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Windows 7: How to make an "Up one Level" / "Parent" button?

13 Apr 2019   #11
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

My apologies for being so thick headed. I was standing on the back porch this morning having a smoke and, for some reason, I got thinking about this thread. It suddenly dawned on me what you wanted.


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13 Apr 2019   #12
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You only need to install the littlle classic explorer part, the rest you can deselect.

Classic shell has been used by millions.

How to make an "Up one Level" / "Parent" button?-classicshell.jpg


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13 Apr 2019   #13
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Confusing, thought you were talking about files in explorer too.. Not only folders. My bad!
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13 Apr 2019   #14
Marty McFly

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
You only need to install the littlle classic explorer part, the rest you can deselect.

Classic shell has been used by millions.
Thanks. This definitely seems like a neat program. I tried installing it and it kind of works, kind of doesn't.

There is now an "Up" button in Explorer, which is fantastic! :) But sadly, this button doesn't appear in the "Save As" dialog of any applications - and that's where I really needed it because that's where the window is usually smaller, meaning you can't see the Breadcrumbs.

Also, now I've installed Classic Shell, the Explorer File menu is permanently visible and I can't find a way to hide it. Just a little glitch, I guess.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wither 2 View Post
My apologies for being so thick headed. I was standing on the back porch this morning having a smoke and, for some reason, I got thinking about this thread. It suddenly dawned on me what you wanted.
No problem, thanks for trying to help anyway.

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Confusing, thought you were talking about files in explorer too.. Not only folders. My bad!
OK, I still have no idea what you mean. Explorer doesn't display files, it only shows you folders containing files?
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13 Apr 2019   #15
MourningStar

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Marty McFly View Post
...Explorer doesn't display files, it only shows you folders containing files?
what do you call it when you're in a folder and viewing it's files?
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13 Apr 2019   #16
MourningStar

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

Off topic: I use one of Mr. Grimm's custom dark themes. Will the Classic Folder interfere with the folder's 'dark' visual?

-thx
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14 Apr 2019   #17
Marty McFly

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MourningStar View Post
what do you call it when you're in a folder and viewing it's files?
I don't suppose what I call it matters. I just don't understand why Non mentioned scrolling or the mouse wheel? What does that have to do with Explorer buttons? The buttons never change, regardless of how far down you've scrolled in a folder. He said it had something to do with viewing files, but when you click on a file in Explorer, it opens in its own application, not in Windows.
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4 Weeks Ago   #18
Marty McFly

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

So, just to update this in case anyone's interested,

Classic Shell has been superseded and is now Open Shell.
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