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How always show navigation tab in Windows Explorer

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    Windows 8.1 U 1

    How always show navigation tab in Windows Explorer


    Hi guys, by default in Windows Explorer show navigation tab hide, see image below:

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    How i set to always show navigation tab via registry, as always stay below the open Windows Explorer?

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    Thanks!

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    San Jose - California
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    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    I think you mean the ribbon. Am I correct? From the images above, I only see the the second one with the ribbon displayed. If it is what you mean.

    Windows Explorer - Minimize the Ribbon in Windows 8


    Win+R->gpedit.msc then navigate to:

    User Configuration-> Administrative Templates-> Windows Components-> File Explorer

    On the right hand side, double click on: Start File Explorer with ribbon minimized

    Click enable and select as shown in the screen shot then click OK.
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    Last edited by Brink; 29 Oct 2014 at 10:16. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
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    Windows 8.1 U 1


    Yes, That's what I meant, I could not remember the name of the component, I followed the guide that is in the link above, option 2, at step 6, the virtual machine and tested it did not work, ran the registry file, I logout but to start Windows Explorer component still appears minimized, what can be happening?

    Is there any other option to display the Ribbon always to start Windows Explorer?
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Have you tried this---

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    Windows 8.1 U 1


    It's what I was looking for a way to automate this process without user intervention, because he wanted to create a batch file after installing the operating system to run and facilitate pre-configuration of several items from the system, but either way I appreciate all the help .
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Once you uncheck the box it will stay that way.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1 U 1


    Thanks for all the help!
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