simple question about directory tree

Posted: 11-13-2008, 02:36 AM
In Windows explorer(file manager)left pane (the directory
tree) All I want is....
for the left pane/window to show the contents of the
C:\drive and what hangs below it, such as the existence of
all the subdirectories and D;\, e;\ etc.
I do not want to see the useless "My Documents," "printers,"
"unused desktop shortcuts," etc. and the rest of these
irrelevant sub-directories (folders). I do want to
immediately see when I invoke the file manager the main
sub-directories including "program files," "windows," and
all other c:\etc.
Additionally, when I expand my network connections, there
are a myriad of listings/paths. These are historical since
most of the time, the other computers are off line. I want
Windows to stop building up this list. I am quite content to
use (Lan)\entire network\MS Windows Network. How do I get XP
to give me what I want in file manager? Thank you.

simple question about directory tree


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Gordon
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Re: simple question about directory tree
Posted: 11-13-2008, 08:36 AM
"Dr. DOS" <NoSpam@nospam.nospam> wrote in message
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> In Windows explorer(file manager)left pane (the directory tree) All I want
> is....
> for the left pane/window to show the contents of the C:\drive and what
> hangs below it, such as the existence of all the subdirectories and D;\,
> e;\ etc.
> I do not want to see the useless "My Documents," "printers," "unused
> desktop shortcuts," etc. and the rest of these irrelevant sub-directories
> (folders).
And why might they be "irrelevant"? Do you not HAVE any Documents?
Have you tried dragging the Folders pane divider upwards so that the
favorites pane disappears?
>I do want to immediately see when I invoke the file manager the main
>sub-directories including "program files," "windows," and all other c:\etc.
Why? What do you DO with them?




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Re: simple question about directory tree
Posted: 11-13-2008, 02:02 PM
Gordon wrote:
> "Dr. DOS" <NoSpam@nospam.nospam> wrote in message
> news:%23dwlyiTRJHA.4728@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>> In Windows explorer(file manager)left pane (the directory tree) All I
>> want is....
>> for the left pane/window to show the contents of the C:\drive and what
>> hangs below it, such as the existence of all the subdirectories and
>> D;\, e;\ etc.
>> I do not want to see the useless "My Documents," "printers," "unused
>> desktop shortcuts," etc. and the rest of these irrelevant
>> sub-directories (folders).
>
> And why might they be "irrelevant"? Do you not HAVE any Documents?
> Have you tried dragging the Folders pane divider upwards so that the
> favorites pane disappears?
>
>> I do want to immediately see when I invoke the file manager the main
>> sub-directories including "program files," "windows," and all other
>> c:\etc.
>
> Why? What do you DO with them?
>
>
>
>
Thanks for the response.

Of course I have documents, thousands of them, and photos,
and downloads too. But these are not filed under "my
Documents." I use my own directory structure, not Microsoft's.

Dragging the folders pane bar upward simply reveals the
contents of my username subdirectory. My C:\ drive is still
at the bottom of the list and must be expanded to show the
actual directory tree. The rest above it is part of the
clutter I wish to eliminate, along with the network listing
clutter.

I asked a simple question about how to do something. My
reason for wanting this help seems totally irrelevant. If
you know how I can do this, please assist. If you do not
know how to accomplish what I request, kindly allow those
with more knowledge to assist.
Dave
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Re: simple question about directory tree
Posted: 11-13-2008, 02:17 PM
This group is for Vista, not XP.


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"Dr. DOS" <NoSpam@nospam.nospam> wrote in message
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> In Windows explorer(file manager)left pane (the directory tree) All I want
> is....
> for the left pane/window to show the contents of the C:\drive and what
> hangs below it, such as the existence of all the subdirectories and D;\,
> e;\ etc.
> I do not want to see the useless "My Documents," "printers," "unused
> desktop shortcuts," etc. and the rest of these irrelevant sub-directories
> (folders). I do want to immediately see when I invoke the file manager the
> main sub-directories including "program files," "windows," and all other
> c:\etc.
> Additionally, when I expand my network connections, there are a myriad of
> listings/paths. These are historical since most of the time, the other
> computers are off line. I want Windows to stop building up this list. I am
> quite content to use (Lan)\entire network\MS Windows Network. How do I get
> XP to give me what I want in file manager? Thank you.
Dr. DOS
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Re: simple question about directory tree
Posted: 11-13-2008, 07:06 PM
Dave wrote:
> This group is for Vista, not XP.
>
>
My error. However, with the exception of the multi-panes in
the directory tree, the problem of the clutter as I describe
it above remains the same. I run two vista computers and
wish to clean up this clutter in them. I'll repost the
question in an XP group for an XP answer, but would like a
Vista answer from this group.
Thank you.
Gordon
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Re: simple question about directory tree
Posted: 11-13-2008, 07:56 PM
"Dr. DOS" <NoSpam@nospam.nospam> wrote in message
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> Dave wrote:
>> This group is for Vista, not XP.
>>
>>
> My error. However, with the exception of the multi-panes in the directory
> tree, the problem of the clutter as I describe it above remains the same.
> I run two vista computers and wish to clean up this clutter in them. I'll
> repost the question in an XP group for an XP answer, but would like a
> Vista answer from this group.
> Thank you.

Why not just disable the navigation pane? That gives you a pane with just
your drives in it....you did try that?

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Re: simple question about directory tree
Posted: 11-13-2008, 08:00 PM
In Vista, you can change the items in the Favorite Links (top section), or
cover it up by dragging the dividing line up.
But I don't think you can change the Folders section.


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"Dr. DOS" <NoSpam@nospam.nospam> wrote in message
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> Dave wrote:
>> This group is for Vista, not XP.
>>
>>
> My error. However, with the exception of the multi-panes in the directory
> tree, the problem of the clutter as I describe it above remains the same.
> I run two vista computers and wish to clean up this clutter in them. I'll
> repost the question in an XP group for an XP answer, but would like a
> Vista answer from this group.
> Thank you.
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Re: simple question about directory tree
Posted: 11-13-2008, 08:22 PM
Gordon wrote:
> "Dr. DOS" <NoSpam@nospam.nospam> wrote in message
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>> Dave wrote:
>>> This group is for Vista, not XP.
>>>
>>>
>> My error. However, with the exception of the multi-panes in the
>> directory tree, the problem of the clutter as I describe it above
>> remains the same. I run two vista computers and wish to clean up this
>> clutter in them. I'll repost the question in an XP group for an XP
>> answer, but would like a Vista answer from this group.
>> Thank you.
>
>
> Why not just disable the navigation pane? That gives you a pane with
> just your drives in it....you did try that?
How do I disable the navigation panel? That might do it!
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Re: simple question about directory tree
Posted: 11-13-2008, 08:24 PM
Dave wrote:
> In Vista, you can change the items in the Favorite Links (top section),
> or cover it up by dragging the dividing line up.
> But I don't think you can change the Folders section.
>
>
Thanks,
Gordon previously suggested that, but, as you note, it does
not achieve my goal.
Dave
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Re: simple question about directory tree
Posted: 11-13-2008, 09:07 PM
Organize - Layout
unselect Navigation Pane


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"Dr. DOS" <NoSpam@nospam.nospam> wrote in message
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> Gordon wrote:
>> "Dr. DOS" <NoSpam@nospam.nospam> wrote in message
>> news:%23E8J$LcRJHA.4760@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
>>> Dave wrote:
>>>> This group is for Vista, not XP.
>>>>
>>>>
>>> My error. However, with the exception of the multi-panes in the
>>> directory tree, the problem of the clutter as I describe it above
>>> remains the same. I run two vista computers and wish to clean up this
>>> clutter in them. I'll repost the question in an XP group for an XP
>>> answer, but would like a Vista answer from this group.
>>> Thank you.
>>
>>
>> Why not just disable the navigation pane? That gives you a pane with just
>> your drives in it....you did try that?
> How do I disable the navigation panel? That might do it!
 
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