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Orphydian

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Is there any way in doing this automatically without right click> open in a new window and when you click on diferent folders for the current open one not closing?
 

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znod

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Sorry, don't understand. Please given an example of what you would like to happen automatically.
 

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Orphydian

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Sorry, don't understand. Please given an example of what you would like to happen automatically.

I want to be able to open several windows in file explorer without being needed to right click> open in a new window everytime I need to open another folder. Its pretty tedious and naging.
 

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Orphydian

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jetroho

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If I understand your question . Go to Control Panel , open Folder Options . Try the Open each folder in its own window option on the General tab and / or the Launch folder windows in a seperate process option on the View tab .
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Orphydian

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thanks alot. Btw can you do the same not just for the folders inside the same library but also to open diferent libraried like documents and pictures on separate windows?
 

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jetroho

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I'm not sure on that one . I have just the Launch folder windows in a seperate process option on the View tab selected and pic's , excel , word and text doc's open in seperate windows . But some files will open and replace the original window . I really have no idea why . There seems to be no pattern to the diferences .
good luck........j
 

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znod

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Sorry, don't understand. Please given an example of what you would like to happen automatically.

I want to be able to open several windows in file explorer without being needed to right click> open in a new window everytime I need to open another folder. Its pretty tedious and naging.
Oh, now I know what you mean. The "automatic" word threw me. I have the same annoyance on both PC's and Macs. I see you have some replies now--specific to your question. Good luck doing what you want. If I run into something I'll let you know.
 

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burtie

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I'd recommend downloading QT Tab bar (a google search should get you there).
It allows you to open multiple tabs in explorer, and you can open up new tabs easy just by clicking the mouse wheel, so if your in your documents folder you can just mouse click your pictures folder and it opens up in a new tab. It even supports dragging files to the tabs so you can move or copy them there. It makes file management much easier.

The programme also adds some extra buttons but these can be easily disabled (I do not use them)

Here is a screen shot of what my setup looks like with multiple tabs.

I would post a link to the programme but I am not sure if I am allowed to? (admin can you confirm?)

It's free by the way
 

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Lee

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There is another very good Explorer that you might want to give a try; it is "Better Explorer." It allows you to set up tabs for browsing your drives and folders. Been using it now for about a year, and with the new version it is faster along with being quite stable. One of the nice things about it is it remembers your last file or drive you had open, thus when reopening it, it will come back up on that window. It is free.

Oh, the website is www.betterexplorer.com.
 

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Mystere

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Orphydian

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ok thanks alot. Dint know thera re so many explorers lol
 

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davehc

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Reading the thread, I am not sure if this may be what you want?
I often find the need to have more than one File explorer open at the same time, in different views and/or folders. I have, as usual, a taskbar shortcut. All I do is middle click for another window, then a right click on the taskbar offers "Show windows stacked..etc"
I have no idea if there is a limit but, whilst writing this post, I opened 6 windows and selected six different folders.
 

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MilesAhead

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ok thanks alot. Dint know thera re so many explorers lol

This thread is a bit old but I recently got W8 so I thought I'd chime in. An alternative that uses Windows File Explorer is a utility I wrote call Fold. You make a text file of the folders you wish to open as a set. Or you can list the folders on the command line(which should work with SendTo.) It is free for you to use at your own risk. You may download from this page

Note: The included Readme.txt has a link for donations that uses my old domain. I haven't gotten to editing all the programs yet. But the link for the download is my new domain.

See the Readme.txt for detailed usage such as registering .fld file type, pinning .fld files to Fold on Taskbar etc..
 

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XweAponX

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I always open an explorer window and go to where I want to work, then I open more windows and point to the other folders I wanna work with. You can't open a new "My/This Computer" window when it is already open, you have to move to the folders you wanna dink with. Then you can open a new My/This Computer.

I can't ever use a set of predefined folders, cos I use all different ones all the time.
 

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MilesAhead

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You can't open Computer without using a guid string anyway. The utility is for people who wish to open a set of folders. Not for people who can't work with a set of folders. Likewise Q-Dir has predefined folder sets but it puts them in a quadrangle instead of using Explorer.exe.

If the utility is not suited to you I suggest not using it. :)
 

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