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Windows 7: Get directory tree in left side of Windows Explorer???

05 Dec 2013   #1
andrew12345

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Get directory tree in left side of Windows Explorer???

Hello!

I have some directory like: C:\contract\Bank_statements\self\main\2\ which I want to open in Windows Explorer (Windows 7).

I copy this path to Windows Explorer address bar and it opens the directory.

But I want on the left hand side of Windows Explorer to see the directory tree OPENED on this directory and not on Desktop. How to do this? Currently I need to click on lot of '+' in directory tree to consequently open each following directory to reach C:\contract\Bank_statements\self\main\2\ and this is really time-waisting.

Would appreciate any help in this subject.


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05 Dec 2013   #2
Bongo

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Welcome to the Seven Forums

You could put that folder you are trying to access under your Favorites column in the navigation pane have a look at this tutorial Favorites - Links - Add or Remove in Navigation Pane there's also some related tutorials at the bottom that may help also.

Jerry
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06 Dec 2013   #3
andrew12345

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Jery, thanks for this, but I don't want to add any folder I access to my Favorites. I just want to open any folder (distant from the Root) tree without clicking many times on '+', just straight away expand all the tree up to this folder.

Wondering why this Windows XP functionality vanished in Windows 7 and how other people work with Windows Explorer.
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06 Dec 2013   #4
andrew12345

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Cool, I found the solution, here it is:

In Windows Explorer click "Organize" button (top panel, Left) -> "Folder and search options" -> "Navigation Pane" check the box "Automatically expand to current folder".
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06 Dec 2013   #5
Bongo

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I am glad you found something that works for you.

Jerry
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