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Help! Folder View Differences Between Start Menu/Explorer.

by A_N_Onymous / February 10, 2008 5:37 AM PST

I'm having an issue with Windows that I only now noticed. It seems the folder view options I have differ between the Start Menu shortcuts and the actual Windows Explorer folders.

For example, when I use the Start Menu and click on My Pictures I get this:

But, when I go through My Computer->C:->Documents and Settings->My Username->My Documents->My Pictures, I get this:

This is also the case for my folder arrangement in My Documents. Depending on if I use the shortcut on the Start Menu or navigate from Windows Explorer, the arrangement is different.

Is this normal? Shouldn't the arrangements be the same since the shortcuts on the Start Menu are linking to the actual folders?

Please help. Thanks!

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To resolve this.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 10, 2008 5:41 AM PST
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by A_N_Onymous / February 10, 2008 6:26 AM PST
In reply to: To resolve this.

Excuse my ignorance, but seeing as you posted a way to resolve this, am I correct in assuming that this is a problem, and not normal?

Also, what are you asking me to do? (Is it to "supply a link about the command line and note that it's normal."?) or.. did I read your post wrong?

Terribly sorry for my lack of knowledge.

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It is quite normal.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 10, 2008 6:33 AM PST
In reply to: Uhh..

But you may not want to fix it since its not busted. I offer the explorer command line options since you need to know that when you find the EXPLORER LAUNCH LINE in the registry and alter those "switches" so the view matches.

Your choice to fix it but I must decline on this trip through the swamp.


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Well if it's normal...
by A_N_Onymous / February 10, 2008 6:38 AM PST
In reply to: It is quite normal.

Then I guess there's no need for messing around in the registry. I don't understand why they would do this though, seeing as the Start Menu shortcut is supposed to link to the actual folder. Thanks for all the help R. Proffitt.

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WHY it's different.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 10, 2008 6:44 AM PST
In reply to: Well if it's normal...

Since you launched explorer in different ways, the command to launch (which is in the registry) differs. You could go find it and fix it but there must be a few hundred idiocentricities that you would need to fix if you did this one.

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