Question about Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC
Hi, I wonder if any of you in here can help me with this one, as I don't even know where to begin.
I've recently uninstalled some proprietary software that is used by the company I work with, and upon trying to remove some system files belonging to the software that didn't want to delete in the /windows/system32 folder, I've come across a small problem. For some odd reason every so often Details view glitches. For some odd reason, occasionally when I open an explorer and switch to that view to search for the files in question, my Company name and Copyright fields will completely disappear form the listings. I try to re-add them (using the Choose Details window), but 75% of the details that I can choose from are not even present in that window to check off- all I can choose from during those times are the standard Name, Size, Type, etc.. out of the long list of options I can customize this with, I only have the basic 8 visible.
there is no distinct pattern I can tell to the way this happens.... sometimes when I open the window, I have access to these details... other times I don't. sometimes, it consistently gives me the full list of options to choose from... other times it doesn't. I'm not doing anything to provoke this, except for opening and closing the explorer window (which I don't think would do much :~))
I was wondering if anyone else has come across the same thing, and if so, how did you fix it? searching for the system files by Company Name makes my job so much easier- especially when new files may pop up that I may not get the names to. I beta test, among other things, so all it takes is one rogue file to mess up a report. (for any interested, the product I'm trying to uninstall is a databasing system)
By the way, I am using Windows XP Pro, SP2.
Usually, the view is determined by the type of files within the folder. For example, when you are in the My Music folder, the Details view gives you columns like "Artist" and "Album", etc, whereas the My Documents folder has the more generic "Name", "Size", etc.
However, if you right click upon any column header (that's where it says "Name" or whatever), a menu comes up that allows you to choose which columns are displayed. And once you change a particular folder to display, THAT folder will then display those columns until you remove them. But any other folder will default to back to the standard settings unless you manually change it yourself.
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