Explorer shows list of files in Documents regardless of which subfolder they're in
The subfolders don't show up at all. I've never seen anything like this in Windows before. I don't remember changing anything aboutthis, and I can't find any options to change it back.
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I may end up losing files if I try to delete one or the other. This probably occurred, and I'mguessing, when I imported my backed up My Documents from my old XP OS.
So the My Documents from the Libraries has thousands of files in it including dlls, nx.x files, sound files, program files, etc. I don't know what happened, but I do want to clean it up.And at this point I'm not sure where I have been placing new files--which My Documents.
Now what is happening is the cursor jumps to the search box and tries to initiate a search with the letter I just typed.
Explorer is assuming that I want to do a search rather than scroll down through the list of files.
Somehow a switch has been changed since the initial install of windows and I can't find that switch.
My usual technique is to select all of the files I want to open and press Enter. When that failed, I tried right click/Open. That didn't work either; the Open command wasn't on the menu.
I found that I can open 15 files at once, but not 16.
This is not a Word problem. When I try to open multiple PDFs, the same thing happens.
My Recent Documents
My Network Places
I have been burnt in the past with a lockup or crash which has made me re-think the way I use hard drives. Now only the OS and programs are installed on the "C" drive, with the "D" drive containing my Downloads, My Documents, My Pictures, etc. files.
I want to add these as locations to save to from Windows Explorer, or applications. To do this, I have to modify the Save In portion of the save windows for those applications.
Is there an easy (or moderately difficult) means to do this? It would sure make life easier. Now I have to go to My Computer and then through all the folders on my D drive to get to where I want to go.
Even the "My Recent Documents" doesn't always show any locations on the 'D' drive. Is there a common place or adjustment for all applications, or is this application dependent?
PS I do not like the "Libraries" feature of Windows 7 - it adds too much overhead. I have to scroll past the default settings to get to my usable locations.
I followed the advice given in the Windows Secrets newsletter of 23 February regarding "Open Windows Explorer where you want it".(I should say first of that Windows Explorer did notappear on my Taskbar before or after following this advice).
I have 2 problems. On Explorer's Properties page I copied the path to my C drive as text and pasted that path after .exe on the Target Location line, having left a space after .exe, as per the newsletter instructions.
However, when I click the Explorer icon on the start menu it opens the My Documents folder, instead of the list of folders on my C drive. The other problem isthat if I right click Explorer's icon on the start menu the options include "Unpin from taskbar", but it is not pinned to the taskbar, and I want it there.
Tried a reg hack that I found else where but it removed all doc formatting and turned it into a txt file so I changed it back. Office starter displays the doc files in open file feature butwill not show me a pdf; same for Word2000.
Highlighting 16 or more files and hitting Enter will open a Print dialog box (for images, at least).
Right-clicking shows that nothing is designated as default action.
What that does: restores the Open option in the context menu. But it will only open the file you right-click, not all of the selected files. Hitting Enter still opens the print dialog.
I also found a post about creating some sort of VBScript to add it to the SendTo menu. I want to be able to open more than 15 files simply by highlighting and hitting Enter. Not by fussing around with the context menu and the SendTo menu and all that crap.
In the time it takes to mess with that, I'm sure I could just drag all the files to the program.
This may seem selfish, but I want the same functionality in a new program (Windows 7) that I had in an old program (XP).