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Windows 7: Windows Explorer no longer points to Libraries

31 Oct 2011   #1
stuart253

Windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 
Windows Explorer no longer points to Libraries

Hello,

When I open window explorer, it no longer ponts to libraries. Is there a way to restore this?

Thanks

Stu


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31 Oct 2011   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Stu,

Using the tutorial below, you could change the target of Windows Explorer to open at the location below instead for it to open to libraries again.

%windir%\explorer.exe

Windows Explorer Taskbar Icon - Change Open To Target

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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05 Nov 2011   #3
stuart253

Windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Shawn,

If I understand your response, your instructions are to change WE to point to other files in stead of libraries?

Did I understand your response?

I actually want WE to point to the libraries again.

Thanks

Stu
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05 Nov 2011   #4
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Use the tutorial and point the explorer icon to %windir%\explorer.exe
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05 Nov 2011   #5
stuart253

Windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

xxxdannyxxxx,

The icon is pointing to the exe. I am afraid that I may have corrupted something.

Thanks

Stu
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05 Nov 2011   #6
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stuart253 View Post
xxxdannyxxxx,

The icon is pointing to the exe. I am afraid that I may have corrupted something.

Thanks

Stu
What happens if you open it from C:\Windows\explorer.exe rather from the shortcut. Does it work okay that way.
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05 Nov 2011   #7
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Stu,

Could you post a screenshot of your taskbar's Windows Explorer "Properties" page with the "Shortcut" tab opened to see if there might be a problem?
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05 Nov 2011   #8
stuart253

Windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

xxxdannyxxx,

Same results no libraires. Looking at laptop when I click on WE I see the attached picture. Under desktop, Libraries does not show.

The funny thing is that if I use the snipping tool and select save as , I do see Libraries.

Stu


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05 Nov 2011   #9
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Sorry Im a little lost here.Is it the libraries in the navigation bar you are missing like in your attachment. If so have a look at this - Libraries Folder - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane

Danny
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05 Nov 2011   #10
stuart253

Windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 
Responding to Brink

Brink,

I have included a copy of my shotcut.

Thanks

Stu


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