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Windows 7: Empty Navigation pane.

27 Dec 2009   #1
Spudd

Win7
 
 
Empty Navigation pane.

Hi all,

Been reading the forums for a while now, and only just registered, so hello

I have had win7 installed for quite a while now and all seems ok'ish.

My problem is, that when ever I go to open or save files from various programs first noticed in Firefox, the navigation pane is empty and subsequently I can not change to the desired location.

I can not place the time/date it started so I don't know which (if any) restore point to use.

I can see the navigation pane in Windows Explorer but not from a program.

Any Ideas would be appreciated.

Cheers

Spud


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27 Dec 2009   #2
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Spudd View Post
Hi all,

Been reading the forums for a while now, and only just registered, so hello

I have had win7 installed for quite a while now and all seems ok'ish.

My problem is, that when ever I go to open or save files from various programs first noticed in Firefox, the navigation pane is empty and subsequently I can not change to the desired location.

I can not place the time/date it started so I don't know which (if any) restore point to use.

I can see the navigation pane in Windows Explorer but not from a program.

Any Ideas would be appreciated.

Cheers

Spud
Hi Spud, Welcome to SF,

Could you post a screen shot. Go To Start under search Snipping Tool using that take a screen shot and post it

Thanks
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27 Dec 2009   #3
Spudd

Win7
 
 

Thanks for the quick reply

here is a snip..

Sorry, I should also add that another program, shows only, what I think is my library.

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27 Dec 2009   #4
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Thanks for the screen-shot

Make sure that you have the Navigation Toolbar and other toolbars visible: View > Toolbars.
If you do not see that item then click the
Restore Default Set
button in the View > Toolbars > Customize window.
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27 Dec 2009   #5
Spudd

Win7
 
 

Hi, Capt.Jack,

Not sure what that will do for other programs like IE, Opera, DaemonTools, imgburn, nero, but I'll give it a go.
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27 Dec 2009   #6
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Spudd View Post
Hi, Capt.Jack,

Not sure what that will do for other programs like IE, Opera, DaemonTools, imgburn, nero, but I'll give it a go.
I apologize . Did you apply any custom theme ?? Its worth trying it in a New Windows User Profile. So we know whether something is wrong with the Windows Profile or not

Hope this helps
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27 Dec 2009   #7
Spudd

Win7
 
 

I hadn't tried that, I have just changed the theme on my profile and it made no change..

I then added a new profile left everything alone, went straight to Firefox and it is still the same

So it appears to be not the profile.
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27 Dec 2009   #8
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Spudd, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if running a sfc /scannow command may be able to help?

As a test, uninstall and reinstall one of the programs that this happens in to see if it is a progam or Windows 7 issue.

If none of the above help, then you might consider a repair install.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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27 Dec 2009   #9
Spudd

Win7
 
 

Cheers for the suggestions, I will try them in a mo..

meanwhile I have Opera installed and as you will see it has a XP style navigation pane..

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28 Dec 2009   #10
Spudd

Win7
 
 

Just a quick update.

Thanks Brink for pointing me to sfc /scannow this showed a lot of corruption in the log, it was a little hard reading it as the file itself was 32Mb and it took ages to anything with it.

I was then going to run a repair from the Win7 DVD but stupidly let it start up from desktop and not booting from it. I didn't get the repair option and was reluctant to stop the install just incase it screwed the hdd up which I would then have to mess about with mbr and so on..

Any way.. the error (as you may have guessed) has now gone, but I have no idea what caused it and no idea how to correct it if it happens again.
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