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August 3, 2005 7:56:56 PM

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I open Windows Explorer from Start button>Right Click.
Sometime, I would like to select multiple folders in the Win Explorer while
holding Ctrl or Shift Key.
It never worked. While selecting next folder, the first folder always
becomes unselected.
(*But I have no problem with selecting multiple files)

Could someone advise me how to fix this problem?
I am using WinXP Pro-sp2.

Craig

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Anonymous
August 3, 2005 8:57:14 PM

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Windows Explorer does not open from Start button>Right Click per se.
If you are clicking Explore from Start button>Right Click, that opens
%homepath%\Start Menu
or
C:\Documents and Settings\Your Name Here\Start Menu

What I mean is, Explore opens the logged on users Start Menu folder.

It is Explore not ExploreR.

Explore opens a folder with Folders pane (tree view) in the left hand pane.

Open opens a folder with Common Tasks pane showing in the left hand pane.

Ctrl + A does not work for selecting anything in the left hand pane. If you
want to select all the folders/files, you have to select them in the right
hand pane.

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:uKg$KXHmFHA.3608@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl,
Craig <machocraig@hotmail.com> hunted and pecked:
> I open Windows Explorer from Start button>Right Click.
> Sometime, I would like to select multiple folders in the Win Explorer
> while holding Ctrl or Shift Key.
> It never worked. While selecting next folder, the first folder always
> becomes unselected.
> (*But I have no problem with selecting multiple files)
>
> Could someone advise me how to fix this problem?
> I am using WinXP Pro-sp2.
>
> Craig
Anonymous
August 3, 2005 9:40:44 PM

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You're right.

I have never tried to read to that fine detail.
It was Explore not Explorer.
That really surprised me.
It is a learning process. A long learning curve!!!!!

Thanks. Craig



"Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:ue%23Gw6HmFHA.2080@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Windows Explorer does not open from Start button>Right Click per se.
> If you are clicking Explore from Start button>Right Click, that opens
> %homepath%\Start Menu
> or
> C:\Documents and Settings\Your Name Here\Start Menu
>
> What I mean is, Explore opens the logged on users Start Menu folder.
>
> It is Explore not ExploreR.
>
> Explore opens a folder with Folders pane (tree view) in the left hand
> pane.
>
> Open opens a folder with Common Tasks pane showing in the left hand pane.
>
> Ctrl + A does not work for selecting anything in the left hand pane. If
> you
> want to select all the folders/files, you have to select them in the right
> hand pane.
>
> --
> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>
> Wes
> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>
> In news:uKg$KXHmFHA.3608@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl,
> Craig <machocraig@hotmail.com> hunted and pecked:
>> I open Windows Explorer from Start button>Right Click.
>> Sometime, I would like to select multiple folders in the Win Explorer
>> while holding Ctrl or Shift Key.
>> It never worked. While selecting next folder, the first folder always
>> becomes unselected.
>> (*But I have no problem with selecting multiple files)
>>
>> Could someone advise me how to fix this problem?
>> I am using WinXP Pro-sp2.
>>
>> Craig
>
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Anonymous
August 3, 2005 9:44:56 PM

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Wes,

I forgot to ask you a simple question. What is Explore is supposed to work
for us? The word Explore is deceiving, though!
Craig.





"Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:ue%23Gw6HmFHA.2080@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Windows Explorer does not open from Start button>Right Click per se.
> If you are clicking Explore from Start button>Right Click, that opens
> %homepath%\Start Menu
> or
> C:\Documents and Settings\Your Name Here\Start Menu
>
> What I mean is, Explore opens the logged on users Start Menu folder.
>
> It is Explore not ExploreR.
>
> Explore opens a folder with Folders pane (tree view) in the left hand
> pane.
>
> Open opens a folder with Common Tasks pane showing in the left hand pane.
>
> Ctrl + A does not work for selecting anything in the left hand pane. If
> you
> want to select all the folders/files, you have to select them in the right
> hand pane.
>
> --
> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>
> Wes
> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>
> In news:uKg$KXHmFHA.3608@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl,
> Craig <machocraig@hotmail.com> hunted and pecked:
>> I open Windows Explorer from Start button>Right Click.
>> Sometime, I would like to select multiple folders in the Win Explorer
>> while holding Ctrl or Shift Key.
>> It never worked. While selecting next folder, the first folder always
>> becomes unselected.
>> (*But I have no problem with selecting multiple files)
>>
>> Could someone advise me how to fix this problem?
>> I am using WinXP Pro-sp2.
>>
>> Craig
>
Anonymous
August 3, 2005 11:37:37 PM

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Depending on different settings. If Open is set as default (shows bold in
right click menu), when you double click a folder it opens with Common Tasks
pane showing in the left hand pane.

If Explore is set as default (shows bold in right click menu), when you
double click a folder it opens with Folders pane (tree view) in the left
hand pane.

You can right click any folder and select Open, Explore, Search, etc.

If you open a folder with Open, you can get same affect as Explore by just
clicking on the Folders button on the Toolbar. It just takes an extra
click.

In Windows, there many ways of doing almost everything.

It sounds confusing at first, just like Windows Explorer and Internet
Explorer & Outlook and Outlook Express. ;-)

Common Tasks pane...
[[You can display hyperlinks to common tasks in the left pane of your folder
windows. The links provide quick access to file and folder management
activities and other places on your computer, such as My Computer, Shared
Documents, and My Network Places. Windows displays these links by default,
so they may already be displayed in your folders. If they are not, you can
use Folder Options to enable this feature.]]

Folders pane..
Shows the tree view, with the folders and the [+] sign in the left hand
pane.

tree view
[[A hierarchical representation of the folders, files, disk drives, and
other resources connected to a computer or network. For example, Windows
Explorer uses a tree view to display the resources that are attached to a
computer or a network.]]

A pane is a framed sheet of glass in a window or door.

Windowpane is a pane in a window.

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:%23cbubVImFHA.1968@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl,
macho <machocraig@hotmail.com> hunted and pecked:
> Wes,
>
> I forgot to ask you a simple question. What is Explore is supposed to
> work for us? The word Explore is deceiving, though!
> Craig.
>
>
>
>
>
> "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:ue%23Gw6HmFHA.2080@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> Windows Explorer does not open from Start button>Right Click per se.
>> If you are clicking Explore from Start button>Right Click, that opens
>> %homepath%\Start Menu
>> or
>> C:\Documents and Settings\Your Name Here\Start Menu
>>
>> What I mean is, Explore opens the logged on users Start Menu folder.
>>
>> It is Explore not ExploreR.
>>
>> Explore opens a folder with Folders pane (tree view) in the left hand
>> pane.
>>
>> Open opens a folder with Common Tasks pane showing in the left hand pane.
>>
>> Ctrl + A does not work for selecting anything in the left hand pane. If
>> you
>> want to select all the folders/files, you have to select them in the
>> right hand pane.
>>
>> --
>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>>
>> Wes
>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>>
>> In news:uKg$KXHmFHA.3608@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl,
>> Craig <machocraig@hotmail.com> hunted and pecked:
>>> I open Windows Explorer from Start button>Right Click.
>>> Sometime, I would like to select multiple folders in the Win Explorer
>>> while holding Ctrl or Shift Key.
>>> It never worked. While selecting next folder, the first folder always
>>> becomes unselected.
>>> (*But I have no problem with selecting multiple files)
>>>
>>> Could someone advise me how to fix this problem?
>>> I am using WinXP Pro-sp2.
>>>
>>> Craig
!