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#1 ep2002

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Posted 20 May 2016 - 03:19 PM

Hi there,

 

I have some more questions about things that I need to tweak on Win 7 now that I got my new computer:

 

  1. On Windows Explorer, there's no up arrow at the top of the window, only a left arrow
  2. When I delete a file, it asks me if I am sure if I want to delete it. I don't want that popup, how do I delete it?
  3. When I paste a video from one Expl window to another, sometimes when I find the folder & go Ctrl V, it doesn't start, I have to click into the window first. Never had to do that before on Win 8
  4. When I open an Explorer Window, instead of My Computer opening, the Library opens. How do I get my drives to show up?

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Posted 20 May 2016 - 03:38 PM

  1. "When I delete a file, it asks me if I am sure if I want to delete it. I don't want that popup, how do I delete it?"
  2. Right-click desktop's Recycle Bin, Properties.  Uncheck "display the delete confirmation diaglog" - save and exit Properties.

Edited by RolandJS, 20 May 2016 - 03:44 PM.

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Posted 20 May 2016 - 03:43 PM

"When I open an Explorer Window, instead of My Computer opening, the Library opens. How do I get my drives to show up?"

Left-click explorer's icon, along the top menu, find and left-click Tools.  Find and left-click Folder Options.  Navigation Pane has two things that can be checkmarked, Show All Folders and Automatically Expand To Current Folder. 


Edited by RolandJS, 20 May 2016 - 03:52 PM.

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Posted 20 May 2016 - 03:50 PM

"On Windows Explorer, there's no up arrow at the top of the window, only a left arrow."

The only thing I can remember Explorer, after doing some "tree-climbing," giving is a row of labels across the top with a delta pointing down.  Depending upon which delta is left-clicked, a dropdown menu of choices where explorer can take you appears.  I don't remember an Up arrow -- ?unless you have Classic Shell [Explorer?].

-- And depending upon your tree-climbing, the right arrow will appear from time to time.


Edited by RolandJS, 20 May 2016 - 03:52 PM.

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Posted 20 May 2016 - 04:20 PM

Thanks a ton Roland.

 

Ahh, must be classic shell then as I have that on my first desktop, didn't DL it onto the new one. Doing that now.

 

The only thing I couldn't find or didn't work is "Left-click explorer's icon, along the top menu, find and left-click Tools.  Find and left-click Folder Options.  Navigation Pane has two things that can be checkmarked, Show All Folders and Automatically Expand To Current Folder. "

 

I checked off those 2 options, but it still doesn't show me all my drives (my computer) when I open a new Explr. window.



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Posted 20 May 2016 - 04:37 PM

Try opening My Computer library through the start menu, it'll show the drives on there. there's now two ways of doing it, One is labled "PCUser/OwnerName" and "My Computer" Clicking on the Owner Name takes you to a list of possible libraries, {Documents, pictures, mucis, movies, etc} whereas clicking My Computer will take you directly to your drives {C, D, E, DVD/BR/CDR/CDRW/etc}

 

It also depends completely on the explorer window you open, Are you directly trying to access your drives list to see what you got ? {how much space for example, or what you have in the DVDRW/CDRW drive ?}


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Posted 20 May 2016 - 04:53 PM

Ok, I just tried it on my older desktop & you are right, so maybe it's a feature in Win 8. Unfortunately bloody Win 10 overtook my laptop so I can't even check & Win 10 shows you frequent folders which is clearly a new feature.

 

I see them now on the left pane so I guess I'll just have to get them from there, but yes, I wanted to be able to see all my drives, how much space is taken/left, etc. & then just click to them.

 

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Posted 20 May 2016 - 05:56 PM

To see the total used space on a drive and the space left all you need to do is click 'Start - computer'.

 

More importantly, Roland, at #2 said -

 

  1. "When I delete a file, it asks me if I am sure if I want to delete it. I don't want that popup, how do I delete it?"
  2. Right-click desktop's Recycle Bin, Properties.  Uncheck "display the delete confirmation dialog" - save and exit Properties.

 

While this is absolutely correct can I assure you, from personal experience, that this is extremely dangerous !  I had mine set up this way until I wiped out 400 important photos. I was very lucky and managed to recover all but a couple but I then realised I had removed the only safety net between my stupidity and disaster. Having this pop up gives you the chance to say to yourself 'Is that what i really mean to delete, or is it the next door folder ?'. 

 

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Posted 20 May 2016 - 08:25 PM

Chris Cosgrove is absolutely correct about Murphy's Law of Folder/File Deletion.  "If it must not be deleted, it will be accidentally deleted" is RollerStollerLaw for Folder/File deletion.  There is a free 3rd party 2nd defense:  Resplendence's Undeluxe.  When it's monitoring shield is ON, it will create a tiny text file pointer for each and every file that is deleted.  What I do not know:  how are folders monitored, haven't figured that one out yet.  I call it free version, it might be only free for 30 days.  However, I paid the license for 3 computers, and whenever RollerStollerLaw of File Deletion happened, Undeluxe was right there, ready to be searched, ready to recover the file[s].  You have a fork in the road, take it.  Either leave the Recycle Bin's confirmation ON, or, download, install, use [or trial-test] Undeluxe.


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Posted 22 May 2016 - 04:51 AM

Ok, I don't understand, you can still find the file in the Recycle bin if you delete it by accident, right? Just b/c the popup doesn't ask you if you really want to delete it, that shouldn't matter.

 

I've never had this problem, only once or twice & I always just restore it from the bin.



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Posted 22 May 2016 - 01:08 PM

That message is initiated in the User Accounts.  This is the UAC (User Account Control settings).

 

Open the Control Panel, select User Accounts.  (Search, type in Control panel in the search box.  When Control Panel appears below the Search box click/tap on it.)

 

Click/tap on Change User Account Control settings.

 

The will be a slide control that you can click/tap on to move up or down.  Slide the control to the bottom, then click/tap on OK.


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Posted 22 May 2016 - 05:09 PM

@ ep2002 #10

 

Ah, I see where we differ. Because I have never liked the re-cycle bin I had - and have - it disabled "Delete files immediately, do not send to re-cycle bin". And I had the warning message turned off as well. Some time and 400 photos later I realised that this was just too hair trigger !

 

As my old auntie was prone to say 'Experience is better bought than taught !'

 

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Posted 22 May 2016 - 08:59 PM

Now There IS in fact a way to see how much space is on your current hard drive {or drives as the case may be} Simply put, Just make the shortcut on the desktop, even though its a shortcut, it should also say how much space is left on the drive, ,I just tried it on my machine {Windows 7 Pro 64bit} and the name {Windows {C:}} came up under the shortcut. Since I was only testing this theoiory I did not keep it as a short cut and quickly got rid of it since I was testing if it worked, It does work, to a point, I dont remember if it showed how much space was left.

 

What you could do is simply paste or have My Computer already on the desktop in which case doubleclicking that will take you straight to your drives list


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