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    Open Folder Options in Windows 10

    Open Folder Options in Windows 10

    How to Open Folder Options for File Explorer in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Customization
    03 Apr 2020
    Designer Media Ltd


    How to Open Folder Options for File Explorer in Windows 10


    You can use File Explorer Options (aka: Folder Options) to change the way files and folders function and how items are displayed on your computer.

    This tutorial will show you different ways on how to open Folder Options or File Explorer Options in Windows 10.

    The Apply to Folders option will be grayed out unless you open File Explorer Options from within the same folder window in File Explorer that you want to have applied to other folders that use the same folder template.



    Contents

    • Option One: To Open File Explorer Options in the Control Panel
    • Option Two: To Open Folder Options in File Explorer Ribbon
    • Option Three: To Open Folder Options in File Explorer File menu
    • Option Four: To Open Folder Options in File Explorer using Keyboard Shortcut
    • Option Five: To Open Folder Options from Quick Access in File Explorer



    EXAMPLE: File Explorer Options
    Open Folder Options in Windows 10-file_explorer_options-general.png
    Open Folder Options in Windows 10-file_explorer_options-view.png
    Open Folder Options in Windows 10-file_explorer_options-search.jpg






    OPTION ONE

    To Open File Explorer Options in the Control Panel


    1 Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on the File Explorer Options icon. (see screenshot below)

    Open Folder Options in Windows 10-control_panel_file_explorer_options.jpg






    OPTION TWO

    To Open Folder Options in File Explorer Ribbon


    1 Open File Explorer (Win+E).

    2 Click/tap on the View tab, and click/tap on Options in the ribbon. (see screenshot below)

    Open Folder Options in Windows 10-file_explorer_folder_options.jpg






    OPTION THREE

    To Open Folder Options in File Explorer File menu


    1 Open File Explorer (Win+E).

    2 Click/tap on the File tab, and click/tap on Change folder and search options in the File menu. (see screenshot below)

    Open Folder Options in Windows 10-file_explorer_file_menu.png






    OPTION FOUR

    To Open Folder Options in File Explorer using Keyboard Shortcut


    1 Open File Explorer (Win+E).

    2 Press the Alt + V keys to see the available keyboard shortcuts in the "View" tab of the ribbon, and then press the Y and O keys. (see screenshots below)

    Open Folder Options in Windows 10-folder_options_keyboard_shortcut-1.jpg
    Open Folder Options in Windows 10-folder_options_keyboard_shortcut-2.jpg






    OPTION FIVE

    To Open Folder Options from Quick Access in File Explorer


    1 Open File Explorer (Win+E).

    2 Right click or press and hold on Quick access in the navigation pane, and click/tap on Options. (see screenshot below)

    Open Folder Options in Windows 10-folder_options_from_quick_access.jpg


    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. acmanten's Avatar
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       #1

    Brink

    In the top message about I see Computer spelled wrong..
    Thanks
    Cliff
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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       #2

    Thank you Cliff. It has been corrected now. It looked like the r got cut off. :)
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  3. blksith0's Avatar
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    10 Enterprise LTSB
       #3

    TenForums has the best tutorial format, imo, with the most thorough screenshots and info provided. Props to whoever goes through the effort to set it up.
    Onto my question:
    Is the fastest native hotkey to open up the Folder Options window the Alt+V,Y,O combo?
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19635
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       #4

    Hello blksith0, :)

    It sure is while in File Explorer.
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