1.    07 Mar 2016 #1
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    Can a file folder open in a window all by itself?


    Can a file folder open it it's own window all by itself without any of the drive's other folder structure showing?
    I have certain folders I must refer to frequently and I'd like to create a shortcut which would pop one open in a new window without having to wade through the whole drive's folder structure. This was normal on my last pc running XP but I can't seem to duplicate in Win10. Thanks if you can help.

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  2.    07 Mar 2016 #2
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    I'm not sure if that is possible, but what I would do is drag the folder on explorer like shown below, that pins the folder like a shortcut so whenever you right click explorer in the taskbar you can quickly open that folder
    Apologies for the language, whenever I want to install english language package the update installation fails. This is a known bug so I'm waiting for a fix.
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  3.    07 Mar 2016 #3
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    Drag any folder from the folder icon at the beginning of the File Explorer addressbar to desktop to create a shortcut to that folder:

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  4.    07 Mar 2016 #4
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    Yep I can do those things thanks....it's not quite the result I'm looking for though as it still opens a window with the entire drive's folder structure shown, requiring several clicks to get the the folder I really want.
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  5.    07 Mar 2016 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by idman View Post
    Yep I can do those things thanks....it's not quite the result I'm looking for though as it still opens a window with the entire drive's folder structure shown, requiring several clicks to get the the folder I really want.
    Could you please explain that to me, seems that my limited brain capacity is not capable to understand it: if you need to open folder X:\MyStuff\MyFolder, and you create a shortcut to that folder on desktop, the folder X:\MyStuff\MyFolder will be opened in File Explorer when you double click or tap it.

    What are the additional clicks needed after you open that shortcut?
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  6.    07 Mar 2016 #6
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    No problem Kari - the red arrows in my illustration are pointing at the folder I want quick access to. It doesn't look too bad in this example but if the folder I want to access is deeper into the folder structure it can involve scrolling and several clicks to get where I want to get with a single click.
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  7.    07 Mar 2016 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by idman View Post
    No problem Kari - the red arrows in my illustration are pointing at the folder I want quick access to. It doesn't look too bad in this example but if the folder I want to access is deeper into the folder structure it can involve scrolling and several clicks to get where I want to get with a single click.
    I am still confused. If you create a shortcut to a folder X:\MyStuff\1stLevelSubfolder\2ndLevelSubfolder\3rdLevelSubfolder\4thLevelSubfolder\5thLevelSubfolder \6thLevelSubfolder\7thLevelSubfolder on your desktop, and you tap or double click that shortcut to open it, it will be opened without any additional clicks.
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  8.    07 Mar 2016 #8
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    Yes it'll open in it's own window but it's access to the folder structure I'm talking about, which can often be off the bottom of the page. If I want to search for a particular file in that 7th level subfolder I'll still have to scroll down there and find it before I can gain access to the left hand column. What I'd really like is to achieve this result (image below) where I isolate just the group of folders I desire and can readily explore any subfolder from the left hand column by clicking the arrow next to it.

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