Third column added to folder view  

  1. Posts : 93
    Windows 10 Home

    Third column added to folder view

    I don't know if this is something new or if I just never had it happen to me before. When I open a folder with songs listed, a third column is being created on the right side. It has the artist, title at the top, an icon to represent the song, then the same list of properties in a column that is in the row at the top of the folder window. You know, things like bit rate, length, when created, etc.

    Third column added to folder view-image.png

    This new unwanted window within the folder window keeps me from being able to expand the columns of data that I've selected when listing songs in the window.

    I've found that I can make that third window go away by grabbing the right margin of the window and dragging it towards the left. At some point the window remaining will get too small and the third window will go away. But when I drag that margin/border back far enough to the right, it pops up again.

    I wish I could make it go away permanently, but I don't know what causes it to appear. This just started this month. Any answers appreciated.
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  2. Posts : 40,588
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    That's the Details pane.
    Third column added to folder view-1.jpg

    Been in Windows for some years.

    Simply Details pane to disable/enable it.

    It can be used to edit those fields too.
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  3. Posts : 93
    Windows 10 Home
    Thread Starter

    Thanks so much. I never knew I clicked on that switch. Sure didn't know what it did.

    After several years with Windows 10 by now, I don't know what most of those things in the ribbon do. Saw no reason to investigate them as long as it was doing what I wanted it to.
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  4. Posts : 40,588
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    You're welcome. I recall being confused by that initially. More to play with under Search, which is a lot more complicated than you'd imagine. (Much easier with 3rd party tools unless you've a memory like, well, a computer).
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