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#1 OldPhil

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Posted 03 June 2013 - 12:09 PM

Maybe I have not poked around enough, is there a way to view files like XP' Exploer?


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Posted 03 June 2013 - 12:30 PM

Not sure what you mean, Phil.

 

Explorer view is always an option for viewing files, if that's what you mean.

 

http://www.pcsnippets.com/tutorials/how-to-change-the-windows-explorer-view-in-windows-7/7

 

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Posted 03 June 2013 - 02:26 PM

Thanks a bunch!  I did not look carefully I should have found that.

 

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Posted 03 June 2013 - 04:15 PM

If I had a penny for every time I've overlooked something in XP or Win 7...it would make a tidy sum by now :).

 

Happy computing :).

 

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Posted 03 June 2013 - 05:05 PM

Hi I looked at what you posted and realized I had taken those steps early on, what I would like is the same tree view that was in XP and 98.  I want the older classic view.

 

But still thanks is in order!

 

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Posted 03 June 2013 - 05:13 PM

Now I'm lost again :), unless this is what you refer to:  http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/change-windows-to-classic-view .

 

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Posted 03 June 2013 - 05:33 PM

Ok tried that, not where I amk trying to go.  I would like to be able to view my files in Explorer showing like they have for years, seems like the current develpers are more interested in visual rather than the old functional look.  From my searches it seems many feel the same way, if this thing hiccups I will reload it with XP.


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Posted 04 June 2013 - 07:06 PM

OldPhil,

 

The solution to your problem may lie in the way you have Windows Explorer set-up. I will admit it is a bit of a pain in Win 7, but if you go into it and open a folder - any folder - then set it to 'List' or whatever you fancy and then go into 'Organise' towards the top left hand side of the window, you will find options including viewing.

 

First of all, select 'Folder options'. Then select 'View'. Select the options that you want to see in the 'Advanced settings' box, then click on 'Apply to folders'. This will make all folders of this type reflect the same view. In XP and earlier ( well, at least 3.x, 95 and 98 ) this set it for ALL folders. In Win 7 it doesn't !  If the folder you were originally looking at was say 'general files' it will apply to all general files and folders. If you now go and look at a folder of your photos - .JPGs - then you will get icons and have to repeat the process. Sorry, but unless some one corrects me, that's the way it is in Win 7.

 

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