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Windows7: Changing Backshift Shortcut in Explorer back to upwards?

In Windows XP, Backspace (aka ) key leads you to the parent folder, but in Windows 7 it just goes back in history. How do I make it work like in the old days?

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marked as duplicate by ChrisF, Karan, nhinkle Jan 7 '13 at 2:47

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@PatrickS. The download link for HTGback is down in that question. I edited a working one in the answer below – nixda Jan 6 '13 at 22:34
@nixda: You should have edited the original answer as well. This one is a duplicate and should be closed as such. – Karan Jan 6 '13 at 23:38
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Can be done with an application

  • download & extract HTGback
  • place a shortcut in your Startup folder enter image description here

Can also be done with an AutoHotKey script

  • create a texfile, copy the code below into it and save it as myscript.ahk
  • download portable AutoHotKey (needed only once for compiling the script)
  • open Ahk2Exe.exe, browser to your myscript.ahk and press compile
  • create a shortcut to the new .exe in your startup folder

    #IfWinActive, ahk_class CabinetWClass
       ControlGet renamestatus,Visible,,Edit1,A
       ControlGetFocus focussed, A
        SendInput {Alt Down}{Up}{Alt Up}
          Send {Backspace}


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