Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Issues with explorer windows not showing contents.


16 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 
Issues with explorer windows not showing contents.

Ok so I installed a program called classic shell, it worked fine, but then I wanted to remove that organize bar in win 7 home premium, So i downloaded and put in a new shellstyle.dll, and after rebooting I can no longer open folders, like they open but they are blank, cannot get into control panel, system restore did nothing to help, Ayy way I can restore this without having to delete everything off my hdd? I been trying google but been having no luck finding a solution at all. I had a backup of my shellstyle.dll but apparently the pc deleted it on its own for some wacked reason.

Here is an image of what I see when I open them.




My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

16 May 2012   #2

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

Have you tried doing a System Restore to before you installed Classic Shell?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 May 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Yeah was the first thing I tried, No go.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


16 May 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

someone just fixed some issue like this running SFC /scannow. Try that command out in the command prompt.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 May 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

I'll try it, didn't know of that command.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 May 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi Silveria

You may go to this page for while and read some about it System files checker

Kevin
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 May 2012   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Thank you so much that worked, it repaired the corrupted files now everything is good, but I still wanna remvoe that damn organize bar lol. Gonna do it the dll edit way I think.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 May 2012   #8

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Siveria View Post
Ok so I installed a program called classic shell, it worked fine, but then I wanted to remove that organize bar in win 7 home premium, So i downloaded and put in a new shellstyle.dll, and after rebooting I can no longer open folders, like they open but they are blank, cannot get into control panel, system restore did nothing to help, Ayy way I can restore this without having to delete everything off my hdd? I been trying google but been having no luck finding a solution at all. I had a backup of my shellstyle.dll but apparently the pc deleted it on its own for some wacked reason.

Here is an image of what I see when I open them.

You may want to give this a try.

Reinstall the program, if you uninstalled it, then follow the directions provided on SourceForge. I attempted to save you some time by providing the following;

What is the right way to uninstall Classic Shell?
To uninstall Classic Shell follow these steps:
  • Stop the start menu if it is installed (right-click on the start button and select “Exit”)
  • Open a new Windows Explorer window
  • Make sure the toolbar is hidden (if you uninstall while the toolbar is visible, the menu bar in Explorer will get stuck in the visible state and you won’t be able to hide it)
  • Close all Windows Explorer windows
  • Open Control Panel -> Programs and Features and double-click on Classic Shell. Then follow the instructions. You may have to restart Windows to complete the process.
  • If you installed any additional skins for the start menu you will have to delete them manually


After I uninstalled Classic Shell I can't hide the menu in Explorer any more. What do I do?
If you missed step 3 from the uninstall instructions and you are having problems with the menu, you have two options:
  • Go to the registry, open the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\ShellBrowser key and delete the ITBar7Layout value as described here:Unhidable Menu Bar « QTTabBar
  • Install Classic Shell again and uninstall it following all the instructions
If you need or want to get more detailed info, visit;

http://classicshell.sourceforge.net/faq.html

HTH
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Issues with explorer windows not showing contents.




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: Issues with explorer windows not showing contents.
Thread Forum
Solved Folder Icons not showing correct contents.. How do I fix this? Customization
Solved Windows Explorer stopped showing folder contents General Discussion
Solved windows explorer shows different contents General Discussion
Homegroup not showing folder contents Network & Sharing
Contents of folder not showing up Music, Pictures & Video
Contents of CD/DVD not visible in Windows Explorer General Discussion
Contents Details Not Shown in Windows Explorer General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:00 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33