I've tried just about everything to resolve this issue.
The problem is when a program (any program) that uses the "Browse For Folder" Dialog, only the Desktop and the User folders show up in the list. What is missing and is very important is to be able to browse the computer.
This is what appears now:
Now if I login to a different windows 7 user profile that I just created for testing purposes, it shows up everything correctly.
This is how it is supposed to appear:
Does anyone know how to fix this issue, apparently it's a profile issue, and was caused by an installation of a program. I can't figure out which program caused this, as I have recently installed many programs. I also scanned the computer for spyware / malware / viruses with several typical programs, and all came back clean (super anti-spyware, malware bytes, drweb, and avast) ..
I played with the registry somewhat, since it appears to be a profile issue, but could not fix it. I can not restore to a previous state has the history snapshots dont' go back far enough, and creating and using a new profile would be a pain in the neck, and may occur again.
Regardless, I'd like to know how to fix this so that if it happens again I know how to resolve it.
I'd be very happy if someone out there has a solution..