New window for every new folder

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  1. Simen236

    Simen236 Senior Member

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    Whenever I open a new folder, a new window opens. This is very disturbing! Does anybody know how to get rid of this?
     
  2. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    Hello and welcome to the windows7forums.

    Go to Control Pane > Folder Options and check the box to open each folder in the same window.
     
  3. Simen236

    Simen236 Senior Member

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    Thank you for your answer! However it didn't work :(
     
  4. tblount

    tblount New Member

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    Did you reboot?
     
  5. Simen236

    Simen236 Senior Member

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    It still doesn't work. :(
     
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    reghakr Excellent Member

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    You're right, must be Windows 7 default behavior.

    Is anyone else able to make this work
     
  7. RAK

    RAK Extraordinary Member

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    I cannot replicate the problem, oddly? Altering the defaults for folder views changes nothing. The only way I can get a separate window is by right clicking in the Nav pane and selecting "Open in new Window." That opens a new instance of Windows Explorer, with the folder, of course.
     
  8. tblount

    tblount New Member

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    It's a LEFT plane and RIGHT plane "feature"

    Even if you have set your preferences to open in SAME folder... as the default is set - See my image - red circles

    When you click on a folder in the RIGHT plane it will open in a new window.. but if you click on a folder in the LEFT plane it will expand in the same window. It's just a matter of where you click ... in my example on CDL.
     
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    I think that is understood. But I am not sure if it what the op is commenting on.
     
  10. tblount

    tblount New Member

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    He seems to be "annoyed" when a new window opens when he clicks a folder. If he clicks on the left plane a new window won't open. He must be clicking on the right plane ... not realizing there is a difference.
     
  11. RAK

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    Yes. He referred to a "Window" rather than a pane. But that could easily have been his understanding of the two words.
     
  12. Simen236

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    It is possible when clicking the right pane to open it in the same folder, but I don't know how.
     

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