Usability Beef Burger

Dear Microsoft Usability Team,

When I search for files in Windows Explorer, matching file names appear in one column, the folder in which the file lives in the other.
To see the contents of a folder containing a found file, I'd expect one of the following to work:

  • Double-click the folder name. This does nothing.
  • Select the file and hit Folders. When I do this, the folder tree appears, but it highlights an item "Search Results". Useful!
The "correct" procedure for accessing the folder is:
  1. Right-click file
  2. Select Open containing folder from the context menu.

How logical. Sigh.



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Posted by cronopio at 02:00 PM, April 25, 2006