Windows Explorer unwanted scrolling

April 22, 2012 at 14:10:28
Specs: Microsoft Windows 7, 2 GHz / 4GB

Windows Explorer in Windows 7 is aggravating me. In the left panel, when I click on the little + sign to expand a folder to show its subfolders, Windows Explorer scrolls the selected main folder to the bottom of the panel. I then have to scroll the expanded list of subfolders up the screen so I can see it. Windows Explorer does this most, but not all, of the time.

How can I keep Windows Explorer from scrolling the list to the bottom of the panel? Is there a way to get Windows Explorer to put the line with the name of the expanded main folder at the top of the panel?



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April 22, 2012 at 15:13:27

That's a known "bug" in the RTM (Released To Manufacturing) version of Windows 7 without SP1 installed. So installing SP1 might fix it. SP1 is normally delivered via Automatic Updates.

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April 22, 2012 at 15:42:21

Thanks for that info re the known bug. I do have SP1 installed and obviously no relief.

I suffer from this malady on two computers: my desktop at home and my laptop at work. Woe is me :(


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April 22, 2012 at 16:35:50

Open your "folder options" under the General Tab, Under the heading Navigation Pane

Uncheck Show all folders, and Automatically expand to current folder.

If that didn't work, check them off, click apply, then uncheck them and click apply again. If not click the restore defaults button.

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April 27, 2012 at 05:39:12

I experimented with both options on two Windows 7 computers. Neither option alone nor in combination resolves my problem. Frustrating :(

Thanks for the suggestions.


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April 27, 2012 at 12:13:08

It does seem like it is a bug.

See if any of this helps

Try to google this

"windows 7" "navigation pane" +scrolling bug

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