Windows Explorer right pane does not show the contents of the selected folder RRS feed

  • Question

  • In Windows Explorer of Windows 7, when navigating the left pane using the arrow keys, the right pane is not refreshed like it did in Windows XP.

    It is required to press Enter to refresh the view in the right pane, or to navigate only by selecting items with the mouse.

    Due to this issue I have sometimes deleted the wrong folder. But I think that it has to be a bigger problem for companies where users are navigating through the mapped folders of the servers.

    Is there any way to solve it?

    Thank you. Best

    Friday, November 5, 2010 1:11 PM


All replies

  • Install ClassicShell:


    It has the option to do what you want.

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    Friday, November 5, 2010 1:31 PM
  • Hi,


    Does it work?


    Please feel free to give us any update.


    Best Regards,

    Miya Yao

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    Tuesday, November 9, 2010 9:29 AM
  • Awesome. It really works.

    Explorer Settings > Navigation Pane > Always navigate to the selected folder -> Solves the refresh issue in the right pane

    Explorer Settings > Navigation Pane > Fix folder scrolling -> Solves the anoying issue of moving folders to the bottom of the screen after they are expanded

    Thank you so much. Best.

    Tuesday, November 9, 2010 6:33 PM
  • It is so incredibly pathetic that you need to install a third-party tool to restore a needed and totally useful functionality...

    Microsoft paternalistic style at its best...  :-P

    Ps.: Gracias Daniel.  ;-)
    • Edited by Abelius Saturday, September 10, 2011 12:48 PM
    Saturday, September 10, 2011 12:45 PM