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    status bar (xp home sr1)

    In windows explorer I can't seem to keep the status bar around. I click it in the view menu but it goes away when I close explorer. I'd like it to be there whenever I open explorer. I've tried holding the control key down when exiting windows exporer but that doesn't help. Ideas?

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    Re: status bar (xp home sr1)

    Have you tried to save the settings in the Tools, file Options pane by seclecting the "Apply to all folders" button?
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    Re: status bar (xp home sr1)

    Hi, jrclen ~

    You need to hold down the 'shift' key, not the 'control' key. Also, use 'File' > 'Close' to exit when doing this.

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    Re: status bar (xp home sr1)

    "You need to hold down the 'shift' key, not the 'control' key. Also, use 'File' > 'Close' to exit when doing this" <font color=red> will NOT save ANY settings made to Windows Explorer.</font color=red> , other than the window SIZE.

    It MUST be done as directed above, NO if and/or Buts about it.

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    Re: status bar (xp home sr1)

    Here comes my ol' nearly-dead horsey again! For reference, you may want to look at this post some time ago: <post#=142559>post 142559</post#> This "fix" I stumbled on almost a year ago, has seemed to work for all manner of "Win XP Won't Remember Settings" types of problems. If you're not up to a little registry tweaking, read no further, please. I don't want you to damage your OS's runnability status. Using REGEDIT, delete the following two keys:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsShellNoRo amBagMRU
    HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsShellNoRo amBags

    That might hold it for awhile.

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    Re: status bar (xp home sr1)

    Big Al,
    Just wanted to make sure. You said to delete the two ENTIRE keys, BagMRU & Bag?
    There are a lot of sub-keys under those.
    I can export them all to a .reg file of course, and reinstall if necessary.

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    Re: status bar (xp home sr1)

    Yup, delete the two keys. I understand the feeling and the first couple of times I did mine, I exported them for safety margin. Weird, huh?

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    Re: status bar (xp home sr1)

    OK Thanks Al,
    I muck around in the reg enough to know the feeling, but just wanted to make sure I read you right. Will give it a shot. <img src=/S/bingo.gif border=0 alt=bingo width=15 height=22>

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    Re: status bar (xp home sr1)

    Well I must have scared the program by writing to the lounge because suddenly it decided to work. I did hold the control key while clicking the x (something I have used in 98se many times) one last time and this time it seemed to work. But I will save all the tips provided just in case it looses it's mind again. Thank you for all the replys. And Big Al, I don't have a problem editing the registry, I have done it many times, including a few times I wish I woudn't have, but I am comfortable in there. Thanks again all.

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    Re: status bar (xp home sr1)

    Hi, Dave ~

    Hmmm, well, I NEVER use the "Apply to all folders" button. I am well aware of these steps for window sizing, but the method in which I described has ALWAYS been personally met with uncompromised success as well when encountering above referenced status bar problem. <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>

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