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I'm sure this has been answered a million times around the web, but I dont know quite what question to ask.

Basically before windows 7 if I opened a folder in the right hand pane when using windows explorer the corresponding folder would be expanded in the treeview on the left.

This is no longer happening. Can I switch it on on Windows 7.

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  • Right click an empty space in the left panel and check [x] Expand to current folder (Thank you, surfasb):

    Right click

Or...

  • Check [x] Automatically expand to current folder in Folder Options > General > Navigation pane:

    Organize

    Folder Options

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Thank you. I feel a bit thick now :) –  Toby Allen Nov 30 '11 at 19:33
    
Don't sweat it. It's never a bad idea to ask a simple question. Someone might have the same question and end up here. It's handy. :) –  iglvzx Nov 30 '11 at 19:36
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You can also right click an empty area in the TreeView and get the option there. –  surfasb Dec 1 '11 at 2:58
    
@surfasb Added it! –  iglvzx Dec 1 '11 at 3:16

hmmm,

I guess I should have gone looking.

Organise > Folder and Search Options > Automatically Expand to Current Folder.

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