If you drop the Delphi directorylist component on a form, and look at the directories showing on your c drive ... it does not show all the same folders as Windows explorer. For example go to your c:\documents and settings\ folder and on mine it shows 3 folders, while in windows explorer it shows 7. How do I get this to show everything? You can look at the dirs in dos or in explorer, but the Delphi component doesn't show them all. I use Delphi 2007 but in earlier versions the result is still the same.