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How to open the parent folder in a new window in Windows Vista or Windows 7?

How to open the parent folder in a new window in Windows Vista or Windows 7?

In XP, control-click on the "up folder" icon opens the parent folder in a new Window.

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Guest [Entry]

"You don't need to touch the address bar or even use the mouse at all to do this.

CTRL+N to open the current folder in a new window.
ALT+UP ARROW to navigate to the parent folder."
Guest [Entry]

"This is kind of a ""round-about-way"" but you can go up to the parent and then open the child in a new window (through the right click menu). The end result is you have both the child (your origin) and the parent open in windows, it just swapped windows.

FYI, it is less obvious how to open the parent window without the button. In the address bar you just need to click the name of the parent folder. If the current folder is the first one listed (like if it is on the desktop) then click the arrow to the left of the name and then click the parent (or one of its siblings even)."