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    In Win XP, ALT+left/right arrow moves you completely through the path of previously opened folders, regardless of their place in the hierarchy. In Win 7, it seems that ALT+left arrow moves you backward only as long as you're moving upward; if you were looking at "sibling/cousin" folders, instead of "parent/child" folders, you can't get there via the keyboard.

    For example, in Win XP: You start at C:\, go to C:\Able, then C:\Able\Bodied. Then you press Backspace twice to return to C:\. Then you go to C:\Baker, then C:\Baker\Patacake. In Win XP, ALT+left arrow can step you all the way back to C:\Able\Bodied; Win 7 seems to stop at C:\.

    Any solutions?

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    On my Win 7 Ultimate x64 machine, ALT+left arrow takes me back through all the folders on which I've clicked. I'm not sure how many folders Windows Explorer will track.

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    Joe, does that include when your folder path goes up and down the hierarchy, as in my example above?

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    Ok. I re-read your first post and tried exactly what you said. Windows Explorer did stop at C:. I guess I did NOT do exactly the same as you. Sorry for my misunderstanding.

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    For most if not all short cut & keyboard navigation.Here's a great link;How to Geek Enjoy
    Problems cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them. -Albert Einsten

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    Most of the keyboard shortcut links on that How To Geek list lead to empty pages. Not Enjoy.

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