Missing XP Explorer Quick Link Bar- please help!

  thecitrusking 20:34 10 Jul 2009

I'm having a problem with a certain part of my Windows Explorer interface in Windows XP. Up until about ten minutes ago, it was working fine, but I was editing settings trying to get it to show hidden files and folders, and somehow I removed the bar/toolbar/panel thing on the left that provides quick links to My Documents, My Pictures, etc. I've provided this rudimentary little graphic of exactly what's missing from a screen shot of Explorer I found on another website:

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In short, I really want a way to get that bar back. It's a major part of how easy it is to use Windows for me. If anyone knows the setting or menu to bring it back, I'd love to know.

  Sea Urchin 20:39 10 Jul 2009

Go to Control Panel - Folder Options - click Show Common Tasks in Folders - click Apply and OK

  thecitrusking 20:39 10 Jul 2009

That fixed it. You're a lifesaver.

  Sea Urchin 21:06 10 Jul 2009

Glad it's sorted

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