Any reliable way to get the parent folder in File Explorer?


  1. Posts : 163
    Windows 10
       #1

    Any reliable way to get the parent folder in File Explorer?


    I noticed that if you click the Documents folder on the navigation pane and then want to go to the parent folder, the usual parent folder shortcuts don't work (such as Alt+↑ or backspace), they instead get you to "This PC".
    Is there any shortcut to get the real parent folder?

    Any help much appreciated
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    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #2

    Hi, if you have Qttabbar installed (free) then if you rt click a library folder, click 'Open in Other View, the folder - using its 'real' path is displayed in another pane at the bottom:

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  3. Posts : 35,410
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #3

    More: if you have Open Shell (free- best know as a Start Menu) installed, and enable Classic Explorer, and enable Alt Enter, if you select a library in the Nav. Pane and hit Alt Enter, a properties sheet will be displayed with the true path.
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  4. Posts : 163
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #4

    dalchina said:
    More: if you have Open Shell (free- best know as a Start Menu) installed, and enable Classic Explorer, and enable Alt Enter, if you select a library in the Nav. Pane and hit Alt Enter, a properties sheet will be displayed with the true path.
    There’re many apps for that. I don’t want to use any apps
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  5. Posts : 35,410
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #5

    You should specify your requirements more clearly to save respondents wasting their time. Thank you.
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