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In Windows XP, installing the software 'Explorer Breadcrumbs' allows me to have an address bar similar to Windows 7 (directories are displayed as buttons that you can click to go to).

With Explorer Breadcrumbs in Windows XP, I can open a directory in the address bar in a new window by ctrl-clicking or middle clicking the directory button.

Is there a way to have this same functionality in Windows 7?

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I have not found a way to achieve this exact behaviour but here's a possible workaround using the keyboard:

  • press Ctrl+N to open the current folder in a new window
  • press Alt+Up (arrow) to go "up" one level
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