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folder pane in windows explorer missing


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#1 DJTrekie

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Posted 22 April 2011 - 02:22 AM

hello

I'm using windows xp home and when i open windows explorer there is no left pane for the folder tree. even when i click on the folder icon there is still only one pane no split screen.

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Posted 22 April 2011 - 05:16 AM

Hi DJ -
First open Windows Explorer - Next -
On the top line look to see if the item in - View > Explorer Bar > Folders is ticked -
If the item is unticked you will not see the left pane -
Hope this helps

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Edited by noknojon, 22 April 2011 - 05:19 AM.


#3 DJTrekie

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Posted 22 April 2011 - 10:28 AM

that is checked. the folder icon does that to. but all i see is a single pane

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Posted 22 April 2011 - 11:24 AM

Try here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/192315

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#5 DJTrekie

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Posted 23 April 2011 - 03:09 AM

i've seen that but i'm missing ExplorerBar under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main

i think that's the problem but have not seen a fix for it yet.

also i'm talking about windows explorer not internet explorer

Edited by DJTrekie, 23 April 2011 - 03:20 AM.


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Posted 23 April 2011 - 06:38 AM

Hi again

Do you have your XP CD handy - If you have one then try to recover the file by performing a System File Check -
Insert a XP CD , Type sfc /scannow in the run box and click OK - This may reinstall the missing file - Note the space between c< and >/ when you type it -

Otherwise copy and paste the code below into run box, Click OK and your computer will reboot in 30 seconds to perform a full 5 stage check disk scan and try to repair any bad areas in the disk - This can take an hour or so to run , so please just let it finish the job it is doing -
CMD /C ECHO Y|CHKDSK C: /R | SHUTDOWN /R /T 30


#7 DJTrekie

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 03:16 PM

neither one of them worked

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 03:34 PM

Tools, folder options, show common tasks in folders.

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 04:30 PM

that didn't work neither

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 07:27 PM

Did you try system restore?

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 11:33 PM

a system restore can screw up a lot of other thing. i did a few in the past and it screwed stuff up.

the best thing to do is find the problem.

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 11:37 PM

If your computer is not messed up, system restore should work just fine.

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 12:47 AM

after looking at a friend's computer i see that it's the right pane the detail pane that's missing.

i've seen the sites that say to hold ctrl key the press the numeric + key but nothing.

Edited by DJTrekie, 27 April 2011 - 02:41 AM.





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