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Windows 7: Windows Explorer changed

03 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64
Windows Explorer changed

I re-installed Windows 7/64, and I noticed that Windows Explorer no longer had the classic navigation pane/view....

This is how it looks everytime I open it, even though I checked both boxes in Folder Options/Navigation pane-

Any way to fix it? Thanks!

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03 Feb 2011   #2


Go to Organize > Layout, check that Navigation pane is selected.


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03 Feb 2011   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64

Kari, that fixed it...

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