Need to access multiple Explorer windows

Posted on 2015-01-03
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Last Modified: 2015-01-03
Hi, In Windows XP I used to open several windows at one time and display them on the Desktop and drag and drop things from one folderPick 1Pick 1 to another.  I've never been able to figure out how to do that on Windows 7.  I am posting a pick on what my Explorer window looks like now.  If I click on any of the items on the left, it simply superimposes over the existing window.  Is there a way to do this? Thanks
Question by:camtz
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by:Joe Winograd - EE Fellow & MVE
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This will change that behavior to opening them in separate windows:

Control Panel
Folder Options

You'll almost surely have Open each folder in the same window ticked. Instead, tick Open each folder in its own window:

open folder in same window
That should do it! Regards, Joe
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jcimarron earned 2000 total points
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After you have opened one Windows Explorer window, right click on the icon you use to open Windows Explorer.  From the popup menu click on Windows Explorer.  You will now have a second and separate Windows Explorer window.

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Many thanks, worked out great.
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You are welcome.
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by:Joe Winograd - EE Fellow & MVE
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You're welcome. Happy to help. Regards, Joe

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