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When I used to have a mac, there was a capability that while moving a file by dragging it in the file explorer, if you held a file over a folder for a while the folder will automatically open so you could then navigate into subfolders. Is there a setting (or installable mod) that allows me to do the same in windows 10? I found that there exists the same capability in the left navigation pane of file explorer, but I want this to be there in the main pane also.

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  • Native Windows behavior for Windows Explorer does not open a file by hovering. It is different than MAC.
    – John
    Jun 17 at 1:24
  • @John Yes, I know that is not part of the native behavior. I was looking for if there was some method to add it to Windows. Whether that be a mod or a setting. Jun 17 at 1:40
  • There is no setting. I do not see a third party way to do this. Look at the Windows Tweak apps to see if they might. I do not find double click (after many decades) to be at all troublesome
    – John
    Jun 17 at 1:46
  • The problem is I want it to open the folder while I am holding a file to move it in a subfolder. Since I am already holding the mouse button to hold the file, I can't double click. What are the Windows Tweak apps? Jun 17 at 2:17
  • I will look around. Windows does not like to open a file in flight (confusion over the owning folder). I move, then open. It takes less time than to type the four word sentence.
    – John
    Jun 17 at 2:20

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