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Windows 7: I have a question about win7 windows explorer

09 Dec 2012   #1

windows 7 home premium 32 bit
I have a question about win7 windows explorer

In Xp Pro I could turn off the navigation panel on the left side in the folders on my desktop. And it wouldn't effect the navigation panel in windows explorer. In Win7 I find when I turn off the navigation panel in the folders on my desktop it also effects windows explorer. Why is this happening? Is there a way to fix this?


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09 Dec 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello Steve,

Turning the navigation pane on or off in Windows 7 is a global setting in Windows Explorer. It can't just be turned on or off for individual folders in Windows Explorer.

Navigation Pane - Turn On or Off

You might see if using an explorer alternative like Explorer++, FreeCommander, or Total Commander may work better for this though.

Hope this helps,
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