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DJTrekie

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I'm using windows xp home and when i open windows explorer there is no right pane for the file list. even when i click on the folder icon there is still only one pane no dual pane.

Edited by DJTrekie, 27 April 2011 - 01:53 AM.

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As per my screenshot.
Clcik to check Common Tasks in folders.

So that is Tools tab, folder options. Click to check as described apply and OK

Edited by Macboatmaster, 28 April 2011 - 04:39 PM.

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DJTrekie

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that is what is selected

mine looks just like your screenshot

i've been working on computers for 26 years and this has me pulling out my hair
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did you try a repair or sfc /scannow...
is it for all users...
try creating a new user account...does it have the same issue
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yes tried sfc /scannow

i created a new account and it's ok

i was wondering if there was a way to fix it in the registry
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i was wondering if there was a way to fix it in the registry

yep...repairing xp should do the trick...
or just move the data to the new account and delete the old broke down account
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tried repairing windows did not work
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then move the data to the new account and delete the borked user account
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Create a shortcut using the command:

c:\windows\explorer.exe /n,/e,c:\









Edited by SpywareDr, 01 May 2011 - 04:53 AM.

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hey happyrock what is the easiest why to move the data to the new account

the c:\windows\explorer.exe /n,/e,c:\ did not work

Edited by DJTrekie, 02 May 2011 - 07:30 PM.

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the c:\windows\explorer.exe /n,/e,c:\ did not work


:)

Works great on XP, Vista and 7 here.
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How to copy data from a corrupted user profile to a new profile in Windows XP here
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