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    Folders Bar visible by default?

    Is there any way in Win XP to make the "folders bar" in Windows Explorer visible as the default view? I hate the "common tasks" bar, but I other than clicking on the "folders" button each time I launch explorer, I can't figure out how to make the folders list visible.

    Thx.

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    Re: Folders Bar visible by default?

    tools | options | view, uncheck show simple view, i think.

    mine sticks and it's unchecked anyway. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> also, i think if you set a view on a folder then use the button to set the view for all folders, it might stick too.

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    Re: Folders Bar visible by default?

    Interesting. Turns out that my settings weren't sticking because I'd created a shortcut to the particular folder I wanted to open, not a shortcut to Windows Explorer with command line switches to open the particular folder. I wasn't running explorer from the start menu, but from a shortcut I'd created and put on my quickstart toolbar.

    Both shortcuts *look* like they do the same thing: The both start up Explorer, and both display the contents of the intended folder in the righthand pane. But the shortcut directly to the folder always opens with the common commands bar (or whatever its called) on the left, and you just can't make the folders bar stick (although you can open it).

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