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Old 21st July 2007   #1
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[How to open Windows Explorer to Folder view?]


Daft question that is driving me mad!
How do I get my folders (my docs etc) to always open with the folder tree-rather than having to click on the folder icon?

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If I understand what you want to achieve - do this .....

Start > Programs > Accessories > Windows Explorer - right click and select Properties. In the target box replace %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe with %SystemRoot%\explorer.scf. This will cause Explorer to open with My Computer expanded in the left hand pane.

Then setup Explorer as you want for, say, C:\Windows with the folder tree in the right hand pane and the columms which you wish to see visible. Then go to Tools > Folder Options > View and click 'Apply to all folders'.

Is this what you want?

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Thanks PeteC


Thanks
This has done the trick - where should I ask about about excel problems.
Will try to put a relevant title.
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In the Other Software forum - continue with the thread you started - I will edit the title for you ....

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Another method (courtesy of sd2 ) is to open any explorer window and click Tools>Folder Options>File Types tab. Select (None) Folder in the list and click Advanced button below. Select explore in the list and click Set Default. OK your way out.

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I've long had the same annoyance as Buttsy had, about how to open Explorer in folder view using XP, and finally decided to do a Google search for a solution.

I discovered this thread, and Windows BBS, from that search and also the answer to my question.

I tried Noahdfear's solution (relayed from sd2) and it was simple, quick and effective. I'd like to post my grateful thanks to him/her, and to Pete C, for their very helpful information.

I decided the site was so useful I'd register as a user so I could post this thankyou to Noahdfear, but then discovered the topic was too old so I couldn't do it.

Anyway, Arie has now allowed me to add my comments, so "Thanks", Noahdfear.

What a great site!

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