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Windows Explorer Plus Sign on Bottom Level Folder

Posted on 2001-07-17
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I'm running Windows 2000 Professional on a Compaq PII-450, I upgraded this machine from Windows 95 OSR2 a few months ago. I'm running Internet Explorer 5.5, in case that makes a difference.

I've noticed that in Windows Explorer, folders with no subfolders under them have "[+]" plus signs next to them, as if they could be expanded. Clicking on the plus sign doesn't remove it like I remember happening in Windows 95, nor does double-clicking the folder.

This behavior happens in all Windows Explorer windows, whether on networked drives or directly on my C drive.

If this is the way Windows 2000 is supposed to act, I'll award 50 points to whoever gives the most thoughtful response telling me so.

If someone can come up with a registry fix or something to make this behavior go away, I'll award 100 points.
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by:tonnybrandt
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I can confirm that it is not standard behavior. It is supposed to act just like windows 95.
Try this:
Click Tools | Folder options, and click the button "Restore Defaults"

Not sure it will solve anything, but it's worth a try.
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by:Eufracia
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Nope, no luck there. Other suggestions, anyone?

Nice try, Tony.
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Try saving the following export from my win 2000 registry as folder.reg, rightclick it and choose merge:
------copy from the next line and down------------
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder]
@="Folder"
"EditFlags"=hex:d2,03,00,00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\DefaultIcon]
@=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\
  00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,73,00,68,00,\
  65,00,6c,00,6c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,33,00,00,00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\explore]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\explore\command]
@=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\
  00,5c,00,45,00,78,00,70,00,6c,00,6f,00,72,00,65,00,72,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,\
  65,00,20,00,2f,00,65,00,2c,00,2f,00,69,00,64,00,6c,00,69,00,73,00,74,00,2c,\
  00,25,00,49,00,2c,00,25,00,4c,00,00,00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\explore\ddeexec]
@="[ExploreFolder(\"%l\", %I, %S)]"
"NoActivateHandler"=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\explore\ddeexec\application]
@="Folders"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\explore\ddeexec\ifexec]
@="[]"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\explore\ddeexec\topic]
@="AppProperties"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\open]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\open\command]
@=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\
  00,5c,00,45,00,78,00,70,00,6c,00,6f,00,72,00,65,00,72,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,\
  65,00,20,00,2f,00,69,00,64,00,6c,00,69,00,73,00,74,00,2c,00,25,00,49,00,2c,\
  00,25,00,4c,00,00,00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\open\ddeexec]
@="[ViewFolder(\"%l\", %I, %S)]"
"NoActivateHandler"=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\open\ddeexec\application]
@="Folders"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\open\ddeexec\ifexec]
@="[]"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\open\ddeexec\topic]
@="AppProperties"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ColumnHandlers]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ColumnHandlers\{0D2E74C4-3C34-11d2-A27E-00C04FC30871}]
@=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ColumnHandlers\{24F14F01-7B1C-11d1-838f-0000F80461CF}]
@=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ColumnHandlers\{24F14F02-7B1C-11d1-838f-0000F80461CF}]
@=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ColumnHandlers\{66742402-F9B9-11D1-A202-0000F81FEDEE}]
@="Version Column Provider"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ColumnHandlers\{7f9609be-af9a-11d1-83e0-00c04fb6e984}]
@="Fax Tiff Data Column Provider"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ColumnHandlers\{884EA37B-37C0-11d2-BE3F-00A0C9A83DA1}]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\NavNT]
@="{067DF822-EAB6-11cf-B56E-00A0244D5087}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\WinZip]
@="{E0D79304-84BE-11CE-9641-444553540000}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\DragDropHandlers]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\DragDropHandlers\WinZip]
@="{E0D79305-84BE-11CE-9641-444553540000}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ExtShellFolderViews]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ExtShellFolderViews\{5984FFE0-28D4-11CF-AE66-08002B2E1262}]
"PersistMoniker"="file://%webdir%\\default.htt"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers]

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by:Eufracia
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Tonnybrandt,

Sorry, no luck with the .reg file, even after rebooting I still have the same behavior. I appreciate your effort though.

--Eufracia
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by:Eufracia
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Tonnybrandt,

You know what? The problem went away, seemingly by itself. I don't know, maybe it was due to importing the registry keys that you suggested, maybe not, but it only seems fair to give you the benefit of the doubt and award you the points.

Eufracia
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by:tonnybrandt
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Thank you. It is appriciated.

Regards
Tonny
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by:Eufracia
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Turns out this was due to my having the IE6 beta installed. Once I upgraded to the full version, the problem went away, though I didn't realize it until later.
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