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Windows® 7 Visual™ Quick Tips by Paul McFedries

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4.8. Display All Folders in the Navigation Pane

You can customize the Windows Explorer navigation pane to include all the folders on your system. This can make it easier to navigate folders.

In previous versions of Windows, the left side of the Windows Explorer window displayed the folders pane, which gave you access to all the disk drives and folders on your system. In Windows 7, however, the left side of the Windows Explorer window displays the navigation pane, which shows icons for five locations on your system: Favorites, Libraries, Homegroup, Computer, and Network. This configuration is fast if the location you want is related to one of these five icons, but some important locations — particularly your main user profile folder — are not ...

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