If you miss the Solution Explorer in Visual Studio or Eclipse, then you must try the NERDTree plugin for Vim.
To use NERDTree, open Vim and type
:NERDTree. The NERDTree window shows all the files and directories under the current directory.
To open any of the files or directories shown in the NERDTree window, navigate to it using
jk and press
Enter. The file is opened in a window to the right.
To switch between the NERDTree window and the code window, I like to use
To make a directory in the NERDTree window as the root, place cursor on it and press
To make hidden files and directories visible, press
Tried with: Vim 7.4 and Ubuntu 14.04