Disappearing Windows Explorer

  arrow 13:29 07 Dec 2007

When I ran ME Windows explorer was on the starter menu, and disc defrag was available in the schedule tasks menu. Since "upgrading" to XP SP2, I have been unable to find Windows Explorer and I cannot schedule disc defrag!! Will somebody please help a dinosaur? Many thanks,

  birdface 13:34 07 Dec 2007

Try All programs,Accessories.And it should be in there.

  birdface 13:47 07 Dec 2007

I dont know about schedule.But if you go into my computer,click on C Drive .Properties.Tools.Then press defrag.

  arrow 14:46 07 Dec 2007

Thank you buteman. When I do as you say and click on Windows Explorer the next screen is My Documents, with no mention of Windows Explorer.

  johnnyrocker 14:48 07 Dec 2007

you are not clicking where told to unless you have non classic view selected.


  birdface 15:28 07 Dec 2007

Thats exactly what i get.With a list of folders on the left hand side.

  johnnyrocker 15:29 07 Dec 2007

switch to classic by right click start and select..


  arrow 16:25 07 Dec 2007

Hello Johnny, I have changed to classic view, but it makes no difference

  johnnyrocker 16:28 07 Dec 2007

and what happens now if you click start programmes accessories system tools?


  birdface 17:11 07 Dec 2007

I think you will find out where you were was Windows Explorer.It's the exact same on mine as what it is on yours,I have XP Home Edition.It just looks like another version of my Documents.Unless someone else says different.

  Sea Urchin 17:46 07 Dec 2007

To get into Windows Explorer you just need to hold down the Windows key (near space bar) and press E. It may open up as My Documents but you can explore by changing the Address bar.

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