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Windows 7: Desktop Problem

02 Apr 2013   #31
Dick H

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I will give it a try. Thanks.


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02 Apr 2013   #32
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Dick, here's how to show the left pane I mentioned.
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As an experiment try moving, say, 10 of your icons to a new folder and reboot to see if the TEST folder appears. I don't really understand why files get in there unless it's where your downloads go.


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02 Apr 2013   #33
Dick H

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Dick, here's how to show the left pane I mentioned.
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As an experiment try moving, say, 10 of your icons to a new folder and reboot to see if the TEST folder appears. I don't really understand why files get in there unless it's where your downloads go.
Hooray! Now I know how to see that left pane. B U T, how would anyone know unless someone like you tells them?
Now can you reveal another mystery - What, where, is WINDOWS EXPLORER???
If I can understand these things I can figure out the TEST folder problem.
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02 Apr 2013   #34
gregrocker

 

Please post back a screenshot of the TEST folder contents so we can see what's in it and whether it is OK to delete it. Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums - Windows 7 Forums

Explorer is where your files live. You can browse on the Explorer bar to any other folder or file while in Explorer, even drag a file/foder or group to a destination you wish it to be copied or moved there on the Explorer bar.
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02 Apr 2013   #35
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Cool! The window in my snip is windows Explorer. You can use it to navigate anywhere within Windows and it's files system, for the most part. Many files are hidden or have no access as they are system files, eg. PageFile.
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02 Apr 2013   #36
nilank

 

Windows Explorer is the graphical user interface that you see while you are browsing through your files. Shortcut to launch Windows Explorer is Win+E.
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02 Apr 2013   #37
Dick H

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Cool! The window in my snip is windows Explorer. You can use it to navigate anywhere within Windows and it's files system, for the most part. Many files are hidden or have no access as they are system files, eg. PageFile.
So there is no physical Windows Explorer? It is the result of clicking the COMPUTER icon?
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02 Apr 2013   #38
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dick H View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Cool! The window in my snip is windows Explorer. You can use it to navigate anywhere within Windows and it's files system, for the most part. Many files are hidden or have no access as they are system files, eg. PageFile.
So there is no physical Windows Explorer? It is the result of clicking the COMPUTER icon?
Yes, or Start and your Username at the top on the right side of the start menu.
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02 Apr 2013   #39
Gary

Win 10 Pro 64
 
 

If you Right Click on the Start orb a pop up will display and there should be windows explorer in that popup. It will say Open Windows Explorer.
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02 Apr 2013   #40
barton

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

"Check under C:Users to see if there's another another Dick besides you, or you are signed in to another named Account or the Administrator account."

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