• F.A.Q: Installation & Configuration

    This section contains useful information about installing Magellan Explorer, as well as information related to configuring Magellan Explorer.

    1. Magellan Explorer doesn't display a particular file, what do I do?
    2. I am using the right mouse button to select files, how do I display context menus?
    3. How do I change the file selection method to be similar to Windows Explorer?
    4. How do I chose which columns are shown?
    5. How do I change the placement of the main toolbar?
    6. Changing background colors on toolbars does not work
    7. How do I change the file selection method to be similar to Windows Explorer?
    8. How can I add New buttons to the Button Panel
    9. How do I add a custom tool to the button panel?
    10. Can Magellan Explorer be configured to show filesnames without extension?
    11. Can the Folder Windows be tiled horizontally?
    12. Is Magellan Explorer compatible with Windows XP Service Pack 2?
    13. Is Magellan Explorer Windows XP compatible?
    14. How do I create 4 drive window panes?
    15. Is Magellan Explorer Windows ME compatible?
    16. Is Magellan Explorer Windows 2000 compatible?
    17. Can I move the PathBox to the top of the folder window?
    18. Can I turn off the LabelBox?
    19. How do I export my configuration settings?
    20. Upgrading my purchased copy turns it into an evaluation version

    1. Magellan Explorer doesn't display a particular file, what do I do? - Top

    Microsoft Windows may hide certain files determined to belong to the operating system. To make sure these are displayed you must uncheck the "Hide protected operating system files" in the Windows Explorer Folder Options dialog (on the View tab).

    Furthermore, certain settings within Magellan Explorer may hide files. These settings are available in the Folder preferences from within Magellan Explorer on the Advanced tab.

    Updated: November 26, 2004

    2. I am using the right mouse button to select files, how do I display context menus? - Top

    Hold down the right mouse button for approximately one second and the context menu will be shown.

    Updated: November 26, 2004

    3. How do I change the file selection method to be similar to Windows Explorer? - Top

    Open the User Interface preferences from the Options menu and go to the Selection section. The buttons Normal, Commander and Explorer allows for easy switching of selection mode. You can also select the list view mode you prefer, but keep in mind that this affects other selection settings.

    Updated: November 26, 2004

    4. How do I chose which columns are shown? - Top

    Click with the right mouse button on the columns and uncheck the columns you do not wish to show from the popup menu. That changes temporarily for the current folder.

    To permanently save it for either just the current folder (or folder branch) or all folders select "Customize folder" from the view menu. Make sure "remember column layout" is checked, select where the settings should apply and click OK.

    Updated: July 3, 2004

    5. How do I change the placement of the main toolbar? - Top

    From the View menu select Toolbars followed by Toolbar. This will let you select the placement of the main toolbar.

    Updated: July 2, 2004

    6. Changing background colors on toolbars does not work - Top

    Magellan Explorer 3.0 uses Windows XP theme functionality (if enabled) to draw the toolbars. This means that you cannot configure the background colors of the main toolbar, navigation bar, quick bar or drive bar in the preferences unless you use the Windows Classic theme.

    Updated: July 1, 2004

    7. How do I change the file selection method to be similar to Windows Explorer? - Top

    Open the User Interface preferences from the Options menu and go to the Selection section. The buttons Normal, Commander and Explorer allows for easy switching of selection mode. You can also select the list view mode you prefer, but keep in mind that this affects other selection settings.

    Updated: July 1, 2004

    8. How can I add New buttons to the Button Panel - Top

    You can add new buttons to the Button Panel from the "Tools and Toolbars" section of the preferences.

    First, adjust the size of the Button Panel by clicking on the Appearance button. Then click on Add/Remove. You can now add tools to buttons by first clicking on a button and then selecting a tool from the list on the left and clicking Add to Button.

    When you are finished click OK to save.

    Updated: July 1, 2004

    9. How do I add a custom tool to the button panel? - Top

    You can add a custom tool that you have created to the button panel by following these steps:

    1. Go to Tools and Toolbars|Button Panel in the preferences
    2. Choose a button where you wish to add the custom tool
    3. Select your custom tool from the tools list
    4. Click the "Add to button" button.

    Updated: July 1, 2004

    10. Can Magellan Explorer be configured to show filesnames without extension? - Top

    No, this cannot be configured.

    Updated: December 6, 2001

    11. Can the Folder Windows be tiled horizontally? - Top

    Yes! From the Window menu choose "Top-bottom windows" from either the "Dual Windows" or "Dual Explorer" sub menu depending on whether you wish to use Explorer mode or not.

    Updated: July 1, 2004

    12. Is Magellan Explorer compatible with Windows XP Service Pack 2? - Top

    Magellan Explorer 3.0 has been tested successfully with the Service Pack 2 Preview Release on Windows XP.

    Updated: July 1, 2004

    13. Is Magellan Explorer Windows XP compatible? - Top

    Yes, version 2.53 and later is compatible with Windows XP. Earlier versions may not work properly.

    Updated: December 6, 2001

    14. How do I create 4 drive window panes? - Top

    You can currently only have two window panes (or folder windows as we call them).

    Updated: July 1, 2004

    15. Is Magellan Explorer Windows ME compatible? - Top

    Yes, Magellan Explorer has been tested on Windows ME (Millenium Edition) and there should be no incompatibilities.

    Updated: March 8, 2001

    16. Is Magellan Explorer Windows 2000 compatible? - Top

    Yes, we have tested Magellan Explorer extensively on Windows 2000 Professional and there should be no incompatibilities.

    Updated: March 8, 2001

    17. Can I move the PathBox to the top of the folder window? - Top

    No, you cannot currently configure the loaction of the PathBox or turn it off.

    Updated: March 3, 2001

    18. Can I turn off the LabelBox? - Top

    No, the LabelBox cannot be turned off as it is essential in showing which folder window is the active, as well as showing the label and free disk space for that folder window.

    Updated: March 3, 2001

    19. How do I export my configuration settings? - Top

    Exporting and importing Magellan Explorer configuration settings can be performed using the Import and Export menu options on the Options|Preferences menu.

    Updated: July 1, 2004

    20. Upgrading my purchased copy turns it into an evaluation version - Top

    Upgrades from Magellan Explorer 2.x to 3.0 require the purchase of an upgrade which is currently available for $19.95 from our order page.

    After ordering you will receive your personal key shortly and should be up and running in no time.

    Updated: July 1, 2004

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