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I can't find folder options in the control panel

Folder options in not present in the control panel options,how can I find it ?

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You should be able to open Windows Explorer by clicking Start > Run > type explorer and press Enter and then select Tools then Folder Options.

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Control Panel freezes when any app is clicked

It could be caused by a corrupted third-party entry, try this:
Create a folder, say, TempCPL in My Documents. Using Windows Explorer, navigate to \Windows\System32 and display the files as Details. Click View > Arrange by Type and look for files with .cpl as the extension. You may have to Show Extensions in Folder Options > View Tab to see them.
Check from their Properties which are not Microsoft. Move the non-Microsoft .cpl files one by one to the new folder and open Control Panel after each move to see if the problem has gone. After detecting the culprit, leave it in the TempCPL folder and move back the other .cpl files. If the problem is not a non-Microsoft file, repeat the procedure for the Windows .cpl files. There are copies of the Windows files in C:\WINDOWS\ServicePackFiles\i386.

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Windows XP: How to link to the Control Panel from My Computer

The Control Panel is one of the most useful places in Windows XP to go when you need to change a setting or reconfigure a feature or function. It consists of a group of individual applets, and each applet deals with a specific part of your system.

Typically on most Windows XP systems, the Control Panel can be accessed directly from the Start menu, either as a submenu or as a link. However, you can also add the Control Panel to your My Computer folder, so that when you open My Computer, a link to the Control Panel will appear toward the bottom of the window. It will be displayed in the "Other" category (below "Hard Disk Drives" and "Devices with Removable Storage").

To enable the Control Panel to be displayed in My Computer, follow the steps below:

A. Open My Computer (or any other folder).

B. Click Tools on the menu bar.

C. Choose Folder Options.

D. In the Folder Options window, click on the View tab.

E. Scroll down the list of advanced settings until you see an option labeled "Show Control Panel in My Computer."

F. Put a check in the box next to that option.

G. Click Apply to save the change, or click OK to save and exit.

Now open My Computer -- you should see the Control Panel icon under your storage devices. If you ever want to remove the Control Panel icon from My Computer, follow the steps above but remove the check mark from the display option and then click Apply or OK.

on Aug 18, 2010 | PC Desktops



Looking Deep ...into your desktop

Let's really see what! we can find...

Let's start by opening your Windows Explorer, if you don't have a desktop ICON for this, we should make one here, now as you will want to use this feature often, to view your files and folders. At least, once up to speed on what is really going on with your PC you will appreciate shortcuts....myself ICONs in general are key thing with me, as I am into using my computer for all kinds of operations and experiments...using the Classic View too, to navigate is also key to do the task at hand: let's set up the WINDOWS EXPLORER Icon on the DESKTOP first...

CLICK START, in Classic View move your mouse cursor up to PROGRAMS at the top, when it hi-lites, a menu or fly-out opens showing more programs that is, a whole list of great options are now available for you to click on-many items are there and you will probubly want to have them all appear on your desktop eventually, so you do not have to go through all this "clicking" again!

For now just highlite the WINDOWS EXPLORER icon by using the 'mouse over' action and 'right click' . This opens another menu - Choose COPY. Close the whole shebang- you now have this WINDOWS EXPLORER option ready to paste... using the paste option right-click on the desktop and hi-lite PASTE, this applies this icon to your desktop.

Cut and Paste is a beautiful thing but don't cut, use copy and paste. Now your desktop shows a new option to use handily: the WINDOWS EXPLORER option is readily available in ONE CLICK, instead of from the many sub menus you just "toured" through. I hate tours.

Now the fun begins:

CLICK WINDOWS EXPLORER on your desktop, this opens explorer in your USER's DOCUMENTS folder-automatically. These things used to be called DIRECTORIES, but that is topic involving tooooo much IBM Talk so we won't go there right now. To go up one level [one-directory above] using the current VISTA OS Screen Interface or GUI, click on the word to the LEFT of your documents folder in the path field at the top of your current window. If using the account named CHIZBO for example, that would do it, just click on CHIZBO and you are there... Now you should see a whole list of familiar folder names, like CONTACTS, DESKTOP, DOCUMENTS, DOWNLOADS, stuff like that in alphabetical order, usually decending, unless you have messed with your folder "VIEWS" -yet another juicey topic.

Here we have totally confused you yet? Retry this and you will see by default in Windows while in any folder or directory, only files or folders in your account folder that are NOT HIDDEN show up... for the sake of knowledge, let us change all that:

CLICK START, then CLICK SETTINGS [if using Classic View] then click CONTROL PANEL-in the so called 'normal' Vista View under start - just click on "control panel" directly -I'm just so used to WinXP and Win Y2K Pro, I like CLASSIC VIEW], then, once at the Windows CONTROL PANEL . a new GUI should open showing an array of wonderful options with links, for some reason, this is presented to you in the non-classic CONTROL HOME set of options. Again you change this view later by hitting the classic button on the side panel. Hidden in APPEARANCE & PERSONALIZATION is FOLDER OPTIONS....

Go ahead CLICK IT!

More than likely you do not have a short cut on your desktop for this particular folder option screen so click it now, in folder options you are presented the default view as the General TAB for your folders and also there are two others: click the TAB next to the general tab on top which says:


-opening this tab makes a drop down list of check boxes appear, you are presented with conditions of how Windows presents stuff to you when doing multiple tasks...such as EXPLORING FOLDERS etc. -just;click on the box that says: "Show Hidden Files and Folders" and exit out of this routine...

Now, still open is the window that you started in, right the one that has all of your personalized folders, PICTURES, VIDEOS and the like. Above all the mess you have made is a VIEW tab as well. If your hidden files have not shown up yet, click on the view tab and scroll to the bottom of this drop - down menu list and click REFRESH.

APP DATA Shows up now as do other interesting log files!
Hmmmm, what is this all about-hidden files that is?

Now we are getting somewhere so click the APP DATA folder and let's take a look deep, deep - DEEPER into the structure of Windows....

You will see many different folders here depending on what you have been up to...or possibly what others have...there are things like security ID's and data streams as well as processes recorded here for the mirco-kernel to play with BUT for now we will just concentrate on one thing and that is TEMP FILES that may be unused and just sitting in a folder called LOCAL_TEMP. Let's take a look...OPEN the folder LOCAL under APP DATA, now we see TEMP so why not just click on it?

Under the TEMP path or within this folder all kinds of stuff appears, possibly a GIG or more space used by stuff most of us have never seen before. So WHAT you say? Well you are on a new adventrure, what you do or do not do with all this stuff is important; but that will be covered in my next WINDOWS EXPOSE in search of XLOG.exe...if you like this adventure and want more, give me a fixya buzz at antiques4geeks....see ya and whatever you do don't mess with any hidden files until you become an advanced desktop user! Or what I should say is, DO NOT DELETE ANY HIDDEN FILES without proper understanding of what's up with this stuff as there are configuration settings and other files here in APP DATA that are crucial to the system's well being, knowledge is key until of course we dig a little DEEPER into the windows file structure to learn more about what is really goin on....key looggers and other spyware reside in hidden files, I do not want to scare you but it is important to know what you are really up against while in a Windows Session online...all for now

This has been a trip ya? Bye.


on May 23, 2010 | PC Desktops

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The blinking line in the address bar runs across the address bar causing my page to scroll all the way down and when i try to scroll back up the page bounces

Is this adress bar the internet search ?
This might be a mouse related problem

Make sure you have the right mouse selected click start control panel mouse hardware you will see which mouse is selected.
You might have to uninstall the mouse then restart your computer then reinstall the mouse and its drivers.

Click start control panel administrive tools computer management device manager scroll to mice and other pointing devices you might see a yellow exclamation mark ! or question mark ? or a red x
Right click you will need to update the driver.

Click start control panel mouse you should see 4 tabs buttons,pointers,pointer options and hardware under hardware you have options to troubleshoot also you can select properties under driver you will have options to update driver,rollback driver or uninstall

Make sure you have the right mouse selected click start control panel mouse hardware you will see which mouse is selected in xp

I have found that the best way to adjust your mouse settings is to create a control panel in your bottom toolbar scroll to the bottom of your screen right click you will see an array of options select the toolbar option then select desktop

then you will see the desktop in the bottom toolbar select the 2 >>arrow heads then all control panel items then select mouse this is in WINDOWS 7

In XP you will have to select the new toolbar option once you have that a browse option select my computer then control panel then a control panel option will be in the bottom toolbar

For the double or single click options to open folders this will be in the folder options follow previous to get to control panel items

Click start control panel navigate folder options tick in the double click to open circle

hope this helps

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Documents and settings is hidden

First, open Folder Options either through the Control Panel, or click the Tools/View menu on Windows Explorer and click Options or Folder Options. Click the VIEW tab then locate and select the SHOW HIDDEN FILES AND FOLDERS option, then click APPLY/OK. Afterwards, you should be able to see the DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS folder. You may then right-click on it and choose Properties then uncheck/deselect the HIDDEN option and click APPLY/OK. If you prefer, you can then go back to the Folder Options to hide HIDDEN FILES/FOLDERS from Windows Explorer again.

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Windows 7 GOD MODE

Explore God Mode

wondering how you will explore windows 7 in God like mode? The easier way to access everything you could want from a single folder.
To try this out, create a new folder and rename it to:


The first part, "Everything" will be the folder name, and can be whatever you want: "Super Control Panel", "Advanced", "God Mode" if you prefer.
The extension, ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C, must be entered exactly as it is here, though, including the curly brackets. When you press [Enter] this part of the name will disappear, and double-clicking the new folder will display shortcuts to functions in the Action Centre, the Network and Sharing Centre, Power options, troubleshooting tools, user accounts and others - more than 260 options in total.

here's how is it look like


on Apr 28, 2010 | PC Desktops


Windows 7 Godmode

The name would imply much more powerful and potentially devious capabilities, as seen in most games these days. Instead, the “God Mode” folder for Windows 7 supplies a tidy place to find nearly everything you can do within the Windows Control Panel.

To access the special capabilities of the God Mode folder, create a new folder anywhere on your Windows 7 computer and name it:


Make sure to type the filename exactly as above.

Once renamed, the icon will change to a control panel looking icon, and when opened you will be presented with a plethora of different tweaking options. On my Windows 7 Professional machine, I was shown 274 options. It appears to hold the main keywords for each option to use the search function within the control panel.

on Apr 09, 2010 | PC Desktops

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How to briefly disconnect ad aware (anti-virus) and download adobe flash drive to my computer

hi terrye, i am happy to help you , just follow these steps you can able to remove ad aware anti viurs

Manual Removal of AD AWARE

1. Click on "Start," then choose "Programs." Click "Uninstall ad-aware." Allow the computer to uninstall the software. If the program does not successfully uninstall, uninstall the program using the control panel.
2. Click on "Start," then choose "Control Panel." Click on "Add/remove programs." The programs that are listed on your PC will be displayed. Choose "ad-aware se." You will be asked if you want to remove the application and all of its components. Choose "Yes," and allow the program to uninstall.
3. Locate the ad-aware program folder and un-register it by clicking on "Start" then "Cy computer." Double-click on "Local Disk." Locate the "Program Files" folder and double-click on it. Locate the "Lavasoft" folder and double-click on it. Locate the "ad-aware" folder and double-click on it. Next, double-click the file "unregaaw.exe" to un-register the file. Next, delete the entire Lavasoft folder.
4.Delete any Ad-Aware SE program icons that may be present on your desktop. Remove the Lavasoft folder located in your documents and settings folder. Navigate to the folder by clicking on "Start," then "My Computer." Double-click on "Local Disk." Locate the "Documents and Settings" folder and double-click on it. Locate the folder labeled with your computer user name and double-click on it. Double-click the "Application Data" folder, choose the Lavasoft folder and delete it. Reboot your PC.


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Cannot get Folder Options on Windows XP to make all View Details

Go to the link below and scroll down to Line 129 (left column) and click on "Restore Folder Options Under Tools" and download and save the REG File to your hard disk. Double click it and answer yes to the import prompt.
Folder Options should be available under Tools in Windows Explorer and also in your Control Panel.

Jul 06, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 530s Desktop Computer


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~~This trick will help u in setting a pic in your folder background

Go to Control panel -> Folder options -> view tab -> show hidden files and uncheck the 2 boxes below it

Open a folder, search for a file desktop.ini (cnt find it? scroll to end of this post)
U will see something like this or a bit different


Now add this line below it:

IconArea_Image=C:\Documents and Settings\win xp\My Documents\My Pictures\kihlo32qwe.jpg


C:\Documents and Settings\win xp\My Documents\My Pictures\kihlo32qwe.jpg

with ur location of the image u wanna set as background

Refresh and close the folder and chck again

on Dec 14, 2009 | PC Desktops

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