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Windows 7: Navigation pane in Windows Explore unstable

17 Nov 2013   #1

XP/7x32 & x64/8x64/8.1x64
Navigation pane in Windows Explore unstable

When I open Windows Explore, after about 2 seconds navigation-pane scrolls down near bottom of the navigation-pane.
Shortcut Target = C:\Windows\explorer.exe /e,C:\

Same result whether "Show all Folders" enabled or disabled.
and "SaveAs" dialog and "Browse" dialogs

Also occurs when navigating through Navigation pane with keyboard navigation keys.
I have to drag the nav-pane back up to the selected folder

EDIT: Just noticed "Organize" btn is selected in the "after" image -- not by my actions.

Thank you in advance for any help

Before + after images:

Navigation pane in Windows Explore unstable-win-exp-unstable_1.png Navigation pane in Windows Explore unstable-win-exp-unstable_2.png


Toshiba Satellite C665
OS:= Windows 7 Home Premium (32-bit), sp1 (Build 7601) OEM
UI:=Classic Shell Start + Classic Explorer

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18 Nov 2013   #2

W7 Pro SP1 64bit

I think that it is attempting to show you that it found a computer on your network.

If that is want it is doing, then I'm not sure how best to prevent that.
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18 Nov 2013   #3

XP/7x32 & x64/8x64/8.1x64

Thank you UsernameIssues for your response,

There is no network. Just this "Owner-PC" laptop.
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18 Nov 2013   #4

W7 Pro SP1 64bit

Do you see in your second screenshot - where it shows Network and OWNER-PC?

That might be the same laptop that you are on.

Open Explorer and manually scroll down to that area real fast.
See if you see the info for that computer being added within a few seconds.
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18 Nov 2013   #5

XP/7x32 & x64/8x64/8.1x64

It is this laptop.
When I rebooted this laptop (just now) -- read your post -- opened WinExp and tried to manually scroll-down "real fast",
"Network" was listed but it was closed, within seconds "Network" opened to reveal this laptop "Owner-PC"

Would hiding "Network" help ?

This laptop is used to sync with android phones via Samsung "KiAir" via WiFi, on odd occasions.
But no plans for a network.

My external-USB-powered HD is NTFS format and as such, drive property "Type" is "Local Disc" and not "Removable Drive"
I wonder if this is the problem ?
If I remember rightly ... FAT32 format maximum file size is 4GB ?

I would appreciate your comments

Thank you
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18 Nov 2013   #6

W7 Pro SP1 64bit

I'm not sure how best to prevent this issue. I see this at work and it is quite annoying. Imagine that network list with more than a 100 computers. I get to scroll way up or way down. :-(

Let's see if others had a safe suggestion for stopping this.
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18 Nov 2013   #7

Windows 7 32 bit

I found this customizer freeware very useful:
Windows 7 Navigation Pane Customizer: Show, Hide, Rename Items In Windows Explorer Navigation Pane | door2windows

Very intuitive and much easier than plowing through settings or the Registry

Try just removing Network and see if the symptom goes away.
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25 Nov 2013   #8

XP/7x32 & x64/8x64/8.1x64

Thanks MilesAhead for the link to Windows 7 Navigation Pane Customizer
Unfortunately it does not hide "Network" on my laptop

I am still looking for help
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25 Nov 2013   #9

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.1 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit

That is a "feature" (according to some self-proclaimed MS person).

That bug is one of the handful of annoyances that exist in W7 (IMO).

If MS had just fixed that small number of issues on W8 (and not bolted on a tablet interface) it would be selling a lot better.
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25 Nov 2013   #10

Windows 7 32 bit

Unfortunately I don't still have my W7 machine. But I seem to remember getting around this using the Doors2windows tool. It was something like checking only files and folders. Than adding Favorites so that it was positioned below them. Then I dragged the favorites down so that they appeared collapsed. But I'm just going from memory.

I don't know if there is a solution for once you start expanding the files and folders in the nav pane.
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