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Windows 7: Contacts folder has lost some of its magic

21 Nov 2012   #1
TBugReporter

Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit)
 
 
Contacts folder has lost some of its magic

From looking at other computers and on the Internet, it appears that the Contacts folder is supposed to have a customized menu bar with a "New Contact" button, but on this machine the menu looks the same as every other folder. I don't use this folder/app very often, so I can't say exactly when this changed, but the desktop.ini file in this folder has a relatively recent modification date, and contains the following:

[.ShellClassInfo]
LocalizedResourceName=@%CommonProgramFiles%\system\wab32res.dll,-10100
InfoTip=@%CommonProgramFiles%\system\wab32res.dll,-10200
IconResource=%SystemRoot%\system32\imageres.dll,-181

I can still add new contacts by selecting "Contact" from the "New" submenu, but it'd be easier if I had the button in the menu bar. How can I get it back?


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21 Nov 2012   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello TBugReporter,

Using the tutorial below to reset folder views back to default should be able to fix this for you.

Folder View Settings - Reset All to Default

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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