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Anonymous
November 9, 2004 12:47:03 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

I did an installation for Win XP SP2 on a NTFS partition that had been
created under Windows 2000 SP3. Everything went find during the installation
but I just found out that I can not view the properties of any folder in any
drive, including folders in drives with FAT32 partitions. I have
administrators rights. - I am able to see the properties window of a drive
with no problem.

Any one has any ideas? I can't find anything in the MS knowledge base.

joe.
pbxer@comcast.net
Anonymous
November 10, 2004 1:39:55 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

See if a context-menu handler is causing this problem:
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/slowrightclick.htm

Use ShellExView utility.

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org
--------------------------------------------
Using ToolbarCop to remove the unwanted Toolband, Toolbar Icons and BHO:
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/toolbarcop.htm
--------------------------------------------
The Parasite Fight - Quick Fix Protocol:
http://aumha.org/a/quickfix.php
--------------------------------------------
<pbxer@comcast.net> wrote in message news:o D8dcNnxEHA.3164@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
I did an installation for Win XP SP2 on a NTFS partition that had been
created under Windows 2000 SP3. Everything went find during the installation
but I just found out that I can not view the properties of any folder in any
drive, including folders in drives with FAT32 partitions. I have
administrators rights. - I am able to see the properties window of a drive
with no problem.

Any one has any ideas? I can't find anything in the MS knowledge base.

joe.
pbxer@comcast.net
Anonymous
November 10, 2004 10:11:42 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

I found the solution in a previous post. The problem occurs when the IIS
Admin and/or SMTP service never finish starting (who knows why). Anyways, I
removed IIS and reinstalled it. That fixed the Properties window that
wouldn't open for any folder and also fixed Visual Studio 2003 which
couldn't debug any applications.

"Ramesh [MVP]" <ramesh@nojunkmails.com@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:%23Go4u7nxEHA.1296@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
See if a context-menu handler is causing this problem:
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/slowrightclick.htm

Use ShellExView utility.

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org
--------------------------------------------
Using ToolbarCop to remove the unwanted Toolband, Toolbar Icons and BHO:
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/toolbarcop.htm
--------------------------------------------
The Parasite Fight - Quick Fix Protocol:
http://aumha.org/a/quickfix.php
--------------------------------------------
<pbxer@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:o D8dcNnxEHA.3164@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
I did an installation for Win XP SP2 on a NTFS partition that had been
created under Windows 2000 SP3. Everything went find during the installation
but I just found out that I can not view the properties of any folder in any
drive, including folders in drives with FAT32 partitions. I have
administrators rights. - I am able to see the properties window of a drive
with no problem.

Any one has any ideas? I can't find anything in the MS knowledge base.

joe.
pbxer@comcast.net
Anonymous
November 10, 2004 10:00:48 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Yes. I was aware of that solution (by Doug Knox, MVP), and at any case it's the shell extension causing this. Thanks for the feedback!

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


<pbxer@comcast.net> wrote in message news:o T%23rYbyxEHA.3372@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
I found the solution in a previous post. The problem occurs when the IIS
Admin and/or SMTP service never finish starting (who knows why). Anyways, I
removed IIS and reinstalled it. That fixed the Properties window that
wouldn't open for any folder and also fixed Visual Studio 2003 which
couldn't debug any applications.

"Ramesh [MVP]" <ramesh@nojunkmails.com@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:%23Go4u7nxEHA.1296@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
See if a context-menu handler is causing this problem:
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/slowrightclick.htm

Use ShellExView utility.

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org
--------------------------------------------
Using ToolbarCop to remove the unwanted Toolband, Toolbar Icons and BHO:
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/toolbarcop.htm
--------------------------------------------
The Parasite Fight - Quick Fix Protocol:
http://aumha.org/a/quickfix.php
--------------------------------------------
<pbxer@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:o D8dcNnxEHA.3164@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
I did an installation for Win XP SP2 on a NTFS partition that had been
created under Windows 2000 SP3. Everything went find during the installation
but I just found out that I can not view the properties of any folder in any
drive, including folders in drives with FAT32 partitions. I have
administrators rights. - I am able to see the properties window of a drive
with no problem.

Any one has any ideas? I can't find anything in the MS knowledge base.

joe.
pbxer@comcast.net
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