Windows 7 has a feature where you can right click a folder and select "Open in a new window" when Windows Explorer is set to open folders in the same window. Is there a way to replicate this feature in Windows XP?
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You can save the following text into a merge.reg file, then merge it into your registry.
This will add the item pictured below to the registry, which will add an "Open in New Window" item to the context menu of folders.
Notes: I duplicated the "open" action and modified it to contain the /n option. The REG_EXPAND_SZ type seems to be required for %SystemRoot% to work properly, but the only way I could manage to make the (Default) value a REG_EXPAND_SZ type was by using a .reg file.
Shift or Ctrl? It's Ctrl under Windows 7. Doubt if they would have changed that.