Explorer behavior


  • This has already puzzled me in the beta.
    I want the Windows Explorer's left tree to follow and expand to what I select in the right hand window.
    I know I can watch the top bar to see "where I am" but IMO that's not very handy...
    Can it be done?
    Tried all the options.
    Monday, May 11, 2009 11:52 AM


  • Open Windows explorer, then hit the Alt key to show the menus.
    Go to Tools and Folder Options.

    Mark the option: Automatically expand to current folder

    Its done! =)

    Hey, I´m so used to the old menus that I forget there is a new method that works too.
    Click the Organize button.
    Go to Folder and Search options
    Mark the same option: Automatically expand to current folder

    Choose the one you like the most.

    Now, something I would like is to explorer never hide the > symbol to expand a folder in the left pane. Can be done?
    • Edited by Warel Monday, May 11, 2009 12:44 PM Including another method to do the task
    • Marked as answer by Ronnie VernonMVP, Moderator Monday, May 11, 2009 11:42 PM
    Monday, May 11, 2009 12:28 PM