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Navigation Pane - Keep it simple

Q: Navigation Pane - Keep it simple

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

Preferred Solution: Navigation Pane - Keep it simple

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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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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.


It's portable and runs without installation.

Let us know if navigation pane works using Explorer++

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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):


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

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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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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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

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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

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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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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,

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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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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.



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.



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


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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?


A:Navigating the Navigation Pane

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

... and here:

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


A:Customize Navigation Pane

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

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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?


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,

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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,

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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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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


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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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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!

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.

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,

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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.


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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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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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,

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- Desktop
- Downloads
- Recent places

- Documents
- Music
- Pictures
- Videos


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


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 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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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.?)

Local Disk (C (Apps Windows System Settings Devices, etc?)
Elements (D
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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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 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

Font Font

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This use to always work for me. Now it gives me an error code. Does anybody know what the error could be?

Additional Details:

See the end of this message for details on invoking
just-in-time (JIT) debugging instead of this dialog box.

************** Exception Text **************
System.UnauthorizedAccessException: Access to the registry key 'HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}' is denied.
at Microsoft.Win32.RegistryKey.Win32Error(Int32 errorCode, String str)
at Microsoft.Win32.RegistryKey.CreateSubKey(String subkey, RegistryKeyPermissionCheck permissionCheck, RegistrySecurity registrySecurity)
at Microsoft.Win32.Registry.SetValue(String keyName, String valueName, Object value, RegistryValueKind valueKind)
at Microsoft.VisualBasic.MyServices.RegistryProxy.SetValue(String keyName, String valueName, Object value, RegistryValueKind valueKind)
at W7NPC.Main.RegSet(String Key, String ValueName, Object Value, RegistryValueKind ValueKind)
at W7NPC.Main.clApplySettings_Click(Object sender, EventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.OnClick(EventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.Button.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)
************** Loaded Assemblies **************
Assembly Version:
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A:Navigation Pane Customizer Error

Hello Zevoxa maybe I am being a little too obvious but I suppose you have done the sfc chkdsk and some malware sweeps?

Disk Check
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker




download the ADW from bleeping computer

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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.


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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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Is it possible to add these in context menu?

A:Hide or show navigation pane

Take a look at this tutorial:

Navigation Pane - Turn On or Off

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All I have is the picture to really explain.

A:Navigation Pane has broken images?

Try Icon Cache - Rebuild to see if that will correct the problem.


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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.


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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I upgraded to Office 2013 a number of months ago and have a problem I can't find the answer to that has finally driven me crazy enough to ask about.

In the navigation pane you have the mailbox with all it's sub folders (inbox, sent, deleted etc.) I collapse the mailbox and work primarily out of PST folders and the Inbox, Sent, and Deleted links in the Favorites section above this.

Randomly the mailbox will expand so I can see all these folders again. Not sure why - I'm guessing it's from things like an email auto-saved to Drafts - when the mailbox expands the main PST folder I use drop out of site and I have to scroll down to them (such a big hassle right?)

Outlook 2010 had no issues with this, you collapse the mailbox it stayed that way until outlook was closed and opened again or you manually expanded the mailbox folder list. Is there a way to keep the mailbox collapsed?

A:Outlook 2013 navigation pane help

I haven't noticed this myself, but maybe if you add these other folders to favorites, it might help. I mean Drafts for example.

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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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I don't need to access my Contacts list in Office 2010 very often. I just noticed today that the text entry for Contacts was missing from the Navigation pane. Instead, there was a small icon in the lower right corner of the pane for Contacts. On all my other machines the text entry is present. I've no idea when the text was replace by the icon or why -- it could have been weeks ago.

Will someone please tell me how to get the text entry back?

Thank you very much

A:Contacts Missing From Navigation Pane


Could you try clicking that small arrow which says Configure buttons and check if contacts is tick marked?

Attachment as reference.

Another thing could be the height was pushed downwards. Drag it up and see if the text comes back.

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I've been looking through the help pages and the forum for an hour and I have to get back to work, so I'm hoping somebody can answer this question for me.

In Word 2010 the navigation pane is great, but is there a way to collapse the outline structure? When I open a doc, the nav pane is completely expanded, and as this doc is huge and has multiple nested headings, it takes a while to scroll to where I need to be. If I could show main headings only, things would be much easier.

Is there a way to do this? Any help much appreciated.

A:navigation pane in word 2010

Hi, greenery. I found the following information at Use outlines to structure notes and ideas - OneNote - Microsoft Office

Expand or collapse an outline

You can use the Expand and Collapse commands on the Outlining toolbar to view certain levels of the outline.
Click the paragraph handle next to any text at the level that you want to expand or collapse.
If the Outlining toolbar is not already showing, point to Toolbars on the View menu, and then click Outlining.
On the Outlining toolbar, do one of the following:To expand the outline elements, click Expand, and then click a level to show all paragraphs that are at that level.
To collapse the elements, click Collapse, and then click a level to hide all paragraphs that are at that level.

Note Whenever you collapse a paragraph in an outline by clicking its handle, be sure you use the Type Text or Select Objects tool instead of the Pen tool.

At Expand and Collapse Headings in Word Outline it shows how to expand/collapse more than one heading section at a time by selecting the part you want to expand/collapse. Then click the appropriate button from the Outline Tools group on the Outlining tab.

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First, thank-you for taking the time to look over my question.

I just loaded Windows XP Home, SP3 and I'm working on getting it configured to how it was before. I have spent over an hour trying to figure out how to disable or hide the left side navigation pane, which is present when I open the folders. I just can not recall how I solved this before.

I have gone into Folder Options and I do have it selected to "Classic View," which did not help. I have googled it, as well as did a search on this site, but there are just too many pages to read through them all, and I was hoping I could find out here.

I am fine with working within the registry, so if there's a hack, that would be fine. However, I'm guessing it's something much easier.

Again, thanks for the time.


Screen shot of folder with the navigation pane in red. (I'd like to stop the pane from appearing)

A:Solved: Navigation Pane Question

Go to C:\Documents and Settings\username\Start Menu\Programs\Accessories

Right-click on the Windows Explorer shortcut > Properties

Where it says Target: %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe add a /n

So it's %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /n

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The Navigation Pane in explorer is rather cluttered. I want to remove the "Libraries," "Homegroup," and "Network" entries, but I am not sure how. Preferably without registry editing, but its okay if thats what it entails.

A:Editing the Navigation pane in Explorer

What is your reason for wanting them gone? Each has a unique set of uses. The "Libraries" is an excellent tool for viewing and organizing pictures and music files.

Have you attempted to remove them?

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Hey, I'm wondering if anyone knows how to auto hide the navigation pane? If not is there a way to increase to amount of space I am allowed to drag it over so that I cover the items in the menu?

Thanks for the help :]

P.S. While I'm at it can anyone list a program that can change the shellstyle fonts? I was using MMicroangelo On Display but the program continuously messed up with my icon editing so I was forced to erase it. I may reinstall it if I can't find a suitable alternative.

EDIT: Wow, I'm making amateur spelling mistakes tonight.

A:Auto-Hide Navigation Pane [REQ]

Being I've gotten no response (probably because there is no program or I'm impatient) I went ahead and created a little work around in the form of registry files. I also use my system tray to store the two scripts separately (One with a red light icon, the other with a green light).

This isn't a really great work around as I was not looking to disable the pane like I did the folderband, but it will work until someone gives me something better.

Now I'm wondering what the best context menu editor is? I have a few context menus I need to clear up, and I'd like to group some context items.

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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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hello Mr Shawn Brink

i tried to PM you, but the system didn't let me, since this is my first post :P

following the text from the PM:
I just did read (and do) your instructions about removing OneDrive from the left explorer-pane. (and the quick-access pane)
after reading a few hour, its great to see your post. with your instructions it was done in 2/3 mins

but now the question...
since this is about DropBox and not about OneDrive, i thought i would b a better idea to just pm you...

I want to remove the DropBox item from the left-explorer-pane, but i do not want to remove (uninstall) dropbox...

you have any quick instructions?
thank you very much in advance

as u see i didn't want to go off-topic :P
lol, now i posted it in the wrong topic also :P

A:remove DropBox from navigation pane

Hello Johan, and welcome to Ten Forums.

I don't use Dropbox, but I found this below that is reported to work.

How does one remove the Dropbox link from the Navigation Pane om Windows 10? Dropbox Community

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Can I please have a few more letters added to the alphabet please. 24 just isn't enough

At the moment I have an XP computer with 6 x 2TB drives in it. No redundant technologies at all. These 6 drives are partitioned to various sizes to accomodate the various categories of information that I have.

For example, I have 2TB set up for movies. I have a drive of 128GB set up just for service packs, updates and patches. 128GB for music... You get the idea.

I just added a 1TB drive for backups. I can then free of the 700gb currently on the server for other purposes (extending existing drives), and so I can get important data backed up regularly.

Problem is, I need to keep a drive spare for my USB stick. So I'm out of drive letters. Oh, I mean on the client, not the server. I have 3 letters left on the server. But my PC has 2 x DVD/RW, 1 x BD-ROM, and 1 Virtual drive. Yes, I have thought about taking one of the DVD drives out.

I've downloaded Librarian and have set up a number of libraries that basically mirror the drive letters. I can access the libraries within applications. But not from "computer" unless I turn on the navigation pane, which drives me nuts.

Since I can't have more letters in the alphabet, I'd really like to get rid of the drive letter concept alltogether if I could and access data inside and outside of applications some other way.

It might be relevant to note that I'm playing around with WHS 2011. As long as that will run ColdFusion MX 2004 ... Read more

A:Accessing shares without navigation pane

Maybe you can have additional letters! Have you tried adding any additional language(s) to your system, which could provide you with additional letters?

Also, just a thought. . . but are you able to utilize any of the symbols or characters from the Character Map as drive letters?

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Hi. Is it possible to place preview pane (only preview window not details) under navigation menu?

It's default in XP.

A:Preview pane under navigation menu

In Win 7 the preview pane shows whatever option you choose in View albeit Details, List, Tiles etc. This is considered an improvement over XP where you only get the preview you are looking for in Tile mode. There are lots of changes like this in Win 7 compared to XP but generally they are an improvement. It would be nigh impossible to incorporate all the things we liked about XP into Win7. There was a lot of good things in 95 and 98, not to mention Windows 3.1

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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

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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