How to make default filemanager behave like xp

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by reader, Apr 15, 2008.

  1. reader

    reader Guest

    I'm a recent victim of microsoft having cornered the market on what is
    available on a new laptop at `Circuit City' and `Best Buy' these days.

    In a hurry and not wanting to waste time I accepted a model with vista
    home premium. (I'd have preferred xp pro).

    But cutting to the chase here.. I'd like to make windows explorer
    display things like the XP version did and have the stuff I want to
    see be obvious instead of buried behind vistas notion of what I want.

    I never use the useless catchall folders like Documents, pictures etc.

    But there they are right at the top and totally useless.

    None of the stuff I want is available easily and all I can see to do
    is actually edit the address field to get around where I want to go.

    Totally unhandy.

    Even the way you used to be able to create shortcuts
    with things "C:\Windows\explorer.exe /e C:\Somthing" in the
    properties/target field so the shortcut would open at a specific
    location, no longer works or does anything at all.

    What can I do to reclaim my file manager in some way that is actually

    Currently I just ditched it altogether and installed xplorer^2. But
    really I would like to have the built in filemanger be usefull.
    reader, Apr 15, 2008
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  2. reader

    Bob Guest

    Right click the desktop and create shortcuts to wherever you like.
    Bob, Apr 15, 2008
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  3. reader

    Nepatsfan Guest

    To hide the Favorite Links, position your mouse pointer over the top border of
    the Folders pane. Your mouse pointer should turn into a double headed arrow.
    Drag the Folders pane upward until it hides the Favorite Links.

    For more info, take a look at this article.

    As for creating shortcuts, you left out the trailing comma after /e. Try this

    C:\Windows\explorer.exe /e, C:\FolderName

    Good luck

    Nepatsfan, Apr 15, 2008
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