Expand whole tree in Explorer

July 30, 2009 at 09:07:34
Specs: Windows XP, Core 2 Quad, 3GB
When looking at the folders tree view in
Windows Explorer, is there a way to expand a
whole directory tree? Clicking on the [+]
normally just expands to one subdirectory
level. I remember back in the days of Windows
3.1, you could press + to expand one level and
* to expand all the way down to see the
complete tree structure. This feature does not
seem to be available any more (so much for
progress.) Is there a way to get it back?

I ask because I have some deeply nested
directory structures and not enough hours in
the day to go clicking successive
subdirectories to find the one I want. I know I
can use the Search feature and include
subfolders, but that's not the same.


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#1
July 30, 2009 at 10:17:53
This feature does not seem to be available any more

There must be something wrong on your end. The *, -, & + keys on the keypad still function just like you described on my machine. I am running XP SP3.

i_Xp/VistaUser


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#2
July 30, 2009 at 14:45:18
Thanks! I'm glad to know I was wrong. I was pressing the normal * key instead of the one on the numeric keypad!

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