Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Windows Explorer problem, whenever an ext HDD contains Windows folders

15 Apr 2011   #11
Shootist

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Since you never used Vista, I never did either (except I was a Beta tester for about 3 days). You are new to 7, and more then likely like me, used XP for the better part of 9 years you might be interested in a add on program called Classic Shell.
It can make 7 act like XP as far as start menu, desktop settings and the like. It even has Win Explorer extensions.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
15 Apr 2011   #12
GEWB

Linux (Mint is primary) / XP, Win7 Home / Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Win8.1 / Win10 archived VM
 
 

Hmm, thinking out loud here...

Plug in the external drive and open Disk Management, then open Change Drive Letter and Paths...

Change the drive letter and see if that helps.

Regards,
GEWB
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Apr 2011   #13
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

How are you navigating to user's folders on the external drives? What are the exact folders you click at every step to get there?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

15 Apr 2011   #14
Shootist

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Well I'm and have connected a XP drive to my system by USB.

I certainly don't see the behavior you are seeing. This XP drive has all the same software on it as my 7 SSD (I use it in the same PC) and when I click on a folder I get the contents of that folder not the same named folder on my internal 7 drive.

I really think this is a indexing problem. In that it can take some time for the indexing to complete and during that time the system is busy so it go to a local folder that is already indexed.

I'm going to switch out to another 7 drive, my backup that has the same image on it as my SSD.

Nope don't have your behavior at all.

Are you using Windows Explorer or Computer?
I know they are basically the same, and IMHO they are the same but someone pointed out they are slightly different (I don't really thing so other then the View settings).
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Windows Explorer problem, whenever an ext HDD contains Windows folders




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Windows Explorer Folders Gone Wonky
My girlfriend was trying to delete multiple folders and somehow the folder icon got changed to 3 blue rectangles. Not only that but now you can't see the properties, delete, or even move the folders. Any time you try to move them it just creates a shortcut. I've never seen this before. Anyone...
General Discussion
Certain folders crashing Windows Explorer
Hi. I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this since it's not entirely BSOD related, so I haven't followed the usual pre-thread-creation requirements. A few days ago I had a sudden BSOD and trouble booting my computer back up again. I ran some sort of bootup repair and it worked,...
General Discussion
My windows explorer has stopped showing folders.
My explorer has stopped showing folders. Here is a snapshot of c:\. I have recently installed ultimate windows customizer and due to some error this problem has occurred. The first picture shows that c:\ has the windows 7 OS files.The second image shows that the folder is shown empty. Please...
General Discussion
Windows Explorer : Pinned folders are gone.
Hi all my problem is last hours in Windows Explorer was pinned some folders and was like this http://i.imgur.com/7AGqR.png now the pinned folders has gone , now are only Recent where had gone my pinned folders??
Customization
windows explorer not showing sizes of folders.
is there a way to get explorer to show size of File folders?
General Discussion


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:15.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App