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Windows 7: lost: all folders option

08 Feb 2010   #1

win7 & xp
lost: all folders option

I've just been using w7 a couple of days. Been using windows for years and years, and one of the 1st things I do is to change the view files/folders option to full details, see system & hidden files, etc. And then click the apply to all folders choice. Everything's fine. Then, not particularly liking the look of the w7 COMPUTER file manager, I dl Xplorer2 for a try. After installing, looking at it for a bit, I go back to COMPUTER to find all my choices for file viewing reset and when I try to change them back again, the set to all folders button is grayed out. I also went to the control panel to access file/folder view but there still no luck getting things back. Is this some sort of registry trick? What's going on?

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08 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64


It sounds like Xplorer2 is causing this. Try uninstalling it, and if that does not work, do a System Restore to a point before you installed it.

Good luck~

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09 Feb 2010   #3

win7 & xp

Jonathan, thank you. Been struggling with the software for my new computer, setting up dual booting with 7 & XP, moving zillions of old files, etc. I emailed Xexplorer2 and he said I must have checked the replace Computer with Xexplorer2. I don't think I did, but I'm working on solving the problem. (It's in the cue with all the other issues.) I must say, I really prefer the XP file manager, the clearer & cleaner look, its usability, especially the "copy/move to folder option." Where would I bb MS with my thoughts?
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