File Explorer - stop folder expanding


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In File Explorer, I click a drive in the left panel and the folders automatically expand. How do I stop that?

I want to click a drive and just see the folders in the right panel. No expansion in the left panel unless I opt to click the "+" icon.

I've Googled forever trying settings and regedit changes. Nothing seesm to stop them from expanding.

I know this is a Win 10 forum, but by chance someone might be able to advise about Outlook 2019. In the left navigation panel at the bottom, there's a menu bar with shortcuts. How do I get that bar to disappear altogether?

Thanks!
 
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Any chance at some point you opened File Explorer, then clicked View | Options and set your mouse click to a single click to open things rather than a double-click?

That might explain why the item in your Navigation pane is expanding there, as well as opening into the main pane.
 
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There's also a small or tiny down arrow on the left of the Folder name that will expand it in the left column, sometimes hard to see and sometimes doesn't show immediately until the mouse is over the name, same for the drives, goes away when the mouse is focused elsewhere. Took me a couple of tries to get a screenshot showing the arrows on the Folders.
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1. Open Control Panel then Folder Options.
2. Now, go to the View tab and uncheck Display simple folder view in Explorer's Folders list under the Advanced Settings.
3. Finally, click OK to disable the auto-expanding.
 
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1. Open Control Panel then Folder Options.
2. Now, go to the View tab and uncheck Display simple folder view in Explorer's Folders list under the Advanced Settings.
3. Finally, click OK to disable the auto-expanding.
? Windows 10?
 
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Re: Double-click. I have Double-click to open an item (single-click to select)

Re: Folder Options > View > uncheck Display simple folder view in Explorer's Folders list under the Advanced Settings.

I don't have have a Control Panel > Folder Options like I had in Win 7. My Win 10 has Control Panel > File Explorer Options, but no advanced options. As well, no option for Display simple folder view.

I have Win 10 Pro. See attached screenshot for CP and View options.
 

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