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Old 07-14-2009, 05:30 PM   #1
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Default Folders don't expand in Explorer view like they do in XP

When I'm running Windows Explorer and (single) click on a folder name in the
nav panel, the contents are displayed properly in the other panel BUT the
folder doesn't expand in the nav panel like it does with XP. To force it to
expand I have to click the '+' sign next to it.

Is there someway I can make Explorer behave like it does in XP? Am I missing
a setting somewhere?

Thanks!



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Old 07-14-2009, 07:30 PM   #2
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Control Panel >Folder Options (you may need to switch View by" at the right
top to "Large icons" to see it).

In the Navigation section under the General tab check the "Automatically
expand to current folder" checkbox. You might also check "Show all folders"
while you are at it. Click any OKs and start an Explorer window.

Saucy


"RW" <ranger52oc@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:OSXy8HKBKHA.1248@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...[color=blue]
> When I'm running Windows Explorer and (single) click on a folder name in
> the nav panel, the contents are displayed properly in the other panel BUT
> the folder doesn't expand in the nav panel like it does with XP. To force
> it to expand I have to click the '+' sign next to it.
>
> Is there someway I can make Explorer behave like it does in XP? Am I
> missing a setting somewhere?
>
> Thanks!
>[/color]
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Old 07-14-2009, 08:30 PM   #3
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Thanks Saucy! I shall give this a try ASAP.


"Saucy" <saucylemon@newsgroup.nospam> wrote in message
news:Ohw8nHLBKHA.4336@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...[color=blue]
> Control Panel >Folder Options (you may need to switch View by" at the
> right top to "Large icons" to see it).
>
> In the Navigation section under the General tab check the "Automatically
> expand to current folder" checkbox. You might also check "Show all
> folders" while you are at it. Click any OKs and start an Explorer window.
>
> Saucy
>
>
> "RW" <ranger52oc@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:OSXy8HKBKHA.1248@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...[color=green]
>> When I'm running Windows Explorer and (single) click on a folder name in
>> the nav panel, the contents are displayed properly in the other panel BUT
>> the folder doesn't expand in the nav panel like it does with XP. To force
>> it to expand I have to click the '+' sign next to it.
>>
>> Is there someway I can make Explorer behave like it does in XP? Am I
>> missing a setting somewhere?
>>
>> Thanks!
>>[/color][/color]


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Old 07-14-2009, 09:30 PM   #4
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Uh-oh..... I don't have a "Automatically expand current folder" checkbox on
the General tab.

Now what? :-)

RW






"Saucy" <saucylemon@newsgroup.nospam> wrote in message
news:Ohw8nHLBKHA.4336@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...[color=blue]
> Control Panel >Folder Options (you may need to switch View by" at the
> right top to "Large icons" to see it).
>
> In the Navigation section under the General tab check the "Automatically
> expand to current folder" checkbox. You might also check "Show all
> folders" while you are at it. Click any OKs and start an Explorer window.
>
> Saucy
>
>
> "RW" <ranger52oc@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:OSXy8HKBKHA.1248@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...[color=green]
>> When I'm running Windows Explorer and (single) click on a folder name in
>> the nav panel, the contents are displayed properly in the other panel BUT
>> the folder doesn't expand in the nav panel like it does with XP. To force
>> it to expand I have to click the '+' sign next to it.
>>
>> Is there someway I can make Explorer behave like it does in XP? Am I
>> missing a setting somewhere?
>>
>> Thanks!
>>[/color][/color]


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Old 07-14-2009, 09:30 PM   #5
Gene E. Bloch
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Same here.

On Tue, 14 Jul 2009 13:46:41 -0700, RW wrote:
[color=blue]
> Uh-oh..... I don't have a "Automatically expand current folder" checkbox on
> the General tab.
>
> Now what? :-)
>
> RW
>
>
>
>
>
>
> "Saucy" <saucylemon@newsgroup.nospam> wrote in message
> news:Ohw8nHLBKHA.4336@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...[color=green]
>> Control Panel >Folder Options (you may need to switch View by" at the
>> right top to "Large icons" to see it).
>>
>> In the Navigation section under the General tab check the "Automatically
>> expand to current folder" checkbox. You might also check "Show all
>> folders" while you are at it. Click any OKs and start an Explorer window.
>>
>> Saucy
>>
>>
>> "RW" <ranger52oc@yahoo.com> wrote in message
>> news:OSXy8HKBKHA.1248@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...[color=darkred]
>>> When I'm running Windows Explorer and (single) click on a folder name in
>>> the nav panel, the contents are displayed properly in the other panel BUT
>>> the folder doesn't expand in the nav panel like it does with XP. To force
>>> it to expand I have to click the '+' sign next to it.
>>>
>>> Is there someway I can make Explorer behave like it does in XP? Am I
>>> missing a setting somewhere?
>>>
>>> Thanks!
>>>[/color][/color][/color]


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Old 07-14-2009, 10:30 PM   #6
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My bad. Ignore my advice here. I forgot I was in my Windows 7, not my Vista
virtual machine.

Saucy


"Gene E. Bloch" <not-me@other.invalid> wrote in message
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> Same here.
>
> On Tue, 14 Jul 2009 13:46:41 -0700, RW wrote:
>[color=green]
>> Uh-oh..... I don't have a "Automatically expand current folder" checkbox
>> on
>> the General tab.
>>
>> Now what? :-)
>>
>> RW
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> "Saucy" <saucylemon@newsgroup.nospam> wrote in message
>> news:Ohw8nHLBKHA.4336@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...[color=darkred]
>>> Control Panel >Folder Options (you may need to switch View by" at the
>>> right top to "Large icons" to see it).
>>>
>>> In the Navigation section under the General tab check the "Automatically
>>> expand to current folder" checkbox. You might also check "Show all
>>> folders" while you are at it. Click any OKs and start an Explorer
>>> window.
>>>
>>> Saucy
>>>
>>>
>>> "RW" <ranger52oc@yahoo.com> wrote in message
>>> news:OSXy8HKBKHA.1248@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>>>> When I'm running Windows Explorer and (single) click on a folder name
>>>> in
>>>> the nav panel, the contents are displayed properly in the other panel
>>>> BUT
>>>> the folder doesn't expand in the nav panel like it does with XP. To
>>>> force
>>>> it to expand I have to click the '+' sign next to it.
>>>>
>>>> Is there someway I can make Explorer behave like it does in XP? Am I
>>>> missing a setting somewhere?
>>>>
>>>> Thanks!
>>>>[/color][/color]
>
>
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> Gene E. Bloch letters0x40blochg0x2Ecom[/color]

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Old 07-15-2009, 01:30 AM   #7
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Default Re: Folders don't expand in Explorer view like they do in XP

Advises you got here from previou sposters were wrong - pertaining to
Windows7, etc.

In Vista just like in WindowsXp you goto Tools-->Folder
Options-->View-->CHECK THIS CHECKBOX:
"DISPLAY SIMPLE FOLDER VIEW IN NAVIGATION PANE".

Close WinExplorer and restart it, now folders will auto-expand as you click
on them.
By the way, my preference is directly opposite - keep that option disabled
and expand oflders when I need, not when system wants (i.e. not always).

This is a complete solution and it's darn simple.

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Old 07-15-2009, 01:30 AM   #8
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Default Re: Folders don't expand in Explorer view like they do in XP

Advises you got here from previou sposters were wrong - pertaining to
Windows7, etc.

In Vista just like in WindowsXp you goto Tools-->Folder
Options-->View-->CHECK THIS CHECKBOX:
"DISPLAY SIMPLE FOLDER VIEW IN NAVIGATION PANE".

Close WinExplorer and restart it, now folders will auto-expand as you click
on them.
By the way, my preference is directly opposite - keep that option disabled
and expand oflders when I need, not when system wants (i.e. not always).

This is a complete solution and it's darn simple.

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Old 07-15-2009, 05:30 AM   #9
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Default Re: Folders don't expand in Explorer view like they do in XP

Stan & Group,

I already tried this but folders still don't auto-expand. It's double-click
or nothing which is very confusing because I have single-click enabled!. But
I'll keep looking. There must be some other setting coming into play here,
don't you think?

Thanks again.


"Stan Starinski" <StopUnfairFreetrade@chinastealsUSAjobs.org> wrote in
message news:%23DlpHnOBKHA.2604@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...[color=blue]
> Advises you got here from previou sposters were wrong - pertaining to
> Windows7, etc.
>
> In Vista just like in WindowsXp you goto Tools-->Folder
> Options-->View-->CHECK THIS CHECKBOX:
> "DISPLAY SIMPLE FOLDER VIEW IN NAVIGATION PANE".
>
> Close WinExplorer and restart it, now folders will auto-expand as you
> click on them.
> By the way, my preference is directly opposite - keep that option disabled
> and expand oflders when I need, not when system wants (i.e. not always).
>
> This is a complete solution and it's darn simple.[/color]


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Old 07-15-2009, 03:30 PM   #10
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I tried own advice and it worked, you're doing something else.

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