1.    08 Aug 2015 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 4
    W 10

    File names in Left Panel of File Explorer

    A brief apology: I'm probably too old to mess with this stuff (pulling 80,) but I like to try. Please be patient with me, and ask for details if I am not stating my problem clearly. I have searched, but could not find this problem already discussed in this forum.
    I just installed Windows 10. Not sure if I like it, but I'm trying hard.
    Problem: When I go to File Explorer, in the left panel, when I click on a folder name, the contents of that folder (both sub-folders and files) show in the right panel.
    In the left panel, when I click on ">" beside a folder name, it will expand in the left panel showing the sub-folders, but not "loose files".
    I could have sworn that in earlier versions of Windows the files also showed.
    Is there a option setting somewhere to change this behavior and to show the files also in the left panel?

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  2.    08 Aug 2015 #2
    Join Date : Aug 2015
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    W 10

    No one has even a suggested answer?
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  3.    08 Aug 2015 #3
    Join Date : May 2015
    Posts : 125
    Win 10 preview 10074

    I have never seen the "loose files" expanded on the left side in any version. It's always just shown the "folders" as far as I can remember. You click on a folder in the left pane to open it and view its contents (that viewing happens in the right pane).
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  4.    08 Aug 2015 #4
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 602
    Windows 7

    I don't believe that files were ever shown in the left panel in any version of Windows. This is only for container objects such as folders.
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  5.    08 Aug 2015 #5
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 25
    Win 10

    I have only seen folders and .ZIPs and .ZIPs were a relatively recent add. I don't recall Win95 having that.
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