Windows 10: File Explorer open containing folder not highlighting selected item

Discus and support File Explorer open containing folder not highlighting selected item in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; In older versions of windows When i did a search and right click on a item and select open containing folder it used go straight to that item. But with... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by audjack99aus8, Aug 4, 2015.

  1. File Explorer open containing folder not highlighting selected item


    In older versions of windows When i did a search and right click on a item and select open containing folder it used go straight to that item. But with windows it justs open the folder then you have to again for the same file.

    Is there any way to get the old search functions back please.

    Thanks*092

    :)
     
    audjack99aus8, Aug 4, 2015
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  2. KenOates Win User

    Unable to highlight files in File Explorer

    When I open File Explorer, and navigate the folders in the left pane, they highlight. When I try to select a file or folder in the right hand pane they do not highlight. You can double click and the file of folder opens, but unless you are careful you
    cannot be sure which file you are actually opening.
     
    KenOates, Aug 4, 2015
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  3. mlg63 Win User
    Mouse double clicking

    That is old school now. Hover to highlight and select, single click to open works for most of us. But if you really need double click--

    Open File Explorer, Change Folder & Search Options, General Tab. More specific instructions--

    Open Item by Single Click or Double Clicks on Windows 10
     
    mlg63, Aug 4, 2015
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