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Control Panel - Switch To Classic View


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Hey,

For some reason, the "switch to classic view" option in the control panel is no longer there. I am stuck in the "icon view" which is mince cos I cant access most of the options I need to.

can anyone help me get it back?


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"Switch to Classic View" option is missing in the Control Panel Common Tasks

When you open Control Panel, the option Switch to Classic View option and the section box may not be present. This happens if the ForceClassicControlPanel policy is enabled in the registry or via Group Policy.

If ForceClassicControlPanel is set to 0, Switch to Classic View is unavailable

If ForceClassicControlPanel is set to 1, Switch to Category View is unavailable

To get back the option, follow these steps:

* Click Start/Run and type REGEDIT
* Navigate to the following key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \Windows
CurrentVersion \ Policies \ Explorer

* Backup the registry key to a REG file. See here for more information.
* In the right-pane, delete ForceClassicControlPanel (if exists)
* Repeat the same in the following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Policies \ Explorer

* Close Registry Editor and restart Windows

This is from here.

http://www.winxptuto...m/cpclassic.htm

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Cheers man, I owe you one ^_^
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