No drives in look in box

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by TeeEm, Feb 19, 2003.

  1. TeeEm

    TeeEm Guest

    Hi I have a problem with XP Home. Right throughout Windows be it Add/remove, Search for driver, any progam that offers file/ open screen I am presented with the Lookin box and am only offered MY computer, Desktop, My docs. But no drives or even My computer to locate a drive to locate a file etc. Even the old Run box Browse/lookin shows no drives. This has always worked in the past, and even with a repair install still No Go. Any ideas?
     
  2. TeeEm

    TeeEm Guest

    Sorry made a mistake in last post I said My computer was showing should have been My recent etc. NO My computer!
     
  3. zyfos

    zyfos Resurrected

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    Hmm, does your user account have the proper privileges? (It should by default.) One way you could access your harddrive is by going Start -> Run and typing in C: and hitting ok. I know this doesn't really fix your problem, but at least you should be able to access your files.
     
  4. TeeEm

    TeeEm Guest

    Generally I can overcome the location of the files one way or another. But it's a bit of a pain in the you know where to do this.There must be, but dammed if I know where to edit the registry to tell the MS requesters to show the disks . Thanks for the suggestion anyway.
     
  5. JohnnyGreb

    JohnnyGreb Guest

    At work atm so I can't check, but I beleive Xteq's X-Setup can set the "Places" on the left side of the Look in dialog box to whatever you want. I know this doesn't solve the problem of whaqt *should* be showing up, but this might be a good fix anyway.

    -JG
     
  6. Dirk Diggler

    Dirk Diggler Guest

    I know XP has a problem with finding drives/partitions if there isn't a C: drive. Sometimes for whatever reason XP renames the C: drive during installation. When this happens XP throws a benny, I'm sure XP Guru had a similar problem with his drive icons going missing.
    Other than trying my tweak from over yonder or doing as Johnny says I can't really help.
     
  7. TeeEm

    TeeEm Guest

    Hi Dirk,Thanks for the replies. After looking deeper into the problem I have found another clue to the disappearing drives and that is that in c:\windows there are 2 explorers as per usual the first with no extension which I assume is the explore from here one and wmen you click on it it shows a two pane window as per norm with c:\ as the root. BUT when you click on explore.exe Guess what.......................I am given a window with ..........You guessed it Desktop , My documents , recycle bin. with the root My documents. Eeeeyah, now does this mean that explorer.exe is
    nbg or the registry entry for it is wrong?