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Collapsing Folders Win 10

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by kjvbible1611, Jul 26, 2018.

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  1. kjvbible1611

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    How do I keep folders collapsed in Windows 10 Explorer?

    What I see is this every time I open it... collapse 1

    What I would like it to open up with is this... collapse 2
    Is there a way to do this?
    Thank You,
    Gary
     

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  2. AmateurJohn

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    Click the little grey arrow next to "This PC" to collapse those folders. Once you collapse it, it should stay that way until you click it again.
     
  3. kjvbible1611

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    it doesn't do it.
    Gary
     
  4. Lanctus

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    It doesn't do what, collapse or stay collapsed?
     
  5. kjvbible1611

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    Sorry it does not stay collapsed.
    Gary
     
  6. AmateurJohn

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    When was the last time you restarted you computer?
     
  7. kjvbible1611

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    early this morning.
    I tried that as well w/ no luck.
     
  8. AmateurJohn

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    1. Open your Windows 10 Explorer
    2. In the top left, under "View", there is a button that says "Navigation Pane"
    3. Click on "Navigation Pane"
    4. A menu should drop down from the button you just clicked
    5. Un-check "Expand to open folder" ( the only thing that should have a checkmark is "Navigation Pane")
    6. Next, test it out, did this fix work?
    Edit: Fixed "File" to say "View".
     
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    Hi, actually it's under "View" not "File: it is called navigation pane, the options are:- Navigation pane, expand to open folders, show all folders, show libraries. Make your selection.
     
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    Oops I was looking at in View, but saw File and made a mistake:LOL:(thank you), but yes it is under View then follow the rest.
     
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