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Windows 7: Explorer - How to open parent folder in a new window?

18 Sep 2011   #1
boren

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 
Explorer - How to open parent folder in a new window?

In Windows XP, I used to Ctrl+click the Parent Folder button (folder icon with a green arrow pointing up). There's no such button in Windows 7 and I can't find a way to do it using the keyboard. Is it possible?

Thanks,
Oren


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18 Sep 2011   #2
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

The big up arrow icon is gone, but the feature to access the parent folder is not gone
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the address bar at the top is the way to reach the parent folder it is a feature in any explorer window.


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18 Sep 2011   #3
boren

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Yes, I know that. But I want to open it in a new separate window, while still having the current window display the current folder. It seems that to do this in Windows 7 I have to open the parent folder, then look for the previous folder and Ctrl+click its name to re-open it in a separate window. This is more cumbersome than the Windows XP method, which only required Ctrl+clicking the Parent Folder icon.
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18 Sep 2011   #4
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

ok . i have never used vista so im out.
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18 Sep 2011   #5
boren

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Actually, I was referring to Windows XP. I think that, like Windows 7, Vista also didn't offer a straightforward way to open the parent folder in a new window. I didn't stick around for too long to check, as it was poor in so many other ways. Windows 7 is better, but I find Windows Explorer to be pretty annoying compared to the Windows XP version.
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18 Sep 2011   #6
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

yeah sorry i meant to say windows xp,
had a brainfart. it was a late night.
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18 Sep 2011   #7
Imperfect1

 
 

Open each Folder in the Same or Own Separate New Window
How to Open a Folder Window in a New Process in Windows 7

Try either or both of these settings:

1. Open Windows Explorer, Tools, Folder Options, General, and under Browse Folders check: "Open each folder in its own window."

2. Open Windows Explorer, Tools, Folder Options, View, Advanced Settings, under Files and Folders, check: "Launch folder windows in a separate process."
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18 Sep 2011   #8
boren

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

But how do I control whether Explorer opens a folder in a new window or in the same window? In XP Ctrl+click (on the Parent Folder icon) did the former, while a simple click did the latter? What's the equivalent separation in Windows 7 (if any)?
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18 Sep 2011   #9
boren

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Barman58 (in another thread) helped me find a solution for this issue: Classic Shell
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18 Sep 2011   #10
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

good , thanks for the update
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