File Explorer wont expand to folder


trumpy81

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GDay All,

I have a modified File Explorer shortcut on the taskbar that points to my downloads folder and this worked perfectly until a recent Windows update.

Now, when I open File Explorer it will display the contents of my downloads folder (right pane), but the folder tree (left pane), does not expand to the H:\Downloads folder and I must navigate to it manually.

I have checked and followed the tutorial here: Turn On or Off Expand Folder in Navigation Pane of File Explorer in Windows 11 Tutorial

But that does not help at all. Modifying the registry entries manually or via .bat file does nothing.

If I open File Explorer and right click on a blank space under Network, then deselect and re-select expand to folder, it will expand to the H:\Downloads folder, but you must do this every time you open File Explorer, which is a PITA.

I have run SFC /scannow, but that did not correct the issue.

Anyone have any ideas why this is happening and what I can do to correct it?

Any help would be appreciated. :-)
 
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I don't have the new file explorer yet to test this, but I did read that Microsoft revamped it in the latest update and folks over in the feedback hub are not happy with it. There are more things about the new file explorer that is upsetting users as well. Other thread here pertaining to this.


All I can suggest at this time is to wait and see if there is a solution for it. If there is, Brink will eventually put out a new tutorial for it.. Or you can check out one of the file explorer alternatives for now to see if they will work for you, some free, some paid, some portable.. I use Explorer++ a lot. It's free and portable but it may not expand like you want..

 

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I have this issue, I nearly posted about it last night. I’ve tried everything. It’s frustrating the hell out of me.

MS obviously broke something, otherwise why have the option to check if it isn’t going to work? I expect a fix in an update. Or they’ll remove the option. Whatever is easiest for them I would assume.

@trumpy81 I am surprised you can’t hear me in Brisbane swearing from the Gold Coast.
 
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@glasskuter Thanks for the reply :-)

At least now I know that I am not alone. Google provided lots of tutorials etc. but none of them helped and none of them showed any other folks with this issue and thanks for the additional info, I will check out alternatives.

I already have Directory Opus (had it since my Amiga days) but I always found it a little clunky and certainly not easy to configure, but it is extremely powerful.

I guess I will just have to cross my fingers and hope Microsoft fix it ... lol

@antspants Thanks for the reply :-)

I share your frustration. I wish Microsoft would stop messing with Explorer, there was nothing wrong with the original Explorer, although it did lack tabs, but tabs without being able to save them is just as useless as no tabs at all IMHO.

Let's hope Microsoft come to their senses and fix this ... soon! ... lol
 

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We had another thread similar to this just recently, and I did a bit of testing with my setup.


Are you synchronizing the Download folder to OneDrive? If not, have you tried pinning the folder to Explorer to see if it opens correctly to all folders? And I'm assuming you used the Windows change special folder location to make it the default Download folder for your user profile, or else assigned it a drive letter, right?
 

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@johnlgalt Thanks for the reply :-)

I have uninstalled OneDrive, I do not use it any longer.

I'm not 100% sure what you mean by pinning? If you mean pinned to Quick Access, then I have Home (Quick Access) disabled in the folder tree.

In any case, that would not help, as clicking on the the pinned link does not 'expand to folder', it simply adds yet another downloads link in the folder tree (left pane) with the contents of the folder in the right pane.

I need File Explorer to 'expand to folder' when File Explorer opens, which it currently does not do.

Yes, I used the Location > Move function to alter the location of the default Downloads folder.
 

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Moving User folder doesn't affect this. Any pinned (Users) folder like Document, Pictures, etc or subfolder in any of them won't Expand to current folder.

Explorer does expand to current folder for User folders, if you browse from parent folder, though.. or if you open that folder from search...
But not if you directly open User folder, or subfolder.

Like double blind path for that folders
 

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@AndreTen Thanks for the reply :-)

This is how File Explorer used to open, notice H:\ drive is expanded and so too is the downloads folder:
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This is how it opens now, notice how nothing is expanded in the folder tree:
1698270430389.png
 

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Click Docs (H:) drive icon on the left panel. That should give you the view you had previously.
 

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He wants it automatically doing that.
 

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@Spunk Thanks for the reply :-)

@johnlgalt is correct, I want File Explorer to open the way it used to with H:\ drive AND the Downloads folder expanded automatically (as shown in the first image I posted above).

Now it opens with nothing expanded (as shown in the second image above). :(

I can always open things manually, but that takes all the fun out of it ... lol
 

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@Spunk Thanks for the reply :-)

@johnlgalt is correct, I want File Explorer to open the way it used to with H:\ drive AND the Downloads folder expanded automatically (as shown in the first image I posted above).

Now it opens with nothing expanded (as shown in the second image above). :(

I can always open things manually, but that takes all the fun out of it ... lol
I tried again to get this working with no joy. I don’t believe it is by design. I believe it’s a bug.
 
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Yeah I have been pulling my hair out over it as well. Nothing I have tried corrects the issue.

I did notice that Win11 in a VM does not have this issue, but in the VM I cannot add my custom File Explorer shortcut without issues either :mad:

You may be right about it being a bug, I don't think the programmers intended things to work this way, or at least I hope not.

BTW I heard you, I just didn't know where it was coming from ... lol :p
 

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Yeah I have been pulling my hair out over it as well. Nothing I have tried corrects the issue.

I did notice that Win11 in a VM does not have this issue, but in the VM I cannot add my custom File Explorer shortcut without issues either :mad:

You may be right about it being a bug, I don't think the programmers intended things to work this way, or at least I hope not.

BTW I heard you, I just didn't know where it was coming from ... lol :p
Ha! Can you hear me crying also lol

Well the way I see it, unless they are lazy, they would of removed the checkbox for the behaviour if the option was removed to have this work.
 

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    All over the place
    Hard Drives
    2 x WD something Something 8TB HDD's / 2 x WD something Something 4TB HDD's / 1 x EVO 1TB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB SSD's / 1 x EVO 250 GB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB (External Hub) / 1 x EVO 1TB (Portable Backup Case)
    PSU
    Silverstone 1500
    Case
    NZXT Full Tower
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15 Elite Class Dual Tower CPU Cooler / 6 x EziDIY 120mm / 2 x Corsair 140mm somethings / 1 x 140mm Thermaltake something / 2 x 200mm Corsair.
    Keyboard
    Logitech G402 / Logitech MX Air Cordless
    Mouse
    Corsair K95 / Logitech diNovo Edge Wireless
    Internet Speed
    100/40
    Browser
    All sorts
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky Premium
    Other Info
    I’m on a horse.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 22621.2215
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    LENOVO Yoga 7i EVO OLED 14" Touchscreen i5 12 Core 16GB/512GB
    CPU
    Intel Core 12th Gen i5-1240P Processor (1.7 - 4.4GHz)
    Memory
    16GB LPDDR5 RAM
    Graphics card(s)
    Graphics processor is an Intel Iris Xe
    Sound Card
    optimized with Dolby Atmos®
    Screen Resolution
    QHD 2880 x 1800 OLED
    Hard Drives
    M.2 512GB
    Other Info
    …still on a horse.
I did notice that Win11 in a VM does not have this issue, but in the VM I cannot add my custom File Explorer shortcut without issues either :mad:

Um, why not? As long as the VM can see the drive, it should not be an issue.

Also, I just used the run dialog box to open my folder H:\Storage\Drivers and it sort of opened it the way that you want it to - expanded, but not.

Let me explain. First, the screenshots.

Screenshot 2023-10-26 201111.pngScreenshot 2023-10-26 201204.png

Now, the thing to note is that there are other folders in H:\Storage, and those are NOT showing. But you notice that it fully expanded H:\. So, it is, in fact, a bug, but a really weird one.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 23H2 Current build
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HomeBrew
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
    Motherboard
    MSI MEG X570 GODLIKE
    Memory
    4 * 32 GB - Corsair Vengeance 3600 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti XC3 ULTRA GAMING (12G-P5-3955-KR)
    Sound Card
    Realtek® ALC1220 Codec
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2x Eve Spectrum ES07D03 4K Gaming Monitor (Matte) | Eve Spectrum ES07DC9 4K Gaming Monitor (Glossy)
    Screen Resolution
    3x 3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    3x Samsung 980 Pro NVMe PCIe 4 M.2 2 TB SSD (MZ-V8P2T0B/AM) } 3x Sabrent Rocket NVMe 4.0 1 TB SSD (USB)
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling’s Silencer Series 1050 Watt, 80 Plus Platinum
    Case
    Fractal Design Define 7 XL Dark ATX Full Tower Case
    Cooling
    NZXT KRAKEN Z73 73.11 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (3x 120 mm push top) + Air 3x 140mm case fans (pull front) + 1x 120 mm (push back) and 1 x 120 mm (pull bottom)
    Keyboard
    SteelSeries Apex Pro Wired Gaming Keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3S | MX Master 3 for Business
    Internet Speed
    AT&T LightSpeed Gigabit Duplex Ftth
    Browser
    Nightly (default) + Firefox (stable), Chrome, Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender + MB 5 Beta
  • Operating System
    ChromeOS Flex Dev Channel (current)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Latitude E5470
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6300U CPU @ 2.40GHz, 2501 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
    Motherboard
    Dell
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel(R) HD Graphics 520
    Sound Card
    Intel(R) HD Graphics 520 + RealTek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell laptop display 15"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 * 1080
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba 128GB M.2 22300 drive
    INTEL Cherryville 520 Series SSDSC2CW180A 180 GB SATA III SSD
    PSU
    Dell
    Case
    Dell
    Cooling
    Dell
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3S (shared w. Sys 1) | Dell TouchPad
    Keyboard
    Dell
    Internet Speed
    AT&T LightSpeed Gigabit Duplex Ftth

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 64 bit 22H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Gigabyte Z390 UD
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 77000 3.60
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z390 UD
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia GEForce RTX 2060 Super
    Sound Card
    onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Two 27" Dell 4K monitors
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    M.2 NVME SSD, 500 GB; Two 2TB Mechanical HDD's
    PSU
    850w PSU
    Case
    Cyberpower PC
    Cooling
    Water cooled
    Keyboard
    Backlit Cyberpower gamiong keyboard
    Mouse
    Backlit Cyberpower gaming mouse
    Internet Speed
    1 GB mbps
    Browser
    Brave
    Antivirus
    Windows Security
and this worked perfectly until a recent Windows update.

All stated in the first post.

The picture in post #15 shows the Drivers folder expanded, not the Storage Folder

And I clearly say that.

Now, the thing to note is that there are other folders in H:\Storage, and those are NOT showing. But you notice that it fully expanded H:\. So, it is, in fact, a bug, but a really weird one.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 23H2 Current build
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HomeBrew
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
    Motherboard
    MSI MEG X570 GODLIKE
    Memory
    4 * 32 GB - Corsair Vengeance 3600 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti XC3 ULTRA GAMING (12G-P5-3955-KR)
    Sound Card
    Realtek® ALC1220 Codec
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2x Eve Spectrum ES07D03 4K Gaming Monitor (Matte) | Eve Spectrum ES07DC9 4K Gaming Monitor (Glossy)
    Screen Resolution
    3x 3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    3x Samsung 980 Pro NVMe PCIe 4 M.2 2 TB SSD (MZ-V8P2T0B/AM) } 3x Sabrent Rocket NVMe 4.0 1 TB SSD (USB)
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling’s Silencer Series 1050 Watt, 80 Plus Platinum
    Case
    Fractal Design Define 7 XL Dark ATX Full Tower Case
    Cooling
    NZXT KRAKEN Z73 73.11 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (3x 120 mm push top) + Air 3x 140mm case fans (pull front) + 1x 120 mm (push back) and 1 x 120 mm (pull bottom)
    Keyboard
    SteelSeries Apex Pro Wired Gaming Keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3S | MX Master 3 for Business
    Internet Speed
    AT&T LightSpeed Gigabit Duplex Ftth
    Browser
    Nightly (default) + Firefox (stable), Chrome, Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender + MB 5 Beta
  • Operating System
    ChromeOS Flex Dev Channel (current)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Latitude E5470
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6300U CPU @ 2.40GHz, 2501 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
    Motherboard
    Dell
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel(R) HD Graphics 520
    Sound Card
    Intel(R) HD Graphics 520 + RealTek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell laptop display 15"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 * 1080
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba 128GB M.2 22300 drive
    INTEL Cherryville 520 Series SSDSC2CW180A 180 GB SATA III SSD
    PSU
    Dell
    Case
    Dell
    Cooling
    Dell
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3S (shared w. Sys 1) | Dell TouchPad
    Keyboard
    Dell
    Internet Speed
    AT&T LightSpeed Gigabit Duplex Ftth
@antspants

Like they did with the 'Add/Remove from Quick Access' which is now called Home?

They should have removed File Explorer completely and added a whole new File Explorer instead of patching the existing version. They could have avoided so many issues by doing that, but alas, this is Microsoft now, they are still building on Windows 95.

I am not looking forward to Windows going to the subscription model, I think I will switch to Linux then ... lol
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Ryzen 9 3900X
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Strix X570-E Gaming
    Memory
    G-Skill RipjawsV F4-3600C18 (16GB x 2)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte RX 5700 XT Gaming OC
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC1220P
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS VE278 (x 2)
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 850 Pro 256GB
    Samsung 970 Pro NVMe 512GB (x 2)
    ST10000VN0004 10TB (x 2)
    ST10000VN0008 10TB (x 2)
    ST4000VN000 4TB (x 2)
    PSU
    Corsair HX1000
    Case
    Corsair Carbide 400R
    Cooling
    AMD Wraith Prism (Stock)
    Keyboard
    Logitech G213
    Mouse
    Logitech G502
    Internet Speed
    100Mbps down / 40Mbps up
    Browser
    Firefox - Chrome - Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender - Clamwin
ExplorerPatcher (on GitHub) ➜ go to Properties ➜ File Explorer ➜ Control Interface: Windows 10 Ribbon
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Medion S15450
    CPU
    i5 1135G7
    Memory
    16GB DDR4
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Iris Xe
    Sound Card
    Eastern Electric MiniMax DAC Supreme; Emotiva UMC-200; Astell & Kern AK240
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Sony Bravia XR-55X90J
    Screen Resolution
    3840×2160
    Hard Drives
    2TB SSD internal
    37TB external
    PSU
    Li-ion
    Keyboard
    Logitech K800
    Mouse
    Logitech G402
    Internet Speed
    20Mbit/s up, 250Mbit/s down
    Browser
    FF
@johnlgalt

Opening via the Run box cannot be achieved by clicking on an icon on the taskbar. That kind of defeats the purpose of the taskbar icon, but you are correct in that it will expand to the folder you designate.

Also, the issue with the custom shortcut on the taskbar in the VM, is that when clicking on the icon, it will open a second icon on the taskbar and make the second icon the active icon.

That is not how the default icon operates and it is not how I would like the custom icon to behave either. As I stated, this all worked before the latest batch of Windows updates were installed.

I could possibly uninstall the latest updates, but that is more work and it may remove important changes?

@hdmi

Thanks for the tip.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Ryzen 9 3900X
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Strix X570-E Gaming
    Memory
    G-Skill RipjawsV F4-3600C18 (16GB x 2)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte RX 5700 XT Gaming OC
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC1220P
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS VE278 (x 2)
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 850 Pro 256GB
    Samsung 970 Pro NVMe 512GB (x 2)
    ST10000VN0004 10TB (x 2)
    ST10000VN0008 10TB (x 2)
    ST4000VN000 4TB (x 2)
    PSU
    Corsair HX1000
    Case
    Corsair Carbide 400R
    Cooling
    AMD Wraith Prism (Stock)
    Keyboard
    Logitech G213
    Mouse
    Logitech G502
    Internet Speed
    100Mbps down / 40Mbps up
    Browser
    Firefox - Chrome - Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender - Clamwin

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