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Windows 7: Windows Explorer frustration.

11 Oct 2011   #1

windows 7 Pro 64
Windows Explorer frustration.

R click on the start button, and choosing 'Windows Explorer' takes me to a library window only. How can I access the Explorer that I used to see in XP which showed me the folder structure in my computer?
Could I somehow access that screen by some other route and put an icon on the Desktop to lead me to it?

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11 Oct 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bits

Hello guybc

When you get to the library window you should see the drive letters on the left side, click on one of them and you should see the un-hidden folders for that drive letter.

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11 Oct 2011   #3

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Guybc,

If you like you could use the tutorial below to change the default location that the Windows Explorer shortcut or the pinned Windows Explorer icon on the taskbar to open to the "Computer" window instead of Libraries.

Windows Explorer Taskbar Icon - Change Open To Target

In addition, you could use the tutorial below to create a "Computer" shortcut to use where you like for easy use.

Computer - Pin to Taskbar
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12 Oct 2011   #4

windows 7 Pro 64

Thanks, TJG. For some reason I don't have any info. on the left of the window, just the libraries. I notice that friends with W7 do have that feature.
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12 Oct 2011   #5

windows 7 Pro 64

Thanks, Brink, for yet more help.
I think what I was trying to achieve was the old structure of Explorer, which is not available in WIn 7.
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12 Oct 2011   #6

64-bit Windows 10 Pro


The links I posted above changes it so that it is like that in Windows 7.
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