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Windows 7: Explorer only shows 10 directories/files


24 Jan 2012   #1

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

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24 Jan 2012   #2

Windows 7 x64
 
 

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24 Jan 2012   #3

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

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

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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.


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25 Jan 2012   #4

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
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25 Jan 2012   #5

Windows 8 Core 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.
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25 Jan 2012   #6

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
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