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Folder Options Command Missing From View Menu in Windows Explorer

This article was previously published under Q245732
This article applies to Windows 2000. Support for Windows 2000 ends on July 13, 2010. The Windows 2000 End-of-Support Solution Center is a starting point for planning your migration strategy from Windows 2000. For more information see the Microsoft Support Lifecycle Policy.
When you click the View menu in Windows Explorer, the Folder Options command is missing.
This behavior occurs because the Folder Options command is (in Windows 2000) located on the Tools menu in Windows Explorer.
This behavior is by design.
You can use the Folder Options command to change the appearance of your desktop and folder content, and specify how folders open. For example, you can choose whether you want a single window to open (instead of cascading windows) when you open folders that are within the selected folder. Also, you can designate whether folders open with a single-click or double-click.

You can also use the Folder Options command to enable the Active Desktop or display hyperlink text in folders (General tab), change the program used to open certain types of files (File Types tab), or make files available when you are not connected to the network (Off-line Files tab).

Changes you make in Folder Options apply to the appearance of the contents of Windows Explorer (including My Computer, My Network Places, My Documents, and Control Panel) windows. However, Folder Options settings do not apply to the folder toolbars.

Article ID: 245732 - Last Review: 03/02/2007 00:28:49 - Revision: 3.4

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