Quizzes & Puzzles7 mins ago
View file address bar in windows xp home edition
this question does not relate to explorer rather the actual files saved on my computer e.g. i would like to have the bar with the file address appear at the top of the files i open (as is default for xp professional edition). I have already tried ticking the box entitled "display the full path in the address bar" from the folder options choice without any joy... if anyone has any suggestion it would be most appreciated. Many thanks
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I think you mean you can't see the address bar (consequently choosing what to show in it will have no effect). To show the address bar, just click:
As I said before, just click:
thanks - sorry for not understanding your previous post my hatred for all things computery is making me grumpy... it still doesn't work must have some annoying default set on my machine - bleeding dell fill laptops full of rubbish before sending them to you... and whats wrong with a good old fashioned instruction book!!! phoned them up once to ask for some such an instruction book as i was having trouble connecting to the internet - they told me to look on line at it - i screamed...
If there is a tick next to Lock the Toolbars, click on it, then click View/Toolbars again.
Note all the items that have ticks, and remove the ticks from each EXCEPT Standard Buttons in the same way.
If the window does not fill your entire screen, maximize it by either double-clicking the title bar, clicking once on the maximize button (to the left of the red X in the top right corner)
Click View/Toolbars again and notice that there is not a tick next to Address bar; Click it.
Hopefully the address bar will now be visible (or at least the word "Address").
Put the mouse pointer over the word "Adrress" and hold down the left mouse button, and the pointer should change to a 4-way arrow.
Keeping the left mouse-button held down, drag downwards
Release the mouse button, and you should now have the adress bar on a line of its own
Finally, click View/Toolbars/Lock the Toolbar
You can restore the window to its original size by either double-clicking the Title bar again or by clicking on the same button that you used to maximize it.
I hope this helps - if not, i'm fresh out of ideas!