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Windows 7: How to get into Folder Options

10 Feb 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
How to get into Folder Options

Hi All,

Just been trying to get my test copy of Windows 7 up and running properly. so far, I'm impressed with what MS has done with this OS, both in the visuals and in the ease of use compared to Vista, though if I can't get this problem solved, I'll have to revert back to Vista primarily, as I need to be able to see my hidden files often. This brings me to the problem... Apparently, my copy of the program doesn't allow access to the folder options control panel item, or it might not even have it there, since I can't find it anywhere... The "Folder Options" menu item exists in the organization menu, but it is always grayed out, and when I look in the control panel, it just isn't there...

Is this some shortcoming with my particular install which could be fixed by doing a system repair, or is this something currently omitted from build 7000, or neither? If if the first, or if there is a way to gain access to this item, please let me know, since if it really isn't accessible, I'll have to revert to Vista until the next build arrives... something I really want to avoid if I can.

Thanks,
Greg


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10 Feb 2009   #2

Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 x64 Windows 8 Enterprise RTM x64
 
 

just type "folder options" in start....
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10 Feb 2009   #3

Windows 7
 
 

the only thing that shows up when I do that is "choose homegroup and sharing options"
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10 Feb 2009   #4

Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 x64 Windows 8 Enterprise RTM x64
 
 

It has showed up in every build fine for me.
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10 Feb 2009   #5

Windows 7
 
 

So, what you are telling me is that I should re-install and hopefully the problem will be gone?
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10 Feb 2009   #6

Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 x64 Windows 8 Enterprise RTM x64
 
 

No, quite simply confused as to how it would be missing.
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10 Feb 2009   #7
Joe

Windows 7 RC
 
 

Try this:

Control panel>all control panel items>folder options
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10 Feb 2009   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi ,

You could try this .reg file. Right clcik, Extract, then double click it the .reg file and ok the warning.

Reset_Folder_View.zip

See if it helps

siw2


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11 Feb 2009   #9
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Greg, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might also see if this can help to. It looks like the problem that you are having.

Folder Options - Enable or Disable - Vista Forums

Shawn
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11 Feb 2009   #10

Windows 7
 
 

Well, after a full reinstall, I finally figured out that it was AVG 8.0 Free that removed the folder options item from my OS... With a fresh install of windows 7, the folder options were there.. then the very next item installed was AVG and it was gone.

Reinstalled again and now I'm using Avast...

Thanks,
Greg
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