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Explorer default view

by drison In reply to Chime in about Windows XP

When I open Explorer, regardless of where I am, I want to see the left pane with the directory tree and the right pane with the files in the selected directory. Instead Windows XP Pro only lets me see the right pane.

What am I doing wrong?

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Explorer default view

by tmarkley In reply to Explorer default view

Try adding this to Explorer properties:
%windir%\explorer.exe /n,/e,/select,C
This will open a right and left pane at the root of drive C

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by pfsch1 In reply to Explorer default view

I tried this in WinXP Home by putting it in the Wincows Explorer Properties/Shortcut place called Start in: but nothing changed from what occurs with :%HOMEDRIVE%%HOMEPATH"%", i.e., the original value. What I get is a left and right pane at the default of Desktop\My Documents but I would like to have it at My Computer\Local Disk (C:)

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Default view

by tmarkley In reply to

Try adding this to the end of windows shortcut.
/n,/e,/select,C
If not then make a new shortcut with:
explorer.exe /n,/e,/select,C
Works on XP pro & w2k pro

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xp pro/xp home

by ztomcat In reply to Explorer default view

I have had a lot of compatability problems with windows xp-pro that do not exist in xp-home edition.

I guess they mean what they say pro and home.

I advise my friends to go for the home edition if they are not on a lan.

TomC
Olympia, WA, USA

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Most Are On A LAN Though

by elarsen In reply to xp pro/xp home

What compatability problems are you having with XP Pro. I have found XP Pro to be one of the most compatable operating systems yet. I also believe that XP Pro is better tailored to small businesses, which confirms your comment stating that XP Pro was better if you are on a LAN. But, I believe that XP Pro is better than Home even if you do not operate on a LAN.

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NT Raoming Profiles & XP

by James McGarvey In reply to Most Are On A LAN Though

Is anybody else having real problems using their NT Profiles on XP boxes? There are a bunch of known issues but not many fixes. Any thoughts?

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Most Are On A LAN Though

by elarsen In reply to xp pro/xp home

What compatability problems are you having with XP Pro? I have found XP Pro to be one of the most compatable operating systems yet. I also believe that XP Pro is better tailored to small businesses, which confirms your comment stating that XP Pro was better if you are on a LAN. But, I believe that XP Pro is better than Home even if you do not operate on a LAN.

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XP Pro is quite Stable

by BLAcK-BoX In reply to xp pro/xp home

As opposed my friend
XP Pro is much more stable and compatabile with other environments.
Even if u dont have LAN on a stand alone PC also
XP pro offers a much better stability compared to XP Home ed.
I have used both and would most definitely recomend Prof. Ed
Ofcourse the price factor does cut in but if price is not the issue to be taken in cosideration Then
XP prof is better any time

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Explorer view

by loucolon In reply to Explorer default view

When you have explorer open just click on the "folder" icon on the Standard buttons toolbar and you will get the view you are looking for.

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