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Windows 7: Can not view folders

06 Apr 2013   #11
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

In any Explorer (NOT Internet Explorer) window, click the Organize button and follow the numbers in the snip:

Navigation Pane - Turn On or Off

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06 Apr 2013   #12
Superluigi6

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
The main thing I notice is that your navigation pane (left side) is empty.

Do you have this issue in any other web browser?

Is it also empty when you open Windows Explorer?
Other browsers=sorta. While using IE10, the navigation pane is blank but the main area is the desktop. But when I open a folder to explore it, it will not let me go back/sticks to that folder.

And for windows explorer, i can use the navigation pane in Explorer.

And for the most recent reply, I did it and Navigation pane was already selected. Still have the issue.


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06 Apr 2013   #13
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yeah, you have navigation pane turned on, but it's empty for some reason when it should not be.

For now, run a sfc /scannow command to see if finds and can repair any corrupted or modified system files that will hopefully fix this for you. You may need to run it a few times followed by a restart after each time.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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07 Apr 2013   #14
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Here's another thought, check if Show All Folders is checked.

Navigation Pane - Show All Folders

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07 Apr 2013   #15
Superluigi6

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

First of all, thanks for all the support. I'm just saying this because everyone here is very helpful

Brink's response
It just finished. There were corrupt files in the CBS.log, and will take effect in the next reboot which I'll do now.

Britton30's response
I'll have to try yours after reboot. Hopefully it's okay with you

Notice: when I try to save something/save as, it shows the navigation pane.
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07 Apr 2013   #16
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Are the folders showing now?
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07 Apr 2013   #17
Superluigi6

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

The folders are indeed showing, but I used brink's solution first, which helped.

Thank you Brink for the solution and Britton30 for also helping. And luckily I didn't have to do a System restore!
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07 Apr 2013   #18
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That's great news. Glad we were able to help.
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07 Apr 2013   #19
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

you're welcome.
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