Windows 10: Windows 10 views back to front

Discus and support Windows 10 views back to front in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Howdy, I have a Windows 10 laptop that has been working fine since being upgraded from Win7 about 6 months ago. I switched it on yesterday, no... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by rodf, Apr 7, 2016.

  1. rodf Win User

    Windows 10 views back to front


    Howdy,
    I have a Windows 10 laptop that has been working fine since being upgraded from Win7 about 6 months ago.
    I switched it on yesterday, no problems encountered, until I opened File Explorer (old Windows Explorer) and found the window/view had 'mirror imaged' – the top menu options (file/home/share/view) had switched to the right side of the window, and the 'close' and minimise buttons had switched to the left side. The Navigation/file view is also reversed.

    I opened Control Panel, same thing, everything reversed. See attachements.
    This was a strange experience!

    I downloaded the latest Windows updates thinking it may have been a bug, but no change.
    I also noticed that when I right click a WINRAR zip file, the first 3 or 4 options in the pop-up are written in Arabic, along with the typical English options underneath.
    Has anybody seen this before or can advise a fix?
    Any help appreciated.
    Cheers,
    Rod

    :)
     
    rodf, Apr 7, 2016
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    video call in E63

    how do i enable the front camera? surely the is a way to switch views from the back camera to the front??
     
    Kez8610, Apr 7, 2016
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  4. Windows 10 views back to front

    Hello rodf Welcome to the Ten Forums!

    I could tell you what I might do or someone else would do namely wipe the entire drive and start all over fresh to eliminate any concerns over malware. I do have to suspect that but also have to advise looking to see any new language pack or other programs were just installed lately. A bug laced app if not a language pack would be a thought in that regard.

    The next option of course is booting into the F8 Boot options for the Recovery/Repair tools and trying to get the System Restore feature running knowing it would be a task while still in Windows to see a recent still old enough restore point selected to go back far enough before the hidden change was made. While you see it now you still don't know just when whatever struck?!

    Something went sideways on you for sure seeing that. The Clean Install left open for the two last resort options in order to get this cleaned up. I would still opt for the System Restore point first however to get things rolled back if possible.
     
    Night Hawk, Apr 7, 2016
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  5. Ztruker Win User
    Ztruker, Apr 8, 2016
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  6. bro67 Win User
    Ztrucker I am thinking that they may have downloaded a torrent of the program that they are using to look at Rar's, instead of a trusted version from majorgeeks.com

    7-zip is the better choice for the OP. 7-zip.org. Get rid of that other software. The other is Peazip, which can be downloaded from peazip.org

    Also run a full scan from the instructions in the Malware forum for majorgeeks.com that is titled "Read me first".
     
    bro67, Apr 8, 2016
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  7. derekimo Win User
    Looks like you can just delete a few files and restart too,


    Windows 10 views back to front [​IMG]
     
    derekimo, Apr 8, 2016
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  8. Windows 10 views back to front

    I run the trial version of Winrar here and never once on any build have run into anything like this. So depending on just where you download from that seems to be where the problem originates. Majorgeeks while a totally safe site is a bit outdated as far as the apps they see there. Cnet Download or Softpedia on the other hand are kept updated. Softpedia News is something many are familiar with already.

    The latest version where you wouldn't have to worry about any reverse view problems is found at WinRAR (64-bit) - Free download and software reviews - CNET Download.com

    This isn't strlctly a Winrar or 10 problem either since several posts about this problem being seen in previous versions many with 7 have been run into.
     
    Night Hawk, Apr 8, 2016
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  9. bro67 Win User
    Night Hawk the software is not out of date, unless it is no longer supported.

    Tim has not been regularly updating the database info, but the downloads from the author sites are the latest.

    Never download from CNet, because they do tend to embed the software in installers that can hit you with drive bys.
     
    bro67, Apr 8, 2016
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  10. Downloaded numerous time from cnet without issues. In fact to replace the 371 I just downloaded the latest 531 version

    That was the top line of the license agreement and nothing else like Yahoo toolbars. McAFail trials, etc. are found in the downloads there. Other sites on the other hand are often found laced with unwanted options added in while the Winrar downloads have generally been found clean over the years. The best place where you know 100% for sure no bugs are laced in is always direct from teh software's home site itself! WinRAR archiver, a powerful tool to process RAR and ZIP files

    Just be careful you don't hit the wrong download link there however as you will notice the Arabic links for the 32bit and 64bit are right next to the American links followed immediately after by the ...

    But that still wouldn't explain the Arabic being found in an explorer window even when it opened up in a reverse view suggesting something else besides Winrar is at fault unless the wrong download link was hit?
     
    Night Hawk, Apr 8, 2016
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  11. derekimo Win User
    derekimo, Apr 8, 2016
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  12. Well from the look at the Winrar home site you can see how easily someone might have hit the wrong download link since they have everything jammed up in a bunch! You have to remove all traces as well as using the uninstall option to avoid any repeats. During the installation you will also note the integration options in check boxes for context and other menu items as far as File Explorer is concerned.
     
    Night Hawk, Apr 8, 2016
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  13. rodf Win User

    Windows 10 views back to front

    Hi All,
    I will try everything suggested here and let you know how I go.
    Thanks to all of you who tried to help, I really appreciate it.
    Cheers,
    Rod
     
  14. rodf Win User
    Thanks All, I simply had to uninstall WINRAR as per the advice here.
    Cheers again, Rod
     
  15. Well it turned out to be what I thought something you downloaded from the wrong link! At least this was a quick fix however. *Smile
     
    Night Hawk, Apr 8, 2016
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