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Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Panic, Feb 12, 2010.

  1. Panic

    Panic Flightless Bird

    ????? I'm talking here about Windows Explorer...NOT Internet Explorer. My
    last system was WinXP. In Explorer how do you go UP in the path in Win 7.
    Say I find a folder that has sub-folders or a folder that I want to view
    files in. If that's not where I want to be, what is the simplest way to
    move back up the path chain to the parent folder(s)? I know that in the
    left panel I can navigate to where I want to be and click on it but... in
    Win XP all I had to do was click on an up arrow to move up one portion of
    the path. Thanks.
     
  2. relic

    relic Flightless Bird

    "Panic" <wrong@cox.net> wrote in message
    news:hl4pd8$t2$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    > ????? I'm talking here about Windows Explorer...NOT Internet Explorer.
    > My last system was WinXP. In Explorer how do you go UP in the path in Win
    > 7. Say I find a folder that has sub-folders or a folder that I want to
    > view files in. If that's not where I want to be, what is the simplest way
    > to move back up the path chain to the parent folder(s)? I know that in
    > the left panel I can navigate to where I want to be and click on it but...
    > in Win XP all I had to do was click on an up arrow to move up one portion
    > of the path. Thanks.


    Back Arrow.
     
  3. Seth

    Seth Flightless Bird

    "Panic" <wrong@cox.net> wrote in message
    news:hl4pd8$t2$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    > ????? I'm talking here about Windows Explorer...NOT Internet Explorer.
    > My last system was WinXP. In Explorer how do you go UP in the path in Win
    > 7. Say I find a folder that has sub-folders or a folder that I want to
    > view files in. If that's not where I want to be, what is the simplest way
    > to move back up the path chain to the parent folder(s)? I know that in
    > the left panel I can navigate to where I want to be and click on it but...
    > in Win XP all I had to do was click on an up arrow to move up one portion
    > of the path. Thanks.



    Backspace will back-track your path. But if you were clicking around, going
    into a folder, back out, then into another and back-out, it will backtrack
    all those actions.

    You can also mouse click on the folder of the path you are in on the address
    bar. For example...

    Computer --> Local Disk C: --> Folder 1 --> Folder 2 --> Folder 3

    That indicates you are in Folder 3. You can click on "Folder 1" to jump
    there.
     
  4. Trev

    Trev Flightless Bird

    "Panic" <wrong@cox.net> wrote in message
    news:hl4pd8$t2$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    > ????? I'm talking here about Windows Explorer...NOT Internet Explorer.
    > My last system was WinXP. In Explorer how do you go UP in the path in Win
    > 7. Say I find a folder that has sub-folders or a folder that I want to
    > view files in. If that's not where I want to be, what is the simplest way
    > to move back up the path chain to the parent folder(s)? I know that in
    > the left panel I can navigate to where I want to be and click on it but...
    > in Win XP all I had to do was click on an up arrow to move up one portion
    > of the path. Thanks.


    Just under the title bar you will see some drop down menus for example if
    you had opened computer D drive and a folder in there you would have
    Computer D Drive Current folder. To go up one just click D Drive Or the
    one before the current folder if your deep inside sub folders
     
  5. Char Jackson

    Char Jackson Flightless Bird

    On Fri, 12 Feb 2010 15:50:08 -0800, "Panic" <wrong@cox.net> wrote:

    >????? I'm talking here about Windows Explorer...NOT Internet Explorer. My
    >last system was WinXP. In Explorer how do you go UP in the path in Win 7.
    >Say I find a folder that has sub-folders or a folder that I want to view
    >files in. If that's not where I want to be, what is the simplest way to
    >move back up the path chain to the parent folder(s)? I know that in the
    >left panel I can navigate to where I want to be and click on it but... in
    >Win XP all I had to do was click on an up arrow to move up one portion of
    >the path. Thanks.


    With Win Explorer under XP, clicking the Back button goes back to
    where ever you were before, whether it's up, down, or sideways from
    where you are now, and the Backspace key on the keyboard always takes
    you 'up' a level. I'll be disappointed if they changed that simple
    behavior for Win 7.
     
  6. Panic

    Panic Flightless Bird

    That works. Thank you.

    "relic" <relic211@cjb.net> wrote in message
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    >
    > "Panic" <wrong@cox.net> wrote in message
    > news:hl4pd8$t2$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    >> ????? I'm talking here about Windows Explorer...NOT Internet Explorer.
    >> My last system was WinXP. In Explorer how do you go UP in the path in
    >> Win 7. Say I find a folder that has sub-folders or a folder that I want
    >> to view files in. If that's not where I want to be, what is the simplest
    >> way to move back up the path chain to the parent folder(s)? I know that
    >> in the left panel I can navigate to where I want to be and click on it
    >> but... in Win XP all I had to do was click on an up arrow to move up one
    >> portion of the path. Thanks.

    >
    > Back Arrow.
     
  7. Panic

    Panic Flightless Bird

    Great stuff, Seth. Thanks a lot. I tried my Sony's tutorial but it didn't
    have that info.

    "Seth" <seth_lermanNOSPAM@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:hl4rmd$of2$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    > "Panic" <wrong@cox.net> wrote in message
    > news:hl4pd8$t2$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    >> ????? I'm talking here about Windows Explorer...NOT Internet Explorer.
    >> My last system was WinXP. In Explorer how do you go UP in the path in
    >> Win 7. Say I find a folder that has sub-folders or a folder that I want
    >> to view files in. If that's not where I want to be, what is the simplest
    >> way to move back up the path chain to the parent folder(s)? I know that
    >> in the left panel I can navigate to where I want to be and click on it
    >> but... in Win XP all I had to do was click on an up arrow to move up one
    >> portion of the path. Thanks.

    >
    >
    > Backspace will back-track your path. But if you were clicking around,
    > going into a folder, back out, then into another and back-out, it will
    > backtrack all those actions.
    >
    > You can also mouse click on the folder of the path you are in on the
    > address bar. For example...
    >
    > Computer --> Local Disk C: --> Folder 1 --> Folder 2 --> Folder 3
    >
    > That indicates you are in Folder 3. You can click on "Folder 1" to jump
    > there.
    >
     
  8. Panic

    Panic Flightless Bird

    It all works. Thank you.

    "Char Jackson" <none@none.invalid> wrote in message
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    > On Fri, 12 Feb 2010 15:50:08 -0800, "Panic" <wrong@cox.net> wrote:
    >
    >>????? I'm talking here about Windows Explorer...NOT Internet Explorer.
    >>My
    >>last system was WinXP. In Explorer how do you go UP in the path in Win 7.
    >>Say I find a folder that has sub-folders or a folder that I want to view
    >>files in. If that's not where I want to be, what is the simplest way to
    >>move back up the path chain to the parent folder(s)? I know that in the
    >>left panel I can navigate to where I want to be and click on it but... in
    >>Win XP all I had to do was click on an up arrow to move up one portion of
    >>the path. Thanks.

    >
    > With Win Explorer under XP, clicking the Back button goes back to
    > where ever you were before, whether it's up, down, or sideways from
    > where you are now, and the Backspace key on the keyboard always takes
    > you 'up' a level. I'll be disappointed if they changed that simple
    > behavior for Win 7.
    >
     

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