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Old January 19th 12, 02:40 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics
Barry Bruyea
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Default Trouble Accessing Sub-Folders in XP after reinstall.

I had to reinstall Windows last week and everything is hunky dory,
except that in some cases sub-folder will not open. When I go to
access the sub-folders in order to save something while in another
application I can only access the top folder even when there are
several sub-folders. Any help out there?
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Old January 19th 12, 02:46 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics
Barry Bruyea
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Default Trouble Accessing Sub-Folders in XP after reinstall.

On Thu, 19 Jan 2012 09:40:39 -0500, Barry Bruyea
wrote:

I had to reinstall Windows last week and everything is hunky dory,
except that in some cases sub-folder will not open. When I go to
access the sub-folders in order to save something while in another
application I can only access the top folder even when there are
several sub-folders. Any help out there?


I forgot to add that in some cases the Top folder doesn't even show a
plus sign.

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Old January 19th 12, 08:38 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics
Char Jackson
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Default Trouble Accessing Sub-Folders in XP after reinstall.

On Thu, 19 Jan 2012 09:46:37 -0500, Barry Bruyea
wrote:

On Thu, 19 Jan 2012 09:40:39 -0500, Barry Bruyea
wrote:

I had to reinstall Windows last week and everything is hunky dory,
except that in some cases sub-folder will not open. When I go to
access the sub-folders in order to save something while in another
application I can only access the top folder even when there are
several sub-folders. Any help out there?


I forgot to add that in some cases the Top folder doesn't even show a
plus sign.


I'm not sure how much help you'll get. There wasn't much usable and
relevant information in your post, but maybe someone will figure out
what you're talking about and chime in.

What are the names and full paths of these folders and subfolders that
won't open? Which application(s) are you using to try to access them?
What error messages, if any, are you getting? You're using XP SP3?

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Old January 19th 12, 10:10 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics
Tim Meddick[_3_]
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Default Trouble Accessing Sub-Folders in XP after reinstall.

You could try to repair the file / folder associations for "Folder" and
"Directory" as offered by Doug Knox's website :

http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm

....click on both the links for "Folder" and "Directory" which will start
downloading the zip-file in both cases, open them and extract their
reg-file contents and double-click on each to import the registry
settings...

==

Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :-)




"Barry Bruyea" wrote in message
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On Thu, 19 Jan 2012 09:40:39 -0500, Barry Bruyea
wrote:

I had to reinstall Windows last week and everything is hunky dory,
except that in some cases sub-folder will not open. When I go to
access the sub-folders in order to save something while in another
application I can only access the top folder even when there are
several sub-folders. Any help out there?


I forgot to add that in some cases the Top folder doesn't even show a
plus sign.


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Old January 20th 12, 12:18 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics
Barry Bruyea
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Default Trouble Accessing Sub-Folders in XP after reinstall.

On Thu, 19 Jan 2012 22:10:13 -0000, "Tim Meddick"
wrote:

You could try to repair the file / folder associations for "Folder" and
"Directory" as offered by Doug Knox's website :

http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm

...click on both the links for "Folder" and "Directory" which will start
downloading the zip-file in both cases, open them and extract their
reg-file contents and double-click on each to import the registry
settings...

==

Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :-)


Thanks for the suggestion, I'll give it a try.




"Barry Bruyea" wrote in message
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On Thu, 19 Jan 2012 09:40:39 -0500, Barry Bruyea
wrote:

I had to reinstall Windows last week and everything is hunky dory,
except that in some cases sub-folder will not open. When I go to
access the sub-folders in order to save something while in another
application I can only access the top folder even when there are
several sub-folders. Any help out there?


I forgot to add that in some cases the Top folder doesn't even show a
plus sign.


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Old January 20th 12, 12:27 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics
Barry Bruyea
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Default Trouble Accessing Sub-Folders in XP after reinstall.

On Thu, 19 Jan 2012 22:10:13 -0000, "Tim Meddick"
wrote:

You could try to repair the file / folder associations for "Folder" and
"Directory" as offered by Doug Knox's website :

http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm

...click on both the links for "Folder" and "Directory" which will start
downloading the zip-file in both cases, open them and extract their
reg-file contents and double-click on each to import the registry
settings...

==

Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :-)


Thanks for the suggestion, I'll give it a try.

Tried this, but nothing change. The big mystery for me is that in
folders with many subfolders which in turn have more subfolders
some have the + sign beside them and others don't which, of course, is
the reason they don't open their subfolders.




"Barry Bruyea" wrote in message
.. .
On Thu, 19 Jan 2012 09:40:39 -0500, Barry Bruyea
wrote:

I had to reinstall Windows last week and everything is hunky dory,
except that in some cases sub-folder will not open. When I go to
access the sub-folders in order to save something while in another
application I can only access the top folder even when there are
several sub-folders. Any help out there?


I forgot to add that in some cases the Top folder doesn't even show a
plus sign.


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Old January 20th 12, 01:13 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics
Char Jackson
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Default Trouble Accessing Sub-Folders in XP after reinstall.

On Thu, 19 Jan 2012 19:27:48 -0500, Barry Bruyea
wrote:

On Thu, 19 Jan 2012 22:10:13 -0000, "Tim Meddick"
wrote:

You could try to repair the file / folder associations for "Folder" and
"Directory" as offered by Doug Knox's website :

http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm

...click on both the links for "Folder" and "Directory" which will start
downloading the zip-file in both cases, open them and extract their
reg-file contents and double-click on each to import the registry
settings...


Thanks for the suggestion, I'll give it a try.

Tried this, but nothing change. The big mystery for me is that in
folders with many subfolders which in turn have more subfolders
some have the + sign beside them and others don't which, of course, is
the reason they don't open their subfolders.


I'm not sure why the folders continue to be a mystery...
Spill the beans already.

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Old January 20th 12, 10:51 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics
Barry Bruyea
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Default Trouble Accessing Sub-Folders in XP after reinstall.

On Thu, 19 Jan 2012 19:13:20 -0600, Char Jackson
wrote:

On Thu, 19 Jan 2012 19:27:48 -0500, Barry Bruyea
wrote:

On Thu, 19 Jan 2012 22:10:13 -0000, "Tim Meddick"
wrote:

You could try to repair the file / folder associations for "Folder" and
"Directory" as offered by Doug Knox's website :

http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm

...click on both the links for "Folder" and "Directory" which will start
downloading the zip-file in both cases, open them and extract their
reg-file contents and double-click on each to import the registry
settings...


Thanks for the suggestion, I'll give it a try.

Tried this, but nothing change. The big mystery for me is that in
folders with many subfolders which in turn have more subfolders
some have the + sign beside them and others don't which, of course, is
the reason they don't open their subfolders.


I'm not sure why the folders continue to be a mystery...
Spill the beans already.


If I knew why, I wouldn't be posting asking the question. All I know
is that in spite of the suggested fix, folders with sub-folders
continue to be absent a + sign. When I click on them, they are shown
in the right hand panel of Explorer but no drop down list is shown
under them in the left hand panel. When pulling up the directory in
an application to determine where I want to save something all I get
is the lead folder with no +, ergo, I can't access the sub-folder to
save the file. (I am using XP3.)

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Old January 20th 12, 04:17 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics
Char Jackson
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Default Trouble Accessing Sub-Folders in XP after reinstall.

On Fri, 20 Jan 2012 05:51:41 -0500, Barry Bruyea
wrote:

On Thu, 19 Jan 2012 19:13:20 -0600, Char Jackson
wrote:

On Thu, 19 Jan 2012 19:27:48 -0500, Barry Bruyea
wrote:

On Thu, 19 Jan 2012 22:10:13 -0000, "Tim Meddick"
wrote:

You could try to repair the file / folder associations for "Folder" and
"Directory" as offered by Doug Knox's website :

http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm

...click on both the links for "Folder" and "Directory" which will start
downloading the zip-file in both cases, open them and extract their
reg-file contents and double-click on each to import the registry
settings...

Thanks for the suggestion, I'll give it a try.

Tried this, but nothing change. The big mystery for me is that in
folders with many subfolders which in turn have more subfolders
some have the + sign beside them and others don't which, of course, is
the reason they don't open their subfolders.


I'm not sure why the folders continue to be a mystery...
Spill the beans already.


If I knew why, I wouldn't be posting asking the question. All I know
is that in spite of the suggested fix, folders with sub-folders
continue to be absent a + sign. When I click on them, they are shown
in the right hand panel of Explorer but no drop down list is shown
under them in the left hand panel. When pulling up the directory in
an application to determine where I want to save something all I get
is the lead folder with no +, ergo, I can't access the sub-folder to
save the file. (I am using XP3.)


Ok, I'll try my question a third time, because the answer matters.
What is the full path to the folder you're trying to open? It matters
because certain system folders exhibit a similar behavior like you're
seeing by design, so it would be very helpful to know if you're
playing with one of those folders or something else.

The mystery that I referred to is the fact that you've refused to clue
us in on which folder(s) you're talking about, like we should just
know what's on your screen. We can't see your screen.

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Old January 20th 12, 04:54 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics
Barry Bruyea
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Default Trouble Accessing Sub-Folders in XP after reinstall.

On Fri, 20 Jan 2012 10:17:24 -0600, Char Jackson
wrote:

On Fri, 20 Jan 2012 05:51:41 -0500, Barry Bruyea
wrote:

On Thu, 19 Jan 2012 19:13:20 -0600, Char Jackson
wrote:

On Thu, 19 Jan 2012 19:27:48 -0500, Barry Bruyea
wrote:

On Thu, 19 Jan 2012 22:10:13 -0000, "Tim Meddick"
wrote:

You could try to repair the file / folder associations for "Folder" and
"Directory" as offered by Doug Knox's website :

http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm

...click on both the links for "Folder" and "Directory" which will start
downloading the zip-file in both cases, open them and extract their
reg-file contents and double-click on each to import the registry
settings...

Thanks for the suggestion, I'll give it a try.

Tried this, but nothing change. The big mystery for me is that in
folders with many subfolders which in turn have more subfolders
some have the + sign beside them and others don't which, of course, is
the reason they don't open their subfolders.

I'm not sure why the folders continue to be a mystery...
Spill the beans already.


If I knew why, I wouldn't be posting asking the question. All I know
is that in spite of the suggested fix, folders with sub-folders
continue to be absent a + sign. When I click on them, they are shown
in the right hand panel of Explorer but no drop down list is shown
under them in the left hand panel. When pulling up the directory in
an application to determine where I want to save something all I get
is the lead folder with no +, ergo, I can't access the sub-folder to
save the file. (I am using XP3.)


Ok, I'll try my question a third time, because the answer matters.
What is the full path to the folder you're trying to open? It matters
because certain system folders exhibit a similar behavior like you're
seeing by design, so it would be very helpful to know if you're
playing with one of those folders or something else.

The mystery that I referred to is the fact that you've refused to clue
us in on which folder(s) you're talking about, like we should just
know what's on your screen. We can't see your screen.


A folder is a folder and a sub-folder is a sub- folder. When there is
no + sign beside a folder that has a sub-folder, that's a problem.
And none of the folders are 'System Folders'. The folders are spread
all over the system: 'My Documents' 'My Music' 'Photographs' etc,
etc.

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Old January 20th 12, 05:04 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics
Char Jackson
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On Fri, 20 Jan 2012 11:54:16 -0500, Barry Bruyea
wrote:

A folder is a folder and a sub-folder is a sub- folder.


Not true, but continue...

When there is no + sign beside a folder that has a sub-folder, that's
a problem.


It depends.

And none of the folders are 'System Folders'. The folders are spread
all over the system: 'My Documents' 'My Music' 'Photographs' etc,
etc.


Thank you!

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Old January 21st 12, 07:10 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics
Jeremy Nicoll - news posts[_2_]
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Default Trouble Accessing Sub-Folders in XP after reinstall.

Barry Bruyea wrote:

When pulling up the directory in an application to determine where I want
to save something all I get is the lead folder with no +, ergo, I can't
access the sub-folder to save the file. (I am using XP3.)


When I (using XP Pro SP3) use an application's 'Save As' link the list of
folders that comes up in the navigation window never shows a + next to
folders, whether they have subfolders or not. But I know which ones I can
double-click to navigate down to sub-folders so that's not a problem to me.

What happens when you double-click a folder icon which (you know) has
sub-folders?

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Old January 22nd 12, 10:57 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics
Barry Bruyea
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On Sat, 21 Jan 2012 19:10:21 +0000, Jeremy Nicoll - news posts
wrote:

Barry Bruyea wrote:

When pulling up the directory in an application to determine where I want
to save something all I get is the lead folder with no +, ergo, I can't
access the sub-folder to save the file. (I am using XP3.)


When I (using XP Pro SP3) use an application's 'Save As' link the list of
folders that comes up in the navigation window never shows a + next to
folders, whether they have subfolders or not. But I know which ones I can
double-click to navigate down to sub-folders so that's not a problem to me.

What happens when you double-click a folder icon which (you know) has
sub-folders?


Nothing.

 




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