Windows 10: Windows explorer problem - navigation pane

Discus and support Windows explorer problem - navigation pane in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; When I opened a folder in Win7 by using a shortcut, the folder was always shown at the top of the navigation pane, so its subfolders were visible below... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by williamW10, Feb 4, 2020.

  1. Windows explorer problem - navigation pane


    When I opened a folder in Win7 by using a shortcut, the folder was always shown at the top of the navigation pane, so its subfolders were visible below it, and immediately available to open with just a click.

    In Windows 10, it behaves differently, with the open folder shown at the bottom of the navi pane. It's then necessary to scroll to show the subfolders.

    This is with sorting by 'most recent first' in the Date Modified tab - which is the way i like most of my folders.

    Is there any way I can revert to the old behaviour?

    Thanks,

    William
    W10 Ver 1909 Bld 18363.592

    :)
     
    williamW10, Feb 4, 2020
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  2. OneDrive missing from Windows Explorer navigation pane

    When I first cleaned installed Windows 10 v1809 on my machine I applied a Group Policy setting for OneDrive to Prevent the Usage of OneDrive for File Storage to ENABLED. Of course, that would remove the OneDrive from the left side navigation pane within Windows File Explorer. But now, I set the Group Policy back to NOT CONFIGURED, rebooted the machine and the OneDrive is still missing from the the left side of the Windows File Explorer navigation pane as shown in my image. I even performed the command GPUPDATE /FORCE.

    My laptop is a standalone, not part of a Domain.

    I tried all the things listed from the article below but with no luck. I also was able to sign in with my OneDrive account and that was all fine and OneDrive appeared on the File Explorer pane. But once I UNLINKED my account from OneDrive, the OneDrive was still missing.

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...8-b74545c7f4da

    Even if no Group Policies are set, and even NOT signing into OneDrive, by default, the OneDrive icon should still appear on the left side navigation pane when launching Windows File Explorer.

    And suggestions?

    My guess is to recreate my user profile, but I don't really want to do that now.
     
    win10freak, Feb 4, 2020
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  3. Not able to open sub-folders from navigation pane in File explorer.

    Hi,



    Thank you for posting on Microsoft Community. We will assist you in resolving the issue.



    Before assisting further, I would like to ask you few questions:

    • Under which drive are you not able to view the sub folders?
    • Are you not able to expand the options from navigation pane of the File explorer?


    This seems to be a temporary issue. Sometimes disabling and enabling some of the options will fix the issue.



    Follow the steps below and check if the issue is resolved.

    • Open File explorer by pressing Windows key + E keys on the keyboard.
    • Click on View tab located at the top of the window.
    • Click on Navigation pane and uncheck Navigation pane option.
    • Close the window, follow the above steps from a to
      c
      , only this time check the option Navigation pane and check if the changes are effective.


    Write back to us for further assistance, we will be happy to assist.



    Thank you.
     
    Likhitha V, Feb 4, 2020
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  4. Bree Win User

    Windows explorer problem - navigation pane

    How to get horiz scrolling in Navigation Pane in Win 10 Explorer


    Welcome to TenForums @linuxgarou

    One suggestion would be to hover the mouse over the dividing line between the navigation pane and the list of files (it's the right-hand edge of the navigation pane's vertical scroll bar). When the pointer becomes a double-headed arrow you can click-and-drag to make the navigation pane wider.

    I have mine set to about twice the width of the one in your screenshot.

    Edit: and so apparently does Ztrucker in the following post.
     
    Bree, Feb 4, 2020
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