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July 11, 2010 8:16 AM Subscribe
Is there a keyboard shortcut to open a pre-existing folder in Windows XP in its own new window?
posted by NoraCharles to computers & internet (3 answers total)
I tried searching google and here, but the terms are too wide and I'm getting a lot of chaff.
I have my Windows XP "Folder Options" set to "Open each folder in the same window" - which I prefer 95% of the time. However, sometimes, once I get to the folder where I need to be (call this the primary folder), there are several other folders I need to open in their own windows, but basically now I want these secondary folders to "open each folder in its own window" but still keep the primary open as well. Is there a shortcut command I can use to open each folder in its own window? (I don't want to have to go all the way back and open my documents folder and navigate my way there again for each folder I need to have open and I don't want to have to mess with my Folder Options each time.)
To be more clear, I don't want to open a New Folder, just a pre-existing one in the window, but not the same window- I still want the original folder to be open.