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Turn off auto-expanding trees in Windows Explorer
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By Super Admin
Published on 02/23/2005
 
Whenever you click a folder in the left pane, it automatically expands to show all subfolders. If you find this annoying, follow these steps

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