Size All Columns to Fit for Folder in Windows 10

    Size All Columns to Fit for Folder in Windows 10

    How to Size Width of All Columns to Fit for Folder in Windows 10
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    How to Size Width of All Columns to Fit for Folder in Windows 10

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    In Windows, you can change the template, column width, Group by, Sort by, and layout view of the content of your folders to how you like.

    When you are using a details layout view for items in a folder to be displayed in columns, you can change the width of all columns to fit their contents.

    This tutorial will show you how to change the width of all columns to fit their contents in a folder for your account in Windows 10.


    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: To "Size All Columns to Fit" from File Explorer Ribbon
    • Option Two: To "Size Column to Fit" or "Size All Columns to Fit" from Context Menu
    • Option Three: To Manually Size Width of Columns
    • Option Four: To Set Width of Selected Columns in Pixels



    EXAMPLE: Before and After "Size all columns to fit"
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    Size All Columns to Fit for Folder in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Size All Columns to Fit for Folder in Windows 10
    To "Size All Columns to Fit" from File Explorer Ribbon

    1. In File Explorer, open the folder with a details layout view that you want to change the width of columns to fit.

    2. Click/tap on the View tab (Alt+V). (see screenshot below)

    3. Click/tap on Size all columns to fit in the ribbon. (see screenshot below)

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    Size All Columns to Fit for Folder in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Size All Columns to Fit for Folder in Windows 10
    To "Size Column to Fit" or "Size All Columns to Fit" from Context Menu

    1. In File Explorer, open the folder with a details layout view that you want to change the width of columns to fit.

    2. Right click or press and hold on a column's title bar (ex: Date modified), and click/tap on either Size Column to Fit or Size All Columns to Fit for what you want. (see screenshot below)

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    Size All Columns to Fit for Folder in Windows 10 OPTION THREE Size All Columns to Fit for Folder in Windows 10
    To Manually Size Width of Columns

    1. In File Explorer, open the folder with a details layout view that you want to change the width of columns to fit.
    2. Move the pointer over the right border line of the column you want to change the width of until the pointer turns into a Name:  Move_cross.png
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    3. Click/tap and hold, drag the column border left or right until it's the width you want, and release. (see screenshot below)

    4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 above for any other column that you want to change the width of.

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    Size All Columns to Fit for Folder in Windows 10 OPTION FOUR Size All Columns to Fit for Folder in Windows 10
    To Set Width of Selected Columns in Pixels

    1. Right click or press and hold on an empty area on the column title bar, and click/tap on More. (see screenshot below)

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    2. Select a column (ex: Type) in Details, type how many pixels wide you want the selected column, repeat for any other column, and click/tap on OK when finished. (see screenshot below)

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    That's it,
    Shawn


  1.    14 Jan 2016 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 106
    Windows 10

    I would love to know how to make the "Name" column in Explorer windows always be sized to fit. I can 't seem to make them stick on all explorer boxes. It seems as if you right click on the Name heading than click on More, the standard width of the selected column is about 272. I would like to make the "Name" column more like 350. Is there anyway to set that somehow, like in the registry?

    Thanks for any thoughts.
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  2.    14 Jan 2016 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 25,665
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046
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    Hello Gator,

    It sure would be nice if the columns would automatically resize on the fly to fit the contents, but I haven't seen anyway for this.

    As a workaround, you could set a default folder view for all folders with the column width set to 350.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3...dows-10-a.html
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