Win98 Windows Explorer trivial but frustrating problems
Posted on 2002-03-23
I have 4 trivial but very frustrating problems with my PC, specifically Windows, & if any of you out there can solve even one of them I will be eternally grateful (well, for a few days anyway!).
1. When I go to Start/Programs, the folders and the shortcuts within the folders are not in alphabetical order anymore - they are listed with the most recent addition at the bottom, even if it a sub-folder. I have lost the ability to right-click and choose 'arrange icons' which I used to have. Everything is listed correctly if I go to the relevant folders within Windows Explorer itself (ie - Windows/Start Menu/etc).
2. The shortcuts within the task bar at the bottom of the window (Internet Explorer, Show Desktop, etc) which should be on the left adjacent to 'Start' have moved to the right adjacent to the task bar icons & I cannot move them back.
3. When I go into 'My Documents' within Windows Explorer or via 'Start/Documents', opening sub-folders to view the contents takes an agonisingly long time compared to the 'blink of an eye' opening of every other folder in Windows Explorer. I have 11 sub-folders within My Documents.
4. When I right-click on an icon in Windows Explorer in order to zip it up using Winzip (version 6.3 SR-1), it creates two phantom 'W' drives in the tree in the left-hand pane & then refreshes the left-hand pane after every individual Winzip operation is completed. I can only get rid of the 'W' drives by refreshing myself.
I have Win 98, plenty of HD space, & 128 meg ram.
Anybody out there care to help & stop me going potty?
Thanks very much,