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[Resolved] Windows Explorer problem

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by eoweik, Jan 10, 2002.

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  1. eoweik

    eoweik Thread Starter

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    I'm having a problem with Windows explorer. Everytime I open a new Window I
    get a partially greyed out section. In order to get rid of it I have to
    right click on it and choose close, or go to the task bar and choose View ->
    Explorer Bar -> None. This is very annoying, it happens on my Win 95 & 98
    machine, although it just started happening on my Win 98 machine. Any ideas
    how to fix this?
     
  2. Mosaic1

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  3. eoweik

    eoweik Thread Starter

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    As it turns out, the exp.txt -> exp.reg and merge solution did not work. Fortunately, deleting the ExplorerBar registry key did work. Thanks a bunch.

    :D
     
  4. eoweik

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    I use IE 4.72 with SP1, I abhor IE5.0, 6.0.

    To fix the problem, I deleted the 'ExplorerBar' key in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main

    Naturally Windows recreates it when you restart but it recreates it with the default settings, which is the way it was originally. No more grey windows when opening a folder.

    It's my understanding that the 'ExplorerBar' key controls the size and position of the folder pane. This key can be changed fairly easily by accidentally clicking on just the right row of pixels at the bottom of a window and accidentally moving the mouse.

    Hope this helps.
     
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    Thanks. I did ask you and then remembered about the first cure.
    If you had been using IE 5.5 I would have given you another file to use. But you don't need it. Glad it worked.
     
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