Windows 10: File Explorer annoying behavior

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  1. Trom Win User

    File Explorer annoying behavior


    Windows 10 Version 1909 (OS Build 18363.8.36)

    I'm new .. I've been looking through forum after forum and cannot find resolution to a specific problem. My job includes LOTS of email with attachments, and a couple of months ago, I began to notice annoying behavior that didn't occur previously.

    When I save an attachment, an explorer window appears prompting me to select the save location. The navigation pane will automatically highlight the last directory I was using. However, if I scroll up or down, and expand a different directory, (not double click to show contents in file list, but expand +) then the navigation pane will jump back to the highlighted last used directory, which is often off screen, making me scroll back to where I want to be.

    I've seen and tried history deletion suggestions such as registry settings, group settings, batch files, none seem to work for this specific problem, and I truly hate it when Windows wins and I lose. Does anyone have a solution to make Explorer quit jumping back to last used directory?

    :)
     
  2. Paultx Win User

    Seeking ways to change this File Explorer behavior

    When browsing folders to check/edit their contents using the Details view option, I notice that File Explorer has the following behavior:

    - I open a folder then go back

    - File Explorer puts that last visited folder in its bottom

    When browsing folders that way, one goes most of times from top to bottom, so I think File Explorer should position the last visited folder on the top of the list. Putting it on the bottom is somewhat annoying.

    Is there a way to change that? TIA.

    Windows 10 Pro 1909 18363.959
     
    Paultx, Sep 16, 2020
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    Hi George,

    I am sorry to know that you are facing issues with Windows 10.

    I suggest you to reset Windows explorer and check the behavior.

    Please follow the steps:


    • Right click on the task Bar and select Task Manager.

    • Select Processes tab.

    • Choose windows explorer and right click on it.

    • Select end task

    • Click on file menu and select run new task.

    • Type explorer.exe

    • Click on ok.
    Hope this helps in resolving the issue with Windows Explorer. If the issue persists, do get back to us. We will be happy to assist you.


    Regards,
     
    Syed Abdul Jabbar, Sep 16, 2020
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  4. Justdave Win User

    File Explorer annoying behavior

    Wierd File Explorer Behavior


    Just wondering if this is happening to anyone else. Whenever I right click on a shortcut and select 'Open File Location' of course File Explorer opens up as it should to the location that the shortcut points to. The weird thing is that when I close File Explorer, it immediately reopens and I have to close it again for it to stay closed. This does not happen if I merely open File Explorer directly. To eliminate the possibility that it is a problem with my mouse I repeated these steps using only the keyboard to navigate through these steps...still happens. It would be interesting to see if this is a problem only with my system or is it a Windows 10 10240 glitch.
     
    Justdave, Sep 16, 2020
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