I do lots of navigating between folders trying to keep projects synced and I've tried using things like winmerge but they're too clunky and slow. I switched back to old fashioned windows explorer but the navigation pane on the left takes up way too much space and is completely useless since it doesn't even show your path when you're in a folder with many files/subfolders. The best way to display files for me is to have 47 file browser windows open at the same time in an organized way and transfer between them.
The problem with that is I can't see what drive I'm on or the first half of the path because Microsoft saw fit to put giant arrows in the Windows 7 path bar instead of the nice little backslash that's actually in the path. How do I get the backslashes back instead of arrows?