How to Open Each Folder in Its Own Window in Windows 10

Do you like to keep a lot of folders open on your computer so that you can quickly navigate between the different files and directories that you have created?

If so, then you may find it inconvenient that clicking on a folder in one window automatically directs you to that new folder and away from the current one. Fortunately there is a setting in Windows 10 that can help with this by automatically opening each folder in its own window when you click on it. Our tutorial below will show you where to find the setting that controls this so you can adjust it.

How to Open New Windows for New Folders in Windows 10

The steps in this article were performed in Windows 10. Note that by using this setting you can very easily end up with a lot of open File Explorer windows on your computer. So you will need to find a good way to manage that so that it isn’t so difficult to find what you need.

Step 1: Click the folder icon in the taskbar at the bottom of the screen.

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Step 2: Click the File tab at the top-left of that window, then click the Change folder and search options button.

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Step 3: Click the circle to the left of Open each folder in its own window, click Apply at the bottom of the window, then click the OK button.

how to open new folders in separate windows in windows 10

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