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Windows 7: Side shortcuts not available

21 Jul 2011   #1
watahman

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
Side shortcuts not available

Hi. Whenever I download something and I'm picking a place to save it to, I can't see my shortcuts on the side.

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The thing is, it's not when I'm only downloading, but this happens for a lot of my programs as well when I'm trying to pick a file.

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For example, when I try to open an image file using daemon tools, it looks like this as well.

I want it to appear on the side like this just like when I normally view my folders.

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Can someone please help me why it's doing this. I never had this problem before on my previous computer, but my new computer has this weird problem. It's really annoying that I can't pick where I want to go and the only way to go back to previous folders is by pressing the backspace key.




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22 Jul 2011   #2
Imperfect1

 
 

Here's some help for you:

How to Turn the Navigation Pane On or Off in Windows 7
In Windows Explorer, go to Organize, then Layout and check: Navigation Pane.

Computer - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane
Control Panel - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane
Favorites - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane
Homegroup - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane
Libraries Folder - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane
User Folder - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane



Navigation Pane - Automatically expand to current folder
How to Turn on or off ‘Expand to Current Folder’ in Windows 7 Navigation Pane
To have the Navigation Pane (left column) automatically open and expand when you click on a folder in the right-hand column of Windows Explorer, go to: Control Panel, (or Windows Explorer, Tools), Folder Options. In the General tab, Check: "Automatically Expand to current folder."
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22 Jul 2011   #3
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Welcome aboard, watahman You need to fill up your system specs, coz some more info is needed to understand the proper situation of the probles.... like the amount of your RAM, in this case .

https://www.sevenforums.com/general-d...tml#post256049
https://www.sevenforums.com/general-d...html#post23230


Try SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker . It may solve your issue.

At the same time, scan your system with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware .

Please post back with results .
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22 Jul 2011   #4
watahman

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

For the first two pictures provided, in organize layout the navigation pane is checked and yet nothing still comes out. When I uncheck it the side just disappears. This only happens when I try to save or open something though. When I'm browsing my folders normally, it appears like in the third picture.

Also, I know it's not a virus. This is a new computer with nothing but a few programs and security programs (avast and malwarebytes) installed. I also scanned my computer with both avast and malwarebytes just in case and my system is clean.

I honestly don't know what's causing this problem.
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22 Jul 2011   #5
Imperfect1

 
 

I'm wondering what app you might've downloaded that could have be conflicting with the displaying of the files/folders in the Navigation Pane. You may have to do some time consuming investigation in order to determine that. Also, if this problem began at an identifiable time, and that time was recently, then a System Restore could be a simple solution to the problem.
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22 Jul 2011   #6
watahman

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Imperfect1 View Post
I'm wondering what app you might've downloaded that could have be conflicting with the displaying of the files/folders in the Navigation Pane. You may have to do some time consuming investigation in order to determine that. Also, if this problem began at an identifiable time, and that time was recently, then a System Restore could be a simple solution to the problem.
That's what I'm thinking as well. I think it might be some app that might be conflicting with the navigation pane. Problem is I have no idea when the problem started and as far as I can remember, it was like this from the start because the first thing I did was install all the programs I used previously on my old computer. I have no idea which program it might be.

Should I try uninstalling some programs and see the results?
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23 Jul 2011   #7
XenX

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64/Ubuntu 11
 
 

I've had that problem lately, and it seems that it is a custom version of explorerframe.dll. Try to recover the default explorerframe.dll if you've modified it. But If you can't, run the SFC Tool and run a scan.


Start>CMD>Right Click>Run as Administrator> and Enter sfc /scannow
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23 Jul 2011   #8
watahman

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XenX View Post
I've had that problem lately, and it seems that it is a custom version of explorerframe.dll. Try to recover the default explorerframe.dll if you've modified it. But If you can't, run the SFC Tool and run a scan.


Start>CMD>Right Click>Run as Administrator> and Enter sfc /scannow
Yes. Thank you so much! I finally got it fixed. After you mentioned theme, I noticed that the only thing I changed to the system was the explorerframe.dll. I put the wrong .dll in each of the sys32 and syswow folders, so I tried replacing it with the right ones.

Apparently, x64 .dll goes in sys32 and syswow has to have the x86 .dll inside it. I read this here: Replacing explorerframe.dll breaks dialogue boxes? - Neowin Forums - Page 2

The directions in the theme was the opposite however, which is why my navigation pane was broken in the first place. I tried swapping and voila, everything is now working!

Thank you everyone for all your help!
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