I love that I can feed all the search results in Total Commander to listbox. This means that the files appear in the previously selected file window and I can perform various operations on all of them at the same time.

However, getting back to the previously selected directory is always difficult. By trial and error, I found that I have to select a different disk drive and then go back to the directory. If I simply switch to another tab and then back, the results are still there, which is pretty annoying as I very often use tab switching to return to a favourite directory.

Is there a proper way to exit the listbox?


Any of the following will perform the Go Back action in a Total Commander listbox:

  1. Press Alt+Left Arrow
  2. Select the Go Back item in the Commands menu.
  3. Press the Browser Back on a multimedia keyboard.
  4. Press the Broswer Back on the mouse.

NOTE: To get back to exactly where you were before the search, perform a Go Forward action. It is not in the menu. Press Alt+Right Arrow, the Browser Forward key, or Browser Forward mouse button.

  • Any option which does not change the directory from which I came? Because these commands get me either one level higher in the directory structure or to some completely different place if I switched disks before searching. – JohnEye Jun 15 '16 at 15:34
  • @JohnEye Try a Go Forward action after the Go Back action. See edited NOTE in answer for details. – Steven Jun 15 '16 at 15:49
  • I know this trick, but I was wondering if there was a way to do it without this side effect. – JohnEye Jun 15 '16 at 16:14

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