It would help us help you if you tell us WHICH window you are looking at and
In Windows Explorer, click Organize | Layout and turn on the Navigation
pane, which appears at the left of the screen. Click Folders at the bottom
of this pane to expand it into the familiar tree, with Desktop at the top.
Personally, I seldom look in the top items here, but click on Computer, then
Drive C:. If you hover the mouse over a drive, you should see a triangular
arrow indicating that there are subfolders here. Click on the triangle to
see the directory of that drive in the Navigation pane. Or click on the
drive name to open that directory in the Details pane.
This Windows Explorer window is highly customizable. Spend some time
exploring here and you should be able to tailor it to your tastes. Some of
the settings can also be reached from Control Panel | Folder Options | View,
much like in WinXP. One useful setting is Always show menus; this shows the
Menu bar in Explorer, in addition to the Toolbar.
R. C. White, CPA
San Marcos, TX
Microsoft Windows MVP
(Running Windows Live Mail beta 2 in Vista Ultimate x64 SP1 beta v.275)
"Adam_N" <AdamN@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> In windows 2000 and XP the drop down arrow at the right of the address bar
> the top of the window would link you to all kinds of useful places
> all of your hard drives, control panel, common folders and, most usefully,
> removable drives such as a USB flash drive, allowing you to quickly do a
> Ctrl+C on a file and naviagte to the drive, then Ctrl+V to copy over to
> In Vista however, the drop down arrow just gives me a bunch of websites
> other stuff I have recently looked at, which is useless. I want to know
> there is a way to get the same drop down menu with all the useful stuff on
> that existed in win XP and 2000.
> Can anyone help?