Windows 10: File Explorer Just Got More Difficult Solved

  1.    12 Dec 2016 #1

    File Explorer Just Got More Difficult

    I tend to drop files into a folder, then later move them to a subfolder. In Win 3.x to Win 7, that was easy: if you were in a folder, you could click the little arrow to see the subfolders, and drag files into them.

    In Win 10, that was originally still doable, but harder. The right pane would show the folder contents, but the left pane would show "Desktop" or something like that. So to see the subfolders of the folder, you had to click on "This PC," then click on the drive where the folder was, thenclick the little arrow.

    Is there a way to get back to a format where I can have a folder open in the right pane and see its subfolders in the left pane without all the extra clicking?
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  2. Posts : 30,660
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17713
       12 Dec 2016 #2

    Hello Newmaven, :)

    Turning on Expand to current folder for the navigation pane may be what you're after.
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  3.    12 Dec 2016 #3

    Thanks! Ctrl-Shift-E worked...just hope I remember it. Could not use the first two solutions because I see no ribbon in my File Explorer.
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  4. Posts : 30,660
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17713
       12 Dec 2016 #4

    You're most welcome. :)

    If you like, the tutorial below can show you how to show the ribbon in File Explorer.
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