Solved Unwanted feature (bug?) with opening folders

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  1. vxm

    vxm Active Member

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    Hey all!

    Some time ago I noticed that whenever I navigate inside File Explorer it starts to open contents of subfolders in separate windows- at first I thought it's something default, but I haven't found option to disable it. I usually have to click through couple folders starting with Pictures to navigate to different reference folders for work and this starts to be an issue, because I end up having 6-7 folder windows open in cascade.

    It clutters my desktop considering I have PS, Spotify, Skype and Slack already open most of the time. I'm starting to think it's bug of sorts, because when I've upgraded to TH2 I haven't noticed folders behaving like this, then it started few days back. I'm not 100% sure, but I think it wasn't default behaviour of Win10 fresh after upgrading from Windows 8.1. It happens both on my Surface Pro 3 and Workstation. I have looked in folder options for a way to switch this off but I can't find relevant option.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    Have a nice day!
     
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    Open My PC and click View/Options

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    Under Browse folders click Open each folder in the same window.
     
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    If only this was so simple- I already have that option checked and it doesn't change folder window behaviour. I also tried unchecking that box, restarting and checking it again but that doesn't help either...
     
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    Well then something is definitely wrong with your Windows.
    Maybe someone else on this forum will know w registry hack that can fix it.
    What does it do if you right click on the folder and pick Open (as opposed to Open in new window).
     
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    sharpuser Super Moderator Staff Member

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    The registry setting can be found here:
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\opennewwindow

    1 - Start, Regedit or WindowsKey+R
    2 - Browse to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\opennewwindow
    3 - Modify LaunchExplorerFlags as 1 (new window) or 0 (use same window).

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    Thanks guys for help!
    @sharpcolorado 's trick helped- registry would not change values when changes were made in folder options
     

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