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How can I make folders open up in separate windows?

The default setting for opening folders in Windows is for each successive folder to open in the same window, replacing the previous contents with the next.

You may wish to open each folder in a separate window in order to view them all at the same time. This can make moving files from one folder to another a bit easier. Of course, it will also make for more clutter one your desktop, so beware.

First open any window (for example, the "My Computer" window). Next, click on the "Tools" menu and choose "Folder Options".

On the "General" tab, look at the second item labled "Browse Folders". Click on the option labeled "Open each folder in its own window".

You folders will now all open in their own windows. If you get lost with all the windows open, you can jump to the previous window by clicking the icon on the toolbar that looks like an arrow emerging from an open folder. Each time you click that button, the previous window will jump to the top.

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