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Can I get XP Win Explorer functionality in Win 7 system?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Guest, Apr 26, 2010.

  1. Guest

    Guest Flightless Bird

    I really do not like the Win 7 Windows Explorer functionality. To some
    degree this is because of many years of experience with DOS and UNIX command
    language and using the "full path name." I began as a machine language
    (absolute octal) programmer in 1960. I do not get any advantage from the
    "library" notion in Win 7. I am the sort who likes to organize hard drive
    directory structure in a way that works best for me.

    Because my new Win 7 machine is about five times faster than my old XP
    machine, it is the one I want to use for photo and video processing. Just
    today, after Photoshop processing a batch of JPGs, from a larger number of
    JPGs transferred from an camera SD card, I wanted to go back and look at the
    pixel dimensions, for a partricular reason. XP Windows Explorer tells us
    not only Date Modified, but Date Taken and the Pixel Dimensions. What is
    called Windows Explorer in Win 7 lacks the latter two kinds of information.
    I tried the free third-party Cubic Explorer, and it also lacks the full
    functionality of XP Windows Explorer.

    For me, it is not simply getting used to something new and different from
    XP. What was substituted n Win 7 does not do what I want it to, no matter
    how I navigate it.

    What is available for Win 7 that will fully replicate the good old XP
    Windows Explorer?
     
  2. SC Tom

    SC Tom Flightless Bird

    <rsl18@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
    news:ucFDZzY5KHA.6132@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >I really do not like the Win 7 Windows Explorer functionality. To some
    >degree this is because of many years of experience with DOS and UNIX
    >command language and using the "full path name." I began as a machine
    >language (absolute octal) programmer in 1960. I do not get any advantage
    >from the "library" notion in Win 7. I am the sort who likes to organize
    >hard drive directory structure in a way that works best for me.
    >
    > Because my new Win 7 machine is about five times faster than my old XP
    > machine, it is the one I want to use for photo and video processing. Just
    > today, after Photoshop processing a batch of JPGs, from a larger number of
    > JPGs transferred from an camera SD card, I wanted to go back and look at
    > the pixel dimensions, for a partricular reason. XP Windows Explorer tells
    > us not only Date Modified, but Date Taken and the Pixel Dimensions. What
    > is called Windows Explorer in Win 7 lacks the latter two kinds of
    > information. I tried the free third-party Cubic Explorer, and it also
    > lacks the full functionality of XP Windows Explorer.
    >
    > For me, it is not simply getting used to something new and different from
    > XP. What was substituted n Win 7 does not do what I want it to, no matter
    > how I navigate it.
    >
    > What is available for Win 7 that will fully replicate the good old XP
    > Windows Explorer?
    >

    I am running Windows 7 Home Premium, and have both those options and many
    more that XP doesn't have. If you right-click on a column heading and pick
    More..., there has to be at least 100 different details listed, including
    Date Taken and Dimensions.
    --
    SC Tom
     
  3. Pegasus [MVP]

    Pegasus [MVP] Flightless Bird

    <rsl18@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
    news:ucFDZzY5KHA.6132@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > I really do not like the Win 7 Windows Explorer functionality. To some
    > degree this is because of many years of experience with DOS and UNIX
    > command language and using the "full path name." I began as a machine
    > language (absolute octal) programmer in 1960. I do not get any advantage
    > from the "library" notion in Win 7. I am the sort who likes to organize
    > hard drive directory structure in a way that works best for me.
    >
    > Because my new Win 7 machine is about five times faster than my old XP
    > machine, it is the one I want to use for photo and video processing. Just
    > today, after Photoshop processing a batch of JPGs, from a larger number of
    > JPGs transferred from an camera SD card, I wanted to go back and look at
    > the pixel dimensions, for a partricular reason. XP Windows Explorer tells
    > us not only Date Modified, but Date Taken and the Pixel Dimensions. What
    > is called Windows Explorer in Win 7 lacks the latter two kinds of
    > information. I tried the free third-party Cubic Explorer, and it also
    > lacks the full functionality of XP Windows Explorer.
    >
    > For me, it is not simply getting used to something new and different from
    > XP. What was substituted n Win 7 does not do what I want it to, no matter
    > how I navigate it.
    >
    > What is available for Win 7 that will fully replicate the good old XP
    > Windows Explorer?


    Wouldn't this be a question for the Windows 7 experts? Most of them come
    from the world of WinXP!
     
  4. Pegasus [MVP]

    Pegasus [MVP] Flightless Bird

    <rsl18@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
    news:ucFDZzY5KHA.6132@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > I really do not like the Win 7 Windows Explorer functionality. To some
    > degree this is because of many years of experience with DOS and UNIX
    > command language and using the "full path name." I began as a machine
    > language (absolute octal) programmer in 1960. I do not get any advantage
    > from the "library" notion in Win 7. I am the sort who likes to organize
    > hard drive directory structure in a way that works best for me.
    >
    > Because my new Win 7 machine is about five times faster than my old XP
    > machine, it is the one I want to use for photo and video processing. Just
    > today, after Photoshop processing a batch of JPGs, from a larger number of
    > JPGs transferred from an camera SD card, I wanted to go back and look at
    > the pixel dimensions, for a partricular reason. XP Windows Explorer tells
    > us not only Date Modified, but Date Taken and the Pixel Dimensions. What
    > is called Windows Explorer in Win 7 lacks the latter two kinds of
    > information. I tried the free third-party Cubic Explorer, and it also
    > lacks the full functionality of XP Windows Explorer.
    >
    > For me, it is not simply getting used to something new and different from
    > XP. What was substituted n Win 7 does not do what I want it to, no matter
    > how I navigate it.
    >
    > What is available for Win 7 that will fully replicate the good old XP
    > Windows Explorer?


    Wouldn't this be a question for the Windows 7 experts in a Windows 7 forum?
    Most of them come from the world of WinXP, hence they are familiar with both
    worlds.
     
  5. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Post here instead:
    http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7performance/threads


    rsl18@sbcglobal.net wrote:
    > I really do not like the Win 7 Windows Explorer functionality. To some
    > degree this is because of many years of experience with DOS and UNIX
    > command
    > language and using the "full path name." I began as a machine language
    > (absolute octal) programmer in 1960. I do not get any advantage from the
    > "library" notion in Win 7. I am the sort who likes to organize hard drive
    > directory structure in a way that works best for me.
    >
    > Because my new Win 7 machine is about five times faster than my old XP
    > machine, it is the one I want to use for photo and video processing. Just
    > today, after Photoshop processing a batch of JPGs, from a larger number of
    > JPGs transferred from an camera SD card, I wanted to go back and look at
    > the
    > pixel dimensions, for a partricular reason. XP Windows Explorer tells us
    > not only Date Modified, but Date Taken and the Pixel Dimensions. What is
    > called Windows Explorer in Win 7 lacks the latter two kinds of
    > information.
    > I tried the free third-party Cubic Explorer, and it also lacks the full
    > functionality of XP Windows Explorer.
    >
    > For me, it is not simply getting used to something new and different from
    > XP. What was substituted n Win 7 does not do what I want it to, no matter
    > how I navigate it.
    >
    > What is available for Win 7 that will fully replicate the good old XP
    > Windows Explorer?
     
  6. WaIIy

    WaIIy Flightless Bird

    On Mon, 26 Apr 2010 15:07:21 -0700, <rsl18@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

    >I really do not like the Win 7 Windows Explorer functionality. To some
    >degree this is because of many years of experience with DOS and UNIX command
    >language and using the "full path name." I began as a machine language
    >(absolute octal) programmer in 1960. I do not get any advantage from the
    >"library" notion in Win 7. I am the sort who likes to organize hard drive
    >directory structure in a way that works best for me.
    >
    >Because my new Win 7 machine is about five times faster than my old XP
    >machine, it is the one I want to use for photo and video processing. Just
    >today, after Photoshop processing a batch of JPGs, from a larger number of
    >JPGs transferred from an camera SD card, I wanted to go back and look at the
    >pixel dimensions, for a partricular reason. XP Windows Explorer tells us
    >not only Date Modified, but Date Taken and the Pixel Dimensions. What is
    >called Windows Explorer in Win 7 lacks the latter two kinds of information.
    >I tried the free third-party Cubic Explorer, and it also lacks the full
    >functionality of XP Windows Explorer.
    >
    >For me, it is not simply getting used to something new and different from
    >XP. What was substituted n Win 7 does not do what I want it to, no matter
    >how I navigate it.
    >
    >What is available for Win 7 that will fully replicate the good old XP
    >Windows Explorer?
    >


    I like this..

    http://www.zabkat.com/

    Introducing xplorer², your windows file manager
     
  7. Guest

    Guest Flightless Bird

    Of course I never knew of this functionality. And I wonder how I would have
    learned of it had I not posted the question. If you tell how you first
    heard of it, then I should go to that resource, if indeed there is such a
    thing. Most of what I know about certain application, such as Roxio, comes
    only from trial and error, or posting on a forum, because the manual is way
    out of date and far too often wrong.

    So please tell me, how might I, or how should I, have learned about this
    functionality, without posting a specific question on some forum?
    "SC Tom" <sc@tom.net> wrote in message
    news:u0tekCZ5KHA.5548@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >
    > <rsl18@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
    > news:ucFDZzY5KHA.6132@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >>I really do not like the Win 7 Windows Explorer functionality. To some
    >>degree this is because of many years of experience with DOS and UNIX
    >>command language and using the "full path name." I began as a machine
    >>language (absolute octal) programmer in 1960. I do not get any advantage
    >>from the "library" notion in Win 7. I am the sort who likes to organize
    >>hard drive directory structure in a way that works best for me.
    >>
    >> Because my new Win 7 machine is about five times faster than my old XP
    >> machine, it is the one I want to use for photo and video processing.
    >> Just today, after Photoshop processing a batch of JPGs, from a larger
    >> number of JPGs transferred from an camera SD card, I wanted to go back
    >> and look at the pixel dimensions, for a partricular reason. XP Windows
    >> Explorer tells us not only Date Modified, but Date Taken and the Pixel
    >> Dimensions. What is called Windows Explorer in Win 7 lacks the latter
    >> two kinds of information. I tried the free third-party Cubic Explorer,
    >> and it also lacks the full functionality of XP Windows Explorer.
    >>
    >> For me, it is not simply getting used to something new and different from
    >> XP. What was substituted n Win 7 does not do what I want it to, no
    >> matter how I navigate it.
    >>
    >> What is available for Win 7 that will fully replicate the good old XP
    >> Windows Explorer?
    >>

    > I am running Windows 7 Home Premium, and have both those options and many
    > more that XP doesn't have. If you right-click on a column heading and pick
    > More..., there has to be at least 100 different details listed, including
    > Date Taken and Dimensions.
    > --
    > SC Tom
    >
     
  8. SC Tom

    SC Tom Flightless Bird

    Don't know. It's just one of the options I've explored in Windows since
    v3.1. I don't like all the columns displayed (never have), and looked for
    the way to get rid of them early on. I probably read it somewhere, or
    someone at work told me years ago, who knows? There are a lot of different
    options in different programs, etc., that can make life easier, or at least
    a little more pleasing, just by looking around. This is a good place to
    start :)
    --
    SC Tom

    <rsl18@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
    news:%23L7AvCc5KHA.4264@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > Of course I never knew of this functionality. And I wonder how I would
    > have learned of it had I not posted the question. If you tell how you
    > first heard of it, then I should go to that resource, if indeed there is
    > such a thing. Most of what I know about certain application, such as
    > Roxio, comes only from trial and error, or posting on a forum, because the
    > manual is way out of date and far too often wrong.
    >
    > So please tell me, how might I, or how should I, have learned about this
    > functionality, without posting a specific question on some forum?
    > "SC Tom" <sc@tom.net> wrote in message
    > news:u0tekCZ5KHA.5548@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >>
    >> <rsl18@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
    >> news:ucFDZzY5KHA.6132@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >>>I really do not like the Win 7 Windows Explorer functionality. To some
    >>>degree this is because of many years of experience with DOS and UNIX
    >>>command language and using the "full path name." I began as a machine
    >>>language (absolute octal) programmer in 1960. I do not get any advantage
    >>>from the "library" notion in Win 7. I am the sort who likes to organize
    >>>hard drive directory structure in a way that works best for me.
    >>>
    >>> Because my new Win 7 machine is about five times faster than my old XP
    >>> machine, it is the one I want to use for photo and video processing.
    >>> Just today, after Photoshop processing a batch of JPGs, from a larger
    >>> number of JPGs transferred from an camera SD card, I wanted to go back
    >>> and look at the pixel dimensions, for a partricular reason. XP Windows
    >>> Explorer tells us not only Date Modified, but Date Taken and the Pixel
    >>> Dimensions. What is called Windows Explorer in Win 7 lacks the latter
    >>> two kinds of information. I tried the free third-party Cubic Explorer,
    >>> and it also lacks the full functionality of XP Windows Explorer.
    >>>
    >>> For me, it is not simply getting used to something new and different
    >>> from XP. What was substituted n Win 7 does not do what I want it to, no
    >>> matter how I navigate it.
    >>>
    >>> What is available for Win 7 that will fully replicate the good old XP
    >>> Windows Explorer?
    >>>

    >> I am running Windows 7 Home Premium, and have both those options and many
    >> more that XP doesn't have. If you right-click on a column heading and
    >> pick More..., there has to be at least 100 different details listed,
    >> including Date Taken and Dimensions.
    >> --
    >> SC Tom
    >>

    >
    >
     
  9. Zilbandy

    Zilbandy Flightless Bird

    On Tue, 27 Apr 2010 00:36:12 +0200, "Pegasus [MVP]"
    <news@microsoft.com> wrote:

    >Wouldn't this be a question for the Windows 7 experts in a Windows 7 forum?
    >Most of them come from the world of WinXP, hence they are familiar with both
    >worlds.


    Come on Pegasus, you know that MS isn't going to make a usenet group
    for Win7. You just better get used to this this group being used for
    WindowsXP and up. There are still those of us who don't like the web
    forums of new. :)

    --
    Zilbandy
     
  10. Bernd

    Bernd Flightless Bird

    -------- Original-Nachricht --------

    > Of course I never knew of this functionality. And I wonder how I would have
    > learned of it had I not posted the question. If you tell how you first
    > heard of it, then I should go to that resource, if indeed there is such a
    > thing. Most of what I know about certain application, such as Roxio, comes
    > only from trial and error, or posting on a forum, because the manual is way
    > out of date and far too often wrong.
    >
    > So please tell me, how might I, or how should I, have learned about this
    > functionality, without posting a specific question on some forum?
    > "SC Tom" <sc@tom.net> wrote in message
    > news:u0tekCZ5KHA.5548@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >> <rsl18@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
    >> news:ucFDZzY5KHA.6132@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >>> I really do not like the Win 7 Windows Explorer functionality. To some
    >>> degree this is because of many years of experience with DOS and UNIX
    >>> command language and using the "full path name." I began as a machine
    >>> language (absolute octal) programmer in 1960. I do not get any advantage
    >> >from the "library" notion in Win 7. I am the sort who likes to organize
    >>> hard drive directory structure in a way that works best for me.
    >>>
    >>> Because my new Win 7 machine is about five times faster than my old XP
    >>> machine, it is the one I want to use for photo and video processing.
    >>> Just today, after Photoshop processing a batch of JPGs, from a larger
    >>> number of JPGs transferred from an camera SD card, I wanted to go back
    >>> and look at the pixel dimensions, for a partricular reason. XP Windows
    >>> Explorer tells us not only Date Modified, but Date Taken and the Pixel
    >>> Dimensions. What is called Windows Explorer in Win 7 lacks the latter
    >>> two kinds of information. I tried the free third-party Cubic Explorer,
    >>> and it also lacks the full functionality of XP Windows Explorer.
    >>>
    >>> For me, it is not simply getting used to something new and different from
    >>> XP. What was substituted n Win 7 does not do what I want it to, no
    >>> matter how I navigate it.
    >>>
    >>> What is available for Win 7 that will fully replicate the good old XP
    >>> Windows Explorer?
    >>>

    >> I am running Windows 7 Home Premium, and have both those options and many
    >> more that XP doesn't have. If you right-click on a column heading and pick
    >> More..., there has to be at least 100 different details listed, including
    >> Date Taken and Dimensions.
    >> --
    >> SC Tom
    >>

    >
    >

    What about the oldfashioned way, reading a book ?

    http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Insid...=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1272377952&sr=1-1

    I did it ...

    Bernd
     
  11. Billns

    Billns Flightless Bird

    On 4/26/2010 9:18 PM, rsl18@sbcglobal.net wrote:
    > Of course I never knew of this functionality. And I wonder how I would have
    > learned of it had I not posted the question. If you tell how you first
    > heard of it, then I should go to that resource, if indeed there is such a
    > thing. Most of what I know about certain application, such as Roxio, comes
    > only from trial and error, or posting on a forum, because the manual is way
    > out of date and far too often wrong.
    >
    > So please tell me, how might I, or how should I, have learned about this
    > functionality, without posting a specific question on some forum?


    Right clicking in various places of any window almost always brings up a
    context-sensitive menu, i.e. the choices change depending on where you
    right click. It works well in XP and I expect it still works in Windows
    7. You want to right click on the header line in Explorer.

    Bill
     

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