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WinXP SP2 - Classic View Settings


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Nac-Thor

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Hey,

Got a question about the classic view for WinXP. Where is the setting located to change to the old style windows explorer? I am trying to get it to behave and look like the classic style? I have WinXP SP2.

I have gone to the Folder Options>General tab. Under the Tasks, it shows to options, when i click "Use Windows classic folders" it does not change the windows explorer. It stays with the new look and behavior. :tazz:


I have a laptop with WinXP SP1, and the Windows Explorer looks and behaves the classic way. I found that setting way back when i set up windows, now can't remember where it is. Did they take the classic explorer view out of SP2 ???

Thanks in advance for your help.

Edited by Nac-Thor, 31 May 2005 - 12:13 PM.

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Right click MY COMPUTER, choose PROPERTIES, choose ADVANCED, choose PERFORMANCE settings, and select FOR BEST PERFORMANCE
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gerryf,

thanks for the reply. i have tried what you wrote, i did not see the difference. I am not looking to turn off visual effects that doesnt bother me. What bothers me is the way windows explorer behaves in the left pane, where you have the directories. I like the old style with the lines connecting the folers, and when i click on them it doesnt expand the tree. where in xp, when you click on the foler, it expands the tree.

any other ideas ??

thanks


Edit: June 1, 2005

I finally came across the setting I was looking for. So I thought I would post the answer to let someone else know.

You have to go to Control Panel>Folder Opitons>View> You have to uncheck the "Display simple folder view in Explorler's Folders list". If you have that uncheked then you get, what i call anyways, the Classic View in Explorer. If it is checked then the Explorer behaves the "new" way.

Peace Out

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Edited by Nac-Thor, 01 June 2005 - 02:10 PM.

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