For no apparent reason I have lost the ability to open Windows Explorer. When I open it all I get is "My Documents" - nothing else at all. I have tried all diffirent approaches, but cannot seem to bring up all the files as I normally can. Any ideas? My OS in WinX. Casey
I suspect that you just happen to be defaulting to this folder. Try clicking th <up> button to see if that take you further up. DO you access Explorer from a desktop icon? Make sure this is still pointing at the right folder.
Sorry I neglected to reply to your response, but I was not sure I fully understood what you were suggesting. I clicked start, programs, accessories and then windows explorer. No response at all when I right click WE. I am not using a desktop shortcut when I try opening WE - I have none. Am I doing what you suggested? I know that if you right click a shortcut icon, then properties, you get the details you mentioned (target, etc), but not on the program itself. Casey
Thanks Graham for your reply. As I explained before when I right click on the program. nothing happens. A memu will only appear when you right click a shortcut. At any rate I will go the long route of navigating for what I want to drag/drop. In the past all my programs opened up in WE in two panes. I don't quite know why it no longer does this, but I can live with this. Thanks to all for your help and replies. Casey
You can add 'swithces' to Windows Explorer's executable file (explorer.exe) to alter it's behaviour. click here
Changing Windows Explorer Default Startup Folder
Suppose that you want Windows Explorer to open in the root folder of drive C:
1) create a shortcut to Windows Explorer on your Desktop: i) locate Windows Explorer on the 'Start' menu system. ii) right-click drag the Windows Explorer menu item on to the desktop. iii) click on 'Copy' option that appears - see shortcut appear.
2) right-click the shortcut - see pop-up menu. 3) click on 'Properties' option - see dialog. 4) click on the 'Shortcut' tab. 5) click in the 'Target entry' box, and then press 'End' key. 6) add to the end of the existing line: /e, c: The complete line in the Target entry box should now be:
%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /e, c: The /e switch tells Windows Explorer to open in the two pane explorer mode And the c:\ tells it to open in folder C:\.
If you wish to have Explorer open at My Documents, you would use
%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /e, c:\My Documents
If you omit the /e switch, Windows Explorer opens in a single pane view.
I am used to opening it up using START-ACCESSORIES-WINDOWS EXPLORER in Windows XP. Jack said to "locate Windows Explorer on the 'Start' menu system" It is no longer in the START MENU. It is gone. Does any one know how I can find it, and bring it back up. As far as I know it just disappeared. I have been looking through folders/files for a couple of hours and it is no where to be found? Thank you for any help, Chris
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