How to Open Each Folder in New Window in Windows 10?

By default, when you open a folder in Windows 10, it’ll get open in the same window.

If that’s not what you prefer, you can use the Windows 10’s alternate option.

Here is that: You can open a folder in a new window instead of the same window.

Sound good? Let’s see how.

How to open a folder in a new window?

It’s simple – Press the Ctrl key while opening a folder and that’s it.

Here’s an alternate way: Right-click on the folder you want to open. In the context menu, select Open in new window option, which you can find between Open and Pin to Quick access.

Open in new window option

The above ones are suitable if you want to rarely open a folder in a new window.

How to open each folder in a new window?

If you want each folder to always get open in a new window, follow the below steps:

  1. Launch File Explorer Options.
  2. In the Browse folders section at the top, look for Open each folder in its own window option. Select it.
Selected Open each folder in its own window option
  1. Click on the Ok button at the bottom.

Note: if you want to go back to default, then select Open each folder in the same window option in the Browse folders section at the top and make sure to click on the Ok button at the bottom.

Selected Open each folder in the same window option