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Uninstalling Internet Explorer Restores Default Settings


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Symptoms

When you uninstall Internet Explorer, some of the following options may revert to the Microsoft Windows 95 or Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 default settings:

Windows 95

  • Browse folders by using a single window that changes as you open each folder
  • Show all files
  • Display the full MS-DOS path in the title bar
  • Hide MS-DOS file extensions for file types that are registered

Windows NT

  • Browse folders by using a single window that changes as you open each folder
  • Show all files
  • Display the full path in the title bar
  • Hide file extensions for known file types
  • Display compressed files and folders with alternate color

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Resolution

To work around this issue, change these options manually to the settings you want to use. To do so, follow these steps:

Windows 95

  1. Double-click My Computer, and then click Options on the View menu.
  2. On the Folder tab, click one of the following options:

    • Browse folders by using a single window that changes as you open each folder
    • Browse folders using a seperate window for each folder
  3. On the View tab, in the Hidden Files box, click one of the following options:

    • Show All Files
    • Hide Files Of These Types
  4. On the View tab, click one or both of the following check boxes to select or clear them:

    • Display the full MS-DOS path in the title bar
    • Hide MS-DOS file extensions for file types that are registered
  5. Click OK.

Windows NT

  1. Double-click My Computer, and then click Options on the View menu.
  2. On the Folder tab, click one of the following options:

    • Browse folders by using a single window that changes as you open each folder
    • Browse folders using a seperate window for each folder
  3. On the View tab, in the Hidden Files box, click one of the following options:

    • Show All Files
    • Hide Files Of These Types
  4. On the View tab, click one or both of the following check boxes to select or clear them:

    • Display the full path in the title bar
    • Hide file extensions for known file types
    • Display compressed files and folders with alternate color
  5. Click OK.

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Keywords: kbenv, kbui, KB173921

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Article Info
Article ID : 173921
Revision : 4
Created on : 2/20/2004
Published on : 2/20/2004
Exists online : False
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