XP Windows Explorer Stops Showing TreeView In Address Bar

A most mysterious thing which Im sure is me being dumb but... in XP Windows Explorer, all of a sudden, the Address Bar stopped displaying the TreeView of sub folders underneath the selected folder when you do a dropdown. This behaviour has propagated to all the Save As dialog boxes in all the apps as well - is this some hidden option or something more sinister?
Silas2Asked:
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KechkaConnect With a Mentor Commented:
As far I can remember you always see only the up level directories, like on this example...
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KechkaCommented:
I gues that you are asking about showing full path in address bar. If so open Tools, Folder options, select View and check option Display the full path in the adress bar, press Apply and then press Apply to All Folders.
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Silas2Author Commented:
I'm showing full path in the Address Bar, but I'm not seeing the subfolders underneath the current folder when I dropdown.
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KechkaCommented:
Can you make a screen shot of your problem?
Open Explorer window, press ctrl+Printscreen, open Paint, choose paste, save image and post it here.
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Silas2Author Commented:
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jcimarronCommented:
Silas2--Are you saying you want the contents of Program Files (to use the example of your screenshot) to show in your Address Bar dropdown?  That seems a bit unwieldy, but check the box "Display Contents of System Folders" in the Folder Options window, then Apply |OK.
However if, as you say, this started all of a sudden, try a System Restore to a date before the problem started.
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Silas2Author Commented:
No,  I'm saying that when the address bar has "C:\Program Files" in it (ie it is the current Dir for Explorer), in the dropdown, I used to see the 1st level sub directories below Program Files listed, now I only see "Program Files"
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Silas2Author Commented:
What does that look like if C:\Program Files is the current dir (not CD Configuration)
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KechkaCommented:
here it is
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