Go to Start/Run/Regedit, navigate to this key:
and delete the value named
ITBarLayout in the right pane.
All the Best,
Troubleshooting Windows XP
Top 10 Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
> Thank you very much for the Windows XP folder options tip. Your suggestion
> did succeed in causing new folder windows to open without displaying the
> common tasks column. Now, newly opened windows display the contents of the
> folder only. Neither the "common tasks" column nor the "explorer"
> tree are displayed in the left part of the window.
> However, my original goal was to force Windows to display the directory
> by default for new folder windows. I know I can display the tree by
> the "folders" toolbar button, but I would love to save myself the extra
> required click every time I open a window. After all, that's what
> streamlining is all about, right? :)
> > Hi Kerry,
> > Open Windows Explorer/Tools/Folder Options and choose Use Windows
> > folders.
> > If that doesn't clear things for you, run the Disable listed here:
> > Common Tasks View - Disable or Enable (Line 78)
> > http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
> > To use the Regedit: Save the REG File to your hard disk. Double click
> > and answer yes to the import prompt. REG files can be viewed in Notepad
> > right clicking on the file and selecting Edit.
> > --
> > All the Best,
> > Kelly
> > MS-MVP Win98/XP
> > [AE-Windows? XP]
> > Troubleshooting Windows XP
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> > http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/top10faqs.htm
> > > I would like all opened folders to display the directory tree in the
> > > column by default. Currently when I open a folder the left column
> > a
> > > list of "common tasks" instead of the directory tree seen when using
> > Windows
> > > Explorer. I can display the tree by clicking the "Folders" toolbar
> > > but I would prefer to display the explorer-style tree for all windows
> > > default. Is there a way?
> > > Thanks,
> > > Kerry