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broken Windows Explorer

I lost the left side of my Windows Explorer.  Or the right side.  I'm not sure which.  But I used to have two sides.  On the left side I could click on a folder and a list of files would appear on the right side.  Now it's all one screen and if I click on a folder there's nowhere for the files to list.  
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kellydg
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kellydg
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cmcgeeCommented:
In Explorer
Go to View, Explorer Bar, and then Click All Folders.

This should restore your view.

Craig
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kellydgAuthor Commented:
It already is clicked.

VIEW
EXPLORER BAR
ALL FOLDERS

Large black dot to the left of ALL FOLDERS.  I clicked it again anyway.  I even clicked NONE and then clicked it back to ALL FOLDERS.  I still don't get the normal double-pane view of Windows Explorer that I'm accustomed to seeing since I started using Windows95 years ago.

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kellydgAuthor Commented:
The answer given solves the problem as it normally occurs.  I am in an abnormal situation.  The answer therefore doesn't apply.  I'm rejecting the answer and upping the points.
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MATTCEICommented:
Could you have moved the seperator bar all the way to one side?
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ckayterCommented:
In Win Explorer, go to View Menu, select Folder Options... On View Tab, click the RESET ALL FOLDERS button at the top. Now try the All Folders Explorer Bar...

Also, make sure you're using Windows Explorer, not Internet Explorer... (IE can display local files, but will not display the All Folders view). I know this may seem obvious, but let's cover all the possibilities...

Colleen

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kellydgAuthor Commented:
Mattcei, you are right.  I thought I'd checked that several different times but this time I checked it and it worked.  Lock the question and I'll give you the points.

Good suggestions, Colleen, but I'd already tried them [and every checkbox in folder options one at a time] with no results.
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MATTCEICommented:

      From: MATTCEI
                                                       Date: Tuesday, September 29 1998 - 06:23AM PDT

      Could you have moved the seperator bar all the way to one side?
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MATTCEICommented:
Only know 'cause I did it to myself once.
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kellydgAuthor Commented:
Sorry it took so long.  I was travelling.
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