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Dialup Password Problem & File listings in Win Explorer.

by Here4hlp / November 18, 2005 10:02 PM PST

I have just joined the bandwagon of Win XP users and am being confronted with the following two problems.

1. I like having my list of folders/files in the Windows Explorer being shown in ''Details''. But there is no way I have been able to get this settings to stay in Win XP. When I click on ''Details'' in the drop-down menu, I get it just as how I want it but when I leave that path and return to it later, I would only see icons.

How can I resove this?

2. The other is, I have setup my internet connection with "save password" option. The problem is, when next I try to dialup to connect to the internet, my password would have changed to 16 characters.

Why so and how could it be resolved?

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"my password would have changed to 16 characters."
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 19, 2005 12:31 AM PST

This is by design. The password is unchanged but to not show how many characters there are and give someone looking over your shoulder the extra clue it's 5 characters the box shows 16.

Not a bug.


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File listing problem
by gargoyle_xlvii / November 19, 2005 9:32 AM PST

Try the following:
Window Explorer
Change C:drive to details
Folder opitions
(these items are opitional)
Unhide file extension
unhide c:drive
Show all extension
Now hit the button "Apply to all folder"

That is it. You will need to restart the system for the changes to take place.

Like you I like to see the detail not icons.

One other item I added was how the explorer opened. I did not like the Windows explorer opening to "My documents" so I ask and found how to open it differntly

I placed the following code in to the properties of my Window Explorer.

%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /n, /e, "::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}"

Try it you might like it.

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To open Windows Explorer with the C drive highlighted.....
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / November 19, 2005 6:42 PM PST
In reply to: File listing problem

there is a shorter version;

%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /n,/e,C:\

Note the space between the exe and the /n
Note, no other spaces.
Note the Capital letters where needed.

If you do not have a Windows Explorer on your desktop, goto Start > All Programs > Accessories, right click Windows Explorer, and select ''Send to'' > ''(Create Shortcut)''.

Then right click the shortcut on the desktop, and in the Shortcut tab under Target, paste in the path above.


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(NT) (NT) Thanks to all of your
by Here4hlp / November 20, 2005 12:12 AM PST
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