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Explorer Tips

Explorer Tips

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Explorer Tips
Changing the Default Sound in Explorer  - Added 11/17/01Running the Explorer in Separate Process (NT/XP Only)- Added 11/17/01Changing Drive Icons in Explorer  - Added 9/14/01Changing Drive Labels in Explorer (Windows2000 and XP)- Added 9/14/01Resetting Graphics PreView in Explorer - Added 3/13/01Keeping Filenames in the Case You Want- Submitted 12/20/00Changing the Explorer's Web View Background- Added 12/21/99Moving Up and Down Directory Levels - Submitted 3/28/99Hiding the File Menu in the Explorer - Added 10/16/98Explorer Session from the Start Menu - Updated 3/29/98Automatically Adjusting Right-Panel Column Widths- Added 1/24/98Inserting the Name of a File into a Document- Submitted 8/23/97Added Non-Expanded Explorer when Right Clicking on a Folder  - Submitted 8/9/97Finding Files from Explorer - Added 7/8/97Printing a Directory from Explorer  - Submitted 7/4/97Opening a DOS Prompt in the Directory You Want- Added 4/25/97Starting Explorer with No Drives Expanded- Added 2/19/97Opening Explorer and System Properties from My Computer - Submitted 1/3/97Opening Explorer from My Computer  - Submitted 12/18/96Undo Last Command in Explorer - Added 11/29/96File Copying in Explorer Without Opening Two Sessions - Added 7/27/96Easier File Copying with Explorer  - Added 5/15/96Quickly Expand all folders in Explorer - Added 3/30/96Starting Explorer when you open a Folder - Added 2/6/96Explorer Shortcut Keys - 9/26/95Starting Explorer from the Current DOS Directory- 9/20/95Changing the Sort order in
 - 8/29/95Using the
Changing the Default Sound in Explorer
 Added 11/17/01
You can change the default sound heard when navigating to folders in the Explorer.1.Start Regedit2.Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ AppEvents \ Schemes \ Apps\ Explorer \ Navigating\.current3.Change the default value to the wav file you want to use.4.Leaving it blank will turn off the sound.5.This also changes the default sound when opening a page in the Internet Explorer.
Running the Explorer in Separate Process (NT/XP Only)
 Added 11/17/01
By default, the Windows Desktop, Taskbar, and Explorer run in a single process using multiplethreads. You can modify the registry so that the Taskbar and Desktop will run in one process witheach instance of Explorer in a separate process.1.Start Regedit2.Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \Explorer 3.Create a DWORD value called
 4.Give it a value of 1
Changing Drive Icons in Explorer
 Added 9/14/01
To change the icon used for specific drives in Explorer 1.Start Regedit2.Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE / SOFTWARE / Microsoft / Windows / CurrentVersion /Explorer 3.Create a key called
 4.Within DriveIcons, create another key with the drive letter you want to change(..\DriveIcons\K)5.Create another key within the drive letter key called
 6.Set the default value equal to the icon you want to use.7.If you have a file that has more than one icon in it, such as a DLL file, use the standard
where x is the number of the icon within the file icon_file.dll.
Changing Drive Labels in Explorer (Windows2000 and XP)
 Added 9/14/01
 Normally the Explorer shows drive labels as "Compact Disk", "Removable Disk" ect.To change the name of this label for specific drives:1.Start Regedit2.Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE / SOFTWARE / Microsoft / Windows / CurrentVersion /Explorer 3.Create a key called
 4.Within DriveIcons, create another key with the drive letter you want to change(..\DriveIcons\K)5.Create another within the drive letter key called
 6.Give the Default Value for this key the label you want to appear for that drive letter. (JazzDrive etc.)7.Restart the computer 
Resetting Graphics PreView in Explorer
 Added 3/13/01
For Windows98, ME or Windows 2000, if you have
View as Web Page
enabled but do not see a picture preview in Explorer:1.Start Regedit2.Go to Registry key: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT \ file type \ ShellEx \ {BB2E617C-0920-11d1-9A0B-00C04FC2D6C1}3.Make sure the Default Value "{7376D660-C583-11d0-A3A5-00C04FD706EC}"
Keeping Filenames in the Case You Want
Submitted 12/20/00
To stop Windows from changing the case of your filenames to upper or lower case:1.Start Regedit2.Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \Explorer \ Advanced3.Double-click DontPrettyPath (or create this key with a type of REG_DWORD if it doesn'texist)4.Set the value to 1 to keep the case as you type it or 0 to adjust the case as Explorer requires5.Click O6.Close RegeditSubmitted by Paul Brown
Changing the Explorer's Web View Background
 Added 12/21/99
If you use Web View for your Internet Explorer, you can change the background that appears.Edit or recreate the file
Make sure you keep the file dimensions the same 182x237 pixels
Moving Up and Down Directory Levels
Submitted 3/28/99
To go one directory deeper, key RIGHT ARROW
To back out one directory level, key LEFT ARROWSubmitted by Ron Baron
Hiding the File Menu in the Explorer
 Added 10/16/98
To hide the File Menu in Explorer:

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