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Subject:   Help: Win Xp explorer --> View --> Explorer Bar - Folders
Date:   2004-01-19 19:15:06
From:   anonymous2
Hi There;


I set up explorer to show folders:


Win Xp explorer --> View --> Explorer Bar - Folders


But once I go to another directory it delete
the folders view pane,
How can I make it stick permanently?


I tried "Options" and set "apply current view" to all foders but it does not work.


If I set "Use Windows Classic folders",
in options, and select
explorer --> View --> Explorer Bar - Folders
and go to another directory it does not show
the folders pane.


If I set "Show Common Tasks in Folders" in options, and select
explorer --> View --> Explorer Bar - Folders
and go to another directory it goes back to "Show common tasks in folders"


Any ideas?


Juan.cabrera@comcast.net


Thanks


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  • Help: Win Xp explorer --> View --> Explorer Bar - Folders
    2010-04-27 04:16:56  Joe(8643) [View]

    I have exactly your same problem. It's been driving me potty.
    Sorry guys, none of the suggested solutions seemed to do it for me.
    BUT I have noticed you can add a Folders button to the toolbar , which'll

    View->Toolbars->Custoomize
    scroll down the Available toolbar buttons , on the left, to find Folders button. Highkliht it and click Add , to add it to the column on the right .
    Then use the MoveUp Biutton to position it on the bar. type Close ansd it should be there whenever you open the folder.
  • Help: Win Xp explorer --> View --> Explorer Bar - Folders
    2005-11-23 06:02:06  BobCymbalski [View]

    The Problem: You set up your PC with a specific folder view, with Explorer -> Tools -> Folder Options -> View / Folder View / Apply to all Folders. However, even after you do that, every time you open a folder, it does not look like you configured it. An alternate problem is that you no longer can see ore enable the common tasks in folders.

    Why: You have a group policy that is disabling that capability (I know, it isn't documented that this is a side-effect... but after fighting with it for over a month, I finally figured it out).

    Solution: Go to the appropriate Group Policy and configure:

    User Configuration / Administrative Templates / Windows Components / Windows Explorer / Turn on Classic Shell. Set to DISABLED.

    It is possible that other policies also impact this, such as active desktop; I have it set with all active desktop items disabled except for this one.



    • Help: Win Xp explorer --> View --> Explorer Bar - Folders
      2007-03-03 14:27:56  warble [View]

      Dang! I have been fighting this issue for months!

      There are several WRONG solution suggestions that do not work.

      Thanks for posting the solution!
  • Help: Win Xp explorer --> View --> Explorer Bar - Folders
    2004-08-02 23:13:55  jackbe [View]

    Try the help on this web page, it worked for me:

    http://blogs.msdn.com/jroller/archive/2004/07/06/174444.aspx
  • Help: Win Xp explorer --> View --> Explorer Bar - Folders
    2004-05-17 05:54:01  gsarnold [View]

    I'm not sure if this is the cause of your problem or not, but it's worth a shot: could it be that you still have Windows set to remember the folder settings for each folder INDIVIDUALLY? (That way when you switch folders, the view changes to hide the folder tree because it wasn't previously turned on for the folder you switched to - each folder has its own view settings.)

    To check, open any old explorer window and go to TOOLS/FOLDER OPTIONS. Click on the VIEW tab and uncheck the box next to REMEMBER EACH FOLDERS VIEW SETTINGS. In fact, while you are in here, look around -- there are probably a few other choice things you can turn on or off that are annoying you as well.

    OK the changes, then set the folder view up the way you want. That view should now persist between folders. Once I have everything set up I usually go back in and hit the APPLY TO ALL FOLDERS on the same dialog because I'm paranoid.

    Personal Gripe: Why is it every successive version of Windows and Office just means that there is more idiotic boneheaded garbage I have to figure out how to turn off to make it usable again? HEY, MICROSOFT! HOW ABOUT YOU FOCUS ON MAKING THINGS **MORE** USABLE INSTEAD OF... aww, forget it. They aren't listening and I'm probably using my last version of Windows anyway. (Sigh).
  • Help: Win Xp explorer --> View --> Explorer Bar - Folders
    2004-04-19 22:05:13  denter [View]

    dear jaun,
    i know what you have going through...

    unfortunately, i don't have an answer at this time can somebody out there help us????

    thanks
  • Help: Win Xp explorer --> View --> Explorer Bar - Folders
    2004-04-02 10:07:41  Steve Bass | O'Reilly Author [View]

    Hi Juan,

    I tried replicating your problem and for the life of me, I haven't been able to make it happen on my PC.

    Perhaps someone else who's been following this thread can supply an answer.

    --Steve
    • Help: Win Xp explorer --> View --> Explorer Bar - Folders
      2005-03-29 03:15:56  cadoo [View]

      I had the same problem and it was discovered that the default folder action was set to explore, instead of open. To change, from windows explorer, click on Tools, Folder Options, and then the File Types tab. Find (NONE) Folder in the list and highlight it. Click the Advanced button. If you issue is the same as mine, explore will be bold. I changed it back to open, by clicking on open, then clicking the Set Default button. Open should now be bold. Click Ok to close the windows...

      I hope this fixes your problem.
      • Help: Win Xp explorer --> View --> Explorer Bar - Folders
        2006-02-15 07:54:33  BuZzY [View]

        I don't know if it fixed his but, it fixed mine !!
        Thanks
        • Help: Win Xp explorer --> View --> Explorer Bar - Folders
          2008-01-29 15:14:09  Bugsi [View]

          Tools: Folder Options: Tasks: Use Windows Classic Folders.

          You are welcome.
        • Help: Win Xp explorer --> View --> Explorer Bar - Folders
          2008-01-29 15:13:08  Bugsi [View]

          Tools: Folder Options: Tasks: Use Windows Classic Folders.

          You are welcome.