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Published on 02.10.09 by Brent Trahan

Set the Navigation Pane to Automatically Expand to the Current Folder

Learn how to set the navigation pane in explorer to automatically expand to the current folder in Windows 7.

Automatically Expand to Current Folder in Navigation Pane

  1. Open the Control Panel from the Start menu.
  2. Open Folder Options from the Control Panel.

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    Note: If Folder Options is not available, change View by to Large icons at the top right of the Control Panel.

  3. Check off Automatically expand to current folder in the Navigation pane section of the Folder Options window.

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  4. Click OK to save the changes.

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