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Windows 7: win7 pro not opening Folders in Explorer

12 Mar 2013   #1

Win7 Starter
win7 pro not opening Folders in Explorer

Hi All, got a new laptop with win7pro 64.

In Explorer this command line has always worked in everything from w2000 to win7 Starter.

C:\Windows\explorer.exe /c,C:\MyStuff\Downloads

In the left Panel it would display

.... (dots required for indenting as this editor stripped out blank spaces)

and in the right Panel it listed the contents of the Download Folder. The search bar at the top would show the full correct Path

With this win7pro for the same command line in the left Panel all that I get is...

and in the right Panel, the contents of the Download Folder. The search bar at the top shows the full correct Path

I have been chasing around the web and found some similar problems and I have tried the suggestions for them all and still the left panel does not show the Folder tree structure as it should.

On a suggestion I ran sfc and got this...
"Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations."

Any thoughts?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Mar 2013   #2

Win7 Starter

DUH! OK, found it in the
Tools > Folder Options > Navigation Pane

"Show all Folders"
"Automatically expand.."

Had not seen that before for some reason. Maybe it only appears on the 64bit versions.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Mar 2013   #3

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello CarvedDuck,

You might also see if this may work better for the shortcut.

%windir%\explorer.exe /expand,/focus,C:\MyStuff\Downloads

Hope this helps, :)
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