Thursday, March 14, 2013 3:43 PM
Is there a way to enable Classic folder view on 2008 R2. I'm looking for something like the below image.
I can't seem to get it to behave that way in spite of the reg edits for this key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\WebView - 0 (disable)
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\ClassicViewState - 1 (enable).
Any thoughts - greatly appreciated
Saturday, March 16, 2013 12:46 PM
I think you can have something similar to layout of image below; but if you are asking for icons, mmm....I think it isn't possible.
I suggest to read this articles and forum posts:
- Configure Windows Explorer Folder Options through Powershell
- Making Windows Server 2008 Look Like Server 2003 ?
- How to modify your folder view settings or to customize a folder
- Server 2008 R2 Taskbar and Folder View Registry Settings
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- Marked As Answer by Cheers ZHANGMicrosoft Contingent Staff, Moderator Thursday, March 21, 2013 6:39 AM
Monday, March 18, 2013 12:48 PM
Right. Some of those links I has visited already before posting this.
Thank you though - i didn't realize the Organize section was the one that has the toggle switches for the preview/nav/details panes.
I guess there's no real way to get the windows to display the same way as 2003 does - with a simple status bar at the bottom, and modifiable address bar, menu and "standard buttons" bars.
There's a lot more "white" space around the listings also. Both the column headers and the listings take up more space. Compare the above screen shot you posted with the one below:
Anyway, i wish they would've enable the previous layouts for those that still them.