Article ID : S500026015 / Last Modified : 11/04/2018

How do I display Folder Bar of Explorer?

    How do I display Folder Bar of Explorer?
    or
    How do I display the window (Folder Bar) that shows a list of folders on the left-hand pane?
    or
    How do I start Explorer?

    * It is Explorer (explorer.exe) that executes the function (called "Explorer" in general) of displaying the contents by double-clicking [My Computer] on the desktop or showing a list of folders on the left-hand pane of the window by clicking [Explorer] in the [Start] menu.



    To display Folder Bar, please try the following methods:

    - Right-click on the [My Computer] icon
    --Procedure--
    Right-click on the [My Computer] icon on the desktop and click [Explorer].

    - Using Shortcut Key
    --Procedure--
    Press the [E] key while pressing the [Windows] key.

    - Using the [Start] button
    Note that the position of [Windows Explorer] in the [Start] menu varies depending on OS.
    --Procedure--
    - For Windows 2000 and Windows Me
    Click [Start] -> [Programs] -> [Accessories] -> [Windows Explorer].
    - For Windows 98SE and Windows 98
    Click [Start] -> [Programs] -> [Windows Explorer].

    - From [Run]
    --Procedure--
    1) Click the [Start] button and click [Run].
    2) Enter "explorer" in the [Open] text box and click [OK].

    - From the toolbar
    In the case of Windows 2000 and Windows Me
    --Procedure--
    Click the [Folders] button in the toolbar.
    * If the [Folders] button is not displayed, display it with the following method:
    Click [View] on the toolbar and click [Toolbars] -> [Standard Buttons].
    The toolbar including the [Folders] button appears.

    In the case of Windows 2000, Windows Me and Windows 98
    --Procedure--
    Click [View] on the toolbar and click [Explorer Bar] -> [Folders].

    - Right-click on the [Start] button
    * The contents of the [Start Menu] folder are displayed on the right-hand pane.
    --Procedure--
    Right-click on the [Start] button on [Taskbar] and click [Explorer].

    --Note--
    The window divided into the right and left on Explorer is called the right pane and the left pane.