Windows XP Side Bar

  poogles_uk 11:31 29 Mar 2005

The side bar/toolbar thing in explorer on
windows xp has just disappeared, like this one:

click here

Any ideas on how to get it back, it comes back in the search version when i want to search, but it cant get it back in my comp and my docs etc.

Any help appreciated



  Yoda Knight 11:43 29 Mar 2005

Click on the View menu item and play around with the first few until u get ur desired setting

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:46 29 Mar 2005

just click "folders" on toolbar

  poogles_uk 11:52 29 Mar 2005

No, not that one.

click here is what i want - i got that from another pc....

  poogles_uk 11:59 29 Mar 2005

This link:

click here

Other one doesn't work!!

  jbp1982 12:30 29 Mar 2005


is this right?

  poogles_uk 12:32 29 Mar 2005

Thats the one



  GroupFC 12:33 29 Mar 2005

If you go view>explorer bar and say history and then close the history the side bar comes back! (at least it does on mine!).

You might need to go to tools>folder options tick show common tasks in folders then apply and OK.

Good luck!

  GroupFC 12:34 29 Mar 2005

Too slow - had to experiment with what to do!

  Chris25 12:34 29 Mar 2005

Go to Control Panels, select Folder Options and at the top of the first tab you should see an option to "Show common tasks in folders". That should do the trick (unless your folder windows are of a very narrow width, in which case you might have to widen them a bit).

  TonyV 13:06 29 Mar 2005

I have a similar problem. I can get the Side Bar up in My Computer, Control Panel, My Documents etc, but can not get it to come up permanently in Windows Explorer. The only way to get it up there is as Fruit Bat /\0/\ says early on. Does the Side Bar not stay permanently on in Explorer? The settings mentioned above have all been made, but every-time I switch off Windows Explorer and then re-ignite it, the folder listings come up!!

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