Solved

Need to access multiple Explorer windows

Posted on 2015-01-03
5
91 Views
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
0
Comment
Question by:camtz
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 54

Expert Comment

by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016
ID: 40529191
This will change that behavior to opening them in separate windows:

Control Panel
Folder Options
General

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
0
 
LVL 50

Accepted Solution

by:
jcimarron earned 500 total points
ID: 40529307
camtz--
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.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:camtz
ID: 40529326
Many thanks, worked out great.
0
 
LVL 50

Expert Comment

by:jcimarron
ID: 40529346
camtz--
You are welcome.
0
 
LVL 54

Expert Comment

by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016
ID: 40529349
You're welcome. Happy to help. Regards, Joe
0

Featured Post

Get 15 Days FREE Full-Featured Trial

Benefit from a mission critical IT monitoring with Monitis Premium or get it FREE for your entry level monitoring needs.
-Over 200,000 users
-More than 300,000 websites monitored
-Used in 197 countries
-Recommended by 98% of users

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

New Windows 7 Installations take days for Windows-Updates to show up and install. This can easily be fixed. I have finally decided to write an article because this seems to get asked several times a day lately. This Article and the Links apply to…
A quick guide on how to use Group Policy to create a custom power plan and set it active on Windows 7.
This Micro Tutorial will give you a introduction in two parts how to utilize Windows Live Movie Maker to its maximum editing capability. This will be demonstrated using Windows Live Movie Maker on Windows 7 operating system.
The viewer will learn how to successfully create a multiboot device using the SARDU utility on Windows 7. Start the SARDU utility: Change the image directory to wherever you store your ISOs, this will prevent you from having 2 copies of an ISO wit…

696 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question