First, always mention those details.

by R. Proffitt Moderator - 11/14/12 12:41 PM

In Reply to: Windows by CLHanssen

In 7, it's gone.
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-desktop/how-to-enable-horizontal-scroll-bar-in-windows-7/1fac03fd-4105-481f-aa2b-4eff61d54877
Picture at http://www.virgentech.com/stuff/explorer_no_horizontal_scrollbar.png

https://www.gpsoft.com.au/help/opus10/default.htm#!Documents/Prefs/Tree_Behaviour.htm notes how it changed from version to version.

For now it's a mystery why your XP has done this. The only clue I found was if I had right aligned text as noted at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/871006

Try another user account to see if it's some user choice.
Bob