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Windows 7: Controlling Windows Explorer re expanded folders

26 Dec 2011   #1
mediaman09

DELL Win 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 
Controlling Windows Explorer re expanded folders

I have wasted far too much time trying to figure this out on my own, so I thought I'd simple ask !

I have two Win 7 machines both 64 bit Home Premium, Sp1

When create a shorcut to a folder ( eg: SongDB), windows explorer launches exactly as I expect it to , with the SongDB folder expanded in the left pane. As I drill down in the right pane to find my file, the left pane properlty shows me the nested folder path, Perfect.

On my other Win 7 machine, when I do the same thing, it behaves differentely, The left pane goes to the the top of the drive, and stays there. As I drill down on the right pane, I have no idea what folder I am in.

I tired to find the setting to fix this - It should not have to be this hard, but I gave up after 30 minutes of total frustration. It hsould have taken a few seconds.

So I give up - where is the setting??




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26 Dec 2011   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Mediaman,

Right clicking on a empty area in the Navigation Pane, and checking the Expand to current folder option should be the one you are hunting for.

Navigation Pane - Automatically expand to current folder

You might also want the Show all folders option checked as well. You could test with it checked and unchecked to see how you like it or not though.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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26 Dec 2011   #3
mediaman09

DELL Win 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

After some googling, it irnoicall brought me back to this forum, so I found the trick ( re checkboxes in bottom of General Tab of Folder options)


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26 Dec 2011   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That's great news. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.
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