Explorer navigation pane


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I have 6 disk drives. I have 6 shortcuts, one for each drive, so explorer starts in the selected drive (example: explorer.exe c:\ /e). Five, of the six, open explorer with the Navigation pane tree not expanded at all. One opens explorer and the selected drive is always expanded in the nav pane tree. I am familiar with all the options to turn the nav pane tree on and off, but those apply to ALL drives. Apparently, there is a setting or reg entry somewhere that applies to a specific drive only.

See attached images. X drive opens with tree collapsed while S drive opens with tree expanded.



The only difference is Windows considers the S drive to be removable because it is on a different SATA controller.

Any ideas?
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Win 11

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