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Windows 7: Open each Folder in the Same or Own Separate New Window



Open each Folder in the Same or Own Separate New Window

How to Open each Folder in the Same or Own Separate New Window in Windows 7
Published by Brink
27 Jun 2009
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How to Open each Folder in the Same or Own Separate New Window in Windows 7

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This will show you how to have each folder or drive temporarily or always open in the same or its own separate new Windows Explorer window in Windows 7.





OPTION ONE
Temporarily Open Folder in the Same or Separate Window
1. Open a Windows Explorer window, and do step 2 or 3 below.

2. To Open the Folder in the Same Window
A) Right click on a folder or drive, and click on Open. (See screenshot below)
NOTE: By default, you can also just double click on the folder to open it in the same window if the setting in step 2 of OPTION TWO below is still set.
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2. To Open the Folder in its Own Separate New Window
A) Select a folder or drive, and press the CTRL + N keys.

OR

B) Right click on a folder or drive, and click on Open in new window. (See screenshot above)



OPTION TWO
Through Folder Options
1. Open Folder Options.
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2. To Always Open each Folder in the Same Window
NOTE: This is the default setting.
A) Select (dot) Open each folder in the same window, and click on OK. (See screenshot above)
3. To Always Open each Folder in it's Own Separate New Window
NOTE: This also sets Open in the folder or drive context menu to behave the same as the Open in new window context menu item.
A) Dot Open each folder in its own window, and click on OK.(See screenshot below step 1)



OPTION THREE
Manually Through Registry Editor
1. Open the Start Menu, then type regedit in the search box and press enter.

2. If prompted by UAC, then click on Yes (if admininstrator) or type in administrator's password (if standard user).

3. In Registry Editor, navigate to the location below. (see screenshot below)

Code:
 
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CabinetState
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4. In the right pane of CabinetState, right click on Settings and click on Modify. (see screenshot above)

5. To Always Open each Folder in the Same Window
NOTE: This is the default setting.
A) Using your right arrow key, move the cursor over to the right of the 5th "Value data" (2A), press the Backspace key, type in 0A (number 0), and click on OK. (see screenshots below)
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B) Go to step 7.
6. To Always Open each Folder in it's Own Separate New Window
NOTE: This also sets Open in the folder or drive context menu to behave the same as the Open in new window context menu item.
A) Using your right arrow key, move the cursor over to the right of the 5th "Value data" (0A), press the Backspace key, type in 2A, and click on OK. (see screenshots below)
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7. Close regedit.
That's it,
Shawn





22 Sep 2009   #1
KnowOne

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 
Windows 7 will not open each folder in the same window

This might seem small but.....
Windows 7 is opening each folder in its own window, even after following the above steps and rebooting. Any suggestions?

thank you in advance.

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22 Sep 2009   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello KnowOne, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Did you do a clean (format) or upgrade install of Windows 7?

You might see if doing a repair install may be able to fix this for you without losing anything.
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23 Sep 2009   #3
KnowOne

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Thanks, I'll try the repair install after backup my drive.
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28 Sep 2009   #4
KnowOne

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Just checking into say... "It worked!" harmony has been restored.

Thank you
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Sep 2009   #5
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome KnowOne. That's great news.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Jan 2010   #6
BigDaddyZ

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KnowOne View Post
This might seem small but.....
Windows 7 is opening each folder in its own window, even after following the above steps and rebooting. Any suggestions?

thank you in advance.
All i did to correct this was unpin the Windows Explorer icon from the task bar and start menu, do a properties on the icon located in accessories and pasted "C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe " over the top of the existing target (Essentially restoring it to default) and it worked perfectly without having to do a repair install.

Further Target/Shortcut info can be found here: Windows Explorer Taskbar Icon - Change Open To Target

Hope it helps!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Nov 2010   #7
hA1d3R

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

i have the same problem and does not go even after changing folder options

http://www.davidmoore.info/2009/08/1...plorer-errors/
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10 Nov 2011   #8
pieterhouwen

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 (64 bit)
 
 
Help :(

I have the same issue as described above, but I have the correct options enabled in Folder and search options, and I have the correct Registry configuration. A clean install for me is not an option, because I have too much sensitive data that must be preserved and secured at all costs. Does anyone have another idea/suggestion?

Regards,

Pieter Houwen
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10 Nov 2011   #9
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Pieter, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if running a sfc /scannow command may be able to help.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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