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Windows 7: Folder Scanning

09 Dec 2016   #1
66Biker

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Folder Scanning

Hey hey... I'm back with another silly question. Back on Windows XP and before when I would scroll down a list of folders in Windows Explorer, each folder you saw would automatically show what was in that folder. Thus you could easily see what is in each folder. But in Windows 7 I have to click on each folder with the mouse to see what's in it, as scrolling down the list shows nothing but the name of the folder you're on. Is there a way to change that?

Thanks in advance. As always any assistance is greatly appreciated.


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09 Dec 2016   #2
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Try setting folder options like this.
Folder Scanning-folder-options.jpg
Start> Computer > Organize > Folder Options


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09 Dec 2016   #3
66Biker

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Thanks for replying. But that didn't do it. Do you have any other ideas I could try?
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09 Dec 2016   #4
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I can't think of anything.
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10 Dec 2016   #5
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Okay that feature has been removed in Windows 7 and I can't find a way to get it back. You might consider using portable XYplorerFree - if you create an elevated shortcut and pin it to taskbar or start menu you can run it from there. If you scroll through folders in the left pane contents are expanded in the right pane.

Other than that you could use breadcrumb navigation in explorer by clicking the dropdown arrows in the address bar.
Folder Scanning-breadcrumbs.jpg


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10 Dec 2016   #6
66Biker

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Well, I suppose this is just another of the many things about Windows 7 that I will just have to get used to. The real problem is that the more advanced Windows gets, the older I get, and the less I remember... I remember working at a computer company in the phone support department back in the 1980's and a lot of what I knew back then doesn't seem to apply anymore. Those computers we had back then don't compare to some of the ones we have today.

We had computers by a company named Anasazi from Phoenix, Arizona. They were quite old, even when the newest computer systems available were 286 12Mhz, but they served the purpose for what the company did, which was produce database software for car dealerships to keep track of their inventory. Later I moved from the San Francisco Bay Area to Page, Arizona. While there I found out that Anasazi means "The Ancient Ones" in Navajo, and refers to the ancient Pueblo Peoples of the Four Corners region, circa around 700 AD...

Anyway, thanks for your help, Mate! It is greatly appreciated.

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