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Where is the Tool menu in Windows Explorer?

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    Where is the Tool menu in Windows Explorer?

    My library offers audio books over the 'net, but the other day I had a problem with the software. The tech people told me to:
    1. Open My Computer or Windows Explorer.
    2. Go to Tools > Folder Options.
    But there is no Tool menu on my Explorer. Just the Address bar with some other options below it, but no Tools anywhere.

    Is there anyone how can help me?

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    "NEStar" <guest@xxxxxx-email.com> wrote in message
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    >
    > My library offers audio books over the 'net, but the other day I had a
    > problem with the software. The tech people told me to:

    >> 1. Open My Computer or Windows Explorer.
    >> 2. Go to Tools > Folder Options.
    >
    > But there is no Tool menu on my Explorer. Just the Address bar with
    > some other options below it, but no Tools anywhere.
    >
    > Is there anyone how can help me?
    >
    > NEStar
    Right click where the "some other options are" and select toolbar.


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    Re: Where is the Tool menu in Windows Explorer?

    I don't see that either (I feel so stupid).

    here's what I'm looking at

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    Re: Where is the Tool menu in Windows Explorer?

    Quote Originally Posted by NEStar View Post
    My library offers audio books over the 'net, but the other day I had a problem with the software. The tech people told me to:
    1. Open My Computer or Windows Explorer.
    2. Go to Tools > Folder Options.
    But there is no Tool menu on my Explorer. Just the Address bar with some other options below it, but no Tools anywhere.

    Is there anyone how can help me?

    Hello NeStar,

    You will just need to enable the Menu bar in Windows Explorer to see the "Tool" menu option. This tutorial will help show you how to.

    Menu Bar

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn

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    Re: Where is the Tool menu in Windows Explorer?

    Yes, that's it.

    (I went past it at lest three times, I fail).

    Thank you so, so, very much.

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    Re: Where is the Tool menu in Windows Explorer?

    Your welcome NEStar.

    Shawn

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    Re: Where is the Tool menu in Windows Explorer?

    Now I just need to figure out the next part, "Click the File Types tab.", which I don't seem to have.

    ::headdesk::

    Maybe I should forget about the audio and just read a book.

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    Re: Where is the Tool menu in Windows Explorer?

    Quote Originally Posted by NEStar View Post
    Now I just need to figure out the next part, "Click the File Types tab.", which I don't seem to have.

    ::headdesk::

    Maybe I should forget about the audio and just read a book.
    The "File Types" option is not available in Vista like it was in XP. Instead you have to use Default Programs for something similar to that. This tutorial will show you about it. You may also look at the related links if this is not help with the option you are wanting to do with it.

    Default Programs

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    The "File Types" option is not available in Vista like it was in XP.
    So I'm not the stupid one. I told them I was running Vista.

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    I enable the menu bar, then go to http://www.enhanceie.com and use Tweaks to
    put it back at the top, where it belongs.
    Whoever decided it should be hidden by default and the toolbars should be
    locked in place aren't security experts, they are morons.

    In case no one noticed, people want choices, NOT MS's choices, OUR choices
    for how things look.
    Claiming that locking things down like that improves security just shows
    they are EX-AOL programmers...
    AOL now dominates the online world, don't they?
    That makes all those programmers MS hired when they were laid off from AOL
    (because the AOL software is now perfect) soooooo much smarter than the rest
    of us....

    I have the gasoline and matches, can we fire them?
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    >
    > Yes, that's it.
    >
    > (I went past it at lest three times, I fail).
    >
    > Thank you so, so, very much.
    >
    >
    > --
    > NEStar


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