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Microsoft KB Archive/169480

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Custom Changes to Folder Not Displayed

Last reviewed: July 30, 1997
Article ID: Q169480

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The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer version 4.0 for Windows 95
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer version 4.0 for Windows NT 4.0

SYMPTOMS

Custom changes to a folder may not be reflected in My Computer or Windows Explorer. This behavior can occur whether you use the Customize This Folder command or you edit the Folder.htm file manually.

CAUSE

This behavior can occur when the folder you are trying to customize has been copied or moved to a different location after it was originally customized.

RESOLUTION

To work around this problem, perform the following steps:

  1. Delete the Desktop.ini file from the current folder location.
  2. If you want to preserve changes to the Folder.htm file in the new location, rename the Folder.htm file to Folder.org.
  3. Open the folder in Windows Explorer or My Computer, and then click Customize This Folder on the View menu.
  4. Follow the instructions in the Customize This Folder Wizard. This creates a new Folder.htm file.

    Note: If you renamed the Folder.htm file to Folder.org in Step 2, delete the new Folder.htm file and then rename the Folder.org file to Folder.htm.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Internet Explorer 4.0 Platform Preview 1. This problem does not occur with Internet Explorer 4.0 Platform Preview 2. To obtain Internet Explorer 4.0 Platform Preview 2, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

   http://www.microsoft.com/ie/ie40/

MORE INFORMATION

When you customize a folder, the Desktop.ini file references the Folder.htm file using its full path name. If the folder is then moved to a new location, the original Folder.htm file is no longer available. If the folder is copied to a new location, the Folder.htm file is still available in the original location and is used instead of the Folder.htm file in the new folder location.


Additional query words: 4.00

Keywords : msient msiew95 kbenv kbui
Version : 4.0
Platform : WINDOWS


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Last reviewed: July 30, 1997
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