System Tasks Sidebar

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Smoke286, May 24, 2003.

  1. Smoke286

    Smoke286 Smokeater

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    When I open my harddrive, or any other folder, for some reason instead of showing system tasks it shows folders(as in the windows explorer window), this has only been happening for the past few weeks. Im sure there is some simple way to fix this, or at least I hope there is :)
     
  2. yoyo

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    Check these registry keys

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ Folder\ shell
    default ....... REG_SZ ...... ........ (value not set)

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ Folder\ shell\ open\ command
    default ........REG_EXPAND_SZ ..... %SystemRoot%\Explorer.exe /idlist,%I,%L
     
  3. Smoke286

    Smoke286 Smokeater

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    the second one is ok, the first one says:

    Default REG_SZ explore



    how do I go back to value not set, just type it in?
     
  4. yoyo

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    Right click on "default" and click "delete".

    (As always just to be on the safe side, export the key before making any changes.)
     
  5. Smoke286

    Smoke286 Smokeater

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    Worked great, thanks (for the life of me I cant see how they got screwed up in the first place, although there seems to be a link between it and my daughter installing Winamp a couple of weeks ago)


    :D
     
  6. zyfos

    zyfos Resurrected

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    Hmm, you can hit the folders button on the toolbar to switch between the folders pane and the common tasks pane, but not sure if it would stay that way.