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Navigation Pane and Navigation Bar not showing up!

Q: Navigation Pane and Navigation Bar not showing up!

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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A: Navigation Pane and Navigation Bar not showing up!

The Windows Theme Installer is most likely responsible for corrupting Explorer so I would get rid of it. It's isn't wise to install any third-party utilities which modify Windows' system files, at least not unless you have a complete system backup strategy in place such as a disk image.

System Restore cannot be relied on to get you out trouble because old restore points are automatically deleted when the maximum disk space assigned to SR is reached. So a more permanent system backup method is required, especially in cases where corruption is so bad that Windows won't even start.

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Any clue why one of my local drives doesn't show in navigation pane?

A:Local drive not showing in navigation pane

Originally Posted by Dragane


Any clue why one of my local drives doesn't show in navigation pane?





Hi @Dragane, welcome to tenforums.com!

Expand "This PC", it should reside there.

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I just did a clean install of Windows 10 Pro where I had a system drive and a single storage drive installed. After that, I added another drive, and this drive shows up under "This PC" in Windows Explorer, but it does not show in the navigation pane at the left like my other drive does.

In the screenshot you'll see I have D:/ and E:/ but only E:/ shows up on the left. I'd like D:/ to show up there above E:/ like I'm used to, and I'm not sure why it's not showing up there for me.

Any information on this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

A:Hard drive not showing up in the navigation pane..??

Hello angelleye, and welcome to Ten Forums.

Only removable drives will show separately in the navigation pane. Is your D:/ drive a removable drive?

Drives in Navigation Pane - Add or Remove in Windows 10

If you like, you could turn on "Show all folders" in the navigation pane to see all drives though.

Navigation Pane 'Show all folders' - Turn On or Off in Windows 10

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I created an LDAP address book. It doesn't show up in the Navigation Pane for Contacts, so I can't add contacts to it. It does show up under Other Address Books when I click the Address Book button. When I try to add a New Entry, it says 'You cannot create entries for this address book'. How in the world to I access and use this address book?
 

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Hello,

A couple of days ago I notice that the "Libraries" on the navigation panel were gone.
(see image 001.jpg)

The Libraries folder exists (in the AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Libraries) and contains all the folders that should show.

Right clicking and choosing "restore default libraries" had no effect--not even an error message. I also try the "Include in Library" button but nothing.

After some research, I try a few things that didnt solve my problem.Unhide the libraries using the Command Prompt:
attrib -h "%AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Libraries\*.library-ms"
Change the Folders attribute "Shown in navigation pane" (NOTE: the post says that I should enable that checkbox but in my case is disables (see image 002) )
user the Registry Editor to see the DWORD Attributes registry value (?b080010d?)(The value was the same so no change was needed)
Run some Malware/Registry software to clean/repair

I've seen this topic pop up in many different forums, and the recommended fix is always to right click and select "Restore Default Libraries." or "show all folders" As mentioned, this has no effect on my machine.

Thanks for any help,

A:Libraries not showing up on navigation pane, "restore" not working

I don't know if this will work, but download this:

http://media.askvg.com/downloads/200...-Windows-7.zip

Source: How to Disable “Libraries” Feature in Windows 7? - Tweaking with Vishal

Inside this zip folder is a Registry file called "Restore Default Settings". Double-click this file and then click Yes on the prompt that Windows 7 will present to you.

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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.

A: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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Is it better for me to work under "libraries" or under "computer"?
I am trying to clean up a mess that was made by a computer repair guy. He did something which caused my files and folders to be relocated into incorrect areas - even some of my pictures are upside down.

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How can I get all drives to show under Computer in the navigation pane. The only one showing is drive (COS? I put a check mark by show all empty drives, but that didn't work. I'm using the classic theme.

Thanks Clint

A:Navigation Pane

Try this Navigation Pane - Show All Folders
Jerry

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

A: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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how do I change the fonts on the navigation pane? each title having its own font?

A:navigation pane fun

  
Quote: Originally Posted by RBCC


how do I change the fonts on the navigation pane? each title having its own font?


Sorry that cannot be done that text & color & font are all tied together with the start menu & the text for folders & address bar. It's 1 color, font, text for all
Jerry

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Hi Folks,
How can I get my friends Nav. Pane



to look like mine below.

A:Navigation Pane

Hello George,

It looks like he needs to uncheck the Show all folders option for the navigation pane.

Navigation Pane - Show All Folders

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Whenever I download anything from the internet my navigation pane won't shows up but it is blank there are no folders or subfolders at all.
here's a picture
I need help

A:navigation pane error

Hello Angel naranjo

Have a work through the suggestions here - Empty Navigation pane. starting with - SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Danny

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I believe that's what it's called, in Windows Explorer there's a load of Shortcuts on the left, how can I edit them, I'd like to remove unneeded things as well.

Also can you modify the shortcuts in the download pane? It has I believe 5 shortcuts on the left which I'd like to customise. In Xp I just used TweakUI to do that, but I don't know anything about Windows 7.

A:How does one modify the Navigation Pane?

Make a screenshot of it. And show which ones you want to change.

Do you mean folder %userprofile%\links ?

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Hi all,

Been reading the forums for a while now, and only just registered, so hello

I have had win7 installed for quite a while now and all seems ok'ish.

My problem is, that when ever I go to open or save files from various programs first noticed in Firefox, the navigation pane is empty and subsequently I can not change to the desired location.

I can not place the time/date it started so I don't know which (if any) restore point to use.

I can see the navigation pane in Windows Explorer but not from a program.

Any Ideas would be appreciated.

Cheers

Spud

A:Empty Navigation pane.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Spudd


Hi all,

Been reading the forums for a while now, and only just registered, so hello

I have had win7 installed for quite a while now and all seems ok'ish.

My problem is, that when ever I go to open or save files from various programs first noticed in Firefox, the navigation pane is empty and subsequently I can not change to the desired location.

I can not place the time/date it started so I don't know which (if any) restore point to use.

I can see the navigation pane in Windows Explorer but not from a program.

Any Ideas would be appreciated.

Cheers

Spud


Hi Spud, Welcome to SF,

Could you post a screen shot. Go To Start under search Snipping Tool using that take a screen shot and post it

Thanks

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ok I'm OLD AND a Newbie...(worst combination ever) and my navigation layout is a mess. I have multiple Desktops, Documents, OneDrive, Downloads, ETC. located in random places. I need a SIMPLE organized
layout i.e.,

Favorites- (Desktop-Downloads-Recent Places, etc.?)

OneDrive- (Docs +

Google Drive- (Docs +

This PC- (Documents-Music-Photos-etc.?)

then:
Local Disk (C (Apps Windows System Settings Devices, etc?)
Elements (D
Homegroup
Network
Is a simple/similar layout to this possible? No Libraries please. I would appreciate advice and suggestions very much...

A:Organize Navigation pane Win 8.1

Hello Old Newbie, and welcome to Eight Forums.

The tutorial below can help show you how to remove Libraries from the navigation pane in File Explorer, but I'm not sure about the rest.

Libraries - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane in Windows 8 Explorer

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Using MS Word 2010. I have "navigation pane" unchecked in "View," but sometimes when I open Word, the navigation pane is there and "navigation pane" is re-checked. How do I permanently uncheck it and prevent its appearance? Thanks.

A:Navigation Pane is a pain

Un-checking the option in the View tab should do the job.

Perhaps a 'Repair' will fix it:
Office 2010 - Perform Repairs

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Favorites
- Desktop
- Downloads
- Recent places

Libraries
- Documents
- Music
- Pictures
- Videos

Homegroup

Computer
- Local Disk (C:)
- Local Disk (D:)

Network

Something that has been bugging the hell out of me, since Vista, is that the old XP file explorer was replaced with the new Libraries opening window. That's fine, but why the hell does Computer have to be all the way to the bottom.

Ya if I was a novice user I might be inclined to use those folders more frequently, but as an IT guru, this is nuts. If I download, move, or copy anything to an external hard drive, USB, or DVD, I always have scroll down the Navigation Pane. This is such a little thing that it's almost stupid that you can't slide these categories up and down. This way users can set their most used categories to the top. If you can move columns back and forth, it makes no sense that you cant do it for the nav pane.

I know I can make a shortcut pointing the file location to %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /E,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D} will allow me to create the Computer shortcut which can be use to pin to the taskbar. I've seen 3rd party software bring back the old XP explorer nav pane and I've also seen one that either adds or hides the Navigation Pane items.

It really is silly not to add something like this that is so simple to do for Microsoft. But does anyone know if there's any registry entry I can use, or some 3rd party software that does this for Windows 8?

A:Navigation Pane Order

Hi Bad,

Welcome to the "Eight Forums." . . .

Try this; close all the folders above "Computer" then open "Computer" then close Explorer (file manger). Now reopen and everything should be the way you want it. Did this several times to see if any would change and it didn't. This worked for me, albeit it doesn't mean it is the answer you are looking for. . .Good Luck.

Hope to see you around the Eight Forums again an IT guru is always a big plus and the Eights.

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I'm trying to make it so that Navigation pane would be disabled whenever I open folder shortcuts, such as music, documents, pictures, but I want to keep it enabled when I got to My computer or Windows explorer. However it seems that its either enabled or disabled for all folders. Any way to fix that?

Also, is there anyway to make windows remember each folders individual settings? It seems whenever I open a folder, and resize it, any other folder will open exactly the same size as the previous open folder. I believe even Windows XP had an option to remember folder settings.

A:Navigation pane frustrations?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by och



Also, is there anyway to make windows remember each folders individual settings? It seems whenever I open a folder, and resize it, any other folder will open exactly the same size as the previous open folder. I believe even Windows XP had an option to remember folder settings.


This excelent feature we had in XP, was taken out of 7.
In point of fact, the more one uses Windows Explorer the more I hate it.

So far no fix but there are a couple of apps out there that will lock size and position of any window when its re opened.
The best is Zmover .

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Help!

My son has used Windows 7 customisation tool UX Style Core (Beta) to customise our PC. Whatever he did has changed the background colour of the Explorer Navigation Pane to black, making it unreadable. I can't correct it. Does anyone have any idea what to do to fix?

A:Navigation Pane Corrupted - need fix

Hello Richard,

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

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I am having some problem, i get often when i want to save or open a file my explorer navigation plane does not appear at the window. Usually i scroll themwith button shortcuts.

like this (explorer fine,but for open/save navigation pane vanishes)



i think i screwed something after i customize the windows theme.

A:Explorer Navigation Pane does not appear

Some programs use the new (Vista) dialogs, which have the navigation pane. Some use the old (XP) dialogs, which don't have it. Can you post a screenshot of the problem so we can determine if that's the case?

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Hi guys,

Got this weird issue that's started today, for some reason my navigation pane is blank....

A:Navigation Pane Blank

Hey mate,

You might see if doing a system restore using a restore point dated before this happened may be able to sort it for you.

System Restore Windows 10

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Microsoft Word's Navigation pane theoretically has keyboard shortcuts associated with the right-click menu items available there, e.g.:Alt-E: Expand All
Alt-C: Collapse All
In particular, I'd like to know the shortcut sequence to collapse the heading levels displayed to 2. The sequence indicated is Alt-H,Alt-2.

The problem is that I can't figure out how to initiate these shortcuts within the context of the Navigation menu. For instance, when the Navigation pane is active and I use Alt-H, it still shifts focus to the Home tab (the "global" binding of Alt-H).

How can I use keyboard shortcuts to access the menu items in the Navigation pane?

Thanks,
Barry

A:Navigating the Navigation Pane

Lots of information about keyboard short-cuts here:
Keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Word

... and here:
https://support.office.com/en-au/art...a-999f07b51bf3

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Hi

I have a weird problem with navigation pane. In most of programs the navigation pane is empty (see attached screenshot). It is kind of annoying, every time i have to click on a folder content and then "backup" to where I want to go. Does anyone have this problem or know a solution? Please help.

Best regards.

A:Problem with navigation pane

Try an SFC /scannow from command prompt.

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Is there a way to backup the settings of navigation pane? paths, names, layout.. etc

A:Navigation pane Backup

I'm not sure, but I will look into it.

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Hi guys,

I was wondering how to change the font of the navigation pane in windows explorer? I'm using Ave's Windows7 Style Builder and have tried nearly every entry under Explorer&Shell to no avail. It's the basic Aero theme btw if that makes any difference, thanks for any tips! Cheers!

A:Navigation Pane Text

Welcome to the Seven Forums

You need at add font properties at:
Explorer & Shell > Explorer > TreeView

Look at screenshots
Jerry

Font Font

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

thanks

A:Customize Navigation Pane

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

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In my navigation pane under the trash can ( the recyclable bin ) all the folder from my desk top are there. the whole list. My navigation pane is so long because of this. is there a way to get rid of all these unneeded folder from my desktop in the navigation pane? i would like my NP to look like the one in the pic.

ANY IDEAS WHATS GOING ON AND WHY ALL MY FOLDERS ARE IN THE NAVIGATION PANE AND DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THE ONE IN THE ATTACHED THUMBNAIL?

A:Navigation pane problem

right click in the left pan you are showing and un check show all folders

Navigation Pane - Show All Folders

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Hi all!

I've used some registry hacks to customise my Navigation pane so that is has only the following entries:

- favorites
- computer
- network

"Show all folders" is ticked off. Now I don't know what might have cause this and I'm not sure when it happened, but now the entries look like this:

- favorites
- user's home folder
- computer
- network

How can I make the user folder disappear?

Thanks!

A:Navigation pane customization

Hello Higgins,

This can show you how to remove the User folder from the navigation pane.

User Folder - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I just did some navigation pane tidying by following tutorials.
I noticed in the screen shots how the various categories (Computer, Libraries etc.) seem nicely spaced while most, but not all, of mine are not spaced making them difficult to read when expanded.
I am unable to find a way of altering the spacing.
Any pointers appreciated.

A:Navigation Pane Customising

Hello Peter,

Not sure since the screenshot is incomplete, but you might see if unchecking the "Show all folders" option if checked in the navigation pane settings may help.

Navigation Pane "Show all folders" - Turn On or Off

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hello to all good people of SevenForums.
First I wish to express gratitude for all your knowledge sharing, and you help me million times when I encounter some 'problems' with my OS (Windows 7 U x64). So:
Thank You!
Respect!

I have question for you dear members:
- Recently I purchased the new version of TuneUp utilities and after installing i got displayed disk devices in my navigational pane. I don't like that so i want to reverse settings like before were was only under my computer displayed hard disk devices.

Before:
After installing TU utilities:

Can you help me: -how to do that?
I tried with folder properties(show/hide empty drives), also hide items in navigation pane but no luck.
also i tried registry snap - but it was to plenty things for my understandings, also i tried Windows 7 navigation pane customizer - and it works until you don't load explorer again?
Please, What I must do(except uninstalling of TU off) to get my navigation pane without disk drives?
Mr. Shawn, Help me!

Thank You!

A:Navigation Pane Hack

Hello sunnydays, and welcome to Eight Forums.

This sounds like you could turn on the hide empty drives option to not see them in the Computer window anymore until you insert a disc.

Drives - Hide or Show Empty Drives in Computer Folder

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I sent this screenshot to a client, then realized it might be helpful for goo-ee customizers who are members here at sevenforums.

A:Navigation Pane - Keep it simple

thumbs up on that one, I use to have too many programs installed to simple things a little searching in Windows could solve for me!

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I got this problem when I was installing a new theme pack by changing the .dll files in the system root. See the picture for more details:

A:Navigation Pane is blank

Hello Halfeez, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if running a sfc /scannow command may be able to fix this. It may take running it a few times though.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Any idea how to remove the Navigation pane in Windows Explorer in Windows Vista (Home Premium)? Kinda takes upa bit of real estate...

A:Windows Explorer Navigation Pane

Click on the Organize button, then on the Layout selection, then uncheck Navigation Pane.

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Ok so I know it is possible to remove things from the libraries pane in explorer which I have done, but this question is not about the explorer libraries pane but it is about the open file/folder/whatever libraries pane. How do you get rid of "Favorites", "Homegroup", and "Network"? If you only use the normal tutorial it will remove it from the open menu of atleast notepad and paint, and I'm sure it does the same for some other windows based programs. But if you use any other program like office when you select open the libraries pane is just how it was at the beginning, how do we change this?

Hope this was clear enough

I want to get rid of these in the save menu too.

A:Remove things in Navigation pane

Hello Kookster,


These can help show you how to remove these in the Navigation Pane in Windows Explorer windows:Homegroup - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane
Network - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane
Favorites - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hopefully I?m in the most appropriate location for this inquiry.

In my pc navigation pane for my main pc it goes Desktop, then the Libraries (Documents, Downloads, etc), Homegroup, Computer (with the listed drives), then last Network. In my secondary pc between Homegroup and Computer it has ?Admin? with many of the same Library menus along with AppData. I would really like to get rid of this extra file location. It used to also have a download location that was a pain and I changed the paths for that but I would still like to get rid of it totally. I was also able to delete some other things that were empty. I think this must be something the previous owner set up as I don?t think I have ever seen one set up like this.

Not sure but for one thing it appears the AppData in that Admin listing is linked to the User AppData files. I certainly don?t want to delete it if I can?t and cause a mess, but I would really like to clean things up. There is enough confusion and potential problems as it is. Anyone know how to do this? I think this may be the default location for AppData so a path may have to be changed or maybe this is some kind of shared folders situation that needs to be undone. I can make a backup of the AppData files in case deleting it needs to be reversed. Or maybe if this is not really a secondary location using up hard drive space there is a way to hide this listing. Thanks.

A:Rid me of this Admin navigation pane folder

Hi,
You might verify how many accounts exist on the machine ?
Post a screen shot of what you see as well,
User Account - Delete

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Can anyone teach me how to stop the folder automatic fold-up in the Navigation Pane in Windows Explorer? I would like to leave the folders open that I open just like all the other previous Windows versions have done.
I sure hope there is a way to stop it. I have tried for a long time to get used to it but it just isn't my cup of tea!
Thank You in Advance for whatever information you can give.

A:Windows Explorer Navigation Pane

Doesn't look like anyone has the answer to stopping that obnotious automatic fold up

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I have followed all the steps in the tutorial on removing Favorites from the navigation pane.

Favorites - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane in Windows 8

The right-click solution does not work because "show favourites" option does not come up when I right click. The second solution using the folder option is not possible because there is no option to check or uncheck I have even tried with th bat. file, but no change took place.

I would be grateful for any feedback on this and maybe a little help

A:Remove Favorites from Navigation Pane

Are you logged in as administrator?

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Uh could anyone help me please.

I have a habit of opening explorer via the win+e shortcut and I've noticed a problem. It seems it doesn't remember the navigation pane settings (i.e. folders completely hidden only favourites visible)

The same behaviour can be observed when starting a new explorer task, but not when starting explorer c:\ for instance.

Is there any setting that I have to change to make it remember? I presume it will be somewhere in the registry.

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Like the title says.. I can't find it.

A:does win7 have a shortcut for navigation pane?

What kind of "shortcut"?

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

A:Add Shortcuts to 'Computer' on Navigation Pane

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

Please read both tutorials.

Favorites - Links - Add or Remove in Navigation Pane

Favorites - Restore Default Favorite Links in Navigation Pane

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On the explorer screen (i.e. 'my computer'), I would like the 'favorites' to be below the 'libraries'. I would like them to switch places like so:

How would I do this?
 

A:Rearrange explorer navigation pane

I think it is a "No can do" as this arrangement is hard coded.
 

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how can i disable/hide navigation pane like windows 7.

A:how can i disable navigation pane like windows 7

Hello 00010203, and welcome to Eight Forums.

The tutorial below can helps show you how to turn off the navigation pane in Windows 8.

Navigation Pane - Show or Hide in Windows 8 File Explorer

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...opened through an application such as Chrome or Word. I can use Explorer just fine normally, unless I try to open up a file. Then I get this: http://imgur.com/Eg20N.jpg

Any ideas? Changing the theme doesn't seem to help.

A:Blank navigation pane in Explorer when...

That would seem to be an error in that particular program. Give a reinstall of the program a shot.

~Lordbob

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frequently my navigation pane at the bottom of my desktop disappears. it usually happens when i leave the laptop running. i can't seem to go to system restore since it only lets me go back to the previous day. this has been going on for over a week and i do not know how to resolve the issue. i have searched the internet to find solutions but have not been able to do so. to resolve the problem i have to bring up the task manger and end explorer. then i have to run explorer again for the navigation bar/pane to appear. anyone know how to resolve this. i am running windows 7 ultimate 32-bit

thank you everyone in advance

A:Desktop navigation pane disappears

Hi vietle, and welcome to Sevenforums.

As in navigation pane, to you mean the taskbar, with all the programs on there?

If you can recreate the problem, please try this tests:

Try pressing the Windows key and tell us if the start menu pops up.

If not, to get the taskbar back, Go to task manager (Ctrl + Shift+ Esc). Go to the 'Applications' tab. Click the 'New task...' button. Type in "explorer.exe" (without the quotes) and press enter. Tell us if the taskbar comes back up.

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In Windows Explorer in the Desktop mode, there is a navigation pane on the left hand side. At the top, there is a spot for your favorite folders, so you can navigate directly to them easily. Below that are other sections, like "Homegroup" and "This PC." Whenever you open Windows Explorer, it automatically focuses on This PC in the navigation pane by default. Does anyone know of any way to get it to focus on Favorites by default, rather than This PC, without having to create a shortcut? I'd like it to do that even if I press Windows Key+E

A:Question about the Navigation Pane in Explorer

Easy peasy search. Change the Default File Explorer Startup Folder in Windows 8 First hit. How-to Geek is probably one of the best sites for just about anything.

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Is it me or does this bother you as well

When I click on an item inthe navigation pane and want to scroll down to a certain folder in the main window, the mouse wheel stays on the nav pane. Have to go and click in the main window to scroll.

If you click the navigation pane, then the wheel should in my opinion default over to scroll on the main pane. It's a little bothersome to have to keep clikckingto scroll after i just cliked to open that item in the navitgation pane already.

confused yet? maybe the pic will better describe it. I know it's not a big deal, but......

Like in the pic i clicked on music folder in the left nav pane, i would want it to scroll over on right without having to click mouse again. Maybe it's a matter of preference, but that's mine.

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A:navigation pane and mouse wheel

I agree, I find that annoying as well, I think it would be better if it would just scroll on whatever window or pane that your mouse is over.

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