Is there a command to tell Windows Explorer to display for a folder only the immediate child subfolders, rather than the fully or partially expanded tree beneath this folder? This was easy to do in File Manager and quite useful.
In Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows 7, Windows Explorer does show only the immediate child subfolders in the default behavior.
I think more information would be needed to understand the problem that led to the original question.
In order to move this question toward close (since it doesn't seem clear from the original description what the issue is), I am summarizing the info given by Dennis and Steve in the comments.