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Reset Navigation Pane Expanded State in Windows 10 File Explorer

Reset Navigation Pane Expanded State in Windows 10 File Explorer

How to Reset Navigation Pane Expanded State in File Explorer in Windows 10

The Navigation pane is a special area on the left of File Explorer which shows the folders and system places like This PC, Network, Libraries and so on. You can make it automatically expand to the open folder, so it will show the full directory tree. The expanded state for the folders is saved to the registry. The next time you run the File Explorer app, it will automatically set the directory tree to the last expanded state.

Add Google Drive to File Explorer Navigation Pane in Windows 10

Add Google Drive to File Explorer Navigation Pane in Windows 10

How to add Google Drive to the Navigation Pane of File Explorer in Windows 10

Google Drive is the online document storage solution created by Google corporation which exists in personal and business editions. Users can edit spreadsheets, documents and presentations, as well as share access to them so they can be co-edited in real time. Google offers a special client software, 'Backup and Sync' which simplifies the sync operation. By default, Google Drive doesn't appear in the left area of File Explorer of Windows 10. Here's how to add it there.

Make Navigation Pane Expand to Open Folder in Windows 10

Make Navigation Pane Expand to Open Folder in Windows 10

The Navigation pane is a special area on the left of File Explorer which shows the folders and system places like This PC, Network, Libraries and so on. You can make it automatically expand to the open folder, so it will show the full directory tree.

Add User Profile Folder to Navigation Pane in Windows 10

Add User Profile Folder to Navigation Pane in Windows 10

The Navigation pane is a special area on the left of File Explorer which shows the folders and system places like This PC, Network, Libraries and so on. For faster access, you can add your user profile folder there. Under your user name, you will get all your personal folders listed and accessible with one click.

Add or Remove Library From Navigation Pane in Windows 10

Add or Remove Library From Navigation Pane in Windows 10

Libraries is a special folder in Windows, introduced in Windows 7. It allows you to create libraries - special folders which can aggregate files from several different folders and show it under a single, unified view. A library is an indexed location, meaning Windows Search will be completed faster in a library compared to a regular non-indexed folder. In Windows 7, when you opened Explorer using the mouse, it opened the Libraries folder. In this article, we will see how to add or remove a library from the navigation pane in File Explorer in Windows.

Make Navigation Pane Show All Folders in Windows 10

Make Navigation Pane Show All Folders in Windows 10

The Navigation pane is a special area on the left side of File Explorer which shows folders and system places like This PC, Network, Libraries and so on. In this article, we will see how to tweak its behavior and make it show more folders on the left including all the folders on the Desktop.

How to Disable Navigation Pane in Windows 10

How to Disable Navigation Pane in Windows 10

The Navigation pane is a special area on the left of File Explorer which shows the folders and system places like This PC, Network, Libraries and so on. Here is how to hide this area if you find no use for it.

Fix drives appear twice in navigation pane of Windows 10

Fix drives appear twice in navigation pane of Windows 10

From time to time, there is a strange bug that happens in Windows 10. After a build upgrade, or after some cumulative updates, drives are displayed twice in the navigation pane (the left folder pane) of File Explorer. A number of users have already faced this issue after upgrading to Windows 10 build 14267, which is the latest Insider Preview build as of this writing.