Monday, November 1, 2010

Windows XP Left Pane Missing

A client recently struggled when his XP workstation's left pane disappeared.  This pane contains commons tasks such as emailing files.

A simple registry modficiaton was needed to remediate the issue:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


After applying the fix, I killed the "explorer.exe" process, then re-opened it.  The pane was now visible.

1 comment:

  1. Another Option is to Go into your Control Panel and open Folder Options and under the General tab>Tasks select "Show common tasks in folders", click Apply/OK