Windows 10: Is there a way to make Win 10 Win Explorer to look like Win 7?l

  1.    18 Jul 2017 #1

    Is there a way to make Win 10 Win Explorer to look like Win 7?l

    Win 10 is extremely complicated. It can do lots of things but easy, fast, uncomplicated it is not, when all you want to do is control your file systems it is complicated.
    Depending on what you hit, different LOOKS of the MENUS comes up making it hard and time consuming and who knows, next release could be a new design and then another month to learn THAT one.

    One thing is, right window of the files, they are sorted/grouped I want ONE big list of files NOT grouped/separated. Some options of the menu, i think QUICK ACCESS can not turn off, right clik from showing: things like DELETE, RENAME.... waste of my time.
    90% i want to copy, cut, rename, choose the program to open a file.

    Anyone? Can it be made to look like the CLASSIC EXPLORER? Fast and simple? Or has anyone have an old one to run on Win 10?
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  2.    19 Jul 2017 #2

    Can Quick Access be removed?
    Remove Quick access from Navigation Pane in Windows 10 Windows 10 Customization Tutorials
    may be of interest

    - and see the links following the tutorial for more items that may be of interest.

    Context menu entries Rename, Delete, Copy have been there for as long as I can recall.

    Check you are not using 'Group By' as here:
    How To Filter, Group Folders In Windows/File Explorer | Digital Citizen

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  3.    19 Jul 2017 #3

    I tried to do and follow your instructions but, they are close but the windows are not as in thistutorial.
    Why the difference, we both on the same OS, does this change with every build?
    Why does customizations like this requie HARSH
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  4.    19 Jul 2017 #4

    I tried to follow this tutorial but my OS does not match your tutorial. Why, are "builds" different code?

    Why do simple customization's require modifications to the Registry? Will not upgrades, fixes, reloads have to be done over and over?
    Was not able to completr due to the differences between my OS and the tutorials.
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  5.    19 Jul 2017 #5

    Please post your Windows build number.
    Windows key + R, winver

    Also please post a screenshot of your file explorer illustrating your concern.
    To post a screenshot please use the Insert Image icon above your post to te left of the video icon.
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  6.    19 Jul 2017 #6

    version 1703 build 15063.483
    Win 10
    Screen shots? pressing PrtSc does nothing so waiting to get my copy of Snagit installed
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  7.    19 Jul 2017 #7

    Once you've pressed PrtSc (or maybe SHIFT PrtSc) open e.g. Paint and paste in the copy from the clipboard.

    You can see my build in my specs, behind yours.
    Last edited by dalchina; 19 Jul 2017 at 08:40.
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    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       19 Jul 2017 #8

    dalchina said: View Post
    Once you've pressed PrtSc. open e.g. Paint and paste in the copy from the clipboard.
    Alternatively, use WinKey + PrtSc. This briefly dims the screen to show it's working and saves a screenshot to your Pictures\Screenshots folder.
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  9.    24 Jul 2017 #9

    Head over to Classic Shell - Start menu and other Windows enhancements and you'll find what your looking for.
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    Windows 10 Professional 64-Bit
       29 Jul 2017 #10

    Try Old New Explorer, it will make windows explorer like windows 7 default (without ribbon)
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