Windows 7/cascading windows


I have Windows 7. When using Windows Explorer, as I move up or down in the folder hierarchy, is there a way to have it stop opening a new window for every level of folder I pass through, i.e., stop cascading the windows. I could not find a setting to do that.

Hello Paul

What you are going to want to do is open the explorer window and then click on ORGANIZE. Then click on FOLDER AND SEARCH OPTIONS.
The first thing you will see is "browse folders" option and here you will want to click on OPEN EACH FOLDER IN THE SAME WINDOW.  click OK and that should do it.

I hope this helps,


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