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Can't see Icons in "Thumbnail" view in Windows Explorer.

Q: Can't see Icons in "Thumbnail" view in Windows Explorer.

Can't see Icons in "Thumbnail" view in Windows Explorer.

I have messed around changing some of my standard icons and have changed some associations and know am unable to view the picture of the icon in Windows Explorer in "Thumbnail" view.

What is the default File association for icons .ico?

On my Me machine they are not associated with any program. However, in Win2k the "Always use this program...." is grayed out so I can't set it to no association.

I have also downloaded and been using Ifile, IconShop and IconEdit32.

Hope I've made this somewhat clear

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A: Can't see Icons in "Thumbnail" view in Windows Explorer.

See if IconShop or IconEdit32 either one will give you the option of associating .ico files, through their "settings" or "options". If you have an image viewer that supports .ico file extensions, you can associate them with it.

What is your default image viewer? If it has the ability to view .ico files, then you can associate them with it.

If you can't associate it through one of the programs interface, then you can do it through any Windows Explorer window.. Just click Tools in the menu at the top and choose Folder Options>File Types>then find the extension and change the program that opens it.

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Can't see Icons in "Thumbnail" view in Windows Explorer.

I have messed around changing some of my standard icons and have changed some associations and know am unable to view the picture of the icon in Windows Explorer in "Thumbnail" view.

What is the default File association for icons .ico?

On my Me machine they are not associated with any program. However, in Win2k the "Always use this program...." is grayed out so I can't set it to no association.

I have also downloaded and been using Ifile, IconShop and IconEdit32.

Hope I've made this somewhat clear

A:Can't see Icons in "Thumbnail" view in Windows Explorer.

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I can't seem to get the icon view out of "Thumbnail" mode in certain open/save dialog boxes. I keep having to change it back to list view (my preference) every time I use the open or save dialogs, even during the same session. I saw a post about this before but can't remember where. In Explorer and My Computer windows, the folder views I set up are remembered. It just seems to happen in the open/save dialog icon views.


A:Icons stuck on "Thumbnail View"

Set the folder you want to whatever view you like, then click on the tools menu, and select folder options. Click on the view tab. In the advanced settings, make sure the remember each folder`s view settings is checked. Click apply/ok.

Regards Howard

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I have a folder with about 20 images and 20 folders (with avi's, images, and txt files inside).

When I initially check the disk size (while the folder is being viewed in Icons View), the disk size reads 28,415,404,695 bytes.

When I change it to Thumbnail View, the disk size increases to 28,415,444,631 bytes.

I know it's only a 39,936 byte difference but I'm just wondering where this is coming from? When I change it back to Icons View, it still reads 28,415,444,631 bytes. How do you get it back to the original 28,415,404,695 bytes?


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One feature I really liked in XP was the ability to look in a folder through My Computer and sort the files by extension. For example if I wanted to get all .jpg files to one side of the folder as I looked for a file, I could click View, Arrange Icons By, Type and make that happen. I don't see that feature in Windows 7. I'm using W7Pro and can't find that or a similar feature anywhere. Is it here and I just haven't found it? TIA


open a window ,click organise/layout /menubar.
then when you click view in the menu bar group by is in the list

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I'm running Windows XP Professional edition with Service Pack 2 installed. When I open My Pictures, which I have set ot thumbnail view, it will display the thumbnail but no name for the file. Any folders set to "thumbnail" view have started doing this since two days ago. No other view setting does this, and I have My Pictures on Thumbnails because I have several hundred files there that I have amassed. I have the folders set to display the file name- when I try to click it to set it not to, it doesn't do anything and I get a ping noise from the computer.

A:Solved: "Thumbnail" view not displaying file names

Naeo, If you have the view set to show Thumbnails do the following:
Open the folder to view the thumbnails. Hold the Shift key down and click on the View button and select Details.
Remove your finger from the Shift key. You should now see the file names.
Hold the Shift key down and click on the View button and select Thumbnails.
You should now see the thumbnails with the file names under them.

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I would like to open my folders in the "detail" view rather than the thumbnails, which are slower to present and give me less information - often a blank thumbnail.

My guess is that there is a priority assigned somewhere in the registry that is changeable. I don't know where to look for it.

Could someone advise, please?

A:Solved: Open in "detail" rather than thumbnail view.

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Windows XP Pro

I set the view mode of all my folders to "Icon". But when I am in a program and go to "Open", the icons in some folders (My Pictures, My Videos) automatically turn back into Thumbnail view.
I know how to switch it back, but I want it to ALWAYS be in "Icon" mode.

A:Turning off "Thumbnail" view PERMANENTLY

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Windows XP Pro

I set the view mode of all my folders to "Icon". But when I am in a program and go to "Open", the icons in some folders (My Pictures, My Videos) automatically turn back into Thumbnail view.
I know how to switch it back, but I want it to ALWAYS be in "Icon" mode.

A:Turning off "Thumbnail" view PERMANENTLY

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In Windows XP, fully updated, I have several folders full of mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

But all the figures in the "Duration" column appear to be in "hours" and "minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03", but what I want is "minutes" and "seconds".

Any thoughts as to how to change this?

A:Solved: Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

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I am running Windows XP SP3, fully updated, on an Acer lap top PC.

I have several folders full of .mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. To do this I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

The two new columns appear, but the format of the "Duration" column appears to be "hours:minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03" for most .mp3's, when what I want to see is 'hours:minutes:seconds", e.g. "00:03:45".

This also happens for video files (.avi files), e.g. all my episodes of "Heroes" (sad, I know) have a duration of "00:42" instead of "00:42:xx".

Here are two pictures showing the problem with the .mp3's. The first is of Explorer showing the Duration as "Hours:Minutes":

The second picture is of the properties window of the first .mp3 in the list above:

I copied some .mp3 files to another (old) PC on my home network, and it displayed the duration field correctly:

Also, the properties window correctly shows the duration also:

I'm not the only person to have this problem. I received a private message from a member of another forum where I posted about this problem several weeks ago. That person also has the same problem with the duration field.

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A:Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

* bump *

Tricky, this one!

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Does anybody know how I can change these icons?

I changed the default icon for the network one in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{F02C1A0D-BE21-4350-88B0-7367FC96EF3C} but it didn't change.
Appreciate any help,


A:Changing "Computer" and "Network" icons in explorer navigation pane

Hello, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you like, you could use the method in the tutorial below to change the icon of "Computer" and "Network" to what you like, and have it applied everywhere in Windows.

Desktop Icons - Change or Restore Default Icon

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You all know that there is no Folder-View settings that work on ftp folders. But Windows does remember your view setting for every folder you have previously selected a view.
I have over 1000 ftp paths that I have set to "detail view" on a workstation over the last 2 years.   This information is stored 'somewhere' and could probably be exported if I only knew.    A low value clue
> "System Restore" reverses recent view settings for ftp paths.   

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Windows 10 file explorer will not let me save "detail" view.

When I go to View, Options, the button "Apply to folders" is grayed out and I can't click it.

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Windows 10 file explorer will not let me save "detail" view.

When I go to View, Options, the button "Apply to folders" is grayed out and I can't click it.

A:Windows 10 file explorer will not let me save "detail" view

In Windows 10 File Explorer, on the Toolbar select View, Under Layout choose Details.

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Note : This question is not about Internet Explorer, it's about Windows Explorer.


I have two almost identical Windows 7 Enterprise installations, the only difference is that one has Internet Explorer 9, the other one has IE 10.

the IE10 machine's Windows Explorer doesn't have the 2 submenus Toolbars and Explorer Bar (pls see attachment).

I'm not sure if they were available before I tried to install an Windows Explorer extension called "qttabbar", which could have messed up the reqistry (found nothing on their forums btw).

Any clues on how to make the submenus (re)appear ?

Note: I have the "Toolbars" and "Explorer Bar" on Internet Explorer 10.

A:"Windows Explorer-> View ->Toolbars" missing

Hello Wolf, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Those most likely would have been added by qttabbar. They are not there by default.

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

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Ok, here's an easy one....I thought this was handled through "folder options" but doesn't seem to work...I want to just set the folder view to always display the folders in "list" format. I want ALL folders to display this way? How do I do this?

Also...how do I djust the size of thumbnails in explorer? NOT IE, just regular Explorer...

A:setting file view to "list"-setting thumbnail size

bj nick, The link below should be of help for your Thumbnails question.

Changing Thumbnail Size in Windows XP

You say you want all folders set as list format but you also want Thumbnails ????


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I solved this problem by system restoring but the question I have is what caused the problem? Could it be data corruption, malware, or something else? It seems to definitely be software related since I fixed the problem by system restoring.

I did not remember any major differences (software related) between the days this problem has not occurred and started occurring with the exception of a Windows Update for "Windows Defender" (it is possible for a definition update to cause these symptoms?).
Two problems I "had"(before system restore):
1. Taskbar icons not appearing ("most" aren't showing up; the processes are running).
2. Really bad Windows Explorer lag (+40 second lag when opening folders in start menu, alt tabbing from full screen, etc).

About four days ago, I started Vista and noticed some of my taskbar icons missing (despite the fact that they're all loaded when I checked the task manager).

I followed this guide which said to go to

"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion \TrayNotify"

and then delete the values "IconStreams" and "PastIconsStream".

I did that and restarted explorer.exe, it worked and brought back my taskbar icons.

However it's not permanent (the problem comes back after I restart my computer) and Windows Defender never reappears in the taskbar even after I followed those steps.

On the same day of th... Read more

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I have been having issues with the Win Explorer shutting down in the middle of using it or while doing another task. 
I have read your articles on "Windows 7 Explorer Crashes unexpectedly". I performed the SPC on my Win7 machine and the results reported "found some corrupt files but was unable to fix them".

I have the Log file. Can you take a look at the file and advise what is going on? 
Thank you,

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I`m running Windows XP and I usually access my files and pretty much do everything via Windows Explorer.

I have `set` my folder views to `list` and arranged my icons by `type` and when I close Explorer and re-open it my folders' displays appear the same - which is the way it`s meant to be. I set this view in one folder and then clicked on the `Apply to all folders` button under `Folder Options` as well as unchecking the `Remember each folder`s view settings`.

So, each folder's view was always appearing the way it was meant to until recently when each time I open a folder the view is arranged by `name` rather than by `type`. I still get a list though, which is good.

Also, I believe this to be connected, before, whenever I opened Windows Explorer it opened maximised and now it opens in the `window` mode.

I racked my brains to work out what I could have done differently these past couple of days to produce this problem and the only thing I`ve done differently is to install a .big editor (to edit .big files that come with C&C Generals, Zero Hour and Battle for Middle Earth). But I can`t see how that could possibly interefere with, presumably, my registry (I`m assuming that`s where my folder view settings would be stored).

I am virus free according to AVG that is updated and performs a full scan every night.

If the answer isn`t evident, then maybe someone could explain the process by which Windows stores my folder view settings so I can try to work out wha... Read more

A:Windows Explorer "Arrange Icons By" setting

After you have selcted your chosen view, hold shift down and exit normally via the menu bar/file. When you reopen you will find your chosen default is still there.

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When I select "show hidden item", windows 8.1 "This PC" explorer shows empty removable drives. Is it normal or not?

Thank you in advance!

A:Windows 8.1 "This PC" explorer view

Wouldn't happen to have a card reader would you? If so that is what it is showing and yes it is normal.

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I am infected with this crap and have used the following tools to try to get rid of it:
Windows Defender, Unible PowerSuite (SpeedUpMyPC, Registry Booster & Spyware Protector) and Norton's One Button Checkup and WinDoctor.

Not sure if it's related, but my DISPLAY is locked at 640 X 480.

Atempted the 5 Step Process before posting and Panda ActiveScan froze and crashed after scanning 59253 files, but not before identifying 28 spyware files.

Here's my extra.txt log from Deckard's:

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Extra logfile - please post this as an attachment with your post.

-- System Information ----------------------------------------------------------

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (build 2600) SP 2.0
Architecture: X86; Language: English

CPU 0: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz
Percentage of Memory in Use: 36%
Physical Memory (total/avail): 1277.95 MiB / 810.39 MiB
Pagefile Memory (total/avail): 1516.89 MiB / 1165.44 MiB
Virtual Memory (total/avail): 2047.88 MiB / 1930.88 MiB

A: is Removable (No Media)
C: is Fixed (NTFS) - 37.21 GiB total, 18.7 GiB free.

\\.\PHYSICALDRIVE0 - ST340014A - 37.25 GiB - 1 partition
\PARTITION0 - Unknown - 39.19 MiB
\PARTITION1 (bootable) - Installable File System - 37.21 GiB - C:

-- Security Center -------------------------------------------------------------

AUOptions is scheduled... Read more

A:Netsky Worm-Popups-The Three Icons - "Error Cleaner" "Privacy Protector" "Spyware..."


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Hey folks - does anyone know how I can get my desktop to display the icons in "List view" ?

I had previously used wintidy2 but it doesn't seem to work anymore (nor can i find the download).

I'd like to get my icons lined up with the text to the right of the icon.

Thx for any help! Scouring the internet everywhere for a solution & hoping someone here might know.

A:Arrange desktop icons in "list view"

There is not a built-in way to do it. There may be third-party apps out there that do what you want.

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Hey guys, I managed to change my default icons to blue ones. They show great in List view but when I switch to the Large Icons view, thumbnails show preview in Yellow(original) icon, is there way to change them as well?

A:Icon change in "Large Icons" view

Hello ConstanT1ne, and welcome to Seven Forums.

This may be able to help. Be sure to read the NOTE box at the top of the tutorial as well.

Folder Icon - Change Windows 7 Default Folder Icon

Hope this helps,

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Hello. This is driving me nutz. I did a reformat recently. I have XP Home. Before I reformated, in view as icons in a folder, I used to see .ico files in the folders as they really were. ie... the actual icon picture. I can see them in thumbnail view, but their real small.

The problem is now is when I open my icon folder and set view as icon, all I see is my .ico files with the icon for my paint progam. Make sense? I hope.

I'm wanting to know how to set it back to see the icons as they really are in the folder itself. Thanks.

A:Icons in "folder view"

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"dependency chain" "windows 7" internet "windows explorer"

At the time of this writing, this search in Google will produce one result at best. Am I searching the wrong things? I have tried a couple handfuls of variants, and I am coming up with zilch.

Though I am fairly well versed in Windows 7 from working on other people's machines, I decided to stick with good old XP because of one issue above all else. When I instructed my firewall to block Windows Explorer from accessing the Internet it completely cut me off from the Internet, no ifs, ands or buts. My understanding of why this is happened leads me to believe the dependency chain for Internet access goes through Windows Explorer. I have long had a habit of blocking my File Manager of choice access to the Internet because... well, it's a file manager! Admittedly, my one experience with Windows 7 on my own machine was a retired student version of Server 2008 R2, but as soon as I found out that was the case, I decided not to make the move to Windows 7 and went back to my XP installation. I believe I was using Sunbelt Personal Firewall at the time. I now use PCTools Free Firewall.

Is this still the case with Windows 7? Is there a workaround if it is?

I haven't tried to recreate this on another person's machine.


A:"dependency chain" "windows 7" internet "windows explorer"

Hi KronKyrios, welcome to 7F!

I did find some very old information that may shed some light:

"Launch Browser Windows in a Separate Process" Setting Is Not Available in Internet Explorer 5.01 or Internet Explorer 5.5

You can go into Services and check:
Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)
Network Connections
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
Windows Management Instrumentation

R-click on each one, then Properties, then the Dependencies Tab.
You would have to cross check each one that is listed.

Here is a good list to help you: Black Viper’s Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Service Configurations

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I have been plagued for years by this bug (see attached Mad_Explorer_col.JPG screen dump), and this morning after visiting Tech Support Guy > Windows XP then searching for "Windows Explorer", on page 2 in "Solved: Explorer tree display curiosity, AKA Odd Windows Explorer Bug", page 2, I found the cause and solution brought by Mosaic1 Wed 07 Mar 2007 05:48 GMT:
Do you have the desktop toolbar on the taskbar?​and mrwes Tue 07 Aug 2007 18:34 GMT:
You can get around this by making the toolbar point to the Desktop but using c:\Documents and Settings > (Profile name) > Desktop. You don't see the My Computer and IE icons in the list, but everything else shows up...​Thanks a lot to Mosaic1 and mrwes!

Versailles, Sat 13 Feb 2010 10:34:25 +0100

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Hi TechGuy,

I'm having some recent problems on my laptop. When I log-in and start using it, the performance starts slowing down. When I look at the Task Manager, I notice that the task called Explorer.exe takes up a lot of my CPU. In a couple of minutes, I also start getting Internet Explorer windows to pop-up on my screen (I normally use Firefox) with advertisements suggesting that my computer is infected and some software downloads that could help. I recently installed McAfee Total Works, or whatever they call their 10-in-1 software which is supposed to do it all. I ran several scans, and on some of them, if did find and disable the Generic.dx trojan. Even though it claims it is doing something, I don't notice any changes - Explorer.exe continues to bog me down, and the IE windows keep popping up to the point that I cannot use my computer effectively anymore.

IBM T-40 laptop (about three and a half years old)
Microsoft XP-Professional

Any pointers would be truly appreciated!!


A:Solved: "Explorer.exe" process keeps running, IE Windows intermittently open, "Generic.dx"

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Win10 Explorer View Options "Apply to All Folder"

I have tried a few suggestions on the web to correct this issue.

I work with a lot of Image / Video files in various folders. My prefered view to use is "Details" for ALL folders !

Here's the last thing I have tried:

How to Fix Annoying Folder View Type Change Problem in Windows

This seemed to fix all the normal browsing except when I do a "Search" on the folder pane ?

When I do a search in the explorer for a particular filename the windows switches from "Details" to "Content". Then i go to the folder "Options" on this content view and switch it to "Details". Now the "Apply to Folders" is GREYED out ?

ASUS Laptop
Intel i7 2.40 Ghz
Win 10 Pro x64; 8 Gb mem

FYI: Use Avast FREE .... not using ESET

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See attached image.

In Vista, with a list view, my 1050px tall display can list 52 items vertically. In 7 it is reduced to 44, because of apparently a larger font and larger gaps in between items. All my settings are default in both cases.

This is nearly a 20% decrease in usable space. Why???

A:Explorer "list view" wastes space in 7 vs Vista

This is a problem why? To me the version in Windows 7 is a lot more pleasant to look at and read. Having whitespace and separation is not a bad thing.

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Hello friends.
I have just noticed at few days ago that in Internet Explorer 11 if I go to "view" tab to change the size of the browser window I'm viewing , the "50%" and "Custom" selection is shaded and NOT available. I do not know what might have happened to change this, or how to change it back. Any help you may be able to provide will be much appreciated.
Thank you in advance...

A:Internet Explorer 11 "View" Custom Zoom missing

Hi GardenGrl,
Welcome to Eight-Forums.
Like that on mine and i did not change anything, but you are able to use other zoom settings ?

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

Any suggestions?

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

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

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

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Hi everybody

I usally try to use my keyboard as much as possible. To open the Explorer Window I use WIN + E - and it comes along with the correct window - in "my computer" view

But when I worked a while I will be somewhere on my Explorer - and if I wonna jump back on "my Computer" I only know (without using a mouse) to open another instance of the explorer while I use WIN + E again. But this not the best way I think. Is there shortcut to come back to my computer in the running instance?

Any ideas from your side? I would appreciate to hear how who handle the explorer fast and easy!

Thanks for any suggestions!

greetings from Bonn - Germany


A:how to jump back to "my computer" view in explorer

Hi thwbn, welcome to 7F!

All I do is use the win key+c , If you are in any folder in the alphabetized A's or B's the highlight will jump to any in the C's until it finishes the C's then it will go straight to Computer.

If you are beyond the C folders (D to Z) it will go immediately to Computer.

a, b, c, ... Pressing the initial letter of the name of any objects will highlight the respective application or folder. Continue typing the object name if multiple objects start with the same letter

Source, scroll down a bit to the bottom of #4 Navigating Desktop:128 useful Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows 7.

Hope it works in Germany

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there is a program that I removed using the company's remover tool -- the program is adobe creative cloud 2015 -- and in windows file explorer, when I enter the "desktop" view, there is a white, blank file icon that bears the name "creative cloud files".
this icon has no properties and no apparent way to delete it.
what to do?
registry hack?

never mind, I rolled back my computer previous to installation of the very annoying creative cloud, which puts its icons all over the place without asking and without any way to remove them

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hello guys,

this morning our network was down at work and well, i had to force a hard reset to my laptop. When the pc went back running, it seems that my Win7 explorer folders view of the "main" computer view, has changed, please see the screen cap that i have attached.

basically i still would like to have the view "by type" but those blue lines used to be grey and also at the right hand side of the page now i have these other arrows for expanding or collapsing the view....i checked a colleague computer and he doesnt have that in fact...

I played a bit with settings but cant revert to what i had before... not huge thing but i'd like to have the same i had before...

I would like to have the view back to "normal", see the other screen cap from some random guy i found on google images....it seems those little ^ are on the right hand side instead on the left??

any ideas / suggestions?


A:Win 7 Professional "Explorer View" changed unexpectedly

Hello Gab,

It looks like you need to click on View (menu bar) and Tiles to return it back to default.

If that should fail, then you could use the tutorial below to restore all folder views back to default including this one.

Folder View Settings - Reset All to Default

Hope this helps,

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While using "Windows Explorer" as an FTP client I have put the system into a state where any attempts to access an FTP folder from "Windows Explorer" produces the following dialog:
Dialog Title: "FTP Folder Error"
Dialog Icon: Information Icon
Dialog Text: "Windows cannot access this folder.  Make sure you typed the file name correctly and that you have permission to access the folder.  Details: No more Internet handles can be allocated"
Dialog Buttons: OK
I had used the "Add a network location" feature of "Windows Explorer" to add an FTP site.  The FTP folder appears under "Computer" in the left panel of "Windows Explorer." 
It is not mapped to a drive letter.  I then initiated a large FTP transfer operation by using drag-and-drop from the FTP folder to a local folder.  A portion of the transfer completed as expected but after some time it produced the "No more Internet
handles can be allocated" error.  When OK was clicked the transfer was terminated.  In this case I am using large to refer to many thousands of files and directories to be transferred as opposed to a small count of files having many bytes.
After the initial error dialog is cleared with the OK button and the transfer is terminated I can then reliably reproduce the dialog.  Any attempt to open an FTP network location
from "Windows Explorer" will produce a n... Read more

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I use the explore file manager a lot in XP as I deal with thousands
of photo images. It drives me crazy that every time I use explore that
I have to do the pull down menu thing and select "view file details"
There must be a way to define that view as the default. Does anyone
know how to do it ?

BTW, someone told me that he new Windows 7 or Vista doesnt have
or show all the details of files that are available in the XP or Win98 Explore.
Something about Microsoft trying to dumb down the systems for the
masses. I always have to know the logical drive and folder name where
all my files are kept.

A:How to lock in "details" view in Explorer

Hello preventec47

Have you tried
Windows Explorer
Set the view as you want it
Tools|Folder Options|View, and click the "Apply to All Folders" button


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2010 06 05

This is a question for information about why my networking problem finally was resolved.
I have four PC?s on my network; one Windows 7 and three Windows XP. The Windows 7 PC always sees all three of the other computers. However the Windows XP computers sometimes don?t see the other XP computers when I press ?My Network Places.? Quite by accident I discovered that if I press ?View Workgroup Computers? then ALL the other PC?s in the network DO show up. Furthermore, if I click through "View Workgroup Computers" and access/edit a file on one of the other computers, then this computer will ALSO show up in ?My Network Places.? This behavior seems to be quite consistent and works every time I have tried it. Apparently, this is a workaround to the long vexing problem of why my networked PC?s sometimes don?t show up under ?My Network Places.?

My question: why does ?View Workgroup Computers? apparently always show all the networked PC?s, when ?My Network Places? does so only intermittently or sometimes not at all?

Thanks for any response.

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When I am building a query in Access 2007, the "Sort:" and "Criteria:" selctions don't work when I switch from 'Design View' to 'Datasheet View'.
If I change the query type from 'Select' to 'Make Table' and run the query, the data in the new table mathces the "Sort:" and "Criteria:" selctions correctly.
What is wrong with my Select Query - Datasheet View? This is very annoying.

A:Access 2007 "Sort:" and "Criteria:" not working in Datasheet View

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Windows Explorer is not giving me a Thumbnail choice under View:

Also, in System Properties, Advanced tab, Performance button under Settings, when I check Show thumbnails instead of icons, then click Apply and OK, if I click the Performance button under Settings again, Show thumbnails instead of icons is unchecked. I can't get the change to take effect.

I suspect I changed something awhile ago but I can't remember what.

A:Windows Explorer has no Thumbnail selection under View

Hey Rich,

There wouldn't be a thumbnail preview setting in view. Instead, you would select either Medium Icons, Large Icons, or Extra Large Icons to be able to see thumbnail previews.

Go ahead and make sure that you have thumbnail previews turned on at both locations you mentioned to see if that may help.

Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Help Forums

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anyone know why this happens? It's not all the time. Usually in folders with larger amounts of photos in them. Doesn't make any sense though. I have 1.5 gigs of RAM (PC3200 at that). I can't imagine my pc can't keep up with populating some thumbnails. Can anyone point me to some literature on this?

A:Windows Explorer crashes when in Thumbnail view

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My Windows 8.1 64 bit started forgetting the view settings from a folder.So if I go in a folder and I set it to List-View for example,whenever I close that folder and I reopen it the view is set automatically to Details view.And this applies to every folder in my computer except Desktop.It drives me crazy,especially in my pictures folders.

Also with this problem another one came.I can't set a program to open some files,so the file associations for some files is broken.For example i can't set qTorrent to open torrent files.It just won't open them and the files apear as white documents just like I hadn't had a Torrent program installed already.I find it weird that both problems appeared together.
I previously had to reinstall windows on my machine,because of this problems.It worked normal at the begging,but today these problems appeared again.
I tried scanning SFC Scan with no result.
I hope I will get a fix here.

Update:I also just discovered that Metro apps are not working anymore...what the heck its wrong with my windows.

A:Windows 8.1 forgets thumbnail view in the explorer.

My Windows 8.1 64 bit started forgetting the view settings from a folder too if I will find anything (how to solve it) I will let you know

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hp pavilion desktop bought march 2009. windows vista xp svc pack 2 home premium. ie9.
i may have made things worse of course thru search engine remedies. i have possibly checked or unchecked boxes in internet options box. i also possibly clicked on something in a download programs box to open under ie (default) and now everything wants to open in ie, changing my icons, etc. but, even more damaging, i could click on anything from desktop to control panel, a window will flash but a view and track downloads box will pop up asking me if i want to run or save. no matter what i hit, the program's publisher couldn't be verified -- learn more--(something about signatures and certicates -help box will pop up). even now the download window keeps coming up with iexplorer in it, so this is probably getting worse. also when i first log on and my deskyop's coming in, a hundred windows try to pop up and of course still all turn into downloads/run or save boxes. oh and this whole thing happened sun or mon night ( 5/18-19/2014). i almost dread what you can tell me, but i've got to know. and a lot of the things through the searches said to run regedits, etc. or download cleaners, etc. (which are probably still stuck in this computer). in any way, i was still running into the download/run or saves, so i can't even get into my own computer sort of. and finally, i can get to the internet --my yahoo (homepage if i go to control panel and click on the welcome and then "more info") or i ju... Read more

A:Some desktop icons and in start list changed into "e"s (internet explorer).

Hi, and welcome to TSF.

I'm guessing you're a fairly new computer/internet user, otherwise you would know that posting everything in CAPITAL LETTERS is considered shouting. It is also extremely difficult to read.

For that reason, I haven't even tried to read it, I'll wait for the edited version.

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For some reason, my "Recycle Bin" will not display the files within it with the correct filters while in the "Details" view.

For example, I have the "View" set to "Details", and the two columns I have showing are "Name" and "Type", with "Name" selected as the preferred sort order.

With those settings in place, the "Recycle Bin" is not displaying the files in the correct order.I am not sure of the order that it is displaying them, as I can't pick-up on any pattern.

For example, it is displaying:


When I adjust it again so it displays them in the correct order, the next time I open the "Recycle Bin", the order has returned to the incorrect display.

Any ideas on how to correct this?

A:Solved: "Recycle Bin", "Details" View Does Not Correctly Sort

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When I try to "View workgroup computers" I get"workgroup is not accessible. You might not have permission to use ........"
I can ping the PC I am sitting on and the laptop on the network ok.
I can \\angelika-LT ok
I can \\ ok

My PC is the administrator. Why can't I even not see the PC I am sitting on in.
No firewall is set.

Thank you for any ideas

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When I press "open file" in the program "Business Intelligence" of an Office
program like Excel, I would like the window columns to be in "detail" view
instead of "list" view.
How can I do this?
Is this a registry default that can be changed?

A:Get "detailed" view on "open file" dialog window.

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