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How to open a folder shortcut in same WinExplorer?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Cindy Parker, Feb 23, 2010.

  1. Cindy Parker

    Cindy Parker Flightless Bird

    Assume I create a shortcut to a folder in WInExplorer.

    When I click now on this shortcut a NEW WinExplorer window is opened which displays
    the content of the taregt folder.

    How can I achieve that the target folder is opened in the SAME WinExplorer window?

    Cindy
     
  2. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    Clicking on that folder shortcut from within Windows Explorer should
    switch to that folder. Unless you have set Open each folder in it's own
    window in Folder Options.

    Cindy Parker wrote:

    > Assume I create a shortcut to a folder in WInExplorer.
    >
    > When I click now on this shortcut a NEW WinExplorer window is opened which displays
    > the content of the taregt folder.
    >
    > How can I achieve that the target folder is opened in the SAME WinExplorer window?
    >
    > Cindy
    >
     
  3. Nepatsfan

    Nepatsfan Flightless Bird

    "Cindy Parker" <cypy@live.com> wrote in message
    news:4b83f060$0$6585$9b4e6d93@newsspool3.arcor-online.net...
    > Assume I create a shortcut to a folder in WInExplorer.
    >
    > When I click now on this shortcut a NEW WinExplorer window is opened which
    > displays
    > the content of the taregt folder.
    >
    > How can I achieve that the target folder is opened in the SAME WinExplorer
    > window?
    >
    > Cindy
    >



    Go to Control Panel and double click Folder Options.
    Note: You can also click on the Tools menu at the top of Windows Explorer
    window to access Folder Options.
    Click on the View tab.
    Scroll down to "Launch folder windows in a separate process".
    Having this box checked would account for the behavior you've described.
    Uncheck it and see what happens when you launch your shortcuts.

    Nepatsfan
     

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