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Viewing a tree of documents in Windows 8


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In Windows 8.1, how do I view a tree of all the documents on the C:\drive --- equivalent to what I used to get by clicking MyComputer with XP? Thanks.


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In Windows 8.1, how do I view a tree of all the documents on the C:\drive --- equivalent to what I used to get by clicking MyComputer with XP? Thanks.


Hi batpark :)

I know exactly what you're trying to do, I'm just booting up a VM with an English version of Windows on it so I can tell you exactly which options to check in the Folder Options. Give me a few minutes please.

Alright so !
  • Go in your Windows Explorer and press on the Alt key, a new menu will appear at the top of the window;
  • Click on Tools then select Folder Options;
  • On the Folder Options window, go under the Navigation pane box and check both checkboxes : "Show all folders" and "Automatically expand to current folder";
And you're done :)

Edited by Aura, 16 July 2014 - 03:48 PM.

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Aura: Sorry to be so inept but ......  do you mean go to Windows File (the box with that name that appears  on my Start  screen)? If not, then how do you I get to Windows Explorer?  .. batpark


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Aura: Sorry to be so inept but ......  do you mean go to Windows File (the box with that name that appears  on my Start  screen)? If not, then how do you I get to Windows Explorer?  .. batpark


Press on the Windows Key + E to open the Windows Explorer :)
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Great. Thanks. Do you have a list of other Windows Key+  X keys? I know some of them but did not have Winkey+ E. How can I see them all?   ..batpark


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Great. Thanks. Do you have a list of other Windows Key+  X keys? I know some of them but did not have Winkey+ E. How can I see them all?   ..batpark


Ask and you shall receive :)
Right here.
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You may want to also change the following Folder option in Control Panel.

Check Automatically expand to current folder.

 

ExpCurFol.jpg

 

That way, when you work through folders in the right pane, the left pane will open and expand to follow. This should be the default setting but it isn't.


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You may want to also change the following Folder option in Control Panel.
Check Automatically expand to current folder.
 
attachicon.gifExpCurFol.jpg
 
That way, when you work through folders in the right pane, the left pane will open and expand to follow. This should be the default setting but it isn't.


In my first post, I told him how to check this option as well :P
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Sorry, missed that.


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Sorry, missed that.


All good, these sections belongs to the Technicians, not me ! :P
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In Windows 8.1, how do I view a tree of all the documents on the C:\drive --- equivalent to what I used to get by clicking MyComputer with XP? Thanks.


Hi batpark :)

I know exactly what you're trying to do, I'm just booting up a VM with an English version of Windows on it so I can tell you exactly which options to check in the Folder Options. Give me a few minutes please.

Alright so !
  • Go in your Windows Explorer and press on the Alt key, a new menu will appear at the top of the window;
  • Click on Tools then select Folder Options;
  • On the Folder Options window, go under the Navigation pane box and check both checkboxes : "Show all folders" and "Automatically expand to current folder";
And you're done :)

 

Aura: Still having trouble:

I get to Windows Explorer (by pressing Winkey + E).

I press the Alt key -- but all I see at the top is the appearance of some slight changes (letters F C V and E appear).  I do not see Tools in the left-hand listing or any of the sub-options Folder Options or Navigation pane or the two sub boxes you tell me to check off.

 

Whatever could I be doing wrong?  ... batpark


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In Windows 8.1, how do I view a tree of all the documents on the C:\drive --- equivalent to what I used to get by clicking MyComputer with XP? Thanks.


Hi batpark :)

I know exactly what you're trying to do, I'm just booting up a VM with an English version of Windows on it so I can tell you exactly which options to check in the Folder Options. Give me a few minutes please.

Alright so !
  • Go in your Windows Explorer and press on the Alt key, a new menu will appear at the top of the window;
  • Click on Tools then select Folder Options;
  • On the Folder Options window, go under the Navigation pane box and check both checkboxes : "Show all folders" and "Automatically expand to current folder";
And you're done :)

Aura: Still having trouble:
I get to Windows Explorer (by pressing Winkey + E).
I press the Alt key -- but all I see at the top is the appearance of some slight changes (letters F C V and E appear).  I do not see Tools in the left-hand listing or any of the sub-options Folder Options or Navigation pane or the two sub boxes you tell me to check off.
 
Whatever could I be doing wrong?  ... batpark


OH true you're under Windows 8 ! My bad ! Okay go in the Windows Explorer, click on the View tab and at the right of the tab, click on Options. The settings will be there.
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