Is a Win XP-like Windows Explorer possible with Win 7 Home Premium


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ECLiPSE 2002

Fairly new to Win 7 Home Premium and am wondering if it is possible to
create a Win XP- like Windows Explorer where one see a two column tree
of folders and files to facilitate dragging and dropping files. I
dislike the Win 7 Windows Explorer design and haven't figured out how
to simply drag and drop and see what is happening. I have the entry
level Win 7 and am aware that it does not allow one to fully switch to
a Win XP configuration, but wonder if there is another way to simulate
the WinXP style Windows Explorer.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Mary
 
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Evan Platt

Fairly new to Win 7 Home Premium and am wondering if it is possible to
create a Win XP- like Windows Explorer where one see a two column tree
of folders and files to facilitate dragging and dropping files.

You can open as many Windows Explorers as you'd like to facilitate
dragging and dropping, however I have no idea what you mean by a 'two
column tree'.

Look under View, and see which view fits your needs.
 
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Wolf K

Fairly new to Win 7 Home Premium and am wondering if it is possible to
create a Win XP- like Windows Explorer where one see a two column tree
of folders and files to facilitate dragging and dropping files. I
dislike the Win 7 Windows Explorer design and haven't figured out how
to simply drag and drop and see what is happening. I have the entry
level Win 7 and am aware that it does not allow one to fully switch to
a Win XP configuration, but wonder if there is another way to simulate
the WinXP style Windows Explorer.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Mary

I use Classic Shell (free).

Wolf K.
 
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ECLiPSE 2002

Thanks for the response Evan,

What I meant by two columns is what is displayed when Windows Explorer
is opened - on eht left are the list of Folders and on the right are
the names of the files and subfolders. I liked this arrangement in Win
XP because it visually facilitated dragging and dropping.
Another responder mentioned Classic Shell as a XP Win Explorer
simulator.

Mary
 
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ECLiPSE 2002

Wolf,

many thanks for the response and suggestion. Before I install Classic
Shell does the application display a Windows Explorer that has a
divided screen with the list of Folders on the left and the names of
the files/folders on the right side of the division, as in Win XP? I
really liked this arrangeent for dragging and dropping.

Mary
 
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Jordon

ECLiPSE said:
Thanks for the response Evan,

What I meant by two columns is what is displayed when Windows
Explorer is opened - on eht left are the list of Folders and on
the right are the names of the files and subfolders. I liked
this arrangement in Win XP because it visually facilitated
dragging and dropping. Another responder mentioned Classic Shell
as a XP Win Explorer simulator.

Mary
In the upper left, do you see an Organize menu? Select Layout and
play with that.
 
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Zaphod Beeblebrox

On Tue, 27 Mar 2012 11:01:51 -0400, "ECLiPSE 2002" <fdm2000
@comcast.net> wrote in article <[email protected]
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Thanks for the response Evan,

What I meant by two columns is what is displayed when Windows Explorer
is opened - on eht left are the list of Folders and on the right are
the names of the files and subfolders. I liked this arrangement in Win
XP because it visually facilitated dragging and dropping.
Another responder mentioned Classic Shell as a XP Win Explorer
simulator.
In Explorer, go to Organize - Folder Options, and in the Navigation
pane section at the bottom of the window make sure that Show all
folders and Automatically expand to current folder are both checked and
it will behave more like Explorer did in XP.
 
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Paul in Houston TX

ECLiPSE said:
Wolf,

many thanks for the response and suggestion. Before I install Classic
Shell does the application display a Windows Explorer that has a
divided screen with the list of Folders on the left and the names of
the files/folders on the right side of the division, as in Win XP? I
really liked this arrangeent for dragging and dropping.

Mary
Yes. I use Classic.
However, both Win 7 original and Classic can do what
you want, or not, depending on how you set them up.
Same for XP.
 
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Wolf K

Wolf,

many thanks for the response and suggestion. Before I install Classic
Shell does the application display a Windows Explorer that has a
divided screen with the list of Folders on the left and the names of
the files/folders on the right side of the division, as in Win XP? I
really liked this arrangeent for dragging and dropping.

Mary
Yes, and you can open/close the folder-tree pane, just as with XP. You
also get all the Win 7 view options (eg, Extra Large Icons, perfect for
aging eyes like mine), so you get the best of both worlds.

HTH,
Wolf K.
 
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J. P. Gilliver (John)

ECLiPSE 2002 said:
Fairly new to Win 7 Home Premium and am wondering if it is possible to
create a Win XP- like Windows Explorer where one see a two column tree
of folders and files to facilitate dragging and dropping files. I
dislike the Win 7 Windows Explorer design and haven't figured out how
to simply drag and drop and see what is happening. I have the entry
level Win 7 and am aware that it does not allow one to fully switch to
a Win XP configuration, but wonder if there is another way to simulate
the WinXP style Windows Explorer.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Mary
As several others have suggested, (a) Classic Shell (free) will make
things look a lot more like XP, (b) you _may_ be able to make 7's
explorer look more like XPs (I didn't, but didn't try hard once I saw
Classic Shell).

When you say you have the entry level Win 7, you are right in that it
doesn't have the full XP, and is indeed the one lots of people first
meet with 7, but it isn't the lowest level, that's Starter edition,
which is _very_ limited (AIUI doesn't even let you change your wallpaper
- but I've never played with Starter edition so can't confirm).
--
J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/<1985 MB++G.5AL-IS-P--Ch++(p)[email protected]+Sh0!:`)DNAf

(If you are unlucky you may choose one of the old-fashioned ones [language
schools] and be taught English as it should be, and not as it is, spoken.)
George Mikes, "How to be Decadent" (1977).
 
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Gene E. Bloch

Fairly new to Win 7 Home Premium and am wondering if it is possible to
create a Win XP- like Windows Explorer where one see a two column tree
of folders and files to facilitate dragging and dropping files. I
dislike the Win 7 Windows Explorer design and haven't figured out how
to simply drag and drop and see what is happening. I have the entry
level Win 7 and am aware that it does not allow one to fully switch to
a Win XP configuration, but wonder if there is another way to simulate
the WinXP style Windows Explorer.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
As others have said, you can have the two-pane Windows Explorer in
Windows 7 by simply configuring it that way.

That includes Windows Starter Edition, which I am running on a netbook
with a two-pane explorer. I have to assume that "Starter Edition" is
what you mean when you write "entry level Win 7", which is not a
standard term, in fact, not a term I've ever seen before.

I would (seriously & kindly) suggest that you find a "Windows 7 for
Dummies" or another tutorial book for Windows 7, to help you avoid such
confusion in future.

Do what I do when I buy such a book: look to see if it provides a
solution to a problem you are having or have had. If not, skip the book
:)
 
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ECLiPSE 2002

Thanks to all responders for the information and suggestions. Will try
the tweeks with Win 7 Windows Explorer and if not happy with that will
go to Classic Shell.

To clarify, I have Win 7 Home Edition which I assumed was the entry
level because it was preloaded in an inexpensive laptop pc. Now I am
informed that there are several iterations of Win 7. The earning curve
is steeper that I once thought!

Buying a tutorial book as a problem solver has merit but interacting
with knowledgable cohorts in forums or newsgroups has significant
merit as well.

Mary
 
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Zanqeutil

ECLiPSE 2002 schreef:
Thanks to all responders for the information and suggestions. Will try
the tweeks with Win 7 Windows Explorer and if not happy with that will
go to Classic Shell.

To clarify, I have Win 7 Home Edition which I assumed was the entry
level because it was preloaded in an inexpensive laptop pc. Now I am
informed that there are several iterations of Win 7. The earning curve
is steeper that I once thought!

Buying a tutorial book as a problem solver has merit but interacting
with knowledgable cohorts in forums or newsgroups has significant
merit as well.

Mary
You can try Cubic Exporer (freeware)

There is a portable version available, no need to install.
Just unzip and run. You can run it from an USB stick.

You can fiddle it to look like Windows XP Explorer.

http://www.cubicreality.com/ce/
http://www.cubicreality.com/ce/download/

Zanqeutil
 
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Gene E. Bloch

Thanks to all responders for the information and suggestions. Will try
the tweeks with Win 7 Windows Explorer and if not happy with that will
go to Classic Shell.
To clarify, I have Win 7 Home Edition which I assumed was the entry
level because it was preloaded in an inexpensive laptop pc. Now I am
informed that there are several iterations of Win 7. The earning curve
is steeper that I once thought!
Buying a tutorial book as a problem solver has merit but interacting
with knowledgable cohorts in forums or newsgroups has significant
merit as well.
Of course I agree. However, going through a book, even one that isn't
great, gets me further along much quicker.

But I do grant that what works best for me might not work best for
another (YMMV, in other words).
 
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milt

Fairly new to Win 7 Home Premium and am wondering if it is possible to
create a Win XP- like Windows Explorer where one see a two column tree
of folders and files to facilitate dragging and dropping files. I
dislike the Win 7 Windows Explorer design and haven't figured out how
to simply drag and drop and see what is happening. I have the entry
level Win 7 and am aware that it does not allow one to fully switch to
a Win XP configuration, but wonder if there is another way to simulate
the WinXP style Windows Explorer.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Mary
Yeah, go back to Windows XP or learn to deal with the new UI.
 
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