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Turn off auto-expanding trees in Windows Explorer
By  Super Admin  | Published  02/23/2005 | User Interface Page 1 | Rating:
Turn off auto-expanding trees in Windows Explorer

I'm sure some of you have noticed that in Windows Explorer, whenever you click a folder in the left pane, it automatically expands to show all subfolders. If you find this annoying, follow these steps...

1) close Windows Explorer if it's running

2) go Start -> Run, then type "regedit"

3) Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced

4) Change the value of "FriendlyTree" to 0

5) close regedit, and start up Windows Explorer. Auto-expanding menus are now off

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  • Comment #1 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I didn't even know you could do that - let alone, how.
     
  • Comment #2 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Because the steps are well described and because it works!!! sorry for my english... Simo
     
  • Comment #3 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Works.
     
  • Comment #4 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    This behavior is really annoying, and there is no way to prevent it in any options window... Thanks a lot
     
  • Comment #5 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    That doesn't work...
     
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