classic windows for windows 7

Posted on 2011-11-01
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
I am trying to get the look I had in XP that when I opened the C drive I would see documents and settings and my name and files and templates and many more things. I went looking for templates like I found in XP and no longer see them. I was cleaning up the Excel folder and needed to delete the templates and restart Excel and it worked. My issue is that I can not find the settings I once used. I would like to be able to see the file structure like I did when I would right click on the C drive and select explorer and then documents and settings, then myu name and it would open to my stuff on the C drive?
Question by:millerdog
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    My preferences are similar to yours, and I have found that you can get a relatively close approximation.

    - Open the Windows Explorer interface from Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> Windows Explorer.

    - In Windows Explorer, on the upper-left section of the window click on Organize and scroll down to Folder and search options.

    - On the General tab under the Navigation pane section, check the box in front of Show all folders.

    - On the View tab under Advanced settings, scroll down and fill the radio button to Show hidden files, folders, and drives.

    - Click the OK button.

    - Close Windows Explorer and then reopen it.

    - On the left side of the window, collapse the Libraries hierarchy, expand the folder hierarchy labeled with your user profile name, and finally expand the Computer hiearchy.

    - Once again, close Windows Explorer and then reopen it.

    I have found that this gives me a comprehensive Windows Explorer view.  It automatically opens with a display that shows all of the pertinent folders within my profile, shows all of the drives pertaining to the local computer, and it even shows the recycle bin by default.

    Hopefully that's similar to what you are looking for.

    Author Closing Comment

    This was great. That is exactly what I needed.

    Author Comment

    This was perfect. Thanks.
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    Glad to help!

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