File explorer -- how to reset to default --Google queries are useless


  1. Posts : 11,206
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
       #1

    File explorer -- how to reset to default --Google queries are useless


    Hi folks
    Whats the magic setting to reset file explorer to its 100% default state (as it look as after you've done a clean windows install) -- I.e before any "tampering".

    If I do any google searches there's 77 zillion (or more) answers telling me how to customise settings for indivudual folders etc --I want to scream -- I already know how to do that --just want to RESET everything !!!!!!!".

    All I want to do is to have the bog standard setting with all the folders in the panel on the left hand side -- i.e bog standard reset -- I've hosed mine up horribly and I can't see any way of setting it back to standard -- I must have tried every possible option. I'm only getting 1 panel -- I want the normal folder list on the left.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  2. Posts : 11,206
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
    Thread Starter
       #2

    Hi there

    Thanks @Brink

    Reset Folder View Settings to Default in Windows 10

    Problem solved !!! Nice to see a solution on tenforums when even google couldn't come up with one. !!

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  3. Posts : 17,832
    Windows 10
       #3

    jimbo45 said:
    ......google couldn't come up with one. !!
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  4. Posts : 11,614
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1776
       #4

    jimbo45 said:
    I'm only getting 1 panel -- I want the normal folder list on the left
    Open File explorer,
    Select the View tab,
    Click on the Navigation pane icon on the left-hand end of the Ribbon,
    In the dropdown list that appears, click on Navigation pane.

    You will now have the conventional, two pane display of File explorer with the folder list in the left-hand pane ["Navigation pane"].

    Denis
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  5. Posts : 11,206
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Try3 said:
    Open File explorer,
    Select the View tab,
    Click on the Navigation pane icon on the left-hand end of the Ribbon,
    In the dropdown list that appears, click on Navigation pane.

    You will now have the conventional, two pane display of File explorer with the folder list in the left-hand pane ["Navigation pane"].

    Denis
    Hi there
    Thanks -- good info -- but I'd so hosed it up with a zillion other settings I wanted to start right back at "Square one" -- so Brinks script was brilliant.

    Appreciate the info though.

    Thanks

    Cheers
    jimbo
      My Computer


 

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