RE: Context menu -- properties unresponsive



apache_sun
07-09-2005, 11:49 PM
hogyu,

did you get any answer since this message? I also have this problem which is
very annoying.

Thanks.


"hogyu" wrote:

> Wes, Ctrl-F brings up a search menu.
>
> What I'm looking for is the small properties window. If you right click on a
> drive letter in My Computer and click on properties, you'll get some data
> including a pie chart of the drive usage. Do the same on a file, and you get
> similar information, including a tab with the file name, revision, owner of
> the software, etc.
>
> In the past, doing the same on a folder would give me a properties window
> showing, among other things, the total size of all the files and files in
> subfolders in the containing folder. That's what I'm now missing: I can
> still get to the properties of drives and of individual files, but not of
> folders. It certainly complicates the work of archiving material to fit on a
> CD.
>
> I'm sure there's a registry key connected with that function...perhaps in
> Shell...but about all I can do in the registry is follow instructions.
>
> Thanks for your help, and I hope this clarifies the problem.
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net>
> Newsgroups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
> Sent: Friday, April 22, 2005 3:22 AM
> Subject: Re: Context menu -- Properties unresponsive
>
>
> > Ctrl + F
> >
> > --
> > Hope this helps. Let us know.
> >
> > Wes
> > MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
> >
> > In news:%23xFij8nRFHA.204@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl,
> > hogyu <palisa_palisa@hotmail.com> hunted and pecked:
> >> Beginning today (can't think of anything I did that might have prompted
> >> it
> >> to happen), the properties window will not appear in response to a right
> >> click on a folder name. It srtill works for drives or individual files,
> >> but I can't get a report on the total size of all files in a folder
> >> anymore.
> >>
> >> Tried a system restore to a couple of days ago, with no change. Tried
> >> looking in Kelly's grab bag, but couldn't find anything there.
> >>
> >> Appreciate a fix or link to one. BTW, is there a better way to search
> >> Kelly's Korner than by just scrolling that huge list of fixes? There's
> >> gold there, but I haven't found the key to exploiting it.
> >>
> >> Thanks.
> >
>
>
>


RE: Context menu -- properties unresponsive