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Currently to toggle the treeview on the left-hand side of Windows Explorer we can use: Organize - Layout - Navigation Pane as below screenshot.

I do this very very often and want to toggle quickly by a hotkey. Please share if you know how to. alt text

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Here is an AutoHotKey script. ⊞ Win + A toggles the navigation pane.


#SingleInstance, Force

#IfWinActive ahk_class CabinetWClass
Send !d{tab}{tab}{enter}ln
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This thread might be useful:
Keyboard shortcut to hide/show Explorer navigation

According to the thread, there are no hotkeys to hide/show the navigation pane, but you can use ALT-T, O to get most of the way there. Another poster suggests using a utility such as AutoHotkey to create a script that you can assign to a custom hotkey.

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Care to explain what the link says? – Ivo Flipse Feb 14 '11 at 20:01
The link says it is impossible as I have read :) – Nam G VU Feb 15 '11 at 6:03
Added summary. Thanks for the suggestion. – user67218 Feb 15 '11 at 16:18

I provide a solution for Windows 8 here.

In file browser, first press Alt(do not hold for combination key).
Then press V, and N.
Finally press Space.

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This works fine for me. To spell it out for non-english os versions: alt- View - Navigation - navigation area – TaW Aug 2 '15 at 10:01

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