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no drop down menu in Windows Explorer-has favouorites instead,up arrow,etc

I

its vista

#1
Hello,

I used to have the problem of :
having the entire list of my favourites in the drop down list in either the
web address bar in IE (XP) or in windows explorer also in XP.
Am wondering how to fix it in VISTA??

And there is no up arrow in windows explorer or my computer,to navigate to
the folder above in the folder hierarchy.WHERE is it???!

And i am wondering how do I get to all* those folders that are now longer
folders,that give an "Access Denied" message when trying to access them ??

thanks for any answers !
 

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J

Jimmy Brush

#2
Hello,

<snip>
> I used to have the problem of :
> having the entire list of my favourites in the drop down list in either
> the web address bar in IE (XP) or in windows explorer also in XP.
> Am wondering how to fix it in VISTA??


I'm not sure what your issue is here. Can you restate the question?

> And there is no up arrow in windows explorer or my computer,to navigate to
> the folder above in the folder hierarchy.WHERE is it???!


The functionality of the up one level button has been superceded by the new
breadcrumb bar in Windows Explorer. You cannot add the up one level button
to the toolbar.

You can click on any element in the breadcrumb bar to easily go up one, two,
or more levels in a single click.

For example, if you are looking inside the Windows folder, you can click on
"Local Disk (C:)" to go up one level, or you can click on "Computer" to go
up two levels.

For even more versatility, you can click on the arrows between elements on
the breadcrumb bar to quickly navigate to a subfolder of that element.

For example, clicking the arrow to the right of "Local Disk (C:)" will allow
you to navigate to one of the folders contained in that drive, Program Files
for instance.

You can still press the backspace key to go up one level.

> And i am wondering how do I get to all* those folders that are now longer
> folders,that give an "Access Denied" message when trying to access them ??


Many folders used by earlier versions of Windows have been moved to a new
location or given a new name in Windows Vista. However, the old folders can
still be seen if you have enabled Show Hidden Files.

Notice they are displayed with a transparent icon and a shortcut symbol.

Although these look like folders, they are actually what is known as a
junction. Junctions behave like shortcuts, but look just like regular
folders.

Their purpose is to silently redirect programs that access them to their
Windows Vista equivalent.

Any attempt to access them will give you an "Access Denied" error. You
should find the new location and use it instead.

> thanks for any answers !


You're welcome :)


--
- JB
Microsoft MVP - Windows Shell/User

Windows Vista Support Faq
http://www.jimmah.com/vista/
 

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I

its vista

#3
Hi Jimmy,

Thanks for the reply.

> <snip>
>> I used to have the problem of :
>> having the entire list of my favourites in the drop down list in either
>> the web address bar in IE (XP) or in windows explorer also in XP.
>> Am wondering how to fix it in VISTA??

>
> I'm not sure what your issue is here. Can you restate the question?


Well for the above,at the moment both Internet Explorer* and Windows
Explorer* show the same items in the drop down URL list.One item is a folder
i accessed in drive D:\ and the other 2 items are url's i went to on the
internet.

so I am just trying to stop seeing:
1) url's in Window Explorer
2) stop seeing folders i navigated to in (Windows Explorer) in Internet
Explorer

thanks


"Jimmy Brush" <JimmyBrush@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:57ED7C1A-DD0A-4A29-9963-8CE93FEDA1F6@microsoft.com...
> Hello,
>
> <snip>
>> I used to have the problem of :
>> having the entire list of my favourites in the drop down list in either
>> the web address bar in IE (XP) or in windows explorer also in XP.
>> Am wondering how to fix it in VISTA??

>
> I'm not sure what your issue is here. Can you restate the question?
>
>> And there is no up arrow in windows explorer or my computer,to navigate
>> to the folder above in the folder hierarchy.WHERE is it???!

>
> The functionality of the up one level button has been superceded by the
> new breadcrumb bar in Windows Explorer. You cannot add the up one level
> button to the toolbar.
>
> You can click on any element in the breadcrumb bar to easily go up one,
> two, or more levels in a single click.
>
> For example, if you are looking inside the Windows folder, you can click
> on "Local Disk (C:)" to go up one level, or you can click on "Computer" to
> go up two levels.
>
> For even more versatility, you can click on the arrows between elements on
> the breadcrumb bar to quickly navigate to a subfolder of that element.
>
> For example, clicking the arrow to the right of "Local Disk (C:)" will
> allow you to navigate to one of the folders contained in that drive,
> Program Files for instance.
>
> You can still press the backspace key to go up one level.
>
>> And i am wondering how do I get to all* those folders that are now longer
>> folders,that give an "Access Denied" message when trying to access them
>> ??

>
> Many folders used by earlier versions of Windows have been moved to a new
> location or given a new name in Windows Vista. However, the old folders
> can still be seen if you have enabled Show Hidden Files.
>
> Notice they are displayed with a transparent icon and a shortcut symbol.
>
> Although these look like folders, they are actually what is known as a
> junction. Junctions behave like shortcuts, but look just like regular
> folders.
>
> Their purpose is to silently redirect programs that access them to their
> Windows Vista equivalent.
>
> Any attempt to access them will give you an "Access Denied" error. You
> should find the new location and use it instead.
>
>> thanks for any answers !

>
> You're welcome :)
>
>
> --
> - JB
> Microsoft MVP - Windows Shell/User
>
> Windows Vista Support Faq
> http://www.jimmah.com/vista/
 

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