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Windows Explorer Left Pane

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by jjmnav, Feb 10, 2005.

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  1. jjmnav

    jjmnav Thread Starter

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    The left pane in Explorer on my ME does not display the folders, it is just Grey. Now I have the same problem with a 98 except that the pane is Black. I followed the info mentioned by Chuckie and Mosaic1 to no avail, except the reg file I got from the site was expltree.reg. I can navigate using the right pane only but its a real pain especially if I want to drag files to other folders. Any ideas???
     
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    Yes Eddie that was the first thread I followed. When I checked HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main there was no ExplorerBar. I've since found several other threads which I need follow in hopes one of them help.
    ME has most recent Norton Antivirus with auto updates and an older Norton Firewall. The '98 has not been online for over a year and just recently developed prob.
    ME and '98 are separate computers. Same blank screen except the '98 is Black instead of Grey. The X key is still there if you know to cursor over it. As ME is installed at home that is my first attempt although I still need fix my '98 for work.
    I did find the thread leading me to IE Repair as my ME had no option for repair in the Control Panel ADD/Remove. No help.
    I think my next step will be to follow the thread suggesting the Start - Run long entry to uninstall IE and then reinstall. Any other suggestions appreciated.
    John
     
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    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Well, there is another way to repair IE, if its not listed in AddRemove. Go to Start | run, and type this in:

    For Internet Explorer 5.5 SP2 and earlier, in the Open box, type the following command (the command is case sensitive), and then click OK:


    rundll32 setupwbv.dll,IE5Maintenance "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Setup\SETUP.EXE" /g "C:\WINDOWS\IE Uninstall Log.Txt"

    For Internet Explorer 6, please use the following command:

    rundll32 setupwbv.dll,IE6Maintenance "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Setup\SETUP.EXE" /g "C:\WINDOWS\IE Uninstall Log.Txt"



    When you downloaded the expltree.reg file, did you doubleclick it to add it to your registry?

    eddie
     
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