Expand to open folder worked in 1803, doesn't work in 1903

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  1. Posts : 7
    Windows 10 Pro 1903
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    Expand to open folder worked in 1803, doesn't work in 1903


    I recently upgraded from 1803 to 1903. When I found this issue, I worked with Greg Carmack on the MS Community site, and he sent me links to this site. After I tried everything, he suggested I post the issue here. I also posted it to MS Feedback.

    When I click on a link in Quick Access in Windows 10 Pro 1903 File Explorer, the contents of that folder show up in the right pane, but the navigation pane does not expand to it under This PC. This worked in 1803.

    The Expand to open folder box is checked and the corresponding registry entry is set at 1. There are checks at all the other points presented in the posts from here and elsewhere. I also turned it off in the registry, restarted, turned it on, restarted, and still no joy.
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  2. AndreTen's Avatar
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    Windows 10 (Pro and Insider Pro)
       #2

    Hi rafisher and welcome to Tenforums!

    What is "I tried everything..."?
    Do you have any tweaking app installed? Like Winaero?

    I think the best option would be Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade

    It is pretty simple procedure, downloading ISO (have to be the same edition and language as installed), mounting it and start Windows upgrade..
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  3. hsehestedt's Avatar
    Posts : 434
    Windows 10 Pro, 1903
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    Welcome to TenForums.

    Could you describe exactly what does happen when you click on a link in the Quick Access section? Does the view in the navigation pane change at all or does it stay right on the link you just clicked?

    In my case, when I click a link in Quick Access, the windows scrolls up and the directory to which that link is now highlighted with the contents of that directory open in the right hand pane just as if I had manually scrolled down to find that directory in the navigation pane.

    I know that is not happening for you, but if you could describe exactly what does happen that might help.

    Also, maybe a couple of screenshots would help. One where we can see the link you are about to click in the Navigation pane, and then what the navigation pane looks like right after clicking that link.
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  4. Berton's Avatar
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    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, WinXP Home Premium, Linux Mint, Win7 Pro
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    It's working OK on mine, Version 1903 Build 18362.295.
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  5. Posts : 7
    Windows 10 Pro 1903
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Thanks for your responses


    "Could you describe exactly what does happen when you click on a link in the Quick Access section? Does the view in the navigation pane change at all or does it stay right on the link you just clicked?" "Also screenshots..."

    When I click on a link in Quick Access in Windows 10 Pro 1903 File Explorer, the contents of that folder show up in the right pane, but the navigation pane does not expand to that folder under This PC. I don't know what else to say. However, I do have a screenshot.
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    I clicked on Archives in QA and the contents opened in the right pane, but as you can see the navigation did not expand to Archives under This PC.

    Andre's post prompted me to run SFC /scannow at the elevated Command Prompt and it found issues. I ran it 3 times as Greg instructed long ago, and when it still didn't repair, I ran the four DISM commands. Done - I need to restart.

    Okay - system file check comes back clean now, but that didn't fix the issue.
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  6. AndreTen's Avatar
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    Windows 10 (Pro and Insider Pro)
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    Do you have any Tweak programs installed? I+m not familiar with this view

    Anybody have an idea what that folder "All files" with an A sign means?

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  7. Berton's Avatar
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    Under the C: drive when expanded will be Users just above the Windows Folder, click the little arrow on the left of any Folder to see subFolders. Example of the path is C:\Users\USERNAMEHERE with subFolders such as Contacts, Pictures, Documents, etc. This clip is from the latest Win10 Version 1903 Build 18362.295:
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  8. Posts : 7
    Windows 10 Pro 1903
    Thread Starter
       #8

    I changed documents to All Files and changed the icon


    AndreTen said: View Post
    Do you have any Tweak programs installed? I+m not familiar with this view

    Anybody have an idea what that folder "All files" with an A sign means?

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    I changed documents to All Files and changed the icon. I used this format in Win 7 and in Win 10 when I first got win 10. I used the Properties\Location tab for the user system files like Documents, Pictures, Music, videos, etc. to move them to a separate physical Data drive D:, so the path would be D:\All Files. I also do the series of registry entries to get rid of all the extra junk system files that show up under This PC. All I want it what you see in that screenshot. If you expand EQ-6 Data (D:) you will get All Files and a temp folder.

    This way all my data is separate from the system and software SSD.

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    I made a bootable clone of 1803 before I upgraded to 1903, and I have booted back to that 1803 SSD so I can have the Quick Access functionality I need. I can easily boot to 1903 if anyone has someting to try.

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    Berton said: View Post
    Under the C: drive when expanded will be Users just above the Windows Folder, click the little arrow on the left of any Folder to see subFolders. Example of the path is C:\Users\USERNAMEHERE with subFolders such as Contacts, Pictures, Documents, etc. This clip is from the latest Win10 Version 1903 Build 18362.295:
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    Hi Berton, yeah - I moved all of those to a separate data drive.
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  9. Posts : 7
    Windows 10 Pro 1903
    Thread Starter
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    AndreTen said: View Post
    Do you have any Tweak programs installed? I+m not familiar with this view

    Anybody have an idea what that folder "All files" with an A sign means?

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    I hide the User Folders, and I found out that the expand opens to the open folder under the User Folders. I and all of my clients know what a path is and those user folders get in the way and junk up file explorer. We all have date on multiple HDDs so those folders are useless to us. In 1803, Expand to open folder would open under D:\Data, but starting in 1807 they switched it to those User Folders. So what I am looking for is a way to switch it back to the way it is in 1803.

    In regedit I separate Documents from Personal and Personal becomes All Files with my icon of choice on the Data drive.

    Hey - at least I now know what those extra links are called - User Folders. Thanks Andre. I get it for people who aren't exactly computer literate about drive storage, files, folders, and paths. I learned it in Computer Science 101 the fall of 1969.

    No Tweak programs installed.
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  10. HeM
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    Win 10 Pro x64 v.1903
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    rafisher1 said: View Post
    I hide the User Folders, ...those user folders get in the way and junk up file explorer. ... so those folders are useless to us. ... In regedit I separate Documents from Personal ...

    Hey - at least I now know what those extra links are called - User Folders. Thanks Andre. I get it for people who aren't exactly computer literate about drive storage, files, folders, and paths. I learned it in Computer Science 101 the fall of 1969.
    Hmm...interesting. How an expert like you, separating in Regedit, hiding or renaming system folders, modifying...whatever, ends up with just an irony to...novices here and of course with a corrupted OS?

    A clean install or an in-place upgrade will help you to remember what else you have been taught, that wonderful fall of 1969. After that, you can mess it up again...I trust you
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