Getting XP to behave like 2K

By Ididmyc600
Aug 20, 2006
  1. Hi all :wave:

    Does any one know how I can get explorer in XP to show the file, jpeg,bitmap, wav,mp3 etc on the right side of the explorer window.?

    I use 2K mainly and I can play an MP3 within explorer, but not on my laptop running XP, this means I can open several explorer windows and let music play one after the other by cueing up the next file in a different explorer window, but again I can't do this in XP.

    I have been through all the different options listed in "View" but dont see anything to change it.

    Its only 1 more annoyance of XP, and I would ditch XP if i had the chance but my laptop doesn't like 2K much.

    Regards and thanks for any help.
  2. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    click empty area of screen go to properties
    appearance classic theme
    right click on the file (mp3) and you will get prompt go to properties and re-associate
    opens with
    in any drive above bar , tools,options
    you can set behaviors up and file associations

    good luck
  3. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 1,415

    Cheers for the reply samstoned, however I already use classic view and none of your other ideas will change how XP displays the folder view,

    Heres a pic of what I have under XP, as you can see it doesnt have the side bar allowing the file to be previewed,

    Heres a Pic of 2K explorer showing the side bar.


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  4. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

  5. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 1,415

    I read the article, and it seems that it's not possible.

    Like I said just another reason why XP sucks, Think I'll ask the Boss if I can swap my laptop over to 2K.

    Cheers for the help guys...

  6. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    just did a que it up in xp

    made my exp look like the image you posted
    high lighted the files I wanted to open a right click que it up
    works fine ??????????
  7. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 1,415

    What is "que it up" ????
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