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How to Show or Hide Details Pane in File Explorer in Windows 10

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The details pane in File Explorer shows you see the most common properties associated with the selected file. File properties provide more detailed info about a file, such as the author, the date you last changed the file, and any descriptive tags you might have added to the file.

This tutorial will show you how to show or hide the details pane in File Explorer for your user account in Windows 10.

Note   Note
Setting the details pane to show or hide in File Explorer is a global setting that is applied to all folders, and not just in the current folder.

You can drag the left border of the details pane left and right to increase or decrease its width in File Explorer.

If you set the details pane to show, then it will replace the preview pane if it is currently showing.

If you turn off thumbnail previews in File Explorer, image files will also not show a preview in the details pane.


CONTENTS:
  • Option One: To Show or Hide Details Pane using Keyboard Shortcut
  • Option Two: To Show or Hide Details Pane from File Explorer Ribbon
  • Option Three: To Show or Hide Details Pane using a REG file



EXAMPLE: Details pane in File Explorer
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Show or Hide Details Pane in File Explorer in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Show or Hide Details Pane in File Explorer in Windows 10
To Show or Hide Details Pane using Keyboard Shortcut

1. While in File Explorer, press the Alt+Shift+P keys to toggle to show and hide the details pane.






Show or Hide Details Pane in File Explorer in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Show or Hide Details Pane in File Explorer in Windows 10
To Show or Hide Preview Pane from File Explorer Ribbon

1. While in File Explorer, click/tap on the View (Alt+V) tab, and click/tap on Details pane in the ribbon to toggle to show and hide the details pane. (see screenshot below)

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Show or Hide Details Pane in File Explorer in Windows 10 OPTION THREE Show or Hide Details Pane in File Explorer in Windows 10
To Show or Hide Details Pane using a REG file

1. Do step 2 (show) or step 3 (hide) below for what you would like to do.


 2. To Show Details Pane in File Explorer

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Show_Details_pane_in_File_Explorer.reg

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 3. To Hide Details Pane in File Explorer

NOTE: This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Hide_Details_pane_in_File_Explorer.reg

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4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6. If prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7. If you currently have File Explorer open, then close and reopen or navigate to another folder to apply.

8. If you like, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.



That's it,
Shawn