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  1. Posts : 154
    Windows 7 Ultimate Beta 7000

    up button

    is there a way to get the up button back like in xp?

    for windows 7 or i guess vista too
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  2. Posts : 3,141
    Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64

    Hello tdk08,

    Welcome to the forums.

    There may be a third party app that will do that, but you can click on any folder in the path and be taken to that folder. Called a breadcrumb trail or something like that. The arrows next to each folder will give you a list of what's there.

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  3. Posts : 114
    Windows 7 RC1

    You can also use backspace if your not comfortable with that. :)
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  4. Posts : 55
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64

    Abhimanyu said:
    You can also use backspace if your not comfortable with that. :)
    Backspace navigates back, not up.
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  5. Posts : 2
    Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP

    The breadcrumb is not as good as the old up-button in XP and unfortunately not a perfect alternative. The biggest problem is that it does not support ctrl-click (which should open the folder in a new window). Ctrl-click on the up-button did that, and it's very useful... I have no idea why on earth MS didn't implement that in the breadcrumb also - that would be the easiest thing in the world for them, and it would not break any new UI-philosofies...

    However, there is help :)
    I bought "Mavis Up Button" (only $5) and it works in both Vista and Windows 7 (including ctrl-click of course)! The only problem I've found with it is that it does not support multiple running instances of explorer.exe. Now, that's not very common, but some apps open a new explorer.exe, and that causes explorer to crash :/ At least on my Vista 64-bit...
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  6. Posts : 23
    Windows 7 Ultimate, Signature Edition 64bit

    So..... I got the 7 upgrade for the older HP Pavillion running through my TV in the living room. Runs great too. Got a nice mouse, enabled the onscreen keyboard, and put the actual keyboard away. I'm really missing that up button in Explorer.

    Has anyone found a way to enable the lost XP feature?

    I'm running both 32 and 64 bit systems.
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  7. Posts : 12,364
    8 Pro x64

    MrBachelor said:

    Has anyone found a way to enable the lost XP feature?

    I'm running both 32 and 64 bit systems.
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  8. Posts : 167
    Windows 7 Ultimate (x86)

    Since Vista I've gotten very used to clicking in the address bar to navigate up. I find it easier almost since I can skip multiple folders. For opening in a new window I jsut right click the folder in the nav pane and select open in new window.
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  9. Posts : 69
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64

    You know, I been googling etc about this very problem and HUNDREDS of people on dozens of forums, message boards etc have complained about not liking the bread crumbs and wishing there was a way to add in the up button again.

    I tried the trial of Mavis Up Button but considering I need it for about 6 computers, it's kind of a rip off.

    Looks like it was cracked "Mavis.Up.Button.v1.0-Lz0" but I sure as heck can't find it.

    I can't believe no ones made a free little tool to add this in yet with as many people as there are asking. I'm actually shocked.

    Hopefully someone does soon, I don't really like the bread crumbs either.
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  10. Ivo
    Posts : 398
    Windows 7 Home 64, Vista Ultimate 64

    I am working on a free utility that adds the Up button to Windows Explorer (among other features). See attached screenshot.

    It is still in beta and I could use some testers. If anybody is interested, contact me at {REMOVED} and I can send you a copy.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails up button-toolbar.png  
    Last edited by Airbot; 29 Nov 2009 at 20:14. Reason: removed email..please use PM system instead.
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