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Instructions for getting my Folder Options back in IE.? Answered

I got as far as step 5 where it tells me to double click on Windows Exployer. I don't have an option of Windows Exployer there. I"m now worried I have left something opened for virus or hackers to do as they wish, is this the case? What do I do now? Thanking you in advance.

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MahavishnuMan
MahavishnuMan

11 years ago

Folder Options can be accessed several ways in Windows.  You can open My Computer and select Tools>Folder Options on the menu bar at the top of the page.  Also, if you go to Control Panel (make sure to select classic view) folder options should appear.

Accessing folder options will not leave you in any more danger of viruses or hackers.  If you don't have an anti-virus and firewall installed, you're a sitting duck anyhow.

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cat15
cat15

Answer 11 years ago

 Thank you so much, that was easy enough. I am using the free avast anti virus. I don't know if you play Mafia Wars or not, but I'm getting alot of DNS error cannot find server and resolving hosts and unresponsive pages. This happens on my older desktop and on my new laptop, I have firefox, chrome, haven't seen my mafia members for months. No-one seems to have a solution, I don't know maybe there isn't any...lol...but no-one else seems to have these problems daily...just once and a while. No matter, thank you for getting back to me so quickly.

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MahavishnuMan
MahavishnuMan

Answer 11 years ago

There are either incorrect settings on both computers, which is a bit unlikely (particularly if the issue resolves itself occasionally), or problems with your ISP.  DNS stands for "Domain Name Server", and you can think of it as your phonebook on the web; it takes a domain name, like "https://www.instructables.com" and turns it into an IP address, allowing you to use friendly names for websites instead of having to remember the IP for each one (IP addresses are the only thing the network can actually use to resolve a web address).

This error can occur if either the DNS is down on the ISP's side (which wouldn't be a month-long issue) or if your computer is not configured to use it.

What version(s) of Windows are you using, and did the problem occur before or after installing Avast?