This is the case even though:

* I've checked 'Dimensions' in the 'Choose Details' options
* The folder is already categorized/optimized for 'Pictures'
* Other folders show the other details I want -- i.e., the Details Pane for my 'Videos' folder shows Length, Frame Width, Frame Height, and other details that I've chosen

Any suggestions are appreciated. Thanks.

 

Answer:Need for details in Details Pane

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A long story short is that my cat ran over my keyboard and now all my folders have a preview/details pane I can't get rid of. I read it could be removed by going to Folder Options, General, Use Classic View. Well guess what, there is no classic view! I included two screenshots to show my problem.

Folder
Lack of Classic option

Answer:Preview/details pane won't go away!

Alt + p

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A fairly simple question:

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

Answer:Explorer's Details Pane

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

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So, I upgraded directly from XP, I hated Vista and I hated Win7. So. It's only natural that the omittance of the details + preview hybrid pane being missing causes me a lot of mental insecurity and overall discomfort (not literally :P ).

But point is.

Can I move the details pane from the right to the left, where the tree explorer is located?

Thanks!

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How can I change the color of details pane in Windows Explorer? I'm trying to modify Soft7 visual style to suite my needs.. I've found allmost everything else, but I can't find the way to change this. Is it a bitmap in shellstyle.dll, msstyles, or something else?

Answer:Details pane customization

Hi Morpheus

Are you using Windows Style Builder?

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DEAR FRIENDS,

PLS HAVE A LOOK AT THE PICTURE THAT I HAVE ATTACHED. AS U CAN SEE THE DETAILS PANE HAS SOMEHOW REACHED ON THE TOP OF THE WINDOWS RATHER THAN AT THE BOTTOM. I DONT KNOW HOW IT HAPPENED. COULD U PLS HELP ME OUT WITH THIS PROBLEM?? I NEED TO GET MY DETAILS PANE BACK TO THE GROUND FLOOR.

THANK YOU,
PRAMODM

Answer:Details pane problem help!!

Not sure how you did that but i can not replicate it at all.

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is there anyway i can display my details panel on the bottom ? like it used to on win 7?

because windows 10 shows it on right hand side, but it's just taking too much of the space on my screen, it's really inconvenient when you open 2 folders and snap to sides and modify files.

Answer:Possible to display details pane on bottom?

Was just thinking the same thing. Here is how my Win7 workstation looks (about perfect to me! Note Classic Explorer is also running).


...and in Win10. The preview thumbnail image in the details pane cannot be resized (larger).

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I just did a reinstall of XP Pro and am having trouble with video files being "in use" when trying to move/delete them (only a several second lag, but it is annoying me). It has to do with a preview being generated in the details pane in the bottom left corner of Explorer. I eventually figured out how to turn off the preview option on my last install but have forgotten how I did it. Under folder options I have "do not cache thumbnails" unchecked. Is this the setting I need to change? Or is it somewhere else? It seems to me I need an option to not show a preview in the details pane.

Thanks for any suggestions.
 

Answer:How to Turn of Thumbnails in Details Pane?

I haven't done an XP install, but I have had problems like yours. Here is how I fix them without reinstalling, in case it may help? (The instructions may be different for XP.)

Thumbnails are used as icons when the folder is in Thumbnail view. This is usually not the problem, since they are usually cached after the first time. I turn them off by getting the Properties window for that folder. (I just go to the parent folder and right-click on the folder there, then choose Properties.) Then in one of the tabs, I find the Enable thumbnail view option and uncheck it. But, again, this is probably not the problem.

The preview thumbnail (actually, the whole details pane) can be turned off by unchecking View as Web Page in the View menu in one folder. Or, you can turn it off for all folders by going to View menu > Folder Options > General tab > choose Custom, then click the Settings button and in the View Web Content in Folders section, choose Only for folders where I select "as Web Page" [View menu]

If I want the details pane, but not the preview, I edit the HTML of the window. I don't know if you want to try this, it can be confusing, but here's what I do, just in case:
I right-click on the detail pane (or you can use the View menu), and click Customize this Folder... then choose create or edit HTML document. This allows me to customize that details pane. To remove only the worst case files from the preview, I see if I can find "var w... Read more

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I have a video folder that I would like organize by genre (i.e.: action, drama, comedy, etc.) but Windows isn't allowing me to add or change existing file details.




I consulted this document and realized the following applies to my situation.


Quote:




Some properties can't be added or changed. In those cases, clicking next to the value won't change its appearance.




Is there a work-around? (e.g.:Additional software)

Answer:Adding properties to details pane

Hello,

Click Here to download abcAVI, save it to your desktop, once download is complete run installer => Open up abcAVI => On the top menu bar the first icon will let you select one movie file to edit, the second icon will allow you to select a whole directory to edit all movie files in it, once in the movie just go down to Genre and choose the one you would like or type in your own => Click Save once done

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

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

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

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How would I add an image to the background of the details pane? The ones highlighted in the screenshot I attached.

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Hello! I would like to somehow know how to move the details pane from bottom to the top, like this:

Thank you!

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is there anyway i can display my details panel on the bottom ? like it used to on win 7?

because windows 10 shows it on right hand side, but it's just taking too much of the space on my screen, it's really inconvenient when you open 2 folders and snap to sides and modify files.

Answer:Possible to display details pane on bottom?

Was just thinking the same thing. Here is how my Win7 workstation looks (about perfect to me! Note Classic Explorer is also running).


...and in Win10. The preview thumbnail image in the details pane cannot be resized (larger).

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

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

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

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

Answer:missing information in the details pane

How to Customize the Details Pane in Windows 10

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

Thanks in advance.

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Hi. According to the final entries on this old thread:
Possible to display details pane on bottom? - Page 2 - - Windows 10 Forums
oldnewexplorer doesn't work after the Windows 10 anniversary update.

I've newly upgraded to W10 and am disappointed that there is no longer a details pane along the bottom of the screen in File Explorer. As the last poster in that old thread asked - is there a fix? Thank you.

Answer:Position of File Explorer Details Pane

OldNewExplorer is working under anniversary update ( at least , the latest build 1.1.8.2 ) and running fine on my rig ...

Here is version history

v1.1.8.2 26.07.2016* Fix possible crash on process exit
v1.1.8.1 21.07.2016* Support for build 14393
v1.1.8 03.04.2016* Support for build 14295
v1.1.7.1 13.09.2015* Fixed rare crash
v1.1.7 09.08.2015* Fixed crashes
v1.1.6 03.08.2015* Fixed deadlocking
v1.1.5.1 19.04.2015* Fix for Windows 10 build 10049+
v1.1.5 21.03.2015* Support for Windows 10 TP* Option to replace navigation buttons
v1.1.0 20.07.2014* Improved injection mechanisms to solve issues with some options not working in some cases
v1.0.7 14.02.2014* Enabling glass on navigation bar removes padding around search box and reduces travel buttons padding* New setting to remove Up button
v1.0.6 10.02.2014* New settings to show navigation bar on glass (without ribbon only)v1.0.5 02.02.2014* O-N-E is now registered as BHO to initialize in all explorer windows* New settings to hide caption text and icon
v1.0.4 05.12.2013* Fixed: Folders can't be renamed when 'Use libraries; hide folders' is on (1.0.3 bug)
v1.0.3 29.11.2013* 'Use libraries; hide folders' hides folders even with subfolders (explorer.exe restart no longer required)
v1.0.2 26.11.2013* Removed 'Group network locations separately' - always on* All options are off by default* 'Use libraries; hide folders' hides folders even with subfolders (explorer.exe restart required)* Fixed installation with spaces in path* Fixe... Read more

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For some reason when I go to the layout menu in Vista Exploer (Explorer --> Organize --> Layout) there is no details pane listed. Is there a way to get that back?

I checked to see that "Show Previews and Filters" is selected" and it is. I tried unselecting and reselecting it and that didn't work.


Thanks

Answer:can't get details pane in Explorer layout to show up

Hi, the details pane is not under organise it's under View.

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hi
i want to know is there any way to move move details pane to the bottom of a window?

in windows 8 there were 2 application to run and then it was just like 7
are those two suitable for 10 or not?
or 10 has its own application?

thanks

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Hi,

please see my screenshot, my details pane is not showing any codec information.

I had to reinstall after a windows 10 update killed my computer (update loop bsod - I can't believe updates are stilling crashing computers).

before the details pane use to show codec info like:
Video Codec, example VC-1, AVCAudio Codec, example DTS, TrueHD

how do I get it to show?

Answer:Details Pane not showing codec info

One way is to use this
File Metadata - Home
and use its file association manager to enable it for extensions you're interested in.

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

Answer:Missing Properties/Tags in Details Pane

hello

Is this only for mp3 files?

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

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

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

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

good luck

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Hello.

I've been trying to re-organize my photo collection. Previously, I had been using Windows Live Photo Gallery to tag my photos, and admittedly it was convenient. Recently, though, the program has gone on the fritz to where thumbnails aren't loading so it's harder to differentiate photos simply by the file name in cases where I have a lot of photos of the same group or folder. While I've tried a lot of troubleshooting to get the thumbnails to load, and would gladly take advice on that issue, in the meantime I'm trying to accomplish the same thing using the details pane in explorer.

When I highlight a photo right now, most file types load the date stamp, tags, rating, author(s) and comments properties in the details pane. However, I'd like to edit the people properties so I can tag individuals in the photos. I have not seen a way to easily do that short of using other software (such as Photo Gallery).

Does anyone know if there's a way to do this through explorer or will it require a separate application?

Answer:People tagging of photos using details pane

You are talking about edit Exif data. There are programs out there that allow you to do that.

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Hai Im new here..

Recently I was trying to add comments to movie folders so that i can keep a brief description about it when i click on it. It was easy to add comment then i had a bit trouble to get the comment getting displayed in the details pane...after playing with the registry for a while i got that solved as well.
Now I ended up with a problem where the comment being displayed eds with just some 3 or 4 words with the remaining given in dots (...) and I get a full display of it when i hover the mouse over it, which obviously goes way in 5 seconds or so.

So what i need is to find a way to expand what ever that is shown in the details pane so that it shows the entire content in consecutive lines without being restricted to one line (without having to hover a mouse)

You might get a picture of it if you have a small details pane on the right and make it show your processor details when you open thisPC.

Answer:Is there any way to show extended detail in the details pane ?

This is what i mean, if no one gets it :P

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Does anyone know how to edit the details that appear at the bottom of the screen when you select a file? I'm not talking about the details that you can change when you select view but the one at the very bottom of the screen.
Thank you

Answer:Edit windows explorer details pane?

Try this:

http://www.muvenum.com/downloads/fre...tags-setup.exe

Once installed, go to the details tab of a files properties, and you can edit them as you wish, which will also appear at the bottom of Windows Explorer.

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Is there any way to permanently remove or disable all of the various "views" in the Windows 7 Navigation Pane *except* for Details? If a subdirectory contains audio files I *never* want to see "Album" or "Artist" or any of the rest of that garbage. If the subdirectory contains an image file I *never* want to see a thumbnail of images. If I need more information about a file I'll right click on it and select Properties, thankyewverymuch!

In short, when I click anywhere in the left or right panel in the Navigation Pane I never want to see *ANYTHING* except the file name, type, size, and date modified. If it isn't a file (e.g. Network, etc.) just show me a computer or device name, not some massive image of a router or other waste of my time.

Jerry H.

Answer:Remove All Options Except Details From Navigation Pane

You can modify the folder templates for different folder types like Music, Pictures, etc. where you can specify things like that.

These should get you on track to setting those up:

Folder Template - Change
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...l-folders.html
Folder View - Set a Default for All Folders

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Hai Im new here..

Recently I was trying to add comments to movie folders so that i can keep a brief description about it when i click on it. It was easy to add comment then i had a bit trouble to get the comment getting displayed in the details pane...after playing with the registry for a while i got that solved as well.
Now I ended up with a problem where the comment being displayed eds with just some 3 or 4 words with the remaining given in dots (...) and I get a full display of it when i hover the mouse over it, which obviously goes way in 5 seconds or so.

So what i need is to find a way to expand what ever that is shown in the details pane so that it shows the entire content in consecutive lines without being restricted to one line (without having to hover a mouse)

You might get a picture of it if you have a small details pane on the right and make it show your processor details when you open thisPC.

Answer:Is there any way to show extended detail in the details pane ?

This is what i mean, if no one gets it :P

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The details pane used to show a thumbnail preview of the first page of Adobe Acrobat documents when I selected the file. This was extremely helpful to me due to the nature of how I file these documents, as I didn't have to open the files - I only had to select them. As of this morning, the details pane only shows the name of the document and does not display a thumbnail preview of the first page. How do I fix this? Thank you!!
 

Answer:Details Pane No longer showing previews

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Shawn

I was wondering if you know if there is a way to improve Vista's Video Preview on the Details Pane.

The problem I see is that Vista shows the very 1st second of video, while Windows 7 shows the 4th. That's why many of the video previews on the details pane show a black screen on vista instead of actual video.





If anyone else has the answer, I will be really grateful.

Answer:Vista vs Windows 7 - Video Preview on Details Pane

I guess you could edit that through the registry, but believe me, lol, to be honest Idk...

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In Windows 8.1, I want to customize the properties displayed in the Details Pane for ALL of my MP3s . (That is, I do not mean removing/modifying the properties on an individual MP3/music file. I mean choosing what gets displayed in the Details Pane for all music files.)
In XP (which I love and miss), I do believe the Details Pane could be customized easily, but I see no way to do that in 8.1. For example, I want to display Artist, Album, Year, Track #, Size, and Duration ONLY. How do I remove Rating, Genre, Title, etc.
Also, can I remove the "breadcrumbs" (...) and have the full line displayed? In XP, everything was displayed. Now you have to hover over something to see it. How is that better?
I miss XP's file manager!

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I want to make some specific changes to the default Preview Details string for picture files in Windows Explorer. I have found an excellent write-up on how to edit that string using regedit, but the author was only interested in the specific around music. In the attached picture, I show the file properties/attributes that I am interested in placing in the Detail Pane. The current edited string is shown below.


prop:System.Photo.DateTaken;System.Keywords;System.Title;System.Subject;
*System.Photo.PeopleNames;*System.Contact.Location;*System.Contact.StateOrProvince;
*System.Contact.Country;System.Comment;*System.DateCreated;*System.DateModified;
*System.SharedWith

As you can see, some work, others don't. Is there a comprehensive list of these properties and their syntax in the form
(*)System.xxxx.yyy
that one can refer to when modifying the string?

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Hi,
I must apologize in advance for any forthcoming ignorance, as I am a forum newbie. Using Win8.1, I am trying to relocate the Details Pane in Explorer from the space wasting right side to the well fitting & familiar bottom.

Fix I found is here: How To Move Details Pane To The Bottom In Windows 8.1 File Explorer

Has anyone had any experience in general with this tool? Haven't been able to find out any more jnfo either way othter than the link.

Thank you in advance for your time.

Answer:Win8.1: Reconnect Details Pane to bottom of Explorer

Better use Old New Explorer:
OldNewExplorer - make your 8.1/10 explorer work like Win7/8 one - StartIsBack+ - MSFN Forum

It has some other features but the one you are searching for is one of them. It doesn't always make the hack but it is much safer than patching the shell32.dll

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How do I change the font style in the Windows Explorer details pane using Windows Style Builder?

I have attached a screenshot, I want to change the font inside the red box. More specifically, the font of the text in black.

Answer:Change the font style in Explorer details pane

Welcome to the Seven Forums
That would be at Styles > TextStyle > BodyText > FONT:FONT
Jerry

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I do not want to see a large space to the right of my photos & files in file explorer. I want to see the full space filled with them. I have been searching for hours for the mythical "General Tab" which supposedly contains the key but it doesn't seem to exist. Does anyone know if this display is possible?
 

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Hello! Title says everything
Win 8 Enterprise x64, non local administrator user.

I can not change music's rating or other stuff from details pane. In local administrator user I can. Should I change my account type or any help?

Also the music is at external HDD
Thanks

Answer:The Details pane - Can not modify Music's Rating and stuff

Check that your files haven't suddenly become "Read-only".

Also try running CHKDSK to check the drive.

After I've used one of my external HDDs at TAFE, my PC claims that it is "Read-only" and it takes several CHKDSK commands to fix the problem.
Of course after CHKDSK is finished, it says that there weren't any problems.

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I would like to see more audio details in win10 file explorer preview pane, especially the channels and bitrate for movies in the *.mkv format. (I would like to see if they include DTS 5.1, languages, subtittles etc.)

Before the latest creators update, this information was shown in the preview pane (along other video-details). Now I can't get it back. Icaros doesn't seem to help in this case.

What can I do?

Answer:File explorer: How to show audio details in preview pane?

Try MediaTab (free)

etc

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Hi, I just re-installed windows 7 on my desktop pc and have a question about the settings of the details pane in windows explorer (the one that appears and the bottom when you select a file). Previously when I selected video files (.mp4, .avi and .mkv) I would get the details at the bottom, the video frame width and height, size of file etc.. but since I reinstalled I don't get these details when I select video files. I know its only a small problem but I work with video files a lot and have gotten used to seeing the resolution of files without having to open them. Does anyone know how I can get the details pane to show these details again? At the moment it only displays the video size, name and state.

Here is a screen-shot of the details pane for a selected .mkv video file on my laptop, this is what I want it to display on my pc.
 

Answer:Solved: Windows explorer details pane for videos problem

Is the folder set as a "Video" type?
Look at the properties of the folder, and there you will see a drop down list for the type.
 

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I googled the problem and NOTHING!!!!! many information NO LONGER is displayed in my details pane in Windows Explorer!!!!!! song length is one of them gone missing (& total length if multiple files are selected) and I use that frequently!!!!! it ONLY shows basic information now such as artist, title, album, and genre!!! but total length is GONE!!! also MANY UNRELATED INFORMATION is now in the details pane for media files!!!!!!! mood of music has been added (never heard of that tag), song rating, and composer now have been added!!!! it even displays ALL THIS SAME INFORMATION for WAV files when it used to be ONLY file size and length for WAV files!!!!!!! WAV is NOT capable of tags so I don't know why Windows Explorer shows this information for WAV files!!!!!!
 
HOW DO I GET MY DETAILS PANE BACK TO NORMAL???????

Answer:missing information in details pane for media files (such as song length)

Can you post a screen shot of what you are seeing?

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Hello, I was wondering about the possibility to increase the images thumbnail size on the details pane in file explorer, and to make the panel maller than allowed by default. Is it possible?
Thank you for your help

Answer:adjust file preview size on file explorer details pane

There seems to be a minimum size which is pre-defined, you cannot make it smaller. The preview and details pane size is set by the DetailsContainerSizer binary value in the Registry key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Modules\GlobalSettings\Sizer
I do not know of way to make the thumbnail larger in the details pane. It is larger in the preview pane.

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Hey,

I have a question about the details pane.
Can I add a few more parameters to the little preview window on the right? (For music like BPM, Publisher etc)

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I have a pen drive with hundreds of photos on it. It used to have a Preview Pane down the right hand side which has disappeared. I have ticked"Show Preview and Flitres" but no luck.Any other ideas?

Answer:Lost my Preview pane

OK, thanks done it (customize this folder)

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

Now that capability has disappeared altogether!

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

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

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

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

Answer:Lost my r/h pane in Windows Explorer

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

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I lost my task pane in Word 2002. I have task pane checked in View and in Toolbars. Any ideas how do I get it back? The Microsoft Forum says I have to install Service Pack 3 - I'm sure there is something simpler than that.
 

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Anyone use Thunderbird that's had this hapen?? I DON'T KNOW why I've lost all the email inbox normally aligned to the left of the pane!!!! I can't see how to get it back! It's sending me mad. AND it's raining out.....AngeTheHippyxx

Answer:Thunderbird - I've lost the bally Accounts Pane!!!

Got it back again.... Doh!!!

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I recently repaired Office because of an issue I was having with an add-in. When I did, the add-in issue went away, but the navigation pane when you open or save a file in Excel resorted back to a much earlier version. I have lost the ability to organize, navigate and adjust the menu options to the left (please see pic). The navigation pane in Word is just fine so apparently this issue is limited to Excel. Any ideas??

Answer:Navigation pane in Excel 10 lost functionality

Looking at this one and scratching my head. Here's a link that you might want to try... How to troubleshoot startup problems in Excel. For the sake of troubleshooting through this, it's probably a good idea to post the exact steps you've used so far.

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My computer got ill and I had to reinstall but my back-up failed. How do I stand with my ISP? Do I have srart again with the disc?

Answer:Lost everything - What happens with ISP details

are you on dial up or broadband,if dialup reinstall using your isp`s disk.if your on broadband do the same,however if your on broadband via the ethernet connection it should find your connection without installing any software then all you need to do is your e-mail account.

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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 don't know if this qualifies as a "Technical Problem", but if anyone can help me I would be grateful!
I had a system crash a few weeks ago, but fortunately I have a regular backup routine using Acronis, and so regained the vast proportion of my files and folders.
However, I lost a website that I enjoyed using, but don't remember its name, and so cannot resurrect it.
Basically, it is a website which gives dozens of video clips sent in, on a vast number of subjects, (music, sport, comedy, etc.) and is listed by months and years. So I was able to view clips for any month this year, and for several years past.
As I say, I cannot for the life of me remember the website name, etc., and have spent quite a lot of time using search engines, without success.
If any of the above rings a bell with anyone I would be most grateful to hear from them!
Many thanks.
 

Answer:Lost Website Details

Use system restore, it wont affect your files only the recent app downloads.
 

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Hi all,
We have purchased Microsoft license(Window XP Pro) from the local vendor 5 year back.  


But unfortunately we have lost the license details and the box we have purchased.
The same window's is not installed on any of the current system.
Is there any way to retrieve the license details???
Only COA bar-codes number and invoice is available with us. 

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Hi there, i have been attepting to fix a corrupted registry from a frends omputer. I have been following the steps form this guide

How to recover from a corrupted registry that prevents Windows XP from starting

How to recover from a corrupted registry that prevents Windows XP from starting


When i got to part 2, the computer was now logging on, obviously it was not fixed though. However windows needed re activating (i was not aware that it would). The owner of the computer was unable to find her windows key, however the computer informed us that we had 30days to activate, which was fine as it gave us time to find the key.


that was 2 weeks ago. I then had the chance to finish the process today. I complete steps 2 and 3 of the guide, with the final part being "run a system restore"

However when i completed part 3 and restarted the computer, i have been faced with ""your copy of windows must be activated with microsoft before you can log on" do you want to activate windows now? "

I now cannot log onto the computer(up untill now it has logged on no problem with "you have x,y,z days remaining to activate"), cannot connect to the internet to activate and do not have a key to phone microsoft with.

Where should i go form here? If i phone microsoft will they be aware of the computers previous activation? Will i be able to activate over the phone without a key? Can i find the key on my computer in any way? (although i doub... Read more

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Hello,I decided to format my hard drive. Before doing this I did a little checklist and saved things I thought I needed. I didn't put any device drivers onto disc because I knew I already had them on a disc. So, I can't find the box, the driver CD or any information what so ever about my Video card. My question is simply, 'where do I go from here?' :-/I can't remember the model or anything about it. Can anyone help?

Answer:Lost driver and hardware details

If you can go into safe mode with networking (internet), then try downloading your drivers from the internet... (video card manufacturer's website)[glb]Flame[/glb]

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Some how I could no longer can get a thumbnail for any MPG files , either in a thumbnail or the little detail box on the side,, I tried restoring and had it back but had to undo restore cause I lost some changes I was workign on in graphics , when I got that fixed and restored again I lost the restore points and the ablilty to undo it too. and the thumb nails and details still didn;t work. any idea how to restore the settings or to check what makes this work. they are fine for all other files like JPG and all , just the MPG video files
 

Answer:Lost Thumpnails and details for MPG files

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My son tried opening the phone which is password protected to play games. He seemed to have typed wrong password more than 3 times and thus my entire contact details and photo's have been erased. Is there any possibility of getting the contact details and most importantly photos back? Its a Nokia Lumia 925 phone
Please help as i will be losing some important photos of family outings.

Answer:Lost my contact details and Photos

Originally Posted by WPCentral Question My son tried opening the phone which is password protected to play games. He seemed to have typed wrong password more than 3 times and thus my entire contact details and photo's have been erased. Is there any possibility of getting the contact details and most importantly photos back? Its a Nokia Lumia 925 phone
Please help as i will be losing some important photos of family outings. I'm really surprised that typing in the wrong password more than 3 times resulted in you losing your photos and contacts
What about music and other files like documents or videos? Or apps, are they still there? Including app data like whatsapp chat history (assuming you use it)
Your contacts are automatically saved with your Microsoft account. So first check whether you are signed in or not. If you aren't signed in, do that and wait for your contact to sync back to the phone
Your photos-if you had automatic uploads enabled for camera roll, then your photos would be backed up on your onedrive account which is the same as your microsoft account

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My son has been playing around with the computer and has somehow switched settings so my user details and all associated files have vanished! I'm sure nothing has been deleted but I can't access anything including Outlook 2003.I think he may have switched properties to hidden or something like that but he is a bit vague as to what he has done. Can anyone help me get back the files, access to Outlook and my application icons on the screen please, thank you?

Answer:Lost user details and files

Open Windows Explorer and select <Tools>, <Folder Options>. Select the <view> tab and about 6 items down select to <show hidden folders and files>. Click <apply> then close. Any hidden files should now be visible - including any your son moved to the Recyle Bin!!

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Hi there,

somehow i've lost the info you get when you usually look at an MP3 in 'details' mode... Even though they check boxes for artist, album etc. are ticked...

I've also lost the thumbnails for video files too..

Anyone got any ideas?
 

Answer:I've lost artist info on my MP3's when in 'details' mode

Right click on one of the files, go to properties.

A dialog box should open.

Click on the summary tab.

Click on advanced.

Scroll down to see if there is any info listed under artist.
 

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For those of you out there who cannot get regedit & the system configuration utility to work (so you can figure out why you are having problems with your network dialer), I'll try to detail what I've gone through in the last couple of days. We run Win 98 on the computer this happened to.

Apparently my son picked up a virus/worm/whatever on his computer in the last week or so. He visits Kazaa frequently, so that may be where it started. He started to notice the trouble when he got some kind of error message about his internet connection settings (he doesn't remember specifically), then he would get kicked off the internet, and had trouble reconnecting. When he was connected, it seems like not many bytes would be transmitted/received. All this is a little fuzzy in his recollection.

Here's where I come in--he had tried to fix the problem and had inadvertently deleted his modem drivers. I reinstalled the drivers and still had problems with getting a connection to our ISP. In randomly trying things, I came to realize that regedit was not working--and for that matter, neither was the system configuration utility. I did a systems file check and found that these files were suspected of being corrupt:
msinfo32.exe, winhlp32.exe, notepad.exe, control.exe,
scanregw.exe, user.exe, hpsysdrv.exe, and systray.exe.

I ended up doing a system recovery, but not reformatting the hard drive. I had some suspicion that this was a virus, because the very tools you'd... Read more

Answer:Details of my fight with worm/virus (I lost)

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I recently lost over 500 episode of anime (about 100 gbs of info on my External Hard Drive). My DivX player (like Real Player) wasn't working so I downloaded it again and reinstalled it in the same place. It asked "Would you like to save over repeating files?" or something along those lines and i clicked "Yes to All". Somehow it deleted all of my anime episodes in the folders and now i really need help. Would anyone happen to know a software that is free i can use to get it all back, i am really pissed and i cant find anything without paying from 40$ and up... I need to find a free recovery program that will recover up to 100gb of info. Please help!

Oh yeah and if anyone knows any alternate ways to fix this please tell me that as well.

Thanks.
 

Answer:I need to Restore Lost files---Details inside, please help.

You can use EASEUS Data Recovery Wizard. It's not free but I think it worth to try. You can use the demo first.
 

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My son tried opening the phone which is password protected to play games. He seemed to have typed wrong password more than 3 times and thus my entire contact details and photo's have been erased. Is there any possibility of getting the contact details and most importantly photos back?
Please help as i will be losing some important photos of family outings.

Answer:Lost my contact details and Photos, how can I get them back?

To restore contacts you can go to http://windows.microsoft.com/en-in/w...leted-contacts. There is a provision to restore your contacts through your Microsoft account.
Photos (if auto backup is on) will be found in OneDrive.

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A friend has sillily tried to alter her mail login details on her wireless connection with Sky B/B.She has spent ages on the phone to Sky, without them being able to resolve the problem.Can anyone help the poor woman?

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by mistake some of my kids put some password on my admin account. and unfortunatley that is the only one account i have on my computer. so i dont know how to get in my computer. i have tried safe mode too but it shows the same window asking for password again ...is there any method i can save all of my documents ..somebody told me that i could boot from linux ..but first thing is i dont have linux in my computer .second i dont know anything about linux ...if its simple to operate please let me know i can try ....
thanks in advance

Answer:i Have lost my administrator password... any suggestion please ?? seee details plz

We cant get into "back dooring" a password on this forum, for obvious reasons.
sorry

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File "Description" data fields etc. no longer appear in the Windows Explorer "Details" pane. Please see attachment.

Operating system is Windows Vista Home Premium, Version 6.0.6002, Service Pack 2, Build 6002.

ID3 tag data can be edited using MP3Tag editor, but is no longer available for edit in the Windows Explorer "Details" pane.

Any advice about how to restore the data fields in the Windows Explorer "Details" pane would be appreciated.

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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 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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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 have filled in the wrong details setting up my internet details, can I clear and start again

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the laptop is a Dell Inspiron 15–5559. The white LED blinks 4 times then the orange blinks twice.
Sometimes it works, but after the first time it started up it barely ever works.
I tried starting it with the battery, without it, with the cord, and without that.
What’s going on, and how can I fix it?

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For Windows 7, is there a list of the 'Details' available in the Windows Explorer folder view called 'Details' which has an explanation for each of them? Most of them are simple but some leave me scratching my head.

Answer:explanation of 'Details' in Windows Explorer 'Details' view

The "Details" which are available are those you see when a list of files is in "Details" view (as opposed to "Icons" or "Tiles" views.In "Details" view, depending on which column categories you have enabled, you are shown such things as filesize, file-date, filetype etc. If you then right-click any column header, you can choose to hide or show more information columns.I can't see how any of that can leave you scratching your head as it's no different to previous versions of Windows in that respect.

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I need a little help with something that seems simple. I am using Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit. I have changed the columns in Details view in a folder. However Windows is not populating those columns, so what am I missing? This holds true on both my network drives and my local drives, so I checked my indexing options and they are set to index my local drives, so I assumed that should have at least worked. Any help would be very much appreciated.

Answer:Windows 7 Details View not showing details/data

Welcome to Seven Forums JLH1. Try this:

Right click an empty area in that folder> Sort by> More

Scroll down the list and make sure the categories you want are checked> OK

A Guy

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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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For some URLs (some amazon product pages and google.com when I search for a product), I get an add at the top of the Firefox (v53.0.3) pane and just below the Bookmarks Toolbar.

I've attached an image of the ad.

I'm running Windows 10.

Does anyone here know if this ad is a symptom of a virus infection? Any suggestions for getting rid of the ad?

Thanks for any suggestions.

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Question: A bit of a pane

Sometimes, after filling in details in a pop up window questionnaire - particularly long ones - I find that I cannot get down to click on the "Submit" button. Even when I've dragged everything down off the bottom bar, it is still not in sight. Nor can I drag the window up, to reveal it. Can anyone please tell me how to reach this elusive button to send in details. I am working on a laptop, if that makes any difference.

Answer:A bit of a pane

Try clicking on the minimise/maximise box(es) in the right top corner of the window - you should then get a scroll bar on the right... G

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So i recently changed my theme, but somehow messed up my explorer. i have this strange problem where neither the navigation pane or the navigtion bar show up on various occasions. this is usually when I am uploading something to the internet such as to imgur.com or attatching something to an email

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

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

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

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

Note: I already tried to fix it myself and managed to mess up my explorer and had to do a system restore. not pretty. Do you guys know how i could reset my explorer or whatever to how it was when i got my computer? or how to fix this problem?
Note: i already uninstalled teh theme manager

If you guys have advice it would be much appreciated!
thanks, Yort

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So i recently changed my theme, but somehow messed up my explorer. i have this strange problem where neither the navigation pane or the navigtion bar show up on various occasions. this is usually when I am uploading something to the internet such as to imgur.com or attatching something to an email

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

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

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

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

Note: I already tried to fix it myself and managed to mess up my explorer and had to do a system restore. not pretty. Do you guys know how i could reset my explorer or whatever to how it was when i got my computer? or how to fix this problem?

If you guys have advice it would be much appreciated!
thanks, Yort

Answer:Nav Pane and Nav Bar gone

Backup all your data to another drive, then use "factory recovery" which will re-install Windows as it was when you bought your computer. Factory Recovery is only available on OEM computers which are supplied with Windows pre-installed. The procedure depends on the make and model.

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Question: Preview Pane

Hi,
The preview pane doesn't work on my windows 8 when I try to see PDF, Excell and word docs. It only works to see photos.
Does someone can help me?

Answer:Preview Pane

Do you have a modern version of Office installed?
Found this for PDF http://www.win8pdf.com/pdf-preview.html

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Hi guys, I'm hoping you can help with this problem?

When I access a website I am getting a window pane down the right hand side of IE and I have no idea why?

At first I thought it may be some kind of spyware but I have fully scanned and removed anything I could find and I still get it. I cannot see any options to remove it in the toolbars at all?

Has anyone had this issue before and if so do you know how to solve it? Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks

Answer:Window pane in IE6?

Hello, Welcome to TSF

Could you include a screenshot of said icon please.

A screenshot can be included by clicking the 'Go Advanced' Button and then 'Manage Attachments'

.jpeg is preferred

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Hello, I've been searching and I can't find what I'm looking for:When I open Windows Explorer it defaults to a view of some deeply buried folder (actually, it's the startup folder) that I have NO interest in at all. I would really like to be able to change that, but I sure can't figure out how!!What I would like is is for the Documents folder to be open, with Computer open below it. Simple. Nothing else.Many thanks for your help.Hugh in Winnipeg

Answer:Nav. Pane view: Help Please!

Hi Citizen Joe,
Welcome to Vista Forums.

This will show you how to change the default Windows Explorer shortcut open location to open where you want it to instead.

Windows Explorer Default Opening

Shawn

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Question: Preview Pane

One of the more useful features of both Vista and Windows 7 is the inline "Preview Pane" of Windows Explorer.

On little quirk I've discovered in Windows 7 is that when you resize a Windows Explorer window, the Preview Pane is resized also, in favour of the file lists. However, I like my preview pane a specifc size.

The follow method is one workaround I used with success:Click the "Hide Preview Pane" icon in the upper right corner (to the left of Help) of Windows Explorer
Resize the Windows Explorer window to how you want it
Click the "Show Preview Pane" icon in the upper right corner (to the left of Help) of Windows Explorer
Has anyone found a way (either via a UI Setting, or a Registry entry) to keep the Preview Pane a fixed size, so that the above workaround does not have to be used?

Answer:Preview Pane

Yeah, I'm not to crazy about that one myself. I usually end up just manually dragging the Preview Pane line over.

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Question: Preview Pane

I am unable to open Web Links in the preview pane of Outlook 7.
The alert message I recieve is: "The operation can not be completed do to restrictions in
effect on this computer. Please contact your system Administrator."
I am running Norton 360.
 

Answer:Preview Pane

Hi sbetechsupport

See if the suggestions at this link help:
http://www.slipstick.com/problems/link_restrict.htm

There is a Users Solutions section that may apply, to your setup.
Let us know if that helps or not.
 

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

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

Answer:WTP Navigation Pane

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

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Question: OE Preview Pane

Forgotten how to switch this OFF, HELP!!

Answer:OE Preview Pane

Salinger.If you go to View then Layout, you'll find it there.

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Question: whole pane in view

hi whenever i open up a new pane in explorer it doesn`t fit the whole screen..i have to make it bigger each time...can i change this thanx!1

Answer:whole pane in view

Close all windows except the small one. Drag the sides to fill the screen then File > Exit.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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Question: Dual pane?

Hi,

How can I view Word document as in 1 pane vs 2 ?

Attaching screen shot for you, to give your expert opinion.

Thanks.

Answer:Dual pane?

Each time in View, select single page, it displays as 1 pane but won't be saved?

Any expert ideas would be appreciated.

Thanks.

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Can you create a custom .reg file for me to add MEGAsync to my nav pane in Windows 10 RS2? My MEGAsync location is C:\Users\Joshua Lewis\MEGA

I'm on a 64-bit system.

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Hello SF.
I was wondering how do you get the preview panel at top like in the screenshot below? I'm almost sure i found it here on the forums a few days ago, but i cant find it again now

Thanks on advance

Answer:Preview pane on top

It is Switch Between Windows - see this tutorial here: Switch Between Windows - Flip 3D Shortcut

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Question: Navigation Pane

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

Answer:Navigation Pane

Hello MrT, and welcome to Seven Forums.

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

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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