No up one level button in windows explorer

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The up one level button has gone. GONE! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGH. How could you take away the single most used button from explorer? And before someone jumps in and says "Hey you can click on the address in the address bar." YOU CANT IN LIBRARIES. So bring back the up one level button and get rid of libraries, because if we were too retarded to navigate our own file system, and recquired libraries, we would buy macs.
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5old13r

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John Breakwell (ex MSFT), Currently working at a different company

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Hi,

that button was removed a few years ago in Windows Vista. You can, though, use the "Alt + UP arrow" combination to do the same thing.

Cheers
John Breakwell (MSFT)
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That is one of the many annoying things about vista and 7 and one of the reasons I will run XP probably forever... WTF were they thinking?!
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tschlegeld

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THANK YOU. I thought I was just an idiot and couldn't find the up one level button.
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172pilot

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Thanks!! I've wondered about this too, and just stumbled on this post while searching for something else, and learned the alt-up shortcut.. Thank you thank you!! I know the new O/S's are here to stay, so any keyboard shortcuts like that will make life easier!!
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Schuyler Bareham

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Alt + UP, that is still BS! whatever happened to just using Backspace
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John Breakwell (ex MSFT), Currently working at a different company

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No, Schuyler, the backspace takes you back to the previously viewed folder (just like in IE with previous web pages), not up a folder. Going back to the previous view may indeed take you up a folder but that's dependent on how you navigated to the current folder and not related to the functionality of the backspace key.
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Schuyler Bareham

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I see. i'm running XP, and backspace seems to take me up one level, as opposed to just taking me back to what i was looking at previously. i'm not sure what it does in windows 7 though.
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ptrflrs

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At ease 5old13r! -just got ur name...
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I didn't need a button. As soon as I got proficient enough, I leveled up automatically. Now I'm a level 35 sorcerer/windows user. If you see me online, msg me and we can party.
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As usual, Microsoft added such useful features as "removing that cumbersome up-one-level" button. They shouldn't hire baboons to do their beta-testing.
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John Breakwell (ex MSFT), Currently working at a different company

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Incorrect. Removing a button would come in the (re-)design phase after feedback from usability studies. Beta testing would come much later. The brightest genius in the world can't beta test a button that doesn't exist.
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5old13r

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Good News!!! The up-one-level button is back in windows 8!