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    Open Folder Options in Windows 10

    Open Folder Options in Windows 10

    How to Open File Explorer Options in Windows 10
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    23 Mar 2017
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    How to Open File Explorer Options in Windows 10

    information   Information
    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 File Explorer Options in Windows 10.

    Note   Note
    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



    EXAMPLE: File Explorer Options
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    Open Folder Options in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Open Folder Options in Windows 10
    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.






    Open Folder Options in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Open Folder Options in Windows 10
    To Open Folder Options in File Explorer Ribbon

    1. While in File Explorer, click/tap on the View tab, and click/tap on Options in the ribbon. (see screenshot below)

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    Open Folder Options in Windows 10 OPTION THREE Open Folder Options in Windows 10
    To Open Folder Options in File Explorer File menu

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

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    Open Folder Options in Windows 10 OPTION FOUR Open Folder Options in Windows 10
    To Open Folder Options in File Explorer using Keyboard Shortcut

    1. While in File Explorer, 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)

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    That's it,
    Shawn

  1. Posts : 2,017
    MS Windows 10 Pro - Perm Activation of 10585
       29 Jul 2015 #1

    Brink

    In the top message about I see Computer spelled wrong..
    Thanks
    Cliff
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  2. Posts : 20,809
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
    Thread Starter
       29 Jul 2015 #2

    Thank you Cliff. It has been corrected now. It looked like the r got cut off.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3.    23 Mar 2017 #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?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 20,809
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
    Thread Starter
       23 Mar 2017 #4

    Hello blksith0,

    It sure is while in File Explorer.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 

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