Unable to view Folders in Explorer (Windows 2000 Server)

By RPCurran
Nov 7, 2005
  1. When opening Explorer in Windows 2000 Server and clicking on View - Explorer Bars - Folders I am unable to see any folders in the left hand pane, just a grey area and a black X above it. the right side shows the folders just fine, and when selecting any other selection (favorite, search, etc...) in the explorer bar they work just fine. Thanks in advance
  2. patio

    patio TS Maniac Posts: 482

    Have you tried setting All Folders back to Default thru Control Panel re-booted and tried to change the settings to your liking ? ?

    patio. :cool:
  3. RPCurran

    RPCurran TS Rookie Topic Starter


    I did try this and same issue, the issue i am having does not seem to be a individual user setting problem, as i can logon as differnet users and experience the same issues. I have found some solutions for ME regarding IE causing this problem, but the solution is not something i can use in 2000 Server. see attached screen shot of problem

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  4. IronDuke

    IronDuke TS Rookie Posts: 856

    Showing folders in Win2000

    Look under View | Explorer Bar and see if Folders has a tick against it.
  5. RPCurran

    RPCurran TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yes it does, otherwise it would not show the grayed out folder list on the left, and when i select other items they show up with a tick next to it. This is not a simple fix, i have spent some time reseaching this, with no luck
  6. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    when you click on one of the icons do you still have a greyed out area?
    at this window try to click on the x or drag the right pane seperator over to fill the whole screen
    I use details under views and under tools make all files the same.
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