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No Nav Pane in Desktop but have Nav Pane in Win Explorer?

Q: No Nav Pane in Desktop but have Nav Pane in Win Explorer?

Is it possible to have no Nav Pane when opening a Desktop folder, but have Nav Pane when opening Win Explorer? Like it was in WinXp/Win98/Win95?
When I disable Nav Pane, it disappears for Desktop folders and Windows Explorer.

I think the answer was 'no' for Win7.

I installed Classic Start Menu hoping one of it's features could do it. If it does, I've not been able to enable it. Other than that, Classic Start Menu is a super improvement.

You all take care,

JimB

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Preferred Solution: No Nav Pane in Desktop but have Nav Pane in Win Explorer?

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When I open an instance of windows explorer, the navigation pane show little or nothing (no drives, folders, etc.). Also the preview pane does not show a preview for any selected files (See Capture1.JPG).
If I open a second (or higher) instance of windows explorer, the navigation pane functions properly (the preview still does not show) (See Capture2.JPG).
I have previews set to show (See Capture3.JPG).
Also occasionally, the file icons will be blank instead of showing the file type specific icon. When this happens, the address bar also seems to take a long time to load. The load bar will stop before reaching the end and won't finish (See Capture4.JPG).

Does anyone know what is going on or how to fix this?

FYI I am running 64 bit Windows 7 Pro.

A:Windows Explorer: Navigation Pane and Preview Pane Bug

Try Explorer++ and see if you get the same problem.

Need to enable "Folders" view.
If it works then you can rule out problems with system files and it's probably a buggy shell extension.

https://explorerplusplus.com/

It's portable and runs without installation.

Let us know if navigation pane works using Explorer++

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We have enable the preview pane for Windows Explorer within the Local Group Policy Editor, however no preview pane is showing in Windows Explorer. What other setting do we need to look for?

A:Enable preview pane for Windows Explorer, but no preview pane showing

Hi,

I found several users who had the similar issue as yours, they gave the advices may help you, please refer to the link:

Windows 7 Preview Pane not working:
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-desktop/windows-7-preview-pane-not-working/a5bd2bf1-44cb-4e6b-8f78-569cbbda2c16

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What my plan is, is to remove Desktop from the Navigation Pane maybe using a Registry Hack but I think if it did, it would remove the others too since they expand from Desktop. I never use Desktop from Navigation Pane and just find it to be a nuisance to always have it collapsed and just remove it instead. Is there any method of doing this please?

Example below:


I have already removed Favourites and if I can get Desktop to be removed I will remove the Homegroup and Network from that too using Brink's already made Tutorials.

A:Remove Desktop from Explorer Navigation Pane.

Goto Folder options and in the Navigation pane untick Show all folders.

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After installing Dropbox, I notice that there's now a custom link to the Dropbox folder in my File Explorer > Navigation Pane > Desktop list (see screenshot below).

Does anyone know how I can add such (sym?)links to other directories on the computer?

Specifically looking for ways to add to list in the "Desktop" section of Navigation Pane... not the "Quick access" list.

My thinking is... I'd like to consolidate shortcuts to my custom cloud storage folders. Right now there's OneDrive (built in to W10) and Dropbox, and I'd like to add similar links for my Google Drive, Amazon Cloud Drive, etc. directories. Trying to have them all appear together under "Desktop", rather than split between Desktop and Quick Access.

A:How to add custom folders to File Explorer > Navigation Pane > Desktop

Lots of good info here:
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/lib...or=-2147217396

Keith

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After installing Dropbox, I notice that there's now a custom link to the Dropbox folder in my File Explorer > Navigation Pane > Desktop list (see screenshot below).

Does anyone know how I can add such (sym?)links to other directories on the computer?

Specifically looking for ways to add to list in the "Desktop" section of Navigation Pane... not the "Quick access" list.

My thinking is... I'd like to consolidate shortcuts to my custom cloud storage folders. Right now there's OneDrive (built in to W10) and Dropbox, and I'd like to add similar links for my Google Drive, Amazon Cloud Drive, etc. directories. Trying to have them all appear together under "Desktop", rather than split between Desktop and Quick Access.

A:How to add custom folders to File Explorer > Navigation Pane > Desktop

Lots of good info here:
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/lib...or=-2147217396

Keith

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I had to manually find all related files to OE6 to delete it so it would reinstall. Then the updates. Now nothing shows up on the preview pane or when I open the email. I can use Outlook instead but what is wrong? The only view of the message is in properties: details: message source.
 

A:Solved: OE has empty preview pane, open pane

1. With Outlook Express closed, go to Start>Run
2. Type in: regsvr32 inetcomm.dll (with the space after "regsvr32")
3. Click OK (or press the Enter key)
4. Open OE and see if things are fixed
 

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Beneath the quick access list in navigator, all I have is 'desktop'. Everything else is under that. But all the pics I've seen of windows 10 show 'this PC' as the top level link. I would much prefer that. "desktop' ends up being twice in the tree, and removable media twice as well. Well, actually desktop is right inside my user folder too!

Anybody know a fix? It's impossible to search for, as all the search terms bring up much more common problems.

I wish I could just decide in a simple way what is shown in this pane and in what order!!!

!

thanks
-eric

A:Explorer pane shows desktop as root, instead of "this PC"

I unpinned the File Explorer icon from the Taskbar then created a new shortcut to My PC and pinned it to the Taskbar.

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Hi to all, i have a laptop running Windows 7 Professional. The problem is strange and havent had it on any other Windows 7 machine.

If i click the folder icon on the bottom tool bar (windows explorer) then in the left hand pane expand the C drive then right click on any folder it instantly displays a dialog saying Explorer has experienced a problem and needs to close, windows is
looking for a fix for this problem (cant remember exact wording) then Explorer.exe restarts. This happens on the local C drive and Network drives. 
I though it could be a permissions problem so have taken ownership of all files & folders on the C drive which made no difference, i have removed the laptop from our server / domain and it is still the same / no change.
Can anyone shed any light on this problem or offer any ideas on fixing it? the laptop is only a few months old and is i5 / 4GB RAM Dell machine running Windows 7 Pro SP1 office 2003 Pro, checked for virus & adware & all clean.

A:Explorer.exe crashes when righ click on item in left pane on windows explorer nothing in system logs, explorer.exe restarts.

The faulting module (Fault Module Name: SHELL32.dll) shell32.dll is a Windows system file however the file that is actually causing the crash may be a third party file which from the symptoms
may be a third party context menu handler.
The following link has some info and a download to ShellExView which you can use to selectively disable third party context menu handlers to find out a problematic one:
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/slowrightclick.htm
You could try disabling all non-Microsoft context menu handlers and then, if the problem resolves, re-enable them one at a time to see which one was the problem.
BTW, the error should be logged in the Event Viewer Application log as a Application Error involving explorer.exe

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You know, I would really love a dual pane option for Explorer.Lots of times (most times) when managing my files, I want a source window and a destination window to drag the files between.  It's such a bore having to open Explorer twice.  Especially when you can't just click the Windows Explorer icon on the new Task Bar a second time, because that simply minimises the Explorer window you've just opened!Instead you have to right-click the icon and choose a different folder in the list.  The new Explorer window pops up over the first one, so then you have to drag the second window clear before you can use them.So now you have this silly sequence:    left-click; right-click, move-the-mouse, left-click; left-click-and-dragPLEASE give us some way of handling this better.  Either:1/ An optional dual-pane view for Explorer (like Director Opus, et al, offers)2/ A single click way of opening two, non-overlapping Explorer windows (my preferred option)Is there any chance at all of this, do you think?

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I have a problem with my explorer. On the left I see the folders but the right pane is completely blanc. And when I open the explorer, it can be shut down and explorer.exe uses 99% cpu.

The taskmanager is the only way to shut it down.

I've already scanned for viruses with my Norton Internet Security 2004 and did a online scan twice with McAfee and Trend Micro. But there are no viruses.

I've also scanned my computer for spyware twice with spybot and adaware and everything seems to be fine.

In the "save mode" it all works fine, but in the normal mode my right pane stays blanc.

Can somebody help me? It started suddenly yesterday....

Thanks...

Debby
The Netherlands
 

A:Explorer right pane blanc

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Back when I was using a Vista computer, I found a nice two pane file/windows explorer program.

Does such a thing exist for Win 10 ?

Thanks.

A:two pane file explorer ?

You can use 7zip

Solved Latest 7-Zip Update - Windows 10 Forums

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How do I get pictures to show on the preview pane side of Explorer?
If I set windows explorer to show the preview pane it only shows the character of the red cat that is the symbol of the irfan view program that I use for my photos. If the file is a .jpg, a .png, a .bmp or any other photo file it fails to show the picture on the preview pane.
Is there a switch somewhere to turn on that will show the picture?
In fact if I click on 'extra large icons' for the left side I only get the cat and not the picture?
Thanks.
 

A:using the preview pane of explorer

found it, in setup It says 'always show icons, never thumbnails. if I change that to show thumbnails it gives me the photos
 

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Hi, Wish you all good tidings. Have been using Win7 nearly 6 months with a recent sp1 update. In the explorer pane (LEFT) , as you move thru the folders , and click the thumbnail on a particular folder it opens the contents of the said folders on the RIGHT pane.Let me say that a particular folder is SNAPPED (can I have the exact terms please ).
Ok I have snapped DIFX and am trying to expand Alwil software. Image-1

Alwil software expands as expected. Image-2.

Next I snap ALwil software -Image -3

I try to expand the folder of Alwil software. It disgustingly goes and sits at the bottom. -Image -4

It happens everytime and if folder has still more folders it is still irritating. I have to compress the folder and expand it again , and only then it goes to the top. I have seen this behavior in Win 7 premium editions too.

A:Explorer Pane behavior.

Try this. Go to Organize-.Folder and search options and uncheck Automatically expand to current folder.

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I want to automatically open Win 7 Explorer with side by side panes as default.
Anyone know how to do this or must I use Snap each time?

A:Duel Pane Win Explorer in WIN 7

"Windows", as in an explorer window, should remember their last size. So if you resize the window to the size of the snap feature, the next time its open it should remember.

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A fairly simple question:

Has anyone tried to (or found a third party app) that can put the details pane back to the bottom of the File Explorer windows, like it was in 7. It was of great use to me when reading tags and other information. In 8, it just takes needless width space from the windows.

A:Explorer's Details Pane

Shell32.dll but modifyng it crashes windows 8 (at least in CP/RP), havent tried in RTM yet.

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Hi,

At work we have Compaq D510 short forms with Windows XP Pro, SP3. One of my coworkers wants to be able to e-mail pictures from her 'My Pictures' folder by selecting the files and then clicking the 'email this file' in the Common Task Pane, when you do this Outlook Express comes up with the attached files but it won't send. It says it cant because of a socket error 11001 and that it cant find the SMTP server. I am thinking I need to reset the File properties in Tools>Folder Options >File types but I am not sure which one Explorer is invoking to Send Mail, I have looked in Google, no luck yet. My machine does this just fine but uses MS Outlook 2007 , which is why I think a File Type association is goofed up.

Thanks.

PS I have tried resetting the common task pain in My Computer >Properties.

A:Explorer Task Pane

She needs to be using Outlook to send email make sure its setup as her default email program.

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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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Been grappling for some time to customizing the right pane of either Win7 or Win10 (not sure if they respond the same) to allow permanent column and column title arrangements. Ideally I would like to apply such attributes to a specific folder and all it's sub-folders. An example is below:
I would also love to be able to set these columns as fixed widths, but this is not as important as the specific columns themselves.

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I accidently removed Desktop from the top position in the navigation pane and would like to put it back. I would like to place Desktop above Computer and have Desktop open expanded by default.

Thanks

A:Put Desktop Back In Navigation Pane

I can't understand you so.. Can you upload a picture from your problem?
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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

thank you everyone in advance

A:Desktop navigation pane disappears

Hi vietle, and welcome to Sevenforums.

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

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

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

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

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Hey guys.
Lately, when I open up any folder, I get a blank pane (picture included.)

Do you have any ideas how to fix this?

Thanks,
Justin

A:Blank Windows Explorer Pane

Hello Justin,

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

You could try a restore point to a time before the problem started. Info here if needed. System Restore

You could also do a system file check (sfc). Info here: SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Please keep us posted.

Gary

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I'm not sure what to do here...

After downloading Explorer 8 (and updating Windows) I am unable to type in any field below the top pane. (I can type text just fine in my google search field and the url field)

I un-installed Explorer 8 (which re-installed Explorer 7) with no improvement.

I noticed that after completing the Windows update (I have Service Pack 3) my Anti Virus (Zone Alarm) had been blown away. I had to re-install it. I've since learned that I should disable anti-virus software prior to doing Windows updates.

Is this a virus?

Thanks.

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Hi,
I have a 22 inch widescreen which is great to see the primary folders in the first pane, sub-folders in the second pane and then the file preview in the third pane. The issue I am having is that each time I open up Explorer I need to expand the second pane to show the folder/file details. I stays expanded until I close Explorer where it seems to return to the narrow pane.
Any way of adjusting the second pane size and keeping that width?
thanks

A:Win Explorer: How to Retain Pane Width

There is a small fix explained here, not sure if it works but might be worth a shot.

Oh and welcome to Windows Explorer!

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[Not sure question in right Forum.] Problem is with Win95 and when I right clik on something in My Computer to bring up Explore menu option, and then left clik on left side of window to display contents to the right, I am not able to get the right pane with the contents listed as always have.
Nothing comes up. I dragged the window from the right but the right pane was not hidden there. I get info in the bar above Start bar showing how many Objects and how much disk space is used and free. I've Re-started computer a couple of times to no avail. Never had this problem before.
 

A:{Solved} No right pane with Windows Explorer

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

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

A:Blank navigation pane in Explorer when...

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

~Lordbob

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Hello,

I've searched quite a lot on this subject but have not been able to find a solution.

In Win 8 Windows Explorer, the preview pane seems to be able to display previews of all file types I really use except the type I use most-- eml email files. Is it possible to get the preview pane to show a preview of an eml file?

In searching the web I ran across reference to an old app named PreviewConfig that I believe was written for Vista, but apparently it does not work in Win 8, although I have not tried it-- kind of fear messing something up.

I have noticed that if I simply manually edit an eml file's extension from eml to mht-- it will be displayed in the preview pane.

I have hundreds if not thousands of eml files saved to disk. I really don't want to change all of them to mht because that eliminates email functionality of the file. Meaning, I would not be able to double-click the file, open it and respond to or forward it as an email message.

Thanks for any thoughts on this.

A:Display eml in Explorer Preview Pane

just a thought ,why not do a bit of a split screen with windows explorer and your .eml default email program . might take a little longer to preview each email ,,i use it like this with windows live mail to view my saved emails. like in the attachment , if need it just install windows live mail ,and set it to default for .eml files

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I did a search, but I must not know the correct terms to use.

When I am using Windows Explorer I want it to STAY STILL!!!! What I am referring to is the Navigatin Pane, when I scroll the pane it has this really obnoxious setting where after about 1 second it snaps back to the position it was.

So I am still reading the folder names or moving my pointer to click on something and SNAP! everything moves.

I know I am dumb but can someone please tell me how to make the navigation pane stay where I just moved it?

A:Explorer Navigation Pane attributes

I think it may have something to do with your mouse setup.
What do you have? Make and model.
Scroll mouse, wireless, laser, ball, blue tooth?
Have you installed any special drivers for your particular model?

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Windows Explorer - Single pane

In XP how do I create a shortcut to have Windows Explorer open to a drive in a single pane.
Single pane = the whole window with nothing but folders.
 

A:Windows Explorer - Single pane

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

How would I do this?
 

A:Rearrange explorer navigation pane

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

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Is there a way to display file folder location in the details pane view?
In the search box I've type *.* and it display all files.  There are duplicate files I want to delete so I want to see which folder they're in without checking each file's properties.

Thanks in advance.

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I can't enter the tags and all I have is the title of the mp3 showing. Something makes me think it has to do with the tag editor I used and maybe not though. I'm using Win7 Home premium. It seems like there is something in the registry blocking modification. I hate to lose all the mp3s that want let me edit.



I have checked full control of the files under my user name.

A:Can't edit mp3 tags in explorer pane

I don't know about the error dialog, but as far as I know, you can't modify the tag info with Explorer, regardless of which version of W7 is used. However, you should be able to edit it with some third party software. I know that Creative's MediaSource player can do this, so I'm sure that others can also. How those changes might appear in Explorer, I don't know.

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Hi,

I just installed a fresh version of Win 7 Ultimate. I enclose a screenshot of how my Explorer window and folder pane looks like. I am not happy with it.

There are two top level items, Favorites and Desktop. When I was running the RC I did not have a desktop item, instead all the items sorting under Desktop in (the screenshot below) were on the same level as Favorites. There were Favorites and then a white space and then my Libraries and then a white space and then my Profile and then a white space and then Computer and then a white space and so on.

1) Can I get the spacing in between items back somehow?
2) Can I remove the Homegroup and the Network icons?
3) Can I move the computer item upwards in the sort order?

Thanks!

A:Explorer folder pane setup...

Hello Gridsystems,


Q1) You might see if using either one of these below may be able to adjust your navigation pane to how you like it for this.Navigation Pane - Show All Folders
Navigation Pane - Automatically expand to current folder
Q3) Yes, you can remove Homegroup and Network from the navigation pane.Network - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane
Homegroup - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane
Q4) Sorry, but you cannot move the groups themselves in the navigation pane.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi!

I got a problem with the sidebar in windows explorer. Sometimes when i open it the only things that shows is the favorites, libraries and homegroup titles but non of the folders or links that are supposed to be there.



It stays like that for a while and then its back to normal (but only if/when i open a new explorer window). Im able to access e.g. the libraries when its like this but it looks like its searching for them but cant find them.


Help is very much appriciated
Thanks
Sebbe138

A:Windows explorer navigation pane

It can take a while to load everything on various machines, depending on hardware and configuration.

If you don't want it to load all folders, ( which takes time);

Navigation Pane - Automatically expand to current folder[2]=File%20Folder%20Settings

there are other tutorials there on this and similar matters.

By the way, that window is known as the "Explorer Navigation Pane", "Sidebar" refers to something else.

Regards....Mike Connor

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

A:Windows Explorer Navigation Pane

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

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

A:Question about the Navigation Pane in Explorer

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

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I have an issue about Windows Explorer in Windows 7 Home Premium I have use this OS for a long time but then
Suddenly, this pane comes up and I cant close it. Can someone Help me?

Here's the image of that Pane :

A:How can I close this Windows Explorer Pane?

Status Bar - Turn On or Off

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When I right click on start and select Explore in my Windows ME computer, I get two panes: the left one is COMPLETELY EMPTY OF FOLDERS, while the right pane has "programs, explorerer, etc."
I would like to have the left pane display folders again, but I don't know how. Anyone have any ideas?????

 

A:explorer pane folders missing

Hi, Usually repairing Internet Explorer fixes this issue.

Read the following, all the way down to the bottom!

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=194177

If you have XP, there is another method: Since XP comes with IE 6, the entry for IE does not show in Add/Remove Programs, and you cannot run the repair utility from there...so> try this:

Read about it first!http://www.theeldergeek.com/repair_ie6.htm

Start button>Run

Type in the run line this:[cmd] and hit Enter key once.

Type this next to the cursor in the black box:

sfc /scannow (one space after the c) and hit Enter key once again.

Let the System File Checker run, it will take awhile, then it will NOT give any messages...either it works, or it doesnt.

For other than XP, win2000, etc:

The IE Repair utility is available if you have upgraded Internet Explorer from the original installed version> take a look in Add/Remove Programs, and if you see this:

Microsoft Internet Explorer (someversion) and Internet Tools, just hit Add/Remove> we arent uninstalling anything, you will see 3 options then> hit "Repair this version of IE" and let the utility run to completion. You will see a message that tells you either it fixed something, or that you need to reinstall IE.

There are certain steps to reinstalling depending on what your version of Windows is> and if you have XP with SP2 or not.

Let us know what happens.
 

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We are running terminal servers with roaming profiles. Recently we built a new farm of terminal servers and i had to reset someones profile. When they log back in their favorites (i.e. Desktop, Downloads) are hidden. I can go to show hidden files and unhide them but when they log out and back in they are hidden again.

A:Favorites in Explorer navigation pane

Hello pcowanabbb,

Opening an elevated command prompt in that user account, and running the command below for any affected user folder should restore it's default attributes.

User Folder CommandContacts attrib +r -s -h "%USERPROFILE%\Contacts" /S /DDesktop attrib +r -s -h "%USERPROFILE%\Desktop" /S /DMy Documents attrib +r -s -h "%USERPROFILE%\Documents" /S /DDownloads attrib +r -s -h "%USERPROFILE%\Downloads" /S /DFavorites attrib +r -s -h "%USERPROFILE%\Favorites" /S /D Links attrib +r -s -h "%USERPROFILE%\Links" /S /DMy Music attrib +r -s -h "%USERPROFILE%\Music" /S /DMy Pictures attrib +r -s -h "%USERPROFILE%\Pictures" /S /DSaved Games attrib +r -s -h "%USERPROFILE%\Saved Games" /S /DSearches attrib +r -s -h "%USERPROFILE%\Searches" /S /DMy Videos attrib +r -s -h "%USERPROFILE%\Videos" /S /D

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For some reason the left pane in my windows explorer is stuck in Folders view option and i want to set it back to the default view but can't.When i click on Explorer bar and uncheck the folders view it goes back to what i want but as soon as i close and re-open the window it goes back to folder option again.I have tried to reset the default to all foders in the folders options but still no change.I have also checked and unchecked the remember all folder settings but still no change.I think that something has been changed in the registry but i don't know where to look.Any help would be great.
 

A:Left pane in explorer stuck

set it like you want then try a restart

buck
 

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

A:Windows Explorer Navigation Pane

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

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Window Explorer nothing in left pane.

I use "Windows" key + "E" to get to the Windows Explorer.

For some reason it's now coming up w/ nothing in the left pane and the drives in the right.

I would like the Desktop, Drives,My Docs, Network places, etc on the left and the drives on the right.
 

A:Window Explorer nothing in left pane.

click on view / explorer bar and verify that folders is checked.
 

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Windows 7 Explorer file pane looks like Monster Control Panel (Control Panel > All) showing files in catagories with heading and lines. How do I get this back to normal? Thanks...

A:Explorer pane looks like Control Panel>All

Hello Rdwray,

The tutorial below can help show you how to reset all folder views back to default.

Folder View Settings - Reset All to Default

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Upgraded my Win 8 Pro to Win 8.1 Pro and problems started.

Now my File Explorer Navigation Pane Favorites feature is completely missing and cannot be restored, regardless of what I have tried.
I have tried:

1. File Explorer ribbon / View tab / Navigation Pane / Show Favorites = ON
2. Folder Options / General tab / Navigation Pane / Show favorites = ON (also have tried Restore Defaults)
3. Recreate "C:\Users\<my user name>\Links\" folder and create a link inside it.
4. Run the "fix_empty_favorites.reg" file
Favorites Empty in Navigation Pane - Fix - Windows 7 Help Forums

5. Run "Add_Favorites_to_Navigation_Pane.bat" file:
Favorites - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane in Windows 8

6. Manually restore Default Favorite Links :
Favorites - Restore Default Favorite Links in Navigation Pane - Windows 7 Help Forums

7. Ensure "{BFB9D5E0-C6A9-404C-B2B2-AE6DB6AF4968}" registry branch that is pointing to my proper Links folder as per :
User Folders - Restore Default Location - Windows 7 Help Forums

8. Remove/detach from Homegroup (don't need it).
Homegroup - Change File and Folder Sharing Settings - Windows 7 Help Forums

9. Added. Right click on the Navigation pane and Select "Show Favorites" to be ON.

... and of course, log out/login AND reboot multiple times after all of the above.

The Favorites will not appear on Navigation pane.

Any help, anyone?

A:Win 8.1 Pro - Favorites gone from File Explorer Nav Pane

DUDE
Just right click on empty left hand side , elect to show favorites

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I?ve set up my Favorite Links pane just the way I like it in Windows Explorer. Among other things, I have links to both Desktop and Computer. Works great.

However, whenever I encounter a Save As or File Open dialog, the Favorite Links pane has some extra links added. I?d rather it didn?t ? I thought these were meant to be *my* favorite links, not Vista?s idea of what my favorites should be ? but I can live with most of them (e.g. My SharePoint Sites, Recent Places).

But the thing that really sucks, is that Vista kindly adds Desktop and Computer as well ? oblivious to the fact that they?re already there. So I end up with 2 of them?

If Vista was consistent, then I wouldn?t add them myself. But if I don?t, then they?re not available in Windows Explorer?

Is there a way to limit which additional links Vista adds to the Favorite Links pane in File Open and Save As dialogs?

Thanks!

-jim.

A:Computer and Desktop appear twice in Favorite Links pane

Hi Jim,

You should be able to remove the Favorite Links that you do not want. This tutorial will show you how to if needed.

Favorite Links

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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