Explorer window is empty- how to show drives and folders?

The_Wallace wrote on 7/3/2020, 10:24 PM

I've used Vegas for several years and just installed a fresh copy Movie Studio 17 tonight in Windows 10/64 . I was moving through the menus checking things out and x'd out Explorer. So I went back into View/Windows/Explorer and re-enabled it but the Explorer windows is blank...no drives or folders show (see attachment). No view or setting I've tried will fix it. Anyone know what could cause a blank Explorer?


EricLNZ wrote on 7/3/2020, 10:44 PM

I can reproduce what you are seeing if Explorer is showing an empty folder. Have you tried going up a level?

The_Wallace wrote on 7/4/2020, 7:36 AM

When I go up a level nothing happens. It’s weird behavior. I’m wondering if there’s a default path somewhere that tells Vegas what to point to for the explorer window.

j-v wrote on 7/4/2020, 8:22 AM

Which version are you using, because as you wrote "Movie Studio 17" that one has no explorer like the other plain versions I have.
If you use the Platinum version my advice is to do a full reset of the program: https://www.vegascreativesoftware.info/us/forum/faq-how-can-i-reset-vegas-pro-to-default-settings--104646/

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The_Wallace wrote on 7/4/2020, 8:47 AM

Mine is the Platinum 17 version. Thanks for the tip....the reset worked and restored the Explorer and desktop...all ok now. A good tool to remember.

Jack S wrote on 7/4/2020, 9:59 AM

@The_Wallace A good tip to write down as well as remember. If your memory's like mine, the next time you want the tip, you'll have forgotten it.

randy-flaum wrote on 2/19/2021, 10:01 AM

I have a problem with some of the windows but always with the Explorer Window, when I click Save. The window goes from its regular look to an icon only. Example had been uploaded I am able to return back to the original window by clicking the box next to the word Explorer and then clicking it again. I think this is a problem.

EricLNZ wrote on 2/19/2021, 5:01 PM

@randy-flaum You have a Project Notes tab? Are you using Vegas Pro? If so suggest you start a new thread in the Pro section where it will probably get more attention.