Explorer expanding drives and folders



Mark Steele
07-09-2005, 11:43 PM
How can I stop Explorer from expanding the directory tree of a drive or
directory in the left-hand pane when I click on it? W2K never used to do it.
If I wanted to expand the view I'd click on the + sign next to the drive or
directory. It's driving me up the wall...

Peter Foldes
07-09-2005, 11:43 PM
Mark

Right click on Explorer then select Properties. Tell us what you have in the line of the Target. It should be something similar like this (%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /e, c:\) What we need to know is what is after \explorer.

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"Mark Steele" <MarkSteele@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:9FEE3585-835D-468C-8289-B78AC772E33D@microsoft.com...
> How can I stop Explorer from expanding the directory tree of a drive or
> directory in the left-hand pane when I click on it? W2K never used to do it.
> If I wanted to expand the view I'd click on the + sign next to the drive or
> directory. It's driving me up the wall...

Sharon F
07-09-2005, 11:43 PM
On Wed, 25 May 2005 06:46:01 -0700, Mark Steele wrote:

> How can I stop Explorer from expanding the directory tree of a drive or
> directory in the left-hand pane when I click on it? W2K never used to do it.
> If I wanted to expand the view I'd click on the + sign next to the drive or
> directory. It's driving me up the wall...

Folder Optioins> View: remove check from box next to "display simple folder
view in Explorer's folder list." When enabled, clicking on a folder that
contains subfolders causes the tree to automatically expand. Disabling,
returns Explorer to the "old" behavior - a second action is needed to
expand the tree.

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Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User

Mark Steele
07-09-2005, 11:43 PM
Peter,

There are no parameters after %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe
I usually start it by right-clicking on My Computer though.

Regards,
Mark

"Peter Foldes" wrote:

> Mark
>
> Right click on Explorer then select Properties. Tell us what you have in the line of the Target. It should be something similar like this (%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /e, c:\) What we need to know is what is after \explorer.
>
> --
> Peter
>
> Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
> Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be acknowledged.
>
>
> "Mark Steele" <MarkSteele@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:9FEE3585-835D-468C-8289-B78AC772E33D@microsoft.com...
> > How can I stop Explorer from expanding the directory tree of a drive or
> > directory in the left-hand pane when I click on it? W2K never used to do it.
> > If I wanted to expand the view I'd click on the + sign next to the drive or
> > directory. It's driving me up the wall...
>

Mark Steele
07-09-2005, 11:43 PM
Sharon,

Thanks very much; that did the trick.

Best regards,
Mark


"Sharon F" wrote:

> On Wed, 25 May 2005 06:46:01 -0700, Mark Steele wrote:
>
> > How can I stop Explorer from expanding the directory tree of a drive or
> > directory in the left-hand pane when I click on it? W2K never used to do it.
> > If I wanted to expand the view I'd click on the + sign next to the drive or
> > directory. It's driving me up the wall...
>
> Folder Optioins> View: remove check from box next to "display simple folder
> view in Explorer's folder list." When enabled, clicking on a folder that
> contains subfolders causes the tree to automatically expand. Disabling,
> returns Explorer to the "old" behavior - a second action is needed to
> expand the tree.
>
> --
> Sharon F
> MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
>

Sharon F
07-09-2005, 11:43 PM
On Wed, 25 May 2005 07:36:05 -0700, Mark Steele wrote:

> Sharon,
>
> Thanks very much; that did the trick.

You're welcome, Mark.

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Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User


Explorer expanding drives and folders