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The "File Types" tab disappears from my Folder Options window

  1. #1


    LiveAndLearn Guest

    The "File Types" tab disappears from my Folder Options window


    The only tabs left in the Folder Options windows are "General", "View" and
    "Search"


    What's going on?

    Thanx in advance

    L&L

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  2. #2


    John Inzer Guest

    Re: The "File Types" tab disappears from my Folder Options window

    LiveAndLearn wrote:

    > The only tabs left in the Folder Options windows are "General",
    > "View" and "Search"
    >
    >
    > What's going on?
    >
    > Thanx in advance
    >
    > L&L
    ================================
    Maybe the following articles will offer some ideas:

    Edit File Types in Windows Vista
    http://www.annoyances.org/exec/show/article02-500


    Where did file associations go in Windows Vista
    http://ask-leo.com/where_did_file_as...ows_vista.html

    --

    John Inzer MS-MVP
    Digital Media Experience

    Notice
    This is not tech support
    I am a volunteer

    Solutions that work for
    me may not work for you

    Proceed at your own risk



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  3. #3


    LiveAndLearn Guest

    Re: The "File Types" tab disappears from my Folder Options window

    Thanx for replying. I assumed this is due to new Windows upgrades/updates.

    I actually wanted to fix the following problem that I posted before:

    "Hello all,

    Normally, when I clicked on a download link on a webpage, a window pops up
    telling me the progress of the download by showing percentages. This
    afternoon, when I clicked on the same download link, there's no window popped
    up. I know it's downloading though because of the hour glass on the webpage
    and the download icon on the bottom left corner of the webpage. I tried
    download link from a different website, same thing happen. What's going on???
    Where's my download window?? I want my "download window" back. How can I fix
    it?

    Thanx in advance

    L & L"


    I've got the reply and the probalem was fixed. Now the problem
    re-appear...has it got anything with this new Windows 'upgrade'...boy, this
    is a moving target...

    Cheers

    Thanx in advance

    L&L




    "John Inzer" wrote:

    > LiveAndLearn wrote:

    > > The only tabs left in the Folder Options windows are "General",
    > > "View" and "Search"
    > >
    > >
    > > What's going on?
    > >
    > > Thanx in advance
    > >
    > > L&L
    > ================================
    > Maybe the following articles will offer some ideas:
    >
    > Edit File Types in Windows Vista
    > http://www.annoyances.org/exec/show/article02-500
    >
    >
    > Where did file associations go in Windows Vista
    > http://ask-leo.com/where_did_file_as...ows_vista.html
    >
    > --
    >
    > John Inzer MS-MVP
    > Digital Media Experience
    >
    > Notice
    > This is not tech support
    > I am a volunteer
    >
    > Solutions that work for
    > me may not work for you
    >
    > Proceed at your own risk
    >
    >
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    LiveAndLearn Guest

    Re: The "File Types" tab disappears from my Folder Options window



    I looked through the list under ""associate a file type or protocol with a
    specific program", there is no ZIP file type, perhaps it explains my problem.
    No file association, no pop-up download window...

    There is only 'Change' button for file association, what about 'Add' button.

    Man, I'm getting to be impatient with Vista...

    Cheers,

    L&L






    "LiveAndLearn" wrote:

    > Thanx for replying. I assumed this is due to new Windows upgrades/updates.
    >
    > I actually wanted to fix the following problem that I posted before:
    >
    > "Hello all,
    >
    > Normally, when I clicked on a download link on a webpage, a window pops up
    > telling me the progress of the download by showing percentages. This
    > afternoon, when I clicked on the same download link, there's no window popped
    > up. I know it's downloading though because of the hour glass on the webpage
    > and the download icon on the bottom left corner of the webpage. I tried
    > download link from a different website, same thing happen. What's going on???
    > Where's my download window?? I want my "download window" back. How can I fix
    > it?
    >
    > Thanx in advance
    >
    > L & L"
    >
    >
    > I've got the reply and the probalem was fixed. Now the problem
    > re-appear...has it got anything with this new Windows 'upgrade'...boy, this
    > is a moving target...
    >
    > Cheers
    >
    > Thanx in advance
    >
    > L&L
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > "John Inzer" wrote:
    >

    > > LiveAndLearn wrote:

    > > > The only tabs left in the Folder Options windows are "General",
    > > > "View" and "Search"
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > What's going on?
    > > >
    > > > Thanx in advance
    > > >
    > > > L&L
    > > ================================
    > > Maybe the following articles will offer some ideas:
    > >
    > > Edit File Types in Windows Vista
    > > http://www.annoyances.org/exec/show/article02-500
    > >
    > >
    > > Where did file associations go in Windows Vista
    > > http://ask-leo.com/where_did_file_as...ows_vista.html
    > >
    > > --
    > >
    > > John Inzer MS-MVP
    > > Digital Media Experience
    > >
    > > Notice
    > > This is not tech support
    > > I am a volunteer
    > >
    > > Solutions that work for
    > > me may not work for you
    > >
    > > Proceed at your own risk
    > >
    > >
    > >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    John Inzer Guest

    Re: The "File Types" tab disappears from my Folder Options window

    LiveAndLearn wrote:

    > I looked through the list under ""associate a file type or protocol
    > with a specific program", there is no ZIP file type, perhaps it
    > explains my problem. No file association, no pop-up download window...
    >
    > There is only 'Change' button for file association, what about 'Add'
    > button.
    >
    > Man, I'm getting to be impatient with Vista...
    >
    > Cheers,
    >
    > L&L
    ====================================
    I guess you are aware that Vista can unzip files:

    Windows Vista -
    Zip and Unzip in Windows Vista
    http://tinyurl.com/3cs7bj
    or...
    http://news.softpedia.com/news/Zip-a...ta-43588.shtml

    Unzipping with Windows Vista
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqoZurXgct8

    --

    John Inzer MS-MVP
    Digital Media Experience

    Notice
    This is not tech support
    I am a volunteer

    Solutions that work for
    me may not work for you

    Proceed at your own risk



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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