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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.

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Is NERDTree what you're looking for?

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Maybe. I see it already installed but :help NERD_tree.txt doesn't work. How to evoke it? :NERDtree fails (not a command) – sf2k Jun 27 '11 at 2:25
trying F2 key and it seems to be already mapped to that key but it still says NERDtree not a command. I'll try reinstalling it. I'm running the :helptags ~/vimfiles/doc command – sf2k Jun 27 '11 at 2:27
Try running the command :NERDTreeToggle. – Wuffers Jun 27 '11 at 2:33
ok, now I got the :help NERDtree txt file but every command says not and editor command :( – sf2k Jun 27 '11 at 2:34
Thanks Mark Szymanski I'll give that a try – sf2k Jun 27 '11 at 2:35

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