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Explorer shows list of files in Documents regardless of which subfolder they're in

Explorer shows list of files in Documents regardless of which subfolder they're in
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If I use Windows Explorer to navigate to C:\Users\[username]\Documents, then everything shows up fine. But when I open the Documents folder under Libraries, I'm getting a list of every file in my 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 just realized that I have a mess in my My Documents and its very confusing. I thought I had the tree under control but at this point I'm afraid to do anything with it. It appears that the My Documents on the start menu is perhaps not the same My Documents under my username.

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.

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Let's suppose that I have an open folder in explorer that contains a very large number of file. Let's suppose that these files are sorted alphabetically, as is usually the case. It used to be that I could highlight on a file at the top of the list, and then press a letter on the keyboard, and the highlight would jump to the first file starting with that letter.

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.

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One of the big changes in Windows 7 is the redesign of the taskbar with its Jump Lists. You can use the Jump Lists like shortcuts to the files you use most frequently with an application. For example, the Internet Explorer Jump Lists shows frequently visited sites and the Media Player shows the songs you listen to most. You can even customize the files that appear in a Jump List.

Limit on opening multiple documents from Windows Explorer

Today I tried to open of the Word documents in a directory. something I've done routinely in every version of Windows since Windows NT. and nothing happened.

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.

Only a small number of files in another user's folders are returned in a search

Tried searching for this problem but found no similar issue addressed. I've got a laptop with 7 Pro on which I've changed the location of user folders (Music, My Documents, Downloads, etc) to a network share (which are offline files synchronized with Sync Center). As an administrator, I'm able to view the other user's files, but am unable to run a search on them like I would expect. Most searches return zero results, and if I do a search to return ALL files (such as putting an asterisk '*'), then maybe only 10 of the 100 files actually appear in the list. If I do a word search that I know will bring up a file in that original list of 10 returned files, then it will appear, but files that also have that word in it that weren't in that list of 10 will not appear. I would have expected to have access to either all or none of the files, but it is odd that just a few are available to search on. My own files are fully available, but would like to occasionally do a search on the other users'. I tried rebuilding the index and ran the troubleshoot utility, but to no avail.

Modifying "Save in:" in Windows 7

I would like to modify the left portion of the Save file/attachment/etc. window. Currently it shows the following:

My Recent Documents
My Documents
My Computer
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.

Windows Explorer -not showing on Taskbar

My OS is Win 7 Pro 64 bit with SP1.

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.

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Windows 7 explorer document preview shows "No preview available." when I try to view doc files, works fine with pdf and txt files: is there a fix?

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Can't open more than 15 files from Windows Explorer

In Explorer, highlighting 15 files (of the same type) and hitting Enter will open all those files in the proper program.

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).