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Win Explorer in XP has a button that takes you the parent folder of the folder your browsing. I dont' see this in Windows 7. Is there a setting or something that will give this to me in Win 7?
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by:LeeTutor
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There is no such button.  Windows Explorer in Windows 7 is nearly identical to Windows Explorer in Vista.  You have a "path" to folders present like this  folder1 > subfolder 2 > subsubfolder 3.   If you are showing the 3rd level of subfolder, you get back to the parent folder, subfolder 2, by clicking on the part of the path for subfolder 2.  Alternatively, if you click on the little rightward pointing arrow next to subfolder 2, then you get a list of all subsubfolders of 2 that are on the same level as subsubfolder 3.  Clicking on any of those entries in the scrolldown list will take you there.

It's much more convenient and powerful in Vista and Win7 than it was in XP.  Get used to it!
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by:Lisa0812
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everything that IS there is certainly better, but I find not having a quick click to take up one folder lacking.
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You also do a quick click to go up one folder, just click on the part of the path that is the parent folder.  I have attached an Explorer screenshot from my Vista machine, which is very similar to what I would see on my dual boot of Windows 7.  All I have to do is click on the part of the path labeled Acronis to go up one directory from the TrueImageHome directory.  (sorry, the screen capture program of Vista doesn't show where the mouse cursor is.)
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by:Lisa0812
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yes, you are correct. I haven't thought of that, and even thought I had been using (outch) Vista for more than a year as well I never expected much of out of it....
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