Always Show Folders in Windows Explorer

Are You sick of clicking on the “Folders” button to see the folder tree everytime you open Windows Explorer? Here are the simple steps to make that folder tree show by default.

  • Click Start > Control Panel > Folder Options
  • Click the File Types tab.
  • Page down until you locate the icon that looks like a folder in the “Extensions” column.
  • It will have the word “(NONE)” after the icon and the “File Types” column will show Folder. Not “File Folder”, but just “Folder”. Select that entry and click the Advanced button. From that window you can set the default action to “explore” and click “OK”. Click “OK” again to close out of the Folder Options.

Now you will see the split view everytime you open Windows Explorer.

Firefox and integrated Windows Authenication

If you need Firefox to work with integrated Windows Authentication do this:

  1. Open Firefox and go to about:config
  2. In the filter type network.automatic-ntlm-auth.trusted-uris or just scroll down until you find it.
  3. Double click that line and put in the name of the server you want to use windows auth. Ex: localhost, (multiple sites separated by commas)
  4. Click OK and restart Firefox

Yipee! Now you can uninstall IE! (just kidding)