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Windows 7: Explorer View

27 Feb 2010   #1
JeffW

Windows 7
 
 
Explorer View

Hi,

I just started using windows 7. I am finding it really hard to navigate, is there a explorer view in windows 7? How is this activated, I usually right click on computer and choose explore in windows xp, but this doesnt exist in windows 7.


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27 Feb 2010   #2
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Do you have Windows Explorer Folder on your taskbar ?


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27 Feb 2010   #3
kizo2703

Windows 7 x64
 
 

There is no ''real'' ,old explorer like in XP.
You've got Navigation Pane instead ,wich is even better than explorer view.
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27 Feb 2010   #4
JeffW

Windows 7
 
 

how do I activate the navigation pain.

Are you saying there is no explorer view???

I really just need to see the folder structure, how else can you navigate if you have folders that are like 20 files deep?
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27 Feb 2010   #5
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Start > type in Explorer View > click on it :)
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27 Feb 2010   #6
JeffW

Windows 7
 
 

I opened "Windows Explorer" but this is just a window that shows "Libraries"

Where is this on my computer, I really just want to see the folders and the folder structure so I can navigate quickly, otherwise I have to click on a folder but after so much clicking I cant get back to where I was originally. THat was the benefit of the explorer view your could see the folder structure and easily mover around.

DOes this exist in windows 7?
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27 Feb 2010   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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27 Feb 2010   #8
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JeffW View Post
I opened "Windows Explorer" but this is just a window that shows "Libraries"

Where is this on my computer, I really just want to see the folders and the folder structure so I can navigate quickly, otherwise I have to click on a folder but after so much clicking I cant get back to where I was originally. THat was the benefit of the explorer view your could see the folder structure and easily mover around.

DOes this exist in windows 7?
What about if you scroll down to a HD & click on it ?


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27 Feb 2010   #9
JeffW

Windows 7
 
 

I clicked on that bar, and see the window, but it doesnt have the folder structure.

Is there a way to change the settings so the folder view is available. LIke windows XP when you right click on my computer and choose explor?
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27 Feb 2010   #10
JeffW

Windows 7
 
 

OK it works!!! I just had to go to "Tools" -> folder options ->show all folders

Thanks
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