Previous Locations Triangle in Windows Explorer

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Rolly, Jul 28, 2007.

  1. Rolly

    Rolly Guest

    To the right of the address bar in Windows Explorer there
    is a downward pointing triangle. If the pointer hovers over
    it the tooltip reads 'Previous Locations'. I'm at a loss to
    discover what this means.

    The help files don't explain it. There are one or two entries
    when I click the triangle, but I've no idea why they appear
    there and what would cause further entries to appear in the
    list. The entries don't correspond to the folder history that
    one gets by clicking the triangle to the left of the address
    bar. Navigating around the directory tree in Windows Explorer
    does not appear to cause further entries to be added.

    I do not know if this is buggy behaviour or I simply do not
    understand what should appear there.

    Any help would be much appreciated.


    Rolly, Jul 28, 2007
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  2. Rolly

    PaulB Guest

    This pertains to the address bar and contains locations where you've been,
    some from the internet.
    PaulB, Jul 28, 2007
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  3. Rolly


    Jun 7, 2009
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    previous locations triangle in vista doesn't make sense at all in a save box

    For example, if I try and save a picture from Internet explorer, under the 'previous locations' triangle, it lists URL addresses. Those don't do me any good at all, as I obviously can't save a file to a webpage in that manner. There's no sense to that 'previous locations' do you disable it, or make it only show previous 'computer directories' and not URLs. Also, is there a way to get the 'go up one directory' back that XP had?


    tim, Jun 7, 2009
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