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Category view in control panel windows xp is missing

Do not know how this happen. Turned computer on and went to control panel and it was in the classic view. The side panel showing where it can be switched to Cateory View is gone. How can i get the Category View back?

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This is how i solved this problem

Go to
Start/Run/Regedit and navigate to:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer and then just delete the file called ForceClassicControlPanel and then exit the registry and
the switch to category view should show up.
i hope this helped you

Posted on Dec 28, 2008

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Howdy, Ursha60, and welcome to Fixya.com.

That is kind of a common thing, especially when you have someone who prefers the older style. That side bar is called Common Tasks by windows options. Simply click Tools on the bar above and then click "Folder Options" On the "General" tab you should see "Show Common Task in Folder." and "Use Windows classic folders." Simply check (or dot as the case may be) "Show Common Task in Folder" then click apply.

Hope that works out for you, if not let me know. If you have anymore Windows XP problems go ahead and post them and I'll be sure to give you a response quickly.

Posted on Nov 19, 2008

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3. Now I need to know the way you use your Control Panel
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