View Full Version : How to ... Double Pane Explorer View

23-09-2000, 10:43 PM

There is a tip on this site to get Explorer to open in a double pane when clicking on My Computer.

The suggestion given involves editing the registry.

I thought some readers might be reluctant to do this.

So, for those of you who are, here's another way it can be done without editing the registry.

(BTW - I'm using W 98SE)

1: Click on My Computer.

2: In the menu bar select View/Folder Options/File Types

3: Scroll down the list until you see the entry 'Folder'.

4: Select this entry and then choose 'edit'.

5: In the window that pops up look to the bottom in the field titled 'Actions'.

6: click on 'explore'. Select 'Set Default'.

'explore' will now turn bold.

7: Select 'close' and 'close'.

8: Finally, close the Explorer window down and then click (or double click) on My Computer.

Viola! Double pane Explorer View.