Windows 10: File Explorer displays MP3 details, NOT File Details. How to switch ?

  1.    15 Feb 2018 #1

    File Explorer displays MP3 details, NOT File Details. How to switch ?


    In Windows 10 using the File Explorer, When I copy/create a new .MP3 file
    onto my computer it is displaying the .MP3 info. and not general file info. in the File Explorer.

    It displays "Name, #, Title, Artist, Album" etc.

    It should be displaying...

    "Name, Date Modified, Type, Size" etc.

    How do I make File Explorer display the General File information and not this other stuff ?

    Thank you,
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  2. Bree's Avatar
    Posts : 8,847
    10 Home x64 (1809) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       15 Feb 2018 #2

    Welcome to TenForums @Arealperson

    File Explorer automatically selects a view for the folder based on it's contents. If it contains mp3 files it will be the Music view.

    You can change this. Take one step up so that you see the folder containing your mp3s. Right-click on the folder and select Properties. On the Customise tab under 'Optimise this folder for:' select General items.

    Edit: you can also customise the view of the folder you are in by right-clicking on an empty space within the folder. See this tutorial.

    Reset Folder View Settings to Default in Windows 10
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  3.    15 Feb 2018 #3

    Here are some mp3's in a general folder (not under Music):
    Note the Details pane displays metadata so you can have both.
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  4. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 33,158
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       15 Feb 2018 #4

    Hello Arealperson, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    It sounds like the folder is optimized to have a "Music" folder template, and would be why it's showing those details.

    As a test, change the folder template to "General Items" that should show the details you wanted instead.

    Change Folder Template in Windows 10 Windows 10 Tutorials
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