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Windows 7: Explorer.exe - Remap USB Mouse "Back" Function?

18 Apr 2014   #1

Windows 7 Home Prem. 64b
Explorer.exe - Remap USB Mouse "Back" Function?

To jump right to my question...I have a wireless USB mouse (the microsoft wireless mouse 5000, for those concerned). When in windows explorer (win 7) I often find myself using my mouse's physical back and forward hardware keys. This is obviously a shortcut to clicking the screen's provided "previous and next" buttons provided. What I've noticed about these shortcuts is that they take you to the last folder you were viewing in explorer. I often use the side menu and navigation bar for getting around faster, and my biggest pet peeve about the "back button" is that instead of taking me to the next highest (parent) directory, the back button instead navigates me to the last folder I was in. My question, is if there is a tweak I can perform that would affect the back/forward buttons in Windows 7's explorer to direct me to the preceding (parent) folder that I'm currently viewing, as opposed to taking me to my previous directory.

Thank you in advance!

EDIT: Moderators, please feel free to move this topic if I placed it in the wrong section. Thanks!

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18 Apr 2014   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

I have two of the same Microsoft mousses and as far as I know it can't be done.
Your back and foreword buttons will work just like the back and foreword arrows at the top left of the page.
Windows 7 doesn't know what you want to go back to. It only knows where you were and will take you back there.
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 Explorer.exe - Remap USB Mouse "Back" Function?

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