View Full Version : Help with Win2k explorer please
11-18-2002, 11:06 AM
I've lost the menu options when I double-click a folder. The File, Edit, View are gone, so are the buttons.
What can I do to get them back?!
If I right-click and "Explore" the folder, all is normal... but when I double-click... just a plain window with icons... no command features.
This is driving me nuts. Please give me some ideas.
11-18-2002, 02:21 PM
Can you find a little tab for it somewhere? Sometimes I accidentally drag the whole bar somewhere else and it would dissapear. If you see a tab just drag it back up top... other than that :confused:
11-18-2002, 02:29 PM
if what sho said doesn't work, try this:
Run IE and type in the address field "C:\"
does that bring it back?
Try loging into another account, does it work now?
11-18-2002, 10:33 PM
I tried to drag down, no luck.
Logging on as Administrator worked.
Is there a way to apply the settings of the Admin account to the other accounts?
Thanks guys... I'm almost there. Any more ideas?
11-19-2002, 01:46 AM
CRIPES!!! I can't belive such a small little thing is killing me so.
All other users I created have correct folder function.
11-19-2002, 04:17 AM
this happened to me after i opened up a web page from a windows explorer window in w98se. i think there was a hotkey combination which brought that bar back. sorry, i dont remember what it was, but hopefully it can help point you in the right direction
11-19-2002, 01:08 PM
Thanks... if you remember it, please let me know.
In the mean time, if I may just bite the bullet and create a new user account and do all the e-mail/web/shortcut setup there. Any new user I create seems to work just fine.
11-25-2002, 03:02 AM
copy the local user settings from your admin account over :(
Also, maybe simple, but have you tried using ALT to get to the menu, then going to View->Folder Options and then restoring all the defaults? go through and delete some desktop.ini files? Unlikely but maybe it will work.
11-26-2002, 12:20 AM
Actually... my fiancee managed to figure it out. I don't know how. And she doesn't exactly remember. But, I believe she did something with the view options while in IE.
Unfortunately, the ALT key didn't seem to work... I was thinking along those lines, too. That one really threw me for a loop.
Where do I hand in my manhood? I felt so useless :P !
Thanks for taking the time to offer up the ideas, all.
I'm glad it's resolved.
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