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Showing Zip file contents in Internet Explorer

Q: Showing Zip file contents in Internet Explorer


Is there any way of disabling the view of zip files in internet explorer? I have password protected the contents of the zip file, but when you click on the zip file from the tree view you can still see the contents from internet explorer.

Any help would be appreciated.


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Ok so I installed a program called classic shell, it worked fine, but then I wanted to remove that organize bar in win 7 home premium, So i downloaded and put in a new shellstyle.dll, and after rebooting I can no longer open folders, like they open but they are blank, cannot get into control panel, system restore did nothing to help, Ayy way I can restore this without having to delete everything off my hdd? I been trying google but been having no luck finding a solution at all. I had a backup of my shellstyle.dll but apparently the pc deleted it on its own for some wacked reason.

Here is an image of what I see when I open them.

A:Issues with explorer windows not showing contents.

Have you tried doing a System Restore to before you installed Classic Shell?

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Windows 7 SP1 64-bit

When I attempt to view a specific folder's contents in Windows Explorer, it appears to be stuck in a loop and does not show the contents. The scroll-bar on the right flashes non-stop. This only started today.

If I rename the folder, the problem goes away and I can view the folder content.

If I then rename the folder back to what it was before, the problem returns.

This issue also occurs with the same specific folder, if I boot into Safe-Mode (which would seem to rule out it being a 3rd-party software conflict issue).

If I login using a different user account the problem does not occur (so it seems to be an issue
with the user account).

The problem does not occur if I map a drive from a second computer and view the folder contents.

The problem doesn't occur when I use the Save As function to save another file to that specific folder.

I have performed an extended memory check, along with running "chkdsk /R" with no change in behavior.

Any helpful tips on getting to the bottom of this would be much appreciated. I did find a reference to someone else having the same issues in a different forum (from Dec 2011); however, no help was forthcoming.

A:Windows Explorer stopped showing folder contents


I used the following procedure which cleared up the folder content display loop preventing Windows Explorer from showing the folder contents:In the Tree Pane of Windows Explorer, I highlighted the problem folder
Activated the Menu Bar via Organize | Layout
On the menu bar I used View | Customize this folder...Selected General Items for the Optimize this folder for option

I applied the change and the folder contents once again became viewable (no slider bar flashing).
Changing the Optimize option back to Pictures still allowed the folder contents to be viewed.

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i am trying to install digital signature, internet explorer..internet options..security..contents...certificates..personal..empty
signature certificate is not displayed though the settings were done.

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PLEASE HELP! My only sister is due to marry someone very soon whom I believe has been accessing gay websites on her pc. Can anyone please tell me if it is possible to have the information which is contained in the Internet Explorer history folder / file duplicated as it is created? So even if a person deletes files from this folder it will actually be possible to see what sites were viewed or searches were done on the computer as it will also be contained elsewhere.Mod Edit: Topic moved to more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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On my 2 Windows 2000, SP2 Servers, whenever I try opening up a web page using Internet Explorer (e.g. like Google.com)...it simply sits there. It does not retrieve the page and sits there for a long time until time out. I cannot get to any web pages, but can ping the web pages (e.g. ping www.google.com).

Furthermore, this also happens to other components like Network Neighborhood. Where I would try to open up Network Neighborhood but only get the busy icon.

Any ideas?


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Hi, I am brand-new at this. After reading almost everything I can find on your website about the System Restore virus which I had on Dell PC. Using a different PC to communicate, download programs, etc. Running Windows XP Home on infected PC. Had all the messages as described in your System Restore virus tutorial. I was not able to open my security program which is provided by my internet provider and has since that time become outdated, so if I can get my internet back, I can update it and/or possibly purchase a better security option. At first, my internet was still working. After finally getting the virus window to minimize, I got to my home page, but could not get anywhere really. Ran RKill, then TDSS Killer (before the major attach of System Restore, I had been having problems with Google searches, but had no idea that was also a virus issue), Super Antispyware, then ran Malwarebytes program, and finally the Unhide program. After all of this, no internet. Most files reappeared, but lots of them are empty. Went back to your website and read some more. Then backed up my data (C:\), disabled any CD emulation software with DeFogger, ran DDS tool and have attached logs, downloaded GMER, but was not able to run.

DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_26
Run by BYRON LUBER at 6:26:12 on 2011-11-18
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2046.1459 [GMT -6:00]
AV: Charter Security Suit... Read more

A:System Restore, no internet, missing files, file contents after removal

Hello , And to the Bleeping Computer Malware Removal Forum. My name is Elise and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I will be working on your malware issues, this may or may not solve other issues you may have with your machine.Please note that whatever repairs we make, are for fixing your computer problems only and by no means should be used on another computer.The cleaning process is not instant. Logs can take some time to research, so please be patient with me. I know that you need your computer working as quickly as possible, and I will work hard to help see that happen. Please reply using the Add/Reply button in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Do not start a new topic. The logs that you post should be pasted directly into the reply. Only attach them if requested or if they do not fit into the post.Unfortunately, if I do not hear back from you within 5 days, I will be forced to close your topic. If you still need help after I have closed your topic, send me or a moderator a personal message with the address of the thread or feel free to create a new one.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favorites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic, where you can choose email notifications. The topics you are tracking are shown here.-----------------------------------------------------------If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you... Read more

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The only problem I'm having with the computer is IE11 crashes frequently.  I'm attempting to re-install IE11, after removal, installation fails.  I've followed several forums resolutions and MS support articles to no avail.  Reinstalling
the OS is an option but I'd like to determine the cause.  I've summarized the attempted resolutions below:

verified and installed prerequisites updatessfc /scannowreset winsockinstalled all updates directly from MSinstalled System Update Readiness Tool for Windows 7full offline installermklink /D c:\Windows\SysNative c:\Windows\system32dism.exe /online /add-package /packagepath:C:\Windows\temp\IE1CF18.tmp\IE11-neutral.Extracted.cab /quiet /norestardism.exe /online /add-package /packagepath:C:\Windows\temp\IE1CF18.tmp\IE11-neutral.Downloaded.cab /quiet /norestart
dism method produces the following log (c:\windows\ie11_main.txt)
00:00.000: ====================================================================
00:00.015: Started: 2016/07/19 (Y/M/D) 11:57:09.857 (local)
00:00.015: Time Format in this log: MM:ss.mmm (minutes:seconds.milliseconds)
00:00.015: Command line: "C:\Users\admin\Downloads\IE11-Windows6.1-x64-en-us.exe" 
00:00.015: INFO:    Setup installer for Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.16428
00:00.031: INFO:    Previous version of Internet Explorer: 8.0.7601.18571
00:00.031: INFO:    Checking if iexplore.exe's current version is between 11.0.9600.0...
00... Read more

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When I want to watch Flash videos embedded into Facebook pages videos are not displayed as they should be. Where the video should be seen there is only blank white space. Audio is running normally though. If I click FULL SCREEN video mode Flash video
is displayed normally. Only in small screen modes Flash videos are not displayed properly.
I have tried playing same videos using Google Chrome which is also using Flash ActiveX and everything is working fine there. Firefox which is using Flash Plugin also works fine. Only IE11 is not working as it should.
I have already reinstalled Flash Player and disabled all IE11 addons but problem is still there. I would say this is not Adobe Flash Player problem as in Chrome everything works fine.
Both the latest versions of Adobe Flash Player and updated IE11 are installed on my computer.
Can you, please, tell me what should I do to fix this problem.

A screenshot of embedded video:

A:Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 7 is not displaying embedded flash video contents on Facebook and some other sites

Select explorer settings > Internet Options > Advanced tab / in Settings - Accelerated graphics check mark ?Use software rendering instead of GPU rendering*? / then select OK.
I hope it will help you, if still you are facing problem then feel free to ask me.

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I think something i installed had virus. Chrome, Explorer, Firefox, Microsoft word 2007, Memo and everything except pictures is not opening. Instead a file opens saying,"Do you want to open and save file?" Clicking everything does not work. everything
except pictures is shown by a internet explorer sign. I have another account on this computer but it works fine. I searched this on bing on Hp dock. Please help.

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I think something i installed had virus. Chrome, Explorer, Firefox, Microsoft word 2007, Memo and everything except pictures is not opening. Instead a file opens saying,"Do you want to open and save file?" Clicking everything does not work. everything
except pictures is shown by a internet explorer sign. I have another account on this computer but it works fine. I searched this on bing on Hp dock. Please help.

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I am running 8pro 64 bit. when I open an file explorer window, sometimes there is everytihg, but most of the time, there is just "desktop" and it is searching.I have to manually right click and open new explorer to get it to show all drives and locations. Also, when I get into a window with movies or pictures, all the files are white, no thumbnail! I have no virus and the installation is new and it is from the Microsoft site. all updates are installed. What could cause this? The
The navigation opane is missing icons such as network, computer, etc. I have done First sfc.
Then Dism.
Then Reboot.
Then sfc again.

Still nothing. There isn't a virus and everything else works fine. I created a new profile, same thing. I am trying to avoid reinstalling as I have a lot of software I cannot afford to lose.

A:File Explorer not showing anything

In the CBS log after your sfc.exe scan, were there any unresolved problems showing?

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Iam running 8pro 64 bit. when I open an file explorer window, sometimes there is everytihg, but most of the time, there is just "desktop" and it is searching.I have to manually right click and open new explorer to get it to show all drives and locations. Also, when I get into a window with movies or pictures, all the files are white, no thumbnail! I have no virus and the installation is new and it is from the Microsoft site. all updates are installed. What could cause this?

A:File Explorer not showing anything

Has the system done any Freezes or Bluescreens? If so, you may wanna scan your hard drive for problems, Don't use SCANDISK- Download Hiren's Boot CD from my link below, burn it and boot to it.

Is your hard drive mechanical or is it SSD? Assuming it is mechanical, in the Hiren's Boot Screen, choose Dos Programs, and Hard Drive Tools. You can use either GWscan or the Manufacturer's Drive Scanning tool, run a quick check and see if it detects "Read Element Failure" - If it does, then let the program fix it, should take about an hour to run through the whole drive.

After that, boot up again, and run a CHKDSK from within Windows and let that run fully if it needs to, then see if it is still doing what you described. If it does, we'll look for other causes.

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My external drive(Samsung) connected via usb3 has started showing twice in file explorer. Opening either shows exactly the same files inside.
Screen shot below, I've never tried this so I hope I've done it OK
Any help with removing the "imposter" would be appreciated.

A:External HDD showing twice in file explorer

Please use the following guide to add your image

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Ten Forums - Windows 10 Forums

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I just put the 1511 upgrade on (for the third time, but that's another story). I've noticed that when I open File Explorer I have a WHOLE BUNCH of USB ports that have nothing plugged into them... I have no idea what the upgrade did, but these weren't visible previously. How do I turn them off?

And yes, I've gone into the File explorer options in the control panel and UNCHECKED "Hide empty drives". Didn't appear to make any difference...

A:Empty USB ports showing in file explorer

If you have a card reader, that's what those ports are for.

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I had problems updating one of my PC's to the latest Windows 8.1 64 bit so ended up having to "Refresh" the PC. I then managed to get the updates installed.

Before the update I used to be able to see my Synology Diskstation and Humax Foxsat listed as Computers in File Exlorer when selecting Network, I could then get a full list of folders on each device and files could be easily transfered between them. Neither device is now listed under Computers.

They still appear in File Explorer on my other Windows 8.1 PC under Computer.

How do I get them to appear under Computers again?

A:File Explorer not showing all computers on network

Router is the first place to start looking. What is the manufacturer & model of the router? Are you sure that LLTD is enabled in Services? Can you ping the other computers from the Command Window?

It is possible that the Synology is also causing the issue. Never rule out anything. Any devices should show up under Network. You can also use the following website to help make sure you are not forgetting anything. EZLAN.NET.

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When I connect my S9 to the surface pro 7, it doesn't appear in file explorer.

Tried all "fixes" online. Still doesn't work.

(I already tried these fixes:


Tried on another surface pro 7, the problem persists.

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Hi Ms

this fault I find really annoying and there's actually no excuse for this particular defect : When copying / moving files with File explorer - progress indicator doesn't show - which makes the whole thing unuseable if you are copying / moving a whole load of files.

(Latest build W10 Pro x-64).


A:please Ms fix file explorer -- not showing progress on copy

Wasn't that a known and described issue in the latest insider build?

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I know there are some threads about this. but I couldn't solve my problem using those. so I decided to make a new thread instead of bumping the old ones.
Well, Here is my problem:
recently I installed a fresh copy of windows 8 on my PC. it was nothing wrong with it till I installed Kaspersky Endpoint Security 10 (v. & did a reboot.
Now non of my files including picture, audio & video files show thumbnails or even tags (ex mp3 files).
I've tried the solutions stated about turning thumbnails on & off with no luck. in my folder options the option "Always show icons, never thumbnails" is UNCHECKED.

Has anybody faced the problem?? Is the issue from Kaspersky?? Are there any workarounds??

I truly Appreciate any help.

PS. I also have some difficulties pinning folders to windows explorer taskbar icon since then.

A:File Thumbnails & Tags Not Showing in Explorer

How about trying to do a system restore?
System Restore - How to Do in Windows 8

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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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Hi all,

Built my new computer yesterday and installed Windows 7 64 bit, Enterprise.

I have noticed that the file type icons aren't showing in explorer, while little it is extremely annoying as when searching for an excel document for example I just look for the icon.
It seems to work for some icons and not others- as shown in the image below.

Is there any fix for this?


A:File type icons not showing in explorer

Icon Cache - Rebuild

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My new laptop has Windows10 pre-installed. It crashed and file explorer won't now show recent files. It seems to be showing recent folders but there are no recent files. Settings/personalisation/start shows "recently opened files" is turned "on" and File Explorer is showing on the Task Bar

A:File Explorer isn't showing recent files

Hi, there may be other consequences if your disk has been affected, or you may be very lucky and a small part of your registry has been corrupted.

A possible solution to your immediate problem is here:
File Explorer Recent Files and Frequent Folders groups are missing - Microsoft Community
- basically, create another user, and copy the relevant part of the registry back to your original user's registry.

I would also recommend you run
chkdsk C: /F
from an elevated command prompt
and also
SFC /scannow

just to check all is (probably) well.

Here's a very useful method which will help you avoid a great deal of difficulty- strongly recommended and used by most here:

Start using disk imaging. Regularly. Before any major change, and after a big change or a series of smaller changes. System Restore isn't enough.. it can help sometimes, but only if you turn it on (it's off by default.. absurd).

With disk images you
a. Can restore your disk/partition in a defined time (e.g 20 to 40 mins).
b. Have a full backup - can extract files.
c. Can use them to rebuild your system on a new HDD (e.g.)
d. Have peace of mind (most important!)

Get a copy of Macrium Reflect or Aomei Backupper (both have free options). The first is more geeky and a cut down version of a commercial product - no incremental backup. The 2nd is more straightforward, offering both differential and incremental backups. (You can read about those yourself if unsure).

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-5015U CPU @ 2.10GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 61 Stepping 4
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8101 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 5500, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 918 GB (576 GB Free);
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0WPFMD
Antivirus: Kaspersky Total Security, Enabled and Updated

My external hard drive is no longer appearing in file explorer when plugged in. I do hear a tone when it is plugged in and the external hard drive has a light showing power. I looked at my hardware and ran troubleshooting and it didn't find any problem. I then went to my devices and uninstalled the USB components and then restarted the laptop (twice). The ext. hard drive still did not appear in file explorer.

I did look at my devices and printers and see "Ext HDD 1021." When I right click under the hardware tap it shows "WD Ext HDD 1021 USB Device" type of "Disk drives" and it states i is working properly. If I click on Properties, Events, I see the last activity:

11/8/2017 at 12:45:07 PM (Device started (disk); Device configured (disk.inf); and Device migrated
11/12/2017 8:43:48 AM Device deleted
11/12/2017 9:41:06 AM Device not migrated
11/12/2017 9:41:06 AM Device configured (disk.inf)
11/12/2017 9:41:06 AM Device started (disk)
11/12/2017 10:50:08 AM Device deleted
11/12/2017 10:58:53 AM Device not migrated
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A:WD Ext Hard Drive Not Showing up in File Explorer

Do you have another computer - if so is it showing on that
Is the WD one with a separate power supply or does it takes its power from the usb
if the latter is it ONE usb or the type with a twin usb so that oen supplies power and the other the read write

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I connected my digital camera to the computer. Windows installed device software to use the camera.

Initially, I saw small image previews. Once all the pictures were loaded, I no longer saw the image previews. Now all I see is a Windows logo and a harddrive icon.

How can I see the image previews?

A:File explorer not showing image previews

click on the harddrive icon to open it

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One of our users has reported that their mapped drives were missing. Our user's mapped drives are all being pushed out by group policy so at first this was not an unusual report.

Upon investigation I seen the drives were in fact missing so I did a gpupdate to refresh the group policies which normally fixes the problem. This time it didn't, my backup plan is normally to manually map the drives needed until we figure why the group policy is not working.

Here is where things get weird:

When I go to map the drives, they are all already mapped. Then I find out from the user that they are all showing up correctly through their applications such as MS Office and Adobe Acrobat Pro. They can also access all of their files normally through each app. But they are not showing up in file explorer when we go to 'this PC'. A reboot normally fixes the problem though the user is starting to get a little annoyed of having to reboot each time.

Anyone have any ideas of what could be causing this?


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Problem as above - when i plug my samsung note 2 phone in it shows in file explorer with no problems

The computer knows my nexus tablet has been plugged in because it gives me the option to eject it, but it does not show in explorer so I can not drag and drop files on to it


Win 8.1
acer aspire v -amd a8 8gb ram

A:nexus 7 tab not showing in file explorer when plugged in!

Most likely you need to install a driver.

I personally haven't plugged any of my tablets/phones into my computer via USB in quite awhile, I just use DropBox or some other app to transfer files. Much easier, IMO.

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I am hoping that somewhere out there may be able to assist with my problem as I have exhausted countless hours on the various Forums and in tweaking my system with no result to date.
The problem is that on my Home Network (Private) my main PC cannot ?see? the other devices on the network. I have two laptops, printer and Samba drive (on my D-Link Router) and the only item that shows up is my own PC.
The other PC running Win 10 pro can see ALL devices on the network.
I can reach the other devices by entering \\computername and then access the various drives and documents on the device but my PC will not display them using File Explorer.
Also, I have HomeGroup setup and working OK on both PC?s.
My PC is running Win 10 Home Version 1511 Build 10586.36 64bit along with the MS Office Suite 2013.
The solutions tried without success so far include:
Netsh winsock reset
Netsh int ip reset
Uninstalled Client for Microsoft Networks then reinstalled
Uninstalled the Adaptor drivers the reinstalled
Checked the registry settings to ensure that the Network Category is correctly set to 1 (Private)
Checked and confirmed that all the required Services are running ? these include:

DHCP ClientDiagnostic Policy ServiceDiagnostic Service HostDiagnostic System HostDNS ClientPeer NetworkingServer
plus a few others that I can?t recall.
Deleted all programs from Programs and Features that are not recognized or not required.
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A:Network Devices not Showing with File Explorer

The fall update broke the SMB (Server Message Block) component of the OS. Below is a work around that will fix your issue until such time as Microsoft patches this issue.
1. Open an administrator cmd prompt.
2. type the following: (press Enter after each line)

sc.exe config lanmanworkstation depend= bowser/mrxsmb10/nsi
sc.exe config mrxsmb20 start= disabled

then Restart the computer

To reverse this change and re-enable SMBv3 run the following commands at at the elevated command prompt

sc.exe config lanmanworkstation depend= bowser/mrxsmb10/mrxsmb20/nsi
sc.exe config mrxsmb20 start= auto

then Restart the computer

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To All -

Working on a Vista Premium machine and when we run internet explorer or internet explorer with no add-ons, nothing display but the address bar. When you type an address in and hit refresh, nothing happens.

Also, there are no drop downs and internet explorer options in the control panel is missing so i cannot reset my IE settings.

Any help would be appreciated.

A:Internet Explorer not showing anything

give this a looky How to reinstall or repair Internet Explorer in Windows Vista and Windows XP

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My External WD ( 500GB My Passport) Hard drive Is Not showing In File Explorer...I Have Tried Re-installing It But Nothing Worked....Any Idea About Solving This Problem Without Losing Any Data ?

A:External WD Hard Drive Not Showing In File Explorer

Please verify your account.
Or you could upload to OneDrive and then post the shared link (change the link as text) here.

Karen Hu
TechNet Community Support

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For some reason Windows Explorer is only my NAS devices and other computers as Media devices. Previously it showed all of the devices under "Computers".  It bad enough that Explorer claims the one NAS has nothing but empty folders when in
fact it's holding almost a terabyte of data, but to completely "delete" all units from being seen? What gives?

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I've recently reinstalled Windows 8 and the jumplist for File Explorer now only shows Frequent instead of Recent. There's a load of instructions for Windows 7 and 10 but I can't find any help for changing the Windows 8 jumplist to show Recent instead of Frequent?

A:File Explorer jumplist showing Frequent not Recent

The toggle for this should be in the taskbar properties. Right click on the taskbar and go to properties.

There should be a tab for jumplists and a checkbox for recent items.
Didn't realize it, but there is also a full tutorial on eightforums here: Recent Items and Frequent Places - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

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I'm on a WIndows 10 Pro PC accessing a linux server with samba etc installed and working well (visible via Homegroup to both Android and Windows 7 pro). From the Win 10 box, if I type the name of the server in Windows File Explorer, then the shares from the server show up without issue. However, if I go into the Network folder, it does not see the linux servers - even though they are correctly configured for the correct homegroup. My windows 7 machines can see the servers in "network" as can my android devices.
Here's a screenshot. Note, the red arrows show what displays in Network folder (red arrows). If I click on the Server Name (HunterNAS in this case), the server shares are displayed and it shows up in the Network folder (blue arrows). Even after making the successful connection, display of another file explorer window > Network folder displays no linux server shares...

Any ideas?

A:Linux SMB not showing up in File Explorer (but can be accessed direct)

You have to disable smb 2 & 3 in Windows 10. Microsoft is using the excuse that they made changes with those two protocols, to protect the OS. That is not the case.

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Hi there guys n girls.
With windows 98 microsoft introduced a function i dont know what is called.
But basicly what you could do was to drag a folder to either the top, right, left og bottom of the screen to get a "tool line". The tool line would show all the contents of a folder.
I realy enjoyed that part of windows, but for some reason they removed it in vista.

Does anyone know of a gadget or a way to add a similar tool line?


A:Showing the contents of a folder on the desktop.

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I have a similar issue... my laptop (running XP) got into a bluescreen/reboot death cycle.

So, I bought a new Vista laptop, and an enclosure for the old PC's drive.

When I attach the drive to the new laptop, it's light goes on, I hear the disk spin up inside, and a few moments later, it appears as my "F:" drive.

But, when I click on the drive, it looks as though it's empty. Nothing there, no file folders or files, nothing.

Is there something I may be doing wrong?


A:Contents of External Drive Not Showing

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I bought a 16 gb memeory stick, testing it i copied a few gigs of information over to it and then tried to retrieve. All files are listed but only most of them can be retrieved with some missing. i read an article about misrepresented capacities (a 2gb drive which is badged as 16gb) which they said you could change the setting on the drive (something like change the controller chip) so that it represents its true capcity. i guess then i could then at least use the lesser capacity. Does anyone know where the software is to do this?

A:Memory stick only showing some contents.

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I have two computers connected to the same HomeGroup on the same network. Both are sharing their documents (Control Panel/HomeGroup). On both computers, Windows Explorer shows the user on the other computer under HomeGroup, and under each user is Documents. But when I click on Documents, nothing changes. It seems that it isn't reading the contents of the documents folder on the other computer. What am I missing?

A:Homegroup not showing folder contents

Hi Peter,

Have you tried restarting both computers? Sometimes a reboot helps resolve this type of issue.

Do you have any Security or Firewall Software installed?

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Iv had a problem with internet explorer 6 sp1.

And .PNG images will not show up in any site and iv tried to find a way to fix this for adges but I cant find a fix for it. So if there is anyway to show PNG files in internet explorer please tell me

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I have been creating a website on my local machine and then viewing it in IE 7. All of the js used to work fine until randomly it no longer works. It's always given me the annoying little bar at the top that says IE blocked some scripts from running but I always used to just tell it to run them anyway and it would work. Now all of a sudden that doesn't work and infact nothing regarding js on the page works. Not even some of the simple text link effects such as bolding on click.

I have tried:
- Reinstalling IE 7
- The website in IE on other computers and it works fine
- Setting the security settings in IE to as low as possible and also just default
- Adding the tag: <!-- saved from url=(0014)about:internet --> to the page
- Other browsers on this computer and it worked fine
- Set all settings in IE back to default settings
- Googling for hours

Thanks in advance!

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Hello so for some reason I am missing a load of my favourites favicons
I have tried FavIconizer, that didn't help, and I have tried resetting Ie11 no luck
any ideas ?

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Recently many of the sites that I visit have the empty box with a small red X in it in place for images. At first I thought it was just the site but now it's happening on almost all sites that have a lot of images. I usually have to refresh the page three or four times before they all show up properly. It doesn't to seem to be any specific type of image I cant view. It happens with both JPEGs and GIFs.

So then I thought that it could possibly be my firewall. So I disabled it and refreshed the page again but that didn't work. So I decided to come here and get some help if possible. It is getting very frustrating.

A:Internet Explorer images not showing up

check out the thrid post here..http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?s=&threadid=91315&highlight=Pictures+Missing

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First, It's my honor to be with you in this forum. This is my first thread !

I'm really tired and angry with a very annoying error of windows explorer.
windows explorer is getting crashed while opening any folders accidentally, especially folders with large number of files and images. first it appears as windows explorer is unable to load files thumbnails (any kind of files) and appears as white or blank icons regardless the type of file. then when opening my computer in another window , it couldn't load even contents of drivers and hangs as "searching for items".
all this happens suddenly after weeks of normal windows usage. I resolve it by backing up system using Acronis image. but the problem persists. I tried virus scan with no success using AVG. I made thorough scan for C with no result too.
Note that this problem I found with Windows 7 and it forced me to upgrade to Windows 8 then I'm experiencing the same problem now. I don't Understand why.

Note: I think there's no hardware (HDD) error cause I'm running Ubuntu 13.04 alongside Windows and it's browsing files perfectly.

Please help quickly

A:Windows Explorer stops showing files or no file thumbnail

Try doing a CHKDSK on the drive that has Windows on it, also when was the last time you optimised the drive? Scan it and see if it finds any problems. It's best to do it from an install disk and go into Command Prompt and run CHKDSK from there, that way you can see the results as it works on the drive.

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I had a problem where my system32 folder was not showing in windows epxplorer. I could not figure out why. I could access it directly by typing in c:\windows\system32 and I could acces it through my command promt, but it simply was not showing in explorer under my windows folder nor was my search function finding it. But my computer was working just fine as far as I could see.

I could not find the solution here on the forums so I checked elsewhere and found the solution to having it display again. So, if you are having this same problem, here is the solution...

Simple, just go to your command promt and type in...

attrib -a -h -r -s c:\windows\system32 (and of course hit enter)

The problem should be solved and your system32 folder should now be showing up once again. Worked for me!

However, I cannot say why this even happened in the first place or how the above command fixes the problem. Perhaps someone else can clarify all this.

And BTW, I was not hiding system hidden folders and files so that was not the reason.

Anyway, I love this forum and I thought it would be a good idea to post this here in hopes that it might help someone else with the same problem.

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I presently have folder icons which show a standing, partially opened folder with the first two images in the folder appearing as pages in the folder (so you only see a small part of the image). But I recall having had in the past a flat, closed folder icon with he first 4 images of the folder showing on the front of the folder. Is the standing, partially opened folder a Windows 7 default or is it something I did (perhaps with a third party app?)? I would like to get the old icon back with the flat, closed folder so I can see better what is inside without having to open the folder. Could it be that I am remembering the way it was in XP?

Thanks for any advice!

A:Folder Icons showing image contents

That is the default way Windows 7 does it.
You are most likely remembering what XP did.


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When trying to access www.speedbit.com (home of download accelerator) it show me the contents of my kazaa shared folder (ofcourse i dont use it to download anything illegal, who would do such a thing) im using Kazaa Lite Revolution 2.6 and the problem is in internet explorer and firefox, any ideas?

A:Website showing the contents of a folder on my computer

spyware palin and simple remove the crap and it should go away...

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All the icons were fine until couple of weeks ago.

From then onward all my folders are not showing the correct contents.
What I mean by this is that all the folders are shown closed, despite the fact that there are files in them.
When I create new folders, they are also closed no matter what files I put in.
(Don't mind the folders being Black, It was working fine with that for over 2 years)
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Also It does no show thumbnails..
(eg. music files showing no album jackets, Videos not showing previews, Pictures with no preview)
[File view is set to large icons]
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I been looking for the solution for weeks now, but haven't found a suitable fix for this..
Does anyone know how to fix this issue?

So far I've tried :
1. Rebuilding the Icon cache (Icon Cache - Rebuild)
2. I tried system restore back to when the folders were normal
3. Cleaning/Fix registry using CCleaner, RegClean Pro
4. Restoring to normal theme (this just made folders back to yellow, folders were still closed)
5. Virus check

If anyone know how to fix it please help, it would be very grateful...

A:Folder Icons not showing correct contents.. How do I fix this?

Welcome to the Seven Forums

It looks like you've done quite a bit of troubleshooting already.

Have a look at this tutorial Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable

And this one
Thumbnail Cache - Clear and Reset

If that doesn't work give this a try:
Do Option 2 of this tutorial SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker it will not harm any data or programs you have installed it will try to find and repair any corrupt system files that you have. You may need to do this up to 3 times with a reboot after each scan. If you have customized any system files this will change them back to the default, if you have you might want to make some backup copies first.


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