The column headers (in Details mode) have disappeared from my Windows 7 Explorer.
(A loong time ago, so I don't remember "what I did"...)

Now I can't sort and resize directly, and that's getting very annoying.
Anyone know how to show (restore) these columns headers?

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  • What have you tried? Is this in all folders? Does this happen in all user profiles? Have you tried to reset the folder view? – CharlieRB Jan 28 '13 at 19:46
  • @Charlie: All folders (even the "library-folders"), but only with my user account. I've tried most setting available through the UI (context menu, folder and search options, switching between various views etc etc.). – Jørn E. Angeltveit Jan 29 '13 at 11:03
  • @Charlie: Found the solution among David's suggestions. – Jørn E. Angeltveit Jan 29 '13 at 11:04

The settings sometimes get messed up by updates or other apps. You could check to see if it's also true when viewing Photos or Music folders but more to the point, it sounds like an error in the registry.

This site suggests a couple of fixes, one of which worked for some.

The solution that worked in this case:

Open the Explorer registry settings and turned off "Web View":

Navigate to:


And set:

WebView = 0x00000000 (0)

Closed all instances of Explorer and re-opened a folder (no reboot).

  • Thank you. It was the "web-view" setting that messed it up in my case. – Jørn E. Angeltveit Jan 29 '13 at 10:53

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