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What does clicking expand on a drive do?

I right clicked on my c drive in windows 7 and there is a bold option that says expand. What happens when i press it?

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Re: What does clicking expand on a drive do?

Clicking on expand won't hurt a thing. It has the same effect as clicking on the triangle to the left of each device/drive/folder. If there are subfolders below the drive or folder then they will become visible.

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Re: What does clicking expand on a drive do?

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Where in Windows 7 are you trying to do this?
Your description is unfortunately not so clear. Can you use Windows 7 snipping tool to make an image that you can post in your thread?

Are you in Explorer or in Control Panel-->Administrative tools-->Computer management?

 

Expand won't hurt anything.

It is when you format, shrink, extend, convert or partition that things will begin to become abnormal. :smileywink:

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Re: What does clicking expand on a drive do?

In windows explorer on the side under computer. I right click and theres an option that says expand. Will it help me?

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Clicking on expand won't hurt a thing. It has the same effect as clicking on the triangle to the left of each device/drive/folder. If there are subfolders below the drive or folder then they will become visible.

Best regards,
erico

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