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The Folders Bar in Windows Explorer Does Not Contain Any Icons

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When you view files in Windows Explorer, the Folders bar may not contain any icons. This problem may occur if there is no drive C on your computer. To workaround this problem, use the subst command to point to the drive that Windows XP is installed on. For example, if Windows XP is installed on drive H:

  • Click Start, click Run, type cmd, and click OK

  • At the command prompt, type subst c: h:\, and then press ENTER.
  • Type exit, and then press ENTER.

You can add this subst command to a startup script or to a logon script so that you do not have to repeat this procedure every that time you start your computer. Create a batch file and load it in Windows startup, so that the command is executed every time you log on.