Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Explorer only shows 10 directories/files

24 Jan 2012   #1
andis59

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Explorer only shows 10 directories/files

All of a sudden something has changed in my Windows 7.
If I click on Documents in the Navigation window (left side) I then get a list of Directories but only the first 10 subdirectories are listed and I've got a link saying Show All ?? Objects.

It doesn't matter which directory I select I always get the first 10 and then I need to click on the link to show all.

Is there some way to remove this behaviour?

// Anders


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
24 Jan 2012   #2
pcunite

Windows 7 x64
 
 

My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Jan 2012   #3
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

I think this is how it's supposed to work. At least that's how it is for me also.

Name:  StartMenu10folers.jpg
Views: 7
Size:  76.2 KB

Edit: If I click on the link for D-Temp that opens the folder in Windows Explorer and everything is there as it should be. The folders listed in the Start Menu are there to give you a hint or idea of what that folder contains.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

25 Jan 2012   #4
andis59

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks for the answers!

How the Navigation window works I can live with. My annoyance is with the list (right side).
I did a check and it was link Rich said: it's only Libraries that has this function.
So to solve it I created a Favorite of My Documents and voilą! Now I get a list with all subdirectories and files!

Thanks again!

// Anders
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jan 2012   #5
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Ah, Libraries. Where did you find info on that being the cause of the 10 folder limit?

So you pinned a link (Favorite) to My Documents to the Start Menu? If so, I tried that and still only see 10 folders.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jan 2012   #6
andis59

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hmmm...
I just made some trial and error. When I create a Favorite to My Document. When I click on it I am moved to My Document under the Library Documents. I see all subdirectories and files.

This also happens if I "open" Documents so that I see all directories that is included in this Library. If I select My Documents I will see all subdirectories and files

I can't see any special settings, but I might have done something...

// Anders
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Explorer only shows 10 directories/files




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
windows explorer shows folders/files that do not exist
Windows explorer shows folders/files (example: C:\Windows.old) that I wish to delete.When I try to delete them, I get message: "Could not find this item. This is no longer located in C:\. Verify item's location and try again. How do I get rid of them?:(
General Discussion
Directories Not Showing Up In Windows Explorer
Background: I am using a 12+ year old Compaq pentium running XP. 1. Lately getting blue screens. 2. Heard that XP is no longer supported. Since I was happy with the Compaq I bought a Envy from HP. It had Windows 8 installed. Hey, I'm naive I thought that 7 must not have been very good and 8...
General Discussion
Organize my files and directories Windows Explorer
Hello, I search a solution for organize the files list and the directory list how I want. The best would be the possibility to show directly the directory content for some directories. Do you now this ? Thanks
General Discussion
Went from 32 bit to 64, now explorer shows no files
I recently got a virus and had a stick of ram go bad at the same time (bad luck). I decided to scrap the 4 gigs of ram and ordered 8 gigs. This meant I needed to move from 32 bit Win 7 to 64 bit. I wiped the partition to completely remove the virus and installed 64 bit. I realized that Windows...
Installation & Setup
HDD shows up, shows data, no folders or files visible
I just reinstalled Windows 7 64bit after a crash. I reconnected my second HDD to the machine where prior to the crash I stored all my photos and music. The problem is that there appears to be no folders or files visible in the drive, despite it showing over 300GB of used space. See the...
Installation & Setup
HomeGroup Directories don't REFRESH in Explorer x64
I don't think my HomeGroup directories (shared with homegroup pc's) even when no homegroup pc's are logged in, get refreshed properly in Explorer(x64). When I delete a file in a homegroup directory it does actually delete but the screen doesn't refresh to display that the file is gone. Other...
Network & Sharing


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:11.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App