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Click on My Computer icon and the explorer window display keeps changing. It used to be delineated with lines and now is just a normal explorer window. I liked the old way better! Help appreciated

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  • timjohn Oct 29, 2008

    Sorry I need to be more specific.

    It used to be

    A:

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    C: D; G;

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    Any Networked drives.



    All had icons nad were easy to use/see.

    Details only put it in a columnar format which is not what I wanted.

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Look at the top (after you get to exporer) go to views and change it to detail
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