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Windows 7: folder management

11 Jun 2011   #1
Jack C

Windows 7 Professsional 64 bit
 
 
folder management

I can't seem to find out how to do this: In Windows Explorer, when I delete a subfolder, the main folder then becomes highlighted. This makes it difficult to delete subfolders, one at a time, without having to scroll down to the subfolders in question.
In Win XP, deleting a subfolder simply moves the highlight to the next subfolder in the list.
I tried the settings in "view folders" but I can't seem to find anything which addresses this.
Thanks for any suggestions.

Jack


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11 Jun 2011   #2
jaydeee

 
 

hands off I guess you're deleting your folders from your hierarchy view (on the left side of windows explorer) if I am correct then I guess that will really happen. I would do the deletion on the right hand instead. click your parent folder to show its sub folder to the right pane of windows explorer, then start deleting from there.

hope it helps.
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11 Jun 2011   #3
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Yes, Win 7 is not XP and behaves differently. In the folder view in Explorer, always visible in 7, the parent folder WILL get high lighted after deleting a subfolder. This is because you just deleted a sub-folder after first have the main folder open, it is no longer there so it goes back to the main one with a hight light. Is this preventing you from deleting folders?
It is much easier as stated to open the folder in its own window and then do the deleeting.
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11 Jun 2011   #4
Jack C

Windows 7 Professsional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jaydeee View Post
hands off I guess you're deleting your folders from your hierarchy view (on the left side of windows explorer) if I am correct then I guess that will really happen. I would do the deletion on the right hand instead. click your parent folder to show its sub folder to the right pane of windows explorer, then start deleting from there.

hope it helps.
Yes, that's what I was doing. Will try the right pane from now on. Thanks very much.
Jack
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11 Jun 2011   #5
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

You're welcome Jack.
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11 Jun 2011   #6
Jack C

Windows 7 Professsional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Yes, Win 7 is not XP and behaves differently. In the folder view in Explorer, always visible in 7, the parent folder WILL get high lighted after deleting a subfolder. This is because you just deleted a sub-folder after first have the main folder open, it is no longer there so it goes back to the main one with a hight light. Is this preventing you from deleting folders?
It is much easier as stated to open the folder in its own window and then do the deleeting.
Open the folder in its own window. I will set explorer to open each folder in its own window and see what happens. Also I will try the right pane to work with folders and subfolders.
Many thanks.
Jack
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11 Jun 2011   #7
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Oh yes, I have open in it's own window checked too.
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