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  1. satel Win User

    How do you expand or collapse folders in windows

    satel, Oct 13, 2020
    #1
  2. Rich Alan Win User

    Windows 10 1809 Mail App - Folders Won't Stay Expanded

    How do I set the folders list to always show expanded? With 1809, the folder list keep collapsing.
     
    Rich Alan, Oct 13, 2020
    #2
  3. Junaid_A Win User
    Open / Save as dialog boxes - choose whether to expand or collapse as default

    Hi,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    I understand that you would like to have a collapsed view of the items on the navigation pane of the File Explorer while saving a file. To do this, I would suggest you to try the steps listed below and see if it works.



    • Open File Explorer
      and click on the View tab.
    • Click on the drop down next to
      Navigation Pane and uncheck Show all folders.
    • Exit File Explorer
      and try saving a file now.


    Regards,
     
    Junaid_A, Oct 13, 2020
    #3
  4. How do you expand or collapse folders in windows

    Windows 10 File Explorer navigation pane automatically expands/collapses folder tree

    I have recently come to Windows 10 from Windows 7 (and Classic Shell). I am not an IT professional, nor enthusiast, but I know my way around a PC.

    When I click on a folder in the file explorer navigation pane tree, it automatically expands the folder in the tree. It also automatically collapses the previous folder I had selected. This drives me nuts, as I am used to deciding for myself when to expand
    and collapse the tree.

    How do I make it:

    - just show the folder contents in the right pane when I select a folder in the tree

    - only expand the folder when I tell it to

    - leave expanded folders expanded when I select a different folder in the tree

    (in other words, behave like Windows Explorer)?

    PS - I will start throwing things at anyone who mentions the "Expand to current folder" setting, as this is not the answer.
     
    skeletonbob, Oct 13, 2020
    #4
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