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Windows 7 Explorer and Folders

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Hello all,
This is probably a very easy question, but I do not know how to correct it.
When you are in Windows Explorer in Windows 7 and you start double clicking on folders on the right hand window, the folder you double click on, instead of simply opening so you can see the subfolders, Windows Explorer moves it down to three lines from the bottom.
I really don't like this if you have to go down several sub folders.
How can you change it?
Thanks,
Kelly W.
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by:Geodash
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Can you send a screenshot of what you are describing? I tried to replicate but cannot
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by:darcotech
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Me either,was just trying to see how this happens.
To me, it seems like it is doing sorting.
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by:K_Wilke
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The two screens are attached.
windows-7.doc
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by:K_Wilke
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To me it looks like these are workarounds and not solutions.
Thanks,
Kelly W.
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by:Geodash
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Classic Shells supposedly fixes it. I am even going to try this myself

http://classicshell.sourceforge.net/
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by:K_Wilke
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To me, if this was by design, what propeller-head thought that this was good?
Obviously they never had to get to a file quickly
Thanks,
Kelly W.
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by:darcotech
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Well,
you should use My Documents shortcut and not going to C:\Users\User\My Documents as Explorer is adjusting the folders (as per design of Windows) to the root one (in your example C: drive).
If you go from My Documents shortcut in Explorer, then it is original (root folder) and should not move.
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by:darcotech
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Also, if you right-click on the arrow next to folder, you will have menu and first option is to develop (open sub-folders).
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by:K_Wilke
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Maybe using My Documents was a bad idea.
This is happening on all folders, whether on the C drive or on mapped network drives.
Thanks,
Kelly W.
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by:jcimarron
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K_Wilke--I do not see the problem.  You have two My Documents folders--one over the other in the LEFT panel.  When you click the arrow to the left of the top one in the left panel you open it in the left panel.  Anything below the top My Documents folder has to move toward the bottom to make room.  However as shown by the vertical scroll bar what has been moved is nowhere near the true bottom of the left panel.
Of course if you click on the My Documents folder icon (left panel) you will open My Documents in the right panel.  It seems you also have done that.
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by:Darr247
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I use ClassicShell, mainly for the 'up' arrow in Explorer, and I can't reproduce it either...
even though I usually just click the 'delta' (>) arrow next to the folder on the left, rather than double-clicking them. So I assume it's the "Fix Folder Scrolling" setting that does it.

ClassicShell - Explorer settings - Navigation Pane
That does not stop the navigation tree from jumping around in the Common Dialog screens, by the way (the windows typically used for Open and Save As..., for example).
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by:K_Wilke
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Not real happy about the "solution" since it is a workaround with an add-on software.
Thanks,
Kelly W.
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