With the default configuration of Windows 11/10, when you double-click on a folder in File Explorer, it opens in the same window. However, if you want to open a folder in a separate window, you need to right-click on the desired folder and select the
But, if you want every time to open a folder in its own window in Windows 11/10, you need to configure File Explorer to do so. So that, every time you double-click on a folder, it will open in a new window by default. This feature is handy for those Windows users who work with multiple windows at a time.
There are at least three methods in Windows 11 that allows you to open a folder in a new window. We will review all these ways in this gearupwindows article.
How to Temporarily Open a Folder in New Window using Context Menu?
To temporarily open a folder in a new window through Context Menu, use these steps:-
Step 1. Right-click the folder in File Explorer.
Step 2. Then, choose the
How to Temporarily Open a Folder in New Window via Keyboard Shortcut?
To temporarily open a folder in a new window using a keyboard shortcut, do the following:-
Step 1. First, select your desired folder in File Explorer.
Step 2. Then, press the
How to Permanently Open Folders in New Window using Folder Options?
To always open folders in a new window, use these steps:-
Step 1. First, open Folder Options.
To do that, press
In the Run box, type the following and hit the
Step 2. In the Folder Options dialog, switch to the
Step 3. Then, select
Step 4. Click
Step 5. At last, click
Once you complete the above steps, each time you double-click on a folder in File Explorer, it will open in its own window.
How to Always Open Folders in New Window using Registry Editor?
To permanently open folders in a new window in Windows 11 or 10 by tweaking the Registry, do the following:-
Step 1. Very first, open Registry Editor.
Step 2. Then, browse to the following key on the left side navigation pane of Registry Editor:-
Step 3. On the opposite side of the CabinetState folder, double-click on the
Step 4. Now, type
Step 5. Click
Step 6. Finally, reboot your computer to apply the changes.