Reset Details and Preview Pane Width Size in Windows 8 and 10  

    Reset Details and Preview Pane Width Size in Windows 8 and 10

    Reset Details and Preview Pane Width Size in Windows 8 and 10

    How to Reset Details and Preview Pane Width Size to Default in Windows 8 and 10
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    08 Jun 2021
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    How to Reset Details and Preview Pane Width Size to Default in Windows 8 and 10


    The details pane 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.

    The preview pane shows you see the contents of a file, such as image or text files, without having to open it with an app.

    You can adjust the width of the details pane or preview pane in File Explorer by dragging its left border to the left or right for the width you want. The details pane and preview pane share the same width setting. This is also a global setting that gets applied to all explorer windows in only your user account.

    This tutorial will show you how to reset the width of the details pane and preview pane in explorer back to default for your account in Windows 8 and Windows 10.

    The downloadable .reg file below in this tutorial deletes the DetailsContainerSizer binary value in the registry key below to reset the navigation pane width.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Modules\GlobalSettings\Sizer


    EXAMPLE: Details Pane and Preview Pane default width in File Explorer
    Reset Details and Preview Pane Width Size in Windows 8 and 10-details_pane_default_width.jpg
    Reset Details and Preview Pane Width Size in Windows 8 and 10-preview_pane_default_width.jpg



    Here's How:

    1 Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .reg file below.

    Reset_Details_and_Preview_Pane_width_in_explorer.reg

    Download

    2 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

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

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

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

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


    That's it,
    Shawn Brink






  1. Posts : 120
    Windows 10
       #1

    Is it possible to change the size of the "Comments" window in the "Details" area on the "Details Pane". Reset Details and Preview Pane Width Size in Windows 8 and 10-details-pane-comment-size-edit.jpg

    I hope the issue can be fixed. And I hope the image can explain the issue.
      My Computers


  2. Posts : 17,839
    Windows 10
       #2

    Dragging the Details Pane larger works...

    Reset Details and Preview Pane Width Size in Windows 8 and 10-0001070.png

    ... otherwise, just rely on mouse hover to show a truncated description...

    Reset Details and Preview Pane Width Size in Windows 8 and 10-0001071.png
      My Computer


  3. Posts : 120
    Windows 10
       #3

    I just used the hover and there is a problem I could not figure out why some of it was not showing up. It extends onto my secondary screen. Is there a way to keep hover items on 1 screen. I know this sounds odd but I'm sitting at my laptop changing details and stuff for different movie and TV shows and when I hover over the Details area it extends to my 32" TV which is to the left of me. Is there a way to fix this. Sorry for the odd question.

    I mostly use the TV to watch movies while I am working at the laptop. So I don't really do much else with the TV and its connected by HDMI. I hope to fix this issue as well please if possible. I don't want to have to disconnect and reconnect every time I change a .MP4 file.
      My Computers


  4. Posts : 17,839
    Windows 10
       #4

    Might be worth a look into 'Old/New Explorer' which puts the Details Pane at the bottom of Explorer windows, Windows 7 style.

    Reset Details and Preview Pane Width Size in Windows 8 and 10-0001072.png
      My Computer


 

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