Cannot locate Windows Explorer in Home Edition- please help


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ECLiPSE 2002

I am new to Win 7 Home Edition and am at a loss to locate where
Windows Explorer is and how one accesses it. I wouold like to put it
in Start where I can locate it when needed.

Is there a way to set it up similar to the way Win XP configures it?

TIA,

Mary
 
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Nil

I am new to Win 7 Home Edition and am at a loss to locate where
Windows Explorer is and how one accesses it. I wouold like to put it
in Start where I can locate it when needed.
- Click on the Start Orb and type "explorer" into the search box.

- Find "Computer" on the right side of the Start Menu. That's Explorer.

- Use "Personalize" to display the "My Computer" icon on the desktop.

There are many ways to skin this cat.
 
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Ken Blake

I am new to Win 7 Home Edition and am at a loss to locate where
Windows Explorer is and how one accesses it. I wouold like to put it
in Start where I can locate it when needed.

Is there a way to set it up similar to the way Win XP configures it?


Several points:

1. You probably have an icon for "Computer" on your desktop.
"Computer" *is* Windows Explorer; it's just a particular view of it,
and you can navigate from there to any other view you want.

2. If you want the Windows Explorer called "Windows Explorer," click
the Start Orb and type Windows Explorer, then press Enter.

3. After typing Windows Explorer, instead of pressing enter, you can
right-click it at the top and choose "Pin to Task bar." It will then
be available whenever you want it
 
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PaulM

Click on the Start Orb, All Programs, Accessories.
You will find it there under Accessories.


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"ECLiPSE 2002" wrote in message

I am new to Win 7 Home Edition and am at a loss to locate where
Windows Explorer is and how one accesses it. I wouold like to put it
in Start where I can locate it when needed.

Is there a way to set it up similar to the way Win XP configures it?

TIA,

Mary
 
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R. C. White

Hi, Mary.

In addition to all those other tips, I like to right-click on Explorer.exe
and choose to Pin to Taskbar. Then it is always just one click away. (I
also pin it to the Start menu and Show on desktop; it's such a handy and
often-used tool that I want it always available quickly.)

RC
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R. C. White, CPA
San Marcos, TX
(e-mail address removed)
Microsoft Windows MVP (2002-2010)
Windows Live Mail 2011 (Build 15.4.3538.0513) in Win7 Ultimate x64 SP1


"ECLiPSE 2002" wrote in message

I am new to Win 7 Home Edition and am at a loss to locate where
Windows Explorer is and how one accesses it. I wouold like to put it
in Start where I can locate it when needed.

Is there a way to set it up similar to the way Win XP configures it?

TIA,

Mary
 
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ECLiPSE 2002

Many thanks to all responders for the assistance and detailed answers.

Mary
 
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...winston

"ECLiPSE 2002" wrote in message

I am new to Win 7 Home Edition and am at a loss to locate where
Windows Explorer is and how one accesses it. I wouold like to put it
in Start where I can locate it when needed.

Is there a way to set it up similar to the way Win XP configures it?

TIA,

Mary


Press/hold down the Windows key then press the E key.
 
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Ken Blake

Hi, Mary.

In addition to all those other tips, I like to right-click on Explorer.exe
and choose to Pin to Taskbar. Then it is always just one click away. (I
also pin it to the Start menu and Show on desktop; it's such a handy and
often-used tool that I want it always available quickly.)

Hey, RC--that's not in addition to what I said. I already said the
same thing!

<gd&r>
 
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R. C. White

Hi, Ken.

Oops! I misread your post as "pin to the Start menu". Gotta clean my
contact lenses. Sorry 'bout that.

RC
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R. C. White, CPA
San Marcos, TX
(e-mail address removed)
Microsoft Windows MVP (2002-2010)
Windows Live Mail 2011 (Build 15.4.3538.0513) in Win7 Ultimate x64 SP1


"Ken Blake" wrote in message

Hi, Mary.

In addition to all those other tips, I like to right-click on Explorer.exe
and choose to Pin to Taskbar. Then it is always just one click away. (I
also pin it to the Start menu and Show on desktop; it's such a handy and
often-used tool that I want it always available quickly.)

Hey, RC--that's not in addition to what I said. I already said the
same thing!

<gd&r>
 
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Ken Blake

Hi, Ken.

Oops! I misread your post as "pin to the Start menu". Gotta clean my
contact lenses. Sorry 'bout that.

Not a problem, RC. Just pulling your leg a bit. <g>

Ken
 
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Wolf K

If you're going to have a huge sig, at least get your Early Modern
English grammar correct.
That would require study, ie, effort. Trolls like Froggie are incapable
of that.

Wiolf K.
 
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Gene E. Bloch

That would require study, ie, effort. Trolls like Froggie are incapable of
that.
:)

Wiolf K.
The way you typed your name reminds me of a time or two when I signed
my name Blooch. I had to laugh at myself...
 
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John Morrison

If you're going to have a huge sig, at least get your Early Modern
English grammar correct.
I have a German Shorthaired Pointer and when I want the dog to sit, I
use the command "Puten Zee Arsen Onze Ground". <g, d & r>
 
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Wolf K

On 11/30/2011, Wolf K posted: [snip]
The way you typed your name reminds me of a time or two when I signed my
name Blooch. I had to laugh at myself...
I didn't notice until I read your response. ;-0

Wolf K
 
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Gene E. Bloch

On Wed, 30 Nov 2011 17:49:38 -0800, Gene E. Bloch
I have a German Shorthaired Pointer and when I want the dog to sit, I
use the command "Puten Zee Arsen Onze Ground". <g, d & r>
OK, but you may *not* put that in your sig ;-)

I am apparently the self-appointed arbiter of sigs, so go ahead and
give me the obedience I deserve, i.e., the same level of obedience your
dog would give me...
 
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John Morrison

OK, but you may *not* put that in your sig ;-)
My signature is fairly short and I don't plan on making it larger. :)
I am apparently the self-appointed arbiter of sigs, so go ahead and
give me the obedience I deserve, i.e., the same level of obedience your
dog would give me...
LOL, I've no problems here, you've done me no harm. ;-)
 
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J. P. Gilliver (John)

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Probably. In the meantime, just hold down either Windows key and press E
- which is far faster than using the mouse anyway (-:.
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who comes across as a sort of Bertie Wooster but with a measurable IQ. - Barry
Norman on Hugh Grant's persona in certain films, Radio Times 3-9 July 2010
 
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