Prescription to dump Win 7 Explorer ?


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Seum

OK, Experts :)

I am totally peed off with the present Win 7 Explorer.
I vastly prefer the Win2000 Explorer.

Any possibility of dumping the present crappy Explorer.

TIA
 
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VanguardLH

Seum said:
OK, Experts :)

I am totally peed off with the present Win 7 Explorer.
I vastly prefer the Win2000 Explorer.

Any possibility of dumping the present crappy Explorer.

TIA
Looks like we're too guess your requirements between freeware and
payware. For freeware, go ask the folks to do your research over in:

alt.comp.freeware
 
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Seum

Alias said:
Are you referring to Windows Explorer or Internet Explorer? I have never
heard of Win 7 Explorer or Win2000 Explorer.
Windows Explorer.
 
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Dave \Crash\ Dummy

Seum said:
OK, Experts :)

I am totally peed off with the present Win 7 Explorer. I vastly
prefer the Win2000 Explorer.

Any possibility of dumping the present crappy Explorer.
I assume you mean Windows Explorer, the one you use to cruise drives and
directories. I don't know what exactly about the Windows 7 version pisses
you off, but I bet installing Classic Shell from SourceForge will help.

http://classicshell.sourceforge.net/
 
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Student

Windows Explorer.[/QUOTE]

1) Install Classic shell

http://classicshell.sourceforge.net


2) Add the Quick Launch Bar to the Taskbar in Windows 7

http://www.howtogeek.
com/howto/windows-7/add-the-quick-launch-bar-to-the-taskbar-in-windows-7/


After doing these 2 things my windows 7 has got al the features I missed from
windows xp classic mode.
 
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Brian Gregory [UK]

Alias said:
I prefer the new one, especially the search feature. What is it that you
don't like? "Crappy" and that you're "totally peed off" doesn't tell us
much.
Sorry to push in but one thing I don't like about the new explorer in
Windows 7 is that lack of any obvious place to right click when I want to
right click and paste some files into a folder.
 
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Zaidy036

Brian Gregory said:
Sorry to push in but one thing I don't like about the new explorer in
Windows 7 is that lack of any obvious place to right click when I want to
right click and paste some files into a folder.
in the full path on top
 
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Big Steel

Sorry to push in but one thing I don't like about the new explorer in
Windows 7 is that lack of any obvious place to right click when I want to
right click and paste some files into a folder.
Do you mean any 'white' or open area in a folder screen where you can
right-click and paste a file? That seems kind of obvious, if you know
what you are looking at.
 
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Nil

Do you mean any 'white' or open area in a folder screen where you
can right-click and paste a file? That seems kind of obvious, if
you know what you are looking at.
How very helpful of you.
 
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Roy Smith

OK, Experts :)

I am totally peed off with the present Win 7 Explorer.
I vastly prefer the Win2000 Explorer.

Any possibility of dumping the present crappy Explorer.
Sure, you can always install a third party program like Directory Opus
or any number of other programs.


--

Roy Smith
Windows 7 Professional
Thunderbird 3.1.10
Sunday, May 08, 2011 9:24:27 PM
 
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Char Jackson

Sorry to push in but one thing I don't like about the new explorer in
Windows 7 is that lack of any obvious place to right click when I want to
right click and paste some files into a folder.
You do that the same as always. I use the white space between the
filenames and the next column to the right.
 
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Steve Silverwood

I am totally peed off with the present Win 7 Explorer.
I vastly prefer the Win2000 Explorer.

Any possibility of dumping the present crappy Explorer.
You may want to consider replacing it with a third-party file manager.
I use xplorer2 from www.zabkat.com -- there is a free 32-bit
for-personal-use version, and a full-featured one for US$29.95 that
comes in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions. (And yes, the free version
WILL run in a 64-bit environment.)

-- //Steve//
 
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Seum

VanguardLH said:
Looks like we're too guess your requirements between freeware and
payware. For freeware, go ask the folks to do your research over in:

alt.comp.freeware
My thanks to everyone who posted answers.

If I use one of the substitutes e.g.

http://classicshell.sourceforge.net/,
Directory Opus or
ww.zabkat.com

Would I install one of these programs before dumping the Win 7 Explorer
and, then how to get rid of it

TIA

Have a great week Experts :)
 
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Brian Gregory [UK]

Char Jackson said:
You do that the same as always. I use the white space between the
filenames and the next column to the right.
There is no space. Wherever I right click I end up selecting a file before I
paste. Admittedly this sometimes doesn't seem to matter but sometimes it
does and weird things happen.
 
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Brian Gregory [UK]

Zaidy036 said:
[UK]
at (e-mail address removed) says...
Sorry to push in but one thing I don't like about the new explorer in
Windows 7 is that lack of any obvious place to right click when I want to
right click and paste some files into a folder.
in the full path on top
Thanks, I'll try that next time.

I've also found that just bringing the windows into focus and typing Ctrl/V
works well.
 
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SC Tom

Seum said:
My thanks to everyone who posted answers.

If I use one of the substitutes e.g.

http://classicshell.sourceforge.net/,
Directory Opus or
ww.zabkat.com

Would I install one of these programs before dumping the Win 7 Explorer
and, then how to get rid of it

TIA

Have a great week Experts :)
You can't get rid of Windows Explorer; it's an integral part of the OS. What
happens by installing one of the alternatives (basically a skin for the
present Explorer) is that anything that used to bring up Explorer is now
associated with and brings up the new third-party shell.
 
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Dave \Crash\ Dummy

Seum said:
My thanks to everyone who posted answers.

If I use one of the substitutes e.g.

http://classicshell.sourceforge.net/, Directory Opus or ww.zabkat.com


Would I install one of these programs before dumping the Win 7
Explorer and, then how to get rid of it
If you use Classic Shell, you don't dump Windows Explorer. Classic Shell
modifies the existing program. I don't know about the others. Anyway,
there is no reason to "dump" Windows Explorer. Just don't use it. It's
just a program, like any other application (explorer.exe).
 
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Seum

Brian said:
There is no space. Wherever I right click I end up selecting a file before I
paste. Admittedly this sometimes doesn't seem to matter but sometimes it
does and weird things happen.
Exactly my experiences too. Thanks for the support :)
 

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