Places Bar is placed at the left side of Microsoft Office “Open/Save dialog” to allow the user fast access to History, Desktop, My Documents etc. This setting enables you to specify the view of the content of user defined folders for the “Places Bar” in MS Office XP, depending on whether you want to look in Thumbnails view, List view, Details view, or Summary view.
For this, go to Start > Run menu, enter “regedit” and navigate to the registry path listed below. You can create a Dword value “View” in the right panel, if this value does not exist. Now, right-click and modify its value to one of the view_codes among the list.
|View Style||view_code |
The changes take effect after a restart or logoff.