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When using the explorer in vista (and xp) if I drill into a folder in right pane of explorer, the folder view stays synchronised. However in Windows-7 I cannot see a simple way of forcing it to do the same.

Anyone have any ideas please?

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Thanks every one! – Preet Sangha Aug 26 '09 at 5:35

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Under the "Folder and Search Options" accessible from the "Organize" menu, there is an option to "Automatically expand to current folder". I believe this is the setting you are looking for.

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you're both right - but I'll accept yours as you rep is much lower. – Preet Sangha Aug 26 '09 at 5:37
Thank you! This has really been bugging me. – Skilldrick Nov 3 '10 at 11:00
Thanks! That's been annoying me for ages!! – Lance Java Jan 6 '14 at 12:55

I found this option on Windows 7 Professional (just right click on an empty space on the left pane):

Windows Explorer

[Thanks to vkapartzianis]

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Nice one mate!! – Preet Sangha Jan 29 '14 at 22:05

Folder Options > General > Navigation pane

check the box Automatically expand to current folder

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