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Q: windows explorer not showing sizes of folders.

is there a way to get explorer to show size of File folders?

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A: windows explorer not showing sizes of folders.

hi not as such but there is third party programs and a registry hack im searching for you now but have a look at this Microsoft link To change advanced file and folder settings (See the size of a folder in a tip when you point to the folder)
Change folder options

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I'm having a very bizarre issue on a laptop running Windows 7. Windows explorer is showing all items as the wrong size, it's as if the math is off by a few 0s. For example an outlook file is showing up a 548 GB which clearly isn't possible. I looked up the
file on another computer and it was actually 5.48 GB. Every file on the computer shows up that way. It also doesn't matter if I'm looking at a file on the local drive or on a mapped drive, it still shows the incorrect value. I've never run into something like
this before and haven't had much luck finding anything on Google either. Has anyone seen something like this before or have an idea for how to change the math behind explorer? If that is even what needs to be changed.

As an extra note, kind of funny but even the transfer rate is buggered up, the laptop is transferring files from a mapped drive at a miraculous 522 MB/s, sure do wish my computer could move that fast.

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The subject sounds really newbie since I know you can either hover over a folder in Explorer or right click, click properties and get the folder size - but what I want is a fix or utility that allows me to see multiple folders, ala Explorer, and see their size displayed - the way it does for individual files on the DETAILS setting.

I downloaded Explorer Plus but have not seen a way to make it do this.

Please advise and thank you in advance.

A:How Can I get Explorer to Show Folder Sizes for Multiple Folders?

Truth be told, I've never used or even SEEN a program that would do this, though I'm sure there must be at least ONE available.

In the meantime, you can open Windows Explorer and RIGHT-click a folder, then choose "Properties", and it will tell you what you need to know; how many files in the folder, how many FOLDERS in the folder, how much room they occupy on the HDD, and so on.

Good luck - HTH

- slingshotter

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Hello again

unfortunately the issue i going to ask help with is the total same issue that i had last year

Icons sizes change back to details sizes on specific folder

may also be relate to the issue that this user had

Shortcut icons re-sizing randomly

My OS had gone crazy and change icon's sizes back to details sizes in random folders, last time i had that issue i thought it was solved by this method

Icons sizes change back to details sizes on specific folder

But unfortunately it only was temporary, i had to format anyway so the problem was solved after the format and never appeared again till 3 days ago.

it not seem to be a virus but it really annoy, the only thing i done 3 days ago that was extraordinary for me was to edit some video on windows live movie maker + cccp codecs, i rarely use WLMM but happened to use it 3 days ago, and after that the issue reappear, i can't use system restore since i done alot of stuff on my pc and don't want to lose them, and also i don't happened to made restore point before the day the issue occurred and the rest are deleted..so SR is not a option.

anyone know what i can do now?

thanks in advance

A:Icon's sizes randomly change back to details sizes in random folders

No guarantees these suggestions will work but you could give it a try. See if rebuilding the icon cache helps.

Icon Cache - Rebuild

You could also try running a system file checker scan from an elevated command prompt (option two) just in case your system fils got damaged or corrupted somehow. If problems are found, run the scan 3 times rebooting in between each scan.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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My explorer has stopped showing folders. Here is a snapshot of c:\.
I have recently installed ultimate windows customizer and due to some error this problem has occurred.
The first picture shows that c:\ has the windows 7 OS files.The second image shows that the folder is shown empty. Please help!!!

A:My windows explorer has stopped showing folders.

Have you tried uninstalling ultimate windows customizer or doing a system restore back to the time before you installed it?

System Restore

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I was testing my FTP server tonight and when I connect to the home directory there's two folders that show up (RECYCLER and System Volume Information) in the home directory that shouldn't be there. When I go into my home directory in Windows Explorer these folders don't show up there, even if I choose to show the hidden files. If I can't get these folders to show up in Windows Explorer I can't exclude them from showing up in my FTP Server software. Is it possible that they show up in my FTP client because I'm connecting to the same machine the server is on? That's all I can come up with. What's going on here and how do I fix it?

A:Solved: Folders showing up in FTP client, but not Windows Explorer. Why is this happening?

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Hey there! (Noob to the forums, wasn't sure where to post to begin with. Sorry if it's the wrong subject thread!)

Basically... when I go to "Choose file" anywhere online, whether it be a file or uploading a picture; my folders and C: disk.. pretty much everything on the left side of the Windows Explorer doesn't show up.

I ran a virus scan not just three days ago? Nothing showed up. Re-running another one... and nothing has yet to show up.

The problem is in the purple rectangle in the attachment. (Did the same exact thing when I was uploading this picture).

A:When selecting a file, folders aren't showing left of Windows Explorer

From where did you download and install that theme you're running? It looks like a theme has corrupted the display window options.

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I have a few subfolders in the favorites folder, and although I can see the subfolder in explorer, it doesn't show up in the folder tree on the left. Even if I go to the subfolder (doubleclicking in the main view), it still doesn't show up in the tree on the left.

Is it because it's a special kind of folder, and has everyone the same behaviour, or is something wrong at my end?

win7 RC 7100 & IE8 7100

A:favorites folders not showing in explorer

Windows Seven's default doesn't show all folders. Go to "folder options" and at the bottom is the navigation pane options, check "show all folders" then OK. That should do the trick for ya if I understand you correctly.

Hidden Files and Folders - Show or Hide

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Here is my process. I scan documents onto my pc and save them to a file on my network drive. Then, I need to email these pdfs to other employees. I used to open Outlook, create a new email then click on "attach file". I would then get a drop down menu of the recent files I've worked with. There were some files on this recent list that I wanted to remove. I couldn't figure out how to remove only the select one or two files, so I cleared the history. Now, the files I view are not being saved to this drop down menu. I have to climb through 4 levels of files to get to the one document I need. How can I get File Explorer (not Windows Explorer) to start saving my recent activity again?

A:File Explorer not showing recent folders

You may need to turn Recent Items on.
See how:
Recent Items - Turn On or Off
Recent Items - Enable or Disable

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Ok, this question has been asked around many corners of the Internet and these forums and I haven't found a "real" answer so I'm asking it again and hopefully seeking a final resolution to the problem.

When "Protected Mode" is turned On, users are unable to view some folders in the file upload dialog that they can normally view (e.g. under Documents, Pictures, etc.).When viewing the same folders in Explorer running as the same user as the Internet Explorer instance, the missing folders are viewable.Launching Internet Explorer "as an administrator" allows the user to view the missing folders (but this is not recommended due to security concerns).
So far, the workaround that I found was to either run some crazy tool from BleepingComputer called Unhide that resets everything on your system -- this is the sledge hammer-to-thumbtack approach.  Another one was to go into Organize > Folder and
search options > View and uncheck the hide options and select the show radio option.  The last one was to search for the folder in the file upload dialog, right-click the folder, and uncheck Hidden.
None of these, IMHO, are valid solutions to the real problem which is that something is special about this folder that is causing IE in Protected Mode to treat the file as Hidden.
The last "workaround" seems to indicate that the "hidden" file attribute is set for the file, but this doesn't app... Read more

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Does anyone know of a way to get Windows Explorer to display the size of a directory (or folder) by just selecting it and having it appear in the Status bar? (does that make sense?)

That way if I want to know the size of the files contained within I don't have to right-click and check properties.

Thanks in advance for any help!

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My Explorer shows folder size if I select in left pane. Using W98se

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I want to see the size of folders without having to open properties/details as I want to compare multiple folders simultaneously.

Can you either suggest a utility to show folder sizes within Windows Explorer itself (which is preferable) or stand-alone application which will allow me to see the folders taking up the most space please?

Thank you,

A:How can folder sizes be shown in Windows Explorer?

Hi, vista seven left this out to save processing power there is a lot to show, folder options will help go to "View" and check "Display file size information in folder tips" If you want to show files in a folder of a certain size then you can use this cmd (cmd as admin) eg only:-

wmic path cim_datafile where "Path='\\windows\\system32\\' and FileSize>1000000" > 0 & notepad 0
press enter, will open in notepad a lot of useful info added scroll for file size , change "file size" size to suit and directory to suit.

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On my Win7 PC:
winsxs: 18.58GB
Installer: 16.28GB
I have done everything described in  How to address disk space issues that are caused by a large Windows component store (WinSxS) directory.  Are these sizes normal?  Are
there any other ways to reduce them?
I am asking this because my SSD could really use their space.


A:Sizes of winsxs and Installer folders

The Clean up system files button isn't needed if we have
UAC turned off.
Regarding the installer folder, we'd better take a look at the following article:
Missing Windows Installer Cache Files Will Require a Computer Rebuild
Do NOT delete files from the Windows Installer folder
Please follow the steps mentioned in the KB you fould to clean the winsys folder.
Best regards
Michael Shao
TechNet Community Support

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When in "My Computer" going thru the drives and files, in detailed view.

how do i get folders to show there sizes.

A:XP, Detailed View, Folders Sizes

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I do not know whether it should be like that or not but I find that Control panel >Programs and Features do not list all sizes for my installed apps. For example Office 2007 and many others have no size listed. Is that normal?

A:Control Panel not showing sizes 0f installed programs

Hello Patmos,

Yep, it's normal. If the uninstaller file from that program did not include this information, then it will not be displayed. It was the same in Vista as well. Have to blame the program publisher for this one.

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Has any body got any suggestions please for a free program that I can use to view the size of my folders to see what's taking up the most room?

Wanted one that does not integrate into Windows
Just want to click and view - hopefully as a graph.

googled but can't seem to find one

A:Solved: Vista free program to view my folders sizes

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I want to view all my files the same way. I want to be able to see the file sizes and the date modified so I can easily sort to find things. I don't care that I can move the cursor over a file to see it's size. That is stupid and time consuming. Please help.

A:Folders won't show individual file sizes and date modified.

Hello Michaell, and welcome to Vista Forums.

Apply Method Two in the tutorial below will apply the "All Items" template with "Details" folder view for all folders.

Windows Explorer Folder View settings

Hope this helps,

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I have just built a new computer, using Windows 7 Pro 64 bit, however, I've noticed when I open Windows explorer, 3 out of 4 times it will continuously search for drives when opening up explorer and not show any drives that are installed. I've tried reformatting, using different hard drives, but the problem persists no matter what I do. I've reinstalled Windows 7 with only a single drive plugged in, tried different SATA ports, but this problem keeps coming back. The only thing I can think of is that the Windows 7 install disk is corrupted and not installing properly.

I've also noticed that once it starts searching like this, the icons wont display in any folder, although the file names will. Likewise, when trying to sort files by date, type, etc, they will not sort.

When this happens, I can easily type in C:\ to get to the drive without problem to access the drive but above problems with icons not showing, sorting, etc still is a problem.

Has anyone had this problem? Know of a way to fix this? I'm not looking forward to having to reformat again as I don't have the time to sit through and reinstall everything again after.

A:Drives not showing, folders/file icons/thumbnails not showing

Hey Man.

When Im having problems with the system i do this:

Open cmd as administrator and then type "sfc/scannow" press enter

I will check your system for missing systemfiles and problems.

Give it a try and let me hear from you

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I am trying to create a message rule in Windows Live Mail Desktop. For example, I want a rule to automatically place any email from Pay Pal, to a folder I created named Pay Pal. But when I chose the option "specified folder", only the Outbox shows up as a list of folder options to move this to.

Is this happening for anyone else? What could be the problem?

A:Windows Live Mail - Message Rules, Folders not showing


Tools>message rules>mail>message is from specified account>move to specified folder

I think that you forgot to check where it is from a specified account.

I have wlm, if you give me step by step of what you are doing I know I can work it out for you.

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Why is it that sometimes the folders icons show samples of their contents and sometimes not?

Check the two images: the first shows Desktop in Windows Explorer; the second shows the desktop itself.

Any idea on how to make Windows always show the folders contents samples?


A:Folders icons showing/not showing content

Hello Paul,

You might see if clearing and resetting the thumbnail cache may be able to help.

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I'm new here so maybe this is something discussed before

Can anyone tell me if it is possible to list directory sizes in explorer just as you would see thmem against any other file

A:Directory sizes in explorer

I use windirstat for all kinds of information. Maybe it will help you too
WinDirStat - Windows Directory Statistics

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Does anyone know how to set new IE windows to open maximized? For example, when you click a link on a website that opens a new window. How can I get that to open maximized?

A:Internet Explorer Window Sizes

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hi there

as the title said i have really weird issue here...

the story goes like that...

i have a folder named "Desktop's icons that not in used" since old XP, i used to add all the icons of the progrems that i don't used (and use) often to it so i will find them right away when i need them, even when i format my pc and i backup stuff i also take this folder with me , put it again on the new OS and add each icon to it again when i reinstall it progrem. anyway long story short (and i think it will be right to add Weird xD) when i enter to this folder which i used to put on medium icons all this years it randomly change back to details sizes... mostly when i close other folder that have details sizes before i enter to this one.. but not allways, the windows keep remeber the icons's sizes and even the windows position and size in other folders ...so why only this folder just suddenly stop to remeber it own icon's size? is it corruption registry or something of sort?

i also tried to make a new folder with the same name, cut paste all of the icons into it and the issue still occur, and tried to disable some option that let the system choose what to change in my system's view (from look to performance) if it have hard time to display anything (which is hard for me to believe because i have I7 and Geforce 295 gtx..) and the issue still persist...

i know it just one weird and idiotic issue to make fuss about.. but i want to know if something is wrong with my sy... Read more

A:Icons sizes change back to details sizes on specific folder


it seem like it happening in more then one folder and it keep to happened randomly... even the window's size keep getting back to the default size....

it like after some time most of the recent chances that i've done going back to the window's default ... why it happening? = (

there is any way to fix it?

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OS: Win 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
AMD Athlon 64 x2

In another thread I wrote about how I managed to wipe out my hard drive while using a disk utility that told me my partition sizes were reported incorrectly. (Screen shot below)

I told the program to go ahead and "correct the error" which immediately killed everything. I did manage to recover my data partition and then did a fresh reinstall of Windows. However, I still get that "error message." It's not just Partition Doctor that reports it, Partition Master 8 also gives the same error.

So the question of the day is, why am I getting this error?

Next question is about changing partition sizes. I've used Partition Master for years to resize partitions but now not only am I getting these strange error messages but the software reports that it isn't compatible with Win 7. So what can I use to resize partitions. Symantec has no new versions of Partition Master.

I have C: and E: on one drive. C: is too big and E: is too small. In the past, I would have used Partiton Master to take the extra space from C: and give it to E: but can't do that now. Windows Disk Management tool will shrink C: but not give the space to E:

So the second question is, "What can I use to fiddle with my partition sizes without having to back up E:, delete it, resize C: and then recreate E: at the new size?

A:Partition sizes: Misreported and changing sizes (two separate issues)

Personally, I'd recommend Partition Wizard as it is far more flexible and functional than Windows 7's disk management utility.

Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD

You need to download the PW ISO and burn it to a blank disc then boot into it to partition your hard drive.

When you're done just boot back into Windows.

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Hi Guys

I have 8 hard drives, plus DVD and USB and I run at 1600x1200 on a 21" monitor. In Explorer I want to be able to see and differentiate drives at a glance. I can assign new icons but frustratingly I cannot change the size. I would like to make the drive icons one size bigger - does anyone know if this can be done?


A:Change Drive Icon sizes in Explorer

Hi dostm,

Click the button in the explorer bar (red bordered in pic 1) and then move the slider upward ( as in pic 2) upto the extent you like.

Hope it helps

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When changing only text size in "Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization\Display" on Windows 8.1, explorer does not respect the settings.

However Microsoft Outlook (from Office 2013) does the job much better.

See example below...

I could not figure out how to report a bug to Microsoft...

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Have done a reinstall of Win 7 onto my SSD C drive. Decided to continue cleaning my PC by doing a disk clean with Diskpart command on my D drive - carefully following the steps in Brink's Disk - Clean and Clean All With Diskpart Command tutorial. The procedure failed, with the error message: "Clean is not allowed on the disk containing the current boot, systems pagefile, crashdump or hibernation volume"

This is odd, since status in the Computer Management/Disk Management window shows it as "Healthy(Primary Partition)" without mention of boot, pageflie, crash dump or hibernation vol. Those are shown for the C Drive. (I will add that I was very conscientious in identifying the correct drive for the Clean)

I exited the elevated command prompt, subsequently checked my computer explorer and found my D drive is no longer listed.

The disk is still listed as #0 in Computer Management/Disk Management window with two partitions: System Reserved (100 MB NTFS Healthy {System, Active, Primary Partition}) and Volume (930 GB NTFS Healthy {Primary Partition})

The disk also shows up in device manager under Disk Dives as working properly.

How do I now restore my D drive?

A:HDD Not Showing in Windows Explorer

The mistake you seem to have done is reinstalling Windows 7 on the SSD with the other drive also connected.

Just disconnect the other drive and try to boot your system. If it does not boot, then definitely the boot files are on the other drive.

Simplest solution I would perform is to reinstall Windows 7 on the SSD after disconnecting the other drive.

Confirm you are able to boot into the system and then groom your Windows 7 on it.

Afterwards you can connect the other drive and format it the way you like.

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Everytime I try to open windows explorer in vista, it shows up blank. I think it's after I've tried to right click on a video file in a folder. I read somewhere that it happens when you try to right click something, but found no solutions anywhere.

Basically I went to copy a video file and move it to another folder, but then both folders would stop working. I would try to open up other folders like "Computer" and "Control Panel" but then they pop up blank and all they say is "Windows Explorer"


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When I open Windows Explorer I and go to my Picture File, the Thumbnails don't always show correctly. I can open Windows Explore and see no Thumbnails displayed but if I open another copy, it's better but not all come up. I have multiple folders, some display no thumbnails (a blank white sheet), others show a few and others show more. I also get a green bar at the top that never finishes. Sometimes, I open Explorer, and if I try to expand the Folder Tree on the left panel it won't expand, The Files are on an External Flash Drive. I've tried many troubleshooting searches for the problem so yes, I have the Folder Option, "View" set to "Display thumbnails." This is a recent problem. One last thing, the computer seems as it's freezing and not updating the thumbnails, but currently the CPU usage is only 4% under Task Manager.

A:Windows Explorer not showing Thumbnails

Did you make any changes to your Windows Operating System recently? Sounds like the aftermath of a "tune up" that went wrong.
That being said, the data that has no thumbnails.... can you open them and view the data, I'm curious to know if it's corrupted.

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I am using a 12+ year old Compaq pentium running XP.
1. Lately getting blue screens.
2. Heard that XP is no longer supported.

Since I was happy with the Compaq I bought a Envy from HP. It had Windows 8 installed.
Hey, I'm naive I thought that 7 must not have been very good and 8 was an upgrade.
I installed classic shell and was having hopes that I could get around in 8.
Then I saw that 8.1 was out and was an improvement. I figured that I might as well try the latest.
That seemed to take away some of the things that Classic shell had provided as well as my local account.
I found someone to take out that stuff and put in Windows 7 Pro.

Now the problem.
I copied Windows 8.1 (at least some of it) to a plug-in disk. I copied XP to another plug-in disk.
I used command prompt to make a directory named XP and another called W8. Still in command prompt, and using Xcopy /s /e I copied the disks into the Windows 7 machine. BUT when I try to find them in Windows explorer they don't show up. I believe that from the amount of free space that they do exist. Also,I can cd into them. However I was hoping to be able to drag and drop files that I thought that I needed. When I try to make a directory using Windows explorer, the computer tells me that it already exists and wants to know if I want to merge them. Still they don't show up on windows explorer.

Should I just rd the directories and start the copy process over?
Will rd work since they are not empty?

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A:Directories Not Showing Up In Windows Explorer

Try taking ownership of the XP and W8 directories.

An easy way here: Take Ownership Shortcut

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it is my hope that someone with experience editing the registry will read this thread and offer some feedback.

I am trying to get embedded album art to show in W.Explorer for m4a Mpeg4 files. I am not talking about the art on the folder but the art in the files itself. Mp3 shows up no problem but m4a is being difficult.

I have browsed many threads on this issue and have not found an easy solution aside from using a shell extension.

The only possible solution I found in another thread and will post it here:

"I fixed the problem as it was mainly due to corrupted registry for some strange reason.i imported the .mp3 dile extension key from registry and opened it using notepad and replaced all .mp3 extension with .m4a and saved it as .m4a.reg and run it and had to do a system restart after that thumbnails again started showing up in windows explorer as normal.such as in the below screenshot"

My questions

I don't have a corrupted registry as I just did a fresh install only a week ago. so.
is it possible for me to edit the registery as this person suggests? how would I go about doing so exactly? I have no experience messing with registry files so if someone could offer some guidance it would be a real help.

A:Album art is not showing up in Windows Explorer Help! plz

Hi icehammer, welcome to Eightforums!

As far as I understand your question, you want to be able to see the artwork of your m4a music files when browsing with Windows Explorer.

I myself have most of my music in m4a format and I can see all the albumart in Windows Explorer.

The ONLY thing I did was installing K-Lite Codec Pack. I don't use other codec packs, K-Lite worked for me.

Here is the downloadlink ==> Download K-Lite Codec Pack

Just remember, if you run a x64 Windows you MUST install the x64 codecpack AFTER you install the NORMAL codecpack. If you have other codec packs installed please uninstall them first!

Goodluck trying and hopefully enjoying the albumart in Windows Explorer

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After doing a reinstall of my C drive from a backup, my USB ports are not showing up in Windows Explorer

Windows xp pro sp2

A:Usb Ports Not Showing In Windows Explorer

Have you looked in the Device Manager to see if there are any problems with the drivers?

Start> right click on My Computer> Manage> Device Manager.

The Universal Serial Bus controllers should be at the bottom of the list.

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Can anyone out there tell me why when I go to pull up a tech article or some such document that has images as part of the article, the images only show as a box with an "X"? The images tend to support the explanation of the text, but they aren't there. Is there a box within Windows Explorer or something in my Zone Alarm that I have to set in order to get these to show properly?

Thanks in advance for any help you can give.


A:Windows Explorer Images Not Showing

Here's a routine to run for the infamous "Red X" problem:

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I am running windows XP and for some reason when I look at windows explorer it shows I have a C and D drive, both with the same name and same files. I am afraid to erase the D drive because I don't want to accidentally erase the C drive. I have looked on microsofts site and found nothing. I am running an HP pavilion.

A:2 Drives Showing Up In Windows Explorer And Only One There

Hi pbman41

to BleepingComputer.

On my Pavilion, the D: drive is the Recovery partition on the main C: drive. This is the area which will restore your computer back to factory condition if everything goes wrong. GUARD IT WITH YOUR LIFE, and do not add or delete anything from it.

If that is not what it is on your PC, it may be a backup created by some program on your machine.


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In Windows 7 Explorer, the Computer icon is not showing in the left pane--neither in the default view or the 'show all folders' view.

You can see from the screen captures that I have Explorer set to open to Computer, but no Computer in left pane, and no drives are accessible directly through Explorer.

The drives are fine (from using alternate Explorer alternatives).

How can I get the Computer icon back in the left pane?

A:Windows 7 Explorer not showing Computer

Make a shortcut to windows explorer and in properties for the shortcut,
place the following in the target line.

%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /n,/e,C:\

This might or might not be what you want to see.

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Just like the title says, I can't see any of my drives in Windows Explorer and I can't figure out why. The Disk Manager knows they are there and they are even labeled properly (the hard drive as C; and the dvd drive as D but they won't show up in the Explorer window. I just recently switched from XP, so am I missing something or what? If you need any more information just ask. I dont know what else to provide right now.

A:My drives are not showing up in Windows Explorer.

Welcome to SevenForums Balian,

Can you make a screen shot or use the snipping tool of what it looks like in

Windows Explorer ?


" Doc "

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i'm using build 7100 RC.

after long use of the computer, the windows explorer stops showing files.


every folder that i'm trying to access is the same. the green bar at the top is loading and no file is showing.

after restart it's working for some time and then return to this state.

A:Windows Explorer ain't showing my files

Hi, I presume you are using windows 7, if so, try this link and see if it helps fix your problem.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
or this one.
Repair Install
Repair Install

I hope one of these works for you.

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I don't know if this is a fault or something I have altered but if I go to 'My Pictures' in windows explorer I get a long list of files that are mostly .jpg (there are some bmp's) .

They just show up as files, in fact, I use a picture program called 'irfanview' so they all have that as the picture on the screen.

If I open the preview pane and click on one of them it shows up on the right side of the page just as an irfanview file and doesn't show the picture.

I am sure this used to show the picture in both panes?

Does anyone have any idea what might be wrong?

A:pictures not showing up in windows explorer?

matelot2 said:

I don't know if this is a fault or something I have altered but if I go to 'My Pictures' in windows explorer I get a long list of files that are mostly .jpg (there are some bmp's) .

They just show up as files, in fact, I use a picture program called 'irfanview' so they all have that as the picture on the screen.

If I open the preview pane and click on one of them it shows up on the right side of the page just as an irfanview file and doesn't show the picture.

I am sure this used to show the picture in both panes?

Does anyone have any idea what might be wrong?Click to expand...

This is very simple to fix. While in the directory of the troubled files, click "View" in the bar, and select Small Icons, for a smaller thumbnail (preview) of the picture, select Medium for a some-what larger view. I have also attached a picture.
If this does not help please let me know by replying to this thread.

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I have the exact same issue but this didnt work for me. It was already unchecked. I still get the message stating "Windows photo viewer can't open this picture because either photo viewer doesnt support this format or you dont have the latest updates to photo viewer". Please help me.

A:pictures not showing up in windows explorer?

i have moved the post to thread of its own

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Please Help!!

When I Look Into My Explorer Instead of a Name for the the File it Shows a Date, It's Really Confusing

Is Their A Way To Fix This? I Doesnt Always Happen, Just Usually in Photoshop and Some Other Programs

A:Windows 7 Explorer Showing Dates???

Quote: Originally Posted by Beaureguard99

Please Help!!

When I Look Into My Explorer Instead of a Name for the the File it Shows a Date, It's Really Confusing

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Is Their A Way To Fix This? I Doesnt Always Happen, Just Usually in Photoshop and Some Other Programs

Could we get your system specs?

Have you done any resource.dll mods, or modded any other aspect of the OS? Which OS?

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I have a problem where the left pane of the windows explorer bar is greyed out and it shows nothing. The right pane however works fine.

I have seen the article in relation to how to fix this problem on a Windows 95 and 98 machine but not a Windows 2000 machine as the registry key mentioned does not exist in Win2k.

Any idea anyone ?

A:Windows Explorer left pane not showing for Windows 2000 machine

Hi Jeeviz....See if this site is any help http://searchsystemsmanagement.techtarget.com/ateQuestionNResponse/0,289625,sid20_cid461699_tax287574,00.html

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It seems I can't pin folders to Windows explorer in my taskbar any more. A few weeks ago all the folders that where pinned there disappeared (even the ones that where added automatically) and if I try to add new ones nothing happens. Programs can still be pinned to the taskbar as before.

What could be causing this?

A:Can't pin folders to windows explorer any more

Try creating another user account via Control Panel then User Accounts and see if the issue resides in that new account.

If it does then we can rule out account / profile corruption.

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Hi. Haven't had any problems in a while. Other than my pc motherboard crapping out. So, now I use a laptop. Compaq Presario C500. Not the greatest but, it does what I need. I noticed this situation: I have to upload photos for my job. When I access the browse button to upload photos (or any other files) folders that don't exist anymore show up. Oddly, they are empty when I click on them, and I know they had files and folders in them before I moved them off to another drive for backup. Any idea why this might be? Thanks in advance for any assistance. Kirk

A:Windows Explorer Folders

Are any of these involving "junction points"? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NTFS_junction_point

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I have attached a copy of he dumpfile. Please let me know if you require any other information. The user cannot replicate the issue, it happens at random times and she isnt starting or stopping any programs around the time of the crash.

A:Windows explorer crashing randomly. Windows logs not showing anything

Welcome to Seven Forums,

Have you gone through these troubleshooting steps?

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Hello, people, new Windows 7 user here and I already need some help. I've got three internal hard drives, and they're all formatted and partitioned. But my D:\ (which is physically the same drive as my C:\) won't show up in Windows Explorer. The drive is installed, formatted and has information written on it. I can go to Internet Explorer and type "D:\" in the address bar and it takes me right there, I can see it in Disk Management. It also gets written to as the only thing so far on that drive is Steam (a game downloading program) and it saves all my games with no problem.

But if I wanted to say, save an image to that drive, it doesn't show up in the "Save As" dialog box. So does anyone have any ideas? Formatting the drive isn't really an option as my OS is on it. Thanks for any help!

A:Hard Drive Not Showing In Windows Explorer

Damn, 67 views and nothing? That bites. Anyway, I found I can change the drive letter and it shows up. Which is very weird. It won't recognize a drive designated D:\.

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This just started happening a week or two ago and it's a real pain!

If I put a DVD or CD into the corresponding drive on my computer and use Windows Explorer to display the contents, it does so just fine, as it's supposed to.

BUT, if I take that disc out and put another one in to look at its contents, the contents of the PREVIOUS disc will still be displayed! I've bailed out of Explorer, re-opened it, and tried again, but no luck-it will still show the contents of the previous disc.

What's the deal here? Is there a simple fix or is it time to find a tall building and a good time at which to push the machine off the top?


A:Windows Explorer Keeps Showing Same Files for Different Discs

If autorun is turned off for the optical drive, this will happen. Also, make sure you are running the latest updates from MS (including the latest service pack, etc.). Download the autoplay repair wizard from MS and run it to fix autorun problems.

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