Category view missing from Control panel

  skidzy 22:49 30 Nov 06

Hello Forum

Ive been looking for the registry tool to repair the missing Category view in control Panel,but sadly no joy.

If i open Control Panel,im stuck in Classic view.Not a major problem,just annoying.

Ive tried a fix from the Doug Knox site but still no joy.

This has been going on for a while now,and im determined to get it repaired.
I believe it was due to running Ccleaner a while back.
System restore no joy either.

XP Home SP2
All updated and all scans clean.

As usual,all advice welcome and greatly appreciated.

  GANDALF <|:-)> 22:53 30 Nov 06
  birdface 22:54 30 Nov 06

If you go back into control panel, Where catagory view should be, you will see a little arrow pointing down, just click on that and it should show it,

  terryf 22:55 30 Nov 06

Have you tried a google for 'winxp restore control panel category view' There were some hits but I didn't see doug Knox, Must admit didn't look too far

  birdface 22:57 30 Nov 06

Sorry Skidzy did not realise it was you, Obviously you would have tried that,Argh,just having a bad day.

  skidzy 23:10 30 Nov 06

Cheers guys,still no joy.

GANDALF <|:-)> gone through your link and the registry and the Forceclassiccontrol is not listed.
Only Nocontrolpanel reg key of REG_DWORD value is O

Thankyou anyway.

I have Googled now for around a month,but i must admit defeat and ask you guys.Ive tried various methods and still no joy.

  birdface 23:21 30 Nov 06

Right ,I dont know what I am talking about here, But you have to do the reverse of what I say, Okay goes like this, Into control panel, Double click folder options, On general tab,Under tasks, Click use Windows Classic Folders, Note choosing this option hides the defaultTask links in left pane of Windows Folders, sutch as My documents, It also makes the Category View in Control panel, Unavailable. If you reverse that , will it get your Category View back,

  skidzy 23:30 30 Nov 06

your a legend,now i had tried that with IE7 and had no joy.
I uninstalled IE7 and didnt think to try that again...and bingo it works.

Thankyou so much...and you DO know what your talking about.
I had to untick use Windows Classic Folders and select Common tasks.

Thanks everyone for the replies and advice.

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