The column bar containing Name, Date Modified, Size does not appear in many folders

Discussion in 'Windows Vista File Management' started by evfu, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. evfu

    evfu Guest

    The column bar which shows Name, Date Modified, Size etc. and allows to
    increase or remove columns for other items like duration etc. does not
    appear in many folders. I tried to reset to default, apply to all
    folders when it does appear but nothing seems to help. How do I get the
    same back. I cannot change the width of the column to display the full
    name by double clicking on the edge of the name or sort on size or date
    modified etc. due to this.
    Any help will be appreciated.
     
    evfu, Apr 14, 2009
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  2. evfu

    Brink Guest

    Hello Evfu,

    Applying METHOD TWO in the tutorial below will reset the folder view
    settings and should fix this for you.

    http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/70819-windows-explorer-folder-view-settings.html

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn


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    Brink, Apr 14, 2009
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  3. evfu

    evfu Guest

    Hi Shawn,

    I appreciate your help but unfortunately it has not worked. I have
    attached a screen image to show what is happening.

    When I click on My Computer, I see C and D drive and also the columns
    Name, Type, Total Size and Free Space (see attachment
    VistaFolderViewCorrect.jpg). When I click on D drive, it shows me the
    contents without the above (see attachment VistaFolderViewWrong.jpg).

    This is very frustrating as I cannot see full name and I have no way of
    double clicking the edge of Name column to display full name (as the
    column headers do not display at all).

    What else could be wrong.

    Thanks in advance

    Evfu

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    evfu, Apr 15, 2009
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  4. evfu

    Brink Guest

    Evfu,

    Are you able to change the folder template to details for that drive?

    http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/77444-windows-explorer-folder-type-templates.html



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    Brink, Apr 15, 2009
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  5. evfu

    evfu Guest

    Hi Brink,

    I can apply the folder type templates to All Items but the problem is I
    cannot see the column headers in either My Computer or even in Users.
    Even after applying the folder template to Details for that drive it
    does not help at all.

    Any other pointers on what could be wrong ?

    Regards,

    Evfu
     
    evfu, Apr 16, 2009
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  6. evfu

    Brink Guest

    Evfu,

    As a test, do both steps 2 and 4 in OPTION TWO of the tutorial below.
    When you first open the D: drive see if there is a "desktop.ini" file
    there. If there is, then delete that file to see if it helps. If there
    was one to delete, then you may need to restart to apply.

    http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/86163-hidden-files-folders.html



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    Brink, Apr 16, 2009
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  7. evfu

    Brink Guest

    No, you wouldn't want to delete that one. The steps were just to be able
    to see the desktop.ini file though.

    I must admit that I'm stumped as to why you can see the columns in C:
    but not in D: . :confused:


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    Brink, Apr 16, 2009
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  8. evfu

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    The only other way to fix this is most likely by doing a clean reinstall
    of Vista though. :(


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    Brink, Apr 16, 2009
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