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    File descriptions in Explorer? (Off2000 / IE6 / Win98)

    I seem to have lost the little yellow note-popups that showed up for e.g. XLS and DOC files when I selected these files in Explorer...

    Anyone with a clue how to fix that?

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    Re: File descriptions in Explorer? (Off2000 / IE6 / Win98)

    Check for the setting below in your Explorer > Tools > Folder Options > View settings.
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    Re: File descriptions in Explorer? (Off2000 / IE6 / Win98)

    I initially hoped that would do it... this switch has always been on however (to make sure, I switched it off. Closed Explorer and switched it back on... no changes).

    Maybe I owe you all a little background info: I think it happened after a re-install of Office 2000. Although the installation went fine, I've the impression (due to some possible system hick-ups during a restart) that maybe some registry entries are no longer there???

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    Re: File descriptions in Explorer? (Off2000 / IE6 / Win98)

    Hi Eric:
    Is it possible that the tooltips defaults were changed? For Windows, they're found by right clicking the desktop & choosing Properties. Make sure the color shows up on your desktop.
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    Re: File descriptions in Explorer? (Off2000 / IE6 / Win98)

    Thanks for the tip... black chars on a light-yellow bg. Just as it should be... I'm almost sure it'd be something in the registry...

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    Re: File descriptions in Explorer? (Off2000 / IE6 / Win98)

    Are you running any desktop enhancers or utilities, TweakUI etc. ?

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    Re: File descriptions in Explorer? (Off2000 / IE6 / Win98)

    Nothing resident

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    Re: File descriptions in Explorer? (Off2000 / IE6 / Win98)

    I re-installed IE6 and (after reboot) it worked again...

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