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Windows 7: Windows Explorer Issue?

30 May 2011   #1

Windows 7
Windows Explorer Issue?

Hi all,

For as long as I can remember using Windows, when downloading and naming files sequentially (fileyadaname1, fileyadaname2,etc), Windows Explorer has always shown a drop down list for the benefit of the ongoing additional file naming. That is the list of the previously added and sequentially named files in the series.

A few days ago I downloaded and ran Windows 7 Folder Background Changer, and once the stand-alone-executable opened, I received an alert the program wanted to add a startup entry. At which point I closed the program and removed it, without having clicked anything else in the UI.

Upon rebooting, all of my custom file and folder settings were changed and so I restored the machine with the restore point made prior to downloading. Following which everything was returned to it's previous state, other than the drop-down-list mentioned above is no longer being populated when it should be? Nothing else has been changed during the given period.

Presently I'm trying to wade through a large number of randonly named images, housed on a server gallery, which without this functionality is proving to be a real pain! So can anyone tell me how to get this functionality back please, and put me out of my misery?

Thanks in advance.

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30 May 2011   #2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86

Try running a sfc scan couple of times.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

But remember, running sfc will replace any custome theme/explorer/system files and revert to default windows files.
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30 May 2011   #3

Windows 7

Thanks for the suggestion Bill though I'll leave that option as the last resort for the moment. I'm hoping there's an Explorer/Indexing/Search setting which I've overlooked and that can be reset...
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30 May 2011   #4

Windows 7

Solved it...

The auto complete settings in IE had been changed.

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