Navigation Pane - Simple Folder View

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How to Hide or Show the Navigation Pane Folders Tree Lines in Vista
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This will show you how to hide or show the folder tree lines in the lower Folders section of the Navigation pane.
How to Hide or Show the Navigation Pane Folders Tree Lines in Vista

information   Information
This will show you how to hide or show the folder tree lines in the lower Folders section of the Navigation pane.
Note   Note
If you have the Windows Explorer window open, you will need to close it and reopen it to see the changes made below.

EXAMPLE: Folders Tree with Lines set to Hide and Show
NOTE:
The left screenshot is with simple folder view displayed.
Checked.jpg Unchecked.jpg






METHOD ONE
Using Folder Options

1. Open Folder Options.​
2. To Hide the Folders Tree Lines
A) Check Display simple folder view in Navigation pane. (See screenshot below step 4)​
B) Go to step 4.​

3. To Show the Folders Tree Lines
NOTE: This is the default setting.​
A) Uncheck Display simple folder view in Navigation pane. (See screenshot below)​

4. Click on OK to apply.​
NOTE: If you have the Windows Explorer window open, you will need to close it and reopen it to see the changes.​
Folder_Options.jpg







METHOD TWO
Using a REG File Download

1. To Hide the Folders Tree Lines
A) Click on the download button below to download the file below.​
Hide_Folder_Tree_Lines.reg
download

B) Go to step 3.​

2. To Show the Folders Tree Lines
NOTE: This is the default setting.​
A) Click on the download button below to download the file below.​
Show_Folder_Tree_Lines.reg
download


3. Click on Save, and save the .reg file to the Desktop.​
4. Right click on the downloaded .reg file and click on Merge.​
5. Click on Run, Continue (UAC), Yes, and then OK when prompted.​
6. If open, close and reopen the Windows Explorer window to see the change.​
7. When done, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.​
That's it,
Shawn



 
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Shawn Brink

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