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If the option "Open each folder in new window" is active, there are opening several folders for each subfolder you doubleclick to open.

I once saw a shortcut, that closes all these windows, opened in that manner at once.

something like: Shift+Alt+click on the X

Is there such a shortcut in Windows 8?

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You should be able to right-click the icon in the taskbar and choose "Close all windows". –  Josh R Sep 10 '13 at 17:27
    
I don't want to close all explorer windows, just the one folder and all its parents –  rubo77 Sep 10 '13 at 17:57

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Shift + Click on the X on the latest child folder should close the current folder as well as all of the parent folder(s).

For example if I have the following folders open in separate windows I would just have to Shift + Click on the X on C:\Users to close all three folders.

My Computer - C:\ - C:\Users

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