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Anonymous
May 9, 2005 8:43:08 AM

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Just "upgraded" from Win98 to XP.

Now when I open file Explorer I find Shared documents, Joe's
Documents, My documents etc etc scattered all over the place and most
of this stuff repeated in more than one place and much of it not
listed under any particular drive which of course is impossible.
I find this a confusing mess.

Can I reconfigure XP so any given file shows in only one place in
Explorer and that place is the actual physical location of that file
on a particular drive and no where else?

Failing that how about a third party file browser that will do this?

When I open Windows Explorer I expect to see the actual physical file
structure of my hard drive and nothing else.



Thanks
Beowulf
Anonymous
May 9, 2005 9:43:00 AM

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

XP is different, XP is a true multi-user operating system.
each "user" will have their own private My Documents and a
shared folder. There is a Startup for each user. That's
just the way it is.

You can set Windows Explorer to show full path, to show all
file extensions.

Data isn't really scattered or even duplicated, but it is
setup so each user has their own menus.


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"Serial # 19781010" <none@none.net> wrote in message
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| Just "upgraded" from Win98 to XP.
|
| Now when I open file Explorer I find Shared documents,
Joe's
| Documents, My documents etc etc scattered all over the
place and most
| of this stuff repeated in more than one place and much of
it not
| listed under any particular drive which of course is
impossible.
| I find this a confusing mess.
|
| Can I reconfigure XP so any given file shows in only one
place in
| Explorer and that place is the actual physical location of
that file
| on a particular drive and no where else?
|
| Failing that how about a third party file browser that
will do this?
|
| When I open Windows Explorer I expect to see the actual
physical file
| structure of my hard drive and nothing else.
|
|
|
| Thanks
| Beowulf
Anonymous
May 9, 2005 10:52:36 AM

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

What you want is called a File Manager program. There are many. I have been
using Total Commander for over 5 years now. I wouldn't be without it. You
can obtain it from http://www.ghisler.com/.

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Regards,

Richard Urban

aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)

If you knew as much as you think you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!


"Serial # 19781010" <none@none.net> wrote in message
news:q4cu719qfor8bv4pefhr8nr67r7tqbti94@4ax.com...
> Just "upgraded" from Win98 to XP.
>
> Now when I open file Explorer I find Shared documents, Joe's
> Documents, My documents etc etc scattered all over the place and most
> of this stuff repeated in more than one place and much of it not
> listed under any particular drive which of course is impossible.
> I find this a confusing mess.
>
> Can I reconfigure XP so any given file shows in only one place in
> Explorer and that place is the actual physical location of that file
> on a particular drive and no where else?
>
> Failing that how about a third party file browser that will do this?
>
> When I open Windows Explorer I expect to see the actual physical file
> structure of my hard drive and nothing else.
>
>
>
> Thanks
> Beowulf
!