Can you get rid of the Preview Pane in Windows 10?


  1. Posts : 6
    Windows 10
       #1

    Can you get rid of the Preview Pane in Windows 10?


    I have looked everywhere. I just upgraded from Windows 7. I use Explorer ++ but it has limitations.
    I have no use for a Preview Pane.

    Thx.
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  2. DustSailor's Avatar
    Posts : 463
    Windows 10 Home and Pro
       #2

    I don't know what explorer ++ is, but here is how to turn off the preview pane: Preview Pane - Show or Hide in Windows 8 File Explorer

    Disable 'permanently': Preview Pane - Enable or Disable in Windows 8

    (Works w/ Win10)
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  3. Posts : 6
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Explorer + + is an excellent File Explorer substitute that I have been using since XP.
    Here is their URL: Explorer++ - A small and fast file manager for Windows
    It has some limitations, therefore I still need File Explorer on occasion.

    Btw, that RegEdit to disable the Preview Pane worked Perfectly. THX!!!!!
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  4. DustSailor's Avatar
    Posts : 463
    Windows 10 Home and Pro
       #4

    Good to hear. Though I have personally found explorer to work flawlessly myself, so I probably won't take you up on the offer. Thank you though.
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  5. Posts : 10
    win 10
       #5

    DustSailor said:
    I don't know what explorer ++ is, but here is how to turn off the preview pane: Preview Pane - Show or Hide in Windows 8 File Explorer

    Disable 'permanently': Preview Pane - Enable or Disable in Windows 8

    (Works w/ Win10)
    Didn't work for me, I'm guessing you used option 1 but I couldn't find that so I went towards option 2. Had to download gpedit.msc since I'm on the home edition, and even then it didn't match up to the guide. The minor thing was File Explorer was changed to Windows Explorer, but majorly there weren't any options in that entire folder that matched what it was saying. There's literally no longer even a folder called Explorer Frame Pane, and no mention of Preview Pane anywhere near that section of the Group Policies.

    I'm just trying to remove properties from a photo and running into this bug: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...e496781?page=5

    Over 6 months and still no fix apparently so I guess I have no choice but to use a 3rd-party file property stripper.

    The really sad part is that this bug doesn't even make logical sense. If it were truly doing what it says, ("create a copy with all properties removed"), then there would never be a file-write access conflict to begin with. AFAIK you could always create copies of read-only files, and files that are currently open in another process. There must be some sort of editing attempted to get the error which means the "create copy.. etc." is a lie.
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  6. dalchina's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #6

    Leefoo said:
    I have looked everywhere. I just upgraded from Windows 7. I use Explorer ++ but it has limitations.
    I have no use for a Preview Pane.

    Thx.
    You can use explorer with the preview pane off quite easily without reg. hacks.
    If the preview pane is present, simply Click the View tab, and click Preview Pane.
    Clicking Preview Pane is an on/off toggle. Not necessarily obvious. Same with Details Pane.
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  7. Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Pro
       #7

    You CAN disable the preview pane!


    Just press ALT+P while you're in Windows Explorer. That's it!

    Preview Pane in File Explorer - Show or Hide in Windows 10

    Alternatively, click the Preview Pane toggle button:
    Can you get rid of the Preview Pane in Windows 10?-previewpane.png
    Last edited by Brink; 27 Feb 2017 at 00:16. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
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  8. Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       #8

    Bless you, I clicked the bottom toggles and all around and I'd swear I even clicked the upper toggles a gazillion times. Regardless, Alt P worked great! Thank you. Feeling old when you cant undo a preview pane... sheesh!!
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