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How to Reset Navigation Pane Expanded State in Windows 10 File Explorer

You can use the navigation pane in File Explorer to browse locations such as Quick access, OneDrive, Libraries, This PC, Network, and Homegroup. You can also move or copy items directly to a destination in the navigation pane.

As you open folders in the right pane of File Explorer, the navigation pane will not automatically expand to the current open folder by default.

When you expand open a folder in the navigation pane of File Explorer, this expanded state setting is saved to the registry. The next time you open File Explore, you will automatically see the last navigation pane expanded state.

While you can manually set the navigation pane expanded state to how you want, you could also reset it back to default as wanted or needed.

This tutorial will show you how to reset the navigation pane expanded state in File Explorer to default for your account in Windows 10.

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