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Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by rfdjr1@optonline.net, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. rfdjr1@optonline.net

    rfdjr1@optonline.net Flightless Bird

    I have several folders on a drive filled with .mp3 files. I've created short
    cuts and sent them to my desktop so when I want to listen to music I just open
    up the folder for the kind of music I want and launch the songs. I had the same
    on my Windows XP system, and I had it set so when I opened the folder, all I saw
    was the name of the song. Nothing else, as each of the many folder and
    sub-folders was specific to an artist. I liked it that way. Now with Windows 7
    Professional 64 bit on a new machine, I was able to set the dfoleders up on my
    desktop and they work fine except that when I open a folder, I get all the extra
    details I don;t want. I've tried setting the folder properties to documents and
    music and still get extra details I don't want. Is there a way to do it like
    Windows XP. I think the choice with XP was details or not details (filename
    only). Thanks.
     
  2. Pen

    Pen Flightless Bird

    On 6/30/2010 4:04 PM, rfdjr1@optonline.net wrote:
    > I have several folders on a drive filled with .mp3 files. I've created short
    > cuts and sent them to my desktop so when I want to listen to music I just open
    > up the folder for the kind of music I want and launch the songs. I had the same
    > on my Windows XP system, and I had it set so when I opened the folder, all I saw
    > was the name of the song. Nothing else, as each of the many folder and
    > sub-folders was specific to an artist. I liked it that way. Now with Windows 7
    > Professional 64 bit on a new machine, I was able to set the dfoleders up on my
    > desktop and they work fine except that when I open a folder, I get all the extra
    > details I don;t want. I've tried setting the folder properties to documents and
    > music and still get extra details I don't want. Is there a way to do it like
    > Windows XP. I think the choice with XP was details or not details (filename
    > only). Thanks.

    For each folder click view/choose details.
     
  3. relic

    relic Flightless Bird

    <rfdjr1@optonline.net> wrote in message
    news:bg8n265f8rdk2obge8ea6tm60t3abpd6g6@4ax.com...
    > I have several folders on a drive filled with .mp3 files. I've created
    > short
    > cuts and sent them to my desktop so when I want to listen to music I just
    > open
    > up the folder for the kind of music I want and launch the songs. I had the
    > same
    > on my Windows XP system, and I had it set so when I opened the folder, all
    > I saw
    > was the name of the song. Nothing else, as each of the many folder and
    > sub-folders was specific to an artist. I liked it that way. Now with
    > Windows 7
    > Professional 64 bit on a new machine, I was able to set the dfoleders up
    > on my
    > desktop and they work fine except that when I open a folder, I get all the
    > extra
    > details I don;t want. I've tried setting the folder properties to
    > documents and
    > music and still get extra details I don't want. Is there a way to do it
    > like
    > Windows XP. I think the choice with XP was details or not details
    > (filename
    > only). Thanks.


    set them to "List"
     
  4. rfdjr1@optonline.net

    rfdjr1@optonline.net Flightless Bird

    On Wed, 30 Jun 2010 13:44:53 -0700, "relic" <relic211@cjb.net> wrote:

    >
    ><rfdjr1@optonline.net> wrote in message
    >news:bg8n265f8rdk2obge8ea6tm60t3abpd6g6@4ax.com...
    >> I have several folders on a drive filled with .mp3 files. I've created
    >> short
    >> cuts and sent them to my desktop so when I want to listen to music I just
    >> open
    >> up the folder for the kind of music I want and launch the songs. I had the
    >> same
    >> on my Windows XP system, and I had it set so when I opened the folder, all
    >> I saw
    >> was the name of the song. Nothing else, as each of the many folder and
    >> sub-folders was specific to an artist. I liked it that way. Now with
    >> Windows 7
    >> Professional 64 bit on a new machine, I was able to set the dfoleders up
    >> on my
    >> desktop and they work fine except that when I open a folder, I get all the
    >> extra
    >> details I don;t want. I've tried setting the folder properties to
    >> documents and
    >> music and still get extra details I don't want. Is there a way to do it
    >> like
    >> Windows XP. I think the choice with XP was details or not details
    >> (filename
    >> only). Thanks.

    >
    >set them to "List"


    Thanks, but I don't see List or Details anywhere in Windows 7 like I used to see
    in XP.
     
  5. Pen

    Pen Flightless Bird

    On 6/30/2010 5:31 PM, rfdjr1@optonline.net wrote:
    > On Wed, 30 Jun 2010 13:44:53 -0700, "relic" <relic211@cjb.net> wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> <rfdjr1@optonline.net> wrote in message
    >> news:bg8n265f8rdk2obge8ea6tm60t3abpd6g6@4ax.com...
    >>> I have several folders on a drive filled with .mp3 files. I've created
    >>> short
    >>> cuts and sent them to my desktop so when I want to listen to music I just
    >>> open
    >>> up the folder for the kind of music I want and launch the songs. I had the
    >>> same
    >>> on my Windows XP system, and I had it set so when I opened the folder, all
    >>> I saw
    >>> was the name of the song. Nothing else, as each of the many folder and
    >>> sub-folders was specific to an artist. I liked it that way. Now with
    >>> Windows 7
    >>> Professional 64 bit on a new machine, I was able to set the dfoleders up
    >>> on my
    >>> desktop and they work fine except that when I open a folder, I get all the
    >>> extra
    >>> details I don;t want. I've tried setting the folder properties to
    >>> documents and
    >>> music and still get extra details I don't want. Is there a way to do it
    >>> like
    >>> Windows XP. I think the choice with XP was details or not details
    >>> (filename
    >>> only). Thanks.

    >>
    >> set them to "List"

    >
    > Thanks, but I don't see List or Details anywhere in Windows 7 like I used to see
    > in XP.

    Open the folder click view then click choose details or
    click list. It's not rocket science.,
     
  6. Dr. Tinto

    Dr. Tinto Flightless Bird

    <rfdjr1@optonline.net> wrote in message
    news:lrdn26d404sp808c8igkqm70ig6nu9h63o@4ax.com...
    > On Wed, 30 Jun 2010 13:44:53 -0700, "relic" <relic211@cjb.net> wrote:
    >
    >>
    >><rfdjr1@optonline.net> wrote in message
    >>news:bg8n265f8rdk2obge8ea6tm60t3abpd6g6@4ax.com...
    >>> I have several folders on a drive filled with .mp3 files. I've created
    >>> short
    >>> cuts and sent them to my desktop so when I want to listen to music I
    >>> just
    >>> open
    >>> up the folder for the kind of music I want and launch the songs. I had
    >>> the
    >>> same
    >>> on my Windows XP system, and I had it set so when I opened the folder,
    >>> all
    >>> I saw
    >>> was the name of the song. Nothing else, as each of the many folder and
    >>> sub-folders was specific to an artist. I liked it that way. Now with
    >>> Windows 7
    >>> Professional 64 bit on a new machine, I was able to set the dfoleders up
    >>> on my
    >>> desktop and they work fine except that when I open a folder, I get all
    >>> the
    >>> extra
    >>> details I don;t want. I've tried setting the folder properties to
    >>> documents and
    >>> music and still get extra details I don't want. Is there a way to do it
    >>> like
    >>> Windows XP. I think the choice with XP was details or not details
    >>> (filename
    >>> only). Thanks.

    >>
    >>set them to "List"

    >
    > Thanks, but I don't see List or Details anywhere in Windows 7 like I used
    > to see
    > in XP.


    Win 7 likes to hide stuff. Look at the right side of the tool bar, there is
    a little square POS, click it and you will get the options.
     
  7. rfdjr1@optonline.net

    rfdjr1@optonline.net Flightless Bird

    On Wed, 30 Jun 2010 17:49:32 -0400, "Dr. Tinto" <rtinto@comcast.net> wrote:

    >
    ><rfdjr1@optonline.net> wrote in message
    >news:lrdn26d404sp808c8igkqm70ig6nu9h63o@4ax.com...
    >> On Wed, 30 Jun 2010 13:44:53 -0700, "relic" <relic211@cjb.net> wrote:
    >>
    >>>
    >>><rfdjr1@optonline.net> wrote in message
    >>>news:bg8n265f8rdk2obge8ea6tm60t3abpd6g6@4ax.com...
    >>>> I have several folders on a drive filled with .mp3 files. I've created
    >>>> short
    >>>> cuts and sent them to my desktop so when I want to listen to music I
    >>>> just
    >>>> open
    >>>> up the folder for the kind of music I want and launch the songs. I had
    >>>> the
    >>>> same
    >>>> on my Windows XP system, and I had it set so when I opened the folder,
    >>>> all
    >>>> I saw
    >>>> was the name of the song. Nothing else, as each of the many folder and
    >>>> sub-folders was specific to an artist. I liked it that way. Now with
    >>>> Windows 7
    >>>> Professional 64 bit on a new machine, I was able to set the dfoleders up
    >>>> on my
    >>>> desktop and they work fine except that when I open a folder, I get all
    >>>> the
    >>>> extra
    >>>> details I don;t want. I've tried setting the folder properties to
    >>>> documents and
    >>>> music and still get extra details I don't want. Is there a way to do it
    >>>> like
    >>>> Windows XP. I think the choice with XP was details or not details
    >>>> (filename
    >>>> only). Thanks.
    >>>
    >>>set them to "List"

    >>
    >> Thanks, but I don't see List or Details anywhere in Windows 7 like I used
    >> to see
    >> in XP.

    >
    >Win 7 likes to hide stuff. Look at the right side of the tool bar, there is
    >a little square POS, click it and you will get the options.
    >
    >
    >

    Got it. Much thanks. Now, as I have quite a number of folders to do, is it
    possible to globally do it to all subfolders within a folder in one click?

    Also, when I open a folder, in the right pane, I get all my songs, listed with
    no details, just like I want it, but there's a left pane with Favorites,
    Libraries, Drives and Network showing. Is there a way to get rid of that on a
    folder by folder basis so all I have oopen is all my music? Thanks again.
     
  8. Pen

    Pen Flightless Bird

    On 6/30/2010 9:36 PM, rfdjr1@optonline.net wrote:
    > On Wed, 30 Jun 2010 17:49:32 -0400, "Dr. Tinto" <rtinto@comcast.net> wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> <rfdjr1@optonline.net> wrote in message
    >> news:lrdn26d404sp808c8igkqm70ig6nu9h63o@4ax.com...
    >>> On Wed, 30 Jun 2010 13:44:53 -0700, "relic" <relic211@cjb.net> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>>
    >>>> <rfdjr1@optonline.net> wrote in message
    >>>> news:bg8n265f8rdk2obge8ea6tm60t3abpd6g6@4ax.com...
    >>>>> I have several folders on a drive filled with .mp3 files. I've created
    >>>>> short
    >>>>> cuts and sent them to my desktop so when I want to listen to music I
    >>>>> just
    >>>>> open
    >>>>> up the folder for the kind of music I want and launch the songs. I had
    >>>>> the
    >>>>> same
    >>>>> on my Windows XP system, and I had it set so when I opened the folder,
    >>>>> all
    >>>>> I saw
    >>>>> was the name of the song. Nothing else, as each of the many folder and
    >>>>> sub-folders was specific to an artist. I liked it that way. Now with
    >>>>> Windows 7
    >>>>> Professional 64 bit on a new machine, I was able to set the dfoleders up
    >>>>> on my
    >>>>> desktop and they work fine except that when I open a folder, I get all
    >>>>> the
    >>>>> extra
    >>>>> details I don;t want. I've tried setting the folder properties to
    >>>>> documents and
    >>>>> music and still get extra details I don't want. Is there a way to do it
    >>>>> like
    >>>>> Windows XP. I think the choice with XP was details or not details
    >>>>> (filename
    >>>>> only). Thanks.
    >>>>
    >>>> set them to "List"
    >>>
    >>> Thanks, but I don't see List or Details anywhere in Windows 7 like I used
    >>> to see
    >>> in XP.

    >>
    >> Win 7 likes to hide stuff. Look at the right side of the tool bar, there is
    >> a little square POS, click it and you will get the options.
    >>
    >>
    >>

    > Got it. Much thanks. Now, as I have quite a number of folders to do, is it
    > possible to globally do it to all subfolders within a folder in one click?
    >
    > Also, when I open a folder, in the right pane, I get all my songs, listed with
    > no details, just like I want it, but there's a left pane with Favorites,
    > Libraries, Drives and Network showing. Is there a way to get rid of that on a
    > folder by folder basis so all I have oopen is all my music? Thanks again.
    >

    open a folder click tools/folder options/view your choices
    for ALL foders are at the top.
     
  9. rfdjr1@optonline.net

    rfdjr1@optonline.net Flightless Bird

    On Wed, 30 Jun 2010 22:13:29 -0400, Pen <nospam@spam.none> wrote:

    >On 6/30/2010 9:36 PM, rfdjr1@optonline.net wrote:
    >> On Wed, 30 Jun 2010 17:49:32 -0400, "Dr. Tinto" <rtinto@comcast.net> wrote:
    >>
    >>>
    >>> <rfdjr1@optonline.net> wrote in message
    >>> news:lrdn26d404sp808c8igkqm70ig6nu9h63o@4ax.com...
    >>>> On Wed, 30 Jun 2010 13:44:53 -0700, "relic" <relic211@cjb.net> wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> <rfdjr1@optonline.net> wrote in message
    >>>>> news:bg8n265f8rdk2obge8ea6tm60t3abpd6g6@4ax.com...
    >>>>>> I have several folders on a drive filled with .mp3 files. I've created
    >>>>>> short
    >>>>>> cuts and sent them to my desktop so when I want to listen to music I
    >>>>>> just
    >>>>>> open
    >>>>>> up the folder for the kind of music I want and launch the songs. I had
    >>>>>> the
    >>>>>> same
    >>>>>> on my Windows XP system, and I had it set so when I opened the folder,
    >>>>>> all
    >>>>>> I saw
    >>>>>> was the name of the song. Nothing else, as each of the many folder and
    >>>>>> sub-folders was specific to an artist. I liked it that way. Now with
    >>>>>> Windows 7
    >>>>>> Professional 64 bit on a new machine, I was able to set the dfoleders up
    >>>>>> on my
    >>>>>> desktop and they work fine except that when I open a folder, I get all
    >>>>>> the
    >>>>>> extra
    >>>>>> details I don;t want. I've tried setting the folder properties to
    >>>>>> documents and
    >>>>>> music and still get extra details I don't want. Is there a way to do it
    >>>>>> like
    >>>>>> Windows XP. I think the choice with XP was details or not details
    >>>>>> (filename
    >>>>>> only). Thanks.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> set them to "List"
    >>>>
    >>>> Thanks, but I don't see List or Details anywhere in Windows 7 like I used
    >>>> to see
    >>>> in XP.
    >>>
    >>> Win 7 likes to hide stuff. Look at the right side of the tool bar, there is
    >>> a little square POS, click it and you will get the options.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>

    >> Got it. Much thanks. Now, as I have quite a number of folders to do, is it
    >> possible to globally do it to all subfolders within a folder in one click?
    >>
    >> Also, when I open a folder, in the right pane, I get all my songs, listed with
    >> no details, just like I want it, but there's a left pane with Favorites,
    >> Libraries, Drives and Network showing. Is there a way to get rid of that on a
    >> folder by folder basis so all I have oopen is all my music? Thanks again.
    >>

    >open a folder click tools/folder options/view your choices
    >for ALL foders are at the top.


    Are we talking the same Windows version here? I'm talking Windows 7, I see no
    Tools/folder options. That sounds like something I remember from Windows XP.
    Where do I find it in Windows 7? Nothing there when I open a folder ir when I
    open properties.
     
  10. Pen

    Pen Flightless Bird

    On 6/30/2010 10:30 PM, rfdjr1@optonline.net wrote:
    > On Wed, 30 Jun 2010 22:13:29 -0400, Pen <nospam@spam.none> wrote:
    >
    >> On 6/30/2010 9:36 PM, rfdjr1@optonline.net wrote:
    >>> On Wed, 30 Jun 2010 17:49:32 -0400, "Dr. Tinto" <rtinto@comcast.net> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>>
    >>>> <rfdjr1@optonline.net> wrote in message
    >>>> news:lrdn26d404sp808c8igkqm70ig6nu9h63o@4ax.com...
    >>>>> On Wed, 30 Jun 2010 13:44:53 -0700, "relic" <relic211@cjb.net> wrote:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> <rfdjr1@optonline.net> wrote in message
    >>>>>> news:bg8n265f8rdk2obge8ea6tm60t3abpd6g6@4ax.com...
    >>>>>>> I have several folders on a drive filled with .mp3 files. I've created
    >>>>>>> short
    >>>>>>> cuts and sent them to my desktop so when I want to listen to music I
    >>>>>>> just
    >>>>>>> open
    >>>>>>> up the folder for the kind of music I want and launch the songs. I had
    >>>>>>> the
    >>>>>>> same
    >>>>>>> on my Windows XP system, and I had it set so when I opened the folder,
    >>>>>>> all
    >>>>>>> I saw
    >>>>>>> was the name of the song. Nothing else, as each of the many folder and
    >>>>>>> sub-folders was specific to an artist. I liked it that way. Now with
    >>>>>>> Windows 7
    >>>>>>> Professional 64 bit on a new machine, I was able to set the dfoleders up
    >>>>>>> on my
    >>>>>>> desktop and they work fine except that when I open a folder, I get all
    >>>>>>> the
    >>>>>>> extra
    >>>>>>> details I don;t want. I've tried setting the folder properties to
    >>>>>>> documents and
    >>>>>>> music and still get extra details I don't want. Is there a way to do it
    >>>>>>> like
    >>>>>>> Windows XP. I think the choice with XP was details or not details
    >>>>>>> (filename
    >>>>>>> only). Thanks.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> set them to "List"
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Thanks, but I don't see List or Details anywhere in Windows 7 like I used
    >>>>> to see
    >>>>> in XP.
    >>>>
    >>>> Win 7 likes to hide stuff. Look at the right side of the tool bar, there is
    >>>> a little square POS, click it and you will get the options.
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>> Got it. Much thanks. Now, as I have quite a number of folders to do, is it
    >>> possible to globally do it to all subfolders within a folder in one click?
    >>>
    >>> Also, when I open a folder, in the right pane, I get all my songs, listed with
    >>> no details, just like I want it, but there's a left pane with Favorites,
    >>> Libraries, Drives and Network showing. Is there a way to get rid of that on a
    >>> folder by folder basis so all I have oopen is all my music? Thanks again.
    >>>

    >> open a folder click tools/folder options/view your choices
    >> for ALL foders are at the top.

    >
    > Are we talking the same Windows version here? I'm talking Windows 7, I see no
    > Tools/folder options. That sounds like something I remember from Windows XP.
    > Where do I find it in Windows 7? Nothing there when I open a folder ir when I
    > open properties.

    Read my previous. It doesn't say anything about properties.
    Just do what I told you. Look at the menu at the top. View
    is there.
     
  11. Gene E. Bloch

    Gene E. Bloch Flightless Bird

    On Wed, 30 Jun 2010 22:42:25 -0400, Pen wrote:

    > On 6/30/2010 10:30 PM, rfdjr1@optonline.net wrote:
    >> On Wed, 30 Jun 2010 22:13:29 -0400, Pen <nospam@spam.none> wrote:
    >>
    >>> On 6/30/2010 9:36 PM, rfdjr1@optonline.net wrote:
    >>>> On Wed, 30 Jun 2010 17:49:32 -0400, "Dr. Tinto" <rtinto@comcast.net> wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> <rfdjr1@optonline.net> wrote in message
    >>>>> news:lrdn26d404sp808c8igkqm70ig6nu9h63o@4ax.com...
    >>>>>> On Wed, 30 Jun 2010 13:44:53 -0700, "relic" <relic211@cjb.net> wrote:
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> <rfdjr1@optonline.net> wrote in message
    >>>>>>> news:bg8n265f8rdk2obge8ea6tm60t3abpd6g6@4ax.com...
    >>>>>>>> I have several folders on a drive filled with .mp3 files. I've created
    >>>>>>>> short
    >>>>>>>> cuts and sent them to my desktop so when I want to listen to music I
    >>>>>>>> just
    >>>>>>>> open
    >>>>>>>> up the folder for the kind of music I want and launch the songs. I had
    >>>>>>>> the
    >>>>>>>> same
    >>>>>>>> on my Windows XP system, and I had it set so when I opened the folder,
    >>>>>>>> all
    >>>>>>>> I saw
    >>>>>>>> was the name of the song. Nothing else, as each of the many folder and
    >>>>>>>> sub-folders was specific to an artist. I liked it that way. Now with
    >>>>>>>> Windows 7
    >>>>>>>> Professional 64 bit on a new machine, I was able to set the dfoleders up
    >>>>>>>> on my
    >>>>>>>> desktop and they work fine except that when I open a folder, I get all
    >>>>>>>> the
    >>>>>>>> extra
    >>>>>>>> details I don;t want. I've tried setting the folder properties to
    >>>>>>>> documents and
    >>>>>>>> music and still get extra details I don't want. Is there a way to do it
    >>>>>>>> like
    >>>>>>>> Windows XP. I think the choice with XP was details or not details
    >>>>>>>> (filename
    >>>>>>>> only). Thanks.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> set them to "List"
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Thanks, but I don't see List or Details anywhere in Windows 7 like I used
    >>>>>> to see
    >>>>>> in XP.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Win 7 likes to hide stuff. Look at the right side of the tool bar, there is
    >>>>> a little square POS, click it and you will get the options.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>> Got it. Much thanks. Now, as I have quite a number of folders to do, is it
    >>>> possible to globally do it to all subfolders within a folder in one click?
    >>>>
    >>>> Also, when I open a folder, in the right pane, I get all my songs, listed with
    >>>> no details, just like I want it, but there's a left pane with Favorites,
    >>>> Libraries, Drives and Network showing. Is there a way to get rid of that on a
    >>>> folder by folder basis so all I have oopen is all my music? Thanks again.
    >>>>
    >>> open a folder click tools/folder options/view your choices
    >>> for ALL foders are at the top.

    >>
    >> Are we talking the same Windows version here? I'm talking Windows 7, I see no
    >> Tools/folder options. That sounds like something I remember from Windows XP.
    >> Where do I find it in Windows 7? Nothing there when I open a folder ir when I
    >> open properties.

    > Read my previous. It doesn't say anything about properties.
    > Just do what I told you. Look at the menu at the top. View
    > is there.


    Not until you press Alt, or else set it up to always show the menu bar,
    which is *not* the default.

    OTOH, if you click on Organize on the top left and then Folder and Search
    Options, you can do it there without the menu bar.

    --
    Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
     
  12. rfdjr1@optonline.net

    rfdjr1@optonline.net Flightless Bird

    On Wed, 30 Jun 2010 22:42:25 -0400, Pen <nospam@spam.none> wrote:

    >On 6/30/2010 10:30 PM, rfdjr1@optonline.net wrote:
    >> On Wed, 30 Jun 2010 22:13:29 -0400, Pen <nospam@spam.none> wrote:
    >>
    >>> On 6/30/2010 9:36 PM, rfdjr1@optonline.net wrote:
    >>>> On Wed, 30 Jun 2010 17:49:32 -0400, "Dr. Tinto" <rtinto@comcast.net> wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> <rfdjr1@optonline.net> wrote in message
    >>>>> news:lrdn26d404sp808c8igkqm70ig6nu9h63o@4ax.com...
    >>>>>> On Wed, 30 Jun 2010 13:44:53 -0700, "relic" <relic211@cjb.net> wrote:
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> <rfdjr1@optonline.net> wrote in message
    >>>>>>> news:bg8n265f8rdk2obge8ea6tm60t3abpd6g6@4ax.com...
    >>>>>>>> I have several folders on a drive filled with .mp3 files. I've created
    >>>>>>>> short
    >>>>>>>> cuts and sent them to my desktop so when I want to listen to music I
    >>>>>>>> just
    >>>>>>>> open
    >>>>>>>> up the folder for the kind of music I want and launch the songs. I had
    >>>>>>>> the
    >>>>>>>> same
    >>>>>>>> on my Windows XP system, and I had it set so when I opened the folder,
    >>>>>>>> all
    >>>>>>>> I saw
    >>>>>>>> was the name of the song. Nothing else, as each of the many folder and
    >>>>>>>> sub-folders was specific to an artist. I liked it that way. Now with
    >>>>>>>> Windows 7
    >>>>>>>> Professional 64 bit on a new machine, I was able to set the dfoleders up
    >>>>>>>> on my
    >>>>>>>> desktop and they work fine except that when I open a folder, I get all
    >>>>>>>> the
    >>>>>>>> extra
    >>>>>>>> details I don;t want. I've tried setting the folder properties to
    >>>>>>>> documents and
    >>>>>>>> music and still get extra details I don't want. Is there a way to do it
    >>>>>>>> like
    >>>>>>>> Windows XP. I think the choice with XP was details or not details
    >>>>>>>> (filename
    >>>>>>>> only). Thanks.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> set them to "List"
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Thanks, but I don't see List or Details anywhere in Windows 7 like I used
    >>>>>> to see
    >>>>>> in XP.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Win 7 likes to hide stuff. Look at the right side of the tool bar, there is
    >>>>> a little square POS, click it and you will get the options.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>> Got it. Much thanks. Now, as I have quite a number of folders to do, is it
    >>>> possible to globally do it to all subfolders within a folder in one click?
    >>>>
    >>>> Also, when I open a folder, in the right pane, I get all my songs, listed with
    >>>> no details, just like I want it, but there's a left pane with Favorites,
    >>>> Libraries, Drives and Network showing. Is there a way to get rid of that on a
    >>>> folder by folder basis so all I have oopen is all my music? Thanks again.
    >>>>
    >>> open a folder click tools/folder options/view your choices
    >>> for ALL foders are at the top.

    >>
    >> Are we talking the same Windows version here? I'm talking Windows 7, I see no
    >> Tools/folder options. That sounds like something I remember from Windows XP.
    >> Where do I find it in Windows 7? Nothing there when I open a folder ir when I
    >> open properties.

    >Read my previous. It doesn't say anything about properties.
    >Just do what I told you. Look at the menu at the top. View
    >is there.


    Thanks. I found it under Organize. You never mentioned Organize.
     
  13. rfdjr1@optonline.net

    rfdjr1@optonline.net Flightless Bird

    On Wed, 30 Jun 2010 20:17:31 -0700, "Gene E. Bloch" <not-me@other.invalid>
    wrote:

    >On Wed, 30 Jun 2010 22:42:25 -0400, Pen wrote:
    >
    >> On 6/30/2010 10:30 PM, rfdjr1@optonline.net wrote:
    >>> On Wed, 30 Jun 2010 22:13:29 -0400, Pen <nospam@spam.none> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> On 6/30/2010 9:36 PM, rfdjr1@optonline.net wrote:
    >>>>> On Wed, 30 Jun 2010 17:49:32 -0400, "Dr. Tinto" <rtinto@comcast.net> wrote:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> <rfdjr1@optonline.net> wrote in message
    >>>>>> news:lrdn26d404sp808c8igkqm70ig6nu9h63o@4ax.com...
    >>>>>>> On Wed, 30 Jun 2010 13:44:53 -0700, "relic" <relic211@cjb.net> wrote:
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> <rfdjr1@optonline.net> wrote in message
    >>>>>>>> news:bg8n265f8rdk2obge8ea6tm60t3abpd6g6@4ax.com...
    >>>>>>>>> I have several folders on a drive filled with .mp3 files. I've created
    >>>>>>>>> short
    >>>>>>>>> cuts and sent them to my desktop so when I want to listen to music I
    >>>>>>>>> just
    >>>>>>>>> open
    >>>>>>>>> up the folder for the kind of music I want and launch the songs. I had
    >>>>>>>>> the
    >>>>>>>>> same
    >>>>>>>>> on my Windows XP system, and I had it set so when I opened the folder,
    >>>>>>>>> all
    >>>>>>>>> I saw
    >>>>>>>>> was the name of the song. Nothing else, as each of the many folder and
    >>>>>>>>> sub-folders was specific to an artist. I liked it that way. Now with
    >>>>>>>>> Windows 7
    >>>>>>>>> Professional 64 bit on a new machine, I was able to set the dfoleders up
    >>>>>>>>> on my
    >>>>>>>>> desktop and they work fine except that when I open a folder, I get all
    >>>>>>>>> the
    >>>>>>>>> extra
    >>>>>>>>> details I don;t want. I've tried setting the folder properties to
    >>>>>>>>> documents and
    >>>>>>>>> music and still get extra details I don't want. Is there a way to do it
    >>>>>>>>> like
    >>>>>>>>> Windows XP. I think the choice with XP was details or not details
    >>>>>>>>> (filename
    >>>>>>>>> only). Thanks.
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> set them to "List"
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Thanks, but I don't see List or Details anywhere in Windows 7 like I used
    >>>>>>> to see
    >>>>>>> in XP.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Win 7 likes to hide stuff. Look at the right side of the tool bar, there is
    >>>>>> a little square POS, click it and you will get the options.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>> Got it. Much thanks. Now, as I have quite a number of folders to do, is it
    >>>>> possible to globally do it to all subfolders within a folder in one click?
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Also, when I open a folder, in the right pane, I get all my songs, listed with
    >>>>> no details, just like I want it, but there's a left pane with Favorites,
    >>>>> Libraries, Drives and Network showing. Is there a way to get rid of that on a
    >>>>> folder by folder basis so all I have oopen is all my music? Thanks again.
    >>>>>
    >>>> open a folder click tools/folder options/view your choices
    >>>> for ALL foders are at the top.
    >>>
    >>> Are we talking the same Windows version here? I'm talking Windows 7, I see no
    >>> Tools/folder options. That sounds like something I remember from Windows XP.
    >>> Where do I find it in Windows 7? Nothing there when I open a folder ir when I
    >>> open properties.

    >> Read my previous. It doesn't say anything about properties.
    >> Just do what I told you. Look at the menu at the top. View
    >> is there.

    >
    >Not until you press Alt, or else set it up to always show the menu bar,
    >which is *not* the default.
    >
    >OTOH, if you click on Organize on the top left and then Folder and Search
    >Options, you can do it there without the menu bar.


    Thanks. I knew I wasn't going blind. Alt works fine. Now how do I set that up as
    Default, as I like that, or can I?
     
  14. rfdjr1@optonline.net

    rfdjr1@optonline.net Flightless Bird

    On Wed, 30 Jun 2010 23:26:26 -0400, rfdjr1@optonline.net wrote:

    >On Wed, 30 Jun 2010 20:17:31 -0700, "Gene E. Bloch" <not-me@other.invalid>
    >wrote:
    >
    >>On Wed, 30 Jun 2010 22:42:25 -0400, Pen wrote:
    >>
    >>> On 6/30/2010 10:30 PM, rfdjr1@optonline.net wrote:
    >>>> On Wed, 30 Jun 2010 22:13:29 -0400, Pen <nospam@spam.none> wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>> On 6/30/2010 9:36 PM, rfdjr1@optonline.net wrote:
    >>>>>> On Wed, 30 Jun 2010 17:49:32 -0400, "Dr. Tinto" <rtinto@comcast.net> wrote:
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> <rfdjr1@optonline.net> wrote in message
    >>>>>>> news:lrdn26d404sp808c8igkqm70ig6nu9h63o@4ax.com...
    >>>>>>>> On Wed, 30 Jun 2010 13:44:53 -0700, "relic" <relic211@cjb.net> wrote:
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>> <rfdjr1@optonline.net> wrote in message
    >>>>>>>>> news:bg8n265f8rdk2obge8ea6tm60t3abpd6g6@4ax.com...
    >>>>>>>>>> I have several folders on a drive filled with .mp3 files. I've created
    >>>>>>>>>> short
    >>>>>>>>>> cuts and sent them to my desktop so when I want to listen to music I
    >>>>>>>>>> just
    >>>>>>>>>> open
    >>>>>>>>>> up the folder for the kind of music I want and launch the songs. I had
    >>>>>>>>>> the
    >>>>>>>>>> same
    >>>>>>>>>> on my Windows XP system, and I had it set so when I opened the folder,
    >>>>>>>>>> all
    >>>>>>>>>> I saw
    >>>>>>>>>> was the name of the song. Nothing else, as each of the many folder and
    >>>>>>>>>> sub-folders was specific to an artist. I liked it that way. Now with
    >>>>>>>>>> Windows 7
    >>>>>>>>>> Professional 64 bit on a new machine, I was able to set the dfoleders up
    >>>>>>>>>> on my
    >>>>>>>>>> desktop and they work fine except that when I open a folder, I get all
    >>>>>>>>>> the
    >>>>>>>>>> extra
    >>>>>>>>>> details I don;t want. I've tried setting the folder properties to
    >>>>>>>>>> documents and
    >>>>>>>>>> music and still get extra details I don't want. Is there a way to do it
    >>>>>>>>>> like
    >>>>>>>>>> Windows XP. I think the choice with XP was details or not details
    >>>>>>>>>> (filename
    >>>>>>>>>> only). Thanks.
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>> set them to "List"
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> Thanks, but I don't see List or Details anywhere in Windows 7 like I used
    >>>>>>>> to see
    >>>>>>>> in XP.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Win 7 likes to hide stuff. Look at the right side of the tool bar, there is
    >>>>>>> a little square POS, click it and you will get the options.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>> Got it. Much thanks. Now, as I have quite a number of folders to do, is it
    >>>>>> possible to globally do it to all subfolders within a folder in one click?
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Also, when I open a folder, in the right pane, I get all my songs, listed with
    >>>>>> no details, just like I want it, but there's a left pane with Favorites,
    >>>>>> Libraries, Drives and Network showing. Is there a way to get rid of that on a
    >>>>>> folder by folder basis so all I have oopen is all my music? Thanks again.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>> open a folder click tools/folder options/view your choices
    >>>>> for ALL foders are at the top.
    >>>>
    >>>> Are we talking the same Windows version here? I'm talking Windows 7, I see no
    >>>> Tools/folder options. That sounds like something I remember from Windows XP.
    >>>> Where do I find it in Windows 7? Nothing there when I open a folder ir when I
    >>>> open properties.
    >>> Read my previous. It doesn't say anything about properties.
    >>> Just do what I told you. Look at the menu at the top. View
    >>> is there.

    >>
    >>Not until you press Alt, or else set it up to always show the menu bar,
    >>which is *not* the default.
    >>
    >>OTOH, if you click on Organize on the top left and then Folder and Search
    >>Options, you can do it there without the menu bar.

    >
    >Thanks. I knew I wasn't going blind. Alt works fine. Now how do I set that up as
    >Default, as I like that, or can I?


    Disregard. I found it and have set the menu bar up as default. Now my only
    problem, and there's probably no work around, is getting rid of that navigation
    pane on the left does it for each and every folder. I can't pick what folder I
    can do it to. Unless I'm missing something. Seems to be a global command. I
    don't mind for most folders until I open Computer. I prefer to have the left
    pane open for that one thing.
     
  15. Char Jackson

    Char Jackson Flightless Bird

    On Wed, 30 Jun 2010 21:36:36 -0400, rfdjr1@optonline.net wrote:

    >Also, when I open a folder, in the right pane, I get all my songs, listed with
    >no details, just like I want it, but there's a left pane with Favorites,
    >Libraries, Drives and Network showing. Is there a way to get rid of that on a
    >folder by folder basis so all I have oopen is all my music? Thanks again.


    With XP, you could edit the shortcut you use to open those folders,
    adding switches to make it open the way you want. Does Win 7 have
    anything similar?

    Here is some of what I'm talking about:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314853
     
  16. Dr. Tinto

    Dr. Tinto Flightless Bird

    "Gene E. Bloch" <not-me@other.invalid> wrote in message
    news:a5c32o0jdus$.olhftiwfazq7.dlg@40tude.net...
    > On Wed, 30 Jun 2010 22:42:25 -0400, Pen wrote:
    >
    >> On 6/30/2010 10:30 PM, rfdjr1@optonline.net wrote:
    >>> On Wed, 30 Jun 2010 22:13:29 -0400, Pen <nospam@spam.none> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> On 6/30/2010 9:36 PM, rfdjr1@optonline.net wrote:
    >>>>> On Wed, 30 Jun 2010 17:49:32 -0400, "Dr. Tinto" <rtinto@comcast.net>
    >>>>> wrote:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> <rfdjr1@optonline.net> wrote in message
    >>>>>> news:lrdn26d404sp808c8igkqm70ig6nu9h63o@4ax.com...
    >>>>>>> On Wed, 30 Jun 2010 13:44:53 -0700, "relic" <relic211@cjb.net>
    >>>>>>> wrote:
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> <rfdjr1@optonline.net> wrote in message
    >>>>>>>> news:bg8n265f8rdk2obge8ea6tm60t3abpd6g6@4ax.com...
    >>>>>>>>> I have several folders on a drive filled with .mp3 files. I've
    >>>>>>>>> created
    >>>>>>>>> short
    >>>>>>>>> cuts and sent them to my desktop so when I want to listen to music
    >>>>>>>>> I
    >>>>>>>>> just
    >>>>>>>>> open
    >>>>>>>>> up the folder for the kind of music I want and launch the songs. I
    >>>>>>>>> had
    >>>>>>>>> the
    >>>>>>>>> same
    >>>>>>>>> on my Windows XP system, and I had it set so when I opened the
    >>>>>>>>> folder,
    >>>>>>>>> all
    >>>>>>>>> I saw
    >>>>>>>>> was the name of the song. Nothing else, as each of the many folder
    >>>>>>>>> and
    >>>>>>>>> sub-folders was specific to an artist. I liked it that way. Now
    >>>>>>>>> with
    >>>>>>>>> Windows 7
    >>>>>>>>> Professional 64 bit on a new machine, I was able to set the
    >>>>>>>>> dfoleders up
    >>>>>>>>> on my
    >>>>>>>>> desktop and they work fine except that when I open a folder, I get
    >>>>>>>>> all
    >>>>>>>>> the
    >>>>>>>>> extra
    >>>>>>>>> details I don;t want. I've tried setting the folder properties to
    >>>>>>>>> documents and
    >>>>>>>>> music and still get extra details I don't want. Is there a way to
    >>>>>>>>> do it
    >>>>>>>>> like
    >>>>>>>>> Windows XP. I think the choice with XP was details or not details
    >>>>>>>>> (filename
    >>>>>>>>> only). Thanks.
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> set them to "List"
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Thanks, but I don't see List or Details anywhere in Windows 7 like I
    >>>>>>> used
    >>>>>>> to see
    >>>>>>> in XP.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Win 7 likes to hide stuff. Look at the right side of the tool bar,
    >>>>>> there is
    >>>>>> a little square POS, click it and you will get the options.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>> Got it. Much thanks. Now, as I have quite a number of folders to do,
    >>>>> is it
    >>>>> possible to globally do it to all subfolders within a folder in one
    >>>>> click?
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Also, when I open a folder, in the right pane, I get all my songs,
    >>>>> listed with
    >>>>> no details, just like I want it, but there's a left pane with
    >>>>> Favorites,
    >>>>> Libraries, Drives and Network showing. Is there a way to get rid of
    >>>>> that on a
    >>>>> folder by folder basis so all I have oopen is all my music? Thanks
    >>>>> again.
    >>>>>
    >>>> open a folder click tools/folder options/view your choices
    >>>> for ALL foders are at the top.
    >>>
    >>> Are we talking the same Windows version here? I'm talking Windows 7, I
    >>> see no
    >>> Tools/folder options. That sounds like something I remember from Windows
    >>> XP.
    >>> Where do I find it in Windows 7? Nothing there when I open a folder ir
    >>> when I
    >>> open properties.

    >> Read my previous. It doesn't say anything about properties.
    >> Just do what I told you. Look at the menu at the top. View
    >> is there.

    >
    > Not until you press Alt, or else set it up to always show the menu bar,
    > which is *not* the default.
    >
    > OTOH, if you click on Organize on the top left and then Folder and Search
    > Options, you can do it there without the menu bar.


    Thanks here. I've been looking for that option also. Win 7 stoopidly* (I
    know) seems to like us to play hide and seek.
     
  17. Gene E. Bloch

    Gene E. Bloch Flightless Bird

    On Wed, 30 Jun 2010 22:49:27 -0500, Char Jackson wrote:

    > On Wed, 30 Jun 2010 21:36:36 -0400, rfdjr1@optonline.net wrote:
    >
    >>Also, when I open a folder, in the right pane, I get all my songs, listed with
    >>no details, just like I want it, but there's a left pane with Favorites,
    >>Libraries, Drives and Network showing. Is there a way to get rid of that on a
    >>folder by folder basis so all I have oopen is all my music? Thanks again.

    >
    > With XP, you could edit the shortcut you use to open those folders,
    > adding switches to make it open the way you want. Does Win 7 have
    > anything similar?
    >
    > Here is some of what I'm talking about:
    > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314853


    I think the same switches still work, but lately I haven't been using them,
    so I can't swear to it.

    --
    Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
     
  18. Gene E. Bloch

    Gene E. Bloch Flightless Bird

    On Wed, 30 Jun 2010 23:44:43 -0400, rfdjr1@optonline.net wrote:

    <SNIP old stuff>

    >>>Not until you press Alt, or else set it up to always show the menu bar,
    >>>which is *not* the default.
    >>>
    >>>OTOH, if you click on Organize on the top left and then Folder and Search
    >>>Options, you can do it there without the menu bar.

    >>
    >>Thanks. I knew I wasn't going blind. Alt works fine. Now how do I set that up as
    >>Default, as I like that, or can I?


    I have the advantage over you - I bought a book or two on the OS and read
    parts of it/them :)

    I tend to push occasional buttons too, so sometimes I learn something,
    hopefully without causing damage :)

    Plus the newsgroups...

    > Disregard. I found it and have set the menu bar up as default. Now my only
    > problem, and there's probably no work around, is getting rid of that navigation
    > pane on the left does it for each and every folder. I can't pick what folder I
    > can do it to. Unless I'm missing something. Seems to be a global command. I
    > don't mind for most folders until I open Computer. I prefer to have the left
    > pane open for that one thing.


    There are discussions here and there for making some Windows Explorer
    settings sticky, so that all of your folders (or at least all of a certain
    type) would look the same on opening.

    I don't bother with that, so I can't tell you how to do it, or even where
    to look for the information.

    --
    Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
     

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