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Cicero
12-09-2011, 10:09 AM
A friend with XP pointed out that the old Explore page is no longer available on Windows 7.

What is that all about?

mikebartnz
12-09-2011, 10:17 AM
Windows Explorer is still there but has changed quite a bit or do you mean Internet Explorer which has also changed quite a bit.

Cicero
12-09-2011, 10:28 AM
Windows Explorer is still there but has changed quite a bit or do you mean Internet Explorer which has also changed quite a bit.

I am referring to Explore which one used to access via right click on start button.

dugimodo
12-09-2011, 10:30 AM
it's still there when I right click drives etc?

8ftmetalhaed
12-09-2011, 10:32 AM
windows key + e?

mikebartnz
12-09-2011, 10:35 AM
I am referring to Explore which one used to access via right click on start button.
There is now an icon just on the right of the start button that will open Explorer.

Cicero
12-09-2011, 10:39 AM
windows key + e?

That opens computer.

inphinity
12-09-2011, 11:08 AM
I really don't get what you're after sorry Cicero... people have already given you multiple methods for opening windows explorer...

Cicero
12-09-2011, 11:10 AM
Thanks lads, I give up.

1101
12-09-2011, 11:14 AM
That opens computer.

..which is explore. It just looks completely different in Win7/vista (ie horrid , confusing, hard to use)

mikebartnz
12-09-2011, 11:28 AM
Thanks lads, I give up.
Didn't think you were a quitter.:devil:devil

Trev
12-09-2011, 11:47 AM
Right click on start button in Windows 7 and I get an option to open Windows Explorer.
:)

wainuitech
12-09-2011, 12:44 PM
You can change it to look almost the same as XP, by using Classic Shell (http://sourceforge.net/projects/classicshell/) BUT be warned, it does change the complete layout of the start menu from W7 to XP style. Right clicking doesn't give you the same menu as XP, you will get Open or open all users instead of explore.

wainuitech
12-09-2011, 01:03 PM
be really adventurous -- make Explore look like the up and coming Windows 8 Version ;)3114

Compare to the Real one here (http://www.winrumors.com/microsoft-details-new-windows-8-ribbon-explorer-ui-video/)

Cicero
12-09-2011, 01:14 PM
be really adventurous -- make Explore look like the up and coming Windows 8 Version ;)3114

Compare to the Real one here (http://www.winrumors.com/microsoft-details-new-windows-8-ribbon-explorer-ui-video/)

Thanks Wai, I thought I was going mad, again,that was what I was looking for, hence my giving up when nobody seemed to know what I was on about.

I can now rest in peace.

Cicero
12-09-2011, 01:18 PM
The fact is, just when I am getting used to a system, the buggers go and change it on me, and to my mind it seem like change for change sake, certainly quite often isn't any better than the old.

wainuitech
12-09-2011, 01:21 PM
I thought I was going mad Thats Ok -- I speak and understand Mad :lol:

The Classic shell does change the whole layout from the start menu (button) Pays to make a restore point first in case it turns pear shaped - to do this, right click on Computer / properties / On the left, System protection - Create.

If you want to revert back to the standard W7 layout, re run the Classic Shell, select remove - once finished reboot and its back to how it was.


When Windows 8's ribbon appears thats going to be "interesting" and a big change in looks.

mikebartnz
12-09-2011, 01:44 PM
When Windows 8's ribbon appears thats going to be "interesting" and a big change in looks.
One improvement I would like to see is when you drag and drop a file from one folder to another that the folder being dropped upon would remain highlighted so you can be sure it has gone to where you want.
Looking at that site the improvements certainly seem to be in the right direction

Snorkbox
12-09-2011, 01:47 PM
Which is why I don't drag and drop folders but rather use CNTRL C and CNTRL V.

inphinity
12-09-2011, 02:11 PM
I still don't understand what we were looking for :( lol

dugimodo
12-09-2011, 02:21 PM
I hate when they change how to access features so you have to relearn all over again even for the things both versions can do much the same.

The right click explore option is still in windows 7 but the screen it opens does look different. Achieves the same thing though. I use it to access disks with autorun etc.

linw
12-09-2011, 02:31 PM
Don't know why any one uses Explorer when there are better alternatives. I have used xplorer2 lite for many years - the dual pane is heaps better for file management.

Cicero
12-09-2011, 07:09 PM
I have used xplorer2 lite for many years - the dual pane is heaps better for file management.

And where is that to be found.

Let it be said, Wai blood should be bottled.

Snorkbox
12-09-2011, 07:11 PM
http://zabkat.com/x2lite.htm

Cicero
12-09-2011, 07:25 PM
I note either 30 bucks or a free trial.

Snorkbox
12-09-2011, 07:28 PM
It is free for non commercial use. Read it again!!

Cicero
12-09-2011, 07:29 PM
I couldn't see the 64 bit version on the free list

Snorkbox
12-09-2011, 07:31 PM
You do not have to have the 64 bit version do you?

Cicero
12-09-2011, 08:05 PM
My computer is 64 bit.

Snorkbox
12-09-2011, 08:17 PM
Yes. But you STILL do not have to have the 64 bit version and you can use the Lite version can you not?

linw
12-09-2011, 11:14 PM
Yes, you use the 32 bit version.

Cicero
13-09-2011, 07:29 AM
Thanks lads.

Agent_24
13-09-2011, 09:01 PM
Windows Explorer and "My Computer" are the same thing.

"My Computer" is really a virtual folder type item which gets opened in Explorer, showing all your hard drives, CD drives, etc.

The only difference is that when launching Explorer separately, is that the folder view pane is turned on by default.