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Windows 7: Windows Explorer: Tree View/Navigation Pane problem

14 Oct 2012   #1
Xeno Morph

Windows 7 Home Premium SPk1 x64
 
 
Windows Explorer: Tree View/Navigation Pane problem

I use windows explorer a lot and I always use the left side navigation pain/tree view. The problem I have, first started after I switched from XP to Vista. When I click on the little red triangle, the folder should open, revealing the folders within like a drop down menu does. The parent folder does reveal the contents, but it jumps all the way down to the bottom of the explorer window concealing the contents of the parent folder, then I have to scroll up to see the folders within. Win XP never does this. What is really irritating is that the problem is intermittent. 50% of the time it works fine, the other half, the parent folder drops down to the bottom concealing the folder contents. I have three desktops in my home, two with W732, one with WXP32 and a laptop with W764, all have the same issue except for the one with XP. At first I was thinking that it was a bug specific to Vista and since Win 7 was due to be released soon after Vista, I dealt with it until I upgraded to Win 7. Unfortunately, Win 7 32/64bit also continued to have the same problem. This was really becoming a pain in the (you know what). If anyone has had the same frustrating problem, and found a solution they would like to share, or if someone has some input, it would be most appreciated. Thank you.

Baron



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14 Oct 2012   #2
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I saw that too. It's a bug in Windows explorer. Researching a little on how to fix it, found that it has been reported to MS numerous times and they do NOT plan to fix it.

The only workaround I know of is installing a program called "Classic shell" (Welcome to Classic Shell). It adds a lot of options in Windows Explorer to customize and make it similar to WinXP, and even has a complete replacement for the start menu to look like previous versions.
The important part is, it includes an option to fix that bug among its customization options. I'm using it and so far it never annoyed me with that bug anymore.
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15 Oct 2012   #3
Xeno Morph

Windows 7 Home Premium SPk1 x64
 
 

Alejandro85
Thanks for the reply. No surprise that MS has no plans to fix. Also, thanks for the link. Sounds like my kind of program, I love software that allows me to tweak Windows. I will check it out "pronto".

Baron
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19 Oct 2012   #4
Cymbal Man Freq

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I will download this. Welcome to Classic Shell
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