I recall there is a plugin or such that I can use gvim on Windows to show me a leftside directory right in the vim pane, like a project view of the current directory.
For example, without a plugin I can type :n c:\ and it gives me the directory view but it fills the entire pane view. I just want it to the left while I work on a file.
Maybe you can think of a shortcut entry or any plugin that comes to mind? I know I used it before, can't remember what I did or if it's a gvim thing.