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Libraries - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane in Windows 8 Explorer

  1. #40


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    Thanks Brink, I tried everything you said, restarted and restored, but no joy, I'm afraid

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  2. #41


    Posts : 16
    windows 8


    Just reading through your posts again and still trying to understand where the navigation pane is. And I've never heard of a folder tree. Is it the same place where the windows library is and is the folder tree the list of files where the libraries are listed?. I'm just wondering if I'm typing regedit in the wrong window pane. The reg editor that appeared on my screen looks nothing like the one in the instructions. It had no shellfolder or attributes. I just find it difficult to take it back to PC world as I am disabled, mainly housebound....it's difficult to know what to do. I do a lot of word docs and every time I try save something, it saves but there is a continual warning that library is not working.... a pain.
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  3. #42


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Yep, the navigation pane is the area highlighted in red below.

    Navigation Pane - Show or Hide in Windows 8 File Explorer




    You could try doing a system restore using a restore point dated before you had this issue to see if it may be able to fix it for you.

    If not, then you could test by creating a new administrator account for yourself to see if your libraries work while signed in to it. If they do, then you could use that account instead, and copy over anything (shortcuts, files, etc....) from the old account that you wanted.
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  4. #43


    Posts : 16
    windows 8


    That's an excellent idea. Thanks, I'll let you know how it goes
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  5. #44


    Posts : 16
    windows 8


    Brink....you are WONDERFUL!! I added new user and the libraries work perfectly well in there. There is not much in that new user account and I'm not even sure if my Word is installed in there. I wonder if you could help explain how to transfer everything over. I opened new outlook account and it says to transfer contacts to export file in my old user name and then return to new user account and transfer from there. Trouble is, I don't know how to export contacts to file. What exactly are the contacts? Are they people or files from old user account? If it is just people I can do manually, but just want to know if there is a way to transfer all content from old user account to new user account

    Thanks again, much appreciated
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  6. #45


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    Cat,

    Where you able to do a system restore using a restore point dated before you had this issue?

    It may be able to fix your original account to not have to worry about transferring anything to the new account.
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  7. #46


    Posts : 16
    windows 8


    Hi Brink

    I did try a system restore following the instructions, but it only displayed 3 dates in April when I had downloaded some kind of upgrade of an app. However, my problem started a day or two prior to the latest date. I have done system restores before with XP and, if I remember, it was via pressing F12 at start up. This wasn't anywhere near the same. ie, it didn't show a calender just box with 3 dates when I had did something to comp. I'm sure it was upgrading apps. If there's another way I'll give it a go.

    Did I open the right email account with outlook if I do need to transfer things? TBH I don't have a lot on my comp in the way of documents. I could transfer things manually. However, under the new user there are only bare amount of app tiles. That doesn't bother me either cause I can start again. The only thing I wouldn't like to do is try install my Word under new user. I only have the card with product key but not sure if it will allow me to re-install again. Or is Word already there? Sorry, that's a bit long, just thinking my options and my capability
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  8. #47


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    64-bit Windows 10


    No worries.

    The programs are still installed on the PC. You would just need to create new shortcuts from their .exe files of where the programs were installed at (ex: Program File).

    If you setup your email with the same accounts, then usually your contacts and messages may be added automatically if you had messages set to be left on the server.
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  9. #48


    Posts : 16
    windows 8


    Oh heavens, I don't know how to create short cuts from .exe files and have no idea what ( ex: program File ) is. Are there instructions for this procedure? I would certainly try. The alternative is, can I treat the new user as if it's brand new computer and reinstall everything? The more I dig, the deeper it seems to get but I'm always up for the challenge. It's just the word installation....I wouldn't really know where to start. Is it just a case of visiting the website written on product card booklet or is there more to it?

    Thanks Brink
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  10. #49


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    You might see if you may be able to just copy and paste any shortcuts you wanted from the old account to your new account.
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