To disable auto expand folder in Windows 7 Explorer open and chainge the folder setting.
Start the Windows-7 Explorer with keys [Win-Logo]+[E]. In Windows-7 Explorer press key [Alt]+[T] in the Menu-Bar seletct / click "Folder Options" (Image-1).
In "Folder Options" disable (uncheck) "Automatically expand to current folder" (Image-2).
FAQ 53: Updated on: 5 June 2018 13:53