Windows 10: W-Explorer doesn't open removable drive in new window.

  1.    21 Feb 2018 #1

    W-Explorer doesn't open removable drive in new window.


    When I insert a thumb drive in my notebook, W-E displays it in the current window, displacing the folder I was viewing (from which I want to transfer files to/from the thumb drive; I have to manually open the drive in a new window--a real pain).
    On my desktop a removable drive always opens in a new window.
    Selecting 'View' / 'Options' / 'Folder and search options' / 'Open each folder in its own window' does not remedy this.
    What must I do to get removable drives to open in a new window?
    Thanks,
    WML
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  2. Posts : 28,608
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17650
       21 Feb 2018 #2

    Hello WML, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Is this with AutoPlay set to "Open folder to view files" for "Removable drive"?

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  3.    22 Feb 2018 #3

    Yes, AutoPlay is set, and windows does display the files, just does it by taking over the existing Explorer window rather than opening a new window.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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