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Annoying explorer problem

Posted at 13:16 on September 6th, 2005 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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My windows explorer's learned a new trick-or rather, un-learned an old one. Usually, when you go to "file", you see:

-new
-shortcut
-remove
-change name
-properties
-close

now, I'm seeing
-shortcut(greyed out)
-remove
-change name
-properties
-*an entry with the current folder name*
-close

This means I can no longer make either shortcuts or new folders, which is rather annoying.

Also, if I right-click on a folder, there used to be a new folder option-also gone.

Has anyone seen that before? And if so, how do I get my old explorer back?

It's obviously an explorer problem, because if I use winfile or powerdesk (file managers) I can still make them, while "save as" dialogues also refuse to make new folders.

BTW, it's still windows ME.

Thanks in advance!
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Posted at 13:29 on September 6th, 2005 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Wouldn't surprise me if reinstalling Internet Explorer could solve this. Then again, better wait a little if someone else has a better piece of advice.
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Posted at 14:53 on September 6th, 2005 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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I would definitly check for some sort of virus first.
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Posted at 15:17 on September 6th, 2005 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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I've already checked-no virus or spyware present anywhere.
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Posted at 03:34 on September 13th, 2005 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Okay, that's it. I'm reinstalling the bugger.
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Posted at 23:30 on September 17th, 2005 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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I had a problem with IE awhile back, but cannot remember exactly what it was. Re-install fixed it...but then I changed to Firefox...I like it alot better
Posted at 07:08 on September 18th, 2005 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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I already use firefox. However, IE isn't the program I was having a problem with.
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Posted at 09:29 on September 18th, 2005 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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However, we all know that 'Windows Explorer' and 'Internet Explorer' are one and the same program :P
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Posted at 12:25 on September 18th, 2005 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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They are not, but they are both as easily hackable.

I would check for spywares and malwares if I was you, Johann.

Of course, if you already checked then it's not really usefull for me to remind you. :P

Edited by Eagle of Fire at 20:26 on September, 18th 2005
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Posted at 13:12 on September 18th, 2005 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Just a small hint for you: Windows Explorer is not explorer.exe and Internet Explorer is not iexplore.exe. Those executables are just frontends. That is why I suggested reinstalling Internet Explorer in the first place...

Edited by Mr Creosote at 21:13 on September, 18th 2005
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Posted at 20:42 on September 19th, 2005 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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If you're going to reinstall Windows, I would suggest using Win98SE, Win2000, or WinXP.

WindowsME is so bug-ridden, its got fleas and an ant-farm built in.

It really is horrible. It may not be the root of the problem, but WindowsME is the root of MANY problems.

Edited by Lillian White at 04:44 on September, 19th 2005
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Posted at 07:20 on September 20th, 2005 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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True-that's why I tend to take it apart and keep only the bare minimum of it active. That makes it a fast and reasonably reliable (for a microsoft product) OS.
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